"I couldn't have done it without you. You saved my life. Literally."
— Zoë to Zig

Zig-Zoë Friendship
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General Information
Nickname Zoëmund, Novas, Zië
Intimacy Level Friends, Attraction (on Zig's part), Former Attraction (on Zoe's part)
Friendship Started You Got Me (1310)
Friendship Status Friends

The friendship between Zig Novak and Zoë Rivas is mainly known as Zoëmund (Zoë/Zigmund) or Novas (Novak/Rivas). Their friendship developed during Season 13 of Degrassi.

Friendship HistoryEdit

Season 13Edit

In You Got Me, Zoë walks up to Zig in the hallway telling him that she's heard he's the type of guy that can get her drugs. He then tells her that he recognizes her from West Drive and how she played a mean girl. She then requests to buy sleeping pills from him and he accepts after showing him her wallet.

Later at the Beach Bash, Zoë sees Zig glaring at Maya and Miles, who are flirting with each other. She then comments how the sight is disgusting and how everybody thinks that Maya is "the sweetheart and she's the bitch" before claiming that Maya stole Miles from her. Zig reveals to Zoë how Maya had promised to wait for him, but is ready for "this idiot" instead. Zoë looks at him before telling him that she's going to teach Maya a lesson. Zig wishes her luck and walks away. 

In Basket Case, Zoe drunkingly walks past Zig and apologizes at Miles's party.
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In Unbelievable, a picture of them was taken at Miles's party. A drunk Zoe has her arm around Zig and Tiny, and she is laying her head on Zig's shoulder. Drew interviews Zig and Grace about Zoe's assault and Zig calls Zoe crazy.

In Believe (2), after Zoe's agent refuses to back up the claims that she's a notorious party girl and got fired from West Drive for the use of pills, she sees Zig in the hallway and asks what he has. Zig rejects her request for drugs and she assures him that she won't tell Maya that he's still dealing. She then takes his backpack and takes the drugs out, keeps them, and takes one. Zig then panics because his life is at risk if he doesn't sell the pills and looks for Zoe. She then runs out of the school high and he tries to get the pills back from her. She then ignores him and he watches Zoe confront Sophia and smash her laptop.

Zig then finds Zoe in the back of a school bus crying and possibly overdosing on purpose because of her sexual assault trial being overwhelming. He tells her that no one deserves to be a victim and that his life is currently at risk because he can't escape drug dealing. Zig then tells her to get rid of the pills, thus talking her out of purposely overdosing.


Zoe and Zig await the verdict of the trial.

They both arrive at the trial and Zig then watches Zoe as she makes her final statement. While the verdict is being reached, he tells her that no matter what the outcome is, she did great. Zoe tells Zig that he saved her life and how "a wise man once said get rid of the pills." She then tries to give him money and he rejects it, but she tells him that they both deserve a fresh start. After the verdict is reached, Zig is happy with the news that Luke and Neil were both found guilty.

Zig asks Zoe how she's doing after the trial and accepts her invitation to the dance.

In Thunderstruck, they both accidentally bump into each other in the hallway and Zig asks Zoe if she's good and if she still has to deal with reporters. Zoe tells him that she's laying low and then asks if he's going to the dance. He says yes, she asks to hang out, and Zig accepts and they both walk away from each other smiling. Grace then criticizes Zig about asking both Maya and Zoe to the dance. She asks if he even knows Zoe. He doesn't respond and Grace then assumes that he's into Zoe and he then tells her that he she asked him as a friend. Grace tells him that no girl asks a guy to a dance as friends and that Maya will not like that he's dating her enemy. Zig then decides that he needs to find a way to make them get along and Grace suggests alcohol.


Zoe, Zig, and Maya playing "Never Have I Ever."

Zig then waits for Zoe and Maya questions him on who he's waiting for. He tells her that it "starts with a zed" and Maya is quick to figure out that he's waiting for Zoe and is furious. He then assures her that he thought she'd be fine with her coming along. Maya denies what he thinks and says that Zoe is the worse and Zig responds by telling her that he thought Miles was the worst. Zig then says to make sure that everything will go smoothly, he purchased alcohol, which leads Maya to assume that he's into her and Zoe arrives. The trio then plays "Never Have I Ever" with the alcohol and both Zig and Zoe laugh with Maya as she gets intoxicated.

After Maya says "Never have I ever came on to a girl's boyfriend at a party.", she pours alcohol into Zoe's glass and Zig stops her. He then tries to prevent a fight by saying it's his turn and Maya responds with "Never have I ever posted fake naked pictures of someone online." and Zig tries to calm her down. When Maya runs off to the dance, Zoe then insists that she's going after Maya and that they need to work things out.

Season 14Edit


Zoe telling Zig that if she makes the team, he'd get to see her in a short cheerleading skirt.

