"I'm a mess. But, you already know that. I've spent the last day listening to people say terrible things about me. I don't blame them. I made a lot of bad choices and probably going to make a lot more. I did not choose to be sexually assaulted. If you don't convict Luke Baker and Neil Martin today... then you're saying I deserved it. You're saying that other girls and boys, that they'll deserve it too. Well they don't. And I don't. I'm not sure I want to live in a world where that's true."
|Full Name||Zoë Rivas|
|Nickname(s)|| Zo (by Tristan and Maya)|
Bitch (by Maya)
|Date of Birth||December 4, 1998|
|Family|| Mrs. Rivas (Mother) |
|Relationships|| Zig Novak (Attraction)|
Drew Torres (Ex-Boyfriend)
Miles Hollingsworth III (Ex-Boyfriend)
|School(s)||Degrassi Community School|
|First Episode||Summertime (1) (1301)|
|Portrayed By||Ana Golja|
Zoë Rivas is a sophomore (Grade 10) at Degrassi Community School in season 13. She is fierce and fashion-forward. She is a former television star best known for her role as Gatsby Garcia on West Drive before her character was killed off following getting herself fired because she was a drug addict. Intent on a fresh start, Zoë's nervous on learning to be a normal teenage girl, using her looks, body and money to get what she wants (a trick she learned from her overbearing stage-mom). Zoë's also desperate to hide a secret - she is dyslexic. She is also determined to make sure that no one finds out the reason she was kicked off of West Drive.
Following a messy break up with Drew Torres, she attended a party hosted by Miles Hollingsworth III to drown her sorrows in a good party and became drunk before passing out. During this time period, she was sexually assaulted by Luke Baker and Neil Martin. She struggled to come to terms with her assault, but managed to hold her head up high and come to terms with it. She has also changed into a better person since then.
She is best friends with Frankie Hollingsworth, Keisha, and Tristan Milligan. She is also friends with Winston Chu, and Zig Novak. She is former rivals with Maya Matlin and Miles Hollingsworth III, but is currently on good terms with them. She is labelled as "Diva." She is portrayed by Ana Golja.
Season 13In Summertime, Zoë walks into the classroom with the students going to Paris. There, she meets Tristan and Maya. Tristan immediately recognizes Zoë from the West Drive. She invites him to attend a concert with her, which Maya accidentally invites herself on as well. She is next seen with Maya and Tristan going to the concert, assuring the bouncer that Tristan and Maya are with her. However, Maya is rejected from entering when the bouncer assumes she is thirteen instead of the entrance age of at least fourteen. Maya asks her for help, but Zoë just ignores her and goes on inside with Tristan. Maya is soon let in when meeting Miles, who gives her and her friends backstage passes for the concert.
When Maya retorts that she's the one who got them both backstage, Zoë remarks that her "boyfriend" was the one with the free access. When Tristan says that Maya always has "some poor guy on the hook," Zoë remarks if Maya is "one of those girls" and says that if Maya ditches him for some guy that she'll be right there with him; hinting that she intends to steal Tristan away from Maya as a best friend. Seeing the subtle imply, Maya reveals that her character is going to get killed off on West Drive, leaving Tristan shocked. Zoë attempts to say that it isn't true, but Maya knows if for a fact since her sister Katie wrote it on her blog. Furious, Zoë purposely steps on Maya's foot, causing her to spill her water bottle onto the tech machine therefore putting the concert to be put on hold. A bouncer sees them and demands to know who they are. When Maya assures him that Miles is with the band, the bouncer reveals he actually isn't and calls for security. Zoë blames the entire mess on Maya, despite that she was actually the cause for everything.
Zoë is seen on the Paris bus with Miles, Chewy, Tristan, and Maya. She can be seen watching Maya tell Miles that she is going onto the trip for her and her friends, not him. She asks Maya if she and Miles are hooking up. Maya insists that they definitely aren't and Zoë replies, "Awesome... let's keep it that way".
In All I Wanna Do, she is seen out in the balcony with Alli while they check out their room. While Tristan pretends to be interested in girls, she glances over at him and laughs. While Eli and Clare are in the hospital, they flip through the channels and decide to watch West Drive and a watch a scene where her character, Gatsby, is in the hospital and asking if she will die. Clare tells Eli that she's on the Paris trip and heard that she's the worst. Later, she is seen playing truth or dare with Winston and others. She dares Winston to say "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?" to the next girl he sees and ends up saying to Alli, making Zoë hysterical. Alli tries to join the group, but Zoë rudely tells her she can't because she's older than them.
In My Own Worst Enemy, she walks into class and listens in a conversation between Tristan and Maya about someone who's gay. She asks Tristan if he's talking about Winston, but he tells her he's talking about Miles. Zoë then tells Tristan that he's heterosexual and she has feelings for him as well, and Tristan denies it. They both ask Miles to be their partner for a project, and Miles chooses Tristan, angering Zoë. Later, she is seen sitting on Miles's lap.
In About A Girl, she is seen kissing Miles into the classroom. She walks into the bedroom where Alli and Jenna are video chatting with Clare, she hands Alli some roses from Leo. After Alli reveals her past mistakes with boys,she sarcastically tell Alli "Gee why don't you just strap on a chastity belt" to what Alli replies "You got one". Later she is kissing Miles against a car, when Maya fails to pour a bucket of water on her. She looks amused as it hits Madame Cliquet. She gives them detention as Zoë laughs and wraps her arms around Miles.
