Degrassi Junior High “The Great Race” (part 4 of 4)

In the hallway after class, Joey teases Melanie some more, saying he “can’t wait to see you in that bathing suit!” Melanie is humiliated once again, and she runs off. I think we can all see where this is headed.

L.D. catches up to Melanie, and talks about how half the girls on the swim team bailed on Friday’s match. It seems they came up with all sorts of bogus excuses, ranging from “I’m on my period!” to “I don’t want the boys to see me in my bathing suit!” But she’s glad they still have four girls ready and willing to swim, including Melanie, right? Right?

Suddenly, Melanie insists that she, too, won’t be swimming. She doesn’t give a lame excuse, but her rationale should be obvious to anyone paying attention.

Melanie and L.D. are outside now, and L.D. is still putting pressure on Melanie to show up for the race. L.D. again references her brothers, who have always told her things like, “L.D. can’t do it, she’s a girl!” and “L.D.’s dumb, she’s a girl!” and “L.D. can’t be the Republican nominee for Vice President, she’s a girl!” Well, maybe not that last thing.

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