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"You're on a date with one of the coolest girls at Degrassi and you ditched her for your mom's Pasta sauce?! It doesn't make sense..."
Spinner to Marco

“Pride (1)”
Season 3, Episode 4
304 006
Information
Can. Airdate

October 8, 2003

U.S. Airdate

October 17, 2003

Prod. Code

304

Writer(s)

Aaron Martin (Story)
James Hurst (Story)
Shelley Scarrow (Story)
Aaron Martin(Teleplay)

Director(s)

Phil Earnshaw

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Pride (2)

Pride (1) is the fourth episode of Season 3 of the Canadian television series, Degrassi: The Next Generation. It originally aired on October 8, 2003 on CTV Television and on October 17, 2003 on The N. The episode was directed by Phil Earnshaw and shares its title with the song by U2.

Summary

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.

Main Plot

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.

Sub Plot

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.


  • 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.

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.


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