Degrassi Junior High “It's Late” (part 4 of 4)

Meanwhile, the Twins stake out Spike in the hallway. When she shows up, they say they’re taking her down to the clinic. She still refuses to go, so they say they’re taking her to the drugstore to buy a test, because she has to know if she’s really pregnant.

Next, Arthur and Yick meet up in a stairwell. Yick sees Arthur and says, “Broomhead.” Almost like that’s his name now. Arthur promises he’ll have more “ideas” tomorrow, but Yick has had enough of his spectacularly shitty “ideas”. Melanie walks past, and Yick says he’s going to try something really crazy: He’s going to walk right up to her and ask her out.

He goes over to her, apologizing for everything that happened, and he wants to make it up to her by taking her “skating”. After a moment, it sinks in with Melanie that Yick is asking her out on a date. And this show being the Learning Experience™ that it is, she doesn’t shift around uncomfortably and say she’ll get back to him on it in a month or so. Instead, she says yes right away, and they make plans to go skating on Saturday morning. A Saturday morning date? That’s hot.

I guess the lesson here is that, if you’re interested in someone, you shouldn’t bother with stupid come-ons and gimmicks, and just directly ask that person out. However, it’s obvious that Arthur’s stupid ideas gave Yick an “in” he wouldn’t have otherwise had. He acted like a moron, which gave him a reason to apologize in the first place. So, once again, the makers of this show have proven the exact opposite of the lesson they were going for. Yick should be thanking Arthur right now.

Speaking of Arthur, he just stands there the whole time, watching Yick ask out Melanie, and looking terrified. It’s okay, Arthur. I’m sure the bromance will continue.

Degrassi’s new power couple Yick and Melanie walk down the stairs together, and Melanie asks what his “sign” is. We find out that he’s an Aquarius, and Melanie’s a Cancer, and they’re not supposed to get along. “But you are a boy,” Melanie says, so yeah, they’re off to a great start here. I would guess that’s her only criteria, really. “And this is a date,” she adds, “So… okay!”

This all reminds me of what a great philosopher named P. Stanley once said: “She’s a dancer, a romancer / I’m a Capricorn, and she’s a Cancer.” Yick would do well to live by these words.

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