Season 3, Episode 4
October 8, 2003
October 17, 2003
Ever since Marco secretly came out to Ellie, she's covered for him by pretending she's his girlfriend. But she's had enough, and Marco needs to decide whether or not he's ready to trust his friends to accept him for who he really is.
Paige, Spinner, Jimmy, Hazel, Ellie, and Marco are driven to the beach by Paige's brother Dylan, who is openly gay. Ever since Marco secretly came out to Ellie, she's covered for him by pretending she's his girlfriend. But she's had enough, and leaves Marco to then decide whether or not he's ready to trust his friends to accept him for who he really is.
Snake suddenly develops a mysterious illness, which causes Spike to ask him to stay out somewhere else so that baby Jack will not get sick. Snake staying at Joey's interrupts some of Craig's alone time with Ashley. The sickness Snake has caused him spontaneous bleeding and dizziness.
- This episode is named after the song "Pride" By U2.
- This episode marks the first appearances of Jay Hogart, Dylan Michalchuk and The Dot.
- This episode marks the end of Marco and Ellie's relationship.
- Marco comes out to Spinner at the end of this episode.
- On the Season 3 DVD Boxset, there's a commentary for this episode with two of the writers, Adamo (Marco), and Shane (Spinner).
- Marco develops a crush on Dylan.
- Ellie tells Marco that she refuses to play the part of his girlfriend this year like she did the previous year.
- Spinner's homophobia is more prominent in this episode.
- Snake begins to show symptoms of cancer.
- Hazel's crush on Marco from the previous year is mentioned.
Regular Cast (Ordered Alphabetically)
- Stefan Brogren as Archie Simpson
- Lauren Collins as Paige Michalchuk
- Jake Epstein as Craig Manning
- Stacey Farber as Ellie Nash
- Aubrey Graham as Jimmy Brooks
- Shane Kippel as Spinner Mason
- Andrea Lewis as Hazel Aden
- Pat Mastroianni as Joey Jeremiah
- Miriam McDonald as Emma Nelson
- Melissa McIntyre as Ashley Kerwin
- Adamo Ruggiero as Marco Del Rossi
- Cassie Steele as Manny Santos
- Amanda Stepto as Christine Nelson
- John Bregar as Dylan Michalchuk
- Melissa DiMarco as Daphne Hatzilakos
- Mike Lobel as Jay Hogart
- Alex Steele as Angela Jeremiah
- Sugith Varghese as Dr. Sandholt
- Spinner: (sees Paige and Dylan checking out hot men) "That's just wrong!"
Jimmy: "What? He's gay. So they do that."
Spinner: "Yeah, but, it's gross! I mean touching another guy and kissing!"
Jimmy: "You were all over Marco just a second ago."
Spinner: "Ha ha, very funny."
- "Higher Learning" by Sam Roberts - Heard during the volleyball game.
- "All I Really Want" by The Premiums - Heard when Snake comes over to Joey's.
- "Secret Splendor" by Buck 65 - Heard when Dylan goes over to comfort Marco.
- "Not Even Close" written by Michele Vice-Maslin & David Kopatz - Heard while Marco, Hazel, Spinner, and Paige are at The Dot.