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  • 2014 Kids' Choice Awards: Degrassi Stars, Austin Mahone + More!

    Posted on 03/31/2014 by Rachel1016

    They came, they saw, they slimed.

    This year, TeenNick stars turned up at the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards in a BIG way! Degrassi's Melinda Shankar, Luke Bilyk and Demetrius Joyette hit up the Orange Carpet, TeenNick Top 10 heartthrobs Austin Mahone and Cody Simpson dueled it out in MAJOR slime showdown, and Aloe Blacc and American Authors tore up the KCA stage with unreal performances!

    If you missed all the jam-packed fun on Saturday, here are some of our favorite moments (and a few you haven't seen before) from the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards!


    KCA Recap

    Before the show, Demetrius, Melinda and Luke hit up the KCA Orange Carpet for a little step-and-repeat. They clean up nice, don't they?

    KCA Recap

    But you better believe they showed their silly side, too!

    And signing some autographs for adoring fans? No big deal.

    KCA Recap

    Then there was that time Luke had a moment with a talking zebra. It was real, and it was beautiful.

    KCA Recap

    But before the gang made their way to their seats, they hammed it up in the Live GIF Booth.

    KCA Recap

    Meanwhile, over on the Orange Carpet stage, Austin Mahone kicked off the pre-show with a performance of his hit "MMM Yeah." The hair! The moves! I was just everything. Check out his performance here!


    KCA Recap

    Then the main show began, and Ariana Grande won the KCA for Favorite TV Actress. Ah, emotions!

    KCA Recap

    But it wasn't long before Aloe Blacc kicked things up a notch. His mash-up of "Wake Me Up" and "The Man" had everyone bopping their heads and singing along.


    KCA Recap

    A bunch of classic Nick stars including Kel Mitchell, Drake Bell, Josh Peck and the casts of shows like Victorious, iCarly and Sam & Cat gathered to honor Dan Schneider, one of the greatest TV shows creators of all time! It was so cool to see '90s stars and current stars sharing the same stage!

    Then, in one of the most epic moments of the night, Cody and Austin dueled it out in a slime showdown. You voted for who you wanted to see get slimed, and, well…

    KCA Recap

    KCA Recap

    KCA Recap

    You get the picture.

    KCA Recap

    And finally, American Authors closed out the show with a performance of "Best Day of My Life." Watch their full performance here!

  • Melinda's Journey To KCA: One Day to Go!

    Posted on 03/28/2014 by Melinda Shankar

    Melinda's Journey to KCA

    A sneak peek of Melinda's KCA Orange Carpet look!

    The Kids' Choice Awards are only a day away and I'm so excited! If you've ever wondered what it's like to get ready for a big event, I'm giving you an inside look into the routine that I'll be following for the big day! But you don't need an Orange Carpet to use these tips in your own life. Follow some of my tried and true tricks for your next big event (hello, prom and graduation!).

    Before a big event I make sure that:

    • I get my nails done. I usually attempt to coordinate my outfits and my nails, a nude colour is always a safe go-to. For this year's KCA, I got some amazing nail art done! It took three hours (and no wonder, because they are all bejeweled), but it was totally worth it! I've never seen such intricate nail design.

    • Melinda's Journey to KCA

    • I have my eyebrows waxed a couple of days before the event just in case there is any redness or swelling. It's also important to not wear makeup right after waxing because your pores are open and they can get clogged by the makeup!

    • I avoid makeup for the day prior, if possible, to let my skin breathe. Since I have to wear makeup everyday on the Degrassi set, it's great to give my skin a break. On a day like the Kids' Choice Awards, where there are constant stage makeup and touch-ups for the photo-ops and Orange Carpet, it's good to prepare myself!

    • I moisturize my skin as much as possible. I have dry skin and being in a studio all day filming doesn't help. Depending on what kind of skin you have, it's important to compensate with lots of moisture treatments!

