Degrassi The Next Generation Reviewed

Ah yes, the companion blog to Degrassi Junior High Reviewed. Each episode will be reviewed in order by a guy who loves the next generation's melodrama.


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Season 4, Episode 8, “Time Stands Still Part 2”

Previously on Degrassi, Joey is revealed to not only be losing his home, but his business is also failing big time because he’s a broke dick loser. The only good thing is that Caitlin has returned from her triumphant Aids world tour. But seriously who cares about him and his problems. Rick is the star of this two parter and his bullying has now reached a boiling point as Spinner, Jay and Alex dumped a bunch of paint over him and then they feathered him in front of a city wide TV audience. We finished the previous episode with him looking at his father’s hand gun. And now the shocking conclusion to this two parter.

Pre-Credit Opener: This episode finds us with Rick still staring at the 45 in his dad’s study. We cut to the school where Emma and Toby are talking about what happened. He says that they can just edit Rick being humiliated out of the show but Emma doesn’t think they can. JT meanwhile is laughing his ass off over the incident because everyone there hates Rick. Toby being a little toad just says that he wouldn’t think it was so funny if it had happened to him. Johnny Mathis being an asshole said he would laugh still. He then spots Rick and he’s come back to school still in his dad’s suit covered in paint and feathers. But he’s walking around like a zombie holding his back pack tight to his chest. You know he has it bad when even the extras hanging out in front of the school are making fun of him. Toby says that someone should talk to him, but Emma doesn’t want anything to do with him because she told him in the previous episode that she just pitied him and isn’t remotely interested in him romantically. Toby tries to talk to him saying that Raditch is beyond pissed off and that he’s going to punish who did it. Rick full of despair just says that they’ll only get a detention. Toby tells him that people will understand if he takes the rest of the day off, but Rick all ominous simply says that that’s one day that he actually wants to be there at school. The statement is accentuated by the tension in the music.

In the next scene we see Raditch berating the entire school over what just happened. In class Alex and Jay are trying their hardest not to bust out laughing. In Mrs Kwan’s class JT is still making fun of Toby’s loser friend Rick and says that he hopes that he’s finally gotten the hint and leaves the school. Man, it’s so obvious that JT is much cooler than Toby when he says that he’ll have to find a new gamer geek friend to look at porn together.

At the basketball court Spinner is laughing at how they got Rick back because he has a total lack of empathy. Jimmy sounding annoyed tells him to cut the guy some slack because he’s actually alright. But Spinner is still having delight over how Rick was embarrassed in front of the entire school. Jimmy asks what kind of person does that kind of shit and Spinner being an idiot admits that it was him and then starts to threaten Jimmy, but he can’t finish his thought because Jimmy get’s into his face and asks him what he’s going to do about it. Spinner intimidated starts to back away and Jimmy tells him to save the bully crap for someone who won’t fight back. To accentuate his point he shoves the ball into Spinner’s gut, taking the wind out of it. Spinner then hits him with the ball right in the face and that’s when Jimmy man handles him and shoves him against the fence. The fight is short lived because Coach Armstrong comes along and breaks it up. I swear, this show always has a fight that lasts about five seconds or less.

Oh God, we go back to Joey’s and Caitlin is asking him why he’s selling his house. Joey tells her, “I’m broke bitch!” He goes on to explain that it’s either his house or the dealership that goes, but that makes zero sense because the dealership is also folding because he just sells cheap used cars to clueless foreigners.

Mercifully we go back to Degrassi where everyone in the cafeteria is dying from laughter at the sight of Rick just standing there looking like a lunatic. Paige comes up to him and surprises everyone by actually not being her usual cunty self and tells him that she’s sorry about what happened to him and the people who did it suck ass. Her being decent seems to have saved her life because it’s obvious that Rick was there to fucking kill her, but he seems to have had a change of heart and tells her that he’s sorry for what he did to Terri. Finally he goes to his locker and puts the backpack in there and his father’s paint covered coat.

Next we have an awkward scene between Caitlin and Sidney. Caitlin tells her that she just got back that morning and she saw Joey’s house for sale with her name on the sign. Sidney tells her to cool her tits and she’s just doing it as a favor to Joey. Caitlin then asks her how much she wants for the joint and Sidney says, about $400,000. Caitlin knowing that the place isn’t worth that much offers $350.000. That or she’s just a bitch and wants to stick it to Sidney. Sidney tells her no way and Caitlin being cheap offers $375.000. Sidney’s all, “You’ve got yourself a goddamn deal!” and they shake on it.

Rick is in the rest room where he’s washed all that shit off of his face, you can tell that he’s still dealing with trying to get over that humiliating experience. But he can’t dwell on it because he hears some people coming and he goes and hides in the stall. Turns out it’s Spinner and Jay talking about whether Raditch knows or not. Right away Jay see’s that Rick is in there due to all the paint and feathers all over the floor. Knowing that he’s in there Jay starts to say that Jimmy was involved and set everything up perfectly. Spinner then says that it was great how he got him to be in the final round for his plan to work out. They walk out with Jay saying it was great having a man on the inside. Rick comes out of the stall fuming because to him Jimmy did the ultimate betrayal.

So oh shit. The tension filled music is back and so is his backpack against his chest. Rick walks up to Jimmy at his locker where Jimmy asks him how he is. He goes on to say how sorry he is about everything and that if Spinner and Jay give him more grief, he’s got his back. Rick not able to control his anger anymore says, “Like you stabbed me in the back.” Jimmy doesn’t know what he’s talking about and says, “Say what?” As he’s saying that he defended him, Rick pulls out his dad’s piece and points it at his chest saying that he only pretended to be his friend. Jimmy starts to back up a bit and it’s obvious that Rick is about to dispense his own brand of justice because he says like a psycho, “You made me do this.” Jimmy starts to run away but he doesn’t get far. Rick somehow managed to hit him in his back even though he had his eyes closed the whole time.

Degrassi trying to be dramatic as hell has cut all sound as everyone around there runs for their motherfucking lives. Craig rounds the corner and finds Jimmy’s limp body just lying there. It sounds like Craig wants to cry, whispering Jimmy’s name in disbelief

In another hallway kids are still running away from Rick’s deranged ass. Sean, Emma and Toby though act like people who have no logic and go to investigate what that loud bang was instead of running in the opposite direction like everyone else. They go around the corner and there’s Rick still holding on to his dad’s 45. It’s pretty damn clear that he’s now gone completely insane and he tells Emma that he’s sorry that he kissed her. Sean stating the obvious says that he has a gun and they should go. Rick in a rage yells at them to not turn away from him. That sure stopped them in their tracks. He continues to talk like a fucking nutcase and says that he’s glad that he found Emma because she made his list. Toby tries to talk to him but Rick just ignores him like everyone else. He starts to go off about his delusions again saying that Emma was shamelessly flirting with him and that he thought that she liked him. Sean now trying to reason with him tells him to put the gun down and that he knows what it’s like to be in his position since he hit a kid so goddamn hard he made him go deaf. He goes on to say that it can be so much worse, and pleads with him again to put the gun down. It looks like he’s getting through to him, but Rick has now gone to eleven and says that it’s too late because he already shot someone. As he says that he points the gun at Emma who’s now crying from fear. She doesn’t become his next victim though because Sean grabs the gun and they have a fight for it. All of a sudden the gun goes off and both Rick and Sean make shocked faces and fall to the ground.

In the next scene all of the cops are there at Degrassi sealing the school off from the outside world. Ashley’s mom comes running up to a Mountie and tells him that she got a call from them about Toby. For some reason they let her in and as she’s about to go up the steps she see’s Jimmy being wheeled out on a stretcher.

I love how the writers of the show are tormenting us by going back to Joey in the next scene. I remembered when this episode first aired I said to myself, who gives a shit about Joey’s B plot. He comes up to her and he’s all happy that he got a buyer for the house. But he’s just pretending, he knows that it was Caitlin that bought the house and he’s all pissed off because she just made him feel like an even bigger bald loser. He should be grateful that he has a woman that would do that for him. Thankfully they get a call about the shooting at Degrassi and off they go.

