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Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 2 Episode 16

Message In A Bottle

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 17, 2003 on MTV - Music Television
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Episode Summary


Sean's life becomes shaky when his brother, Tracker, quits his job. He feels inadequate compared to Emma and her family, and turns to alcohol to relieve some of the pressure he is feeling. Jimmy throws a party and invites Ashley, hoping they can reconnect.

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  • Sean and Emma get back together.

    "Message in a Bottle" is a good episode. I've come to the realization that Sean is absolutely not one of my favourite characters. I don't really like any of his plots. I just find them to be boring. This episode shows that he uses drinking as a way of dealing with whatever problems he's dealing with. I think he makes too much of a big deal that he's poorer than most people on Degrassi. He acted like a jerk to Emma's parents and they were nothing but nice to him. Now, the part I loved about this episode is when he gets drunk at Jimmy's house and he makes a big scene. And I think some glass breaks and the whole party stops and Sean gets kicked out or something. And even though I don't like Jimmy and Ashley as a couple in season 2, I love how they reconnected in this episode, because I think they could have been good friends. I give this episode a 7/10.moreless
  • Sean and Emma get back together. Emma's mom decides to invite Sean over for dinner everything was going smoothly until Sean misinterprets Emma’s mom when she offers leftovers from the dinner. Sean storms out and heads to jimmy's party, and gets drunk. Coumoreless

    This was another great Degassi episode. Emma and Sean have their ups and downs but everything works out okay in the end. Sean is embarrassed and he feels like he doesnt fit in at Emma's house. He feels like Emma's parents feel sorry him. This episoode shows some of the consequenses of getting drunk (sean loses a friend - Jimmy) and it also shows that its okay to call your parents in times of need. Emma called her mother so she would pick her and Sean up from jimmy's because Sean was drunk.moreless
  • I don't think I've ever laughed so hard

    I know it's probably wrong to say this, but the acting in this episode was so atrocious. I laughed so hard at how bad they were. I'm sure its not easy to imitate a drunk person, but I just thought it was a really comic performance by Daniel. It probably wasn't supposed to be funny, but how could you not laugh!?
Amanda Stepto

Amanda Stepto

Christine "Spike" Nelson

Recurring Role

Kris Holden-Ried

Kris Holden-Ried

Tracker Cameron

Recurring Role

Stacey Farber

Stacey Farber

Ellie Nash

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty), Ryan Cooley (J.T.), Jake Goldsbie (Toby), Pat Mastroianni (Joey), and Dan Woods (Mr. Raditch), do not appear in this episode. However, Mr. Raditch's voice can be heard over the P.A.


    • Spinner: You guys do play well together. Like Vince and JYD.

      Spinner is referring to Vince Carter and Jerome Williams (nicknamed Junk Yard Dog [JYD]), who, at the time, were members of the NBA team, Toronto Raptors, and were a very good 1-2 combo.

    • The title of this episode is the same as a song by The Police from their 1979 album "Reggatta de Blanc".