    • I drink A LOT of water! Did you know that only three percent of the water you drink goes to the maintenance of your skin? The rest is for your body. Extra hydration is key to looking fresh on the carpet. It truly is nature's best remedy.

    • And finally, I get a good night's sleep! Nothing kills a fun event more than exhaustion! The days are long and you want to be on your game, so having a well-rested and sharp mind is so important!

    But above all, I try to remember that with events like these, the anticipation is everything and then it's over before you know it! Don't forget to enjoy it—these big moments in your life are special for a reason and you have to savor every second. Sure, the dress, the hair and the makeup are all part of the fun, but it's the memories you make that stay with you forever!

  • Hailing from Canada's capital, Ottawa, Melinda Shankar joined the cast of�Degrassi�in its eighth season as Sav Bhandari's little sister, Alli. Prior to this, she did runway and print modeling. Melinda's passion for beauty has led her to a new position as CEO of Miss Conception image consulting.

  • Best Spring Break Ever: The Do's And Don'ts of Spring Break

    Posted on 03/28/2014 by Rachel1016

    Sure, you know how to live it up, but are you doing it right?!

    Here at TeenNick, we're all about bringing you the Best Spring Break Ever. And even though a week off means time to relax and let loose, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Spring break can come and go in a flash, so no matter where you go or what you do this year, heed our spring break wisdom and make the most out of it!

    DO: Fill up on your favorite foods.

    Do's and Don'ts of Spring Break

    DON'T: Fight your best friend over meatloaf.

    Do's and Don'ts of Spring Break

    DO: Read that book you've always been meaning to check out.

    Do's and Don'ts of Spring Break

    DON'T: Throw an out-of-control party while your parents are away.

    Do's and Don'ts of Spring Break

    DO: Spend all of your time eating junk food. (But don't tell anyone we told you.)

    Do's and Don'ts of Spring Break

    DON'T: Be that guy on a plane.

    Do's and Don'ts of Spring Break

    DON'T: Be completely anti-social.
    Take time for yourself, but also make sure to catch up with friends and family!

    Do's and Don'ts of Spring Break

    DO: Something out of the ordinary! Go a little crazy!

    Do's and Don'ts of Spring Break

    And finally, DO tune in every Saturday for the next five weeks to catch TeenNick's Best Spring Break Ever! We're packing your Saturday's with the best adventure-themed episodes of Nick favorites like Victorious, iCarly, and Big Time Rush—reall, you don't want to miss out.

    Remember to follow us on Twitter @TeenNick to take our Best Spring Break Ever logo with you wherever you go, whatever you do! Send us your photos, and we'll put our favorites on air!

  • TeenNick Top 10: KCA Takeover With American Authors and Aloe Blacc!

    Posted on 03/27/2014 by baileyb2112

    This week on TeenNick Top 10, The Kids' Choice Awards are taking over! In preparation for Saturday's star-studded awards ceremony, tune in for a very special episode of TeenNick Top 10 featuring the hottest videos from celebs nominated for a coveted orange blimp! Tons of your favorite countdown veterans are up for some of the night's biggest awards—you don't want to miss this one!

    TeenNick Top 10

    This week, we're showing love to all of our KCA nominees, so make sure you vote for your favorite groups, singers and songs for the 2014 awards! Will Katy Perry take home the ultimate prize for favorite female singer? Can former KCA host and award winner Justin Timberlake secure another blimp? Will One Direction be able to beat out Taylor Swift for this year's favorite song? You decide! Vote right here to make sure all of your favorites are winners this year!

    In the spirit of the KCA's, this week's special episode of TeenNick Top 10 will also packed with some very special guests, American Authors and Aloe Blacc!

    TeenNick Top 10




    Tune in this Friday at 10pm ET to learn even more about these music stars and to prepare yourself for Saturday's epic Kid's Choice Awards at 8pm ET! Who do you think will win those orange blimps? Give us your best guesses in the comments below!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Close to Me'

    Posted on 03/26/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Valentine's Day may have been a month ago, but this week at Degrassi was all about sweethearts and love triangles! And chalk it up to pre-dance jitters, but a few things went down last night. If you haven't seen "Close to Me" yet, make sure to watch it online before reading our recap because, you know, spoilers.


