Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 4 Episode 15

Secret, Part Two

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Aired Daily 9:00 PM Dec 07, 2004 on Much Music
9.3
out of 10
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Secret, Part Two
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When a number of students--including Jay's girlfriend Alex-- have been diagnosed with gonorrhea, a public health nurse is called in to discuss symptoms and methods of transmission. Emma worries that she may be one of the infected.

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  • Jay is preying on Emma's insecurity

    10
    The episode is a continuation of Secret (Part 1) in which Emma engages in unprotected oral sex with Jay and Jimmy attempts to escape the hospital in his wheelchair. The basic idea which I think again highlights the wonderful realism and direct messages of Degrassi is that Emma is insecure following the shooting. In a sense, insecurity and hating oneself often go hand in hand. And some teenage boys prey on teenage girls' insecurities. If a girl hates herself, then she can do acts which she would otherwise be disgusted by, oral sex.



    Emma engages in oral sex with a random guy (Jay) because (a) She is insecure and (b) She wants to get the reward, a bracelet, because it gets the other girls to listen to her. In a sense (b) is a corollary of (a) because insecure people want attention. I think this is the beauty of Degrassi, how well the writers understand teen psychology.



    Jimmy's father is scared for Jimmy and doesn't want him to go out in the wheelchair without his support. All good fathers are like that, it's not that they don't trust their kids' judgement, just that they want what's best for their kids and sometimes that can cloud their judgement that their kids' are normal thinking human beings who are generally capable of good judgement when it comes to personal care. Jimmy convinces his father who I believe allows him to go out in the subsequent episode.



    All in all, an excellent episode. I have no qualms giving this a 10 and I congratulate the writers for a realistic teen drama which explores most of the common issues among teens and also receives high ratings (often the two don't go hand in hand).moreless
  • There's a gonerreha outbreak at Degrassi.

    10
    "Secret" part 2 is an awesome Degrassi episode. In this episode, Emma's been giving Jay blowjobs. I love how Emma gets kind of a compulsive-liar-attitude in this episode with the looks she makes on her face and telling her parents that she can't sleep because of the shooting. In this episode, Emma gets gonerreha. I love how Degrassi can show the effects of unprotected sex, even if it's oral sex. I also love the play that Liberty and JT put on. It's something nice that's happening after the shooting happened. I give this episode a 10/10.moreless
  • Emma & Jay become friends... with benefits.

    9.5
    Okay so in continuation, Emma hooked up with Jay, and now their playing games with each other, and they continue to hook up, but when Alex finds out Jay cheated on her, rumors starts to surface, on what Emma did in the ravine. Oh so coincidentally, there is a gonerreha outbreak in school, and Emma has the symptoms, it all comes down to the play when she has to kiss Dracula. Godo thing she didn't, since she did have the disease. I love this episode, but I hate Emma's character, she begs sex from Jay, then she kisses a random guy, then after Jay & Alex break up, she continues to beg for more sex, and when Emma gets the disease, she blames Jay? Really? I know she went through a lot, but it was her fault she got that disease, not Jay's. Loved the Amy vs Alex scene when Alex punched Amy in the face. Amy deserved it. B plot, Craig & Marco break Jimmy out of the hospital, as Jimmy deals with being in a wheelchair for the first time. An okay B plot, an amazing A plot. Great job Degrassi! :Dmoreless
  • From the frist episode to this one we see that Emma is getting a different streak in her.She goes to the revine with a well known bad boy and does something she ends up not being so proud of as she thought.moreless

    9.9
    I think this is exciting to see emma change into a brand new character. We are always used to seeing her as "the good two shoes" and always trying to prevent a problem or getting someone out oif it.But this time Emma needs the help.She gets swept up but Jay and doesn't expect what is happing and neither does the audience.It shows that this is a new beginning for her, maybe some serious changing.Well whatever it is it will be great because Miriam is a great aspiring actress whose going to maybe one day be big starting with this one episodemoreless
  • Emma is awesome in this episode

    10
    I think that Emma and Jay are awesome together and I am glad that they finally do get together. Yet at the same time she becomes too clingy and I feel bad when he cuts her loose. I think that it is totally uncharacteristic of Emma to do what she does at the ravine and I am sure no one sees it coming. Also, what she ends up having because of it, everyone knows what she did. I think its interesting to see Emma involved in this problem because she hasn't dealt with her feelings from the shooting yet.moreless
Jonathan Keltz

Jonathan Keltz

Nate

Guest Star

Conrad Coates

Conrad Coates

Mr. Brooks

Guest Star

Heather Cherron

Heather Cherron

Receptionist

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Bailey Corneal

Bailey Corneal

Amy

Recurring Role

Dalmar Abuzeid

Dalmar Abuzeid

Daniel "Danny" Van Zandt

Recurring Role

Melissa DiMarco

Melissa DiMarco

Principal Daphne Hatzilakos

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • In the first part of the episode, when Emma is sneaking in, Snake says that it's two in the morning. But in this part of the episode, when he confronts Emma, after seeing her kiss the guy who plays Dracula, in the library, he says that she came in at 3 in the morning.

