Alex received a phone call from Paige, saying that she would be home from Thanksgiving break and wanted Alex to be there during the break with her. When Manny auditions at Degrassi, they didn't like it too much. She was the only one of the three who conspired to dump the paint on Rick to not get expelled and was sorry for pulling the prank after it culminated in a school disaster. A few moments later, Jay is worried that they should go stay and hang with them, but Manny tells him that they should let them be. Before his expulsion, Jay spends most of the time at the ravine, where many kids of a 'bad' sort hang out to get drunk, party, do drugs, and have sex. They then make it successfully there, but suddenly stop and get out of the bus when Sav sees Ben Afleck. Paige, of course, was upset that Alex had told her mother, but Alex told Paige that she had only told her mom because she was tired of Paige lying to her since she'd got back in town. After class they then tell us they're dating because they're kissing in the back. The night of the dance, Alex is at the club where she tells Alan about their fight. This ends her 'relationship' with Jay. He then manipulates Darcy by telling her that Spinner will start falling for Manny again if Darcy doesn't have sex with him soon. Alex didn't know that Paige was stressed out and was suffering from panic attacks. Manny asks for one as well. How wrong they were. They began to date. Manny and Jay's intentions are to get their friends Emma and Spinner together, so they leave them to be at the casino tables.

She then angrily broke up the fight. As an excuse, Manny tells her father they were celebrating their engagement. It is revealed in Part 2 that him and Sean are once again on speaking terms while Sean is at the Dot worrying over Emma's thought-up pregnancy. Manny, a little frightened of the lady, clutches onto Jay and asks if they can get a refund. They start to argue and Manny wonders why he lied. Moments later, the fire alarm goes off and it begins to flame, everyone makes it out in time to see the Dot explode before their eyes. Spinner most likely did not reveal her name to Ms. Hatzilakos, because she didn't help convince Rick that Jimmy was behind the prank and she already felt somewhat regretful for her actions after the shooting. A few moments later, Jay is worried that they should go stay and hang with them, but Manny tells him that they should let them be. Paige insisted that Alex stayed over for a sleepover just as friends, and Alex agreed. Spinner gives him a 'what?' He is one of the many who gets (unprotected) oral sex from girls, and gives out bracelets as a 'prize,' each color corresponding to a sexual act. The lady tells them "no", and tells them that they got a good price, $2,000 for the ring, and over $500 for the dress, which was the money winnings Emma and Spinner won from playing. This was the final straw for Rick; completely blinded by his own hurt and rage, he brings a gun to school the next day. He even had a mini-gang, which included his friend Towerz, his girlfriend Alex, Alex's friend Amy, and later Sean Cameron. While Jay and Mel are at a club, he makes some snide references to her new job, in his own way trying to talk her out of doing it. However, Spinner dropped the trespassing charges, and they were let go. Spinner runs in a few moments later with a bouquet, and tells Spike and Snake what's happening. However, Spinner dropped the trespassing charges, and they were let go. This title has her interacting more with Marco and Ellie Nash, who quickly become her friends. The first is Alex Yankou. Putting matters into their own hands, Emma makes a sandwich for Manny and Jay, not noticing that the sandwich griller was sizzling.