Holly J Sinclair



Main Character

Seasons 7-present

First Episode

"Standing In The Dark, Part 1"


Charlotte Arnold

Holly J is was always the #1 student at Degrassi Community School. She has done some rotten things in her past, but when she changed for the good, her real personality showed. Not going to Yale was a big let down in her life, but overcoming that goal has really put an impact on her.

Character HistoryEdit

Season 7Edit

After Lakehurst burned down, Holly J attends Degrassi. She's the younger sister of Degrassi's ex-mean girl Heather Sinclair, who was the enemy of Degrassi's fashion queen, Paige Michalchuk. Like her older sister, Holly J. exhibits the same ill-humor and arrogance, cloaking it with a pleasant and somewhat preppy appearance. Her best friend is Anya MacPherson who follows Holly J.'s every move. Her main goal is to socially destroy all the Degrassi students, starting with her enemies, Darcy Edwards and Manny Santos. Holly J. and Darcy have a confrontation in the cafeteria the first day they meet, almost ending in a cat fight, and constantly bicker during Spirit Squad practice until Darcy quits. After Darcy quits Spirit Squad, Holly J. became the new Queen Bee of Degrassi - almost like the new Paige. She then spreads a rumor about Manny being racist after Manny and her ex-boyfriend Damien Hayes joke about their break-up, because of him being black. Mia Jones and Holly J. have to share a locker due to Lakehurst being burned in a fire. They frequently insult each other and compete for the affections of Sav Bhandari, who (much to their shock) turns out to have for Anya MacPherson. Tension rises between the two when Mia joins the Spirit Squad and also when Mia tries to separate Anya from Holly J. Their rivalry reaches a climax when they have to debate in English class about adoption from foreign countries. They fiercely argue and it becomes clear that Holly J. disapproves of Mia being a single mother. Mia then evicts Holly J. from her locker. Ever since then, Holly J. has said very hostile things about Mia being a mom.

After realizing that Anya was beginning to be nice to Mia, Holly J. decides to treat Anya like dirt by telling to the entire Physics class that she has dyslexia and making her copy an old report from Heather for their class, only to tell on her during class. Mia really believed that Anya was going to stop hanging out with Holly J., because of this, but her response was “At least I’m not alone on a Friday night”.

In Sweet Child O' Mine, Holly J. is seen as Manny's new co-captain after Darcy quits, then Manny tells off Holly J. for saying that Mia shouldn't have been doing the splits and having a baby if she wanted to be on the Spirit Squad.

In Another Brick On The Wall, Holly J. falls for Toby Isaacs after he agrees to tutor her in Algebra. Toby is mutually attracted to Holly J., until they are seen together by Anya and her clique of friends, which reminds Holly J. of her social status and causes her to insult Toby. Holly J. then tries to explain to Anya that she is attracted to him and that "they" like Toby. She then proceeds to apologize to Toby and explain that she is willing to lower her standards and date him, which backfires and causes Toby to reject her accusing her and her friends of being "shallow". Holly J. reacts by calling Anya and telling her they needed to discuss their "dependence on boys".

In Ladies Night, Anya runs the Free The Children Freedom Fast to promote education and health in Africa. She tries to get Holly J. and Sav to get to know each other and become friends, by making them work together. Holly J. and Sav share some secrets, one, which he tells her, being that later on, he's going to have an arranged marriage. Holly J. tells Anya, trying to break them up. Anya confronts Sav, and he tells her that it would be later on and he wants to fight for them. Anya realizes that Holly J. was trying to ruin their relationship and wants payback. Anya gives Holly J. a cookie during the fast and Holly J. eats it, not knowing there's a camera filming her. Later, Holly J. goes on stage, and people call her the "cookie monster" and throw paper balls at her. After that, the new band Stüdz performs a song, and the lyrics consist of the words, "Holly J. Sucks"

Holly J. is mad, and when there is only 4 hours left in the fast, orders pizza, and everyone starts eating. Anya, not knowing what to do, runs off crying. Holly J. follows, and Anya says that she wanted to be in charge of the fast so she could feel good about herself for once, because every time she was with Holly J, she felt bad, and she felt like Holly J hated her because she never let her be happy and treated her like dirt. When asked why Holly J. treated her like that, she simply said "because you let me." The next day, Anya tells Holly J. that she is tired of Holly J. putting her down and no longer wants to be friends. At this point, Holly J. tries to plead with her as she says Anya's her only true friend, but Anya says that Holly J. did this to herself. Holly J. then walks away hurt. Season 8 Holly J. becomes the captain of the newly named Power Squad and also becomes Student Council President. She has formed a "posse" with her old friend Anya and Chantay Black. She has also begun to like Mia and even though she gets jealous of Mia becoming a model, she lets her on the squad.

