[WARNING: THIS EPISODE REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS]

youtube link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwrMf7oaNjs

MAIN PLOT: Fiona uses alcohol to deal with her anxiety over her case against Bobby.
The case against Bobby is going to trial, which means Fiona’s got to give her side of the story…of course Fiona would rather pretend like it never happened.  She watches Bobby’s deposition and he basically calls her crazy.  Her therapist prescribes her anxiety medication, but she prefers using alcohol instead.  And she bombs her practice deposition with her lawyer.

To take her mind off things she helps plan Degrassi’s Vegas-themed dance…and she shows up drunk to the pitch meeting for the PTA.  And she shows up to drunk to her deposition, and to her exam as well.

To be honest most of this episode, primarily Part 1, is just boring and redundant.  I felt it was unnecessary to establish over and over and over that Fiona self medicates with alcohol, because I think her major issue (which is she’s still afraid to be perceived as crazy old Fiona) gets lost in the shuffle of shot after shot of her “special bottle.”

The best part is Fiona’s mom revealing that she’s pushing things forward because she feels responsible for what happened, and Fiona saying she made everything up.  Her acting in that one scene is one of her best moments on the show.  And while I’ve been hot and cold about Fiona and Holly J’s friendship all season, I’m definitely hot here as Holly J comes through as an amazingly supportive friend.

A major blow to this episode is the lack of Bobby…after reading this article where actor Ben Lewis said Bobby would be back around this time, I’m disappointed that it was nothing more than him on video.  FAIL.

People are going to go crazy over my grade for this plot…you can point out the slow breakdown, the emotional aspect, etc., but to put Fiona’s breakdown in this episode in the same category as the best emotional breakdowns over abuse/assault this show has ever had (Paige in Season 4, Craig in Season 2, DARCY IN SEASON 7) would be a travesty.

The bottom line is does it move me? Does it grab my attention and keep me interested?  For the most part, no.  To me it’s the most forgettable part of Fiona’s Season 10 storyline, which was great up until this point.

SUBPLOT 1:  Adam feels like the third wheel with Clare and Eli.
Adam wants to hang out with Eli, but Eli has other plans…he’s going to hang out with Clare STUDY!  Hopefully everyone knew this was coming from a mile away (aka since the beginning of Adam/Eli/Clare hanging out) that once Eli and Clare started doing their own thing Adam would be the third wheel.

Adam feels betrayed after Eli lied about studying to spend time with Clare, so he randomly starts hanging out with Fitz.  Eli tries to apologize, but upsets Adam after saying he’s going to hang out with Clare again.  “Don’t be such a girl!” he says, and that obviously offends Adam.  I really loved this scene because Eli instantly knew saying that was wrong.  He truly didn’t mean it and I love how he has always genuinely thought of Adam as a guy.

The same can’t be said for Fitz, who when Adam wants to join his fight club, he recruits Bianca to be Adam’s sparring partner because “no guy’s gonna hit a girl.”  That pisses Adam off, and to show Fitz that he is one of the guys he ends up attacking Fitz in the hallway at school.  And then after Eli apologizes again for hurting Adam, the guys take on Fitz in the parking lot.  Fitz hits Eli, but refuses to hit Adam, who knees Fitz in the nards.

This is a great plot because it shifted midway to become something more than Adam hating being a third wheel; it’s a great non in-your-face transgender storyline, about Adam having to deal with people not taking him seriously.  And the fact that now Adam has Fitz looking for revenge against him and Eli leading into All Falls Down makes for some interesting drama.

SUBPLOT 2: Riley has second thoughts about coming out of the closet.
Riley’s still determined to come out AFTER football season, so he decides to set it up by signing himself and Zane up to be King and King of the dance.  The problem is when he signs up, the list is posted online immediately, meaning he’s accidentally outed himself.  He officially comes out to the football team and his fear of the team losing focus comes true, but with the support of Drew, Riley is able to rally the team together.

