As I get older, I realize that I’m spending less and less of my free time thinking about Degrassi. No, I’m not tired of this TV show; I’ve just grown out of the “I’m going to think about this show and analyze every detail of every plot 24/7” phase. Being in the know is fun, but sometimes it’ll lead you into unnecessarily over thinking and challenging everything.
For example…tonight’s episode is titled “Close To Me.” There also happens to be an episode from season 9 that has the same title. In the grand scheme of things does it really matter that two episodes share the same title, given that the average Degrassi fan probably couldn’t tell you what the season 9 episode was even about without looking it up?
The point is that not everything needs major questioning or analyzing, and for me previewing tonight’s episode is one of them. It’s pretty straightforward; Jenna and Connor’s plot should end up being enjoyable. If Becky’s plot continues down the expected path (blocking Jack out of jealousy and there being a big romantic misunderstanding on Imogen’s part), then it’ll be great. The only question mark comes with Maya’s plot…will it become a serviceable jumping point into discovering the reason behind Zig’s recent change in behavior, or will it become yet another love triangle for Degrassi’s future leading lady? (The former WILL happen at some point, we’re just hoping a love triangle won’t supersede it.)
The promo for next week’s episode, Army Of Me, will be posted tonight, as well as the final part of the Dress You Up webisode. My review of Close To Me 2014 will be posted tomorrow.