Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 2 Episode 2

When Doves Cry, Part Two

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Sep 29, 2002 on Family
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When Doves Cry, Part Two

Craig continues to see Angela, despite being told not to, and even suggests taking her to BC. When Joey finds out, he is furious, and after calling Craig's dad, Craig runs away from home, afraid of being beat again. J.T. gets a date with Paige, but only because Hazel and Spinner are paying her to go out with him.


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  • Craig's father is not very nice.

    "When Doves Cry" Part 2 is an excellent episode just like part 1. I've said this for the review for part 1, but Craig's father beating him up is just heartbreak. It's one of the most intense things you'll see on Degrassi. The scene where Craig and Sean are at the train tracks is one of my favourite scenes in this episode. SPOILER ALERT!!! I love it because this is the first time where I think the writers knew that Craig would be bipolar and he shows the signs of being bipolar in this episode. Anyways, I love how he admits to Joey that his father abuses him and that Craig gets to live with Joey. I give this episode a 10/10.moreless
  • perfect

    the second half of the premiere sees craig's dad forbidden him from seeing joey and angela, but he continues to. his dad continues to beat him. emma and sean suspect this when they see him, can they prove what is happening so craig can be safe?

    good conclusion to the premiere of the second season. pretty suspenseful and had a great plot dealing with the topic of teen abuse. i loved this episode a lot. craig is a great character and they introduced him in a great way. my overall grade for this episode is in A+, another perfect offeringmoreless
  • Craig (Part 2)

    In this continuation of the season premire, Craig wants to get away from his abusive father and see Angela more, but when Joey learns that he wanted to take her to the British Columbia, and Craig's dad gets a golf club to beat him with, Craig's ready to kill himself, with Sean as his witness. This episode definitly lived up to part 1, and the way all the main characters helped save Craig ( Angela rembered the bruises, Sean and Joey went looking, Emma remembers that Julia's also Craig's mother) was just amazing. At this point, I think the show is getting it's act together and craving it's niche away from the previous series'. 10/10 A+moreless
  • gd

    The second part of the season premiere, with great performances by new main stars and guest stars. When Craig got home, he discovers that his father has been rumaging through his dark room, viewing all the photos that he has taken of Joey and Angela. This led to his father beating him, resulting in the destruction of Craig's camera. The next day, Craig's father apologizes and offers Craig a few thousand dollars for a new digital camera. Later, Craig takes Angela off of Emma's hands to the park, but Craig surprisingly asks Angela to go to British Columbia with him, with the money that his father gave him for a camera. Joey finds out about this, and is angered, finally telling him to stay away from his daughter. When Craig arrived home, his father receives the news earlier in the day, and chases after Craig, ready to beat him. Successfully, Craig jumps out of his window, and meats up with Sean, thinking whether to leave to British Columbia. When he played chicken with a train, he runs off while Sean obtains help from Emma and Joey, revealing that Craig is beaten by his father. Joey and Sean continue to search for Craig, and finally locates him at his mother's grave. As a last decision, Craig wants to leave his father with Joey. Saddened, Craig's father tried to pursue his son to stay with him, but it did not work, as Craig grabbed his stuff and left with Joey.moreless
  • Rising from the Ashes

    This episode concludes the two parter well because finally Craig is about to take action. And of course the first course of action his takes is considered desperate action when he takes the money his dad lent him and runs away from home. His plan seems like a good plan at first but of course it's not completely well thought out. He tries to take Angie with him due to fear of abuse Joey might inflict on Angie (which we know he'll never do) and even tries taking Sean along for the ride, but when both Joey prevents Craig taking Angie away and Sean say no to the deal Craig starts to go into an episode of despair. And one point which was an intense moment he goes in front on an oncoming train thinking of killing himself, because he has nothing in his life to fall back to.

    It was great seeing all of the characters finally come though to Craig. From Sean being the hero he is saving Craig's life and telling Joey the truth Craig told him about his father. Angie telling about the discolored bruses she saw on Craig. And Joey finding Craig on the gravesite of his mother and like a good parient helping Craig out by saving him from his father. And in the end Craig out of his own free will, leaves his home to stay at his new home to begin life anew. Good for his friends and family and good for Craig.moreless
Hugh Dillon

Hugh Dillon

Albert Manning

Guest Star

Alex Steele

Alex Steele

Angela "Angie" Jeremiah

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Due to the recap of the first part, this episode had no cold open. This is the first episode (in Canada) to not have an opening scene. In the US (and Syndication in Canada), due to it being a two parter, "Mother and Child Reunion, Part 2", also has no opening.

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  • NOTES (2)

    • Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty), Stefan Brogren (Mr. Simpson), Aubrey Graham (Jimmy), Melissa McIntyre (Ashley), Christina Schmidt (Terri), Cassie Steele (Manny), and Dan Woods (Mr. Raditch), do not appear in this episode. However, Mr. Raditch's voice can be heard over the P.A.

    • Given the heavy content of this episode, Executive Producer Linda Schuyler asked actor Jake Epstein if he wanted to see a psychologist while taping.