Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 5 Episode 17

Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Mar 06, 2006 on Much Music
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Episode Summary


Dylan is back in town, which irritates Marco, who is insistent that he is over him. Marco keeps running into Dylan, and soon Marco realizes his feelings aren't so clear cut. Liberty finds out that the couple who adopted her baby are moving to Seattle, and she does not handle to news well.


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  • Great episode, with only a few things that made me...slightly irritated.

    "Total eclipse of the heart" focused around Marco, ex-boyfriend Dylan, and new boyfriend Tim. I really liked this episode and I really liked Marco with Tim (he's such a cutie), but I felt like they could have done a little more with their relationship (scratch that, a lot more with their relationship). Why'd they have to bring Dylan back? I know he was Marco's first everything, (trust me, I know the emotion that's tied in to your first boyfriend) but Dylan cheated on Marco. I mean, blatantly cheated on him...with some skeezy college boy. So why did Marco dump a potentially great relationship, for slutty, curly haired Dylan? Because he "loves" him, that's why. (whatever)

    The second storyline was about Liberty dealing with her baby and the news of the adopted family's decision to move to Seattle. Yet again Liberty gets screwed. Are they afraid to base an episode around Liberty?

    In conclusion: the episode was great, Dylan's a ho, Liberty has closure, Marco is stupid, and Tim's so fucking cute it hurts.moreless
  • perfect

    marco's old boyfriend, dylan returns to town. Will they end up getting back together, if marco can forgive dylan for what he did? liberty finds out that the people who adopted her baby are moving to Seattle. How will Liberty be able to handle this news? Will it upset her greatly?

    Good episode, marco isn't really one of my favorite characters, i was more into the sub plot, like the scene where liberty kicked derek out of the house for the question he asked, and i thought it was handled well, so my grade is an A+, just perfect offeringmoreless
  • Dylan comes back to town wanting Marco back. Liberty finds out that the people who adopted her baby are moving to Seattle.

    This was a good episode. Dylan wants Marcco back. Dylan is a little creepy with sending him emails and showing up at the same places ar Marco. Marco was dating a guy named Tim and now they have broken up. Marco gets back together with Dylan in this episode. I really hope they don't go through what happened again. Liberty finds out that the people who adopted her baby are moving to Seattle. It was weird to see her not write that exam. She is so going to summer school. I can't belive that Liberty would turn to alcohol. That is so not like her. I am really glad that she decided to make a treasure chest and put things that are special to her to give to her baby. I give this episode a 10/10.moreless
  • Dylan returns...

    This episode was a bit mush, a gay ex-boyfriend returns to pursue Marco's love while he's dating someone else, while Marco realizes he still has feelings for Dylan but doesn't show it throughout the episode. I don't like Marco & Dylan together so I wasn't a big fan of the A plot, also when he broke up with Tim, all the crap he had to go through for him & he just dumped, that's harsh. The subplot I liked way better, Liberty missing her baby, which is normal to do after she gave it away, what I don't get, is why would she get drunk, but I like the end when they were doing the memory box, that was so heart warming, a good episode.moreless
  • Marco introduce Tim to his ex-boyfriend Dylan. Marco and Tim have thier first date and first kiss in this epiosde. Liberty got drunk when her baby going to move to Seattle. Derek did the right thing do stop Liberty to stop drinking. This epiosde was good.moreless

    Marco introduce Tim to his ex-boyfriend Dylan. Marco and Tim have thier first date and first kiss in this epiosde. Liberty got drunk when her baby going to move to Seattle. Derek did the right thing do stop Liberty to stop drinking. Tim was really good boyfriend to Marco but Marco still not over Dylan. Dylan was jerk and he cheated on Marco at this epiosde of Moonlight Desire. Dylan got jealous when Marco kiss Tim. Marco did fair to Tim he was using Tim should Dylan will get jealous. Marco shouldn't break up with Tim. Tim is way better than Dylan. At the J.T,Derek, Danny, and Liberty put something in the box to give to a baby should the baby know that everyone love him. This epiosde is kinda of good.moreless
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Guest Star

Bobby D. Freeman

Bobby D. Freeman

Mr. Ellis

Guest Star

John Bregar

John Bregar

Dylan Michalchuk

Recurring Role

Arlene Duncan

Arlene Duncan

Mrs. Van Zandt

Recurring Role

Linlyn Lue

Linlyn Lue

Ms. Kwan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Dylan comes into the diner to pick up Paige, Tim is standing on his left. When Marco tells Dylan that he and Tim are now dating, Dylan starts to leave and Tim starts to walk around. When the scene cuts back to Marco, Tim is already sitting in the seat next to him.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Liberty: Dad doesn't know who I am anymore, so let's really mess with his mind.

    • Danny: I appreciate you being the demon seed, and taking the heat off me, but I have a reputation to uphold.

    • Derek: It's about your baby. Did you ever consider keeping him? Like when you held him? Was it hard to let him go?
      Liberty: Get out!
      Derek: I'm sorry. I'm adopted. It's just something I always wondered.
      Liberty: Get out! I mean it! I don't care if you were adopted, dropped by a stork, or abducted by aliens! Get out!!

    • Marco: If you ever hurt me again I...
      Dylan: I won't. Even idiots grow up at some point. I'm a slob okay? I'm your exact opposite...but I love you Marco.
      Marco: You are such a jerk.
      Dylan: What...what...I...
      (Marco kisses Dylan)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Stefan Brogren (Mr. Simpson), Melissa DiMarco (Ms. Hatzilakos), Jake Epstein (Craig), Jake Goldsbie (Toby), Aubrey Graham (Jimmy), Jaime Johnston (Peter), Shane Kippel (Spinner), Mike Lobel (Jay), Pat Mastroianni (Joey), Miriam McDonald (Emma), Stacie Mistysyn (Caitlin), Cassie Steele (Manny), and Amanda Stepto (Spike), do not appear in this episode.


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