Season 12 Grades

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1201/1202 — Come As You Are: A- (Drew) | B (Eclare) | A- (Maya)
Drew’s reckless behavior makes for interesting drama.  Eclare is back and better than ever.  Maya’s boob storyline gets an A for effort.
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1203/1204 — Walking on Broken Glass: A- (Katie/Drew) | A (Maya/Tristan/Cam) | A- (Eli/Becky)
The writers splitting the episode so Katie and Drew deteriorate separately is a smart move.  Maya and Tristan provide another strong plot as Cam is brought into the mix.  Eli and Becky butting heads over the play is a strong as anticipated.
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1205/1206 — Got Your Money: A (Zig) | A- (Dave) | C+ (Fimogen)
The normally dull Zig shows he’s able to hold his own in his first major solo plot.  Dave provides humor and awkwardness as he gets a lead role in the play.  Fimogen solidifies their relationship, but still feel underwhelming in a romantic sense.
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1207/1208 — Say It Ain’t So: B+ (Alli) | B (Cam) | D+ (Jake)
Alli’s becomes the most recent Degrassian with a presumed bun in the oven.  A strong look into the mind of Cam shows there’s more to him than meets the eye.  Jake’s sudden desire to “go green” is too extreme to be enjoyable.
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1209/1210 — Closer To Free: B- (Jenna) | B (Clare) | B (Drew)
A bland story is driven by it’s importance to establish Jenna beyond KC.  The show pokes fun of Clare’s seriousness in a fun way.  Drew begins to establish his life outside of Degrassi.
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1211/1212 — Waterfalls: A+ (Clare) | A- (Maya/Cam) | D (KC)
Aislinn delivers a powerful performance as Asher sexually harasses Clare.  Camaya is adorable as the two go on their first date.  KC’s first storyline in a while is a useless one.
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1213/1214 — Rusty Cage: A+ (Cam) | B (KC) | B- (Fiona/Drew)
Cam’s troubles strike a nerve as he becomes more and more emotionally unstable.  KC’s plot turns out to be a farewell to a fan favorite.  Fiona and Drew become dependent on each other in more than one way.
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1215/1216 — Never Ever: A (Imogen) | B (Jake/Katie/Dallas) | INCOMPLETE (Becky/Adam)
There are interesting twists and turns in Imogen’s first major solo plot.  Jake, Katie and Dallas bring about an interesting love triangle.  Beckdam’s plot flies by too quickly to formulate any legitimiate analysis about it.
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1217/1218 — Sabotage: A+ (Clare) | C- (Drew) | A- (Dave/Alli)
Aislinn’s strong performances continue as Clare continues to break down emotionally over the situation with Asher.  Drew’s randomness continues and comes to a head with a surprising engagement.  Bhandurner finally figure out the status of their relationship once and for all.
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1219/1220 — Scream: B (Eli/Clare) | B (Becky/Adam) | D+ (Tristan)
Eli and Clare’s separate issues eventually cross paths, starting strong yet ending predictably.  As anticipated, Beckdam finally unites.  Tristan once again gets caught up in boy trouble, but this time the outcome is simply lame.
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1221/1222 — Building A Mystery: B+ (Becky/Adam) | B- (Bianca/Drew) | B (Eli)
Beckdam’s relationship immediately runs into a brick wall: Becky’s parents.  The feud between Drew and Audra continues, with Bianca stuck in the middle until she’s forced to choose.  Eli’s plot is decent filler material that shows Eli’s true fear of graduation.
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1223/1224 — Doll Parts: A- (Maya/Zig/Tori) | C (Mo/Marisol) | A+ (Adam/Audra)
The niners deliver another solid plot, which each one’s issues overlapping the other.  An absurd Morisol plot is saved by the inherent humor of Mo and Jake.  Adam’s desire to play volleyball ultimately leads to a heartfelt family moment between him and Audra.
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1225/1226 — I Want It That Way: B (Alli) | B (Tristan) | C- (Fiona)
We receive a strong storyline from Alli that doesn’t involve her being boy crazy.  There’s important lessons to be learned as Tristan tries lose weight to impress someone else.  Fiona tries to force a relationship with Imogen’s mom, and that’s exactly how this plot feels.
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1227/1228 — Tonight, Tonight: B+ (Adam) | B+ (Maya/Zig/Tori/Cam) | B (Clare)
Adam struggles to move on from Becky, and finds guidance along the way in an appropriate cameo from Chaz Bono.  The Maya/Zig/Tori/Cam love square finally comes to a head.  Clare has a valid point as she strives to have the same freedoms as Jake.
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1229/1230 — Lovefool (Las Vegas): A (Drew) | C- (Katie)
Drew and the gang head to Vegas and it’s entertainment gold.  Katie’s plot veers off in a random, lackluster direction.
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1231/1232 — Bitter Sweet Symphony: A+ (Cam/Maya) | A+ Flawless (Dallas) | A (Eli)
Cam’s plot is emotionally devastating, and we watch as Maya reacts in her own way.  Dallas’ reaction is incredible, and Demetrius Joyette delivers the best individual performance of anyone in Degrassi Season 12.  Munro Chambers brings his A game once again as Degrassi thrusts Eli into a situation out of his control.
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1233/1234 — Ray of Light: A (Eli) | A- (Jenna/Connor) | B- (Katie)
Eli’s trauma after the events of Bitter Sweet Symphony has damaging consequences for himself as well as Eclare.  Jenna and Connor working as a couple is a pleasant surprise.  Part 2 gets things on the right track with Katie as we find out what’s really bothering her.
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1235/1236 — Karma Police: B- (Fiona) | A (Zig) | B+ (Dallas)
Fiona’s plot starts off strong, but falters due to storyline absurdity.  Zig shows strong emotion as he feels guilty for what happened to Cam.  Dallas successfully shows he’s ready to go from “guy chasing girl” to “guy fulfilling his paternal duties.”
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1237/1238 — Zombie: A (Maya) | B- ( Drew) | B- (Connor)
Maya’s finally breaking down over Cam is worth the wait.  Drew’s plot is predictable, yet important establishing his role on the show in season 13.  Connor’s plot starts off wonderfully about him, but suddenly trails off as he becomes obsessed with Eclare.
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1239/1240 — The Time of My Life: B (Fimogen) | B (Eclare) | A (Mo/Jake)
Fiona and Imogen come full circle individually even as it looks like they’re growing apart.  Eclare’s romantic reunion is tainted by a shocker out of left field.  Degrassi’s greatest bromance ends its tenure on the show on a high note.
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One Comment

  1. Hey Kary I just wanted to let you know that the link for Karma Police’s episode review is directed to the episode review for “Ray of Light”.

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