"Me... in an infinite universe... on an insignificant planet... one of six-billion inhabitants, big deal. I mean honestly, if I were to say that if I were to disappear, who'd care? What would it matter? Uh... a subatomic blip in the temporal fabric of creation. So there you have it, Craig Manning."
|Nickname(s)|| Craig-er and Sport (by Albert)|
Lord Stud (by Spinner)
Kiddo (by Joey and Albert)
|Date of Birth||September 1988|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Family|| Joey Jeremiah (Stepfather)|
Angela Jeremiah (Half-Sister)
|Relationships|| Yvette (Girlfriend)|
Manny Santos (Ex-Girlfriend)
Ashley Kerwin (Ex-Girlfriend)
Ellie Nash (Attraction; Kissed; Possible Relationship)
Marco Del Rossi (Best Friend; Kissed)
|School(s)||Degrassi Community School (Left during Senior Year to launch music career)|
|Affiliation(s)|| Downtown Sasquatch|
Craig Manning (artist)
|First Episode||When Doves Cry (1) (201)|
|Last Episode||Paradise City (4) (822)|
|Reason||Storyline ended, currently living in Los Angeles.|
|Portrayed By||Jake Epstein|
Craig was seen as a ladies' man around Degrassi, being the apple of many girls' eye. In Season 3, he begins an affair with Manny Santos, while dating Ashley Kerwin. The affair resulted in Craig getting Manny pregnant, to which Manny subsequently gets an abortion, crushing Craig's dream of starting a family with her. Much later, he ends up receiving a record deal, which was how he exited the series. Craig was diagnosed as bipolar in Season 4, although he exhibited symptoms much earlier in the show.
He was best friends with Jimmy Brooks, Marco Del Rossi and Ellie Nash, and friends with Sean Cameron, Emma Nelson, Ashley Kerwin and Paige Michalchuk. He had an on-and-off friendship with Spinner Mason. He was portrayed by Jake Epstein.
Season 2Craig first appears in When Doves Cry, where he is revealed to be the stepson of Joey Jeremiah. He hangs around the park, taking photos of his half sister, Angela Jeremiah. His father has never really forgiven his late wife, Julia, for leaving him for Joey, and because of this, he starts to take his anger out on Craig. He is angered that Craig is associating with Joey's family, and forbids him from maintaining contact with Angie. It is also revealed that he physically abuses Craig. During an incident where he is beating Craig, his father broke his camera.
The next day, he gave Craig money for a new camera. Craig planned on using this money to run away. He met Angela at the park and they played together for a while, but when she accidentally fell on his bruise, he told her a dinosaur hurt him. He asked her to come with him to British Columbia. Meanwhile, Joey was looking for Angela and found the two of them at an ice cream stand. Angela told him that Craig wanted to take her to British Columbia. Joey was outraged about it and told him to stay away from her just like his father ordered him to do in the first place. Joey called Craig's father and told him what happened.
When Craig got home, his father came after him. He locked himself in his room and called his new friend Sean Cameron. His father was beating down the door with a golf club (it is implied he was going to beat him with it) and when he finally got in, Craig was gone. He and Sean ran off to some train tracks, where Craig gave Sean a slight hint about his situation at home, and attempted to kill himself by an oncoming train. Sean saved his life, but Craig ran away. Sean and Emma showed up at Joey's house and told him Craig ran away. At first, Joey didn't believe them and told them he couldn't do anything. When Angela confirmed that a "dinosaur" (Craig's dad) was hurting him, Sean and Joey went to look for him. They found him at the cemetery visiting his mother's grave. Here, Joey found out firsthand that Craig was being abused by his dad, so he invited him to live with him.
In Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Emma starts to have a crush on Craig and thinks that it's mutual. Emma and Manny Santos try to sneak into the Senior dance, and Craig spots them. He helps them get inside, but once they see Mr. Raditch, the principal, they hide in some room. Craig is hiding with both Emma and Manny and holds them next to him. This gives Emma more confirmation that he likes her. Once they evade Raditch, they make it to the dance. Emma and Manny wait for Craig to ask Emma to dance, but Craig asks Manny to dance instead. Manny accepts and dances with him. This leaves Emma leaving heartbroken.
In Take My Breath Away, Manny had developed a crush on Craig since they first met, and Manny finally works up the courage to ask him out. Craig was attracted to her as well, but Manny's immaturity reminded him of his little sister, leading him to break it off with her.
Craig and Ashley Kerwin had a lot in common. He soon began to see Ashley after their mishaps with Manny and Jimmy Brooks. There are hints of his interest in her and it reaches a climax during Dressed in Black when the two perform The Taming of the Shrew together and it is revealed that he accepts Ashley for being who she is.
In How Soon is Now?, Craig overheard Marco Del Rossi telling Ellie Nash that he trusted her and said, "Your love brings tears to my eyes." Marco responded, "Just wish everyone could be so lucky" before kissing Ellie's hand. The next day, Marco helped Craig design a poster in Media Immersion class.
During the last days of school before summer break in Tears Are Not Enough (1), Craig's father started dropping by to see him after school. He started reconnecting with his dad, who would help him out with chemistry. After his exams, his father dropped by after school to invite him to dinner. Craig arrived late, because Joey needed him to babysit, and Craig knew he would not have let him see his dad. When Craig finally arrived at the restaurant, his father announced he had bought tickets to London and Paris. Craig was excited, until he realized that his father wanted him to come home. Craig ultimately refused his father and said that it's better for himself to stay with Joey. Upset and angry that Craig refused to join him at home in exchange for a trip to Europe, his dad runs out of the restaurant, with Craig running after him.Outside, Craig tried to get his father to talk, but his father was angry that he chose Joey over him, and even insulted his girlfriend Ashley, for her goth looks. Angry, Craig shoved his father, who backhanded him across the face, knocking him to the pavement and cutting him below the eye. Craig's father apologized and promised to never do it again, but Craig refused to forgive him and told him that he was dead to him (his father had apologized many times before after beating him up only to do it again later.) Frustrated and confused, his father drove away with Craig angrily yelling at him through his dad's car passenger window.
Craig arrived home to Joey, who was angry that he had seen his dad without telling him, and wanted to call the police. Craig stopped him, saying he wanted to go to Children's Aid the next day, and make sure he never had to see his father again. The next morning, the police informed them that Craig's father had died in a car accident.
In Tears Are Not Enough (2), Craig surprised everyone by showing up to school the following Monday and acting as if nothing had happened. When his friends Jimmy and Marco noticed that his and Mr. Simpson's stories didn't match, he alarmed them by making a joke about his father's death. He further surprised Ashley by telling her he still wanted to go to the school Luau.
During his father's funeral, a coworker delivered a eulogy, praising him as "a dedicated father." Craig alarmed people by laughing out loud. Joey took him outside, where Craig told him he was happy his father was dead.
Ashley confided in Ellie that Craig had laughed at the funeral. Ellie said, "Funerals can be stressful. Weird things happen." After Craig walked over to them, a concerned looking Ellie said "hey" to him. Craig told Ashley that he had signed them up as candidates for king and queen for the end of year luau, much to her surprise. Ellie tried to take their picture but Craig told her to save it for the dance.
Before the dance, Joey warned Craig that the pain would catch up with him, but Craig ignored him. Craig and Ashley won the competition, but as they were standing up on the stage, Craig thought he saw his father in the back, applauding him. He went to meet him excitedly, but found a man who looked the same from the back. He wandered away from the crowd, confused. He had a breakdown, during which he responded to the loss of his father with a furious, emotional outburst directed Ashley. Terri MacGregor, whose mother died when she was a little girl, comforted him by explaining how she understood his pain. He returned to the dance later and slow-danced with Ashley, beginning a relationship with her.
Season 3Craig forms a band with Jimmy, Marco, and their friend Spinner in U Got the Look, practicing in Joey's garage. They are later called Downtown Sasquatch.
In Pride (1), Craig and Ashley were invited to go to the beach with Spinner, Marco, Ellie, Spinner, Paige and her older brother Dylan Michalchuk but they decided to spend the weekend in Craig's house instead. Craig excitedly told Ashley since that they would put Angela to bed at eight and Joey would not be back until at least midnight, they would have the house all to themselves in the meantime. A very ill Archie "Snake" Simpson then arrived and Joey told them that he would be spending the weekend with them as his wife Christine Nelson did not want him to infect their newborn son Jack. Snake said, "Didn't plan on spending Saturday night with ol' Mr. Simpson, huh?" and an annoyed Craig responded, "No, not really."
