Degrassi High

A New Start (2)

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 11/6/89
9.4
10
9.5
9.0
8.5
8.0
7.5
7.0
6.5
6.0
5.5
5.0
4.5
4.0
3.5
3.0
2.5
2.0
1.5
1.0
N/A
Rate Episode
16 votes
Write a Review
  • Episode Description
  • Erica decides to keep the pregnancy a secret, only telling Heather about it. She also decides to have an abortion; Heather disapproves of this, and this difference could tear the twins apart. The unofficial initiation at Degrassi continues, and Joey is finally caught by the initiators, but finds that he might just have a friend in the Vice Principal's office who can help him.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Christian Campbell

    Todd

  • Anais Granofsky

    Lucy

  • Dayo Ade

    BLT

  • Stacie Mistysyn

    Caitlin

  • Keith White

    Tim

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Erica is pregnant and is considering getting an abortion.

    By Jon_MW_14, Sep 19, 2011

  • Erica is pregnant and decides to have an abortion. Heather is opposed but goes with her when talking her out of it doesn't work. Joey gets initiated and meets Mr Raditch in the process; he is now vice-principal.

    By Ilikedj, Dec 11, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Lucy: We're not pro-abortion. No one is pro-abortion. We're pro-choice.

    Notes (3)

    • US Airing: When airing the classic episodes, The-N skipped this episode.

    • Abortion Laws: Abortion laws differ in Canada and the US. In Canada, underage girls seeking abortions are not required by law to notify their parents.

    • US Editing: This episode was edited when shown by PBS; there's a note on the closing credits about it being edited for broadcast in the US. The US edited version ended when Heather asked Erica, "Are you sure?" In the full-length, Canadian version, Erica answered "yes" and the two of them went into the clinic together, after making their way through all the protesters in front.

    Trivia (3)

    • Trivia: Spike tells Erica that when she was pregnant, she felt like an outcast, and reminds her that the PTA had her kicked out of school. This happened in the Degrassi Junior High episode Censored, in the second season of that show.

    • Trivia: After much discussion every time an announcement is made on the PA system, it is confirmed that Mr. Raditch, displaced by the fire in the final episode of Degrassi Junior High, Bye-Bye Junior High, is now working at Degrassi High as Vice Principal.

    • Trivia: There are several announcements made regarding initiation or hazing of new students, including one which encourages victims of this behaviour to file a complaint against the offending students.

    Allusions (1)

    • Computer teacher, Mr. Wozniak: The students appear to be working on Apple Computers, and Apple donates many computers to be used in schools. One of the co-founders of Apple Computers is Steve Wozniak.

  • Add a Comment
    In reply to :
    • There are no comments yet. Be the first by adding your thoughts above.