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  • 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.

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    "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."

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    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
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    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!

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    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!


  • Degrassi Recap: 'If You Could Only See'

    Posted on 11/12/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Show of hands: Who tuned in to last night's all-new Degrassi and subsequently felt all the feels because this show just continues to surprise your pants off? *Reaches palms to the sky* "If You Could Only See" took us on another wild ride and if you haven't seen it yet, catch up online before reading out recap below!

    BASKET CASE
    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    Maya began to worry about Miles. His family situation seemed to be affecting his well-being and Maya, whether or not she still has feelings for Miles, couldn't let it go. In fact, she became so concerned that he might hurt himself, she cried out in the middle of class after a nightmare in which she imagined Miles jumping from a balcony. Oof.

    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    Ms. Grell called Ms. Matlin about Maya's outburst... and to make matters even more complicated, Maya's mom contacted Miles' parents.

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    When Miles found out about Ms. Matlin's concerned phone call, he was not happy. He accused Maya of meddling with bad intentions and clinging to the past: "Get over me, Maya," he said, "And stay the hell out of my life."

    OKAY WITH COMPLICATED
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    Since breaking up with Drew, Becky decided she was ready for someone new. She turned to the ever-promising Interwebs to secure a date for the Roller Derby with Jack and Imogen and when the digital powers-that-be found her match, he seemed perfect: Responsible, strong faith, good values. What could go wrong?

    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    But after just a few hours on their first date, Becky realized that even though they were a perfect match on paper, it was not working out IRL. She wasn't the impossibly "bubbly" girl she used to be and the guy who may have been perfect for her a few months ago was now... annoying. So it seemed like her match made in heaven might be harder to find than she thought.

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    But when Becky wobbled home on her post-Power-Cheer crutches, she bumped into ex-BF Drew� and it was clear they still had some unfinished business.

    Drew may have a serious situation on his hands with Clare and her pregnancy, but Becky realized that he was worth the complication. #Drecky is not over.

    DEGRASSI NUDES
    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    After an awkward walk-in between Frankie, Winston and almost the entire Hollingsworth family, Frankie set out to prove to that she deserved to be treated with the same amount of freedom and independence as her brothers.

    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    And when Frankie expressed her feelings to her teammates about the double standard between guys and girls, Zo� was inspired to turn their frustration into a fundraiser. Girls were putting themselves in compromising positions on oomfCHAT and getting nothing but trouble in return.

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    But sending nude pictures for money wasn't exactly what Frankie had in mind. Frankie wanted to take back the narrative, expose the vicious differences between what girls and guys are expected to do � not sell her body.

    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    Back at home, however, Frankie's mom reinforced the double standard she was trying to fight by insisting she wear modest clothes to her dad's campaign event. It was the last straw for Frankie, and in a bout of frustration she did something she won't be able to take back: She took a topless picture of herself and sent it to Degrassi Nudes.

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    And now we give the floor to you, faithful Degrassians. Will Frankie regret taking that picture? Do you see some flaws in Zo�'s idea of empowerment? Was Miles too harsh on Maya? Will Drew and Becky stay strong? Go for it in the comments.


  • Degrassi Recap: 'Wise Up'

    Posted on 11/05/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    It's week two in a brand new season of Degrassi and we have a lot to discuss! During the Season Premiere, we learned that Clare decided to keep the baby, #Triles got caught in the middle of Hollingsworth family drama and Zo�, well, Zo�d her way onto the Power Cheer squad. What's up this week? If you haven't seen "Wise Up" yet, watch it online before reading our recap below!

    IN A BETTER PLACE
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    After Miles went on-record to call his father a homophobe, Mr. H decided to take Miles golfing to presumably work things out. It turns out, however, that Mr. H was just trying to stage a reconciliation to show the papers that he was once again on good terms with his son. When Miles realized what was going on, he ran off frustrated and disappointed.

    Degrassi: Wise Up

    Back at the Hollingsworth house, Miles and his dad got into another heated argument. But this time, Mr. H. shoved Miles into a wall.

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    And realizing that his behavior was not OK, that his unacceptable actions had turned into physical abuse, he bribed Miles with a new car.

    ...What?

    Degrassi: Wise Up

    Back at Degrassi, Tristan thought that Miles was just using him to anger his dad. Miles was unwilling to jeopardize another relationship in his life, so he made a peace offering to Tristan, which included a dinner invitation and a ride in his new car.

