"Jonah: I like you, Frankie Hollingsworth.
Frankie: I like you, Jonah Haak.

The relationship between Jonah Haak and Frankie Hollingsworth, known as Jankie (Jonah/Frankie), developed during the first season of Degrassi: Next Class.

Relationship History


Frankie and Jonah first met in season one and immediately clashed. Frankie was wallowing in self-pity in a music classroom when Jonah came across her, and promptly asked her to leave. Frankie told him about the problems she was having in her life, and Jonah told her that she had no real problems, and invited her to help kids with real problems, which she agreed to do, but blew-off. Jonah became very antagonistic towards Frankie, while both developed feelings for the other. Jonah sent Frankie roses, which she thought were from Winston Chu. The two dropped the psuedo-grudges, and connected at the Snow Ball, and started a relationship. As a couple, the pair get along very well. Eventually, Frankie becomes extremely clingy, and tries prying into Jonah's private life, which upsets him, and the two take a short break. They soon get back together, only to break-up for a final time when Jonah catches Frankie signed into his FaceRange account, upset that Frankie still doesn’t trust him.

Season 1

In #NoFilter, Jonah is the music room getting ready for practice and hears Frankie crying to herself. Jonah tells Frankie she needs to leave so he can practice. Instead of leaving, Frankie opens up to him about the difficulties she's been dealing with in her life, and about how she feels as though she has no one to confide in. Despite his frustration, Jonah suggests she talk to her friends, and asks her to leave again.


Jonah is upset with Frankie for being late.

In #NotAllMen, Jonah stops Frankie in the hallway and tells her a spoiler in the book she's reading is that life is meaningless. He then makes Frankie an offer to volunteer at a teen addiction center and Frankie rejects. Jonah tells her she's a loss cause and spoiled, which displeases her. He continues by telling her that the kids he works with have "actual problems" and Frankie decides to volunteer and she walks away smiling sarcastically. Frankie arrives two hours late to the volunteering, angering Jonah and he tells her she ruined it. She apologizes and tells him she did want to be there but had to do something else. Jonah doesn't accept it and tells her that he thinks she's addicted to the drama of being miserable and that the kids he works with are actually trying to change themselves and she's not.


Frankie and Jonah spontaneously kiss after arguing.

In #TeamFollowBack, Frankie and Jonah run into each other and he points out that where ever he goes, she's always there. Frankie accuses him of stalking her and that she doesn't need a lecture about not being honest with herself from him. Jonah tells her she should just go talk to her friends about it and then Frankie kisses him and attempts to walk away. Jonah stops her and they continue to passionately kiss.  

In #SorryNotSorry, Frankie finds flowers on her locker and Jonah remarks "it looks like someone finally got her flowers". Frankie tells she'd love to continue this conversation but she needs to go get a dress for a date that isn't you, Jonah says alright and walks away hurt. Frankie is surprised to learn Winston didn't send her flowers and realizes that Jonah sent them. At the snowball, Frankie looks for Jonah and sees him with another girl which makes her upset.   


Jonah and Frankie dancing.

Later, after the lock-down is over and the dance is back on, Jonah finds Frankie and asks her where he date is while Frankie asks the same, Jonah asks if he did something wrong?, Frankie says you brought me flowers and then you were with some other girl, Jonah says you said you was coming with someone else, Frankie says because he didn't ask and I thought you understood me, Jonah says he doesn't at all and that he really likes her and asks if they could just quit with playing games, Frankie says she isn't the one who's playing games, Jonah says he's not either and then says "I like you, Frankie Hollingsworth" and Frankie says, "I like you, Jonah Haak," Jonah says they should dance and they start to slow dance to the music. This marks the beginning of their relationship.   

Season 2

Snapshot 3 (1-06-2016 5-30 PM)

Frankie and Jonah kiss

In #SquadGoals, Lola and Shay tease Frankie about making out with Jonah over all of winter break in the locker room. In a classroom, Frankie eats lunch with Jonah, Frankie and Jonah share a kiss. Jonah admits that he is a little jealous of the fact that the whole student body got to see her butt before he does and he then convinces her to pull a revenge prank on the opposing team, but to leave Shay out of it since she didn't want to get involved. Later In the gym, Jonah is at Frankie's volleyball game to support her.

