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  • Open Heart: What We Know

    Posted on 01/21/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    This season on Open Heart, Dylan starts her investigation to find out what truly happened to her father. With the help of some friends, she searches for clues in and around Open Heart Memorial and uncovers other mysteries along the way. Every week, we'll recap each episode's findings to keep you in the loop until Dylan uncovers the truth.

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  • Degrassi Recap: 'Firestarter, Part 2'

    Posted on 01/14/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    Holy winter finale, Degrassians. Can you believe the first chapter of Season 14 has come to a close? We're only pushing pause of Degrassi for a bit, but it's a probably a good thing since the Winter Finale is a going to take a minute to digest. Are you ready to recap?

    THESE ARE MY CONFESSIONS
    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    Zoë did everything she could to keep the Power Cheer squad together, despite the fact that they found out she started the fake FaceRange page about Frankie. Zoë reminded them that they were so close to making nationals, and, of course, that she was only trying to protect them. It would all be worth it, she promised.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    When it seemed like she had gotten their forgiveness, Zoë left the gym to meet up with Zig. But when she got to their meeting place, she realized she had been tricked. Frankie and Winston locked her in the room and tried to get her to admit to everything.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    But then the fire started. And as the smoke billowed, the real talk began. Frankie called Zoë out for everything she had done: "You're a bully," she said. And the Power Cheer girls? "The only reason they stuck around so long is because they're worried about going to jail." She warned Zoë that if she didn't come clean -- that if she wasn't honest for once -- she would ruin her friends' lives.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    After Zoë escaped the fire, Zig found her outside. Wondering why she didn't compete, Zig asked Zoë if she was OK. "No, but I will be after I take care of something," she replied. Was it finally time for Zoë to humble herself? Right then, she approached a police officer and said, "There's something I need to tell you."

    Let the rain fall down, I'm coming...

    YOU THERE, ECLARE?
    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    Imogen spilled the beans about Eli actually being the father of Clare's baby. Eli's attitude toward Clare completely changed with this information and he rushed to be by her side.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    At first, Clare wasn't too quick to forgive Eli's recent erratic behavior: He punched Drew, called her names, and condemned her for their situation. His recent change of heart wasn't enough. "I don't feel like I can trust you," she said.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    But then Eli wasn't going down without a fight. He insisted that he was capable of loving and helping care for their child. He was the father, after all, so Clare decided to give him a chance.

    Eclare, how we've missed you.

    EVERYTHING AND NOTHING
    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    After another heated argument, Mr. Hollingsworth got physical with Miles again. This time, he hit him. When Miles told his mom about it, she was convinced there must be a logical explanation: Had Miles provoked him? Who actually started the fight? They had been at each other for months. Realizing he wouldn't get the support of his mom, Miles decided to take the matter into his own hands.

    He confronted his dad and laid it all out: He told him he was a horrible father and that he used his children as props and lashed out anytime they as much as sidestepped perfection. Mr. H. fired back with anger in his eyes and animosity in his voice. And when it got heated, Miles drew a punch: "Do it," his father said. But Miles couldn't.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    Feeling helpless, Miles wrote a goodbye letter to his siblings. He felt like there was nothing left to do but leave, and when he saw Maya at Degrassi, he asked her to pass along the message. But when Miles spotted a display for his dad's campaign, he took one the flyers and set it on fire. Almost immediately, the fire started to spread.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    You know what happens in between, but once the Hollingsworth siblings had escaped the fire safely, Mr. H. arrived at the school to pick them up. He didn't seem concerned that his kids' lives were in danger, just that they had once again skirted their campaign responsibilities. How devastating that even after his shocking and unconscionable actions, Mr. H. reacted this way.

    The three siblings realized they had to stick together against their dad. And they did.

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    Whew, there is a lot to look forward to this spring. But in the meantime, what did you think of the Degrassi winter finale? Will Zoë actually be able to redeem herself? Is Eclare back for real? What is next for Miles and his siblings? Let us know in the comments.

