Why Can't This Be Love (1) is the fifteenth episode of Season 9 of Degrassi: The Next Generation. It aired on April 2, 2010 in the United States, and on May 10, 2010 in Canada.


Sav and Anya are all set to attend the Spring Formal together, but his parents have another date in mind. Farrah is smart, funny, really hot...and Sav's maybe-possible-future wife. Can he keep his parents happy without breaking Anya's heart?

Main Plot

With the Spring Formal approaching, Sav and Anya plan to go together. When Sav's arranged wife Farrah comes to visit his family, their parents force them to go to the formal together. Sav wonders if he should tell his parents that Anya and himself are still together, or if he should tell Anya about Farrah. Anya is upset at first, but she quickly forgives him when Sav decides to make Farrah Peter's date.

Sub Plot

Johnny tries to win Alli back by asking her to the formal. When she refuses, Bruce tries to set him up with Lindsey, a waitress at a local pool hall. But when Bruce finds that Johnny is avoiding him, he lashes out at him.

  • This episode in the United States is also known as "Broken PROMises" instead of "Why Can't This Be Love?".
  • Johnny DiMarco finally cut his long hair as of this episode.
  • This was the first and only appearance of Lindsay.

  • Peter: "Okay, first thing we're all she hot? Second thing we're all come you can get two dates to the formal and I have none?"
  • Peter: "Oh... sexy times! Dirty dog!"
  • Bruce: "You're friends with a moron."
    Johnny: "A one-of-a-kind moron."

  • "Better Side" by The Speakeasies
  • "Dead On Fashion" by Pop Fascist
  • "Always Forever" by The Dukes
  • "Loser" by The Damn Automatics