It’s hard to believe that Degrassi: Now or Never only ended in August; it feels like it’s been so much longer that the show had its midseason finale. Good news, then, that season 11 starts up again this Friday with Degrassi: Nowhere to Run, an hourlong episode that doubles as the Halloween special!
The episode centers on Jake (Justin Kelly) and Clare (Aislinn Paul), the big couple of season 11. Nicknamed “Cake” by the fans, they progressed from childhood friends to friends with benefits to genuinely being in love… until they found out that his dad and her mother were getting married. Jake can’t handle the weirdness and wants his dad to be happy, so he breaks up with Clare.
Now, on to the actual episode: After their parents’ wedding, Jake throws one last summer party at his family’s cabin. (It being the dark Canadian woods is what makes this Halloween episode spooky; I’m sure there will be plenty of jump scares.) There’s a subplot about Katie (Chloe Rose) being paranoid that Bianca (Alicia Josipovic) is trying to get back together with her ex, and Katie’s boyfriend, Drew (Luke Bilyk), but the love triangle that really has my attention is Clare/Jake/Alli (Melinda Shankar). Alli is Clare’s best friend, and while I do remember her being attracted to Jake, I don’t think she’s ever developed feelings for him emotionally. So I’m really curious to see what makes her kiss him.
First, Clare and Jake fighting over how he still loves her but she’s moved on:
And the Alli/Jake kiss (which still turns my stomach a little):
Nowhere to Run premieres this Friday, November 18 at 9 p.m. EST on TeenNick!