|Intimacy Level||Best Friends, Ex-Boyfriend and Ex-Girlfriend|
|Started Dating||All Falls Down (1) (1st time) (1023) Come As You Are (1) (1201) (2nd time)|
|Dating Status||Broken up|
Eli and Clare met in the episode Breakaway part (2). They started dating in the episode All Falls Down and ended their relationship in the episode Drop The World because Eli was too clingy; Clare felt as if he was manipulating and suffocating her. They reconciled their relationship in In The Cold, Cold Night (2) when they kiss at the frostival in the season 11 finale. In Come As You Are after the break from school, Clare is not sure if Eli liked the kiss or not, though in the same episode they get back together officially. In Ray of Light (2) they go on a break because Eli thinks Clare is the reason he is having trouble coping with finding Cam's dead body in the greenhouse.
In Breakaway (2), Eli and Clare first meet after Eli runs over Clare's glasses with Morty, his hearse. Eli then tells her that he thinks the glasses are dead. Clare explains to him that she just had eye surgery and doesn't need them any more. Eli then tells Clare she has pretty eyes, smirks, and drives away. Right after Eli drives away, Clare's best friend Alli tells Clare that she's seen that look on her face before. Clare tells her she has no idea what she is talking about, while she confidently throws her glasses away.
In Better Off Alone (1),Ms.Daws (english teacher) chooses Eli and Clare to be English partners for the semester. Once Eli reads Clare's paper, they both agree that it's not very good work. Eli then gets the rebellious idea that she could skip class with him to write a better one. At first she is a bit shocked about the idea, but then she starts walking out the door, then turns around and asks a very surprised Eli, "Well, are you coming?" Eli shrugs and follows. They are later found on a bench (which later in the season becomes "their bench"). Eli and Clare start talking about the English assignment and Eli tells Clare that she needs to write about something that pisses her off. She jokes by saying, "Like my English partner?" Eli jokes back with a playful "Ouch," then asks if she could change one thing in the world, what would it be? She replies, "My parents." Clare explains to Eli that her parents have been fighting lately. Eli tells Clare to write about that, but she objects saying its too personal. Eli accuses Clare of caring too much of what people think. Clare denies it saying "T'hat is not true." Eli says "Prove it," and dares her to scream at the top of her lungs. Eli has Clare publicly embarrass herself to prove it's not true. After she's done screaming, Clare tells Eli it's his turn. He refuses with a laugh saying" Nah, it's not my style." They laugh and playfully fight up 'til the point when Clare corners Eli at a pole, it becomes quite awkward and Clare quietly sits down on the bench. Later that night, Eli and Clare chat on IM. Eli asks Clare to hang out, but she denies his invite because of family issues.In Better Off Alone (2), Eli meets Clare at her locker to ask her why she didn't want to hang out, but when Clare starts ranting about her parents' relationship, Eli stops her and asks her to start over again by saying "Stop, rewind and play." After Clare calmly explains what happened, Eli tells her she could write about how she feels for her English assignment. That day in English class Ms.Daws asks Clare to read her new assignement in front of everyone. She is nervous but does well, Ms.Daws asks Eli for suggestions and he says he thinks it deserves a larger audience. Ms.Daws loves the idea and proposes that Clare should read it at the Student Showcase, Clare tries to object but can't. Eli is thrilled that Clare can read at the student showcase but Clare on the other hand is quite furious with Eli. The reason is because her mom was going to be at the showcase and the topic of her assignement was about her parents. At the showcase Clare is backstage with Eli and can't go on so she leaves and does not read it. Later that afternoon, Eli comes by Clare's house surprising her. After a few sarcastic comments, Eli hands Clare his headphones and says they cancel noises incase anything got worse with her folks. He apologizes for interfering and says he won't do it again which to Clare replies 'You can interfere sometimes, but I'm still going to do whatever I want." Eli replies 'Wouldn't expect anything less." He smirks and drives away.
In Try Honesty (1), Eli tells Clare about how Fitz snapped Morty's hood ornament off. Eli is angered further when Fitz pushes Adam against the lockers. Clare tells Eli to ignore Fitz, but he doesn't listen, saying the only way to deal with a bully is by refusing to be the victim. The next morning, Eli tells Clare that he considered her theory, but it was unsatisfying. Clare tells Eli he doesn't have to impress her and Eli asks Clare what made her think that. After Fitz says a few snide remarks, he knees Eli in the "nards." Eli then is convinced that he should beat up Fitz. Clare disagrees and says that it will only make things worse.
In Try Honesty (2), Eli and Fitz fight, resulting in Eli getting a bloody lip. Clare finds Eli after the fight, and Eli tells her he had Fitz arrested. Clare starts to worry about what Fitz will do to retaliate.
