Season 3, Episode 5
October 15, 2003
October 17, 2003
Ever since Marco secretly came out to Spinner, he can't handle the fact that Marco's gay, so Marco wonders whether he should keep it a secret from everyone else until a horrible night shows him who his real friends are. Meanwhile, Snake's been getting sicker, and what he thought was just a cold suddenly seems much more ominous.
Spinner still can't handle the fact that Marco is a gay, so Marco wonders whether he should keep it a secret from everyone else or if they will be different. But on the way to Dylan's hockey game, he gets bashed by a group of homophobic guys. They then break his phone preventing him from calling anybody. Jimmy realizes something is wrong when Marco hasn't shown up yet or picked up his cell phone. While Marco is being gay bashed. Jimmy starts worrying and searches for Marco. He finds him with a cop and tells her that he is a friend. He then explains the situation to the cop.
Meanwhile, Snake's been getting sicker, and what he thought was just a cold, turns out to be leukemia.
- This episode is named after the song "Pride" by U2.
- The N edited out almost every use of the word "Fag" in the American version of this episode. Also, The N edited what Spinner wrote on the wall in the bathroom "Marco is a fag." to "Marco is gay." in the American version of this episode. Lastly, The N also cut some footage of Marco getting beat up in the park in the American version of this episode.
- This is the most edited episode of Degrassi on the television channel The N.
- Craig tells Marco and Ellie that Spinner is planning a surprise party for Paige's 16th birthday, which would later be depicted in Should I Stay or Should I Go?.
Regular Cast (Ordered Alphabetically)
- Sarah Barrable-Tishauer as Liberty Van Zandt
- 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
- 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
- Veronica Hurnik as Police officer
- Michael Kinney as Darryl Armstrong
- Mike Lobel as Jay Hogart
- Elisa Moolecherry as Sydney
- Kim Roberts as Mrs. Smith
- George Stanchev as Tough guy
- Maria Vacratsis as Sheila
- Spinner: (in an alley with Marco after Marco leaves after a date with Hazel) What are you doing?
- Marco: Leave me alone, Spin.
- Spinner: You just walked out on your day with Hazel!
- Marco: I mean it, Spin! Please back off!
- Spinner: What's going on! (pushes Marco against a wall) Why did you...
- Marco: Why don't you understand! (pushes Spinner away)
- Spinner: Why?! That you're a psycho?! You just walked out on a date with one of Degrassi's coolest girls for your mom's pasta sauce?! It doesn't make sense! (pulls Marco away)
- Marco: Yes it does!
- Spinner: Oh yeah? Well, stop crying and explain it to me because obviously I'm a moron and don't get it!
- Marco: It's because Spin!
- Spinner: Because what?
- Marco: It's because I'm gay!
- Emma: Snake, you have cancer and you're always joking around or shaving your head like nothing's wrong!
- Snake: Because I have to be like this, Emma if I'm gonna beat it!
- Emma: Are you?!
- Snake: Yes. I promise you, Spike and Baby Jack. Yes, I'm going to beat it.
- "Can't Be Love" by Meeka
- "Modern Love" by The Premiums
- "So Easy" by Chris Tait