[WARNING: THIS EPISODE REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS]
So for this first week of Degrassi: The Boiling Point I’ve decided to try out something different….video reviews. I’m just testing them out to see if they work, figuring out a review format, finding out how much work it’ll take to turn them around quickly, etc. So I warn you…this is a work in progress, lol.
MAIN PLOT: Fiona Discovers that her boyfriend is abusive.
Holly J leaves for Toronto, but Declan and Fiona stay in Manhattan. Fiona’s in a good place now because
1) she’s back from therapy and doing ok and
2) she’s got a new boyfriend named Bobby.
The downside is Bobby isn’t as great as he seems…he’s controlling and hits Fiona after she tries to fend off his unwanted sexual advances. This episode moves at a slower pace (which is expected, since the show now has time to flesh out storylines), but it’s a solid setup for Part 2.
SUBPLOT 1: Holly J returns to Degrassi; Sav runs for President.
Holly J returns to Degrassi to find that her senior year isn’t going to be as simple as she thought. She learns that her parents lost their savings (and her college fund). Her plans plans of going to Yale with Declan are now ruined. Things get worse at school when Sav informs her that he’s running for student body president.
Holly J goes into attack mode, and enlists the help of Anya: they plot to have Anya fake a pregnancy, so that Sav will drop out of the race. The plot ends in brilliant cliffhanger fashion as Holly J drops the bomb on Sav about Anya’s “pregnancy.”
SUBPLOT 2: Dave tries (and fails) to get Alli to like him.
Dave wants to be Class 10 Rep, but his ultimate goal this year is to make Alli his girlfriend. His plan (with the help of Connor) was to create a Girls of Degrassi page, where he ranks girls at the school based on hotness. Alli would be ranked #1, she’d love it and want to be with him.
But a glitch leaves Alli ranked number 42 on the list…leaving her pissed off, and Dave’s slim hopes slip even further. Dave and Alli are two extremely likable characters in my book, but this subplot is uninteresting and unengaging.