After being granted the gift to change him and Miles' past relationship, they've had their ups and downs, but were on the rise before tragedy struck. With Tristan . And finally what if Tristan and Miles are still together and Tristan is all the way heeled. What if they stayed another extra year at Degrassi. Read and find out how. Miles' mom separated from his dad and plays the field! This is why I avoid romantic relationships with humans and instead have taken a this is English class—Miles recites a poem he wrote about how much Tristan sucks.
Baaz notices and comments on it: In the Hollingsworth house, Hunter asks Frankie, Zig, and Esme their opinions on photoshopping armpit hair out. Esme offers her help and digitally removes the hair. Hunter shows Yael and Baaz the new yearbook pictures.
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She storms off as Hunter glares at Baaz. Hunter approaches Zig to tell him to thank Esme for her horrible advice. Hunter approaches Yael and says: She agrees to eat sushi and read comics with him later that night.
I think the only reason I liked this episode was that what Miles hears about writing not being the most lucrative career option hits close to home. Either way, it was boring after the first scene. After a terrorist attack in Brussels, the Muslim students at Degrassi find themselves in some very heated situations.
Grace creates a bucket list. Rasha volunteers for Zoe and her to come with, and she agrees to go. At the dessert tasting place, Goldi and Winston gush even though Zoe hates the dessert.
She ditches to help Grace, Rasha going with her, leaving Goldi and Winston alone.
Goldi plans to get an Uber or cab to meet up with Rasha and get home, but there are no Ubers or cabs because of a terrorist attack in Brussels. They shut down everything in Toronto to be safe. Winston says he knows a shortcut and they start their journey. They tell her to take off her hijab as Goldi insists the terrorists are murderers, not Muslim. One of the people yanks off her hijab and she screams, calling them animals before sprinting off.
Goldi talks to Rasha about what to do about Winston. Rasha encourages her to get to know Winston better after this incident, and Goldi says there are more important things. In a hospital bed, Jonah stands by her side as Grace starts to create a bucket list.
She thinks that her and Jonah are going to have sex that night because he wanted to cross something off the bucket list. Grace pulls out a condom as Jonah walks in with fishing gear, and she hides it just in time. Grace and Jonah try out fishing, and he talks to her about the last item on her list. When he was doing intense drugs, he got a fourteen year old pregnant, and she had the daughter. Grace accuses him of making an excuse to not sleep with her. Jonah just wants them to be open with each other before they sleep together and they share details about birthmarks and bedwetting.
Grace almost catches a fish but they lose it, and they kiss. Grace instigates a pillow fight, which was on her bucket list. Maya walks the halls, listening to music, and Tristan grabs her attention. Yael and Baaz ask Maya for a new theme song, and when Maya says no, Baaz makes a comment about Maya being too mentally fragile— so Tristan volunteers her to do it.
She plays a theme song for the vlog and the group and they give her specific and countering pieces of advice. Maya paces and rants about the theme song to Tristan, who tells her to look at the TV and she learns about the terrorist attack in Brussels. Tristan tentatively plays the drums as part of his rehab, and Maya helps him with his grip. She takes out her guitar and starts to jam with him, improvising a song on the spot about how Tristan used to pee in a bedpan.
He convinces her to try to write songs one more time. With the All-Inclusive bloggers curl up and watch the news on Brussels. She hands out musical instruments to each blogger and gets them started as she starts singing, the vloggers joining her in singing. They start to film it, singing in a round. I liked the way that was addressed— with the audience and the characters knowing it happened but not realizing the impact of it until Goldi was attacked.
Winston ignorantly tells Goldi that she should take her hijab off so they can get home safe, and it reads the same as Grace and Zig staring at Goldi in season 3 when their teacher was talking about suicide bombers. Either way, Goldi focusing on making Muslim students feel safe instead of making Winston feel forgiven at the end of the episode was glorious.
Are there any whiter names? It was kind of unnerving. It felt like more of a dream sequence than that time Winston got Frankie a goat, which is saying something. It was that everyone seemed to forget when Hunter and the rest of the vloggers cyber-bullied Maya and even threatened to rape her, and called a SWAT team on her. Sure, it was season one, but if the writers could talk about Cam and allude to Adam last season, they can at least acknowledge the history there.
My friend gives the episode a 6. Frankie wonders if hanging with Esme and Zig is really good for her. The episode opens on Saad, walking to school and trying to memorize a presentation.
