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“The Power of Love”
Season 3, Episode 22
Can. Airdate

April 5, 2004

U.S. Airdate

August 6, 2004

Prod. Code



Aaron Martin (story & teleplay)
James Hurst (teleplay)


Stefan Scaini

Episode Guide

Our House


Ghost in the Machine (1)

The Power of Love is the twenty-second episode and season finale of Season 3 of the Canadian television series, Degrassi: The Next Generation. It originally aired on April 5, 2004 on CTV Television and on August 6, 2004 on The N. The episode was written by story editors Aaron Martin and James Hurst and directed by Stefan Scaini. It shares its episode title with the song by Huey Lewis and the News.

Main Plot

It's the year end dance at Degrassi and Jimmy wants to make it the perfect night, but it turns out to be one disaster after another.

Sub Plot

Sean is beginning to feel guilty for stealing Mr. Simpson's laptop. He confesses, but getting Mr. Simpson's forgiveness turns out to be the hard part.

Third Plot

Caitlin is asked by Joey to move in, but she gets a job offer as a reporter in Los Angeles. She decides regardless to move into Joey's house. However, something unexpected happens.

  • This episode is named after the song "The Power Of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus makes a cameo appearance in this episode.
  • This is the second time there's been a fire at a school dance in Degrassi History. The first was in the Degrassi Junior High episode Bye-Bye, Junior High. However, the school did not burn down this time.
  • This episode was originally a two part episode titled "Rock the Casbah". It was later changed to its current title "The Power of Love" but remained a two part episode. Finally it was changed to a one part episode, making room in the season for "I Want Candy".
  • On the Season 3 boxed set, the synopsis for this episode confirms that it was originally titled "Rock The Casbah." It was supposed to feature Ellie and Marco in the main plot. It is unknown why it was changed.
  • This episode is the final appearance of Kendra Mason.

  • After freaking out over her locker location in Father Figure, Paige's time in "the exile", the unfavorable area where her locker was located, is over with the end of their current school year.
  • Sean's welfare situation is brought up again when he fails Mr. Simpson's course, but he is assigned an extra project to boost his grade up.
  • Caitlin Ryan leaves for her trip around the world for nine months to do work on her piece about HIV/AIDS, which she won't return until season 4.
  • Sean admits to Snake that he is the one that took his laptop, which he stole back in Gangsta, Gangsta to get back at Emma.
  • Jimmy, Hazel, Spinner, and Paige, before the dance, eat at the same restaurant that Spinner, Ashley, and Paige dined and dashed at in I Want Candy. The same waiter adds the bill from their lunch a few weeks ago onto Jimmy's bill for that night.
  • Manny and J.T. attend the dance as each others dates.
  • Caitlin mentions that Joey has broken his promises before, referring to the time he cheated on her years ago.

Character Revelations

  • This is Kendra's final appearance in the show, even though she is seen in the opening credits in seasons 4 and 5. It is never explained what happened to her character, as she simply "vanished". She was not present during future important events in Spinner's life, such as when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, or when he married Emma Nelson.

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  • "Bollywood Bowl" courtesy of Chris Stone Audio
  • "Let's Have Ourselves A Christmas" by Jody Colero, Jim McGrath, & Stephen Stohn
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