Its been awhile sense we have seen the college kids of Degrassi, and for many that has been a good thing. This episode in some ways is an important one as it tackles a major issue that has not reached the school of Degrassi yet, Aids. In the past an episode of this magnitude would easily be an hour one, however they instead put it all in a single condensed half hour, something that overall probably hurt the storyline. Paige once again, acts stupendously for a character on the show, and Griffin as a secondary does a good job making his character likable but also hate-able at the exact same time. Overall, the primary storyline is interesting and well played out, but just too condensed and not given the screen time it fully deserved.
The bigger issue with the episode, however, was the absolutely atrocious secondary storyline. Up until this episode Jane has been this cool down-to-earth girl that was a great pair for Spinner. However, suddenly she seems to have zero social skills and is desperate for friends... that was definitely out of the blue. Darcy also is anything but interesting in the storyline, and just the trivialness of it is a horrible match for the serious HIV plotline. A better fit would have been either something else serious, or a nice humorous storyline, but Jane and Darcy is neither. Definitely the much weaker part of this average episode.