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  • 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.

    Degrassi: Out Of My Head

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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...
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    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.

    Degrassi: My Hero

    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!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'How Bizarre'

    Posted on 06/17/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Last night on Degrassi, there was a little bit of family drama. Drew got caught up in Hollingsworth baggage and Becky had to bear the cold shoulder from her own parents in the midst of her brother's trial. If you haven't seen "How Bizarre" yet, watch it here and then read our recap below!

    DON'T KILL THE MESSENGER
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    While working on Mr. Hollingsworth's's campaign, Drew walked in on Mrs. H. crying in the pool house. Upset over her strained relationship with her husband, she confided in Drew as he comforted her.

    Degrassi: How Bizarre

    It seemed he may have been a little too comforting, however, because later on Drew received a half-nude photo from the boss man's wife! And to make matters worse, he received it right when he was trying to prove to Alli and Jenna that he wasn't using Clare for a meaningless hookup.

    Degrassi: How Bizarre

    It turns out, Mrs. H. sent that photo in an embarrassing moment of weakness and apologized. She vented to Drew about her husband was sleeping with his campaign manager (of which Drew was previously unaware) and wanted to give him a taste of his own medicine. Despite being relieved that the Mrs. didn't have the hots for him, Drew felt obligated to let Mr. H. know about the picture.

    Degrassi: How Bizarre

    Unfortunately for Drew, who was now armed with knowledge of the affair, Mr. H. decided it would best to put out this fire... by firing Drew.

    FAMILY MATTERS
    Degrassi: How Bizarre

    Ever since Becky turned in Luke for Zoe's assault, things have gotten tense at home. Her parents and Luke have become distant, and although they never blamed her for reporting Luke, she felt their fingers pointing at her. To escape, Becky began playing a computer game called "Realm of Doom" in which she met a particularly dapper, but completely simulated, medieval knight.

    Degrassi: How Bizarre

    And with little more than a kiss and some alone time in the alternate universe, things got pretty serious between the two warriors. Hm... wonder where this could be going? Mysterious? Or Magical?

    BON APPETIT

    Degrassi: How Bizarre

    After deciding to leave the gang, Zig started to show a new-found interest in cooking and got a job at a trendy new restaurant through his mediator Jose. But when the executive chef at the restaurant halted Zig's dreams of becoming a culinary artist by insisting he start with basics (which meant watching another cook chop onions), Zig felt like he was being treated as nothing more than a delinquent charity case.

    Degrassi: How Bizarre

    Back in the Rubber Room, Grace suggested that if he wanted respect, he'd have to demand it. But Zig's chef made it clear that respect had to be earned. And back to chopping onions he went.

    Zig made a big decision to leave the gang and start anew, but will he be able to keep his head up? Will Drew be able to get his job back? Will Becky fall farther into the "Realm of Doom"? Tell us what you thought of this episode in the comments, Degrassians!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Enjoy the Silence'

    Posted on 06/11/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Leave it to Degrassi to turn a school event into a big old batch of capital 'D' Drama! Last night, the students put on the Degrassi Panorama arts night, and between one illicit kiss, two gang interventions and a healthy dose of bitterness, there was MUCH to be oohed and aahhed. If you haven't seen "Enjoy the Silence" watch it here first and then read our recap below!

    GANGBUSTERS
    Degrassi: Enjoy the Silence

    Maya helped Zig fake sick in order to avoid the guys from the gang. If memory serves us, the only way Maya got Zig to comply was with a nearly-hypnotizing kiss. And so it seems Maya took advantage of Zig's feelings once again, even if for a seemingly noble cause.

    But their plan didn't turn out to be quite so slick when Tiny found out where Zig was. Not only did he come to Maya's house to confront him, but he told Zig that the other gang members were losing their patience, and that he better keep in touch with them or else they'd threaten Maya's family.

    Degrassi: Enjoy the Silence

    Zig, worried about putting Maya's family in danger, decided that the only way to get out of the mess was to skip town. And when Maya realized that Zig had left for the bus depot, she felt like she was running out of options to help him. But then, out of nowhere, Miles (of all people!) said he might have a way to help.

