Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 4 Episode 3

King Of Pain

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Aired Daily 9:00 PM Sep 21, 2004 on Much Music
8.1
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112 votes
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Marco faces some unexpected complications while running for Student Council President when resident rebel Alex joins the race and threatens to out him to the entire school at the election assembly, which his parents are planning to attend. He must also deal with his rocky relationship with Dylan, whose getting tired of having to hide his affections. Meanwhile, Liberty and Emma clash when Liberty starts spending time with Emma's ex, Chris.

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  • Mind Your Business Alex

    9.0
    Marco is going through a lot of strress, He's gay in high school. He's scared of judgment. I'm happy that Dylan is willing to accept him just telling his mom. He's not ready to come out. For Alex to threaten to tell the whole school is shallow and his life is none of her business. But I'm glad she didn't and Marco made her the VP of the class.
  • Marco versus Alex for school president.

    9.0
    "King of Pain" is an excellent Degrassi episode. It's one of those episodes that you can watch over and over again. In this episode both Marco and Alex run for school president. I love how Marco comes out to his mom in this episode. I love how Alex threaten that she'll call Marco a queer in his speech, but instead she calls him a pretty boy. SPOILER ALERT, I'm not sure the Degrassi writers were planning on having Alex be a main character in season 5, if they did then Alex could have been struggling with her sexuality in this episode, and so maybe that's why she called Marco a pretty boy instead of queer Anyways, I give this episode a 9/10.moreless
  • Perfect

    10
    Marco can't admit to anyone he is gay which puts a strain on his relationship with Dylan. It also hurts him because he wants to be school president, but his opponent threatens to tell everyone he is gay Will he end up winning?



    A good episode that dealt with the topic of homoseexuality, and I think it did a good job. I think that girl who was gonna tell all Marco was gay was evil... like literally evil. But all in all it was a very good episode, I think, my overall grade for this episode is a big A+moreless
  • In this episode Marco is running for school president, when Alex wants to run against him, he has to keep the whole school ,and his parents, from discovering that he is gaymoreless

    10
    Although I thought really hard about what to label this episode, I chose "Character Development." In this episode I thought is showed, for the first time, a softer side to Alex, like she is a real person and does have the capability of being nice. Well nicer. I thought it was also a character development in Marco, it showed him coming out to his mom, also he semi - befriended Alex. This is my all time favorite episode, so I have nothing bad to say about it. I usually dont have bad things to say about episodes I review, but in this case, it is my all-time favorite episodes, of one of my all-time favorite shows!!!!moreless
  • Marco-Alex fight fight for presidency!

    8.8
    This was a decent episode. I found this was probably the episode that started the whole foreshadowing and sexual tension between Paige and Alex starts. Of course, Dylan really wants Marco to come out and not be ashamed about his sexuality. While, Marco thinks it's hard, he still has to focus on his big presidental campaign against tough-rebel girl Alex. Alex really want to humilimate Marco in front of the whole school by calling him 'queer'. She bails out when she realizes it wouldn't be nice to call some queer (plus, i think she was battling with her own orientation as well). Marco does the right thing by letting her be vice president next to him, which is great sportsmanship on Marco's behalf.moreless
Brona Brown

Brona Brown

Mrs. Del Rossi

Guest Star

Tony Sciara

Tony Sciara

Mr. Del Rossi

Recurring Role

Bailey Corneal

Bailey Corneal

Amy

Recurring Role

John Bregar

John Bregar

Dylan Michalchuk

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Marco: Pa, I'm dropping out of the election. Look, I talked to the president from last year and he said it was a lot of work.
      Mr. Del Rossi: No, no, no, no Marco you will do it!
      Marco: But my studies are gonna---
      Mr. Del Rossi: No Marco, for running I am proud of you, but now quitting? No, don't make me less proud.

    • Paige: Ice patches, bottomless pits, dog crap and Alex; pedestrian hazards to avoid.
      Alex: Nice shirt, hate to bloody it.
      Paige: Nice attitude, hate to deflate it by reminding you that you're a loser.
      Alex: Really? Who decided that?
      Paige: Everybody, majority rules on these matters sweetie.

    • Alex: (to Marco) We'll ask the crowd at the assembly tomorrow; who would they rather vote for: the freak, or the queer? By the way, I'm the freak.

  • NOTES (4)

    • song list:
      Sore
      Written by Buck 65 and T.O.A.B la Rone
      Performed by Buck 65
      Courtesy of Buck 65/Warner Music Canada Ltd.

    • Jimmy, Ellie, Sean and Toby all appear in the episode, however all are in the background and have no lines. Jimmy, Ellie and Sean can be seen siting behind Marco's parents in the assembly, while Toby is seen in the gym.

    • Amanda Stepto (Spike), Melissa McIntyre (Ashley), Pat Mastroianni (Joey) and Stacie Mistysyn (Caitlin) do not appear in this episode.

    • This episode was originally titled "Don't You Want Me."

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The title of this episode is the same as a song by The Police from their 1983 album "Synchronicity". This is the first time there have been back-to-back episodes named after songs/album from the same band or artist.


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