In Fight The Power, when Jane became a part of the Degrassi Football Team Holly J. defended her when the guys were making fun of her. When Danny, Derek, and Riley were wearing offensive shirts with the phrase 'Sorry I dropped the ball, it's my time of the month' and showed them to Jane, Holly J and a bunch of other Power Squad members come in and stick up for her by telling them to take the shirts off. Holly J says she doesn't know what's worse, the shirts or Derek shirtless. In Didn't We Almost Have It All, Holly J. elected herself Student Council President and Danny isn't happy about it. When Anya's not present at cheer practice, Chantay says she skipped to sleep with Sav. Holly J., feeling insecure about being the only virgin on the squad, decides on losing her virginity to new student Blue. They become partners for an art project and when alone, Holly J. proceeds to seduce Blue, but he rejects her and she walks away hurt. The next day, Anya says that she missed practice, because she was sick and denies having sex with Sav, making Holly. J relieved. When alone again, Blue says he now wants to have sex with Holly J, but she rejects him, just like he rejected her, since she now knows she's not the only virgin on the squad. In Lost In Love, at Spinner's party for police college, Holly J. tells Jane that he wasn't really accepted into the college, which makes Jane break up with Spinner. Later on, Holly J. decides to help Spinner win back Jane because she is tired of hearing him complain at work and also the break up is mostly her fault. She does this by taking him to the leadership conference where Jane is making a speech and makes him pretend that he's Barry Cohen, an author that hadn't arrived yet.

In Money For Nothing, Holly J.'s family is going through financial troubles (because her dad "made some risky investments", according to her mother). So her mom cuts her credit card in half. She had to give up Blue, and this also means she can't go on a $350 cheerleading trip to Florida, and on a date with Blue to a $125 concert. She doesn't want Blue and her teammates to know about her problem, so she lies to her teammates about going to a family wedding and tells Blue that she really didn't want to go with him, making him upset. Her teammates however, are OK with her not going, and Mia is made temporary captain, making Holly J. jealous. She then asks Spinner Mason for a job at The Dot to get money for the trip, lying by saying it's for college applications, and he says yes. Later that night, her friends come to The Dot and she continues to lie. After Derek Haig insults Holly J, she pours his drink on him, causing Spinner to fire her. The next day at school, Leia tells Holly J. how Mia got her modeling job -- by sleeping with football star Tom Blake. Holly J. then tells a news reporter about Mia's secret, and it's aired on the news. Holly J.'s mom then gives her a $350 check from Heather so that she can go on the cheerleading trip. She lets her team know, but all of them are mad about her trashing Mia's reputation. As a result, she is voted off the squad. She then tries to rekindle her date with Blue, who rejects her by calling her selfish. She then goes back to The Dot to ask Spinner for her job back. This time she confesses the truth to Spinner about her money problem. After some advice and a mutual understanding, he gives her another chance. In Heat Of The Moment, Holly J.'s watching the Power Squad practice, and Alli makes a comment to her while walking by with Clare. Holly J. tells her to shut her mouth, and Alli says that Holly J. is bitter about romance. Holly J. says Alli wouldn't know anything about romance, which makes Alli admit she's going out with Johnny DiMarco. Holly J. doesn't believe it, and goes up to Johnny and asks him in front of his friends, which he denies. Johnny then breaks up with Alli, and Alli snaps at Holly J. for ruining her relationship and that she can't be mean to her. Holly J. says she doesn't need a reason to be mean to Alli. Alli then starts a group on Facerange called "I Hate Holly J", which many people sign up for. Holly J. sees the site, and confronts Alli, insulting her. Alli then sees threatening comments about Holly J. from people who had joined her group, and Bruce the Moose leads the whole cafeteria in chanting "I Hate Holly J". This causes Holly J. to run out of the cafeteria, tears running down her face, and not return to school or work, because of fear of growing hate towards her. Alli's suspended from school, and the Sinclairs call the police on her for the threats on the hate group. Anya and Alli go over to Holly J.'s house, and Alli sees that what she did was wrong. A few days later, the group is deleted, and Alli apologizes to the school and Holly J. about her actions.

In Danger Zone, Blue asks Holly J. to the Black & White Dance, and as much as she wants to say yes, she comes to the realization that she might have a thing for her co-worker, Spinner. As they are about to close The Dot, a former Lakehurst student comes in with a gun and holds an armed robbery. During the robbery, Blue shows up to The Dot and Holly J. answers, too scared for words. The door is foggy, so she writes the word gun on the door. Then Blue leaves. Blue ends up calling the police, and they arrive surrounding the vicinity of The Dot. Nervously the gunman ends up shooting Spinner, and Holly J. confesses to Spinner that she is in love with him. She eventually calms the gunman down and walks out with him to the police. Spinner is rushed to the hospital. Holly J. ends up going to the dance, and everyone applauds her for being a hero. She dances with Blue and they rekindle their relationship.

Season 9Edit

Holly J. returns for her second semester as a junior.

In Just Can't Get Enough, she is shown with her new boyfriend as of the finale of last season, Blue. She is trying to organize the "Winter Beach Bash", but is overwhelmed with work. Blue tells her that she has a bad attitude (which she has been clearly showing in the episode), and she tells him he can't change her and he says "good bye Holly" a sign they broke up.

In Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', Holly J. and Jane pair up for a project since they were the only girls in the class. They decided to start a babysitting business when they notice that a lot of mothers need babysitters. They end up being really good friends. When Holly J. was texting and talking to Jane while driving, she accidentally hits the back of Declan's car. Declan deals with the situation in a sly way and says it's just a government car and when Holly asked to exchange insurance he claims that she was asking for his number. That causes Holly J. to develop a crush on him. One day when Jane said she would cover for a babysitter, Holly J. decides to surprise her, but she ends up seeing Declan and Jane kissing. She later confronts Jane and tells her to dump Declan and choose Spinner. Jane takes her advice and ends her secret relationship with Declan. Jane and Holly J. decide to keep their babysitting business and continue their friendship.