    The incarnation of Connor 2.0 made quite the impression at Degrassi and the lovable-nerd-turned-total-hunk started to get a lot of attention: Grade Nine girls were suddenly in dire need of biology tutoring, and Jenna, sensing some ulterior motives, didn't feel too great about how in-demand her boyfriend had become. With the semi-formal coming up, she felt like she had to pull out all the stops, "wow" Connor with a stunner dress, and bury those creeping jealous feelings!

    But when it came time to get ready for the dance, Jenna found herself not loving any of her outfit choices (been there!) and she started to get frustrated. She knew that if she wanted to show up the younger girls, her dress had to be perfect.

    A few dozen outfit changes later, Jenna arrived at the gymnasium in her chosen frock that, well, turned a few heads. And despite the fact that Alli thought her dress selection was a bit bold, Connor, being the adoring boyfriend that he is, said she looked great. He gave her the reaction she was looking for, and she was happy.

    Later on, Dallas and Alli announced that Connor and Jenna won King and Queen—everything was going as planned! They took the stage to retrieve their crown, and Jenna was all, "You can call me Queen Bee." But just as she addressed her adoring subjects, Connor took her hand, raised it in a triumphant "BOO YAH!" and caused her dress strap to snap right off.

    Degrassi: Close To Me

    Mortified, Jenna quickly ran off stage.

    As much as we wish Jenna could just rewind a few hours, let's face it, we've all been there before. Sometimes a fashion risk turns out to be a mistake, and you suffer through the embarrassment.

    But as Connor walked into the bathroom to comfort Jenna, he made it clear he didn't care about those Niners, anyway: "They only like me now that I'm conventionally dressed," he said. "You liked me before then." Jenna was so caught up in creating the right image that she forgot why her relationship with Connor was so strong in the first place!

    Plus, he didn't love any of those other girls.

    Degrassi: Close To Me

    And that's the way the #Jonnor cookie crumbles, my friends.


    Last week, Becky accidentally asked Imogen to the Sweetheart Semi-Formal, as her date. And even though she did want to go to the dance with Imogen all along, she wasn't really sure whether or not she like liked her.

    Degrassi: Close To Me

    Jack, on the other hand, totally had a thing for Imogen. And when she told Becky that she wanted to ask Imogen to the semi-formal, Becky wasn't about to let the new girl threaten her friendship.

    …But was she getting in too deep?

    At the dance, Becky and Imogen danced their tushes off, and seemed to be having a great time. But when the slow dance music forced everyone to couple off, they had to figure out what in the world was going on between them. After about a millisecond, she realized:

    Degrassi: Close To Me

    Becky admitted that she wasn't actually gay. She told Imogen that she just didn't want to lose her first best friend. And Imogen was so relieved, too, because Becky was her first best friend who wasn't her girlfriend.

    After they officially solidified their BFF (not GF) status, Becky realized that she needed to make things right with Jack. She told Jack about the mix-up and encouraged her to ask Imogen to dance. Now the question is, could there be another budding romance in the works?


    Since Zig moved in with Maya, things got a little tense between Maya and her boyfriend, Miles. Miles didn't totally trust Zig's motives, and sure as heck didn't want Maya in close quarters with him. But Maya, hoping that everyone would just put a little kumbaya in their hearts, had a plan to ease the tension: She thought that if everybody hung out together at the dance, maybe Miles and Zig could get along!

    But Maya soon realized that her friends (Tristan, Zoe, Grace, and Tiny, to be exact) thought it was a useless idea to try to make BFF out of two hotheaded boys who clearly had feelings for her. And even though Maya didn't want to give up, Zig put his foot down and said that it wasn't his responsibility to fix her problems with Miles. He didn't want anything to do with the dance.

