"Time Stands Still" Part 1Season 4 Episodes 7 & 8
Canadian airdates: October 5th & 12th, 2004
Take a look at Spinner's new haircut. What a queer look. What the hell happened to you Spinner? Did you lose a bet with Marco? Considering what Marco could have made you do, you got off lucky. But God damn Spinner, why is your hair so stupid and gay?
Spinner and Jimmy start the morning picking on Rick. They throw his beret in a dumpster and then throw Rick in the dumpster as well. How about Canada? They put that maple leaf on everything, even their garbage holding boxes. Give it up already Canada. That's ridiculous. At least Americans only put our national symbols on appropriate places, like bumper stickers, collectable NASCAR dinner plates, or the American eagle I have tattooed on my dick.
Rick strikes vengeance against Spinner by spray painting his car. This makes Rick late for school, but at this point Rick doesn't care anymore. He's out for blood.
Spinner is flabbergasted to see his car's window and door vandalized. He wants to go to Principal Raditch about this, but then Sean mocks him for wanting to run to the principal. Sean never would have done that if Spinner didn't have a stupid haircut. Sean no longer sees Spinner as his hero.
Talk about lame, here's Joey B plot. Joey is such a loser he has to sell his house. He hasn't sold enough cars to Middle Eastern people so he can't afford to live in a house anymore. If you've ever noticed, Joey only ever sells cars to Middle Eastern people for some reason. Maybe that's part of the problem. I guess Craig, Angela and him are going to live at the car dealership from now on until that goes out of business, which will probably be a few weeks from now.
Here Craig comes to save the day. Craig got Sydney, Joey's ex-girlfriend from last year, to help out. Sydney is a big shot real estate agent. Now the house is still going to be sold, but for more money.
A plot time again. Rick, Emma, Toby and Jimmy are Degrassi's Whack Your Brain Team. Whack Your Brain are one of those high school quiz shows like the ones you see on PBS from time to time. What am I saying? No one reading this knows what PBS is. I have my doubts any of you even know how to read. PBS is that station you catch grandma watching when the Weather Channel is on commercials.
Anyway, Emma and Jimmy have sort of, kind of become Rick's friends. Friends in so much as they don't hang out with him outside of the team, but they no longer beat him up either. Rick takes this to mean Emma has a crush on him. Now that Rick has three people that don't hate him, he feels loved. So loved he does that crosses his arms thing to Spinner and the Candy Bandits. That pisses Spinner and the Bandits off for some reason.
Whack Your Brain Time. The show is being recorded at Degrassi and they are competing against a school called Northern. Degrassi should be competing against Bardell, the school Dean is from. Bardell could be the arch nemesis school of Degrassi. Like how Bayside High was always fighting Valley High in Saved by the Bell.
The competition is tough. Northern leads until the last minute when Rick answers a question, tying the game at 171 to 180. I don't know how that works either. But now the game is going to a sudden death, right after this brief intermission.
Spinner, Alex, and Jay have come up with a way to exact the most devilish of revenge on Rick for befuddling their cars. Alex is going to set this up, her privileges as class vice president enablers her to go about unencumbered by the normal security clearances required of more common Degrassi school attendees.
Rick takes the sudden death, giving Degrassi victory in Whack Your Brain. Rick stands on stage, but what should be his finest hour of glory is tarnished when a buckets worth of paint and feathers falls on Rick. Spinner and the Candy Bandit's vengeance has been had. That will teach Rick to think he can be happy.
The whole school is laughing at him. At this point I figured Rick was going to go Carrie on everybody and kill them with his hidden physic powers. But Rick goes home and grabs a gun. He'll kill them a more conventional way.
Eew. Why is Joey making out with a dude?
That is Caitlin, who is back from going around the world covering the AIDS.