    Degrassi: Enjoy the Silence

    Maya and Miles showed up at the bus depot with Mr. Hollingsworth. Turns out, Mr. H has connections to gang intervention programs, in which former gang members themselves help kids like Zig get out of dangerous situations. With the help of a professional mediator, both Zig and Tiny were given the opportunity to get out of trouble.

    KISS AND TELL
    Degrassi: Enjoy the Silence

    Miles found out that his little sister Frankie kissed a high school guy and was on a mission to teach him lesson. What Miles didn't know was that the make-out bandit was none other than his best friend, Winston. But when both Frankie and Winston came down with bronchitis, it was pretty clear who was swapping saliva.

    Degrassi: Enjoy the Silence

    When Miles was about to accuse someone else, he realized that it was Winston who locked lips with his younger sis. Surprisingly, Miles wasn't as furious as Winston (and we all) expected him to be. In fact, he thought it was "hilarious" because he assumed there was no way they'd actually ~date~. But did anyone else notice how Winston looked dejected as Miles humorously imagined all of the goofy ship names that would come out of their never-to-be relationship? Winston may want Frankston to become a reality, after all.

    THE POWER OF TRUTH
    Degrassi: Enjoy the Silence

    Clare was still livid with Drew for dumping her (before they technically even started dating), so she decided to use the arts night as a platform for revenge. Using a polygraph (also known as a lie detector), Clare exposed Drew for toying with her emotions... in front of an audience of people. The stunt turned into a full-on public altercation between the two, and Drew stormed out.

    When Alli asked Clare what was going on, she confessed to what happened between her and Drew at the Wild Wild West Night. Clare told Alli about how she felt rejected, and how Drew couldn't seem to own up to his hurtful behavior.

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    Yep, there was only one thing that could make Clare feel better. It was time to throw an axe to Drew's face. Literally.

    What do you think, Degrassians? Was this episode as much of a spectacle as Grace's silent dance party?

  • Degrassi Recap: 'You Are Not Alone'

    Posted on 06/03/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Degrassi is BACK, you guys! School might be out for the summer, but things are just heating up at Degrassi Community. Everyone's trying new things, joining new clubs, and, of course, breaking new rules. If haven't seen "You Are Not Alone," watch in online then read our recap below!

    RUBBER ROOM REDEMPTION
    Degrassi: You Are Not Alone

    With the start of the new spring semester, Maya had an idea to create an arts night at Degrassi organized by the Rubber Room kids. The concept was to turn Degrassi into a space for freedom of expression and creativity... and also to shed the reputation of the Rubber Room kids as no-good-very-bad delinquents.

    But Maya soon found out that Zig has been mixed up in some gang-related activity with Tiny. Zig insisted that gang life was in the past, but Maya was none-too-pleased to find drugs in his backpack—yep, Zig was still caught up in some major trouble. Maya confronted Zig and, to his chagrin, decided to get rid of the drugs. Now Zig would have to face the gang about the missing drugs.

    Degrassi: You Are Not Alone

    Maya continued to meddle in Zig's problems and tried to pay Tiny for the drugs in exchange for Zig's freedom from the gang. Even though Tiny seemed to comply, it appeared that Maya may have made things worse. Later that night, Zig got an angry text from Tiny demanding that he meet him. Zig was hurriedly on his way out the door, when Maya realized the only way to stop him...

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    ...was to kiss him.

    Wasn't Maya just saying that she was still hung up on Miles? Is this a desperate ploy to keep Zig out of trouble? Or does she really like him?

    COMIC CHEMISTRY
    Degrassi: You Are Not Alone

    Winston was determined to spark a love interest in the Comic Book Club. He wasn't having much luck until Miles' little sister came out of nowhere and took Chuey by surprise. Apparently, not only did she like comic books, but she also likes Winston.

    Degrassi: You Are Not Alone

    After she literally knocked him off his feet (and sent him plunging into the pool), Frankie and Winston kissed!

    But then they quikcly said to each other in unison, "Miles can never know about this." Something tells us such stealthiness is going to be difficult.

    TRIATHALON DISTRACTION
    Degrassi: You Are Not Alone

    In the aftermath of the Drew-kissing drama, Clare decided that she needed to keep herself busy by training for a triathlon. She tried to enlist Alli to train with her, but when she opted for Salsa Club with Dallas instead, Clare ventured out on her own.