SIDE NOTE:  Once again Drew gets points for stepping up in defense of someone, this time his QB rival Riley.  For people wondering why he did that after threatening to out Riley earlier in the season? Drew is the future leader of the football team.  And the ONLY reason that Drew blackmailed Riley is because he thought it would land him the starting QB spot…and to be honest  I don’t think Drew would’ve actually followed through with it.  But I do know he would’ve used literally ANY dirt he could find to blackmail Riley into getting what he wanted at the time.  So to once again squash any beliefs, NO, Drew is not a homophobe.

Riley is so good at the game that a scout from a top university (Eastern) wants to recruit him, but Riley’s afraid he’ll be rejected by teammates/fans there for being gay.  The scout informs him that they’d love to have an openly gay athlete at Eastern, but Riley still has second thoughts.  Him googling information (or lack thereof) about gay athletes, and info about why they’re afraid to come out is a brilliant touch.  Coach Armstrong tells him he’s too talented to let his fear of what people will think of his sexuality get in the way, and Riley’s on his way to becoming a football star at Eastern.

The end of Part 1 when Riley started worrying what Eastern would think about him being out made me roll my eyes and say “No again…”  However, Part 2 made his sexuality storyline feel real for the first time in quite a while.  It was like he’s out at Degrassi, but at the same time worried about his decision to come out, as well as worried what people in the real world would think.  And once again, the simple act of him googling was amazing.

At last, Riley is out!

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Posted by Kary

101 Comments

  1. For the most part I agree with the review, but I would personally give the Fiona plot a B cause part 2 is a step up from part 1. But I respect your opinion and agree with you on part 1 of the Fiona part.

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  2. I agree with everything but in pt.2 of PP idk the Riley plot was good but it kinda bored me alttle :-/, anyhoo, tomorows the last day :O, I hope tonights ep lives for its hipe, even though I think no dramas gonna happen till Pt.2

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  3. i thought PP was “good” on a scale from Extraordinary to Suckish, thats about in the middle. but i cant wait until AFD!!! T-minus 4 hours!

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  4. Sabrina RInaldi August 25, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I feel as though every time a plot about EClare is shown, you give it an A. But hey, if I were in your shoes, I’d probably be giving them A’s too. They’re my favorite on the show.

    Great job, keep doing what you’re doing :)

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  5. I agree with the grades for Fiona & Adam’s plots, but not Riley’s.

    They’ve spent the equivalent of 2 & 1/2 seasons focusing solely on Riley’s sexuality/his love life/his anger issues that I’m simply bored with the character. I don’t feel his dilemma [not like I did with Marco, but I understand them not going down the same road]. I just wish they would dealt with this in season 9 and moved on to bigger things for him in season 10.
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    My grad for this plot: C
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    And I’d like to address the “Drew is a homphobe” thing. Its a little hard to be a homophobe when your sister is a transgender male. How contradicting would it be if he wholeheartedly supported Adam, yet hated Riley & Zane?

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    1. Really? I would have given it a B. I actually liked it better than Marco’s because Marco and Dilan are extreme stereotypes while Rily is so much more human. I didn’t like how they compared him to Harvey Milk, though. It made him seem like a huge, important person, but it’s just college football. But maybe I only feel that way because I finally watched Milk that same day.

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      1. What I meant by the Marco comment was that they developed his character a lot quicker than they are Riley’s. By this point Marco had come out, met Dylan, been attacked; with Riley its like the writers are taking baby steps.

        I agree about them using Harvey Milk as an example for Riley. It was nice to have a little history thrown in, but not if they’re implying some closet case high school boy with an anger issue is as important as the 1st openly gay elected public official.

        ***[and for anyone thinking I’m against Riley or homophobic in any way: I’ve been openly gay since I was 13 years old; so I have a wee bit of experience with what he’s going through]***

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  6. ^Meant to put grade

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  7. I liked the Fiona plotline, it was dramatic and kept me entertained. However, I didn’t like the Riley plot very much. It’s not like it was a bad plot, but when I was watching it I just wanted them to get back to Fiona’s.

