"Some things we have the power to change."
“Mirror in the Bathroom”
Season 2, Episode 9
November 17, 2002
July 18, 2002
Toby is sick of feeling invisible to everyone and being known as a geek, so to restart his image he tries out for the Degrassi wrestling team. At first Toby's weight division puts him up against Sean (as Toby's fat puts him on the same weight level given to Sean by his height and muscle), and Toby loses badly.
He enlists the help of J.T. to train him, but when this proves ineffective Toby starts taking laxatives and stops eating so he can drop weight on time and go down a division. Toby makes the team, but doesn't have much energy after purging meals and not eating. Ashley and J.T. get worried before Toby has his first wrestling match, and they were right to worry, as Toby faints on the mat. He is then kicked off the team for losing too much weight and not being healthy enough.
Meanwhile, Paige and Hazel notice Terri's sudden windfall of expensive things, like a new cell phone. They are initially suspicious and think that Terri has been stealing, until they see her in an advertisement for a national plus-sized modeling campaign. As Paige, Hazel and Spinner congratulate Terri, a boy named Mohammed walks by and mocks her weight. Afterwards, Terri wants to cancel her upcoming modeling shoots, but Spinner tells her she's really pretty and should be proud of her success. The next day after a modeling shoot, Mohammed, who is working as an ice cream vendor, insults Terri once again. This time she stands up for herself, pointing out most women look like her, and that she makes more money as a plus-sized model than he does for selling ice cream.
- This episode is named after the song "Mirror in the Bathroom" by The Beat.
Regular Cast (Ordered alphabetically)
- Sarah Barrable-Tishauer as Liberty Van Zandt
- Stefan Brogren as Archie Simpson
- Daniel Clark as Sean Cameron
- Lauren Collins as Paige Michalchuk
- Ryan Cooley as J.T. Yorke
- Jake Goldsbie as Toby Isaacs
- Shane Kippel as Spinner Mason
- Miriam McDonald as Emma Nelson
- Melissa McIntyre as Ashley Kerwin
- Christina Schmidt as Terri MacGregor
- Cassie Steele as Manny Santos
- Dan Woods as Daniel Raditch (voice only)
- Ayo Kamau as Ox
- Michael Kinney as Darryl Armstrong
- Katie Lai as Kendra Mason
- Linlyn Lue as Laura Kwan
- Ali Mukaddam as Mohammed
- Maria Vacratsis as Sheila
- Mony Yassir as Nadia Yamir