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Ashley-Terri Friendship
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General Information
Intimacy Level Best Friends; Former Rivals; Former Bandmates
Friendship Started Before Family Politics (103)
Friendship Status Good Friends (Distant)

The friendship between Ashley Kerwin and Terri MacGregor formed before the first season of Degrassi: The Next Generation, as they met sometime before the start of the series, but were best friends up until Terri's transfer to a private school. They did, however, have their fights, as Terri left Ashley when she became an outcast, but they became friends again in Shout (2) and they maintained their friendship until Terri's departure.

Friendship history

Season 1

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In Mother and Child Reunion (2), Ashley and Terri are seen at Degrassi's reunion, giving a tour of the school.

In Family Politics, Ashley is excited for the new school year and is complaining to Terri about how annoying Toby is while she's putting up her campaign posters. They run into Paige and she mentions that she hadn't seen them all summer. They look at her clothes while Paige states, "New year, new look, new Paige".

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In Eye of the Beholder, Ashley keeps insisting that Terri attend the dance that night and finally convinces her. She gives Terri a total makeover to help boost her self-esteem around guys, but leaves Terri alone with Paige Michalchuk, who gives Terri alcohol, saying it will help calm her nerves when it actually does the reverse thing. Terri show up drunk to the dance, and Ashley is astounded, doing her best to hide Terri's drunken state from the principal Mr Raditch and other teachers. Ashley is with Terri the next day when they discover that Paige stabbed Terri in the back to get to Spinner Mason.

In Parents' Day, Ashley is happy for Terri when Toby's mother Anne Marie Isaacs, a casting agent, is interested in her.

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In The Mating Game, Ashley confides in Terri about her insecurities about Jimmy, who tells her not to worry, but she doesn't listen and insults her ("I can't believe I'm taking relationship advice from someone who hasn't even been on a date!"). This upsets Terri, and she leaves. The next day, Ashley apologizes to Terri and tells her that she was way out of line.

In Secrets and Lies, Ashley confesses to Terri that she intends to disown her father Robert Kerwin as he is gay, but Terri suggests she reconsider, as Terri's mother passed away and she wanted Ashley to be grateful that she even has a choice as to whether she wants her father in her life or not. Ashley ends up reconciling with him later.

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In Cabaret, Ashley and Terri want to take part in Degrassi's Cabaret, so they form a band called "Two Girls and a Keyboard". Paige wants to be in the band and uses Terri's hobby for tarot card reading to trick Ashley to letting her join. When she agrees, Paige then suggests that the name be changed to Paige Michalchuk and the Sex Kittens, while Ashley says the name is inappropriate and prefers to call it "Three Girls and a Keyboard". Tension also arises when Paige and Ashley argue over performing different versions of their song. Annoyed by Paige's attitude, Ashley quits the band before the talent show, but soon discovers Paige and Terri are a hit. In the end, the three girls reconcile and re-form their band, calling it "PMS".

In Jagged Little Pill, Ashley invites Terri, Paige and Hazel over for a slumber party whilst Kate and Jeff were away. Later, she gets high off ecstasy, and invites more people. When she gets out of control and insults everyone there except for Terri, they all left the party, disgusted at Ashley's behavior. The next day, Terri and Toby comfort a broken-down Ashley, who has lost her friends (besides Terri) and her reputation.

Season 2

In Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Terri and Ashley dress up for the 8th grade only dance together, and Paige makes a snide remark about Ashley's outfit.

In Karma Chameleon, when Ashley and Terri are getting ready for picture day, Sean calls Ashley and asks her out. Ashley is enlightened and says yes. After the phone call Ashley thinks that her life is going perfectly until Terri tells her that she thinks it isn't such a great idea to go out with Sean when Jimmy wants to get back together with her, but Ashley brushes it off telling Terri that she'll understand "if someone loves you." Terri is offended, but when Ashley apologizes Terri only hears half of it. The next day at picture day word gets around that Ashley is going out with Sean, which seems like she apologized to Jimmy for no reason and that she doesn't want a relationship with him. When it's time to take pictures, Paige, with her clique, motions Terri to come over. Terri abandons her old best friend, and Ashley is left crying without any friends.

In Shout (2), Ashley, Terri, Paige, and Hazel perform as PMS at a band competition. Ashley and Terri seem to have rekindled their friendship.

In Tears Are Not Enough (2), Ashley and Terri talk about the death of Craig Manning's father Albert Manning and Terri gives Ashley advice on how to help him.

Season 3

Although Ashley is not there when Terri is put in her coma, in I Want Candy, she has Paige and Spinner take her to see Terri. After seeing her large gash on her head, Ashley is disturbed and leaves. This is the last interaction between Ashley and Terri.


  • They were both good friends with Paige Michalchuk, though Ashley's relationship with her was somewhat tempestuous.
  • Ashley and Terri were two members of P.M.S., the third member being Paige.
  • In the opening credits of Seasons 1 and 2, Ashley and Terri were standing next to each other in the same footage.
  • Ashley and Terri's friendship was featured heavily in Season 1.
  • In both The Mating Game and Karma Chameleon, Ashley insulted Terri's lack of knowledge of relationships due to the fact that she had never had a boyfriend until Rick Murray in Season 3.
  • Both have been taken advantage of by Paige.
  • Terri sometimes found it difficult to stand up to Ashley.
  • Terri was the first person to know that Ashley felt suffocated by Jimmy. The second was Toby.
  • Terri's last scene on the series was with Ashley.
  • Even though Ashley and Terri were best friends, Ashley was not a part of the bullying that Rick was subjected to for putting her in a coma.
  • Ashley never really believed that Terri was psychic.
  • Both were a part of the first band to be shown on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
  • Both helped Paige deal with her rape.
  • Ashley encouraged Terri to be with Spinner, which was eventually sabotaged by Paige, who got Terri drunk.
  • Neither were seen graduating from Degrassi: Ashley dropped out to be a musician and Terri transferred to a private school to get away from Rick.
  • Terri thought that Ashley wanted to have sex with Jimmy in The Mating Game for the wrong reasons, and ended up being right.
  • Terri and Ashley were best friends in Season 1. However, in later seasons they weren't as close because Terri chose Paige over Ashley.
  • Both had pulled a "Stephanie Kaye".
    • Ashley was embarrassed by her stepbrother, Toby.
    • Terri got drunk at a school dance.
  • Terri was the person who convinced Ashley to give her father, who had just come out to her, another chance.
  • Although Terri and Ellie Nash were two of Ashley's best friends, they did not really know each other.
  • They both made their first appearances in Mother and Child Reunion (2).
  • They were both members of Archie Simpson's Grade 9 homeroom class 9F from 2002 to 2003.
  • Terri thought that Ashley's ex-boyfriend Craig Manning was cute.
  • They were the first members of the Class of 2006 to be introduced.


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