Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 5 Episode 3

Death Of A Disco Dancer

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 03, 2005 on Much Music
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Paige has her entire future planned out; she is going to the best university in Canada, Banting, and she will live with Matt and everything in her life will be perfect. That is, until Matt comes back a changed man. Soon, things go from bad to worse when Alex convinces her to get stoned with her right before the college fair. Jimmy is proud to be the new basketball coach but a new member, Derek, poses trouble.


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  • Paige and Alex get high.

    "Death of a Disco Dancer" is an awesome Degrassi episode. I really love the Alex and Paige friendship. They are so different from each other, it's interesting seeing them interact together even more than when they were working together. I love how Paige and Alex get high in this episode. It's so fun to watch. The subplot in this episode is alright. I'm not a fan Jimmy plots anymore because he just turned into a big jerk after he got shot. Anyways, the ending was cute with Jimmy and Derek bonding. I give this episode a 8.5/10.moreless
  • perfect

    paige has her future all planned out, she is going to go to the college called Banting. But, will things go wrong when she gets high? Will she be able to go? Jimmy is an assistant coach in basketball, but newcomer Derek poses trouble because of his snooty attitude, and calling Jimmy a "cripple." Will Jimmy be able to show just how good he is at basketball to teach Derek a lesson?

    Good episode, both plots were really good and I really liked how it all ended, overall a perfect episode, this episode definitely gets an A+ from me. Perfectmoreless
  • Paige gets stoned.

    This episode is a Paige episode, Paige ponders on her future & pushes Alex to but when Paige accidentally offends her Alex stops talking to her. She wont let that bother her since her boyfriend is back. Matt returns with a peace offering, drugs. Right after Matt dumped Paige, so now she is in the dumps & all she wants is Alex so she gives Alex the weed. Alex says she will check out the colleges if Paige got stoned, so they did & went it & embarrassed themselves, and now her future will never be the same since she was laughed at by her dream college. It was nice to see this episode, since Paige is incredibly stupid & she deserves to have a brutal fall. Anyways the subplot was amazing, never underestimate a cripple, which was a good lesson cause Jimmy beat Derek even though he was in a wheelchair. A great episode.moreless
  • One of my personal favorites of Degrassi!

    This episode was really good to me for some reason. I felt like I would someday be in the same situation Paige was in....HAHA! For some reason it made me scared of my own future. IDK why.....hmmmm? Well it is one of my personal favs. I like the way things in Paige's life just started crashing down. And her (Lauren's) acting was really good when she was high and was being interviewed by that woman. And it made me think will Paige be able to survive college and the Harvard of the North? Well FF part 1 and 2 answers that question. The B plot made me feel really sorry for Jimmy and I really wanted to jump in the TV and beat the hell out of Derek when he made fun of Jimmy for being crippled! Derek always commits a bunch of low blows when he insults people. It really made me hate Derek! But I liked both plots...they were great!moreless
  • Paige gets high....

    matt is back in town. Him and Paige get in a fight and he leaves and gives Paige pot, which she takes. She is really excited for the college fair coming to Degrassi, but her curiosity takes the best of her. She and Alex smoke the joint just before the fair. At the fair, a family friend interviews Paige and asks her a series of questions about the university she wants to attend, but Paige is very high and blows her chances to attend the university she desires.

    Meanwhile we find out Liberty is president.

    This was an ok episode. it definetly was not my favorite episode. i think it was very poorly written. Paige was given weed out of nowhere. It was random and it was very out of character for her to take it then smoke it.moreless
Julie Khaner

Julie Khaner

Unviersity Lady

Guest Star

Michael Kinney

Michael Kinney

Mr. Armstrong

Recurring Role

Christopher Jacot

Christopher Jacot

Matt Oleander

Recurring Role

Marc Donato

Marc Donato

Derek Haig

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Mr. Simpson: (to Paige in detention) Got a minute?...Oh yeah, you've got thirty! (laughs) I've been saving that one.

    • Paige: Did you sign up for those college info sessions tomorrow?
      Alex: Why do you drone on about me going to college?
      Paige: Because I don't want to come back for the reunion to find out my former friends are losers.

    • Peter: Hey, if she gets to go can I?
      Mr. Simpson: Isn't this your first of five weeks of detention? Yeah...Ms. Hatzilakos...oh I mean your MOMMY would say no.

    • Alex: Paige likes to decide what's best for people sir, and jam it down their throats.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty), and Jake Goldsbie (Toby), appear in this episode, but do not have any lines.

    • Melissa DiMarco (Ms. Hatzilakos), Jake Epstein (Craig), Stacey Farber (Ellie), Shane Kippel (Spinner), Mike Lobel (Jay), Pat Mastroianni (Joey), Miriam McDonald (Emma), Stacie Mistysyn (Caitlin), Cassie Steele (Manny), and Amanda Stepto (Spike), do not appear in this episode.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Marc Donato (Derek), who becomes a main character in Season 7.


    • Paige mentions the TTC. It stands for Toronto Transit Commission. It is the public transit in the city of Toronto, where this show takes place.

    • The title of this episode is the same as a song by The Smiths from their 1987 album "Straneways, Here We Come".

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