Degrassi The Next Generation (2001) s01e06 Episode Script

The Mating Game

You think Jimmy will like it? It is so perfect romantic, yet masculine.
Just like Jimmy.
Shakespeare's language can be hard to follow, so what we're going to do is we're going to break up into groups and we're going to perform scenes from "Romeo and Juliet'.
Oh, come on! No, no, we're going to perform the scenes next week with the text fully memorised.
I'm playing Balthasar.
Who's she? He is Romeo's servant.
Let me guess you're Juliet and Jimmy's Romeo.
He's Romeo, but I'm the nurse.
So who's Juliet? Romeo, O Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo? Hey, Tobester, check it out! Dr Sally's coming to Degrassi today! Who's Dr Sally? The sex lady! But she's only talking to the 8th-graders, of course.
Of course.
It's totally unfair.
I heard that she brings, like, props.
And she gets graphic as in pornographic.
OK, people, as we discussed at the end of the last class, today you guys are going to create a website on an animal of your choice.
Ooh! Can we do it on a specific animal, like Mama Onu? Mama-who? Mama Onu she's an endangered green turtle from the South Pacific.
That sounds very informative.
But don't forget to have fun and use the technology and your imagination, OK? That's what this is all about is taking the technology to the next step.
Wow! Toby.
Man, thanks for letting me borrow your notes.
Yeah, no problem, Sean.
Is that what he said? To your friend's brother? You OK? Yeah.
Uh, yeah.
Um, yeah, I have a friend.
He's about my age.
He and his girlfriend are, like, totally serious.
I'm talking, like, eight months serious.
And how are they supposed to know when or if they're ready to, you know, do it? Well, anatomically, physically, you're ready right now.
But emotionally, psychologically, we're not sure.
You have to be able to decide.
Decide whether you like your body OK, I will never eat another banana as long as I live.
I think it's good she was so blunt.
I mean, we're not all going to wait until we get married.
I'm going to strangle Spinner.
Can you believe he asked that? I mean, hello? Who else at this school's been going out for eight months? Well, what about you and Jimmy? I mean, eight months is a long time.
Our relationship is deep enough without sex.
Look at what he made me for our anniversary.
It's supposed to be his heart.
Looks more like a pile of I think it's sweet.
It is so romantic.
Romantic, or What? Well, you got him a $50 silver chain, right? And he got you a hunk of clay.
But what do I know? Hey, Romeo, I've memorised my lines already.
I heard she did it last summer at camp, with a counsellor.
I have a girlfriend, remember? Right Ashley "You'll Never Get Past Second Base' Kerwin.
Ha ha.
Spinner "You Better Shut Your Mouth' Mason.
Look, all I'm saying is you've got two diners, but only one's selling fries, and you've really got a craving for fries.
Shut up! I could help you with your assignment.
I get straight A's! And I get straight D's, so why rock the boat? Oh.
Hey, Sean.
The leatherback turtle? Is that for media immersion? Isn't Emma already doing endangered turtles for her assignment? I was inspired after learning about Mama Onu to uncover the plight of other turtles.
That's OK, isn't it? Of course.
Who knew I could have such an impact? You know, I saw this DVD in the video store the other day.
It's a documentary on endangered species.
We should watch it tomorrow night.
I thought we were going to the movies.
Maybe the future of helpless animals is a little more important than that.
We can watch it at my place.
My dad won't let me go out on a school night, but you guys can come over.
How about you, Sean? Wanna come? Nah, I got other plans.
See you guys later.
Don't you think that was a bit much? "Oh, hi, Emma.
I rented this DVD for tomorrow night.
" J.
, you'd better shut up! "I was so inspired by Mama Onu and the plight of other turtles! "Emma, I I love you!" You do know that physical violence violates the Degrassi code of conduct, don't you? Violates the code of conduct? I'll be back in a couple of minutes.
O then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do.
They pray, grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.
Saints do not move, grant now for prayers' sake.
Then move not, while my prayer's effect I take.
Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purged.
Madam, your mother craves a word with you! Ashley, you don't come in for another half-page.
OK, why don't we start from the top, and keep doing what you're doing, 'cause your chemistry's great.
Ash, don't worry about it.
It's just a homework assignment.
You don't get it.
Even when we were little, anything I ever had, Paige had to have too.
I have to draw the line at my boyfriend.
Well, I'll see you later.
Hey, Ash you were a great nurse.
I know what you're doing, Paige Michalchuk.
What are you talking about? I'm not blind.
You were all over Jimmy in there.
It's called rehearsal.
It's called back-stabbing.
Ashley, we're studying "Romeo and Juliet', not "Julius Caesar', OK? What does that even mean? Anyway, just because you two have been going out for, like, forever doesn't mean that Jimmy's bored of you.
At least, he's never said so to me.
You heard Jimmy's bored with me? Not at all, but if I were you, I'd make sure he wasn't, before someone with a little more chemistry comes along.
Hey, Ash, I was looking for you.
