Pride (1) is the fourth episode of Season 3 of the Canadian television series, Degrassi: The Next Generation. It originally aired on October 8, 2003 on CTV Television and on October 17, 2003 on The N. The episode was directed by Phil Earnshaw and shares its title with the song by U2.
Ever since Marco secretly came out to Ellie, she's covered for him by pretending she's his girlfriend. But she's had enough, and Marco needs to decide whether or not he's ready to trust his friends to accept him for who he really is.
Paige, Spinner, Jimmy, Hazel, Ellie, and Marco are driven to the beach by Paige's brother Dylan, who is openly gay. Ever since Marco secretly came out to Ellie, she's covered for him by pretending she's his girlfriend. But she's had enough, and leaves Marco to then decide whether or not he's ready to trust his friends to accept him for who he really is.
Snake suddenly develops a mysterious illness, which causes Spike to ask him to stay out somewhere else so that baby Jack will not get sick. Snake staying at Joey's interrupts some of Craig's alone time with Ashley. The sickness Snake has caused him spontaneous bleeding and dizziness.
- This episode is named after the song "Pride" By U2.
- This episode marks the first appearances of Jay Hogart, Dylan Michalchuk and The Dot.
- The videogame Craig and Snake are playing is "Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding" on XBOX.
- Marco comes out to Spinner at the end of this episode.
- On the Season 3 DVD Boxset, there's a commentary for this episode with two of the writers, Adamo (Marco), and Shane (Spinner).
Regular Cast (Ordered Alphabetically)
- Stefan Brogren as Archie Simpson
- Lauren Collins as Paige Michalchuk
- Jake Epstein as Craig Manning
- Stacey Farber as Ellie Nash
- Aubrey Graham as Jimmy Brooks
- Shane Kippel as Spinner Mason
- Andrea Lewis as Hazel Aden
- Pat Mastroianni as Joey Jeremiah
- Miriam McDonald as Emma Nelson
- Melissa McIntyre as Ashley Kerwin
- Adamo Ruggiero as Marco Del Rossi
- Cassie Steele as Manny Santos
- Amanda Stepto as Christine Nelson
- John Bregar as Dylan Michalchuk
- Melissa DiMarco as Daphne Hatzilakos
- Mike Lobel as Jay Hogart
- Alex Steele as Angela Jeremiah
- Sugith Varghese as Dr. Sandholt
Jimmy: "What? He's gay. So they do that."
Spinner: "Yeah, but, it's gross! I mean touching another guy and kissing!"
Jimmy: "You were all over Marco just a second ago."
Spinner: "Ha ha, very funny."