    Degrassi: You Are Not Alone

    Turns out, new girl Jack coaches the Triathlon Club. And after their first grueling practice, she invited Clare to hang out with her friends at their backyard axe-throwing league. Catapulting axes into a bull's-eye with Drew's face imagined on it was just the emotional and physical release that Clare needed.

    Degrassi: You Are Not Alone

    But did she come on too strong with Jack and her friends? When Alli suggested that Clare might have some new "suitors" (since Jack is a lesbian and all), Clare worried that she may have given Jack the wrong idea. It didn't take long for her to realize, though, that just because Jack was friendly toward her, didn't mean she was into her. Come on, Clare! We coulda told you that!


    It's so Degrassi to start off with a bang, right? What did you all think of this episode? Will Frankie and Winston become� Frankston? Or, Winkie?! Does Maya really like Zig, or is she hastily playing with his emotions again? Sound off in the comments!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Sparks Will Fly' Part Two

    Posted on 04/23/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Well Degrassians, we've come to the end of Season 13's drama-filled first half. On the Winter Finale, the students attended Wild Wild West Night and, let's just say, all is not quiet on the Degrassi front. If you haven't seen 'Sparks Will Fly' Part Two, watch it online here and then check out our recap!

    FULL COURT STRESS

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 2

    After last week's heartrending Eclare breakup, it seemed as though Clare was ready to pursue things with Drew. They ended up alone in the prop closet and, after one thing lead to another, Clare and Drew officially got together.

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    But right as they decided to give this "thing" a shot, Eli walked in. Turns out, after Clare broke up with him over voice mail, he traveled back to Degrassi to try to work it out. He was, unsurprisingly, pretttty upset to find Clare already moved on (with Drew, no less).

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    But Clare's mind was made up. Their relationship had already strayed so far from what it used to be, and Eli showing up this one time just wasn't enough. It was really over between them.

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    And Drew, starting to feel caught between a bigger, more intense drama, worried that he was to Clare what Zo� was to him.

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    ZOE'S MOMAGER
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    Zo� was a little rattled to find out that the character she was set to play in a new film project was, after being abducted and tormented, kills herself in the end. She decided to propose a rewrite, but when the director refused, Zo� realized she had a tough decision to make: After all she had been through with the sexual assault incident, did she want to portray a character whose fate would suggest she wasn't capable of fighting back?

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    Zo� decided to quit the movie, and even though she was proud of herself for making such a tough decision, Mama Rivas wasn't as pleased. In fact, Zo�'s mom came to Wild Wild West Night to demand her daughter hightail it back to set.

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    But Zoe, who was fed up with taking her mom's every order, stood by her decision to quit the movie. Despite her mom insisting that she knew what was best for her career, it was her choice. And ultimately, her choice alone.

    Up until this episode, Zo� had always been at the mercy of her mom's crazy career expectations, and it was interesting to see this new development in Zo�'s relationship with her mom. Zo� stood up for herself, and she got her mom to listen.

    FRIENDS IN THE END
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    After leading Zig to believe that he might have a chance with her, Maya finally confessed that she only wanted to be friends with him. Zig was upset that Maya didn't think he was strong enough to take the truth, and their friendship, in his eyes, was over.

    Later that night, however, Maya couldn't find Zig and worried that he had left the school to do something reckless. She confided in Miles about Zig, and he offered to help her find him.

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    Even if he didn't like Zig, it was important to Maya. And therefore, it was important to Miles.

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    When Miles found Zig, however, he was drinking in the greenhouse. Miles tried to get him to come back inside, but when Zig fired a missive at him about Maya being his "sloppy seconds" (EW, not cool), Miles turned around and tried to punch him the face. He missed, Zig punched back, and fists went flying. Miles ended up on the ground.

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    Later on, Chuey found Miles in the parking lot, beaten-up and boiling. Miles decided to take Chuey's fake gun, which was a part of his Wild Wild West Night costume, and use it to scare Zig. He pointed the fake gun in Zig's face just as Maya ran out, scared and furious. Even after Miles said it was fake, Maya said, "I can't be with a guy who scares me."

    But even though her relationship with Miles was over, she was able to reconcile with Zig. They shared a little ice cream, clinked their spoons, and maybe, just maybe were finally good again.

