Degrassi Junior High Reviewed

Degrassi Junior High Reviewed is a blog about the sometimes cheesy, a lot of times badly acted, but beloved Canadian 80's tv series. Each episode will be reviewed in order by a guy who just loves Canadian melodrama. New reviews every week, on Mondays and Thursday's.

Season 2, Episode 2, “Bad Blood, Part 2”

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Previously on Degrassi High. We get the recap of Dwayne telling his dirtbag friends about having a girlfriend and the fact that he banged her. I know, pretty gross word picture. We then cut to Joey asking Snake and Wheels how he could come up with a really fast way to make money. Snake’s big idea. Go bet people and streak across the cafeteria. But Dwayne just has to be a fucking prick and goes and rats him out to Raditch. He get’s his at the end though, he finds out that he may have HIV because his “girl friend” is a dirty bitch.

Oh it actually continues from the recap. Dwayne’s is in his Dr’s exam room and it’s pretty obvious he had to use a step to sit up on the table, because he’s so short and pudgy. He asks his Dr if his parents have to know about this. The Dr says that they don’t need to know shit unless he wants to tell them. Dwayne then asks him if he thinks that he has Aids, the Dr is all, “Probably, she does have HIV herself.” Plus dumbass didn’t use a condom because she said she was on the pill. Dwayne get’s his blood drawn and he has to wait fucking two weeks for the results. Man what torture.

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We come upon BLT and his new girlfriend. She demands that he tell Michelle already. But he tells her that he doesn’t want to hurt her because she’s been having a real rough time lately. But she tells him correctly that she’s going to be hurt no matter what. So he should grow a pair and get it over with already.

In the school Joey is paying people here and there because he owes a lot of people money. Dwayne walks in wearing an ASU shirt. How dare he ruin ASU like that. Joey see’s him and says, “Dwayne, when are you going to pay me the money you owe me.” Dwayne tells him that he doesn’t owe him shit. Joey says, “You’re the one who told Raditch about the bet man.” Dwayne all surly says, “Leave me alone!” Just then Alex is demanding his money back, saying it’s been two weeks already.

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Lucy and Heather are filming another boring video for LD. The subject is the condom machine’s in the restroom. We cut to Clutch saying that he would never wear a condom because he doesn’t want to take the time to wrap it up. We then see Emma and Spike. Spike’s feelings are that the condom machines are a good idea so that they can protect them against pregnancy and disease. Man, what enjoyment can LD get out of these shitty tapes? It sounds like a PSA.

spike emma

Joey is talking to the dudes and Wheels is telling Joey all about the Aids talk he listened to. He said it was pretty interesting. Just then Kathleen and Melanie come up. Man we haven’t seen nearly enough of Melanie in high school. Anyways, Kathleen is bugging him about getting her five dollars back. Melanie says, “Is that the same hat?” “EW!!” Melanie always has a good zinger. Dwayne passes by with his friends and Joey swears that he’s going to get him back for what he did to him.

kathleen melanie joey

It’s time for the Aids discussion with the special ed class. One of the speakers is telling the class how he actually got radiation treatment. Jesus, I didn’t even know that they used that for Aids treatment.  But as this is going on Nick just has to be a rude tactless fuckhead. He’s making a yawning face, rolling his eyes and acting like he’s bored. Dwayne meanwhile is riveted because this obviously applies to him. The dude asks the class if anyone has any questions. This extremely gay Asian guy asks them if you can get Aids by giving blood. But they say that it’s impossible since it’s an unused needle, plus blood is tested now. Dwayne’s black friend asks them what they’ve had to deal with once they found out they had Aids. One of the guys tells them that they found out who their real friends were pretty quickly because once they found out about it, they ran for the hills. Dwayne then raises his hand and asks them, “How do you deal with the fact that you’re going to die?” Nick of course starts laughing his ass off because he’s a fucking asshole. But Dwayne is dead serious. The teacher scolds him but one of the speakers says that it’s ok and there are no stupid questions. The speakers says that they try not to think about it so much. One of them says that he doesn’t like to think of it as a death sentence but a chronic illness he’ll have to deal with for the rest of his life. But back then, it was a death sentence. For the rest of the talk Dwayne is slowing realizing how fucked he is now.

