Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 8 Episode 10

Bad Medicine

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 25, 2009 on MTV - Music Television

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  • Steroids

    Riley begins taking steroids because he thinks they will make him stronger, better, faster at football after he is claimed a hero for winning a game for Degrassi. However, the steroids make him lose his temper, and after getting into a fight with Sav about Anya(right after Sav and Anya broke up and Riley goes out with her), he gets suspended. It's not confirmed but the audience is continued to led into thinking Riley is gay.

    A good episode with an interesting plot. It had a subplot but i liked this plot more. Overall grade for this episode- an A+
  • Riley pumps up the steroids while Danny tries to hook a brother up.

    Ok first off the A Pl;ot totally dominated the episode. It was a little rushed but still good. Riley begins taking nsteroids because he's convinced that they will make him straight, and he even tries to date Anya to help the process. WEhen he feels nothing for her though, he turns to his old buddy from camp, where his friend comes onto him in the woods. At first Riley is afraid to eb around his friend but then he loosens up and they start to kiss, then I'm pretty sure his friend engage din orla sex with him, but it never says for sure. Later the steroids take a toll on Riley when he lashes out at Peter and beats up Sav after he starts being really annoying. Riley gets expelled but still finds a friend in Peter, and lays off the steroids. the B Plot was dumb. basically Derek likes Leia, but she likes Danny. Danny sets the two up before he realizes that he likes her in return and Derek realizes it as well, so he backs off and Danny and Leia start to date.
  • Season 8, Episode 10.

    Riley is taking steroids to keep his performance and manly image up. His ex-boyfriend contacts him, and it convinces him to go on a date with Anya, even though he knows it doesn't feel right. Meanwhile, Derek and Danny both have it bad for Leia. Who will get her, and will it strain their friendship?

    Not a bad episode. Riley's ex was kinda cute. Not bad at all. :) I like Anya though. The thing with Riley and Sav at the end was intense. Wow... But Peter has the right idea. Why would Riley act so differently? Hm, steroids are weird. But this episode was good. :)
  • Finally! An interesting gay guy!

    There was a time, not too long ago, when Degrassi's take on homosexuality was Gay guys can be just as popular as straight guys." In this one, it's good to see otherwise. We have internalized homophobia, steroid use, and casual sex at the ravine! w00t! Marco never did anything quite like this. The closest Marco got was almost hooking.

    Despite this, there were a few cringe-worthy moments. Peter saying "So, do steroids make you straight?" as if bisexuals don't exist. And the fact that he reads fitness magazines is a bit stereotypical.

    I can't wait to see when Riley comes out to his friends, how they'll all react to the knowledge that they were naked in front of "one of them".
  • Riley is star of the football team and he's taking steroids. He's also has a secret that only Peter knows. Derek asks Danny to ask out Leia, even though Danny and Leia have this great connection.

    This is one of the best episodes of the season. I like how they gave Riley all this little dramas. Riley was taking steroids. I like how it made him go a little crazy like when he through that brush at Peter. liked how he was trying to be straight and he went out with Anya and Anya figures something just wasn't right but it turns out she still has feeling for Sav. Sav is a jerk. I'm glad Riley beat him up. He should get over Anya. They've been broken up for awhile. I like that we get more information on Leia in this episode. I'm glad that we know she's a dancer and that she doesn't like Derek. Derek asked Danny to ask Leia out for him, so they did. It seems that Derek and Danny are starting to become friends again. I'm glad that Danny and Leia are together. Hopefully Leia gets to star in an episode about her soon. Anyways this episode was way better that most the episodes this season so I'm giving it a 10/10.
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