I just Yeah! Whoa, what was that for? Didn't you like it? Sure! Well, if you like that, you'll love what I've planned for our anniversary.
Mom's going to see Jeff perform in his orchestra, and Toby's going to a friend's house, so we'll be all alone.
Remember what Dr Sally said today? Well, I'm ready! He shoots, he scores the crowd goes wild! Hey! What's with you today? For our anniversary, Ash wants to give me the ultimate gift.
A Ferrari! You're such an idiot! No, what Juliet gave Romeo.
Why isn't Jimmy, you know, taking care of this? You heard what Dr Sally said.
It's the guy's and the girl's responsibility.
Are you sure you're making the right decision? Of course.
I mean, Jimmy and I love each other, right? It's just you said your relationship was deep enough without sex.
Then Paige This has nothing to do with Paige! I just don't want you to regret this later.
It's a big deal.
I can't believe I'm listening to relationship advice from someone who's never even had a date.
I'm going to be late for dinner.
There's nothing! Something wrong? Yeah people that are hunting green turtles have also wiped them off cyberspace.
Can I try? Go ahead, but it's hopeless.
How did you do that? Just a little gift I have.
Toby! If we're going to work on this together, can you at least try and stay awake? Sorry.
Whoa! Check out this site! It has tons of stuff on turtles way more than I'd hoped for.
Hey, um, I need to get in.
So are we still on for tonight? Hey, Ashley.
Rehearsal tomorrow? We can do it without you, if you want to, you know, do something else.
Why would I want to do that? Well, the scene's all about Jimmy and me, so why should you wait around for, what, just two lines? But it's up to you, of course.
We are so on for tonight.
Come on, you guys, let's go watch Toby's DVD.
Emma! You said you'd help proof this issue of the "Grapevine', remember? It's scheduled in my PalmPilot.
I'll be there in an hour, I promise.
Whoop! Oh, Mom! What are you doing here? Last time I looked, I lived here.
But aren't you going to see Jeff perform tonight? Yep.
That's why I had to come home and make myself gorgeous.
I'll get it.
Package for you.
What's in the box? Oh, you know, just girls' stuff.
Girls' stuff? What kind of girls' stuff? Mom! Well, come on, they won't bite you.
I'd like these.
Well, are you sure this is the right size for you? 'Cause we got small, medium, large and extra-large.
Yeah, those are fine.
But then you also got your choice of regular and super-sensitive.
Just ring them in.
But then there's colours to think of, because personally, I think a little bit of colour spices things up.
Just ring them in.
So Right.
You're sure my editorial on school fountains bacteria breeders isn't too long? Positive.
Hey, on the way home, want to grab a smoothie? Um, actually, I forgot.
Forgot what? Not something for the paper, I hope.
Sean asked me to help him after school.
I've got to run.
OK, see you tomorrow, then.
Or as they say in Italy, "a domani'.
Springer spaniels? Hardly on the endangered list.
So? Mr Simpson didn't say they had to be.
No, you're right.
Of course not.
Why springer spaniels? I used to have one when I lived with my parents.
What happened to him? I had to leave him.
My brother's building it doesn't allow dogs.
You must miss him.
He was sorta dumb, you know? He chased his own tail, he was afraid of cats, but I miss him.
A lot.
What's wrong? Ash? I'm just going to go and freshen up.
I'll be right back.
Come on, Ash.
Grow up! You can do this! Just grow up! Sorry about that.
I Ash.
What's wrong? I can't.
I'm sorry, Jimmy, but I just can't.
Maybe somebody like Paige can What'd you say? About Paige? Just maybe she's the girl for you.
You think because of this Shakespeare stuff I want to be with Paige? She's ready to do this.
She's done this.
But I'm not.
Good, because to be honest, neither am I.
Can't believe Emma didn't show.
She's probably still at school.
You know what Liberty's like.
Emma's lucky.
That boring DVD almost put me on the endangered species list.
I rented it for her.
Ash, I'm home.
And, Jimmy, girls are not worth it.
Believe me.
I almost forgot.
If you don't like it, then No.
It's exactly what I want.
Hey, guys.
Sorry about last night.
Liberty chew your ear off? No, I ran into Sean.
We just started talking.
He used to have this dog Oh, so you didn't even bother showing up.
Not even a phone call? What's the big deal? You said you'd come.
What kind of friend are you, anyway? What's his problem? Uh, he's got a major crush on you.
Toby? What? Hey, how'd it go? Oh.
What? You guys didn't? Man, we were this close.
Then her brother came home early, messed up everything.
That sucks.
Want me to take care of him? Hey.
About what I said yesterday? I was totally out of line.
I guess I was just nervous, not that that's an excuse.
I'm sorry, Terri.
Really sorry.
Anyway, Jimmy really liked his gift.
You guys didn't actually? No, of course not.
It wasn't right.
Jimmy wasn't upset? No, he was pretty cool about it.
Entirely cool about it, actually.