I was on vacation last week, so I’m just catching up…
WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS EPISODE SPOILERS.
“You think we’re in some sort of epic romance.” – Johnny DiMarco
“Heart of Glass” is hands down the best episode of Season 8. It represents a genuine look at teen life and relationships without turning it into a big, overly-dramatic plot.
Alli and Johnny are back together, but for some reason Alli seems to think he’s not all that interested.
Combine that with her desire to have that “epic romance” every girl desires, she and Johnny end up having sex. She loses her virginity (so does he), but it doesn’t turn out to be the wonderful, romantic experience she thought it would be.
The look on her face after they had sex summed it all up…it was a mixture of awkwardness and fear. I loved how the episode dealt with her fear that she COULD’VE gotten pregnant or caught an STD, but never took it that far. It’s all about the emotional rollercoaster following her first time, and the fact that she regrets it all. It truly is Degrassi at its best.
HEART OF GLASS MAIN PLOT GRADE: A+
Let the Pia drama begin! Peter joins the Mock U.N. at school, and it turns out he chose to represent Kenya because he wants to volunteer there with Darcy next year.
Of course that doesn’t sit well with Mia…the best part of this subplot is the fact that they broke up. Pia may be one of the most contrived couples in Degrassi history.
Even though the subplot was ok, it’s not bad enough to bring down the episode overall.
HEART OF GLASS SUBPLOT GRADE: C+