Hey everyone, hope everyone is doing good. So finally it’s time to finish up this season with a mostly predictable episode.
Pre-Credit Opener: We see Caitlin getting her hair and make up done by Spike and it’s obvious that she’s depressed because she chose to stay there with Joey instead of doing what she really wants to do and that’s to go out and harass people about the environment. She then tells Spike that she and Joey are getting married. They hug it out of course and that’s when Kevin Smith walks in and makes a lesbian joke. Spike still full of sass tells him that they’re both spoken for. He starts to say that she may be but Caitlin isn’t. But before he can finish she tells him that Caitlin has gotten engaged with Joey. Kevin is devastated to hear this, because they kissed the night before.
For some reason we see Spinner making breakfast and is wondering where the hell Jay is. All of a sudden a hooded figure walks on by. Instead of being creeped out by it, Spinner goes and tackles it. Turns out that it’s Craig and he’s been there at the school the whole time working on his awful song. As he’s describing the process, it’s clear that he’s off his meds and out of his mind again. Spinner tries to apologize about what happened with Ashley and the band but Craig cuts him off and just starts going off on her, saying that she’s a virus. Hmm, I’m beginning to think that Craig doesn’t handle rejection well.
Oh God, we go to another unfunny segment of Kevin’s movie. Caitlin has the part of the teacher in it and she’s fucking up her cue and lines. By the look on her face, everyone can tell that she instantly regrets asking Joey to marry her.
Back in the abyss that is the Degrassi basement and Craig recording studio, it’s obvious that he’s getting nowhere with his lousy song. That shit sucks so bad even Craig knows that it stinks.
So yeah, moving on from that, we go back to Caitlin filming her part and she’s just fucking up every single take. Kevin is getting more annoyed by the minute. But it’s only because he’s heartbroken, even though he hardly knows her. After a bit of arguing he fires Caitlin and ugh, he some how shoehorned his real life wife to be in the show and now she has Caitlin’s part. I’m surprised he didn’t also include his untalented daughter as well. Poor Kevin can’t catch a break though, his newly cast wife is doing decent but then Craig walks in yelling his name like a maniac. Kevin can’t believe that this asshole would just come in like that while they’re filming. After that little talk Spinner comes along and spills the beans that Craig has been staying there. Kevin has no idea what he’s talking about. That’s when we see Spinner dialing someone on his flip phone. Yes, that’s right a flip phone because this was what, 2005 or 06? The next scene we see Craig muttering to himself down in the basement. Uh oh. Spinner walks in looking dower and Joey is in tow.
At the Jeremiah residence, or is it the Ryan? I think it’s Caitlin’s house because Joey can’t afford to pay for shit. Anyways, she’s making a guest list for the wedding and that’s where Joey walks in all full of piss and vinegar. He starts in on her blaming her for Craig being a delusional crazy asshole, saying that he knew it was a bad idea for Craig to go to England by himself. I love how Joey is basically blaming Caitlin for all of Craig’s fuck ups, including breaking up with Ashley and living at Degrassi. The nerve of this bald headed putz. They have a massive fight and all their grievances come out. It’s kind of like Festivus, Degrassi style. She starts to say that Joey was completely blind and wasn’t noticing that Craig’s heart was being broken. That’s when he brings up the fact that she quit her job, (I mean, how are things going to get paid for now since he’s a broke dick loser) and that’s when he tries to take out the family card. Caitlin immediately makes an angry badger face and goes off on him saying what I just said, that if it wasn’t for her, he wouldn’t even have a fucking house to live in. Check mate Joey! So what does Caitlin do? She runs and cries to Kevin of course.
Out on the mean streets of Degrassi, Craig is impressed by the drumming of a random hobo out in the street. Craig busts out his guitar and wants to start a jug band with this guy. Ok, that was random. Turns out this guy is called Skinny and they make a deal to split the proceeds of their live performance. Craig being stupid also asks the guy for a place to crash. Yeah Craig, the guy is homeless, you can crash in the trash heap next to him. I don’t know if it’s because he’s not all there mentally or he’s just an idiot teenager. I’m thinking both, what a bad combo.