In Waiting For A Girl Like You, Holly J. is seen handing out Matchmaker forms. After flirting with Declan, he sets his sights high on her. He tries to woo her by putting a rose and magnet letters that say Friday on her locker. When she comes back from doing morning announcements she seems him leaning on her locker with his cellphone playing music. He asks her out but she declines. That leaves him desperate to find out information about her. In computer class they were learning how to make people profiles, so when it was Declan's turn he made a profile for Holly J. She liked it. When the results were delivered at lunch later that day Holly J. gets matched with Declan. He eats with her and tells her the story about him meeting the Dalai Lama. But when his girlfriend Trish, who he was about to break up with, finds out she then yells at him and tells Holly J. that he is probably going to tell her his made up stories to get with her like meeting the Dalai Llama. The next day at lunch Declan wanted to meet her in the Music Room. He locks her in the recording booth and he keeps her in there until she stops yelling. While, she is in there he tells her that she is the one girl that he really likes and wants to go out with. He then unlocks her when a student needs to use it. When she tells him that on Friday she'll have to babysit at the school, Declan surprises her there and plays with the kids. After, they go out for mushroom pizza and they share their first kiss.

In Somebody, Holly J. gets a mentorship paper; she is happy and tells Declan. They decide to skip period 4 and take goofy pictures. But, when they're at the Dot he tells her that the judge is his mom. When Holly J. is being interviewed towards the end of the interview, she tells Declan's mom that her and Declan are dating. Declan's mom disapproves of it. Holly J. gets mad and walks out. But, Holly J. gets picked for the mentorship at the ceremony, and she is standing proud and proper. But then Declan pokes her from behind the stage and she goes behind the stage. They then start flirting, and then begin making out. He then unbuttons her dress halfway and they start really kissing. But when Holly J.'s name is called, they pull the curtain and take a picture of her with her dress halfway unbuttoned and her hair messed up. She is super embarrassed.

Ms. Hatzilakos, Mrs. Coyne, and Mrs. Sinclair have a meeting with Holly J. and Declan. They all agree that Holly J. and Declan shouldn't see each other. But Holly J. wants to go out with him still so she confronts him and tells him that he should've opened his mouth, since he still wants to be with her too. They get caught together again, and they have another meeting with Ms. Hatzilakos, Mrs. Coyne, and Mrs. Sinclair. They are very surprised, and they still don't want them to go out. This time Declan stands up and says that they will be together, no matter what. Then he and Holly J. storm out of the office and start hugging and jumping for joy.

In Heart Like Mine Part 1, Holly J. seems chummy with Marco. Her and Declan are excited that he'll be their student teacher and he's their friend. When he starts assigning homework for their class, Holly J. and Declan persuade him to not give it to them and that they won't have to do it because they were busy. Marco is upset but he lets them slide this one time. But, the next time they can't. When he assigns an essay due in 2 days he makes Holly J. and Declan do it. But, at the basketball team victory party Mr. Perino tells Marco that he has to stop letting Holly J. and Declan slide. So he confronts them and tells them that they have to do it know matter what. Holly J. is ticked and texts Marco asking him that she thought he was her friend. Later on, Holly J. and Declan agree to do the work, and Marco is happy.

In Heart Like Mine Part 2, Holly J. is seen making the morning announcements. She seems very jolly and happy. She also recieves morning coffee from Declan, and exchanges looks with Fiona.

In Holiday Road, Holly J. is happy to see Emma back at Degrassi. She questions her about Smithdale College because Smithdale is a choice for her. But, Emma is rude to Holly J. and tells her to mind her own business. In the end of the episode Holly J. talks with Emma and Spinner. She tells Emma that she'll be fine no matter what she does. Later on, when Emma is about to leave she tells Emma that she hopes to see her again. Emma thanks Holly J. for all she has done and told her that she is a good person. Holly J. concludes and really thinks that Smithdale is a top choice for one of her colleges.

In Start Me Up, Peter interrupts Holly J. during the morning announcements and she gets stunned. She is surprised that he is really peppy. When Peter tells the kids on the announcements to go to "Above The Dot". Holly J. just rolls her eyes and continues.

In Broken Promises, Holly J. sets up for the prom and gives advice to Anya who is worried that Farrah will steal Sav away. She goes to prom with Declan and has a good time dancing and having fun. The next day when Anya confronts her about the unprotected sex. Holly J. told her that there was a condom machine in the bathroom and that she is taking the pill and she doesn't have to worry. But, Anya tells her that she isn't taking the pill. Holly J. is shocked and doesn't know what to tell Anya.

In Innocent When You Dream, Holly J. turns out to enjoy "Madame Degrassi's" fan-fiction posts. Holly J. tells Declan about the posts. She then finds out Clare kisses Declan on the neck and warns her politely to keep off. She reveals that Clare is a very good writer and says if it stops her from wanting to kiss Declan then she should continue.

In In Your Eyes, Holly J. is seen working at the Dot. She gives Clare a decaf green tea when she orders it.

