Death or Glory (2) is the sixth episode of Season 7 of Degrassi: The Next Generation. It aired on November 9, 2007 in the United States, and on February 11, 2008 in Canada.


Spinner seems to be doing himself in before his illness has a chance to. Elsewhere, Marco finally accepts that Dylan is gone and starts to socialize.

Main Plot

Spinner finds it difficult to deal with his bad news, especially since his father died of cancer. His behavior becomes increasingly antisocial as he shaves his hair into a Mohawk and begins to pick fights with Johnny DiMarco, Lucas Valieri and Bruce the Moose, though this causes him to become a hero among the Degrassi students for fighting the Lakehurst thugs. Mr. Simpson warns Spinner that the police will get involved if he does not stop fighting, and Spinner realizes that if he does not stop, his recovery over the forthcoming months will be difficult.

Sub Plot

Marco accepts that Dylan is the past and this is the present and begins to believe that anyone who strikes a conversation with him will be his new best friend.

  • This episode is named after the song "Death or Glory" by The Clash.
  • Shane Kippel was nominated for a Gemini award for his performance in this episode.

  • Spinner: "You want a show!? You want a show? You've got one. C'mon Johnny, cameras are rolling man!"
    Johnny: "Hey man, chill, alright!"
    Spinner: "Sorry, Johnny boy. Man up!"
  • Spinner: "Look, we gotta stop this Lakehurst-Degrassi crap, okay?"
    Johnny: "Look, who cares about that, all right? We're famous."

  • "The Future" by God Made Me Funky (Griffin invites Marco to hang out)
  • "To A Friend" by Alexisonfire (Spinner shaves his head)
  • "Get Up" by The Nein (Marco interrupts Griffin with his friends)