In Still Fighting It (1), Eli and Clare argue flirtingly about their assignment to film modernized scenes of Romeo & Juliet. Eli, Clare, and Adam start to film. Eli and Clare share their first kiss during the kissing scene. But afterwards, Eli becomes distant and rejects her.
In Still Fighting It (2), Clare is seen fixing the English assignment so there's no kissing scene. Later Clare asks Adam to help understand Eli and find out why he has been giving her mixed signals. Clare confronts Eli at his house, and Eli drives Clare to a spot in town where his ex-girlfriend, Julia, had died. She was hit by a car while riding her bike home after an argument with Eli. He blames himself and admits that he really likes Clare but that he does not deserve to be happy, and they drive away slowly. Later Clare, Eli and Adam are seen in Ms. Dawes' classroom turning in the final project (with the kissing scene). They all walk away happy when Eli tells Clare that he likes the idea of her giving him space and time to get over his ex-girlfriend.
In Purple Pills (1), Eli tells Adam that he is bailing on their guys night because he has to "study", but Adam comes to The Dot later that afternoon and sees Clare and Eli alone. Adam bitterly tells Eli that he doesn't want to ruin their little date. At lunch Adam decides to sit with Fitz instead of Eli and Clare to show that he is mad at them for becoming a third wheel. Later when Eli tries to apolgize Adam, Adam asks him to hang out that night. However, Eli tells him he already has plans with Clare but promises to call him after. Adam tells him not to pity him, and Eli replies by telling him to stop acting like such a girl but quickly adds, "Not like that." Adam still isnt convinced that he is truly sorry and tells him he has new friends, and dosen't need them anymore. Before walking away, Eli tells him that he does pity him because Fitz isn't his friend.
In Purple Pills (2), Eli and Clare try to convince Adam to not fight Fitz to solve his problems. Ignoring their comments, Adam walks away, annoyed, claming he can fight his own battles. Eli tells Clare that they have to stop him and Clare asks him how. When he dosen't respond, she says, "For once you have no sneaky plans up your sleeve?" He smirks, shakes his head, and walks away. Later, Eli meets Adam in the place he is going to fight Fitz. Eli tells him that he isn't going anywhere, and that he will always be there to stand up for him, proving that they are friends once again. While Adam is fighting Fitz, Clare sets off a stink bomb to create a distraction.In All Falls Down (1), Fitz threatens to harm Eli. Clare is seen trying to hide from the principle after setting off a stink bomb, Eli scares her by saying, "Hiding from the PoPo?" After a small conversation, Eli tells Principal Simpson that Fitz released a stink bomb during a test. Eli tells Clare that there needs to be some way to "thank him." She asks, "What did you have in mind?" Eli quickly responds by saying "well I don't know" and kisses her. After the kiss, Eli tells Clare he has a French exam. Clare replies, "I think you just passed it." Clare is later seen talking to Alli about the kiss. Even more later, they are both seen at Eli's locker talking about the dance when Fitz comes up and after a few remarks, Fitz has Eli in a head-lock, but then, once a teacher walks by, Fitz lets Eli go. Eli and Clare talk about Fitz, and Eli says, "The only way to avoid a bully is to keep him scared." She replies, "Or, you could just lay low with your girlfriend." Eli smiles and says, "Twist my rubber arm... girlfriend," and they walk away smiling. Later, Fitz threatens to hurt Eli, unless Clare goes to the dance with him. Clare accepts. When she tells Eli, he is okay with it, but then later, he comes to Clare's house with Ipecac and says to put it in Fitz's drink at the dance. Clare refuses and storms away.
In All Falls Down (2), Clare tries to end the feud between Eli and Fitz, but when Eli's tainted drink causes Fitz to vomit, Fitz brings out a knife in search of him. Clare immediately tells Principal Simpson, which is followed by the school being put into lockdown, and the police searching the school. Fitz threatens Eli with the knife and stabs the wall very near him, in order to frighten him. Fitz is taken into police custody.In Love Lockdown (1), Clare forgives Eli for the drama with Fitz. Her parents are still fighting, but her fledgling romance with Eli is keeping her happily distracted. So when the dreaded "family talk" is scheduled for the same night as her first real date with Eli, Clare ditches her parents for a night of rebellion, which includes the obtainment of matching helix piercings.
In Love Lockdown (2), Clare's rebellion seems to be creating common ground for her parents, she has just the thing to bring them back together: her guy-linered, dress-code flouting, atheist boyfriend, Eli. She invites him to dinner with her parents, where she tells them everything about Eli that her parents would not approve of. The next day Clare shows up to school in non-school uniform sexy clothes, trying to seduce Eli. He asks who she is and why she is doing this. She replies by telling him she is doing this because she likes when her parents are mad at her so they aren't mad at each other, and that she is just scared for her parents' divorce. He tells her that she only hurt him by doing all this to get back at her parents.
