First off, what did everyone think about the 4-plot format for the episode? I think I liked it here. As a whole the episode was only fairly strong, but having so many moving parts made mediocre plots seem less overbearing and the solid ones more concise than they would normally be if there had been just two or three plots. They’re also showing off the fact that they’re keeping us updated on ongoing plots (Drianca) and setting up for their future installments, without having to dedicate much screen time to them. I consider that a plus.

I don’t really wanna review these plots yet since most of them are being continued in Idioteque (What’s My Age Again and Idioteque are basically Part 1 and 2), but whatev.

PLOT A SUMMARY: Anya about to turn 18 and can’t wait so she can date Dr. Chris. But there’s a problem…Dr. Chris plans on going to Kenya for a year after receiving a job there. Anya doesn’t get into Toronto U and decides she should try to go with Dr. Chris to Africa. However, she realizes she’s being overeager when Dr. Chris points out that the barely know each other. Fiona and Holly J throw Anya a surprise birthday party, and the episode ends with her and Owen hooking up in a bed.

I wasn’t that big of a fan of this plot as a whole. Anya’s behavior seemed a little too unrealistic at times. For instance, you don’t get into college and respond “Oh well that’s ok, I’ll just go with my soon-to-be boyfriend to Africa.” It’s yet another case of “Ellie Nash Syndome,” when a girl on the show just loses her damn mind over a guy to the point where she behaves like a completely different person.

The entire Dr. Chris thing has just been silly since the beginning. I don’t like it when they try to make characters establish relationships with people so far outside of Degrassi’s core universe…Dr. Chris is basically on an island by himself.

I need to make it clear that I DO NOT SHIP OWNYA after watching this episode. However, I do like the scenario that they’re in. I’m emotionally conflicted because their hookup at the end felt random and rushed, but I also acknowledge that that’s the entire point…we respond to Ownya by saying “WTF?” now, and Anya will be saying it in Idioteque.

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PLOT B SUMMARY: Connor has taken a liking to staring at girls’ chests….specifically Hannah’s. Wesley informs Connor that he can’t do that, and tries to help get Connor a girlfriend…sort of. Basically they go to Anya’s birthday party together, and Wes tells Connor to find a girl to talk to. He tries and fails to talk to Fiona. He runs into FiFi’s bedroom and happens to come across her underwear drawer. Intrigued by the panties, Connor takes them and leaves after almost getting caught by Anya.

At first I was slightly disappointed because this plot doesn’t have the extreme creeper vibe I was hoping for (I mean him sniffing Fiona‘s panties would‘ve been one of the most hilarious scenes ever), but it does a really good job of showing us exactly how socially awkward Connor is. It’s just very interesting to me watching someone who has little concept of what is considered socially acceptable, and lacks an ability to interact with new people normally (Fiona). The humor factor also returned to the Tenners because Connor did throw out a couple of unintentionally funny lines on his part.

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PLOT C SUMMARY: KC feels trapped at home with Jenna and Tyson. To get out of the house, he makes up an excuse to go get diapers. Seeing that there’s a part-time job opening at Little Miss Steaks, he applies in the hopes of getting the job so he doesn’t have to be on baby daddy duty during the evening time.

See? Why couldn’t there have been a Kenna plot like this in LoveGame? They go from a ho hum plot to one with an actual hook, because we FINALLY get a true sense of what direction KC’s character is going in this storyline. It’s established that KC is, once again, going down the path of being a jackass.

However, it’s the way he’s doing it that’s so brilliantly written. He feels so trapped that instead of just blatantly disregarding Jenna to go do whatever he wants, he’d rather have a job as an excuse to get out of the house and avoid his responsibilities as a father. Now how sneaky is that?

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PLOT D SUMMARY: Drew learned that his self-defense claim in Anson’s death will probably hold up, and Vince is in police custody. Drew thinks he and Bianca are home free, but learns that Vince has been released. Drew’s mom blames everything on Bianca and her past, while Drew just wishes things could go back to the way they were.

This plot wasn’t sufficient enough in this episode to give it any sort of grade. It really served as nothing more than a setup for Drianca’s larger role in Idioteque.

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137 Comments

  1. Ownya is My FAVORITE COUPLE.

    i think owen will save anya from Dr.Chris and drugs.

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    1. How in the heck is it your favorite couple when, ya know, they AREN’T EVEN A COUPLE YET!

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      1. I was saying they will make a cute couple. Obviously we know they will be a couple and they are going to be great.

        Come correct next time. But you TRIED that

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    2. They are becoming a couple in the future. You are speaking in the present. You lose.

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      1. Funny since, we live in the present. You can’t WIN anything if you haven’t even gotten there yet.

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    3. Before, I really did not like the idea of Owanya because he really is a pig. Now, I kind of think he really cares about her (at least a little) I know that after tonight no one will think that anymore….

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  2. i can’t freaking wait fot tonights episode! along with the rest of season 11 ofcourse…. (;
    also Kary, i agree 100% with what you said, if you find a plot, characters, etc. boring, then nothing anybody else says will make a difference. Your’re entitled to your opinion.
    Anyyyywayyyys, good job on the blog and episode reveiws so far :D

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  3. I think Owen and Anya will make a cute couple! And I think Anya may be raped in tonight’s episode. Maybe Anya didn’t want Dr. Chris to spend the night in that certain way, and he did… That would explain her crying, and would maybe cause her to resort to drugs (And possibly Owen?) to help her deal with it… in a stupid way, but a very realistic way, though.