Snapshot 23 (3-06-2016 4-34 PM)

In #CheckYourPrivilege, At school, Jonah tries to kiss Frankie but she pulls back before sitting down in her own seat. Frankie needs Jonah's help blowing up balloons, Jonah tells Frankie about racism and they disagree about it, Frankie says everyone is all the same and no-one should be treated differently on race, she has another idea how to help herself.

In #ThrowbackThursday, At the lockers, Jonah joins Frankie and asks if she can stop hiding out now?, Frankie says everyone still hates her and she's trying to find a way to fix it, Maya and Peter Stone approach them asking if they know someone who can sing the girl part of the school song for the gala and Frankie says she will. After they leave, Frankie tells Jonah that was her sign. In the music room, Frankie and Jonah are doing a rehearsal with Peter and Sav Bhandari for the school song. Sav and Peter bail on Frankie after they learn she did the gorilla drawing. Later, Frankie tells Jonah she's nervous about performing at the gala but can't back out now, Frankie bails to get some air. Jonah sends a text to Frankie reminding her its just about time to perform. Frankie and Jonah perform the school song until Frankie notices a sign that says "Racism lives here" and runs from the room and Jonah runs after her.

Snapshot 3 (4-06-2016 5-25 PM)

Frankie walks away from Jonah

Outside the school, Jonah finds Frankie, Jonah thinks she should come back inside but Frankie doesn't want to get laughed at again, Jonah says everyone is having a good time inside, Frankie says everybody has made up their minds about her, Jonah asks if she's given up now?, Frankie says their is one thing she can do, shes never ever going back to Degrassi, Frankie walks away from Jonah.

Snapshot 67 (9-06-2016 5-39 PM)

Frankie and Jonah kissing before getting caught by Mrs. Hollingsworth

In #ThatAwkwardMomentWhen, At Frankie's house, Jonah arrives just as Frankie calls the school as her mum saying Frankie's  not coming in today and asks if she's playing hokey again? Frankie thinks Jonah should join her, Jonah asks her how long she can keep this up for?, Frankie reckons forever because she's never going back to Degrassi, Jonah says he gets it but he has to go as he has a physics test, Frankie kisses Jonah and asks him if hes going to let her go swimming by herself, Jonah says he doesn't have any swimming clothes but Frankie says that's not a problem and takes off her top and pants leaving her in just her underwear, Jonah takes off his shirt too and says he could get behind ditching school for this, they kiss but end up getting busted by Frankie's mum. Mrs. Hollingsworth tells Frankie she just got a call saying Frankie hasn't been at school for 4 days and accuses Frankie of staying home to fool around with Jonah and Jonah bails after Mrs. Hollingsworth tells him too. Mrs. Hollingsworth tells Frankie to get dressed as she is driving her to school and forbids her from seeing Jonah again.

Snapshot 68 (9-06-2016 5-49 PM)

Jonah kisses Frankie on the hand

Jonah text's Frankie saying he's just a text away and she can do this, Frankie texts back saying she needs him. In the school car park, Frankie is in Jonah's car and is telling Jonah how bad class was for her. Frankie tells Jonah they should just disappear/run away together and thinks Coast would work. Jonah thinks they should find somewhere closer for tonight at least, Frankie agrees as long as they are together. They hold hands and Jonah kisses her on the hand. Jonah starts the car and drives away.

Snapshot 69 (9-06-2016 5-58 PM)

Frankie and Jonah kissing in a motel room

At a motel, Frankie tells the receptionist they need one room and Jonah leaves to go check on the car. Frankie pays for the room and Jonah returns, then they head up to their room. Frankie isn't impressed with the room but tells Jonah she doesn't want to go home and thinks they should role play, pretend they are bank robbers on the run. Jonah likes this idea and they kiss before jokingly roll playing saying they must make the most of today and its just you and me, Frankie gets a call from her mum which she ignores before Jonah and Frankie start kissing again.

Frankie wakes up and overhears Jonah on the phone to his mum saying hes not really running away and is hoping to convince Frankie to return with him too. Jonah turns around and realizes Frankie heard all that, Frankie asks if he thought she was crazy, why'd he come with her?, Jonah says he wasn't letting her go by herself but she hasn't thought this through. Frankie reminds him of what happened at school but Jonah can't believe she still thinks she is the victim, Frankie says she tried to make things better but everyone still hates her.

