The Season 5 DVD cover.
|Aired from||January 3, 2016-June 23, 2016|
|Premiere||Cool For the Summer|
|Finale||First of the Year|
The fifth season of Clearwater premiered on January 3, 2016 on the Degrassi Wiki. The new season was announced on August 1, 2015 and brainstorming for the new season took place in the later months of that year. It was originally to be comprised of 40 episodes and 2 blocks.
The season followed the first half of the 2014-2015 school year and featured 24 regular characters, with all characters from the previous block returning in some capacity and two recurring characters being bumped to regular status.
On August 12, the original order of 40 episodes was increased to 45. The first block of episodes titled Clearwater: TRAPPED will consist of 20 episodes including a Christmas special and will follow the theme of the characters being in situations they cannot get out of. A major change in promotion this season shows the usual beach backdrop gone and replaced with a dark forest. This represents how the characters will be completely changed from the original season and in darker and more serious situations than ever.
On January 18, the decision was made to split the season in half, instead of one very large season, two smaller seasons. This decision makes the episode total of Season 5 down to 21 with the following season having 24.
Topics included in this season include leaving for college, cancer, major injury, living in a dorm, domestic violence, unfair dress codes, reunion with a parent, underage drinking, family secrets, statutory rape, alcoholism, mental illness, leaving for the army, slut-shaming, incessant lying, parents disapproving of a relationship, and drunk driving.
AnnaSophia Robb as Jamie Stellar (14/21)
Taylor Momsen as Julia Abbott (9/21)
Avan Jogia as Liam Fithe (7/21)
Seniors (Class of 2015) Edit
Chord Overstreet as Dex Smith (16/21)
Juniors (Class of 2016) Edit
Bella Thorne as Danielle Hooper (21/21)
Ross Lynch as Eric Stem (19/21)
Kenton Duty as Scott Taylor (19/21)
Naomi Scott as Alicia Borden (17/21)
Abigail Breslin as Sophie Clark (17/21)
Emma Roberts as Lana Davis (15/21)
Kathryn Prescott as Peyton Valentine (15/21)
Keke Palmer as Brittany Brith (13/21)
Katelyn Tarver as Angel O'Brian (13/21)
Dakota Fanning as Moon Stellar (13/21)
Mitch Hewer as Keith Rossen (12/21)
Elizabeth Gillies as Olivia Jerl (10/21)
Ariana Grande as Eliza Bell (8/21)
Sophomores (Class of 2017) Edit
Miranda Cosgrove as Adrianna Jupe (15/21)
Ryan Newman as Candace Jones (15/21)
Dove Cameron as Wendy McGee (15/21)
Adam Irigoyen as Ethan Webber (14/21)
Trevor Jackson as Tripp Nathanson (13/21)
Peyton Meyer as Matthew Malloy (12/21)
Kendall Schmidt as Micah Quick (11/21)
Recurring Cast Edit
David Henrie as Jeremy Litten (7/21)
Tony Oller as Danny Bell (6/21)
Leighton Meester as Carly Vasquez (5/21)
Austin Butler as Isaac Mantis (3/21)
Roshon Fegan as Brendan Collinger (10/21)
Victoria Justice as Kat Whinnes (10/21)
Drake Bell as Blake Sommer (6/21)
Sasha Pieterse as Lindsay Miller (6/21)
Asa Butterfield as Brad Craymer (11/21)
Jennette McCurdy as Chloe Kaven (10/21)
Miley Cyrus as Leah Gerard (9/21)
Dylan Sprouse as Wyatt Zuckerman (8/21)
Cameron Monaghan as Adam Iocco (3/21)
Jeanine Mason as Felicity Evans (3/21)
Zendaya Coleman as Harley Wahlstrom (3/21)
Alyson Stoner as Siobhan Spicer (9/21)
Emma Kenney as Nicole Hoffman (5/21)
Lucas Till as Chase Davenport (7/21)
Ariel Winter as Breean Zuckerman (2/21)
Ashton Kutcher as Carl Stein (7/21)
