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Season 2

27 Sep. 2002
The Social Fabric
Sharon and her friends start high school and ninth grade. Each of them is paired up with a senior mentor, and Sharon is matched with the most "unique" male in high school, Dion, an aspiring fashion designer. She must weigh the price of individuality v.s. popularity when challenged by Alden's mentor, Evie. Does she give up Dion as a friend so she can fit in?
 
11 Oct. 2002
14 Candles
When Sharon overhears some misleading information from Nina, she's convinced her friends are planning her a surprise party for her 14th birthday. When the party doesn't happen and a date with Alden is all she gets, she can't help but feel disappointed and hurt Alden's feelings in the process. Alden starts to wonder if he needs the pressure of being a "boyfriend" right now.
 
18 Oct. 2002
Working Girl
Ever since Griffin has gotten a new girlfriend he's been nicer and better behaved. So Sharon is extremely curious who this girl is - until she discovers it's Nina! Nina puts her best foot forward and really impresses Lauren and Richard. But Sharon thinks that Nina is destined to break Griffin's heart, and ignoring the couple's apparent happiness, she sets out to break them up.
 
25 Oct. 2002
Dear Alden
When Alden starts spending a lot of time with a cheerleader named Tess, Sharon feels threatened. She tries to prove to Alden that she has SO much more going for her than Tess - but when she finds them hanging out alone together at the Pick-a-Pita, she's sure she has failed. Sharon vents her hurt feelings in a letter that she never intends to send - but a glitch with her braces causes her letter to be posted on the school web site! Sharon tries to redeem herself by writing about her own flaws - but it's not enough to fix things with Alden, and they break up.
 
1 Nov. 2002
Mommy Nearest
After discovering Sharon's accidental hit on an x-rated internet movie site, as well as her interest in Tony, one of Adam's friends, Helen decides to spend more time with her daughter to "guide her" through the maze of adolescent hormonal danger traps. Suddenly, Sharon feels like her mom's all over her private life - but she isn't allowed an opinion on her mother's relationship with David. As an antidote to all this (s)mothering, Sharon sneaks out to a house party. But the party is "wilder" than Sharon's comfortable with, so she settles for being the car-key holder. ...
 
8 Nov. 2002
The Friend Zone
Since their breakup, Sharon and Alden haven't seen much of each other. She thinks they're still friends - but what does it mean when he invites everyone else but her to join his pick-up hockey game? With step-by-step help from a teen magazine article, Sharon tries get back in the "Friend Zone" - and only succeeds in confusing and alienating Alden. So Sharon gives up on Alden and junks the "expert advice" - only to have fate intervene in an unexpected way. When Sharon comes through for Alden in a crunch, he forgives her, and Sharon realizes that their friendship is ...
 
15 Nov. 2002
Skin Deep
Sharon's thrilled when Dion asks her to model in the school fashion show . However, when Nina makes a few catty remarks to her Sharon starts feeling insecure about her body and goes on a diet. During rehearsals, she befriends the kind, funny, overweight stage manager, Harrison. But when he asks Sharon out, she's taken aback, and invents a boyfriend to get out of it. What's wrong with her - why this hangup about fat? Sharon passes on Harrison as a boyfriend, which is probably her loss. But Harrison's own self-acceptance inspires her to dump the diet and look at herself...
 
22 Nov. 2002
Vanity Fur
A Sportswear company makes Maria an enticing offer - new snowboarding gear in exchange for promoting their new line of clothing. Maria accepts, although it bothers her that the clothing is all trimmed with real fur. Sharon can't believe Maria would stoop to this, but Maria thinks it's a fair trade-off. Why does Sharon want to wreck this for her? The two become entrenched in their positions. Things come to a head at the launch of the new line, where Maria is supposed to model the furry stuff - and Sharon plans a loud protest. But at the last moment, neither of them can...
 