In Umbrella (1), Clare feels as if her family is falling apart, when Eli's parents give her a strange offer to stay the night whenever she needs. Clare learns more about Eli's past with Julia and realizes how different the two of them are. She thinks about her parents and jumps to the conclusion that she and Eli will break up sooner or later. When her mom tells her that she wishes she would have taken risks earlier in her marriage, Clare has an idea. She goes to Eli's house and asks to spend the night with him. Eli declines, as he says it's against Clare's morals. Clare becomes disappointed and leaves on her bike. In a deleted scene, Bullfrog and Cece sing a song I am dancing on a high wheel and bringing my son Eli who later called a villian.
In Umbrella (2), Clare finds Eli waiting by her locker, and she wants to know the reason why he rejected her. He says it's because of her faith. She says they both know he doesn't believe in her faith and demands to know the real reason he wouldn't let her in. He says he cares about her and that's it, but she thinks it has something to do with Julia. Eli denies this but rejects her once more when she asks to come over again. She wants her dad's watch back but he tells her that he brought it home, and leaves while Clare shouts at him for not giving back her watch. Clare meets up with Adam and tells him about how Eli rejected her and he wouldn't let her into his bedroom even though his parents said it was okay. She tells Adam about wanting her dad's watch back and is planning to sneak into Eli's room during lunch hour. She asks Adam where he would keep it, but Adam tells her he's never gone into Eli's bedroom, and that Eli has a lock on his bedroom door. Clare insists she wants the watch back. Later during lunch hour, Adam meets up with Clare in front of Eli's house. Mr. Goldsworthy answers the door, half asleep,and Clare says she is there to pick up Eli's English homework. Mr. Goldsworthy tells them nobody is allowed in Eli's room, but Clare says she knows Eli's combination, and he lets them in. She tries to guess the combination but it doesn't work. Adam suggests the date of Julia’s death and it works. This totally bugs Clare. They open the door to Eli's bedroom and find out it's a really messy room. Back at school, Clare is waiting by Eli's locker. She says she understands that he didn't reject her but that he's just embarrassed because he's messy, but it's okay because she can deal with messy. Eli opens his locker and finds out Clare cleaned out his locker. He starts to freak out and runs to the recycle bin to get the stuff she threw out. She tries to calm him down but he yells at her, which scares her. He tells Clare to go away, and, shocked, she backs away and complies. Eli shows up at Clare’s house and explains why he hangs on to things. Clare suggests that Eli is a hoarder and tells him she's going to stand by him just like he's supported her. They start the long process of throwing things out in his room, with Clare by his side for every item.
In Halo (1), Eli and Clare are holding hands, before Adam teases them, which causes them to let go of each others hand. They laugh about it, and Eli asks Adam about his current love interest, Fiona. Eli and Clare later take Adam to their secret romantic hideout. Eli jokes about deflowering Clare in the spot where Adam was standing, which Clare quickly denies and tells him they only had a pinic and kissed. Adam comes up with the idea of throwing a party to cheer Fiona up in their hideout, but Eli is hesitant about the idea.
In Halo (2), Eli helps Clare and Adam set up for the party in the abandoned church grounds for the party. Eli attends the party and is amazed at how many people showed up. His viewpoint changed, and now believes that they possibly could be the "party-throwing types." He questions Adam about when Fiona would be arriving. (She doesn't.) Later that evening, Eli and Clare cuddle in a hammock, looking at the stars.
In When Love Takes Over, Clare and Eli are seen with Adam in the auditorium watching Fiona audition. She agrees to give Fiona the part. Later on, Clare is on the stage, in the background, while Adam is talking to Fiona. The next day, Clare and Eli are getting ready for rehearsal and waiting for Adam and Fiona to show. She asks Adam if he wanted to join them for the Lover's Lunch in the cafeteria. They then proceed with practice. At lunch, the three are waiting for Fiona. When Fiona finally arrives, it is clear that Fiona is drunk. Fiona looks at Clare and says that she has pretty eyes and wants them to go shopping together since they "hit it off" and asks Clare to call her. Adam pulls Fiona away leaving Clare and Eli confused. Clare and Eli try and find Adam after he cancels practice. He apologizes for Fiona about the lunch incident, which Clare tells him not to be sorry for. Eli then replies with, "Women are trouble." Clare asks, "Even me?" He smirks and says, "Especially you." He wraps his arm around her and pulls her close. They look at each other for a moment. Adam confesses he wants what they have. Eli reassures him he will and the trio begin to walk out of the auditorium until Fiona walks in, thinking there was practice. Clare and Eli leave Adam and Fiona to talk. The next time Clare is seen is at The Dot with Eli and Adam. She tells Adam, "She will change her mind" about not wanted to see him ever again. Then Adam gets up to wallow in self-pity and bumps into Holly J, leaving Clare and Eli to chat at the table.
