Wheels' penchant for oddball sports jerseys is a Homage to <<Le chandail du hockey>>.Roch Carrier's story is very well known in Canada and while a full-on B Plot would likely have been looked at as plagiarism rather than a Shout-Out back in The Eighties, something more subtle...
The 1979 amateur film contest in Ida Makes a Movie is the same one in Super 8.Either Ida won an age group prize or the judges really liked it better than The Case.
Glen Simpson died of AIDS sometime between 1992 and 2001.This explains why Snake's never mentioned or contacted him in The Next Generation.
Claude still haunts the downstairs boys' washroom, a la Moaning Myrtle.He was, of course, an unhappy person ("Happy people don't become ghosts"), and as Executive Meddling forced them to show consequences for negative behavior, this would be the ultimate consequence for the ultimate negative behavior. The Next Generation and onwards.
When Rick Murray died, he was reincarnated as Severus Snape.Snape seems to react to bullies in a worse way then most bully victims, holding strong grudges well into adulthood and openly projecting it onto others who are not at fault for, or even related to, his bullying. Rick was an emotionally unstable boy who was bullied, it seems, for the sadistic pleasure of others. There is also his little spat with Lily, who was clearly only trying to help him. The offending groups are also similar. Spinner is like James because, aside from being the most recognized of the group, he seems to be the mastermind of the pranks. Spinner can also be compared to Peter in that he framed Jimmy for the worst prank, though to his credit, he had no idea that Rick had come back seeking revenge and that he'd put Jimmy in danger. Jay more fits Peter's character in that he appears pretty shifty and seems to hold not sense of loyalty or remorse. When Rick dies and Jimmy is sent to the emergency room, Jay coldly reacts with complete apathy and lack of concern or guilt. Jimmy seems to be a composite for Remus, Sirius and possibly Lily. Like both Remus and Sirius, he appears to be very loyal to Spinner, more or less, and was Rick's friend for a time. Also, Spinner seems to inherit the role of Snape when Jimmy finds out that he, Spinner, is the reason Rick shot and nearly killed him, Jimmy and Spinner's friendship becomes comparable to Snape and Lily's, though a bit harsher with, at one point, Spinner attempting suicide and Jimmy icily telling him that it wouldn't matter because he's already dead to him. Also, look at the resemblance! If they're not the same soul, they're probably related. Rick◊ Teenage Snape◊
Anya is a Yaoi Fangirl.Anya is already pretty geeky with liking LAR Ping, it wouldn't be surprising if she likes anime or manga. Since she was excited when Riley came out to her and was eager to pair him out with Zane (who has anime hair, btw)she might like yaoi. If they're setting her up to be a Fag Hag, why not?
Adam's family's acceptance of him will vary inversely to his difficulty with continuing into the physical aspects of his transition.The known fixed points are 1) Degrassi as a franchise won't want to skimp on research on this one, and 2) Jordan Todosey is a straight female and at most what they could get her to agree to, or ethically ask of her is a more masculine hairstyle to replace the androgynous one that has Adam always wearing a hatnote and maybe a little pumping iron. Thus, explanation is needed for the lack of hormone replacement drugs and/or gender reassignment surgery, if those things are possible for a minor under Canadian/Ontario law at all. If not, they're off the hook. If it's possible at one's own expense, that will be the issue. If it's covered by the provincial health plan and a matter of a standard permission slip, then it's entirely on Adam's family to explain (to the audience) why he's still not shaving by senior year.
Simpson's post-Vegas Night new rules won't last past the end of Season 10.
Everything that comes after season five is a Fix Fic for one of the characters.That would explain the Character Derailment, sudden genre shift from "edgy teen drama" into full-on "teen soap opera", incidents from the past repeating themselves, sudden new character dump, and the more head-scratch worthy couplings. For example, the Character Derailment can be chalked up to the author not knowing the entire cast well enough and therefore writing their own perception on the others (teenagers have been known to have a skewered perception towards their peers, after all). The author's identity?
Snake wasn't mad, or in a hurry, at all when he drove up to the videogame store in Tears Dry On Their Own.It's just that his Mini Cooper is the first car he's owned in fifteen years that he didn't buy from Joey Jeremiah, and he's still not used to brakes that actually work.
The next band to form......will consist of Eli, Clare and Adam and be called Too Skinny for Man-Boobs. Thanks for the idea, Bianca!
Rick is Nagisa Kaworu!Okay, this is an old one, going back to when JibertyManiac and Maibe_Josie on TV.com debated what anime Toby would watch, and someone suggested NGE, so don't think this is just another "link everything to Eva" post, but think about it. Rick put Terri in a coma because it's more kind to put her on a bus then keep her in this cursed school. Then, through conspiratorial meddling, he came back to Degrassi, just like they conveniently found the Fifth Child. Rick fell in love with Emma and, possibly, Toby. Toby and Rick understood each other more than anyone. And Rick was talking to Sean about how it was too late for him, much like Kaworu talking about how for him, life and death were the same thing. See also "I should just end it. Toby doesn't deserve this. No one does."
