She comes back home to Degrassiand unexpectedly finds herself growing close to Alex again, even as Alex startssetting her up with guys — just as Alex begins having serious problemsat home.
Her mom has lost all their money to a deadbeat boyfriend, and motherand daughter are faced with eviction if they don’t come up with rent money.
just finishedairing its sixth season in the United States last week on teen channel The N, and fortunately for After readers, the second half of the seasonwas all about “Palex,” the nickname for the pairing of Degrassi High’sformer bad girl Alex Nunez (Deanna Casaluce) and popular rich girl Paige Michalchuk(Lauren Collins).
Paige and Alex’s relationship, developed over three seasons, has become oneof the best portrayals of a lesbian teen relationship we’ve seen on Americantelevision.
Trying to save them from having to live in a women’s shelter, Alex takes a jobwaitressing at a local strip club, where she eventually becomes an exotic dancerbecause the money is just too good to resist.
She loathes it — and herself — and desperately doesn’t want anyone to find out, especially Paige.
Not that it has much competition — the only other series on Americantelevision to feature a recurring relationship between teen girls are Fox’seven fits into this category, because although Willow and Tara are technicallyteenagers when they fall in love, their relationship, which deals with mature story lines about good vs.