    Apology accepted... but are there some bigger issues at play? We can't ignore what happened between Miles and his dad.

    OFF THE HOOK
    Degrassi: Wise Up

    After learning that Clare planned to keep her baby, Drew was totally distraught over his uncertain future. He tried to talk Clare out of going through with the pregnancy, citing his immaturity as a major reason it probably wasn't a good idea for them to have a baby together. But Clare, headstrong in her ways, just said she didn't need Drew to be involved.

    And unsurprisingly, Drew thought he was off the hook.

    Degrassi: Wise Up

    Dallas, being a teen father himself, gave Drew some tough love about what it actually meant to be off the hook: By letting Clare raise the baby alone, he would still be a father� just a lousy one. Drew felt caught between warring opinions and a desire to do the right thing, but also didn't want to turn his life upside down. So he tried to lean on his girlfriend Becky for support.

    Degrassi: Wise Up

    But considering how the whole ordeal had put her in a very difficult situation, Becky decided she couldn't help him clean up his mess.

    #oomfCHAT
    Degrassi: Wise Up

    Zo� discovered several #oomfCHAT pictures of nude Niners on Zig's phone and was not pleased that Zig was so casual about the dismaying and troubling messages. Since they weren't officially dating, Zig didn't seem to see the problem. But just when Grace had knocked some sense into him and convinced him to delete the app, he got one of the very same oomfCHATs from Zo�. Ugh, twist.

    Degrassi: Wise Up

    Zig tried to tell Zo� she didn't need to send him compromising pictures, but Zo� took it personally and accused Zig of judging her. After everything that happened with the sexual assault trial, Zo� wanted to make it clear that she didn't need to be sheltered. She didn't need Zig telling her what to do with her body.

    Degrassi: Wise Up

    And even a grand (shirtless) apology couldn't change her mind.

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    Things are rumbling at Degrassi. What say you, dedicated fans? Are Zig and Zo� over before they ever really started? Is Zo� asserting her strength and independence in the right way? Has Miles really forgiven his Dad for what he did? Will Drew be able to step up to the plate? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

    If you or a friend is confronting a situation similar to Miles, Joyful Heart Foundation has resources and links to other organizations that may be helpful. As always, please remember you are not alone.

  • Degrassi Premiere Recap: 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'

    Posted on 10/29/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Welcome back, Degrassians! Last night, we kicked off a brand new season of Degrassi as our fave guys and gals returned for their final term (and brought a bunch of drama back with 'em). If you haven't seen the season premiere yet, watch "Smells Like Teen Spirit" online and then read our recap below!

    THERE'S A LITTLE PERSON INSIDE OF ME
    Degrassi: Smells LIke Teen Spirit

    After Clare discovered she was pregnant, she had to figure out how it would affect her future. Drew didn't understand why Clare continued to avoid him until he realized that he, apparently, had gotten her pregnant. Upset and confused, Clare decided she would get an abortion. And Drew (who just started dating Becky like, a second ago) was relieved for obvious reasons.

    Degrassi: Smells LIke Teen Spirit

    But then, Clare found out that her becoming pregnant after cancer was somewhat of a miracle. As a cancer survivor, her chances of being able to conceive were slim� but she was living proof that it was possible. In her head, an abortion sounded right, but in her heart she couldn't go through with it.

    Degrassi: Smells LIke Teen Spirit

    Just as swiftly as she resolved to get the procedure, Clare decided she would keep the baby. And Drew was back in the hot seat.

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    Oh, and just in case there wasn't enough to handle already, Clare found out she got into Columbia. In New York. Where Eli lives.

    This roller coaster is about to get real.

    YOU'RE A DISTRACTION
    Degrassi: Smells LIke Teen Spirit

    As captain of the Power Cheer team, Becky decided that after Zo�'s sexual assault trial against her brother, she didn't want Zo� cheering by her side.

    Degrassi: Smells LIke Teen Spirit

    The only problem was super-tumbler Zo� had a stellar try-out and kinda deserved to be on the squad.

    Degrassi: Smells LIke Teen Spirit

    And when Becky told Zo� she didn't make the cut, Zo� was upset, confused and (surprise!) a little vengeful.

