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  • Degrassi Recap: 'Honey'

    Posted on 08/16/2013 by Rachel1016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Cannonball'

    Posted on 08/09/2013 by Rachel1016

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tune In To The Degrassi Tweet-Peat Tonight!

    Posted on 07/14/2013 by baileyb2112

    A whole new Degrassi is finally here and we know you couldn't be more excited!

    For those of you who tragically missed Thursday's premiere, don't fret! You can tune in to a special encore of the episode tonight at 9PM ET on TeenNick! Plus, you might even see your #Degrassi tweets on the air!

    That's right. Repeat + tweet = TWEET-PEAT! This is your chance to join in the conversation. Don't miss it!