"That is the last time you EVER touch me!"
Terri puts an end to Rick's abusiveness.

Never Gonna Give You Up is the tenth episode of Season 3 of the Canadian television series, Degrassi: The Next Generation. It originally aired on November 19, 2003 on CTV Television and on December 12, 2003 on The N. The episode was written by story editors Yan Moore, Craig Cornell and James Hurst and directed by John Bell. The episode shares its title with the song by Rick Astley.


Life is perfect for Terri; she has a wonderful boyfriend, Rick, and she's the lead in the school play. However, Hazel thinks Rick might be too controlling of a boyfriend. Meanwhile, Spinner is annoyed with J.T. spending so much time around Paige.

Main Plot

Terri's new boyfriend, Rick totally adores her and she loves him too, but when he starts acting strange and frightening, Terri's friends are worried that love is blinding her to who Rick really is.

Sub Plot

Meanwhile, Spinner hates that Paige likes J.T. and decides to make her see him for who he really is. Unfortunately, that means making her see him for who he really is as well.

Terri (to Rick): Are we gonna talk about it?
Rick: About what?
Terri: Today in theater class I looked like an idiot because of you.
Rick: Excuse me?
Terri: Everyone was laughing. I should've listened to Jimmy.
Rick: (grabs Terri's wrist) Let me make one thing clear, I don't like the tone of voice. It makes me feel stupid, okay?
Terri: Rick, please, stop! You're hurting me.

  • "Master Of Seduction" by Lindy
  • "Postcard From Hollywood" by The Premiums
  • "The Way I See It" written by Michele Vice-Maslin & Matthew Gerrard