If You Leave is the thirteenth episode of Season 6 of Degrassi: The Next Generation. It aired on February 16, 2007 in the United States, and on April 9, 2007 in Canada.


Manny's parents want her to come home, and she agrees. Meanwhile, Marco gets paranoid and worries if Dylan is cheating on him again.

Main Plot

Manny's parents want her to come home after the tragedy at Emma's house, and to Emma's surprise, she agrees.

Emma can't seem to tell Manny how she feels though since she has a spirit squad competition and a brand new boyfriend to balance.

Emma can't hide the fact that she feels ignored and when she thinks J.T.'s death is being glossed over, she decides she really doesn't have to hide her feelings anymore.

Sub Plot

Marco worries Dylan is cheating on him again, but when he follows Dylan to confront him, Dylan reveals he is moving to Switzerland to play hockey.

  • This is the second time Marco suspects that Dylan is cheating on him, but this time, Dylan actually wasn't.
  • Mia was shouting "GO HOME LAKEHURST!", but she was an actual Lakehurst student before.
  • This episode is named after the song "If You Leave" by OMD.
  • This episode was originally titled "We're Not Gonna Take It".
  • Holly J. is not seen on the Lakehurst Spirit Squad.

School Marquee: "Metro Spirit Squad Finals"
Emma (to Manny): If the school printed money, your face would be on it.
Manny: Yeah, and I'd use it to buy you a big box of "shut up."
Emma: J.T. is gone and people like Manny just want to pretend it never happened & I'm pissed!
Manny (to Emma): So, I got your text. What did you want to show me?
Emma: This. This curb right here. This is where it happened. J.T. died here.
Manny: Em, you don't have to show me this.
Emma: No, I think I do. This whole thing between us. It isn't about Lakehurst or Damian. It's about what happened here two weeks ago.

  • "I Survive" by Holly Lindin
  • "Go Anywhere With You" by Beautiful 2000
  • "Maserati" by Jim Mcgrath & Tim Welch
  • "Raw Joy" by AA Soundsystem
  • "Commerce" by DL Incognito
  • "Unbroken Silence" by Jonathan Inc.
  • "It All Adds Up" by Anamaria & Shalom