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- 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.)
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?
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.
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.)
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?
- Posted on 03/20/2013 by Lisa
Here's a quote from Friday's new Degrassi, "Karma Police, pt. 2." Which character do you think will say it?
"All I've wanted for so long is to take you on a date." - ???
So, who's expressing those romantic feelings? Post your guesses in the comments, and watch Degrassi, Friday at 9pm et, to see if you're right!
- Posted on 03/19/2013 by Lisa
"Karma Police, pt. 2" airs Friday at 9pm et on TeenNick, but you can watch the first scene right here:
Fiona seems so vulnerable in this scene. I wish she didn't live alone, you guys. I'm worried about her.
- 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.
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!
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?
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!!)
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.
- Posted on 03/14/2013 by Lisa
Here's a quote from "Karma Police, pt. 1" (the Degrassi episode that premieres Friday). Can you guess who'll say it?
"I didn't force you to cut class, all right?" - ???
Post your guesses in the comments, and watch Degrassi, Friday at 9pm et, to see if you're right!
- Posted on 03/12/2013 by Lisa
Want to watch the first scene of Friday's new Degrassi early? Here you go:
Poor Fiona. She does NOT look like she wants to get a job. Do you think she'll find a new roommate?
- Posted on 03/08/2013 by Lisa
What did you think of the newest Degrassi episode, "Ray of Light, pt. 2"? If you missed it, watch it here before you read any further.
I feel like so much happened during this episode, and it made me cry at least three times. Below are my thoughts on the latest Degrassi storylines. Please share yours in the comments!
So much happened with Eli! I got all stressed out on his behalf during his NYU interview. (I went to NYU, but I never had to do an interview like that, because I transferred in.) When he talked to the interviewers about being bipolar, I was proud of him for being so honest -- and I loved when the interviewer lady complimented Romeo & Jules. I think Eli would like living in New York City as much as I did, so I'm going to be so disappointed if NYU finds out he took MDMA, showered in the girls' locker room, ran through the school naked, and hugged the principal (still naked).
The first time I cried was during the aftermath of that scene, in Simpson's office. I started tearing up when Mr. Simpson told Eli about the heartbreaking thing they have in common. And when Eli told Bullfrog, "Last year, it coulda been me in that greenhouse," I was a mess. It seems so unfair (and so realistic) that some people get help in time and some don't.
Later in the episode, when Eli told Clare, "Cam's not the problem. You are." I surprised myself by not crying. I think I was too shocked to cry. I never expected Eli to be so harsh to Clare. Yes, she was being pushy to get him to talk about his feelings, but I wish he could've found a nicer way to say that he needed time alone. Clare looked SO hurt when she was sitting in the window at the end of the episode. (I have a feeling I'm not the only one who felt a sudden urge to hug my TV.)
So much happened with Connor and Jenna. Jenna and Connor had plans for a second date, but then Becky tried to get Jenna to date Luke instead (What a terrible idea!!), and then Connor punched Luke, and it seemed like Connor and Jenna were probably over... until Jenna told Connor, "I had more fun on our one date than any other date I've ever been on." When I heard that line, I totally started crying again. I never in a million years thought I would like Connor and Jenna together as much as I do. They make me want to build a cardboard space capsule in my living room. : )
And so much happened with Katie and Jake. I am so glad that Katie decided to talk to the therapist, because it really seemed to help. I don't think trying to tear the garden blockade down was her smartest idea ever, but maybe all she and Jake really needed was detention together? It gave her a chance to really apologize, and it seemed like he was ready to hear it. When Katie said "You were the best boyfriend I ever had, and you didn't deserve what I did to you," I started crying AGAIN. And when Jake pulled out that flyer about the soccer coach job, I was so happy to realize that he'd been thinking about her, too.
I'm glad Katie decided to go for it, because the scene where she kicked a soccer ball around with Maya, a.k.a. "Chicken Little," was so cute.
Of course, the video yearbook made me tear up. (You can watch that video online right here.) I'm a sucker for nostalgia!
This felt like such a life-changing episode for so many people. I really liked Ray of Light (except for the Eclare pain), even though it made me cry a whole bucket of tears. What did you think? Did you cry a lot at this one?
- 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!
- Posted on 03/04/2013 by Lisa
Let's talk about Friday's Degrassi! If you haven't seen "Ray of Light, pt. 1" yet, watch it here. *Spoilers Below*
Friday on Degrassi, Eli went to a party, Maya went on stage, and Connor took Jenna to space. SPACE!
I understand why everyone's worried about Eli. Clare and his other friends are only trying to protect him, but by trying so hard not to upset him, they're only making things even worse for Eli. I appreciated when the psychologist told Eli he doesn't have to talk about it if that's not helpful for him. I wish Eli could've found a way to make it clear to Clare ("clear to Clare," that's fun to say, haha) that what he needed most was a fun date with her. I love Clare, but in this episode, her big concerned eyes were starting to stress me out.
I know Eli really needed a distraction, but MDMA seems like a dumb choice. I wish he could've just gone to the party and painted. I don't care if it sounds dorky -- creative projects always help me feel better. (I understand that the video yearbook is a creative project, too, but that one is so tied up in memories of Cam.) By the way, I saw a lot of Talia hate online after Friday's episode. I don't hate her, but I do wish she hadn't offered Eli drugs. *Sigh*
Will Jake and Katie get back together? I'm thinking no. Marisol's attempt to reunite Jake and Katie made me sigh, too. I think anyone who has ever been a part of an awesome foursome of couple-friends understands the impulse, but the reality is: Eventually, it's gonna end. Crying about it just makes it harder for everyone to move on with their lives.
I don't think Katie's in any shape to be dating anyone right now. What happened in Vegas definitely didn't stay there for her. She seems so messed up over the choices she made on that trip. When she tried to "protect" Maya at Little Miss Steaks, she's lucky that manager guy didn't call the police. She assaulted him! Not cool, Katie.
Meanwhile, Jenna and Connor? I didn't see that one coming (except, you know, in the promos, haha). At first, she looked so reluctant to go on a date with him, but maybe it's good that she had low expectations, because it left room for her to be pleasantly surprised. That date with Connor is one she'll remember forever, and sharing a first kiss in space? Seriously cute. I feel like Jenna has enough life experience to appreciate what Connor has to offer. I hope this actually becomes a thing.
What did you think of this episode?
- Posted on 02/27/2013 by Lisa
Anybody feeling guess-y? Here's a quote from this Friday's all-new Degrassi. You guys get to guess who says it.
"Don't be scared, just hold onto my waist." - ???
Oooh, what's THAT about? Who's holdin' onto what waist? Post your guesses in the comments.