Degrassi Junior High “The Cover-Up” (part 2 of 4)

Cut to the front of Degrassi Junior High at the start of the school day. Rick rides his bike down the sidewalk, nearly running down two students. But not just any two students: These are Dear Sweet Caitlin Ryan, and Susie “Heartbeat Away from the Presidency” Rivera.

Rick gets to the front of the school and locks up his bike, but the sidewalk mayhem continues. Along comes reformed drug dealer Joey Jeremiah, showing off on his skateboard. And by “showing off”, I mean, he’s traveling forward in a mostly straight line. But it seems even this trick is beyond his skateboarding abilities, because he gets distracted and plows into some other bikes and lands face-first in the grass.

Caption contributed by Albert

“I couldn’t help it! That lawn totally jumped in front of me!”

So, not only did he do a face plant in front of Rick, Caitlin, and Susie, but also Mr. Raditch, who just happens to be loitering out in front of the school. Rockin’ Rompin’ Raditch comes over and regards Joey with equal parts pity and disgust. He examines Joey’s face, and finds Joey already has a black eye. So I guess in Degrassi World, it only takes three seconds to develop a shiner.

Raditch sends him to see the school nurse, and then after that, Joey will have to go see Principal Charlie, because he’s been warned about his “horseplay” before. And not his “whore’s play”, which is what he was doing with Steph in the pilot episode.

Hmm, so Joey accidentally gets a black eye on the Very Special Child Abuse Episode of Degrassi Junior High. Will this become important in some way? Could this potentially lead to wacky misunderstandings later in the episode? Let’s watch and find out!

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Multi-Part Article: Degrassi Junior High "The Cover-Up"

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