NOTE: I will be holding off on Degrassi Extra until Friday night…sorry, I’m not staying up until 6am trying to finish it. It’ll also be where I announce the winner of the “I’m Degrassi’s Biggest Fan” Contest!
PLOT A SUMMARY: With Vince on the loose, Drew is paranoid that he’s going to be attacked. He’s so paranoid that he’s afraid to be out in public and he begins to distance himself from Bianca. He also blames her for everything that’s happened. In order to get Drew’s forgiveness, Bianca agrees to sleep with Vince if he promises to leave Drew alone. However, Vince’s friends jump Drew anyway.
The angst isn’t as strong as it was in Spring Fever, but there was still enough to keep me engaged throughout the entire episode. Drew’s paranoia carries this plot. What makes Luke’s performance stand out is the fact that Drew is the only person who has a sense of urgency about knowing Vince could attack at any time. A character is doing something right when they make you feel what they’re feeling. Not even his helicopter mom seemed to even grasp the gravity of the fact that there’s a gangster out there who wants to kill her son. I assumed she would’ve hired bodyguards to follow him everywhere.
A surprise aspect of this situation was Bianca’s reaction to Drew trying to push her away. We still know nothing about this girl except for that she’s got a bad girl past and she’s Drew’s arm candy. There was no her trying to be “Ms. Tough Girl,” trying to pretend like she doesn’t care or saying something to hurt Drew as he distanced himself. We saw her vulnerable side, and she showed hurt when Drew broke up with her after what she went through to try and keep them together. It’s not as much depth as I was hoping for her character, but it’s a start.
So do I now ship Drianca after all that even though they broke up? Nope. To me they were always a couple having fun together, with an expiration date plastered plain as day on their head. But what they’ve gone through in Season 11 has helped them grow as individuals.
PLOT B SUMMARY: Owen posts on Facerange that he hooked up with someone at Fiona’s party. Fiona and Holly J are disgusted, but don’t know it was Anya who he hooked up with. Owen starts posting clues as to who it is, which leads Anya to send him a private message on Facerange saying their hookup was forgettable…only it turns out she posted it publicly. Fiona and Holly J think someone hacked Anya’s page, but Anya confesses it was her and also tells them she was rejected by university. Feeling as if she has nothing left, she decides to give Owen a chance.
I do not ship Ownya. I do not ship Ownya. I do not ship Ownya. What is there to ship? Owen said Anya’s friends know nothing about him…and neither do we.
Anya has become so ridiculous. I think we’ve all watched enough Degrassi to know that teen girls lose all ability to think rationally when it comes to guys. That’s fine, but there’s no way you will ever convince me that thinking you can up and run off to Africa with a guy you barely know is nothing short of ridiculous.
The scenario provided by Ownya’s hookup? Now that’s irrationality I can deal with. The only good to come from Anya’s virtual obsession with Dr. Chris is how she’s coping with the collapse of her fantasy. It’s surreal watching all of her plans fall apart and grasping onto Owen for some sense of comfort.
Still…I do not ship Ownya. We still know nothing about Owen except that he behaves like a jerk on a regular basis. I have a wait-and-see attitude.
PLOT C SUMMARY: Connor and Wesley pull a prank by stealing Ms. Oh’s panties while she takes a shower at school. However, Wesley realizes that Connor’s become obsessed with collecting other women’s underwear. Wesley makes Connor promise to stop stealing them. We’re left with Connor sneaking into the women’s locker room once again to steal more panties.
This plot still doesn’t have the funny/creepy vibe I was expecting, but it was still interesting. This is once again setting up for an eventual climax (which will be Connor getting caught). To an extent, Connor’s behavior doesn’t seem very creepy. It’d be one thing if he were stealing panties, then sniffing them or something. But just like anything else he’s become obsessed with, this is just another intense obsession for him, one that’s destined to cause him damage socially. Nothing mind-blowing here, but a decent, yet odd story to follow.