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“If This Is It”
Season 7, Episode 23
If This Is It 723
Can. Airdate

June 16, 2008

U.S. Airdate

August 8, 2008

Prod. Code



Vera Santamaria


Phil Earnshaw

Episode Guide

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If This Is It is the twenty-third episode of Season 7 of Degrassi: The Next Generation. It aired on June 16, 2008 in Canada, and on August 8, 2008 in the United States.


Spinner is now cancer-free, but before he can plan his future, he has to figure out what matters more—passing his last exam or playing in the band.

Main Plot

Jimmy attempts to help Spinner pass Physics, but because of Spinner's desire to play at a band competition, he fails to help Jimmy make a bridge for class. While at the band competition and after Stüdz fails and is booed off the stage, Spinner is complimented on his drumming from a member of another band. After talking to the member of the other band Spinner realizes that he has to pass that class to have a future. Spinner tries to get an extra grade by helping build the bridge but Jimmy had already completed it and was graded A. Spinner starts to cram for the exam but struggles and when the exam rolls around he is saved by Jimmy who pulled the fire alarm, giving Spinner four extra days to study.

Sub Plot

Emma and Manny are hoping to get into Smithdale together, but Manny is offered a job on West Drive, a popular teen drama. Manny begins wondering if she should give up college for early fame, but an actor on the show tells Manny he would have given anything to go back and go to college instead of taking the role on the show, because he has become typecasted and he can't get any other work. Manny decides to get her education and Emma and Manny hug happily when they get into Smithdale.

  • The title of this episode is named after the song "If This Is It" by Huey Lewis And The News.
  • This is Simpson's 100th episode of Degrassi: The Next Generation.
  • This episode marked the end of Spinner's battle with testicular cancer.
  • The monkey video that Spinner was watching in class is the one that Toby and J.T. were watching in Venus (2).

  • "C'mon Get Ready" by Lederhösers
  • "Shared Custody" by Stüdz

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