    This episode deals with a very serious topic. 1 in 10 children in this country experience child abuse and neglect. If you or anyone you know has experienced abuse, you are not alone and there is help available. Call the ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) or visit www.childhelp.org for more information.

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Firestarter, Part 1'

    Posted on 01/07/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    It's hard to believe there's only one episode left in this chapter of Degrassi, but if last night's momentous showing was any indication, there's still plenty of drama to go around. If you haven't seen "Firestarter, Part 1" yet, watch it online and then catch up in our recap below!

    BET ON YOU
    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    Tiny and Zig competed for the attention of a visiting cheerleader in a bet that would require the loser to dress up in uniform and perform a cheer at the school. After a minor juice spilling incident, Zig happened to be the one to catch the cheerleader's attention.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    But when the cheerleader slighted Zoë and Degrassi's cheer squad for sending nude pictures, Zig went on the defensive: "You have no idea what she's been through," he said.

    So, Zig stuck up for Zoë. And lost the bet on purpose... for Zoe?

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    Well, well, well. When Zoë found out that Zig lost a bet sticking up for her, she even opened up to the idea of giving him a chance. Take two for Zoëmund?

    A BETTER LIFE
    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    At a PTA meeting, Becky's mom publicly insulted Clare for being pregnant. Clare was ashamed and worried that people would start viewing her as a trashy teen mom (she even made a jab at Jenna, who was in that position not too long ago). But Principal Simpson approached Clare to tell her that his wife was actually a teen mom, and that she had a wonderful life despite the unexpected circumstances: "You can still be a teen mom and have a great life," he said.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    So Clare decided she needed to take her life into her own hands (not just because of that frightening dream where she was married to Principal Simpson). She would follow her dreams and go to college, no matter what.

    FLAWLESS FRANKIE
    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    Frankie worried that her involvement in the Degrassi Nudes scandal would surface and put her dad's campaign in jeopardy. She decided that the only way to cover her tracks would be to get Zoë to take the blame for orchestrating the whole scheme.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    But when Winston showed Frankie a FaceRange page that exposed her as the mastermind behind the whole thing, she also discovered that he was the blackmailer. No, he didn't create the FaceRange page (Zoë did -- surprise, surprise), but he was the person who brought the entire scandal to light. And Frankie was upset.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    When Frankie confronted Zoë about the page, Zoë admitted to sending her down the river because she knew Frankie wouldn't have to deal with whatever consequences would ensue: Frankie's father would bail her out and erase the whole scandal, whereas Zoë would have to relive the dreadful past in the press and at school.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    Unfortunately for Frankie, though, that didn't exactly happen. At Mr. H's campaign event, a reporter exposed her as the #Oomfchat ringleader long before Frankie had a chance to do damage control. When she came clean that she was involved, Frankie's dad, in typical Mr. H fashion, put the campaign first: He instructed Frankie to lie and take the full blame, with the hopes that the press would see him as a father taking control of the situation. Ugh. Le sigh times ten.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    Devastated, Frankie decided that Zoë had to pay once and for all. ...What could she have up her sleeve?

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    Degrassi Winter Finale, here we come. Will Frankie really seek revenge on Zoë? Will Clare make more plans for her baby? Will Zoëmund actually give it a shot? Comments: GO!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Hero vs. Villain'

    Posted on 12/31/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    They say what goes around comes around� but you don't always see it coming. Last night's Degrassi was all about bad karma, and we're here to recap every fateful detail. If you haven't seen "Hero vs. Villain" yet, watch it online and then join the conversation below!

    SAYONARA, MILES HOLLINGSWORTH
    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    After last week's failed intervention, Tristan was determined to patch things up with Miles. It had been three loooong days, and it was time to kiss and make up.

    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    But when Tristan caught Miles staring at Maya from across the hall, he realized that the intervention wasn't what pushed him away. Miles still had feelings for his ex-girlfriend.

    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    A heartbroken Tristan confronted Miles and gave him a piece of his mind. He was done being a victim of Miles' fickle heart. And he was done with Miles.

