But suddenly they find themselves wishing that this pretend relationship was for real. After a few seconds of not being able to breathe, she began hyperventilating.
Her big mouth, and the stupid rivalry she had with her cousin Vicki, had gotten her into trouble yet again. The conversation had begun as civilly as it could, but then had escalated into a fight.
With the addition of a stepfather, two stepbrothers, a stepsister, new school, new house and overall a whole new life, Casey struggles to find her place within the new family.
Ashley wants the fans to "keep on shipping it" and "never give up".
The result of a phone call fight with Cousin Vicki finds Casey pretending to date Derek. Casey stared at the phone, horrified and stunned after she put it down with and ominous sounding click.
Somehow they were both accepted into Queens University, much to Casey's dismay.
They both learn college can be a very challenging and lonely time…especially when the only person you have to lean on is the person you hate the most.
Up until that point, Casey Mc Donald was perfectly content with her life.
Growing up as the oldest child in a household in Toronto with only her mother and sister had suited her well and brought her up as a self-sufficient and independent young woman.
Michael Seater and Ashley Leggat recently reunited for a movie he directed and were interviewed by MTV.
They admitted they ship Derek/Casey and see "nothing wrong" with the ship.
She could see him bursting a blood vessel or two when she broke this news to him.
But most of all how was she going to convince him to play along with the charade?
It features two separate families emerging as one (like the Brady Bunch had) when their parents marry each other.