Synopsis by Sarah Sloboda
The Canadian television series Degrassi Junior High has been praised regarding the extent to which it deals realistically with the issues of adolescence. A continuation of Kids of Degrassi Street, which was set in a racially and economically diverse city neighborhood, the program became popular for its upfront presentation of emotional issues. In this award-winning episode, Spike's period is late, and her mom catches her coming home with the pregnancy test she bought with her friends. Spike has to deal with her fears of talking about it with her mom and her boyfriend Shane when the test turns out to be positive.