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    23 Times "Degrassi" Got Way Too Fucking Real

    RIP J.T.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community what they thought were the craziest moments from Degrassi: The Next Generation. Here are the ones they remembered most, after all these years:

    1. When J.T. was stabbed and killed by a Lakehurst student during Liberty's birthday party.

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    "It came out of nowhere and really seemed like a senseless way to end such a happy character's run on the show. One high school party and pissing off the wrong person later and BOOM! JT is stabbed and gone."

    —Shelby Stiner, Facebook

    2. When Rick pushed Terri, causing her to hit her head and fall into a coma.

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    "When Terri and Rick were dating and his abuse escalated so much that it put her in the hospital. Growing up, I had no idea what an abusive relationship even was. Seeing that just kind of opened my eyes to horrible things that the people who claim to love you are capable of."

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    3. When Rick shot Jimmy at school because he wrongly believed Jimmy was responsible for the paint and feathers prank.

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    "I remember watching it with my sister and it was one of the most unsettling, terrifying things I had ever seen at that point."

    —Molly Jane Sisson, Facebook

    4. When Ellie told her mom her drinking is the reason she cuts herself.

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    5. When Manny chose to have an abortion.

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    "The fact that she was only 14 and pregnant was already a lot but throw in an abortion and foreshadowing of Craig's bipolar disorder, it's a two-parter with a lot of emotions."

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    6. When Emma met up with a boy she was talking to online and he turned out to be a creepy man who planned to rape her.

    7. When Marco came out to Spinner, who then bullied him for being gay.

    8. When Paige was raped by Dean and unable to prove it in court.

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    "Definitely Paige's rape followed by her breakdown and choice to go after him legally. Not only was Lauren Collins totally committed to the story but also it was just heartbreaking to watch!"

    —Ricky Whitcomb, Facebook

    9. When Emma contracted gonorrhea after giving Jay blow jobs in exchange for sex bracelets.

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    "Not only did Emma earn her oral merits but Jay gave her gonorrhea! So much to take in with one episode!"

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    10. When Cam killed himself.

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    "When Campbell killed himself my heart broke so much. Especially as I suffer with mental illness myself and had almost gotten to that point before. They did it so well and though it was hard to watch I am glad I did."

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    11. When Liberty got pregnant with J.T.'s baby junior year.

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    "People always say, 'You're such a good girl. Nothing happens to good girls,' and then BOOM, she was pregnant."

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    12. When Emma got her first period and announced it to the whole class because J.T. made fun of her shorts.

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    13. When Eli crashed his car on purpose to win back Clare.

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    "I'M STILL CRYIN'!"

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    14. When Darcy attempted suicide in the locker room after realizing she was raped.

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    "That image is burned into my brain."

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    15. When Craig stopped taking his bipolar medication and ended up wandering the streets and fighting a homeless man.

    16. When Toby developed an eating disorder trying to make weight for the wrestling team.

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    "Still, to this day, Degrassi has been one of the only shows to show a BOY with an eating disorder. Poor Toby!"

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    17. When, after everything she already went through, Clare miscarried.

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    "Her sister tried to kill herself, her boyfriend drove his car off a cliff, she dated her step-brother, she got sexually assaulted, she got cancer, one of her best friends died, her boyfriend cheated on her, she got pregnant, AND then she had a miscarriage. Like, COME ON."

    —Emma Finlayson, Facebook

    18. When Paige was stoned during a college interview.

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    "That girl blew her mind and her dreams."

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    19. When Fiona kissed her twin brother, Declan.

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    20. When Jane remembered that she was molested as a child by her father.

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    "That episode was so sad."

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    21. When Adam crashed his car while texting and later died in surgery.

    Teen Nick

    "He risked his life to read a text from the girl who broke his heart."

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    22. When Darcy falsely accused Mr. Simpson of sexually harassing her after confiding in him about her rape.

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    "That was intense AND heartbreaking!"

    —Ashley Birt, Facebook

    23. And most shocking of all, when Emma and Spinner got married.

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    "It's been six years and I still don't understand it!"

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