    Shot to the feels, #Triles shippers! When Tristan and Miles were good, they were great, but was this relationship doomed from the start? Even Tristan himself questioned Miles intentions from the get-go, right? Sure, it's hard to lay blame since Miles is going through a very trying time, but maybe he's just reckless when it comes to love...

    AN HONEST MISTAKE
    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    When Clare found out that her baby was actually Eli's not Drew's, she struggled to find the right way to break the news to both boys. She confided in Alli, who urged her to come clean as soon as possible, but Clare insisted that she needed time to think.

    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    Alli let the news slip to Dallas, who felt obligated to tell Drew. And, oy vey, Drew furiously confronted Clare in the middle of the hall and yelled at her for making such a huge mistake. In fact, he was incredulous about the whole situation: How could she not know who the father was? How could she let him give up everything for her?

    Drew obviously has a point, but, man, Clare's tears were real. It really was an honest mistake (albeit a big one) and Clare never meant to mislead Drew. �Right? What do you think? Did Drew overreact?

    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    Clare went to the Dot to tell Eli the truth before he heard it from anyone else. She hoped that Eli might react the news a little differently, but he didn't even give her a chance to get it out. Still clearly heartbroken, he condemned Clare for ruining their future and even shamed her for her actions. Little did he know, he was attacking the mother of his child.

    So, not the best week for Clare. Do you think Eli will come around once he find out? Or is this a hurdle just too high to jump?

    JUST DESSERTS
    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    Since Principal Simpson found out about Degrassi Nudes, he approached the Power Cheer team to see if they had any information. Zoe, who was at first taken aback, put on her best acting face and played dumb. Then she exploited her past experience to cover it up even more: "I'd like to speak at the assembly," she said. "As you might recall, I have some personal experience with the distribution of naked photos." Simpson ate it up.

    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    She may have put on a brave face in front of the principal, but word was spreading and Zoe needed to act fast. She soon enough found out that Hunter wasn't actually the Degrassi Nudes blackmailer and realized there was only one other person it could be... Frankie.

    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    But here's where it gets mental. In order to make sure Frankie didn't go public, Zoe tricked her into thinking she was invited back on the team. She then snapped a topless photo of her in the locker room as insurance. ...Ksjdfhskdjfh. ZOE.

    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    Frankie was upset, confused and had no idea why Zoe would do such a thing. "Whatever you think I did, it's not me," she said. Did Zoe have the wrong person again? Could this thing spiral out of control anymore?

    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    Apparently, it could. At the assembly, Zoe made her convincing remarks about the emotional cost of distributing nude images online -- she thought she nailed it. She deflected attention off the Power Cheer squad and, in a moment of honesty and remorse, even decided to delete Frankie's photo. But that's when she realized it was time to face her comeuppance: The real blackmailer just exposed her to the whole school.

    Welp.

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    What are your thoughts on this episode, Degrassians? What do you think will happen next week? Get your theories going in the comments!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Something's Got To Give'

    Posted on 12/24/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    We'll chalk it up to all those chestnuts roasting, but the Degrassi drama was hot like fiyah last night! Jack and Imogen navigated another more serious rough patch, Maya and Miles bonded over a lie, and Clare found out some big news about her baby. Major spoilers below, peeps, so if you haven't seen "Something's Got to Give" yet, watch it online before reading our recap!

    THIS STUFF MATTERS
    Degrassi: Something's Got to Give

    Imogen found out about Degrassi Nudes and knew it was DTV story waiting to happen. Disgusted, she decided to get to the bottom of it: "Women get exploited enough by the rest of the world," she said. "We shouldn't be doing this to ourselves." Jack wasn't too thrilled at the idea since she and the Power Cheer squad were the ones embroiled in the whole scheme, but Imogen wasn't going to back down.

    Degrassi: Something's Got to Give

    She let her plan slip to Principal Simpson, who said it was a matter for police. And eventually, Jack confessed to Imogen that she was involved in the whole ordeal. Not only did Imogen explain how big a deal it was selling your body for money, she was devastated that Jack cheated on her.

