"Yeah that was weird... and bacon-y?"
— Ellie, after kissing Paige.

Don't Stop Believin' is the twenty-second episode of Season 7 of Degrassi: The Next Generation. It aired on June 9, 2008 in Canada, and on July 25, 2008 in the United States.


Paige, Marco, and Ellie realize that they have to move on and go their separate ways. Meanwhile, Liberty and Damian compete for valedictorian.

Main Plot

Paige tells her roommates that her dad has offered to buy her a condo, and with Ellie's workload at the newspaper increasing, Marco realizes that he will truly be alone. As he and Ellie try to figure out what they will do after the school year is over, they consider going their separate ways but realize how much they depend on each other for everything. Before going to bed, Ellie kisses Marco good night, but he doesn't want her to leave. They end up almost having sex, but stop and go to sleep. Marco later confronts Ellie and tells her "We are just friends, nothing more!" to which Ellie replies, "Whoa, Marco we JUST kissed. It's not a big deal! Watch!" and kisses Paige. Ellie, Paige, and Marco realize they have become too dependent on one another, and decide to move out.

Sub Plot

At the same time, Liberty and Damian learn they have tied for the highest marks in class, so a vote will be conducted to determine who will be valedictorian. Liberty thinks that it would be a popularity contest and thinks she deserves to win because she has been working hard at Degrassi while Damian was at Lakehurst. After Damian begins being flirtatious toward Liberty. She asks him about the flirting. He denies it and says he's just being friendly, which upsets Liberty. After, Damian and Liberty are asked to make videos as to why they should be valedictorians. Liberty makes a rant about Damian to the surprise of Toby. When the videos are being shown to the school, Damian makes a very sincere, heartfelt video. Liberty feels bad about her own video, and to her luck the power goes out before her video is shown. Toby then gives Mr. Simpson the idea of allowing Liberty to do her speech on his video blog. In the end, Liberty ends up winning the election. Also, Damian admits he was flirting with her.

  • Ellie: "Marco we just kissed it was no big deal. Watch." (Ellie kisses Paige)
    Paige: "Okay, ew."
    Ellie: "Yeah, that was weird...and bacon-y?"
  • Paige: "And I can't believe we lived with each other for a year, without there being a murder!"
    Ellie: "There's still time..."

  • "In A Matter Of Speaking" by The Leslies
  • "Bastion Cooper" by Cinderpop
  • "Take 6" by The Alexis Marsh Quartet
  • "All Time Lows" by Hellogoodbye
  • "Rock My Body" by The Higher