Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 4 Episode 6

Islands In The Stream

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Sep 28, 2004 on Much Music
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Paige is trying to work to pay back Spinner for the damages to his car, but keeping a job isn't easy. The relationship gets even rockier, when Paige finds out about Spinner's flirting with Manny during the car wash. Toby and Rick compete to see who can get the most kisses.


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  • Paige gets fired from the Dot and gets a new job working at the theatre. Toby and Rick have a competition to see who can get kissed by more girls.

    A great episode of Degrassi. Paige is a really bad waittress. I'm glad she got fired from that job. I like her now job better. Spinner is a big jerk. First of all he starts crushing on Manny and a picture of him is shown at the car wash almost kissing Manny. Then he goes and treats Paige like dirt. I am so glad they broke up in this episode. When Craig and Spinner are fighting Paige gets fired. It was really nice for Alex to get her job back. Toby Rick have competition to see who can kiss more girls. I am so glad Toby gets more girls because I still don't like Rick for what he did Terri. I wish Toby and rick weren'r friends but then again Toby didn't really know Terri. He should though because Ashley and Terri were like best friends in season 1. Anyways this episode was really good. I give it a 10/10.moreless
  • alright i guess

    this episode is alright umm idk maybe. Its the end of spaige which sucks but that story line is remotly interesting. Unlike the one with rick its awful. competing for kisses what garbage no one likes either of theses characters neway so why make this. Maybe its supposed to lead up to the shooting but still couldnt they make a better story to show no one likes rick then having no girls kiss him i mean come on, but u should probaby see it neway because spinner and paiges break up is pretty importantmoreless
  • Paige gets a job to pay back Spinner for wrecking his car. Toby and Rick compete to see who can get the most kisses.

    This episode marks the breaking point of Degrassi's power couple: Paige and Spinner. Though they were still dating, Spinner makes it very clear that Paige owes him for wrecking his car. You see a sort of "role reversal" among Paige and Spinner. Paige always came off as the one in charge of the relationship(she's a natural-born leader and loves to be in charge), while Spinner was like a cute puppy that followed behind her. We see Spinner trying to assert his newly discovered "power" over Paige during the popcorn scene at the theater, but he only asserts the fact he's a jerk on a power trip. The Paige in this episode is not the Paige I konw: she's tame in a helpless sort of way, a side of her we haven't seen since "Shout".

    There are several things that didn't make sense in this episode. First was the interaction between Spinner and Manny. Did they not just agree in the previous episode that their "moment" went a little too far? Then we see Spinner all over Manny near the lockers. I find it very fitting that Craig is the one that interrupts them. The confrontation between Craig and Spinner made even less sense. Sure, let's fight over another girl in front of you GIRLFRIEND.

    In the subplot Rick and Toby become friends, and it's apparent Emma's at least friendly toward Rick. However, Rick and Toby play a game to see which one can get the most kisses. One thing I want to know is how Toby (the geekiest guy at Degrassi) is able to get a kiss from girls, but other than that he can't get girls to notice him for anything.

    This episode wasn't bad, but too many things didn't make sense because they came out of nowhere.moreless
  • My Favorite Episode

    This episode is just really well written and really great. The actors did a very good job acting and the storyline made the episode my favorite. If I had to vote for Degrassis Best episode, this episode would definantley get it. I think Lauren is a really great actress and she did awesome in this episode. Islands In The Stream had great comedy, drama, and everything else a great episode needs.moreless
Livingstone Beaumount

Livingstone Beaumount

The Dot Manager

Guest Star

Mike Lobel

Mike Lobel

Jay Hogart

Recurring Role

Shenae Grimes

Shenae Grimes

Darcy Edwards

Recurring Role

Deanna Casaluce

Deanna Casaluce

Alex Nuñez

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Craig, Spinner, Jimmy and Marco go to see the movie "Salvador Kovak".

    • After the movie when Spinner starts to go back up to the counter to bug Paige, you see Craig sit down in the background. Then in the next shot, you see Craig's head at the edge of the screen in the process of sitting down.

    • Toby is considered a geek/nerd by most people, so how is he all of a sudden able to convince girls to give him kisses?

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Manny: Aww, Toby, what's wrong?
      Toby: I banged my arm, and it hurts.
      Manny: Is there anything I can do to help?

    • Toby: (to Emma) I took a dare from Rick and he dared me for you to kiss me on the cheek. (kisses Toby on the cheek then looks at Rick)
      Emma: So you're not lonely. (kisses him on the cheek too)

    • Alex: Not that I'd ever admit this...but I used to be scared of you.
      Paige: Please, I am so not scary.
      Alex: No, you're a coward and a suck. Cuz if my boyfriend showed up here and treated me that way, I'd be shopping for a new boyfriend.

    • Darcy: I like your glasses, where did you get them?
      Rick: The Optometrist?

    • Paige: Come on, Hazel, I owe Spin, I have to pay off the car I wrecked.
      Hazel: A crash into the car of the creep who raped you. Good boyfriends don't hold you to stuff like that. Good boyfriends don't do this. (she shows Paige the photo of Manny and Spinner at the carwash)
      Paige: Spin and Manny are just friends.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Daniel Clark (Sean), and Stacy Farber (Ellie), appear in this episode, but do not have any lines.

    • Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty), Pat Mastroianni (Joey), Stacie Mistysyn (Caitlin), Amanda Stepto (Spike), and Dan Woods (Mr. Raditch), do not appear in this episode.


    • On Rick's list of Top 20 girls are Kelly T., Brenda W., Donna M., and Andrea Z., all of which are characters from the show Beverly Hills 90210. Oddly enough, Shenae Grimes, who plays Darcy, (Rick's lone kiss), would later go on to be a main cast member on the remake, 90210.

    • Paige: (to Hazel) Thank you Oprah, Dr.Phil and everyone else in the world.

      Paige is referring, to Oprah, one of the wealthiest Africian American woman and talk show host in the world. She is also referring to Dr.Phil, a well-known talk show therapist.

    • The title of this episode is the same as a song by Kenny Rogers (Ft. Dolly Parton) from his 1983 album "Eyes That See in the Dark".

    • Rick: There's a set of role playing dice I've had my eye on for oh so long.

      The correct term is Polyhedral Dice. They typically take the form of a tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, pentagonal trapezohedron, dodecahedron or icosahedron.