In Keep On Loving You, Holly J. and Declan feel it's time to have sex since they've been going out for 3 months. Before making love, Declan gives Holly J. his grandmother's special bracelet. Holly J. is touched and tells him that she loves him. . The next day at school a concerned Holly J. confronts Jane about Declan not telling her that he loves her. Jane tells Holly J. that she doesn't have to worry about it, and that she's sure Declan loves her and he'll tell her when he's ready. A minute after, when Declan is walking to play practice, Holly J. talks to him and asks him if he loves her because he didn't say it back. Declan tells her it's not that simple and Holly J. begins to panic. Meanwhile, at play practice Fiona comes to see Declan. Declan tells her that he is nervous to tell her since last time. Fiona tells him that he's a silly boy.

The next day, Holly J. sees Fiona in the school library and tells her that Declan gave her the bracelet and she wants to give it back because she told him she loves him and he didn't say it in return. Fiona laughs and tells her that it's her and his grandmother's bracelet and Declan only gives it to the people he truly loves. Holly J. asks why he couldn't say it then. Fiona tells her that Declan had a true love and he told her that he loved her and she cheated on him, he doesn't want that to happen again. Holly J. anxious grabs the bracelet and goes to find Declan. When she finds Declan, they talk and make up.

Later on, after finding out that she and her brother are going to move back to Manhattan an exited Fiona tells Declan, Declan is upset and doesn't know how he's going to be able to tell it to Holly J. Later that day Holly J. sees Fiona's Facerange status and realizes what is going on. The morning of the play Declan and his mom are talking and Declan tells her that he loves the school and doesn't want to leave it. Holly J. over hears this while walking in. Crushed she asks Declan's mom if she can visit. Mrs. Coyne reluctantly says she can visit all the time. Before, directing the play Declan hacks Holly J.'s email account and emails a Manhattan internship Holly J.'s mentorship video. They like it and text Holly J. about an internship in Manhattan over the summer. She is excited and even more so when she finds out Declan is responsible for this.

In Degrassi Takes Manhattan, Holly J is excited to be off to another summer vacation. But, this time with her boyfriend Declan. After, school is finally let out, Declan invites everyone over to his house for a pool party. Spinner attends, and while Holly J and Jane are changing he overhears them talking about how breaking off the affair with Declan helped her because Declan is her love. After, walking out Spinner goes insane and breaks up with Jane, tells Holly J to shut up and punches Declan. While, trying to cheer Jane up Holly J also needs to help Declan out too. Seeing Jane so glum, Holly J asks her to go to Manhattan with them for the summer. Jane says yes. The next day they're off and they go to Manhattan. When they get there Holly J is surprised on how big their Manhattan home is. After, they leave Fiona off at the house, because she's tired and doesn't want to move, and they go site seeing and shopping. That night Declan and Holly J have reservations for a restaurant and Fiona seems to be a little jealous. The next day, Holly J is walking in the city to go to her TVM internship, and she walks into Jay Manuel who gives her good advice. After, she goes in to see that her boss, Kristin. She decides to make the most, of it and introduces herself to her, she gets a clever nickname, Initial because Kristin likes the J in Holly J. She also is given a banana each day because Kristin loves potassium. A few moments later, Holly J learns that Declan and Fiona are the city's power siblings after Fiona stops by at TVM to say hi, and get an internship too. The next day, after finding out that Jane has become the lead singer of the hit band, Flashin' Midnight, Holly J is asked to do research and stay late at TVM. She does so and ends up not going to the opera with Declan. To only find out that he went with Fiona. The next, day at work, Holly J is talking to Fiona and then Fiona gets mad and tells her that this is her city and she owns this, and she put up with her at Degrassi for too long. They get into a little tiff, and while walking in the hallway, Holly J tells Fiona to look over there, and then she locks Fiona in the copy room. She then walks down the hallway and says "This is New York-Holly J, bitch!"

That day, while after interviewing Jane on the show, Holly J notices that Fiona is all distraught and managed to get out of the copy room. But, then she sees her on the phone and next thing you know, Declan is there. Holly J tries to tell Declan that Fiona started it, but Declan didn't understand why Holly J did that to his sister. Walking away, Fiona gives Holly J a mysterious glare. Later on, Declan sits them both down and tells them that they need to make up because he wants to spend the whole summer with the both of them. They sort of make amends, and Fiona hugs Holly J. Fiona then suggests that they have a party so Holly J can meet some of their New York friends. So they do so, that night Holly J comes down the stairs in a stunning dress, and is ready to party. But, Fiona then introduces her to Declan's past girlfriends, and they tell Holly J that Fiona likes Declan single, and that their relationship wont be much longer. Holly J is upset, but Declan proves to her that he is in love with her by making out. Fiona is jealous again, and drinks to get drunk. While, drunk she makes a scene and Holly J is pissed and tells them that her jealousy is quite inappropriate, Fiona tells her wanna know inappropriate, and kisses her brother Declan. Everyone is shocked, and Fiona faints, Holly J is pissed and she is tired of coming second to Fiona, so her and Jane stomp out, and Fiona gives Holly J another mysterious glare.