Snapshot 70 (9-06-2016 6-10 PM)

Jonah makes Frankie upset

Jonah says she needs to apologize, Frankie says "for what?". Jonah says "for running away and worrying your family, for jeopardizing our relationship because now your mother thinks I'm some sex crazed delinquent, and for hurting people with that stupid racist stunt". Frankie asks if he thinks she's racist too and Jonah says he thinks that she doesn't get it and thinks that she's not trying to get it. Frankie's upset and goes to leave and Jonah asks where she is going. Frankie says shes going to cool off before she says something she'll probably have to apologize for and Frankie leaves.

Frankie mentions she has to call Jonah and apologize.

In #RiseAndGrind, Jonah mentions Frankie is trying to be good since running away went badly so she has less time for him.

In #OMFG, Frankie is devastated when she hears about the Degrassi bus crash and the fact that Jonah was on it.

Season 3

In #IWokeUpLikeThis, in the school hall way, Jonah and Frankie tell Zig their opinion about Esme and him dating her and aren't impressed with Zig getting a blow job from Esme while at school either and Frankie tells Zig hes an idiot for not using protection because you can still get STI's.

Snapshot 1 (15-01-2017 7-13 PM)

Frankie and Jonah kiss in a car

In #PicsOrItDidntHappen, in the Degrassi parking lot, Jonah is giving Frankie a driving lesson, Jonah remarks prefect girlfriend and pretty good chauffeur, Frankie tells him not to forget it and they kiss, Frankie asks for anther driving lesson at lunch, Jonah asks if she didn't get enough practice when they ran away last year, Frankie thinks he's saying she'll ace the test, Jonah says he has play auditions so can't, Jonah laughs at a text from Grace but when Frankie tries to see it, Jonah gets defensive and they both decide to head off to class.

Frankie sends a text to Jonah but when she doesn't get a text back. Frankie hacks into Jonah's messages and see's that he called her immature in a conversation with Grace. Lola tells Frankie that when guys call girls immature they mean they aren't getting sex, Frankie says she thought about it but shes unsure. Frankie says when she and Jonah are together they just kid of fit and she hasn't really felt that before, Lola asks when are they ever together because he's preoccupied with the play. Frankie says that she will just have to convince Jonah to take a break.

Snapshot 3 (15-01-2017 8-34 PM)

Frankie kisses Jonah

Outside the school, Frankie finds Jonah with Grace, Frankie kisses Jonah which makes him happy, Frankie gives Jonah tickets to the Anti Flag show which surprises him because he didn't think she was into it, Frankie says she likes different songs of them and Grace makes a joke about it before leaving, Jonah says he can't go as he has play auditions tonight but promises they will talk later before bailing himself.

Snapshot 5 (15-01-2017 8-58 PM)

Frankie and Jonah kiss

In the hallway, Jonah sits down next to Frankie at a locker, Jonah says hes been under a lot of pressure trying to figure out his future and the play is helping with college applications, Frankie says she understands, Jonah says he feels lucky to have her, she's his rock, Frankie says even though she can sometimes be immature, Jonah says he likes her just the way she is and asks her to forgive him, Frankie says she does, Jonah gets up off the floor and helps Frankie to her feet, Jonah says they should get ice cream for lunch and she'll be driving, Frankie happily agrees, Jonah says she has to practice if she wants to pass her next text, Frankie kisses Jonah and tells him she'll meet him in his car, Frankie asks Lola for that condom and Lola hands it to her.

In #HugeIfTrue, at Frankie's House, Frankie invites Jonah over and they hold hands before going to sit down.

Snapshot 7 (15-01-2017 9-53 PM)

Jonah and Frankie kissing

Frankie, Jonah, Zig, Esme, Grace, Tiny, Shay and Lola are all sitting down on the sofas and playing "never have I ever", Esme starts by saying never have I ever had sex, Frankie notices Jonah has. Jonah says never have I ever hooked up in a pool, Frankie and Jonah both drink smiling at each other, Frankie says never have I ever made out in a scuzzy roadside motel, Jonah agrees that was fun and they both drink and then kiss each other, Frankie asks Jonah if he wants to get out of there, Jonah catches on and smiles at Frankie before Frankie takes his hand and leads him up the stairs.

