“Take a Bow (2)”
Season 11, Episode 27
August 30, 2011
August 30, 2011
Fiona wakes up and finds the bottles from the previous night on her nightstand. She then hides them as her mother walks in and discusses Fiona's sadness over not graduating with her friends. Laura then leaves Fiona to get ready. Fiona tells Holly J. that Charlie has a girlfriend, and they end up arguing when Fiona isn't excited about Holly J.'s graduation and surgery. As Holly J. is making her graduation speech, Fiona leaves in the middle of it, then hires a guy to buy her some alcohol. She immediately runs into Charlie who confronts her about the bottle. Charlie tells her to call someone and Fiona says there is no one she can talk to, revealing her deep loneliness. Fiona also tells Charlie that she lost the cat when she was drunk. Charlie gets upset and tells her she pushes people away. Fiona leaves, later showing up at Holly J.'s last dialysis, apologizing for her earlier actions. Chantay and Anya walk in with dresses, saying they'll have their own prom their as Holly J. won't make the real one. They go to school and throw streamers, admitting their fears as they prepare to leave Degrassi for good. Fiona admits she drank the night before and they put their hands in the wet cement.
At graduation, Anya tells Riley that she won't be going to prom with him because Owen asked her. Riley is upset. After Holly J. makes her graduation valedictorian speech and the seniors graduate, Riley tells his mother once again that he's gay. This time, however, she listens to Riley and accepts him.
Katie tells Marisol that she isn't ready for sex and explains that Drew is very excited. Drew walks in tells Katie he's clean and they plan a date in his basement. At Drew's house, when he is about to make a move, Marisol shows up, lying to them and saying that she's lost her keys. Marisol and Katie talk through the movie, with Drew becoming annoyed with Marisol as a result, and kicks her out. Drew then tries again and Katie tells him she told Marisol to come, as she isn't quite ready to have sex. Drew admits that he invited her over to meet his mom. Katie meets Audra and they seem to get along okay. Afterwards Katie asks Drew about Bianca, who had previously signed up for orientation. He gives a bad report but she says they need volunteers anyway. Once she leaves, Bianca calls Drew, but he ends up ignoring the call.
- This episode is named after the song "Take a Bow" by Rihanna.
- Fourth ever graduating class in Degrassi TNG history.
- Fiona's mom comes back from New York in this episode.
- Mr. Tuxedo Pants is found, but is only mentioned.
- This episode marks the graduation of Holly J Sinclair, Anya MacPherson, Zane Park, Chantay Black, Riley Stavros, and Sav Bhandari. Chantay Black's last seen in this episode as well
- This is the second time that Riley comes out to his mother, but this time she accepts Riley how he is, most likely because he'll be going to college and won't have to deal with his father's wrath.
- Even though Holly J said that they were the class of 2011, in the show's timeline they would be graduating in 2009 if they hadn't retconned the show between season 9 and 10.
- Leia Chang was supposed to graduate with her class in this episode, but her actress couldn't guest star.
Regular Cast (Ordered Alphabetically)
- Raymond Ablack as Sav Bhandari
- Charlotte Arnold as Holly J. Sinclair
- Shanice Banton as Marisol Lewis
- Luke Bilyk as Drew Torres
- Stefan Brogren as Archie Simpson
- Annie Clark as Fiona Coyne
- Argiris Karras as Riley Stavros
- Shannon Kook-Chun as Zane Park
- Cory Lee as Winnie Oh
- Jajube Mandiela as Chantay Black
- Samantha Munro as Anya MacPherson
- Chloe Rose as Katie Matlin
- Munro Chambers as Eli Goldsworthy
- Sam Earle as K.C. Guthrie
- Jahmil French as Dave Turner
- Alicia Josipovic as Bianca DeSousa
- Daniel Kelly as Owen Milligan
- Justin Kelly as Jake Martin
- Aislinn Paul as Clare Edwards
- Cristine Prosperi as Imogen Moreno
- AJ Saudin as Connor DeLaurier
- Melinda Shankar as Alli Bhandari
- Jordan Todosey as Adam Torres
- Jessica Tyler as Jenna Middleton
- Spencer van Wyck as Wesley Betenkamp
- Holly J.: "Well good morning parents, teachers, and fellow graduates. Over the past four years, we have had highs and lows. But, no matter what, we’ve gotten through with the help from our friends. When we leave Degrassi, each one of us is going to be all alone, facing the unknown and I have to admit, I’m scared. In two days, I’m getting a kidney transplant, and even through I know it can save my life…I’m still worried about the outcome. As we all go our separate ways, whether it's kidney surgery, or moving away to University, or going to the army. I know that no matter how difficult the journey, our time together has only made us stronger. So as we bravely face the unknown, we will take with us four years of memories, and friendships, that will last a lifetime. Congratulations, Class of 2011, and good luck."
- Fiona: "I was afraid to tell my best friend that this was the first time that I've drunk in months."
- Fiona: "Prom isn't just about eating dry chicken and dancing to 'Livin On a Prayer'. It's about best friends."
- School Marquee: "We Were Here"
- "Just Like the Movies" by The Playdates - Heard during the graduation ceremony.
- "Sorrows" by Aidan Knight - Heard when the girls placed their hands in the cement.