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  • A Whole New Degrassi: Clare

    Posted on 06/26/2013 by Lisa

    Clare wants to be in control of her life, but is she? She looks a little overwhelmed here:

    Clare (Aislinn Paul)

    "I never do anything halfway." - Clare

    I started worrying about Clare when she found that mysterious lump on her back, and this promo isn't helping. Do you think she's sick -- or just stressed? A whole new Degrassi is only 14 days away.


  • Degrassi Wrap-Up: The Time of My Life

    Posted on 06/21/2013 by Lisa

    Have you seen the Degrassi prom and graduation special? If not, watch it here before you read any further. *Spoilers Below*

    Degrassi: The Time of My Life
    A full hour of Degrassi means a double serving of drama, and "The Time of My Life" felt like a big Degrassi-flavored dessert covered in chocolate sauce and sprinkled with nuts. I thought it was soooo good, and it filled me completely full of feelings. Let's talk about it!

    Degrassi: The Time of My Life
    First up: Fiona and Imogen. Wasn't it nice to see Mrs. Coyne in person again, instead of on video chat? I'm glad that we don't have to worry about Fiona's financial situation anymore. (How fast do you think she quit her job at Juwanna Juice after getting the news?) When Fiona's mom told her about the possible dream job in Italy, it seemed like Fiona's life was about as perfect as it could get.

    What was Imogen thinking when she answered Fiona's phone and decided to impersonate her? Well, I guess we all know what she was thinking -- that she'd do anything to avoid losing Fiona. Failing senior year must've been really hard on Imogen, but trying to sabotage Fiona's dreams is NOT the answer. That's one of the most selfish actions I've ever seen on Degrassi. Fimogen are one of my all-time favorite Degrassi couples, so I cried the most at their scenes tonight. When Imogen went to the airport to talk to Federico, and he had to turn away for a moment because he was tearing up, I was like, "I know, Federico!! I know!" I also cried a bunch when Imogen went to apologize to Fiona at the loft, when Fiona gave her speech at graduation, and during that last "farewell" scene. It's hard for me to accept that they're parting ways. How are you handling it?

    Degrassi: The Time of My Life
    Meanwhile... Eli and Clare are back together! The promos hinted that they'd reunite, but it was nice to see it all fall into place. When Eli and Clare were dancing together in their crowns, I realized that if Degrassi were a fairytale, Clare might be the princess. I think I subconsciously wanted her to have a princess-worthy prom night, so I loved seeing Eli treat her like royalty and sweep her away to a candlelit room. I know I'm glossing over a few things (In a fairytale world, they would've won prom king and queen fair and square -- Eli wouldn't have had to rig the vote), but prom night worked out pretty well for Eli and Clare. When Eli took Clare home the next morning in the horse-drawn carriage, I wanted to hug them both.

    If you've read my Degrassi posts in the past, you know I'm very good at worrying about people. Right now I'm worried about the lump on Clare's back. When Alli tried to convince Clare that she doesn't have cancer, I was like "Try harder, Alli! I'm still worried!" The random nosebleed freaked me out. I want Clare to finish high school and graduate and move to New York and share a studio apartment with Eli. I want that happy ending. (I cried typing that, so I guess I'm pretty worried about Clare's lump. Go away, lump.)

    Degrassi: The Time of My Life
    Let's talk about Jake and Mo, and their bromance (or as I like to say, "Momance"). I love-love-love the moment when Jake shows up at prom. When Mo realized that Marisol had paid Jake to be there, I was just as shocked and disappointed as Mo was. I understand why he ended up hanging out with other people, drinking too much, and throwing up all over. When someone tries as hard as Marisol tried to make prom night perfect, I think they're destined to be disappointed. Even if her expectations were way too high, though, nobody deserves to be puked on. (Poor girl.) I'm glad Mo won her over with the song at graduation, but I was even happier when Mo and Jake finally talked about wanting to stay in touch.

    Other moments that will stick with me:

    *The down-to-earth sex advice Alli and Jenna gave Clare.

    *When Principal Simpson started calling the names at graduation, it felt SO real. I think they're all going to miss each other on the show and in reality -- and they know we're going to miss them, too. We've been through so much together.

    *This line from Fiona's speech:
    "Don't be afraid of change, no matter how scary it seems. If I can make it through, so can you."

    I'm gonna miss this cast, but in Fiona's honor, I promise not to be afraid of change. If you're feeling the same way, sneak a peek at some of the new characters in this video!

