Saad-Maya Friendship
General Information
Nickname Maad
Intimacy Level Friends
Friendship Started #PicsOrItDidntHappen (1704)
Friendship Status Friends
The friendship between Saad Al'Maliki and Maya Matlin developed in the seventeenth season of Degrassi: Next Class.

Friendship History


Maya and Saad first met in Mrs. Grell's classroom at Degrassi. After going through his camera, Maya realizes that they share the same obsession with death and begin taking a series of photos depicting Maya as a corpse.

Season 17

In #IWokeUpLikeThis, Saad tells Maya that it's his camera while she is looking through his camera that he left behind in Ms. Grell's classroom.

In #PicsOrItDidntHappen, Maya is shown to be bothered by that fact Saad is taking pictures of her and Grace. She confronts Saad and takes away his camera. Maya becomes interested on the pictures that Saad took in Syria. They both bond over the fact that people keep dying around them. They are walking out of school when Maya tells Saad that about Cam's suicide and Adam's texting and driving car accident. When they arrived at the bus Maya poses on how she saw Tristan in the bus crash and Saad takes her picture. They arrived at the hospital to see Tristan and Maya ask him to take pictures of her in hospital bed.

In #Unsubscribe, Saad and Maya are seen of having a photoshoot but are interrupted by Grace and Jonah who think that Maya was seriously hurt. Saad yells at Grace for yelling at Maya.

In #IRegretNothing, Saad is shown to be worried about Maya and wants to know why she hasn't been answering his text since they have been hanging out a lot. Maya tells him that her mother thinks that they shouldn't hang out anymore.

Snapshot 2 (17-01-2017 11-19 AM)

Maya hugging Saad

In #ImSleep, Saad sees Maya struggling with opening the door and helps her get in the school. Maya hugs him and calls him the best before telling him that he is a good friend and hugging him again, Saad is confused as Maya said they weren't friends anymore but Maya tells him to forget about what she said the other day about them not being friends anymore as it wasn't her talking, "I always liked you", Maya opens the door and leaves.


  • They both are shown to be suffering from depression.
  • They are shown to be obsessed with death.
  • People have died around both of them.