[WARNING: THIS EPISODE REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS]

youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk0jxrA8pYM

MAIN PLOT: Holly J thinks Declan might be cheating on her.
The pressures of a long-distance relationship are starting to get to Holly J.  Declan invites her on a roadtrip (where they’ll also get to visit Yale), but Holly J doesn’t have the money to get to NYC, and she’s still thoroughly tied down to her studies. 

After a “thrilling” job interview and shopping with Fiona, Holly J stumbles upon pictures of Tinsley being TOO friendly with Declan.  Then after a very shady skype session where Declan says Holly J shouldn’t come to NYC, she decides to end their relationship.

But that’s not the end of it! As Holly J enters The Dot, thinking she’s going to meet up with Fiona, she’s surprised to see Declan sitting there.  The episode doesn’t really end with a cliffhanger, I actually feel the same way Holly J feels…like “Uhhhh, What are you doing here?”  I get that in Part 2 they’re either going to stay together or break up, but I just can’t see how they story will proceed in a way that’s interesting.

And speaking of interesting (or lack of), I think my love of Holly J and Declan as a couple has reached its boiling point.  I like both characters as individuals, but with Holly J being overly obsessed with Yale, etc. BECAUSE of Declan, I’m suffering Relationship Overload.  And if you don’t know what that feels like, go watch all of the Semma episodes in Season 6.

SUBPLOT 1:  Eli deals with Fitz’s bullying.
Well…this came out of nowhere.  I don’t what had convinced me that Eli was a pushover (maybe the fact that people have been saying all Spring/Summer that he’s going to commit suicide, and one of the reasons could be bullying), but he’s definitely not a pushover in this episode.

Eli stands up to Fitz after homeboy damages his hearse.  He also steps in to protect Adam from getting his ass kicked.  Clare wants Eli to end the feud, but after Fitz kicks Eli in the nards that’s not happening.  Eli’s plan to get him back involves faking a truce, where Eli creates a fake id that will get Fitz into big trouble in Part 2.

I enjoy rivalry storylines and that’s what fuels my enjoyment of this plot.  The weird thing about this one is that Eli seems to be the driving force behind the drama, because I highly doubt Fitz is actively searching out Eli to harass him.  Still, I can’t get enough Eli (and his sidekick Adam).

SUBPLOT 2: Connor, Wesley and Dave start a band.
The explanation is pretty self explanatory.  The boys start a band in order to get girls.  It’s Wesley and Connor’s idea, and they drag Dave into it by signing themsevles up for Degrassi Band Slam auditions.  If you’re thinking what I’m thinking about this plot, then nothing more needs to be said.

But if not….after how Dave awesome was last year, I hate how they’re wasting his character this season.  And Connor and Wesley aren’t strong enough to carry any sort of storyline. I know Stephen Stohn’s favorite part of the show is the sound and (most importantly) the music, but not every single character needs to be in a band, or have their real-life musical skills incorporated into the show.  And if you’re going to do that…give us at least one freakin’ musical episode before the series ends.  LONG LIVE DOWNTOWN SASQUATCH!

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Posted by Kary

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  1. DOWNTOWN SASQUATCH FOREVER!

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    1. There are two things you can always count on Degrassi for.

      1) Pregnancy and/or Pregnancy Scares

      2) Horrible bands. Usually comprised of nerds.

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      1. Agreed. I think when they add too much music, it just gets too cheesy. At least Downtown Sasqauatch was like a legit thing. It was part of Craig and who he was and what he wanted to do with his life. But this “Tenners” thing…wtf.

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      2. Bands are always comprised of nerds.

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      3. Downtown Sasqauatch werent nerds. They had Craig, Spinner, Marco, and Jimmy.
        And the studs or however they spelled it had Danny and Peter. I thought Sav was pretty popular, but in the recent episode he said he was a nerd so.. idk.

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      4. Who the hell are you assholes to call Conor, who has Aspergers, a loser?

        Go fuck yourselfs you shallow pricks.

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      5. TheHawkDaddy,it’s a show. Calm tha hell down

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  2. In other words, Eli proved he was no better than Fitz by acting like a douche.

    Actually, he one upped him.

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  3. I agree that the Holly J. and Declan love is reaching a point where it is intolerable and that their storyline is kinda stale. I also agree that Fitz/Eli’s bullying storyline is good because of how awesome Eli is for never backing down. I WAS surprised however to find out that Eli seems to be the one pushing it too. I however don’t agree with your grade for Conner and Wesley. I thought the storyline was realistic in the way that Dave couldn’t sing (which a lot of people can’t) and I thought the storyline held it’s own by being a funny filler as a way to laugh after Fitz and Eli’s tense moments.

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    1. Yeah, I agree with you about the band stuff. And they were showing that not all bands are successful.

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    2. For me it has nothing to do with whether or not they were good, it’s just that none of them did anything that made me care about what they were doing onscreen (in Part 1). I haven’t seen Part 2 yet…I’m about to watch it right now, so hopefully it gets better.

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      1. Mrs.TaylorLautner August 6, 2010 at 6:37 pm

        well, they were doing it to try and help their friend, and yea they sucked, but it gave me a good laugh, dave’s singing…well its something else

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  4. Dave used auto tune like drake

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    1. Lol, I will be using this in the video review

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  5. cherryboombox38592 August 6, 2010 at 1:23 am

    I 100% agree with your concept of character overload. Last season, it was Sav and Anya in my opinion. This season, however, it is definitely Holly J.

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    1. NO! Character overload (last season) was def. Declan…he was in every freakin episode…I was like wtf can he have a day off? and I was used to seeing Sav and Anya all the time…they WERE that chessy couple in high school that made you want to vomit! lol

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  6. i loved the plot between declan and holly j, i dont think its overload, and they do seem like they are going to break up. and i didnt think the band plot was that bad

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  7. My phones acting wierd can any one tell me the grades for the main plot and eli/fitz plot?

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    1. C for the main plot and a B for the Eli/Fitz plot. :]

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  8. Degrassi: The Heat is On was basically a musical episode. Personally I like The Three Tenners, they’re a bit of a step up from Jenna’s singing.

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    1. I really liked connors beat and wesleys flute but dave SUCKED I actually liked this plot a little more than the dolly j plot because of character overload. I would give the dolly j plot a c plus, the eli/fitz plot a b and the wesley/connor/dave plot a b minus IMO

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    2. I forgot if this was in part 1 or part 2:
      I loved how adam was so clueless about Eli getting kicked in the balls. and when they were looking at criminal photos, he said thay the guy had fuller lips and higher cheek bones. which kinda hints that he’s actually a she

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  9. Im sorry but Kary I disagree with all your reviews that u posted today. I dunno if ur mad at Degrassi or something but these plots are really good and solid this week and there is no way these plots are worse than Season 8’s plots and Some of the Season 9’s(and subplots) plots >.>

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    1. sorry to double post but I dont think Holly j and Declan’s relationshoip hasn’t even been focused on this season ever since the premiere which was weeks ago, Alli has appeared in more episodes since then with more useless plots >.> THIS in no way can be compared to Peter and Mia because they were literally in every mainplot/subplot! Also If the Declan/Holy J thing is getting annoying then the Eli/Clare relationship is just as annoying, its going no where and won’t until just about the end of the boiling point(based off episode descriptions) At least they are finally decided weather to end Declan/Holly J tonight

      SO basically this whole rant is to say The episodes this week were good and better than the plots last week (IMO) and the episodes this week have more relate-able messages like Jenna, Holly J, Sav, and “The Tenners” plot unlike last week’s Riley(no real message for real people just Riley learning his own message) and KC’s mom >.>

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    2. Huh? Mad at Degrassi? Can’t I just dislike a plot simply because it’s bad/boring/mediocre?

