Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 3 Episode 16

Take On Me

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Feb 16, 2004 on Much Music
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Episode Summary


Sean, Ellie, Hazel, Jimmy and Toby are stuck in Mr. Raditch's Saturday detention. Despite being in different cliques, the students come to realize that they're all in the same boat together and start to get along with one another.

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  • Detention

    Sean, Elie, Jimmy, Hazel and Toby try to survive detention, and they do so by getting in trouble around the school when their principal is not around. Also, a relationship seems to blossom between Sean and Elie.

    Good episode, but why would the principal not be in the room with them? I mean, he was not that busy, he should have been in the room, but I guess that would make the episode boring, so I guess that's not a great thing to complain about. Anyways, this episode's grade, from me at least, is a very easy A+. Great showmoreless
  • This episode is a season 3 classic.

    In this episode the kids are held together in Saturday detention. I liked this episode because it was diffrent from anything degrassi had did before in previous seasons. The kids get bored and try to find a way out of the school without Raditch finding out. Also Jimmy and hazel get together. Sean and Ellie get together. And still a loser.
  • I loved this one. The best part is when Ellie and Sean get together!

    Jimmy and Toby were in detention for getting caught hacking into the school\\\'s computer. Jimmy blamed it on Toby. Sean had a few weeks of detention for mouthing off to Raddich in This Charming Man. Hazel was caught surfing porn. And Ellie skipped class. That is how they all ended up in detention. During the first few moments, everything was content, and then they all started talking. They played Turth or Dare, were so loud, and disobedient that they had to have their own rooms, and they went up on the roof of the school. Jimmy found a necklace, and gave it to Hazel. Ellie and Sean share a few words, and they kiss. Toby looks off of the roof of the school, and Riddich sees him, and thats when they all have to hurry up, and get back into school. They get caught, but Toby takes the blame. Ellie drops her tape recorder, and shares everything that was on it with everyone. And then, nobody talks to her until Sean and her talk at the end of the episode.moreless
  • Some of The Worse Kids...In The BEST Situation. (ORIGINAL CHARACTERS as well not those new crappy ones)

    i don't mean worse as in i don't like them just that they all hate each other pretty much. this episode will please any lover or non lover of degrassi, the storyline is awesome, completely pointless pretty much and just ADORABLE with Sean and Ellie, one of my favourite couples. its funny, unique and makes you love degrassi just the little bit more. just like high school Degrassi has nearly almost PERFECTLY seen what happens in high school. dares, kisses, couples, detention etc. Degrassi i don't know what i would do without you in my hands to watch whenever boredom hits-

    God speed Degrassi i love youmoreless
  • Sean, Ellie, Hazel, Jimmy and Toby all get Saturday detention.

    Saturday Detention couldn't be any funner. This episode of Degrassi reminds me of the "Breakfast Club". Seans in detention for calling Mr. Raditch names. Hazel's in detention for looking at porn which is weird because she doesn't look like that kind of person. Jimmy and Toby are in because of trying to change Jimmy's mark. Ellie is in detention for skipping class but that's a lie because she's doing a project. Raditch excercising is not a good sight at all. It's very disturbing. It's cool seeing a different part of the school you don't normally see like the elevator and the roof. I think Sean and Ellie make a good couple. Toby is so brave to say that he took the keys. At least Jimmy is not mad at him anymore. Mr. Raditch is cool for letting them go home early. I give this episode a 10/10.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Ellie initiates the game of truth or dare she's sitting at a table. However, when they go around the room and each kid says truth, they come back to her and she's sitting on the steps holding on to the railing.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Sean: So why do you cut?
      Ellie: I think it's because it's the only pain that I could control.
      Sean: That makes sense.

    • Jimmy: C'mon Cameron you scared?
      Sean: No, I don't do group activites.
      Jimmy: Yeah, tell that to Jay next time you two plan to steal stuff.

    • Sean: You don't seem scared of me.
      Ellie: No, you don't seem freaked of me either.
      Sean: Nope.
      Ellie: (pulls down the sleeve of her shirt and shows Sean the scars caused by her cutting) Are you freaked now?

    • Sean: You carry that bag everywhere, huh?
      Ellie: It's a psycho girl thing, emphasis on psycho.
      Sean: I think you're cute. (Ellie smiles) I guess I got to you.
      Ellie: Dream on.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This is the only episode of the series that does not have any type of subplot. There are other episodes with only one plot, but have mini subplots within them. For example, in Season Six's "Rock This Town" there is only one plot, but within it, there are smaller plots, based off of the story arcs of the time.

    • Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty), Lauren Collins (Paige), Jake Epstein (Craig), Shane Kippel (Spinner), Pat Mastroianni (Joey), Miriam McDonald (Emma), Melissa McIntyre (Ashley), Stacie Mistysyn (Caitlin), Adamo Ruggiero (Marco), Christina Schmidt (Terri), Cassie Steele (Manny), and Amanda Stepto (Spike), do not appear in this episode.


    • The noise that Sean was making at the elevator was the same noise played throughout the Friday the 13th Film franchise.

    • This episode pays tribute to the 1985 movie "The Breakfast Club." The roles of this episode are similar to those of the characters in the movie: Jimmy (the jock), Hazel (the princess), Toby (the nerd), Ellie (the misfit) and Sean (the criminal).

    • The title of this episode is the same as a song by A-Ha from their 1985 album "Hunting High and Low".

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