DEGRASSI JUNIOR HIGH
42 episodes spanning over 3 seasons
1. Kiss Me Steph- The classic first episode ever!
(not counting the kids of Degrassi street.) Just the fact that this
is the first episode makes this an instant classic.. so everyone should
know this episode like the back of their hand. Stephanie Kaye.. the
legend (and name sake of this episode) returns to Degrassi after taking
some summer trip. This is gonna be a big year for Stephanie.. She gives
Voula (her best friend) a nice present from her trip (a bracelet), and
proceeds to strip and turn into hooker-mode in the Degrassi bathroom.
Voula is shocked! (Steph sure was NOT like this the year before). Meanwhile,
Joey Jeremiah greets Arthur (because he is the chairman of the welcoming
committee.. and Arthur who is new at Degrassi.. not to mention Stephanie
Kaye's brother) and instead of taking him to Miss Avery's class, Joey
decides to lock him in the janitor's closet (Joey has help from some
guy that will never been seen in Degrassi again..). Stephanie and Voula
decide that it would be good for Stephanie to run for school president,
Voula ends up doing all the work.. Stephanie does nothing. Check out
Snake in the background of this episode! He is wearing a vintage Iron
Maiden t-shirt.. coooool. Yick lets Arthur out of the janitor room,
and their friendship begins. This episode is also JAM PACKED
with screw-ups. Just before Arthur and Yick arrive late for Miss Avery's
class, she takes roll call.. first of all the room is for grade 7's,
and one of the twins is clearly visible. "Stacy Farrell"? who the hell
is that? But Erica says "here" so.. I guess back then her name was Stacy.
Also during next class (Mr. Raditch) guess who is sitting in front of
Stephanie... why its LIZ! (who actually comes later on in the Degrassi
year as a "new" student.. weird"). Back to the episode, well during
the campaign stuff.. Stephanie gives out kisses for votes, Snake is
in the background jamming on his guitar saying "Vote for me!" or something..
at first its a guitar and bass, but later on drums and stuff come in
(wow.. snake is talented, playing all those instruments through his
one guitar). Stephanie ends up winning by a landslide, and later at
the victory speech, ends up thanking Joey over Voula.. and this makes
Voula upset. Stephanie and Arthur make up at the end of this episode
as they walk towards their separate homes (at the start of the episode
she said she didnt want to talk to him while they were both going to
the same school.)
2. The Big Dance- Stephanie
and Voula continue their feud from the past episode, and we see that
a big dance is being planned for Degrassi (the annual Degrassi fall
dance). The school is supporting a foster child and they all want to
get some money to pay for the foster child(s braces).. so the class
decides that everyone will pay one dollar to get into the dance, then
the cheque will be presented at the dance (by Voula.. but actually she
cant go to the dance! her dad wont let her.. shes too young, she might
get fondled). Voula decides to go over her fathers helmet and go to
the dance after Lucy shares her wisdom of "raising parents" with Voula. Joey brags to Wheels about going to the dance
with Stephanie..but it turns out that Stephanie actually wants to go
with Wheels instead.. Steph asks Wheels out, and poor Joey gets all
sad. The twins and Steph all go over to Lucys before the dance, and
get loaded (they drink all of the booze).. the twins actually
encouraged this behavior after noticing that Lucy's parents have quite
the home bar gooing on. The twins admit that they have been drunk before
(erotic) and were previously drunk at their cousins house. Stephanie
lies about being drunk before, and drinks way too much..gets totally blitzed
and ends up barfing at the dance.. strangely enough the twins encourage Steph to drink! (wow how could my EROTIC twins be such bad seeds?).
Voula (who has managed to sneek out to attend the dance..) is about
to present the cheque for the foster kid(s new Nike's) when her father
comes in! talk about over bearing, he actually crashes the Degrassi
dance and didnt even bother to pay the cover charge of a dollar to get
in ! OHHNOO! she gets in deep shit. Detention until 30.
TID BIT: This is actually the first
episode I saw of Degrassi.. on 16mm film back in Grade 7 guidance class.
3. The Experiment- Raditch
really sticks it to Yick in this episode.. I believe that he is a little
too cruel to Mr. Yu the disorganized (Yick thinks he gets picked on
too much also). Arthur tries out for the basketball team.. but he really
really sucks ass (he cant even hit the hoop!).. Shane and the rest of
the cool kids call poor Arthur "Artie Smartie". Yick is really good
at basketball, but not so hot at school.. so they decide that Arthur
will help Yick with school, if Yick helps Arthur with basketball. Melanie
and Kathleen are shown to be friends (their first major episode together)
and Melanie talks of how she is sad that junior high doesnt have drugs
and other such fun things.. she says that she wants to try drugs (ooh).
Meanwhile, Arthur and Yick decide to conduct an experiment.. using Arthur's
sister (Stephanie) old school work from the previous year (that got
a good mark), Yick will take that paper and hand it in, seeing what
kinda mark Raditch will give him based on who he is alone. Joey overhears
Melanie talking about drugs, so he decides to sell the girls drugs that
are really just "vitamins". The girls pretend to get high for some retarded
reason.. and cause a ruckus in the school. Soon after the 2 get "stoned"
off the vitamins.. more kids want to get stoned, including the no named
token wheelchair girl (no not Maya). All of the druggie kids hear Joey
bragging about how he sold them vitamins, and they get mad.. demanding
their money back. Joey is chased through the halls, and bringing up
the angry mob is.. you guessed it.. the wheelchair girl (NOT IT'S NOT
MAYA!). Yick gets in trouble for stealing Stephs paper (and making Mr.
Raditch out to look like a Narbo), but after a detention
Yick gets a good mark on some project.
4. The Cover-Up-Joey needs
a cool looking jean jacket for when he gets his school pictures taken,
because his old one was destroyed by his mommy. Rick overhears this
and asks Joey if he wants to buy his old jean jacket for 10 bucks. Sure!
says Joey and they go over to Ricks house ("Great place man" Joey says!..