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  8. I agree with the adam grade but that’s it fiona`s plot should have got at least a B part 2 was amazing her acting was 100% believable especially her scene with her imo her plot was worth a b+ or an A. By now riley has bored me to tears they had him do the same thing since season 8 mix it up have some zane/anya interaction anything but the same riley issues. Can’t wait for tonight but im still sad no new degrassi til october :(
    I really hope afd isn’t overhyped like broken promises was.

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  9. My prediction for All Falls Down PT 1+2 stabbing incident:

    My guess is that when fitz walks up to eli and clare he stares at them for a few seconds and walks past them seeking revenge on ADAM i believe that adam mite be the one that aactually gets stabbed thats why they are distracting drew by keeping him in the boiler room, but my guess is that when adam gets stabbed she gets stabbed in the arm and owen sees this and goes crazy on fitz so owen and fitz start fighting and in the end owen gets stabbed and killed

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    1. Why would Owen be mad that Fitz stabbed Adam?

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      1. Because Owen would think fitz went TOO far

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    2. dude adam is not a girl

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    3. Didn’t you post this in the Purple Pills pictures?

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  10. Oops sorry i meant HE

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  11. I think that people always forget that season 8 and 9 are one year so Rileys struggle is not as long as people put it out to be. if Rileys coming out was in season 9, it would be too short.

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    1. Yeah…I usually forget that myself…so most people think that Riley’s story is overdrawn…but if you think about it, it really only took him a year to FINALLY come out…BUT I just wish that they could have Riley interact with more people (OUTSIDE OF HIS SEXUALITY STORYLINES) like in the beginning of season 8 before we even knew who he was!

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  12. Yeah, Fiona’s plot was so redundant…The point got across the first or second time, they didn’t need to keep reiterating…

    As for Adam and Riley…I thought the part 1s were alright. I’d give them B’s I guess. But both plots majorly stepped it up in part two and it was such a rewarding episode.

    I like how Fitz didn’t hurt Adam by just being “oh lawl you’re a girl but pretending to be a boy. You freakkkk” I’m glad they took a different, much more interesting route with that.

    Also what’s with all the theories about Bianca going to the locker room with Drew being some sort of crazy setup/scheme.

    Guys, come on.
    She just wants to do him. End of story.

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    1. I felt that in a way Fitz was right, i mean it wasn’t right to punch Adam. I was on his side until he decided to bring Bianca and start the “catfight” lol.

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  13. i agree with your grades, but like jhon said, i would’ve gave fiona’s plot a b or b-. mostly because the acting was so good in part 2. Part 1 was a snooze fest to me, and the only reason it kept my attention was adam’s plot.

    THANK GOD RILEY IS OUT

    hopefully in the next half of season 10, they’ll “expand his role” and put him in a new situation that has NOTHING to do with his sexuality (I can’t take another “i’m gay” plot)

    i hope All Falls Down doesn’t dissapoint

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  14. I agree with Kary’s grade for Fiona’s plot, simply because the previous emotional breakdowns (Craig, Paige. Darcy) were much more explosive and better portrayed than Fiona’s. I am so happy that Riley is out finally though, because they have spent too much time on him on the past episodes. I love do love Riley though. Bring on AFD. I CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!!

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  15. Fiona’s storyline should of been a B, I strongly disagree with you. I thought at parts it was intense with the Fiona/Mom scene, the Holly J/Fiona scene and it’s pretty good. I agree with the Adam and Riley storyline, it was good :)
    3 hours and 29mins till AFD :)

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  16. rileys toopic kinda bored me, it was good, but it should of be put in another episode, compared to Adam’s and fiona’s, I wanted to skip rileys topic because the others were too interesting for me to wait. I liked rileys but it should of been in an episode with dave or something else (: just my opinion

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  17. OMG CANT WAIT FOR AFD!~ THUMBS UP IF UR EXCITED

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  18. I’m so proud of Riley! What I’m about to say has nothing to do with this episode review, just wanted to let you know. How are Leia, Declan, and Chantay regulars? They have plots in less episodes than Fitz and Zane yet those two aren’t mentioned in the title sequence. Arr, that just bothers me.