      I call it like I see it, end of story. If I think an episode/plot is good, I won’t hesitate to say it’s good. But if I think it’s crap, I also won’t hesitate to say it sucks. No one (including me) is obligated to like or enjoy every episode. One thing to remember is that this is all opinion…neither mine or anyone else’s is the end-all, be-all. The only thing that matters is having one, and being able to back it up.

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      1. i do agree that “the tenners” plot was boring but i laughed because dave (the least “nerdy” person of the group) was the one who sucked. like it was ironic that the two who i thought would be terrible were actually decent. so i think that one little laugh could’ve earned it a D tops. but i dont disagree with you kary, it was boring and i probably wont remember it two days from now.

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      2. But that doesn’t justify You giving plots a “F” like its the worst shit on Earth >.<. A "F" should be given out if the plot goes no where, means absolutely nothing, and doesn't entertain what so ever.

        If you can't back up a "F" properly then why give one, cause up there(in the review) you really don't give a straight answer of why it is so low, your comparing it to a whole different season and you say that nothing needs to be said about the plot rather than just explaining what is wrong. At least make a review considering that people actually liked the plot, so explain to them why you hate it.

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      3. Well I apologize if my review isn’t straightforward for you. You said:

        “A “F” should be given out if the plot goes no where, means absolutely nothing, and doesn’t entertain what so ever.”

        That is exactly how I feel about PART 1 of this plot. To me your offended attitude seems extremely silly given that I’m only talking about PART 1 ONLY. My opinion on Part 2 is nearly a complete 180 from Part 1 since it does EVERYTHING that Part 1 doesn’t…but I knew people wouldn’t wait for my thoughts on Pt. 2 before jumping all over my case.

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      4. awww Kary! lol I’m one of the few that waits until both parts to have an opinion…because some episodes are better in part 1, and some in part 2. but they mostly flow properly if you watch them together…so I think most people are jumping on your case simply because they saw part 2 already…because I rewatched part 1 and I was like….meh (to the Connor subplot). lol

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      5. Haha I figured that…since I had posted Pt. 1 right after everyone had watched Pt. 2 i assumed everyone thought I was talking about the plot as a whole (even though I hadnt seen Pt 2 yet). But I don’t mind, it’s fun to have to debate stuff back and forth

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  10. I dont’ know why but Eli’s character has become VERY interesting after this episode and part 2. It’s like he’s not only trying to get revenge, he’s an evil genius.

    If a guy wanted a fake id to end drama, I would just give one to him without any drama. But Eli pushes it so that he gets busted in an even worse way. I think that this plot may seem small to others, but it’s a huge look into Eli’s world. He’s very streetsmart and such a mastermind. I can’t wait to see what he does with this.

    I really like the Eli/Adam friendship. Quite frankly, Fitz had no business trying to fight with Adam. But I’m happy Eli stuck up for him.

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    1. In other words, Eli came across very shady and smug. You really can’t equate removing a hood ornament and a groin kick to a fake ID with arson charges.

      In real life, Eli would have been clocked and more the first time Fitz saw him.

      Outside of the Bieber-like fanatics for him(which is a major negative right now), I don’t mind his character.

      A subtle dick but is at least seemingly trying to make Clare worth caring about.

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      1. i love eli. even though he is kinda contradicting his own thoughts. (saying he needs to stop bullies but is kinda of being one)i think it adds to his mysterious, dark side personality that i dont remember being on degrassi yet. at least not to this extent. plus his looks are spot on to his personality. (even munro’s crooked smile)

        apparently, according to wiki, fitz digs smart girls (cough clare cough) and if you havent noticed, he’s been looking at clare in almost every freakin scene they are in together. maybe some possible drama there. i mean she was #3 on dave’s list, so dudes obviously notice her this season.

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      2. Man, if Eli had done what he did where I live, he probably would’ve gotten shot.

        I just found what he did to be really tool-y. Granted, I don’t know what it’s like to get kicked in the nuts or have someone dismantle my hood ornament, but a fake ID with an arsonist’s name? C’mon, homie… That’s just plain wrong. Just TP the guy’s house or egg his car.

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      3. I don’t know if you guys have ever seen the show South Park, but Eli reminds me of Cartman.

        In one episode, Cartman wanted to get revenge on a guy named Scott who sold him pubic hair, so Cartman concocted this evil plan that took him the whole episode that involved the murder of Scott’s parents and caused him to eat his parents in the form of chili.

        I know South Park is an exaggerated cartoon, but Eli greatly reminded me of this episode when I saw it. And one of my favorite characters on South Park is Cartman. He takes revenge and kicks it up a notch to just plain cruelty and evil. I find it interesting.

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      4. Eli’s character is actually three dimensional– we all have a darker side to our personality and he is no different. Where the majority of the Degrassi characters can be considered 2D, both Clare and Eli are REAL. Not everything is hearts and flowers– people do things that might seem ‘shady’ but it’s really a reflection of the things they’ve endured in life. With Care and Eli, there is a wonderful yin/yang aspect to the relationship. She is the ‘light’ and he is the ‘dark’- also nicely emphasized with the male/ female conceptualization. Eli’s openess to Clare is a step towards balance but change does not happen at the drop of a hat. Eli obviously has a past (his comments about his reputation certainly point to that idea) and we have to remember that it’s almost impossible to embrace a new mentality instantly. That is why he did a complete 180 with Fitz after telling Clare he’d ‘call off the dogs’. From what I can see, Eli has a lot of tumult to work through and Clare is going to be a big part of that, just as he is helping her discover the more rebellious side of who she is. It’s all about balance.

        That said, I see a lot of potential in their relationship BUT, just as Clare has begun to open up under Eli’s prodding he will have to do the same. That’s why I believe that the high point of their relationship will not happen for a while. Eli has a lot to work through- he is a deeply caring individual- that much is certain from the way he feels about Clare and Adam…and did anyone notice the almost vulnerable quality to his character in ‘I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself’ in The Dot and with Sav? Definitely worth contemplating.

        Right now, I believe the fight with Fitz is just the physical affirmation of what is going on inside of Eli. He’s engaged in a battle with life, trying to figure out who he IS. He might come across as this smug and collected individual but I don’t think that’s really the case. It’s a front– just like the clothes and the hearse…the real Eli can be seen when he interacts with Clare. He’s actually sweet as hell.