In Smells Like Teen Spirit, Zig walks into class as Zoe discusses trying out for Power Cheer with Tristan and he questions it, but Zoe responds by saying "hi" to him. He then tells her that he would have never thought she'd be a cheerleader and then brings up that she wouldn't have time for him if she made the team. Zoe tells him that he'd have to pine after her from afar while she's wearing a cheerleading skirt, which appears to arouse Zig. Later, Zoe tells Zig and Maya that she made the team and he asks her where her skirt is and Zoe shushes him and laughs. Then, Zig and Maya overhear Becky telling Zoe that she didn't make the team and he tells her to forget about being on the team. But Zoe

A concerned Zig watches Zoe from afar.


At the Renewal Project launch, Zig and Maya watch Zoe as she outs Clare's pregnancy to Becky while she's about to cheer and they laugh as she does it. After Becky falls, he tells Zoe that she should be happy that she didn't make the team, but she expresses how a spot has opened up for her, leaving Zig shocked. The next day, Zig watches Zoe in concern as she and team walk down the hall together.


Zoe sees that Zig received a nude picture via OomphChat.

In Wise Up, Zoe walks into class and pats Zig's bottom and compliments it. He acknowledges that she's been embracing cheerleading and she tells him about the high expenses of it and he mimicks the squad. Zig's phone then rings and Zoe snatches it away out of curiosity and sees that he received a picture of someone's breasts. She questions him on it and he tells her that he doesn't know the girls and that they're trying to get to know him. Zoe walks away angry. Zig confides to Grace about how Zoe shouldn't be mad about how he was sent nude pictures and that they aren't even dating. Grace tells him to apologize and Zig refuses to do it because everyone else does. Grace then tells him that Zoe now thinks he's the type of guy that likes girls that sends him nude pictures and reminds him of how videos of Zoe's assault weren't sent around the school and that he should apologize and delete the app. But then, Zig receives a picture of Zoe topless and is in shock.


Zig being rejected by Zoe.

Zig approaches Zoë in the hall and asks to talk about the picture she sent and she offers to send him more, but he rejects the offer. Zoë feels like he only wants the pictures from niners and that she misinterpreted how he feels about her. Zig denies that and tells her that she shouldn't feel pressured to send pictures like that after her assault. Zoë tells him that she feels like everyone thinks she should be shuttered away and includes Zig, leaving him in shock. He then approaches Zoe shirtless with "I like you" written across his chest while Zoë is with her team. Zig admits that he messed up and asks for a second chance and Zoë rejects him. She tells him that she's done being judged, with boys, and with him and walks away leaving Zig heartbroken.

In Can't Stop This Thing We Started, Zoe, Shay, and Lola sarcastically compliment the gif of Zig getting beat by Grace at arm wrestling and Shay tells Zoe that she dodged a bullet with him.

In (You Drive Me) Crazy, they both come to Maya's side when she has a panic attack because of Miles blocking her on Facerange and try to calm her down.

In I'll Be Missing You, Lola suggests that the present Zoe got could be from Zig.


Zoe tells Zig that she's speaking at the assembly and joined Power Cheer so he and others would stop treating her like a victim.

In Hero vs. Villain, Zig accidentally grabs Zoe's speech out of the printer thinking it's his history paper and sees that it's the speech Zoe's written for the assembly. He questions her on it and Zoe calls him an idiot and walks away. Zig addresses how things have weird between them and is thinking of her. Zoe disagrees and tells him that she joined Power Cheer because she didn't want to be seen as a victim anymore by everyone, including Zig. He admits he had that mindset and says that speaking at the assembly and joining Power Cheer are things that take courage and Zoe tells him he's not an idiot. Zoe then receives a text from her blackmailer and Zoe then leaves to confront Hunter.


  • Zoë: "I need some help."
    Zig: "You're from that show."
    Zoë: "I was."
    Zig (Smiling): "You were mean on the show."
    Zoë: "I'm nicer in person."
  • Zig: "Yeah I've got a lot of 'things'."
    Zoë: "I bet you do, but I'm not talking about Herpes."
  • Zoë: "Makes you sick, doesn't it?"
    Zig: "Whatever."
    Zoë: "Everybody thinks she's the sweetheart and I'm the bitch. But she stole my boyfriend."
    Zig: "I told her I'd wait until she's ready... I guess now she's ready for this idiot."
    Zoë: "I'm gonna teach her a lesson."
    Zig: "How?"
    Zoë: "I'll think of something."
    Zig: "Good luck with that."
  • Zoë: "A wise man once said to start by getting rid of those pills."
  • Zoë: "What've you got?"
    Zig: "A reason to get out of this hallway."
  • Zig: "You were great up there. No matter what happens, you should be proud."
    Zoë: "I couldn't have done it without you. You saved my life. Literally."
  • Zig: But if you make the team you're going to have less time for me
    Zoe: Probably, you'll just have to pine after me from afar...while I'm in my short cheerleading skirt."
  • Zoe: "Nice bum, chum."
    Zig: "Well, I do work out."


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