Back at Degrassi it seems like the Mounties have deployed their anti terrorist task force. We see all sorts of cops in body armor and sub machine guns. Right away we see that Sean is fine except for a minor wound on his arm. Hey look who it is! It’s Sam, Busy’s dad from Ready or Not as the lead detective. He starts to ask Toby why his friend would do such a thing and if he was teased. Toby all full of tears tells him that Rick was tormented everyday. Detective Sam then asks him if he noticed any warning signs about his friend. Acting like a little bitch he starts to cry and says that Rick wasn’t his friend and he was a psycho. Sean just seems to be in shock answering the other detective’s questions. That’s a real man there!

In what I’m guessing is the MI lab Snake is telling Emma that Rick needed help. Yeah, thank you captain fucking obvious. Emma traumatized tells Spike that he pointed the gun right at her. Raditch comes in and asks Snake if he can get into Rick’s emails, as they’re trying to look for any warning signs. Snake not being remotely professional starts to point fingers and blames Raditch for not listening to Rick and not getting him any help. Raditch tells him to shove it up his giant self righteous ass because it’s hard to be a principle to about 700 students and staff there. Snake then starts to go off on Raditch some more and that’s where Spike tells Snake to shut the fuck up already because he’s upsetting Emma and we all know that Snake does whatever Spike says because he’s pussy whipped. You know, Snake truly is a perfect asshole. He’s projecting his own guilt onto Raditch because if it wasn’t for him putting Jimmy on the same team as Rick for the quiz show, none of that would have happened.

Outside the school Caitlin and Joey can’t get in due to it being locked down still. Caitlin trying to act like a big shot says that she’s from the local TV station and the Mountie says that there was some gun shots fired inside, but that’s all he’s willing to say. Joey tries to get in because Craig is in there, but he’s easily pushed back by the cop on duty.

Inside one of the class rooms Paige is going crazy not knowing what’s going on. They start to go over theories and that’s when Paige tells them that she got a text from her mom about a shooting there. Hazel get’s immediately concerned because she see’s that Jimmy isn’t in class. We hear a knock and that’s when the Asian counselor comes in looking for Hazel. Out in the hall she tells her that Jimmy was shot and he’s being taken to the hospital. Hazel starts to cry saying that she needs to go, but she can’t because of the lock down. This scene didn’t seem realistic to me. Would a counselor really go to a girlfriend or boyfriend to tell them what happened? I mean, would that be a priority, I don’t think so. The only people that would be notified would have been his parents.

Finally the lock down is over and Raditch on the PA is telling everyone that they are to go straight home and not to talk to any reporters. But you know that sure as hell isn’t going to happen. They’re all going to stay and gawk. I know I would. Jay and Alex come out and he tells her to relax because she’s saying that she knew she shouldn’t have done what she did. You can tell that she feels guilty as hell over what happened. They run into Spinner and Jay thought that it was him who was blasted by Rick. Spinner in shock tells them that it was Jimmy. In his guilt and fear he says that he has to tell them what they did, but Jay being a scumbag tells him no because they’d all get into real deep shit. Spinner says that he’s his best friend. Jay having no tact says, ” Either outcome, I would say he was your best friend.” Ouch! But it’s true.

Craig comes out and tells Joey and Caitlin that it was Jimmy who was shot. Just then a pushy reporter comes along asking Craig if he knew the victim. He get’s offended by her wording and says that he has a name. Caitlin get’s all pissed off and pushes her away. Again sounding full of herself she says to her, “Here’s your headline, local insensitive reporter, pummeled by famous colleague.” Please she’s just famous around town and that’s the extent of it.

The same reporter starts to ask Toby about what happened and asks if he tried to stop him. Toby has another spaz attack and asks full of tears what he was supposed to do. If she knew the story she would have said that he could have acted like a man instead of cowering behind his human shield Emma. But lets face it, Toby is useless in any situation and wouldn’t have been much help anyways. It’s here where it’s revealed by the reporter that Rick died, Toby all meekly says, “He died?” The report later on that day probably identified Toby as Degrassi’s top dweeb who knew the gunman. It should have been you who died Toby, it should have been you.

At the hospital Paige is comforting Hazel as Jimmy is in the ICU. Spinner comes by but Paige shakes her head at him pretty much saying no. Spinner just leaves crying because he knows what he did.

Seems like everyone is at Spike’s house watching the news. Spike starts to go on about how no one is supposed to be shot at Degrassi. Emma get’s annoyed with her and says that she talks about the school like it’s some sort of sacred place. I’m seriously surprised that Snake isn’t all traumatized again because when Claude killed himself in Degrassi High, it was him who found his headless, festering corpse and it fucked him up royally. He goes on to say that no one there took Rick’s bullying seriously. Ashley starts to go off on Rick, totally assassinating his character and for about the third time Toby acts like a giant pussy and leaves crying. Ashley goes on to say that she wants answers and wants to know what Rick was if he wasn’t a monster. Emma simply says that he was Toby’s friend. I love how she conveniently doesn’t mention that he was her friend too.

We then get a montage of various mourners of this episode’s events. People at the school are already starting a shrine dedicated to Jimmy. I bet you anything that half the people there crying over him didn’t even know his ass. That happens all the time unfortunately. I seriously laughed at the picture they used of Jimmy that says, Why?? At the hospital Paige is telling someone that there hasn’t been a change with Jimmy while Hazel is crying her eyes out watching over him. Spinner meanwhile is also crying because he’s a life ruining asshole and the guilt is eating away at him. The episode ends with Toby and Emma crying over what happened.

So got damn! This was a pretty good episode. I would say that it’s the best in the series so far. Pretty authentic except for the whole Hazel being told about Jimmy part. The only minus of course is the whole Joey subplot, but they wrapped up that unimportant bullshit fast. I have to say, I think at this point we all know that Jimmy ends up being paralyzed from being shot. But as I was watching this it was clear that he was hit more to the side of his back. Now either the bullet ricocheted off his ribs or he has that spinal disease where he has a curved one. Either way, I call bullshit, but ok, he’s now paralyzed for life because of it. All that being said, I think Degrassi was trying to spread the message that people can do awful things but they can still turn their lives around and actually change. But this episode threw that shit right out the window with Rick shooting Jimmy and attempting to Murder Emma as well. Sorry if this one was a bit wordy guys, I guess I had a lot of thoughts on it.

 

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Season 4, Episode 7, “Times Stands Still Part 1”

It’s here everyone it’s here. The what’s going down two part episode of Degrassi. Joey is having more mortgage problems and he’s about to lose his house, but seriously, who gives two fucks about that. This is the two part episode where Rick goes right over the edge of the cliff and changes things at Degrassi forever. Well at least until Drake leaves the show.

Pre-Credit Opener: Rick is as happy as can be until Jimmy and Spinner pull up to fuck with him some more. Good God almighty! Spinner has gotten a new haircut and he now looks like a gay douchebag. Jimmy takes his stupid beret off and throws it into the dumpster. They say they’ll help him to look for it, but they just throw his ass in there instead. Rick meanwhile is breathing real hard because he’s angry as hell and it’s only going to get worse from here.

I’m guessing it’s either later on in the day or the next, but Rick spots Spinner’s car and decides to spray paint a giant X on it in retaliation for being picked on. In the hallway he runs into Jimmy and some harsh words are said. Right as Jimmy is about to hit him Snake comes along and asks him some sports questions, probably because he’s black and just assumes that he knows all about sports. His assumption is correct and he tells Rick that Jimmy is his newest team member for the quiz show because Heather St Claire had to pull out due to having a herpes outbreak. Let’s just say Rick isn’t happy to have one of his tormentors on his team.

We cut to Joey and his realtor who looks like Lulu Hogg from The Dukes of Hazard is telling him that he has to clean up his pigsty of a place because he’ll be having an open house. Craig comes down the stairs scratching his balls and Joey asks him what he’s doing there still. He says that he feels sick so there he is. Joey leaves him and the realtor because he has to go back to his failing dealership.