Joey is a good liar, truth is, Rick's place is a total dump!) It just
so happens that Rick's dad likes to beat Rick up.. it also so happens
that Rick's dad enjoys a nice cold pop when he gets home from work,
and unfortunately for Rick, he offered one of the last ones to Joey...
so when the dad arrives home to find a missing pop, and Rick, he lets
the abusive fists fly.. Joey runs out of the place all shocked. The
next day Rick shows up at school all bruised, and Joey tells his 'best
friend' for of all of 2 episodes Tim about knowing someone who gets
beaten up by his dad. Joey then tells Doris Bell that he knows someone
getting beaten by his dad, and this makes Doris think that that someone
Joey knows is infact JOEY! the horror! So Doris.. that
crazy old bag calls the local social worker and tattletales on Joey's
parents. Upon arriving at Joeys house with Rick (who has come to collect
his money for the jean jacket) the social worker who looks like an 80's
Duran Duran reject sees that the person he is really looking for is
actually Rick. Rick gets all tough, I guess he thinks he is tough because
of that "cool" bicycle he rides.. but anyways the social worker says
he wants to help Rick, and finally Rick agrees. The end
5. The Great Race-This certainly
is one of the most entertaining Degrassi episodes ever made. Melanie
faces a problem that every girl must deal with once in their lives (she
has no boobs). Melanie checks herself out in the mirror to see how much
cleavage she has ( zero ). L.D tells her that she looks fine (and even
goes as far as saying that Melanie needs a bra!) so the two go shopping
for bras and are obviously high because they are laughing and having
a great time shopping for bras (its so much fun to shop for bras!).
Meanwhile the girls swim team win their race and get to the school finals..
everyone is excited about the girls winning the championship.. except
for all of the boys at Degrassi Junior High. The girls are pissed that
the sports rep for DJH Jason Cox (a guy who was in a few episodes then
was abducted) wont accept the fact that girls are good at sports too.
The boys and girls decide to have a swimming race to decide who is the
best.. but the boys need some help! they ask Snake to join the swim
team (even though to qualify for the boys swim team you have to be apart
of the boys soccer team for some retarded reason). The boys all make
fun of Melanie because of her new and strangely stuffed wonder bra..
even resident bad seed Alex Yankou pulls on the back of her bra strap.
This is also the first episode that Melanie expresses her true feelings
for Snake (she says that she likes him..tee hee). The girls end up not
having Melanie race for them because she is upset about her breasts
being small in a bathing suit.. but then she decides to swim, and Joey
makes fun of her.. L.D then throws Joey in the water for making fun.
The girls win the swim meet.. horray!.
6. Rumor Has It-This has to
be one of the first on screen references to lesbianism I had ever seen
in my life (not counting the magical videos I watched at my cousin Ben's
house..)It starts out with Caitlin having a very erotic dream about
Miss Avery.. Caitlin sits on Avery's lap and soaks up the compliments
of writing a very good paper on aboriginal mating habits (or something),
and then she wakes up all hot and covered with sweat.. saying "NO" (but
did she really mean yes?) Back at Degrassi some girls (Kathleen, Melanie,
Susie, and some no name chick who only appeared in this episode) are
talking about how Miss Avery is a lesbian, and how its bad. Caitlin
defends Miss Avery, but the girls evidence is overwhelming (Miss Avery
holds hands on the street with another woman! oooh). The dreams continue
for Caitlin, the entire class calls her a dyke.. lezzie.. homosexual
(you name it.. ) and Caitlin begins to think that something is seriously
wrong with her. Meanwhile Yick looses 20 bucks that he needed to buy
sneakers with (wow.. talk about el cheepie brand).. and Arthur suddenly
thinks that since he did a project on crime prevention that he can be
a private investigator (ahh to be young and retarded again..) Sherlock
Arthur deduces that Rick the resident bad seed stole the money.. due
to his previous thefts. Turns out that Rick won the lottery (kids cant
gamble.. but this is Degrassi remember) and instead of buying something
cool (like a decent bike or hair cut) Rick spends all his money of Licorice!
.. first of all, who the hell eats licorice, and second of all why give
out a piece to every kid at Degrassi!? Well hes a nice seed, but Arthur
and Yick think that buy throwing away the free Licorice its a sign of
guilt. At the end Yick finds out that his 20 bucks was buried all along
under some old homework. Miss Avery talks to Caitlin and makes her feel
better.. she is no longer a lesbian (Caitlin that is..)
7. The Best Laid Plans- Another
classic episode. Wheels and Stephanie K are to go on a date.. a BIG
date. Stephanie wants to show Wheels how much she likes him, and figures
that means sex. Wheel's has been hearing rumors and figures he will
be having sex as well. Let the games begin!. Wheels and Joey head off
to the nearby drug store in search of condoms. Joey asks a question
about the condoms to the woman working the counter (who is infact Stephanie
K's mother!! EEP!) Wheels is left embarrassed and with a pamphlet on sex
given by the worker/Stephanie's mom. Meanwhile, Yick has stolen a porn
tape called "Swamp Sex Robots" off his older brother and brings it to
school. Arthur cant believe it! "this is pornography!". It is Arthur. It
is a magical piece of cinema. A plan is set in motion to watch the film
at Arthur's, as his mom and Stephanie will be out on dates. During the
final minutes of the episode, the excitement builds. Wheels has a talk
to his dad about having sex, and is soon off on his date. He buys some
flowers, and has a dumb smile on his face as he walks the streets ready
to have sex. Stephanie and Arthur's mom is taking way to long.. she is
gonna ruin Christmas for the duo who are up to no good. Stephanie
retires to her room to get dressed in her standard "woman of the night"
clothing. Stephanie's mom is busy getting dressed and asks Steph some
advice on earrings. Arthur is preparing to watch pornography with a
bunch of dudes (haha), and Wheels is on his way. But who is this! the
wild card.. the date of the mother! It all plays out right in front of
our eyes, Wheels and the Mom date even arrive at the same time both with
flowers. Stephs mom recognizes Wheels as the kid who bought the
condoms.. and Christmas is ruined as both dates are cancelled and Arthur
is no longer able to watch porn.
8. Nothing to Fear- A wise
man once said "There is nothing to fear, except when your mom died when
you were little, and now your dad is in the hospital because he eats
crap and smokes nonstop". I think that wise man was me! So poor L.D. Her
character gets a little flushed out in this episode. We learn that when
she was little, her mom died after going to a hospital.. and ever since
then L.D has been afraid of hospitals. The class assigns groups of 3 to
work on a project mapping the area of Toronto.. L.D, Spike and Voula
need to map an area that includes a hospital. L.D makes it known that
she doesnt like hospitals. When she comes home, she finds her dad had to
go to the hospital.. something to do with his heart! Uhoh. L.Ds dad is a
mechanic and has his own shop.. I believe he was forced to have a heart
attack after dealing with Mr. Jeremiah's crappy car. L.D flakes out on
Spike and Voula for the project, and the two girls say its typical L.D.
