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  • Degrassi Recap: 'Honey'

    Posted on 08/16/2013 by Rachel1016

    Last night's episode of Degrassi was one of the most heart-wrenching we've seen in a while. Sometimes words fail to describe the harsh realities we face, but that is why Degrassi is so good at hitting us—even if painfully—right in the feels. If you haven't seen the full episode yet, watch it online, because there are big spoilers below.

    For the better part of this episode, it seemed like Alli and Leo were falling deeper in love. Alli dreaded the fact that she'd soon have to leave Leo, but he surprised her (and all of us) with a decision to move to Toronto. Even though it probably should have already been obvious to Alli, Jenna called her out for moving a little too fast. I'm so glad she spoke up too, because we all know Alli's judgment when it comes to boys could use a little judging of its own.

    Then, as if to confirm our doubts, Leo saw a text from Dallas in Alli's phone (remember, Dallas has been trying to contact Alli the entire trip), and his jealousy turned physical. When he grabbed her arm, it felt out of character for sweet Leo, but perhaps this was a sign that he was too good to be true after all. Alli departed Paris broken-up and brokenhearted, but the question remains...will Leo follow her to Toronto?

    Tristan and Maya, with plans to dress to the nines for their fancy dinner, jokingly attempted a classic Parisian "shopping montage." In between posing with fedoras and berets, Tristan decided to put aside his feelings for Miles and encourage Maya to pursue hers. Major BFF points for Tristan.

    When they arrived at dinner, Maya stunned in a killer green body-con dress and just about lassoed Miles' attention. Really, it was a look so fierce that it prompted a stone-cold death stare from Zoe, and without so much as a second passing by, she "accidentally" spilled red juice on Maya's dress. Man, this girl is something else! After officially confirming to everyone that she is indeed the Ice Queen, Miles broke up with her. But lest we get too excited, he then immediately said, "Watch your back Maya, because Zoe has a crazy idea that I'm into you." What? Is Miles for real? Come onnnn, we're right back where we started.

    Tragedy can feel boundless when it hits us abruptly. It's hard to say if anything could have prepared us for what was to happen to Adam, but his passing has certainly changed Degrassi forever. It was especially difficult because there was a sense of optimism throughout the episode: "Get well" cards from campers, confidence in his doctors, and no major complications with Adam's status as a transgender had us hopeful that he might be healed. But in the final moments of the episode, when Mr. and Mrs. Torres walked into the hospital room with looks of unmistakable devastation, it became clear that we lost him.

    A beloved friend, boyfriend, brother, and son, we have to remember Adam's story as one of courage. Perhaps "shock-mode" is the only way to describe how we are all feeling right now, but celebrate we will the short, beautiful life of Adam Torres.

    How are all of you Degrassi fans dealing with the events of this week's episode? Please let us know in the comments.

  • Degrassi Sneak Peek: "Honey"

    Posted on 08/13/2013 by Rachel1016

    Last week's episode of Degrassi left questions unanswered and fates undecided. Will Thursday's all-new episode answer the ultimate cliff hanger?

    In this first look, Jenna and Alli prepare spend their final days in Paris, and Alli anticipates leaving Leo. Their problems quickly become insignificant, though, when they hear the shocking news about Adam. Check out the sneak peek of "Honey" and be sure to tune in on Thursday at 9PM ET!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Cannonball'

    Posted on 08/09/2013 by Rachel1016

    Loyal Degrassians, did you tune in to last night's all new episode? "Cannonball" overflowed with OMG moments and, by the end, the drama came to a screeching halt. Literally. If you missed out last night, watch the full episode online because, yep, you guessed it, we've got spoilers below!

    Maya was really worried that Tristan wandered off into Paris alone after their falling out, so she enlisted Winston to help her find him. Miles looked pretty bummed, though, when Maya brisked right by him. I think maybe, just maybe, he actually wanted to help her (read: he definitely did). Winston didn't turn out to be much help, and he couldn't deal with Maya's "girl tears," so Maya eventually decided she needed Miles' expertise. And with his help, she found Tristan in no time. I think Miles scored a few points this episode with this act of kindness, and dare I say there was a total Mayales moment under the umbrella? I saw it. You saw it. We all saw it. Finally, Maya and Tristan made up and, for the 23127836182736th time, vowed to not let a boy come between their friendship. But it remains to be seen what will happen between Maya and Miles! Bets, anyone?

