1408 was little more than a setup episode, so it’s another quiet week in the rankings. Major drama will pick back up in 1409, causing major shakeups next week.
1) Frankie Hollingsworth (Last Week: #1)
2) Zoë Rivas (—)
Good for Zoë finally finding a place where she feels accepted. Too bad it’s all going to come crashing down because she built everything she’s gained on a bed of reckless behavior.
3) Maya Matlin (—)
As always her intentions are good as she wants to protect Miles from his father. However, the concern going into 1409 is that her desire to protect Miles unintentionally transforms into her enabling him.
4) Grace Cardinal (—)
5) Miles Hollingsworth (#7 )
6) Zig Novak (#5)
7) Clare Edwards (—)
8) Becky Baker (—)
Becky and Jonah’s interaction is far more natural in this episode. As I explained in my recap of Hush, Jonah fits the mold of what Becky needs more than Drew ever will. There’s no point in wasting time talking about Drecky because they’re not long for this world. Jonah is instantly more compatible for Becky than Drew because he offers her what Drew can and then some.
9) Hunter Hollingsworth (#10)
We can now cross Hunter off the list of people stalking the cheerleaders.
10) Drew Torres (#9)
Maybe it’s because I’m a straight guy with experience in the female friend department, but Drew’s jealous was definitely realistic here. It didn’t matter how platonic our friendship was, I’ve had female friend’s boyfriends jealous of me (emotional relationships can be far more threatening than physical ones). Now when it comes to Drew’s statement about how guys and girls can never be friends, there’s obviously no definitive answer to that; it always depends on the situation. But in their specific situation I’d like to think it’s difficult for someone to start a NEW friendship with a new person who’s already in a relationship. And when you reach my age, good luck trying to start up the kind of friendship that involves lots of communcating/hanging out with someone who’s married.
11) Alli Bhandari (—)
12) Mike Dallas (—)
13) Eli Goldsworthy (—)
14) Winston Chu (—)
15) Shay Powers (—)
16) Lola Pacini (#17)
Lol at Julio…with each passing episode it becomes more apparent that Lola is Degrassi’s version of Cat Valentine.
17) Jack (#17)
So Jack did know better after all…I really loved that scene, and I loved that Jack finally flexed her muscles when it came to something outside of Imogen. Jack went into Degrassi Nudes knowing what the worst-case scenario could be while the other girls ranged from knowing they could get in some kind of trouble if they got caught (Shay) to just being along for the ride (Lola).
18) Tristan Milligan (#16)
I really thought Tristan would’ve been more involved in this episode. So much for Triles being anything more than two people who’ve been using each other for their own emotional benefit.
19) Imogen Moreno (#15)
20) Jonah Haak (#22)
His appearance in this episode was much better than his debut. Now we just sit back and wait for Becky to fall into his arms.
21) Arlene Takahashi (#20)
“Well whatever they have coming, they deserve it.” Now how would Arlene know they have something coming…?
22) Tiny King (#18)
23) Connor DeLaurier (#23)
24) Jenna Middleton (#24)