Always an excuse! Insensitive bitches. L.D has a good excuse.. her dad
is in the hospital! L.D forces herself to go pay a visit at the hospital
and when she walks in.. she starts freaking out. She sees the East
Indian female extra that so far has caught Lucy and Voula shoplifting,
and checked on condom prices for Joey (in season 2..). In this episode
she is being wheeled around on a gurney.. great acting! L.D gives some
flowers to the receptionist as shes too freaked to take them up to her
dad. She later calls her dad in the hospital to tell him that she
couldnt come up.. she had a project! and the girls were waiting for
her.. and she had to go. What a little fibber. The plan backfires later
as the Spike and Voula (etc) bring flowers up to her dad in the
hospital.. her dad says he understands that L.D. has been busy with the
project. Ohh what a tangled web we weave. L.D has nothing to fear, her
dad makes it out alive. L.D will eventually develop leukemia and again
must face her fears in the hospital.
9. What A Night!- Wow what a
mess a few of our Degrassi heroes get into in this episode. Lucy is a
fashion icon at Degrassi (in her own mind) and of course Voula is
totally impressed with what she has going on. The episode begins with
Lucy stealing some hideous clothing from the long closed department
store "Towers". Lucy is obviously not a shop lifting expert, and is
drawing far too much attention to herself. Store security spots her, but
for some reason lets her go. Lucy and Voula develop their friendship and
bond over clothing. Voula helps Lucy with her school work. Voula wants
to dress like Lucy because she is "sophisticated". Lucy dresses actually
more like a bootleg Barbie doll you would find at a Dollar Store. None
the less, Voula and Lucy venture out to shop at Towers. Voula has no
money! but thats ok, Lucy has her own five finger discount that she uses
instead of cash quite frequently. When Voula spots a top she likes, Lucy
puts it into her bag. Voula tries to tell Lucy that it is wrong.. but
Lucy does not want to hear it. They try to exit the store quickly, and
get on the escalator that would lead them outside (i guess?) but they
get caught by store security. Being 13 year old girls, they cant exactly
outrun or punch the weak security guard in the balls.. so they go down
for the count. Remember Voula's dad getting upset that she went to a
dance? He is PISSED that she shoplifted. Lucy plays it cool.. saying
they will get off with a warning. As it turns out, Lucy has been caught
before.. and has a record. This time she will be charged. Another side
plot involves the erotic twins and Stephanie K. Apparently there is a
great soap opera that everyone watches at Degrassi for this one episode
only. The main star of the show is a guy who looks like a demented Kurt
Browning (see bios for details). Stephanie finds out that this guy will
be appearing at a book signing. The Degrassi prop department out does
itself with fake copies of the guys books. It looks like they
photocopied an 8 year olds hand drawn piece of paper and wrapped a few
books up to make it look like they were legit. Stephanie and the Twins
are just in time. Demented Kurt Browning is signing autographs, and
Stephanie goes up to try to meet him. She doesnt have money (she left it
in her other pants..) but thats ok, he signs her piece of paper. He has
a policy though.. one autograph.. one kiss. Being impressed by
Stephanie's missing tooth, and lipstick, he gives her a great kiss. The
girls exit as Stephanie proclaims that she will never wash her cheek
again. But what is this? a phone number! Who does this guy think he is!
He has given Stephanie his phone number. Smooth. Later Stephanie calls
him up and arranges for a date. Heather doesnt like it. She doesnt even
know him! Erica thinks its great. Stephanie meets up with Demented Kurt
Browning guy, and they take off in his "so cool" Corvette. After a
little driving, he gets tired and pulls into a motel parking lot... just
to talk and rest. He puts the moves on Stephanie, and Steph jumps out of
the car freaked out. Im only 14! - The guy jumps into his car and burns
rubber as he nurses aching loins. Sick.
10. Smokescreen- This episode
is about POLLUTION. As we all know, there is a massive pollution making
factory right down the road from Degrassi (no there isnt), but in the
Degrassi world its there. Basically the Degrassi environmental team
meets after school all the time to discuss amongst other things the
Environment. Rick the bad seed decides to join the team because he cares..
Kathleen gives him a real hard time, but Ricky doesnt mind. Caitlin
and Rick get together to work on a project to advertise the environment
club to Degrassi.. but how will they get their message across? Oh I
know.. how about a really horrible 80's rap. How can we make this even
worse? Why not pass the mic to a teenage white girl named Caitlin. Sad.
And finally what could make this already sad plot sadder? The fact that
when the rap is played over the school PA system the students get into
it.. they love it! Joey can be seen grooving to the pathetic beats.
For shame. The other story in this episode is that of Yick. All the
kids have to do a presentation on something they know.. Yick knows nothing,
and no one would be interested in hearing about his family since they
are all boat people immigrants. So what does he do? Well he finds a
Vase that looks like its Chinese and really old.. he passes it off as
just that, and Arthur buys it. When returning his school pants (or something)
Yick leaves his bag unattended with Arthur in a class room.. Artie knocks
the bag to the floor and the vase breaks. OH NO. Arthur spends the rest
of the episode hiding it away from Yick.. saying its being appraised
for its value. Yick knows its worth nothing. Arthur thinks its worth
alot. Its ironic! Finally the truth comes out, because Arthur cant fix
the busted vase. Yick tells him its really not worth anything. "You
broom head" curses Arthur. Yick tells him to watch his mouth.. there
are children around. Meanwhile, Caitlin and Rick get a petition together
to end the pollution , and take it to the nearby factory. ITs neat to
see how they did this.. the shots i mean.. since there isnt a factory
near Degrassi. Anyways, the guy inside the factory is less than helpful
and talks down at the children making Rick really mad. In the end nothing
changes.. ahh to be young again and think that a piece of paper with
50 badly signed names can do diddly squat.
11. It's Late!- Whats late?
Wheels pizza? Michelle's parents getting home from work? NO. Spikes
period! Anyone with a girlfriend knows the fun it is when you reach
the end of the month and she hasnt gotten her period yet... most guys
anyway. One guy that didnt is Shane. Spikes giving everyone attitude
because of her missing monthly friend.. and Shane takes it personally.
"I thought we were going steady" says Shane. Spike tells him the truth
and Shane actually gives an accurate performance to a guys reaction
to the comment "I think im going to have a baby", he backs away slowly,
making faces of disbelief. Heather and Erica lend their support to Spike...
