This week’s episode of Degrassi picks up right where we left off last week, with Fiona foolishly meddling in Imogen and Eli’s love life. Imogen continues to be predictably unrestrained in her displays of emotion and yet, somehow, strangely unreadable. Oh, and it’s all topped off with dorky dances. Which is to say she’s still adorable.
FEELINGS, FEELINGS, FEELINGS!
We open the Fiona/Imogen storyline with Mama Coyne encouraging Fiona to talk to Imogen about her crush, a suggestion Fiona brushes aside along with her feelings – for the greater good of her two best friends falling in love, of course!
Meanwhile, Imogen waves at her like the precious madwoman that she is, and they resolve to meet up that evening to work on their group project. So that’s what the kids are calling it these days.
When Fiona oh-so-casually mentions that Eli is “ready to take their relationship to the next level,” Imogen is confused. Like the rest of us, she was OK with them being just friends, and Fiona’s excitement seems uncalled for.
A thought, Fiona – when Imogen, of all people, doesn’t understand your motivations, perhaps it’s time to take a step back and reevaluate.
WHATEVER IT TAKES
As it turns out, that is what the kids are calling it these days. A surprised Imogen shows up at Fiona’s to work on their project, only to find a romantic picnic for her and Eli. Because nothing says romance like a picnic on the hardwood floor of a third party’s foyer!
Eli stalks out in frustration when it becomes evident that this was not a mutually agreed-upon date. Before Imogen also leaves, she makes clear that her relationship with Eli is not Fiona’s project.
Fiona says she’s just trying to help. After all, it’s not her fault Imogen is “too stupid” to see she has “a great guy who likes you right under your nose.” Two stupids do not make a smart, Fiona dear.
“Well since I’m so stupid,” Imogen declares, “you can finish the mini-house by yourself.” She slams the door, leaving Fiona to complete their project alone.
After their presentation the next day, Fiona apologizes to Imogen for her actions. Imogen waves it off, saying it’s fine that Fiona doesn’t want to spend time with her anymore.
Fiona jumps to explain that she’s not trying to get rid of Imogen, it’s just that they have so much in common that it’s almost overwhelming. Imogen gives her a scolding look and says simply that she likes intense friendships.
When Fiona next runs into Eli and Imogen, we discover that they’ve talked it out and are now grateful for the push she gave them. In fact, they’re now set to go on a date!
Am I a bad person or a good queer woman for suspecting that Imogen’s motivations may not be 100% focused around any feelings she might have for Eli?
How’s everyone feeling about the Fiona/Imogen/Eli triangle? On a different note, I want Adam back! Who else is looking forward to finally seeing Adam again?