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Season 5, Episode 1
19 September 2005
7 October 2005
Sean Reycraft (story)
Manny's ready to do whatever it takes to become an actress, but when she flops at her audition she settles for the next closest thing: getting drunk and flashing her boobs for the video camera of the guy that Emma likes. Meanwhile, Ashley decides to stay in London, and Ellie needs to figure out the best way to tell Craig. Like oh, say, not telling him at all.
Manny is ready to do whatever it takes to become an actress, but she is shocked to learn what she really needs to have a successful audition (plastic surgery). She then visits a plastic surgeon's office to see how much it'll be. The doctor tells her, then she hands him a credit card and sets an appointment for her boob job. When she tells her parents that she wants the surgery, they don't approve and her father calls her a slut. They get in a big fight. Manny then moves into Emma's house. They later hear that there is going to be a party, where Manny gets drunk and Peter, Emma's crush, takes advantage of that moment by videotaping her with her top off.
- This is the first episode of Season 5.
- This episode is named after the song Venus by Bananarama.
- This is Peter's first appearance in Degrassi: The Next Generation.
- The scene where Manny lifts her top is one of the clips used in Cassie Steele's video montage in the season 6-7 opening credits.
- Mike Lobel, Deanna Casaluce, Jamie Johnston, and Melissa DiMarco have been added to the opening credits. Also Melissa McIntyre, Daniel Clark, and Dan Woods have been removed, although the former two and their characters have been given recurring status.
- TeenNick airs this (and its partner) as an hour long episode.
- This episode marks the end of Craig and Ashley's second and final relationship.
- Craig celebrates his 17th birthday in this episode. As such, it takes place exactly one year after the events of Ghost in the Machine (1).
- This is the second time that Ashley has broken up with a boyfriend on his birthday. She previously broke up with Jimmy Brooks on his 14th birthday in the Season 1 episode Coming of Age.
- Ellie has developed feelings for Craig. This would form a major part of her storyline until her final appearance in Degrassi Goes Hollywood.
Regular Cast (Ordered Alphabetically)
- Sarah Barrable-Tishauer as Liberty Van Zandt
- Stefan Brogren as Archie Simpson
- Lauren Collins as Paige Michalchuk
- Ryan Cooley as J.T. Yorke
- Melissa DiMarco as Daphne Hatzilakos
- Jake Epstein as Craig Manning
- Stacey Farber as Ellie Nash
- Jake Goldsbie as Toby Isaacs
- Aubrey Graham as Jimmy Brooks
- Jamie Johnston as Peter Stone
- Shane Kippel as Spinner Mason
- Andrea Lewis as Hazel Aden
- Miriam McDonald as Emma Nelson
- Adamo Ruggiero as Marco Del Rossi
- Cassie Steele as Manny Santos
- Jeanie Calleja as Bernice's assistant
- Marie V. Cruz as Julietta Santos
- Von Flores as Joseph Santos
- Linda Kash as Bernice Fein
- Hayley Lochner as Jenn
- David Suzant as Loser drunk guy
- Ted Whittall as Dr. Andras
- Spinner: (while giving Craig a milkshake) "There's two extra scoops in there."
Craig: "I won't tell"
Spinner: "Happy Birthday man."
Craig: "Yeah, I gotta get back."
Spinner: "Craig, I'm sorry about what happened, it sucks but you're a great guy and you deserve better than that."
Craig: "Better than what?"
Spinner: "Better than Ashley. Man, I know all about it."
Craig: "All about what? What the hell are you talking about?"
Spinner: "Ellie said that... nothing, it's nothing... nothing."
- Manny: "I'm going to be an actress, like, academy award winning. And you can sell this for a million dollars 'cause I'm going to be FAMOUS!"
- "Every Page You Turn" by Boy
- "Feels Good To Be Real" by Kazzer
- "Just Because" by Ashley MacIsaac
- "Overrated" by Pilate
- "Sailing By Me" by Jeen O'Brien
- "Same Old Song" by Boy
- "Silicone" by Jim McGrath & Dave Dunlop
- "Sister Sunshine" by Vibrolux
- "Watch That Girl" by The Premiums
- "Getting There" by Amanda Scott
- Watch Venus (1) on Gorillavid (International)