Erica tells Spike that its impossible to get pregnant the first time,
Heather tells her sister that she is an idiot..but idiot or not, the
sisters take Spike to get a pregnancy test from Shoppers Drug Mart (a
very awesome drug store). Previously, Spike overheard her mother and
some friends talking about how silly it is to get pregnant when you
are young (or something), so Spike is obviously dead when she tells
her mother. Anyway, she comes home with the pregnancy test kit in a
bag (why wouldnt you put it in your backpack you dumbass if you didnt
want to get caught?) Her mother demands to know what she is carrying,
and after some crying Spike finally shows her mother... "You didnt"
her mother whispers. Oh she did, and with Shane! I dont know what I
would be more upset with. I guess Shane didnt pull out in time. Meanwhile,
Yick wants to ask Melanie out.. but how does will he do it? read a book?
watch a film? how about ask the stud with the plan: Arthur. Arthur gives
Yick lots of ideas.. ask her out after a compliment: your eyes are as
blue as swimming pools. Yick that crazy immigrant messes up and says
"pimming swools". Next give her flowers: she is alergic to them. Finally
he just asks her and they go have a great time ice skating. Spike is
pregnant. Shane looks very noble, but he isnt. Man hes only what.. 13
years old? I was worried about my braces back then, but at least Shane
knows "his boys can swim"
12. Parents' Night- Wheels
might get molested. Thats what we are led to believe at the start of
this episode.. but its really just Mike, Wheels biological father who
is back after 13 years of playing in a local rock band "Mike and the
Penile Acne Poppers" (or something). The conflict between Shane and
Spike gets critical and they break up (hey did you forget that she has
your fetus Shane?) Spike thinks about what she can do.. she could give
it away.. she could get an abortion.. she could have it. We find out
that Shane is pro-life, even though he is dumping her and doenst have
to give birth he thinks he still has the right to an opinion. The Zit
Remedy still in its infancy talks about names for the band.. Snake and
the charmers? Joey and the JoyBuzzers. Wheels is the middle man.. he
doesnt really care, he just wants to jam. Outside his school, Mike confronts
Wheels about who he really is. Wheels has just had his hand cut off,
and is standing on the edge of a small platform.. below him.. a dark
pit. Mike says "Your parents never told you the truth.. I am your father"
Wheels: "No thats not true.. thats impossible.." Anyway, Wheels believes
Mike and takes his phone number, later they get together.. but Wheels
gets pissed off at him for saying "hey this is my kid". Well its true
wheels, take a chill pill. The 2 agree to not talk to eachother for
14.Eggbert- Spike takes some classes
that teach her how to care for a baby, and what better way to illustrate
this point than to take care of an egg for a week. Spike lets Shane
take care of the egg for a while (so she can go to a party) and Shane
decides that he wants to go to the party also and brings the egg. At
the party Shane whips the egg around and has a gay ole' time.. Spike
gets pissed off, and breaks the egg in anger (ooo).
15. A Helping Hand- One of my
favorite episodes of all time! The episode starts with Mr Raditch out of
commission in the hospital with appendicitis. The kids start bragging
that they make fun of all substitute teachers.. and cant wait to see who
is teaching them this time. Its Mr. Colby! According to the girls, Colby
is attractive. He looks like a molester to me. And guess what!. On the
side, L.D has taken over for Voula, as Lucy's makeover project. L.D gets
made up and looks hideous.. complete with makeup and clothing. She
thanks Lucy for the outfit, and after she is out of eyesight from Lucy,
she takes off the clothing and makeup. Way to go! what a waste of Lucy's
time. Mr. Colby starts getting very friendly with Lucy. He gives her an
A on her paper that she wrote detailing her friend Voula moving away.
Turns out Mr. Colby can relate.. as he has been through a bad divorce.
Sure, a kid named Voula moving away is the same thing as a divorce.
Meanwhile, Wheels is getting headaches and has vision problems.. uhoh!
time for Wheels to wear specs. Not only specs, but Wheel's is having
trouble and needs extra help after school from Miss Avery. This
interferes with the Zit Remedy's practice schedule. Joey and Snake cant
wait, and find that Simon can play about as good as AC/DC's bassist
Cliff Williams (aka sucky). But to them, hes gold. Colby continues his
seduction and during a class discussion, L.D spots Colby checking out
Lucy's chest. Later L.D tells Lucy what happened, and Lucy takes this as
L.D is jealous. Colby manages to get Lucy alone in the classroom, and he
tries his best to seduce her. Touching, complementing. Lucy is
horrified... L.D was right the whole time! Lucky for her Wheels forgot
his books and saves the day. Colby tries to convince Lucy that nothing
happened, and she tells him off. Wheels offers his help should Lucy need
any witness help in reporting the shoulder touching molester.
Joey gets the wrong signals in a big way in this action packed episode
of Degrassi Junior High! Liz is a new student at Degrassi (even though
she appeared in the first episode of season 1). She has a shaved head,
and an attitude problem when she first arrives at Degrassi. She is from
out of town and didnt want to move in the first place. Her mom is a big
mover and shaker in the job world (shes a waitress) and I guess goes
where the money is. How a single mom/waitress can afford a house in
downtown Toronto is beyond me!. Joey thinks that just because Liz
dresses like a punk and laughs at his jokes.. it means that he has full
access to score with her. Meanwhile, Arthur is growing up and is having
wet dreams. Perhaps he did end up seeing Swamp Sex Robots after all? He
thinks he is a sex maniac because he has a wet dream a week. Lucky for
him that Sue from "The Sunday Night Sex Show" exists in this Degrassi
Universe, only she is named Sally. Melanie is talking about listening to
"Dr. Sally" and Yick and Arthur overhear the conversation. Finally,
someone who can tell Arthur he will grow up to be a shaved headed/full
bearded hideous bartender! (or that he is totally normal by having wet
dreams). My favorite scene in Degrassi plays out next as Joey shops for
condoms in the local Shoppers Drug Mart. Picking up everything in the
store just so he can blend a pack of condoms is just genius. Old people
and annoying Shoppers Drug Mart employees are at every turn. Im pretty
sure that the worker who observed Lucy stealing clothes with Voula in
the season one episode "What a night!" has gotten a new job.. as
annoying condom price checking woman in this episode. Poor Joey... all
he wants to do is pick up a pack of prophylactics.. and everyone has to
bust his balls. The condoms should be on special.. the cashier tells
him. Joey just wants out of there. Everyone is looking at him and making
fun of him for being so young (to turn this around, Joey could just say
that he will be getting some boobie.. and that they are jealous). Once
Joey is out of there he makes it over to Liz's house. After a short
while, Joey lays it on the line. He wants to. Liz wants to. Lets do it.
Poetry. Sheer Poetry. Liz showing obvious signs of molestation in this
episode flips and kicks Joey out. In the end, Joey reveals that he
really liked Liz.. and that he blew it.
