|Full Name||Helen Martin|
|Nickname(s)||Bitch (by Darcy)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Family|| Darcy Edwards (Daughter)|
Clare Edwards (Daughter)
Jake Martin (Stepson)
Glen Martin (Husband)
|Relationships|| Randall Edwards (Ex-Husband)|
Glen Martin (Husband)
|First Episode|| Eyes Without a Face (1) (voice) (605)|
Standing In The Dark (701)
|Last Episode||Firestarter (1) (1411)|
|Portrayed By||Ruth Marshall|
In Eyes Without a Face (1), she can be heard calling Clare to come set the table for dinner.
After some time she realizes Darcy is seriously troubled when she slits her wrist during school and attempts to kill herself.
Helen later learned that Darcy was raped during a ski trip. She and Randall put Darcy in a camp for troubled teens in Bust A Move so that she could become a better person and be able to deal with her issues and try to turn her back into a 'good girl'.
Later, she apologizes, realizing that she is not helping Clare by keeping things from her.
She is continually reassuring Clare that she and Randall aren't fighting; they're simply disagreeing.
Helen also inadvertently prevents Clare from hanging out with Eli after having an argument with Randall in front of her, leaving Clare feeling guilty enough to go accompany her mother to a church fundraiser in place of her father.
When Glen Martin and his son, Jake, show up for dinner, Helen explains why Clare isn't acting like herself, saying that she broke up with Eli and claims that it 'happens to the best of us,' giving a bit of a flirty look to Glen.
When Clare and Jake leave for Above the Dot, Glen and Helen exchange flirty smiles.
In Should've Said No (1), Helen comes home at four in the morning after having sex with a stranger that she met at a bar and Clare is shocked.
It is highly likely that it was actually Glen who Helen had been hanging out with.
In Dead and Gone (1), Helen informs Jake and Clare along with Glen that the two of them are getting married.
She also asked Clare to be her maid-of-honor, however, she finds out about Jake and her, so she tells Clare that they need to break-up.
Season 13In Summertime she is seen calling Clare away from her video chat with Eli. She is the one to notify Clare that she has rhabdomyocarcoma.
She is later seen supporting Clare at the hospital. She seems very upset about her daughter's cancer.
In My Own Worst Enemy, she is in the room with Clare and Eli when Clare is worrying over if she has a brain tumor or not. Clare asks Marielle about the MRI results and Helen tells her not to pester the nurse.
Later, Helen tearfully tells Clare and Eli that her MRI results came back clear, and Clare, Eli, and Helen have a group hug.
In Everything You've Done Wrong, she is with Clare for her doctor's appointment.
Helen is relieved that Clare is still cancer-free, but she looks worried when the doctor reveals they are unable to treat chemobrain.
- When first meeting Darcy's boyfriend at the time, Peter, and his mother, she suggests that Peter has issues because Ms. Hatzilakos and Mr. Stone are divorced. Ironically, she and Mr. Edwards later get divorced.
- She sends Darcy to a camp to get rid of her instead of trying to help her.
- Her ex-husband cheated on her numerous times while they were still married.
- She didn't know that Clare and Jake were dating until Dead and Gone (1), and she didn't know know that they continued dating and broke up in Underneath It All.
- She can be a hypocrite.
- She had no idea that Clare ran away from home.
- She shares the same first name as Joey's real-estate agent from Time Stands Still (1).
- Helen is one of the six wives to be cheated on by her husband. The other five were Mrs. Ryan, Daphne Hatzilakos, Kate Kerwin, Christine Nelson, and Mrs. Brooks.
- She appeared in eight seasons from Season 7 to Season 14. The only other Degrassi: The Next Generation parents to appear in eight or more seasons are Archie Simpson, Christine Nelson and Daphne Hatzilakos. Of the four, Helen is the only one who was never a regular character.
- Helen: (to Jake) "Take your damn skates off!" - Tonight, Tonight
- Darcy: (to Helen) "Well, sorry for changing. It's a good thing you still stayed the same...you're still a bitch."
- Randall Edwards (Divorced)
- Main article: Glen-Helen Relationship