aids speakers dwayne nick

As class is dismissed Luke tells Joann that he thought that they would have looked sick looking, but she says that you can never tell just from looking at them. Dwayne and Nick walk into the rest room and Nick is calling Dwayne a homo and making fun of him. Dwayne loses it and pushes him against the wall. He yells at him saying, “I’m sick of your big mouth!” Nick runs out saying that he crazy. After he leaves Dwayne starts to destroy the condom machine. As he’s going ape shit Wheels walks in and see’s what he’s doing. He goes right back out.

dwayne nick fight

Joey is still bitching to Snake about losing the bet because of Dwayne. But just then Wheels comes running in saying, “You got him!” “Guess which big dumb jerk I just saw beating up an innocent condom machine.” Joey get’s all excited knowing that he has Dwayne by the balls now. He says that he won’t tell Raditch unless he gives him the money he lost. Joey kisses his nasty looking flier and says, “You are coming home to daddy.”

joey

It’s another day at the school and BLT is waiting around for Michelle. She gives him a smooch and he tells her, “Michelle we have to talk.” He takes her into the school auditorium and she makes things worse by saying that she wouldn’t know what she would do last year without him. After she says that BLT chickens out and tells her that he needs some breathing room. Of course here come the water works. She says, “I don’t want to break up.” BLT says the he still wants to be friends with her, but she’s just crying her eyes out. She asks him if there’s someone else and he pussies out and says, “No.”

michelle cry baby

It’s finally time for Dwayne’s Dr’s appointment. You can tell that he’s shitting bricks. And this being Dwayne, you can tell that it’s a big smelly shit. His Dr gives him his results and says that he has bad news for him. He’s HIV positive. The Dr is all, “This is going to mean a lot of changes for your life.” Dwayne is completely devastated. The Dr then reminds him that he doesn’t have full blown Aids. But then says, “You mustn’t father children.”

dwayne HIV

Oh lord, we come upon Lucy filming Mr Raditch’s reaction to the fucked up condom machines. If I were LD I would have popped the tape out of the VCR and flung that piece of shit into the ocean. Seriously, who gives a fuck about all this?

lucy mr raditch

In the library, Alexa is looking for a book and she overhears BLT’s latest girlfriend telling someone else, “Guess what?” “Bryant told her.” Of course Alexa get’s all pissed off, especially after she over hears her say, “She cried like Niagara Falls.” Wait how do they not see Alexa’s big moon face through the other side of the book case? Oh it turns out this girl’s name is Cindy.

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Alexa then finds Michelle studying in the cafeteria and makes a big production over how upset she is for her. Michelle tells her to just spit it out and tell her already. Alexa’s all, “He’s a slug, a big slug.” Then she says, “BLT has another girlfriend, I heard her boasting about it.” Michelle demands to know what she knows and Alexa tells her that they’ve been going out for four weeks and mentions how BLT told Cindy that Michelle is a big ol cry baby. Michelle of course get’s super pissed off and storms over to BLT’s table. She starts yelling at him saying, “You lied to me!” “Cindy?” I’m surprised she didn’t start crying. BLT tells her that he was just trying to be nice. She’s all, “Four weeks you’ve been going out with her.” BLT says that he tried to spare her feelings and that he can explain. She calls him a pig and a liar and throws his drink all over him, causing the whole room to laugh at BLT.