The whole series takes place within Shane's mind.Of course he would make his daughter the main character. And he feels like she needs him, so of course, she faces a father's worst fears about his daughter: She almost gets molested, almost gets shot, blows a guy for a bracelet, and dates a guy who filmed her best friend stripping and used it as blackmail. In a weird, incestuous twist, he named her boyfriend after himself. Shane, Sean, sound similar?
Emma is a Strawman Political and the writers are actually conservatives.Zero-Approval Gambit, everyone. They deliberately made her The Scrappy. That is the only explanation I can think of for Emma's tendency to tilt windmills, and pretty much everything she does from season 4 onward.
There will be another character in a wheelchair.The powers-that-be are fond of Expies of earlier characters, teens with mobility issues aren't that uncommon in Real Life, and introducing a character who was born with a disability or acquired it in early childhood allows them to deal with the issues it brings up from a different perspective than Jimmy had. They're reasonably likely to cast someone with a real disability as a Take That to certain other teen dramas (having gotten a pass with Jimmy since he was 1) introduced as nondisabled, and 2) not miraculously cured).
Toby eventually figured out the fourth wall.Toby seems to have his screen time and plot lines drop pretty sharply after the first two seasons. At some point he suspected that he was stuck in a teen drama that had its characters going through as much angst as possible and basically did what he could to lie low and avoid most of it, with his few appearances involving him showing up briefly tossing off a one liner or being a comedy Butt Monkey. He's rarely ever the main character in episodes and most of the issues he deals with are due to his proximity to other characters (Rick, JT). Notice has no romantic relationships after Kendra either. His only post graduation appearance was hosting a robot competition, which he figured he'd be be safe at, given that Degrassi's a teenage drama and not a science fiction horror film.
The writers will pair Jenna with FitzEpileptic Trees? Yes, but still... 1)Jenna has a weakness for bad boys. 2)No Degrassi "bad boy" is safe from Badass Decay. So it's plausible that the writers would try to soften Fitz up by having him fall for Jenna, what with that whole pregnancy thing.
Darcy will return in season 10 for a Last Minute Hookup with PeterDegrassi seems to have become quite fond of Last Minute Hookups to the point of doing at least one per season/movie. Season 8: Manny and Jay (with a side of "Crellie" closure) Season 9: Spinner and Emma Noticing a pattern? It actually makes sense. Think about it...
Adam and Fiona will get together.
Bianca will be the next bisexual character.
Degrassi takes place in an Alternate Universe where sociopathy and anti-social behavior is the default setting.
Kendra dumped Toby because she caught him watching something by 4kidsMakes about as much sense as anything else.
Stefan Brogren is being prepared to take over as Executive Producer.Both Stephen Stohn and Linda Schuyler are in their early 60s and are probobly considering retirement in the next few years; the show shows no signs of running out of steam after The Boiling Point broke it out of the Season 8 slump. Brogren's been with the franchise as long as everyone else but them, and the regular episodes written and/or directed by him are among the most popular. On a related note, look for Mr. Simpson to be Kicked Upstairs into a position that'll involve teaching the occasional class at Degrassi (maybe even one period daily), to give Brogren more time for the off-camera stuff without taking Snake out of the show entirely.
The Declan/Holly J date rape plot is NOT over.Holly J's gotten into Yale. At this point, she wants to go as much for herself as for Declan, but how is she going to pay for it? Her parents' financial situation has gotten steadily worse and they now have NO money, the financial aid available to her as a Canadian citizen is probably based on the (much lower) tuition charged by Canadian universities... But. The Coynes have money. They're public figures. Holly J could threaten them with a very messy, very public trial with a distinct possibility of Declan doing hard prison time. Or they could put three kids through the Ivy League instead of two. Their call
Jenna is a lesbian.It definitely explains a lot of her behavior. Either she hasn't realized it yet, or she's in denial about her sexuality and to convince herself that she's straight, she steals other girls' boyfriends. In the first episode she appeared in, she BRAGGED about being a "boyfriend stealer" - that's not exactly something to be proud of. Also, she spends the majority of the episode Breakaway obsessed with Clare's boobs.
Fitz has an abusive home life.Makes sense. It would explain why he is the way he is.
The Radish Song had been kicking around the writers' room for a while.It may even predate the franchise and Mr. Raditch was given that name for the sole reason of using the nickname. Either way, using it at the end of Season 4 was a now-or-never moment since Dan Woods was leaving the show.
