Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 4 Episode 7

Time Stands Still, Part One

Aired Daily 9:00 PM Oct 05, 2004 on Much Music
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Episode Summary


Rick has made friends with both Emma and Toby and when he's forced to work with Jimmy he may make another new friend but when Spinner, Jay and Alex rain on his parade he takes extreme measures. Very extreme. Meanwhile Joey has to sell his home and gets help from an old flame.


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  • Enough Is Enough

    Okay first, I'll say that Rick shouldn't have abused Terri and her friends had every right to be mad at him. But, I think they took it too far. Calling him psycho and a freak and stuff like that. Even though they hated him because of what he did he didn't deserve to be publicly humiliated like that. They had been bullying him for months now and he snapped. This is a perfect example of what bullying can do and I think this episode should be evidence enough of why it needs to stop.moreless
  • This is a review of Time Stands Still, Part I

    First off, I must say that this episode disturbed me. It was so disturbing that I do not enjoy watching re-runs of it on the N. Rick Murray did not deserve to be treated the way he was. It seemed like he was on his way to getting on with his life, and his friendship with Toby made him feel happy (way to go Toby!!).

    I don\'t think it was a good idea for Rick to spray-paint the X\'s on Spin\'s and Jay\'s car (although they totally deserved it). But, I also don\'t think it was fair to throw Rick in the garbage dumpster. I have no idea why Jay hated Rick so much-it wasn\'t like he was friends with Terri.

    The \"feathers and paint\" scene reminded me of the movie Carrie. It totally freaked me out. The look of astonishment on Rick\'s face was too much for me to handle.

    Regarding \"the kiss\": Emma could have been a bit nicer than she was when Rick kissed her. She can be a nice girl, but in that scene she was a...well, let\'s just say she wasn\'t nice!

  • Rick gets bullied

    "Time Stands Still" part 1 is an excellent Degrassi episode. It's all about how bullying can be taken too far. Now, I've said this before, but I do not like the character Rick. He put Terri in a coma and I still think he should have been sent juvie. In this episode Rick finally becomes friends with Toby and Emma and eventually Jimmy. Jay, Sean, and Alex decide to pull a prank on Rick. As Rick wins the competition, mustard and feathers spill from a bucket on to him. It's really humiliating for Rick. As much as I enjoy Rick getting mustard and feathered, I don't think he needed to be bullied to that extent. I give this episode a 10/10.moreless
  • Time Stands Still Part 1

    Rick, Toby, Emma and Jimmy are on a quiz bowl. At first Rick does not like the idea because he and Jimmy are enemies. But soon they start getting along. Unfortunately, Spinner, Jay, and Alex pull a prank on Rick that leads him totally embarrassed and humiliated after he basically single-handedly won the quiz bowl. So, he goes home, and gets a gun...

    Wow, that "prank" that was pulled was just dumb. I mean.... wow, nobody deserves that much humiliation. But, I did like the episode overall. So, my grade for this episode, this sad episode, is an A+. Perfectmoreless
  • Very disturbing, but I loved it anyway...

    In this episode I thought that the whole plot was very well written, and nothing was rushed. I felt so bad for Rick when he was pushed into the dumpster, and when the paint and feather's was dumped on him. He didn't deserve it, he had already paid, in more ways than one for hurting Terri, and all he wanted to do was start with a clean slate. I personally hate Spinner and Jay now.

    This was a very dark episode, but overall it was nessecary. And I hope that somehow they touch back on the subject of bullying at least once more.moreless
Valerie Boyle

Valerie Boyle


Guest Star

Joseph Motiki

Joseph Motiki

Joe: The Game Show Host

Guest Star

Elisa Moolecherry

Elisa Moolecherry


Recurring Role

Mike Lobel

Mike Lobel

Jason "Jay" Hogart

Recurring Role

Ephraim Ellis

Ephraim Ellis

Rick Murray

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Spinner's hairstyle changes from the episode before this one (Islands in the stream) It goes from longish curls to sideswept half shaved and stright

    • In the Scene after Jimmy answers his first question on the game show, It shows random people off of both teams answering questions. When Emma answers she says,"Franz Ferdinand". Franz Ferdinand is an Austrian archduke who was assainated. It says that the assasination of Ferdinand caused World World 1

    • When Rick answers the final "lightning round question" Jimmy's name tag light is off, after the mustard and chicken feathers are poored on him, his light is back on.

  • QUOTES (14)

  • NOTES (13)

    • song list:
      Stay at Home
      Written by Gene Champagne
      Performed by Junior Achiever
      I Don't Get It
      Written and performed by Evren
      Courtesy of Soundcity Recordings

    • Rick: (to Jimmy) I've been suffering for weeks. It's been a joke to you and your friends. I should just stop it.
      This dialogue from Rick not only foreshadows that he's planning to do something about what's been happening to him, but saying it to Jimmy also foreshadows him as a potential target.

    • Adamo Ruggiero (Marco), Amanda Stepto (Spike), Andrea Lewis (Hazel), Cassie Steele (Manny), Melissa McIntyre (Ashley), Ryan Cooley (J.T.), Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty) and Stacey Farber (Ellie) do not appear in this episode.

    • Elisa Moolecherry reprises her role as, Sydney. Her last appearance was in the Season 3 episode; "Holiday".

    • This episode deals with bullying.

    • When Rick goes to Mr. Raditch to complain about Jimmy, Raditch basically blows him off and says "Come back if anything serious happens", foreshadowing something major happening. Rick also doesn't mention to Raditch that it's Jimmy harassing him, he only says it's a member of the Whack-Your-Brain team.

    • This is the first time that The-N didn't air a both parts as an one hour episode, instead they aired it over a two week period.

    • When Alex says, "And that someone's name is Rick Murry," it is the first time Rick's last name is said in the show other than the credits and

    • In The-N this was rated TV-PG V for violence even though there is none in this episode and this is first episode broadcast with a warning of viewer discretion due to the "school-shooting" storyline.

    • In the scene after Jimmy answers his first question on the game show, it shows random people off of both teams answering questions. When Emma answers she says,"Franz Ferdinand", who was assiasinated and started World War I. Which is also a popular rock band famous for the song, "Take Me out".

    • It seems Caitlin doesn't know Joey has money problems.

    • Rick, Jimmy, Emma, and Toby enter the game show that will be on TV.

    • Joey Mentions "Tessa" from Degrassi High.


    • The title of this two-part episode is the same as a song by Rush from their 1987 album "Hold Your Fire".

    • Two "Degrassi High" references:

      1) Joey tells Craig that he does NOT want to find Tessa Campanellie on his front step.
      Tessa was the girl Joey was seeing behind Caitlin's back in the 1992 "Degrassi High" TV movie: "School's Out".

      2) Sydney tells Joey not to play his Zit Remedy demo tape while the house is being shown.
      The Zit Remedy was the band Joey, Snake, and Wheels formed during the run of the "Degrassi High".

    • Carrie: Mustard and Feathers
      The scene where everyone is cheering for Rick, then the mustard and feather mixture falls on him is similar to the climactic scene in the movie Carrie, where the pig's blood falls on her at prom and she loses control.