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"Your protagonist murders his fiancée, your theme is spending eternity with the one you love. It could all be read as... a cry for help."
Ms. Dawes about Eli's horror story, "Stalker Angel."

“Drop the World (1)”
Season 10, Episode 43
00092
Information
Can. Airdate

April 15, 2011

U.S. Airdate

April 15, 2011

Prod. Code

1043

Writer(s)

Michael Grassi

Director(s)

Phil Earnshaw

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Drop the World (1) is the forty-third episode, as well as the first part of the finale for Season 10 of Degrassi. It aired on April 15, 2011.

Summary

Eli becomes increasingly clingy with Clare, and when Clare asks for some time away from him, Eli's behavior worsens. Holly J. makes a big decision about her relationship with Sav. As Jenna's due date approaches, she starts to worry about being ready for the baby and wonders if K.C. is truly ready to be a father.

Main Plot

Eli sprints to the school to find Clare, who is shocked to find that her name is listed as one of the authors in his new story, Stalker Angel. She is not nearly as excited as Eli would like her to be. Alli walks by at the perfect moment and Clare makes up an excuse that she and Alli need time to talk about their dresses for the dance. Eli makes fun of Clare for wanting to go to the dance and tells her that it’s trivial compared to his story being published, but Clare just tells him to not bother coming to the dance if he is not interested. Confused about this morning’s reaction from Clare, Eli finds Adam and tries to talk to him about how to fix things with Clare. Adam tells Eli that he’s being way too intense with Clare and needs to back off and give her some space. Later that day, Eli and Clare’s English teacher, Ms. Dawes, pulls Eli aside to congratulate him on the publishing of Stalker Angel and also to ask him if there’s anything she should be worried about. Eli assures her that he’s alright. Even though she doesn't seem convinced, she lets it go. She then suggests that Eli check out the gothic fiction convention in Bloomington over Spring Break and Eli thinks it’s a great idea. Eli gets his dad, Bullfrog, to come with him when he asks Mrs. Edwards permission for Clare to join Eli and his parents when they go to the convention for two days in Bloomington. Ms. Edwards is hesitant at first, but decides that Clare can join the Goldsworthy's if she wants to go with them. Later on, Clare and Eli are hanging out on top of Morty in the woods and Clare starts to dance when a song she likes comes on the radio. Instead of joining in, Eli makes fun of her choice in music. Then, Eli tells Clare that he talked to her mom and that she is allowed to travel with Eli and his family to the gothic convention. Upset that Eli talked to her mom before her, Clare is hesitant to accept his invite, but finally says yes. The next day, Eli and Adam go hunting with Bullfrog. Eli is distracted and continually checks his phone, hoping to hear from Clare. Adam again tells Eli that he needs to back off of Clare and stop being so intense. Although Clare told Eli she would go to Bloomington with him, she doesn't seem so confident in her decision. She talks things over with Alli, who thinks Clare might be upset because she’s about to spend two days in a hearse with a guy who wrote a book about killing her. While talking things over with Alli, Clare realizes that it was exactly a year ago when Julia, Eli’s ex-girlfriend, died. Clare thinks that that is the reason why Eli has been acting so intense towards her. Clare meets Eli at their bench later that day and tells him that she figured things out and realizes that Eli has been acting differently because he is thinking about Julia. Eli denies this and tells Clare that he never thinks about Julia anymore, but she doesn't believe him. Clare tells Eli that she needs a break from him and won’t be going to Bloomington. Eli is upset and goes to the abandoned church with his dad’s gun and a picture of him and Julia. Eli then yells at the picture as if he were talking to Julia, saying that she is the reason that Clare hates him, and that she ruined his life. Afterwards, he hesitates and then calmly says "Not anymore". . . and shoots the picture of the two of them.

Sub Plot

Holly J. is seen with Sav outside the school playing Boggle. At the end of their game, they reveal their words, but Holly J. seems bored. Later in class, she is writing a Pro's and Con's list about Sav: 4 pros and 1 con: not feeling it (i.e. love). Anya and Fiona walk in and read her list and Anya tells Holly J. to end it with Sav. Fiona comes out to Anya after Holly J. makes a comment about lesbians. Holly J. goes to the Dot to see Sav working on his application for university. She asks him why he likes her and what he felt when she was in the hospital. He said that he didn't want to see her hurt and shows how much he cares for her. Later, Holly J. is hanging flyers for the Spring Fling when Anya comes in and finds out Holly J. didn't end the relationship and tells Holly J. that there's always a way out and that Sav would never stand up for her. Sav's mom shows up at the school to take his university application and he introduces Holly J. as his "friend". Holly J. then tells his mom that they are in a relationship and that she should know that the two of them are dating. Later, Sav shows up at the Dot where Holly J., Fiona, and Anya are hanging out. Fiona and Anya go to a different table while Sav reveals that his parents love Holly J. and encouraged them to continue going out. Holly J. then reveals that she did all that so they would break up. Sav looks distraught and hurt. Anya and Fiona are then seen talking and Anya makes a comment about Fiona being in love with Holly J., which Fiona denies and starts to walk off, but Anya apologizes and reveals what it's like to be in love with someone you can't be with. Anya offers to talk with Fiona whenever she wants, but Fiona declines and makes Anya promise not to tell anyone.