In the hallway Emma comes up to Rick and Toby and says that she made some flashcards for the quiz show. Rick says that he’s quitting because Jimmy is now on the team. Toby being the typical weasel tells him to go cry to Snake about it and he might change his mind. Emma goes on to say that Jimmy and the rest hate his guts because they don’t know him and that he came back to Degrassi because he wants to prove that he’s changed. She goes on to say that he should work with Jimmy on the team and in time he’ll get to know him. To prove his point, it says on his locker to go home and no one wants him there. Emma being a big shot rips the sign up and you can tell that Rick is starting to fall in love with her because that’s what guys like him do. They become infatuated at the first sign of kindness. Kind of like a dog if you will.

The next scene has Rick going to Raditch to complain about Jimmy being on the team and the fact that he picks on him alot. Raditch though doesn’t want to hear it and pretty much blows him off, telling him that he also has to work to make people like him. So yeah, this conversation is going to come back to bite Raditch right in the ass.

Out in the parking lot it seems that both Jay and Spinner got X’s on their cars. Alex correctly assumes that it was Rick who did it. Sean says that they should get it off right away before there’s permanent damage. Spinner acting like a bitch says that he’s going to tell Raditch. Sean mocks him of course because he wants to go and snitch on Rick. He goes on to point out that he’s going to want to know why Rick tagged him to begin with. Jay agrees with Sean and says that they need to keep Raditch out of it. Spinner vows that Rick is going to pay for what he did. Again, the machismo is strong in Spinner.

In the hallway they spot Toby having a drink at the fountain and that’s when Jay smashes his face against it. They want to know where Rick is but Toby surprisingly isn’t telling. In the gym Jimmy asks Toby who did it. Rick sounding bitter as hell asks Jimmy if wished that he had done it instead of Jay and Spinner. Jimmy tells him to back his shit off already. Rick tells him that he’s been suffering for weeks, and that Toby doesn’t deserve that, no one does. But I beg to differ on Toby. Anyways, that’s when you can tell that Jimmy feels bad about picking on the guy.

We switch to Joey where he starts to bitch Craig out about watching TV, but he’s shocked to see that Sidney is there. She tells him that Craig called her at work and let her know just what a giant loser Joey is. She’s probably thinking that she dodged a bullet there. She tells him that he should have told her about what was happening with the house. You can tell that his pride is wounded even though he shouldn’t have any. She get’s all sad and says that she made a mistake coming there and leaves.

In the gym the quiz show team is practicing and Rick is a genius at having useless knowledge. Sad to say, I’m the same exact way. To prove why Jimmy’s there Snake asks a sports question that Jimmy, the only brother there could answer. It’s obvious that Jimmy is starting to bond a little with Rick. Especially when Spinner comes along picking on him some more. Jimmy get’s annoyed and tells him to grow up. Alex all full of attitude says, “Oh look, Ricky found a friend.” Jimmy tells her, “Back off  you trailer park skank, it’s getting boring.” Rick fucks things up by being overconfident and does an X with his arms to Jay and Spinner. Both of them get pissed because he pretty much told them it was him who did it.

At his home Rick is being fitted in an ill fitting suit. Turns out it’s his dad’s, so no wonder. Here we get a glimpse at Rick’s instability. Toby comes by and Rick’s mom mentions to him how Rick’s new friends Jimmy and Emma have become pretty much inseparable from him and they’re the popular kids at school. Toby is shocked to hear that he told that to his mom because Toby knows that the both of them will never be part of the cool group.

Back at Joey’s, it seems like he still hasn’t cleaned the place up yet while Craig is still sick with what looks is the flu. Joey starts to bitch him out about calling Sidney over and asks how badly did he make him sound like the loser that he is. He then mentions that he has to close the dealership because he has to be there to sell the house. Hearing that he’s going to be there all day, Craig would rather be at school spreading his illness around because Joey’s become unbearable lately. Craig tells him that he should still get Sidney to help him because she actually knows what she’s doing and she’d get a good price for the home.

Outside the school Rick says thank you to Emma for actually talking to him and being decent. You can tell that he’s now infatuated with her because he says that when she talks, he listens and she’s his guide. Emma meanwhile doesn’t seem to notice and says that she’s glad that things worked out for him and that he actually made friends.

Inside Rick asks Jimmy if he’s nervous about the quiz show and Jimmy tries to play it cool, but admits that he is. Rick being confidant tells him not to worry about it because they’re going to kick the other school’s ass. Paige comes along and makes fun of his suit, but Rick is so giddy about his delusions of grandeur, he doesn’t give a shit what Paige has to say.

Seems like the show is being broadcast on public access and the game is called Wack Your Brain. Right off the bat Rick answers a question correct and they’re on the board. Funny how everyone in the school is watching the show. You would have thought that it would have been after school, but Degrassi always does things differently. Jimmy get’s to shine with answering a sports question, even though it was about tennis and he should be ashamed of himself for even knowing the right answer. As the game is progressing Degrassi is losing 170 to 180. The host then announces that in case there’s a tie each team will select one player to play the sudden death round. Of course the game is tied and they choose Rick to be their player. Being a fucking creep, he squeezes Emma’s hand and won’t let go of it. Emma seems mighty uncomfortable.

It’s break time and in the restroom Jimmy asks Rick how he has all sorts of useless knowledge. Rick just says that he reads a lot because he has a lot of free time on his hands due to having a lack of friends. Just then Jay and Spinner come along and they say what a good player Rick is. Jimmy leaves saying that they have the game in the bag thanks to him. Just as Rick is leaving Jay and Spinner block his path making him nervous. But Jay says that they’re cool and let him go by. As he heads out they both start talking about a plan to get him back and it involves Alex.

Back at Joey’s, it seems like he talked Sidney into coming back. She asks him if there’s anything that he can say to make her stay. Not having anymore dignity, Joey simply says that he needs help, badly.  She tells him that she can stay there all day telling him how much she hates him, but his family is in trouble and she’s willing to let everything pass. Joey then apologizes over how they finished, but she just ignores him. So what was the point of that?! She starts to talk about having an open house and to maybe have some music playing for atmosphere. She tells him not to play his hit single Everybody Want’s Something, because they actually want to make a sale. I was just thinking, if they’re losing their house, does this mean that they’re going to live in the trailer Joey has at his car lot? But shit, he’s about to lose his business too.

The Quiz show is back on and we see Alex barely sitting down in her seat. It’s obvious she was up to no good. The geek from Northern has scored 40 points. Before going up Rick whispers into Emma’s ear, “This is all for you.” Man Emma is becoming disturbed with his behavior by the minute. Rick of course wins the whole thing by ten points and is basking in the glory of being the hero of the show. But it’s short lived, just as he’s celebrating a bucket of yellow looking paint falls all over him. The insult to injury is that feathers follow. He’s beyond humiliated because everyone there is laughing their fucking asses off at him. Probably in the whole city too. They’re lucky that he doesn’t have any mental powers or else he would have killed everyone there in his rage like in Carrie.

Out in the hallway Emma tries to play do gooder by saying that the people who did it are totally juvenile. In his grief Rick says that they’re life ruiner’s and everyone was laughing at him. Emma being stupid is still trying to cheer him up by saying that no one is ever going to forget that it was him who won the game and that he’s the smartest guy in the whole city. Rick takes it that that means that Emma is in love with him and he tries to force a kiss on her. Emma now freaked out pulls away and yells at him to stop. Rick now completely out of his mind says that he thought that she loved him. Emma makes things about ten times worse by saying that she only felt sorry for him and besides, she has a body now and she can have whoever she wants.

Oh lord we go back to Joey’s and he’s busy cleaning up his house when there’s someone ringing the door bell. Turns out that it’s Caitlin and she’s finally back from her ten month Aids tour around the world. She then wants to know why Sidney’s name is on his lawn because Caitlin is crazy and insecure.

