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“Can't Live With 'Em”
Season 3, Episode 1-2
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Information
Can. Airdate

November 7, 1988

Prod. Code

301-302

Writer(s)

Yan Moore

Director(s)

Kit Hood

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Cant Live With 'Em is the first and second episodes of Season 3 of Degrassi Junior High, and the twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth episodes overall. Both parts aired on November 7, 1988.

Plot

Part 1

The new school year begins with Wheels' parents forbidding him to hang out with Joey, as a continuing punishment for their joyride last year. As The Zit Remedy prepares to finally record a demo of "Everybody Wants Something," Wheels is forced to sneak out to Joey's house to record while his parents are at the movies. When Wheels arrives home, he's shocked to learn his parents have been killed by a drunk driver. Yick becomes suspicious when Arthur shows up on the first day of school wearing an expensive leather jacket and telling tales of Stephanie being sent away to an even more expensive private school. Meanwhile, Lucy catches the eye of Paul while at Borden High, Kathleen rejects Melanie's offer to be her campaign manager for the looming election, and Spike keeps Shane away from their baby girl, Emma.

Part 2

With no one knowing what to say following the death of his parents, Wheels finds himself in a deep depression and unable to attend school or continue playing in The Zit Remedy. Yick is shocked to learn Arthur's mother won over a million dollars in the lottery over the summer and even more surprised when Arthur tells him he wants to keep it a secret. Meanwhile, Lucy's friendships are affected by her new relationship with Paul, Kathleen and Nancy continue to vie for the position of school president, and Spike is shocked when Shane voluntarily decides to give her child support for the baby he isn't allowed to see.

Trivia

  • The characters featured in the final freeze frame for this episode was Wheels(1), and Wheels and Joey(2).
  • Part 2 is the first episode where Shane gives Spike child support (1/2 his allowance) for Emma.
  • Wheels parents die in this episode.

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