Description for tonight’s episode: Katie injures her knee at tryouts for the National Soccer Team. Desperate to make the team, she searches for a quick fix that will allow her to play through the pain. Jenna tries get her happy-go-lucky attitude back by picking up her guitar, but after everything she’s been through, her old songs sound all wrong. Jake encourages her to write something new. When Tori ditches Tristan to hang out with Zig, Tris is hurt. He’ll say anything to get his best friend back, but will he break her heart in the process?
I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m really excited for Katie’s storyline. Degrassi has dealt with illegal drugs numerous times, and they have dealt with prescription drugs and over-the-counter pills on occasions (JT becoming a drug dealer in TNG, and Michelle taking caffeine pills in Degrassi High). But I’m really hoping that they dig deeper into the idea of people becoming addicted to prescription meds. Personally, I know more people who have become dependent on their prescription meds/ abuse other people’s meds than I know people who use drugs like meth, or coke or heroin.
I don’t really have any thoughts on Jenna’s storyline, so we’ll just have to wait and see. While I’m curious to see how the niner plot will work out, we should all be anxious to see how Tristan and Owen will interact in tonight’s episode.
I might be the only person who doesn’t think about Owen’s homophobic behavior toward Riley and Zane every time he’s around, and view him as someone who is only capable of doing homophobic things, because he must be busy spending all of his time planning his next homophobic assault while tattooing “I hate fags” on his forehead. Hell no, I do not condone what he did. But the only reason I’ve “let it go” so to speak is because I feel like Owen is a “character of convenience.” In other words, he’s basically nothing more than a plot device; he becomes whatever the writers want him to be in order to advance the plot of other characters. He had a very specific role when he started: to be a douchebag toward anyone and everyone. Now he’s suddenly interacting with people in a more “normal” sense, and that makes NO sense because they’ve yet to address anything related to his behavior toward gay people (and anyone really) in the past. So either he’s definitely a homophobe, someone who was but now isn’t and shows remorse/compassion for past behavior, or he was a homophobe and now suddenly he’s not and it goes down in Degrassi history as a gaping hole in continuity. I’m most definitely hoping Tristan and Owen’s interaction tonight provides any kind clarification.