        Personally, I adore the storyline with Eli and Clare. It is well written and so wonderfully real. The writers seem to have taken the time to flush out symbolism and the importance of a developed character. Kudos!!

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  11. The band storyline really wasn’t that awful. It was light, it was simple, and the whole idea was that they were sick of being labeled “losers”.

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  12. I agree.To me, this wasn’t one of the best episodes. I was sad when it ended because I thought better stuff would happen, but it didn’t. I mean, it was still a good episode, just not the best.
    I thought that the Declan and Holly J thing would have been at least three episodes. I figured that she would have thought he had been cheating on her for longer, and there would be more drama, and all that snazzy stuff. :/
    But, I did like the Eli vs. Fitz. I find all of his remarks towards Fitz hilarious. “You hit like me grandma!” Lol. To me, that was my favorite plot.
    The Three Tenners. Ugh. I did not like this plot. Very boring. The most interesting thing that happened there was:

    Dave to Wesley: What? What was wrong with my sing-

    Connor: It’s TERRIBLE!!!!!

    Bahahahahahah. I laughed sooo hard when I heard that. He was so blunt about it, and he just interrupted Dave’s sentence, I found it it hilarious. Lol.

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  13. LMAO @ “F”. That was so unexpected,i thought you were gonna give it a C- or something.

    I liked the plot better in part 2 though, i was literally lmao when Dave said “What’s wrong with my voice?” & Connor said “It’s terrible.”

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  14. The whole nerd band plot was just give those guys something to do(I.E. mainly the cracker kid). If it maintains being a joke, no big deal.

    However, if this turns into another Jane type situation, two thumbs down.

    Play football, sing, become valedictorian, deal with a pedophile father, babysit, waitress, fulfill Spinner’s dream of still boning HS chicks while slutting it up on the side with Declan??

    Is there anything this woman can’t do??

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    1. Jane! I miss her :(

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      1. Jane was actually good before the writers badly overexposed her.

        And, more importantly, turned her into a rock star super slut.

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    2. The cracker kid? wow…derogatory much? I think I tuned everything out you said after I read that part…
      (thumbs down as you please.)

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      1. haha i laughed at that. haha wesley. it was like an oreo cookie. :D

        (thumbs down if you want, im not racist. i know im not)

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      2. Suck it cracker.

        Thanks,

        Jesse Jackson

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  15. Oh thanks lalala lol where the hell is drew while adam gets bullied? Lmao

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    1. AGREE’D!!!!!!!! probably chasing those High School Girls or making out with Alli or Enjoying Riley’s QB spot >.>

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    2. I really liked the Eli/Fitz storyline and that might be because Eli has become one of my fave characters. I also loved how Eli stood up for Adam :))

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    3. Don’t worry, Aug 11th and 12th will be Adam’s A plot episode and Drew will DEF be there cause Adam gets thrown into that glassdoor by Owen.

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  16. ILOVED ELI AND FITZ PART IHT WAS GREat daves storyline was a d+ u have got to give it sum credit…:) cant wait for next wks episodes! but am upset that im not gna be here but i wen i cum bak i can watch them all at one ya!!aha i can t wait for adam to reveal her secret wonder if everyone will treat her different especially eli nd bianca? :/ nd holly j nd declan boohoo idc does anyone know if declan is gna be in the show still??? well anyways ELI CLARE AND ADAMS STORYLINE IS THE ONLY THING AM LINKN!?

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    1. technically adam is a “he” because he is a transgender. Female turned male. sorry its just im involved with a LGBTQ thing and i feel the need to correct people just so they know. i dont mean to be like a jerk and point everything out. its just one of my soft spots. /:

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  17. I agree mostly with your reviews. They hyped up this season to be a big thing and I feel like for the most part it’s been good but they drop storylines too quickly, add things like lame bands and bouncy balls, bring in pigs. I’m really liking Fitz and Eli this season along with Clare and hopefully Bianca and Owen too. I’m really starting to not care about the other characters as much. I liked Fiona being abused but now her character seems to be annoying and blah. I hope that when Bobby comes back I start to like her again. Adam is alright, I don’t love him yet like everyone else seems to, but I hope that changes after next week. I dont really care for Dave, Sav, Anya, Jenna, Ali or Riley anymore …. yet. I’m tired of seeing Holly J all the time and Declan. I’m also glad that Chantay is being seen more but I’m really starting not to like her either, all of a sudden she thinks shes like tough? Idk haha.

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    1. OH and Wesley, Conor and Leia if your not gonna do anything, get off the show. KC’s storyline with his mom is great, I hope that continues. Drew? Idk what your really here for yet. I hope I star to like Anya with the whole mom having cancer thing. I like how Peter doesn’t really have a point on the show anymore but they still keep him in to run the dot so we still get to see him. I also hope that this season has at least one old cast member come back! Sorry for so many comments but I could my point across … for now. lol

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      1. HighSchoolDrama24/7 August 6, 2010 at 2:00 am

        I’m actually starting to really like Conner…Wesley is okay…i guess?

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      2. I like the idea of having nerdy characters because it makes sense on a hs show but they annoy me so much. Every time they high five each other after one little thing haha. I hate how they are all of a sudden just after girls. I’m surprised if KC is still hanging out with them at all. It seems like they dropped Connor’s Aspergers.

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      3. @Matt
        Well, they didn’t drop the Asperger’s thing. I mean, my brother acts the same as Connor does. It doesn’t make you completely oblivious to everything around you, and make you not know anything. And I’m not saying that to be mean.

        But I know what you mean. It would have been more productive and interesting if they made Connor’s Aspergers more severe. IMO.

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      4. Well they mentioned it a little in season 8 and made him actually seem like he had problems (I’m not trying to be mean) but was actually good for his character. Its now season 10 and it hasn’t been brought up. It seems like they just kinda forgot about it.

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      5. Well…my brother is the exactly like Connor, so whenever I see him it’s like a mirror image of what I have to deal with at home…My brother had to go thru that whole therapy so he could become more social…but after that you never really notice he has Aspergers, except for the OCD’ish type tendancies once in a while. lol so it’s actually very realistic, I for one would be very pissed if they kept bringing it up…as if they’re violent individuals.

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      6. *Is exactly.

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      7. Well.. in my opinion I think it would have made him into a better character if they went deeper into the aspergers then just focus on it for a little bit. No one on the show really has any problems (not that im calling aspergers a problem lol) but it was actually something that would be interesting for Connor’s character but we don’t see it anymore. Whether its realistic or not that he is ok now, I think it would have been interesting if they brought it up. No one said he had to be violent.

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      8. @J.Kart
        Yeah, that’s the exact same way as my brother. There are some little things that you notice, but you kind of forget that they have the issue.

        @Matt
        But, again, I do understand what you’re saying. It would have been interesting if they made his Aspergers more severe, like I said before. And then they could have showed his home life, and how they coped with it, and the problems he still may have with it..