Now you stay in texting Fadi. She explains about the Muslim Students Association that she just started at Degrassi. Abra takes a shirt, but Saad avoids taking one. He arrives in class, sitting near Vijay and Hunter far away from Zig. Saad turns down the shirt because terrorist attacks happen every day— what makes the one in Belgium so special? Hunter lightly accuses Saad of being pro-terrorist and Saad storms out, angrily speaking Arabic. In a different class, Saad sits next to Lola and ends up giving her his presentation notes when she realizes she left hers at home.
When she leaves, Abra calls him over to the computer to show him a video of him that someone had taken when he had angrily shared his views in Arabic. At school, Saad approaches Goldi to ask for help from the Muslim Student Association, and she says that the MSA thinks he should apologize at the rally.
Lola later approaches Saad, who sees his side of things.
It feels wrong to pick-and-choose who gets help. Not in Paris, not in Belgium, not in America. At the rally, Saad stumbles over his words after Baaz and Vijay turn them against him.
The mic is turned off and he leaves the stage, telling Lola she was wrong to think that people would listen. When Frankie learns about the bake sale fundraiser for Belgium, she immediately wants to be a part of it and cancels her plans with Esme for that night. Later, Frankie makes a huge mess as she tries to bake, and Esme and Zig show up to help. The trio ices the cupcakes with Belgian flag colours. Frankie accidentally hits Zig in the face with frosting and it starts a frosting war that ends with Frankie and Esme on top of Zig.
She dumps the cupcakes because of the threesome connotation. Esme manipulates her into thinking that her and Zig are her only true friends because they helped her through her breakup with Jonah. Samira is in Belgium and Rasha wanted to check up on her. A jealous Zoe later lurks Samira online, feeling insecure. Zoe approaches Rasha to start smooching, and ends up trying to give her a painful neck massage. When that fails, she tries to move next to Rasha, and ends up hitting her in the lip.
When she tries to help, she hits Rasha in the head. Rasha leaves to get ice, frustrated. Later, Zoe tries to break up with Rasha so she can being with Samira. Goldi is doing so much so well. How much did those t-shirts cost to make?
What kind of budget does student council have, and how did they get the shirts so quickly? For such open-minded students, no one is really listening to anything he has to say. Their C-plot was, well… very much a C-plot. Also, Abra is officially the cutest and I hope she leads the hoard of newbies that Degrassi we be receiving in season 5! Yael feels like an identity overhaul is needed and turns to Lola for help. Maya auditions for Zoe, Goldi, and a special celebrity judge for the charity talent show.
The episode opens with Yael, Hunter, Baaz, and Vijay trying to figure out what to do for the charity talent show. The boys have the great idea of lighting their farts on fire to music, and Yael finds that gross. The boys chalk it up to her being a girl and Vijay asks Lola how she feels about farts in hopes of proving the guys right.
Not wanting to leave the conversation unfinished, she claims her right to go into the bathroom because the sign indicates people wearing pants rather than boys only. Later, she finds Hunter between classes, and he barely says a word to her before leaving to go to a class they have together. She says it calls for a makeover. What does that make me? Yael stammers in return: I mean, I like girls.
She asks if Yael wants to change but the answer is no. Not for him, not for anyone. He walks off, upset. Frankie finds Zig later and comforts him, offering up her pathetic moments to make him feel better. Zig tries to explain to Esme that there was nothing happening with Frankie just then, but Esme seems to be encouraging him to make a move on Frankie. She brings up the threesome rumours again: We get a bad rep around school and none of the actual fun.
Tiny later asks Zig if Esme dumped him, and Zig says he thinks he kind of has two girlfriends now. He walks away to join Esme and Frankie. So much happened in this episode that I feel like my brain exploded trying to even think about what went down.
For starters, Yael is non-binary! Degrassi handled the gender identity very well and in a very Degrassi-esque way. My biggest problem with is is that the actress who plays Yael, the incredible Jamie Bloch, is cisgender. The threesome is REAL. In the first episode that we saw the trio together, Esme was holding hands with Frankie and calling a picture of Frankie and Zig cute. The episode opens on Zig, Frankie, and Esme, cuddled up at school.
Esme immediately gets defensive and invites herself and a hapless Frankie along. Shay is invited along by Tiny, and Lola tells Shay that on the camping trip, Shay and Tiny are definitely going to have sex.
Meanwhile, Maya is stressed about writing perfect songs for Craig Manning and acing her finals. Esme tries to convince her, but Frankie tells her to make her own history with Zig and friends, and leaves to go meet Shay and Lola. Shay calls her mom to get permission for camping, and it surprisingly works.
At the campsite, post-getting set up, the group hangs out and reminisces, and Esme is the clear outlier. She brings weed brownies for dessert, which everyone in the group turns down for various reasons. Frustrated, Esme claims a headache and goes to sulk in her tent. Later, Maya stresses out about her song-writing and Frankie, Shay, and Lola shows up.