6 Dec. 2002
The Coolest
TV3 is looking for the "Coolest Teen in Elkford." As a joke, Sharon enters the free draw. But when her name is drawn as a finalist, Sharon has to submit to a slice-of-life video profile. Afraid to be exposed as the uncoolest teen on the planet, Sharon enlists Maria's help to pull off a cool image - if only for a day. Their plan works...until the camera crew follows her back to her Dad's place, and the fairy tale falls apart. When the crew makes fun of her goofy brothers and ex-rock and roller dad Sharon finally drops the "cool" act to defend them - on camera. It's ...
 
13 Dec. 2002
Triangles
When Alyson's firefighter dad rescues Connor from a fire at LifeCycles, the two are brought closer by the trauma. This irritates Nina, who wants Alyson to focus on her role as "dresser" at Nina's dance recital. But when Alyson keeps seeking out Connor's company, Nina makes Alyson choose - it's her or the "losers" Alyson chooses Connor and the girls - to Sharon and Maria's dismay. They didn't ask for this cling-on! Nina pulls a stunt to humiliate Sharon and Maria for "brainwashing" her former friend - and the girls use their new "friend" Alyson (and her backstage pass)...
 
27 Dec. 2002
Grey Matters
Sharon is mortified when her visiting Grampy makes prejudiced remarks to Maria and her new boyfriend Cloud, who's Arab. She assures Maria that Grampy was joking...but Maria knows he wasn't. How can Sharon defend Grampy, unless deep down, she shares his views? Sharon gets worried. Could she be prejudiced? To prove that she's being fair, Sharon suppresses her dislike for Maria's new boyfriend - even though he doesn't treat Maria well. Eventually, Maria wises up and dumps Cloud, and Sharon comes to terms with her Grampy...the good stuff as well as the bad.
 
10 Jan. 2003
Second Thoughts
It's been a while since Sharon and Alden broke up, but Sharon wonders if Alden still has feelings for her. When their English teacher puts on a play and casts Sharon and Alden as the romantic leads (who kiss!) Sharon gets her opportunity to see if Alden still holds a torch for her. Could it be possible that they could make another go of things?
 
17 Jan. 2003
Home Alone
David takes Helen on a long overdue vacation. When the housekeeper hired to spend the week with the kids quits unexpectedly, Sharon elects herself as the 'surrogate mom' to demonstrate to her mother that she is responsible and deserves a later curfew. But first she becomes 'hyper-responsible' and, then in an attempt to undo her 'wet blanket reputation', throws a party. Meanwhile, Sharon, Adam and Josh start out squabbling--but by the end of the week, they have united. Sharon discovers both a meaning for the word 'responsibility' as well as a deeper level of sibling ...
 
31 Jan. 2003
For the Birds
Richard decides to get a 'day job' and Sharon is thrilled. No more traveling all the time! But when he starts to date Lauren, a TV3 executive, Sharon feels threatened anew. Except Lauren is terrific and Sharon can't find a reason not to like her...until she finds out about Lauren's pet parrot. The problem is that Sharon feels strongly about people taking exotic animals from their natural habitat and keeping them caged as pets. Therefore...should she keep quiet? She doesn't want to endanger her relationship with her dad and, as an added pressure, Maria is trying to get...
 
7 Feb. 2003
Oh, Grow Up!
Sharon's and Adam's argument about their future occupations leads Sharon to play a joke on her brother that results in him apprenticing at a funeral home. He's not very good at it, but Sharon--who should be a natural at her veterinary clinic--can't handle the trauma when an animal she was tending to dies. It seems her dream of being a vet is not meant to be. But Adam, having acquired some new skills at the funeral home, comforts, counsels and consoles his grief-stricken sister--which makes Sharon realize that one day she still may become a vet. Meanwhile Josh tries to...
 