        Like, my brother, he goes to this social therapy, and even though he’s improved alot, he is in that phase where he tries to act like everyone else his age. But, that’s usually when you are about ten. He’s sixteen. About Connor’s age. So, I think that it would be neat if they had a plot about something like that. Just to show how he copes and whatnot. IMO.

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      9. Exactly. We finally had a different character for once who actually had a problem (and I don’t mean different, or problem in a bad way at allll). It would have been something different that some kids actually have to deal with. His character is boring for me now. All we see now is like relationships.

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      10. Connor still wears the same clothes every day. xD

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  18. Which makes a better title for Holly J’s part in this episode. Try Honesty or Can’t Buy Me Love?

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  19. I was actually used to single characters getting to have the spotlight for a season. And I thought Holly J was a much better choice than Mia from season 8.

    I am a big Holly J fan. HOWEVER, with the boiling point, there is no reason that we can’t have a more even amount of time for the characters.

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  20. OK now here is my problem with some of the characters.

    What I loved about Dave was even though he desired popularity he didn’t sacrifice his integrity too much.

    He stood up for Conner which made me love him as a character. And he called Alli out when she acted “too cool for school”.

    Now it’s like a total 180 with his character.

    With the new characters last year Dave and Declan were pretty established.
    Fiona and Jenna were the ones who didn’t get defined and had more development room.

    I’m still deciding how I feel about all the new characters.

    So far there are no Blues or Leias thank goodness. No one seems painfully dull yet.

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    1. Blue isn’t in this season at all and Leia is in one scene in one episode.

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      1. I know. I meant there are no pointless characters like Blue or Leia.

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      2. lol as in nobody reminds me of them.

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      3. But Leia and Blue wouldn’t be pointless characters if the writers did something with them this season.

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  21. I completely agree with everything. Like after the hype in the promos for this episode, not only was I happy they used a Billy Talent song for the title. But I really hoped Eli vs. Fitz got the main plot. It’s like with Holly J and Declan, that’s all it was about and her jealous. I would use that time their scenes, as for the Three Tenners too, just to watch like a video or something. I have nothing to say about the sub-plot B, but pathetic.

    But the Eli story, was really good! It showed us more then just Eli, they opened up to a lot caracters and yeah. Like more Adam, learn about Fitz more, a little more Eclare action. I especially loved the scene where Eli got kneed, like I hate Fitz for it, but I like how it impled a bit that Clare does like him and he does too, like one of those things you have to notice by their expressions and yeah. But most likely, we got to see how awesomely clear Eli. Degrassi really hasn’t had someone like Eli entirely I think.

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    1. Clever not clear. Sorry.

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  22. does anyyyyyone know where i can watch episodes if i’ve missed them? i’ve missed the last two days. D:

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    1. on fridays and through out the weekend they play all the episodes. so tonight (friday) starting at seven they will play like maybe the last two weeks. nine is when they play this week. i just checked the guide.

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  23. I personally didn’t think that the plots were that bad(IMO). I actually enjoyed watching the whole episode…I liked the Holly J plot because I sat there and put myself in her position, what would I think if I saw my long distance bf with the school’s whore? and the band thing, I think they were actually relatable…most bands get formed just because the “Girls” aspect…even when they suck! lol and Connor and Wesley I loved their lightheartiness the whole episode…even though Dave was like a male version of Alli the whole damn time!

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  24. so, i am obsessed with eli! his character is becoming a quick favorite. this episode just proved so much more of his dynamics.

    in regards to holly j and declan, i must agree, their plot is getting stale. this breaks my heart because i love them together. but if the relationship is not progressing, i see no point to keep it. further more i also agree that holly j needs to go her own way. do things for herself, not for declan.

    the three tenners had so much potential to be a great traditional degrassi story line. again i say traditional, as in it would not be a degrassi without a cheesy highschool band. i just feel like it was so random, with no hope for development.

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  25. I actually liked part 2 better because everything turns out better. Even the band. I thought it was cute how they used Wesley’s flute as the background music for the next scene.
    As for Eli and Fitz… PERFECTION! These 2 episodes made me COMPLETELY fall in live with Eli. We get to see the dark side of Eli that I’ve been waiting to see. He’s also an evil genius, which is just the icing on the sexy cake that is Eli. His personality, coconaut flavored filling. I’m so glad Degrassi has created someone who I’ve fallen in love with as more than just a character. For that, I thank degrassi.

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    1. ELI IS A DICK, JUST ADMIT IT

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      1. dude, quite being a nasty little spammer. we get it, you don’t like Eli. some of us do and unfortunately for you we are the majority, so why don’t YOU get over it.

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    2. I love that they used Wesley’s flute and Connor’s “beats” as background music.

      Especially when they played it while Fitz and his posse were walking down the hallway.

      Am I the only one that thought that Fitz looked incredibly attractive at that moment? I don’t know. I guess I just have a thing for the “bad-ass”-ness of it all.

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  26. Aw, I don’t think that the Three Tenners plot deserved an F. Personally, I feel that the formation of TTT was a lot less contrived than the formation of Studz back in S7. Wesley, Connor, and Dave have all been friends for a while, whereas Peter started his band to MAKE friends (right? it’s been a while since I’ve watched any episodes from s7). It was hard for me to buy 4 guys who aren’t friends coming together to start a band. Plus, I think that TTT’s sound is kind of refreshing: Degrassi’s never had a non-rock group. I was really into Wesley’s flute playing. It’s also nice to see a band of guys who aren’t part of the “cool” crowd. I just hope that they write more than 1 song…

    On the other hand, it’s kind of early for ANOTHER FRIGGIN’ BAND. Also, I do agree that Dave’s been given less than stellar plots, so far. Poor dude’s been relegated to nerdville. I have a feeling that he and Alli will eventually end up together, though.

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  27. All the episodes this week felt like fillers which is probably what they were.

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  28. Okay, so Holly J used to be the head chick in charge. She was smart and independent and now she just hangs on to Declan as if he is God or something. It makes me sick and I hope that Girls see this and say “I never want to be like that.”

    I love how Eli is not just Clare’s boo :) I’m happy he has his own story but I do love my clare and eli. I’m waiting for K.C to get Jealous, he doesn’t have to do anything crazy but it would be so sweet to see K.C’s jaw drop when he see’s that Clare has moved on and is happy with someone else.

    I like Dave and wesley and connor because kids are like that in High school too. Did I love their plot? Not really. But I do love them :)

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  29. The band plot wasnt even an actual plot this episode and I enjoyed it far more than Whiny j

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  30. Also I doubt this band is serious, they made it clear that its for fun and it was just to cheer Dave up.

    And I also feel Connor and Wesley are funnier and more interesting than Whiny J and Douchebag Eli.

    Eli is A DICK, EXCEPT IT FANGIRLS

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    1. *accept

      Ugh, I wish people would learn except and accept are not the same thing.

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      1. Dont turn to Joe @Briffles.