    Degrassi: Smells LIke Teen Spirit

    Zo� happened to overhear Clare's pregnancy news, and decided to use it against Becky (the potential baby daddy's girlfriend, remember) in a famous Zo� Rivas stunt. She blurted out Drew's exciting news during Becky's performance, which sent Becky tumbling to the cold hard ground wondering� How ??? And why?? And what?! Her brand-new BF was going to be a dad?! Broken heart. Broken ankle.

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    And suddenly, a spot for Zo� opened up on the team.

    TRILES AND TRIBULATIONS
    Degrassi: Smells LIke Teen Spirit

    Now that Miles and Tristan have gotten together, it didn't take long for Miles to stir up some tension with his family. Mr. H. wasn't so sure Miles' new relationship was the best thing for his campaign, and Miles wasn't so sure he cared.

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    When a campaign reporter asked Miles to share some of his father's words of wisdom, he facetiously relayed his father's motto: "Being gay is ridiculous."

    Degrassi: Smells LIke Teen Spirit

    And the first stone has been thrown (or, like, the fortieth). But we have to wonder, is Miles' relationship with Tristan just a ploy to provoke his father? Or are his feelings for Tris real?

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    What did you think of the Season 14 premiere? Will Clare figure out a plan for her baby? Will Drew be a part of it? Can Zo� and Becky both get what they want? Does Miles care more about sabotaging his father's campaign than he does about his new BF? Get to talkin' in the comments!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Believe' Part 2

    Posted on 07/22/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    It's hard to believe that we're nearing the end of the chapter, but that doesn't mean the Degrassi drama is slowing down one bit! If you haven't seen "Believe Pt. 2", watch it online and then read our recap!

    Degrassi: Believe Pt. 2

    Maya and Miles started getting re-cozy, but Miles was nervous that his testimony in court would shake things up (again). Remember when he almost kissed Zoe at his fateful party? Well, Maya didn't. And sooner or later, she was going to find out.

    When Winston took the stand, he testified that Miles and Zoe were about to fool around before Zoe passed out.

    And Maya decided she had had enough.

    Degrassi: Believe Pt. 2

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    Degrassi: Believe Pt. 2

    Meanwhile, a gossip TV segment that was released surrounding the trial revealed that Zoe was actually booted from West Drive for pill popping. She was trying to move on from the trial by focusing on her audition, but this new video launched a disastrous wrench into her plan. Now the whole world knew her little secret.

    As the video started to spread, things went from bad to worse. And when Zoe didn't know where to turn, she picked up her old habit: She swiped a few pills from Zig and popped them in school.

    It didn't take long before Zoe, high on prescription drugs, started hallucinating in class.

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    It seemed like her world was beginning to crumble. Was Zoe starting to crumble with it?

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    Still high on the pills, she lashed out at the reporter who spread the terrible stories.

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    And later on, Zig found Zoe crying in the back of the bus. She had reached the end of her rope, but Zig sat with her, comforted her, and tried to give her perspective.

    Back in the courtroom, before Becky's testimony, Luke accidentally revealed something really important: At the time of the alleged assault...

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    When Becky heard this, she was certain that Zoe never consented. As heartbreaking as it was, Becky knew she had to tell the truth on the stand.

    As things were finally starting to turn around, Zoe mustered enough strength to give her honest and moving impact statement in court.

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    After her statement, she thanked Zig. And gave him money to pay off the gang, and get out of dealing drugs for good.

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    And when the jury finally came to their decision, Luke and Neil were found...

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    Guilty.

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    Although Zoe was able to find justice in this heart-wrenching case, Becky's world was now turned upside down. Thanks in large part to her testimony, her brother was now convicted of sexual assault. And when Becky turned to her mom for support, she was cold. Oh, so cold.

    Zoe's story sheds light on the complicated issue of sexual assault. It can happen to all kinds of people, and all-too often blame is assigned to the victim. Situations like these aren't easy to talk about, but if you or someone you know have been affected by sexual assault, there are resources available and it is never too late to get help. Tell someone you trust. You don't have to deal with this alone. Call the Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE or go to www.rainn.org.



    What did you all think of this eventful episode? What do you think is in store for the finale? Get to talkin' in the comments!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Believe' Part 1

    Posted on 07/16/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    This week on Degrassi, we took it to court. Zoe's trial against Becky's brother, Luke, has been a long time coming and on last night's episode it all went down in a judge's gown. If you haven't seen "Believe Pt. 1" yet, watch it online here here before reading our recap!

