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Degrassi Episode: "Death or Glory"

Season 7, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of 2. Spinner is involved in a fight at school, and the repercussions are far greater than he anticipated.
Original Air Date: Nov 2, 2007

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Season 7, Episode 4
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Length: 14:40:07
Aired: 11/2/2007
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Death or Glory, Part 1 Season 7, Episode 4

After last week's shortened Halloween episode of Degrassi, most of us were hoping this week's return would be worth the wait. Oh boy was it ever! As things at the high school picked back up, the Lakehearst kids were up to their old tricks of causing trouble and picking fights. The same thuggish dude who was an accomplice in JT's stabbing has been wreaking havoc at Degrassi by picking fights with anyone willing to stoop to his childish level. Having had enough of it, our old friend Spinner (remember him?) stepped in and tried to put a stop to the Lakeheart bullies. Of course, he had an ulterior motive trying to impress his new crush Jane, but his actions were heroic by anyone's standards. Although Spinner didn't use violence to prevent the fight in the cafeteria, the principal caught wind of the altercation and gave Spinner a stern warning that he's still on thin ice. Meanwhile, Spinner's ex Darcy was almost done with her therapy sessions after trying to take her life following her rape. The only problem being that she still wouldn't reveal to the school therapist what drove her to suicide in the first place. Instead, she claimed to be feeling 100 percent better and would no longer need therapy to help her deal with life's stresses. However, things were not as they seemed and Darcy began to act out in the classroom in an attempt to disguise her emotional pain. Back in Spinner's neck of the woods, Spinner felt a shooting pain in his groin while working out with Jimmy. He chalked it up to his lack of a love life and shrugged it off. But when the pain didn't subside, he was left with no other choice but to go and see a doctor. The doctor found a lump on his testicles. When he returned to school, Spinner played it off like it was nothing. He talked sports with Jimmy and took Jane out to the pool hall. But when the shooting pain came back on his date, he cut things short and ran away. At that moment, Spinner went from being in denial to full-on fright mode. After being sent to detention for acting out in class, Darcy continued her mean streak by getting pissy with Mr. Simpson when he wouldn't lie for her about why she was in detention. She desperately wanted to be done with therapy and her streak of bad behavior could only extend her need for it. When Simpson wouldn't oblige, she threw another tantrum. While being sent to apologize to Mr. Simpson, Darcy refused to deliver a meaningful apology and when asked why, she finally came clean about what happened to her. At the doctor's office, Spinner learns that he is in the early stages of testicular cancer. Although the doctor assures him that it's very treatable, he only hears the C word and it freaks him out. When he goes back to school again, the same Lakehearst bully is still torturing Degrassi students. In one quick moment, Spinner channels all of his rage and attacks the bully, bringing to a close Part 1 of this story arch. This episode was really well done. I loved how they showed Spinner as this hero with huge physical strength while internally his body was under attack. Upon learning of his illness, he gave a realistic reaction by needing to prove that he was still a healthy, strong man by beating on the Lakehearst bully. The Darcy story worked in a similar way. She, too, was trying to appear happy and healthy on the outside while internally her secret was eating away at her. I can't wait to see how things play out next week. Just one random question before I go: Where the H is Emma this season? You can watch full episodes of Degrassi in our Online Video Guide. show less
After last week's shortened Halloween episode of Degrassi, most of us were hoping this week's return would be worth the wait. Oh boy was it ever!As things at the high school picked back up, the Lakehearst kids were up to their old tricks of causing trouble and picking fights. The same thuggish dude who was an accomplice in JT's stabbing has been wreaking havoc at Degrassi by picking fights with anyone willing to stoop to his childish level. Having had enough of it, our old friend Spinner (remember him?) stepped in and tried to put a stop to the Lakeheart bullies. Of course, he had an ulterior motive trying to impress his new crush Jane, but his actions were heroic by anyone's standards. Although Spinner didn't use violence to prevent the fight in the cafeteria, the principal caught wind of the altercation and gave Spinner a stern warning that he's still on thin ice.Meanwhile, Spinner's ex Darcy was almost done with her therapy sessions after trying to take her life following her rap... read more

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Premiered: July 01, 2002, on The N/TeenNick
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