Alex has money problems, along with family problems. When her mom's boyfriend won't pay rent and has debts over thousands of dollars, she decides to look for a job besides the low-paying theater. She become a waitress at gentleman's club but there's bigger money to be made onstage, so now Alex is left with a choice.
Alex and her mother Emily are in trouble. Chad, has run up thousands of dollars in credit card debt and hasn't been paying the rent. The situation is dire and Alex needs to make more money than she can at the theater - when a job as a waitress at a 'gentleman's club' comes up, she takes it - but learns there's bigger money onstage. Alex has to decide what to do - and how maybe more-than-friend Paige will deal with the situation.
Meanwhile, Emma wants to make plans for next year and is shocked to learn Sean's don't include her, or even Degrassi. Thinking she is pregnant, Emma and Sean are relieved when the test turns out negative.