Sauvé gives off… I don’t know… judgy vibes. If you’ve been reading here a while you know I don’t exactly approve of her techniques. Here she is wearing a shirt with vertical stripes just like one I had in high school when I was trying to dress “preppy” for a day.
Rando roundup – starting off we have a BREAK DANCER in the student body! He’s got the necessary baggy clothes and he also seems to have dreads. Then we get a little look at some landlords of Toronto, wearing polos and looking grumpy. There’s a shot of JT’s old employers, the TV show people, and then his new employer, the goodly pharmacist.
Peter is definitely giving CREEPER here, it’s hilarious. Lurking HARD. But he does have his mysterious, rich-boy-with-dark-secrets allure. Don’t worry, that allure completely disintegrates by Season 6. Enjoy this spiky hair and overly preppy attire while it lasts.
I don’t freaking care what ANY of you say, I ADORE this hair on Manny. It’s got so much texture, movement, and bounce. I’m obsessed. I wish my hair could do this for real. She’s wearing bright summery tanks this episode while she plots an evil scheme to pair Emma up with a booger-eater. Terrible friend move.
How many zip up hoodies can one person have?! Liberty surely holds the title for the ZUH Queen. Her “Pissed and Pregnant” wardrobe consists of zipper hoodies, a half-pony, stud earrings, and her glasses. She actually doesn’t look as pissed as usual in this episode, because she is hunting for apartments with JT. So she’s a bit softened by a glimmer of hope. It’s really kinda sad, they thought they could do it.
JT’s grandma is here. One of the only times we get to see her. She’s giving me the impression she was a hippie back in the 60s. But now she ain’t about that free love anymore, because she is furious that her grandson is pregnant. Here she is in a purple set, a lot of beads, and some tiny glasses.
JT’s life is shifting. Just when he thinks he finds out what he wants to do, which is entertain children, his life takes a sharp turn since he impregnated a girl and now has to finance that. Apparently being on TV doesn’t pay as much as stocking shelves so, the pharmacy at the mall it is! As usual, he’s preppy with that swoop hair, but we also see him channeling his inner Blue’s Clues guy… and he also dressed like a turkey. But then, he had to shed the turkey costume for the blue vest.
Jay has started lurking around JT at the pharmacy, because he sees a golden opportunity. He’s growing his hair out – aw I wish he’d followed through with that – and wears baggy jeans and inconspicuous tees and colors.
Emma time! She first appears in classic Earthy Emma tones, sporting some athleisure and her classic trusty bag. Ew, and this is where Craig and Manny randomly decide to hook her up with Derek. My soul shrivels like a raisin at the thought. How do these two jokers even KNOW Derek? They say through Jimmy. But come on. It doesn’t work. Next we see her at school wearing a 2000s skin-tight-t-shirt that says Free Spirit, as well as some cropped jeans and flats. Next up is a tie-dye tee an some jeans with patches on them. She’s resisting the temptation of Peter. Look, Peter could be seen as somewhat enticing and mysterious here in Season 5. But BRO does he take a nosedive in Season 6. More on that later.
And finally, the date. One of the most PAINFUL moments of Degrassi. I am filled with cringe. And I am also filled with rage that this was written into the show at all. It’s insulting. Manny was supposed to have recommended this? Does Manny not know Emma at all? The more I think about this the less it makes sense. I mean, look at the two of them? Emma looks like her mom made her take her little brother to the mall. Anyway, Emma looks hot but didn’t try too hard, thank goodness, because it’s not worth her effort. She wears layered camis with a jean skirt and sandals. And thankfully she is very honest with Derek and aborts the mission. IMAGINE. IMAAAAAGINE if they continued to date. I might have had to quit watching this show.