In the next scene we see Rick coming home and he’s calling out to see if his parents are home. You can tell that he’s relieved that they aren’t because that would have just been another humiliation having to explain what happened. In his despair he goes into his dad’s study and takes out a case that has his dad’s 45 in there. The episode ends with Rick just staring at the gun.

So yeah, this was a pretty good episode. Rick is obviously some one who is deeply troubled and probably needs to see a therapist. Especially since it’s clear that he makes up relationships in his head. But it’s too late for that. Things are definitely coming to a head in the next episode. As for the Joey sub plot, who cares. Not even Caitlin coming back was enough to save that stinker. That was probably the only thing wrong with this episode. But stayed tuned for the conclusion in a few days.


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Season 4, Episode 6, “Islands In The Stream”

Toby and Rick have a contest to see which one is the more unfuckable person at Degrassi while Spinner and Paige have more relationship problems because of who else, Manny.

Pre-Credit Opener: We come upon Paige working at the Dot and she’s doing a horrible job of being a waitress. During her break, Paige is complaining about how hard the job is and the fact that she only made about 67 cents in tips. That’s when the manager comes along and all full of anger pretty much just fires her on the spot with no explanation at all.

At his locker, you can tell that Manny has now set her skanky eyes on Spinner by flirting with him about sun burns. Turns out she burnt her cooch while he burned his arms and back. Craig comes by and gets pissed off when he sees the picture of Spinner and Manny flirting at the car wash. How is he now just seeing this? You’d think that he would have noticed it in his little dark room. But anyways, he comes along and cock blocks Spinner by interrupting. After Manny leaves he tells him that he’s warning him about Manny. Spinner tells him to go away and to mind his own business. I have to point out that Spinner looks like a surfer dude with that mane he’s been sporting lately.

In the MI lab, Snake wants everyone to partner up for a quiz show. Toby tries to get with Emma but not wanting to be with Degrassi’s high geek, she tells him that she’s already with some girl named Heather. Rick and Toby start to go over Rick’s creepy hottest chicks of Degrassi list. Emma is his number three choice, while Mrs Hatzilakos is his number one for obvious reasons. Snake comes long and then makes them partners for the quiz show.

In the cafeteria some girl causes Paige to crash into Ashley and Hazel making Spinner laugh his ass off. He then starts acting like a bigger dick head by just grabbing her fries and treating her like shit. Stupid Paige lets him get away with it because she did wreak his car. But it was a piece of shit anyways.

At the mall Paige is having an interview at the movie theater. The manager asks her how she is at being a team player. She says that she’s all about that, but her heart drops when she see’s that Alex works there with her 70’s movie theater uniform on.

The next day Toby tries to compliment Emma, but please, she just blows him off because she has a pair of tits on her and she knows that she’s better than him now. Rick comes along laughing at his humiliation. Seems like these two are bonding over their love for hot chicks that they’ll never have and for having lack of friends. I love how when Toby mentions Hazel, Rick says that she has a couple of fine attributes. You know, because she’s busty as hell. Oh lord, they set up a geek contest and the prize is a set of role playing dice. That’s how you know that these two are at the bottom of the barrel there. The contest is whoever get’s the most kisses from their lists wins.

The next scene Paige is telling Spinner that she doesn’t want to ask Alex for help getting a job at the theater because they both hate each other. She bites the bullet and says that she knows that they’ve had their issues. Alex tells her that it’s ok and she’s put a bad word in for her. Hey, I say she deserves it for being such a shithead to everyone she doesn’t like.

In the science lab Toby comes panting up to Emma and pretty much just tells her about their contest. She just rolls her eyes and gives him a peck on the cheek. But shit, I would say that that shouldn’t count because it’s not really a kiss. Right away Toby starts to make fun of Rick and calls him a loser. But please, Toby is a losers loser. Emma then gives Rick a peck too because she feels sorry for him. Right away Rick laughs like a maniac and says that they need a new game the next day to break the tie.

In the hallway Paige is complaining how she can’t find a job to help pay for Spinner’s car. Hazel says that she’s better than that and him. Paige doesn’t know what she’s talking about. That’s when Hazel says that she misses the old Paige who wouldn’t take any of that bullshit from Spinner. Paige is still willing to give him a free pass until Hazel shows her the picture of Manny and Spinner dry humping at the car wash.

Now full of piss and vinegar she pays Spinner a visit at the Dot. He can’t help being a jerk and mentions when people usually get fired from a place, they don’t come back. She shows him the picture and he just tries to play it off that it was just a hug. Now going into a rage, she grabs him and says that that is a hug. Spinner is all full of pain because of his sun burn. She tells him that all he has to do is tell her that it was nothing and it’ll be fine. She’s shocked to see that he doesn’t say anything.

Out in the hallway Jay is still slamming Rick against the lockers because why not. Toby helps him up and they get back to their stupid little game. Rick tells him that the new rules are that whoever get’s the most kisses in a day wins and get’s the dice. Toby slams his elbow against the lockers in front of Manny. She asks him what’s wrong and he says that he hurt his elbow. Being a little hoe she gives him a kiss where it hurts. If Toby was smart he should have pointed this his penis. Manny wouldn’t have a problem kissing that too. OH!!!

At cheer practice Paige is giving Manny all sorts of shit because she hates her now. Funny how there’s not an adult there as their coach, its always been Paige running that squad. Spinner comes along with some flowers and admits that he had some guilty thoughts about Manny. That means that he jacked off to her already. Anyways, he gives her the flowers and Paige being dumb takes him back. She get’s a phone call and she got the job at the theater.

Continuing their stupid game, Toby hides the dummy for giving mouth to mouth in his locker while Rick is clearly struggling to get a kiss. Too bad he’s mellow now or else he would just push them down so they can crack their heads open and then he would be able to get a kiss. But seriously, what was Rick thinking? He should know that everyone at the school hates his guts. He’s so pathetic that he’s even offering five bucks, but he’s going nowhere fast. Toby meanwhile is getting mouth to mouth from someone who looks like Lizzie McGuire and then sets up a kissing booth to help sick kittens. Rick get’s pissed but still tries to get a kiss, too bad every female is just ignoring him. Toby feels bad for him because he’s a much bigger loser than he is, even though he should be rejoicing at the fact.

We then come upon Darcy and it seems like Toby told her about the contest and that Rick is losing big time because he’s a huge angry nerd who no one likes. She mentions that she’s noticed that everyone keeps pushing him into lockers and wants to know why he’s hated. Toby just ignores her and pays her five dollars. Darcy then comes along and turns on her charm by asking Rick about his glasses. He gets all happy when she says that she likes them. That’s when he mentions the contest and right way she offers to help. She kisses him, but she did it in front of Jay. Uh oh.

At Paige’s locker Hazel is continuing to give her opinion about Spinner treating her like shit. Not wanting to hear it, she tells her to back off or else she’s going to start doing the same thing about her relationship with Jimmy. I don’t know why she said that for, Jimmy seems to be treating her right.

Of course Paige is terrible at her new job as well. She’s lucky that Alex is being decent by giving her a break and actually helping her out by giving her pointers on what she’s doing wrong. Spinner and the boys come along and he can’t help acting like a complete dick with her in front of everyone. You can tell that both Craig and Alex got annoyed with him. And to prove the point Alex says she used to be afraid of her. But since she’s a coward and a suck, not anymore. She goes on to say that if any boyfriend of hers talked to her like he did to Paige, he would have been dumped already.

Seems like the movie is over and it’s obvious that there’s tension between Craig and Spinner about Manny. Still acting like a shithead he heads on over to the counter to fuck with Paige some more. She asks him for a ride home after work, but he says that he doesn’t want to because she doesn’t get off for another two hours. Craig makes fun of him for pretty much being a shitty boyfriend. Spin says something lame and Craig says, “Nice comeback genius.” Spinner then slaps Craig twice and walks away. Craig like his dad goes into a rage and hulks out. He shoves Spinner saying that he was always jealous of Manny and him. Spinner fucks things up by saying that he’s now jealous of Manny and himself. Paige hears that and you can tell get’s her heart broken. The guys meanwhile have started to fight, and Paige is trying to break it up saying that she works there. The manager comes out and says that she called security and they book it. Poor Paige then get’s fired even though she had nothing to do with it.