Several hours later, Craig and Snake were playing a video game while an irritated and bored Ashley looked on. After Snake stood up to celebrate defeating Craig, he collapsed onto the sofa. His nose then began to bleed. Both Craig and Ashley were very concerned. Craig suggested that he call Spike but Snake assured them that he was fine.
On Monday morning, Craig saw that Marco was wearing a Toronto Maple Leaps jersey and, since he knew that he had no interest in hockey, jokingly asked him if he had gotten too much sun on the weekend. When Spinner asked Marco what he thought of Andropov's trade to the Redskins and Marco said that it was a great as his skating skills would really help the team, Craig laughed. An annoyed Spinner said, "Redskins are football. You have no idea what you're talking about" before storming off. Craig, surprised at the strength of Spinner's reaction, said, "Oh-kay."
Shortly afterwards, Craig met Emma in the hallway and she asked him if Snake completely ruined his weekend. Craig said that he was pretty cool but she could see that he was worried. He told her that he may have something more serious than a cold and that he had passed out on Saturday. Craig's fears proved to be accurate as Snake was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
The day after Marco came out to Spinner in Pride (2), Marco and Ellie heard Craig say to Jimmy, "Alright, Spin asked us to keep it a secret until he’s thought about it more, so you can’t tell anybody, alright?" Marco and Ellie were both concerned that Spinner had told them that he was gay and were relieved to learn from Jimmy that he and Craig had been talking about the fact that Spinner was planning a surprise party for Paige Michalchuk's 16th birthday in several weeks. Marco gave Craig and Jimmy a hug and told them that he would take the secret to his grave. Both Craig and Jimmy were confused.
After geography later that day, Craig questioned why he had to learn about soil erosion as he had no intention of becoming a farmer. Dylan then gave him, Jimmy and Spinner four tickets for his hockey game that night and told them that one of them was for Marco. When Craig and Jimmy expressed their excitement for their boys' night, Spinner asked, "Could you two be bigger fags?" He then told them that Marco was not coming as he "doing some gay artsy thing with Ellie." During gym class, Jimmy and Craig expressed their regret to Marco that he would not be joining them, which upset Marco greatly as Spinner was deliberately excluding him. While Jimmy learned about Marco's sexuality from Spinner's homophobic graffiti "Marco is a fag" in the boys' bathroom, it is unclear when exactly Craig found out. He attended the hockey game later that night and was surprised to see Paige as he believed that it was going to be a boys' night. She explained to him that it was "watch Dylan play hockey for the gazillionth time night" for her.
In Gangsta, Gangsta, Craig complained to Sean about how shop class was supposed to be his "bird course", but he was having trouble, while Sean excelled in the class. When Jay Hogart was staring at Sean from across the room, Craig asked him what Jay's problem was. He told Sean not to mess with him, but Sean did not listen and instead offered help to Jay with his car. He left and went back to his project, where Craig was standing.Ashley and Craig were still dating when school started, but Ashley wasn't sure he really loved her until he wrote a song for her in Should I Stay or Should I Go?. Ashley now believed she was ready to give Craig her virginity, but soon learned that Craig had bragged to Spinner about their as-yet nonexistent sex life. She found out that he told Spinner when he blew up a condom then let it go. Angered, Ashley refused to speak to him. Meanwhile, Manny came to comfort Craig after her super-brief relationship with Sully ended. She heard Craig's song and commented on the lack of appreciation Ashley had for him. They then made love for the first time, simultaneously losing their virginities. The next day, Ashley forgave Craig, but Manny refused to let him go, so for the next few months, Craig cheated on Ashley with Manny.
Finally, in Holiday (1), Manny got tired of being the other woman, and wanted Craig to break up with Ashley. He was about to until Ashley gave him a vintage guitar that had belonged to her grandfather for a Christmas present; he didn't have the heart to break the relationship off, but told Manny he did, anyway. In Holiday (2), Manny then told Ashley that she and Craig were dating and Ashley told her that he never even broke up with her. Ashley went into a tear-filled rage, took the guitar back and broke up with Craig. Manny told Craig that he was an idiot and dropped the bracelet he gave her onto the floor, signifying her dumping him.Some time later, in Accidents Will Happen (1), Manny started feeling sick to her stomach a lot and noticed that she had not had her period for two months. Fearing that she may be pregnant, she asks Craig if he used a condom when they had sex. Craig claims that he thought Manny was on birth control. Manny eventually learned that she was indeed pregnant with Craig's child. Craig was overjoyed, as he never really had a family before and wanted to start his own. However, Manny realized she couldn't handle being a mother at such a young age, and had an abortion in Accidents Will Happen (2). This made Craig very angry, and he severed ties with Manny.
In Rock and Roll High School, Ashley still remains angry with Craig and both join the Degrassi battle of the bands with their respective groups. Craig is disgusted to hear that Ashley's song is about his dishonesty in their relationship. He writes a song apologizing, and the two get back on friendlier terms.
In Ghost in the Machine (1), Marco decorated Craig's locker with balloons and streamers for his 16th birthday. Craig initially thought that Ashley had done it which led to an awkward encounter between them. When he realised that it was Marco, Craig put his arm around his best friend's shoulders and, given his own lack of success with girls, he half-jokingly asked Marco if he was dating anyone. At his birthday party several hours later, Joey gave Craig $10,000 from his late father's estate. The following day, Craig and Ashley discuss the fact that she ignored him by his locker the previous day. She said that she would like to be friends but that she began thinking about what happened between them last year. Craig told her about the money and that his father was still trying to buy him off even though he was "half eaten by worms." Ashley reminded him that he could have a lot of fun with $10,000 and, after school, they went to a music shop. At Ashley's urging, Craig bought a $4,000 1969 Stratocaster guitar similar to the one owned by Jimi Hendrix.
In Ghost in the Machine (2), Craig and Ashley returned to Joey's house and showed him the guitar. Joey was shocked at its expense and, after Ashley had left, asked Craig if he could help out with rent as the $250 per month that his father's estate gave Joey was "barely enough to keep [him] in pizza." Craig was very hurt and annoyed by this and asked Joey if he would expect the same from Angie. Joey told him that Angela was seven years old and did not just spend $4,000 on a guitar but otherwise it was no different. Craig said, "Yeah, well, I'm not so sure" and stormed off, spending the night at Sean's apartment. The next day at school, Archie Simpson told Craig that Joey was very concerned and had called him several times that morning to see if he knew where Craig was. He told Archie that Joey was not his real dad and that he viewed him only as a bank. Craig returned to Joey's house that evening to collect some of his things and Joey told him that the dealership was in serious trouble and that he may lose it. This was the real reason that he had asked for money from Craig but he used the rent excuse because of embarrassment at his failure. He told Craig that, in case his plans to be a great musician did not work out, he wanted the dealership to be there for him if he needed. Craig then realised that Joey cared a great deal about him and they reconciled.
In King of Pain, Craig supported Marco's campaign to become Student Council President against Alex Nuñez, whom he described as "most likely to succeed in killing someone." He signed Marco's nomination form and half-jokingly asked him if he needed any cash for his campaign.
In Mercy Street, Craig interrupted Manny and J.T. Yorke while they were kissing. While talking to Craig about it in the changing room, J.T. saw Craig naked and discovered that he had a large penis. This made J.T. thinks that Manny did not like him because of his own size. Danny Van Zandt bought a penis pump for J.T. and the two of them and Toby Isaacs went into a toilet cubicle to examine it. When they left the cubicle, they found Craig outside. Craig said, "You don't have to Explain. Really" but gave J.T. an odd look as he left. J.T. later discovered that Manny believed that their relationship was not working as he was too immature.
In Anywhere I Lay My Head, Manny organised with Spinner for Downtown Sasquatch to play at the Spirit Squad car wash while Paige Michalchuk was ill with the flu. Although Craig wanted the band to be "smoking hot" before its first gig, Spinner convinced him that they needed experience before that could happen and Craig agreed to perform. In an awkward exchange, Manny thanked Craig for his help and he told her that it was no problem. Still bitter, Ashley interrupted them and told Craig that he was on. He was physically attracted to the sight of Manny in her bikini and returned his attention to Ashley. The band's performance, in Craig's words, "sucked" but Ashley assured him that no one noticed. Shortly afterwards, Craig saw Manny laughing and hugging Spinner and took a photograph of them together.