The TDSB bought Degrassi's lockers and the ones in the school Jude and Jamie went to as a bulk purchase.The simplest in-universe explanation for them being the same.
Fiona already knows that Adam is transgender.It was all over school so how could she not? So when she and Drew talked, she was either pretending not to know anything or for some reason thought that he was talking about something else when he said that "Adam is not like most guys".
Eli will die because the "Eclare" ship is Too Happy to Live.The writers aren't stupid, they knew they were creating what would eventually become one of the most popular power couples in Degrassi history. Why would they do that unless they had something big planned? They are also easily bored. They can't just let two characters stay in a (semi)stable relationship throughout the rest of the series. The only way for a Degrassi couple to be safe from a breakup is if A) They get Put on a Bus or B) One of them dies. Knowing the fans, they would most likely get more upset over an Eclare breakup than a death anyway.
Holly J and Fiona will become the next Palex, leaving Adam free to eventually end up with Bianca.The Bianca/Adam plot line doesn't feel over. The two of them seemed to have chemistry before Bianca decided she could not date an FTM. Drew is unlikely to be an option for her anymore because he seems to be moving towards a relationship with Jess. Unless Bianca is moving towards a relationship with Owen or Fitz, Adam is the only guy who isn't taken who she could get with at this point. Meanwhile, Fiona has always had extremely high standards for guys (as well as excellent gaydar) and has never wanted anything physical or "too serious" (except presumably with Bobby who she may have dated primarily to get back on her family's good side). So...Degrassi will make Fiona the "real" lesbian, while allowing Holly J (possibly an Expy of Paige to enter the relationship because love is "about the person" and not the gender.
Eli and Clare will temporarily break up, leading Eli into a brief fan-angering relationship with Bianca that ends badly and leads him back to Clare.This usually seems to happen when Troubled, but Cute male characters date Hollywood Nerd girls on Degrassi.
Alli is at risk for Honor-Related Abuse.The "bad things keep happening to me" line from the In Too Deep promo reveals that the all-girls' school hasn't been as helpful as she'd hoped and her parents were nearing the end of their rope. It would be as much Sav's storyline as hers; depending on when he finds out he could face the need to report his own father to the police, or be investigated as a suspect himself after the fact.
At the Coyne/Beckonridge trial, Holly J will tell off Bobby during a recess or after the verdict.You know it would pretty much be amazing. And it's something that's been coming for a while. It may even be the catalyst to get Bobby arrested. IE: He is acquitted, Holly J pulls him aside, calls him out, he strikes her, and someone catches him and he is punished properly.
The next character to die will be Sean.Depending on the depth of the Retcon he graduated High School last year, or no more than two years ago, so there are plenty of students still at Degrassi who remember him, and having a recent graduate killed in combat offers plenty of storyline potential without losing any of the characters currently in the show.
Degrassi will decide to break new ground and realistically handle a non-depraved male bisexual on a teen show.Bonus points if he's a Twofer/Threefer Token Minority. Anybody want to guess who it could be? I think the safest bet would be Eli, but you never know....
The episode "Weird Science" was actually the set up for Spinner and Emma's eventual marriage. (Theory #1)It was pretty much the only episode where they came into (positive) contact with each other (aside from a couple encounters at the Dot, since Spinner worked there). I hypothesize that what happened was this: When Emma approached Spinner in the episode, she saw his enormous irresistible erection and immediately new she had found the love of her life (not to mention desperately wanted some of that shit inside of her). However, she also knew the odds of them getting together at that point in time were very low, so in turn she set up a The Plan that would eventually lead to their marriage in Degrassi Takes Manhattan, and one that would also allow her to have the most fun possible along the way. Granted it got derailed a few times (see: Jimmy getting shot, her getting an STD, JT being stabbed, Lakehurst merging with Degrassi, Spinner getting cancer, etc...), but in the end her ingenious master plan worked. All those times she acted like a bitch? It was really all an act that would eventually lead her into Spinner's muscular arms and allow her to get her hands on his gigantic slab of man meat. And he was dumb enough to fall for it. Well, either that or....