    After Imogen toyed with the idea of getting back at Jack by sending nude pics herself, she confronted her about the situation. "The personal is political," Imogen said. "This stuff matters to the world." Jack said she didn't care about the larger issue of sending topless selfies; she only cared about whether or not she hurt Imogen.

    Degrassi: Something's Got to Give

    And Imogen accepted her apology.

    Okay. So, good things: Imogen and Jack patched things up. Not so good things: Does it feel like Jack is missing the bigger issue here? Is Imogen letting her feelings for Jack eclipse the fact that she was a part of something really serious? ...Something that has implications far beyond their relationship? This isn't the end of the #oomfCHAT saga, and we're hoping to get more clarity soon.

    NEED SOME HELP
    Degrassi: Something's Got to Give

    After Maya and Miles' accident, Maya overheard Dallas saying that it was his car that was hit. Miles had been high when the accident happened and Maya agreed to flee the scene because she knew that if Miles got a DUI, his father would lash out.

    Degrassi: Something's Got to Give

    But when Mr. Hollingsworth saw the damaged car in their garage, Maya panicked and told him that they were the ones who got hit. Miles agreed to the story, and pretty soon they were lying to police about a hit-and-run that didn't exactly happen as they remembered it.

    Degrassi: Something's Got to Give

    Maya became paranoid about getting caught in a lie, but Miles didn't seem quite as concerned. In fact, he got high during school and blurted out to Dallas (with questionable word choice and little remorse) what really happened.

    Degrassi: Something's Got to Give

    Dallas fought the urge to get physical, but ultimately handled it with his words. Miles and Maya realized they had come to clean to the cops and face their parents.

    Degrassi: Something's Got to Give

    Once they came clean, neither Maya nor Miles were charged. But it remains to be seen how Mr. Hollingsworth will handle his disappointment. It might be easy to strike another tally in Miles' long list of missteps, but there's more at play here... and Miles' relationship with his father has much to do with it.

    I'M SORRY, MS. BAKER
    Degrassi: Something's Got to Give

    Drew wanted to make a good first impression when meeting Grandma Baker for the first time. He complimented her key lime pie, knew the names of each of her beloved dogs� and accidently revealed that he had a baby on the way. Woooooooops.

    Degrassi: Something's Got to Give

    Unsurprisingly, Becky was pretty upset that he embarrassed her in front of her very conservative grandmother.

    Degrassi: Something's Got to Give

    And Drew realized that he was once again caught between Becky and Clare. The pregnancy situation was proving to be a distraction he just couldn't ignore, so Drew decided he had to break up with Becky. The baby had to come first and he couldn't keep disappointing her.

    Degrassi: Something's Got to Give

    Now that Drew was committed to Clare and their baby, he joined her for their next doctor's appointment. After finding out that everything was healthy and that they were having a boy (who would be named Adam, of course!!!), Drew let Clare finish the rest of her appointment in private. But when the nurse told Clare she was farther along than she thought, Clare realized something completely game-changing.

    Degrassi: Something's Got to Give

    The baby might not be� Drew's?

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    Holy TWIST! Did you guys see that coming? What do you think will happen now? There is much to discuss this week, so the floor is yours!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Hush'

    Posted on 12/17/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Last night on Degrassi, Becky spent more time with Jonah, Zo� tried to silence her blackmailer and Miles got into even more trouble. Watch "Hush" online if you haven't seen it yet, then read our full recap below!

    I DON'T BUY IT
    Degrassi: Hush

    When Becky started spending more time with Jonah, Drew became a little jealous. Even though Becky and Jonah were making music together, Drew was convinced that it was impossible for guys and girls to be just friends.

    Degrassi: Hush

    So when Becky told Jonah she had a boyfriend, it turned out "getting fresh" wasn't really on his mind. In fact, he was trying to get away from some mistakes that he made in past and Becky, letting Drew's jealousy get in her head, felt a little embarrassed.

    Degrassi: Hush

    After Becky and Jonah's performance at the Dot, Drew was totally impressed and even promised to stop being jealous. Good, right?

    Degrassi: Hush

    Hmm� As long Jonah really meant what he said about not having feelings for Becky...