17.Dinner and a Show-
Degrassi was really good at awkward moments realized. Who could forget
the time that Wheels and a date of Stephanie K's mom showed up at the
same doorstep for two separate dates.. only to have Stephs mom recognize
Wheels as the boy who bought condoms from her.. and then put 2 and 2
together that he was there for her slut daughter!. This episode is no
exception to that general awkward moment feel. Yick likes Melanie. They
went on a date before and he wants to keep trying. Melanie doesnt see
Yick this way.. just as friends. Yick doesnt get this vibe, and instead
asks Melanie out on a date. He wants to see Revenge of the Lizard (or
something), she wants to see Stealing Magnolias (or something). Yick
decides that he will go to see the chick flick (wow hes desperate).
Melanie wants a real man.. someone like Snake. On the other side of
town, Shane and his stuck up religious nut father argue over what will
become of Shane and the baby (one miss Emma Nelson). Shanes dad wants
him to go to Oats Military Academy (excellent!) but Shane wants nothing
to do with this. The McKay's also want to meet Spike and her mom
finally.. since they are kinda joined together now. The 2 families get
together at a dinner that is pretty awkward itself. Spikes mom orders a
Bailey's on the rocks! nice choice. The 2 families do not get along, and
I feel like punching Shane's parents. Shane ends the scene by saying
that he wants to take care of the baby and do the right thing. Note to
Shane: dont take acid and jump off a bridge. Back in the Yick/Melanie
world, Melanie gets asked out on a date from Snake.. her dreamboat! She
accepts.. and ditches Yick. Yick is hurt, but decides to go see Revenge
of the Reptiles with Arthur. Guess what: Melanie and Snake are going to
the same movie. For added fun, Joey and Wheels show up to harass Snake
on his date. The entire thing explodes when Yick catches Melanie with
Snake and thus another awkward moment in the Degrassi Universe is
now has epilepsy.. didnt you know? I dont seem to remember this being
mentioned before.. but we (the viewers) are meant to already know this!
19. Fight- Stage Fright,
followed by an episode named Fight? Wacky. In this episode we learn that
it is not wise to make fun of those who can inflict physical pain on
you. After getting pushed off his skateboard by Duane, Joey decides to
bite his lip instead of facing a beating. Later in the bathroom, Joey
brags to Wheels and Snake that Duane is in 8D.. D for dumb.. and that he
is basically a weenie. Duane is actually taking a pretty painful bowel
movement and overhears the entire conversation. Trouble. The word
trickles down that Joey is in deep shit, and Joey is confronted by Duane
who tells him that there will be a fight.. hey we have all been there!
In grade 7, a bully named Mark Mullin threatened to kick my ass since i
turned him in to the principal for something he did. This piece of crap
kid stole away a girl I was slowly wooing. Ohh Crystal Norris, why did
you have to go off with Mark Mullin. Was it because I wore sweatpants?
Is it because he had facial hair in grade 7 ? (dont forget that he
failed a few times..) The last laugh was on him as I saw him in grade
12. He was the same height. Smoking at an early age is not a good idea
(to bring us back to Degrassi.. see Rick who is 5 foot 2 as an adult).
Oh, and I got out of the fight by getting picked up by my friends dad.
Chicken? hey I like chicken. Joey thinks about avoiding the fight, but
in the end shows up and gets his ass handed to him by Duane. It was good
that he showed up, and got alot of respect from the other kids.
20. Bottled Up-
Doesn't everyone have an alcoholic family member that ends up
embarrassing the hell out of you and your friends? well maybe everyone
doesn't.. but one person that does is Kathleen! Known for being a prude,
and a bitch, Kathleen may act this way because of her disgusting mother
who is a big alcoholic. In this episode, the kids win a chance to be on
a local game show called "Quest For The Best". Back in 1987, not
everyone had a VCR. The kids need someplace to watch a previous Quest
For The Best episode that Miss Avery had on tape. VCR's. Caitlin has
one.. but her family is visiting. Nancy should have one..then she could
watch "Sweatin to the oldies" performed by her hero.. Richard Simmons.
Tim doesn't have one. That leaves Kathleen.. only one problem: her mom
will be home and is a drunk. The kids come by to watch the tape, and
Kathleen's drunk mom stumbles down the stairs and embarrasses Kathleen
to high heaven. The kids all leave.. leaving Mrs Meade babbling on about
how the kids were boring. Meanwhile Scooter and his instant best friend
Max decide that Rick is the coolest kid at Degrassi and they want to be
like him. Rick smokes, therefore to be cool.. they must also smoke. They
decide on a perfect spot to try smoking out. A place where they wont get
caught.. and that no one will find them. The back of a building? or a
forest? no.. the boys washroom. Inside Degrassi. Smart. They start
coughing and decide that they wont smoke again. The kids arrive for the
taping of Quest For The Best and find that Kathleen is missing her DJH
sweater. She will look awful on camera without it! her drunk mom was
supposed to bring it.. but ends up missing the taping.. and throwing
Kathleen into a confused state. Nancy the fat chick is annoying as ever
in this episode. She cant answer any questions and puts the pressure on
Kathleen to perform. Rick yells out "come on" which snaps Kathleen back
to reality and thus wins Degrassi the game.
21. Sealed with a Kiss- Erica
(the erotic twin) wants to kiss a guy.. badly.
22. Dog Days-Stephanie wants
to kill herself. Her tooth hasnt grown in yet, and frankly.. she is
Spike is pregnant. Parents feel that because of this, their daughters
will get knocked up. Spike must leave Degrassi!
24. Trust Me-
Snakes parents go away to attend a barmitzfah, and leave Snake in charge
of the house.. with their crappy car in the driveway! A sleepover
happens, and Wheels, Joey, and Snake take the family shit box out for a
drive.. even though they are underage and not licensed!
25. He's Back- Who is back
you say? The arm touching molester Mr. Colby!. Lucy starts having nightmares
of having her arm touched.. its very troubling you see, because when
your arm is touched.. it is worse that your private parts. I think if
Degrassi wanted to REALLY get the point across of girls being molested
they should've actually did something a little more "normal" of molesters..
but lets be frank, Mr. Colby only touched Lucy and Susie's arms.. I agree
that he is a bastard, but they should've done a little more. Susie gets
her necked touched also, and in the end Lucy, Wheels (who does nothing
in this episode) L.D, and Susie all band together and tell Mr. Lawrence
what happened. Colby however already skipped town.. perhaps knowing
the shit was about to hit the fan
26. Pass Tense- Wheels is
freaked out that he will fail. Joey tries to tell him that its not a big
deal. The joke ends up on Joey when he flunks.