The episode "Weird Science" was actually the set up for Spinner and Emma's eventual marriage. (Theory #2)As said before, this was basically the only episode where they interacted, so my second hypothesis surmises that this may have been what happened: Just like before, the moment Emma saw Spinner's "beast within", as he so lovingly called it, she fell in love. But you see, Spinner fell in love too. Let's face it, those braces and elephant ears Emma had when she was younger were HAWT. Anyway; some time shortly after this, they both confessed their love for each other, but knew that this cruel world would not accept their romance at this current stage in their lives. So, like before, The Plan was set up. While to all appearances they barely interacted, in actuality they were having a carefully planned secret tryst (up until Degrassi Takes Manhattan). But the big difference in this theory is this: all that bad stuff that happened? They made it happen. You see, they are both actually sociopaths and derive pleasure (and in this case, sexual pleasure that could fuel the fire of their affair until it could be made public) from seeing the physical and emotional pain of others. All that remorse Spinner felt after Jimmy got shot? All that sadness Emma had after JT was stabbed? LIES. Manipulative sociopathic lies! Spinner chose Jimmy as the one who would get shot! He was jealous. Emma bribed that guy to stab JT, so as to bring misery to Liberty and Toby, two people who have constantly outsmarted her over the years. But those times where they acted like major assholes? That was actually their real personalities seeping through the facade. Hell, they even loved screwing with each other! You see; Emma got Manny in on the plot, and had her screw (literally and figuratively) with Spinner. As revenge, Spinner told Jay to have sex with a girl he knew had STD's, then recommended Emma have sex with Jay once he knew Jay he had become infected. And to worsen the blow? He told Sean he should join the army, making Emma lose her second best sex buddy. Not to worry, though; Emma got back at him. She secretly exposed his testicles to radiation while he was sleeping, causing him to get testicular cancer. Even worse, though: they killed Kendra! Kendra found out about their relationship (and their sociopathy) and threatened to tell their parents. But before she could tell her mom or dad, the vast conspiracy consumed her and her father. You see, Spinner's mom was in on the plot too. Why? She is where Spinner got his sociopathy, and she was tired of her horrible marriage. So, all three of them (the three being Emma, Spinner, and Spinner's mom) teamed up and killed Kendra and her Dad, hacking their bodies to pieces and consuming the flesh like the depraved freaks they are. Oh, and Emma made Darcy and Mia leave as revenge against Peter. So, to summarize: They were basically Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka 2.0.
The Eclare romance will end in tragedy, ŕ la Romeo & JulietSo here's what I think will happen: As the date of Julia's death approaches, Eli becomes overprotective and borderline abusive toward Clare, to the point that he hits her. However, horrified with himself, he runs off and attempts suicide. Clare discovers his body, and finds that he is dead/almost dead (they might possibly have a reprise of their Romeo and Juliet skit from earlier in the season). Grief and Guilt stricken over this (as well as her parent's now dead marriage) she commits suicide in the heat of passion. However, it turns out, Eli failed his suicide. And this is where things could go one of two ways: Eli then kills himself for real, or wakes up in the hospital and learns that Clare is dead, but cannot commit suicide himself as he is being closely watched. Ultimately, he is forced to live with the deaths of both his lovers, and perhaps finds solace in a man (Fitz? Riley?) rather than a woman this time around. (Ok ok, that's just wishing; he'd probably end up with another girl or nobody) Anyway, as a result of Clare's death, Darcy comes back, and her story is given closure (as well as Peter's most likely). Perhaps Spinner may even return (one would assume he would return for the funeral of his ex girlfriend's little sister). The reason I say all this is that it feels like the writers have been dropping hints all season. Let me count the ways:
Rick was the second comingThis is a theory that Boycott the Caf came up with. As You Know, Terri is a godless devil worshiper who used Ouija boards, tarot cards, and incantations to foretell doom and bring forth vain glory to her name, and enticing other girls in the school to join her heathen ways when giving a presentation on the subject in season 1. Rick was brought down from heaven to cleanse the world of her wickedness. Good triumphed over evil, and Terri was sent to a private catholic school to be redeemed. But just like Christ, Rick was hated and mocked by his peers. They tortured and beat their savior and yes, eventually killed him. He died so that Degrassi's students may live. But he will return one day.
Holly J will end up with TobyAnd it will turn out that their one episode fling was actually a foreshadowing/Chekhov's Gun; At the last minute during season 10, or maybe season(s) 11/12 (or whenever Charlotte Arnold decides she's had enough), Toby will turn up and have somehow Cleaned Up Nicely/Taken a Level in Badass, thus causing Holly J's romance with him to reignite itself. This time, however, Toby reciprocates the love, and they live Happily Ever After. That is, unless the writers decide to have Toby still be a Butt Monkey, in that case; one day, while Toby is hosting Ultimate Robot Fighting Canada, one of the robots goes psycho and murders Holly J, therefore leaving Toby without romance and having somebody close to him die. Again.
Eli literally killed Julia.Maybe it was an accident, or maybe he lost his temper.
Fiona's diary entry was about Holly J, not Adam.Think about it. Both times Adam was at her house, Fiona was drunk. She wouldn't be coherent enough to write something like that. Also, the promos for "In Too Deep" suggests she might be into girls.
Fitz is lying about his new-found "faith" in order to turn Clare against EliThe whole "Eli is a Yandere" thing in the promos is just a set up for a big twist where he was right about Fitz all along. It's also possible that Fitz is a Yandere himself and that he will try to harm Clare or Eli.
