Season 16, Episode 5
August 16, 2016
July 22, 2016
Lola stages a protest for Tiny's unfair suspension and garners attention during the Degrassi Alumni event.
Tristan sets out to alleviate tension in the air by censoring all gala night preformaces, which has an unexpected outcome.
Frankie looks for a way to change people's perception of her after being kicked off the volleyball team.
- This is the 500th episode of the Degrassi franchise. The number 500 was mentioned 3 times in this episode:
- Holly J. says it feels like 500 years since she was at Degrassi.
- Zig says that there were "like 500 signs" made for Tiny's protest.
- Spinner says that Degrassi always seems to give you a 500th chance.
- This episode marked the first appearances of Paige Michalchuk and Craig Manning since Paradise City in Season 8, Marco Del Rossi since Heart Like Mine (1) in Season 9, Emma Nelson and Liberty Van Zandt since Degrassi Takes Manhattan in Season 9, Sav Bhandari since Dead and Gone (2) in Season 11, Holly J. Sinclair since In the Cold, Cold Night (2) in Season 11, Mo Maskour since The Time of My Life in Season 12, and Spinner Mason since There's Your Trouble in Season 14.
- Spinner, Peter, Sav, Holly J., Archie, Mr. Armstrong and Mr. Perino are the only characters to appear in Degrassi: The Next Generation, Degrassi and Degrassi: Next Class. Heather was also mentioned in all three.
- Terri MacGregor, Manny Santos, Jimmy Brooks and Heather Sinclair were all mentioned in this episode.
- This is Holly J.'s 100th episode.
- Although Soma Bhatia is credited, Goldi does not appear.
- Paige and Marco appeared to have made up.
- Emma mentions the time she exposed herself in front of the school.
- Paige makes a reference to the time that she slapped Marco.
- Sav makes a reference to Janie and the Studs.
- Tristan makes a reference to Manny's pregnancy.
- Spinner made references to Season 2 and Season 4:
- Him getting a boner in class.
- Him cheating on Paige.
- His involvement in Jimmy getting shot.
- Stephen Stohn makes a cameo appearance.
- Craig sings his song "Rescue You", which was written for Ellie Nash. He first performed this song in Paradise City.
- Tiny mentions that his brother, is back in jail.
- This episode first premiered in Australia on June 3rd, 2016.
Regular Cast (Ordered Alphabetically)
- Amanda Arcuri as Lola Pacini
- Stefan Brogren as Archie Simpson
- Reiya Downs as Shay Powers
- Ana Golja as Zoë Rivas
- Ricardo Hoyos as Zig Novak
- Ehren Kassam as Jonah Haak
- Andre Kim as Winston Chu
- Lyle Lettau as Tristan Milligan
- Eric Osborne as Miles Hollingsworth III
- Olivia Scriven as Maya Matlin
- Sara Waisglass as Frankie Hollingsworth
- Richard Walters as Tiny Bell
- Raymond Ablack as Sav Bhandari
- Charlotte Arnold as Holly J. Sinclair
- Sarah Barrable-Tishauer as Liberty Van Zandt
- Lauren Collins as Paige Michalchuk
- Jake Epstein as Craig Manning
- Jamie Johnston as Peter Stone
- Shane Kippel as Spinner Mason
- Miriam McDonald as Emma Nelson
- Jacob Neayem as Mo Mashkour
- Adamo Ruggiero as Marco Del Rossi
- Miles (To Tristan): "Not to mention what they're saying doesn't even make sense. That Frankie's drawing is somehow worse than Tiny getting in a huge fight?"
- Craig: "Is that okay? For the gala?"
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