Don't You Want Me? (1) is the eighteenth episode of Season 6 of Degrassi: The Next Generation. It aired on May 7, 2007 in Canada, and on July 27, 2007 in the United States.


Alex has money problems, along with family problems. When her mom's boyfriend won't pay rent and has debts over thousands of dollars, she decides to look for a job besides the low-paying theater. She become a waitress at gentleman's club but there's bigger money to be made onstage, so now Alex is left with a choice.

Main Plot

Alex and her mother Emily are in trouble. Chad, has run up thousands of dollars in credit card debt and hasn't been paying the rent. The situation is dire and Alex needs to make more money than she can at the theater - when a job as a waitress at a 'gentleman's club' comes up, she takes it - but learns there's bigger money onstage. Alex has to decide what to do - and how maybe more-than-friend Paige will deal with the situation.

Sub Plot

Meanwhile, Emma wants to make plans for next year and is shocked to learn Sean's don't include her, or even Degrassi. Thinking she is pregnant, Emma and Sean are relieved when the test turns out negative.

Regular Cast (Ordered Alphabetically)

Supporting Cast

  • Angelo Celeste as Cop
  • Conrad Dunn as Vlad
  • Rick Little as Announcer
  • Debra McCabe as Emily Nuñez
  • Tony Munch as Chad Kent
  • Kristina Pesic as Mel
  • Melanie Phillipson as Stephanie
  • Sarah Plommer as Sherry Jubilee
  • Brandon Thomas as Guy in club


  • Emma: "I'm pregnant."
    Sean: "You're right, I am going to freak out. Uh, are you sure? You do a test?"
    Emma: "We'll do it together, okay?"
  • Paige: "Hun, don't cry."
    Alex: "Stop. You don't get to break my heart then comfort me, too."
  • School Marquee: "First Semester Exams Are Coming. Are You Ready?"

  • "55 Regrets" by Hello Operator
  • "Wake to Weep" by Vivian George
  • "Make Me Shake (Gimme Some Crush Crush)" by Shinjuku Zuli
  • "Hustler" by Femme