Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 4 Episode 19

Moonlight Desires

Aired Daily 9:00 PM Jan 31, 2005 on Much Music
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Episode Summary


As the school's president, Marco is trying to clean up Degrassi's image and get rid of everything that happened this year. But everything goes wrong, as he isn't able to donate blood at the blood drive, because he's gay and he finds out what Dylan's been doing while he's at school. Will everything for Marco go down the tubes? Caitlin offers him a chance to go to Africa and he just might take it. Also Spinner and Jay decide to get revenge on Degrassi for what it has done to their school and their future but it seems as Spinner want more than just get revenge.


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  • Marco gets denied the right to donate blood.

    "Moonlight Desires" is an excellent episode. It really shows that even though the LGBT community keeps getting more and more rights, they still struggle with getting equal rights that they deserve. It's really sad that they won't let Marco give blood. Anyways, this episode actually gets even sadder. Dylan is cheating on Marco. This is the episode when Dylan starts acting like a jerk and he treats Marco horribly. I'm so glad that Marco breaks up with Dylan in this episode. I enjoyed the subplot with Spinner and Jay deciding to break into Degrassi. I actually love how Jay stops Spinner from trying to burn down the school because it shows that he's levelheaded. I give this episode a 9/10.moreless
  • It kept me entertained.

    Marco was introduced to the assumtion that all gay people have AIDS but did not go down with out a fight which I was happy about. We saw another side of Marco, forceful, non understanding, and I liked it. But Marco later realizes that the nurse wasn't completely wrong because he catches Dylan in bed with another guy. Marco then breaks up with Dylan. Adamo did so good. He really looked so upset he was gonna puke. And when things were really intense Marco kisses Craig to get Dylan jelous... kinda a comic relief to settle us down. I think it was a really intense episode for Marco.

    But when Spinner was gonna burn the school down.... That wasn't as entertaining. I mean we wanted to see what was gonna happen with Marco then Spin and Jay keep poping up, at least it wasn't that lame of a storyline so it also kept the show intresting.

    All in all I think this was 1 of the best Degrassi's, not the best but darn close.moreless
  • I love and hate this episode at the same time...

    This episode was mixed for me. I hate but at the same time I felt everything that happened in it happened for a reason. I am mad that Dylan broke Marco's heart like that, but I think that it needed to happen. Because Dylan broke up with Marco it forced Marco to grow up, and mature as a character. He became more independent and able to cope with things by himself which he wouldn't have been able to without Dylan breaking his heart. By doing this Dylan basically shoved him out into the world and made him realize he had to learn how to deal with the up and downs of life.moreless
  • Dylan broke Merco's hart!!! So I now hate Dylan!!

    Ok this is on of the best episode ever. Marco decerves a hell of a lote beter thin Dylan!! The part were Marco kissed Craig was a rill tinshon bracker. I'd all so like to say that I hate Dylan!!! I'd all so like to now if im the only one that thnks Craig and Marco wold be a good to gether? By the way sarry for my bad spelling!!!
  • This was a kinda sad episode

    This episode, Moonlight Desires, was a sort of sad episode to me. I mean, Marco is head-over-heels for Dylan, and then Dylan drops a bomb shell on Marco. I did lioke the part when Marco tried to make Dylan jealous by kissing Craig! It was a stress reliever.This episode goes down as one of my favorites, though!
Justin Atkinson

Justin Atkinson


Guest Star

Eve Crawford

Eve Crawford


Guest Star

Matt Murray (III)

Matt Murray (III)


Guest Star

John Bregar

John Bregar

Dylan Michalchuk

Recurring Role

Mike Lobel

Mike Lobel

Jason "Jay" Hogart

Recurring Role

Deanna Casaluce

Deanna Casaluce

Alex Nunez

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Despite admitting to being afraid of small spaces, Spinner willingly hides in a closet for a long period of time to sneak into DCS.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Marco: (watching his interview on TV) Aw, tell me my head doesn't look that big.
      Craig: It's your hair. That's what's big.

    • Marco: It's for TV, Caitlin Ryan's community show?? Look when people see Degrassi, I want them to think cute and cuddly.
      Alex: I'm going to clobber you.
      Marco: That's not cuddly. And as a president speaking to his vice-
      Alex: Al right. Calm down. Everything has to be perfect.

    • Eric: Hey Dylan! We're toasting summer with kamikazes!

    • Jay: I know your not the best at math so...Yearbooks plus fire equals the whole school up in flames.

    • Craig: So when in doubt you kiss Craig?

    • Jay: Seriously it's bonfire night? Look I know math wasn't your strongest subject, but yearbooks plus fire equals the whole school up in flames. Oh yeah and us in jail. Put the toy away, flip-head.

      Spinner: You're stopping me?

      (Jay smacks the lighter out of his hands)

      Jay: Shocking but true.

    • Jay: Listen as your friend substitute, I'm telling you. This isn't the way. It's not.

    • Jay: Lighting the yearbooks in flames isnt the thing to do! Do you want your friends to suffer?
      Spinner (Almost crying): I want them back!

    • Jay: Well study hard and stay in school. Oh right! You got us expelled.

    • Jay: I said something worth something. I always like counting how many times I'm in this thing. The way I see it the less, the better. Oh crap. One. The last thing I want to see is me smiling goofy and hanging off my bestest friend. No. Two. I'm a freak! A failure. Nothing compared to you though, I mean you're, you're all through this thing.

  • NOTES (10)

    • song list:
      A Fine Time
      Written and performed by Chisai Jackson
      Courtesy of Eastern Records
      Written by Gene Champagne
      Performed by Junior Achiever
      Just Before Mary Goes
      Written by Leslie Stanwyck & Johnny Sinclair
      Performed by Universal Honey
      Courtesy of The Iron Music Group
      Rave Track #1
      Written by Tim Tickner & Jody Colero
      Performed by L'il Jody C
      Written by David Martin, Ben Dunk, Edwin Ghazal
      Performed by Edwin
      Courtesy of Sony Music Canada
      Was it My Imagination
      Written by Leslie Stanwyck & Johnny Sinclair
      Performed by Universal Honey
      Courtesy of 41 Records

    • Ellie wears the same black and pink shirt in this episode as she wore in Anywhere I Lay My Head. But she wears it with a different skirt.

    • Marco kisses Craig on the stairs in this episode.

    • The pictures Spinner sees in the yearbook can be found on Degrassi's official website.

    • Amanda Stepto (Spike), Andrea Lewis (Hazel), Aubrey Graham (Jimmy), Cassie Steele (Manny), Dan Woods (Mr. Raditch), Daniel Clark (Sean), Jake Goldsbie (Toby), Lauren Collins (Paige), Melissa McIntyre (Ashley), Miriam McDonald (Emma), Pat Mastroianni (Joey), Ryan Cooley (J.T.), Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty) and Stefan Borgen (Mr. Simpson), do not appear in this episode.

    • Dylan cheats on Marco.

    • Marco and Dylan break up.

    • Marco is not allowed to donate blood because he's gay.

    • Spin will come back next fall.

    • Marco reveals in this episode that he and Dylan have had sex.