In Islands in the Stream, Craig saw Spinner smelling Manny's perfume beside his locker and, after she left, he asked Spinner if he and Paige were still tight. Spinner told him that it was none of his business and neither was Manny anymore. Craig later included the photo of Spinner and Manny with the others that he took at the carnival. Hazel Aden showed it to Paige, leading her to confront Spinner about it. Later that day, Craig accompanied Spinner, Marco and Jimmy to the cinema to see the Bollywood film Salvador Kovack at Marco's suggestion. Paige was on her first shift working at the concession stand and, like Marco and Jimmy, Craig objected to the condescending manner in which Spinner treated her. Craig scolded him with the sarcastic comment "Nice" before they watched the film. After Spinner accused Craig of being jealous and slapped him in the face, they startled to brawl outside the cinema, with each accusing the other of being jealous of his relationship with Manny. Paige's boss Meeri called security and promptly fired Paige, though she was later rehired.
In Time Stands Still (1), Craig was very ill with the flu and stayed home from school. He saw the difficulty that Joey was having in selling his house and called Joey's ex-girlfriend Sydney, a real estate agent, for help. After work, Joey arrived home to find Sydney there and was so shocked that he was practically speechless. Due to the awkward situation, Sydney promptly left. The next day, Craig felt even worse but decided to go to school anyway after Joey, who was embarrassed by his financial situation, yelled at him for contacting Sydney. Craig told Joey that he would prefer to go to school than be around him at that moment and that he called Sydney as he knew that she would be able to sell the house for good money.
Later that day in Time Stands Still (2), Craig was the one who found Jimmy in the school corridor after he was shot in the back by Rick Murray. He was extremely upset by the shooting, which left Jimmy paralysed from the waist down. Several hours later, when Joey and Caitlin Ryan arrived at Degrassi to collect him, Joey gave his stepson a hug and Craig told them that Jimmy had been shot. The three of them and Angela later watched the coverage of the shooting on the news and Craig began to cry.
After Toby Isaacs mentioned in a class discussion that Rick had been bullied very badly in Back in Black, Craig told him not to make Rick the victim. Toby responded that he was merely trying to explain what had happened.
In Neutron Dance, Craig invited Ashley to join the band, though he did so without previously discussing it with Marco and Spinner, in advance of the recording session that they had won in the Battle of the Bands contest earlier in the year. While visiting Jimmy at the hospital, Craig told him that Ashley had begun advising the band on their sound but that they were just friends and they would never get back together. However, Jimmy could tell that Craig still had feelings for her. When Jimmy described himself as being "crippled," Craig was visibly upset and told him not to say that about himself.
Spinner objected to Ashley's continued presence at rehearsals when she was not an official member of the band. Marco initially believed that Spinner was making too big a deal out of it but realised that he was right when Craig and Ashley completely dominated an interview with Liberty Van Zandt for the Degrassi Grapevine and did not give either of them a chance to speak. Marco and Spinner then issued an ultimatum to Craig: either they went or Ashley went. Craig attempted to tell Ashley that she was out of the band but he instead kissed. Later that day at the Dot, Craig excitedly told Marco and Spinner that they were back together but they stormed out as he failed to kick out of the band as he had promised. Craig asked Marco to cut him some slack but Marco refused to do so.
At their next rehearsal, Spinner brought Manny into the band to play the tambourine and Marco brought an accordion, angrily telling Craig that it was every man for himself in the band. This forced Craig's hand and he reluctantly told Ashley that she was out of the band before the session in the recording studio. However, while singing "Everything's Dust" which he had written for Ashley to apologise for cheating on her with Manny, Craig realised that Ashley meant more to him than the band and went after her. They kissed and resumed their relationship.
In Voices Carry (1), Craig impulsively took Ashley to a hotel (on an unsuspecting Joey's credit card), where Craig and Ashley have sex for the first time. Later on, Craig proposed to Ashley, when she refused, however, he fell into a deep depression. Furious, he wrecked his hotel room. however the next morning, Ashley called Craig and told him eventually she would marry him. Then, when Craig showed up to Ashley's father Robert Kerwin's wedding, he announces their engagement even though Ashley told him not to. This caused a problem and then Craig tried to make a scene. He was escorted out of the wedding.When Joey got a phone call from the hotel regarding payment for $4,000 worth of damage to Craig's hotel suite in Voices Carry (2), he confronted his stepson. Craig exploded in violence, beating Joey until Ashley, who had left the wedding, stopped him. Upon hearing her voice, Craig suddenly became euphorically excited, and was confused as to what happened to Joey. Soon after, Craig was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Feeling sympathetic, Ashley restated that she loved him and will stay by his side.
In Bark at the Moon, Manny was showing the new kid, Chester, around, and she introduced him to Craig, who was passing in the hallway. Craig told her that he has been doing a lot of thinking, especially about last year, and told her that she was probably the biggest mistake that he had made since he had come to Degrassi. Realising that he had worded that badly, he said that he meant that if he could, he would go back to the night that they had sex and would have stopped, as it would have saved them both a lot of pain. Manny was in disbelief that Craig only thought that night was a lot of pain, and sarcastically thanked him for his apology, saying that she was fine. He watched her as she walked away from him.
In Secret (1), Ashley said to Ellie that she was worried about Craig as he was bipolar. Ellie told her that it was not her job to worry about it and that she should take it from "another sicko." Craig sat down beside them and asked them who was a sicko. Ellie told him that she was referring to the goulash on his tray and promptly left. Craig then asked Ashley what they had been talking about and she lied to him by saying that she had not told Ellie that he was bipolar. She told him that there was a support group for teenagers with mental health problems and advised him to go. While he predicted that he would hate it, he went anyway and found it beneficial until Ellie arrived. The next day at school, Craig yelled at Ashley for sending him to Ellie's group. When she told him that she did not think that he would mind, he said that she did not think at all.
Several hours later, Ellie came to Craig's house on the pretext of having her guitar repaired but admitted almost immediately that it was an excuse. She told Craig that she used to cut herself, saying that, "What's bizarre is I'm always going to be a cutter. Even if I don't do it for years, it's still me." He confided in her that he was bipolar and she tried to cheer him up by reminding him that the same was true of Kurt Cobain. She then advised him to talk to Ashley, telling him that she cared about him. Craig said that he knew that but he was bothered by the fact that all she ever talked about lately was his medications, his therapist and his moods. In his garage that night, Ashley said that she should have told him that it was Ellie's group earlier. Craig told her that he wanted to be her normal boyfriend, not some crazy guy that she had to save all the time, and talk about things like music, movies and even goulash rather than his condition. Ashley kissed him and they reconciled.
After Jimmy was shot, Craig and Marco were especially supportive of Jimmy during his recovery. In Secret (2), Jimmy was anxious to return home after being in hospital for several months and was looking forward to seeing a Kid Elrick concert with Craig and Marco. However, his father Jermaine Brooks told him that the house would not be ready for another week and that he would have to stay in hospital for the time being. Not willing to accept this, Jimmy convinced Craig and Marco to break him out of the hospital the next day so that they could go and see the concert together. Jimmy and Marco wore black hoodies for their escape while Craig entered the hospital wearing a fedora and trenchcoat. Craig distracted the nurse on duty by continually asking for a fictional German doctor and then pretended to be extremely ill and, when the nurse left to get him help, he, Jimmy and Marco made their escape. While it was difficult for Jimmy to navigate his way around the club where Kid Elrick was performing, he did extremely well and he and his two friends were in the front row for the entire concert. When Craig and Marco sneaked Jimmy back into the hospital that night, they found his father there waiting for him. Jimmy convinced him that he was ready to come home but that his father need to be ready. Mr Brooks agreed to collect Jimmy the next morning and bring him home.
In Eye of the Tiger, Craig was among the many students present to greet Jimmy at the front of Degrassi when he returned to school after three months in the hospital. The next day, after it became common knowledge that Spinner was responsible for dumping the paint on Rick, he and Marco confronted him. Craig told him to stay away from Jimmy while Marco told him that he was no longer invited to Jimmy's welcome back party at Craig's house. However, after getting drunk with Jay Hogart, Spinner showed up anyway. Craig angrily told him to leave. Spinner begged for forgiveness but Jimmy ignored him, telling Craig to continue playing karaoke as they had been doing before Spinner arrived. Spinner left but Marco saw that he took his keys with him and realised that he was going to try and kill himself. He and Craig attempted to stop Spinner from driving away but Jimmy moves himself in front of the car. He told Jimmy that he was not to stop him as he was dead to him already. Craig then confiscated Spinner's keys.
