[WARNING: THIS EPISODE REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS]
youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smuFx9n6Jd0
MAIN PLOT: Drew tries to make things right with Alli.
Right out of the gate Drew explains that he doesn’t want to be tied down to one girl (aka Alli), and that he felt like Alli did his assignment for him because she thought he was dumb. Drew tries to move onto bigger fish by asking Marisol out. But things aren’t as great as they seem when he realizes how boring Marisol is, so he tries to win Alli back.
I like how the tables are turned in this plot; in Part 1 it was Alli chasing Drew, but now the shoe is on the other foot. I also like how Alli isn’t willing to forgive him easily. He’s forced into begging and throwing himself at her with all he’s got. And him being self conscious about being perceived as dumb adds the element that finally convinces me he’s being genuine.
Now I don’t know if I like Alli/Drew as a couple. Alli is actually NOT annoying in the episode, but still I don’t get excited at the thought of seeing her or Drew on screen. However, I really liked how well Part 2 was written, enough to overcome any apathy toward those two.
Random thought: Drew went to KC for help with finding girls. Dude, you’re currently the STARTING QUARTERBACK for the football team…do you really need help?
SUBPLOT 1: Holly J is confused about her feelings for Sav.
Sav likes Holly J…but she doesn’t like him. Or at least that’s what she tells Fiona (as she also tries to convince herself). But she can’t deny that she likes him, while at the same time she’s not over Declan.
Rebound much? And Fiona’s there to constantly remind her of that. Now Sav and Holly J come to the conclusion that they can be together no strings attached. I like that they’re not taking things seriously, and that Holly J even states that their fling could randomly end at anytime (wouldn’t you have loved this kind of warning from your all-time favorite Degrassi couple?).
Even better is that while Sally J is a go, it’s not going to be easy; they’re going to be forced to keep their secret from Anya, who will flip out if she finds out about them (and we know she will, it’s just a matter of when). It’s a great way to end this episode, but also let us know that their storyline is nowhere close to being over.
SUBPLOT 2: Connor tries to meet his online girlfriend.
With no date to the dance, Dave and Wesley convinces Connor that he should meet LoveQueen16 in real life. They go to meet her, and run into a woman who’s way older than they thought. Connor wants to talk to her, but the guys bail before he introduces himself.
Connor’s plot is really small in this episode, but it’s effective and there’s really no negative to it except for that. I’m loving the skeptical attitudes of Dave and Wesley and the naive attitude of Connor. There’s not much to say here except for I’m giving it the same grade as Part 1…there’s plenty more of this plot left to go (seeing as how they’re continuing it over the next four episodes).