Degrassi High

The BEST episodes of Degrassi High

Every episode of Degrassi High ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Degrassi High!

The young denizens of Degrassi Street in Toronto, Canada, having graduated from one television series, Kids of Degrassi Street, to another, Degrassi Junior High, confront life as teenagers during the heady, late 1980s in Degrassi High. Produced in Canada and seen in America on cable and PBS, the sometimes-controversial series confronts serous issues (adolescent pregnancy, AIDS, suicide) in a head-on way, often to the annoyance of TV censors.

Last Updated: 11/17/2022Network:CBC (CA)
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A New Start (1)
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#1 - A New Start (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/6/1989

The kids are back to school in a new building. Erica had her first ""serious"" boyfriend, and think she may be pregnant after a night of unsafe sex with her Jason. Spike's daughter, Emma goes to daycare in the same building as Degrassi high. The Degrassi gang are both fearful of initiation, and they do not know what to expect out of the older bullys like Dwayne, Tabi, and Nick. Joey and Caitlin are still going out but his priorities are the promotion of his band, The Zit Remedy, (which this season will have a new name called The Zits)

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Stressed Out
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#2 - Stressed Out

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/13/1990

Caitlin hears that Ms. Avery has been fired from her job in the school resource centre. When she starts a petition around school, protesting her firing, Mr. Raditch intervenes. He tells Caitlin she was offered a job as a substitute teacher, but turned it down. Caitlin confronts Ms. Avery about this. Ms. Avery explains she wants a classroom of her own with students of her own. They get into an arguement, but later reconcile at Ms. Avery's going away party. Also Michelle takes too many caffine pills and BLT takes her to the school nurse.

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One Last Dance
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#3 - One Last Dance

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/5/1991

Dwayne must deal with his feelings about being HIV-positive and with the reactions of other students once his secret gets out. Lucy is keen to follow the footsteps of boyfriend Bronco into the school presidency. Joey contemplates asking Caitlin to the semi-formal. Suddenly the year's last dance takes on new significance when the news comes out. It's not just the year's last dance. It's Degrassi's last dance.

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Three's a Crowd
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#4 - Three's a Crowd

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/29/1991

Snake invites Spike to the graduation formal, but then Michelle - who he'd really rather go with - invites him. What's a guy to do? Tessa is becoming bored with Yankou, and wants to dump him, but she doesn't want to hurt his feelings. What's a girl to do? Amy and Alison are desperate for dates to the formal, but only a senior will do.

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Showtime (2)
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#5 - Showtime (2)

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/22/1991

Life begins to go on at Degrassi, but should they go through with Talent Night? Snake is beginning to feel better after his discovery of Claude's body. Joey still desperately needs help with science, and Mr. Webster has set him up with a tutor - Caitlin. Joey's apprehensive enough, what with his history with her, but when he gets to her house, he finds that she's still suffering the effects of Claude's suicide.

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#6 - Showtime (1)

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/15/1991

Auditions are being held for Talent Night, and the acts range from dramatic poetry to singing hats. Joey is struggling with science - it's clear he's going to need some help. Alexa is thinking of breaking up with Simon. But the whole school is thrown into turmoil when a student commits suicide at school - especially Caitlin, since the student is her ex-boyfriend, Claude. To be continued...

Extracurricular Activities
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#7 - Extracurricular Activities

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/8/1991

When Lucy, Heather and Erica hear the rumour that their favourite band, The Savages, is making a rock video at the school, nothing will stop them from sneaking in to see them - not even the fact that Lucy's boyfriend Bronco could get into trouble. Joey and Snake's campaign plans are abruptly changed when they also discover the band is at Degrassi. Caitlin's parents ask her to come home so they can talk.

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Home Sweet Home
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#8 - Home Sweet Home

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/17/1990

Wheels wears out his welcome at Joey's house when he steals money from Mrs. Jeremiah. But his Grandma won't have him back, his reputation has preceded him to Snake's house. It's pouring rain. Where will he sleep? Michelle, worn down by job, school and partying roommates considers moving back to her father's house. But will she be able to stand his rules?

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The All-Nighter
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#9 - The All-Nighter

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/10/1990

Melanie's surprise sleepover for Diana's birthday promises to hold more than one surprise when Kathleen finds some marijuana. Hoping to bring his two best friends together, Yick persuades Luke to invite Arthur to a poker game. Joey decides to join ""the nerds"" for poker - anything to get away from Wheels, who's driving him crazy. Yankou must pull an all-nighter in order to get an assignment done on time.

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Crossed Wires
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#10 - Crossed Wires

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/3/1990

When Tim tries to kiss Liz good night after a date, it reawakens her long-ago memories of sexual abuse, but it's just not something she can talk about, not even to her best friend Spike. Yankou thinks he wants to kiss Tessa, but he's not sure whether she wants him to. Joey feels pressured with Wheels living in his house. Dwayne's friends can't understand what's bothering him - and Joey's the only one who knows.

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Body Politics
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#11 - Body Politics

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/24/1990

Lucy, who's feeling unpopular, is thrilled when good-looking Dale invites her to the dance. The girl's volleyball team, however, is upset that the boys' basketball team is getting preferential treatment. Lucy is all set to fight, until she discovers that Dale is the captain of the boys' team. When Patrick, who has broken up with Spike, invites Liz out, Spike is surprised to find that she's jealous. Alexa tries to make up with Michelle.

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A Tangled Web
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#12 - A Tangled Web

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/17/1990

Wheels' lies to his grandmother become more elaborate as each tops the one before, and when he's grounded for his marks, Wheels concocts another story so he can go to a concert with Joey and Snake. Caitlin becomes increasingly upset about her father's infidelity, but discovers that her mother already knows about it. Yankou doesn't know what to do about his crush on Tessa.