The next day, Declan tells Fiona that there is something wrong with her and that she is so jealous to a point it's weird. She then breaks down telling Declan that he is so inconsiderate, but then he tells her that he can't have the summer with her being jealous of Holly J and him, so he tells her that she's going to the Hamptons with their Aunt Kate. Fiona then tells Declan that she hates him. Declan apologizes to Holly J, by going live on air at TVM while Holly J is listening, and then Holly J turns around to find Declan, asking for another chance. Holly J says yes and their love is restored. Jane then finds them and tells them that Spinner is getting married to Emma, and that she wants to get there before it's too late, and that he's making a big mistake. Holly J and Declan are up to take Jane there, and they zoom there as fast as they can, leaving Manhattan for now. While, stopping for gas, Declan and Holly J feel this is too crazy, so they stall. While, playing baseball, Jane is frantic, so she takes the car and leaves Declan and Holly J behind. Holly J and Declan are upset, but end up taking a ferry to get to Toronto. Emma is actually to see them and invites them to come to their wedding party. They party it up and go back to Manhattan. Fiona is just leaving Manhattan to go to the Hamptons with her mom.

Season 10Edit

Holly J returns for her last year at Degrassi.

In What A Girl Wants Part 1, Holly J isn't ready to leave her boyfriend Declan in New York, after throwing a huge goodbye party, courtesy of his mom, Holly J feels the worst. Especially, since Fiona has come back from the Hamptons full of energy, and normal. When it's time for Holly J to leave, Fiona tells her that they can be great friends in the future and hugs her, also before saying goodbye to Declan, she tells him only 8 months away until it's the summer time again, and then they can go to Yale and finally be reunited. Then she has to say goodbye to Declan, they make out and Declan gives her an SAT practice book. Arriving back home, Holly J calls her mom to tell her everything is all right, she makes a side on her dresser for a picture of her and Decs, and her SAT book. Then, she notices something, huge boxes. She video chats with Declan until her mom comes home, and interrupts, she tells him good night and closes the screen. When she asked her mom what's the deal with all the boxes, she tells her that the insurance lost most of their money and they have found an apartment up the block. Holly J asks about her college money for Yale, her mom responds by telling her that they lost that too, Holly J is upset to fullest point. At, school the next day Holly J is walking into school getting prepared for her election, in which she'll probably win. But, Sav confronts her and tells her that he's running too, Holly J is pissed. At lunch they each say something, and after Holly J's little announcement, Sav gets up and announces he's running too. After, Anya bumps into Holly J at her locker, and they begin to talk about how Sav is ruining everything, how Sav ruined Anya's relationship with him, and didn't care how she felt, and how Holly J's school presidency is in jeopardy because of him. In the last scene of the episode, Holly J confronts Sav and tells him he's a bigshot, because soon he'll be entering fatherhood, looking confused Sav is nervous, Holly J tells him it's alright Anya told her everything.

In What A Girl Wants Part 2, Holly J confronts Anya in the beginning of the episode telling her to fake a pregnancy because she fooled Sav, and this will probably make him drop out. She also tells Anya that she only has to pretend until the election is over. Anya agrees. Later on, Holly J gets a video call, and answers thinking it's Declan, so she starts talking sexy, but then sees it's Fiona, Fiona tells Holly J that her relationship with Bobby is horrible, and if she tells people about it they'll think she's a drama queen, they're interrupted by Anya coming in, Holly J tells Fiona she has to go, but if she needs anything, just call her. Anya tells Holly J she's going to continue faking the pregnancy despite her text. Holly J is surprised. Anya also tells her that she wants to because Sav is falling for her again, Holly J is happy for her but tells her what about when it's time to have the baby, Anya tells her then she'll have to fake a miscarriage. Holly J tells Anya she's dark, and they continue to talk. The next day at school, Holly J is handing out voting fliers for her campaign, when she sees Anya walking with Sav wearing a "Vote 4 Sav" shirt, Holly J is pissed beyond belief and wants some revenge.

In Breakaway Part 1, Holly J while prepping for the election gets a call from Declan saying that Fiona isn't being normal, Holly J tells him that he needs to trust her and be there for her since she's his sister. Before, the election Fiona comes to Degrassi and surprises Holly J, they go to the Dot, and Fiona tells HJ what happened, also, Holly J confronts Anya about Sav saying that she backstabbed her and that she supposed to be on her side, Anya tells her that she changed her mind, and that Sav is all hers now. At the election Holly J basically says she wants to be all about education, but Sav's speech was about being fun and full of life. He also lies and tells everyone that he is going through a tough time with being an upcoming father. Later in the episode, Sav wins the election because of lies and Holly J is super pissed.

