The conflict between Luke Baker and Jenna Middleton known as Lenna (Luke/Jenna) or Lukenna (Luke/Jenna) began in Season 12. It is one of the many conflicts that Luke was involved with at Degrassi.

Friendship History


Jenna first meets and develops a crush on Luke while working on a history project with him and his sister Becky. While he initially seems to genuinely reciprocate her feelings, he later rejects her advances, claiming that his relationship with God is of utmost importance to him, and that Jenna tempts him, which is not okay according to his faith. Jenna decides to get baptized, thinking that doing so will win Luke's favour. When her religious conversion does nothing to gain Luke's attention, she learns that he was using his faith as an excuse so that he would not have to be tied down in a relationship with her, and she gives up on pursuing him. Though Luke later develops a crush on Jenna, his bullying of her friend Connor DeLaurier taints her opinion of him, and the two stop interacting.

Season 12

In Closer To Free (1), they work on a project along with Luke's sister Becky. When Jenna is at their house and Becky leaves the room to talk to a friend, and Jenna tells Luke about how she used to have a bubbly, happy personality. Luke tells her God can help her find her way and this leads to them kissing. The next day at school, Luke tells Jenna he thinks she's sweet and cute, but is not interested in her.

In Closer To Free (2), Luke is thrilled at Jenna's decision to get baptized, but is unable to make it due to a hockey practice. When Jenna and Alli approach him after, he is happy for her, but isn't reciprocating the same feelings for Jenna. When she says that most of it was for him, he says that he just said that to let her down and that he just doesn't want to be with her, or anyone at all. Jenna gets upset and Alli tells him to leave. At church, he watches Jenna speak and looks regretfully when she talks about how she converted for a boy who played her.

In Building a Mystery (1), they are both seen at the student council meeting. Both are helping Becky with the fundraiser.

In Ray of Light (1), Luke approaches Jenna while she is handing out buttons for her anti-bullying campaign. She says that she didn't know that Luke cared about her since last time he kissed her and pushed her away. Luke claims that he has changed, and Jenna gives him a button. She asks how he has been since Campbell Saunders' death, and Luke says it has been weird on the team and that he has been praying a lot. Jenna responds, but is interrupted by Connor falling on the ground, which Luke laughs at. He rudely jokes to Jenna about Connor, which offends her, and she tells him Connor is cooler than Luke ever will be. To prove her point, she goes up to Connor and kisses him on the cheek, causing Luke to leave.

In Ray of Light (2), Jenna finds out Luke has a crush on her from Becky, which makes her rethink her feelings for Connor. She talks to him about his crush on her, to which he responds by hitting on her and touching her rear. Her feelings for him quickly fade and their encounter is interrupted by Connor, who punches Luke and tells him to stay away from her.

Rival Relationships


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