701/702 – Standing in the Dark 1 & 2: A
Degrassi returns to its “Go There” roots, with Darcy leading the way.
703 – Love is a Battlefield: C+
All of the potential in Palex has been sucked dry by this point.
704 – It’s Tricky: C-
Another jump-the-shark move by Degrassi, utilizing Aubrey ‘Drake’ Graham’s real-life rap skills.
705/706 – Death or Glory 1 & 2: A
Loses steam in Part 2, but it’s still one of the season’s top storylines.
707 – We Got the Beat: B
Don’t really like the idea of Manny/Jay as a couple, but they both display great charisma.
708 – Jessie’s Girl: C-
Another forgettable Ellie episode.
709 – Hungry Eyes: C-
An example of how boring Emma’s character is (Post TSS) when something extreme isn’t happening to her.
710 – Pass the Dutchie: C
A semi-memorable episode about Spin’s need for weed.
711 – Owner of a Lonely Heart: D-
The character “Marco Del Rossi” is done.
712 – Live to Tell: A
Darcy knows how to deliever angst…psycho style.
713/714 – Bust a Move 1 & 2: D+
The kind of roadtrip where you hope the people don’t come back.
715 – Got My Mind Set on You: D- (Danny/Derek) | B (Emma)
Tries and fails to examine a Degrassi friendship that no one cares about. | It delivers a solid look at how Darcy’s sexual assault accusation against Snake is affecting Emma.
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716 – Sweet Child o’ Mine: C-
Mia is more interested in anything and everything except her child.
717 – Talking in Your Sleep: B
Out of nowhere comes Paige and Griffin with a plot that has tremendous potential.
718 – Another Brick in the Wall: A+ (Snake/Emma) | A (Holly J/Toby)
A gut-wrenching look at Snake’s attempt to regain a normal like. Toby Isaacs calls the shots, and I love that.
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719 – Broken Wings: C-
Jimmy’s main plot is a little too unique, and seems overly soap opera-ish…even for Degrassi.
720 – Ladies’ Night: B-
Anya delivers a wonderfully-emotional scene with Holly J.
721 – Everything She Wants: B-
Finally, Mia gets a lesson in responsibility.
722 – Don’t Stop Believin’: D+
A filler episode, and a poor end to the Degrassi runs of Paige, Ellie and Marco.
723 – If This Is It: B-
Spinner has a tough decision to make about his future.
724 – We Built This City: B-
A little unecessary drama, but it’s the end of Degrassi as we know it.