    LISTEN, MISS SECRETS
    Degrassi: Hush

    The Power Cheer girls had a blackmailer who was threatening to expose their #oomfCHAT scheme. They got Grace to help them track the anonymous messages and when she discovered that the threats were coming from the Hollingsworth household, the girls were convinced Hunter was the mastermind.

    Degrassi: Hush

    The cheerleaders ambushed Hunter and demanded that he stop threatening them. He was confused and pretty annoyed at the situation, but agreed to stop sending them messages, anyway. The girls seemed to think they were finally free of their #oomfCHAT problems and ready to rock the competition.

    Degrassi: Hush

    And they did! 1st Place at Semis! Power cheer was back on top, and Zo� finally felt a part of something special. (That's all she's ever wanted, right?)

    Degrassi: Hush

    ...But they may have celebrated too soon. Later on, Hunter told his new friend Arlene about the confrontation. Apparently, he had no idea why the cheerleaders approached him and just agreed with the girls to shut them up.

    So, the real blackmailer is still out there? Wonder who it could be? Does this mean Zo�'s "ends justify the means" approach will finally catch up with her?

    I CAN'T GO BACK
    Degrassi: Hush

    Worried about Miles' excessive weed use, Tristan, Frankie, Hunter and Winston attempted to stage an intervention. Their plan backfired when Miles accused Tristan of going behind his back. He said to Tristan, "You're pathetic, you know that? I treat you like absolute garbage and you keep crawling back for more. Are you really that desperate for someone to love you?" Ouch, grouch.

    Degrassi: Hush

    Miles stormed out of school, but as he was about to speed away from the parking lot, he backed into Maya's bike and completely crushed the wheel.

    Fantastic.

    Degrassi: Hush

    Miles offered to give Maya a lift to her doctor's appointment, and he found out that she's been in therapy for her anxiety. Considering recent events, Miles knew he was at least part of the equation.

    Degrassi: Hush

    Miles waited for Maya to drive her back to school, but decided to smoke up in the meantime. As they were driving, he lost control of the car and blew an open door off of a parked van. Even though Maya was really upset and worried about the accident, Miles refused to go back for fear of getting a DUI.

    Eesh. We knew something was wrong with Miles, but could this be the last straw?

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    So many questions, Degrassians! If Hunter isn't the blackmailer, who is? Is there something more than just melodies going on between Becky and Jonah? Is Miles falling farther off the deep end? Get it all out in the comments!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'I'll Be Missing You'

    Posted on 12/10/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    From #oomfCHAT to Triles to the fate of Bhandallas, last night's Degrassi reminded us to never underestimate the power of a curveball. If you haven't seen "I'll Be Missing You" yet, watch it online and then get the juicy details in our recap below!

    BIRTHDAY SURPIRISE
    Degrassi: I'll Be Missing You

    On Zo�'s birthday, she received a threat from an anonymous person claiming to know about Degrassi Nudes. The blackmailer demanded that Zo� quit the team, but having found a home with the Power Cheer girls, she didn't want to.

    Degrassi: I'll Be Missing You

    So, she asked Grace to help her shut down the site. Grace obliged in the most fantastically Grace way possible--"This is the seriously the nicest thing I've ever done for anyone"-- and Zo� thought she was in the clear. The site was gone, and her problem was *wipes hands of spare dust* resolved.

    Degrassi: I'll Be Missing You

    Not so fast. That day at practice, every member on the squad received the same threatening text and Zo� soon realized that the situation was only getting worse. The blackmailer was not bluffing.

    "Kick Zo� off the team, or I tell everybody about your #oomfChat nudes."

    YOU THINK I'M THE PROBLEM?
    Degrassi: I'll Be Missing You

    Miles' erratic behavior became even more concerning when he stopped showing up to class. Winston blamed Tristan for a being a bad influence, and he was convinced that Miles' turn for the worse had much to do with their relationship.

    Degrassi: I'll Be Missing You

    Tristan was determined to prove Winston wrong, but when Miles didn't show up to their history presentation, he realized the problem was getting serious. Tristan found Miles skipping school and smoking weed in his pool... a scenario that we're deeming not so cool.

