Thanks again Kyle for the episode descriptions from the first two weeks of Degrassi: Now or Never!! My thoughts on the descriptions are at the bottom.
Degrassi Spring Fever – Mon, 7/18 9p-10p et
Degrassi’s got Spring Break fever, wooo! Keke Palmer’s playing a concert — and Sav’s heartstrings — while Drew and Bianca get in WAY too deep.
LoveGame – Tues, 7/19 9p-9:30p et
Eli seems to be taking his and Clare’s break-up well… a little too well for Clare’s liking, actually. Will a new guy help her get closure?
What’s My Age Again? – Wed, 7/20 9p-9:30p et
Anya’s 18th birthday is nigh… paging Dr. Chris! And KC is trapped in baby-ville with Jenna; but is there an escape hatch?
Idioteque – Thurs, 7/21 9p-9:30p et
Drew’s life was so much simpler before Bianca was in it. Would it be simple again if she were gone?
Cry Me a River, pt. 1 – Mon, 7/25 9p-9:30p et
Dave and Adam are vying for a spot hosting a show on Degrassi’s airwaves. But is Dave ready to share the air with a transgender guy?
Cry Me a River, pt. 2 – Tues, 7/26 9p-9:30p et
When the school backlashes against Dave for his offensive outburst against transgender students, he’s left feeling persecuted and censored.
Dirt Off Your Shoulder, pt. 1 – Wed, 7/27 9p-9:30p et
Eli’s got professional help handling the pressure of writing the school play, but there are no miracles. Will a new heroine save the day?
Dirt Off Your Shoulder, pt. 2 – Thurs, 7/28 9p-9:30p et
Riley’s family isn’t changing, and neither is Zane. Faced with an impossible choice between them, Riley can’t put it off any longer.
We already have a sense of what’s going to happen with Drew and Bianca in Spring Fever…and NO, Drew doesn’t die in this episode. Poor Sav though…he’s finally a good guy and he’s getting screwed over by girls left and right.
Based on these descriptions, the episodes I’m looking forward to are LoveGame and Cry Me A River. I’m loving the look of the angle they’re taking with Eli and Clare…specifically Eli’s reaction to the breakup. See? I don’t get why people were sooooo upset that Clare broke up with Eli…though she ended it with him I didn’t believe that it’d be a case of them never talking again, or that Clare wouldn’t attempt to reach out to him. But it looks like Eli is going to be the one who has the upper hand. I feel the same about Clare/Jake and Eli/Imogen…I just have a wait-and-see attitude with them.
Now we finally know what causes a feud between Dave and Adam (Cry Me A River). If what I see on twitter or tumblr is any indication (if a fan even accidentally mispeaks about Adam’s gender, other Degrassi fans jump down their throat and virtually crucify them), then Dave is beyond screwed for letting letting loose such a hateful transgender tirade. Let the “Dave is a jackass” campaign continue!
Anya and Dr. Chris? Blah…again, I wasn’t a fan of them in Season 10, so I don’t have much interest in their plot at this point. I’m also bored at the thought of Ziley. Their plot in The Way We Get By was solid, but again, how many times do we have to be beaten over the head with Riley’s sexuality? And the plot drags down Zane too, because it makes him a one-dimensional character by default (he’s a good guy who I’d like to see step out of Riley’s shadow for once).
I can’t even really describe KC anymore. He’s the product of the writers suffering from something I call “Peter Syndrome.” Before Peter and Darcy became a couple it was like the writers had no idea who they wanted Peter to be. One moment he was a jerk and scum of the earth, then the next we’re supposed to feel sorry for him because he’s “really a good guy underneath it all.” Then he’d go right back to being a jackass. This is what KC is, a self-sabotaging guy we’re supposed to feel sorry for because of his past, but in reality he’s a prick that keeps making selfish decisions.