Eli and Clare will break up at the end of season 10, but not in the way that the promos are leading us to believe.Fitz somehow convinces Clare that she and Eli aren't meant for each other, causing her to break it off with him at a time when he needs her the most. This causes Eli to (try to?) hurt himself. (Either that or Fitz hurts him). Then Clare realizes that she was wrong and asks for Eli's forgiveness but at this point he is too angry and hurt to take her back. Giving the writers a chance to drag this out as long as possible...
Johnny and Alli will get back together by the end of season 10Evidence?
Eli is abusive, and he will kill Clare, just like he killed JuliaIn the season finale, Clare will get tired of Eli's abusive behavior and try to leave him for Fitz. Eli will knock Clare out, tie her up, and put her in the back of the hearse. He will then drive her to the site where he murdered Julia, kill Clare, and drink her blood, just like the ending to his short story.
Katie from the new season 11 cast will be Fiona's first girlfriend.
Mrs. Torres is not completely over her issues with Gracie becoming Adam.
Fiona had crushes on heterosexual female friends before Holly J.
Holly J. is Bi
Anya is Bi.
Mr. Simpson really is an ephebophile.
Next person to die? Look no futher than Grade 11.
Fiona had crushes on Declan's ex-girlfriends long before she met Holly J.
Bianca is the love child of Jay and Alex, but has Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome.
Derek is Wheels' biological brother.
A giant monster lives under Degrassi, and must be appeased by a sacrifice every one in a while.
Chante ages in Comic-Book Time
Between Seasons 7 and 8 there was a Crisis on Infinite Earths type of event
Liberty is actually some advanced form of Artificial Intelligence
JT's death was arranged by Liberty's fatherLiberty's parents seemed to utterly despise JT. Even moreso when they learned that he had gotten their precious Liberty pregnant. They clearly felt that the wild, free-spirited JT was a bad influence on their formerly-straitlaced daughter and were terrified that he was going to derail her future. Around the time JT died, he and Liberty had broken up, but Liberty's father knew it was only a matter of time before JT and Liberty got back together (and he was right, the night of the stabbing it looked like they would reunite very soon). So Mr. Van Zandt took matters into his own hands. He's a high-powered lawyer so he probably has all kinds of underworld contacts by now, after so many years of interacting with criminals. He got in touch with that punk from Lakehurst (or met with a middleman who then hired the Lakehurst punk) and put out a hit on JT. The murder went down exactly as planned, removing JT from the equation.
The Degrassi Mobile Game takes place in an alternate universe where Claude is alive.Notice that Simpson has a full head of hair and the students reference events up to the end of season 10 but aren't wearing uniforms. The theory I posit as to why is that either Claude never attempted suicide or was stopped in time to prevent him.
The upcoming death with be a suicide and Snake will find the dead body ala Claude.And the name of episode will be Adam's Song. His death will lead to his mother going absolutely nuts and Degrassi closing altogether, ending the series FOREVER.
Angela Jeremiah will be returning to Degrassi in the second half of season 11.Alex Steele has been itching to get back on Degrassi for years. She's at the right age both in and out of universe to play a Degrassi character. To make things even more convincing, Stephen Stohn said on Twitter that everyone at the premier party would be getting to see the new niners, including one we already know. And Alex Steele was at the party.
The Degrassi Bermuda Triangle is in Kenya.We all know Darcy never came back from Kenya. Now Dr. Criss is off to Kenya as well. With the exception of Mia, we don't know where anyone else disappeared to. Why wouldn't it be in Kenya?
The Degrassi Bermuda Triangle is on the CW.Darcy? Beverly Hills. Mia? Vampire Diaries. Clearly, this cannot be a coincidence.
The only reason Anya's with Owen is because he's good in bed.What? I can not be the only person who was thinking this when they got together.
The first half of Season 11 will end with someone shooting up the prom.It's been heavily implied that there will be a gun. We all know that Drew's storyline is far from over, and if something big is going to happen, it'll be during prom. Just like The Boiling Point ended with the vegas dance, Breaking Point ended with Adam's party, and In Too Deep ended with Alli's dance. Not to mention the endings of season two, season three, season four (well, second to last episode), season five (where the dance was present, but not the main focus), season six (where the dance was more of a celebration after the main plots were resolved), season seven (prom and graduation), season 8 (which had a gun AND a dance, just not together), and, arguably, season one (house party, not a dance). Wow... come to think of it, Degrassi is really fond of this.
