Kelly is only a guest appearance this season. He dropped out of college with Emma before their breakup.
Season 9 SummaryEdit
In Holiday Road, Kelly and Emma stop at Degrassi to raise awareness for their Re-Cycle project. Emma and Kelly stay over the Simpson-Nelson residence and sleep on the coach together. Kelly is seen playing video games with Connor and Jack. Kelly is annoyed how he can never do things he wants, it's always Emma's way. After a chat with Spinner, Kelly gives into temptation and eats meat.
Emma is upset to find out that Kelly cheated on being a vegan. Emma and Kelly have a fight, Kelly tells Emma that he feels like the Re-Cycle project is like work without getting paid and he doesn't want to do it. Kelly decided that he had the last straw, he breaks up with Emma and his dad finds him an engineering job for the summer. Emma tells him she never wants to see him again. It is hinted that Kelly will not appear anymore as he has now left to be with his dad and ending his run on the show.
After, Kelly leaving, Emma is upset and sort of wishes she never let him go. But, when she announces that she isn't going back to college and what she thinks of it, she sort of doesn't mind anymore.