Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 8 Episode 18

Danger Zone

Aired Daily 9:00 PM Apr 12, 2009 on Much Music
out of 10
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Episode Summary


Blue asks Holly J. to the winter dance in a very romantic way, only Holly J. thinks she might have a thing for her co-worker, Spinner. But when a former Lakehurst student walks into the Dot, pumped up and with a gun - everything changes. Can Holly J. hold it together long enough to save their lives?


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • good

    overall a good episode. i liked holly j and spinner being held at gun point at the dot, and i was sad when spinner got shot. i was happy though, when holly j comes to the rescue. one of my favorite moments from every episode i have seen is in this, when holly j goes to the dance and everyone there applauds her because of her saving spinner. overall, this was a great season finale and a great episode all-around. there was nary a dull moment, one of my favorites from all the ones i have seen, definitely gets an A+moreless
  • cool episode

    i loved this episode its one of my favorite episodes this is the only episode where people can see who the real holly j is and where almost everyone has a couple i also like the theme of the dance black and white by the way does anyone know the name of the last song on that episode when holly j gets applauded and who sings it i really really liked that song i think it was two people singing it a man and a woman please if anyone knows it write it down on your review so i can download it thanksmoreless
  • Degrassi is a teen-based show set in Canada, portraying the fictional lives of students at Degrassi high school. The lives of these characters intertwine, and become even more complicated. Usually through standard social dilemmas, the show is at its best.moreless

    Degrassi:TNG is the best form of real teen drama audiences will get in ages. Some events may seem a little exacerbated, but only prove to make the storylines that much better. There are no long-lost relatives, and epic endgame couples, but just life portrayed from 7th grade to senior year of high school. Some of the dialogue can be too much, but it's age-approriate and so much better than other teen shows that have kids speak too eloquently. Usually shows lose its spark after 3 or 4 seasons, but this show just doesn't seem to lose it's edge and it's filming scenes for it's ninth season! That's pretty self-explanatory.moreless
  • Holly J and Spinner are held at gunpoint when a robber comes into The Dot. Connor tries to get KC and Clare back together. Peter has to prove he still loves Mia.moreless

    This episode was amazing. It was very well written. Plot A is that Spinner and Holly J are held hostage while a robber helds them at gunpoint. I loved Plot A. There was a lot of drama. Spinner got shot, and I'm glad he got shot. Not because I don't like Spinner, Spinner is the best, but because it added a lot of drama to the episode. I am glad that he didn't die. That gives more of a chance that he'll be in season 9. Plot B was Connor trying to get Clare and KC back together. Connor is definately growing on me. That poor girl who was saying she liked risk and he didn't even pay any attention her. Hopefully she becomes Connor's girlfriend in season 9. It was sweet of him to dance with her and the end of the episode. This episode made me realized how annoying KC is. I think he should get over himself about being a "Bad Boy". I'm glad that KC and Clare made up in the end. Plot C was Peter had to prove that he's still in love with Mia. I don't like them as a couple at all, but this episode was better with them. I just hope the break up for good next time. Since there's a lot of drama in this episode, I give it a 10/10.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Holly J. and Blue start dancing she puts her arms around his neck, then in a shot a bit later her hands can be seen on his shoulders and then she moves them up

    • When Clare wonders where her pen is and she suspects K.C has it he says "Why? Because I'm the only one in here with a criminal record?" But Alli is also in the room and in Heat Of The Moment, Alli got a record.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (6)

    • song list:
      Written By Jill Barber, Ron Sexsmith
      Performed By Jill Barber
      Published By Jill Barber (SOCAN), Sony/ ATV Music Publishing Canada (SOCAN)
      Courtesy Of Outside Music

      What Are You Going To Do With Me?
      Written By Allison Shevernoha, Chris Hiebert
      Performed By Paper Moon
      Courtesy Of Endearing Records
      Takin' Care Of Business
      Written And Performed By Randy Bachman
      Published By Ranbach Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada (SOCAN)
      Courtesy Of Ranbach Music Ltd.
      (Video Game Feature)

      Written By David J Taylor, Morgan Mayer
      Performed By Morgan Mayer
      Courtesy Of Push The Cat Records
      My Ship
      Written And Performed By Kellin Watson
      Courtesy Of Jones & Co

      Into The Mystery
      Written By Gary Phillips, McGowan Markey Southworth
      Performed By McGowan
      Courtesy Of Cherry Lane Music

    • This is technically the season finale. The next four episodes originally aired as a special movie, and do not include all of the main characters from this season, and also brings back main characters from previous seasons to finish off their storylines.

    • Argiris Karras (Riley), Cassie Steele (Manny), Evan Williams (Kelly), Marc Donato (Derek), Miriam McDonald (Emma) and Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty), do not appear in this episode.

    • This episode aired July 31, 2009 in the US.

    • This is the first episode where Holly J is applauded and shown as actually liked. This is in direct contrast to the previous 8th season episode "Heat of the Moment," in which everyone hated her after Alli created the "I Hate Holly J" group.

    • Clare and Kc are now an official couple


    • The title, "Danger Zone" is based off of the book, "Danger Zone" by David Klass. The idea that Holly J. is going to be shot is based off of the fact that in the end of the book, Jimmy Doyle's teammate, Augustus LeMay jumps in front of the bullet for him and gets shot in the knee.

    • The title of this episode is the same as a song by Kenny Loggins from the 1986 soundtrack to the movie Top Gun.