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    1. I agree!

      The less I see of Chantay and Leia the better, those two are like nails to a chalk board.

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    2. They already said when they made the opening credits this year they didn’t account for future storylines certain characters had…most of the regulars that are “MIA” this year are involved in other projects…Judy(Leia), Jajube(Chantay), & Landon (Declan) moved to a completely different state!

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      1. Do you mean a different province? lol

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  19. I agree with the ratings. Fiona’s plot was very sophomoric, this is Degrassi not some lame after school special. I felt the fact Fiona’s drink of choice is champagne was very stereotypical. Did they pick champagne because Fiona comes from money and they everyone knows there is an endless supply of champagne in the wealthy refrigerator? (Sarcasm) I really hope they come back to Fiona’s self medicating problems because whenever Degrassi touches on addiction issues it seems to be a 1-2 episode problem and it is fixed. Lastly I do feel this season the writers are doing a better job at slowly building us up to larger story lines and better payoff’s.

    P.S. Is anyone else annoyed with Ali and Jenna’s friendship? Isn’t Jenna the girl that stole her bestfriends boyfriend?!

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    1. “This is Degrassi not some lame after school special.”

      Um, are you kidding? Since when has Degrassi been anything but an after school special? My sister talked to someone in Canada once and mentioned Degrassi, and his answer was, “Oh, yeah, we watch that in health class.”

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      1. Degrassi has more American fans. We go crazy over them, Canada barely shrugs.

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  20. idk if anyone has posted this before and i know its old lol but Melinda(Alli) explains the Alli/Jenna friendship more.

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  21. Even though I agree mostly with the review, I think Fiona’s acting for me made the episode better…I personally think that if they actually made Fiona go “Darcy” crazy she could pull it off…probably better than Darcy did.(: and I’m soooo glad Riley’s out! …but I personally (me being the drama guru that I am) wish that they would bring in a character to cause some rift between Riley and Zane, for me (personally) that would be pretty entertaining….and I want Adam to spread his “awesomeness” to a girl of his choice(:

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    1. i loved the fact that riley went through all that drama ( mostly self inflicted)and is finally out in high school. He just had to find people he could trust. He did with Zane and Anya. Fiona’s emotion could get as crazy as Darcy’s and I hope they would pull that off later in the season

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  22. I 100% respectfully disagree with your Main Plot review. I loved Fiona’s storyline. Why? Maybe because I don’t compare it to other storylines. It is what it is, not Dracy, nor Paige, and not Craig. It’s FIONAS, and you shouldn’t compare it to other storylines because it’s not trying to be that.

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    1. AGREE’D I understand that it may not be in league with that but that’s the whole issue with Degrassi now, People are too busy comparing when they should be treating it as a brand new story with brand new people, especially since pretty much all the original cast is gone there is absolutely no reason to compare the past to now considering Its just Degrassi now not Degrassi the next Generation. Yes it may just be a name change but the name change is trying to tell everyone its a new show let go of the comparisons and treat it as a new experience.

      I think the Fiona plot was great B+ even an A. The drinking was very repetitive but don’t we realize she had to play drunk act like a idiot and psychopath and she did a great job of it within realistic reason instead of being over-dramatic like Darcy trying to suicide and getting Snake almost fired or Paige crashing the car into Dean’s(it’s just a lil much for being raped just sayin’ no one acts out that much)

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  23. who else is thrilled to bits and pieces for tonight?! :)

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    1. lol so am i

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    2. hilarity will ensue

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      1. there r ways to expedite the process

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      2. how would you like access to the finer things youth prohibits?

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    1. No offense, but WHY would you leak it?! Seriously. Why? The producers hate that it’s getting leaked when you can either watch it tonight or tomorrow.