In Jesus, Etc. (1), Clare is receiving driving lessons from Eli. As Clare steps on the gas pedal, they nearly run over Fitz, who had stepped out in front of them. They are shocked by Fitz's sudden return, and Clare drives off leaving Fitz by himself. Later, Fitz goes up to Clare and tells her that he found God. Fitz runs away when Eli drives up in his hearse. Eli tells Clare to stay away from Fitz and that she is making it hard to do his job to protect her, she leaves out of the hearse. The next morning Clare is walking from the bus while Eli is leaning on his hearse watching out for Fitz. She asks him what he's doing and she walks away when she hears the answer. Then at The Dot, Clare and Adam are talking and they notice Fitz is working at The Dot. Later Adam leaves The Dot and Clare walks up to Fitz and asks why he needed to talk to her and that he should keep a distance from her and Eli. Eli then drives up and sees them talking. He angrily walks over, breaks the conversation and shoves Fitz and tells him to back off, asking Clare if she's okay. Fitz then apologizes to him. Eli does not accept and asks Clare if she's leaving with him. She hesitates, and says yes and they leave.
In Jesus, Etc. (2), Eli is first seen reading in an empty classroom when Clare comes up to him and apologizes about talking to Fitz and freaking him out. He says it's okay and continues reading his edited story. Clare asks him what he thought about the changes she made to his story. He stands up and tells her she improved it and he's impressed. She throws her arms around him and gives him a hug. She tells him that he has nothing to worry about and promises to not let anyone come in between them. He says they should promise not to fight anymore and then she gives him a quick kiss before the bell rings. Later, Clare tells him over the phone that when he's done working on his story, he can come over to her house. When he arrives, he is shocked to see Fitz standing with Clare in her living room. Clare explains that Fitz had just showed up, beaten up, and that he's having problems at home. Eli says it's just another lie and asks her why she even cares. She tells him anyone with a heart would care about someone in trouble. Eli responds by asking her if she's saying he's some heartless monster to which she blurts out "sometimes." Both seems surprised by the comment and Eli just stares at her in disbelief. Fitz chimes in saying that he and Eli need to talk. Eli turns his attention to Fitz saying he has nothing to say to him and walks out. After Fitz leaves, Clare comes outside to find Eli sitting in Morty will his head down. She gets in and apologizes for calling him heartless and says she didn't mean it. He says it's fine and he deserved it. When he lifts his head up it shows that he is crying. He tells her that he doesn't want to lose her but feels like she's slipping away and there's nothing he can do to stop it. He asks her to promise not to leave him and she agrees. The next day, he tells her that he finished the story and changed the ending after being inspired by what happened with them and Fitz the previous day. He tells her that in the story, the hero realizes he can't protect the heroine so he kills her, drinks her blood, and that way they can be together forever as one. Clare says that's disturbing but he says it's his masterpiece and a true horror story. He tells her he couldn't have written it without her and that it's all about her. Clare seems unsettled by this but just brushes it off with an nervous joke. Eli says he owes her a driving lesson and gestures toward the exit. Before leaving, Eli publicly declares his love for Clare and puts his arm around her. They smile at each other and once they turn away, both of their faces change. While she looks somewhat nervous and uncomfortable, he looks somewhat possessive and sinister. They then walk off, with Clare looking rather uncomfortable.In Drop the World (1), 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, leaving Eli confused. 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. 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.
In Drop the World (2), Eli gets out of his car to find Clare walking up to the school. He tries to convince her that he is over Julia, but Clare tells him to give her some space, which he agrees to. Then, Clare sees a gun inside Morty's trunk and gets scared, so she hugs Eli and tells him to walk her to her locker. Eli asks her what happened to her needing space, but she brushes it off. Later on during class, Adam wonders why Eli isn't sitting next to Clare. Eli tells him that's he's giving her some space. Later on, Eli finds Clare in the cafeteria. Eli is surprised to hear that it was Clare who called his dad. Then, after a quick conversation where Eli asks Clare what her plans for the night are, he asks her to meet him at their special bench at 9:00 so that they can go on their trip, saying that it would mean everything to him. At 9:00, Eli is ready to go and is waiting for Clare at their special bench. However, Clare shows up at the spring formal instead. At the spring formal, Alli tries to convince Clare to break up with Eli, but Clare is hesitant do so. Alli tells her that he is manipulating her and that breaking up with him wouldn't make her a bad person. Clare comes to a decision that she needs some space from Eli. Meanwhile, Eli is still waiting for Clare to show up at their special bench. Eventually, he gets in Morty and drives off. He calls Clare, frustrated and hurt, and screams that she ripped his heart out. They both argue on the phone. Clare brings up that she hates Morty after Eli talks about the trip to Bloomington again, and Eli realizes that if she really hates Morty, he's going get rid of him to please her. Clare tells him that they need to break up, but Eli doesn't listen to her, and just focuses on getting rid of Morty. He intentionally loses control of Morty, and crashes him, therefore killing him. Clare gets worried when Eli doesn't answer and she hears a crash. Clare frantically rushes to the hospital to find out that Eli's still alive, but that he crashed Morty on purpose. Clare tells him he's manipulating her, and that he scares her. She leaves the hospital in tears, therefore officially breaking up with Eli.