    I’m always interested in Kenna! I used to hate them as a couple in season nine. But, they’ve actually grown on me. I felt bad for Jenna in LoveGame, and I thought it was sweet when KC asked Jenna to move in.

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  4. “Cue the semi-sexy music and the nonchalant strut to the front door please!” Ahahah, Degrassi Extra is great. The thought of Ownya still sickens me.

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  5. I’m exciting for tonight! :)
    I’m not particularly in Anya/Dr. Chris, but Ownya, yes. I really, really like them together. Classic slightly nerdy good girl with dangerous smoldering boy. I’m not a huge fan of Owen. Maybe tonight will change that, maybe not. But I love Anya. :D

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  6. Interested in****

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  7. I myself was most interested in KC/Jenna when they weren’t a couple & just flirting all the time. It was just the suspense wondering if KC was actually going to cheat on Clare or break up with Clare, etc. Now? Well, let’s just say I also 100% agree with Kary. “Kenna” is FUCKING BORING.

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  8. I agree with Kary. KC and Jenna, their plots are meh. I don’t ever look forward to their plots and therefore I don’t expect much. I think last night was about the best they can deliver given Miss Piggy’s limited acting abilities and KC just blah.

    KC and Jenna are getting what “chirps.” To compare it to professional wrestling…wrestlers who get the chirps are those that no one cares about and are likely fired. If a wrestling gets a huge standing ovation, that means people care. Likewise, if a wrestler gets loud boos, that means that the wrestler matters as well. People love to hate them.

    Then there’s Chantay who people don’t love to hate, but just HATE which is even worse than getting chirps.

    Sorry if none of you are professional wrestling fans, but that’s the best comparison I can give as to why Jenna and KC are no kinda good.

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    1. i am a wrestling fan and that was a perfect comparison lol

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    2. Chantay is my girl! You go, TayTay!

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  9. Aww, Kary. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Some people do want your penis. It’s only a matter of time, I’m sure. :-P

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  10. I’m sososo excited for Ownya tonight! I hope dr. chris goes to africa in the first few minutes, I really don’t care for him at all.

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      1. …………………..

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  11. The only reason I like watching Kenna is because Sam Earle is delicious (except when they style his hair in that random mop-headed thing, wtf). Jessica’s Tyler’s acting is improving, but I still enjoy watching other actors so much more. Jenna’s whole personality just turns me off.

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    1. Sam Earle is pretty good looking. ;) But, I’m interested in Kenna for other reasons, too.

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  12. Has anyone else realized that tonight’s and tomorrow’s episode are essentially a 2-part episode just with different names and the Main Plot is switched around with the B Plot?

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  13. @ Ownya picture:

    Owen is staring into Anya’s eyes, Anya is playing with the pencil, a sign of nervousness

    Anya is smiling in a flirtatious way- yep they are into each other in the foto

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  14. tj/

    Did anyone watch the series premiere of that new show on mtv last night, “awkward.” and if so, how was it?

    /tj

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    1. Its an MTV show, its blows.

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      1. “Its an MTV show, its blows.”

        ………………

        No but seriously, the promo makes awkward. seem promising.

        “YOU IN THE BACK!”
        “I… wasn’t raising my hand.”

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    2. Don’t bother; re-watch a Degrassi episode and save yourself 30 minutes of WTF time. I watched it last night because I couldn’t go to sleep and it sucked. The acting was terrible. Absolutely nothing about that show was even relateable, nor did it reflect my high school experience (or anyone I know, for that matter). Degrassi is by far the best show on TV geared for teens.

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  15. Amen

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  16. Degrasstastic July 20, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Hey, Kary, thanks for the clarification. I was wondering if the review grade was based on the episode at hand, or your general impression of the characters, and now you’ve come clean and admitted that it doesn’t matter what’s on screen in a given episode, your mind’s already made up based on who’s in the story. That’s cool. Good on you for admitting it.

    The reason for the confusion, I think, is that instead of just admitting that in the first place, you pretended your review was right by calling the Kenna story bad and including a story chart, suggesting the show could learn from it. This was an insult to everyone who watched the episode and knew there was a good story and simply a distraction from and weak justification for your C- grade. I think you knew that, too, which is why you jumped on responding to my comment so quickly after I posted it.

    I like your reviews, generally. A lot, actually. I visit the site often. But I think you have to decide whether you’re just a fan ranting, or an actual reviewer talking about and dissecting individual episodes. If you’re just a fan ranting, cool. I’ll pay less attention. If you’re a reviewer, I think you should take a more neutral stance, step back from your ships and favourites, and evaluate each episode as a whole. I think you’d also take a lot less flack if you didn’t grade the episodes. Just write intelligent commentary and offer things up for debate. It will make things seem less negative and leave you less open to attack. More positivity in the world can only be a good thing, right? Maybe check out some of Sepinwall’s TV reviews as a guide.

    You could be a great reviewer Kary. I know it. This is your chance to step up your game.

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    1. MannyDegrassi July 20, 2011 at 8:24 pm

      100% agreed.

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    2. Kary’s reviews are pretty spot on. Not liking certain plots because of the characters isnt his fault its the writers. If the writers dont give him a reason to care he wont.

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    3. Who ever said he wasn’t a great reviewer already? Running a website like this is insanely difficult, and I’d like to see you try it. If you don’t like the reviews don’t read them. Problem solved.

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      1. takingbackmonday July 20, 2011 at 9:47 pm

        Agreed.

