Degrassi Wrap-Up: 'Summertime'

Posted on Jul 12, 2013 by Rachel1016

Degrassi fans, Season 13 is officially underway! It seems like just yesterday (and really, it wasn't that long ago) we were biting our nails over Fimogen's fate, assessing the strength of Jake and Mo's bromance, and generally crying our water weight in tears as Degrassi's class of 2013 said their goodbyes. BUT, it's a whole new Degrassi indeed, and between new characters, budding romances and feuds, and classic Degrassi drama, last night's premiere gave us ALL of the feels. If you haven't seen the episode yet, watch it 
here first, because there are spoilers worse than a three-day old sandwich below! 



Bon Voyage? Not So Fast.
Maya's big summer plans to travel to Paris were put in major jeopardy this episode. Pretty much everything Maya touched turned to disaster when she started spending time with new-guy and TOTAL bad-boy Miles Hollingsworth III (yes, it is essential we refer to him by full name always). First there was the power outage at the concert, then her ROYALLY blown curfew, then that whole underage drinking thing… Even if we can spot the romantic tension from a mile away (or should we say 'Miles'), after being dangerously close to getting her Paris plans dashed, can Maya afford any more fiascos? 

Also, Tristan deserved a total rude ticket for ditching Maya at the concert to be with Zoe. I'm wondering though, could this potential Zoe v. Maya feud be a bigger problem? Zoe definitely has her eyes on Miles too, and we ALL know Zoe and Maya haven't, well, clicked. Will Maya's bestie status with Tristan survive their trip to Paris? Will this potential feud with Zoe get bigger? Does Maya + Miles = Mayales? Pronounced Miles? Hm, we'll have to think about that one.





No Good Time For Bad News.
What began as Clare's slightly awkward attempt to keep her long-distance romance with Eli alive (*covers eyes in embarrassment at the thought of video chat sex*), quickly became a life-changing episode for her. My heart sank like a thousand blundering Titanics when Clare found out she was diagnosed with cancer. And even though she broke down after the news sunk in, I couldn't believe how composed she was throughout. :`) Can you even begin to imagine what it would be like to embark on what could be the fight of your life? I'm pretty sure she's going to kick cancer's batootie with the grace of a swan, though. Plus, when Eli showed up at the hospital even after Clare told him not to, it was a moment that rivaled all Eclare moments. I was totally verklempt! It might even beat the horse and carriage scene from "Time of My Life." What do you all think?




Rock Solid Or Rocking The Boat?
Over at Degrassi Summer Camp, Adam is trying to deal with the fact that Becky will be gone for the summer, and they're both trying to keep their jealousy at bay. It seemed a bit severe for Becky to insist that Adam not be friends with Imogen, even if she was maybe flirting a little. But Adam and Imogen were acting like children in the name-game circle. Which was full of actual children. I mean, DREW of all people had to come in and mediate! Thankfully, Imogen explained that she just has a hard time making friends, and coming off of a relationship with Fiona, I can understand why she might be in an adjustment phase, but OOF: You know there's something wrong when you make Drew look responsible. I'm also a little unsure how well their "secret friends" deal is going to turn out. It seems a little too sneaky to be a good solution. 

Enough from me, what did you think of the Season 13 premiere? Sound off in the comments!
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