David Arquette as Steve Hanson (6/21)
Nico Tortorella as Maverick Zephite (3/21)
Logan Lerman as Zak Ule (3/21)
Rose Abdoo as Aimee Lib (3/21)
Lisa Kudrow as Melanie Dayton (2/21)
David Escobar as Carson Pendar (2/21)
Ed Westwick as Justin Stem (2/21)
Kristen Chenoweth as Mary-Beth Hooper (6/21)
Lori Laughlin as Kate Stellar (5/21)
Andrew Lincoln as Todd Stellar (5/21)
Liev Schreiber as Patrick Webber (5/21)
Cameron Diaz as Stephanie Bell (5/21)
Ryan Eggold as Seth Bell (5/21)
Dylan McDermott as Gregory Hooper (4/21)
Patricia Heaten as Diane O'Brian (4/21)
Angela Bassett as Patty Brith (3/21)
Sarah Paulson as Kaye Davis (3/21)
Laura Leighton as Sandra Rossen (3/21)
Bryce Johnson as Xavier Rossen (3/21)
Famke Janssen as Jocelyn Jones (3/21)
Nikki DeLoach as Jenna Stem (2/21)
Mike Faiola as Trevor Stem (2/21)
Steve Howey as David Clark (2/21)
Cynthia Watros as Elaine Clark (2/21)
Paige Turco as Annie Jacobs (2/21)
Neve Campbell as Nina Borden (2/21)
Kristen Bell as Karen Jerl (2/21)
Sam Robards as Gregory Smith (2/21)
Melanie Lynskey as Yvette Smith (2/21)
Emily Blunt as Trish McGee (1/21)
Alexis Deninoff as Thad McGee (1/21)
Joan Cusack as Kelly Quick (1/21)
Rob Estes as Damian Daniels (1/21)
Jim Abele as William Malloy (1/21)
Holly Marie Combs as Janet Malloy (1/21)
Dave Coulier as Neil Jerl (1/21)
Alexis Georgoulis as Yanni Jones (1/21)
- The timeline of this season spans from August 2014-January 1, 2015.
- This season is tied with Season 1 as having the least amount of episodes.
- This is the only season to not be separated into blocks.
- First season to have the number of episodes change from its original plan.
- First season to be split into 2 separate seasons.
- Danielle Hooper is the only character to appear in every episode.
- This is the second time Danielle done this, the first was Season 4.
- This season is tied with Season 3 for more regular characters appearing in less than half of the episodes.
- The only regular who does not return as a regular in Season 6 is Liam.
- 18 out of the 24 regulars had a main plot.
- This season features the final apppearances of Zak Ule and Justin Stem.
Episode List Edit
|Episode #||Title||Airdate||Main Plot||Prod #||Series #|
|1-21||Clearwater: TRAPPED||January 3, 2016-May 22, 2016||501-521||113-133|
|1||Cool For the Summer||January 3, 2016||Caylee||501||113|
|2||Fight Song||January 10, 2016||Candace||502||114|
|3||Rise||January 17, 2016||Micah||503||115|
|4||Lean On||January 24, 2016||Julia||504||116|
|5||Kill Your Heroes||January 31, 2016||Zak||505||117|
|6||Ex's and Oh's||February 7, 2016||Peyton||506||118|
|7||Feeling Myself||February 14, 2016||Brittany||507||119|
|8||Used to Love You||February 21, 2016||Sophie||508||120|
|9||Haunted||February 28, 2016||Matt||509||121|
|10||Wildest Dreams||March 6, 2016||Lana||510||122|
|11||Love Me or Leave Me||March 13, 2016||Keith||511||123|
|12||La Lune||March 20, 2016||Jamie||512||124|
|13||American Beauty/American Psycho (1)||March 27, 2016||Eliza||513||125|
|14||American Beauty/American Psycho (2)||April 3, 2016||Eliza||514||126|
|15||One Last Time||April 10, 2016||Danielle||515||127|
|16||Arms Around a Memory||April 17, 2016||Brittany||516||128|
|17||Roses||April 24, 2016||Adrianna||517||129|
|18||This is Gospel (1)||May 1, 2016||Angel||518||130|
|19||This is Gospel (2)||May 8, 2016||Angel||519||131|
|20||Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)||May 15, 2016||Dex||520||132|
|21||First of the Year||May 22, 2016||Alicia||521||133|