In LoveGame, Clare can’t believe Eli is over her. She is convinced his ‘normal’ behavior is a plot to win her back. She attempts to talk to Eli and fails, prompting her to scream the now famous line "Did three months mean nothing?! Did you flip a switch and erase me from your memory? It took you a year! A year to get over your ex! Did you ever love me at all?!" Jake stops her rant with "And... scene" and then drags her out of Above the Dot. The next day, Clare is walking with Alli in the hallways and they talk about her kiss with Jake. She sees Eli at his locker and apologizes for her random outburst last night. Eli tells her he can't feel anything because he is now on anti-anxiety pills prescribed by his therapist. He then walks away leaving her shocked, ashamed, and upset with herself.In Dirt Off Your Shoulders (1), due to his medication, Eli is able to talk to Clare without losing it. She tells him she needs to interview him as part of the drama section in the newspaper. He realizes he is out of time when Clare shows up for the interview. Eli considers resigning from the play, due to lak of inspiration, but the second Fiona asks Eli if Clare's a good writer, Eli rips the resignation out of Fiona's hands and tears it to shreds. Later, Eli still struggles to write. He looks over to the main lobby where Jake and Clare are talking. When he see Clare and Jake laughing and walking off together with their arms around each other, he tries to calm himself but freaks out and breaks a computer.
In U Don't Know (2), Imogen is seen at Little Miss Steaks spying on Clare with Jake. Eli enters the restaurant thinking Imogen invited him to talk about "Clara." Imogen compliments him, but he shrugs it off. Eli starts to sit down where she is sitting, but Imogen suggests they sit at another spot. Imogen then walks over where Clare and Jake are. They walk in on the couple kissing. Clare then awkwardly introduces Eli to Jake, whom he has met before. Imogen puts her arm around Eli as if they are a couple and calls him 'muffin' twice. He becomes angry, yells at Imogen to stop calling him 'muffin', and leaves.
In Lose Yourself (1), Clare interrupts Eli and Fiona's work on the play to convince Eli not to gossip about her around Jake. Eli puts Clare on edge by referring to Jake as "out of the picture soon enough," and walking away laughing in a very unstable way. Clare later goes through Eli's bag and almost gets caught by Jake. Clare then begins to get worried when she sees Eli has Jake doing things such as hanging lights on an unsteady rafter.
In Lose Yourself (2), Clare is paranoid about Eli doing something to hurt Jake, so she decides to work with him on the play set. Later on, Clare comes to Eli and says that she read the play. He asks her how it was, and she tells him it was beautiful. Eli tells Clare that he made some changes. Clare tells him that he made Clara the hero, and Eli quickly says, "Because she is the hero." Clare and Eli stare at each other until other students walk into the theater for class.
In Extraordinary Machine (1), Bullfrog drives Eli to school and questions his mood when he sees Eli looking at Clare and Jake together. Clare and Eli talk about the new play and firing Jake and they decide to talk at The Dot. Eli is under the impression that it's a date. At The Dot Eli attempts to flirt with Clare which she shuts down. She asks him about Imogen and he gets upset. They start over but Eli becomes flustered when Jake shows up to take Clare to the movies after. After Clare asks if he's OK, he slams his fist hard into the table, causing Jake to come over and check on Clare.In Extraordinary Machine (2), after Imogen plants pills in Clare's bag, Eli comes up a plan to get Clare off the hook, by telling Mr. Simpson that the pills were his, and that Clare was just holding them for him. Mr. Simpson asks Clare if it's true, and she agrees, even though she was still mad. Mr. Simpson then tells Eli that he has to tell his parents about the incident, and Eli agrees. In the middle of the play, he looks out to Clare, who is staring at him, and he forgets his lines. Eli begins to get upset and decides to tell the audience that although he changed the ending many times, it still won't be a happy ending. He goes on about how your mind will trick you, and that he was the one who was wrong and he was the one who hurt people, implying he was talking about his relationship with Clare and jerking around Imogen. He starts to burn his script on stage while he cries, and everyone gives him a standing ovation, including Clare, who is also crying.
