Tired of hiding her feelings for Tiny from Lola any longer, Shay asks Lola for permission to date him. Despite acknowledging that Shiny would make a great couple, Lola says no. When Shay tells Tiny that, the two get into a fight and Tiny decides not to go to the game to cheer on Shay. Shay becomes overly aggressive during the game, trying to move her teammates out of the way so she can score all the points.
Lola changes her mind about Shay dating Tiny and tells Shay to message him, and Degrassi wins the championship. She put her feelings aside so that Lola could date Tiny. Throughout DNC Seasons 1 and 2 we saw the chaos created by multiple events; we saw not only how the events affected their respective characters, but then we witnessed how all of them one collectively affected shay.
Forgiveness and understanding have also been prevalent, especially in Season 2. The episode starts off with us learning that Hunter will have to go to court for the swatting he coordinated against Maya earlier this year. However, things reach a happier note as Hunter has planned a date with Yael at his house…until Baaz and Vijay crash it.
Baaz is concerned about how their friend group would be affected if Hunter and Yael ever broke up, and the conversation turns to concerns that Hunter will snap again. When Baaz brings up the fact Hunter was in a psych ward and could end up in juvenile detention for the swatting, Hunter angrily tells everyone to leave. Later, Hunter questions why anyone would date him when his life is a mess, and Miles tells him he felt the same say until he realized he deserved happiness.
Miles drives Hunter to the game to find Yael, and Hunter tells her that if he ever scares her she should run and never look back. Yael then kisses him. This group of friends sitting down to have an actual conversation about this is hilarious because I often think of how the dynamics of social groups are affected by romantic relationships I literally just mentioned this in my review of the previous episode, TheseAreMyConfessions.
However, this plot goes from funny to very serious, very quickly once they start talking about how Hunter would probably be the reason for a potential breakup: You were diagnosed with depression and ODD. This might be a finale episode where he finally gets the girl, but Degrassi goes to great lengths to remind us his story is far from over. After Degrassi wins the championship game against Northern Tech, the players learn that the bus transporting Degrassi fans to the game has crashed.
Live video of the crash site shows the bus flipped over on the side of the highway. The news reporter says no fatalities have been reported, but multiple students have been rushed to the hospital, with at least one in critical condition. Degrassi has most definitely improved their finales since, but this is the first Degrassi finale to truly leave me speechless through the use of an insane cliffhanger.
Meanwhile, the reactions of characters in the gym combined with excellent music placement creates a scene full of shock, tension and forced hope for the best, as the worst is more than possible.