I’ve really been enjoying 13C so far as the show has churned out four solid episodes in a row. Excluding Young Forever, last week’s episode Power to the People is the best overall episode of season 13 to date. (FUN FACT: Degrassi still films episodes in blocks of four. Episodes 1317-1320 were directed by Dawn Wilkinson; they were the first Degrassi episodes she’s ever directed.)
To be honest, I’m not expecting much from tonight’s episode, No Surprises. The last four episodes have been pretty heavy, and with the next major storyline looking to be in full swing starting next week with Basket Case, it means we’re in line for a pretty quiet episode tonight.
Clew looks to finally take center stage for the first time since their kiss in 13B. I’m neither for nor against Clew, but I need more in-depth interaction between these two than what we’ve seen. There have been flashes of course, but it pales in comparison to the vast amount of time we know they’ve spent together in season 13 running Student Council.
Maya and Miles…at this point all I can ask is that they provide something even remotely valuable. I really need the Tenners to step up and be consistent at some point in season 13. As much as some fans are tired of characters like Drew and Clare leading the way, the Tenners have been inept and all over the place in season 13…is that what you want as the faces of this series once the current seniors graduate?
I might be one of the very few people who have some shred of faith in the writers’ ability to not force Bhandallas so quickly after Alli’s breakup with Leo (I don’t think its happening any time soon, at least). They’ve made it clear that Alli still isn’t over Leo, and is still dealing with the physical and emotional pain he inflicted on her. The “romance” aspect of Bhandallas is completely from Dallas’ perspective at this point. Don’t forget that Degrassi has placed roadblocks in front of Bhandallas before, and there is an even bigger roadblock in play now.
Thank you to everyone who reads this blog, reads my episode reviews and takes the time to post their own analysis of the episodes. We’ve now reached the portion of the year where from now until November my weekly schedule goes into full overdrive mode; it will impact my ability to watch the episodes live. I’m probably going to end up posting just abbreviated reviews from this point forward (I’ll just jump directly into the analysis with either no recap or an abbreviated recap of what happened in each plot).
My review of tonight’s episode will come tomorrow, and I’ll post any promos for next week’s episode tonight.