May 1, 2020
Degrassi Junior High “Eggbert” (part 2 of 5)
Inside the school now, Spike explains the box in her hands, telling the Twins that she has to babysit an egg, which will somehow educate her as to what it feels like to have a baby. And then they pass warm, generous, open-hearted Kathleen, who mutters that Spike shouldn’t even be allowed at Degrassi. She turns to her friends (read: the people who barely tolerate Kathleen) and says, “Spike should go to a home or something.” Is this 1952? I don’t think they ship unmarried pregnant girls off to “homes” anymore.
Then Sweet Caitlin Ryan randomly appears, saying there’s no way Spike should go to a home, and it would accomplish nothing, because there’s no use trying to “pretend it never happened”. As meaningful looks pass between Shane and Spike on the other end of the hallway, everyone asks Kathleen why Shane shouldn’t also have to go to a home, seeing as how he fucked up his life just as badly as Spike.
Kathleen replies very sensibly, “He’s not pregnant!” See? You see the double standard going on here? If not, don’t fret; the message will be soundly beaten into your skull by the time this episode is over.