"You make it sound like cough syrup."
Alex to Paige as a form of goodbye.

Love Is A Battlefield is the third episode of Season 7 of Degrassi: The Next Generation. It aired on October 12, 2007 in the United States, and on May 19, 2008 in Canada.


Paige gets a job as a fashion assistant, while Alex is busy being lazy. Although when Paige's license needs to get renewed, Alex volunteers to be her driver. But not everybody can keep promises. Meanwhile, Manny and Damian get back together. Rumors spill about Manny being racist.

Main Plot

Paige gets a job as a fashion assistant, but all Alex is doing is laying on the couch. Alex had completed all of her extra credits at Degrassi and moved in with Paige, Marco, and Ellie.

Alex seemed to lack ambition, mostly sleeping in day by day. She volunteers to be Paige's driver until Paige can get her licensed renewed, eager to spend more time with her, but Alex ends up abandoning her and smokes with Jay.

Alex tries to make it up to Paige by showing off one of the dresses she was given to look after, but this only causes more tension between the two.

Paige has her make it up by sending out chocolates, but Alex decides not to do this since Paige's job was more like being a maid.

The two have a fallout at Paige's job where they break up.

The next day, Paige packs up all of Alex's stuff. Alex says she'll be staying with her mom's cousin in Ajax and that she has other options.

Alex & Paige knew it was time to end it since Alex felt alone and left behind by Paige's career plans, but that didn't make it any less painful for them to split.

Sub Plot

Manny and Damian get back together after their recent breakup. Manny wants Lakehurst and Degrassi to have the same squads and activities, but Damian doesn't.

They break up and Manny is accused of being racist by Holly J. Chantay & Anya believe the rumors.

Damian and Manny debate whether to merge the Degrassi and Lakehurst sports, clubs, and organizations together or leave them separate.

It is voted that the sports, clubs and organizations merge.

  • Jay: "First Mel leaves me and now you! My heart is cracked open and leaking love juice all over the place!"
  • Paige: "This is the right thing to do. But it still hurts."
  • Paige: "Oh. My God. Take off the dress now!"
    Alex: "I wanted to surprise you..."
    Paige: "Well, congratulations!"

  • "Showstopper" by The Salteens
  • "Spoiler" by The Hundreds and Thousands"
  • "Ding Dong" by Paco