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“Still Fighting It (1)”
Season 10, Episode 19
Riley and Zane locker
Information
Can. Airdate

August 18, 2010

U.S. Airdate

August 18, 2010

Prod. Code

1019

Writer(s)

Cole Bastedo

Director(s)

Samir Rehem

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Still Fighting It (2)

Still Fighting It (1) is the nineteenth episode of Season 10 of Degrassi. It aired on August 18, 2010.

Summary

Riley starts to realize the devastating effects of homophobia, but will that be enough to win Zane back? Also, sparks fly when Clare and Eli work on a video project together. Meanwhile, Wesley tries to win over Anya.

Main Plot

Riley attempts to fit in with the guys on the football team by joking around and saying gay jokes, which upsets Zane. When Anya tells Riley to go to the LGBT Homophobia and Bullying meeting to understand how Zane feels, he admits he is a homophobe and Zane comforts him. The next day, Riley tells Zane that he is done with joking around about gays. When Riley tells Anya about how the meeting went, Anya tells him to make the football team understand the effects of gay bashing. Riley decides to make all of the team's white shirts pink. The idea works on everyone but Owen. Riley and Zane are walking down the hall to Riley's locker and they see that Owen wrote "Homo" on it.

Sub Plot

Ms. Dawes assigns a video project for her English class to film modernized versions of Shakespearean plays. EliClare, and Adam group up and get Romeo and Juliet. Before shooting the project together, Clare says "Obviously, I'll be Juliet but who will be Romeo?" Eli quickly says "I will!" and then adds "On account that I'm pretty familiar with the material and all." Clare smiles to herself and Adam responds sarcastically, asking "Yeah, what are you not the expert on?" Eli and Clare discuss rehearsal and come up with an ending where Juliet wakes up before the poison kills Romeo, just in time to share a final kiss. Adam finishes shooting the scene and Clare asks Eli if they should reshoot that scene, hinting she wants to kiss him again. Eli looks over at Adam, who is getting annoyed, and he simply smiles and tells Clare that they got it.

The next day, Eli gives Clare mixed signals of his feelings toward her. Clare is excited because of the kiss, but Eli ignores her, so Clare talks to Ms. Dawes, who said that a lack of communication caused the star crossed lovers' death. When she tries to confront him the next day, he indicates that he has no feelings for her. When Clare walks away with her bike, upset, Eli watches with a stern expression on his face. 

Third Plot

Wesley signed up to be an eligible bachelor for an auction, in hopes that his crush Anya will bid on him. He tries to have Drew help him be cool, to impress Anya, in exchange for tutoring.


  • This episode is named after the song "Still Fighting It" by Ben Folds.
  • Wesley admits that the science teacher is his uncle.

  • Eli: "You should've taken my notes."
    Clare: "And risk my poetry sounding like rejected Alexisonfire lyrics? No, thank you."
    Eli: "Ouch lady, you're hitting me where I live."
  • Clare: "He wants to... I want to... We just need to take the next step. It's slowly driving me insane."
    Adam: "That makes two of us."
  • Clare: "Should we do another take?"
    Eli: "Umm, I think we got it."
  • Wesley: "I kinda signed up for the bachelor auction."
    Drew: "You're barking up the wrong tree, Wes."
  • Wesley: "Let's get 'B'zay." (busy)
  • Riley: "Stupid locker room jokes, I don't get why he is so sensitive."
  • Riley: "I had to joke with them to fit in and Zane knows I'm not coming out until the Football games are over."
  • Zane: "If you're here to make fun..."
    Riley: "No, I'm here cause I wanna like understand."
  • Zane: "Sparticus, genius!"
    Riley: "I'm no 'Einstein' but I have my moments."
  • Anya (referring to Riley doing the team's laundry): "Is that some kind of turn on?"

  • "Lay A Little Sunshine" by BG5 - Heard when Clare is rewatching her video for English class and continues when Riley washes the football shirts.
  • "All the World Is All That Is the Case" by Parlovr - Heard when Eli and Clare are talking and Eli is fixing his car and continues when Riley and Zane see shaving cream all over Riley's locker.
  • "Make Me Young" by The Nilhilist - Heard when Clare asks Eli why he's being so distant.


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