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    4. HOW DARE U DEFILE KARY-GOD!!!!?
      No but seriously Kary’s reviews are usually spot on, like just go back to the episode and watch and you’ll probably feel the same. Also Kary isn’t that biased, if you noticed Kary hated the hell out of Drianca but gave a Drianca plot an A+ on Monday. If he were biased he would of found a way to thrash on them. Similarly to last night where Kenna was okay-ish. It is true that maybe Kary did give them a super harsh grade (C-) but there wasn’t much redeeming factors for the plot. It’s all basically setup for now until Marisol comes into the picture which will be soon.

      Regardless don’t tell Kary how to review, it’s called KARY’S Degrassi Blog for a reason.
      /end rant

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    5. No, you ASSUME that I believe my review is “holier than thou,” and you assume that I believe it’s the only right opinion simply because I have a platform to post my review to an audience. I wasn’t pretending anything, though it’s ironic that you continue to talk as if your view on Kenna’s plot is the only right one. When will you people learn there is no right opinion when it comes to these reviews? I don’t care if people disagree with my view of an episode, but it’s completely different when people come at me with an “if you’re not with me, you’re against me and that means you are insulting my opinion by default…how dare you” attitude. If I had just said a sentence or two about how I loved Kenna’s plot I can guarantee we wouldn’t be having this discussion about my “lack of intelligent commentary.”

      And if you’ve truly been reading my reviews over the last few years you’d clearly know that I don’t “have my mind already made up” based on who’s in the episode. Yep, you would’ve seen the times I did things like bash Wesley plots even though he’s one of my favorite characters, hated Fiona but grew to adore her the course of an entire season, and got tired of Alli plots but still love her when she’s in a supporting character role. You would also know that I:

      1) Currently don’t have any ships to step back from, and haven’t had any since Parcy
      2) My “favorite” character or characters on the show shifts from season to season
      3) I purposely interject sarcasm into my reviews and general commentary.

      I was obviously being over-the-top sarcastic in adding the chart, just to hammer the point home of how bored I was with the plot.

      I don’t care if I receive flack about my grades of the episodes, but it becomes annoying when people start taking things too seriously, as if this were a professional website and I’m getting paid lots of money to write about Degrassi (I’m not by the way). The entire point of the grading system is to get other people to think about the reasons why they would give a plot a certain grade. I don’t need to decide whether “I’m just a fan ranting or an actual reviewer talking about and dissecting individual episodes,” you need to stop trying to assume that I’m one or the other. I’m a guy posting his thoughts on a freakin blog…this isn’t Sepinwall’s TV, nor am I some guy trying to be the next Roger Ebert. The demographic of the people who come to this blog is FAR different from those who go to his site. I can’t be neutral because people that come here want to know whether or not I like or dislike something…STEPHEN STOHN has even said he enjoys all commentary good and bad because they go to the effort of reading everyone’s opinions to see what works and what doesn’t. I’d be doing them a disservice if I just decided to beat around the bush and give cardboard reviews. When I post my reviews I’m not forcing my opinion down anyone’s throats, though people like to assume that’s what I’m doing only when I say something they don’t like. No one is obligated to come to this website. My opinion is no more relevant than the next Degrassi fan’s, mine just happens to be seen by thousands of people a day.

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      1. You tell him Kary!!!

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      2. I think Kary can do whatever the fuck he wants, it is his website.

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    6. This is a blog and a blog is a place where people express their opinions. It isn’t a place where the Blogger mandates that his opinion control the way the readers think– if that were the case there would be no comments section. That said, I find it very interesting that you come on here and tell someone to approach reviewing from a “neutral” stance when you, as a reader, cannot do the same (while reading this blog). No one is asking you to agree with what the guy has written but a “neutral” person is someone who considers ALL perspectives and understands that, regardless of his/ her own opinion, these perspectives are very accurate. It’s like asking five people to describe the sky at sunset– one might say it’s orange while another might say pink– but they are BOTH right. Everything is about perception and everyone is allowed his/ her opinion. It doesn’t threaten the way that you think or perceive, but it can give you a little insight you might not have had before you read it. Advice?? Be aware– it’ll help you understand that what others put out won’t change the way you think– unless YOU let it.

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  17. ^ you have the audacity to… You know what? Nevermind, but maybe YOU should start your own blog… Anya and Owen look cute together :) everyone follow @itsjakemartin he’s official; Alli tweeted him!

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  18. Am I the only one who noticed Alli has become happier and funnier the past 2 episodes? :)

    Anyway, Ownya looks really exciting! Owen is so hot, and Anya’s a great girl. Maybe Anya can change him, but from her promo, it doesn’t look like it….

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    1. Alli does look a lot happier, it makes me like her a lot more.

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  19. Daniel Kelly has great comedic timing.

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    1. Yes he does.

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  20. Wow this has 4 plots

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  21. i think i just discovered where the degrassi bermuda triangle is…..KENYA(:
    Darcy, & now Dr.Chris. Seriously?

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  22. This episode is AMAZING. I’m loving season 11 so far

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    1. i loved it was a good episode

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  23. Did anyone else hear Imogen’s name over the intercom? That was really nice.

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    1. I was just about to comment about that because I heard it and was like… ummm…

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    2. Yea it was but it just makes me a)want to see her character more and b) wonder what was she being called for(maybe her cat ears were distracting too many students and they were calling to confiscate them lol)

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    3. I LOVED that little detail. One of my favorite things about Season 11 so far is the subtle introduction to the new characters. I just love knowing that Imogen exists, even if we haven’t seen her face yet.