In Cannonball, Zoë is again sitting on Miles' lap, this time on his bed, reading his palm and saying he will have a prominent love life. Then Maya and Winston walk in to get help finding Tristan. Zoë is the one who suggests to Miles that Maya should beg on her knees for help, Miles agrees but only makes Maya say "please" in French before getting up. She looks angered and tells Maya not to keep him out too long. In class later, Zoë tells Miles that he promised to take her to lunch. Miles follows after being set free from the pillory by Maya which he was put into for Maya and Tristan's presentation.
In Honey, after Madame Criquet tells the class that they'll be going to a fancy French restaurant and should wear more formal attire, Zoë makes fun of Maya for wearing sneakers and having flat feet. Maya retaliates and makes fun of Zoë for wearing "hooker heels." Zoë turns back to Miles and says he looks hot and they kiss. At dinner, Zoë is angry that Miles finds Maya's dress flattering and throws her drink on Maya. Miles, Tristan, and Maya are angry at her. Miles then breaks up with her and she sits at another table and stares them down while crying. On the bus, she cries while starring down Tristan and Maya.In This Is How We Do It, Zoë is seen talking to Mr. Simpson with her mother and he's excited to have someone famous attending Degrassi. He then reveals that he has a lot of knowledge about West Drive because his son watches it, leaving Zoë surprised. When Simpson leaves to get her ready, Zoë asks her mother if she can leave because she doesn't want to attend Degrassi. Her mother tells her that if she's not working, she has to be at school and sent her to Paris over the summer so she could make friends. Zoë walks into homeroom while Miles, Maya, and Tristan are talking about her and surprises them. Miles questions her on why she's attending Degrassi and then Mr. Perino walks in. He tells her to take her seat and she wants to leave because she doesn't want to be in a class with them. He tells her to chill out, which angers her and she splashes her coffee on him, shocking the rest of the class.
The next day, she's in Mr. Simpson's office with her mother because of what happened the previous day. Mr. Simpson threatens to expel her for assaulting Mr. Perino and then Mrs. Rivas tells him that she has Dyslexia. He asks Zoë if she needs extra help in class and she pouts. He then leaves her and her mother alone in the office. Mrs. Rivas scolds her for nearly getting expelled and for what got her fired from being on West Drive. Afterwards, Zoë tells Miles, Maya, and Tristan that she's interested in being a cheerleader after listening to them talk about the basketball team. Miles tells her that they don't want any involvement with her and the three walk away. Maya looks at her with remorse and walks away and Zoë glares at them and walks away. She then trips and Drew catches her. She's very infatuated and he tells her that he needs her help. She is then seen at the student council meeting to vote on whether or not they should have a dance or a texting and driving campaign. Zoë then votes for having the dance. Drew asks her for her number to keep in contact. That night, Drew wakes up and accidentally calls Zoë thinking he's calling Bianca. Thinking he's talking to Bianca, he tells Zoë that he loves her and she's beautiful, leaving Zoë to think that he has feelings for her.
In You Got Me, Zoë shares her excitement for the Beach bash to Frankie and tells her about her date. Frankie asks her who until Miles, Maya, and Tristan come to purchase tickets. She then brags to Miles about how she has a new boyfriend and an audition later that day. She tells everyone that she's going to the dance with Drew, which leaves everybody surprised. Maya tells her that Drew already has a girlfriend, but Zoë isn't convinced. Zoë then goes and questions Drew about the phone calls she's been receiving from him and he doesn't know what she's talking about. He informs her that he's engaged, was on sleeping pills, and tells her to tell everyone that they aren't actually going together. He then walks away and hits her with an inflatable palm tree, angering her.Zoë takes matters into her own hands and approaches Zig in the hallway. She tells him that she needs help and he seems to recognize her from West Drive and now she was mean on the show. Zoë informs him that she's nicer in person and asks if he's the type of guy she can get "things" from. Zig tells her that he does have "things" and Zoë tells him that she's not implying Herpes. Zig then tells her that if she's not going to be polite, she can forget it. Zoe then makes up for it and pulls out her wallet, pursuing Zig into selling her sleeping pills. She then goes to Drew and shows him the sleeping pills she purchased from Zig. She tells him that they can be his if he goes to the dance with her. He informs her again that he's already in a relationship and Zoë doesn't care. Drew then agrees to take her to dance for the sleeping pills.
Because Drew didn't pick her up for the dance, she goes to his house and finds him passed out on the couch. She's angry and goes into his house and wakes him up. Zoë tells him that they had a deal She then tells him that it's his first event as student body president and to put his big boy pants on.They arrive at the dance and Zoë glares at Maya and Miles together. She then attempts to dance with Drew, who is high. She then says hi to the both of them and Maya and Miles are very surprised. Drew then freaks out and hallucinates Clare and runs away. Miles and Maya laugh at Zoë and she tells them to have sex and runs away. Later, Zoë sees Zig glaring at Maya and Miles together and asks if it makes him sick. He doesn't seem to care and she tells him about how everyone thinks Maya's a sweetheart and she's a bitch and how Maya stole Miles away from her. Zig tells her that Maya promised she'd wait until she's ready, but seems to be fully ready for Miles. Zoë tells him that she's going to teach Maya a lesson. Zig questions her and Zoë tells him she'll think of something. Zig wishes her luck and walks away. Maya then approaches Zoë and apologizes for laughing at her earlier. She tells Zoë that Drew dated Katie and screwed her over. Zoë asks why she's being so nice to her and Maya says that she needs a girl friend and makes truce with her. They then hug, but Zoë doesn't seem to take it seriously.