Heather Sinclair will finally be revealed at Holly J's graduation.During the early seasons of Degrassi, Heather Sinclair was almost a character like any other character on Degrassi; introducing Holly J as her sister makes Holly J an abstract connection to the "old school" Degrassi. However, as the previous actors left and the "new school" characters came in, Heather became forgotten. She was mentioned only once during Season 8, and once more in the season 9 Christmas mini Ghost of Degrassi. Considering season 11 might be Charlotte Arnold's last season on the show, the producers will want to bring back why Holly J was introduced in the first place.
Imogen will drive Eli completely off the deep end into insanityShe encouraged Eli to dump his meds and to indulge his psychotic anger at Clare. As we saw in Season 10, Eli's rage knows no bounds (as Fitz discovered). The longer he stays with Imogen, the more she will convince him to give into whatever wild emotion he's feeling at the moment. The reason? Imogen herself is insane, and she wants company. She's seen that Eli clearly has "potential" to join her on the crazy train (she knew all about last season's debacles with Fitz, Julia's memory, Clare, etc.) and that's why she's so fixated on Eli. So now she's doing everything she can to pull him into her crazy world so she can have a boyfriend who's just as nutty as she is, and she certainly doesn't mind getting dragged along on his crazy missions of vengeance against his "enemies." In other words, Imogen wants to be the Harley Quinn to Eli's Joker.
Combining two theories above this: There will be a shooting at prom: Eli will be the shooter...and Clare and/or Jake will be the victim(s)Eli is nuts and only getting worse. It's not hard to imagine that he'll eventually decide that writing a Hate Fic about Clare and using it as the school play isn't enough revenge, and decide to physically eliminate Clare (his twisted justification will be that this will allow him to "move on" from her). Imogen, of course, will be cheering him on. Then when he goes after Clare, Jake will attempt to interfere to save her. In the process, either he, Clare, or both, will be shot by Eli.
Imogen herself will shoot up the prom and either Eli or Clare will be the target.
The reason so many horrible things have happened to the kids at this school is because there is a Hellmouth under DegrassiIt's been there for quite some time, at least since The Eighties but probably longer, subtly wreaking havoc in the school because of its very presence. This is also why both Rick and JT were able to return to Degrassi in ghost form in the online extra features. Throughout the past decade, there have always been Slayers secretly attempting to avert complete catastrophe. Mr. Simpson is the Watcher assigned to guard over the school, while the original Slayer at Degrassi was Emma. Then Darcy joined Emma as local Slayer (since Buffy had activated all the potential Slayers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer...at roughly the same time Darcy showed up at Degrassi). After both Emma and Darcy were gone, Clare became the new Slayer at Degrassi. Alli might also be a Slayer, but just hasn't realized it yet.
Jenna will develop Post-Partum Depression.It's one of the few teen pregnancy-related tropes Degrassi hasn't tackled yet.
Tessa Campinelli is Holly J's birth mother.
Holly J will die at the end of Now Or Never
Joey will be killed off.
Katie will get shot at the end of Now Or Never
The only reason Imogen is after Eli is because he's easily manipulated and it's easy for her to string him along.
Going on the above theory about Anya and Owen, Drew only likes Bianca because of sex, and vice versa.
Tyson'll get an open adoption, possibly by a lesbian couple.This would create a scenario where KC continues to be in Tyson's life without the day-to-day parenting role he isn't/never was ready for. It also sets up ideal conditions for Tyson's upbringing so that if the show's still on in fourteen years he can come in as an earnest, idealistic, somewhat sheltered "cause boy". In other words, the new Emma.
Degrassi isn't a school...it's a mental asylumIt's real name is the Degrassi Community Asylum. The kids there are all dealing with various mental disorders so their parents sent them there to be cured. Mr. Simpson is basically the chief psychiatrist. This is ironic because he himself was a patient at the Degrassi Community Asylum back in The Eighties but was cured and grew up to be a psychiatrist, so now he's literally Running the Asylum. The parents and "teachers" (they're really doctors) just tell the patients that they're at a "school" in order to keep them calm. Any events that happen outside of the "school" are actually just hallucinations taking place inside the patients' deluded minds. The reason why some patients have apparently graduated is because they really were cured of their disorders and were allowed to re-enter the world. Going along with this, JT didn't die. He's still alive. He was simply declared cured and was allowed to reintegrate with society. Liberty and Toby, who were still patients, couldn't deal with their friend's sudden disappearance from the asylum, and hallucinated a story about JT being stabbed by imaginary hooligans (who were really just mental personifications of Liberty's and Toby's anxieties and fears).
Mo has a Matchmaker CrushMo has a rather unhealthy obsession with getting Sav and Miss Oh together. He goes to extreme lengths to facilitate it. It's possible that he has a crush on Miss Oh and wants to live vicariously through Sav.....OR he has a crush on Sav and wants to live vicariously through Miss Oh!
