501/502 – Venus 1 & 2: C
Degrassi still riding the coattails of the ridiculous S4 finale, but the characters are more mature.
503 – Death of a Disco Dancer: D+
An epsiode with no style or substance. That disappoints me, Paige.
504 – Foolin’: B-
JT and Liberty are finally given a chance to deal with a serious storyline, and they hold their own.
505 – Weddings, Parties, Anything: A-
The kind of filler episode Death of a Disco Dancer should’ve been: fun and entertaining.
506 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For: C+
The subplot is more interesting than Jimmy here.
507/508 – Turned Out 1 & 2: B+
The plot almost borderlines ridiculous, but the dynamics of JT and Liberty’s relationship hold it all together.
509 – Tell it to My Heart: C+
The way Marco comes out to his dad is the only thing that saves this from being a totally mediocre episode.
510 – Redemption Song: B
It’s resident bad boy Jay to the rescue.
511/512 – The Lexicon of Love 1 & 2: A+
Another great performance from Lauren Collins, and a breakout performance from Deanna Casaluce.
513 – Together Forever: D+
Everything about this episode screams self indulgence.
514 – I Against I: A (Spinner) | C- (Spike)
Spinner’s storyline is strong as he’s caught between a rock (his new friends) and a hard places (his old friends). A lack of emotion deflates the good concept of Spike’s marriage woes.
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515/516 – Our Lips Are Sealed 1 & 2: B+
Emma is given another juicy two-parter. Once again, watching her breakdown is far more interesting.
517 – Total Eclipse of the Heart: D
At this point, the thought of Marco storylines make me say “Ew.”
518/519 – High Fidelity 1 & 2: C-
A random/unnecessary love triangle fuels this episode.