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    What say you, Degrassians? Are we in for a steamy summer? Will Maya and Zig be able to have a drama-free friendship? Could it turn into something more? Will Clare be able to convince Drew he's not just a rebound? Check out a look at what's coming next chapter on Degrassi, and sound off in the comments!



  • Degrassi Recap: 'Sparks Will Fly' Part One

    Posted on 04/15/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Giddy up, Degrassians, because the Wild Wild West Night is approaching, and you know someone's bound to kick up a row! On last night's episode, Clare lost her patience for Eli, Maya found herself embroiled in a love triangle, and Zo� fought her way back to the top of the acting game. If you haven't seen "Sparks Will Fly" Part One yet, watch it online then read our recap below!

    IT'S NOT ENOUGH
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    It's no secret that there's something (okay, a LOT of things) going on between Clare and Drew. When Prez. Drew finally revealed his true feelings for his VP last week, Clare began to reconsider the fate of her relationship with Eli. But despite the mega-flirtation that seems nearly inevitable when the two are together, Clare was ready to patch things up with Eli. He was coming back to Degrassi for Wild Wild West Night, and they'd get to spend some much-needed QT together.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    ...Until he wasn't anymore? Eli called Clare and confessed that he couldn't leave school to travel back to Degrassi for Wild Wild West Night. And at this point, Clare was at the end of her rope. She knew long distance was going to be hard, but should it be this hard?

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    It only took one intruding rat and a heroic Drew (who helped usher the grimy creature back the gutter from whence it came) for Clare to realize that maaaaaybe she needed to face the facts: Drew was there. Eli was not.

    And then, Drew laid it out on the line:

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    Clare had a decision to make. Was she drifting from Eli because Drew was available? Or had too much changed in the past few months? Could it be that she was just in love with the idea of Eli from before?

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    Clare decided to call Eli one more time, but when he didn't pick up, it was the last straw. As she left her message, she told Eli it was over. And maybe it had been for a while.

    CALL IT A COMEBACK
    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    After a hiatus from acting on West Drive, Zo� was ready to get back into the game. She was hard-pressed to land a role on a renowned director's new project, but a less-than-stellar audition had her hopes knocked pretty low.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    To make matters worse, her performance at school wasn't ovation-worthy, either: When an F on her history test required Zo� to join the quiz team for extra credit, she not only had to agonize over a botched audition, but she faced (as Tristan suggested) social suicide on the "Nerd Squad."

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    Zo� desperately needed to get the part, so Tristan suggested she tap into her personal experience for inspiration. Tristan encouraged Zoe to channel the anger and hurt she felt after she was assaulted. And when she did, she became overwhelmed by the still-painful memories from that night, and whacked her co-star in the face.

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    Oops.

    Zo� was sure she had ruined her chances of being cast, but after explaining to the director that she could pull through, make it real, and give a good performance...

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    He gave her the part.

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    WHAT'LL I DO ABOUT YOU?
    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    Even though Miles' jealousy drove him to frame Zig at the Sweethearts Semiformal, Maya confessed she missed her boyfriend. She worried, however, that if she took Miles back, Zig would fly off the handle, do something reckless, and cause even more drama than was already brewing between the three of them.

    So the perfect solution? Date Miles in secret.

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    Miles, happy to have Maya back, agreed to be a clandestine couple. But little did he know, Zig decided it was time to make proper moves on Maya.

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    Zig gave her his bracelet and asked her to give him a chance when the time was right. Maya, not ready to let Zig down, said, "Of course," as Miles bitterly watched around the corner. What a mess.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    So, let's break it down: Zig is under the impression that Maya is into him, even though she's actually back with Miles. Zig basically marked Maya with his bracelet, and has since subtly been rubbing it in Miles' face. Maya said she made her choice, but is that enough for Miles?

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    Miles finally said that he couldn't be in a secret relationship with Maya anymore. Not only was Zig acting like he'd won, but it seemed suspicious that Maya continued to string him along. And when Maya said that she "just didn't want anyone to get hurt," Miles made it clear that someone (read: HE) already was.


    Man, you guys, so much happening and there's only one episode left in the chapter! Will Clare make a move with Drew now that she's single? Will Maya have to tell Zig the truth in order to save her relationship with Miles?

