Degrassi Junior High “Best Laid Plans” (part 4 of 4)
Arthur enters his mom’s house, which has a whole Tom Petty “Don’t Come Around Here No More” checkerboard theme in the foyer. He stoops down to take his shoes off, and he actually—gack—undoes the Velcro straps on his high tops. Once again, I weep for this whole decade.
Arthur walks into the living room, still gazing longingly at the video tape. Suddenly, he realizes Stephanie is on the couch, filing her nails, so he hides the box behind his back. As he heads to his room, he mentions how people at school are saying things about her and Wheels. But Stephanie is defiant about doing whatever she wants, and it’s none of Arthur’s business.
Arthur admits he’s only her “part-time brother”, but he doesn’t like it “when people say bad things about you!” And for possibly a split-second, Stephanie seems nearly touched that someone actually cares about her, but her expression quickly turns back to stoic apathy.