    Degrassi: Close To Me

    Back at Matlin household, Maya confronted Zig right before the dance. She told him she was really upset that he was "such a jerk" about the whole situation, and even though Zig scoffed it off, you could tell that he cared.

    Degrassi: Close To Me

    Oh, he cared.

    Zig eventually showed up to the dance, and much to Maya's surprise, chatted with Miles by the punch table. They started talking man-to-man and everything was going fine until Zig, well, said some stuff that didn't exactly sit well with Miles. He talked about living with Maya and provokingly joked, "It's gonna be kinda hard to be just friends when you're sleeping down the hall."

    Yikes, you could practically see the steam coming out of Miles' ears.

    In fact, Miles was so mad, he tried to get Zig out of the picture for good. He went to Mr. Perino and got two cops to accuse Zig of hiding drugs in his locker. They whisked Zig away to investigate, and Maya stood there, dumbfounded and shocked. Miles insisted that he just did it to protect her, but Maya couldn't believe Miles would do such a spiteful thing. Holding back tears, she told him, "I need some time to think."


    Back at home, Maya waited to for Zig to see what happened with Perino. Turns out, there were no drugs in his locker, and Miles had just thrown him under the bus. But when Maya tried to explain that Miles wasn't a bad guy and couldn't understand why he'd so something like this, Zig said he had an idea. And it went back to a promise he made Maya months ago.

    "Remember when I told you I'd wait for you?"

    Degrassi: Close To Me

    Well, what say you, Degrassians? Will Zig test #Matlingsworth's fate? Is Imogen on her way to a new relationship? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

  • Melinda's Journey To KCA: 4 Days to Go!

    Posted on 03/25/2014 by Melinda Shankar

    Melinda's Beauty Blog: Essentials For Spring

    Melinda Shankar is no stranger to the Orange Carpet!

    Hey there, TeenNick fans! The countdown to KCA has officially begun! In case you haven't heard, I am going to be walking the Orange Carpet this year and I'm taking you along for the journey! I just had a fitting for my KCA dress last week, and I've narrowed down my options to two -- prepping for the big day is half the fun! Do you have a big event coming up? Here are some tips and tricks that you can apply to any big day like prom or graduation!

    Sometimes, picking the "perfect" outfit can be the most stressful part of our day. The fear of over or under dressing for the occasion, hoping to not wear the same style as your GF, etc., is enough to drive us crazy. The trick to creating a head-turning outfit is to cater to your own personal appearance. Personal style means wearing whatever you want, and it often reflects your personality and helps create a first impression. Just because trends are "in" doesn't mean you have to attempt to rock them. Take your body type, style, and the occasion into consideration, and use your judgment to pick an #OOTD (Outfit Of The Day) that makes you feel beautiful and confident! After all, once you commit and leave the house, there's no turning back. You can delete the photo proof of an outfit fumble, but you can't delete the memories!

    You might start with a dress or blouse, but shoes can make or break an outfit. Dressing up a casual outfit with some bold shoes is always a great option for jazzing up a regular #OOTD to be photo-op-worthy! Generally, if an outfit is more fashion-forward or "out there", however, neutral heels help keep the focus on the dress or ensemble. This rule applies to clutches, purses and jewelry, as well!

    Want to hit up the salon before your big day? If you're planning a new hair style or cut, try it before hand to make sure it's exactly like you pictured. I suggest getting a haircut at least four days before the event to give it time to settle in and, of course, time for you to get used to it. A great outfit/look takes a lot of thought and preparation, but once you've put all the pieces together, you'll be so glad you did! #FashionistaFact

    Can't wait to see you all at the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday at 8pm ETon Nickelodeon!

    Hailing from Canada's capital, Ottawa, Melinda Shankar joined the cast of�Degrassi�in its eighth season as Sav Bhandari's little sister, Alli. Prior to this, she did runway and print modeling. Melinda's passion for beauty has led her to a new position as CEO of Miss Conception image consulting.

  • Five Great Ways To Spend Spring Break At Home!

