“It's a New Day (2)”
Season 1, Episode 2
January 6, 2017
Mr. Fitzgerald decides the two finalists who will verse each other in the School Election. These turn out to be a Grade 7 & 8.
Mike gets lost in the school, and asks Pat where the classroom is but gets himself locked in the janitor's room. Another exchange student Mike finds his class but hears Pat and opens the door, and they find their way to class.
- The characters featured in the final freeze frame for this episode were Sonja and Nicki, being the first time two people were featured in it, also being Nicki's first.
- Some characters had a different personality in the episode due to it being the pilot.
- Alumni from Degrassi: The Next Generation appeared in the show, however some blatant relationships were reversed, including some story-line changes.
- This episode has the highest amount of co-starring stars credited in the series, some whom were invited just for cameos. This is due to the creators wanting to explore the possibilities of giving unsuccessful auditions potential new roles, as well as a way to increase the ratings.
Degrassi: The Next Generation alumni Character Revelations
- This episode marks the first appearance of April Wilson and others.
Regular Cast (Ordered by credits)
- April Wilson as
- as Amelia Brooks
- as Gina Wilson
- as Ms. Turner
- as Gilbert "Gil" Jones
- as Bethie Jones
- as teacher