In Don't Panic (1), Eli later thinks of an idea after seeing Jake and Clare have a fight in the hallway. The idea's to help Jake learn what makes Clare tick.
In Don't Panic (2), Eli's decided that he needs to help Jake win Clare back. So he comes up with a plan to get them together to talk it out. When the three of them are sitting there Eli reveals to them that he is bipolar. In the end Jake and Clare profess their love to one another while Eli watches the couple happily, now that he's in Clare and Jake's good books again.In Dead and Gone (2), when Vince shows up unexpectedly and shoots Adam, Eli catches him. After Vince runs off, Eli and Clare are seen kneeling next to Adam. When Adam is placed on the ambulance stretcher, Drew asks Eli and Clare if they will ride with him to the hospital. They agree. In a hospital hallway, Eli and Clare joke with Adam about how girls like scars. When Audra shows up, Eli and Clare give her a moment alone with Adam. Clare gets a text from Jake which is clearly upsetting and after saying her relationship with Jake has gotten complicated, she shows Eli the text. He says he's sorry that they have broken up and Clare says she guesses it wasn't meant to be. They smile at each other, hinting that they might get back together sometime in the future.
In Nowhere to Run, Eli finds Clare in the woods. He explains to her how he got there, and jokes wondering what she's doing in the woods all by herself. She briefly explains being upset over Jake 'moving on,' and tells him that she's glad it was Eli who found her. Eli helps her wrap up her injured hand, and offers her his jacket. They briefly look at each other in silence until Jake and Drew find them, and they all head back to the cabin and Clare returns his jacket. Later Clare tells Jake she thought about kissing Eli to get back at him for kissing Alli. Later, When they all leave the cabin, Clare invites Eli to ride along with her and Jake, since it would be a long trip back by bike. He accepts and thanks her.In In The Cold, Cold Night (1), Eli makes peace with Clare in the honor of completing the holiday edition of the Degrassi Daily.
In In The Cold, Cold Night (2), Eli tries to talk to Clare but Clare freezes him out. They are later seen at the J.T Yorke Memorial where they chat and Clare accidentally spills soup on Eli. The next day when they finish the paper Clare and Eli go to the Degrassi Frostival. At the Frostival Clare offers Eli some cotton candy which Eli spits out. Eli then asks Clare if she was really worried about him and Clare said it wasn't him. Then Eli has to go since his family is going away for the holidays. Then, Clare kisses Eli and tells him to hold on to what he's thinking and they'll talk after break.
Season 12In Come As You Are (1) , Clare wants to talk with Eli about the kiss they shared before break, but he seems to be avoiding the topic. After getting advice from Jake, Clare tries to get Eli to bring it up, but he never does. Getting fed up, Clare confronts him, and Eli admits he didn't bring up their kiss because he made a play last year to get her back and whenever he chases her he feels like he takes 5 steps back from his recovery. He admits that if they get back together, she has to be all in. Clare kisses him and says, "Eli, I am all in." Eli then kisses her and they get back together.
In Come As You Are (2), the two wake up together, still on the phone with one another from the previous night. They are happy they are back together, and excited for their first date together back as a couple. However, Clare's internship starts that very day, though she promises Eli she will make it to their date on time. Eli and Clare share a brief kiss. When Clare is offered a huge opportunity on her first day working, she calls Eli, asking if it would be okay to cancel their date. Eli is okay with it and jokes about the time when he crashed his hearse into a wall. Then tells her that just because they are in a relationship doesn't mean that they have to give up everything.
In Gives You Hell (1) Clare is seen outside prepared to eat her packed lunch when Eli walks by, takes it and throws the sandwich away. Eli tells Clare he's going to take her out to lunch to celebrate his play idea. Eli grimaces when Clare mentions Becky. Eli argues that he should be "Top Dog" because he is more familial with Degrassi's drama club. Clare persuades Eli to be nice. Eli then promises Clare that he'll be nice to Becky. They walk off to lunch as Eli explains his play idea.In Gives You Hell (2) Eli is seen in the hallway going over list of students that auditioned for the role of Juliet. Clare sees him and asks about the Juliet callbacks. After seeing Eli's frustration, Clare jokes about auditioning, even getting him to smile by doing a little dance. Eli admits to having issues with his partnership with Becky. Clare reminds him that he will be working in these types of situations when he's at college, but Eli believes that this musical won't get him into NYU. Clare tells him, "When we watched The Dark Knight together, you talked nonstop about how Christopher Nolan took all these familiar, played out elements, and made them new again." Clare tells Eli that he should find a way to make it his own and that she believes in him. Eli feels slightly better and affectionately holds her hand while they gaze at each other for a moment.
In Got Your Money (2), Eli mentions to Dave that Clare wanted him to go to the dance to cheer on Adam.