In the next scene Caitlin thanks Kevin for the pep talk the previous night and for being a great friend. He says friend for now. That next time she comes to his room at 2 in the morning he plans on doing some muff diving. Goddamn Kevin is bold. To make the bold point he takes her out while they’re filming a prom scene and dances with Caitlin before the camera’s. What follows is another silly random scene where they get into a fight with ninjas. That is until Joey comes on the set and ruins the take.
Caitlin tries to apologize about their fight but Joey is completely frantic because Craig ran away yet again and no one knows where he’s at. Little does he know that Craig is living in what the locals colorfully refer to as the rats’ nest.
Speaking of Craig, what a surprise they hardly made any money because you know, Craig sucks ass as a musician. Turns out that Skinny is a piece of shit and wants to rob some poor old man out of his wallet. Craig still having some morals says that they can’t do that and they both get into a fight. Skinny kicks his ass and takes his guitar away. Too bad his rage didn’t help him there. Later on at a homeless shelter Craig is all bloody and talking to himself like Rain Man. Over the television Kevin comes on and pleads for the public to be on the look out a manic looking string bean. Right away the people at the shelter notice that it’s Craig that they’re talking about. I mean, how can’t you notice him, even while trying to eat some damn soup he’s making a scene.
Afterwards Kevin and Caitlin have a little chat where she thanks him for everything. He’s still a little down about her marrying Joey, but still, he tries to go in for a kiss. But JT comes along and cock blocks him because he’s needed on set. Man, I completely forgot that JT as a character existed. Blame my lack of doing this blog and this show just focusing on Craig and Ashley’s relationship. Kevin tells her one last thing and it’s that she shouldn’t settle because even he can tell that Joey is completely wrong for her. I mean let’s face it, he’s a professional loser at this point.
Finally Joey finds Craig and he’s still doing his Rain Man routine. Joey can’t believe how fucked up Craig is mentally and emotionally.
Here we go peeps, shit is going to go down in this next scene. Joey is all pissed off at this Skinny character and asks how someone could call himself that. She points out who calls themselves Snake or Wheels. Joey still angry goes on that he wishes he could get his hands on this guy. But Joey is a complete wimp and would get his ass handed to him five ways to Sunday. Even Craig beat him up and he’s just a kid. Caitlin starts to argue that maybe Skinny is another Craig with mental illness. Joey get’s all defensive and says that Craig doesn’t go about beating people up. She points out that he only beats up on Joey at home. Ouch that had to hurt! It’s obvious to everyone but Joey that Caitlin has had enough of him and his bullshit problems. Including Craig. She mentions that all they do is fight and how could they get married if they’re constantly like that. He asks her if she’s going to take the job offer in LA, she says that she’s thinking about it. That’s probably when Joey knew that she was going to leave his pathetic ass.
Seems like they’re finally wrapping up Kevin’s stupid movie with a graduation scene where they all have red maple leaves on their gowns. Caitlin comes up with Craig and she tells Kevin that she said yes to the job offer. Kevin gives her a big hug and that’s where Craig notices Joey all heartbroken because he knows he lost Caitlin again. Joey cries to Craig that he doesn’t want her to go. Craig mentions that he still has him and Angela. Joey’s all, “Oh God no!!” The episode ends with Joey and Caitlin raising a glass to each other.
So that’s it for this season guys. It only took me about two years to finish. But like I said, this episode was completely predicable. Enjoyable but predicable. Craig had yet another meltdown and Caitlin left Joey. Everyone could see this happen a mile away. Don’t get me wrong, I know I talk a lot of shit about Joey. But Pat Mastroianni as an actor is pretty good, he sure showed his range here. But Joey as a character is such a loser, everyone knew that he couldn’t hold on to Caitlin long. Especially since she supports his ass. Going by this I guess that both Caitlin and Ashley are out as cast members next season. Speaking of next season I have no idea when I’ll start on season 5. I actually have no clue what happens, I think it was around this point where I stopped watching for a bit. So stay tuned everyone and stay safe.