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  24. Great episode.
    Shocking ending 9Even though i already knew what was going to happen)
    Connor and the panties, lol. Owen is SO hot. <3

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  25. Why did they do four plots this episode? Hmm…

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  26. i felt really bad for wesley in this episode.
    “you know, anya and i are tight.”
    “youre probably here to fill the room.”
    i wonder what’s gonna happen to connor tomorrow.

    i feel so bad for anya, but it makes you think. how did she not get into toronto university????? peter got in. i’m very excited for anya’s plot.

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    1. Anya’s dyslexic, though, so she may not have the best grades because of that.

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  27. I liked the episode, but really 4 plots? I was looking forward to these episodes. I though they were going to be like season 1-9. But… 4 plots? I couldn’t even remember all 4 plots while I was watching the episode the first time. lmao

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    1. Ownya, Drianca, Kenna… what was the 4th one?

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      1. Wesley/Connor

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  28. I would not be surprised if this whole episode got a F-
    It “seems” tonight’s and tomorrow’s episodes are together so Kary you might wanna review them as a part 1 and part 2 because basically what happened tonight was horrible mess of setups XD

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  29. God, why do they have to make Owen an asshole? I really liked the idea of Ownya but I can’t if he’s gonna do that to her in the next episode. I hope he starts acting more mature/actually starts caring about Anya.

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    1. Maybe that’s the point. Anya goes from this supposedly “dreamy” doctor who would never break a girl’s heart to a sexist pig who only wants one thing. Perhaps the Degrassi writers are planning to show us that not everything is as it seems. Just like with Dr. Chris– people might have thought he was sweet for considering Anya but, then we find out he was never serious at all. I have always felt that Owen’s attitude is all a front. The Homophobia, the physical indecency- there is something going on there and Anya might be the one to blow it wide. Personally, I look forward to it because I’d like to see more of Daniel Kelly.

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  30. Owen and Anya are so cute together! They shouldn’t work but they do.

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    1. That’s EXACTLY how I feel!

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  31. OH MY FREAKING!!! Season 11 is too amazing for words… They’re using elements of past seasons that are blending seamlessly this time around. They did so great things with this episode ; the ending was perfect, the music was great, LOL at Connor hitting on Fiona, they pulled off 4 plots so well, they used lines from past seasons (it’s your party and you’ll cry if you want to) we heard Imogen’s name over the loudspeaker, the Sophomores and seniors are actually coexisting, and for once someone doesn’t have a squeaky-clean future mapped out! Season 8 as a whole was horrible, but the writers have really stepped up their game and I’m convinced Season 11 part 2 will be great :D

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    1. You mean JUNIORS and seniors?

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      1. They are still sophomores its not a new school year yet!

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      2. Yeah I know they are

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    2. “Did you know that cheese has 4 different types of bacteria?”

      Fiona to Holly J: That kid over there is preTTy suave.

      lol jk

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  32. Glad I wasn’t the only one who was surprised. At first I was confused because the episode description mentioned KC but the promo showed Drew and Bianca, but I was seeing Conner!!! lol Then I see Drew and I think “Oh it’s an A B C plot” and then Jenna and KC pop up on screen and I was back to confused again. I didn’t know how much else to expect :P

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  33. I just have to get this off my chest…
    Owen is an incredibly attractive guy. If I were in Anya’s position, I probably would’ve given myself to him long ago. LOL!

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    1. Hell yeah l

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  34. AWWEEEE drew and bianca are cute as a button! :)

    owen and anya… i like them together! i hope he isnt a jerk to her next episode!

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  35. I was shocked that it had 4 plots as well…but then again Love Games only had two plot , so Im guessing they made up for the third one in this episode. Oh and another once I saw Conner look at Fiona I was like “NO CONNER DON’T!!!! THIS WHOLE PARTY AND YOU PICK HER…… I wonder if their planning on making Conner an asexual that would be very interesting

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    1. when he started walking up to her I was like “NO CONNOR SHE WILL NOT BE INTO YOU!!! LEAVE HER ALONE BECAUSE SHE’S WITH CHARLIE!!”

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    2. I know, I was like “There are so many people are there and you pick the lesbian, only you.”

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      1. That was funny. And I’m glad Fiona had absolutely no idea who Connor was.

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  36. 4 plots >.>

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  37. Did anyone else notice that they called Imogen to the office in this episode when Connor was waling into the room with Wesley ?

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    1. Yeah, but I don’t think there should be much stock put into that.

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    2. *Walking

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    3. Yeah, people mentioned it above. :)

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  38. What happened to that one girl from not too far back that was checking out Connor during class, the one that enjoyed playing Risk?

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    1. Awww, I wish she was back!

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  39. I totally get where you are coming from Kary. It’s not like Kenna happens to be the worst Degrassi couple ever, but the way I think of them, is simple.

    They aren’t the brightest or quickest couple and nothing really sticks out about them being together. We go into a Kenna episode knowing that KC is going to be slow, Jenna is going to be emotionally put up with him and they are going to fight, hug, and move on with their lives. We ALREADY know that KC is going to blow Jenna off for his friends and basketball and as endearing as his Mom is, we know she is going to talk sense into him and that a hypothetical, dull lightbulb is going to show a small spark in the recesses of his hollow head.

    They’re predictable at best and their plots never quite seem to hit the top of the upward, climatic slope.

    What did make the episode so special, though, was the fact that Jenna’s emotional scenes are better than they were last year (by far) the only thing that made me interested in their part of the episode (besides that adorable baby<3) was the fact that Jenna's slow tears looked genuine and her crying at the end when excited about moving in with KC had my heart in all sorts of odd places.

