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
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.
...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?
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:
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?
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
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.
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."
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.
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...
He gave her the part.
WHAT'LL I DO ABOUT YOU?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!