TeenNick’s official link to the promo: http://www.teennick.com/videos/clip/teennick-d-video-ahjadjfsetkj.html?xid=dtw
One of the cooler things we’ve seen in Degrassi’s history is the invention of TeenNick’s music video promos. It offers a unique way for the network to tease what’s happening in the season, leaving enough room for fans to speculate their brains out. Here’s some of my thoughts on what went down in this promo:
We see Dallas go in to kiss Alli, but she disappears and reappears far away. That doesn’t bode well for those of us who were hoping these two would make it to graduation and beyond. For the longest time Alli was unattainable to Dallas, with life circumstances always getting in the way. Even though he has her now it’s no guarantee she won’t slip away, whether their relationship hits a roadblock or the fact that her education will take her in a much different direction after Degrassi. However, even if Bhandallas breaks up this season, if Alli somehow walks away from this season on her own as the strong, intelligent, independent woman we know she can be, then that’s totally okay by me.
This was pretty straightforward…Clare’s in quite the predicament. The future she wanted for herself is crumbling underneath her due to a very surprising pregnancy. Even worse, she has no idea who the father is. I think the majority of the people reading this all agree that based on the timeline in the Degrassi universe and that we know the seniors are leaving before the end of the season, Clare won’t carry the baby to term. With Eli still in the picture, ultimately it comes down to whether or not Eclare will be together when Clare Edwards graduates. One way or the other, we are at long last guaranteed to receive an Eclare conclusion in season 14.
Zig and Tiny running from the haunting figures dressed in black has to be one of my favorite parts of the promo in terms of its symbolism. In season 14 we’re going to watch these two try to outrun a dark part of their lives, but as we saw with Vince’s return at the end of season 13, that’s easier said than done. The unique part here is that you’ve got two characters who are in this bad situation together. They’ll need to rely on each other to get out, but at the same time getting two people out at the same time is much more difficult than if it were just Zig or Tiny by themselves.
He’s got a book and he tosses it into the fire and storms off. We see Tristan try (and fail) to comfort him, as Hunter follows behind them. Maya picks up the book, which turns out is the “Hollingsworth Family Album.”
For me, the Hollingsworth clan is one of the most exciting things about Degrassi in terms of their potential. Miles is a trainwreck. From what little we saw of Hunter in season 13, he’s just as messed up as Miles. There are still plenty of skeletons to dig up in the Hollingsworth closet.
Zoë’s all smiles while doing her thing cheerleading, but in reality there’s something off-putting about her that leaves a sour impression on Frankie and Winston. So far the show has avoided having Zoë’s character succumb to “Degrassi Personality Regression to the Mean,” and that’s a very good thing. Even in between the events of Zoë’s sexual assault and the trial we saw her drift back into her patented “Mean Girl” role. With her trying to establish herself in a power position as a cheerleader in season 14, she could easily find herself feeling alone, again, because of her callous behavior toward others.
With Becky, the Eli/Clare/Drew stuff is virtually guaranteed to put a damper on Drecky, leaving Becky all alone. She really has no one, so we can safely assume she’ll eventually gravitate toward the new guy, Jonah.