    What did you think of "The Time of My Life"? Leave a comment below!

  • Fan Favorite Friday: The Frostival!!

    Posted on 06/07/2013 by Lisa

    In this week's Degrassi Fan Favorite poll, we asked fans to choose the best Eclare episode. The winner is... "In the Cold, Cold Night!" We put the full episode online for your viewing pleasure.

    I want to personally thank all the fans who voted for this one, because I LOVE THE FROSTIVAL!!!! This episode fills my head and my heart with happiness. Enough typing. I just want to watch it. Here's part one:

    And here's part two, which contains so much cuteness my heart might burst.

    What's your favorite part of "In the Cold, Cold Night"? As much as I love the Eclare storyline, the scene where Fiona and Imogen ride the Ferris Wheel is one of my all-time favorite Degrassi moments.

    We'll post a new Fan Favorite poll on the Degrassi Facebook page next week. In the meantime, let's just watch the Frostival over and over. :)


  • Degrassi Poll: Vote for the Best Eclare Episode

    Posted on 06/06/2013 by Lisa

    Eli and Clare are one of Degrassi's all-time hottest couples, but which of their storylines is your all-time favorite? Before you vote in this week's Fan Favorite poll, let's consider the options.

    Our Twitter followers nominated the following Degrassi episodes for the Best Eclare Episode. (Want to help us choose the episodes for future polls? Follow @degrassinsider on Twitter!)

    Is this the Best Eclare Episode?
    Umbrella. Clare finds out that Eli is a hoarder and tries to help him work through it.

    Is this the Best Eclare Episode?
    Drop the World. When Clare pulls away, Eli crashes the hearse in a misguided attempt to please her.

    Is this the Best Eclare Episode?
    In the Cold Cold Night. After working together to keep the Degrassi Daily alive, Clare and Eli share a kiss at the Frostival.

    Is this the Best Eclare Episode?
    Come As You Are. After the break, Clare worries that Eli has forgotten the Frostival kiss. At the Torres party, she lets him know she's "all in."

    Is this the Best Eclare Episode?
    Sabotage. Eli throws Clare a surprise birthday party that turns chaotic.

    Is this the Best Eclare Episode?
    Scream. As Eli tries to make sure Romeo & Jules won't be shut down, Clare asks for his help getting revenge on Asher.

    So many pretty Eclare pics! So much Eclare drama! Now... get your votes in! We'll put the winning episode online tomorrow, and we'll post a new Fan Favorite poll on the Degrassi Facebook page next week.


  • Degrassi: The Best Bestie Episode Winner!

    Posted on 04/19/2013 by Lisa

    This week, we asked you to vote for your favorite Degrassi episode about friendship, and we posted the winner online for Fan Favorite Friday. "My Body Is a Cage" won by a ton of votes! Want to watch Eli and Clare support Adam as he comes out as transgender? We put the full episode online.

    If you've never seen "My Body Is a Cage," this is the episode that won Degrassi a Peabody Award (which is a really big deal). It's also one of my all-time favorite Degrassi episodes, so I'm glad you guys voted for us to put it online.

    Adam (Jordy Todosey)
    Watching Adam struggle to make peace with his family, his friends, and his own body makes me teary-eyed, but one of my absolute favorite moments in this episode is when he tells Clare and Eli (two of his closest friends at Degrassi) about being transgender. Their response, which is basically, "OK, cool," makes me love THEM so much more, too.

    Adam, Eli, and Clare
    Next week, we'll put up a new poll and post a different winner online, so go watch My Body Is a Cage now!


  • Degrassi: Sneak Pics from Zombie

    Posted on 03/28/2013 by Lisa

    The next new Degrassi episode, "Zombie, pt. 1" airs Friday at 9pm et -- but you can peek at a few pics now:

    Degrassi: Zombie
    Maya looks a little messed up. (Maybe she just needs to brush her hair.)

    Degrassi: Zombie
    Dave and Eli look like they're posing for a dramatic selfie.

    Degrassi: Zombie
    Maya and this guy are lyin' around wearin' leis. (I like to do that too, sometimes.)

    Degrassi: Zombie
    It looks like Clare and Drew are taking life VERY seriously.

    Degrassi: Zombie
    Or... maybe only Clare is?

    See more sneak peek pics from "Zombie" here and tune in Friday at 9pm et to watch "Zombie, pt. 1" on TeenNick!


