Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 4 Episode 16

Eye Of The Tiger

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Dec 14, 2004 on MTV - Music Television
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Eye Of The Tiger

Jimmy returns to Degrassi, and Spinner is still riddled with guilt, so he starts to do everything for him. After hearing Jimmy talk about never being able to walk again, Spinner decides to come clean, and severing all his friendships at school. Danny is jealous of J.T. and Liberty always hanging out together.


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  • Spinner and Jay get expelled after what they did

    Jimmy returns, and Spinner is forced to confess that he is responsible for all of this. Everybody then hates him for this. At the end, Spinner tells Hatztallicos about what he and Jay done. Hatztallicos has no other choice, but two expell these two because she doesn't tolerate bullying.
  • It's Your Own Fault Spin

    As much as I love Spinner, he was so wrong to blame Jimmy. He should have understood where Jimmy was coming from when they talked. Rick could have killed him and he's the one who made things right with Rick.
  • Jimmy returns to school. Spinner is punished. JT and Liberty make out a lot. My review contains major SPOILERS. BE WARNED.


    This is the worst episode of D:TNG that I have ever seen. If the rest of the episodes this season(in America) are like this I will cry.

    It was unrealistic and almost everything about it was forced.

    They turned what happened with rick into a typical issue about bullies and school shootings in a very generic way.

    Rick did not become the way he was because of bullying he was already like that!

    This is my major issue with this episode.

    They weren\'t true to their own story and instead changed it into something different and generic. And a timely hot topic issue at that.

    If Spinner, Alex, and Jay\'s prank hadn\'t sent him over the edge something else might have and to be honest after what he did to Terri he deserved to be in juvie or a mental hospital, not in school.

    I also strongly dislike the JT/Liberty storyline and think that they changed JT\'s character/made him revert back to childhood.

  • Jimmy returns to Degrassi.

    "Eye of the Tiger" is good Degrassi episode. Jimmy returns to Degrassi after being shot by Rick. Everything seems to be good until Spinner opens his big mouth. I actually enjoyed this episode until Spinner told Jimmy that he was reason that Jimmy's in the wheelchair. I really don't like how Jimmy and all Spinner's friends just alienated him after this episode. Spinner made one mistakes. And Who knew Rick was going to bring a gun to school? I actually like the subplot revovling around JT and Liberty finally dating and Danny doesn't like that JT is dating his sister. I give this episode a 7.5/10.moreless
  • Jimmy comes back to school and it welcomed with open arms. However, Spinner decides it is the time to confess the truth about why Rick shot him. Danny disapproves of JT and Liberty.moreless

    Finally, an episode where Aubrey gets to show his chops! Fantastic acting on his part. I felt the pain Jimmy was going through, how hard it was for him to adjust and to return to school in a wheelchair. His conviction that he would never walk again, never be able to play basketball again really tugged at my heartstrings. I also felt for Spinner. He couldn't have known that his actions would have had such horrible consequences for his best friend and I could understand and respect why he felt he had to tell Jimmy. It sucked that he got expelled for it though because Principal HotSauce was being completely unfair to him and Jay.

    The B plot was ok. The fight between JT and Danny was utterly pathetic and the whole "You made my brother bleed" thing was kinda dumb. I love the JT/Liberty relationship though so that aspect was good.moreless
Ingrid Veninger

Ingrid Veninger

Dot Manager

Guest Star

Roy Lewis

Roy Lewis

Mr. Van Zandt

Recurring Role

Melissa DiMarco

Melissa DiMarco

Ms. Hatzilakos

Recurring Role

Michael Kinney

Michael Kinney

Mr. Armstrong

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The Toronto District School Board does not allow any zero-tollerance policies. They decide punishments on a case-by-case basis, and a principal does not have the authority to expel students without the prior consent of the TDSB. Although there is no doubt Spinner would be expelled, it would not be as quick and simple as they made it seem.

  • QUOTES (8)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Daniel Clark (Sean), Stacey Farber (Ellie), Jake Goldsbie (Toby), Pat Mastroianni (Joey), Miriam McDonald (Emma), Stacie Mistysyn (Caitlin), Amanda Stepto (Spike), and Dan Woods (Mr. Raditch), do not appear in this episode.


    • The title of this episode is the same as a song by Survivor from their 1982 album "Eye of the Tiger". It is also famous for being on the Rocky III soundtrack that also came out that year.