14 Feb. 2003
Genesis
It's March Break. Helen's best friend from high school returns to Elkford with her daughter, Genesis. The young lady is Sharon's age, but Sharon isn't at all enamoured at the prospect of having to spend all her time 'babysitting' a stranger. But Genesis turns out to be a charming, magnetic, charismatic personality and in short order all of Sharon's friends--including Dion, are drawn to the fascinating newcomer. Before long Sharon feels taken for granted and like an outsider in her own inner circle--until she learns her friends really do care about her, and that the ...
 
21 Feb. 2003
Nina's Nose Job
Sharon mistakenly assumes Nina got a nose job during March break and her innocent gossip snowballs out of control, ruining a public relations opportunity for Nina. But when it's revealed that the nose job was just an incorrect assumption on Sharon's part, Nina manages to milk the ensuing press coverage to her advantage. Meanwhile Maria tries--but isn't able--to tell Connor that bad breath might be an impediment to his blossoming romance with Alyson.
 
28 Feb. 2003
Baby Think-About-It
Each student in Sharon's social studies class is given a high-tech baby-doll as part of a project on 'parenting'. Sharon thinks that when she grows up she'll be a great mom who will also be able to do anything and everything she wants; in other words, she'll "have it all". For the first while, she does well. But things start to get a little strained as she tries to balance 'parenting' with her other responsibilities--like looking after her pets, working at the vet's and trying to have a social life.
 
7 Mar. 2003
Ms. Spitz Goes to Warsch and Stone
Sharon goes on a free tour of a cosmetics company and discovers that they conduct animal testing. After several failed attempts to speak with the company presidents, Sharon tries to encourage people at school to boycott Warsh and Stone cosmetics in favour of cruelty-free products. Unfortunately, most students are apathetic towards Sharon's new cause. Surprisingly, Brock offers to help Sharon organize a protest on the factory doorsteps. Meanwhile, Josh starts playing music on the street in order to save money for a fancy new suit for his upcoming recital.
 
14 Mar. 2003
When in Rome
Sharon, Maria and Brock are part of a cultural immersion trip to Italy. As luck would have it, Rome is the home of Maria's maternal grandparents. Once there, the girlfriends clash. Maria embraces her heritage and roots and starts to behave in an old-fashioned, moralistic way while Sharon just wants to have fun--preferably with some cute young Italian guy. And she does--with Marcello, her Italian fantasy come true! At the same time Brock gets into the people and history of the place, thereby showing another side to Maria and bringing them closer. Things come to a head ...
 
21 Mar. 2003
Pegged
In an effort to prove she's not such a "girly-girl" Sharon decides to form an all girl rock group for a battle of the bands contest sponsored by a 'girls' magazine. Dion, thrilled at the opportunity to design their outfits, jumps on board, but when Mangled Metal hears about the gender limitations they are outraged. As a result, they decide to disguise themselves as females so they can enter the contest as well--and win the expensive music equipment. So as the girls take a walk on the masculine side (I'm not sure that joining a rock group is necessarily a masculine ...
 
28 Mar. 2003
Aliens
Brock and Maria start to play pranks on each other. The practical jokes catch on and soon everyone joins in on the 'fun'. Feeling left out, Sharon becomes desperate to be part of the crowd. Then she has an idea to play a practical joke on Connor--using a secret he confided to her years ago--he's afraid of scary bugs! Sharon scares him with a rubber cockroach and it goes over big with everyone. That is, everyone except Alyson and Connor who is furious and feels betrayed. Sharon tries to 'jolly' him out of his mood--she was sure he'd gotten over it--but Connor doesn't ...
 
11 Apr. 2003
Up in Smoke
Feeling bored with her life, Sharon is looking for a major change in routine. When her dad announces that he's moving in with his girlfriend Lauren, Sharon doesn't react as negatively as her brothers. In fact, Sharon is excited by the hip downtown loft and lifestyle. When she discovers that Lauren's fifteen-year-old son has been kicked out of boarding school and is moving in with her as well, Sharon thinks her days of boredom are over. Drawn to Griffin's edginess and the rebellion he represents, Sharon decides she wants to move in with her dad and Lauren as well.
 

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