    Sometimes I try to think of plots that the characters could take on in a future episode that I think would be interesting. Unfortunately, I can't really picture Kenna taking any approach other than their predictable ones, because as actors, they flat out don't dominate the stage together. Their presence lacks because of this. Last year during EClare, there were a lot of intense scenes that involved Paul and Chambers just sharing one glance that seemed to summarize everything that they were feeling together. Those small glances have more of an emotional effect than any of the Kenna scenes that involve crying and dialogue to aid them. I can't imagine getting anything out of a 30 second clip of them sharing some eye contact (and nothing else)

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    1. Agreed on everything you said!

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  40. I really liked tonight’s episode and cannot wait for tomorrow’s!! I like how Degrassi’s writers are finally setting up story lines properly with the whole KC/Marisol thing (meeting at work) as opposed to having the story fall out of the sky. KC’s really been getting on my nerves with this whole baby thing. Yes, I know he’s 15 and still a kid, but so is Jenna and she’s not slacking off.

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  41. Episode Descriptions From Kyle at Cabletvtalk:

    Degrassi: Now or Never continues!

    Daily Degrassi is back! Degrassi: Now or Never — seven weeks of non-stop doses of the drama Degrassi is known for, starting with an hour-long kickoff event and continuing with new episodes every weeknight.

    Mon, 8/1 9p-9:30p et

    “Paper Planes, pt. 1”

    Anya’s guy problems, school woes, and bad decisions come home to roost. Can one more bad decision help her escape?

    Tues, 8/2 9p-9:30p et

    “Paper Planes, pt. 2”

    Skeeved by her new bed bug infestation, Fiona realizes she and Charlie don’t know each other very well at all.

    Wed, 8/3 9p-9:30p et

    “Should’ve Said No, pt. 1”

    Clare’s hormones are raging, and Jake keeps showing up at her house with his shirt off. But he doesn’t do relationships… can Clare handle that?

    Thurs, 8/4 9p-9:30p et

    “Should’ve Said No, pt. 2”

    Drew thinks the only way to escape his constant terror is to go back to their old school. But where would that leave Adam?

    Mon, 8/8 9p-9:30p et

    “U Don’t Know, pt. 1”

    Holly J’s health isn’t improving; it’s time to search her family for a kidney donor. But in the process, she gets the shock of a lifetime.

    Tues, 8/9 9p-9:30p et

    “U Don’t Know, pt. 2”

    Holly J has located the only person who might be able to help her get better… but can she really up and ask a stranger for a vital organ?

    Wed, 8/10 9p-9:30p et

    “Lose Yourself, pt. 1”

    Jenna is sick of living in babyville. She wants to come back to Degrassi. But does she have any shot at a normal life anymore?

    Thurs, 8/11 9p-9:30p et

    “Lose Yourself, pt. 2”

    Jenna and KC get a visit from Child Services… and they might reach the breaking point.

    Mon, 8/15 9p-9:30p et

    “Mr. Brightside, pt. 1”

    Drew’s ultimate fighting training is the only thing keeping him together — and it’s barely doing that. If he loses that… what else will he lose?

    Tues, 8/16 9p-9:30p et

    “Mr. Brightside, pt. 2”

    Alli’s tired of sneaking around. And if anyone deserves her parents’ blessing, it’s Dave. Can she finally break down the Bhandari barrier?

    Wed, 8/17 9p-9:30p et

    “Extraordinary Machine, pt. 1”

    Eli’s behaving erratically and somehow seems to think he’s going to win Clare back. Is he off his meds? Oh wait… he is.

    Thurs, 8/18 9p-9:30p et

    “Extraordinary Machine, pt. 2”

    As Eli stretches the limits of sanity in a bid to get Clare back, someone else is just as willing to push the limits for Eli… Imogen.

    Mon, 8/22 9p-9:30p et

    “Pokerface, pt. 1”

    Alli has to break the news to Dave about their summer apart, so she plans a special night for them. But does she mean, you know, SPECIAL-special?

    Tues, 8/23 9p-9:30p et

    “Pokerface, pt. 2”

    Alli is scary good at poker. But she’s not just gambling cash anymore; she’s gambling her relationship with Dave… and her future.

    Wed, 8/24 9p-9:30p et

    “Don’t Panic, pt. 1”

    Drew likes Katie. Katie likes Drew. But Katie’s best friend Marisol liked Drew first, and Katie knows it. Will she be forced to choose?

    Thurs, 8/25 9p-9:30p et

    “Don’t Panic, pt. 2”

    Katie and Marisol are in an all-out war over Drew. And as long-time besties, they’re loaded with ammo. Cheating, bulimia… no secret is safe.

    Mon, 8/29 9p-9:30p et

    “Take a Bow, pt. 1”

    Holly J and Anya haven’t even graduated yet, and Fiona already feels totally left behind — they ditched her for prom. Maybe Charlie would go?

    Tues, 8/30 9p-9:30p et

    “Take a Bow, pt. 2”

    The seniors face graduation, Holly J faces surgery, Fiona faces her demons, and Katie faces Drew’s expectations for sex.

    Wed, 8/31 9p-9:30p et

    “Dead and Gone, pt. 1”

    Bianca is showing up in Drew’s space again… and she’s got Vince with her. Can Drew believe that she’s not out to get him?

    Thurs, 9/1 9p-9:30p et

    “Dead and Gone, pt. 2”

    At prom night, it’s now or never. Relationship baggage has to get sorted and chances have to get taken… and not everyone will escape unscathed.

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    1. Dave doesnt deserve any kind of blessing, why do the writers think we like him?