27.Can't Live With 'Em (Part 1)-
28. Can't Live With 'Em (Part 2)-
Part two of this sad episode. Wheels parents are dead, and the episode
begins with basically the entire class attending the funeral (Raditch
said it was for close personal friends only..). Joey tries to call Wheels
over the weekend to apologize.. Wheels doesn't let him. The Grandparents
want Derek to move in with them, get a social worker, and allow them
to boss him around. Lucy begins her adventures with Paul (you know the
nerdy black guy). Lucy shafts L.D (they were supposed to go to the movies
together). Wheels come back to school and gets mad at Joey and beats
him up (as well as breaking the Zit remedy demo tape). Kathleen shafts
Melanie due to Kathleenís over zealous presidential campaign. Shane
begins to pay Spike baby money (or whatever its called).. ohh 5 bucks
every now and then.. that should get Emma into college.
29. A Big Girl Now- Lucy and
L.D talk about what it would be like to have sex, and L.D reminds Lucy
not to forget her mystical soccer game. Lucys relationship with Paul
the nerd black guy heightens.. Joey and Wheels talk about his feelings,
and Wheels quits the band. Snake is still having problems saying a word
to his "friend" Wheels. Kathleen loses the election against Nancy Kramer
(thus becoming vice president).. Alex Yankou becomes the school treasurer,
and I think Luke becomes Sports guy. Lucy shafts all her friends by
saying she has to go to her grandmas house to mow the lawn.. when really
she is having a party at her OWN house!. Snake finally says that he
is sorry to Wheels near the end of this episode, and they go to have
some fries. At Lucys party Paul puts the moves on Lucy, but she doesnt
allow him to hump.. Paul lies to everyone saying he had sex with Lucy,
and we all know this is a fib. At Degrassi everyone "knows" that Lucy
and Paul did it.. so the rumor spread evvverywhere.
30. Season's Greetings- This
has to be one of the cheapest Degrassi episodes ever made. This is one
of the episodes that I had never ever seen until I saw it on Showcase.
Arthur and Yick exchange gifts at lunch time.. and Yick says Arthur
is rich, thus pissing Artie off and they begin the episode long fight.
Louella? the lesbian-esque janitor is having problems fixing the Degrassi
furnace.. everyone is boiling hot. Arthur cousin Dorothy tries to patch
shit up between the 2 buds, and in the end finally succeeds. Spike brings
her newly hatched baby in to visit everyone in the school, Shane doenst
know what to feel.. Joey invites Wheels and his family (just the grandparents)
to Christmas dinner. The rest of the episode revolves around Arthur
and Yick flashbacks of their old adventures.. rehashing old material
to cover up the fact that this is a lousy episode.
31. Loves Me, Loves Me Not-
The Zit remedy attempt to sell their brand new album.. complete with
1 song, and flash packaging. Caitlin attempts to win over Joeys heart
by picking up a copy of the tape. Joey and Caitlin have to work on a
project together doing a film review, and they go to see Teen Academy
IV.. they both get A's on the project. Michelle and Alexa talk about
wanting BLT's pants or something.. and they decide that it would be
cool if the four of them all went and had a picnic together (Blt, Simon,alexa..
etc), but instead of helping Michelle out with her love for BLT she
goes for BLT and this makes Michelle see red. A dance happens and Joey
says he will "see" Caitlin at the dance..so she thinks its basically
a date, but it isnt and Joey has no interest in the lovely Caitlin.
She leaves early crying (aww) and breaks the Zit remedy tape in anger.
32. He Ain't Heavy..- This
episode's title is really retarded, I dont understand what it supposed
to mean. Is Snakes brother fat? no.. are they talking about Nuclear
water? No.. so whats the deal? No idea!. Snake starts the episode in
a class where Mr. Garcia (you know the fat black guy) is showing the
class how easy it is to get aids.. so Snake has aids in the class and
everyone starts calling him a homo. Snake would rather play basketball
over doing the Zit Remedy thing (for shame). Joey decides to take the
tape to a radio station called C-RAZ (crazy.. how witty) in hopes of
them playing the album and making them famous.. it doesnt work, and
Joey instead gets a job as a janitor at the station. Snakes long lost
brother Glenn stops by for a visit while the guys are playing basketball
with their shirts off (this will come into play later why he was smiling
so much). Glenn has come to tell the parents of Snake a big secret..
he is a homo (err gay), Snake is crushed; his cool brother! how could
he be "one of those guys"?. Since his brother is gay, Snake doesnt take
the shit about having aids/being gay at school very well.. so he starts
fights, and gets angry with everyone. His brother Glenn is no longer
considered a son anymore, and leaves in a huff.. Snake feels bad and
says sorry. Lucy who had been the butt of rumors about having sex with
Paul finally confronts him and makes him say they didnt pork.. LD is
33. The Whole Truth-The poor
monkey! Liz somehow becomes an expert in animal rights, and knows all
kinds of crap about protests. She enlists the talents of Caitlin to
the cause of animal rights, and specifically testing on monkeys. No
one believes that Joey will get the tape played on C-Raz radio, or that
he works there (little do they know that he does work there.. cleaning
the toilets). Caitlin becomes really obsessed with the animal crap,
and wants to write an article in the digest telling everyone all about
the horrors of monkey tests... after doing some research she finds out
that the whole truth behind animal rights isnt as simple as she thought
it would be. Without animal rights she would have problems with Epilepsy
still.. so she decides not to go "ape" of the money issue like Liz wanted
34. Star-Crossed-After breaking
up with Paul in the last episode, Lucy is still being pursued him..
he doesnt get the point. Clutch tells him that "chicks are a dime a
dozen". In a galaxy far far away Erica and Heather read up on astrology
and find out that they will get some loving because its a full moon
or something. Erica decides she wants to go out with Clutch because
his car is so sparkly and shiny. Clutch hears about this and thinks
that Heather was the one who asked him out.. so they decide to go bowling.
Erica gets pissed off at her sister and even calls her a "witch!" The
make up a plan about how they can switch (Clutch isnt a dummy, he can
see that one has bad teeth and one doesnt). Erica has a dentist appointment!
trouble? NO! Erica starts the date.. Heather takes over in between..
then Erica comes back and finishes the date. Wheels and Snake are walking
through Borden high and someone says "why dont you go have tea with
your mom" and this makes Wheels pissed off because his mom is dead.