    • Alex discovers that Jay has cheated on her with her best friend Amy, but there is never any indication that Alex finds out he also cheated on her with Emma.

    • Kid Elrich the singer who Craig, Jimmy, Sean and Spinner have loved since Season two finally makes a brief apperance.

    • Jay and Alex break up because Alex finds out that Jay has been cheating on her with Amy.

    • Jay gives Alex, Amy, and Emma a STD.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Nurse: We think there has been a mini-outbreak, here, at Degrassi, of this. (points to sign)
      Manny: Gonorrhea!? Sorry...did I just say that out loud?

    • Jay: Are you hot for Dracula, or are you trying to mess with me?
      Emma: Are you gonna be in the ravine tonight? Are we gonna party? I think I need another bracelet.
      Jay: I don't like being messed with, okay?

    • Emma: There's a ton of guys who would love to be with me.
      Jay: Well right now I'm not one of them.

    • Jimmy: (referreing to their "disguise") This does nothing to hide the enormous piece of scrap metal I'm sitting on!
      Marco: I thought it'd be cool to look like Ninjas!
      Craig walks into the hospital, dressed in a trench coat and felt hat)
      Craig: (pretending to have a heart attack, and is breathing heavily) Go get Dr. Schunkenhoser!!!
      Receptionist: Could you wait here? (leaves)
      Craig: GO GET DR. SCHUNKENHOSER!!! (Marco wheels Jimmy out of the hospital)

    • Amy: (to Alex about Jay) I didn't sleep with him!

    • Spike: You don't have to be brave or perfect ever. Just be you.
      Emma: But what if I don't like me very much right now? (Emma starts crying) I need somebody to take me to the clinic.
      Spike: Are you sick? Do you have a fever?
      Emma: I just need to go to the health unit. Tomorrow.
      Snake: There's something going around the school right now, but it's a very specific group. And Em, if you're worried, there's a good chance you don't have to be.
      Emma: I have to be.
      Spike: Emma.
      Emma: (still crying) Just say you'll take me. Just say. (Spike hugs her)

    • Alex: (to Jay) Don't touch me. Don't talk to me. I'll deck your smug face too.

    • (Jay picks Alex up)
      Alex: Put me down!
      Amy: I love to see how mature your boyfriend is.
      Alex: Great my first doctor's note that isn't a forgery and Mr. I-can-pick-up-a-girl has to go and make it look all suspicious.

    • Manny: What do you get out of it?
      Emma: That's a really stupid question.
      Manny: No what you're doing is stupid, you're letting a disgusting bottom-feeder use you to serial cheat on his girlfriend.
      Emma: Should you really be preaching to anyone about that? We're not having real sex.
      Manny: It's pretty close.
      Emma: But I'm not getting pregnant.
      Manny: Why are you trying to hurt me?

    • Jay: Lexi...
      J.T.: Lexi is late for her sce-
      Alex: You want a scene J.T.? Hey best friend Amy, let's give J.T. a scene. (she punches Amy in the face)

  • NOTES (5)

    • song list:
      Are You Ready Now?
      Written by R Morfitt, G Whitbeck, C Leeson, J Dana & D Yaremko
      Performed by Morning Maker
      Courtesy of Boompa!
      Good Thing
      Written by Jim McGrath
      Performed by Michael Dunstan
      I'm the Kid
      Written Jim McGrath & Brendon Yorke
      Performed by Pino D'liorenzeo
      Stuck
      Written by Pino Dilorenzo, Ken Davies, Bob Onyskiw & Len Balas
      Performed by Quad
      Courtesy of Rasta Eyeball Records

    • CTV Promo - Emma: It's not like I'm the first girl to ever do it, you know.

    • This episode deals with STDs.

    • CTV also gave this episode a TV-14 the second time for Degrassi

    • Andrea Lewis (Hazel), Dan Woods (Mr. Raditch), Daniel Clark (Sean), Jake Goldsbie (Toby), Lauren Collins (Paige), Melissa McIntyre (Ashley), Pat Mastroianni (Joey), Shane Kippel (Spinner), Stacey Farbery (Ellie) and Stacie Mistysyn (Caitlin) do not appear in this episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

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