[WARNING: THIS EPISODE REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS]
youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWAc9cCvtdI
MAIN PLOT: Jenna thinks she might be pregnant.
To be honest this plot isn’t all that bad, but it isn’t all that great either. Alli thinks that Jenna might be pregnant (given that all the signs are there), but Jenna refuses to take a test. She’s too busy focusing on her audition for Next Teen Star. She gets sick and bombs her audition, but KC tells her to go back in there and demand a second chance. She nails is the second time, and earns a golden ticket. But she also earns herself a whole new load of problems as she finally takes a pregnancy test, and it turns up positive.
The good thing is I can say Jenna’s acting wasn’t terrible. It’s not amazing by any means, but it was good enough to NOT be a distraction like it was during her dieting storyline. As a matter of fact, the final scene with Jenna and Alli was really good.
I get that the audition is going to play a bigger role in Part 2, but it seemed to drag on a little too long here. It’s like there was pregnancy content at the very beginning and end, with only “hints” sprinkled in between.
The major, and I mean MAJOR detractor to this storyline is the fact that they basically gave away the plot within the first minute of the show. From that point on everything felt anticlimactic. I almost had a feeling of “Why bother finishing watching Part 1 when I could just go ahead and skip to the aftermath in Part 2?” If the show can put more focus on the actual pregnancy and not trying to force another actor’s musical talents on us I believe Part 2 has the potential to be pretty good.
SUBPLOT 1: Connor meets his online girlfriend.
So Connor finally meets LoveQueen16! I’m completely creeped out by this storyline. Dave and Wesley don’t like the idea of the two meeting because of the huge age gap, but that doesn’t stop Connor and LoveQueen from meeting up to get the Realm of Doom expansion pack.
And of course LoveQueen wants Connor to come over to her place so they can play it. *shudders* This lady gives me an eerie vibe that everytime she spoke it gave me chills…like she’s going to take Connor home, skin him alive and use it as a cloak to wear while she plays Realm of Doom. I love how Connor is completely oblivious to what’s going on, while Wesley and Dave are being great friends by stepping in. This plot has left me genuinely impressed with the Three Tenners…yes, even Dave.
SUBPLOT 2: Anya and Riley reconnect.
Degrassi has done a pretty good job with establishing (and this case re-establishing) relationships this season. Anya’s been busy with school, and hanging out at the hospital during her mom’s cancer treatments. Zane doesn’t want anything to do with Riley, who feels like he doesn’t fit in anywhere, so now Riley starts hanging out with Anya at the hospital.
Their friendship is cute and I’m glad that they can find support in each other, but at the same time I’m not exactly sure if they need an entire plot dedicated to it. I just worry that they’re back to being friends again…so now what?