He charges the guy and gets sent to the principals office. At the date
between Clutch and Erica, Clutch kinda falls for Lucy.. and the two
hit it off big time. No love for Erica
35. Food For Thought- Kathleen
is such a fat ass isnt she? Well that is what she thinks, so she goes
on a crash diet: walking really fast to burn calories, eating no food,
and barfing up all that fattening bile!. Alexa thinks she is fat also,
so she goes on a diet also. Erica and Heather are doing a project at
the science fair on "Anorexia", so they are the experts on food and
not eating. While at Kathleen's house (with the drunken freak mother)
Melanie reads Kathleen's diary and sees all the crap about "I must not
eat, I must barf, I must do exercise!". Caitlin while walking with Melanie
mutters something about Kathleen "Shes the wicked witch of Degrassi"
MEOW! cat fight!. At the science fair Melanie and Kathleen's project
on the ozone layer gets 4th place, and Kathleen is so crushed that she
passes out. Miss Avery gives her mouth to mouth and a faint smile can
be seen on Kathleen's face.. no just kidding, but she has a problem.
was only trying to help her out, but instead Kathleen "hates" Melanie
(that lasts about one minute).
36. Twenty Bucks-
UPDATED Melanie gets
her braces off and to celebrate this big occasion she throws a pizza
party for her cheap friends. She has earned 20 bucks babysitting, and blows
it all on pizza and drinks. BLT bets Joey that he cant get
a date by Friday night, Joey accepts the bet. and then finds out that he is
supposed to wait in line for Gormet Scum with Snake on Friday night.
Snake wants to ask Melanie to go with him
to the Gormet Scum concert. but since Snake knows he will not be
"Scoring" with Melanie, he requests that she buy her own ticket.(trouble.. she is broke!). None of Melanie's friends want to lend her
the money because she never pays them back, so Melanie steals 20 bucks
from her loving mother (what a bad apple). Joey spends the rest of the
episode asking every available mama at Degrassi if they want to go out
with him (so he can win the bet), his last mama is the greatest mama
of all time.. Caitlin! (she accepts). Melanie feels bad about stealing
the 20 bucks because her mom cant by tampons now (or something), so
she comes clean and gets grounded forever. She tells Snake that she
cant go to the concert, and overhears that Spike wants to go to the
concert (which is now sold out)... Melanie sells Spike the ticket and
everyone is happy.. oh what about Joey and Caitlin? Well Joey wins the
bet, but Caitlin finds out that their date was just part of a bet with
BLT. With the 20 bucks in Joey's hand, Caitlin is pissed and takes a cup
of pop and pours
it all over Joey's head! she storms out of the restaurant they were
in, and Joey follows. It conveniently starts to rain, and they both get
soaked. Joey apologizes and says that sure there was a bet.. but that he
really does like her. To prove this, he rips up the 20 dollar bill.
37. Taking Off (Part 1)- I
dont actually have this episode on tape yet (cause I forgot to tape
it ok!) but I do have part 2 on tape, and at the start of said episode
it has a summary of part 1, so that is what I will go on because my
memory on it is a little fuzzy. Luke and Shane drop acid, and Shane
drops off a bridge. Wheels decides he is going to see his birth dad
(rock and roll Mike) in Port Hope.. the reason behind this? Mike sent
Wheels a postcard saying that he was playing some shows there.. and
having alot of groupies, so many groupies that he needed some extra
guys to take advantage of the chicks.. so Wheels hitchhikes up north
and is picked up by an official homo, who "feels up" Wheels by touching
his legs..Wheels jumps out and gets a rock ready to strike if the homo
tries anything more, he doesnt. Wheels arrives in Port Hope. Luke is
questioned by the cops about the disappearance of Shane Mckay.
38. Taking Off (Part 2)- "He
doesnt do that stuff, I dont know anyone who does that stuff" -Luke.
What a bad liar that Luke is.. did you see the face he was making? What
a horrible liar, and to lie to a police man! biggg trouble Luke. Wheels's
grandma is on the prowl in this episode.. what an annoying old bag!
She hassles the hell out of Snake (crying on the phone) pleading for
him to tell where Wheels has gone too, and she also does the same thing
to Joey. Joey however cracks under the pressure when the old battle-ax
comes in to Degrassi and asks him where he is "Please Joey.. he is my
only grandchild..please" Damn! I wouldve told her to go massage the
grandpa. When Wheels arrives at Port Hope, he dreams about how his dad
will greet him "Wheels you still play bass? maybe you can be in our
band!". But when his dad greets him in real life it is less than what
he imagined. Turns out that Mike the biological dad has a girlfriend
who is pregnant! but this time he is going to keep the baby (this makes
Wheels feel like crap), again Mike refers to Wheels as "thats Derek..
my kid" Personally I hate when people refer to their children as "kids"
it just sounds wrong, but on with the episode summery. Luke is again
hassled by the damn pigs (cops) and this time he cant keep his bad lying
face up.. he cracks and tells the cops that "maybe he did some acid"
when it was all Lukes fault (what a bad apple). Mike the rock and roll
dad makes Wheels call his grandparents to tell them he is alright, but
Mike doesnt want Wheels around.. and Mikes girlfriend doesn't want him
around either. After Joey spills the beans about Wheels, the grandma
comes to Port hope and drags him away..Wheels comes back to school and
39. Making Whoopee-
NEW This may be the only Arthur
centric episode in the Degrassi Universe. Sure he has had episodes that
revolve around him before (swamp sex robots, wet dreams, and Phil the
dog (which of course does not make any appearances) but this episode is
a topic that certainly should be covered. That topic? Divorced parents
porking new people. Arthur has a great relationship going on with his
dad.. they are both single.. both fat.. and both into watching "Space
Cadets". In-between playing practical jokes on each other (whoopee
cushions, fake vomit etc) the truth comes out that Dad is hooking up
with "Carol" a lady friend from work. "See you later old buddy" his dad
tells him. I guess I lied, meanwhile at Degrassi Junior High, Snake is
still hung up on Melanie and wants to hang out with her at the Schools
upcoming open house. Allison meanwhile has other plans, and wants the
"hunk" Snake all to herself. Snake still is hung up on Melanie. Luke
confronts Tim about visiting Shane in the hospital, he wants some info
on how Shane is doing.. but doesn't want to go to the Hospital himself..
perhaps he is ashamed? Tim throws a hissy fit. Arthur reveals for the
first time (I believe only on the PBS cut of the episode) that he will
be going to France in the summer. This would explain the horrible beret
that Arthur wears in Degrassi High. The next morning Arthur discovers
Carol naked in her fathers bed and throws a fit. He confronts his dad
later saying his dad doesnt need Carol, and that they have each other.