    Degrassi: I'll Be Missing You

    And he decided it was time for an intervention.

    NOT ABOUT BEDROOM BUSINESS
    Degrassi: I'll Be Missing You

    When Dallas found out that Alli got into Cambridge, he became worried about their future together. If Alli went all the way to England for college, where would that leave them?

    Degrassi: I'll Be Missing You

    He decided to take Alli on a special date to remind her how important their relationship was. And when niner Shay Powers overheard his conversation with Drew in the gym, she offered her two cents about romance. She suggested Dallas plan a quiet and intimate dinner for them at a hotel.

    ...But did her advice come with ulterior motives?

    Alli wasn't too keen on spending the night at a hotel, since she wasn't ready to take that next step with Dallas. He was heartbroken and started to feel like Alli was drifting farther and farther away from him.

    Degrassi: I'll Be Missing You

    After Dallas complained about his failed plan, he met Shay once again in the gym. He confided in her about the situation while she sprinkled him with a few compliments... and then tried to make a move.

    Degrassi: I'll Be Missing You

    Right as Alli walked in. Oops.

    Degrassi: I'll Be Missing You

    Dallas was, of course, upset and tried to explain to Alli that he wasn't interested in Shay, he was just afraid of losing her. Alli explained to Dallas that sex was complicated for her, but she reassured him that it wasn't necessary for them to have a future together. And in a very mature conversation, they patched things up.

    Yes. A thousand times, yes.

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    And the Degrassi train barrels on! Will Tristan and team be able to help Miles? Is the #oomfCHAT scandal going in the direction we, sadly, thought it would? Is there a larger and important discussion ahead of us? Let's hear it, Degrassians!

  • Degrassi Recap: '(You Drive Me) Crazy'

    Posted on 12/03/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    "Baby, thinking of you keeps me up all night."

    Britney's iconic lyric rung particularly true on last night's all-new episode of Degrassi. Maya's night terrors about Miles continued, Frankie learned something surprising about her brother, and Imogen wrestled with Jack's unconventional ideas about relationships. If you haven't seen "(You Drive Me) Crazy" yet, watch it online and then jump right into our recap below!

    MIND OFF MILES
    Degrassi: (You Drive Me) Crazy

    Maya kept having nightmares about Miles jumping off a balcony, so she decided to find a distraction. When neither a Power Cheer music gig nor Tai Chi did the trick, Grace tried to prove to Maya that Miles was OK by hacking into his FaceRange messages. But when Maya saw that he told Tristan he wanted to "kill himself" she started to think that her fears might be realized.

    Degrassi: (You Drive Me) Crazy

    So, Maya and her pals broke into Miles' house to see what was really going on. But when Maya confronted a sleeping Miles (who, we find out, merely had a head cold), he lashed out at her not only for breaking into his FaceRange page, but for breaking into his house.

    You guys, is Maya losing it? Or are her suspicions legit and maybe rooted in a past experience?

    HUNTER'S SECRET
    Degrassi: (You Drive Me) Crazy

    Frankie needed help with her Computer Science assignment since her partners Lola and Shay were too busy with Power Cheer. She looked to her twin bro Hunter for a little homework-sharing action, but he refused, citing favors to anyone associated with Power Cheer as basically the last thing he would do.
    So, Hunter's not a cheer fan. Noted. But why?

    Degrassi: (You Drive Me) Crazy

    Frustrated, Frankie went snooping on Hunter's laptop. She found out that Hunter had drawn a dark comic depicting a brutal attack on zombie cheerleaders... who bore a striking resemblance to the Power Cheer girls. O_O

    Was Hunter actually harboring violent thoughts about the popular girls? Did he want carry out his comic in real life?

    Degrassi: (You Drive Me) Crazy

    It was time for Frankie to do some recon. She found the full version of the comic in Hunter's room and noticed one other main character: a princess who looked a lot like Arlene, a girl that Frankie, Shay and Lola had teased once or twice. It appeared that Hunter just liked Arlene, and wished that he could work up the courage to be her hero.

