The Lexicon of Love (2) is the twelfth episode of Season 5 of Degrassi: The Next Generation. It aired on December 5, 2005 in Canada and on April 7, 2006 in the United States.


Kevin Smith helps a confused Paige come to terms with her sexuality and her feelings for Alex. Alex and Paige become a couple.

Emma feels compelled to tell her mom she saw Snake and Ms. Hatzilakos together, and gets him thrown out of the house.

Paige tells Hazel the kiss with Alex was nothing, and that Alex is nothing, and Alex hears them and gets angry.

Jay hangs out with Alex and apparently Emily and Chad are back together, despite the fight and Chad throwing Alex under a small table.

Alex goes outside for air and then sees Paige. This episode ends with them holding hands.

Main Plot

Paige wakes Alex up in her bed - Paige spent the night on the floor - and as the two girls awkwardly prepare for school, they try to avoid what happened last night ass in, the fact that they kissed.

What happened? That kiss: does it make them lesbians? Bisexuals? Alex shrugs it off.

Paige also is thinking about the scene with Alex's mom's boyfriend the night before. She doesn't know what they are or what that kiss meant. All she knows is that she's not freaked. Paige is.

Paige is not supposed to be into women but Kevin reminds her—neither is Alex. He convinces Paige to be true to herself and to her feelings.

Are they lesbians? Are they bisexual? Who cares? They're together.

Sub Plot

Emma is furious at Snake's scene with Daphe at the movie premiere the night before. So she feels compelled to spill the beans about Snake and Ms. Hatzilakos.

Spike loses it. Not over one little kiss, but because Snake asked Emma to keep a secret and that is unforgivable. She kicks Snake out, disgusted that he would use Emma like that.

  • This episode is named after a song of the same name "The Lexicon of Love" by ABC.
  • This episode reveals that Alex is a lesbian and Paige is bisexual.
  • This episode also marks the temporary break up of Snake and Spike.
  • This episode also marks the first relationship of Paige and Alex.

  • Paige: "Excuse me while I go flush my head down the toilet."
  • Marco: "I knew's Heather Sinclair. Paige, I see the way she looks at you."