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    2. lol weren’t you the one who commented on my post awhile back saying els “made your pants wet” after i said i liked KC and Jenna more?

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  31. I actually liked the Three Tenner’s plot for one reason.

    it was refreshing as hell to see someone NOT get Deus Ex Machina musical talent on this show. *coughJanecough*

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  32. I AM getting bored of Holly J/Declan. I used to love HJ, but now almost everything she does revolves around Declan, and I don’t really like it.

    Is this the first F of the season? Aw. But I agree with it, so no real complaints.

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  33. i agree with the grading for the most part.

    1) yes the declan/holly j plot deserved the C it got for execution purposes only. I appreciated the way holly j stood up for herself in the end and i’ve never been a BIG fan of this couple, they were just kinda there. but the last scene in the cab really did make me feel for them because I do have the understanding of a long distance relationship.

    2) Eli’s plot, I would have given it an A but that’s probably biased anyway :] I don’t think he is the driving force behind the feud with Fitz. Fitz is the one who started it on every occasion, it was simply Eli’s unwillingness to backdown and be “the victim” that causes the escalating. On a side note, I love how they’re working in bits of Eli/Clare in every episode he’s in without really overwhelming us. It’s great watching a relationship build instead of just BAM! there you go.

    3) I generally don’t like wesley or dave, connor is a coin toss just cause i love how honest he can be sometimes. Does anyone else think Dave’s done a total 180 in the personality dept.? I mean when Alli was with Johnny he was all ‘why do you care what other people think?’ and now all he does is care what other people think! He and Alli deserve each other, they’ve become gendered versions of the same [annoying] high school cliche.

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  34. Also, Dear god Kary, do NOT remind me of Season 6 Semma *shudders*

    that made them into the worst Originals couple in the show’s history.

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  35. Oh! One more thing. The Eli/Fitz story. I like Eli. Not as much as some other people. But I do think he went to far. There’s a difference from a kick to the groin and fake arsonist charges. Yeah, Eli, Fitz and his friends will TOTALLY ignore you now!

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    1. I agree, which is why I’m a little apprehensive about where Eli’s going to go, next. The writers introduced him so nicely. I don’t want him to be revealed as a psycho. I think that he and Clare are totally adorable together, but the fact that he’s a little twisted throws a wrench into the cuteness that is EClare. Not your typical WHAM we’re dating Degrassi couple. Of course, I still want to see them together, and STAY together. I don’t want Eli to decide that he’s been in love forever with Jenna in the series finale, and marry her, like another veteran who shall remain nameless, but whose initials begin with S-P-I-N-N-E-R did…yes, I’m still bitter about the asininity that is Spemma. Jane deserved better than the hand she was dealt in season 9…*sigh*

      I’ve also come to the conclusion that Eli is Degrassi’s answer to Bugs Bunny. He’s a likable stinker who gets off on pissing bullies off, and is invincible, as TH part 2 will show.

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      1. I’m kind of excited for Eli’s darker side because it’s going to add that emotional distress to Clare’s life and I think it could get really interesting really quick.

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  36. Let me just start off by saying thank god Holly J and Declan broke up. I was devastated by the way Holly J just took him back, just like that, at the beginning of Try Honesty Part 2. I just hope that’s the end of them FOR GOOD.
    I love the pace that Eli/Clare are progressing, I think it’s one of the few perfect things this season so far. They are undoubtedly going to be an interesting couple. I just wish we could see more of the Alli/Clare friendship, because that was dropped rather fast, and Alli’s character is getting significantly less complex. I think we need to see her with Clare a bit more.
    Fitz’s bullying was a little random, we never got a reason as for why he picks on Eli, but besides that, I liked the plot. As pretty much everyone else said, we really got to finally see Eli as a person. His friendship with Adam is great, and I can’t wait until they have a little “confession time” with each other.
    The Three Tenners plot really made me sick. Something about it was so random, and so filler, I really didn’t like it. There was not enough drama. And poor Dave – I think he really needs something added to his storyline. The idea that Connor and Wesley wanted to cheer Dave up was a good idea for a plot, but by forming a BAND? I don’t think so. And the biggest problem throughout all this was that Dave had a bad voice. That’s not very heart-wrenching to me. I did however like Sav’s little chat with Dave, about how his friends were only trying to cheer him up, and that he “can’t ask for better friends than that.” This plot had great potential, but Degrassi screwed up on this one.
    Nowhere near the best episode I’ve seen, this whole episode will definitely be forgotten by me in a few months, but it could have been much worse…

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    1. You were devastated that she ‘took him back’. He never actually cheated on her so why wouldn’t she.

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  37. first response here.

    1. So I guess I’m with the minority when I say I completely agree with the F to the band plot. It was just to unrealistic (Connor doesn’t even have a favorite band, but he can digitally compose snappy beats and write lyrics that fit?), and really boring to watch unfold (maybe because it was mixed with the seriousness of the other plots). I was just really annoyed whenever their scenes came on. This includes my judgment on part 2.

    2. Holly J has been annoying me with the, my whole future will suck if it doesn’t include Yale/Declan, mindset that just won’t die no matter how many subplots hit her, showing her otherwise. Though I did feel for her when she walked in and saw Declan at the end. The 180 on her feelings for him, and her trust in their relationship was a bit unsettling, but since I know how it all goes down in part 2, I’ll let it slide.

    3. Best plot: Eli vs. Fitz. I thought it was a mistake of the actor, when it looked like he was about to smile/laugh while insulting Fitz, after he and his friends slammed Adam into the lockers. But after seeing part 2… It looks like Eli enjoys being bullied a bit too much. I think he completely overreacted in the parking lot scene when Fitz and gang were just standing in his parking space. Plus, it looks like he knows exactly what to say to push Fitz’s violent buttons (who so far hasn’t initiated any of the confrontations).

    So, after watching these scenes several times, I’ve come to the conclusion that something bad must have been going on at home that morning when Fitz broke Eli’s car, so he took it out on the people standing in his parking space. So maybe he sees this multilayered revenge scheme as a good distraction from whatever is going on at home (a home with folks that let their son drive a hearse, mind you, plus remember when he gave Clare his headphones, but described them as noise cancelation things, speaking from experience, perhaps?).

    or he’s just an evil genius with a side of crazy. Either way, I love him and this plot.

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    1. I think your on to something

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  38. Wow i am surprised so many people are bashing th e Holly J and Declan plot. I don’t think at all it was character overload. They really didn’t have a plot that MAINLY focused on them. The last one that really did that was the last episode of Season 9 before the movie. Everything else they were together for seemed to be out shadowed by everything else like Fiona’s jealous or her getting abused etc. but it was really the first time it was them with no distractions. I can find what they were going through very relateable, many people do try long distant relationships and i can think of a few people in my highschool who have them. And they DO get very paranoid about their bf/gf sometimes. As far as the money thing, i think it was something Declan would try, but i wish they would have had him actually cheat and see the turmoil of that break up then the way it did end

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    1. It doesn’t have to be that plots are mainly focused on them. The real issue is Holly J. Everytime she appears on screen now its her bitching about having so much school prep, getting into Yale, and being sad that she’s poor now. Why is she doing all of this? So she can be with Declan. She’s overly attached to him, and planning her future around him.

