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"Back in Black"

Season 4 Episode 9
Canadian airdate: October 19th, 2004

Boycott the Caf name: "Sean Leaves"
Important characters: Sean, Emma, Jay, Toby
Issue of the Week: The pressures of being a hero

This is the post-school shooting episode. Let's see what fun is in store.

B Plot:

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A memorial has been set up by Jimmy's locker while Jimmy is in the hospital. That's got to be annoying if you have a locker right next to Jimmy because all these cards are in your way. You have to kick them out of your way just to open your locker, but then you mess up the memorial and everyone is mad at you.

Toby is sad that JT no longer wants to be his friend because he was buddies with Rick. Manny comes to the rescue deciding to reunite her two geeks. She puts her hand on Toby's shoulder causing Toby to orgasm.

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Manny demands that JT be Toby friends again, pointing out that JT is also a huge loser. JT has been hanging around with Liberty's little brother, who Manny calls Webster. Webster. I like that. Up until now I had just been calling him Dirty Black Kid because he is so black and dirty.  Manny then reminds JT that he has a tiny penis. Well, JT has been beaten. He goes back to being Toby's friend. At least compared with Toby, JT can still feel cool.

That's the end of that.

A Plot:

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Sean has became a national hero in Canada for killing Rick. No one in Canada liked Rick. And Jimmy was Canada's hope for Olympic basketball glory. Now Canada has nothing. Nothing as always.

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Ms. Sovay has her hands full with grief counseling, which is good because otherwise she doesn't do anything all day. I'm sure a normal workday for Ms. Sovay involves her drinking bourbon in her office from 8 to 3 and only stopping when Paige wants to come in and talk about rape.

The grief counseling session involve people passing around a plaster mask and talking about their feelings. Marco gets into it what with being gay with his gay emotions. But Sean wants no part in this. He sure doesn't want to try on the mask after its been on Marco's face.

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That one TV reporter from the previous episode shows Sean an interview she had with his parents. What's the deal with Sean's parents, they look like they are in their sixties? Why are they so old? Being poor is not good for the skin.

Sean gets mad at his parents yet again, smashing the very computer monitor he watched the interview from. He then commandeers Jay's car and he, Jay, Ellie and Emma skip school to drive to Wasaga Beach, the town where Sean was from.

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When they arrive at Sean's old home, he knocks on he door and tells his parents about how much he hates them. This is the first time he's seen his parents since they sent him away to Toronto at the beginning of the show. He drives all the way to Toronto just to tell them to fuck off and then he leaves. Cool.

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The gang then heads to the beach to hang out where a bunch of people are getting their beach on. Too bad I checked the internet and Wasaga Beach is located on Lake Huron. There are no good beaches on the Great Lakes, I know I live in the region. And there are defiantly no good places to have beach resort towns. Especially when it's late October.

We also see the guy who Sean deafened in one ear. Hey deafy, way to be deaf.

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Sean can't handle all this pressure of being a hero, seeing his parents, and having to live with Ellie. He grabs a jet ski and runs away along Lake Huron, riding off into the sunset never to return.

Hey Ellie, check out another boyfriend abandoned you. Sean will only be back in black.

Rating: A+
Fine episode. Sean's last appearance was a good one.

Intensity Level: 100% INTENSE
I cried this whole episode. Goodbye Sean.

FYI:
I just caught the remade Dawn of the Dead movie again, and noticed Sean's mom is one of the survivors hanging out in the mall. And the guy who plays Dean had a small role in Land of the Dead. So it appears that being a secondary character on Degrassi gives you a pretty good shot at a minor role in a zombie movie. It is good to know a few Degrassi actors have chance of work once in a while.

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