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  • Degrassi Wrap-Up: Karma Police, Pt. 2

    Posted on 03/22/2013 by Lisa

    Let's talk about tonight's Degrassi. (If you missed it, watch the full episode online before you read any further.)

    Fiona
    Still traumatized by the break-in, Fiona is desperate to feel safe in her own home. The first scene, where Bianca and Drew tried to teach her some basic self-defense was scary, because Fiona looked like she was frozen in fear. She couldn't fight back, even in a practice situation, so what's gonna happen if the robber comes back?

    I understand why Fiona went to the gun shop -- she's still really freaked out about the break in, and she wants to be prepared if anything like that ever happens again. But as the guy at the gun range said to her, "Buying a gun isn't like buying a new pair of shoes." Buying a gun on a whim when you're scared and stressed out? Not a good idea, Fiona! What if an accident happens or the gun is stolen and ends up in the wrong hands?

    Fiona
    When she decided to find a gun on her own, I wish I could've been there to stop her. In her efforts to feel safe, she ended up putting herself in an even more dangerous situation -- and getting really hurt. Tonight's Degrassi lesson: Don't do business with random guys in dark alleys. It won't end well.

    Rocky and Dallas
    Let's talk about Dallas being a dad. He tells Drew, "Every time I tell a girl that I have a kid, they run off." I get why girls react that way, and why he'd be nervous about talking to Alli about it. Babies are a huge responsibility, even for adults, and taking care of a baby while you're in high school is a huge deal. And of course, a baby with allergies is even more work, because you have to be so careful all the time. At least in Rocky's case, it seems like he has two parents who really care about him. Dallas may not have been around much in the past, but it seems like he's ready to try. I'm curious though... what do you think will happen if he ever has to choose between Rocky and hockey? (That rhyme was totally unintentional, haha.)

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    Zig
    I felt so bad for Zig during the French Club scene, when he sang that song without realizing what it was about. (But hey, now we'll never forget the French word for "kiss" right? Bisou, bisou, bisou!) The fact that the teacher thought Zig was flirting with her is so embarrassing. Zig's friend Damon seems to see himself as a tough guy, so I really appreciated when he gave Zig the "You're a good man" talk. Zig seems like he's getting his head in a better place, though. The time travel assignment he wrote for class seems like a good start.

    When Maya asked Zig and Damon if they'd be background zombies for Eli's film, I bet I'm not the only one that said "I will!" at my TV. I wish we all could be background zombies. :)

    What did you guys think about tonight's episode? Got any comments?

  • Degrassi Wrap-Up: Karma Police, Pt. 1

    Posted on 03/15/2013 by Lisa

    Anybody wanna talk about Fiona? Or Dallas? Or Zig? If you haven't seen Karma Police, pt. 1 yet, watch it before you read any further. SPOILERS BELOW.

    The newest member of the Juwanna Juice team
    First up: Fiona's roller-coaster life. At the beginning of this episode, Fiona seemed happy -- until Drew broke the news that he was moving out. I get why she doesn't want a roommate (I feel the same way about living with strangers), so that left Fiona one option... getting a job. I doubt Juwanna Juice is her dream job, but I'm glad Dave hooked her up.

    I loved Fiona's #FormerRichGirlProblems hashtag, but anybody with a public Twitter account needs to be more careful about their GPS settings. C'mon, Fiona! The world doesn't need to know the exact location of your home, school, and job!

    Fiona talks to the police
    We don't know for sure that the creep who broke into her apartment is someone who saw on Twitter that she wouldn't be home, but it seems like a definite possibility. (I screamed when the robber grabbed her. That was so scary.) I really hope they catch the guy, because otherwise, I'm sure Fiona is going to have trouble sleeping at night. Maybe she should get a roommate, just to have someone else around? What do you think?

    Dallas
    Can we discuss Dallas and this whole "truth delay" thing?
    I've never been a Dallas fan, but he seems to really like Alli. They would make a cute couple, but doesn't Alli deserve to know that he has a kid? When Drew told Dallas not to tell Alli about that just yet, I made a VERY skeptical face at my TV. I don't believe in Drew's "truth delay" theory. In my opinion, by delaying that conversation, Dallas is basically lying to Alli. When he put all those Christmas lights up to impress her, I feel like he was kind of messing with her head. (Rocky's a cutie, though, right? I hope we see more of him!!)

    Zig
    Meanwhile, Zig is having a tough time.
    I understand why he feels responsible for Cam's death, but he has to let go of that guilt and move on with his life. I don't understand why he thought throwing trash on the French teacher's car would help anything, but I'm glad he talked to her about what happened with Cam. (This episode gave me some flashbacks to high school, because I was in French Club, and we had a lot of little events like the one Zig and Damon are helping out with. I'm suddenly craving a cream puff!)

    What did you think of this episode? Don't miss "Karma Police, pt. 2," Friday 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*

    Cam

    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).

    Clare

    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.

  • Degrassi: What's Dallas' Deal?

    Posted on 08/13/2012 by Lisa

    Did you watch "Sabotage, pt. 1"? What did you think of this scene between Clare and Mike Dallas?

    Dallas is still pretty new at Degrassi, but it seems like he's making enemies everywhere he goes. I almost feel bad for him, because he's in the same situation as Cam -- he's far from home and living with somebody else's family. (And we know how tough Drew and Adam's mom can be!) But in the short time we've known him, Dallas has been a jerk to so many people.

    After how he's acted around Fiona, Imogen, Maya, Katie, and Clare, do you think Dallas will ever be able to talk to a girl without making her angry? Do you think there's ANY girl at Degrassi who'd date him?