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  24. im not trying to be mean, but, fionas plot is soo annoying. i agree that shes a good actor but the way the producers put it together was bad. but its just my opinion

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  25. which plot are you guys mostly excited for in AFD,
    im really excited for the Drew plot, idk why, but I just think it leads to why Ali was put in that Situation she’s in with Owen, and I’ve kinda missed Bianca (Even thought she was in this ep for about 215secs) And im excited for Eli’s Adam’s Fitz Claire plot but isn’t everyone? Although I don’t really think this plot is the cause for the lockdown, I think something happens beforehand, & anyone notice how adam isn’t in the promo pic with Eli & Claire & Save & Holly J? Nor is Ali, & there’s police, maybe there looking for them.
    The plot im least excited for is HollyJ& Sav, idk it seems like they don’t really do anything but like kiss and get caught… but idk; So yea, there’s my 2cents .

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  26. Totally disagree with your grade for the A storyline! Mental health issues like Fiona is dealing with are never portrayed accurately on teen shows these days. I think Fiona did an amazing job, and I could totally believe the story.

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  27. AHAHA. Claire is such a fail. But in a sweet way. A stink bomb!?!? haha.

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  28. I’m Thrilled about All Falls Down tonight

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  29. 2 hours! :D

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  30. http://www.teennick.com/theclick/index.php?titleId=24798

    All Falls Down Part 1 Sneak Peak

    Eli and Clare are so cute together!

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    1. That clip was…..Eligasmic.

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    2. thank you..that was awesome!!!!!!!! i cant wat for tonight or tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im so excited!!!

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    3. omg,, thank you. You just made my life! lol

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    4. cute!! it’s funny that right outside the window are drew and kc!! lol!

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    5. Guess he forgot about his ex fairly quickly.

      Once these two break up, the shit will hit the fan.

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  31. I totally agree with the grades for this episode. By part 2 I was completely over Fionia and her drinking. Like you said, by the 4th or 5th shot of her & her water bottle, I was over it. I did like how her & Holly J’s friendship evolved in this episode. I always thought it was an “I just tolerate you because you’re my boyfriend’s sister” type friendship and it’s nice to see that they are genuinely friends now, without Declan being in the picture.

    I LOVED Eli & Adam. The world could learn a few lessons on acceptance from their friendship. “Don’t be such a girl.” I was shocked that Eli actually said it, but knew that he didn’t mean it that way. It’s great to see that Eli never thought of Adam as anyone other than Adam. I’m excited to see how their friendship progresses over the rest of the season. 

    RILEY!! I was so proud of him! Even though his plan somewhat backfired, he didn’t retreat back to the closet or try to deny it. I loved that he googled the facts about pro gay athletes & even though the results weren’t great, he looked to adults he trusted to help him out. I think, like Adam, this is a great story line to have people open up & talk about controversial issues. 

    Can’t wait for these last 2 episodes & hope they live up to the hype! 

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  32. Is anyone not constantly smiling at the Eclaire love scenes? They’re SO adorable!

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  33. NeverShoutNever August 25, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    OOOHHH Riley still has to come out to his mom. Can’t wait to see that!

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  34. hey guys and yes that clip with eli and clare is great and just builds the excitement for tonite’s ep.. Check out http://degrassisociety.wordpress.com/ and there is a spoiler alert which is the first topic you will see. But I repeat spoiler alert on my site for all falls down 2 most likely.

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  35. Adam has the best one-liners hands down.

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  36. idk if any of you have seen this video..
    http://blog.muchmusic.com/degrassi-exclusive-will-clare-stand-in-front-of-a-knife-for-eli/
    ..but aislinn states that clare is so loyal to eli that she might even jump in front of a knife for him…i think it may have something to do with tomorrow’s episode!!! thoughts?

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    1. Yeah…because I would totally stand in front of a knife for someone I just met

      Clare, tell your vag to chill

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  37. sorry to double post butttt…

    SPOLIER :

    http://blog.muchmusic.com/degrassi-exclusive-sneak-peak-of-the-summer-finale/

    Apparently it’s a clip of Eli and Claire fighting. :O Only canadians can watch it, so I am unable. :[

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    1. why can’t you watch? im american and i can still watch it!! im all th way down in arizona and it still works on my computer!