      We’re not talking about a minor character here; Holly J is one of the strongest characters on the show…she’s an ambitious, independent woman who’s suddenly acting OOC because of a boy. I don’t have to remind people of what happens when a great female character goes boy crazy…*cough* Ellie *cough*

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      1. idonthaveaname:) August 6, 2010 at 1:16 pm

        HI!!

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      2. I agree with you Kary. But her plot next week looks interesting. She starts likeing Sav. So she backstabs Anya and likes Sav again? I can’t wait to watch it!

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      3. I wanna know when Holly J made a switch to being a bitch to being the smartest girl. They will probably make her valedictorian too. Do you remember in season 7 when she was failing math and needed Toby’s tutoring. Also her grammar was bad too. Now shes aiming for Yale? I love Holly J but I agree with Kary.

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      4. ew don’t remind me of Ellie and her Craig obsession. that poor girl. :P

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      5. But atleast she is being consistant in her plots and not everywhere. They are building up all of her frustrations for the boiling point. I don’t think she is acting out of character. She showed how strong and independent she was by kicking declan to the curb didn’t she? I don’t think she was overly attached but just in love. I think she didn’t mean to revolve her whole plans of going to college around Declan, but i think it just came out that way. i have no doubt if she was still rich she would be aiming for the high Ivy Leaugue schools like Declan is.

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      6. OMG I totally agree Kary, even though she was perceived as boring in season 9 (just because she wasn’t a bitch) I loved her independant attitude, and her drive…now it’s like “I must do this so I can go to Yale, and marry Declan, And have little Declanettes!” lmao And don’t even bring up the Ellie situation…When From season 5-6 I just wanted to slap the shit out of her…she was going crazy over…nothing, she turned Jimmy down and I personally thought her and Jimmy complimented each other.

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      7. ugh, my grammer is soo off 2day. :/

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  39. i was just on youtube looking for the eli/fitz fight scene and there was a video about little baby twins coming home from the hospital named fitz and eli.

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  40. next weeks episodes

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    1. sorry i double posted!:( sorry

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      1. I don’t know, the whole Holly J and Sav thing is too sudden. Like she just broke up with declan give it a couple episodes lol but I do like the Sav and Holly J pairing for some reason, but it feels like it came out of nowhere.

        Drew’s Character has always given me a bad vive. Next to Eli, its hard to tell where his character is going this season. But from the promo it seems like he isn’t a very nice person. Him and Bianca going to the boiler room is making more sense….

        I’m very interested to see how Adams storyline plays out.

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      2. Well they did say Holly J was on the rebound…and coming from a person who was “heartbroken” over a break up, if a cute guy says “Hi” It’s “OMG I WANT HIM!” (but not really) Lmao. and I’ve never really been a drew fan…Granted he’s cute BUT he seems like he wants his cake and eats it too…and Alli’s is so desperate she’s just taking it. and from what we’ve seen of Adam I think he’s really adorable with his odd one-liners.

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  41. It seems to me that Eli likes being tortured or being in pain.

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    1. corporal mortification?

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  42. So, I don’t know about you guys, but I LOVE making mix CDs, particularly about characters I love. I’ve made a few for Degrassi but all the ones I made last year (Alli/Johnny, KC/Jenna/Clare & Spinner/Jane/Declan) were all premature before I knew officially what happened. I am DYING to make one for Eli, but I also don’t want to jump the gun. I need to know more before I am able to pick the perfect songs… however, after hearing Eminem & Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie” and the part that Rihanna sings “Just gonna stand there and watch me burn, but that’s all right because I like the way it hurts.” … after Try Honesty Pt. 2 that line immediately makes me think of Eli and his sadism. I don’t know if they’ll be any abuse in his storyline but MAN I can’t wait to find out. Also, everyone needs to watch the LTWYL music vid because Dominic Monaghan and Megan Fox (!) are incredible… I never thought I’d say that about the latter but, honestly, Dominic (and Eminem) bring out the best in people.

    I know that last part was slightly off-topic, but I just had to share my love of Eli and how I just cannot WAIT to be able to put his story to music.

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    1. I got like 100 mixed CDs, but not as you described. Send me your songlists!

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  43. “But I still fight
    While I can fight
    As long as the wrong feels right
    It’s like I’m in flight
    High off a love
    Drunk from the hate
    It’s like I’m huffing paint
    And I love it the more that I suffer
    I suffocate”
    …Yep. So Eli. It’s so great they are being super original and doing someone like that who loves to suffer.

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  44. HighSchoolDrama24/7 August 6, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    hi people, check out this background of degrassi i made…you’ll have to click on it to enlarge it, and it’s akwardly shaped because it’s for a youtube background, but i’d like some feedback =]

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  45. I have a real-life question on the transgendered topic. This may sound ignorant but I’ve never been exposed to any transgendered people so I’m curious. My friend’s cousin is a lesbian and dresses in men’s clothing and has her hair cut short. I don’t know if she also changed her name like Adam’s character because I haven’t seen her in awhile. So, would she be considered transgendered?

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    1. being trans isn’t directly linked to sexuality. there are transmen who are into women but also transmen who like men. being a lesbian who likes to look like a guy is different. granted, your cousin might be trans and you don’t know since you haven’t seen her. but if she’s still going by a female name and identifying as female, even if she looks like a guy, she’s not trans.

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    2. The way it was described to me when I went to a seminar was in transgender individuals, what they have down below doesn’t match what’s between their ears. I’m not transgender and I’m a female, so when I look down I see normal female anatomy, and I’m ok with it. I recognize I am female. When someone who’s transgender, say Chelsea, looks down, she sees something that isn’t right. In her mind, she was born into the wrong body; she should have been born a male. And if she takes it a step further to have surgery to become a male, she will then be considered a transsexual.

      As far as your cousin’s friend goes, though, it really depends on asking her. She could just be comfortable in her clothes and hair cut, who knows? It all depends on one’s perception of themselves.

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  46. Did you see the Much Music promo for next week?

    Looks like Drew comes to Adam’s rescue when Owen and Fitz go after him.

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    1. HighSchoolDrama24/7 August 6, 2010 at 2:49 pm

      this one?

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      1. it looks like Fitz clocks him in the face too. damn Fitz is RENEGADING Johnny/Bruce/Jay/Spinner as a bully.

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      2. I hope I’m not the only person who cried while watching this.

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      3. OMG Thsts Dave That Ms. OH Tells To Put The Pants Back ON And Chelsea At The End

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    2. I’m sure a lot of people are looking forward to seeing the sibling relationship between Drew and Adam.

