[WARNING: THIS EPISODE REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS]
youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3vTAK9stys
MAIN PLOT: Holly J and Declan’s relationship is on the rocks.
I’m tired of the Dolly J drama, but their presence is more tolerable in Part 2 because Declan and Holly J have great chemistry when they’re on screen together (they haven’t been in the same room since the first episode).
Money issues is a huge thing for Holly J, but Declan sees it as something that can be easily fixed; he offers to give Holly J money so that she doesn’t have to work. The problem is the money allows for Declan to get Holly J to do what he wants, like drop her weekend plans and go on a quick trip with him to NYC. You know how Fiona was basically trying to buy Holly J’s friendship? Declan’s essentially doing the same thing.
Thankfully Holly J realizes that she’s fitting into Declan’s plans and has based everything around him, and decides the two should take a break. Though this scene boasts solid acting, I consider their “break” a cop out. I know the show wants to leave it open ended just in case, but the odds of them getting back together are same as the odds of Darcy returning from Africa.
SUBPLOT 1: Eli plots to get Fitz in trouble.
We knew Fitz was going to get in trouble in this episode for the fake i.d., but I would’ve NEVER guessed the route Eli took to make it happen. To expedite things, he calls the cops and then engages in a fight with Fitz. Because the info on Fitz’s i.d. is that of a felon, he gets hauled away.
I love Eli’s character, but probably for a different reason than some. I know it’s going to bug me that there will be many people who love him solely because they think he’s cute. But I love him because he’s multi-layered, and the layer we’re seeing now is one that could lead to dangerous results if exposed for too long.
He pulled several jackass moves by unnecessarily continuing the feud, but does that make him a jackass? I don’t think he is one as much as he is unstable. I watched this episode with an eerie vibe over me, and with Clare in the mix I feel even more uneasy knowing she could get dragged into the middle of his instability. How can a storyline that evokes such emotion (and there’s no way it’s even close to being finished) not be good?
SUBPLOT 2: Dave is offended when the guys think his singing sucks.
This plot boasts an incredibly MASSIVE turnaround from Part 1, mainly because this part doesn’t move at the pace of a snail.
The 3 Tenners have recorded their song, but the problem is Dave sucks at singing. Sav (the engineer for their recording session) uses autotune on Dave’s voice, and while Connor and Wesley loves it, Dave is offended.
Dave’s basically acting as ridiculous in this episode as Alli has been all season, but Sav tells him the other guys formed the band to cheer Dave up. Connor and Wesley’s loyalty is awesome. Now there’s no way I could see these guys dealing with a storyline heavier than this yet (and this one is basically the lightest kind of plot you’ll ever see on Degrassi), but I do admit Dave, Connor and Wesley all stepped up their game in Part 2. And their song is actually catchy, which is more than I can say for any of Studz’s songs. I know I’m not the only one who has the melody of the flute stuck in my head.