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    2. this seems to imply that marisol and kc dont last, and neither do drew and bianca.

      i knew jake wasnt looking for a relationship to begin with.

      dang this is the season of drew.

      dave and alli? this is gonna be interesting!

      katie and drew?? well that was unexpected……..

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    3. Hmm, cant find these anywhere, but they sound completely believable. minus no mention of Riley/Zane at all.

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    4. WHY THE HECK DID YOU POST THAT!?
      You don’t just post spoilers and expect everyone to go along with it!
      At least put a warning sheesh.

      Regardless now that some of these plots have been shoved in my face by force, I’m not even excited for the few I saw. This season doesn’t seem as good as boiling point from a episode description standpoint. Fiona already seems to be going into the Riley route for sexuality. No one likes Dave so why do the writers put him and Alli (who have both fallen from great potential in Season 9) together? This season is just a fail so far, tonight’s decrease in episode quality was proof this season won’t be as great as the boiling point. This just might be In too Deep Part 2 except less wait time between bad episodes :\

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    5. Phew, this isn’t nearly as spoilerific as those MuchMusic episode descriptions. A lot can still happen. I KNEW Drianca wasn’t going to last. Drew/Katie doesn’t come as that much of a surprise, considering there’s that promo picture of Drew, Katie, and Marisol together. And it’s good to know that Marisol will have a storyline apart from Kenna.

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    6. Hah! Ending with Prom? So original! I mean, I love Degrassi… A lot! But don’t you they have too many parties?

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      1. That is one thing i dont get. why would they have a prom AFTER graduation? unless I’m missing something about Canadian schools. lol

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  42. Well, I am in total agreement about “Kenna”… she’s kind of shrill, he’s kind of a dope. I don’t have the desire to really root for either!

    Check out my recap/review of “What’s My Age Again?”! I’d love to see your feedback and comments on my article!

    http://thetwocentscorp.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/degrassi-%E2%80%93-recap-review-%E2%80%93-what%E2%80%99s-my-age-again/

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  43. The Ultimate Dork July 20, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Its nice to see that other characters exist in degrassi when the episode’s plots don’t center around them.

    Also, eli needs to stop wearing guyliner

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  44. The Ultimate Dork July 20, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Whats up with everybody leaving for Kenya?

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  45. I felt really bad for Connor in this episode, his plot was well done.

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  46. Cool episode, but I think that if they are pulling this off as a 1-part episode, it sucked. Hopefully “part 2” or Idioteque is much better. I thought the idea of doing 1-part episodes were only having 2 plots due to lack of screen time. Having 4 plots in one episode was just a general mess. I don’t even know which was the B and C and D. All I knew was Anya had the A plot, and everything else seemed generally rushed.

    If Idioteque doesn’t end up being much of a part 2 episode, then I think I can crown this episode the worst of the Now or Never (so far) or this week. Spring Fever was amazing and when LoveGame lived up to expectations, I got really excited but this wasn’t.. It wasn’t that good. I bet if they put on “Whats my Age Again? part 2” instead of just “Whats my Age Again?” I would feel better about the episode because that would be a clear indication that tomorrow’s episode is a followup and not just an episode with the same plots but (possibly) re-arranged.

    I feel like Drianca got no screen time. There was like what, 3 scenes with them? Kenna just got a B plot yesterday, it didn’t exactly need today’s plot, especially since I don’t quite remember it but I bet it was pretty useless (not hating on Kenna, I liked their plot yesterday). The whole Connor thing wasn’t completely random. I’m glad they are giving subtle hints about his Aspergers instead of just making him some weird kid who stares at his best friends girlfriends boobs..

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  47. This episode was alright, not spectaular, but not terrible. Each plot was just a set up for later plots. And what was with 4 plots in 22 minutes?? A bit much. But they were all just for setup.

    On to the next episode descriptions:

    The biggest thing that stands out to me is Drew/Katie/Marisol. So Drianca is over soon obviously. And Karisol doesn’t last long either. But why is it that Drew always goes for the girls Adam was into. First Bianca, then Fiona, and now possibly Katie. I bet that Adam and Katie are friends but Adam wants more. Katie doesn’t like Adam in the same way and instead tries to get Drew. During that prom scene, when Adam looks at Katie kind of shocked, Katie probably asks if Drew’s watching and that breaks Adam heart. But I’m also thinking that maybe Krew (?) doesn’t last long because Drew wants more physical activity. Can I just say how annoying it is that Adam never gets a girl.

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    1. Holy crap. I completely forgot about Kadam. Is there any indication if that happens before or after Krew (lol what a ridiculous ship name)? And I agree, Adam is the most stand up guy in Degrassi, he deserves the girl.

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      1. I think it allhappens at once. Like, Adam likes Katie, but she likes Drew who likes her back. Kind of like the Drew/Adam/Fiona triangle.

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  48. I actually started to not mind Bianca. Now it looks like Bianca ends up hooking up with Towerz2.

    Guess a mother is right again and Bianca never changed. HoHoHo!

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  49. Yeah, I thought four plots was a bit much. It didn’t give much time for each story to develop properly. I felt there should have been a bit more build up to the Anya/Owen hook-up, it felt a bit rushed.

    Connor’s plot was, interesting to say the least. I thought the scene of him in Fiona’s bedroom was creepy. I wonder where this storyline will go tomorrow.

    Drew/Bianca, well there wasn’t much too it, just pretty much an update on Monday’s storyline. Although, it will definitely be picking up tomorrow.

    KC/Jenna bore me. They had a plot last night that I could care less about, and once again they had a plot tonight that I could care less about. I don’t even know if the whole Marisol/KC affair will make things interesting, to be honest. Their characters just bore me, but I guess we’ll see. I just would rather see less of these two.

