We conclude Mercy Street with poor, forgotten, cast-aside Toby. Nah actually he does play a small part here, helping JT with his penis. Also, in Season 4, Toby has debuted a new hairstyle – we didn’t get to see it well in the last post so here’s a better look – SPIKED HAIR! Good lord can we bring this back!? Actually, both of Toby’s hairstyles have been great imo. Toby hair appreciation moment!
First, Toby is of course swimming in a t-shirt. No shame of course but come on… does anyone actually WANT to wear a t-shirt over their bathing suit? He also has these sunglasses that look like the slick Oakleys we all coveted at the time. I myself had some Foakleys I bought off a dude on the street in Washington DC. Whatever it takes, right? Next, Toby is wearing skate shoes to gym, which is… a choice. Next he is JT’s penis assistant in this red tee, baggy pants, and the skate shoes. I just used to CRAVE those flat soles and thick tongues, man. I loved skate shoes. I unfortunately wore them an undeserving amount considering how little I skateboarded.
Ew, the worst version of Spinner. He’s such a … idk, punk ass bitch? His hair is still long and dirty looking, and he wears an assortment of zip up hoodies, tees, jeans, necklaces, and that orange ribbon. Also pictured is him in his Dot uniform.
Sean looks extra “just got out of bed” these days. Here he is with bed head, a white tee, and a zip up hoodie. And I already elaborated on his stance back in my Ellie post, but isn’t it interesting that Sean was kind of on the “leave Rick alone” team and yet he’s one of the people that was the most impacted by Rick later on…
Rick’s mom is… intense. Who agrees with me? She just sucks the life out of me when she’s around. She has cute shoulder-length styled blonde hair, and wears a pink overshirt and a white blouse. And that worried expression? Yeah that’s all you’re going to get from her.
Oh, lame. I forgot we have to talk about Rick before we’re done with this episode. I have so many mixed feelings here. But what I will say is that 1) Rick should NOT be here, and 2) there is no reason why Rick would “like it at Degrassi”. The end.
His first fit is seen briefly, a checkered shirt open over a tee. Then, he enters school and has the audacity to say hey to all his old buddies. Oof. Gotta admit, he was ballsy. He really tried to play all this off, didn’t he? Relocate yourself Rick. Anyway, he wears these Airwalk-looking shoes, casual khakis, and an open plaid shirt over a tee. Also a messenger bag. Also his flowing hair and his round glasses.
Next he goes to The Dot and KEEPS saying hi to all the people who hate him, and he wears more of the same but with a grandfatherly zip up cardigan. He proceeds to get his glasses smashed and his gut punched, and returns to school in, well, more of the same again. Except for some substitute glasses from the 6th grade.
Time for the Rando Roundup as I used to call it! First we see a skateboarder in baggy jeans, not wearing skate shoes. Next a couple of group shots featuring wide leg and flared pants, chunky shoes, mini backpacks, and other recognizable fashion moments of the time. A couple of girls glaring.. more girls glaring, in cross-body bags and crossed arms.. And this “You + Me = Destiny” guy, the ever-faithful extra, wearing a 90s reminiscent ‘fit of a studded leather jacket and a flannel around the waist. Also with boots and a bandanna. This dude is often seen with the mullet guy so I did add in a quick shot of the mullet guy as well.
Mr. Raditch – oh, now is when we start to observe his arguably negligent principaling. He stands by as the other students subtly provoke Rick in this episode. But Emma is bragging that he CAN’T do anything. He’s first seen in a dark suit, which is pretty different, and then again in a shirt and tie.
This whole us vs. Rick storyline is interesting because you don’t really know who the main force is here. I mean Emma seems to be the focus of this episode but she very quickly backs out of the war. Paige seems to be another focus, though we’ll understand she’s not the most aggressive in the bunch, she’s just the most affected perhaps.
On to the fashion – Paige is known to adventurously take on some of the strangest silhouettes of the 2000s. This first shirt is like, a pink cowl neck that hangs all the way down to the bellybutton. Shoutout to the casual khakis! Next is a pink ruffly blouse that ties at the waist. Also enjoy this pink holo messenger bag. Her hair has product piled on which adds a lot of texture – I don’t hate it. And her pants are kinda wide-legged, as they were back then. The next shirt – that green shirt. Wow, or is it a tunic? Regardless, it’s weird. It’s ruched and tight and baggy and short and long, everything all at once. Sadly it looks like something I would have worn, maybe to the bar in college. She also has a thick chain necklace and her signature “P” necklace. And the last outfit is an elasticized, peachy floral top that we only see in passing as Paige intentionally ignores Emma.
Serious stuff is going down but rest assured that Marco is intentionally playing around with becoming more and more stylish every day. First he looks on as Rick arrives at school. He’s wearing his hair slicked back, a grey camo shirt, and a usual zip up jacket. The next time we see him, he’s got a side part, a jean jacket that’s a little bit moto, a little bit Western, and a ringer tee.
Liberty wears a very 2000s swimsuit with that oversized floral print in ugly colors. She also wears very tiny sunglasses. She’s seen in the washroom in a red polo and her usual red plaid bag, and then in a pink horizontally striped tee.