In Breakaway Part 2, Holly J upset about the election she just lost, Ms. Sauve tries to help solve her hard times. She gives Holly J SAT pamphlets, but the problem is that they are very expensive, and she can't afford them. When she gets home from school, she researches them on the website, and then her mom came in to cheer her up. She told Holly J that she can get into a better college, and she has to stop thinking about going to Yale, because she is very smart and that there are other people who would die to have Holly J's life. The next day, Fiona comes back to Degrassi to hang out, and tells HJ that she's getting a condo, a few blocks away. Fiona is on a ordering catalog website, and buys a drawer/desk for her plasma screen TV. Holly J is amazed how she can just spend $4000 like that, Fiona just shrugs her shoulders like it's now big deal. Fiona then makes a new password before ordering and lets Holly J see it, she feels since they're friends they can trust each other. That night, Holly J is chatting with Declan about her misfortune and that there is other colleges out there besides Yale. When they exit the chat, HJ goes on the site, and logs in as Fiona. She buys the SAT tutor with Fiona's money, and sends it as a direct email. The next day at school Fiona doesn't really notice anything, and she tells HJ that she's enrolling at Degrassi tomorrow, and that she wants to have lunch at the Dot. At lunch, Fiona is on her laptop and notices that there was a directly sent email for $2000, on an SAT tutor, she asks Holly J how much the tutor was, and then realizes Holly J went on as her and stole money... Fiona is upset and doesn't understand why she is being used since she came back to Toronto because Holly J is her only friend. The next day Fiona is back at Degrassi, and Holly J meets her at her locker, she apologizes and says that she would never do a thing like that again, and they're both lacking in the area of friendship. Fiona turns around and tells her that the only way she will forgive her is to be her best friend, and give her 200 hours of every moment together, like sleepovers and classes. Holly J, says yes, and they walk down the hallway holding hands.

In Try Honesty Part 1, Holly J is asked by Declan if she wants to on a road trip to Yale University, but she is unable to go because she is too busy with school work and she can't pay for the last minute airfare. While in math class Fiona asks Holly J if she wants to go shopping after school, but can't because she has a job interview. Holly J later decides to go shopping with Fiona after the interview and uses her emergency credit card. When they arrive at Fiona's condo, Holly J uses her laptop to e-mail Declan. Upon seeing that he is not online, she goes to his profile and sees pictures of him with a girl named Tinsley and begins to get suspicious. Later she e-mails Declan to tell him that she decided to go on the road trip with him. While looking at flights online, Declan calls her and he tells her that may not be such a good idea for her to come and that she shouldn't waste the money. He then hangs up and goes off with Tinsley to fencing practice. Shocked she closes and laptop and says he's cheating on her. Later Holly J tells her mom about Declan cheating on her and that she isn't sure she wants to go to Yale anymore. Her mom comforts her and tells her that she's should go to Yale but for her education, not to live out her fairy tale fantasy. That night she calls Declan only to get his voice mail. She decides to leave him a voice mail telling him how she feels and that she can't handle their long distance relationship and breaks up with him. The next day, when she is supposed to meet up with Fiona at The Dot before school, she arrives to find Declan there to surprise her. In Try Honesty Part 2, Holly J and Declan sit at the Dot and talk. Declan tells her how he didn't want her to go to Manhattan on the trip because he and Fiona planned for him to come visit. Holly J is happy and explains why she thought he was cheating, and to ignore her voicemail she left. Declan didn't know about the voicemail because his phone was off so he checks it, after hearing it, he laughs and they continue to talk. On a taxi ride to school Declan tells Holly J he missed her and Degrassi, and Vanderbilt Prep isn't the funnest high strung school, it has a lot of competition. He then gives Holly J a necklace. At school, Holly J and Fiona talk about how the whole thing was a big misunderstanding, and how Declan is back and everything is okay. Chantay tells HJ that her and Declan are too obsessed with each other, but Holly J and Fiona snap back at her and tell her that she doesn't have a lover so she shouldn't be talking. At home Holly J's mom sees the necklace and thinks HJ is shopping again, HJ tells her she isn't and tells her that Declan bought it for her. Her mom tells her that Declan shouldn't be buying her "love", to make her stay with him. Holly J tells her he isn't and is convinced. At lunch the next day, Declan surprises Holly J and he sits down with her, despite Chantay's crabby mood, Holly J ignores her and talks to Declan. He brings up her financial problems, and brings a vision in her mind that he's buying her love, and helping her too much, since he tells her he can help her with her money, she starts getting the impression that her mom was right, she gets pissed. She yells at him and he leaves. A few days pass and while in a taxi cab with Declan, Holly J starts to lose her mind when he continues talking about buying her stuff. He is confused, Holly J tells the driver to stop driving, they fight; she tells him that she feels gross, and that she also feels as if he's buying her love; they continue to fight. Declan tells the driver to start driving, HJ is mad and tells him to stop again, Holly J gives Declan the necklace and tells him they should take a break from each other. They both start crying. Later on, Holly J re-applies for the job, and she sees Fiona. Fiona wants to be her first customer, and she tells Holly J that she'll always be her friend, but Declan was very upset. Fiona orders all the specials, and makes Holly J smile.

