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“Season's Greetings”
Season 3, Episode 4
Season's Greetings - Title Card
Information
Can. Airdate

November 21, 1988

Prod. Code

304

Writer(s)

Yan Moore

Director(s)

Kit Hood

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Season's Greetings is the fourth episode of Season 3 of Degrassi Junior High, and the thirtieth episode overall. It aired on November 21, 1988.

Summary

It just doesn't feel like Christmas. For one thing, it's boiling in the cafeteria as the school's furnace goes crazy. And long-time friends Yick and Arthur find themselves in the middle of a fight. Dorothy does her best to patch it up--"It's Christmas!"--but it's only when the two boys start remembering what they've been through together. Meanwhile, Spike brings her baby, Emma, to school and Shane holds his daughter for the first time.

Main Plot

Arthur and Yick exchange Christmas presents in the cafeteria, but Yick is surprised when he realizes how much bigger Arthur's present is than his. Yick asks how much it cost, but when Arthur says the price doesn't matter, Yick says it must have been expensive and they take back each other's presents in anger. Dorothy goes up to Arthur, determined to fix his argument with Yick, however he's stubborn and blames it on Yick for starting it. Dorothy then goes up to Yick, she tells him being called rich annoys him, but Yick says he doesn't care and she walks off.

Not accepting defeat, Dorothy encourages Arthur to at least talk to him, given they've been friends forever, but this triggers flashbacks. Yick turns around and looks at Arthur, Dorothy approaches Yick again and reminds him of all the times Arthur helped him. Yick disregards those times and said that Yick helped him more. Arthur then insists that he helps Yick with Melanie, but he disregards that too. They start yelling at each other and calling each other names, fed up Dorothy says they're fighting over something dumb and walks off. Yick gets up and brings the present to Arthur, and Arthur gives Yick his and they open them up. Yick got Arthur a calculator for counting his money, and Yick got a strap to hold up his glasses. When Yick realizes he spent more than Arthur, he reminds Yick that it is the thought that counts.

Sub Plot

Spike is at lunch with Heather, Erica, Liz and Lucy, discussing exams and saying that she probably flunked all of hers given she had no time to study, because she has to pay attention to Emma every minute. Then Spike is called to the principal Mr. Lawrence office so she gets up to leave. When Spike returns to the cafeteria carrying Emma, and walks back to her table. Everyone notices the baby and goes up to see it. Shane stays put, his friend asks him if he's coming, but he doesn't. After some time, Shane goes up to Spike, and asks her if he can hold the baby, but she says no. Shane insists that he should, given he's been paying support for months, so she lets him hold her for a while.

Third Plot

Joey asks Louella, the janitor when the furnace is going to be fixed, and she remarks that it's not her fault the part she ordered a year ago hasn't came in. Joey then asks if it's gonna stay hot 'like this' and she says back "Good guess, goofball." Joey and Snake step away from Emma when the see Wheels, then they go to sit with him. Joey invites Wheels and his grandparents to a Christmas dinner at their place, and he agrees. They ask Wheels if he's seen Spike's baby, and they note that Shane still hasn't gone up to it. Joey sees Louella and goes up to her, he asks if the furnace is fixed, she says it is and everyone cheers for her. Before walking away, Joey says it's not too bad for a girl and Louella calls him a goofball again.

  • This marks the first appearance of Emma Nelson.
  • The entire episode takes place in the school's cafeteria.
  • The characters featured in the final freeze frame for this episode were Arthur, Yick and Dorothy.
  • This is Louella Hawkins' last appearance.
  • This episode has flashbacks from previous episodes.

  • Joey: "Hey guys, Louella fixed the furnace!"
    Everyone in the cafeteria applauses.
    Joey: "Not bad for a woman."
    Everyone boos Joey.
    Louella: "Goofball."

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