Sophie has to watch the store while her mom is out of town and her dad is on bed rest. At the same time, Chuck is trying to raise enough money to buy a Christmas present for his dad. While at the store, Chuck offers to help Sophie but then something goes wrong. Now Sophie and Chuck have a problem that may cost them their friendship.
Noel wants to give away his pet rabbit. Casey and Lisa convince him to give the rabbit to them. Together, they make a pact to always take care of and love the rabbit. However, when their parents realize that their land is not correctly split they put picks down for the new fence. The girls realize that this will split the rabbit cage in half and may cause them their friendship.
Pete wants to make money. He sees an ad in the paper and is convinced it's the best and quickest way to go. He borrows money from Lisa and promises to pay her back, but in the process of selling and buying he realizes he may not have enough. Pete has to decide what's more important: money or friendship?
Chuck's dad is in jail. Chuck is embarrassed and doesn't want Tina, the girl he likes, to find out. Chuck's brother Pete is in a play. Pete doesn't worry about what other people think and invites his dad to come watch him perform. Chuck has to decide between keeping the secret from Tina or letting his brother be happy.
Catherine's parents are getting a divorce. They are always fighting and she is caught in the middle. When Catherine makes the gymnastics team she is at a loss...who does she invite to come watch her compete? She is going to have to choose between mom and dad meaning one of them will be upset for sure. Hopefully she will make the right choice.
Billy and Pete want to try smoking. First they have to save up enough money so they take a dog walking job. But Billy has to bring his brother with him everywhere he goes. How will he ever be able to try smoking when his brother is always around?
Although the title makes it look like Liz is the main character, this episode follows the point of view of two characters. Liz is babysitting and wants to make a good impression with the kids, but Martin thinks he is too old to have a babysitter. So while Liz is trying her hardest to be good, Martin is making it difficult for her. They will have to work together for things to turn out well.
Pete's car wash is doing well. That is, until the Pirates show up. They're the neighborhood bullies and they're planning on expanding to Degrassi Street. If Pete doesn't do something, the Pirates are going to take over the neighborhood. But how will Pete defeat them on his own?
Mrs. Gonzales is having a baby and the class wants to have a party for her. They each need to contribute $5 for the party and everyone has, except Connie. When Casey drops $5 of the collection money on the floor, Connie gives it back to her. Casey didn't see it drop and thinks that Connie has now turned in her money. But when the collection is $5 short, Casey decides to get to the bottom of the matter. She needs to know where the money went before the party so they can buy the supplies they need.
Lisa comes back to Degrassi and everybody's excited to see her. The new student, Griff, thinks she's cute. Lisa likes him too so Casey helps her find ways to get his attention. But when she finally gets it, she finds out who Griff really is and she's not so sure he's such a good guy anymore.
Connie tries to impress a boy but nothing seems to work. Martin wants to fit in but he keeps falling behind. Lisa wants to go on a date but her parents won't let her. However, with time, each situation works out exactly the way it was meant to.
The kids make a pact in class that they will be a nuclear free zone. When they need money for a yearbook, Casey has to decide whether to tell the rest of the kids that their benefactor works for a company that indirectly works on nuclear missiles.