Third Plot

Jenna has her baby shower at K.C.'s house with Alli. Afterwards, Alli and Jenna begin cleaning up and Alli questions K.C.'s commitment to the relationship and baby, which Jenna responds by saying that he has already built the crib and that she let him go play basketball (thinking the crib was built). Alli looks in the corner to see the un-opened crib and makes a smartass comment. Jenna, freaking out, finds K.C. at Degrassi playing basketball and lectures him on the crib. He says he will finish it and Jenna continues to yell at him. K.C. then tells Jenna off and continues to play basketball. The next day, Jenna comes to his locker with an apology breakfast and tells apologizes for being a "Momzilla". He also apologizes and agrees to finish the crib. He walks away when Alli meets up with Jenna and Jenna tells her how hard K.C. is now working. Alli leaves and Jenna stops Dave and asks him to throw K.C. a bachelor party and to give him "the best night of his life". Dave agrees and walks away, leaving Jenna satisfied.


  • Stephen Stohn tweeted that Eli, Clare, Julia, and Bullfrog will be the major focus this episode.
  • This episode is named after the song "Drop the World" by Lil Wayne featuring Eminem.
  • The abandoned church where Adam's secret party took place was actually Eli and Julia's hangout.
  • Fiona tells Anya that she is a lesbian.
  • Anya makes a subtle reference to Fiona about her crush Dr. Chris.
  • Anya makes a reference to Holly J. about her many relationships and break ups with Sav.
  • This episode marks the end of Sav and Holly J.'s second and final relationship.

  • (Eli to Clare): "I say we lock ourselves in a room and commence work on our first novel together... just you and me."
  • (Holly J. to Sav): "I haven't been honest."
  • (Clare to Eli): "Stop it! You're suffocating me!"
  • (Clare to Eli): "I think we should take a small breather."
  • (Eli to Julia's picture): "THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT! Clare hates me because of you. You ruined my life. -takes guns and cocks it- Not anymore. -shoots picture-"
  • (Eli to Clare): "We need time together, away from everyone..Just the two of us!"
  • (Clare to Eli): "You've got things to deal with."
  • (Jenna to K.C.): "HEY! What are you still doing here? The crib's not even made!"
  • (Dave to K.C. and Jenna): "Oh crap, domestic. I'm outta here."
  • (K.C. to Jenna): "You told me to play BASKETBALL!"
  • (Holly J. to Mrs. Bhandari): "You deserve to know the truth."
  • (Jenna to K.C.): "This is real!"
  • (Eli to Ms. Dawes): "Miss, I'm not going to kill Clare and drink her blood. I'm good"
  • (Clare to Eli): "If you're not interested, don't come."
  • (Alli to Clare): "It's messed up."
  • (Holly J. to Sav): "Sav, why do you like me?"
  • (Sav to Holly J.): Because you usually don't ask questions like 'why do you like me?'"
  • (Eli to Clare): "You've just been published...Isn't the high school dance a little trivial?"
  • (Clare to Eli): " You talked to my mom?" (Eli) "Yeah." (Clare) "Why wouldn't you talk to me first?" (Eli) "I wanted it to be a surprise, something special for my girl."
  • (Sav to Holly J. and Mrs. Bhandari) : You're so funny, she's so funny, mom. A joker really!
  • (Anya to Holly J.): "Sav's the easiest guy to break up with. I've done it like...six times.
  • (Jenna to K.C.): "Great you think I'm a momzilla."
  • (Jenna to Dave) "Dave!" (Dave): "Hey, what?, Don't hurt me, what?. (Jenna): "I'm not going to."
  • (Fiona): "Are you talking about the L" word?" (Holly J.) "Lesbian? Why..."
  • (Anya to Holly J.) "I'm pretty sure Fiona meant love, weirdo."
  • (Fiona to Anya) "Holly J. has mentionitis since I came out recently, I'm gay." (Anya): "Really? Cool."
  • (Anya) "Pros: smart, sweet, supportive,funnyish, and big - wait for it- hearted"
  • (Anya to Fiona) "You're in love with Holly J. aren't you?" (Fiona) -sarcastic- "Yeah right, I'm in love with Holly J." (Anya) "I know that look, I've seen it a thousands times." (Fiona) "Well you're wrong okay? Drop it." (Anya) "Oh my God Fiona!" (Fiona) -gets up to leave- "Okay, you don't know anything." (Anya) "Oh no. Okay I'm sorry. It's just... I know what's it like to love someone you can't be with. So if you ever want to talk..." (Fiona) "Well I don't... just promise to keep [that I love Holly J.] to yourself."
  • (Eli to Mrs. Edwards about Clare): "Your daughter is my best friend. She's the kindest most patient person I've ever met. She'd love you for this."

  • "Amazing" by Red Directors - Played at the beginning when Eli picks up 'Gothic Tales'.
  • "This Kind of Love" by Latch Key Kid - Played when Clare and Eli are on Morty, the song Clare dances to.
  • "Heart of Gold" by You Say Party! We Say Die! - Played when Clare tells Eli that they need to take a break.
  • "Sin City" by Kopek - Played at the end when Eli shoots the picture of Julia.


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