West End Girls is the twentieth episode of Season 4 of the Canadian television series, Degrassi: The Next Generation. It originally aired on January 31, 2005 on CTV Television Network and on August 12, 2005 on The N. The episode shares its title with the song by The Pet Shop Boys.


Manny, Darcy and Chantay devise a plan to get revenge on Paige Michalchuk for humiliating Manny. But as always, Paige is one step ahead. All this occurs as Kevin Smith arrives to make his decision about making a movie at Degrassi High School.

Main Plot

Manny, Darcy and Chantay devise a plan to get revenge on Paige for humiliating Manny and taking credit for all their work. But as always, Paige is one step ahead.

  • This episode is named after the song "West End Girls" by Pet Shop Boys.
  • This is the first time that Paige broke her leg because of Manny. The second was in Degrassi Goes Hollywood.
  • Ashley tells Craig that she is leaving for England (the reason for her absence in Season 5)

Manny (to Paige): Where do you get of coming in here? How can you even talk to me?
Paige: Hi, you broke my leg.
Manny: You made me be the mascot.
Paige: You made me look stupid.
Manny: You took credit for my work.
Paige: You got Matt fired.
Manny: You...I don't remember, but you started it!
Paige: I'll keep going. You stressed me at spirit squad, you make me look like a full, fat spaz!
Manny: Shut up! You're just jealous.
Paige: Yeah, right.
(While Jimmy, Marco and Hazel are outside waiting for the bus to unload Paige who has crutches)
Paige: Ninth grade, my date is orange and I'm sporting a screaming sunburn. Tenth grade our limo driver Jim Boy Jed, the criminal delivers us in a cop cruiser. Eleventh grade, it gets worse, happed up on painkillers, I arrive with a date who doesn't like girls on the special bus! Hello everyone!! Happy prom! This is so perfectly festive!
Jimmy: Are you finished?
Paige: No! My armpits hurt!

  • "Back In Place" by Anthony Poto, Vanya Drakul, Stephan Lacasse, Bob Onyskiw and Chris Harris
  • "Bad Girl" by X-Quisite - Heard when Manny and Emma are talking while shopping.
  • "Dirty Life" by Universal Honey
  • "Nothing At All" by Jake Epstein and Melissa McIntyre - Heard when Craig and Ashley perform.
  • "Sassy Thang" by X-Quisite
  • "Sometimes In My Dreams" by Sarah Tommasino
  • "Too Good A Friend" by Rique Franks - Heard when Manny and Toby are dancing together.