In Queen of Hearts, Craig, Ellie, Marco, Alex Nuñez and Jimmy Brooks played Euchre outside Degrassi. Ellie told them that her pet ferret Bueller Nash-Cameron had died and Craig sympathised with her. Ellie told them that she was not looking forward to having dinner with her mother Caroline Nash that night, which she described as "an event promising to be as much fun as a ferret funeral." Craig suggested that she postpone the dinner due to Bueller's death, which he referred to as a "death in the family." When playing Euchre again the next day, Craig advised Ellie not to start with a Queen of Hearts as it was not a good idea to lead trump. Ellie explained that she did not have any spades and it was her lowest heart. They then skipped French class and continued playing in Degrassi's basement. After Craig and Jimmy lost $20 each when they began playing for money, the two of them left but Ellie and Alex arranged to play that night with Marco, his boyfriend Dylan Michalchuk and his hockey team.
In Moonlight Desires, Craig helped Marco to organise the blood drive at Degrassi by packing the blood bags. Craig was extremely angry that Marco was refused permission to donate blood because he was gay and had sex with Dylan. After Marco discovered that Dylan was seeing other people, Alex claimed that promiscuity was a guy thing rather than a gay thing. Craig took exception to this but Ellie reminded him that he had dated Ashley and Manny at the same time the previous year. Craig then suggested that he and Marco get Dylan back at the party that he was holding that night.
At the party, Marco discussed his relationship problems with Craig. In an effort to cheer him up, Craig told him that he was a great guy and the most honest, down-to-earth and nicest person that he knew. He joked that he was a little short but that added to the cuteness to which he would be attracted if Marco were a girl or he were gay. Marco thanked him for telling him what he wanted to hear and that he appreciated it but if he really wanted to help, Craig should call him an idiot. Craig did so and Marco told him that he had no idea what to do. When Dylan arrived on the stairwell where they were sitting, Marco grabbed Craig and kissed him in order to make Dylan jealous. The kiss weirded Craig out. He said, "So, when in doubt you kiss Craig?!" Marco told him that he needed to settle the situation with Dylan and Craig responded, "Yeah, you do! You really, really do!" After he and Dylan broke up, Marco began to cry and walked past a concerned looking Craig.
In West End Girls, Caitlin told Kevin Smith, who was making his new film Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh! in Toronto, that her "sort of stepson" Craig was a talented young musician. She invited Craig to the CQJH studios to meet Kevin, who gave him the number of the composer and asked him to write an Emo song for the film. Craig was delighted and rushed home to tell Ashley, who was waiting for him in his garage. She told him that her father had been transferred to BBC World in London and he had gotten her a job as a gopher working at BBC6. Craig then told her about his conversation with Kevin and they wrote and recorded a song for the composer. They played it for the composer, who hated it and described them as "a whiny girl trying to be Kate Bush accompanied by a Van Halen wannabe." At the prom the next day, Craig and Ashley performed their song "Nothing At All" and it was very well received, including by Kevin Smith who was being shown around the school by Caitlin as he wanted to use it as a shooting location for the film. Craig was extremely happy with their performance but Ashley told him that she was still going to England as she no longer felt that she had to prove herself at Degrassi. Craig accepted her decision but was extremely upset by it. Several minutes later, he discussed the situation with Kevin, who told him that he knew the feeling as he never got the girl even in his own films. He then hired Craig to write a song for his new film.
In Goin' Down the Road (1), Craig and Ashley were in the school watching Kevin, Jason Mewes and Alanis Morissette film a scene of Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh!. After the shooting was finished, Jason began to flirt with Ashley but Kevin told Craig not to let him do so just because he was in a few films. He then asked Craig why he was not at home writing songs for the film. Ashley told him that she had dragged him away as she wanted to spend some time with him before she flew to London the next day. Kevin Smith told her to send Craig a postcard everyday as he needed him in a good mood in order to write power ballads for the film. Craig was upset at the thought of Ashley leaving but told her that he was okay with it. They then went to lunch and found that, since the Dot was providing the catering for the shoot, it was being served by Spinner and Jay. Craig angrily said, "I'd rather eat my own liver than accept food from you two scumbags." Jay then held up a large knife and Craig slammed down one of the trays in front of him. Ashley asked him whether he had taken his medication and told him that his behaviour was embarrassing. Shortly afterwards, after filming a scene with Kevin and Jason, Ellie complained to Craig that her Goth costume was very 1988. She tried to cheer him up but he said that he did not feel like smiling as Ashley was going to spend the summer in England, where she would meet someone much cooler than him with an accent and never come back. Kevin told him that instead of hanging around Degrassi all summer, he should follow Ashley to London.
Craig took Kevin's advice and found a summer music course in Camden through which he could earn credits. Caitlin found him looking it up online in the Media Immersion lab and, when he discussed it with her, she told him that she thought that a summer away would do him good. She later told Joey that Craig had something to talk to him about and to keep an open mind. When Craig told him his plans, Joey reminded him that he had been in hospital due to his bipolar disorder and that it was not a good idea for him to be thousands of miles away from home under the circumstances. Craig was extremely hurt, angrily telling Joey that England would problem not even let a psychopath like him into the country as they already had Jack the Ripper and Mad Cow Disease before storming off. He then met Jimmy at the mall and played him the instrumentals for the song that he was writing for the film. When he told Jimmy that he still needed lyrics, Jimmy suggested, "Ashley, please don't go. Ashley, please don't leave me. Don't fall in love with an ugly limey." Joey approached them and told Craig that he did not mean to be offensive or to hurt him. Craig angrily told him that he did hurt him but his mood improved when Joey presented him with a plane ticket to London. Joey said that there were conditions for allowing him to go: the music school would be told that he was bipolar, he had to call him everyday and let him know if he did not feel well and Ashley's father would keep an eye on him.
Delighted, Craig went to visit Ashley and told her the good news but she rejected him. She said that, while she loved him, she needed a break from him as she had been constantly worried about him since the incident at her father's wedding. She left crying, telling him that she would see him in September. Craig returned home and told Joey that Ashley was thrilled by the news that he was joining her in London. He went upstairs and was about to take one of his pills but instead threw it in the sink and threw the remainder in the bin. Before he left the next morning, Joey made sure that he had all everything, told him that he was proud of him and gave him a hug. When he got into the taxi, Craig told the driver that he was no longer going to the airport as there had been a change of plans.
The next day in Goin' Down the Road (2), Spinner found that Craig was living at Degrassi. Craig told him that Kevin was allowing him to stay in the school during the summer but that no one knew and he wanted to keep it that way. Spinner apologised to him for their arguments concerning Ashley's participation in the band but Craig told him that it was water under the bridge. When Spinner said that Ashley made good contributions, Craig angrily told him that she was a virus who eventually destroyed everything. After writing a song in the boiler room where he was living, Craig rushed up to tell Kevin about it. Kevin was surprised to see him as he thought that he was in London. After finding out that Kevin had no idea that Craig was still at Degrassi, Spinner called Joey, who came to collect him. When Joey brought him home, he got into a heated argument with Caitlin, blaming her for convincing him that Craig was well enough to go to England for the summer. She told him that, unlike she and Kevin, Joey could not see that his heartbroken. Joey countered that he was more concerned about his mind, which was more fragile. Craig overheard this and ran away. On the streets, he met a homeless man named Skinny who was playing the drums and began playing his Stratocaster guitar. After receiving numerous contributions, Skinny said that if he stayed for an hour, he would split the money 50-50. Craig agreed on the condition that Skinny throw in somewhere for him to sleep that night. The next morning, Skinny was angry that they earned only $3.82 and suggested that they rob an old man. When Craig objected to this, Skinny punched him. Craig punched him back and Skinny proceeded to viciously beat him. He took Craig's guitar and left him crying and bleeding on the ground.
Joey tried desperately to find him. Kevin suggested that he use his celebrity status to put out a missing persons bulletin on television. Craig, whose behaviour was becoming increasingly erratic, saw the broadcast in the homeless shelter where he was staying. He recognised Kevin but did not realise that it was about him. One of the workers at the shelter recognised Craig from the photo shown in the broadcast and called the number. Joey arrived shortly thereafter to collect him. He was extremely upset by Craig's condition and apologised to him for blaming everything on his being bipolar. In his confusion, Craig did not remember what had happened to his guitar. Joey brought him and put him to bed. After he and Caitlin got into another argument even though Craig was safe and sound, they realised that their relationship was unworkable. Several weeks later, a much recovered Craig visited Kevin at Degrassi immediately after the filming of Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh! had finished. Kevin was relieved that he was feeling better. However, Joey began crying as he did not want Caitlin to go to Los Angeles to revive her old TV series Ryan's Planet. Craig gave him a hug and told him that he and Angie were there for him and they were not going anywhere.
