I was on vacation last week, so I’m just catching up…

WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS EPISODE SPOILERS.

MAIN PLOT

“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 realizes her first time wasnt the fairytale she was looking for, and regrets losing her virginity.

Alli realizes her first time wasn't the fairytale she was looking for, and regrets losing her virginity.

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+


SUBPLOT

Pia was D.O.A. from the S-T-A-R-T.

Pia was D.O.A. from the S-T-A-R-T.

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. 

P.S.
Even though the subplot was ok, it’s not bad enough to bring down the episode overall.

HEART OF GLASS SUBPLOT GRADE: C+

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Posted by Kary

8 Comments

  1. agreed with the contrivedness of PIA
    well, who knows who they’ll put peter with when Mia leaves
    maybe it will end up being even worse

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    1. It probably will be even worse, given the fact there’s really no one around for him to date. They’ll just force him into a relationship with someone since he can’t exist without a girlfriend these days.

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  2. […] City).  Heart of Glass is hands down the best episode of Season 8.  If you wanna know why you can read my episode review here.  For me, Degrassi Goes Hollywood was the surprise of the season…it was awesome.  DGH and […]

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  3. the one who is my favorite star on Degrassi is Johnny DiMarco as Scott paterson because i saw Johnny who is full of loving and kind and romance side of him and some bad one i have the same thing to anyway if i have the chance to date Johnny let me know if i have the chance to have Johnny DiMarco as my boyfriend in my life i could hold him and love him and treat him good as goal and Respect him for who he is and help him and protect my boyfriend who is in Trouble not to Embarrest him if i have Johnny in my life i could look after him and hang out with him and his friends and make out with him in the Van or the tent or in the Gym Locker Room and make him Laugh and tell Jokes and take him out Johnny Deserves better he better off without Alli because Alli is going to hurt Johnny again i know she is Trouble maker she is like Manny Johnny you deserve love and Respect.

    Robin Morgan

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    1. hi Johnny you are my favorite Guy because you are the one i like about you and i wanted to get to know you will you go out with me like on a date we can be together you and i have the chance to have each other if you want it to be you and i can get naked in the van or somehow i like you alot and i have a biggest crush on you forever.

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  4. melinda shankar is older than me (cant believe shes 18 lol) but she is so freakin adorable! Love her.

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  5. I love Johnny DiMarco. He is a bad boy I love bad boys . If I had the chance to make out with him I would

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  6. I agree. I like how Alli worried about being pregnant, or having an STD, but didn’t take it to extremes. If she did, we’d all be dissapointed when no baby or STD drama came along. And it would become a waste of time… like the episode when Emma thought she was pregnant, but wasn’t. That episode was just anoying.

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