In You Oughta Know, Zoë is seen scurrying behind Miles, Tristan, and Maya and then goes to her desk. Later, Clare approaches her at her locker and asks if they can do an interview together. Zoë agrees to it quickly because her agent told her to not turn down any type of publicity. She then lies to Clare and tells her that everyone was all over her on her first day of school and how Miles lusted over her the minute they met. Later, Tristan tells Zoë and Maya that he wants to help Miles get a higher position on the basketball team. Zoë tells him that he should give Miles fake steroids like Gatsby did on West Drive.
In Everything You've Done Wrong, Zoë reads the article Clare wrote about her and isn't impressed by it. She tells her that she wants people to believe the false story that she told Clare. Clare then tells her how her Cancer is the reason why she wrote the article and Zoë tells her that Cancer didn't make her lie and she did it to herself. Zoë then leaves and throws the paper on the ground.In Who Do You Think You Are, she watches Maya perform in class and doesn't seem to enjoy it. Tristan asks if she's jealous and she says she has no reason to be jealous at Maya. Zoë claps for Maya when she's finished and compliments her afterwards. She and Tristan then watch Miles asks Maya out and then they both leave. In class, she walks in Maya and Tristan's conversation and they both tell her that Maya has a crush on Mr. Townsend when really they were talking about Cam. Zoë then offers to make a music video for Maya's song. Zoë then takes Maya and Tristan to the set of West Drive and introduces them to Oliver, who was a former co-star of her and will be starring with Maya in her video. She tells them that the music video will be Maya taking off her clothes throughout the video until she's naked, which seems to concern her. They then go through with the music video and then she shows the final product with Maya, Miles, and Tristan. Maya tries to convince Zoë to take the music video offline due to an offensive page about her. Zoë tells her that all publicity is good publicity and how celebrities do it all the time. In class, Zoë watches Maya storm out of the classroom after Damon is caught looking at the page on his phone and harasses Maya about it.
In Barely Breathing, Maya meets up with Zoë outside the office as people continue to stare at her. Zoë asks if they found out who created the page and Maya says they haven't. Zoë comforts her and advises that she stay low for a little bit.Miles takes Maya to a hallway and meets up with an older girl who recognizes Maya from her video. Miles has payed her to find out who created the page of Maya's bullying. The girl goes through the process of explaining how she managed to crack the original user of the page before showing her laptop screen of the person who started her mass bullying. Maya looks down and comments, "I don't believe it", discovering that Zoë is the one behind her bullying. In school, Maya confronts Zoë and demands to know why she did what she did, believing they were friends. Zoë comes out and says that "friends don't steal friends boyfriends". Maya exclaims that she and Miles were not even dating. Zoë remarks, "Whatever, slut". Enraged, Maya takes Zoë's nail polish and spills it over her pants. Zoë is horrifed and asks if she knows how hard it is to get out nail polish, leading Maya to say, "Not as hard as it is to get out bitch!" Zoë pushes her and the two get into a cat fight which is interrupted by a teacher who sends them down to the office.
The two girls meet with Mr. Simpson alongside their mothers, arguing. They get an automatic two week detention for the fight before Maya asks why Zoë does not get a more severe punishment for creating the bashing page. He asks Zoë if it's true and Zoë pretends as though she is sincerely sorry for what she did. Maya is asked if she wishes to press charges, but Zoë's mother insists there is no need for that. Maya's mother agrees as well, much to Maya's shock who says that Zoë's actions ruined her life. Zoë's mother insists to Maya that she will handle things and as they walk out, Zoë gives Maya a smirk.
In class, Zoë talks with a classmate in her class when Maya volunteers to sing a song for the remainder of class. She sings a song while glaring at Zoë about karma and how she wants her "dead". Zoë glares back at her the entire time before Ms. Oh stops Maya and is sent to the office. She gives Zoë a cold yet satisfied look as she leaves and Zoë continues to glower.In Black Or White, she makes a remark about Tristan's weight during drama class, bringint Tristan to call her out for what she did to Maya. She is later seen practicing for the play with Winston. Later, Zoë gives Tristan advice to help him deal with his performance. After his performance, she wants to hang out with him and as much as he wants to be friends with her again, he worries of Maya will think since she still hates Zoë. Zoë tells him that she can keep a secret and Tristan decides to keep his friendship with Zoë a secret from Maya. In Spiderwebs, Zoe can be seen talking to Tristan before the play for the holiday starts and assumes that Winston is in the turkey costume (when it is actually Maya), but Winston comes up to them and asks them if they switched actors. Tristan says that its just some kid got lost and walks away with Maya. Zoe seems confused, but blows it off.
During the performance, Maya watches glumly as Tristan and Zoë perform their scenes together. Noticing Maya's presence, Zoë throws in an extra hug while excitedly calling Tristan her "bestie", clearly to upset Maya. Feeling sympathetic for Maya, Tristan comes on stage and throws the pie in Zoë's face, inciting laughter from both the kids and Maya gleefully.
