[WARNING: THIS EPISODE REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS]
youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTZE24q9Pgo
MAIN PLOT: Jenna tells KC she’s pregnant.
So Jenna’s pregnant, but there’s no way she’s letting that get in the way of her competing in Next Teen Star. Of course there’s another obstacle in her way: she has to tell KC.
KC is in a wonderful mood and believes he and Jenna have a good thing…so it sucks that her being pregnant and all has to ruin that…and football. But of course all she has to do is get an abortion (just pull up to the clinic’s drive-thru, and zip-bam-boom you’re on your way) so Jenna and KC can get back to their his wonderful life.
Of course I’m being thoroughly sarcastic in that last paragraph. Calling KC a jackass in this episode is an understatement. Not only does he have the nerve to get pissed when Jenna doesn’t want to go through with the abortion, but he also says (there is no implying, he SAYS it) that he doesn’t want any part of the pregnancy. “I don’t need this,” are his last words.
It’s terrible, but damn does it make for interesting television. Once again, Jenna’s acting has improved, and it actually gets better as the episode moves along. I liked how Jenna was confused about what to do the entire time. And the writers made sure the doctor laid ALL of Jenna’s options out there to avoid, you know, some unnecessary AWH-esque controversy.
Even though I can’t stand KC, the way he reacts to this was really well written. This is a great ending to this portion of Jenna’s pregnancy. It’ll be interesting to see what route they decide to take with this baby.
SUBPLOT 1: Connor won’t let anyone stop him from seeing LoveQueen16.
ALL of Connor’s computer privileges have been taken away by Snake, and Connor is still mad at Wesley and Dave for ratting him out. He still plans to meet up with LoveQueen16…they’re gonna go back to her place, and then she’s gonna sex him up until he forgets he even has Asperger’s.
Buuut, they don’t even make it out of Degrassi’s parking lot; LoveQueen picks up Connor, and she starts rubbing on his leg. He (just like the rest of us) is completely creeped out by this, and jumps out of the car. To be honest, I was disappointed by the ending…I think they copped out by having the “confrontation” happen so soon. This would’ve received an A+ grade without question had they actually made it to LoveQueen’s place and she started making sexual advances then.
However, the plot still good upon us learning Connor had no interest in LoveQueen romantically. He literally saw her not only as a friend, but also as a comforting part of his routine, which he felt was being disrupted by Dave, Wesley and Snake. So all along it was about his Asperger’s. I never thought I’d say this (for like the 4th time), but it’s another good plot from Connor!
SUBPLOT 2: Anya and Riley try to figure out if Dr. Chris is gay or straight.
Anya and Riley both have a crush on Dr. Chris, so they go on a quest to figure out if he’s gay or straight. Well the eventual result (he’s straight) leads Anya to ask Riley what he likes in a guy. And of course all of Rileys answers describe…Zane.
I thought Riley and Anya were cute in Part 1. They still are, but sadly I don’t have much interest in what they’re doing. This change of pace plot is moving at such a slow pace, and it’s so contradictory to the pace of the other two plots that I was bored. This is one of those episodes where the episode as a whole would’ve benefited from having just two storylines, because the Jenna and Connor plots are strong enough on their own.