Tell It To My Heart is the ninth episode of Season 5 of Degrassi: The Next Generation. It aired on November 14, 2005 in Canada, and on December 9, 2005 in the United States.


Marco is directing the school play and while doing that he comes across another person just like him—homosexual. But will Marco's new pal Tim inspire him to tell his dad his secret? Emma has a crush on Peter, even though her friend Manny doesn't approve.

Main Plot

Marco's mom knows that he's gay, but he still hasn't told his dad. He's tired of keeping secrets because he already helped Tim "come out", and now Tim feels that Marco should tell his dad. He feels obligated to do so, but he's scared his dad won't accept him. After the play, Marco finally comes out to his dad.

Sub Plot

Emma is liking the attention she is getting from Peter but Manny, on the other hand, doesn't. Manny convinces her to take a picture of him naked to embarrass him like he did her. Emma did it and took the picture, but when she comes home she tells Manny that she didn't get the picture. Manny was disappointed and left. When Emma was alone, she took out her phone and looked at the picture of Peter admirably.