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  47. I may be on my own with this, but I wanted to smack Adam upside the head when he told Clare to basically mind her own business in the Eli/Fitz rivalry. Clare was completely right and Adam SHOULD have stopped Eli. Adam didn’t seem totally on bored with Eli’s plan from the beginning but I guess he thought he owed it to Eli to back him up. I think Fitz is going to get Eli back and this time, its not going to be a simple kick to the groin. Eli thinks hes one upped him but this surely isn’t over

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    1. yep, i think the fact that fitz seems to be beating up adam might be one consequence of what eli did. :(

      of course, bianca finding out his secret could be a contributing factor if she tells everyone, but fitz still might be extra eager to beat up eli’s best friend.

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      1. honestly , i personally think they need to humanize Fitz a little because everything he’s doing is just messed up beyond all belief. He’s making way too many enemies way too fast considering he was fully introduced this week
        (IMO)

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      2. well, i think fitz will get plots that “humanize” him later on.

        but at the moment, he’s not THAT terrible. in try honesty, he and eli are both in the wrong (though i can’t help rooting for eli). i will probably like him even less after whatever he and his friends do to adam, but that could be part of revenge on eli and adam. his bio on teennick says he will have to make some changes because of something life-changing (or something along those lines), so hopefully he’ll regret whatever he does and turn out to be not so bad.

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  48. What really bugs me about Holly J getting with Sav is that they want to keep it a secret (See the promo some posts above me)

    Didn’t she not want to date Declan unless it was public? Erm…Just bugs me.

    …Hey, wait, do I see Fitz and Drew in a fight!? Get ’em Fitz!

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    1. But they have Anya to think about. Just think about how Anya would react when she found out about Sav + Holly J. And the way I see it, Holly J is a smart girl. She is most likely fully aware that it will not look good for her to be with someone else just days after breaking up with Declan.

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      1. She’s using him to win back her precidency since everyone is going to hate Sav for leaving Anya after her ‘miscarriage’.

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      2. To Matt:

        I totally didn’t think of that. Good point.

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    2. Did you also see Owen holding ADAM?!

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  49. Am I The Only One Who Saw Fitz Hitting Drew And Owen Holding Adam???

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    1. no. I cried during that.

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  50. kary. i love your reviews and your opinions, their pretty dead on. and u cant really get a full opinion of these episodes without seeing both parts. for example part one of try honesty was ok, but part 2 completed it and was better. love you kary <3

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    1. Thank you! I know…but I’d feel weird just doing two reviews a week as opposed to four. And you’re right, it’s impossible to have a full opinion, but that’s why I do the storyline recaps at the end of the week. I know that just because Pt. 1 of an episode might suck it doesn’t mean Pt. 2 will be sucky too.

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  51. Mama Torres is going to be up at that school a lot I’m guessing.

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    1. Lmao! My thoughts exactly. Shell be up there every other week if this keeps up.

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  52. I’m kinda scared to see how Adam and Drew’s mom reacts….

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    1. I am too… Fitz and Owen BETTER run. Cause Mrs. Torres is coming if you mess with her babies!

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  53. Degrassi def needs to take a break off of holly j and declan. Honestly. As for eli, I’m really liking him. Degrassi has never really had a character like him.

    Also if anyone is wondering why they changed the body is a cage episode to stronger, i have a theory. “My Body is a Cage” is a song by candian band arcade fire. maybe they thought americans werent familiar with them? well im from texas and know them, but hey, its degrassi.

    I’m really looking forward to said episode. all the new characters have pleased me thus far. I do want to see more of Bianca tho. Tehy’ve not emphasized her much yet.

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    1. I’m not always familiar with the artists of the songs that Degrassi episode are named after. If that was their reason, I wish they didn’t change it. Whether you know the artist or not, “My Body Is A Cage” is a MUCH stronger title for the episode and the issure dealt within it.

      I completey agree about Holly J + Declan and Eli <3. Hahahaha.

      But I kind of wish Fitz was given a main plot about his life. I mean, every bully has a story right?

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      1. I hate typos.

        episodes*
        issue*
        completely*

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  54. I hope drew gets knocked out. He’s a jerk.

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    1. Awwww why? Yeah, he may be a jerk but he’s kind of a likeable jerk. Plus he was coming to Adam’s rescue!

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  55. does anyone else find it odd that drew is semi-going out with alli and also friends with sav? do sav and alli know about this? because, with the type of relationship that sav and alli have as siblings, it doesnt seem like they would approve of the situation.

    and also, sav is willing to help the Three Tenners get girls, and sort of gives dave a pep talk about how it will work. does sav know that the girl in dave’s mind is his own sister, alli?

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  56. I hope next week’s episode brings back the fact that Drew almost blackmailed Riley for being gay. It’s just too damn ironic that he did it, and his step-sister is transexual. I want to know how he truly feels about everything.

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    1. Adding on to my post, since clearly Fitz and Owen are being portrayed as homophobe bullies, I wonder if Riley + Adam are gonna team up somehow and become friends through therapy or some sh$t like that.

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    2. I think Drew just took the opportunity to blackmail Riley with the gay factor only because it was the only option. We know that Drew isn’t a homophobe as he seems totally cool with Zane. Drew was just insecure about his position as QB1 so he went to an extreme but I don’t neceessarily think he truly had anything against Riley. In the end of that episode we see somewhat of a calm in the tension between those two.

      As for Riley and Adam becoming friends, I would love that.

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      1. That is true. But I don’t know, I feel like a little bit of something will be mentioned because according to the commercials, it seems like Drew is really uncomfortable with his sister feeling comfortable as a guy. And he’s trying to change her back and stuff.

        Kind of like, you know what you want when it’s about other people, but when it hits you close to home, perspectives change.

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      2. One more comment. I’m really bad at trying to say everything I want in one post. >:(

        Riley seems to be going through therapy for like anger and stuff, and maybe Adam will go to therapy to deal with his problems. I kind of want to see how they interact and exchange how they feel.

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      3. Yeah, I definitely see what you’re saying. But there’s got to be some amount of support if in the Much Music promo we see Drew fiting Fitz while Owen is holding Adam.

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    3. It seems to me that Drew just blackmailed him to get what he wants.

      Much like I do, he could careless if Riley is gay or straight.

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  57. GO SALLY J! No more Dolly J mmmk

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  58. i hate the idea of holly j and sav. i will be very disappointed in the show if it continues on that way, especially after he calls Anya “the love of his life” on ijdkwtdwm2, but then he is just going to go and make out with Holly J? I hope there is something behind this.

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  59. It’s pretty obvious that most of the motives for Holly J dating Sav will be about taking back power. But….

    Yet, for some reason. I don’t know why. I actually truly believe that once the presidency power drama gets out of the way, Holly J and Sav are really gonna like each other:
    1. It’s not uncommon for 2 people working together to like each other.
    2. I find this couple interesting because they come from 2 opposite spectrums of mellow and perfectionist, yet they have a lot of things in common and seem to both have good grades.
    3. I’m tired of Anya and Sav, and since Holly J and Anya aren’t friends anymore, I just wanna see Sav with someone freaking different.
    4. I just kind of want them to experiment and see where this goes.

