All Falls Down (1) is the twenty-third episode of and the first part of the mid-season finale for Degrassi: The Boiling Point of Season 10 of Degrassi. It aired on August 25, 2010.


Bianca invites Drew to hang out. Alone, in the boiler room. No strings attached. Can he stay faithful to Alli in the face of temptation? Meanwhile, Clare wants to normalize relations between Fitz and Eli through diplomacy, but Eli has much more poisonous plans.

Main Plot

Bianca has chosen Drew as her latest "boy of the week." Instead of ignoring her, he flirts back. Alli suspects that something is going on when she sees a picture Bianca sent Drew, but decides to ignore it. Bianca invites Drew to the boiler room to hook up. He hesitates, but decides to accept. Bianca grabs Drew by his belt and leads him into the boiler room.

Sub Plot

Clare is seen hiding from Principal Simpson, afraid that she would be caught after her disruption of the school exams. Eli tells Principal Simpson that it was Fitz who set off the stink bomb and Clare goes along with it. After asking for repayment from Clare, Eli leans in and kisses her. They look at each other for a moment, before Eli awkwardly uses his French exam as an excuse to leave. Later on, Clare was talking to Alli before her exam, discussing her relationship with Eli. Alli says "So how much tongue was involved?" and Clare says that's none of her business. Alli says she should try going out with him before some girl takes him while she's at her grandma's house for two weeks on break. After the exam, Clare sees Eli at his locker and asks how his French exam was; to which Eli replies "Way too long." They both lean in to kiss each other and right before they can, Clare interrupts and asks if that means she has a date to Vegas Night, and Eli says "Depends do I get a corsage.", they both smile at each other and are about to kiss until Fitz interrupts. Fitz assumes Eli told Principal Simpson he set off the stink bomb and Eli admits to it. Which results in Fitz wrapping his arm around Eli's neck and putting him in a headlock. Fitz stops when he realizes a teacher is looking at them. Fitz then leaves upset and tells Eli that it isn't over. Eli calls Fitz a menace Eli tells Clare someone needs to teach him a lesson. And Clare says they should just stop fighting and they start debating over what Eli should do. And Clare says "or you could just lay low with your girlfriend?" in an awkward tone. To which Eli says " twist my rubber arm...girlfriend." They walk off as a couple with their arms around each other. After Clare buys both of their tickets, Fitz approaches her and asks her to the dance, saying he would leave Adam and Eli alone if she went with him to the dance. After agreeing to Fitz's proposal, Clare tells Eli, who is upset but appears to go along with it. Eli blows off Clare's attempt at a meeting before she has to get ready, and confronts Fitz, saying he better not hurt her. Trying to annoy Eli, Fitz tells him he would be gentle when he has sex with Clare before he walks away and leaving an angry Eli standing there alone. While at Clare's house, Jenna, Alli, and Clare discuss Clare's situation. Eli shows up at Clare's house and tries to make Clare poison Fitz. Clare declines, despite Eli telling her that Fitz wants to have sex with her. Clare tells Eli that poisoning Fitz would not stop the violence, which leaves Eli confused. He asks her whose side is she on, and she replies by saying she's not sure, but she definitely isn't on the side who poisons people, referring to the tactic Eli wants to use against Fitz.

Third Plot

Sav and Holly J. manage to convince Mr. Simpson to ignore the PTA ruling to cancel the "Night in Vegas" dance by promising to keep the event trouble-free.

  • In this episode, Eli and Clare finally get together.
  • This episode is named after the song "All Falls Down" by Kanye West featuring Syleena Johnson.

  • Eli: "Now, let's talk about something more important like how you're going to thank me for throwing Simpson off your scent." Clare: "What did you have in mind?" Eli: "Well... I don't know..." (leans in and kisses her) Eli: "I have a french exam." Clare: "I-I think you just passed it."
  • Mr. Simpson: "Mrs. Torres, I assure you once we find the students responsible, they will be punished." Mrs. Torres: "Yeah, with the same severity as the boys that hazed my son."
  • Eli: "Saving the world one stink bomb at a time."
  • Clare: "I'm doing this for him... for us. He'll understand." Adam: "And ignore that the girl he likes is going to Vegas Night with his nemesis? Sounds just like him."
  • Fitz: "You got plans for tonight?" Clare: "Yeah, kinda." Fitz: "Break 'em, Fitzy needs a date to Vegas Night or I put your little boyfriend in the hospital."
  • Eli: "I'm waiting for the punchline." Clare: "Fitz promised to leave you alone if I went to Vegas Night with him." Eli: "And you said YES?!"
  • Clare: "Or you could lay low with your girlfriend?" Eli: " Twist my rubber arm... girlfriend."
  • Eli: "Me and my loose lips." (Fitz puts Eli in a headlock) Fitz: "Not so lippy now, are you?"
  • Drew: "I like Alli." Bianca: "I don't care."
  • K.C.: "You're not actually considering it?" Drew: "Cause that would be wrong?" K.C.: "I don't know, ask Alli." (referring to Bianca's no string attached hookup)
  • Fiona: "...Something to remember me by. In case you need something to wear tonight." Holly J.: "Thank you very much but this dress is staying in the bag."
  • Alli: "You know what could happen in two weeks? Eli could meet some cute girl at the car wash. She asks if he's taken; he's not sure. Next thing you know, those two are making out during the hot wax cycle."
  • Eli: "You're a big man Fitzy, using Clare to get back at me." Fitz: "Girl came to me, man. I guess she was looking for a boyfriend who wears less eye makeup than she does." Eli: "You hurt her..." Fitz: "And you'll what, tough guy? That's what I thought. But don't you worry when we have sex, I'll be gentle."
  • Eli: "He wants to have sex with you." Clare: "Oh, then you're right. The appropriate response is to poison him."
  • Adam: "It's better to rip the bandage off."

  • "Only Man" by Hellbound Hepcats - Heard when Bianca lures Drew into the Boiler Room.
  • "More and More and More" by The Mountains and the Trees - Heard when Clare tells Eli she's going to Vegas Night with Fitz.
  • "Remedy GirlCory" by Woodward - Heard when Drew is outside Degrassi deciding whether or not to meet Bianca.

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