I'm in trouble then. Especially with my Twilight Hangover. Which is a totally real thing. It's what happens when you go to the midnight screening of New Moon at Lincoln Center, the guy in front of you keeps turning around to throw flirty glances and you think, "If I get picked up at The Twilight Saga I will have to recreationally throw myself off a cliff," they close the subway on 66th Street, and by the time you're home, at 3:30 AM, you start realizing that Taylor Lautner is actually pretty adorable with his shirt on. Or maybe I just need a nice guy in my life. But now I'm at work. Twilight Hangover.
But the movie did remind me of one relevant fact. Boys with expertly styled hair and powered-down skin? Boys who spent 18 hours at the gym each week and then say they're just growing? They have secrets. Monsters inside of them, and when you have to start keeping their secrets things get messy. Just ask Peter Stone. Tonight on Degrassi we see if Peter can help his friend Riley safely out of the closet without anyone else getting a broken nose or a clocked jaw. Riley's a wild guy, and he's not going gay without a fight.
Degrassi: The Next Generation "Beat It Part 2" airs tonight on Teen Nick at 8/7 central. You can catch up with this season by watching episodes online at The Click at TeenNick.com or downloading past seasons from iTunes or Amazon.com.
You'll want to check back in on Monday for the full recap, where we'll be talking about what's really going on with the kids today, what they've inherited from you, the dirty truth behind student LGBT groups, and how a weekly dose of Glee factors in to all of this.
-- ALEX WILBURN
Previously > Degrassi: Beat It Part 1