After the play, Maya thanks Tristan for doing what he did. She asks if he wants to head back to her place just as Zoë walks into the room, cleaning her face off. Both girls immediately demand to know what is going on, looking at Tristan for an answer. Tristan then calls them both turkey's since they care nothing more than beating each other and exacting revenge. He calls Maya his "BFF always and forever" as she knows that just before Maya asks how the pie tasted to Zoë. However, Tristan concludes that since he already exacted Maya's revenge for her, he wants a truce because he wants to be friends with both of them. Both Maya and Zoë make it clear that they still don't like each other, but agree to it. Tristan then declares it a start of a "beautiful friendship" and that they both love the same thing - him. This earns a laugh from both girls.In Better Man, Zoë walks in on Drew trying to figure out his speech to Mr. Hollingsworth. She offers to help him. During her time offering him advice, he kisses her. Drew is apologetic to Zoë, who tells him he can kiss her whenever he wants. However, she wants to know about his fiancee. He tells her they broke up. They continue to kiss. Zoë then tells her friends of how Drew asked her out. While talking to her friends, Drew comes up behind her and they start making out.
In Dig Me Out, Drew and Zoë are flirting in the Student Council office, and Zoë convinces Drew to hang out with her later instead of playing poker with Dallas. Thy begin making out until they are walked in by Clare, and Zoë decides to leave. Drew is made fun of by his friends for dating a sophomore, though he fully insists that they aren't in a relationship. Drew and Zoë go to Miles's party, and Drew blackmails Miles into letting them stay.
The two leave to go talk in the pool house. Drew tells Zoë that he wants to have a casual relationship since he just got out of a long-term relationship. Zoë convinces Drew to keep dating her since they both like each other, and Zoë compliments him, saying she can't believe any girl would be stupid enough to break up with him. They start making out and have sex.The next day, Zoë makes Drew invite her to poker night, though she was not originally invited. Drew's friends are not happy about Zoë being invited to the game, and Dallas figures out that they had sex. However, everyone is reluctant that Zoë thinks the relationship is casual like Drew does. During the game, Dallas talks to Zoë about her relationship with Drew, and Zoë reveals that she has future plans for her and Drew. Drew is upset that Zoë is taking the relationship so seriously.
He tells to her to meet him in the library, with the intentions of breaking up with her. Before he can even talk to her, Zoë gets upset already realizing he plans on ending it with her. She claims Drew used her since they had sex and now all he wants is to break up with her.
When Zoë comments that she can't believe she wasted her first time with him, Drew is shocked and asks why she didn't tell him before they did it. Zoë admits that she didn't want to ruin the moment. She then says how she thought it was special and he insists it was. Now guilt-ridden, Drew decides to make their relationship official instead. Zoë is thrilled and says she feels so silly and hugs him happily. Drew says he feels silly too as he stares forward clearly not comfortable.In Power To The People, she is seen unexpectedly arriving when Drew is organizing a meeting with Mr. Hollingsworth. She compliments him and says how she is a big fan of Mr. Hollingsworth and asks to be able to spend more time with Drew. She kisses him goodbye and walks off, embarrassing Drew. Later, Drew approaches her and she asks him what he's wearing so they can match and look like a "power couple". Drew tries "breaking up" with her, but Zoe does not get the message since he does not make himself clear.
She shows up later on to help him out, bringing him snacks, and asks what she can do for him. Drew demands to know what she is doing there. She says how she is helping him out since they cannot spend time together due to his job, but Drew says that he broke up with her. Confused, Zoe says he didn't. Drew says how he was letting her down easy, but she clearly didn't get the message. Zoe is stunned how easy it was for him to dump her and reminds him that they had sex. Drew says that he regrets that now. He tries touching her arm, but she steps back and storms off in tears.
She is next seen in Mr. Simpson's office, her mother wanting to file a rape report on Drew for having sex with Zoe. Drew tries insisting that it was consensual, but her mother says it does not matter due to him being 18 and Zoe 15, hence a minor. Mr. Simpson, however, says that if it was consensual, there is nothing illegal about it due to Canada's close in age exemption laws that legally allows it. Zoe admits it was. Her mother wants to do something against Drew since he hurt Zoe, but there is nothing that can be done.
Later on, she is seen coming up to her locker where the word "Ho" has been spray painted on it. Drew is there, trying to rub it off and shows her how he got her flowers. She just stares at him. He says he doesn't know what else to do. She tells him how he used her, got to keep his job and friends, and that his life hasn't changed one bit. He says that he's sorry, but she tells him not to be; she should be thanking him. She tells him how her mother always warned her not to trust boys, but she never believed her - until now.
In Basket Case, she is first seen telling Winston how she will see him at the party and smiling at him. Once there, she is seen yelling while drunk "Who is ready to have some fun tonight!!?" as the crowd cheers.
That night, she drunkenly walks through the crowd, bumping into Zig and Frankie, before finding MIles by himself. She asks him where his "apple cheecked girlfriend" is at. Miles tells her how she didn't enjoy the party. Zoe asks if they had a fight and remarks how "judgy people like her with their perfect little lives" have no idea what it's like to be someone with real problems. She says that once people like that make up their minds about them, they don't change. She strips down to her bra and panties and collapses on top of him, wrapping her arms around them. She says that whatever people like them do together, it doesn't matter.
In Unbelievable, she is first seen waking up in the pool house, naked under a blanket. Her bra and panties have been tossed aside in the room when Frankie and Hunter come inside to give her breakfast, a suggestion by their housemaid who told them she was inside. Zoe asks what she did last night and Frankie remarks, "What didn't you do?" before showing her cell phone with pictures posted online of her partying. Hunter remarks all the comments the photo's have been getting and Frankie dismisses him to let Zoe get dressed.
