"Mercy Street"Season 4 Episode 4
Canadian airdate: September 21st, 2004
I'm going to do the thing where I explain the A and B plots separately. The thing is, I'm not sure which of the two plots is the primary one. I'd like to say it is the JT tiny penis plotline, but the Rick one gets more attention in internet synopses. Plus, the Rick plotline has Emma, who is only featured in A plots. Either way, I am going to hold off and do the JT penis plot last, because it is so much cooler.
Rick has returned to Degrassi after hitting Terri's skull with a cinder block and running off into the woods last year. I guess he has been hiding out in the woods all summer. That must have been rough. Wait, maybe it would have been healthy for Rick since he's not really good around people.
Hey, there's Ben Wallace, center for the Detroit Pistons. Sweet. I don't know what he's doing at Degrassi. Maybe he wants to scout out Jimmy. More likely he wants to party hard with Spinner and Sean, and maybe Craig.
I should have mentioned by now that Paige is really upset that Rick is back in school. Terri was sort of Paige's friend before she ended up in that coma. Paige retreats to the safety of her office to take a poop and talk to Emma. Emma joins the anti-Rick camp, even though she has no idea who Terri was. But Emma's self righteousness makes her hate woman beaters just as much as she hates GM food. Plus she gets to hang out with Paige by saying she hates Rick.
Emma can be a big bully too. Rick comes to the Dot trying to enjoy a pop or a burger or a steak or whatever they have at the Dot. But Emma won't have it. She grabs Rick and kicks him out of the restaurant. Paige and the other cool kids think that was neato, but I bet the owner of the Dot would be mad that Emma is chasing away a customer.
Soon, thanks to Paige and Emma's campaigning, the whole school is against Rick. Girls wear new Rick is Evil wristbands. Even Chris won't let Rick sit with him at lunch. In Kwan's class, Rick tries to read a poem by Gandhi, but Spinner throws a ball of paper at him, and that stops Rick. I don't know why, it's just paper. I'm sure it has something to do with how awesome Spinner is...I guess.
Take that Gandhi.
At the Dot again, Emma trips Rick. Rick gets all the red in the face, just like he did before he put Terri in her place. Jay steps in thinking Rick is about to snap and break Emma's skull, but I think Rick's face is just red from all the blood rushing to it when he was on the floor.
Jay grabs Rick and takes him to the alleyway, which where people go to kick other people's asses. Jay kicks Rick's ass. Jay doesn't care about Terri or stopping people who beat women, he just likes to punch people. Alex is about to beat up Rick too, when Emma intervenes. Emma has decided that they have abused Rick to much. It was good that she came in when she did. If Rick would have gotten beaten up by a girl, that would have sucked for him. Especially since Alex weighs about seventy pounds. Damn it Alex, eat a cheeseburger.
That plotline is done. Now we move on to a startling revelation concerning JT.
JT, Toby, and Manny are hanging out a Liberty's hot tub. They are only hanging out with her because she has a hot tub, of course. Also they make Liberty serve them drinks. Liberty is just happy she has something that will get people to be around her.
Webster comes out of nowhere and pulls down JT's swim shorts. Oh that Webster! Turns out JT has a very small penis. Manny is freaked out by this. The two of them are dating, and Manny needs a large man to satisfy her unending need for sex.
JT saw Manny's reaction and is concerned he is way to small for her. His fears worsen when he gets a look Craig's rock star penis in the locker room. It is implied Craig is very well endowed. As he should be. It takes quite a long sausage to pleasure Manny as many times as Craig did. But Craig is annoyed with JT staring at his package. Spinner also has a long unit and is shocked that JT is admiring that stuff. I don't know why they are all freaked out about JT looking at them naked. They have gym class with Marco. He spends the whole time in the locker room doing nothing but look at other guy's parts.
Hell, he's doing it right now. See?
Webster comes to JT's aid. Using a fake ID, he purchased a penis pump. For being related to Liberty, the guy is a player. The boys head to a bathroom stall to give the pump a look over. Looks like JT's problem is solved. Though I guess the fact that he has friends who hang out with him in bathroom stalls to look at penis pumps is another problem, but one step at a time.
When the three exit the stall, there is Craig, wondering what the hell they were doing in there. JT is embarrassed again. By the way, what was Toby doing in there anyway? It's not like this concerns him.
Manny agrees to have sex with JT one afternoon. She has been holding out for too long since this morning (when she sucked off a stranger on the sidewalk for ten bucks) and is about to burst. This is JT's one shot to prove his worth. He takes out the penis pump and starts hammering away. But Manny enters the room and catches him in action. Oh JT!
Manny decides she cannot be with someone so tiny and breaks up with JT. Ha ha, JT. You are not a man. You are not even a cool character anymore. Paige no longer talks to you and the only woman left willing to accept your shortcomings is Liberty.
JT should return that penis pump to the penis pump district located on Mercy Street.
This episode was cool, simply for JT's antics. What makes this episode fall short of an A+ then? Well, it's a good show, but JT using a penis pump isn't the type of all out BAM! like Spinner boycotting the caf, Emma sucking dick, or Paige getting high. True, when JT had a wet dream about Liberty, that episode got an A+, but that was mainly for Jay and the Bandits stealing candy. The main point of a good solid A+ episode shouldn't be something disgusting.
I do like that JT and Toby are back to acting like immature kids, just like when their characters started out. Bringing it back to the origins. Nice. Young teenage boys relate more to fart jokes and being a loser than to abortions and school shootings.
Intensity Level: 33% Intense
A third intensity is about right.
Let's reflect on how awesome Ben Wallace is.
Damn he is the black Spinner.