    Degrassi: (You Drive Me) Crazy

    Frankie realized the actual situation and decided to do something about it.

    SHARING IS (NOT) CARING
    Degrassi: (You Drive Me) Crazy

    Okay. You know that one word you hope your S.O. doesn't say back when you tell her you love her? That one word that in any other scenario would be polite, but in one particular situation is paralyzingly inadequate? Welp.

    When Imogen told Jack she loved her, Jack responded with a lukewarm, hesitant "Thanks."

    Degrassi: (You Drive Me) Crazy

    At first Imogen tried to play it cool, but when she confronted Jack about her feelings, she realized they weren't on the same page. Apparently, Jack wasn't into monogamy and being exclusive with Imogen wasn't ever really on the table.

    Imogen was taken aback by all this, but she was too scared to lose Jack to tell her that it wasn't ok for them to date other people... while they were dating each other.

    But after a little pep talk from Eli, Imogen barged in on Jack's ballet class to tell her how she really felt.

    Degrassi: (You Drive Me) Crazy

    ...Well, her and her entire class of pint-sized ballerinas.

    Degrassi: (You Drive Me) Crazy

    Imogen thought she had blown it for real, until later that night Jack gave her a call. Turns out, Jack was just scared to get too close for fear of her family having to move again. She did love Imogen, and finally got the strength to tell her.

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    Where will the Maya/Miles drama take us next week? Will we see more of Hunter and Arlene? Is Jackogen... backogen, for real? Thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams -- leave 'em in the comments!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'There's Your Trouble'

    Posted on 11/26/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Last night on Degrassi, Zo� tried to maintain control over the Power Cheer squad, Eli grappled with whether or not he could be with Clare, and Becky looked for an excuse to not visit her brother in juvie. If you haven't seen "There's Your Trouble" yet, watch it online, read our juicy play-by-play recap and join the conversation!

    I'M THE CAPTAIN
    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    As captain of Power Cheer, Zo� was determined to crush the competition. She took it upon herself to buy expensive new equipment with the #oomfCHAT money claiming that, if they wanted to win, they had to train hard.

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    "But that money was spoken for," Frankie pointed out. Zo�'s shopping spree meant that the team would have to continue sending nudes to make up for the money spent. Ugh. And seeing as Frankie already had some major problems with the scheme, Zo� was in deep water.

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    So, she returned to her once-adoring squad bearing gifts and an apology for misusing the team's funds. She begged for their forgiveness because, after all, all she ever wanted was to be the captain of an awesome cheer squad and help undo some of the ugliness from her past...

    Like clockwork, the team bought it.

    Zo� once again had the team wrapped around her finger, and when they found out that Frankie hadn't been sending her fair share of #oomfCHATs, Zo� gave her an ultimatum: "You need to do your part, or you're no longer welcome on this squad," she said.

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    "I guess I quit," Frankie tearfully replied.

    MR. ROCK-MUSIC-RIPPED-T-SHIRTS-STUPID-HAIR
    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    Becky wasn't ready to visit her brother in juvenile detention, so she decided auditioning for a band would be the perfect excuse. Jonah, the guy-liner-wearing, punk-rock-playing leader of the band seemed like Becky's total opposite, but Becky was determined to keep busy. And despite being out of her comfort zone, she warmed up her pipes and went for it anyway.

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    Unfortunately, Jonah made it clear that "blond and bubbly" wasn't exactly what Prodigal Spoon was looking for. Becky had botched the audition, and the poor girl was mortified.

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    As she walked out of the audition, Becky spilled her backpack. And without her realizing, Jonah picked up a letter that her brother Luke had written from prison. Jonah approached Becky about the letter and, after quoting a Bible verse about forgiveness, Becky realized that they may have more in common than she thought.

    Oooh. Twist!

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    Perhaps at the suggestion of Jonah, Becky decided to visit Luke after all. But as they talked, she quickly realized just how much damage her brother had done and how, in a lot of ways, it felt irreversible. "My life sucks now," she said. "And it's all your fault."

