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Recap / Degrassi S 2 E 18 Dressed In Black

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Now that Ashley and Jimmy are back together, Ash struggles with her identity. In particular, she wants to explore her "darker" side, and Jimmy liked preppy-Ashley better. The class looks at this through acting out scenes from The Taming of the Shrew.

After an inspiring sex ed class, JT and Toby buy condoms, just in case. Spinner finds out and threatens Toby, but he explains that it was JT's idea.

  • Call-Back : Craig channels his dad as inspiration for his abusive character—including putting on a pair of glasses. It's uncanny.
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  • Domestic Abuse : The scene that Craig and Ash act out depicts Kate and Petruchio's relationship as an emotionally (bordering on physically) abusive one, rather than a comedic one.
  • Early-Bird Cameo / Foreshadowing : JT picks up a box of extra-large condoms, which he doesn't need. In Season 5 Liberty will get pregnant after an extra-large condom slips off.
  • Reality Subtext : An in-universe example, in Craig and Ashley's presentation, for both of them.

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