In Venus (1), while Ashley was away in England over the summer, Craig and Ellie bonded, becoming best friends. Their other best friend Marco was jealous of the fact that the two of them have even developed hand signals as his relationship with Ellie did not include them. On the first day of school, Ellie received an email from Ashley, telling her that she had met a boy named Alistair and started a relationship with him. As it was Craig's 17th birthday the next day, she decided not to tell him yet and organised a party at the Dot for him. However, she mentioned it to Spinner, who later told Craig that he deserved better than Ashley. Craig demanded an explanation from Ellie, who told him that Ashley had dumped him via email. He was furious with her but Marco, who also knew about it, told Craig not to shoot the messenger. After discovering that he was the last person to know, Craig said, "Screw you" to Ellie and left the Dot in a rage. Ellie was very hurt by his unkind words. Marco realised that she had feelings for Craig, which she denied.
In the same episode, Craig was extremely annoyed that Ms. Hatzilakos had let Spinner return to Degrassi and ignored him when he said hello on the first day of school.
The next day at school in Venus (2), Marco attempted to get Craig and Ellie to reconcile but neither of them were receptive to his efforts. Marco told that Ellie that she and Craig should not stop hanging out together because of one argument as they had been best friends all summer. Given that Ellie had recently began playing the drums again and Craig refused to allow Spinner back into Downtown Sasquatch, Marco suggested that Ellie join it. In English class, Ellie told Craig that Ashley had wanted to tell him herself but not until the time was right as she was concerned. Craig angrily told her that he was not going to go off his meds and "go all crazy." He said that Ellie knew that he was fine as they hung out all summer and that he did not need her to protect him. Ellie responded, "All this anger is for Ashley. Buy a ticket, go to London and freak on her there."
Later that day, Craig and Marco were having lunch in the cafeteria and Marco motioned for Ellie to join them. However, Ellie instead had lunch with Paige and Hazel. She looked over to Craig but he averted her gaze. The following day, after they had both calmed down, Ellie visited Craig in his garage. She apologised for not telling him that Ashley had broken up with him as soon as she found out and not realising that he did not need her to protect him. After some hesitation, he apologised to her for overreacting at the Dot. Their friendship repaired, Ellie told Craig that, since she was between bands and Downtown Sasquatch was between drummers, she should join his band. After Ellie demonstrated her drumming proficiency, Craig readily agreed.
In the same episode, after they saw the video of Manny exposing her breasts on camera, Jimmy said, "Manny Santos, my, how you've grown!" Craig told him to shut up as it wasn't funny.
In Weddings, Parties, Anything, Craig and the rest of Downtown Sasquatch were practicing in his garage. He became annoyed when Jimmy started to play a guitar solo in the middle of his singing and cut the performance short. Jimmy criticised Craig's decision to try and get the band a gig at a wedding, which he considered lame. He, Jimmy and Marco began arguing but they were interrupted by Ellie banging her symbols. She told that they would get nowhere by critising each other and Jimmy conceded that weddings were gigs. After Jimmy and Marco left, Craig thanked Ellie for backing him up. She told him that she enjoyed playing with him and then said that she meant the band. He complimented her on drumming but she told him that she still needed help. As he showed how to improve her funk drumming, they seemed to be growing closer. The next day at the car lot, a potential customer, Diane, told Joey that her ex-boyfriend's band was supposed to play at her sister's wedding and she had found no one to replace them. Joey introduced her to Craig and invited her over to his house to see the band audition.
At school, Marco asked him what they happened with Ellie after he and Jimmy had left. Craig told him that he gave her a drumming lesson and they watched a DVD. He said that 90% of his troubles in life were caused by girls and, as such, he intended to be a monk for the year, focussing on nothing other than school and the band. Shortly afterwards, Craig saw Peter Stone push Manny into a locker as she would not listen to him telling her to forget the topless video. Craig grabbed him, saying that if Peter ever touched or even look at Manny again, he would have to deal with him. At lunch, Manny asked Craig if he saw the video. He tried to deny it but admitted that he had. She was embarrassed as she cared whether Craig had seen it. He told her that he wished that he had been there the night that Peter had recorded it so he could have stopped him. Manny appreciated this as it made her feel as if Craig were her protector. In therapy group, Craig said that he owed his recovery to Ellie as she had been "incredible" and thanked her for all her help. When Joey commented that Ellie was a nice, cute girl, Craig said that she was merely a friend who was a girl. Joey told him that he knew from personal experience that there was no such thing.
After Diane hired the band for the wedding gig, they went to the Dot to celebrate but Marco and Jimmy left so that Craig and Ellie would be alone. Ellie thanked Craig for giving her the drum lesson and he again thanked her for all her support. When Manny came in, Craig beckoned her over to join them. Ellie was very annoyed at this. The next day, Marco, describing himself as Craig's "best friend in the whole world," asked him how the date went. Craig said that he thought that Ellie was Marco's best friend and denied that it was a date as "monks don't date." He claimed that it was just friends hanging out and mentioned that Manny had joined them. Marco said, "Cue the romantic train wreck." They then met Joey in the pharmacy where, to their amusement, he was buying condoms in preparation for his upcoming date with Diane. Joey was extremely embarrassed.
On the day of the wedding, Ellie wore an attractive black dress and Craig was so distracted that he let go of the large speaker that he and Marco were lifting, causing it to fall on Marco's toe. Manny then arrived wearing a turquoise dress and Craig became even more distracted. He explained to the band that he had invited Manny along to help them. Ellie, once again very annoyed by Manny's presence, said, "Yeah, very practical roadie costume." Before the gig, Craig confided in Marco that he found both Ellie and Manny attractive and had no idea what to do. During the performance, Craig invited Manny on stage to play the tambourine and Ellie became so angry that she threw one of her drumsticks at Manny's head. When Manny accused her of it, Ellie remarked that she was surprised that she could even feel it through all her hairspray and then stormed out. Craig asked Marco what he should do and Marco said, "I'm actually too busy enjoying not being you."
Craig followed Ellie, asking what the hell was going on. She said, "You tell me! You're the one who called her, you're the one who sat there drooling over her like you were some perv." She then told him that her outfit was not her as she did not dress up. When Craig said that he was flattered in an uncertain tone of voice, she told him not to be as it was for the gig and that it did not mean anything. Craig said that she was a really good friend who was always there for him and that she had seen him in the gutter where he did not want anyone else to see him. Ellie, who was very hurt, sarcastically said that she was glad to be of help and told him that she would see him in group. The next day, Craig found Manny reading a book in her pyjamas outside of Emma's house. She apologised for ruining his gig but that she had fun. Craig told her that he had ulterior motives, saying that he wanted to cheer up, to make her smile again. The two leaned in and kissed one another, beginning a new relationship.
In I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Craig was disappointed that Jimmy was leaving the band to try out for a wheelchair basketball team. He told Jimmy that they would miss him but wished him good luck.
In Turned Out (1), Emma walked into the Dot and found Craig and Manny making out. She said that she would tell them to get a room but they already had one, which happened to be hers. Manny told her that she would have her room all to herself that night as Craig was taking her to see a friend's band perform. Not wanting to leave on her own, Manny said that it was not really a date and invited Emma to come along. Emma declined as she had to study. Craig tried to convince her to join them but she said that she did not want to be a third wheel.
The next day, the three of them again met at the Dot and Manny told Emma that she and Craig had met a "totally cute guy" who was Emma's type: Derek Haig, a Grade 10 student whom Jimmy was coaching in basketball. Derek then entered and Craig said that it was weird and cosmic as they had just been talking about him. Emma said that it was amazing and as if it had been set up. Manny introduced them and Derek commented that Craig had told him that Emma's parents used to go to Degrassi. Emma was distracted by the sight of Peter, whom she had a crush on, outside the window with a new camera. She told Derek that she would tell him all about her parents' time at Degrassi at a date on Friday. However, their date did not go well and Emma told Derek that she had a "pretty lame time." Shortly afterwards, she went to see the film Clown Academy with Peter.
In Turned Out (2), Joey and Diane gave Craig a lift to Degrassi in Diane's news sports car.