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michelle alexa blt

In the boys rest room Joey’s taking a huge piss and Dwayne walks in to piss too. Joey tells him that he still owes him the money and he is going to pay him because if he doesn’t, he’s going to tell Raditch all about him breaking the condom machine. Dwayne says, “Mind your business you little cockroach.” Joey all full of himself says, “No, you don’t talk to me like that anymore.” “What do you think they’ll say when Mr Probation vandalized school property?” Dwayne knows that Joey has him by his pig’s tail. Dwayne pushes him and says, “I’ve had it with you.” Joey pushes him back and they start fighting again. Joey get’s thrown into the wall and is just gushing blood all over the place. Dwayne tells him to get up and Joey fucking trips him and then knee’s him in the face busting Dwayne’s nose open. Blood is just pouring out of him. As he’s about to give Joey a new asshole he catches himself in the mirror and backs away all terrified telling Joey to get away from him. Dwayne says, “What if I had Aids?” Joey says, “Dwayne if you had Aids it would be fine by me.” “I’ll be at your funeral, I’ll be the one laughing.” Shit I know I would be too, Dwayne is a fucking prick and I still hate him. But Dwayne starts to cry and starts banging on the wall. He tells him that he didn’t do anything wrong and was just careless. He cries, “Now I’m going to die.” He yells at Joey to get the fuck out and Joey leaves all shocked. I gotta point out, he’s afraid of Joey getting into contact with his blood, but at the same time he’s getting blood all over the place with his little tantrum there.

dwayne fight joey fight

It’s another day and Lucy is still filming more sound bites about the condom machines. Kathleen gives her opinion and what a surprise. She’s a big fucking prude still. She’s all, “Condom machine’s should not be in school bathrooms because they condone sex.” I guess Scott was angry because he had the worst blue balls in the history of ever. Melanie chimes in and says that it would be embarrassing for all her friends to know she was having sex. She just lost some points right there. Kathleen now gives her a zinger and says, “You’re not.” Burn Melanie. First time it’s happened too.

melanie kathleen

Joey meanwhile is still bitching to one of the twins about his many money woes and losing his dream car. Dwayne then calls Joey over and says, “About yesterday, I said things I didn’t mean.” Joey sounding like Wai Lee says no problem. Dwayne then hands Joey the money, as he’s doing that Snake and Wheels see’s the transaction and get two huge shit eating grins on their faces. Dwayne says, “I pay, you keep quiet.” Joey refuses and Dwayne says, “Why, cause I touched it?” I would have said, yeah! But Dwayne insists and hands it over to him. But wait a second, where did he get the money? Anyways Snake says all excited, “I bet you feel good huh.” Dwayne’s all, “No one!”

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The episode ends and we get what is either the same or another different segment with Joey and Caitlin talking to the audience about Aids and getting in touch with talking to a Dr and getting tested.

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This episode was a hard one to write. Even though I hate Dwayne’s guts, I still felt a bit sorry for his fat ass. So yup, he got me to feel some sympathy for him. I feel so manipulated now.

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Author: Degrassi Guy

Hi there and welcome to my little corner of the Degrassi Universe in the far side of interwebs. For all ten of you who are reading this, welcome! Degrassi Junior High/High was a show produced in Canada that showed the trials and tribulations of every day students. This show tackled everything and I mean everything. From alcoholism, depression, pedophiles, bullies, eating disorders, hitchhiking, death of parents, adoption, teen pregnancy, hiding other products to get condoms so no one will notice. To pornography, suicide, getting the smack down from your mustached boyfriend and getting the guts to get away from him. If I missed anything, trust me. Degrassi didn't. Degrassi was pretty much as real as it got. Especially back when I first started seeing it. Saved by the Bell it was not. You never saw Zack Morris smoking weed, getting Kelly Kapowski pregnant or AC Slater giving Jessie a good beating when she sassed him. So sit back and get ready to reacquaint yourself with the beginning of the Degrassi Universe. For those of you who are new, you don't know what you're in for. But that's a good thing. This is Degrassi Junior High/High seen through my eyes. Basically what I loved and hated. Some of you may disagree with what I think, but that's ok. Mostly though, after all these years later. I still love this cheesy show.

3 thoughts on “Season 2, Episode 2, “Bad Blood, Part 2”

  1. I dated a guy in high school who looked just like Dwayne, except he had blonde hair and wasn’t an asshole. I’ll pm you a picture if you want; I don’t want to post his picture without his knowledge but I’d love to hear your opinion 🙂

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