Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 3 Episode 6

Gangsta Gangsta

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 22, 2003 on MTV - Music Television
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Gangsta Gangsta

Sean is feeling lonely again, as Emma is busy and his brother is not spending time with him. He is getting frustrated, and at first him and Jay, the school tough guy, seem to be at odds, but after a fight, they slowly start bonding, and Sean is back to his old ways. J.T. has become friends with the popular group, and Toby is feeling left out, and decides to get back at J.T.


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  • Sean starts hanging out with Jay and his gang.

    "Gangasta Gangsta" is alright Degrassi episode. I've already said this before, but I don't like Sean plots. I find them to be boring because I have no interest in Sean being a bad boy. It just annoys me. In this episode Sean starts hanging out with Jay and his friends. It's ironic because I love Jay as a bad boy. This is the episode where Sean and his friends start stealing things. I love the subplot. I love how Degrassi deals with different issues from episode to episode. It this episode they deal with wet dreams. I love how JT has a wet dream about Liberty. The subplot is the reason I'm give this episode a 7.5/10. I found the subplot entertaining, but JT was a huge jerk to Toby in this episode. Anyways, I give this episode a 7.5/10.moreless
  • Sean is enticed to a life of petty crime, and Toby blackmails JT. this is one of my favorite episodes.

    Main Plot: Since Snake has cancer, and she has to babysit as well, Emma hasnt had much time for Sean lately. As they slowly drift apart, enter new characters Jay, his girlfriend Alex, and their sidekick Towerz. as the episode goes on, Sean goes from clashing with Jay and his gang, to fitting right in with them. Eventually, it gets to the point where Sean has to make a life-altering choice: Emma, or Jay's gang.

    Subplot: JT has been ditching Toby to hang out with the popular kids lately. JT ends up sleeping over his house, and having a very "interesting" dream about Liberty. Toby uses this information to make JT get him a seat at the popular table for lunch.

    I loved this episode, because it gave Sean some character development. it feels like Emma holds him down throughout the series. the episode also introduced my 2nd favorite male character, Jay, and series mainstay Alex, who had next to no lines at this point in the series. the subplot was mildly funny as well, and kind of examined JT and Toby's friendship at the time.moreless
  • gd

    Things haven't been going very well for Sean lately. Emma's busy dealing with Snake's illness and a brand new baby brother and Tracker's busy leading the exciting life a normal 20-something. Feeling lonely and neglected, Sean's drawn to car-loving, tough- talking Jay and his group of buddies. Jay and the gang welcome Sean into their circle and Sean finally feels like he belongs. When Jay asks Sean to prove himself by stealing a keyboard from the MI Lab, Sean goes one step further, stealing something even bigger. JT's been spending more time with Paige and the popular kids and he seems reluctant to share the limelight with Toby. But when JT has a wet dream about (gasp) Liberty while sleeping over at Toby's, Toby uses the information as an in with the cool gang.moreless
  • Sean goes Gansta for the better.

    In this episode Sean meets Jay aka the coolest kid in the world. Sean decides that he wants to be friends with Jay and Jay's gansta friends, but first Sean goes and makes out with Emma in the ravine. The irony. Then Sean starts to steal things with Jay, and by the end of the episode Sean dumps Emma. I bet it was on Jay's orders.

    This is the 3rd, maybe 4th time that Eman breaks up. Of course they get back together. Again. Let's face it ya'll, Eman will never go away.

    Sean went gansta for the better. The End.moreless
  • I loved this one

    I must admit that I loved this episode seeing as it is the first one with Jay, Alex and their gang. I love this group of people because I believe they add an interesting element to Degrassi as soon as they enter. I also like that JT is brought down by Toby somewhat; I think its so funny that he dreams about Liberty; I guess he doesn't have to tell her he's gay afterall!moreless
Mony Yassir

Mony Yassir

Nadia Jamir

Guest Star

Travis Donegan

Travis Donegan


Guest Star




Guest Star

Michael Kinney

Michael Kinney

Mr. Armstrong

Recurring Role

Deanna Casaluce

Deanna Casaluce

Alex Nuñez

Recurring Role

Mike Lobel

Mike Lobel

Jay Hogart

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Sean: I've got a record, ok?
      Jay: You're that guy aren't you? Nearly killed a kid in Wasaga!
      Sean: It was a fight, and I deafened him in one ear.
      Jay: Sorry? What, I can't hear you.
      Sean: You know, you're a real comedian for someone sitting in the principal's office.

    • Craig: This was supposed to be my bird course for the semester.
      Sean: I don't know many birds that can change a transmission.

    • Toby: You had a wet dream?
      J.T.: Shut up!
      Toby: Who was it about?
      J.T.: Your mom!

    • Alex: (referring to Emma) She really is as flat as a board, huh?

  • NOTES (3)

    • Deanna Casaluce had previously worked with Daniel Clark, and Ryan Cooley, on "I Was a Sixth Grade Alien", where Daniel and Ryan were main cast members, and Deanna guest starred.

    • Stacey Farber (Ellie), Aubrey Graham (Jimmy),Pat Mastroianni (Joey), Melissa McIntyre (Ashley), Stacie Mistysyn (Caitlin), Adamo Ruggiero (Marco), Christina Schmidt (Terri), Cassie Steele (Manny), and Amanda Stepto (Spike), do not appear in this episode.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Deanna Casaluce (Alex), who becomes a main character in Season 5.


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