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The short-lived friendship between Holly J. Sinclair and Toby Isaacs is known as Tolly J. (Toby/Holly J.). Though the two developed mutual crushes on each other during season 7, Holly J.'s refusal to acknowledge Toby in front of her friends turned him off, and the two never pursued a relationship.

Friendship History[]

Season 7[]

Holly J. and Toby meet outside the cafeteria in Standing in the Dark (1). During a rant to Liberty Van Zandt about how Lakehurst Secondary School's students should not be allowed at Degrassi (given the death of J.T. Yorke at the hands of the Lakehurst student Drake Lempkey), Toby swings his arm through the air, hitting Holly J. as she and Anya MacPherson are leaving the cafeteria. Holly J. snidely asks him whether he is trying to feel her up, and walks off with Anya trailing behind her.

In Another Brick in the Wall, Holly J. finds out that she is failing math class, and needs to pull her grades up. Meanwhile, she secretly resents being single, as her best friend Anya and even her rival Mia Jones have boyfriends. Later, Liberty and Toby talk about Liberty's student council presidency and how in a few weeks "one of these infants" will be taking over, as she looks in the hallway. Toby jokes that "little Sinclair" could be her heir and Liberty says she perishes the thought. Liberty sees Holly J. walk in and says "Eek! I think she saw me," and ducks out of the way, telling Toby good luck. Toby asks her to not leave but trails off as Holly J. approaches. Holly J. asks if he's Toby Isaacs and says she has to ask him something, to which he responds "fantastic," sarcastically. She rolls her eyes and says she needs help in math and that her older sister Heather Sinclair said he's the "nerdiest... I mean best" tutor. Toby is reluctant to tutor her, as her mean girl reputation precedes her. Nonetheless, he agrees to help her if she helps him pass PE class.


Toby and Holly J. work on math together.

While they work on math, they bond over their differences. Holly J. wonders if he doesn't like being a mathlete and he says it's all relative. Toby says the only time she isn't scowling is when she's in Spirit Squad all the time and she says 10 years of jazz and 5 years of tap taught her to save her smiles for when they count. He asks if he gets one after her next math test and she says when she aces it. After Toby helps Holly J. with her math work, Holly J. meets him in an empty classroom to tutor him in the video game, Dance Dance Revolution. She is amused but charmed by Toby's lack of rhythm, and gets behind him to guide him. Toby trips, and the two fall to the floor, laughing. Toby pokes fun at his inability to do something that so many other people have no problem with. Holly J. then confides in him about her own insecurities regarding being in her older, popular sister's shadow all the time. Toby tells Holly J. that she was filling Heather's place at Degrassi just fine, which touches her. Unbeknownst to the two, Holly J.'s friends are watching them, astonished at the fact that Holly J. seems to be enjoying Toby's company. Ashamed of being "found out" by her clique, Holly J. insults Toby and joined her friends.

Later, Holly J. is approached Toby and tells him that she was willing to date him, even if it means "lowering" her standards. Now aware of Holly J.'s cruel personality, he turns her down and says, "Toby Isaacs calls the shots."

Degrassi Minis[]

In Party Etiquette, Holly J. attempts to have a secret "thing" with Toby, but Liberty Van Zandt catches them together. She is angry since she and Toby also had a "thing," which causes Toby to run while both girls hunt him down.