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      1. It’s working on mine now! I have no idea why it wasn’t working before… weird. :P

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    2. the video is actually eli talking about how fitz want to get back at him so he ask clare on a date and eli gets mad so he slips somehting into his drink!

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    3. Oooo interesting. I can’t wait for this! :X

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  38. Disagree w/ the A Plot and C Plot grade. Fiona was amazing and because the she had the A Plot it should have automatically gotten an A+ and everything going on with Riley…I can’t even. It is no one’s business what his orientation is. He didn’t HAVE/NEED to tell the coach he was gay.

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  39. drew and bianca clip

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    1. I’m not sure which is worse…those cammo pants or Eli’s Ronald McDonald jacket

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  40. I just watched all the recent vlogs with Aislinn Paul and Munro Chambers. Ahah Monro is fucking adorable!

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    1. You forgot to include the “like OMG”

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  41. I loved:
    Fiona: I’m done.
    Teacher: You still have 30 minutes left.
    Fiona: Yeah… but I’m tired.

    X_X Funny Funny Funny

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  42. woooohoooo ! its on xD

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  43. All Falls Down Part 1 was PANDEMIC! Talk about captivating television!

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  44. OMG times 100 I just seen tonights episode and can you say MAJOR setup mega teaser >.>
    RANDOM THING JENNA CLARE ALLI all friends again WTF
    and OMG the continuity this season is out of control they recapped Fiona’s story, Adam’s story, and we actually find out about the stink bomb it wasnt random
    LASTLY the preview for tomorrow on teennick sent chills for me Esepecially the part where Alli is getting all kissed up by Owen >.<

    Now I have no doubt whatever happens tomorrow will definitely be a great episode in Degrassi history :D

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    1. ALSO whoever said season 10 sucks tonights episode and tomorrows episode are proving whats good,

      Great continuity
      Interesting Character Developement
      Comedy

      ALSO i dunno how Kary is going to review the episode because theres no REAL A B or C plot

      if anything the Drew and Bianca plot and the Clare and Eli plot are A plots and the Holly J thing is just a side story.

      Oh and Drew and KC being friends are the biggest jerks, KC is inspiring Drew to cheat on Alli even tho they used to be friends.

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      1. One or two episodes doesn’t make a good season.

        However, I will say this season has been better overall than the last three(at least). If not, more.

        Btw, I don’t blame KC for advising him to cheat.

        Bianca > Alli

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      2. NOPE

        Alli > Bianca

        Brains and beauty, we can let the whisper-y voice pass

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    2. Oh and thats a error I mean CONTINUING to prove what’s good. You can find those things that I stated throughout many episodes this season.

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  45. Holy crap. Poor Eli :( when Fitz was like “When me and Clare have sex, I’ll be gentle.” to Eli, I was hoping Eli would’ve knocked him out. This episode was beyond amazing. The preview for tomorrow was even better. This is going to be an agonizing 24 hours!!

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    1. Fitz <3

      Fitz seemed like more a spooner anyhow. Better than having sex in the graveyard with Mr. Ghoul

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      1. In all honesty, considering what a douchebag Fitz is, I think if I had to make a choice between having sex with ANYONE in a graveyard and having Fitz even lay a hand on me, I would choose the former.

        Also, sex in a graveyard wouldn’t be the worst place to do it. At least it’s original. I always thought the worst place to have sex would be the beach. Cliche AND uncomfortably sandy. Tombstones are morbid and unromantic, but at least there’s plenty of well-manicured lawn around them. A lot less itchy.

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      2. @KW: I would agree with you 100%, except I just saw Charlie St Cloud (which sucked – don’t watch it), and the characters DO have sex in a graveyard. It completely destroyed that concept for me forever. :( I guess it’s back to sand up my ass for me.

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  46. best season 10 episode by far!!!

