I will go down with this ship even if I go alone.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for a good teen drama! The cheesier and angstier, the better. One of my guilty-pleasure shows is Degrassi: Next Class.
I think it’s time we talked about a Degrassi relationship that should have been endgame: Miles and Lola. Here’s some proof that they were meant to be!
Let’s start from the very beginning, back when Lola was just a baby grade nine with an obvious crush on her best friend’s brother.
Now let’s get to the good stuff! The two of them didn’t really hit it off until Season 3, when Lola was dealing with her breakup with Tiny, and Miles’ boyfriend Tristan (more on Tris later, because I have some OPINIONS) was in a coma after the bus crash.
Right away, it’s clear that Lola just gets Miles. Even if she can’t directly relate to what he’s going through, she understands what it’s like to just need to vent and be sad.
They get stuck in detention together, and of course Lola takes the opportunity to shoot her shot. Just as a friend at this point, but still! You can see the seeds being planted.
Let’s talk about the Snapchats (known as “Oomfchats” in the Degrassi universe) they send each other. Because they’re fucking adorable.
Lola sees when Miles is struggling and just needs a break. So she gets him to help out as a waiter at her family’s restaurant, and they have a lot of fun together!
Obviously, sparks are starting to fly. Miles even tries to learn Spanish just to impress Lola, and it’s adorable.
And then Miles literally sits down and writes a whole play about Lola. If the Degrassi writers are trying to kill me, it’s working.
“But wait a minute,” you say. “Doesn’t Miles still have a boyfriend?” Look, I don’t condone cheating. But let’s be honest: Tristan also wasn’t a very good boyfriend. Prior to the whole coma thing, he constantly invalidated Miles’ bisexuality and made him feel bad about himself.
Observe the differences here between Tristan and Lola!!
Anyways, back to Miles and Lola! They’re so comfortable and at ease with each other. Also, the domesticity of this scene is *chef’s kiss*.
When Tiny tells Lola there has to be at least one guy out there who recognizes how awesome she is, Lola immediately thinks of Miles.
So Lola ditches the party and sneaks off to Miles’ room to go “help” him with the play. And of course Miles asks her to play the lead. Because, duh, it’s about HER.
Lola, being the good person she is, doesn’t immediately take the chance to hop into Miles’ lap. But the chemistry is just undeniable, and Miles decides to finally make a move.
After they hook up, they talk and have the cutest morning cuddles. They look so peaceful and happy — Lola’s even wearing his T-shirt!
The cuteness continues that Monday at school during play rehearsals. Look how proud Miles is of his girl!
But then Tristan wakes up from his coma just a few days after Miles and Lola hook up. So Miles makes a tough decision and breaks it off with Lola so he can be there for Tristan. Miles and Lola are both really mature and understanding, though, and it’s clear they just want what’s best for each other.
Miles also owns up to his mistakes and apologizes to Lola for not being there for her abortion (yes, she got pregnant — this is Degrassi, after all).
And then…Miles spoke the words that made Mola fans everywhere scream!!!
“But Miles said he wanted to be with Tristan!” you protest. Okay, sure. But can we talk about the full-on bedroom eyes he gave Lola here? And the way he hugs her and rubs her back?! Doesn’t seem all that platonic to me…
Also, the characters in the play are based on Miles, Lola, and Tristan. And the play still ends with Miles’ character begging Lola’s character to stay, and her telling him she can’t because he needs to be there for Tristan’s character. Hmm.
And let’s not forget that Miles literally admitted to his own boyfriend’s face that he loved Lola!!
Although Miles and Lola’s relationship wasn’t perfect, they had a really genuine connection, and I think it was the best of Miles’ relationships. I’d like to think they found their way back to each other someday.
Thank you for coming to my TED Talk! #MolaForever.
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