    DISORDER IN THE COURT
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    Zoe's fame from West Drive drew a lot of media attention to her sexual assault case. Reporters began swarming the Degrassi campus for information about the case, and some were questioning whether accusations against Becky's brother, Luke, were fabricated. As if the media circus wasn't enough to handle, Zoe was also preparing for an important audition. To say the least, she was having trouble focusing.

    Degrassi: Believe Pt. 1

    The first day in court, Zoe's lawyer began to question Luke about the Hollingsworth party and the incident in the pool house. When the lawyer asked if the encounter with Zoe was consensual, Luke replied, "She didn't say no." He also denied taking advantage of Zoe's intoxicated state to violate her while she was passed out.

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    Then, as Frankie was questioned by the prosecution, Zoe's case started to look even weaker. When asked, Frankie had to admit that Zoe "wanted to hook up that night" even though she was really drunk when she said it. With the video evidence expunged from the investigation, the defense was starting to convince the jury that Zoe's reputation would suggest she was more into hooking up with Luke than she really was. Why were they asking what she drank, why she was there, what she did to "lead him on?"

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    Zoe lashed out at her lawyer for not doing more to command the trial, and her lawyer told her to stay out of court. Feeling helpless, she decided that the best way to share her side of the story was to talk to a reporter directly. But when her quote was used against her in court, it seemed as though the trial was her's to lose. The victim is never to blame, and we hope the jury can see that. Only 'yes' means 'yes.'

    TRUE NORTH
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    But Becky was also having a hard time with the impending trial. Since her mom made it clear that they would need her to defend Luke's innocence, she struggled with what she would say on the stand, truly believing that her brother was guilty but not wanting to abandon him.

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    She became so overwhelmed, in fact, that she left the court room in the middle of Luke's questioning to return to Degrassi for an orienteering assignment. She just so happened to be paired up with Drew and less-than-stellar compass skills got them lost. Becky became noticeably frustrated and Drew suspected that it wasn't just about orienteering � it was about the trial. Drew tried to comfort Becky about her situation, assuring her that no one would ever blame her for supporting her brother.

    OLD HABITS DIE HARD
    Degrassi: Believe Pt. 1

    With all of the press surrounding the trial, Maya wanted to do something to support Zoe. She decided to get Miles' help making T-shirts and placards for students to wear at the trail. And as they started spending time together, Maya even made it seem like there was a chance that Miles could have another shot.

    But here's just one thing. When Miles testifies in court, he's going to have to admit to almost making out with Zoe while he and Maya were still dating. Something Maya never found out about. Oof.

    Degrassi: Believe Pt. 1

    And even though Zig didn't seem too happy about #Mayales reconnecting, he had bigger problems on his hands. When a member of the gang came around Degrassi, Zig tried to tell him he had retired. But it doesn't look like he's going to be off the hook that easy.


    What did you think of this episode? What do you predict will happen next week? Let us know in the comments and don't forget to tune in for "Believe Pt. 2" next Tuesday at 9pm ET!



    Zoe's story sheds light on the complicated issue of sexual assault. It can happen to all kinds of people, and all-too often blame is assigned to the victim. Situations like these aren't easy to talk about, but if you or someone you know have been affected by sexual assault, there are resources available and it is never too late to get help. Tell someone you trust. You don't have to deal with this alone. Call the Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE or go to www.rainn.org.

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Out of My Head'

    Posted on 07/09/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    So. Much. Drama. Did you catch last night's Degrassi? We've got a lot to wrap up, so if you haven't seen "Out of My Head" yet, watch it online here and then read our recap!

    I CAN'T BE SEEN WITH YOU
    Degrassi: Out Of My Head

    Tristan was on cloud nine ever since he and Mr. Yates began a passionate, if totally illegal and secret, love affair. And even though Mr. Yates made it very clear that no one could ever know about their relationship (hello, RED FLAG #367!), it didn't take long for Maya to find out what was going on.

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    She reported the situation to Principal Simpson, which prompted a pretty intense questioning, where, despite Tristan's denial of everything, it was clear the allegations were true. Before long, Mr. Yates was suspended and faced with an investigation for having inappropriate relations with a student, and Tristan was devastated.

    Degrassi: Out Of My Head

    Tristan, sure that their love could conquer anything, insisted that they could figure it out together. Yates disdainfully replied, "How could you be so na�ve?"

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    Convinced that Maya was out to sabotage the only love Tristan's ever known, he blew up at her for ruining his life. In his eyes, how could she possibly know what it feels like to lose a love when guys are fawning over her all the time?