    Recently single and still getting over her relationship-ending conversation with Connor, Jenna was looking for a girls' night with her pal, Alli. But Alli didn't want to cancel her plans with Leo, and tried to turn her quality time with Jenna into a double date with Leo's very, very available friend. After a few too many attempts by the flirty stranger to hand feed Jenna, she got up and left. *Sigh* It seems like Alli's always getting herself into situations like this, where she goes against her better judgment, upsets a friend, and has to troubleshoot her way out of it. But alas, troubleshoot she did and she got Connor and Jenna to sit down and work out their issues. Thankfully, they were able to have a mature conversation about sex and then make out. I mean make up. They made up. And then they made out.

    On the flipside, Becky and Adam are not doing well. Becky returned the apology roses that Adam sent her and cut them up, leaving nothing but pieces of stems and petals. Dallas suggested that Adam rebound with Imogen, and even though Adam initially resisted, he somehow found himself in the back of a van with shirtless Imogen, who challenged him to a, well, tongue wrestling match. (WHY, Adam, WHY?????) Devastated about his less-than-stellar choices, Adam rushed out of the campground to reconcile with Becky. And in a flurry to get in touch with her, he started texting while driving...which triggered the moment that might shatter the world of Degrassi forever. Crash.

    What did you all think of this episode? We're still recovering from that ending! The stakes are high for next week, so hold tight and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

  • Degrassi Sneak Peek: "Cannonball"

    Posted on 08/06/2013 by Rachel1016

    Tristan and Maya are besties for life, but can their relationship survive last week's falling out?

    In this sneak peek, Maya finds out Tristan wandered off into Paris alone. Worried and determined to find him, she enlists Winston for back-up. But is Miles bummed he's not her go-to man? Check out the first look of "Cannonball" and catch the full episode when it airs this Thursday at 9PM ET on TeenNick!
  • Degrassi Wrap-Up: 'My Own Worst Enemy'

    Posted on 07/26/2013 by Rachel1016
    It's no secret that Degrassi has a tendency to trigger an emotional avalanche in all of us. Really, it's something we should be used to by now, but don't you think that last night's episode ran the gamut of feels? We saw everything from elation to devastation, and after taking a beat to process, it's time to break it all down. If you haven't seen the episode yet, watch it online, because you only get one spoiler warning! And that was it!

    Clare's MRI results marked a MONDO triumph this episode. You know, the smiley-face-with-a-single tear kind of triumph  :`) When Clare's mom gave the good news, it was as if a giant weight had been lifted, and it felt like the first time Clare was truly happy the entire season! But remember that time Clare decided to concoct a hospital escape plan with Drew? Yeah, probably won't file that one under "Best Ideas Clare's Ever Had." She deserved that flicker of normalcy, but at the very moment Clare ripped away the medical wiring and stepped out of her hospital gown, she put her health in serious jeopardy. Dare we forget the camper who coughed in her face? Or the fact that she upchucked in the middle of the Degrassi camp obstacle course? She's not in the clear, and I sure hope her momentary lapse doesn't have lasting effects.

    We've seen Alli make questionable decisions because of boys before, and this episode saw her almost repeating the same mistake. After neglecting to visit the Louvre (and instead visiting the Leo), Alli nearly flunked her French presentation. She was lucky enough to have Madame grant her a make-up assignment, but with a planned date getting in the way AGAIN (girl, your timing is impeccable!), she hoped her romantic evening might include an ever-so convenient trip to the museum. Well, Leo thought Alli was taking advantage of him for homework, and Alli realized it was high-time she think about balancing her Parisian adventures with her academic obligations. Lucky for her, though, Leo is some kind of wonderful and they swiftly made up (not least not yet)! Off to the Louvre, for REAL!

    Last episode, Tristan entered the friend zone with Miles. At the time, it wasn't immediately clear (though one could make an educated guess) that Trist was interested in Miles as more than friends. But this episode, not only did Tristan attempt to kiss Miles (who politely did not reciprocate), but he found Zoe playing, er, "sit on Santa's lap" with Miles. And until this moment, it seemed like Tristan really thought he had a shot. It remains to be seen exactly what Miles Hollingsworth III wants, but one thing's for sure, he is in high demand, y'all.

    Alright, it's time for us to sign-off and time for you to sound off! In the comments!
  • Degrassi Sneak Peek: 'My Own Worst Enemy'

    Posted on 07/23/2013 by Rachel1016

    The City of Light? The City of Love? Either/or? All the above?

    Things are heating up in Paris! An all-new episode of Degrassi airs this Thursday at 9PM ET on TeenNick, and we've got a first look! Check out a sneak peek and start making your predictions!

  • Sneak Peek of Degrassi: "All I Wanna Do"

    Posted on 07/16/2013 by baileyb2112

    Bonjour, Paris!

    Degrassi takes Paris in an all-new episode this Thursday at 9PM ET on TeenNick! This city of love is bound to be full of adventure, romance and a lot of drama. Check out a sneak peek and see what surprises the city will have in store!