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  50. No Ziley A plot
    No Adam A plot i guess there is only room for Fiona now hahah
    No Imogen A plot
    No Sav (Dont care tho)
    Where is everyone!!? :(

    Anyway the new desciptions dont have me as hype as when i didnt know anything at all,

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    1. Even though Ziley does not have a plot until next week, Riley was at Anya’s party look at the people when the yell suprise. At least Riley is in the background for a very short time.

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  51. I loved the last season of degrassi. my sister had just introduced ne me to it and I thought they did a great job with the whole season I ended up seeing this season of degrassi and it is turning out very well. this is the best one I will see right now because I heard that someones getting shot

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  52. So I assume Dr. Chris will be held hostage in Kenya with Darcy?

    Also, why did this episode have an A, B, C, and D plot?

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    1. Hahahaha why does Africa take our characters???

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  53. Seriously? Four plots? Who thought that was a good idea? Episodes already get cluttered enough by three, but FOUR?

    After the past two episodes, which were more than solid, tonight was obviously a bit of a letdown. I wasn’t expecting much from it anyway, considering it was mainly centered around Dr. Cranya. This episode also just seemed to function as a way to set up future plotlines like LoveGame, but unlike LoveGame, it felt like such filler.

    I’ve grown to love Anya, but every time she’s involved with a guy, she ALWAYS does something stupid without fail. Ugh, she really needs to use her head a little more. The Ownya hook up makes sense, only because she’s vulnerable. Still holding my breath on whether or not Ownya will actually become a legit couple.

    Interested in seeing just how far Connor’s strangeness will go. They don’t focus on him enough, so I’m eager to see what’s next.

    I don’t understand where Drew’s getting this whole “Bianca’s changed!” bullshit from. Because I don’t see much of a change other than she’s become less of a snarky bitch.

    Also don’t understand how K.C.’s getting this fed up being a baby daddy ALREADY. It’s been what, only a few weeks since Tyson’s been born? What’s wrong with him? Maybe it has to do with the fact K.C. never had a father figure, so he has no idea what one’s supposed to be like. I just can’t believe the writers keep doing this to K.C.’s character, do they want us to hate him after every time he redeems himself a little?

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  54. Why is it that Adam keeps getting stepped on by girls? First Bianca threatens to kill him, then Fiona uses him for his body to hide her sexuality, and now Katie (probably unintentionally) breaks his heart and likes Drew. Perhaps Katie even uses Adam to get to Drew??? It is Degrassi, anything is possible.

    But I don’t buy Drianca just being over just like that. I feel like there is already too much invested in that couple to just break them up and have Drew move on. Even though Bianca comes back later, I still think that it’s too much just to end because Drew is scared.

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  55. people, stop bitching about 4 plots, just accept it damn. its actually kindof cool if your up for different ideas.

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    1. Right on! I enjoyed the four plots they are probably just a set up anyway.

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  56. i actually have come to like Kenna. not as a couple, but as being able to relate to. even if u arent a teen mom theres a good chance u prolly know one who is always upset about how their baby daddy wont step up his game. altho i do agree kary the characters themselves make the plots way less involving then they cud be

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  57. Degrassi loves Julias dying in car crashes & shipping people to Kenya.

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  58. I can’t believe you are getting hate for pointing out the truth. Kenna is extremely boring on their own. They have no spark at all.

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    1. That’s a matter of opinion. There’s no right opinion. I happen to find Kenna very interesting.

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  59. Kary, did you hear the “paging Imogen Moreno” at the 12:02 mark?! What A BRILLIANT set-up for her character! It’s so genius, I don’t know why they haven’t done that before. I mean they called her to the principal’s office instead of paging her, but you know what I mean.

    Also, I understand why YOU don’t ship Ownya, but all these years later I STILL ship the bad boy/good girl – Sean/Emma, Jay/Emma … so now, Owen/Anya. I can’t help it.

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    1. Ahhhh I was hoping I wasn’t the only person that heard that. That is a Degrassi Junior High move if I’ve ever heard on. Brilliant.

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  60. Also, K, you KNOW how girls lose their minds over a guy, and it is completely realistic. *ahem cough cough*
    Guys do that to us – and to someone like Anya, who used to be a lot weaker than she is. It’s still possible for it to happen to her – not every girl is as strong as a fucking rock.

    Sorry that we can’t be. It’s just real life. Some of us got stuck with these things called emotions. Bummer.

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  61. And what I’m also saying with that is that I would have said exactly that “Oh, I didn’t get into college – but who cares, I have a boyfriend!”
    From a girl’s perspective, I’m sure she knew it was a big deal to not get into college. But she couldn’t process that – she quickly found an alternative: a cute guy. It was just a classic act of avoidance – but something realistic because, as I said, I would have done the same thing.

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  62. I was actually pleased with this episode. I am excited to see what happens with Owen and Anya. I enjoyed their s/l in s10 and knew they would explore this more!! I think that right now Anya is just looking for a rebound but she’ll end up liking him. I don’t know how long they will last as Anya is graduating but they would make a great couple. It’s something different and fresh for once.

    I don’t care what Conner does as long as he’s in the episodes. Though the underwear thing is a tad bit creepy. I feel like him and Wesley weren’t in s10 very much so it’s great seeing both. Jenna and KC…always found them boring but it’s interesting to see where this new stuff will go. KC seriously needs to mature more, lol. He’s not being the best father at the moment. Drew and Bianca…great seeing an update even if it was a small one.