    Posted on 03/21/2014 by Rachel1016 and baileyb2112

    Finally, spring break is upon us! No school, no homework, and for some of us…no plans.

    Are you staying home with the parents and little bro this break while all your friends take off to far-flung tropical islands? Don't suffer through one more Instagram of your BFF's selfie under the sun! It's time to see the opportunities that are right at your fingertips. Here are five ways to have the best spring break EVER at home!


    Spring Break At Home

    Why not make this year's spring break really count? Use your free time to volunteer and spread the HALO Effect in your hometown! Try visiting a nursing home or hospital to brighten someone's day. Help out at your local animal shelter, or if you live near a body of water, consider volunteering for environmental clean-up projects. If you love books, check out local libraries to see if they need volunteer help re-stocking items, or visit your old elementary school teachers and read to their current students! You'll feel really good about the way you're spending your free time and you'll get to help others along the way.


    Spring Break At Home

    You know that one time you pretended to love a movie, but had secretly never seen it? Well, it's time to grab your lightly buttered popcorn, get comfy that onesie, and hold you very own major motion picture event! Make a list of a few flicks you've been dying to see, then try to make it through several movies before taking a break. It is a marathon, after all! And the best part? You don't have to leave your couch!

    Spring Break At Home

    Maybe you've lived your whole life in one place… but never knew it was home to the World's Largest Ball of Twine. Or home to a museum filled with banana artifacts. Or a roller coaster graveyard! Whether you live in a bustling city or an idyllic small town, there are bound to be hidden gems you've yet to discover. Do a little research, get a move on in the landmarks around your hometown, and see your city through a new lens!


    Spring Break At Home

    Instead of spending the day on the couch watching cooking shows, make a trip to the store for some fresh ingredients to make your own gourmet dishes at home. Check out online recipes and cooking videos to teach yourself to cook like a pro; you may be surprised by what you can make in your own kitchen! Once you've completed your delicious creations, take a photo to share it on social media (#foodie) to impress your friends with your new skills!

    Spring Break At Home

    Because we all deserve a little tender loving care sometimes…without spending major $$$. Head over to your local convenience store and pick up some candles, a loofa, and bubble bath. Put on that new Lea Michele record, and indulge! It's been a long winter, you're due for some pampering.

    We couldn't resist leaving you with one bonus pro-tip from yours truly! No matter where you'll be on your week off, we're packing your Saturdays for the next five weeks with all of your Nick favorites like Victorious, iCarly, and Big Time Rush. Don't miss the best adventure-themed episodes! And if you're really having the Best Spring Break Ever, follow us @TeenNick to take our Best Spring Break Ever logo with you wherever you go, whatever you do! Send us your photos, and we'll put our favorites on air!

  • Melinda's Beauty Blog: Essentials For Spring + Some Exciting KCA News!!

    Posted on 03/20/2014 by Melinda Shankar

    Melinda's Beauty Blog: Essentials For Spring

    FAN QUESTION: What is the best way to prepare for spring?

    In my opinion, the best way to prepare for spring is to be equipped with the essentials at all times!

    1. A light jacket or cardigan: I know we're all eager to ditch the winter gear but there's nothing worse than ruining a cute outfit because you had to borrow your guy friend's jacket so you don't freeze to death.

    2. Footwear: Rain boots, platform heel, or boots are a safe bet considering the inconsistent weather. Try to avoid stick heels until the ground is no longer mushy. We all want to show off our Christmas gift pumps (guilty), but you'll be regretting your decision once they're damaged!

    3. Fashion accessory: Ever since I was a little girl, I make myself follow this fashion rule: No matter how casual or how fancy your outfit is, have one distinct "wow" factor piece. It doesn't have to be elaborate or expensive and can be as simple as scarves, rings, or a belt, but you'll be glad you did when you run into your crush after school!

    4. Hair elastic: Sounds like an obvious one, but with these winter winds still holding on, you never know when you'll have to throw your hair up. Battling with your locks in public Medusa-style, isn't a cute look.

