Degrassi High

Season 2 Episode 2

Bad Blood (2)

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Aired Monday 8:30 PM Nov 12, 1990 on CBC
9.6
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Joey and Dwayne's enmity has escalated since Joey found out that it was Dwayne who turned him in for walking naked in the cafeteria, and Joey is determined to get Dwayne back. AIDS speakers at Degrassi during Sexual Awareness Week make the illness chillingly personal - especially for Dwayne, who becomes increasingly withdrawn as he awaits the results of his HIV test. Michelle finds out the real reason B.L.T. broke up with her.moreless

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  • Dwayne finds out he's HIV positive.

    9.5
    "Bad Blood" Part 2 is an amazing Degrassi High episode. In this episode, Dwayne finds out he's HIV positive. It's so sad how Dwayne finds this out. Joey versus Dwayne fight in the bathroom was awesome. It was so intense how they both started bleeding, and Dwayne couldn't continue fighting because he doesn't want Joey near his blood. I love how Dwayne just told Joey the truth. And I love how Joey and Dwayne become friends after this moment. B.L.T. was such a jerk for breaking up with Michelle. I give this episode a 9.5/10.moreless
  • Joey is mad because he owes everyone. Dwayne finds out he's HIV positive, and beats up the condom machine. Wheels catches him and tells Joey to use it against him, and it works. BLT breaks up with Michelle and Alexa tells her about his girlfriend Cindy.moreless

    7.5
    I too wonder how Joey managed to get the car and pay everyone back. Maybe some were nice to him? Anyway, most interesting how he got paid off by Dwayne, and yet as a result, wasn't all that excited about it. I love how Wheels caught Dwayne beating up the condom machine; that's the second time he's done that; the first was when he saw Lucy almost get a kiss from Mr Colby a few seasons ago. Wheels the spy; I like it. The part with Michelle and BLT breaking up, it hurts. Break-ups always hurt. And it didn't take long before everyone knew; BLT had sword Cindy to secrecy before, and probably avoided Simon and Alexa to some degree to keep them from finding out. But once it was done, Cindy didn't take long to brag about it. I loved watching Michelle then throw milk at BLT and call him a pig and a liar. One day on some show, I want to see someone call someone a liar and take out a lighter and set their pants on fire. But that probably wouldn't happen on a teen show. Awww, Emma's so cute. And wow; how Spike will then willingly say condom machines are necessary since some kids will have sex anyway. Yet, in DTNG, would she say the same thing now that Emma's a teenager? Good that they brought in real-life guys with AIDS, and answering some good questions. If they were to do that on DTNG, Dwayne should be featured in that. Oh, and Tabi and Nick then stop bugging Dwayne about Penny; I'm guessing they break up by drifting apart. That's gotta be awkward to stay with a partner who unknowingly gave you a disease, or with one who you gave a disease.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Trivia: At the time this show was made, it took 2 weeks for AIDS test results.

    • Trivia: Lucy continues making tapes for LD, a practice she began in Sixteen (2), and continued in Bad Blood (1). For this tape, Lucy takes a poll, asking if people think the condom machines in the bathrooms are a good idea. The results: Spike - yes; Clutch - no; Kathleen - no; Mr. Raditch - yes; Melanie - no.

    • Trivia: Joey, Snake, and Wheels try to devise a plan to get back at Dwayne; their initial idea was to glue his locker shut.

    • Goof: Since Simon and BLT are best friends and spend all their time together, and Alexa spends all her time with Simon, it's difficult to believe that she knew nothing about BLT's new girlfriend until four weeks after he started dating her.

    • Goof: Joey complains that he's broke and still owes half the people in the school money because he offered double-or-nothing on the bet. The car costs $2,999; car dealers don't finance cars to kids under the age of 18, and Joey commented earlier that his parents couldn't help him pay for it. He gets $314 from Dwayne for keeping his mouth shut about Dwayne's HIV, and he had $75 saved from his summer job. Where did the rest of the money for the car come from?

    • Product Placement: Again, Tabi is holding a box of Quaker Dipps with the box facing the camera as she walks down the hall after hearing the AIDS speakers in class.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Dwayne: Go, get away!
      Joey: No, I want to settle this NOW!
      Dwayne: I don't want to fight anymore.
      Joey: What's the matter? Are you scared of a little blood?
      Dwayne: Joey, I'm warning you, stay away from me!
      Joey: Oh, big tough guy's a wimp, a chicken. Come on!
      Dwayne: Didn't you hear what they said? You're bleeding too, man!
      Joey: What are you talking about?
      Dwayne: Do you want this on you? What if I had AIDS?
      Joey: Dwayne, if you had AIDS, that's fine by me. I'll be at your funeral, man. I'll be the guy laughing!
      Dwayne: You think it's a joke? You think I'd joke if I had it? I didn't do anything wrong! I was just careless, that's all (sobbing), and NOW I'M GOING TO DIE! GET OUT OF HERE! I SAID GET OUT! (sobbing) I've got no future. I'm going to die. OH GOD!

    • Joey: I'm a compassionate guy.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Fight Scene: According to Pat Mastroianni (Joey) and Darrin Brown (Dwayne), the fight scene was grueling to shoot and took a long time. They were both exhausted, and by the time the day was almost over, all Darrin had to do was cock his head to the side and stick out his lower lip, and he and Pat would break out in the giggles.

    • US Airing: When shown on PBS, there was a tag with Joey (Pat Mastroianni) and Caitlin (Stacie Mistysyn), who discuss HIV and give the AIDS Hotline number.

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