Degrassi fans who’ve longed for the day Jimmy Brooks would run home into the welcoming embrace of Gavin “Spinner” Mason, forgetting about the time he accidentally got him shot and ready to pick up where Downtown Sasquatch left off, have a lot to smile about this morning. While we’ve kept up with the rotating cast of Canadian actors who get themselves into more drama than the TGS cast seconds before showtime, Drake has in turn decided to go by his middle name, release a few hip-hop albums and slowly take over the world, one mystifying v-neck at a time. But we’ve often wondered: Does he miss his former castmates? Is there some sort of top-secret annual reunion that goes down, where Craig (Jake Epstein) debuts his new music and Darcy (Shenae Grimes) goes on and on about what it was like to meet Shannen Doherty?
Aubrey Graham hung out with fellow Degrassi Community School alum and former costar, Shane Kippel, at King of the Dot in Toronto over the weekend. Yes! Dreams do come true. He was probably enjoying the moment far too much to update his various social media accounts, but luckily Spinner was eager to document each and every precious moment:
Oh yeah, @drake and maestro are on scene. No big deal! But it is
— Shane Kippel (@shaneykipps) January 27, 2013
It so is, Spin. While he hasn’t shied away from his acting past, Drake doesn’t exactly elaborate on the subject–unless there’s a “Marvin’s Room Part 2″ intended for his next album, in which Jimmy tells Spinner how he really feels about being the victim of his stupid prank or sticky fingers, that we don’t know about. Aside from footage of Drizzy doing the “Wheelchair Jimmy” dance in concert in early 2012, we were scared he’d rid himself of all the wisdom Spike tried impart during Media Immersion, or worse: his extensive Triple 5 Soul collection. With more and more Degrassi stars popping up on American stages and screens, it’s comforting to see that you can go home–and that Spinner will always be there ready and waiting with a Dot burger.
[Photo: Shane Kippel]