"Craig: So when in doubt you kiss Craig?!
Marco: I gotta settle this with Dylan...
Craig: Yeah, you do! You really, really do!
Craig & Marco after Marco kisses Craig to spite Dylan.

Moonlight Desires is the nineteenth episode of Season 4 of the Canadian television series, Degrassi: The Next Generation. It originally aired on January 31, 2005 on CTV Television and on July 29, 2005 on The N. The episode shares its title with the song by Gowan.


Marco thinks Dylan is cheating on him. Meanwhile, Jay and Spinner break into Degrassi.

Main Plot

Marco is questioning Dylan's faithfulness and thinks that he is cheating on him. To his surprise, he really is. So Marco tries to make Dylan jealous by kissing Craig, but his plan backfires.

Sub Plot

As Jay and Spinner are expelled for the events behind the school shooting, they break into Degrassi to vandalize it. Spinner attempts to set the school on fire, but is stopped by Jay.

  • This episode is named after the song "Moonlight Desires" by Gowan.
  • This song was played in School's Out!, during the scene in which Joey Jeremiah and Tessa Campanelli lose their virginities to each other.
  • This episode marks the end of Dylan and Marco's second relationship.
  • In It's Tricky, it was revealed that Craig had written a song entitled "Kissing in the Stairwell" which was included on his album Of Two Minds. Its title referred to the fact that Marco kissed him while they were sitting in the stairwell in order to make Dylan jealous.

  • Marco: (to Dylan) "Tell me my head doesn't look that big."
    Craig: "Your hair...that's what's big."
  • Jay: "Seriously, it's bonfire night?"
  • Jay: "Put the toy away, Fliphead."
    Spinner: "You're stopping me?"
    Jay: "Shocking but true."
  • Craig: (to Marco) "You know you are a great guy. The most honest, down-to-earth, nicest person that I know. You're a little short, but that just adds to the cuteness. That I would find you to be. If you were a girl or I was not a guy."
  • Marco: (to Craig) "I can't go downstairs. I can't stay here I can't talk to Dylan, what do I do?"
    Dylan: "Marco!"
    (Marco kisses Craig)
    Dylan: "Um... wow."
    Craig: "So when in doubt you kiss Craig?!"
    Marco: "I gotta settle this with Dylan..."
    Craig: "Yeah, you do! You really, really do!"
  • Spinner to Jay: "If I'm still serving you in ten years from now, kill me."
  • Alex: "My ex, formerly known as Jay Hogart, screwed around with every girl at this school. It's not a gay thing. Promiscuity, it's a guy thing."
    Craig: "Hey. Didn't I hear that you clocked Amy for being equally trampy?"
    Ellie: "Oh and how's Ash, Craig? Or are you back with Manny? It's hard to tell, especially when you secretly dated them at the same time."
    Craig: "Let's just call it a people thing."
    Ellie: "Let’s call it a choice. Monogamy wow, what a difficult concept."
  • Marco: "I was thinking of picking up a few extra credits this summer. This way, I can graduate after first semester's done, maybe even move in with Dylan before university."
    (Craig and Ellie are both shocked)
    Marco: "My boyfriend? Alright you guys know I'm gay, right?"
    Ellie: "Um, I'm stuck on graduating early."
    Craig: "I'm on move in with Dylan."
    Marco: "Guys, it's not that big a deal!...Okay, it's huge."

  • "A Fine Time" by Chisai Jackson
  • "California" by Gene Champagne
  • "Just Before Mary Goes" by Universal Honey
  • "Rave Track #1" by L'il Jody C
  • "Trippin'" by Edwin
  • "Was It My Imagination" by Universal Honey