    But, we ask you Degrassians, were they really in love? Or was Mr. Yates a master-manipulator taking advantage of a student genuinely hoping and searching for love? We've seen this play out on Degrassi before (does anyone remember when this happened to Paige with Mr. O?), and at the end of the day, Tristan's a kid and Mr. Yates is an adult.

    Our hearts break for Tristan, but it's not too difficult to see the true colors of this doomed and inappropriate relationship. And as for Tristan's friendship with Maya, do you think he'll be able to understand why she did what she did?

    THE REAL REASONDegrassi: Out Of My Head

    Frankie was concerned that her mom paid Becky to allow her to walk in the fashion show. Worried that she didn't land her spot based on merit, but rather based on her reputation as the rich girl, Frankie confronted Becky.

    Degrassi: Out Of My Head

    Much to Frankie's surprise, Becky revealed that the only reason she wasn't originally chosen was because Winston, apparently, couldn't be around Frankie�because he liked her so much.

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    So Chewy has feelings for his best friend's sister, after all! Frankie feels the same and, well, Miles will just have to survive!

    SURPRISE BY DESIGN
    Degrassi: Out Of My Head

    When Imogen thought her new love interest Jack didn't like her designs for the Degrassi fashion show, she decided to completely transform them from Hollywood Glamour to verrry avant garde haute couture. And even though Imogen was sure her new boundary-pushing designs would impress Jack, Becky was really upset that she ruined the original dresses and compromised the theme of the fashion show.

    Degrassi: Out Of My Head

    Imogen realized that she had made a huge mistake and put her own needs in front of her friend's (and those of the whole fashion show). When it came time to fill in for Tristan as the emcee, she took the stage to publicly apologize to Becky.

    Degrassi: Out Of My Head

    And since Imogen realized her mistakes, she didn't entirely have to face her karmic comeuppance: Not only did Becky accept her apology, but Jack totally liked her designs all along (and was still into her)! See, Immy? Just being you is good enough!


    If you're still thinking about last night's episode, we feel you! Put some of those thoughts in the comments!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Hypnotize'

    Posted on 07/02/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Whoa. Is anyone still recovering from all of the drama that went down on last night's episode? Sure, Degrassi is no stranger to stirring to plot (especially when it comes to matters of the heart) but this week took it to the next level! From teacher-student relationships to budding romances, there is much to discuss about this episode. If you haven't seen "Hypnotize" yet, watch it online and then read our recap below!

    CROSS THE LINE
    Degrassi: Hypnotize

    Tristan landed the role of emcee for the Degrassi Fashion Show much to the congratulatory praise of Mr. Yates. In fact, since Mr. Yates was so supportive, Tristan decided to ask his good looking teacher for help writing banter for the show � which meant going over to his apartment after school, alone.

    After a little bit of writing, and a perhaps a little too much drinking, Tristan kissed Mr. Yates. But right when he pulled away to apologize, Mr. Yates surprised him and took it a step further. Tristan quickly became uncomfortable and left.

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    The next day in class, Tristan tried to apologize to Mr. Yates for what happened the night before. But Mr. Yates, clearly uncomfortable, immediately retreated and dismissed Tristan for being "immature."

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    That night, Tristan went back to his teacher's apartment. When Mr. Yates answered the door, Tristan insisted that he was not only mature, but he was ready to take it to the next level. And so he did.

    Degrassians, it doesn't take much convincing to realize how dangerously suspicious this relationship is. We hope you felt the same discomfort we did as Mr. Yates, an authority figure, pursued his student. There is much left to be revealed and we can only imagine where this story will go next week, but what does your good judgment tell you now?

    MODEL BEHAVIOR
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    Frankie hoped to be selected as a model for the fashion show, but after what she thought was a great audition, she didn't make the cut. With both Zo� and Keisha getting the nod from Becky and her fashion show committee, Frankie started to question what about her looks weren't good enough.

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    She became so insecure, in fact, that she asked her mom if she could get plastic surgery for her birthday. Momma Hollingsworth, thankfully, quickly shot that request down, and encouraged Frankie to talk to Becky. She would convince her that she had the experience and the skills to make a great model. And she did!