In Closer to Free (2), Clare meets with Eli in the gym during rehearsal, upset about the twitter trend #stuffclaresays. Eli tells her to calm down and just let it blow over.In Waterfalls (1), Clare, Eli & Alli are seen walking to school; both Eli and Alli tease Clare about Asher. Once Clare gets a phone call from Asher, Eli holds Clare's hand while she talks to him. Clare and Eli are seen in the gym talking about the interview with Asher. Clare says for Eli to be professional and that he can't touch her. Eli tells Clare asks her if he should be jealous of Asher and if anyone gets in between them he'd have to kill them; Clare then says she only has eyes for Eli. They end up holding hands and kissing until Asher comes walking in. Once Clare comes back from getting coffee for Asher, she briefly talks to Eli about the interview and what they talked about. When Clare is writing the article for the newspaper, Eli is sitting on her couch doing homework. She then tells him she finished it and asks him to read it out loud. Once he sees she only wrote that he was brilliant, he asks why she didn't say handsome too. She then slaps him lightly and rests her head and hands on his shoulder while he continues to read. Clare then realizes she made a mistake on the article; Eli tries to convince her it wasn't that big of a deal while she calls Asher. When he didn't pick up, she leaves to go talk to him.
In Waterfalls (2), Clare is seen in her house when Eli knocks on the door and lets himself in with a stack of the newspapers of which Clare's article was suppose to be in. Eli said he wanted their first time seeing it together to be with each other. He drum roles while Clare opens up the newspaper; she finds the article is not in it and tells Eli she'll get to the bottom of it. After not telling Eli about Asher sexually harassing her; Eli walks over to a bench where Alli and Clare are hugging. Alli then leaves and Eli gives Clare her article in the newspaper in a frame. Eli suspects somethings wrong but she says she loves him and kisses him. Then Clare tells Eli that the gift is nice; he then puts his arm around her as they continue to sit on the bench.
In Sabotage (1), Clare is still lying to Eli about Asher and the internship, she meets him in the hallway and tells him she is late to her internship before kissing on the check goodbye. Later, Eli finds Clare in a classroom writing up an article about the Dallas and the hockey team smashing up the school garden and drinking during school. Clare, Eli, Jake, Katie are in the hallway when Dallas confronts Clare and reminds her he knows her secret before leaving. Clare admits to Eli she lost the internship cause Asher thought she wasn't a good enough writer, Eli seems to believe her and watches Clare enter a classroom and sit down looking upset.
In Sabotage (2), Eli organizes a surprise 17th birthday party for Clare to cheer her up with the help of some friends and gets Alli to tell Clare that they have a spa vochue together. Eli and Adam approach Clare in the hallway wishing her a happy birthday when Eli mentions that her co-opt is stupid, Clare tells him his musical of Romeo and Jules is stupid as well before bailing. Adam tells Eli to make it up to Clare by getting her a gift, Eli decides to get her internship back and goes go speak to Asher, Asher tells Eli, Clare is obsessed and in love with him and that's why she got fired. Eli arrives at the party angry after what he just found out, Clare arrives moments later and is happy about the party, Clare approaches Eli telling him thanks for the party and hugs him while telling him she loves him. Clare notices Eli didn't react to the hug or i love you and asks whats wrong, Eli tells Clare he saw Asher today and that Asher told him that you were obsessed and in love with him and that's why you got fired and asks her to tell him its not true, they are interrupted by Dallas and the hockey team's arrival, Dallas gives Clare some beer as a present, Eli asks Clare whats Dallas is on about, Jake and Katie approach them wanting to kick Dallas and his team out, Clare tells them its fine, Eli wants answers about Dallas, Clare tells Eli Dallas is a jerk, Dallas doesn't take kindly to this and asks Eli if he knows the truth about Clare's mentor, Dallas doesn't spill though saying he can keep a secret, Eli asks Clare what happened between her and Asher, Clare says she can't tell him before bailing to a bedroom, Alli stops Eli from leaving, telling him to make Clare talk to him. Eli enters a room Clare is in and tells her that Alli made him stay, Clare tells him Alli has been begging her to tell him, Eli tells Clare to tell him right now, Clare says it'll change everything, Eli says he doesn't care, he can't do this anymore, Clare starts sobbing and tells Eli that Asher kissed her the night they re-wrote the article for the play and says that she thought she handled it but then he tried again and she complained to his boss and she got fired. Eli asks why didn't she tell him, Clare says she doesn't know and just to add it to the list of things I've done wrong and starts listing things she'd done wrong in this situation and she sits down on the bed with Eli. Clare tells Eli its her fault this happen, Eli tells her she is wrong, its not her fault, its Asher's and that he doesn't blame her. Eli says she thought he'd go crazy but Clare says instead I went crazy on my own. Eli tells Clare that they'll get through this before pulling her to him in a hug.