Snapshot 9 (15-01-2017 10-46 PM)

Frankie attempts to have sex with Jonah

Frankie and Jonah are making out on Frankie's bed, Frankie takes her shirt off and resumes kissing Jonah, Frankie starts to unbuckle Jonah's belt but Jonah asks what she is doing, Frankie says she thought they could have sex before kissing him again, Jonah pushes her away, Frankie says her mom won't be back till tomorrow, Jonah says that's not the issue, Frankie says he's had sex with other girls, Jonah says it doesn't mean its right for them, Frankie replies saying straight edge doesn't mean celibate, Jonah says it is not because he is straight edge, Frankie asks if its because of Grace, Jonah is in disbelief while Frankie says they've been spending a lot of time together, Jonah says him and Grace are just friends, Frankie says its just because he doesn't want to do it with her, Jonah says back when he was having sex he wasn't a good guy and he doesn't want to rush things and risk ruining what they have, Frankie says message received, Frankie gets off the bed and accidentally a candle which starts a fire, they quickly put it out just as Miles runs in, Frankie quickly covers herself, Jonah says he should go and asks if they can talk later but Frankie says she needs a little space, Jonah is upset by this and bails.

In #ThatFeelingWhen, outside the door at the dot, Frankie, Shay and Tiny see that Jonah is alone at The Dot but just as they enter so Frankie can say hi, some girl sits down with Jonah, Jonah notices Frankie and tells her she needs to leave, Frankie asks if "she" is the reason hes been avoiding her, Jonah says "she" doesn't have to explain when she starts to but she says they are friends from Narcotics Anonymous, Frankie is embarrassed and bails.

In the hallway, Frankie approach Jonah with a guitar and says sorry about last night but Jonah isn't impressed with the guitar as an apology, Frankie asks why he didn't tell her about being in NA, Jonah says its not something he advertises, Frankie says it hurts he didn't tell her, Jonah, upset, sarcastically asks if this is his fault, Frankie says he should of told because they are dating, Jonah says she was the one who asked for space, Frankie says she didn't, Jonah reminds her she did at the party before he left, Frankie says maybe but she didn't mean space "space" she just meant space, Jonah says he has no idea what she's talking about. Frankie adds on when Jonah refused to have sex with her it hurt her feelings, Jonah says it seems like everything he does hurt her feelings. He says he cares about Frankie, but he doesn't know how to prove it, Frankie tries to give him the guitar but he refuses to take it but she leaves it with him anyway before saying good talk and walking away.

Snapshot 5 (16-01-2017 5-04 PM)

Frankie and Jonah agreeing to a "break"

In Jonah's car, Jonah and Frankie sit in silence, Frankie says she likes him a lot, Jonah says he likes her a lot too but Frankie interrupts him and says she likes him but she's not sure she likes herself. Frankie says being in a relationship seems to do something weird to her and she doesn't want to be the crazy girl who stalks her boyfriend which leads to Jonah apologizing for not telling her about NA, Frankie admits she was out of line for getting on him for not telling her, saying he didn't have to tell her and she shouldn't be freaking out over every little thing its not good for their relationship and its not good for her as a person in general. Jonah, frustrated, asks what she's trying to say, Frankie says they need a break, Jonah says breaks never work and that they're asking for trouble Frankie says she doesn't want to break-up but she needs to focus on herself but before she can finish explaining, Jonah reluctantly agrees on a break, Frankie sadly replies okay before shaking Jonah's hand and leaving.

In #Woke, In the hallway, Jonah says hi to Frankie, Frankie tries to "act cool" before telling Jonah her and Hunter have to be elsewhere and Hunter leaves with an embarrassed Frankie. 

Snapshot 10 (16-01-2017 10-54 PM)

Frankie tells Jonah she loves him

At Zoë's mum's wedding, Frankie comes to see Jonah and asks him if she can delete something off his face range, Jonah looks at the message and jokingly says you think I'm pretty, Frankie says Hunter wrote that, Jonah asks if Hunter wrote "I love you" as well, Frankie says that Hunter wrote it but she feels it and she knows he doesn't feel the same way, Jonah says those words have never been easy for him, Frankie says because he's afraid to commit and she needs constant validation which is why she tends to over think things. She goes on to say even though they are a toxic couple she really misses him and wants their break to be over, Grace tells them it's time for the music so Jonah tells Frankie he'll call her later. 