    I find it a nice change of pace how they are including a lot more of the cast in an eppy even if it’s just for a brief moment. Alos, great hearing Imogen’s name being mentioned today. Since starting on Monday we’ll get the part 1 and part 2 format again they should continue to use that to their advantage. Have some of the cast walk in the halls, like they had in the beginning of Love Game. That transition was done beautifully. I mean they don’t have to this in every eppy but not having characters on the show for a while, like Zane and Riley, makes you even wonder if they’re still at Degrassi, lol.

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    1. I wish Zane and Riley were in that hallway scene. They are always isolated. Even in the intro.

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  63. There was absolutely no need for the Drew/Bianca story last night. They had the entire premiere episode and will be getting ample airitme tonight. Not that I’m against the 4 plots, because I thought it has potential to work well, but I would have preferred more time spent on Connor and KC/Jenna’s story. Just my personal preference.

    I can’t believe I am finally coming around to Jenna, because she was instantly hated the second she started and it had nothing to do with breaking up KC/Clare. I don’t even ship couples. I just enjoy the stories as they progress, but Jenna was written really flaky and annoying with her singing and blatant flirting. She’s finally getting some substance and involved with a mature plot, so the material works for her. I’m really enjoying KC/Jenna’s developing storyline as teen parents more than I expected, despite wanting to ring KC’s neck every time he tries to avoid parental duties.

    The Connor thing is weird, but then again since Connor suffers from social awkwardness, it’s not too far out of the realm of possibilities why he would be unable to interact with a member of the opposite sex. I mean, he didn’t even realize his ROD chick last season was coming onto him until the very last second. If followed through properly (most likely in C plots), it has the basis of being a good story throughout the season.

    Did anyone else laugh when Chantay bragged about updating her status indicating university acceptance? Does she not realize she’s never getting out of Degrassi? She’ll be the only senior who has a child entering the 9th grade come season 25.

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    1. I would absolutely die of laughter if something happened to where she couldn’t graduate, or if she graduated and they still kept her around as if she never had.

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      1. She should return like Alex did to improve her grades. Degrassi just won’t be the same w/o her insignificance. If she’s gone, we’re going to need another Chantay to take her place!

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  64. The only thing I’m scared about is if the plot setup continues in Idioteque. Drianca got like 3 scenes in this episode and they have to write out Vince, it’s not like he’s a recurring character or anything (at least I don’t think so), I’m expecting him to written out soon. It’s going to be a terrible ending to a plot that once was good if Drianca takes the back-seat again and just gets wrapped up in a split second. I was like “what?” when I saw yesterday’s episode – Drianca was just a waste of time. They shouldn’t have even dedicated a plot to them. They should have just had a scene in the beginning of Idioteque where Bianca goes to Drew and says “I’m so happy you’re out! But I heard they can’t keep Vince in custody” and BOOM!, we know Drew is safe but Vince is out there somewhere.

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  65. Well, I understand what Anya was doing, personally, I forgot that they had only been on two dates. Dr. Chris did say that they would try again after his year in Kenya. We all know that he isn’t. I can’t believe Anya is a senior…. Anyways, Connor is a creep. I liked when he was like Wesley does it all the time. At the end in fiona’s room I thought that Anya saw him but I guess not. I like Jenna and K.C. I know that tons of people don’t but I think that Jenna is trying as hard as she can and K.C. can sometimes be less of a jackass and sometimes he is actually decent (he does have to put up with a lot of Jenna’s crap). I really wish that the episode was just an ABC plot. I really could’ve waited to hear more about Drew and Bianca.

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  66. jenna has stolen my heart and it’s crazy because I was one of those girls who couldn’t wait for karma to come and bite her in the…BUT, I must say, after seeing everything she went through with her pregnacy, and how strong she is, I auctually will be very sad when K.C starts cheating on/or leaves jenna. She’s such a good mom, and doesn’t deserve to suffer.

    And I think I’ve finally figured K.C out. K.C is a bad boy who sincerely wants to be good. But in the end, I guess you are who you are. I don’t think K.C will ever change.

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    1. she wudnt have to suffer if she didnt steal her “friends” bf & get knocked up by him. & i know thats gunna start the whole argument of “she didnt steal him. he broke up with clare b4 he got with her” it doesnt matter. she knew she was innapropriatly flirting with some1 elses man. she didnt like it wen marisol was getting his # at the beginning of last season, so she knew what she was doing wasnt right. with that said. she deserves what she got

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  67. i miss the old degrassi with elli and pagie and manny and spinner all of them! this new generation is too unrealistic for me. well alot of situations could be real like teen pregnancy and stuff but the rest isnt as attention grabbing i think

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  68. I wonder if Eli will beat Jake up….that would be SUPER Epic! Kary I love your blog, it is super entertaining and absolutely hilarious. Your funny comments make my day worth it :)

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  69. Superman'sGirl July 21, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    First, I don’t like the way K.C’s character is jerked around. Its like one minute we are supposed to believe hes the good guy and the next he’s a total jerk who doesn’t want to take care of his kid. I wish the writers would choose a personality for him and stick with it, because right now when there is a Kenna storyline i fall asleep. Second, did anyone ever notice that K.C. pratically cheats on Clare with Jenna and now he’s going to cheat on Jenna with Marisol? Its like his character just bounces from girl to girl to girl. I think this episode was a good intro to Ownya though. I am looking forward to seeing what is next from them, hopefully it doesnt turn into a Peter/Mia situation though. Drew and Bianca will be interesting too. LOVE your bolg Kary!

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