Back at Degrassi Toby has won the contest and the dice. Rick doesn’t care because someone really hot, meaning Darcy kissed him and he’s on cloud nine. Until Jay comes along and Rick leaves before he get’s his ass kicked again. Jay tells Toby that word around the school is that some hot new chick is being stalked by a psycho named Rick. Man, Rick was fast to act like a stalker motherfucker. But it’s in his blood, he can’t help it. To punish Toby for getting Darcy to kiss him, Jay throws him in a locker. Shit, I like Jay in this episode for that act alone!

In the cafeteria Alex comes by and tells Paige that she talked the manager into giving her a second chance. Spinner then lamely says that he’s sorry for getting her fired. She tells him not to worry about it because she still has a job. She then throws in his face what he said about Manny. He tries to play the victim again, but she’s had it with his shit. Especially because he wasn’t fighting over her, he was fighting over that whore Manny. She then says that they’ll figure out a payment system to pay him back, but they’re done. What a surprise, Manny ruined yet another relationship there at Degrassi. Her sexual powers are just too great for the guys there.

So this was another good one I think. Guys, Spinner just showed all of us how not to treat a girlfriend. If you treat her like shit, eventually they’re going to dump your ass. Unless they like being treated like garbage, which is sad, but there’s a lot of people out there like that, girls and guys actually. The Rick, Toby subplot was pretty good too because it shows that he’s still getting bullied and it’s actually getting worse too. Next week I’ll try to have the school shooting two parter up because it’s a good one!


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Season 4, Episode 5, “Anywhere I Lay My Head”

Ellie’s drunken wreak of a mother makes a return while Manny throws a school car wash.

Pre-Credit Opener: We see Sean and Ellie waking up from a pretty intense study session. Ellie is instantly flipping out because she was supposed to have been home at 11. Sean checks his phone and big surprise, no one called because her mom was too busy getting hammered to give a fuck where her daughter was. Sean mentions the fact that she’s a lousy drunk and Ellie get’s pissed and says she doesn’t want to talk about it. That’s when Sean get’s the brilliant idea of having her move in with her. I don’t know why, she’s a big time downer.

In the next scene Ashley is stressing about the fact that her dad is bringing his boyfriend for parents night. Ellie being completely self centered ignores what Ashley has to say and brings up the fact that Sean asked her to move in. Ashley being negative says that she can’t. But it seems like Ellie is desperate to move out because her mom is a raging alcoholic.

Manny meanwhile is trying to talk to Spinner who completely ignores her, but that’s when she comes with the idea of having the Downtown Sasquatch play some jams while they wash cars in their bikini’s to raise some money for their new uniforms. Spinner tells her that it’s not just his band, they’ll need to ask Craig. Manny says that it’ll be awkward as hell seeing how he knocked her up and then she aborted their love child. After some pathetic begging, Spinner says that he’ll see what he can do.

In the library Sean is already pissed at Ellie because she keeps making excuses for not moving in with him. Ellie has this stupid idea of just having dinners with him and her going home. But that’s when he tells her that he loves her and for her to just move in for fucks sake! But oh, she breaks his heart by telling him no and that her mom needs her.

It seems like it’s already time for parents night and Ellie is flicking her rubber band on her wrist like crazy due to anxiety. Shit who can blame her, right away you can tell that her mom is drunk as shit and she’s already embarrassing her in front of everyone. Snake is so frazzled by it his face goes all crooked.

Elsewhere Ashley introduces Ellie’s mom to her dad and his lover, partner, whatever he is,  Ellie’s mom can’t help being an ass and asks them if they’re a pair’s figure skating team. Ashley’s dad full of quiet dignity and grace says that they’re life partners. Not having any tact, she goes on about how her husband is away in Afghanistan fighting the global war on terrorism and that it would be nice to have an actual man around the house. She continues to humiliate Ellie some more by saying that the gays would only be good for redecorating Bin Laden’s cave. Ellie spots Sean, but so does her mom. She goes on to make him feel bad by asking why his parents aren’t around. He explains that he lives alone. She picks that as the perfect time to give him shit about Ellie always being there and then drags her away.

Oh lord, it seems like Ashley has now joined Craig’s band and it seems like they’re now playing Reggae. Which is only one of the worst kinds of music out there right next to Country. Spinner tells the guys that they need to play another gig because practice is getting boring as hell. That’s when he brings up the car wash and they have a vote because Marco is being a little bitch about playing in front of people. Craig, Ashley and Spinner vote yea, while Jimmy and Marco say nay. Craig and Ashley get annoyed though when Spinner says that Manny will be stoked about them playing.

Uh oh. We see Ellie being woken up by a fire detector and holy shit! Her kitchen is a hideous raging inferno because her mom got drunk and fell asleep while she was cooking something on the stove. Stupid Ellie makes shit about ten times worse by throwing it against the curtains, spreading the fire around the room. She drags her mom’s limp carcass out of there before they both became Freddy Krueger.

At the hospital, her mom has the fucking nerve to be giving Ellie shit about pretty much burning their house to the ground. Saying that she doesn’t want to hear anything about it because she feels bad enough already. But I think it’s the hangover that she’s talking about. Ellie trying to pull a fast one asks her mom if she can stay at Ashley’s instead of some relative who I guess lives far away. Really, we all know she’s going to stay at Sean’s instead. Her mom not wanting to drive her to school says yes. Surprise, surprise, she goes to Sean’s.

At Sean’s house Sean is helping her bring all her smoke covered clothes into his apartment. Sean mentions that his CD collection just doubled, but I doubt he’d want to listen to KD Lang and Sarah McLachlan. But shit, is he wrong, it’s actually Ellie’s well organized cutting kit. In it she has so many ways to cut herself, it’s insane. Trying to distract him, she mentions that they should get a pet. Sean ignoring her says that he thought that she stopped cutting herself. She says that she isn’t, but she just had to save it because it brings bitter memories to her and she thrives on dwelling in the abyss. Anyways, Sean says that he’ll sleep on the couch while she get’s the bed.

It’s finally time for the car wash where we’re introduced to a new character named Darcy. Spinner welcomes her by wetting her down in her bikini. Manny comes along and thanks Craig for taking pictures and playing the car wash. Ashley meanwhile get’s jealous because Craig can’t stop looking at her tits. Spinner comes along and plays around with Manny, getting Craig a bit jealous too. God these people.

Sitting on the steps Marco asks her how her mom is and Ellie seems to be glad to be away from her for a while. Which is telling.  Marco then get’s weird and pretty much asks her if they did the nasty at his place, where Ellie says no like she’s all disgusted.

The car wash continues with a couple of dirty old men looking at all the hot teenage flesh on display while Craig and his band play some truly shitty reggae. They’re pretty bad too, so bad that I was wishing that someone would throw water on them by accident so that they would get electrocuted like in Carrie. Rick of all people comes by in his mom’s Family Truckster and says that he’s there to support a good cause. They all get instantly pissed off and Jimmy tells him to leave before he shoots him full of water. Rick seeing that it was a horrible idea leaves, but not before Jimmy wets his car. So hey, I say Rick wins in this one, he got a free car wash. Meanwhile it’s obvious that Manny and Spinner are flirting with each other and Craig doesn’t like it one bit.

Later on at Sean’s, the Degrassi kids are having a party. Too bad the Montreal Crew isn’t there, because they’re just so hardcore. Anyways Jay and Alex are being real fucking assholes and Jay mentions that it’s really a bon voyage, thanks for all the sex party. But we all know that Ellie is kind of a prude and no sex was had. Bummed out Ellie mentions to Sean that she doesn’t want to go back to her mom, Sean being the loyal boyfriend says that she doesn’t have to. And that’s where her mom comes into the room and fucks everything up.