    Next week is the Winter Chapter Finale, and to celebrate, we're inviting you to a VERY special Degrassi Twitter Party. We'll be taking to @TeenNick and @Degrassinsider to live tweet the entire episode as well as give away some awesome prizes! Check out all the deets and contest rules right here! We can't wait to do this finale right!


  • Degrassi Recap: 'Everything is Everything'

    Posted on 04/09/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Tuesdays are all about Degrassi, and last night we brought you a fresh batch of delicious Degassi drama! This week's episode tackled (SURPRISE!) the ever-changing relationship feels. From Dallas and Alli, to Drew and Clare, to Tristan...and his teacher (?) you're gonna want to watch "Everything is Everything" online and then read our recap below!

    THE GOOD FIGHT
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    Last week, Dallas and Connor were pulled over on their way to the science fair under the suspicion of a stolen car. After spending the night at the police station, the officers determined that the car wasn't in fact stolen, and the boys were free to go. But Dallas was still upset at the likelihood that he and Connor were pulled over because of their race.

    When they finally reached the science fair, Dallas was approached by one of the judges. As he fixed a few items on Alli's display, the judge asked him to "step away" from the table. When Dallas explained that he was Alli's partner, the judge did not understand, and rather insisted that he come with him to sort the situation out. Dallas, suspecting similar racism, became defensive and aggressively refused.

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    Later, when the judge returned to evaluate their project, Dallas had another heated altercation. Dallas thought the judge was surprised at his articulate explanation of their findings, and Dallas called him out for having low expectations from a black man. The judge was taken aback, and Alli was not only confused, but furious that Dallas would jeopardize her chances of impressing the judges in such a reckless way.

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    As Dallas tried to figure out a way to fix his mistake, Alli's dad approached him and told him story of when he was similarly profiled at an airport. But when Dallas maintained that he wouldn't sit back and let the persecution just happen, Alli's father gave him some wise advice:

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    Dallas apologized to the judge, explained the reasoning behind his impulsiveness, and encouraged him to give Alli another chance. The judge agreed, and before we knew it, Alli took home the gold.

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    But it looks like Dallas did, too. :)

    Dallas told Alli he was going to file a proper complaint with the police department about the way he and Connor were treated, proving that he could win the girl, win the fair, and win the cause.

    And that's how to fight.

    STAR PUPIL
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    Ever since Mr. Yates told Tristan that he was his favorite student, Tristan assumed that his relationship with, ehem, Grant was going to be a special one. However, Mr. Yates gave Tristan a hard time at the next meeting of the play-writing collective. Apparently, he deemed Tristan's writing both "boring" and "lacking depth." Ouch.

    Why was Mr. Yates being so hot and cold?

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    When Tristan approached him, Yates admitted that he didn't want to show Tristan any favoritism. But, I mean, anyone that knows anything about body language could tell that he was hiding something. Why was Mr. Yates being so volatile and sending Tristan signals about actually being friends?

    Well, things got even more suspicious when Mr. Yates then asked Tristan if he had ever heard of the love story of Heloise and Abelard.

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    Tristan quickly learned that the story tells the tragic tale of a teacher who falls in love with a student.

    ...And we quickly learn that things between Tristan and Mr. Yates are about to get complicated.

    GET A #CLEW
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    Clare was surprised to find that Drew's date with Eden went really well. According to Drew, not only was Eden pretty, but she was funny and they had a lot in common.

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    Plus, Imogen approved.

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    But as the idea of Drew and Eden together became more real, Clare started to regret helping Drew find a new girl. (Ya always want what you can't have, HUH, Clare?!) She also still hadn't revealed the true identity of Annabella, the girl in the fake profile that Clare created last episode. But it was time to tell Drew that she was Annabella.

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    Turns out Drew knew the entire time, and he confessed that the reason he chose Eden was not because "Annabella" wasn't his type, but because she had a boyfriend.

    And... KABOOOOOM! <-- That's the onomatopoeia for a #truthbomb.

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    So, now that the mutual feelings between Drew and Clare were on the table, it was time for Drew to let Eden down easy. He came clean about his feelings for Clare, but, even after breaking it off with Eden, he made it clear that the chances of him and Clare working were slim. Ugh, so now what? The ball's in Annabella's court?

