"The truth? Paige went upstairs that night. She never came back."
“Ghost in the Machine (2)”
Season 4, Episode 2
September 7, 2004
October 1, 2004
Paige can't think straight after losing her court case since Dean is still a free man.
After a fight with Spinner, Paige steals his car keys and goes to a frat party that Dean is bartending at.
When he ignores her, she starts to tell everyone at the party that he raped her, getting Dean angry. Paige asks him how he could do that to her, since she was only fifteen.
Dean finally admits that he did in fact rape her and if she wants to hook up again to call him and walks back to the party.
Paige decides to get revenge by crashing Spinner's car into Dean's. When Spinner arrives, he tells Paige to get out and she goes home.
The next day at school, Spinner is arrested for crashing into Dean, while Paige watches him leave. Spinner calls Paige and tells her he will take the blame for her. Paige decides to go to the police and confess when she sees Dean. She admits to him that it was she who crashed his car, and tells him that she is finished with him.
Paige confesses that she crashed the car and loses her licence. She asks Spinner to take her back which he does.
- This episode is named after the song "Ghost In The Machine" by Sadistik.
- This episode marks the last appearance of Dean.
- The scene where Paige drives The Love Mobile and smashes it into Dean's car is used in Lauren Collins' montage in the title sequence for Seasons 6 & 7.
- This marks the beginning of Spinner and Paige's second relationship.
Regular Cast (Ordered Alphabetically)
- Stefan Brogren as Archie Simpson
- Daniel Clark as Sean Cameron
- Lauren Collins as Paige Michalchuk
- Jake Epstein as Craig Manning
- Aubrey Graham as Jimmy Brooks
- Shane Kippel as Spinner Mason
- Andrea Lewis as Hazel Aden
- Pat Mastroianni as Joey Jeremiah
- Melissa McIntyre as Ashley Kerwin
- Adamo Ruggiero as Marco Del Rossi
- Stephen Amell as Doorman
- Alan Blenkinsnopp as Officer
- John Bregar as Dylan Michalchuk
- Melissa DiMarco as Daphne Hatzilakos
- Samantha Gutstadt as Customer
- Drew Nelson as Pledge
- Jennifer Podemski as Chantel Sauvé
- Shawn Roberts as Dean Walton
- Ashley: "You know, you guys should try going a little more post-emo. Still punk, but less mopey."
Craig: "I don't think the other guys even know what regular emo is. Spinner probably thinks it's a Muppet."
- Craig: "I'm the bank of Craig!"
- Paige: "What? I'm easy! Everyone knows it. The judge, my mother, now you. Like Dean. Just get me alone, do whatever you want. No one will stop you. What? You don't want me?"
Spinner: "Not right now, no."
Paige: "'Cause Dean got there first?"
Spinner: "You have to let that go!"
Paige: "You want me to just let it go? Like someone was rude or stole my seat at lunch?"
Spinner: "No that's not what I...I just, I want my girlfriend back. I want Paige back!"
Paige: "You don't even know her."
Spinner: "That's stupid."
Paige: "The truth? Paige went upstairs that night. She never came back."
- "Meat Detonation" by Crud - Heard during Dylan's dorm party.
- "Reality" by Crud - Heard at Dean's frat party.
- "Dance Me To Incisions" by Deadletter Dept.
- "Slow Down" (Porch Mix) by Two-Minute Miracles
Ghost in the Machine (1) • Ghost in the Machine (2) • King of Pain • Mercy Street • Anywhere I Lay My Head • Islands in the Stream • Time Stands Still (1) • Time Stands Still (2) • Back In Black • Neutron Dance • Voices Carry (1) • Voices Carry (2) • Bark at the Moon • Secret (1) • Secret (2) • Eye of the Tiger • Queen of Hearts • Modern Love • Moonlight Desires • West End Girls • Goin' Down the Road (1) • Goin' Down the Road (2)