She begins by once again embarrassing Ellie into smithereens. Ellie being a typical child of such a shitty environment just shakes her head yes and is full of tears when her mom asks her that she’s been staying at Sean’s instead of Ashley’s. She starts to drag her ass out, but Sean stops her and says that it’s better if Ellie stays there with him. Not skipping a beat, she slaps the shit out of him and that’s pretty much the end of that party.

Back at the burnt out hulk that was their home, her mom tries to be all optimistic about the fact that she almost burned the whole house to the ground and almost killed the both of them. Ellie upset just mentions that she pimped slapped Sean and that’s where she starts to do her thing with the rubber band again. Her mom tells her to cut that shit out because she looks like a weirdo doing that. Ellie then dumps out her cutting kit and asks her to pick a device because harming herself is the only way she can cope with her and her drunkenness. Her mom starts to cry because she shows her arm that looks like Edward Scissorhands cut her up. Ellie tells her that she’s been cutting herself and if she stays with her, she’ll start up again. By the way, I think her mom burned her eye brows off in the fire.

At the Dot Spinner and Manny are having a hell of an awkward exchange. Especially when she mentions that she’s waiting there for Paige. So yeah, all this is doing is setting up a relationship between the two of them.

Moving on, Sean is getting his lift on and that’s where Ellie barges in and says that her mom just dropped her off and that she’s going to stay with him because she’s finally going to rehab. The episode ends with Ellie telling Sean that they have a new pet and it’s a ferret. I only have one question, why does Ellie look incredibly sweaty? Plus that ferret seems like it’s breaking the fourth wall begging to be rescued by this maniac.

So this was another good episode. We were introduced to a new character Darcy, Ellie’s mom almost burned the whole fucking house down and Spinner and Manny seem to have a thing for each other. This episode, it went there!


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Season 4, Episode 4, “Mercy Street”

Uh oh, Rick the woman beater returns in this episode.

Pre-Credit Opener: Right off the bat Paige is super pissed that Rick has returned to Degrassi and you can tell by how flared her nostrils are. Marco, Spinner and Alex are pissed off as well. Emma not minding her business asks who he is. Paige tells her and reminds us all how Rick used to beat up Terri and she hates his guts because of it. Even though Paige treated her like shit all the time, but whatever. Emma becomes extremely upset when Spinner tells her that he’ll be in her grade starting the next day. This is trouble because a self righteous Emma is always a bad thing.

After the credits we see that JT is hanging out with Manny at Liberty’s. The reason they’re hanging out with her? Because she has a hot tub. JT still acting extremely immature asks Manny to pull his finger and he butt dusts her right then and there. Manny then asks Liberty if it’s cool for them to even be there, Liberty just tries to sound cool by saying that somethings you have to say what the heck. Seriously, she said heck and couldn’t even say hell. Anyways, Manny tries to ask if Emma can come over too. But Liberty still hates her for what she did in the previous episode. Manny has real nerve bringing Emma up since it was Manny who snitched Emma to Liberty. Oh lord, Liberty’s younger brother Johnny Mathis comes out with a ironing board and says that it’s their new diving board. JT climbs on top of it and of course it doesn’t collapse because he weighs a hundred and nothing. Still acting like a jackass he’s about to dive into the hot tub and that’s when Johnny Mathis pulls his trunks down and Manny gasps. Either because it’s the first time she saw his junk, or he has a real small dick. Either way, JT is humiliated.

Back at Degrassi Emma is hanging out with the upper class men for some reason. Rick comes by and tries to make small talk with them. Emma now taking up Terri getting beaten up as a cause even though she didn’t know her stops Rick from walking to class. Raditch tells her to step aside and she speaking for everyone says that they don’t want him there. Raditch knowing that she has a new cause every week tells her that it’s not one of her crusades and to stay out of it.

In the hallway JT is trying to get a date going with Manny, but she doesn’t seem to want to hang out with him. JT notices that ever since she saw his penis, she’s been acting differently. JT gives her a smootch but Manny breaks up their kiss because here comes Craig. They have some small talk, completely ignoring JT.

In the locker room JT is pissed that Manny still seems to be into Craig. Toby and Johnny Mathis (Danny) both say that Manny is hot and that maybe she is into Craig still. Toby also points out that they’ve only kissed a couple of times. Just then Craig and the other dudes come out of the shower and that’s when JT tells him that Manny is his girlfriend now and to respect that. Craig says that he does and that’s when he takes his towel off to dry his hair. JT immediately stares at his cock and Craig instantly asks him what the fuck he’s looking at. Spinner, being the worst person to do that in front of just laughs and says, “What?!”

After those hijinks, Rick comes up to Paige at her locker and tries to apologize for pushing Terri with all his strength and causing her to hit her head on a random piece of concrete block and split her fucking head open. Seriously, if you don’t know, that’s what he did to her. He tells her that he’s in counseling and asks how Terri is. Paige eyes full of tears goes to the bathroom to cry her eyes out. Emma not minding her business asks her what’s wrong and Paige is upset that Rick is back at the school and no one can do anything about it. Emma tells her that they’ll handle it, vigilante Degrassi style!

At the Dot Emma is hanging out with the older crowd and you can tell that she loves it. They don’t enjoy their time together though because that’s when Rick walks in. Everyone get’s pissed off and Emma wanting to make them like her goes up to Rick and tells him that no one wants him there. Rick just says that he has a right to an education. Emma tells him to go to another school or he’ll be sorry. He says that she can’t touch him or Raditch will get on her ass. She says he’s right, but since they’re not at school Emma grabs him by the arm and drags his ass out of the door. Paige and the rest love what Emma just did. But not as much as Emma is loving herself at the moment.

Back at Degrassi Emma is promoting her newest cause, Students Against Violence, or SAV. Nah, I just came up with that. Sean and Ellie come along and are annoyed that both Paige and Emma want to make life a living hell for Rick.

Oh boy, in the restroom JT has gotten himself a penis pump because he figures that Craig has a bigger Johnson than he does and that’s why Manny won’t bang him.

We get a montage where Rick is now feeling the pressure because everyone there hates him with a fury. The girls start to block his path, no one will let him sit with them at lunch. Shit even the metal looking guy and his mullet friend are shoving him against the lockers. But uh oh. It seems like Emma is starting to break and feel bad for him now.

In Mrs Kwan’s room Spinner is reading some rhymes from the legendary Kid Erich. He tries to say that he loves girls with a bootylicous ass but Mrs Kwan stops him. Rick then volunteers to read his thoughts from Gandhi of all people. He starts to talk about forgiveness, but Spinner is thinking, fuck that noise. He throws a paper at Rick and everyone laughs at him. Take that Rick and Gandhi!

In the hallway Manny see’s JT and she tells Liberty that she knows that he’s going to come up to talk to her. She wonders why he doesn’t leave her alone. Liberty points out that he is her boyfriend, but if she can’t stand being with him, they should just break up. JT of course comes up and asks her if she would like to come over to his house after school. Manny tells him yes, so going by that, I guess she’s going to break up with him.

Elsewhere Rick tries to give Emma a check, but Emma all full of herself says that she can’t accept it because the whole ribbon campaign is about him. Emma is then blown away that it’s about $500 dollars. Alex comes along and tells him that they don’t want his money. Rick then leaves when she asks him if he’s going to hit her too. Emma being greedy and stupid asks for the check, but that’s when Alex rips it up. Emma all annoyed says that maybe if she cared about the cause she wouldn’t have done that. Alex gets in her face and asks her what she knows about it. She then asks her if she’s ever had to ice down her mom’s face because some scumbag boyfriend beat her up. Or lay awake all night listening to her cry. Alex says, “I didn’t think so.” and leaves all annoyed. So yeah, big surprise there that Alex comes from a horrible home life.

At JT’s room, JT has put on some sexy music and dimmed down the lights. It’s as awkward as it can get and she asks him if he’s nervous. He tries to kiss her and he’s all sweaty and nasty. Manny being grossed out says she has to go to the bathroom. JT takes that as an opportunity to pump up his wang. Manny finally getting the courage to break up with him goes back into the room and catches him. Got damn that’s embarrassing.

