Spinner is willing to try anything to win Jane back after disappointing her. Clare agrees to go to the dance but not with the partner she truly desires. Kelly nearly ruins his opportunity with Emma until he comes up with a way to earn her trust.
The school's Panthers team is scoring great, thanks to star player Riley Stavros, but in fact he's taking steroids. Another short-term side-effect seems a straight libido, so he dumps his gay boyfriend for a cheerleader, Sav's girl. That doesn't feel right for either, so they break up by agreement and Riley drifts back to a former gay mate.
After an explosive outburst, Conner ends up expelled from school. When Clare finds out Conner's behavior is caused by a medical disorder, she protests the administration's unfair treatment of him. Sav wants to prove his devotion to Anya by inviting her to dinner with his supremely strict family.
Lucas Vaughn enjoys his father's return into his life, unlike his sister Jane who gets mean, drunk and has vague nightmares resurfacing from her early childhood. Shep is back on the job, in charge of alumni week. A birthday party truth or dare game exposes Cheng's 'cool' lies.
Instead of being supportive of her father making the family whole again and giving Lucas a night guard job, Jane gets even meaner and convinces everyone he abused her when they were toddlers. Alli loses her self-confidence and acts jealous when her smarter nerd classmate Claire manages a make-over, until she gets some male attention herself.
Try-outs for the Degrassi basketball team is an event welcomed by all. But this spells trouble for some, such as Kelly Ashoona, who is among those now tested for drug-use. For K.C. it's a dilemma when his foster father allows him to attend providing he keeps out of trouble in light of his court terms. His well-meaning, but clumsy friend, Connor, makes things even worse after jocks start taunting academically superior K.C.
The girls are stress about the most absurd theories that anything confirms boys aren't to be trusted, least of all their lovers. Johnny is pushed to have sex by Ally, who fakes being ready out of fear that he may dump her.
The pressure at Degrassi reaches an insane level as end-of-year exams loom over the students. Mia folds under the stress and plans to drop out of school to devote her time to modeling. Holly J is upset when she receives a less-than-perfect grade on an art project and must push herself to create something more expressive. Sav struggles with whether to sign up for engineering classes or music classes for his next year at Degrassi.
Mia is offered a modeling job in Paris and Peter plans to go with her. The new kid, Declan, hear them talking and tells Mia his mom knows some people and is having a party, she should come, so she takes Peter. At the party Peter feels out of place and starts doing meth with a girl and becomes addicted. There is also a new girl in 9th grade, Jenna, who starts to hang out with Clare, which makes Alli jealous.
Alli feels like her relationship with Johnny is getting boring so she spices things up by texting him racy naked pictures of herself. But when Alli angers Johnny by revealing one of his deepest secrets, Johnny takes vicious revenge by sending the pictures to the entire school. Fiona and Riley warm up to the idea of being a couple but will Riley's past cool their chemistry?
Jane has no clue what to do when she finds herself attracted to the new guy in school when she is supposed to be head over heels for Spinner. KC finally gets the chance to show his stuff on the basketball court but makes a big mistake that sends his coach into a rage. Could this be the end of KC's days on the court?
Alli and Johnny have broken up for good but when Johnny urgently wants to talk to her, could it lead to a make-up or even more heartbreak? Peter wants to get back in the band but is depressed when his efforts are too late.
Riley tries to seduce Fiona to prove he's straight but gives up when he realizes how unfair it is to manipulate Fiona's emotions. Sav is confused by Anya's new interest in role-playing games and Dave doesn't get the reaction he hoped for when he admits his feelings to Jenna.
KC follows Coach Carson's advice and dumps Clare in favor of Jenna. But what are Coach Carson's motives for butting in on his students' private lives? Could he be up to something sinister? Meanwhile, Marco returns to the halls of Degrassi as a student teacher.
Kelly and Emma stop in Degrassi during their cross-country bike tour. Emma isn't exactly happy to be home because it means telling her family she has failed out of Smithdale and plans to drop out. Chante and Danny go on their first date.