Snapshot 14 (16-01-2017 11-25 PM)

Jonah breaks up with Frankie

At Frankie's house, Jonah arrives with flowers, Frankie likes the flowers, Jonah see's what Frankie is looking at on the computer and isn't impressed that she is reading his messages, Frankie says when he didn't call she didn't know what he was thinking so she technically did it for them, Jonah says all year she has been seconded guessing his feelings for her and he liked her enough to give it a pass, Frankie asks for one more chance, Jonah says that's why he came there but this is a huge violation of his trust and says that he's not asking for a break, he's breaking up with her. Jonah tries to leave and a crying Frankie asks if they can talk, Jonah says he would love to but he has to go home and change his passwords, and he leaves.

Season 4

In #BackToReality, Jonah and Grace have been seeing each other over break but decided to keep it a secret. Jonah is reluctant to go public with their relationship because he is worried about how Frankie will react, especially because she had thought something was going on with Grace while they were still dating. Grace later overhears Frankie telling Lola that she thinks she has a chance to get back together with Jonah because he greeted her hello earlier. When Grace confronts Jonah about this, Jonah public declares that they are in a relationship through a song during the fair. Frankie is left in shock when she sees that they are together.

In #GetMoney, Frankie tries to "win" their breakup by doing fun and cool things. At the Drumming Festival, she sees Jonah and when she is about to approach him, Grace comes over and kisses him. Frankie, in a fit of rage, picks up the guitar she bought him while they were dating and smashes it against a tree. Grace and Jonah are incredibly surprised by what just happened. 

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Frankie shows Jonah that she's "winning" the breakup

Later, Frankie's mother insists that she give money to Jonah to pay for a new guitar. Esme and Frankie plan a creative way to give Jonah the money but still make her look cool and like she is winning the breakup. At the dot with music playing, Frankie throws the money to Jonah bill by bill and says that the money is to get a new guitar and to pay for a date for once in his life. 

In #FactsOnly, Frankie is talking to Zig, Esme and Tiny when Jonah and Grace walk up to them and talk about the colleges they got into. Jonah and Frankie, along with the rest of the group, seem shocked when they find out that Zig lied about getting into college.

In #Fire, Frankie and Jonah, along with Zig, Maya, Shay, Tiny, Grace, Esme and Lola, go on a camping trip. When Frankie sees the box of brownies, she takes a bite of one, but spits it out after Jonah warns her that those are Esme's weed brownies. Zig walks up to Frankie and asks if she wants to put her stuff in their tent, and Frankie says yes. Jonah responds, "Yeah, that's not weird." Later on, Jonah and the gang seem shocked when they see Frankie running out of the woods and yelling at Esme for leaving her there.

In #GetYouAManThatCanDoBoth, Frankie and Jonah are both seen dancing next to each other for Tiny's "promposal" to Shay.

In #Obsessed, Hunter asks Frankie what she would do if Jonah grew boobs and cut off his penis. Frankie tells him that she would have nothing to fantasize about.

In #KThxBye, Frankie sees a photo of Jonah and Grace at prom on Hastygram. She quickly scrolls down in disgust, when Esme sneaks up behind her and tells her not to be jealous because Grace's dress was a "disaster".


  • Start Up: #SorryNotSorry (DNC 110)
  • Broke Up: #Woke (DNC 309)
    • Reason: Frankie betrayed Jonah's trust and violated his privacy and he was sick of her not trusting him.


  • Jonah: "Frankie, I have been under a lot of pressure trying to figure out my future. And with the play, it's a really big deal for college applications."
    Frankie: "I understand."
    Jonah: "But I feel really lucky to have you. You're my rock."
    Frankie: "Even though sometimes I can be immature?"
    Jonah: "Frankie, I like you exactly the way you are." - #PicsOrItDidntHappen


  • Jonah is two years older than Frankie: he was born in 1997 and she was born in June 1999.
  • Jonah called Frankie his rock.
  • Frankie was jealous of Jonah and Grace's close friendship and became extremely angry when they got together.
    • Jonah ended up admitting that he actually did have feelings for Grace while he was with Frankie in #BackToReality, confirming that Frankie's suspicions were right.
  • They were each other's second relationship throughout their time at Degrassi. 
  • They both have musical abilities.

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