  • Degrassi: Ray of Light, pt. 2 Sneak Peek

    Posted on 03/06/2013 by Lisa

    Hey, what happens when Eli and Clare are hanging out and Talia shows up? THIS. Watch the first scene of Friday's Degrassi here:

    This scene makes me make cranky faces at Talia, but let's keep in mind that she probably has no idea Eli and Clare are even a couple. It didn't look like she and Eli did much talking at the paint party.

    See the rest of "Ray of Light, pt. 2," Friday at 9pm et!


  • Degrassi: "Bitter Sweet Symphony, pt. 2" Sneak Peek

    Posted on 02/19/2013 by Lisa

    Need some new Degrassi, like NOW? Watch the first scene of Friday's episode here:

    If anyone ever has something to apologize to me about, I hope they use the line, "I come in peace... with breakfast sandwiches." I think I love breakfast sandwiches about as much as EClare love each other. :)

    See the rest of "Bitter Sweet Symphony, pt. 2" this Friday, 2/22 at 9pm et!


  • Degrassi Wrap-Up: Bitter Sweet Symphony, pt. 1

    Posted on 02/15/2013 by Lisa

    If you haven't seen the brand new Degrassi episode "Bitter Sweet Symphony, pt. 1," watch it online before you read any further! *Spoilers below*


    Everyone seemed pretty happy to be back at Degrassi... right up until they got their Spirit Week bandanas. (That's not how Spirit Week is supposed to work, guys.) When Tristan warned Cam to watch out for Zig, I was like, "This is gonna get messy..." but I had no idea just how messy it would get. That hockey fight was brutal, and the stuff Zig said to Cam on the steps? So mean and so wrong.

    Cam and Maya
    A moment of peace, pre-pillow-fight. :)

    Seeing Cam cry breaks my heart. I have lots of experience with depression and I wish I could protect everyone else in the world from feeling that kind of pain. I'm glad that when Cam ran into a random classroom to be alone, Alli was in there, willing to talk him through it. Alli seems to think flowers can fix anything. I'm not sure I buy that, but when Cam showed up at the Matlins' as a "bouquet with legs," I just wanted to hug him. I mean, I know he hurt Zig, but I also understand that he's going through some tough stuff, and I think he deserves another chance. The total cuteness of Cam and Maya (and Hoot) wrestling on the couch pretty much made my night. I lovelovelove those two (or three, if you count Hoot).

    Dallas and Alli

    Meanwhile, Dallas seems really into Alli, but has he ruined his chances with her by bullying Cam? I can never quite decide how I feel about Dallas. I guess he's a good guy somewhere inside, but I wish he didn't care quite so much about hockey. Life isn't always about winning, Dallas! Sometimes, you've just gotta chill.

    Eli, feeling tempted by Clare's journal
    Dooon't do it, Eli!

    As for Eli and Clare and the locker sharing, I have to point out how far Eli has come since the hoarding storyline. He has room in his locker for Clare's stuff, and he's willing to share it with her! And that line about how she'll have her own drawer in his NYU dorm room? *dreamy sigh* But after all the stuff Eli has been through, I was really disappointed that he decided to read Clare's journal. I mean, I know Dave kind of urged him into it, but... I think privacy is essential, and I don't ever, ever, ever, under any circumstances, think it's OK to read someone else's journal (or their texts or email, for that matter).


    That said, I feel like Clare could've been a little more careful with her journal, because the temptation to peek at someone's private thoughts can be tough to resist. Maybe she should've kept the journal in her bag, or at home? Then again, if Helen or Glen found it, that could've caused an even bigger nightmare for her. Can you imagine how they would've reacted to her entries about Jake?!? Ohhhh, that would've been bad.

    The questions in my head at the moment:
    Will Clare forgive Eli for invading her privacy?
    Does Dallas have any chance with Alli at this point?
    Will Camaya stay together?
    What is that adorable little owl up to?

    Leave a comment if you have any thoughts! And don't miss Bitter Sweet Symphony, pt. 2, Friday at 9pm et.


  • Think you know Eclare? You don't.

    Posted on 01/25/2013 by Lisa

    If you got nervous about Eli and Clare's relationship after the last promo, you may want to hold someone's hand as you watch this one:

    That last line of Eli's is pretty brutal, isn't it? How are you holding up? Feel free to use the comments as a support group if you need to talk.

    New Degrassi is only three weeks away...