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
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).
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.
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.”
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
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-
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