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"You're dead to me already."
Jimmy to Spinner after he finds out he was responsible for Jimmy being paralyzed, and officially ends his friendship with him.

“Eye of the Tiger”
Season 4, Episode 16
1860 1
Can. Airdate

December 14, 2004

U.S. Airdate

July 8, 2005

Prod. Code



Brendon Yorke (story & teleplay)
R. Scott Cooper (story)


Ron Murphy

Episode Guide

Secret (2)


Queen of Hearts

Eye of the Tiger is the sixteenth episode in Season 4 of the Canadian television series, Degrassi: The Next Generation. It originally aired on December 14, 2004 on CTV Television and on July 8, 2005 on The N. The episode shares its title with the song by Survivor.


Jimmy returns to school and the whole school is eager to see him back in action, but Spinner has something he wants to reveal about what really happened the day of the shooting and how it's gonna affect him long-term.

A guilt-ridden Spinner tries to redeem himself with Jimmy, but will he tell him how him and Jay told Rick that Jimmy set the whole thing up causing him to get shot?

Also Danny doesn't exactly agree with the new relationship between J.T. and Liberty and even begins to feel jealous towards them as he thinks J.T. isn't good enough for his sister.

Main Plot

Jimmy is finally out of the hospital and everyone's thrilled to have him back at school, except for Spinner.

He's forced to decide whether to lose his friend by confessing his role in the shooting which put Jimmy in a wheelchair or stay quiet and feel guilty.

Sub Plot

Danny tries to break up J.T. and Liberty by revealing their relationship to Mr. Van Zandt.

  • Jimmy: "My basketball career, my entire future, gone."
    Spinner: "Don't say that, you're getting better."
    Jimmy: "Rick put me in this chair for life!"
  • Jimmy: (to Spinner) "You're dead to me now."
  • Jay: "This guy? He's nasty, tastes like fire, rubs people the wrong way. This guy here? Sweet, refreshing. But when these two get together, bad news. Kind of like you and me."
  • J.T.: "Hmm, let's see. Rolling on the cement with you, or rolling in the water with your sister?"
    Danny: "You're gonna be in trouble if Dad catches you."
  • Danny: "She's the smartest girl in school and you don't even have an IQ! You don't deserve her."
  • Spinner: "Hey. Um, listen man. About the hospital..."
    Jimmy: "Wheels. Chair. It's a wheelchair. Gawk all you want, it's not going away."
    Spinner: Dude, I would have come, but things got crazy around here and you know how it is."
    Jimmy: I understand. I probably should have been there for you instead of at the hospital getting a bullet removed from my spine. My bad."

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