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  47. I can’t help but feel that this isn’t be the last we’ve seen of “crazy” Fiona. I hope that she’ll be revealed to have some sort of personality disorder or something.

    Also, LOVED the smooch/handhold between Zane and Riley at the end of the episode!

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    1. They need to bring back Fiona’s raging incest.

      Sweeping that under the rug and having everyone become buddy-buddy was criminal

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      1. residenttransguy August 26, 2010 at 1:56 am

        Believe it or not I actually agree with this. I was kind of really hoping Degrassi would “go there,” like that one Robert Cormier novel where the kid could become invisible and he saw those two wealthy siblings having sex.

        I guess not everyone loves drama as much as I do though.

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      2. ^ This. Because god knows the only other person Fiona has HALF as much chemistry with is Holly J (but she’s 100% heterosexual, of course!!). She just needs to get it on already. EVERYONE knows she and Declan want it. :/

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  48. I love Bianca for the crazy stuff she says, she is a great combo of HILARIOUS, Slutty and Dangerous Lol
    “The Zipper on My Hoodie is Stuck”

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  49. I was more dissapointed in these two episodes than I’ve been throughout the whole Boiling Point. They seemed bland – the Teennick promo gave it all away. I wanted Fiona to freak out more (like, Darcy style) and the Adam/Fitz/Eli drama to be more intense (I wasn’t interested/convinced AT ALL- and I’m not that picky). However, I did enjoy that Riley FINALLY came out – all the back and forth has finally ended and they can stop using him as a filler now.

    Yes, that was my comment from before. I’ve got to add though, after rethinking about Adam/Eli/Fitz drama, it was a good lead on into All Falls Down, but it could have probably been in one episode and still have been good.

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  50. As for tonight’s episode (AFD1), I thought it was a VERY good lead on to the second part, the BOILING POINT. No bad things to say about it.

    One point of concern however is that Clare gave Jenna the time of day to be at her house (Their cat-fight in Breakaway). And I find it good that Clare doesn’t know that Jenna is pregnant; but I’m assuming she knew Jenna and KC broke up so she can maybe tolerate her a bit more? Rambling = Clare is a good, accepting, strong character this season by FAR.

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  51. SouthernBelle22 August 25, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Umm I kinda have a feeling Clare knows Jenna bear is preggers. U couldn’t hid that belly in that dress. Or that kinda news at degrassi I mean hello its degrassi

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  52. “I guess she is looking for a boyfriend who wears less eyeliner than she does”

    LOLOLOLOLOL

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  53. Yeah I find it kind of silly that people would think Drew is homophobic even though his own brother is transgendered, Even thought they are completely different, it shows that Drew is someone that can tolerate difference. Anyways about tonights episode which was a GREAT setup for part 2, especially the whole Fitz vs Eli thing which i think is one of the best rivalries in the entire series, it feels so real and is an intense rivalry to watch with an actual buildup. Can’t wait for part 2. Last episode of The Boiling Point!!

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    1. Drew treats Adam like his doormat. People only lie and tell themselves that Drew is NOT a homophobe so that they can feel better about liking him over shallow reasons.

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  54. Eli slips the Ipecac in Fitz’s drink and when Fitz is with the knife he throws up and gets sick… Clare and Eli make a run for it and the cops find Fitz with the Knife and arrest him.

    :)

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  55. Eli never genuinely believed Adam to be a boy. When Adam was introduced, he totally rolled his eyes at the comments Adam made about testicular pain, laughed at him when he said “booyah”, and responded with “gross” when Adam mentioned having a girlfriend.

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  56. I’m so proud of Riley for coming out!

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  57. No, you’re wrong about Drew. He basically has no conscious, Adam is his doormat and yes, he is a homophobe. Next to Marco being gay bashed, Drew gay bashing Riley was by far the most homophobic thing that’s ever been done on this show. Besides, it’s not like Riley actually got justice (great message to send out to your LGBT populace) and Drew never actually apologized. All he did was try to make sure that the team’s best player and captain was in top form. The scene proved that yes, Drew really CAN ruin ANYTHING.

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