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Degrassi The Next Generation episode sixteen

It's the next morning, and Craig has one hell of a bruise on him from his beating. Now he knows that Rivers Cuomo is boss.

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Rivers drives Craig to school and gives him a big wad of money to buy a new camera. That's how abusive relationships work. Shit for $200 dollars anyone is welcome to go right ahead and trash my darkroom.

Degrassi The Next Generation episode sixteen

At lunch, Paige approaches JT and informs him that the two of them will go on a date. That's how hot Paige is, she doesn't wait to be asked out or even ask if you would like to date, she orders you out. The thing is, Spinner and Hazel are giving Paige the money she needs to get her hair done if she goes out with JT. It's all a ruse.

Degrassi The Next Generation episode sixteen

Later that day, Paige shows up for her date with JT, dressed as the Unabomber. The proceed to go to a movie.

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While Emma is babysitting Angela, Craig takes her to the park and then to get ice cream. That's cool. I wish I was Craig's baby sister right now, I could be eating ice cream. Craig wants to use his money to take Angela away and flee to British Columbia. The plan is foiled when Joey arrives to take Angela home. Angela spills the beans on their escape plan, which draws Joey's ire. Joey yells at him to stay away from Angela.

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Craig is back at home with his dad, when Joey calls. Craig runs upstairs to his room, locks jumps out the window and runs off, knowing he is going to be in for one hell of a beat down.

Hey, there's Jared Leto. You can't see that on a DVD.

Degrassi The Next Generation episode sixteen

Meanwhile, Paige and JT are still on their date, when Spinner and Hazel interrupt it and give Paige her money. JT is shocked and saddened. The next day, Paige actually feels a sting of guilt for the first time in her life, and apologizes to JT. JT plays the guilt like a pimp, talks her into giving him an end of date kiss. Good job JT. No more practicing in your room with Toby, you finally got kissed by a real girl.

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But I'm getting ahead of myself, we're still on the evening. Craig meets up with Sean at the train tracks. Sean talks about his drunk parents, while Craig talks about his angry dad. Craig says he is going to run away to British Columbia and wants Sean to come along. Sean figures out Craig's dad is beating him, and Craig runs off again. Craig, you need to face your fears, man. You can't keep running away from people when they realize you have problems with your dad. For one, that's no way to make friends. Two, you make it so damn obvious you're getting beat by your dad, even a retard like Liberty could figure it out.

And by the way, I don't know what the appeal of British Columbia has on Craig, it's not like running away from Iowa or South Carolina to California. British Columbia is just as boring as the rest of Canada.

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Sean arrives at Emma's, and the two of them go to Joey's, and explain that Craig's dad beats him. Joey and Sean go searching for Craig and find him at his mother's gravesite. There is a heartfelt confrontation as Craig finally admits his dad kicks his ass.

Degrassi The Next Generation episode sixteen

The next day, Craig works up the courage to leave his father and goes to live with Joey. Rivers Cuomo is sad that Joey keeps taking away members of his family, and wanders off to write more emo songs.

Rating: C-
This episode has way too much Craig, whom I dislike. But we do see him beat up, so I brought the grade up from an F.

Intensity Level: 68% Intense
Craig got his ass whooped by a member of Weezer, every member of which I have thought was too small to beat on anyone. Way to go Rivers.

What The N didn't want you to see (banned in America!):

  • The-N edited out some scenes of Rivers beating up Craig.
  • The-N also cut a scene at the train tracks where Craig snaps and stands at the tracks in front of an oncoming train. Sean pushes him out of the way and then Craig runs off. This makes more sense than the awkward way The-N edited the scene. I found a copy of it online, but I don't know what either Craig or Sean are saying because the clip was apparently ripped from Al Jazeera and dubbed in Arabic.

    Deleted Scene: (What you can only see on the DVD)
    There's an odd scene with Craig in a Viking helmet talking about physics to the drama class. You has to sees it to believes it.

    Craig you're not that smart. You failed 12th grade history.

    Final Thoughts:
    Man, Craig really looks like he is a member of the rock band the Stokes, so much so that we here at Boycott the Caf have taken to calling him "Strokes Kid." Since his dad is a member of Weezer, this states the obvious: Weezer > Strokes.

    Get used to seeing Craig, he'll be the star of the show for this season, which sucks. I don't want The Craig Show, I want Spinner and Lunch Lady Show. And this two-parter has been two episodes where Spinner is reduced to the B plot, like he's Hazel or Terri. Fuck.

    The whole addiction of Craig screws up Joey's history, too. Instead of just falling in love with Julia in between Degrassi High and this series, I guess he was having an affair with her. Way to go Joey. And how about how Julia just left Craig behind with his crazy dad? Way to abandon your family, Julia. This makes you wonder whether Rivers was secretly responsible for her death.

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