I’m really looking forward to seeing how tonight’s episode of Degrassi will continue to build on the foundation we saw in How Bizarre. I’ll go into more detail in my review of My Hero, but I’m liking how Degrassi is addressing a gray area such as honesty. It’s one of those things where in theory we all want to be completely honest and truthful 100% of the time, and expect everyone to do the same. But in reality, it just doesn’t work that way.
There are just so many different scenarios in life that vary in scale, then you have to break it down to whether or not the truth can hurt or help you. Then you have to weigh the outcomes of your possible decision. Yes, there are obvious situations where you must tell the truth, but what about everyday scenarios? Is it worth telling your annoying coworker that you hate them (and possibly piss them off to the point they make your work life miserable) as opposed to just ignoring their nonsense? It really boils down to the individual situation and your personal views on how honest you should be.
In Drew’s case, it’s even more complicated. He’s allowed his personal issues (aka the fact that he’s obsessed with being viewed as a good guy) to dictate his decision to hastily tell Mr. Hollingsworth about the sext. I don’t think he needed to immediately run to Mr. H and confess as if he were going to be accused of doing something wrong. It’s something I feel he should’ve at least tried to discuss with Frankie and Mrs. H first. Instead, he just made the assumption that they’d go tell Mr. Hollingsworth, and we all know what happens when some decides to ass-u-me.
When it comes to Becky, I stand behind the decision she made to turn in her brother 100%. Her parents’ behavior in How Bizarre should piss you off. The bad part is it’s only going to get worse…this plot is setting up things for the trial, and Becky’s going to be forced into the awful situation of choosing either to remain true to herself and doing what she feel is right (testify against her brother) or cave into the pressure her family will place on her to protect her brother.
I’m also ready for Zig’s plot, because tonight Degrassi will finally reveal the specific event that lead Zig to get kicked out of his parents’ house.