Alex and Paige get back together, and Alex tries to hide her job from Paige, but the secret doesn't last long. Paige cannot deal with the situation, and it leads Alex to make an important decision. Emma is worried about what might happen when she thinks she might be pregnant, especially when Sean says he still plans on leaving.moreless
After finding out that Chad, Alex's mom's boyfriend, ran up a credit card bill, Alex takes a job where the tips are great. After finding out that she and her mom are going to be evicted, she considers stripping. Emma is upset when Sean announces his plans for the future, which do not include Emma.moreless
Marco and Dylan's long distance relationship isn't working, as Marco can't seem to get a hold of him. Marco turns to gambling to deal with his feelings. After losing everything, he steals from his dad in order to get back in the game. Peter and Darcy sneak around, to hide their relationship.moreless
Paige is back in town, and decides to make her dating life casual, so she hooks up with Spinner and Jesse, who has recently broken up with Ellie. But, casual isn't as easy as Paige thought. When Mr. Simpson finds out that Sean and Emma are having sex, he gets uncomfortable, and upset.moreless
The stress has become too much, and after being caught plagiarizing her essay Paige drops out of Banting. She hides her failures from everyone, but Alex soon finds out the truth. Peter slowly convinces Darcy that he has changed, but being together won't be easy as Peter has a full schedule, dealing with all the mistakes he has made.moreless
The university life is much more difficult than Paige imagined and during an exam she has a panic attack. Luckily, she gets a take home one, but with Thanksgiving around the corner, her personal life is just as stressful, and her mound of school work she has to get done isn't helpful, and she continues to have panic attacks. Peter agrees to help Darcy with serving the elderly, in order to win her forgiveness.moreless
Emma is still really upset over the death of J.T. and when Manny spends all her time with Damien, from the rival Lakehurst, Emma starts feuding with Manny. Marco suspects Dylan of cheating, again.
Toby and Liberty plan a memorial for J.T. at Degrassi, and start growing closer, and develop feelings for each other. Toby struggles with whether or not he should tell Liberty how J.T. really felt about her. Mia and Liberty fight over a video Mia wants to show of J.T. playing with her daughter, and doesn't understand why Liberty gets all the say. Ellie and Jesse have relationship problems when they both confess to cheating on each other.moreless
Emma and Manny throw a party for Liberty's birthday in hopes to cheer her up, but when everyone finds out, including Lakehurst kids, things get out of hand. Soon, the Lakehurst kids are kicked out, and it leads to a tragedy that will shake the entire school.
Ellie thinks Manny is the one with the drug problem, so she tries to keep Craig away from her, even if it means putting her job at The Core, at risk. She soon discovers that the real addict is Craig. Lakehurst declares war against Degrassi, specifically J.T.
When Craig comes back to town, Manny is excited, but she discovers that he has become a true rock star, drugs and all. Craig and Ellie are still very close and when Manny's jealousy becomes overwhelming, she asks Craig to give her some of the drugs. Liberty tells Mia everything that happened with her and J.T. last year, and Mia is upset. When J.T. tries to make up for it by suggesting a day care in the school, Liberty shoots him down.moreless
Sean is released from jail, and being with Emma, and having a job with his friend Jay, makes him feel on top of the world. But things soon come crashing down, when he finds out about Jay and Emma hooking up at the ravine. Derek is feeling threatened by his History teacher, and isn't sure how to handle it.moreless
After career aptitude test results come in, Spinner is less than pleased with his results, and in desperation and fear of becoming a clown, he convinces Jimmy to go into business with him selling T-shirts adorned with Jimmy's illustrations. Things seem great at first, but business is much harder than either of them realized. Alex, who is back at Degrassi to increase her marks, tries to make nice with one of the girls, but has a difficult time convincing her, she is a new Alex.moreless
Darcy continues posting sexy photos online, and when she shows Spinner, hoping he'll think it's sexy, he gets made. She soon realizes that not only are the photos not as private as she thought, but Adams isn't who she thought either. Ellie and Jesse are still together, but she is uncomfortable with sex, and goes to Ashley for some help.moreless
Darcy suggests adding boys to the Spirit Squad, and when Peter shows up for auditions, Manny is completely against it, until she sees how good he is. Darcy and Peter start bonding, and he helps her online blog by linking it to his. She soon has a secret admirer who is willing to pay for sexy photos of her. Tired of her good image, she agrees. J.T. realizes that he and Liberty are still in an awkward relationship, and he tries to move on, but finds it difficult, even though he is attracted to Mia.moreless
Jimmy and Ashley start having relationship problems when he is physically incapable of having sex with her. She tries convincing him that it is fine, but he starts pushing her away. Darcy and Manny meet Mia, and think she is perfect for the Spirit Squad, but when it is revealed that she has a daughter, Darcy decides she is no longer good enough.moreless
At first, Emma is on a no Sean policy, but she soon starts feeling bad for him, and even starts to secretly raise money for him to get a lawyer, at the dance. Ellie hits it off with the editor of the newspaper, but wonders if he is only looking for one thing.moreless
Peter and Sean start a rivalry when Peter finds out about Sean and Emma kissing, and when Sean suspects that Peter planted drugs in his locker, getting him suspended. Ellie has problems adjusting to dorm life.
Sean returns to Degrassi, and he and Peter bond over Peter's new car. Manny worries that Emma will jeopardize her relationship with Peter and wind up back with Sean. Marco's college life starts off stressful as he tries juggling moving in with Dylan, picking courses with Ellie and throwing a party for Paige.moreless