Season 16, Episode 5
Can. Airdate

August 16, 2016

U.S. Airdate

July 22, 2016

Prod. Code



Matt Huether


Phil Earnshaw

Episode Guide




#ThrowbackThursday is the fifth episode of the sixteenth season of Degrassi: Next Class.

Main Plot

Lola stages a protest for Tiny's unfair suspension and garners attention during the Degrassi Alumni event.

Sub Plot

Tristan sets out to alleviate tension in the air by censoring all gala night preformaces, which has an unexpected outcome.

Third Plot

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.

  • 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?"

  • "Start Right Now" by Sons & Daughters ft. Laney Jones
  • "Rescue You" by Jake Epstein
  • "Degrassi Is My Home" by Sara Waisglass and the Cast of Degrassi
  • "Heat Is On" by Chick Norris ft. Jordyn Kane & Jaycal