In You Don't Know My Name Part 1, Holly J walks up in school thanks to Fiona. She's stressed because of her recent breakup with Declan and has a blemish on her face. Fiona gives her a Xeno HotSpot, to help the blemish go away. Fiona tells her, that her and Declan will be okay when they reunite for Yale, but Holly J isn't sure if she wants to get back with him. Later, Holly J goes for a student council meeting with just her and Sav, Mr. Simpson walks in to tell them he has to cancel the "Band Slam", upset Sav and Holly J don't know what to do. Holly J then gets the idea for a Hoedown Throwdown Dance, they can have it at "Above The Dot" and they can ask Peter to help them. They'll need balloons, snacks, etc. Sav also apologizes for her and Declan's breakup, she says thank you. Later after making the phone calls for the supplies, Holly J and Fiona are walking in the halls. Sav catches up with them, and hears them still talking about Declan, and her blemish. Sav tells her that he thinks her blemish is kinda cute, and Holly J blushes. He walks away and Fiona tells Holly J that her and Sav would be a cute couple, but Holly J doesn't think so. Later Holly J and Sav have another meeting and they begin talking, but Holly J and Sav make arrangements to hangout while she's working, Sav says his parents will let him have free snacks, if it has something to do with student council, after Holly J jokes around like that. Sav goes to were Holly J works and they have a good time. Later on, Holly J goes to the student council room to see Sav blowing up balloons. He told her he made a mistake ordering them, and she helps him blow them up. They goof off for a while by breathing in the helium and talking like chipmunks. Sav mistakes the mood for a romantic one, and kisses her.

In You Don't Know My Name Part 2, Sav likes Holly J…but she doesn’t like him. Or at least that’s what she tells Fiona (as she also tries to convince herself). But she can’t deny that she likes him, while at the same time she’s not over Declan. Rebound much? And Fiona’s there to constantly remind her of that. Now Sav and Holly J come to the conclusion that they can be together no strings attached. I like that they’re not taking things seriously, and that Holly J even states that their fling could randomly end at anytime. Even better is that while Sally J is a go, it’s not going to be easy; they’re going to be forced to keep their secret from Anya, who will flip out if she finds out about them.

In My Body Is A Cage Part 1, Anya has just been informed that her mother may have cancer. Leia tries to make Anya feel better, but Holly J., who isn't aware, ruins it. Holly J. asks what's wrong and Anya admits that she hadn't started on her share of a project that they were working on with Sav. Holly J. is angry and Anya volunteers to help, but HJ declines and walks away. Out of earshot, she calls Sav and says that she thinks Anya knows that they're together, saying this is the worst thing that could happen to Anya. In My Body Is A Cage Part 2, Anya is at school and calls Holly J., asking where she is and that she though that they could work on their project together, until walking into the classroom and seeing an already-built project, a replica of Pompeii and the volcano. She angrily presses the red button on the project. The volcano releases smoke and red liquid and Anya sprinkles ash. Holly J. and Sav look angrily at Pompeii, which has been covered in fake ash and lava. Holly J. declares it a disaster and yells at Anya for jeopardizing their grade. Holly J. says she's overreacting and Anya storms off, with Holly J. following. Holly J. says that she knows Sav and her aren't supposed to be together and that she can't believe Anya would do this to her to get back at her. Anya asks what she's talking about and Holly J. admits that she and Sav are dating. Anya says that her mother has cancer and Holly J. comforts her. Anya arrives at the doctors' appointment just in time; she learns that her mother will be just fine and make it through because they caught the cancer in time.

In Purple Pills Part 1, Holly J., Fiona, and Sav decides on a new school event before the break. With the help of Fiona, they decide to have "A Night in Vegas" event at their school. She is seen walking down the street with Fiona, discussing Fiona's legal case against Bobby. She couldn't attend the PTA meeting, because her job requires her for a later shift, so she leaves the task up to Fiona. She arrives late at the meeting, where she finds a drunken and corset-wearing, Fiona, who was presenting their idea of "Night in Vegas". Holly saves their presentation by presenting her own materials, and the school board decides to approve the event, due to Holly J. plan.

In Purple Pills Part 2, Holly J. is seen taking an exam with Fiona. She later find out about Fiona's obsession with alcohol, and that she hasn't been taking prescribed medicine to help her deal with her stress. She encourages her to fight back against all the abuse, not just for her, but for others who are in the same situation.

In All Falls Down Part 1, Holly J. is seen chatting with Sav about the state of the school and worries that a stink bomb might provoke Mr Simpson to cancel their "A Night in Vegas" event. Holly J. receives Fiona's corset that she wore to the PTA meeting, so Holly J. can wear it to Vegas Night. They hug and say good-bye, as Fiona heads off to New York for a break. In All Falls Down Part 2, Holly J. and Sav are seen welcoming everyone to the "A Night in Vegas" event. They are seen flirting with each other at an empty conference room, where Holly J. stacks up drinks against a table. She is blushing and impressed with Sav's song, which was written for her. She later tells Sav to meet her in the Drama room at 10 P.M. Holly J. proceeds to give Sav a strip tease and a lap dance, before kissing him. The police catch them together, and they are escorted to the entrance, where they meet an anxious Mr. Simpson. Holly J tries to convince Mr. Simpson that she is sorry, but he does not listen to her.

In Don't Let Me Get Me, Holly J and Sav are seen apologizing to Mr. Simpson for their actions on Vegas Night but Mr. Simpson seems unlikely to accept it. They continue with their morning announcement, and Holly J is heard talking about the new policies that were in place. Later, Holly J, Sav, and Alli are seen discussing Alli's situation when Holly J points out that Bianca didn’t force Drew into the boiler room and Sav says that if it wasn’t Bianca, Drew would have cheated with someone else. With this in mind, Alli makes the difficult decision to leave Degrassi.