His dad basically tells him that he cant have sex with Arthur, and that
he has needs that his fat son cant fulfil. The tension reaches the
boiling point when Arthur's dad arrives for the Degrassi open house WITH
Carol. Oh no! Arthur throws a publically verbal fit, calling out Carol,
and saying they don't need her.. the end result is Carol dumping
Arthur's dad. Arthur cock-blocked his own father. How shameful.
40. Black & White- See this
was another episode I had never seen until it came to Showcase. Too
bad for me, when this episode aired Showcase was having a bad day..
and the first 3 mins of the version I saw got all eaten up by the Showcase
VCR. From what I can gather BLT was walking around in Borden high with
his main squeeze Michelle when some bad seed calls BLT the "n-word". if
you know what I mean. BLT gets in a fight, and is then taken away by
some teacher.. and gets a warning "Next time I get suspended". BLT asks
Michelle to the dance, but Michelle's racist parents wont let her go..
sighting that she is too young or something. One of the strange things
about this episode is this: Who the hell is playing Michelle's dad?
he looks like he is 80 years old! and whats with calling BLT "colored"
wasn't that term used back in the 20's? Well I guess this is when the
guy playing Michelle's father was young. In keeping with the discrimination
theme of this show, Spike is finally getting a job, and when she arrives
at the place where her job is the guy makes fun of her hair (what do
you do to get that kinda hair.. stick your finger in an electrical socket?),
then saying she is too late and cannot have the job, Spike gets mad
and storms out of the place. Liz the crazy punker calls him a pig and
then says "Im gonna come back here later tonight and throw a rock through
his window" This made me laugh.. way to go Liz!.
41. Pa-arty!- A party at Degrassi?
you betcha! This time Alexa is having a big party and everyone is going.
The grade 8's (Melanie, Kathleen etc..) want to go, but they are not
invited. Joey gets a fake I.D for 5 bucks ("it looks fake" says Wheels)
and conceives a plan with Snake and Wheels to get some beer for Alexa's big
shindig, but then Alexas parents wreck everything by not allowing her
to party.. Lucy saves the day by inviting everyone over to her house
(her parents are away again..), but since she doesnt want to be around
Clutch alone (because he gets wacky when he is drunk) she tells him
that a) there is no party and b) she wants to study instead of going
with him. Snake is enlisted to buy the beer because he looks older.
Joey puts a hat on him, an overcoat, gloves, and finally a tie and tells him to go get some beer.
Armed with the fake ID (Mr. Bertram) he is told to get simply a "2-4"
and once inside the beer store, that is exactly what he asks for.. so of
course the plan fails . The dudes then spend the next part of the episode
begging older people in the parking lot to buy them beer. Joey
finally asks Clutch
who somehow can get beer because his I.D is better, Clutch agrees, and for the "buying"
fee, Clutch takes 6. Joey, Wheels and Snake take the remaining 18
beers and start walking towards Lucy's party. Somewhere along the way,
the beer starts to get heavy, so the boys need a break. Joey and Snake
drink up, but Wheels passes (hey his parents were killed by a drunk
driver after all!) just as things cant get any better they get worse.. COPS FIND THEM!
and they get in deep shit. They dont make it to the party, and thus
Caitlin and Melanie are effectively stood up at the Grade 9's party.
Lucy's parents end up coming home early, and the party ends.. followed
by a few moments later Clutch and Carl (Paul) show up drunk, after hearing about the new
party at Lucys house. Clutch makes an ass of himself, and tries to
fondle Lucy. Carl does nothing, and Lucy is left with no alternative but
to knee little Clutch.. killing his libido instantly.
42. Bye-Bye Junior High-
NEW The historic last episode of
Degrassi Junior High. Everyone is trying to hook up a date for the last
dance of the year. Joey desperately (really really desperately) wants
Caitlin to go with him to the dance.. only she is still peeved after
being stood up at Lucy's party. Doesnt she know that they were busted
for underage drinking? The actual Degrassi building is having some
serious issues.. the fire alarms are going off non stop.. the boiler is
having issues.. and all throughout the episode are people in hazmat
suits (WTF?) hauling around containers that say "Flammable". Uhoh. One
of the workers can even be heard saying "This place needs alot of work".
I dont know about you, but when I was in grade 8 I just loved playing
tag with a girl like Tessa Campinelli. I wasnt interested in banging
her, I just wanted to run around the school like a retarded kid saying
"YOU'RE IT!" Of course I am lying, but in this episode the part of "me"
will be played by Scooter. Scooter seems to have taken a break from
tossing Bartholomew Bond's salad and is focusing his attention on Tessa.
The other students in the school are disgusted by this behavior.. often
referring to the love birds as "stupid little kids". Joey is
having problems of his own. If any of his marks are "UNDER a B" he will
not be able to go to the dance. The exams are finished, and the
marks are given. Wheels just barely passes, but the math pimp gives him
a break since his PARENTS DIED. Joey on the other hand has done
phenomenally well... but he got a C in French (ca va Mal!) and instead
of explaining things clearly to Caitlin.. just tells her that he cant go
to the dance. She gets pissed off as usual. Spike has done crappy with
her exams, Miss Avery takes the time to deliver her report card directly
to Spike at her moms hair salon. Miss Avery tries to get Spike to make
up her marks in correspondence courses over the summer. Spike wont have
it.. she blames Emma, and wants to drop off. Miss Avery reveals a little
something about herself, shes barren. Spike wishes she had never had
Emma, and that its the babies fault! "You count your blessings
young lady!..at least you can have a baby..not all of us are that lucky
you know!" BURN ON SPIKE. She later decides to take the extra courses..
and Miss Avery is happy. The dance begins, Caitlin is fashionable late
as usual.. Arthur somehow has scored a date with Kathleen (haha.. but
no.. its not because hes rich) and Wheels for some reason is with L.D.
Tessa Campinelli and Scooter continue their retarded game of tag, taking
it this time down into the basement of Degrassi where they discover a
fire in the furnace room! OH NO! and the FLAMMABLE CONTAINERS ARE
CONVENIENTLY PILED DIRECTLY BESIDE THE SOURCE OF THE FIRE. The kids run
upstairs and warn everyone of a fire. No one believes them of course
with the constant false alarms.. but whats this? the effects budget has
gone through the roof! explosions are heard.. and the kids stampede
outside screaming.. Caitlin frantically is looking for Joey! oh no!!
he's obviously dead!! no he just forgot his jacket inside. Some beauty
effects are shown of the school burning down. All the grade 9 kids who
spent the episode complaining about the school and saying "I cant wait
to be out of here.." "Bye bye Junior High!" etc are now heard saying "Im
gonna miss this school". Burn baby burn! - See you all at Degrassi High