Back at the Dot Rick walks in and Paige is instantly annoyed asking what he’s doing back there again. Alex being a shit starter says that he’s probably there to see his new crush Emma. Paige gets pissed and asks her if she’s starting to wimp out on her by feeling sorry for him. Rick makes shit worse by going up to her and saying, “Good afternoon Emma.” Emma now trying to prove to everyone that she doesn’t feel bad for him over does it by tripping Rick and humiliating him in front of everyone. Rick seems to go into a rage as he’s getting up. Jay seeing this takes Rick outside to kick his ass and does just that. Plus he breaks his glasses by stepping on them. Rick all defiant asks who else wants a shot at him. Alex says that she wants to hit him next and here’s where Emma fucks up by stopping her. Everyone of course get’s angry at her and she’s as hated as Rick is. Man, I just noticed, Rick is a hairy motherfucker. He looks like Teen Wolf in this shot.

The next day at school, Manny comes dressed like a pimp and she tells JT to go away. JT says that he was just trying to live up to Craig. Stupid JT thinks it’s because Craig has a bigger dick than him. Manny all annoyed tells him that it’s not his dick. It’s the way that JT acts. Which is really immature and Craig was never like that. But bullshit, Craig has acted like a jackass in the past too. JT now desperate because he doesn’t want to lose a hot piece like Manny says that he can change. But Manny tells him that it’s over.

We see that Emma is now on the outs with Paige and her group of friends. Rick comes up to her with some old nerd glasses and he tries to apologize. She tells him to stop. The only reason she did what she did was because it was wrong, it still doesn’t mean that she likes him or are friends. that being said, she asks him why the fuck he came back to the school, knowing that he’s hated by all. The episode ends with Rick saying that he likes it there and that’s he changed. He goes on to say that he’ll show them how wrong they are about him. Emma tells him that they’re not interested. Rick being delusional says that they will be some day. Now if you’ve seen the show, especially this season, you know how foreshadowing that statement was.

So this was a pretty good episode. Entertaining as hell and really makes you go, hmm. Not the JT and Manny part. He was annoying and I’m glad Manny dumped him finally. But the whole Rick thing. Sure he’s a dickhead that deserves everything what’s happening to him, but at the same time, you kind of feel sorry for him. Especially with the bullying. But this is just the beginning. Things are going to come to a head with this storyline.


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Season 4, Episode 3, “King Of Pain”

Well I’m back!! I know that I said that it was going to be a short break, but man, I got really lazy and didn’t want to do shit Degrassi related. But here I am again.

Pre-Credit Intro: We open on a photo booth where Marco is having a glamour shoot going on where he’s trying to look fierce. He seems to get upset though when Dylan comes through the curtain and gives him a peck on the cheek. We find out right away why he’s upset. His mom works at what looks is Walgreens or what the Canadian equivalent is. Come on my Canadian peeps. I know you’re going to school me on what store it is. Anyways. She asks to see his shots because Marco’s cheap ass is going to use them for posters to run for student body president. She thinks that the machine ripped him off, little does she know that he tore off the gay smooch. Dylan is obviously pissed because Marco hasn’t come out to his parents yet. Goddamn Dylan try to be understanding that his immigrant parents might have a problem because they’re from the old country.

The next day Marco is upset because Paige mentions that she talked to Dylan and Dylan was ignoring him. As they’re talking Paige almost trips on Alex’s legs. Alex all full of attitude tells her to watch where she’s walking. Paige being Paige pretty much calls Alex dog shit and that she’s a loser who no one at the school likes. You can tell it hurt Alex to hear that. I guess Paige forgot the lesson that Dean taught her when you sass someone too much.

In the next scene Emma is admiring herself in the mirror and Chris comes along and says something that I can’t understand. Emma mentions that she’s sorry that they broke up during the Summer. Chris just raps that maybe they can get some shakes some time and he glides to his next class.

Alex see’s Marco and says, “Hey gay kid.” Marco is instantly offended and tells her bitch ass that he doesn’t respond to shitty people as herself. She then asks him what the issues are for the election. Marco not being in the mood tells her to fuck off and to ask questions at the assembly. That’s when Snake comes uncomfortably close and tells Marco that Alex is also running for President. So yeah, I’m going there, Alex is the Trump of that election.

So I guess this is still the same subplot, Liberty see’s Chris sitting at a bench and right away we can tell that she has a thing for him and his acid washed outfit. Liberty showing how lame she is tells Chris that maybe they can go to a record shop to listen to some hip hop. But you can tell that she doesn’t like that shit at all. Can I just take a moment to say that someone recently told me in the comments section that Liberty is actually a beloved character in the fan community. I was all, no fucking way! I just can’t even begin to believe that people actually love Liberty that much. She’s easily one of the most annoying characters in the history of the show.

In the cafeteria everyone is talking about Alex running for president. Marco though is blowing it off because he’s more concerned about Dylan whining about Marco coming out to his parents. Uh oh, later on on the phone Dylan pretty much breaks up with Marco.

In class, Emma is jealous of Liberty having a crush on Chris. I don’t know why Emma cares though. I guess she’s just that catty. By the way, I love the lame hip hop sounding music that plays during this scene.

We cut to Marco’s house where his dad Stereotype is way too excited about Marco winning the election. Funny how you can tell that Marco’s mom knows that her son is gay, but his dad is completely clueless to the fact that Marco is gay to the 10th power. Up in his room Marco full of tears comes out to his mom finally. She starts to cry, but shit, she already knew that. Probably since he was a little boy.

At Degrassi, Marco tells Paige that he came out to his mom. Paige is happy for him, but he’s afraid that she doesn’t love him anymore. Marco can’t think about it too long though because Alex is being a shithead and tearing down all of his posters. Marco now pissed tells her that no one is going to vote for her because she’s such a terrible person and is to as close as we can get in Degrassi to being ghetto. To that she pretty much tells him that she’s going to out him to the entire school. I don’t know why Marco should get scared for, the whole school should know since it’s so obvious that he’s gay.

In gym class Emma comes next to Chris to stretch out wearing a hootchie outfit. She really learned her lessons well from Manny. She starts to flirt with him and Chris all annoyed tells her not to tease him because he obviously likes the way her ass looks in those little booty shorts she has on. Emma mentions that she wants to get back together with him and on purpose makes plans to go out with him the exact day and time that Liberty was supposed to go with him. Oh Emma, that was a real bitch move.

After school Manny wants to lend Emma a skirt because she says that she loves her legs and it’ll make Chris want her even more. Emma then tells her that she has no intention of getting back with Chris. She’s not even jealous, she just hates the fact that he would be going with Liberty of all people. I love how Manny, Degrassi’s school mattress is upset to hear about this. But I don’t blame Emma one bit. Anyone would be humiliated to see their ex with Liberty.

Back at his house, Marco is trying his hardest to not have his parents there the next day because he’s mortified at the thought of that bitch Alex outing him out to everyone. Especially his dad. Just then Stereotype walks in and that’s when Marco tells him that he’s dropping out of the election. Stereotype then goes on to say how proud of him he is and not to drop out because he’ll be less proud. Geesh. Marco upset goes to cry with his momma.

The next day Emma tries to talk to Liberty and that’s when Liberty says to her, “You’re dead to me.” Turns out that fucking Manny played Judas’s and told Liberty about Emma being petty and humiliated at the thought that Liberty was going out with an ex of hers. Emma tries to be nice and says that it was just hard to let her mumble mouth ex boyfriend go with such a dweebette like Liberty. That’s when Liberty says, “It’s easy letting you go, straight to hell.” Big loss, it’s not like Emma was really her friend anyways. Or that she had much chance of getting with Chris, I think he was just being nice.