Zoe says how people need to get a life and Frankie asks if this means they won't be in the Sing Off at school. Zoe asks if she is quitting on her and Frankie answers that no one will vote for them after this incident. Zoe then asks if she remembers her scandal when she fell off a horse. Frankie tells her no. Zoe says that's the point; because a week later she won a Teen Choice award and her speech "erased any memory of her face planting into horse crap". She says when everyone sees her on stage singing and dancing, as she eyes her panties across the room on the floor, everyone will forget what happened the previous night.
She is next seen dancing and rehearsing a song in front of Frankie. Frankie says how amazing she is and Zoe says everyone should know it. Keisha shows up, late, and says she got held up defending her. Frankie smacks her arm and Zoe is confused. She is then shown a cell phone where she sees a posted picture of herself being carried half naked and drunk.
Frankie and Keisha tell her how a rumor as spread that she "did stuff" with the boy in the photo. Zoe blows it off, saying how she wouldn't have sex with a random guy. Frankie, however, remarks, "Isn't that what you did with Drew?" Zoe, slightly offended, tells them that she would know whether or not she had sex. She tells them to get the rumors out of their minds and to practice. She then begins showing them their dance moves as she tries to keep the possibilities of what happened the night of the party out of her own mind.
In class, Zoe is still distracted. After the bell rings, she confronts Miles as he rummages through a trunk. She demands to know if they slept together at his party the previous night, explaining how the last thing she remembers is talking to him before waking up naked in his pool house. Miles explains how she tried to kiss him, passed out and Winston and him put her in the pool house to sober up - nothing else happened. Zoe is visibly relieved. She then remarks how gross it would have been if they did have sex, earning a "Hey!" from Miles, before she leaves.
As she walks in the hall, she is confronted by Becky Baker, who is wanting answers to what she did at Miles' party to go with her story for Degrassi TV regarding alcohol and teenagers. She demands the camera be removed from her face, but Becky is persistent. She tells her how nothing happened with her and any guys at the party and if the school dropped the subject "the school would be a happier place". She smacks the camera away and walks off.Later on, she is singing out the song she practiced with Keisha and Frankie as they walk down the hallways. She compliments them on how well they have become since learning the song and Frankie says soon everyone will no longer see her a skank, but someone talented. Zoe says she's sweet, before Frankie receives a video posting notification of Zoe at the party. She tries to hide it from her, but Zoe says she is a "big girl" and can handle it. She looks at the phone and sees a video posted online of her being sexually assaulted while clearly drunk and out of it. She says she doesn't remember any of that happening and everyone in the hallway is seen watching the newly posted video as well and staring at her. Zoe wonders out loud, "Who would do this to me?"
During the Degrassi Sing Off, Zoe tries performing her song with Frankie and Keisha, but soon begins experiencing flashbacks of her assault. Freezing on stage, she begins to tear up and runs off stage. When the police become involved in her sexual assault case, she is questioned if Miles and Winston are the ones who assaulted her since security footage was leaked of them leading her away to the pool house. Zoe knows she was with two boys based on the published video, but doesn't remember anything that happened. Hence, she doesn't know who attacked her. It is soon confirmed how Miles and Winston were not her attackers since they were seen at a different time and location during the time her attack took place (with photos and time stamps to prove it). This leading the question that if Winston and Miles did not assault her, then who did?
Following being examined by a doctor, she is asked if she wants her mother in there. She retorts unless she is dying, she can do this herself. She is told how there are no early signs of pregnancy yet and they took the standard test for STI's, HIV, etc. But if her tests come in negative, she is still required to come back again for re-testing in a few months. Zoe asks if that is really needed. The doctor tells her how there are signs of trauma committed to the vaginal area. Zoe, in gradual shock, asks if that confirms that she was raped. The doctor says that it was likely not done by actual intercourse, but some sort of insertion (like an object) instead.
She arrives at school afterwards, with people staring and whispering as she walks by, and asks Frankie if she wanted to head out for lunch. Frankie tells her how she was waiting in the cafeteria, but it'd be best if they ate outside and begins leading Zoe away from the school. Zoe asks why that is needed. Frankie tells her how the students are mad at her because the pep rally got cancelled because of the allegations made. Zoe tells her how they weren't started by her, but Frankie says everyone thinks she did.
She then hesitantly tells her how people are insisting she slept with the guys in the video, regretted it and cried rape. Zoe asks if she believes them. Frankie tells her how that was what happened with Drew and that when she was drunk at the party, she was ranting about wanting to hook up with guys. Zoe, stunned, asks if that means she was asking for it. Frankie just shrugs. Zoe tells her, hurt, "You too, huh?" She tells her to go ahead and eat lunch without her; she'll be fine on her own. Frankie walks off as a hurt Zoe begins to break down in tears.In her class later on, Zoe is depressed as she works on her assignment. Miles then approaches her, having paid her partner to switch. She tells him how she just wants to work on her assignment. Miles tells her how he knows "life sucks for her" right now, but that he wants her to explain how nothing went on between them to Maya, who believes the two might have done something together. Eventually, Zoe tells him if he knows what it's like not knowing what happened to you; not knowing if someone touched you or not. Miles says he can't, but that it's not his fault what happened to her. Zoe says that it sort of is. Miles insists he didn't do anything. Zoe tells him that's the point; he saw how drunk she was and he just left her in an area all alone. He asks what else he was supposed to do. Zoe says he could have made sure she was at least safe and that because he didn't, he let those guys hurt her. In tears once again, she runs out of class.
