Degrassi did the unthinkable tonight:
THEY MADE A PERFECT (MID)SEASON FINALE THAT LIVED UP TO THE HYPE AND ENDED EVERY PLOTLINE POSITIVELY.
I’m seriously in shock right now. Each finale seems to fall short in some way, whether it’s over-hype, rumors/spoilers that don’t turn out true, lame endings to characters’ stories, etc. But Scream part 2 actually did every single thing right. I literally have no complaints about this episode. Look at everything that was going on!
- I was on the edge of my seat over Clare’s decision to break into Asher’s office, and then eventually rethinking what she was doing. It was clear that the other intern had something happen to her as well, but it was great to see her finally reach out to Clare after seeing how broken up she was over everything.
- Becky Baker actually possesses a heart! Her brother, not so much. As she said she’s “still confused,” but she went out of her way to at least repay Eli and Adam for the damage she may or may not have done to the play. And judging from that hug, and the clip from the fall block of episodes, things aren’t over for Becky and Adam by a longshot.
- Tristan thankfully wasn’t hurt by Luke, merely locked in a supply closet singing to himself. Tori’s attempt to prove to him that Owen and the rest of the niners love him was a bit flaky, though it was nice to hear Owen say he loves him. I was afraid that they might also shy away from the kiss between Dave and Tristan, but it was sweet. Finally, Ari the stagehand making Tristan melt at the end was adorable… Please don’t let him be another hockey goon, or even worse, just a straight crush.
- Finally, Eli. If you know me, you know I’m not really a fan of Eli, EClare (by extension), or how the show constantly props them up. However, Eli’s dedication to the play, doing the right thing by NOT supporting Clare’s insane plan, and not losing his mind again really had my cheering for him. He deserved his moment on stage, with tears in his eyes and all. And yes, I even appreciated the moment at the end with EClare kissing with the spotlight on them.
So I’ve been made a fan of Becky, Eli, and EClare, all in the course of one episode. Hell must be freezing over. That, or the Degrassi writers did a hell of a job with this summer’s block of episodes and its finale. Congratulations, Degrassi. =)