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"I can't believe she went through all that... just to have... me. "
Emma shows appreciation for her mom when she thinks what she had to go through just to have her.

“Accidents Will Happen (2)”
Season 3, Episode 15
Can. Airdate

February 9, 2004

U.S. Airdate

August 26, 2006

Prod. Code



James Hurst
Nicole Demerse
Shelley Scarrow


Eleanore Lindo

Episode Guide

Accidents Will Happen (1)


Take On Me

Accidents Will Happen (2) is the fifteenth episode of Season 3 of the Canadian television series, Degrassi: The Next Generation. It originally aired on February 9, 2004 on CTV Television and on August 26, 2006 on The N. The episode was written by story editors James Hurst and Nicole Demerse and directed by Eleanore Lindo. It shares its title with the song by Elvis Costello.


Manny's pregnant and Craig wants her to keep it and to start a family with her; Emma wants her to give it up for adoption. But Manny's facing a decision about her future that no one else can make for her. Meanwhile, Liberty loves Sean. Sean loves bad girls. You can see where this is going.

Main Plot

Manny discovers that she is pregnant with Craig's child. Ashley, still bitter over Craig cheating on her with Manny, tells the whole school about Manny's pregnancy. When Manny and Craig fail miserably at taking care of Spike and Snake's baby, Jack, Manny realizes she's not ready to be a mother at 14 and gets an abortion, which Craig finds ridiculous.

Sub Plot

Sean tells Liberty to get over J.T. She seems to think Sean likes her, but after he set her straight, Sean introduces her to his friend Towerz.

  • Manny deals with her pregnancy, and makes the choice to have an abortion, even though it is against Craig's wishes.
  • Liberty's crush on J.T. is still going strong after three years, but when he tells her he's not interested, she forms a rebound crush on Sean.
  • Sean reveals that he was dumped by Amy Peters-Hoffman the previous weekend.

  • Craig:"This is what I want to do, Spin! You don't get it."
    Spinner: "No, I don't at all."
    Craig: "You've got a family, alright. I just stay in some guy's house. But Manny and the baby.. they're mine. They're for me."
  • Liberty: "Oh, I'm edgy. I'm on fire."
    Sean: "Liberty, you're about as edgy as a butter knife. I'm not interested in you, and I never will be. Got it?"
  • Manny:"Craig, someday you're going to make a great dad, and someday I hope to be a mom. But right now's not someday."

  • "Love Spoken Here" written by Michele Vice-Maslin & Robbie Buchanan

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