Stephen Stohn has tweeted that in a couple of weeks, the show will begin brainstorming ideas for Season 12. He’s asked that fans send him any thoughts/ideas/etc., about what we’d like to see. You don’t need me to tell you what an overwhelming majority of the fans have said they wanted to see most: Eclare, suicide and the return of original TNG cast members.
ECLARE: The show panders to Eclare fans enough as it is, so for the love of God don’t just slap them back together. I’m all for an Eclare reunion if done right, but I also wonder how it’ll work out if they get together before Eli graduates since he’ll be leaving the show before Clare.
SUICIDE: I’ve backed off my desire for this one a bit, especially since Stephen came out and admitted how difficult it would be to pull this storyline off. This isn’t Degrassi High anymore. They were able to do it because Degrassi was an educational show back then. Degrassi is now more entertainment driven. One way to do it would be for it to occur because of bullying, an issue that’s been very prevalent in the news…it’s still a topic that has to be done with extreme care to avoid serious backlash.
BRING BACK OLD TNG CAST MEMBERS: People seem to think that the old cast members are just sitting around doing nothing with their lives, waiting for the day when they’ll receive a call that Degrassi wants them to come back. The show has made it clear that it wants to constantly move forward, and implementing some sort of return of a former character (even if it is for just one episode) has to fit into the context of the show…Johnny DiMarco’s return during Hide and Seek is an example. However, The Stohn has said there is potential for a reunion show of some sort.
A lot of other ideas have mainly been relationship stuff…blah. You can click here to see a list of ideas fans has submitted, there are some amazing ones in there as well. But other than relationships, what are some storyline ideas you’d like to see in Season 12? Part of me kind of wishes we already knew how the rest of Season 11 will play out, because then I could give specific ideas for individual characters. But generic ideas are still wide open.
For me, if I had to choose one thing I would LOVE to see a car accident storyline (no, Eli crashing Morty doesn’t count). There’s just so many options here: A) One of the characters could be drunk. B) A character or group of characters is hit by a drunk driver. C) The driver could be distracted by something like them trying to text and drive. The outcome could provide physical, emotional and/or legal challenges for those involved.
I also love what they’re doing with friendships on this show in Season 11, as well as having characters alternate having primary and secondary roles. As easy as it is to love then get burned out on romantic relationship drama, the friendship aspects are solid as a rock. I hope this continues in Season 12.