I really like the way Kathleen put her foot down and held strong to cut ties with Scott. Her wardrobe this episode is nothing new. For school, a striped tank top with brown slacks, and it must get chilly in the evenings, because when she goes to the movies with the Have Nots, she wears a long plaid skirt, a peachy long sleeve shirt, and a green um… shoulder-sweater. Then, hey Kathleen, why you wearing your junior high sweater dawg? Why don’t you just pass that off to me mkay?
Welp, this is a Kathleen episode so here we have a bunch. I really liked this episode and its subject matter. (If you don’t remember, this is the episode that demonstrates domestic abuse between Kathleen and her boyfriend Scott). I know Kathleen spouts off all the cliche victim-reasonings we’ve grown up hearing. But I think this episode is a great opportunity to see the cliches in context, in action. It helps them make sense a little more.
Kathleen’s style hasn’t changed too much over the years. It’s kind of bland, sensible, proper, modest. She doesn’t get too crazy with colors. Her hair has always been beautiful and we wears it clipped half-back these days. We still see remnants of summertime in many outfits of this episode. The final top we see here, in the dark brown, is unusual for Kathleen. Maybe it symbolizes her downtrodden state after Scott’s attack.
Look, I love Kathleen, but all I can say about her outfits is PLAIN FREAKIN JANE – that, and TOTAL SQUARE. Her button downs and her pleated shorts and her slacks – well, at least she is adding in more color these days. And on the DL, I have to say I would totally wear that yellow plaid dress actually…
So it appears the new trend is wearing your underwear outside your clothes — oh yeah, I forgot. The niners are just getting hardcore hazed. Where are all the teachers at anyway? Degrassi is like historically known for teachers NEVER being around. Except when there’s a fight, especially a fight that we really want to see. Anyway. This is the first sight of Kathleen in high school – completely dehumanized with white granny panties and what I might call a granny bra – tied to a pole. Nice. I mean, honestly, if this happened to me, I’d think it was kind of funny.
Remember when Kathleen pressures Melanie to get Kathleen invited to that grade 9 party? Awkward! And then she doesn’t even have fun! So first, Kathleen is in a blue top, sorry about the horrible usual backlighting, and then thanks to a kind streetlight, we see what Kathleen wears to the party – more blue, and some jacket that looks like her dad’s.
First, Kathleen roams the hall on an average school day in a blue plaid shirt. Then, she turns up for the dance. She wears a blue dress under a pink cardigan which she has buttoned up halfway and pulled down off her shoulders. And it wouldn’t be a dance without panty hose of course.
DJH S3E14: Black and White
LOL, of course she’s a total frowny face for this yearbook picture. Wearing her DJH school sweater and a half pony. I gotta say though, Kathleen has gorgeous hair. And she did throughout her whole run on the show.
DJH S3E9: Food for Thought
So yeah! It’s Kathleen’s shining moment! Okay, not really. But she is the star of the show! It seems like she’s been perfectly dressed in these drab colors to represent the dark time she’s going through. And as we all know, if nothing else, from Degrassi – wearing big oversized clothing is one of the warning signs of an eating disorder.