Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 7 Episode 22

Don't Stop Believin'

Aired Daily 9:00 PM Jun 09, 2008 on Much Music
out of 10
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Episode Summary


Both Paige and Ellie receive news that will unexpectedly change Marco's world around. Meanwhile, Liberty finds herself crushing over her valedictorian running mate.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Paige, Ellie, and Marco plan to go their separate ways.

    "Don't Stop Believin'" is a great Degrassi episode. It's also a really sad episode because it's the last time you see Ellie, Paige, and Marco together until Degrassi Goes Hollywood. I actually think the Marco and Ellie plot was realistic because they've been best friends since season 2, and now they are going separate ways, and they realize that they depend on each other for everything. The Marco and Ellie kiss is shocking when it happens, but after thinking about it's not that surprising. I mean, the kiss had nothing to do with sexuality, it had to do with saying goodbye, The Ellie and Paige kiss was hilarious! I love the subplot. I love how both Damien and Liberty are running for valedictorian and Damien makes this nice video, and Liberty makes this horrible video. I love how the power goes out before Liberty gets to show her video. I give this episode a 9/10.moreless
  • Marco kissed a girl... and he liked it.

    In this episode, after all the HIV drama, Paige, Ellie, and Marco all have to move out, since Pauge is moving to a condo with Griffin, leaving Ellie & Marco without a roommate. The big OMG moment, Marco who is supposively gay ALMOST goes all the way with Ellie. See that's the problem this season, it's always ALMOST going there, at least he made out with Ellie, which was nice, since they dated before and how much history they had. Ellie gets promoted at the core! Eric being mad at Ellie for no logical reason, Ellie is supposed to be his friend. Anyways it was so sad in the end, when everyone said goodbye. :( Oh I almost forgot, a highlight was the hilarious scene when Ellie KISSED Paige! B plot, annoyed me, Liberty was SUCH a jerk to Damian, it's good she saved herself in the end which was funny. Great A plot, okay B plot.moreless
  • Season 7, Episode 22.

    This episode pretty much rocked. I enjoyed watching every minute of it. There were so many unexpected things that happened! I already knew that Ellie and Marco kissed, but I wasn't expecting Marco to defend his boyfriend instead of Ellie. I was also shocked when Ellie kissed Paige! It meant nothing and it was harmless, but still, it was very, VERY shocking. It's sad that they are going to drift apart, though... I also enjoyed the subplot. Liberty was very mean in her original speech, but I'm glad she changed it. Damian was disgusting in flirting with Liberty when Emma is his girlfriend... But still, very good episode.moreless
  • This was an ok episode. I loved the B plot alot more.

    I feel bad for Ellie cause no one wants to date her. I feel bad for her also cause her best friend and her friend are leaving. I didn't understand why Marco and Ellie made out. If your gay unless your drunk, your not going to make out with the oppisite sex, but I'm not gay so I don't know for sure.Anyway It made no sense to me that they were too "dependent on each other" as Marco says. it seems like maybe Marco, Ellie, and Paige won't be in season 8? I'm glad Ellie got the editor job though. I LOVED the Liberty subplot. I was so happy that the lights went out and saved her. I also don't understand how her and Damian can have "sparks" or "chemistry" between themselves. In Rock This Town, they didn't like each other at all, but now all of a sudden they do? It makes no sense, but I still enjoyed this episode as a whole.moreless
  • This episode was sad towards Marco and Ellie, and Paige.

    I thought this episode was acted out well. And the plot is very nerveracking mostly my favorite characters are not living with each other anymore. I just wanted to cry at the end. I mean, they were all such good friends, roomates, now they're all split up, and the show won't be showing them together having fun anymore. That's the saddest part about it. In the beginning of the episode where all of them are on the couch, laughing playing around with ice cream, playing games and stuff, it's touching to see. Especially knowing that was they're last night. Touching episode. It's worth watching if you want to cry.moreless
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Guest Star

Jake Goldsbie

Jake Goldsbie

Tobias "Toby" Isaacs

Recurring Role

Nathaniel Stephenson

Nathaniel Stephenson

Griffin Pierce-Taylor

Recurring Role

Steve Belford

Steve Belford

Jesse Stefanovic

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Ellie: Marco we just kissed it was no big deal. Watch. (Ellie kisses Paige)

      Paige: Okay ew.

      Ellie: Yeah that was weird...and bacon-y?

    • Ellie: I can't believe I won't hear your daily fashion tips anymore.
      Paige: And I can't believe we lived with each other for a year without a murder.
      Ellie: There's still time...

  • NOTES (2)

    • song list:
      "in a matter of speaking"
      written by tony ivarson, martin berndtsson, martin engvail, jens faltman
      performed by the leslies
      courtesy of endearing records/ the international pop exchange

      "bastion cooper"
      written by kevan ellis
      performed by cinderpop
      courtesy of bongo beat records/endearing

      "take 6"
      written by jim mcgrath, frank kitching
      performed by the alexis marsh quartet

      "all time love"
      written by forrest kline
      performed by hellogoodbye
      published by notting dale songs, inc.
      courtesy of drive-thru records
      under license from universal music enterprises

      "rock your body"
      written by j. centeno, p. harter, t. oakes, r. ragan, s. trotter
      performed by the higher
      published by i am higher music
      courtesy of epitaph records

    • Amanda Stepto (Spike), Aubrey Graham (Jimmy), Charlotte Arnold (Holly J.), Dalmar Abuzeid (Danny), Jamie Johnston (Peter), Marc Donato (Derek), Melissa DiMarco (Ms. Hatzilakos), Mike Lobel (Jay), Nina Dobrev (Mia), Paula Brancati (Jane), Shane Kippel (Spinner) and Shenae Grimes (Darcy), do not appear in this episode.