Esme plots for them to go swimming with their new bikinis and eventually skinny-dipping to lure Zig in. Jonah and Grace tell Maya to relax about her song-writing, but take the brownies away from her when she tries to use those to help her relax. Frankie and Esme walk alone in the dark, Frankie trying to get them to turn back. Esme is freaking out and paranoid that Zig will abandon her, and she lashes out at Frankie, who was a pawn the entire time to keep Zig with her.
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Back at the campsite, Zig goes to check on Esme, and Maya emerges from her tent, claiming she wrote the best song ever in record time. She starts to play and sing, stumbling over chords and interesting lyrics: Shay is reluctant to go inside the tent with Tiny but eventually does, zipping her sweater all the way up as he takes his shirt off. She admits feels generally ready. He asks why she would do that to herself and she responds with: He tries to convince her to prioritize her health over her dream.
Jonah grabs her Epi-pen and Esme administers it to herself, but she fakes it. Jonah and Shay call her out on her faking it. Frankie makes an entrance from the woods: In the morning, Tiny and Shay wake up side by side, in domestic bliss.
They decide to let Frankie burn breakfast and have some fun. She takes off her sweater to try and seduce him into not breaking up with her. The gang packs up the minivan and Maya says she learned she has to go easier on herself and let things happen instead of trying to control everything. This episode was the episode that was going to try to mimic the iconic Hollingshouse sleepover episode in season 3 episode 5 and it honestly was just as good. The lack of a clear A-plot, B-plot, and C-plot worked so well in this episode and honestly, it was nice to catch a break from the vlogger kids.
In other news, Richard Hoyos is killing it as Zig and has gone beyond being that one tough guy in sleeveless shirts. It was strange for the grad trip to initially be for the original friend group without Miles or Zoe being there— they caused their fair amount of drama, but the Esme dramatics would have outshone their appearance there anyways. Also, that part where Lola straight-up told Frankie and Shay that she lost her virginity to Miles and aborted his child?
If that moment had been in one of the earlier episodes of the season, it would have been the best part of the episode by far. Tristan and others wonder if his turbo-mode recovery is a good idea. He struggles to put his pants on, rushing as his roommate, Oli, helps him. Miles walks in and surprises Tristan with a backpacking trip to Europe. The next day, Tristan can barely move to shut off his alarm. Oli is out, so Tristan grabs a bedpan and stumbles on his own. Miles walks in and Tristan asks if he can wait in the hall, but Miles insists on helping— and Tristan pees on Miles.
Tristan finally gets Miles to leave as Oli walks in.
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He suggests they break up because Tristan kept pushing himself for Miles. Shay is bombarded by Frankie and Lola at school as they gush about her post-sex glow. The girls discuss how they think Tiny will prompose to Shay. Shay agrees to spending the night in and watching a movie instead of going to prom, upset. Shay and Frankie talk about Shay not going to prom and Baaz cuts in. Shay confronts Tiny in the hallway, almost-shouting at him, and some girls turn up the music.
She accepts it and everything is okay as they jam to the music. Lola asks Frankie if she minds if she partners with him for a science project, and Frankie teases her: Though, if they do, I really hope Degrassi writters won't gloss over how difficult it can be to reunite with someone who you broke your trust. As for Tristan, I think that I've been correct in my assumption that Tristan doesn't believe Miles' confession was genuine.
The way both he and Zoe discussed Miles behaviours as nothing more but means to mess with Tristan pretty much confirms it I do think Miles was jealous. He tried to hide it but slipped up when Vijay actually showed up.
I was also incredibly proud of Tristan in this episode.
I was a little worried he would try to use Vijay to make Miles jealous, so I was pleased to see there was genuine interest there. He wasn't planning on playing any games and was honest the whole time. Not to mention his mature decision to break things off instead of leading Vijay on. Looking at Tristan's alone, one would think this could be it for the Triles storyline, with Tristan simply deciding to quietly move on. However, given the way Miles has been acting, I don't think it is.
They could have easily achieve what they achieved with Tristan's storyline without actually having him interact with Miles or without Miles being THAT mean but they put it there for a reason.
To show that BOTH of them are feeling something. While Tristan is ready to move on, Miles is still not dealing with his issues and what he feels towards Tristan is clearly unresolved, be it love or animosity at some point their positions are going to switch - Tristan won't want to deal with the mess of their romantic relationship once he finds himself in a good place.
Granted, this could all still be dropped. It wouldn't be the first time this happened with this show but Miles seemed to have moved on with Zoe, Tristan was starting to date other people. Briefly reuniting them in the premiere was not necessary to put their current storylines in motion, so