In Tell It to My Heart, Craig played Claudius in Degrassi's production of Act V, Scene I of Hamlet at the City Drama Festival, which the school was hosting, while Marco played the title character. Marco was nervous and Craig jokingly said that it was not as if he were playing the lead and the school's hopes of winning the festival were riding on him. Later, while they were rehearsing their lines, Craig and Marco saw a gay student named Tim being pushed into a locker. Craig was going to confront the boy who did it but Marco stopped him. Several days later, during the performance, Marco interrupted himself and came out to his father Mr. Del Rossi in front of the entire school. Like everyone else, Craig was shocked.
In Redemption Song, Craig congratulated Jimmy when Ms. Hatzilakos announced that he had been commissioned to paint a mural commemorating the school shooting. When Craig saw that Spinner's girlfriend Darcy Edwards had left him a message on his locker, he sarcastically said, "Someone left you a card? How sweet." He later helped Jimmy paint and was shocked when Hazel threw a can of paint over Jimmy as he had included Ellie in the mural.
In The Lexicon of Love (1), Craig and Manny were very excited about the Toronto premiere of Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh!, in which Manny appeared and for which Craig wrote a song. They hired a stretch limo for the occasion for themselves, Marco and Hazel. Before Media Immersion class, Craig and Marco excitedly discussed who they thought would be at the premiere, including Alanis Morissette. He and Manny sat beside each other during the premiere. During Manny's first scene, he excitedly nudged her. At the after party, Emma complimented them both and described them as "Degrassi's celebrity couple."
In Together Forever, Craig and Ellie were hanging out in his garage discussing what they would do with their money when Downtown Sasquatch was discovered at the Northern Sound Showcase in two days time. Craig wanted to buy a car while Ellie planned to invest it and perhaps buy a condo. Craig accused her of being boring and began tickling her. Joey came in and told Craig that Manny was on the phone for him. Craig said to tell Manny that he was studying. When Joey pointed out that it did not look like studying, Craig sarcastically said, "Thanks, Mom." After Joey left, Ellie told Craig that he really did have to study for his history presentation the next day but Craig said that it was more concerned with the band.
Craig failed his presentation on World War I due to his lack of preparedness in spite of Ellie's attempts to help him in class. At the Dot, he told Ellie, Marco and Jimmy that he was not worried as their grades had already been submitted and in any event he was not terribly interested in going to university in the first place. Jimmy asked Ellie if she really planned to take a year off and follow Craig around. Somewhat annoyed, Craig told him that she would not be doing that; they would instead be cutting their own album after they won the Showcase and were given recording time in Vancouver during the summer.
At the Showcase, a record producer named Leo Davies was impressed by Craig's vocals but claimed that the band's sound was a little rough. In spite of this, he offered to manage Downtown Sasquatch and Craig accepted immediately. When he arrived home, he excitedly told Joey the great news. Joey was delighted for him and told him that there was more good news as he had received a letter from the University of Toronto. Craig opened it and found that he had received early acceptance with a full scholarship. While Joey was extremely excited, Craig told him that he had have to see if it was alright with Leo first. Joey said that university was his future but Craig countered that his future was the band and it was what he wanted to do with his life. At the photoshoot the next day, Leo placed Craig in the foreground with Marco, Ellie and Jimmy in the background and condescendingly referred to Ellie as "Chick with Sticks." Craig told him that he was "kind of about the band" but Leo said that now the band was all about him.
At the Dot the next day, Leo told the band that the Showcase had asked them to return for another performance and, if they won, they would fly out to Vancouver at the weekend to record their material. Marco pointed out that they had exams and essays to do and missing them would screw up their year but Leo said that the band was more important. He told Craig that the band still sounded rough, particularly the drumming, but Craig promised him that Ellie would be ready. That night, Craig gave Ellie a drumming lesson but Manny arrived in the middle of it and accused him of caring about nothing but the band. She said that it appeared to be all about Ellie and stormed off. Craig followed her, leaving Ellie alone. When they next performed for Leo, he said that they had improved but that Ellie was still the weakest link. She told him that she would practice all night and get it right but Leo responded that there were plenty of other drummers in Toronto and that Ellie was no more qualified to drum than he was to fly airplanes. Craig was furious and told Leo that there were plenty of other singers in Toronto as well. Dejected, Craig filled out the acceptance form from the University of Toronto but did not send it away.
In his garage the next day, Ellie told Craig that the Showcase was too good an opportunity for him to pass up. She said that she could not drum, Marco was not much better on bass and that Jimmy was more interested in painting and that Leo had only seen them as excess baggage in the first place. Craig told her that, if he did win, he would mean leaving Toronto and worried about what would happen to Manny, Joey and Angie in his absence. She said that they would be manage and be fine. When Craig asked her if she would be okay without him, she responded that she would wave him goodbye because it was what she had to do. Craig won the Showcase. Before he left for Vancouver, he gave both Marco and Ellie a hug. As Ellie walked away, Craig looked after her longingly. In spite of this, he was delighted to be going to Vancouver as his dreams had come true. Manny rode with him and Joey to the airport to say goodbye.
In Our Lips Are Sealed (2), Craig spoke to Manny on a long-distance call from Vancouver.
In High Fidelity (1), Emma mentioned that Manny was on the phone to Craig until three o'clock the previous night.
When Ashley returned home from London in High Fidelity (2), Ellie told her that Craig was in Vancouver pursuing his solo music career and that he was dating Manny. Ashley said that this made her "vaguely itchy," referring to their love triangle two years earlier. When Ashley asked if she was dating anyone, Ellie told her that she was crushing on someone "as usual" but it was never going to happen "as usual." She was referring to Craig but Ashley believed that she meant Jimmy. Later that night, Paige showed Spinner a 2004 yearbook featuring photos of himself, Craig, Jimmy and Marco when they all part of Downtown Sasquatch and he became nostalgic.
The next day, at the variety show before the graduation of the Class of 2006, Jimmy told Ellie that she had become one of his best friends and asked her if she wanted to take their friendship to the next level. However, she told him that she did not feel that way about him. Shortly afterwards, Craig returned to Toronto to surprise Manny. She said that she missed him and that she could not believe that he came. Craig told her that he would not have missed the graduation for the world. He waved at Ellie, who gave him an awkward look before averting her gaze.
In Here Comes Your Man (1), Manny looked at Sean admiringly and said, "Sean Cameron, bench-press has been so, so good to you." When Emma jokingly threatened to tell Craig that she said that, Manny responded, "Feel free if you can ever get him on the phone."
In the same episode, Marco told Paige that he felt that his life was changing faster than he could handle. He singled out Craig's departure as one of the reasons for this and clearly missed him.What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost? (1), Craig returned to Toronto to perform at a music festival. Manny met him at the airport and half-jokingly lamented that she had not seen him in months and that he never called. They kissed and Craig said that he wished that he could stay longer than a few days. He told her that they should go to Marco and Ellie's house as they were planning a welcome home party for him. Several hours later, Craig played a song for Marco, Ellie, Jimmy, Spinner, Dylan and Jesse which he wrote on the Vancouver ferry. When Ellie mentioned that she loved the allusions to Herman Melville, Manny glared at her but Craig failed to notice. Ellie asked him to play another song while an even more annoyed Manny pointed at her watch. Craig again failed to notice and continued playing his guitar.
The next morning at Degrassi, Craig apologised to Manny for forgetting to help her run lines for her upcoming audition for the teen drama West Drive. He encouraged her by telling her not to doubt her instincts. That afternoon, they returned to Marco and Ellie's house, where he was staying while in Toronto, and Craig told them that Manny had nailed her audition and they were looking at a future acting legend. Manny admitted to Craig that she felt a buzz from auditioning and wished that she could do it again. Craig said that he felt the same way during his gigs.
Manny went to Craig's gig with Emma and Sean and happily told them that she and Craig had reconnected since he had come back to Toronto. However, she was annoyed by the presence of Ellie, whom she derisively referred to “Craig's shadow” and “Smelly McSnootypants.” Manny then went backstage and was extremely disturbed to find Craig snorting cocaine in his dressing room. Emma noticed the change in her mood but Manny shrugged it off. After Craig performed his new song “Drowning”, Marco told Craig that it was awesome and Ellie referred to him as a genius. She then asked him if that was why he had asked her about drowning allegories the previous month. Craig was delighted that Ellie understood him so well and gave her a hug. Craig went over to Manny to see if she was alright as he could tell that she was upset during his performance but she lied to him and said that she was fine.