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  60. Eli and Fitz are the main plot not HJ and Declan

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  61. I think someone mentioned this before but it would be so cool if some of the if not all the juniors got left back due to their part in the lockdown bianca, eli, drew, and fitz need to stay on the show longer. Well at least bianca and eli do and maybe sav and holly j stay as well.
    And it is so sad to think by season 11 no more sav, anya, holly j, or fiona.

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    1. Unless they’re followed through college?

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  62. Mrs.TaylorLautner August 6, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    sav and holly j?

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  63. The Eli vs. Fitz plot is the most interesting by far. I like how Claire mixes in with Eli. It shows her care for Eli and possible romance between them. ( Still witing for that big kiss to happen) I agree, the dave, connor, and wesley plot sucks. Seriously, when have you ever seen a degrassi band play the flute. I loved Dave when he was chasing after Ali, it gave his character something to do. && btw, I can’t believe no one has questioned Adams possibilty of being a girl. I mean his voice is a little girly.

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  64. I heard people around here saying that season 11 would be the last season of Degrassi, do you guys think that would be true? I honestly cannot imagine them ending Degrassi anytime soon.

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    1. Not true, my dear. I read an article where they said they are giving Adam his full high school expirence. He’s in grade 10, they won’t end it next season and make everyone skip two grades. <3

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      1. Hahahaha okay, that’s a gigantic relief.

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      2. That’s great! i actually hope the start a new degrassi series and it has some old characters and some new that we can connect with. i would love that!

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  65. I might be the only person, but I am NOT going to look at any promos for next week’s episodes. I don’t wanna see any clips from Adam’s storyline until I watch the episode.

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    1. I said the SAME EXACT thing earlier and I came here to post it here. I swear lol. I was gonna say a lot of people are gonna disagree but I’m not going to watch the promos anymore because I don’t want to see clips of whats going to happen before the episode and it give stuff away.

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  66. It should end after season 12 when claire, alli, kc, jenna, conor, dave, and wesley graduate. Maybe darcy could make an appearence?

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    1. She can’t make an appearance given that she’s being held captive in an African prison

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      1. BAHAHAAHA THATS HILAROUS!

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      2. nice

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    2. But the thing is they can’t have them be seniors without having any other cast members.

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    3. Well from the way the big dogs (producers) are talking…they are making it seem like they don’t plan on ending it until the wheels fall off! lol…Stefan said something one time along the lines of “If degrassi stays where it is…they’re might be a new generation of kids after claire and Alli’s class” and I remember sitting there thinking…are there really that many canadian teenagers?! LMFAO it seems like if your canadian and act u were OR will be in Degrassi sometime in your life! haha

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  67. When is KC going to be with Bianca? And I don’t think Sav and Holly last long as one of the episode descriptions for part 2 says Sav gets mad at Holly.

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  68. So, I guess it’s safe to say that Eli doesn’t die. Munro was in a recent picture taken on set.

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    1. Where’s the pic?

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      1. http://yfrog.com/6etwpj

        Jessica Tyler (Jenna) tweeted it yesterday.

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      2. Found another twitpic with Munro.

        http://twitpic.com/2cvhub

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  69. ok. so i idk what you guys are talking about. dolly j were the best couple everrrrrrr. and i was in tears when the broke up. it was obvious that she had to. i would choose my self respect over a guy any day. but its still sad. i hope they get back together, and dont pull an emma and spinner,and end up getting with random people. dolly j forever <33333

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    1. I love Dolly J too!!! They instantly became one of my favorites.

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      1. I know I thought I was like the only one who liked them. They have together

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  70. Lol @ kary seriously if I was claire I would be pissed at darcy like where the hell are you? Maybe if she ever comes back her and claire can be classmates.

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  71. Eli’s amazing.

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  72. I hope clare is able to like skip a grade so she can graduate the same time eli does. & im hoping in the show that fitz like either hits on or sexually harrasses clare. that would piss eli off so much.

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  73. What the frick…Sav and Holly J??? Either she is using him to get her presidency status back OR he’s a rebound. And how can they do that to Anya?

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  74. side note: I find it awesome how Degrassi references songs by great bands, not only through the titles but in the episodes too. Try Honesty is a song by Billy Talent and MBIAC is a song by an equally fantastic band called Arcade Fire. Also in Try Honesty Part 2, they play a song by the Audition, one of my favs, and in the past they have played songs by Stars which I totally reccomend to everyone. Props to Degrassi for not being completely mainstream and playing banging music

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  75. Holly j and anya aren’t exactly best friends anymore.
    And sav has to date at least one other girl than anya at degrassi. Holly j has had toby(almost) and blue. Too bad her and spinner never happened. And im loving how they`re setting up for all falls down with all the rivalries and betrayls. Im gonna miss seeing alli as im assuming she will leave degrassi after all falls down and won’t be back til the end of 2nd half of season 10 kinda like ashley in season 5. Does everyone think this season has lived up to its hype as the best degrassi season ever? I think it does slowly but surely.

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  76. Lol I forgot holly j`s most recent boo declan how could i forget that sorry for the ramble and double post.

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  77. I don’t see the problem with having a band. I thought the Studz were cool, I even have the song Hey California on my iTouch. Also, Connor and Wesley’s characters are a little bland, so they need some sort of spice.

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  78. i cried when I saw Adam and Drew get beaten and ppl watching. its so terrible to hurt someone different and someone defending them. im crying and im so excited for adam’s episode.

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  79. I feel soooo bad for adam. I mean he’s just trying to live out a normal life as a guy but people keep being mean to him & then everyone finds out he’s transgender. & he sacrifices his own happiness by being adam, to making everyone else happy by being chelsea. It’s just really sad. I just know i’m gonna cry during that episode.

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  80. […] Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself (1) I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself (2) Try Honesty (1) Try Honesty (2)  […]

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  81. What’s the song that’s playing when Eli tries to pull Morty into his parking space when Fitz and all of his friends were in it?

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  82. About the whole “Eli was going to commit suicide” thing, I understand where that came from, the whole “Death card” In the promo.

    But I think I know why that was thrown in there, I dont think thee will be death, but I do remember Claire talking to Eli about how people think he is obsessed with Death.

    I think that was the cause of having the Death card, with the whole hearse and his dark demeanor and his secret witch i’m DYING to find out because OHMYGODILOVEHIM.:D

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  83. Degrassiobsessed August 17, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Wow I have a lot to say ok here we go, great grades. People are getting confused. Kary never said anything about disliking Conner Wesley and Dave, he said he disliked the plot. I agree. Let’s list musical/entertaining/acting carrers:
    manny
    Craig
    spinner
    jimmy
    Ellie
    Jane
    Peter
    Mia (model)
    you get ny point!!!!!!!! Must every graduate be famous?!?! Also I hate you people for putting down Eli. Yes I am a girl and while I find Eli extremely attrative this is not my reason for liking him. He is unlike any degrassi character I have ever seen. I cannot figure him out and I love this air he gives off like he’s hiding something!!!! I am not a girlfan I just like his character and purpous.

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