"Ash, have you been drinking?"
"No, A, B, C, D... E"
— Jimmy arrives and finds Ashley high.

Jagged Little Pill is the fifteenth episode and finale of Season 1 of Degrassi: The Next Generation. It aired on March 3, 2002 in Canada, and on October 21, 2002 in the United States.

Main Plot

Ashley and Toby's parents are going away for a bit and allow them both to invite one friend over each. However, both of them end up inviting more than one friend. Ashley then invites Paige, Terri, and Hazel. Toby invites J.T. and Sean in order to get Manny and Emma to come over. When J.T. brings ecstasy that he bought from his cousin, Sean takes it downstairs into the kitchen to 'cut it' but instead switches the pill with a vitamin, giving the real pill to Ashley to throw away. However, Ashley, who was told by Paige to be more cool, decides to take the drug.

Ashley taking the Ecstasy pill.

Soon, Jimmy and Spinner (with a watermelon) come over with a few other people. When Emma sees Sean, she leaves the party, prompting Sean to cry at the top of the staircase. When Ashley sees him crying, she leads him into her room where they begin making out. Jimmy walks up the stairs just in time to see Sean leaving Ashley's room and she walks out, her hair and clothes clearly disheveled. They go downstairs where they get into an argument in front of everyone and as she insults Jimmy more and more, Paige calls Ashley a hag, and Ashley tells her that she is the hag - in appearance and personality. Everyone begins to leave, leaving Ashley alone with Terri and Toby.

It cuts to a scene of them recapping the party in the torn-up house the next day, and Spinner comes by to drop off Jimmy's things, saying it's over. The episode ends with Ashley slumping down the wall, crying. Toby and Terri try to comfort her.