The next morning, Emma saw that Manny was upset and she admitted that there was a problem with Craig but did not say what it was. Emma told her that she had learned from her relationship with Sean to accept a guy's flaws and advised Manny to do the same. After school, Manny visited Craig at Marco and Ellie's house and told him that she was uncomfortable with his drug use. He told her that he took it to boost his self-confidence before performances but had only done so twice. After she told him that she did not get the part on West Drive, Craig commiserated with her and invited her to the dinner party that Ellie was throwing in his honour that night. Manny joked that Ellie would probably poison the food if she knew that she was coming. Craig said that she needed to get over Ellie but Manny claimed that she was intimidated by Ellie's intelligence. Craig tried to comfort Manny by assuring her that while she was not book smart like Ellie, she was “brilliant in every other way.”
At the dinner party, Ellie, Jesse and Craig discussed Rosseau's work. Manny tried to contribute but the conversation was over her head. Craig told her that he was an 18th Century philosopher and that Ellie had sent him one of his books while he was on the road. The conversation turned to Carl Jung's view that everyone had, in Marco's words, “massive complexes.” Ellie joked that she had no neuroses, of course, but Manny countered, “Really? Because I thought being constantly rejected by guys would mess you up, Ellie.” A visibly annoyed Ellie responded, “Yeah. Yeah, I feel bad that I take time to meet guys who actually like me. In fact, I don’t know how I made it through high school without having my breasts shown online.” Manny ran out upset. Craig followed her but pointed out that Manny had started it and asked why she could not just get over Ellie. Manny said that it was because Ellie made her feel inadequate and asked Craig to give her some coke to boost her confidence. After getting high, they returned to the dinner party where they proceeded to laugh hysterically when Manny knocked over a glass. The next morning, Ellie brought a cup of coffee up to Craig's room and found a bag of coke. She confronted him about it but he lied to her, claiming that it was Manny's.
In What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost? (2), Ellie was preparing to interview Craig about his life as a musician for The Core. She mentioned to Jesse that she had found the coke on Craig's bedroom floor and was annoyed when he assumed that it belonged to Craig. She told him that Craig had claimed that it belonged to Manny, whom she described as a “toxic influence.” However, Jesse was not convinced. He told an excited Ellie that he had arranged for her to interview Taking Back Sunday and they kissed. Craig then entered the office, telling Ellie that he did not have time for the interview at the moment as he had to clear out Joey's garage since he and Angela were moving to Calgary. Ellie said that she would help and assured Jesse that she would be on time to interview Taking Back Sunday.
In Joey's garage, Ellie interviewed him and he confided in her that he had expected everything to be the same when he returned but all of his old friends were moving on. Ellie said that she would always be there for him. She then received a text from Jesse, who told her that Taking Back Sunday were waiting for her. She brought Craig along and introduced him to the band, who asked him to perform the following night during a break in their set. Before she could continue her interview with Craig, he left to tell Manny. Much to Jesse's annoyance, Ellie was also unable to finish her interview with the band due to Craig's presence. Jesse again told her that Craig was a drug addict and said, “You know what's really wrong? The fact that Craig keeps crapping on you, and you keep going back for more!”
In Marco and Ellie's house, Manny suggested that they go see a film or get a bite to eat but Craig instead wanted to snort more coke. She said that she felt horrible after taking it the previous night and never wanted to do so again. Craig angrily told her that the last two days had been the best of his life and he did not want her to ruin them. Manny realised that he had chosen drugs over her and promptly dumped him. As she left the house, she met Ellie and sarcastically told her that Craig was all hers. Ellie accused Manny of giving the drugs to Craig but Manny retorted that Craig had lied, which was what drug addicts do. Ellie again confronted Craig about his drug use and got him to admit that he was an addict. She convinced him to attend group therapy with her to discuss his problem and he agreed. The next day, he turned up at the clinic but did not enter the meeting room.
That evening, Ellie visited Craig backstage and he told her that he could not attend the group therapy session as something had come up. She began to go through his things and found more drugs. She threatened to call Joey and bring an end to his rock star lifestyle. He asked her why she would do that to him but she replied that he knew why. Craig kissed her and told a delighted Ellie that he loved her. She said that she loved him too. He responded, “So don’t make me stop. Please. I need it. Don’t call Joey.” She pushed him away and called him a bastard, having realised that he would say or do anything to get his hands on more drugs. During his performance, Craig got a nosebleed as a result of his drug use as a horrified Ellie looked on and he finally realised that he had a serious problem.
The next morning, Ellie gave Craig an airline ticket and told that he was on the 11am flight to Calgary, where Joey was waiting for him. She said that Mr Simpson was there to make sure that he got on the plane. She walked away and began crying but Craig ran after her and said, “Ellie, I know I messed up, badly, but I am glad for one thing. I was finally able to be honest with you. I meant what I said and I felt that way for a long time.” She told him that it was beside the point as he needed help. Craig then suggested that they meet up after he got out of rehab but Ellie dismissed this by saying “Goodbye, Craig” before walking away, heartbroken.
In Rock This Town, Manny ripped up the photo of Craig that she kept in her locker and referred to him as a "stupid cokehead." At Liberty's party that night, Ellie made a smart comment about Manny stress eating. Manny told her that she did not have time for her jokes. Ellie instead apologised about what happened with Craig, which seemingly resolves their conflict. She told Manny that even though she was "so incredibly pissed" at Craig, she still thought about him and worried about him a little.
Season 7After he gets out of rehab, Craig's CD is released which seems successful, seeing as in the episode It's Tricky, Anya notes Ashley as "Degrassi's own little piece of him" (referring to Craig). Four of the songs on the CD makes references to everyone he has kissed: Ashley ("She's The Ash"), Manny ("Thong-Girl, Wrong-Girl"), Ellie ("Red-Headed For Trouble"), and Marco ("Kissing in the Stairwell"). It's also revealed that Craig used one of Ashley's songs and didn't credit her for it. The song was called "My Window" and calling Ashley his inspiration for music.
He also appeared for a concert in the episode Bust a Move (2), aka The Degrassi Spring Break Movie, where he calls Ashley up to the stage and says she has always been his friend and inspiration. He asks Ashley to tour in Europe with him. They tour together for a little while, but both eventually go their separate ways, albeit still on speaking terms.
He was mentioned in With or Without You when Manny and Emma were arguing over boys that they both had liked before.In Degrassi Goes Hollywood, it is revealed that Craig is currently living in a Los Angeles condo. Ellie spots him on the street and they start hanging out. He tells her that he has been clean and sober from cocaine for over a year now.
Ellie ends up staying at Craig's condo due to an argument with Marco and Paige. She stays and ends up having a romantic time at the beach by his condo. When they arrive back at his place, Craig's girlfriend shows up. Ellie then decides to go back to Paige's house and becomes upset at one of her parties. Craig tries to confront Ellie and explain his feelings but she gets upset and starts drinking straight out of a bottle. Marco tells Craig to leave Ellie alone and they start pushing each other around and eventually fall into the pool at the party.
Once they realize Ellie left the party, they run in search of her and find her at the beach in the water even though she can't swim. They save Ellie and she takes a flight back to Toronto. At the airport, Craig and Ellie kiss passionately. Ellie says, "We'll always have LA, right?" while Craig responds, "Someday, maybe," indicating that they may embark on a relationship in the future. Before she left, Ellie gave Craig one final kiss and he was very sad to see her go.
- Craig was one of seven characters who has tried to commit suicide (Season 2; When Doves Cry (2)). The other six were:
- Craig was one of four guys that cheated on their girlfriends, and later dated the girls they cheated with. The other three are Bobby, Drew, and B.L.T.
- He was the first character in the Degrassi franchise to attempt suicide.
- Both of Craig's biological parents are deceased, making him the first orphan in the franchise (as mentioned by Jake Epstein in Degrassi Unscripted).
- He shares similarities with future Degrassi characters, Peter Stone, Sav Bhandari, Eli Goldsworthy, Drew Torres, and also his stepfather Joey Jeremiah.
- Craig was the first character to do a nasal drug (in Season 6), Manny was the second (also in Season 6), Peter was the third (in Season 9), and the fourth was Anya (in Season 11).
- Craig has cheated on all of his girlfriends. (Ashley with Manny, Manny with Ashley and Yvette with Ellie).
- Craig is one of the eight characters with a mental disability, namely Bipolar Disorder. The other seven are:
- Craig was the first character to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The second was Eli.
- Craig was the second character to illegally drive without a license. The first was his stepfather and the third was Wesley Betenkamp.
- Besides being Joey's car (albeit dealer stock, not his personal vehicle) that Craig stole, it was a then ten-year-old two-tone blue Oldsmobile, as was Snake's parents' car that Joey joyrode.