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    Back at Degrassi, Becky ran into Jonah again. Turns out, her audition made a lasting impression on him. She had something "undeniable," he said, and suggested they team up.

    So... Becky made the band and a new friend? Are things finally looking up?

    STILL NOT TALKING TO YOU, DREW
    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    Eli had to decide whether or not he could have a relationship with Clare while Drew, her baby's father, was in the picture. He made an effort to spend time with Clare, but Drew kept getting in the way. Exhibit A: When he dropped by Degrassi to see Clare, she was already talking to Drew. Exhibit B: When he planned a sushi date by the picnic tables, Drew barreled in, playing the father card.

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    Eli's frustration finally erupted when he punched Drew in the jaw. (I KNOW, RIGHT?! Holy moly.) The whole pregnancy situation felt inescapable (because it was...) and Eli's anger turned physical.

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    But after he fist-to-faced it with Drew, Eli soon realized that it wasn't Drew who was at fault; it was Clare. She was the one who had gotten them into this mess, and he still wasn't sure they could get out.

    Oy. *moment of silence for the fate of EClare*

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    Was Frankie right to quit the Power Cheer squad? Will Zo� see the flaws in her plan? Will Becky find an unlikely friend in Jonah? Are EClare really strong enough to make it through this pregnancy? Tell us now, tell us true.


  • Degrassi Recap: 'Can't Stop This Thing We Started'

    Posted on 11/19/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Are you there, Degrassians? Your loyal stewards of all things capital-D Dramatic, here. There is much to discuss from last night's episode, so if you haven't seen "Can't Stop This Thing We Started" check it out online before reading our recap below!

    DITCHED BY MILES
    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    Winston started feeling left out by Miles ever since Tristan came into the picture, so he decided to demand some quality time with his best-bro over an epic video game battle.

    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    But when Tristan crashed their bro-date, Winston kinda flipped out: "Everything was so much better before you got here," he said. And Tristan was like, "Wha???"

    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    So Miles had to address the situation: He thought Chewy was being a little bit of a jerk, but he understood why he was acting out. Miles' new relationship was confusing to Chewy, and even though Chewy still had some questions about what it all meant, Miles made it clear that no one was going to replace his best friend.

    BOW DOWN, NOVAK
    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    Over in the rubber room, Zig lost an arm-wrestle challenge to Grace. He was swiftly humiliated and Tiny happened capture the whole thing on film, looping it into eternity as a GIF.

    Goodbye, manhood!

    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    So Zig and the gang got some poutine (a seriously delicious Canadian dish made with french, gravy and cheese curds) and brainstormed his redemption. Grace challenged Zig to get a home tattoo and, lest his masculinity be compromised, Zig agreed. (Seriously, when will it not be a big deal for a girl to whoop a guy's tush?!)

    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    But just as Grace was about to place the needle on his skin, everyone realized that it was a pretty awful idea. Turns out, Grace just wanted Zig to have the guts to say it himself. (And thank goodness he did, because we all know Grace had no idea what she was doing!)

    MAYBE WE CAN GET THROUGH THIS, TOO
    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    Clare was nervous to tell Eli about her pregnancy since he seemed optimistic about their future together. She wasn't sure how he'd react to the news, so she had to find the perfect words.

    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    But then Drew's mom found out about Clare's situation with her son. Clare began to feel overwhelmed when the moms started planning her baby's life for her. She was convinced that her pregnancy wasn't going to drastically change her future plans � she believed that going to school and being with Eli was still possible � but she soon realized her world was going to turn upside down.

    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    Clare finally told Eli (awkwardly, in front of Drew� and Dallas� and Alli) and it didn't go quite as swimmingly as she would have hoped. When Eli realized that not only was Clare pregnant, but that it was Drew's baby, he was dumbfounded. "Everything has changed," he said, and he tearfully rejected her before walking away.

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    Do you think Eli will be able to forgive Clare? Is Clare being a little na�ve about how her the pregnancy will affect her relationships? What about Miles and Chewy? Can their friendship withstand the challenges of a significant other? You know we want to hear from you, so sound off in the comments!