She is next seen taking all of her frustrations out in a punching bag. She turns around to see Luke Baker standing behind her. She asks him if she can help him. He says she can - by dropping the whole case regarding her assault. He reveals himself as the one who attacked her. In shock, she simply stares at him and whispers in a low voice, "You..."
He tells her how they were partying, having fun together and that she liked it. She states how she doesn't remember any of it. He asks her if they can just forget about it. She asks him how. He anwers by putting it all behind them and pretending as though it never happened. He tells her how that no one would believe her anyway since he's "a good Christian guy", a hockey star and on the basketball team as well. He insists that she's going to ruin his life if she keeps this up. She says how her life is already ruined. He says that's only because people believe something happened and that he is willing to tell people that nothing did and things between them didn't go further than what is seen in the video. Luke then says once they do, people will finally forget about it they all can move on in their lives. He tells her please as she just stares at him. He finally leaves as Zoe thinks about it.
During the basketball game, Zoe begins to leave the school as Maya and Miles approach her. They asks where she's going and she says she is going home. Maya says they wanted to make sure she is okay. Zoe tells her it was a joke video and nothing more than a rumor gone wild. Miles retorts, "Really?" clearly not believing her. She then notices Luke some distance away, flirting with Frankie. She mutters, "Hell no" as she shoves past Maya and Miles and storms across the hallway and shoves him away from Frankie.
Luke asks what she's doing and she says "making an announcement". She then openly and publically declares Luke as the guy who assaulted her in the video. Luke, shocked, says she can't just go making accusations and calls her crazy. Zoe says that she was drunk and helpless and that he raped her. Luke tells her she has no proof. Zoe says she doesn't need proof to do this before she begins physically attacking him in the hallway. Becky soon comes by and physically retrains her, saying she doesn't need to do this. Now sobbing, Zoe says there isn't anything else she can do. Becky assures her that there is; she has his phone with videos and photos of him attacking her. Luke tries coming up to them, but Miles and various other guys begin ganging up on him. Becky then wraps her arm around Zoe as she sobs and they walk away.
After the arrest of Luke and Neil, the other revealed attacker, Zoe walks into school where she sees, Drew, Dallas, Miles, Maya and Tristan waiting for her. Drew hands her a drink she is known to like and she asks what's going on. Tristan explains how they are there to make sure no one bugs her. Miles says they want her to know she isn't alone and offers a hand. Zoe smiles at them, thanking them since it means a lot to her. However, Maya looks behind her and her smile slightly falls. Noticing her expression, Zoe turns around. She sees Becky staring at them some feet away. She excuses herself and leaves to approach Becky.
Once getting to her, Zoe hugs and thanks her. She says how didn't know he was her brother and how awful it must be for her. Becky says it will not be easy, but she had to do what was right. As she walks away, she smiles at her before joining the group and walking off to class.
In What It's Like, she is selling dance tickets along with Tristan, asking for people to vote for King and Queen, bringing Tristan to correct on "or King and King or Queen and Queen" causing her to smile. She also gives Maya advice on how to deal with her probelm involving Zig. When Maya says how she ignored him all summer and now he's gone homeless, Tristan asks if she thinks that he has begun squating because she wouldn't date. Zoe says how Maya may be over estimating her effect on boys.
In Close to Me, she is selling tickets again and remarking to Maya on how not telling Miles about another boy living with her wasn't a "smooth move". She teases Maya along with Tristan by roleplaying as Zig when she thinks that Miles, Zig, and the rest of the Rubber Room gang will fight and destroy the dance after hearing Maya's plan to try bring them both together.
In Army of Me, Zoe is seen sitting next to Maya in class, talking with her. When Tristan comes in wearing sunglasses, they tease him about partying. When he confesses about his parents arguing, the comfort him and offer him advice. Later, she is seen getting an invite to Mr. Grant's secret writing club and is happily surprised. When Tristan is declined of an invite, she comments on how he always complains about writing anyhow. When he wants her to reveal to him the location and time of the meeting, she reluctantly refuses, not wanting to get kicked out. When Tristan ends up finding the place and Mr. Grant holds a vote as to whether or not to let him in, she votes yes.
In Everything Is Everything, Zoe is seen in Mr. Yates class reading her paper to the class in the woods and giving a look at Tristan for the comment he made saying he agrees with Mr. Yates. Later she is in the hallway by her locker talking to Tristan about the book he's reading about a student and a teacher and then she responds that the book is pretty twisted he tells her about Mr. Yates and asks her what he should do she responds run as fast as you can.
In Sparks Will Fly (1), Zoe is seen auditioning for a role she really wants. However, the role she is audtioning for brings her back to her assult as she plays. Then she is seen with Tristan and telling her that she should bring up her assult and maybe he will give her a second chance to audition. Then she is seen joining the quiz team but she was about to answer she got a text and she says she nailed her audition and puts on her sunglasses and says Zoe Rivas is back baby and walks out.
In Sparks Will Fly (2), Zoe is seen talking to Frankie and tells her she has quit for the movie and how it reminds her of her assault and she doesn't want to be the helpless victim anymore. Frankie responds to talk to the director and to convince him to change the story line, to which Zoe agrees to. However, when she talks to the director, he simply changes the form of her character commiting suicide from her sobbing as she does it to doing it with a proud smile. Zoe tries convincing him to change the story to where her character actually escapes, but he refuses to do so and tells her if she can't do it, he will simply replace her. Refusing to play a victim, she quits the movie.