Due to overwhelming Fan Pressure, the Degrassi writers will bring Angie back....In Season 12, it will be revealed that Tori is Angie- she just ran away from home and took on a new moniker. Eventually, Snake will find out and call up Joey, who will come rushing from Alberta to see his daughter again. She'll persuade him to move back to Toronto because she likes it at Degrassi, and he comes back on the show and he and Caitlin's story will finally be wrapped up once and for all. Ok, probably not.... but we can dream, right?
Someone's getting kickbacks from the uniform shirt supplier.The dress code has loosened significantly since the post-Vegas Night lockdown as the school community - parents, administrators and teachers as well as students - find the new normal. In this light all the S11 personalization makes sense - Fiona got away with adding accessories, now people like Liam are doing it. Parents probably complained about their kids' entire wardrobe becoming obsolete for school just a few months into the school year, hence the administration relented on non-regulation jackets and pants/skirts/shorts so long as the latter are more or less khaki-colored. The one hard and fast rule is, no matter what's over or under it everyone still has to wear the school polo shirts. And the pictures seen of the second part of the season show the original color code holds next year, with all promoted students required to replace their shirts with the new class color. It would make more sense for everyone to keep their old color next year with blue rotated to the new niners. Unless...someone wants to sell as many school shirts as possible. Say, they're getting kickbacks. But who? If Simpson were to be caught accepting cash for patronage, that'd be the end of his career - and Stefan Brogren's chances of wanting off the show can be described using the words "snowball" and "hell". Besides, principals wouldn't normally get to award such a big contract. Mrs. Torres is on the School Board, but they're trying very hard to rescue her from the Scrappy Heap not write her off the show in shame. Still a possibility, though, given how an accusation of public corruption would affect Drew and Adam. But a nameless mook is more likely.
Simpson is Medium Aware.In the student council elections, he stood by while Katie and Marisol traded barbs. With microphones. Not the first time this sort of thing's happened, either. "Not a strict disciplinarian" doesn't cover it anymore, he's rocketed past "lousy principal" too; clearly he's aware that his real job is to step back and let the Teen Drama happen, that's the real reason they're there.
Drake got his name from the character who killed JTHe just hates Degrassi that much.
Riley and Zane will have a Last Minute Hookup.Riley is out of the closet. They're being forced to sit together at prom. I think we all know where this is going...
Eli has been in a coma the whole timeTonight's episode will end with Adam getting shot. Eli is crying for help and then he looks down and his shirt has blood on it and he realizes he's been shot, not Adam. Then he wakes up in the hospital. BUT he wakes up from a dream that he had after crashing his hearse. Then it turns out all of "Now or Never" and the season finale of last season were All Just a Dream. He's been in a coma since then and missed the last semester and all the things that really happened.
Tristan ("Big Red") is straight but will be bullied for "being gay".Remember when the Florida Family Association complained about how "unlikely" a gay QB1 or a transgender person openly living as their preferred gender would be in high school? Well, according to the National Youth Association and the It Gets Better Project, 3/4 of teens bullied due to being percieved as gay, are straight. They won't be able to make that complaint about this storyline. This has never been seriously addressed by a Teen Drama; usually it's played for Cringe Comedy. Perhaps Degrassi'll start out that way too, and it'll get more serious over the course of season 11b.
Imogen has workaholic parents.This is why she latched onto Eli, and then Bianca, and why she's so into drama and being weird. She wants attention, and because she doesn't get it at home, she tries to get it at school.
Katie's twisted knee at the end of Nowhere to Run will become a plot point later.One of her plotlines will probably revolve around whether or not she'll be able to play soccer again.
The weed in Nowhere to Run was a Chekhov's Gun.Not only did Marisol (and Katie) get away with it, it was a pretty full bag. And it was in Jake's family's cabin. Maybe it's his, or maybe it's his dad's (they haven't done illegal drug use by a parent yet...)
In Maya's second season The Glasses Gotta GoWhile she hasn't been introduced yet, I guarantee once we get a season or so with her, she'll be switching to contacts.
Imogen will discover she's bisexual and start a relationship with Fiona.Several interviews show them together and/or hint at the idea that both of them will end up in a relationship by the end of season 11. Fiona is allegedly going to be with someone who is already a member of the Degrassi cast, but doesn't realize she likes girls yet. So far it seems like Imogen will spend the most time with Fiona this semester out of all the female characters.
Tori is Tessa Campinelli and Joey's childIt was never confirmed Tessa got an abortion, and for years the fandom has been suggesting the theory that she decided not to get one at the last minute and instead gave the child up for adoption, and he/she will later show up in the show. Plus, it would explain why Tori and Angie "look so much alike". Also, I just can't think of any real reason the show decided to bring Alex Steele back but not just keep her as Angie.
