WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS EPISODE SPOILERS

 

Danger Zone Soundtrack
Chances, by Jill Barber
What Are You Going To Do With Me?, by Paper Moon
Takin’ Care Of Business, by Randy Bachman
Chemistry, by Morgan Mayer
My Ship, by Kellin Watson
Into The Mystery, by McGowan

 

MAIN PLOT

Holly J passes up a chance to go with Blue (aka Mr. Irrelevant) to the dance because she has a crush on……SPINNER!!  You really can’t blame her, but now it’s become obvious that if people work together there ends up being some romantic element/making out/etc. (Palex anyone? Don’t forget Snake and Ms. Hot Sauce).

Robbing The Dot is absolute HERESY. Penalty? Death.

Robbing The Dot is absolute HERESY. Penalty? Death.

However, this plot isn’t about Holly J trying to steal Spinner from Jane, it’s about the danger the duo faces when some guy walks into The Dot and holds them up at gunpoint.

We know very well Spinner could’ve kicked the robber’s ass in a heartbeat, but this episode is about developing Holly J.  She has always been a mean, vindictive b****, but she’s extremely smart and she displays that in “Danger Zone.” 

Blue stops by The Dot as the robbery is happening, and she uses her mean nature to force him to go away quickly as to not alert the robber, but also slyly writes the word “Gun” on the glass to tip Blue off as to what’s going on inside.  When the robber unintentionally shoots Spinner, the tension mounts as the cops arrive (as well as a crowd of bystanders) and the robber panics because he has nowhere to go.

With Spinner injured, Holly J must take control of the situation.

With Spinner injured, Holly J must take control of the situation.

The fact that Spinner was shot in the shoulder (aka he’s going to bleed a lot for dramatic purposes, but he’ll survive) shows that it’s all about Holly J and how she manages the entire situation. 

Holly J was able to talk the robber into give himself up in mere minutes, which is lame, but at least she admits that her life sucks…she uses her bitchy behavior to cover up her insecurities.

“You’re the only person who knows me…and still thinks I’m ok,” says Holly J to Spinner in the hospital.  Then Spinner says, “Lot’s of people would if you just gave them the chance.”

Indeed.

Spinner encourages her to open up to other people, and let them see the real Holly J.

Spinner encourages her to open up to other people, and let them see the real Holly J.

Hopefully she finally realizes that she can be happy if she’d just stop worrying so much about her social status, stop being a jerk and just live her life. 

Though there have been times where we’ve seen a peek at the genuine Holly J, that conversation between her and Spinner is the one that most humanizes her.

 

 

She finally comes off as a normal person who has feelings, which is why her happily ever after (she receives a round of applause from everyone at the dance, and she finally connects with Blue) is warranted.

DANGER ZONE MAIN PLOT GRADE: B

 

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SUBPLOT “A”

When in doubt, make up....and makeout.

When in doubt, make up....and makeout.

After doing a WONDERFUL job of dealing with KC’s past in “Touch of Grey,” the Degrassi writers muck it all up with a crappy followup plot. 

This is more about KC’s inability to trust Clare after that ONE time she falsely accused him of hitting Connor. 

 

Now KC just always assumes Clare is judging him because of his past, even though he’s the one that keeps bringing it up.  KC’s behavior is childish and annoying, so the decision is made to stop teasing the audience and finally fling KC and Clare together as couple.

DANGER ZONE SUBPLOT “A” GRADE: C-

 

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SUBPLOT “B”

Pia is back together....yay. (end sarcasm)

Pia is back together....yay. (end sarcasm)

This plot gets little, if any airtime, but Peter tries to get back with Mia. 

 It’s tied into the robber plot at The Dot when Sav and Peter hear about the robbery at the same time Anya and Mia were supposedly going to The Dot.  Peter is frantic at the crime scene, until Mia and Anya walk up behind him. 

 

Jamie Johnston’s acting is God awful as Peter spills his feelings to Mia.  She eats it up, and Pia is reunited…and that one weirdo in the back of the theater claps.

DANGER ZONE SUBPLOT “B” GRADE: D

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Posted by Kary

6 Comments

  1. I think you should have an ‘episode review’ tag. :]

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  2. Hey first I would like to say is I really like this blog. It’s very nice when I need to check something about Degrassi: The Next Generation. So good job!

    Also, I liked the main plot too. I like seeing more of Holly J. I also liked how at the end she didn’t care that Blue called her Holly. But I did feel it happened too quick and easy. There was no action or anything so that’s what made it how I feel a B instead of and A.

    Sub plot with KC and Clare was great! It was really showing how KC doesn’t like being judged and really likes Clare. I love them together! They’re great! I can’t wait for season 9 with more about the two. But I think they could of had a bit more with them, that might just be because I love them so much. But when conner and alli said like “there in like with eachother” I’m sorry but that sounds so elementry. They should of used something like “they are crazy about eachother” or something. I agree A loved it!

    Also no fan of Pia so I have nothing to say but D

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  3. I thought the episode was really good. I do agree with giving the main plot a B. I thought the whole hostage gunpoint thing was written and handled really well up until Spinner got shot and after that everything seemed really rushed, like pretty much right after he got shot Holly J just convinces the dude to go outside in oh but two minutes. I just wish they would have Made this a two part episode or something so we could have had a cool cliffhanger with the guy pulling the gun on them or something. If they would have had a two parter then the episode I think would have been better because wouldn’t feel so jammed. They seemed to jam a whole lot into it. But Ya I agree the main plot should have a B.
    Then I liked the whole thing with KC and Clare. I thought it was really good and i can’t wait to see more next season. I just hope the relationship will have like a drastic turn or something, something that will make it more interesting.
    And I’m with you guys, I hate Peter and especially hate Mia, i’m so glad she’s leaving.

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  4. hey i totally feel in love with this episode i likely dont feel likeit was jammed because if you think about it you would probably get bored after a while with the same scene so im kind of glad that did not last long i give the main plot an A- but i believe the sub plot was better than the main plot i just love the niners you have to give them points k.c and clare make such a great couple they should really show more of them in the next season i think they kind of outshine alli and jhonny all we need is for connor to find a girl and thank god mia is living i really never liked her ever since jt died

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  6. […] close to being the “Queen Bee” she tried to paint herself as.  It wasn’t until Danger Zone that we got to see beyond her I’m-a-bitch-for-no-real-reason exterior. Holly J truly hit her […]

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