Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 7 Episode 10

Pass The Dutchie

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Mar 10, 2008 on MTV - Music Television
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Pass The Dutchie

With no medication or other strategies working for Spinner's pain and nausea, he turns to weed. His pain is gone, but his relationship with Jane becomes shaky, especially when he starts hanging out with Darcy. Paige is feeling unappreciated and overworked, so she takes a few personal days to hang out with Ellie and Marco.


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  • Spinner starts smoking marijuana to get through chemotherapy.

    "Pass the Dutchie" is a great Degrassi episode. In this episode, Spinner's in chemotherapy, and the way he decides to get through it is smoking marijuana. I love how Spinner's storyline continued. I love how he bonded with Darcy in this episode. I think Spinner distance himself from Jane in this episode, but if I remember correctly everything was fine between Jane and Spinner by the end of this episode. I didn't care for the Paige subplot. I just find the college plots to be boring. I give this episode a 9/10.moreless
  • perfect

    Spinner tries weed so he will not be in so much pain from chemo, but soon starts acting very differently and pushes Jane, the girl he likes, away. Paige is not happy with her job so she starts spending a lot of time with Marco and Ellie. Will she get fired? What does Paige want out of life?

    Good episode, Spinner's plot really interested me. Paige's plot was kind of boring but I enjoyed Spinner's plot so much that my overall final grade for this episode is an A+, even though Paige bored me. Spinner high was pretty good acting (I would say) and the moral about not doing weed was good. Perfect episode from season 7, I think so anywaymoreless
  • Spinner & Darcy start talking since their breakup last semester.

    I loved the Spinner/Darcy interaction in this episode, I wish both of them weren't going through something horrible, but it's something. It looks like Darcy still hasn't dealt with her rape, even Spinnner noticed... when he was high. By the way, he turns to drugs, as he goes through cancer. Used to be fighting, and now its weed. Jane gets jealous of Spinner & Darcy, which I loved! I'm glad Peter wasn't in this episode. Spinner throwing up on Ms. Kwan... hilarious! Paige takes the day off, with Ellie & Marco. And it turns out her boss really did need her in the end, a fun B plot, to go with the depressing A plot. Jane & Spinner get back in the end. Favorite line: "And I thought I was a mess..." - Darcy.moreless
  • Spinner finds a good way to help him through Kemo (spelling?)

    This is one of the best episodes this far. I love that Darcy was the character that they chose to let Spinner have a slight reunion with...the scene they had together in the coffee shop was great for some reason...I just really felt those two and their struggle. Darcy, having been raped. Spinner, having cancer and having one nut. Guess they call him "One Ball" now. HAHA! Sorry. Darcy and Spinner made far. Also when Spinner threw up in front of the whole class...I really felt the expressions Jane and Darcy had on their really made me like Darcy and Jane a lot more. And the scene where Spinner and Jane are at the place where they are always playing pool and he tells Jane to lay off him. And also the scene where Darcy and Spinner are at the park getting high (just Spinner) it would've been really good if Darcy was also getting high too. I LOVED the line Darcy had "Spinner, we are all in ruts that we can't bust out of! Life's a prison." I really felt her and her was so sad and dramatic at the same time...I love this episode. The B plot was okay Paige is insulted by Andrea and walks out on the job. Love the scene when Paige is confronted by Marco about why she didn't want to go back to work. I was really good. So many good scenes were in this one episode. I love this episode! It's on my Top 20 Degrassi Episodes ever. I also loved the music scattered all around this episode.moreless
  • Spinner has found a new way to deal with his Cancer.

    This episode was fair. It could've been better, i mean the promos just made it seem a little more exciting, but it ended up being a boring half-hour that i would never get back. So Spinner's behavior was quite annoying in this episode, i know he has cancer but jeez at least liven up a little bit. Dont let it control your life, and Darcy wasn't much help either. All she did was follow him around and then just let him know that he was much more of a train wreck than she was. Come on Darcy be a good friend, dont be someone who does nothing but give bad news.moreless
Natalie Lisinska

Natalie Lisinska


Guest Star

Alex Wood

Alex Wood


Guest Star

Paul McQuillan

Paul McQuillan

Andrea's Boss

Guest Star

Linlyn Lue

Linlyn Lue

Ms. Kwan

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Both the cokes that Marco, Ellie and Paige were drinking at the theatre, as well as the beer Paige brought home, were blurred out by The-N.

    • When at The Dot, Spinner's arms are both out and hands open as Darcy talks and the camera is on her. When the shot changes to Spinner, his left arm is tucked between his body and book.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Darcy: Spinner, we're all stuck in ruts that we can't get out of. Life's a prison.
      Spinner: That is the most depressing thing I've ever heard.

    • Darcy: What's the worst that could happen? So you fail English...
      Spinner: Yeah for the third time...what kind of idiot fails his own language three times?

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode actually aired as the 9th episode of the season.

    • Dalmar Abuzeid (Danny), Charlotte Arnold (Holly J.), Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty), Nina Dobrev (Mia), Marc Donato (Derek), Mazin Elsadig (Damian), Jamie Johnston (Peter), Miriam McDonald (Emma), Cassie Steele (Manny), and Amanda Stepto (Spike), do not appear in this episode.


    • Andrea: Don't get all Ugly Betty on me
      Ugly Betty is an American television show about unglamorous but good-natured Betty Suarez and her incongruous job at an ultra-chic New York City fashion magazine.

    • The title of this episode is the same as a song by Musical Youth from their 1982 album "The Youth of Today".