In Love Lockdown Part 1, Declan and Fiona are back from New York, and Declan has been nominated for an award in the Grundy Awards. He notices Holly J at the front entrance. Holly J is surprised to see Declan back. He wants to go to lunch with her which Holly J accepts. Later, Sav and Holly J are walking in the hallway when he tells Holly J to spend time during lunch with him to prepare for the Grundy Award. Holly J says she is having lunch with Declan. Sav looks surprised and warns Holly J that it might be Declan's ploy to get her back. Holly J promises Sav that she’s happy with him and has no intention in getting back together with Declan, and that he is flying to New York the very next day. Holly J then kisses Sav on the cheek and they walk together. Later during lunch Declan tells Holly J that he took what she said about him using money to fix his problems to heart and has started a charity for kids. Holly J reveals that she is in a relationship with Sav and that they will end it after there graduation. That night Sav accompanies Holly J to the Grundy’s and Declan comes and takes the seat next to Holly J. from Fiona. Later Declan won a Grundy and is dedicating the award, and apparently his entire life, to Holly J. The Coyne's throw a party back at Fiona’s condo and Holly J and Sav agree to go. Declan has a plan to get Holly J away from Sav and it comes in the form of playing with an iPad. With Sav distracted with his fancy toy, Declan makes his move and tells Holly J that he loves her and wants her back. Holly J tells Declan that she’s happy with Sav and doesn’t want to be back together with Declan. Declan tells Fiona that his plan didn’t work. All of a sudden Fiona goes from sober to drunk in one sip. Holly J stays to help take care of a drunk Fiona, giving Declan a chance to make his move. Later after putting Fiona back to sleep, Declan goes on kissing Holly J's neck, but Holly J seems to be denying him and says "We shouldn't be doing this", Declan tries to kiss her lips and eventually she kisses him back and the credits roll. Season 11 Holly J returns to the show, as a freshman in college. She attends Smithdale University.

In I Don't Care Part 1, Holly J arrives at college, she walks into the doors of Smithdale excited to embrace upon the new college perspective of life. Alongside with Fiona who is nervous to start college at a non-supporting college that very sophisticate socialites attend to. Settling into her dorm with Fiona, they go on a tour of the building together. Fiona tells her that she has to go to the bathroom; Fiona sneakily goes on her cellphone and calls Declan. Declan is nervous to go to college since he didn't know that Holly J was attending the same one till later in the summer, and he is embarrassed to go to a college like Smithdale, rather than a sophisticated college like Yale or Harvard. She tells Declan to come and suck it up because he's being a big baby. Fiona returns to Holly J's company and they tour the building. Declan than walks through to the spot where Holly J and Fiona are. Fiona runs up to her brother and hugs him; and tells Holly J the situation. Holly J thinks Fiona just played her as a friend. Holly J turns and walks away. Later on, Holly J is in her bed very mopey and she gets a knock on the door. Anya and Sav are standing there smiling.

In I Don't Care Part 2, Anya and Sav are sitting on the couch in Holly J and Fiona's dorm. Holly J is super happy to see them. She gets them waters, and talks to them. They explain why they're at Smithdale and Anya tells her that she's staying there, but her and Sav caught up this summer and he applied at SU so they can all spend their first year of college together. Holly J tells them the Declan dilemma; and how she's on the verge of never speaking to Fiona again. Later, Sav leaves to adjust to his dorm, Anya goes with Holly J to register to assign her to her dorm. At night Holly J has nightmares of Declan "raping" her. She wakes up and realizes that she has to do something about it. Going to her first class, she bumps into Declan and sits him down. She tells him that she doesn't care that he is at Smithdale, but he has to know that she will never forgive him for what he did, and that they can be 'mutual' friends, but that's it. At the end of the episode, she goes into her room with Anya and Fiona and sighs.

In Random Hearts Part 1, Smithdale announces a blast from the past girls choice dance. Holly J feels that it's babyish and that she should just stay at home and not go. Fiona and Anya encourage her to go, but she thinks that it's just going to be a waste of time, and that she has five exams coming up. Fiona jockingly suggests that Holly J and Declan should go together. Holly J tells her that it's not even funny, whatsoever. But, when Declan and Sav come between Holly J, she has to choose between both of her exs, even though she is friends with one of them, and the other is unforgiveable.

In Random Hearts Part 2, Holly J obviously chooses Sav to take to the dance. Declan saw it coming and goes with his sister in a nonchalant way. During the dance Holly J is reminded of what a nice and cool dude Sav is, and falls for him more than ever. But, after a lovely night Holly J feels she can bring him back to the dorm to spend the night, but then he breaks it to her. Over the summer he met a girl named Josie; and only took her to the dance as a friendly thing, Holly J is amazed.

In Somewhere I Belong Part 1, Holly J feels that Smithdale isn't the right college for her; she has her so called friends there but maybe she should transfer. When the idea of transferring is brought up to Fiona and Anya, Holly J tells she can't take the pressure of Declan being everywhere she turns and on the other side the pressure is making her fail Physics. Fiona pleads her that her brother really doesn't have to be the main reason she leaves. But, Holly J insists that she transfers for her own benefits. The next day Holly J starts packing some of her things for her transfer, then Declan comes knocking on her door. He walks in and tells her that he is super sorry for what he did last year and it was a mistake. Holly J tells him that she really loved him and that he messed with her emotions and her heart. She tells him that he should be sorry and what he did ruined there chances of ever being friends again.

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