Tristan coming out caused Owen to have a Heel-Face TurnOwen was introduced as a homophobic bully who threw Zane in a dumpster and was against Riley, Zane, and I believe Adam. He's also rude to girls in school, and he's done questionable things, like to Anya in Chasing Pavements pt. 2. Now, why would Anya go out with him later on when he was such a Jerkass like that? Because before he went into high school, Tristan came out to their family and while Owen isn't one hundred percent accepting just yet, his little brother being gay caused him to realize that what he did was wrong. At some point off-screen Owen tells Anya this, and she starts to see him in a different light, and this could also explain why Riley had no problem with one of his best friends dating the guy who made fun of him before.
Becky will develop feelings for Adam and have to reconcile his transgender identity with her Christian faith.Becky is the only girl who does not have a set or implied love interest this season except maybe Jenna who could easily return to KC again. It seems as though homophobia will be Becky's major challenge this season. Based on her shock at the notion that a principal would be LGBT-friendly, it seems as though Becky hasn't had much exposure to the world yet. Since she does not have much tolerance for LGBT people right now, she probably didn't know Adam was trans when she met him at the uniform burning party. Perhaps she will take an interest in him, and then be forced to reconcile her feelings with her beliefs. It would be an interesting plot line at least.
Zig won't always be poor.His family's struggling, but they own their own business so a turn into profitability is a very real possibility. Already, Epitome can't resist dressing Ricardo Hoyos up in an expensive-looking suit for promo shots even though his character's first A plot starts out with not being able to retire the now-obsolete uniform khakis. And, while both Holly J and Fiona have had to deal with their families' financial decline, the reverse hasn't been covered since the Kobalewskis won the lottery back in DJH.
Alli is having a hysterical pregnancy.It definitely hasn't been covered on the show yet, and it's way too soon for them to be doing another Teen Pregnancy storyline. It's possible that on some level Alli doesn't want to go to MIT, so her body is making her think that she's pregnant to keep her at Degrassi and with Dave.
Alli isn't pregnant. She has cancer. Her research was a form of Foreshadowing.Sometimes cancer symptoms can seem a bit like pregnancy symptoms. Plus she did at one point imply that her breasts (or at least one of them) were tender, and possibly in an odd place. Then there's the whole thing about her trying to manufacture a breathalyzer sample identical to that of someone with breast cancer. If she herself has it, then it would contribute to her research and motivate her to go to MIT (while also giving her an interesting storyline). Maybe the symptoms don't all fit, but that's television for you. I certainly wouldn't put it past the writers.
There will be a marriage between two students in Season 12 but it will be with Drew and Bianca not Eli and Clare. Or possibly, there will be a double proposal to Drew and Clare by Eli and BiancaMaybe not during Showdown but very possibly this season in general. I'm not sure if they have done this at all or not but it would be interesting, and it's most likely candidates are Drianca and Eclare. Both couples are basically the two most likely to make it out of Degrassi together. They also both got back together in Showdown within the first week and seem to be, couple-wise, out of focus meaning that it's very likely that both will make it through Season 12 together.
Cam is going to commit suicide in a later season.The writers have admitted that they've been trying to make a suicide plot for a while. The issue has been that they don't want to introduce a character just for the purpose of killing him off, and they can't kill off important characters without really screwing with the show's greater plot.
Everything that has happened or will happen to Campbell are things one or more Degrassi actors went through.
Tristan is bi.Did you see his reaction when Tori kissed him? Something clicked in there. We know Tori, Maya and Tris go back at least to Middle School as friends so it's possible they go back way earlier - I wonder if his lack of attraction to them thus far has been due to the Westermarck Effect and he simply extrapolated that and his interests to "I'm gay". Pretty much no TV series has had an out gay character (teen or otherwise) discover they're bisexual yet because it would have to be handled carefully to explain that he has NOT "turned straight", but given that Tris has already had very real crushes on two boys and with the still-figuring-out-her-way-outside-the-Evangelical-kid-bubble Becky around as a foil for any infodumps. Degrassi's well set up to handle it.
Maya got into an arts school, but couldn't go due to transportation or other externalities.There's a fairly high probability her mom can't drive - even if the painkillers don't make it inadvisable, MS is a progressive condition meaning any (expensive) adaptive controls could be obsoleted within months. Her sister already goes to Degrassi, her dad's commute may well take him in the wrong direction and if she was indeed only 13 at the start of Grade 9 her parents might well not have wanted her to spend an hour or more commuting between Riverdale and, say, Etobicoke on mass transit.
Frankie and Hunter are closer to Miles than he thinks.He gets kicked out of prep school. Presumably his younger siblings were already in private school(s) and they were either planning to do the same for high school or already in a Grade 7-12 one. After Miles was expelled and their father decided to put him in public school, perhaps they went to him and demanded the same out of sibling loyalty. (He may well have said yes due to political expedience).