    5. Last but not least, always carry a bold colour lipstick and mascara with you. It's an instant high fashion look in under three minutes for when you have a last-minute hangout. Brighten up your eyes and pucker up, spring is when our social lives pick up a little more as we can now bear the outdoors. Always be prepared!

    Melinda's Beauty Blog: Essentials For Spring

    I am so excited to announce that I'll be attending this year's Kids' Choice Awards --and you're coming with me! Look out for some fun details from me starting this Friday, March 21st. Next week I'll be blogging about how I'm getting ready for the big day, filling you in on everything from picking out the right dress to styling my hair to last-minute preparations. I'll also be live-tweeting at the show! It's going to be amazing!

    Hailing from Canada's capital, Ottawa, Melinda Shankar joined the cast of�Degrassi�in its eighth season as Sav Bhandari's little sister, Alli. Prior to this, she did runway and print modeling. Melinda's passion for beauty has led her to a new position as CEO of Miss Conception image consulting.

  • TeenNick Top 10: Vote For Your Favorite Videos + Cody Simpson Visits This Friday!

    Posted on 03/19/2014 by baileyb2112

    On last week's episode of TeenNick Top 10, Katy Perry proved that a dark horse can be victorious! Katy, along with Juicy J, debuted on the countdown in a big way at #1 with their very exotic video for "Dark Horse," pushing previous countdown leader Lorde into the #3 spot. Jason DeRulo and 2 Chainz's "Talk Dirty" held on to the silver medal at #2.

    TeenNick Top 10

    Here's the full countdown from Friday, 3/14/14:

    1. Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, "Dark Horse"
    2. Jason DeRulo feat. 2 Chainz, "Talk Dirty"
    3. Lorde, "Team"
    4. John Newman, "Love Me Again"
    5. Demi Lovato, "Neon Lights"
    6. Avicii, "Hey Brother"
    7. Austin Mahone feat. Pitbull, "Mmm Yeah"
    8. One Direction, "Story of My Life"
    9. Nick Cannon, "Looking For A Dream"
    10. Ellie Goulding, "Burn"

    If you want to make sure your favorite artists and videos make the countdown next week, vote NOW for this Friday's episode right right here! In case you needed one more reason to tune in this Friday, we have some GREAT news. Countdown veteran and adorable singing sensation CODY SIMPSON is this week's extra special guest!

    TeenNick Top 10


    To get you ready for Cody's exciting appearance, here are five facts you might not already know about him:

    TeenNick Top 10

    Be sure to catch this Friday's episode to learn even more about Cody! Until then, enjoy all of the songs in the running this week on TeenNick Top 10's Spotify playlist below!

    Can Katy Perry hold on to her sudden victory on the countdown this week, or will another worthy competitor steal the coveted #1 spot?? It's up to you! As always, leave us your best predictions in the comments below and tune in this Friday at 10pm ET to find out!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'What It's Like'

    Posted on 03/19/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Hey, Degrassians! Did you catch last night's all-new episode? The guys and gals readied themselves for the Sweethearts Semiformal, and, well, you know what happens whenever a Degrassi dance comes around… There's never a shortage of drama school spirit! If you missed last night's episode, catch the full video online before reading our recap!

    Degrassi: What It's Like

    Since spending more time together on Degrassi TV, Becky and Imogen started to get really close. And we've all been pretty stoked that both Becky and Imogen finally found a friend in each other! But when a new girl, Jack, started at Degrassi, things began to change.

    Degrassi: What It's Like

    Jack and Imogen totally hit it off. It was pretty clear that they were, y'know, kindred spirits: They liked the same things, they had a similar sense of humor, they got each other. But their mutual love for Radiohead, high art culture, and macchiatos sorta put Becky on the outskirts of their conversation.

    Degrassi: What It's Like

    And there was one more thing: Jack like likes girls.