At he Wild Wild West Night, hiding from her mother, who is furious that she quite, Tristan tries to help her and tells her she should stand up to her mother for once. As he gives her her pep talk, Maya comes out and asks her if she can sing her song in a few minutes, since she needs to find Miles and Zig, and she is initially hesitant. However, Tristan tells her that her mother can't yell at her in front of a crowd, causing her to reluctantly agree. As she sings the song, her mother comes in front of the crowd, angrily glaring at her, making her nervous. Afterwards, her mother begins scolding her for giving up the role, but Zoe finally stands up to her mother, telling her she is being mature for once and that she wants to make her own decisions for once. Her mother reluctantly agrees before muttering how she needs to make sure this doesn't wreck her career.
In You Are Not Alone, Zoe is seen looking at the classroom board with Tristan, which has a MASH game results on it. When Winston walks in and sees his name circled on it, he asks what it is. She then explains the game to him, telling him how Frankie and Keisha were playing MASH and how it tells your "fate". She tells him how he ended up with Frankie and has a family with her determining by the game results. He comments how that doesnt' sound so bad. However, she tells him how he is the "shack" of the results. Confused, she points out the other names on the list which are Drew, Dallas and Blake - all "hotties". Zoe tells him that he is the "dud" of the bunch. She turns away as Winston stares forward, clearly depressed.
In Hypnotize, Zoe, Keisha, and Frankie all audition to be models in the fashion show, and Keisha and Zoe encourage Frankie during their audition. However, Frankie is the only one to not make it, which leaves her upset. Then Zoe walks into class with Tristan and Maya and Tristan gets a text from Becky about the fashion show and Zoe says so does that mean you can make sure she chooses me to be a model? And Tristan responds buy me lunch first and I can see what I can do.
In Out of My Head, Zoe is walking in the hallways with Frankie and Keisha and Frankie talks about how Becky changed her mind so quickly Zoe responds or was her mistake how rich you are? Frankie responds what does that have to do with it? Keisha says maybe she's hoping to slide in for New York fashion week on a Hollingsworth jet. Frankie responds or maybe she realized I'm a good model. Zoe says or maybe your mom gave Becky a donation that could help her change her mind? Frankie responds that's ridiculous. Frankie says she wouldn't do that right Keish? Keisha responds well there was that time in grade 2 when you magically put in front of the Balla residual after your mom talked to the instructor. Then Zoe says what is happening with this bama nation Becky responds nothing Zoe says to Keisha is she serious she responds I think she is. After that Tristan walks in and says that time of the month? Zoe responds Imogen is literally a crazy person I don't know how we're going to have a freaking fashion show when she ruined all the formal wear. Tristan says I'm sure everything will workout things always do. Zoe responds your rather chipper he says he has a big date tonight and he says he can't tell Zoe says oh it's sexy when it's secret.
In Believe (1), Maya warns Zoe that there are reports out side the school by her getting a text from Zig and tries to tell Tristan who is just ignoring her. Zoe goes out side and tells the reports that the two boys are guilty and that she is going to prove it. Then she is talking to her lawyer with her mom about the case and that she is trying to get her mind off of the trial and focus on a role she as dreamed about ever since she was a little kid and the lawyer says that's good to focus on other things before your trial and tells her not to talk to anymore reporters. Then she sees a reporter and she says they raped you didn't they and Zoe says she can't speak to any reporters and she says I need the full story. Then at the trial Luke's lawyer questions her and shows her the paper that the reporter miss quoted her and the lawyer says so you didn't say those things and Zoe says yes. Then she goes outside upset and reads what they wrote about her and Frankie says it's kinda true that she wanted male attention and Zoe says so you agree with the reporter? Frankie god Zoe no but first her brother Miles then Drew. Then Zoe is in bed having nightmares from the night of her rape.
In Believe (2), Tristan and Zoe are in the gym and Tristan was going to show her the video that the reporters are doing about her but Zoe says she wants to move on after Tristan shows her the video. After Zoe's agent refuses to back up the claims that she's a notorious party girl and got fired from West Drive for the use of pills, she sees Zig in the hallway and asks what he has. Zig rejects her request for drugs and she assures him that she won't tell Maya that he's still dealing. She then takes his backpack and takes the drugs out, keeps them, and takes one. Zig then panics because his life is at risk if he doesn't sell the pills and looks for Zoe. She then runs out of the school high and he tries to get the pills back from her. She then ignores him and he watches Zoe confront Sophia and smash her laptop.
In Thunderstruck, Zig is invited by both Zoë and Maya to attend a Degrassi dance - Maya just as friends, but Zoe being a little more interested, according to Grace. Sure enough, while playing a drinking game at Maya's house, Maya reveals that although she doesn't have feelings for Zig, she cannot stand to see Zoe take something else of hers. After unleashing a fury of blame on Zoe for all the things that have happened in the past year, Maya storms out. Zoe follows her, but they get stranded by the thunderstorm.
- Zoë has appeared in 34 episodes.
- She is shown to have an interest in fashion, like Fiona, Imogen, Paige, Mia, and Tristan.
- Zoë is the third character to be an actor/actress. The other two were Simon and Manny.
- Her first name was the original name for Adam. This was when Adam's character was supposed to be an androgynous lesbian named Zoe Torres, later changed to FTM Transgender, Adam.
- Her Twitter
- Her character on West Drive, Gatsby Garcia, was killed off when Zoë got herself fired from the show.
