Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 4 Episode 7

Time Stands Still, Part One

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 05, 2004 on Family
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Episode Summary


Rick, Toby and Emma are on a trivia team, which will be on a TV show. When Jimmy gets added to the team, Rick is not happy, but they soon start bonding. Spinner and Jay, whose cars were vandalized by Rick, for their constant bullying, decide to get revenge. Joey is selling his house, and gets Sidney to help him.


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  • The two-part episode that changed the series for many fans.

    Spinner and Jay really did cross the line. Their actions led the school to it's shooting, which caused Jimmy to be shot and paralyzed & Rick to be killed. But the episode wasn't as bad as fans made it out to be.
  • 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
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

Jay Hogart

Recurring Role

Ephraim Ellis

Ephraim Ellis

Rick Murray

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Rick answers the final Lightning Roud question, the light in Jimmy's name tag goes off, but after the mustard and chicken feathers are poured on Rick, Jimmy's light is suddenly back on.

  • QUOTES (13)

  • NOTES (3)

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

    • 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.

    • In The-N this was rated TV-PG V for violence.


    • Emma: (answering a trivia question) Franz Ferdinand

      Franz Ferdinand was was an Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia. On Sunday, 28 June 1914, at approximately 10:45 am, Franz Ferdinand and his wife were killed in Sarajevo. This was the cause Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, and ultimately led to the start of World War I.

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

    • 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.