    Degrassi: What It's Like

    Feeling left out and afraid of losing Imogen before she even got a chance to get close with her, Becky decided that she had to do something major to lock in their BFF-ship. So, she asked Imogen to go with her to the Sweethearts Semiformal. As her date.


    Degrassi: What It's Like

    So, Jenna had this sorta silly notion that everyone at school thinks she and Connor are a "weird couple." And even though we think they're just fab, she was determined to prove that they're a little less random and a little more royal. With the Sweethearts Semiformal coming up, Jenna nominated them for king and queen, but Jenna had a hypothesis: If Connor changed his appearance, they would increase their chances of winning.

    Degrassi: What It's Like

    Connor was skeptical at first, but she convinced him that the campaign was merely an experiment. So he agreed to swap his glasses for contacts, and his polo for pleather. But as the changes got a little more intense, Connor became skeptical of Jenna's motives. Why did she want him to change so much, so suddenly? She fessed up about her insecurities, and he said something really poignant: "I don't think the problem is other people. I think it's you."

    Eventually, Jenna apologized to Connor for trying to make him change his looks for a competition. But it turns out, a good relationship is all about compromise. Yep, Connor knew this to be scientific fact, so he went through with the makeover.

    Degrassi: What It's Like

    As he turned around all shiny and new, Jenna basically had cartoon wolf eyes O_O coming out of her sockets! (And we don't blame her! The good sir looked fiiine!) It appeared that they were ready for their king and queen nominee photos, watching the throne like Jay and 'Ye.

    Degrassi: What It's Like

    But then Jenna realized something… She wasn't the only one who liked Connor's new and improved image. Uh oh.

    Degrassi: What It's Like

    When Maya couldn't find her laptop in her backpack, she suspected Zig of stealing it. She swiftly put on her best Sherlock cap (metaphorically, of course) and followed him from the school parking lot to see if he really swiped her computer.

    Degrassi: What It's Like

    As she stealthily watch Zig approach an abandoned house, she saw him jigger open a window and climb in. Confused, and frankly worried, Maya decided she had to investigate.

    Degrassi: What It's Like

    When she knocked on the door, Zig answered upset and flustered. "How did you find me here?" he said. "You need to go." Maya knew something was up, and realized it wasn't really about the laptop anymore.It was about Zig, living alone, squatting in an uninhabited house… and how it maybe, might have broken her heart to witness it.

    She started to feel really guilty about Zig's situation and told Miles, Tristan, and Zoe that she worried she might have been part of the reason he was in such a tough place. After all, she did blow him off last summer. Unsurprisingly, Zoe had a thing or two to say about it…

    Degrassi: What It's Like

    But Maya still felt responsible for helping him. Miles, however, was confused about why Maya suddenly had such an interest in Zig's well-being. He made it clear that he thought Zig was bad news, and that his personal life wasn't her problem.

    Degrassi: What It's Like
    Hm… we guess his suspicions aren't totally off-base, but let's be real for a second: We know Miles is aware of Maya's history with Zig. Could he be skeptical because he was, well, jealous?

    Without much encouragement from her friends, Maya sought advice from Ms. Grell. After explaining that Zig was, er, hanging his hat on plywood, Ms. Grell assured Maya that she'd take care of the situation.

    Degrassi: What It's Like

    But Maya quickly learned that no good deed goes unpunished, as Zig stormed out of school, livid at Maya for not minding her own business. Turns out, Zig's parents kicked him out of their home, and since he had nowhere else to go, he would probably have to go to a group home.

    Maya talked to her mom about the predicament. She was determined to make things right with Zig, and so they decided to offer him a place to stay in their extra room. Then, when Maya told Zig that he'd have a temporary home, his reaction was…

    Degrassi: What It's Like


    Degrassi: What It's Like

    And so, Maya and Zig became housemates! But um, *raises hand* something tells us this situation is going to be more complicated than who's hogging the bathroom. Maya surely did the right thing by helping a friend in need and mending a wounded friendship, but are they really just friends?

    What did you think about this week's episode? Sound off in the comments, Degrassians!