- She, along with the rest of the cast of West Drive, watches the West Drive Experience, a show Tristan and Tori do. (Nod to the Degrassi Experience)
- It was revealed in This Is How We Do It that Zoë has dyslexia, making her the second character with dyslexia after Anya.
- Zoë is one of eight characters who is diagnosed with a mental disability, which is dyslexia (although there is fan speculation this is not true). The other seven are:
- Zoë's early personality was similar to past Degrassi Queen Bees Paige Michalchuk and Holly J. Sinclair, as well as Kathleen Mead.
- Zoë is the second person who cyber-bullied someone, the first was Alli Bhandari, who cyber-bullied Holly J.
- She lost her virginity to Drew in Dig Me Out.
- Zoë is the second girl that Drew has broken up with directly after losing her virginity to him. The first was Katie.
- Zoë is the only girl that Drew hasn't cheated on.
- She has won a Teen's Choice Award.
- Zoë, along with sixteen other characters were sexually assaulted:
- She was sexually assaulted by Luke and Neil at a party, while she was drunk.
- Both Lucy and Susie were both sexually harassed by Mr. Colby.
- Wheels was almost molested in a car by a random stranger while he was hitchhiking.
- Liz was molested by her mother's ex-boyfriend as a young girl.
- Emma was held captive by a pedophile in a hotel room and almost raped.
- Paige was raped by Dean at a party.
- Darcy was raped by a serial rapist who spiked teenage girls' drinks at a party.
- Jane was molested by her father as a child.
- K.C. was almost forced to have sex with a hooker hired by Coach Carson against his will as well as had him watching porn.
- Connor was almost molested in a car by his internet stalker.
- Bianca was blackmailed and forced into sex with Vince on numerous occasions and was almost raped by her ex-boyfriend Anson.
- Clare was sexually harassed by her former boss, Asher.
- Maya was sexually harassed following being cyber bullied and slut shamed online.
- Tristan was statutory raped by Grant Yates.
- Winston was groped by Grant Yates.
- She is the third female character that has been raped while at a party. The other two were Paige and Darcy. Also, she is the third "mean girl" to be raped and become a changed person (becoming nicer) following the effect of her ordeal, similar to Paige's (who also became nicer and more gentle as a person) and Darcy's (who became loose and wild) rape storylines as well.
- Zoe is the only rape victim in the Degrassi franchise whose attacker was brought to justice. Paige's rapist was acquitted of charges due to lack of evidence and Darcy's rapist was never discovered due to her being drugged and unconscious during the attack and therefore never know who he was.
- She is the second character on the show to have a photographic memory. The first is Connor DeLaurier.
- She is the second character to use the line "You did nothing!" after a tragic event. She said this to Miles in Unbelievable after accusing him of being the reason for her sexual assault.
- She is the third person to bring their attacker to court. The first being Paige and the second is Fiona.
- Zoe is the second character to win her case in court. The first is Fiona.
- She was fired from West Drive for drug addiction.
- Zoe is the first character in Degrassi history to win her rape trial.
- Zoe was one of seven characters to attempt suicide (Season 13, Believe (2)). The other six were:
- Zoe is the second rape victim to attempt suicide. The first was Darcy Edwards.
- (To Class): "Knock, Knock. Bonjour, bitches." (First line)
- (To Maya about Miles): "So, you two hooking up or what?"
Maya: "No... no, definitely not."
Zoë: "Awesome! Let's keep it that way."
- (To Maya): "This is all your fault!"
- (Acting as Gatsby Garcia on West Drive): "Tell me the truth doctor, am I going to die?"
- (To Alli): Um don't you have your own friends? Like people your own age?
- (To Tristan): "Never underestimate the power of Gatsby Garcia."
- (To Miles about Maya): "That one means your about to be interrupted by someone super annoying!"
- (After spilling her drink on Maya's dress): "Oops. I'm such a klutz."
- (To Perino before splashing her drink on him): "Why don't you chill out?!"
- Zig: "Well sure, I've got a lot of 'things.'"
Zoë: "I bet you do, but I'm not talking about herpes."
- (To Maya and Miles): "Why don't you two just have sex already?!"
- (To Zig): "Everyone thinks she's the sweetheart and I'm the bitch. She stole my boyfriend."
- To Maya: "Do you know how hard it is to get out nail polish?!"
Maya: "Not as hard as it is to get out bitch!"
- (To Clare): "Cancer didn't make you lie, Clare. You did that to yourself."
- (To Drew) "I can't believe I shared my first time with you."
- (To Drew): "My mom always told me to never trust boys, but I never believed her. I'll never make that mistake again."
- "I was raped?"
- Luke: "You're crazy!"
Zoe: "I'm crazy? I was drunk and helpless and you assaulted me!"
- (To Tristan): "I tried, Tris, but I just couldn't do it. It's like reliving my assault, except the character lost everything. It's not worth the pain."
- (To Frankie and Keisha about Winston): "Winston Chu... eat your heart out."
- Main article: Miles-Zoë Relationship
- Miles Hollingsworth III
- Main article: Drew-Zoë Relationship
- Drew Torres
- Main article: Miles-Maya-Zoë Love Triangle
- Maya Matlin and Miles Hollingsworth III
- Main article: Tristan-Miles-Zoë Love Triangle
- Tristan Milligan and Miles Hollingsworth III
- Main article: Zig-Maya-Zoë Love Triangle
- Zig Novak and Maya Matlin
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