    Oy yoy yoy, we hope you're bracing yourselves, Degrassians. Will Clare and Drew challenge the universe and get together? Will Tristan find himself in a tricky situation with Mr. Yates? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Army of Me'

    Posted on 04/02/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Hey, Degrassians! Did you catch last night's new episode? Between an act of domestic terrorism, a tough (but cute) new teacher, and an ongoing game of "He loves me, he loves me not," these kids better see all the drama a-brewin' before things get out of control! If you haven't seen "Army of Me," watch it online and then read our recap below!

    THE SCIENCE OF FAIR


    It was finally time for Alli to present her project at the science fair. She was so excited because she and Dallas had been working tirelessly for weeks, and only few loose ends stood between her and total science domination. But when Dallas and Alli went to the mall to pick up her posters, a frightening incident shook things up. Literally.



    Someone set off a homemade dry ice bomb in the middle of the food court and forced everyone to duck and cover under tables. No one was hurt, but when the police cleared out the room, they asked Dallas to stay behind for questioning.



    And before long, he realized that both he and Connor were being profiled as suspects because of their race.

    After waiting for a long time, disgruntled and upset, Dallas and Connor were finally released. Unfortunately, the bus to the fair had already left without them. They had to figure out a way to meet Alli and Jenna at the fair, and thankfully, Principal Simpson let Connor borrow his car so they could make it in time. (It pays having the principal be your legal guardian!) Keys in hand, Dallas and Connor hit the road.



    But while they were on their way, the boys got pulled over by two cops. And since Dallas was positive he wasn't speeding, he asked the officer why he was stopped. The officer scornfully replied, "Your exhaust is very loud." Dallas knew this wasn't a legitimate violation, and when the officers questioned the boys' permission to use the car, he was sure they were being persecuted. Because of their race.

    Do you think will Dallas' anger inspire him to make a stand in a constructive way? Or will it lead to even more trouble?

    WAXING POETIC


    There's a new teacher at Degrassi, and his name is Mr. Grant Yeats. He stands on desks, prefers that students and teachers "teach each other," and has this super-secret-invite-only play-writing collective (because multi-hyphenates = prestigious, obviously).



    Tristan really wanted to get into Mr. Yeats' play-writing collective to keep his mind off of how things weren't going so great at home. But when Zoe got her invitation to the collective, Tristan was confused about how and why his invitation was, er, lost in the mail?

    Well, turns out, Mr. Yeats didn't think Tristan's work was deserving of admittance into the collective.

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    Determined to get a spot in the super-secret society, Tristan followed the group to their meeting place… in the middle of the woods. But as he spied on them behind a tree, Mr. Yeats noticed him. (Let's be real, when you swat a fly like a kung fu warrior, you're bound to get noticed.)

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    At first Mr. Yeats was a little confused, and suggested that Tristan's boldness might not have been in the best taste. But after the meeting was dismissed, he told Tristan individually that he admired his determination. And even said that he could foresee Tristan being his favorite student.

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    Hmm…

    NOT HIS TYPE?


    After Becky called Clare and Drew "work spouses" (y'know, because they finish each other's sentences, know the intimate details of each other's candy intolerance, and basically are in LURVE), Clare became worried that everyone at school thought she and Drew were dating. And since they kissed that one time (oh, riggghhtttt), Clare decided that it would probably be better to have no suspicions floating around. So, she set out on a mission to find Drew a girlfriend.

    She created an online dating profile for Drew, and it didn't take much time for her inbox to be flooded with responses. Clare thought she was being sneaky, but Imogen sensed her ulterior motives for playing matchmaker: "You're trying to avoid your feelings for Drew," she said.

    Busted.

    But when Clare asked Imogen to keep her "stupid crush" on the down low (HEY, ELI), Imogen tried to ease her fears by saying that Drew wouldn't actually date her, anyway. She wasn't his type.

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    Wait, what?

    To see if Imogen's hunch was true, Clare made a fake profile for a made-up girl named Annabella. And this girl was basically Clare—she had all the same interests and attributes, just without the picture.



    However, when she gave Drew his options, he chose another girl named Eden based on her looks. Was Clare a little bummed? We think so.

    Will Clare finally face her feelings and tell Drew the real identity of Annabella? Will Tristan and Mr. Yeats form a bond? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!