“I Against I”
Season 5, Episode 14
January 20, 2006
April 21, 2006
Spinner's found Jesus through Darcy, and he's on his way to winning back Marco, until he lets the Friendship Club convince him that "friendship" excludes certain kinds of people. Meanwhile, Manny has the cure for all of Spike's problems: male strippers.
Spinner tries to redeem himself and improve his life. Marco becomes the first person to forgive him, so they decide to hangout. The members of the Friendship Club put Spinner in a difficult position when they reveal their feelings about pre-marital sex and Marco's Safer Sex seminar, which threatens Spinner and Marco's regained friendship.
- This episode is named after the song "I Against I" by Bad Brains.
- This marks the final appearance of Liz O'Rourke.
- Marco and Spinner become friends again in this episode. Marco was the first person to forgive Spinner for his role in the school shooting in Time Stands Still (2).
- Although Stacie Mistysyn is credited as regular for Season 5, this is the only episode of the season in which she appears.
Regular Cast (Ordered Alphabetically)
- Stefan Brogren as Archie Simpson
- Deanna Casaluce as Alex Nuñez
- Lauren Collins as Paige Michalchuk
- Ryan Cooley as J.T. Yorke
- Melissa DiMarco as Daphne Hatzilakos
- Stacey Farber as Ellie Nash
- Jake Goldsbie as Toby Isaacs
- Aubrey Graham as Jimmy Brooks
- Shane Kippel as Spinner Mason
- Miriam McDonald as Emma Nelson
- Stacie Mistysyn as Caitlin Ryan
- Adamo Ruggiero as Marco Del Rossi
- Cassie Steele as Manny Santos
- Amanda Stepto as Christine Nelson
- Dalmar Abuzeid as Danny Van Zandt
- Brian Bisson as Sexy chef
- Ishan Dave as Linus
- Marc Donato as Derek Haig
- Shenae Grimes as Darcy Edwards
- Alex House as Tim
- Cathy Keenan as Liz O'Rourke
- Ashley Newbrough as Melinda
- Caroline Park as Kim
- (Linus): "You're promoting promiscuity!"
(Alex): "You're promoting stupidity!"
- (Marco): "I do. Every Sunday."
(Linus): "And they let you in?"
- (Ellie): "All I'm saying is the church, not too big on the gays."
- (Manny): "Derek your friend's an idiot."
(Derek): "I'm aware."
- (Manny to Emma): "Male strippers dropping it like it's hot? Oh yeah, Oh yeah!!"
- Spinner: "It's water over the bridge, man."
- "Angel's Slow Burn" by Universal Honey
- "Change" by Rocketface
- "Evolution #9" by Slave To The Squarewave