- Craig was the second character to be abused by his father. The first was Rick Munro. They were both rescued by Joey Jeremiah.
- He is the third of five characters to have an abusive father, the other four being Rick, Liz, Jane, and Miles
- It is revealed in When Doves Cry (1) that Craig's favorite meal is roast beef, mashed potatoes, and Yorkshire pudding.
- Craig was the first musician in Degrassi history that has achieved a record label.
- Like Sav Bhandari, Craig wrote songs about girls he liked (Manny, Ashley, and Ellie) but never performed them (but they were mentioned in It's Tricky when Ashley was showing Emma, Manny, Spinner, Jimmy and Toby his CD).
- He did not approve of Manny having an abortion in Accidents Will Happen (2).
- Craig and Manny were the first characters to have consensual sex in the series in Should I Stay or Should I Go?.
- Craig was the second character to run away from home. The other three were Fiona, Alli and Wheels.
- Craig lost his virginity to Manny in Should I Stay Or Should I Go?. She lost her virginity to him at the same time.
- Craig is the fourth guy to get a girl pregnant in Degrassi history, the others being: Shane and Christine (child kept), Erica and Jason (child aborted), Joey and Tessa (child aborted), J.T. and Liberty (child given up for adoption), Lucas and Mia (child kept), K.C. and Jenna (child given up for adoption), Dallas and Vanessa (child kept) and Eli and Clare.
- Craig is the first of three characters to help a friend sneak out of the hospital, the other two being Marco and Drew.
- Craig loves goulash, as revealed in Secret (1).
- Craig is the sixth of seven characters to save someone from a suicide attempt. The others were Sean (who saved Craig himself), Tyler, Jay, Manny, Marco (who helped him save Ellie), Fiona, and Zig.
- Craig and Marco were the only two members of Downtown Sasquatch to be featured for the band's entire run.
- He was a member of the Photography Club at Degrassi, as revealed in Take My Breath Away.
- Science was his worst subject in school, as revealed in Tears Are Not Enough (1).
- He and Manny were each other's first date in Take My Breath Away.
- Unlike Spinner after Marco first came out, Craig never had any problem with the fact that he was gay.
- As revealed in Weddings, Parties, Anything, Marco considered himself to be Craig's "best friend in the whole world."
- As he told Angela in When Doves Cry (1), he went to camp during the summer of 2002.
- Adamo Ruggiero auditioned for the role of Craig but was cast as Marco instead.
- Craig was a fan of the bands Pink Floyd and Velvet Revolver.
- "Hey, Dad." (first line) - When Doves Cry (1)
- "Someday, maybe." (final line) - Degrassi Goes Hollywood
- (To Marco): "So, when in doubt you kiss Craig?!"
- (To Marco and Dylan): "I'm so glad that gays can get married! That YOU guys can get married!"
- (To Ashley): "I WANT YOU TO MARRY ME!!"
- "I'm happy. 'Cause he's dead."
- (To J.T.): "What are you looking at?! You were...You were checking out my...!"
- "Being at Joey's is stability."
- (To Manny): "We could be a little family! All our own."
- (To Spinner): "Hey idiot, nice sunburn."
- "All my life I've wanted him gone! Why am I crying now that he is?"
- "Ya know Marco, with your hair all big like that, you kinda look like Ashley"
- "It's MY baby!"
- Ashley: "You have something.... don't you?"
Craig: "Yes!... Never again will I be without."
- "Yeah... I feel her pain."
- "So you can come here and infect us!" Craig to Snake.
- "It's not the locker that I don't like, it's you."
- "It'll never happen again? HUH?! Is that what you were gonna say? #Cause that's what you've ALWAYS said!!"
- "No Dad, you're the one who screws up. It won't change! EVER!"
- "Oh, you mean with you? I don't know...just kidding!"
- "Do you want to know the real reason why I couldn't kiss her? She reminds me of my five-year-old half-sister!"
- (To Ashley) "I'm sorry, okay? I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'M SORRY, how many time do I have to say it?"
- "Yeah, I bet you guys have pet names too."
- "This was supposed to be my bird course for the semester."
- "Ahh, the squatch isn't really cut out for weddings, funerals maybe!"
- "Ellie, wait! What the hell's going on?"
- "The monk is tired of the monastery, okay? The monastic life just wasn't for him. And now I have no idea what to do."
- "I had ulterior motives. Ever since that video came out, things have sucked for you. So I wanted to cheer you up, make you smile again."
- "Look, Jimmy, unless your last name is Hendrix and you've come back to rock us from the grave; no solos while I'm singing."
- Craig: "Mmm....goulash. You know I think that any food with the word 'goo' in it has to be good."
Ashley: "Have you ever thought about going to a support group?"
Craig: "For goulash lovers?"
- Craig: "In case you didn't know there's an insanely hot women who's gonna be over here in oh twenty minutes?"
Joey: "I'm aware"
Craig: "What happened to you, you were all over her yesterday."
Joey: "I know and I found out that Diane is twenty-three, I'm thirty-four Craig, what am I gonna do with a twenty-three year old.
Craig: "Do you need me to draw you a diagram?"
Joey: (laughs) What come on, what about you, huh? That, uh, Ellie girl seems cute."
Craig: "She's cute, just a friend. She's a friend who happens to be a girl. She's, umm, she's a friend girl if you will."
Joey: "Uh, yeah take it from someone who knows. There ain't no such thing." - Weddings, Parties, Anything
- "You hear that she still hates me?"- referring to Ashley
- "You know if you weren't such a prude I'd never have been with Manny." to Ashley
- "That rap is never leaving my garage."- referring to Jimmy and Spinner's sexist rap about Ashley
- "How do you feel about younger men?" to Sydney.
- "Girls, and boys? I didn't think Dylan's dorm would be so co-ed." - to Marco.
- Craig: "And who says money can't buy you happiness?"
- Craig: "Stop staring."
Ellie: "Stop being an ass."
Craig: "Do you know how humiliating it was, to find out in public, that my girlfriend dumped me by e-mail?"
Ellie: "Oh! Oh, you're forgetting on your birthday, that's a pretty good detail too. Ashley wanted to tell you herself. She wanted to wait 'till the time was right, she was... concerned."
Craig: "That I'd go off my meds and go all crazy? I'm fine, you know I'm fine, we hung out all summer. And I don't need you protecting me."
Ellie: "All this anger is for Ashley, buy a ticket, fly to London, and freak on her there." - Venus (2)
- Craig: "Ellie, wait! What the hell's going on?"
Ellie: "You tell me! You're the one who called her, you're the one who sat there drooling over her like you were some perv." (Ellie turns and walks away, then turns around again) "And this? This isn't me. I don't dress up."
Craig: "I'm... flattered?"
Ellie: "Don't be! This, this is for the gig. This doesn't mean anything."
Craig: "Ellie. We do group together. You've seen me down in the gutter. Lower than low. Lower than I want anyone else to see me. That's why you're my friend. My really good friend."
Ellie: "So glad I can be there for you."
(She begins to walk away again)
Ellie: "Bye. See you in group!" - Weddings, Parties, Anything
- Ellie: "Look, um, the band's kinda getting in the way of stuff and I'm gonna have to quit."
Craig: "Oh, ha. You're funny. You are joking, right?"
Ellie: "No, no, I'm tired of the band... and you, Craig. You're kind of annoying and you kind of smell." - Bizarre Love Triangle
- Craig: "I love you, Ellie."
Ellie: "I love you too."
Craig: "So don't make me stop, please. I need it. Don't call Joey." - What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost? (2)
- Craig: "Ellie, I know I messed up, badly. But I am glad for one thing; I was finally able to be honest with you. I meant what I said, and I felt that way for a long, long time." - What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost? (2)
- Craig: "Ellie, wait. I should have told you about Yvette."
Ellie: "No, you were trying to be a good friend, and I interpreted that as a romantic overture...again." - Degrassi Goes Hollywood
- Ellie: "I, I just really have to stop thinking that my feelings for you will...ever be requited."
Craig: "I had a really great time today." - Degrassi Goes Hollywood
- Ellie: "We'll always have L.A. right?"
Craig: "Someday, maybe." - Degrassi Goes Hollywood
- Main article: Craig-Ashley Relationship
- Ashley Kerwin
- Main article: Craig-Manny Relationship
- Manny Santos
- First Relationship:
- Second Relationship:
- Third Relationship:
- Main article: Craig-Yvette Relationship
- Start Up: Before Degrassi Goes Hollywood (819)
- It is unknown whether they are still together seeing as Craig is out of the series.
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