Wow… I wasn’t anticipating doing such a heavy post here and now. These are Raditch’s last moments at Degrassi. And unfortunately he kind of ducks out of the school and the show in a very anticlimactic way. But we have to acknowledge that this is the end of an era. Raditch has been with us since 1987. This is the beginning of the show phasing out the original characters. All things must come to an end. But my heart is tied so strongly to the original series, to our roots, to everyone and everything that inspired all of this. And although this TNG Raditch was not necessarily a “good person”, I believe that in DJH, he was. And we must give him credit there. It’s sad and a shame to see him not only leave the school, but leave on kind of bad terms. Sure, one could say his character brought it on himself. But it’s still bittersweet. He leaves… Caitlin leaves.. Joey leaves… Spike leaves… we don’t get any more surprise visits from anyone… and the kids forget there was ever an OG crew. Oh, except Snake. Snake stays forever.
Anyway, Raditch wears a suit like always, representing the fact that we never really got to know the true him. And he’s trying to act happy but really, he’s pissed. Goodbye Raditch, we hardly knew ye.
DTNGFASHION S4E12: Voices Carry Part 2 Aired: 2004
Our not-so-sweet radish has appeared in casual wear – such a rarity! The look is very drained of color though. A pale Hawaiian shirt, khaki shorts, long white socks and some kinda Airwalks or somethin. And sadly he got all dressed up for disappointment because Lib and JT wrote an awful song about him.
DTNGFASHION S4E8: Time Stands Still, Part 2 Aired: 2004
Raditch… idk, poor Raditch a little bit… ya know? Times have CHANGED my son, and you are NOT gettin’ WITH ‘EM! One of the last times we get to see him around, he’s looking grey and tired, wearing a nice suit and those tiny little glasses.
DTNGFASHION S4E7: Time Stands Still, Part 1 Aired: 2004
Raditch got a haircut! Oooof, right, this is his not-so-shining moment where he dismisses Rick’s concerns about being bullied. Ya know, I wonder how Raditch actually felt about the aftermath. All that seemed to happen is he was annoyed when he got fired.
I’m not gonna lie, I haven’t seen The Breakfast Club in like 20 years, but this detention outfit really screams 70s to me with that giant pointy collar. And the sweaty tank with spandex shorts is just, well, it’s an image you can never forget.