Snake is miserable stuck at home while he's suspended, but returning to Degrassi under a cloud of suspicion after his suspension ends, turns out to be worse. Emma is determined to clear his name and keep their family together, but Spike has other plans. Meanwhile, Holly J. fails a math test, and turns to Toby for help. At first, she's embarrassed to be seen with him, but after a little private tutoring she discovers that math isn't so bad—and neither is Toby.
Since being suspended due to the allegations of sexual misconduct, Snake has been staying home feeling depressed. Emma is unhappy too, as she cannot invite any of her friends to their house. When Snake is finally allowed back to work, he finds some students do not welcome his return, especially the Lakehurst students who do not know him well. After staying home the following day and getting drunk, Spike tells him they need some time apart and leaves with their son Jack, while Emma decides to stay and support Snake.
Holly J. is failing math and starts getting tutored by Toby, who needs dancing lessons to pass gym class. As they spend more time together, they realize there is a spark between them, but Toby admits that Holly J. is not the type of person he would want to be with, especially around his friends and insists that Holly J. must stop acting like a Queen Bee.