Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 5 Episode 8

Turned Out, Part Two

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Aired Daily 9:00 PM Nov 07, 2005 on Much Music
9.1
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J.T. is now selling drugs and wants to quit, but the drug dealer won't let him, so J.T. is forced to steal again and soon J.T. loses the people he cares most about because of his drugs and lies. Feeling like he's sunk to his lowest, J.T. makes a decision to overdose with disastrous consequences. Meanwhile Snake isn't satisfied with how his life has been played out so far.

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  • JT continues to deal drugs.

    10
    "Turned Out" part 2 is an excellent Degrassi episode. In this episode JT continues to sell drugs in order to afford the apartment. I think this is the first time that JT gets a serious and big storyline. It's so intense how JT overdoses on drugs and ends up in the hospital. And it's heartbreaking seeing Liberty at the hospital. I do like that she decides to give her baby up for adoption as she thinks they would not be able to give their baby a good life. And the subplot evens out the seriousness of this episode because Snake has a midlife crisis. I think this is the episode where he gets the motorcycle. I give this episode a 10/10.moreless
  • Aw JT! :(

    10
    JT becomes a drug dealer but instantly wants to quit. But then he is beaten by the drug guy. What will JT do, especially now that he has lost all his friends and Liberty because of this? Simpson goes through a sort of mid-life crisis.



    A great episode, JT was so bizarre, and the ending when he was crying because of them putting the baby up for adoption (when they have it of course), and the whole overdosing thing on purpose... wow, JT was just not really JT in this episode. Still a great episode and still gets an A+moreless
  • JT takes a turn for the worst.

    9.0
    This episode is very powerful & shows how JT & Liberty really turned out like the episode title, which sucks since Liberty & JT were doing so well, now JT had to ruin it all by keeping on selling drugs which really bites. The subplot was pretty suckish since it was about Snake's midlife crisis, and finally JT tries to kill himself cause he can't handle it & Liberty only cares about herself. And when he wakes up they turn to adoption. Then with Liberty's dad freaking out, that was priceless, an amazing episode & ends the Liberty/JT franchise. Awesome episode.moreless
  • I can't believe JT tried to commit suicide. It was so good!

    10
    JT continues selling drugs and soon Liberty finds out and Toby and him get in a fight and JT tries to get everything back to the way it was, but when he realizes how much he's screwed up, he tries to kill himself by ODing on drugs! This episode was very well written. I hate that the Jt/Liberty relationship came to an end. I thought JT's decision to sell drugs after stealing them was stupid, but in the end, everything turned out to be ok. He visited the hospital after trying to kill himself and liberty supported him which made me so happy. I was so excited to see that Liberty's dad was actually supporting Liberty and JT now.



    The subplot wasn't that great.moreless
  • **Review for both parts of Turned Out** JT's story reaches its turning point, and a shocking one it is! This episode accomplishes what few episodes of the series do: develop the character further. And it couldn't be more welcome. All aroundmoreless

    8.8
    Degrassi is a show that suffers from few weaknesses. There are certain things each episode should accomplish and, for the most part, they get the job done. However, one thing this series has always suffered from is very poor character development. Sure, the characters age and get themselves in new, bigger problems as the seasons pass, but the characters themselves do not really change. Most are the same at the end of each episode as they were in the beginning of season 1. There are a few exceptions, like Marco and Spinner, but for the most part the characters don't really change.



    However, Turned Out manages to bring in some terrific development and for the most unlikely candidate: JT. Before now, JT has been that nutty guy only lookin to be cool and get good with the ladies. But here he has completely abandoned this old way. In fact, his childishness is what makes him eventually change (i.e. using the overlarge condom to suit is ego that slipped off). JT attempting to grow up and be mature here is such a great bit of development, I was thinking to myself the whole time, "Wow, is that really JT?" And to sum up this character change, at the end of the episode after all the drug dealing and suicide, JT sums it all up with one line: "It's no joke."



    The rest of the episode is standard Degrassi fare. One or two characters the episode decided to look at have gone and done something stupid so in an attempt to fix it they just end up doing something else stupid to make it worse and at the end they look at each other and say, "hey, that was really stupid." Drug dealing is...kind of a new subject, though we've seen drugs abuse before. I'm really starting to dislike Jay's character; he's getting on my nerves. I honestly think they're overusing him and he brings so little to the table to work with. I was more interested in Jay's drug dealing buddy, would have liked to learn more about him. I will say while I'm on the subject of this character that his line "I WANT MORE DRUGS!" was forced, corny, and made me do a face-palm. Come on writing staff, your better than that.



    I must say Liberty has grown on me; I didn't really care either way for her character before the second half of last season. I felt for her when she confronted her parents and good on her for have the fortitude to stand up to them. And good on JT for standing with her. The interaction between Liberty and JT has really been kicked up and actually interests me now. They're status changes so much its nuts. I also loved Toby's interactions with JT, Toby may not have changed much through the show but he's always been a personal favorite.



    In part one, we got a little subplot with Emma and Peter which I didn't care about in the slightest. Peter brings absolutely nothing to the show that it needs or is welcome. His cocky, pretty boy attitude belongs on The OC, not Degrassi which is actually a decent teen drama. Peter's character is such overdone, urgh, hate him. In part two our subplot was about Snake's midlife crisis and desire for a motorcycle. This actually interested me a bit, because Snake is probably the most interesting of the adult characters. I won’t get into it to much since it's not really important but I will say that bike was the snizz. Yes, the snizz. That's what I said.



    All in all, Turned Out it s a terrific addition to the season and a wonderful episode for JT. Lets hope they keep these types of episodes up!moreless
Anne Anglin

Anne Anglin

Mrs. Cooney

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David Bolt

David Bolt

Mr. McKay

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Nicola Correia Damude

Nicola Correia Damude

Diane

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Arlene Duncan

Arlene Duncan

Mrs. Van Zandt

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Roy Lewis

Roy Lewis

Mr. Van Zandt

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