Degrassi High

Season 2 Episode 3

Loyalties

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Aired Monday 8:30 PM Nov 19, 1990 on CBC
8.6
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Michelle, B.L.T., Simon and Alexa were always the fabulous four, but now that Michelle and B.L.T. have broken up and B.L.T. has a new girlfriend, Cindy, Alexa's loyalties are divided. Snake develops a crush on Michelle, but she's just not ready for it. Caitlin, planning a fancy dinner for her parent's twentieth anniversary, discovers her father is seeing another woman.moreless

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  • Michelle feels left out when Alexa starts hanging around Simon, Cindy, and B.L.T.

    8.0
    "Loyalties" is a great Degrassi High episode. In this episode, Michelle feels left out because Simon and B.LT. are friends, so Alexa is always hanging out with them and Cindy. It was so sweet of Snake to ask out Michelle. It's too bad that Michelle was still getting over her break-up with Snake. I wish Snake asked her out later in the series, but not as late as the prom/school dance episode. I really didn't care about the subplot with Caitlin finding out her father's having an affair. I give this episode a 8/10.moreless
  • Caitlin finds out that her Dad is a lowlife while Michelle and Alexa start to break up as friends. C

    8.5
    The quality of acting on this show was really excellent. I loved everything about the show but when you watch these episodes years later, these young actors were really great. Stacie Mistysyn as Caitlin nails her part as the disgusted teen who finds out like many girls that her Dad is a lowlife cheater. Her acting is really stellar showing first the shock then the disgust later as her Dad tries to deny that he is having an affair.



    Michelle's breakup with her Alexa is also done very realistic. The episode is called Loyalties, so we see how people pick their loyalties often with disastrous results. Alexa stayed friends with Blt and Michelle but we see drifting more toward Blt's side when she should have stayed with Michelle. You can blame the betrayed friend for being angry.



    Stefan Brogren was great as Snake the guy whose looking to get together with Michelle. He's a great character and it's no wonder he's one of the characters that carried over to Degrassi The Next Generation. All in all this is an excellent episode with excellent performances based on a lot of real life issues.moreless
  • Alexa tries to deal with Michelle as best friend and Simon as boyfriend, even with BLT being with Cindy now. It backfires. Snake asks Michelle out. Caitlin tries to arrange an anniversary dinner for her parents and find out her dad is cheating.moreless

    7.7
    This episode hurts. I see Alexa's pain and being caught in the middle. And how she tries to have Michelle with them, even when Simon complains. But I see character development in her due to her telling Simon that if he had left her for another girl she'd be down too. Michelle, though, is right to see that BLT and Cindy's relationship is totally superficial; I saw Michelle and BLT as more of a healthy relationship; the only thing BLT has in common with Cindy is both being black. And Simon just doesn't seem to get it. It was sweet to see Snake and Michelle getting along, and his being so careful in pursuing her. They could make a nice couple, except for Michelle being still grieving over BLT. Seeing Caitlin going to the restaurant to book a reservation for her parents, it is so sad. You have Melanie saying how wonderful it is that they've lasted 20 years; after all, Melanie's parents are divorced, and Caitlin is happy for that. And then seeing that their marriage can't be all that perfect if her dad is in a restaurant kissing another woman. Ugh! That bites! And then when they go out to dinner, and she hears his ever-so-smooth lies. The only glitch I really see(though I can make up a possible sub-plot here) is that in the picture Caitlin looks at, it's like she's an only child. I'm sure she mentioned a brother; what's up with that?moreless

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