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Loyalties
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#13 - Loyalties

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/10/1990

Michelle, B.L.T., Simon and Alexa were always the fabulous four, but now that Michelle and B.L.T. have broken up and B.L.T. has a new girlfriend, Cindy, Alexa's loyalties are divided. Snake develops a crush on Michelle, but she's just not ready for it. Caitlin, planning a fancy dinner for her parent's twentieth anniversary, discovers her father is seeing another woman.

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Bad Blood (2)
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#14 - Bad Blood (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/3/1990

Joey and Dwayne's enmity has escalated since Joey found out that it was Dwayne who turned him in for walking naked in the cafeteria, and Joey is determined to get Dwayne back. AIDS speakers at Degrassi during Sexual Awareness Week make the illness chillingly personal - especially for Dwayne, who becomes increasingly withdrawn as he awaits the results of his HIV test. Michelle finds out the real reason B.L.T. broke up with her.

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Bad Blood (1)
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#15 - Bad Blood (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/3/1990

Condom machines have been installed in the school washrooms, and as Lucy records reactions with her video camera, Dwayne finds an interesting new use for the condoms -as water bombs to drop on Joey, Wheels and Snake. Joey, however, is more concerned with raising money to put a down payment on a muscle car, and takes bets that he will walk through the cafeteria - wearing nothing but a hat. B.L.T. has trouble breaking up with Michelle. Dwayne receives a frightening phone call from his summer girlfriend. To be continued...

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It Creeps!
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#16 - It Creeps!

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/6/1990

Lucy becomes director and writer of her first film: a feminist horror flick starring the Zits, Simon and Caitlin, with Alexa, Tim and Heather as crew. But the film that's playing in Lucy's mind is a far cry from the one that's unfolding in the empty Saturday morning corridors of the school. Spike is nervous when Shane starts hanging around the school watching her.

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Testing 1...2...3
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#17 - Testing 1...2...3

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/30/1990

Joey is diagnosed with a learning disability. He contemplates dropping out of high school, but changes his mind after talking to Caitlin. Caitlin tells him to stop feeling sorry for himself, because he's not the only one with a disability, because she has to deal with having epilepsy. Elsewhere, everyone cheats on a test. The teacher says since everyone gets an A, that test must not have been hard enough, so it won't count and he'd give everyone a harder test.

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Natural Attraction
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#18 - Natural Attraction

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/23/1990

When Erica starts seeing a new boy, it frightens Heather. One abortion was bad enough, but what if she goes too far again? Heather has to come to terms with her own guilt at having supported Erica. Alison says she's giving up on her campaign to win Snake, but when he invites Alison's best friend Amy to the dance, the claws come out. Scooter suddenly notices that his pal Tessa is (gasp!) a girl!

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All in a Good Cause
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#19 - All in a Good Cause

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/16/1990

Caitlin and Claude want to do something to protest against a factory involved in nuclear missiles. The peace group they belong to advises them to cool it, but they can't just stand by and let it go on.Scott has been harrassing Kathleen for a while and she gets sick of it and presses charges when he beats her up on her way home from school.

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Sixteen (2)
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#20 - Sixteen (2)

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/9/1990

Michelle finds her father impossible to live with, but now that she's sixteen she can legally move out, if only she had the money. Of course, there is that family ring she got for her birthday. Spike is nervous about how fond Patrick is becoming of her - she just doesn't want to get hurt. Joey and Snake are excited about starting driving lessons.

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Sixteen (1)
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#21 - Sixteen (1)

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/9/1990

Michelle finds her father impossible to live with, but now that she's sixteen she can legally move out, if only she had the money. Of course, there is that family ring she got for her birthday. Spike is nervous about how fond Patrick is becoming of her - she just doesn't want to get hurt. Joey and Snake are excited about starting driving lessons.

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Little White Lies
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#22 - Little White Lies

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/19/1989

Diana is determined to grow up, but her older brother, left with the task of bringing her up after their father died, is so old-fashioned. And Yick, the object of her affections, is going to be at Melanie's party. How will Diana's brother ever know she went? Joey, Snake and Wheels decide it's time they expanded their horizons a little and attend a strip show. But, as always with The Zits, things don't go quite the way they were planned.

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Just Friends
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#23 - Just Friends

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/12/1989

Heather has a crush on Wheels. She throws herself at him, and they start making out and are about to go to the next base when Heather's sister interrupts them. Wheels promises Heather he'd call her, but then he never does because he only liked her as a friend. Kathleen, Melanie, and Diana befriend Maya. However, they don't invite her to the movies because the theatre doesn't have a wheelchair ramp. Maya finds out they went without her, and she's hurt, because they could've just went to a different theater that was accessible to handicapped people. L.D. finds out that she has leukemia.

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Nobody's Perfect
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#24 - Nobody's Perfect

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/5/1989

Kathleen's dreams are coming true. Scott is the perfect boyfriend - considerate, affectionate, even gives her flowers. She can forgive him for being hot tempered, he's got a lot of troubles at home. Then he gets upset with her because she was talking to Luke and beats her up. Liz encourages Spike to go out with a boy for the first time since Emma was born, but she's so nervous she almost blows it.

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Everybody Wants Something
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#25 - Everybody Wants Something

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/27/1989

Lucy finally agrees to shoot The Zits' video - if they can all agree on a script, persuade Clutch to lend them his car, coax Lucy into shooting it with Clutch around… Life is almost perfect for Joey - he'll deal with the small problem of Caitlin just as soon as the video's done. The hate campaign against Erica escalates, and Erica is determined to find out who is putting pamphlets and slogans on her locker.

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