[WARNING: THIS EPISODE REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS]
youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iVva9VSSIo
MAIN PLOT: Holly J is desperate to take an SAT class to improve her chances at getting into Yale.
As mentioned in the video review a disappointing part of this episode is Fiona’s staying in Toronto, so it feels like the abuse storyline has been dropped (that’s not the case though, since this article says Bobby will be returning later in the season). Either way, the story shifts to an underlying issue for Holly J that was established earlier in the season.
And now that she’s lost the election, she’s in desperate need of something to help her get into Yale. Ms. Sauve offers her information about an SAT Prep Course, but Holly J can’t afford it.
She’s then subjected to Fiona unintentionally showing off her money as she purchases furniture that costs around $4000. Fiona doesn’t even mind that Holly J knows the password to her bank account, and Miss J decides to (without Fiona’s permission) pay for the SAT course with Fiona’s money.
Fiona’s mad at first, but then forgives Holly J the next day. Fiona’s instant forgiveness is frustating. They’re two girls that are desperate, but for different reasons: Holly J about Yale, and Fiona needing friendship. After what we’ve seen so far this season it’s hard to believe the plot in this episode will stand out. What are you likely to remember: Fiona getting thrown down the stairs, or this plot that supposed to be a test of Fiona and Holly J’s friendship (but not really because they sorta need each other)?
SUBPLOT 1: Sav and Anya have relationship troubles…again.
With the election out of the way, the plot is given more time to focus on Sav and Anya’s relationship….and their fake pregnancy. The pregnancy is quickly dispatched by Anya, who lies to the entire school and says she had a miscarriage.
Sanya hits a rough patch when Sav’s mom catches Sav and Anya together in Sav’s living room. Sav goes back to being the Sav we all know and are frustrated with: he refuses to come clean about his relationship with Anya.
Anya doesn’t put up with any of that, and ends things between them. Lies, lies, everywhere…everyone has lied in this plot since it began in What A Girl Wants, and it’s ironic how they ended right back where they started.
SUBPLOT 1: Clare confronts Jenna about starting the rumor about her.
Interesting. Funny. That’s how I’d describe Clare’s plot in this episode, a MASSIVE improvement over the plot in Breakaway Pt. 1. The guys from the nerd squad nominate Wesley to find out if Clare really got the boob job. Hilarity ensues as Clare genuinely thinks Wesley wants to touch her “tender” eyes, and Wesley awkwardly grabs her boobs instead.
Though Clare still comes off a little too nice when she confronts Jenna about starting the rumor, but I’ll take it because she reminds Jenna that she’s still a legitimate threat Jenna and KC’s relationship.
Oh, and we get to meet Eli. Though brief, we know Clare’s going to be seeing a lot more of him.