Anyways, enough with that bullshit. It’s finally time for the great debate. But before that Alex admits to Jay that she’s so nervous that it feels like she wants to throw up. Jay being the typical lousy asshole boyfriend can’t believe that she’s actually serious about running. She can’t answer though because that’s when Marco comes up to her and asks her if she’s really going to out him in front of everyone. She pretty much says yes and that’s when Marco says that if she really wants to win, she’ll take the hide road and not go that route because she actually does have a chance to win. You can tell that that spoke to her.

At the assembly Alex is giving a really angry speech about how she’s an outsider and she hates all the popular kids who have all the fun at school by having actual money to go on trips or to dances. Her big thing is to do away with all that bullshit and that things won’t be like last year. Just as she’s about to use her catch phrase of, “Are you going to vote for the freak or the queer?” She hesitates and instead calls Marco a pretty boy. I guess Alex is a decent Human being after all.

Finally it’s Marco’s turn. Marco begins by saying that Alex is right about the school being split, but that she’s wrong about it being the presidents job to rep the freaks. At least I think that’s what he says, it makes no sense to me. Just then Jay decides to be a dick head and calls him a queer. Raditch tells Jay that he’ll see Jay in his office for a caning. Lucky for Marco, his dad is too stupid to know what queer means. Paige trying to be supportive tells him to continue. Marco then promises to bring Degrassi together because he loves the school.

Later on Liberty in no spectacular way just simply announces on the TV that Marco won the election. Marco being the bigger man tells Alex that he get’s to pick his vice president and that he’s choosing her for the job.

The episode ends with Dylan taking Marco back. Mostly because he found out that he came out to his mom. But damn, he’s still being pushy about Marco coming out to his dad. Marco should have told him, “One at a time bitch.” His dad Stereotype comes around and is beyond proud of Marco winning the school election. But then he asks him what queer means.  Marco just says, “Dirty politics.” Like I said, he’s very lucky that his dad is stupid and totally believes him and that awful answer.

So this episode was pretty good. It seems like Emma is becoming the new bitch at the school because she’s finally starting to get a woman’s body and she knows it now. Dylan was annoying as hell though. I thought Marco was the woman in the relationship, but it seems like Dylan is now the power bottom.


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Season 4, Episode 2, “Ghost In The Machine Part 2”

Pre-Credit Opener: We continue this two parter with Paige in despair in her room rearranging all her clothes. Marco comes along and invites her to come over to Dylan’s to have a good time. But she’s super pissed at the moment and just yells at him. Marco tries to relate to her by bringing up the time that he was gay bashed and the fact that the assholes who beat him up never got caught. Instead of feeling comforted, Paige lashes out at him, but then says that she’ll be down in a minute. Clearly she’s fine.

So they’re at a college party, but Paige can’t hang with the big dogs because it seems like she’s losing her damn mind. Her nostrils look like you can fit a quarter up there. Speaking of, Hazel looks like she’s going to swallow someone’s soul, Evil Dead style. Yikes! Spinner not having a brain tries to be affectionate with her, but she can’t abide anyone touching her at the moment. Especially a dude.

Paige then tries to pick a fight with this chick and Hazel tells her to cool off. And Jesus, the girl seems to be crying because Paige pushed her against the wall. At first I thought she was going to make out with her. Now acting the fool, she comes along and starts to flirt with these two guys that she’s never met, getting drunk with them. Spinner sees what’s going on and takes her aside to Dylan’s room. Inside, Paige is trying to pretty much sleep with him because she figures that she’s a slut who deserved what happened to her. Spinner tells her to let go of the fact that she was raped. At that point, taking her anger out on him, she tells him that she never wants to see his dumbass face again.

Mercifully, we cut away to Joey who seems to be going through his books. Craig and Ashley come in with his new guitar and amp. Joey is blown away by such a fine guitar but then he get’s pissed off that Craig wasted $4000 on it. In the garage Joey walks in and pretty pathetic on his part, he asks Craig for some money to  help pay the mortgage. Craig on the other hand is being a dick because he feels that Joey is just trying to mooch some money off of him. Mentioning how his dad’s estate gives him money. Joey says that it’s just $250 a month and it’s not enough. Craig then accuses Joey of just wanting his money and if it was Angela, he wouldn’t be asking her for help. But yes he would, I’m surprised Joey hasn’t asked Snake for money yet. Might I point out that Craig is the mooch because Joey didn’t have to take his ass in to begin with.

Back at the college, Hazel is worried about Paige because no one has seen her since her little meltdown. Spinner all hurt, could give two fucks where she is at the moment. But then you see a look of concern for her.

Paige meanwhile has gone to Dean’s frat house and you know only trouble is going to come from this. She spots him trying to seduce and possibly rape a fellow coed. Dean knowing what she’s going to do, tries to stop her. But Paige get’s everyone’s attention and lets everyone know how Dean raped her. I don’t know if anyone listened to her though. Outside Paige is yelling at him that he raped her and being a cocky cock, he admits to it while making a really creepy grin that makes it obvious that he’s a rapist. He then starts to say that she must want some more if she keeps coming back to him. Paige now completely insane drives Spinner’s car into his, completely fucking up both vehicles. Spinner see’s the whole thing and yells at her to go home.

We get a quick montage of Paige getting a cab home. Joey being worried about Craig it seems like and then we see Craig arriving at Sean’s place. I didn’t even know they were still friends. They stopped hanging out together back in season 2.

The next day of school, Paige comes in for her weekly counseling session. The Asian teacher tells her that even though she lost her case, she still did the right thing by going to trial. Paige meanwhile is so jaded, you can tell that she’s not even listening to a word she’s saying.

After that, she comes up to Spinner and he asks her if what she did felt good. She says yes. Then goes on to say that she’ll get a job to fix up his junked out car. Just then, Mrs Big Tits tells him that the Mounties are there to speak to him. You can tell it’s serious by the music they’re using. And yup, Spinner is in deep shit because of what Paige did, looking like he wants to cry. Or is he?

We cut to the MI lab where Craig is eating fries and gravy. Ok, I love my Canadian peeps. I really do. But what the fuck is it with you guys and that nasty combo? Just asking. Anyways, it seems like Snake has come there to have a talk with Craig. He mentions the fact that Joey called him last night worried about Craig. Snake called Joey Craig’s dad. Craig still acting like an asshole tells Snake that he doesn’t have a dad.

At her house, Paige get’s a call from Spinner where apparently he’s under arrest. Seems that Dean got his license plate number and reported him. Being the good boyfriend, he takes the fall for Paige, reasoning that she’s been through enough already. At the police station Dean comes to Paige huffing and puffing saying that Spinner is dead. She tells him that she’s the one who actually did it and is there to tell them the truth. Dean then goes on to tell Paige that the frat kicked him out because of what she said. Not liking that she turned her back on him, he yells at her that he’s not finished. But Paige tells him that she is and especially with him.

We cut to Joey where he’s waiting for Craig. Craig comes in and says that he’s just there to get his shit and that he’s moving in with Sean. Joey not having anymore dignity tells him that he’s about to lose his business. Geez, what a surprise that no one wants to buy a used car from Joey’s lot. Seeing the piece of shit that Spinner bought from him, you can tell what kind of inventory Joey has. He mentions that he was wrong to hit Craig up for some money. But you can tell that he still wants Craig to help him out. He goes on to say that his credit is shot and that they’re about a cunt’s hair away from being evicted. Craig now feeling guilty says that he’ll take the guitar back and that he’ll give him the money. Joey tells him to keep it and goes on to say that his big dream is for Craig to go into the used car salesmen business too. You can tell that Craig is mortified at the thought. I know I would be.

The episode ends with Paige telling Spinner that she lost her license and that she’ll probably have a year’s worth of community service. After she makes a few bad jokes, she apologizes to Spinner for busting his car and hurting his feelings. She says that she still wants to pay for the damages and then asks Spinner out on a date.

This was an ok episode. While I know Paige was totally justified with being angry, she just annoyed me. But I swear that the scene between Craig and Snake went longer, with Snake ripping Craig a new asshole over the way he was acting. Am I right or was I just imagining that? This will probably be my only post this month, I usually get very busy in October. I’ll try to squeeze in another episode though.