    DANCE WITH SOMEBODY
    Degrassi: Hypnotize

    Imogen finally mustered enough courage to ask Jack out on a date. When Jack invited Imogen to come watch her dance class after school, Imogen fell even harder for her talented crush. As Imogen hung out with Jack and her free-spirited dance friends, she smoked some weed — something we guess Imogen doesn't do too often — learned a few dance moves from Jack, and before they knew it, fell on the floor sharing their first kiss!

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    Only thing is, because Imogen got high and was up so late with Jack, she didn't finish her sketches for the Degrassi Fashion show on time. She got the girl, but suffered the consequence of getting high and let her co-organizer (and good friend) Becky down. Will Imogen's relationship with Jack get in the way of her responsibilities? And perhaps more importantly, could it compromise her friendships?

    There's a lot to process from this episode, so let us know your thoughts in the comments!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'My Hero'

    Posted on 06/25/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Last night's Degrassi continued to shed light on the complicated relationships of family life and the ripple effect that can occur with friends. If you haven't seen "My Hero" yet, watch it online here and then read our recap below!

    IN REAL LIFE
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    When Becky got Grace's help to confirm the identity of Sir Excellence, Becky's virtual boyfriend from Realm of Doom, she found out that Sir Excellence was actually Miles' little brother, Hunter. Who's in Grade 9.

    Degrassi: My Hero

    Realizing how uncomfortable it made her, Becky broke up with Sir Excellence without revealing her true identity. Eventually, however, Hunter figured out who she was and confronted her, saying that dream world was meant to be make believe. He was furious that she brought the Realm of Doom into reality (what a noob, Becky!!?!) and Becky realized that if she really wanted to make things better, she would have to get a life.

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    She decided to finally confide in her mom about how she was feeling unloved and alienated in the midst of her brother's trail. Becky's mother comforted her and recognized that, of course, Becky was going through a trying time as well. But when she said they needed to stick together as a family, she meant that Becky had to stand up for Luke at his trial. Knowing deep down that Luke was guilty, Becky was now faced with an even harsher dilemma.

    WHEN IT RAINS...
    Degrassi: My Hero

    From his falling-out with Clare to getting fired from Mr. H's campaign for hugging his wife, it seemed like nothing was going right for Drew -- he even pushed Dallas away when he tried to help keep Drew's mind off of his troubles. Not sure who to turn to, Drew sought Imogen's advice. She encouraged Drew to fight for his job on the grounds that losing his position because of what happened between him and Mrs. H was actually wrongful termination.

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    But when Drew went to campaign headquarters to confont Mr. H and demand his job back, he made a little too big of a splash. Literally. Drew accidentally pushed an already-peeved Mr. Hollingsworth into the pool. Now he was straight-up livid. But just as a dismayed Drew made his way out of the Hollingshousehold, he crossed paths with a reporter who witnessed the altercation. She sensed something suspicious was going on, and offered to hear what Drew had to say. Feeling like his side of the story was being ignored, Drew was tempted to speak up.

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    Later on in the cafeteria, Miles pleaded Drew to not go to the media about his dad. Miles knew about the affair, and suggested that with all of Mr. H's connections, keeping his mouth shut could actually work in Drew's favor. So Drew took Miles' suggestion and asked Mr. Hollingsworth not for his job back, but for a reference and contacts. Now, returning to Dallas with an apology, an order of honey garlic wings, and a few high-society phone numbers, the two amigos were ready to get Double D Party Planning started for real.

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    And with his life starting to fall back into place, Drew even mustered enough courage to talk to Clare. It took only an exchange of honest apologies to suggest that maybe, just maybe, their relationship was on the mend.

    FOOD FOR THE SOUL
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    Finally, we learned this episode that Zig was kicked out his house for dealing pot from his family's store. Evidently, an armed gang member came to rob Zig a while back and Zig wasn't there, leaving his mother and little brother in serious danger.

    Now that Zig has started to turn his life around, however, his gang mediator set up a meeting for him to try to reconcile with his mom. But when it came time to finally speak to his mom face-to-face, he couldn't bear the thought of her never forgiving him, and he backed out.

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    But the unfinished business with his mom started to affect Zig at his new job in the restaurant. The head chef noticed his preoccupation and sympathetically, but firmly, implored Zig to deal with his issues outside of the kitchen.

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    And a little tough love from his boss was just what Zig needed. He whipped up a nice a dinner and followed through on finally talking with his mom.


    What are your feels, Degrassians? With the trial coming up, what do you think Becky will do? Are Drew and Clare back on track, or will it take some time? Share your thoughts in the comments!