Clare and Eli re-enter the party and Eli tells her that everyone will get over her leaving her own party, Dallas approaches them and insults them leading to an all out brawl which only stops when Imogen gets the confetti canon to work. Fiona succeeds in kicking out Dallas and the hockey team. Clare is with Eli asking if he is ok, Eli says hes fine but his hand hurts, Clare kisses him before they leave. On a balcony, Clare applies an icepack to Eli's hand and tells him that if hadn't of punched Dallas she would have. Eli says Dallas's face is like a brick wall. Clare says it was stupid to go after the hockey team when Asher is the one she wants. Eli says he has to pay for what he did, Clare tells Eli its all she ever thinks about and that he has gotten away with it, Eli says he can't accept that, Clare asks if hes going to do something to him, Eli says no.. we are and Clare says together, they share a kiss and then look at each other.
In Scream (1) ,Clare asks Eli if he found out a way to get revenge on Asher, but Eli is busy with the play. He promises her he will work on it and they share a hug. Clare returns to Eli again and he still doesn't have a plan, but promises again to work on it and Clare kisses him on the head before bailing. The third time, he realizes that all the 'good plans' he had went wrong so they shouldn't sneak into Asher's office, but instead, she should talk to Ms. Oh. She refuses but Eli already did and Ms.Oh is waiting to talk to her.In Scream (2) , Clare is mad at Eli for telling Ms. Oh the truth about what happened with Asher and the internship, When they are in the hallway, Clare tells Eli to go to hell before attempting to walk off, Eli tells Clare he thinks her revenge plan isn't going to work and doesn't believe its the right thing to do, Clare asks Eli if he is in or not, Eli says hes not and Clare tells him to go to his stupid play, Eli hesitates and when Clare repeats herself Eli bails. Later after the play is over, Clare arrives with flowers for Eli and stands near Adam as he watches Eli get up on a table being graudlated for the play being a success, Eli gets down and approaches Clare, Clare admits she missed the play but promises to go to each and every one of the 7 remaining shows. Clare tells Eli about her plan with the naked photos not working out and that Jennifer another intern is going to the police with her to tell them what happened with Asher sexually assaulting them both. Clare tries to quote a line from the play but Eli tells her they have to stop thinking of themselves as Romeo and Juliet cause looked how that turned out. Eli asks Clare about the naked photos; once she says she deleted them he then says he'll just have to settle for the real thing. Eli tells Clare he loves her and Clare says forever and always and they kiss.
In Building A Mystery (1), Eli and Clare are walking hand in hand towards the school and talking about Eli’s new project he has yet to think of, Becky bumps into them and says sorry before leaving, and they watch her go. Eli runs up to Clare in the corridor, Clare asks if he is excited or freaking out, Eli says both and then says this is goingto be the best term ever, Clare asks why? And Eli tells her that the NYU Grad Brett Barnet will be guest starring in his class this week so he can get him to write him a reference for NYU, Eli puts his arm around Clare as they walk off. Clare approaches Eli who is sitting in a classroom; Eli tells Clare he has no ideas for the short film project and that he needs to impress Brett if he wants that reference letter, Clare tells Eli to relax and that he can do this, she offers Jake to help him as Clare bails.
In Building A Mystery (2), Eli is telling Clare about his project feeling really good this morning and that Jake helped him get over his writers block, she kisses him goodbye and wishes him luck. Later, Eli is telling Clare what a disaster his project was and then admits to smoking some good bowls of weed with Jake and now he thinks that hes not good enough for NYU, Clare quotes batman to Eli before taking his hand and telling him he can do anything, even if he doesn't know it yet, she does, Clare then offers to help Eli on his project. Eli later hopes Brett his new project which is about him and Clare's relationship and him leaving her behind next year, Brett is impressed and gives Eli a reference letter.
In Tonight, Tonight While Eli and Clare are studying on Clare's bed she brings up university and then looks sad because she knows Eli is leaving so soon. Clare's mom, Helen Martin, comes in at exactly 8 pm and tells Eli it is time to leave. Clare sees Jake and Katie in the hallway and finds it unfair that Katie gets to stay to all hours of the night and Eli has to leave at 8. At school, Clare asks Jake to invite Eli over to their house so her mom won't be able to kick him out since he is Jake's guest and not hers. Later, at the Edwards-Martin's household Clare is forced to go to the craft fair with her mom, even though she was supposed to spend the afternoon with Eli. She tells him he doesn't have to stay and they share a brief kiss. She comes home to find Eli and Jake high, takes the weed, and tells Eli to go upstairs to her bedroom so her mom won't catch him. She goes upstairs to find Eli, after talking to her mom and covering for Jake. She finds him sleeping in her bed, and wakes him up.
He tells her it's "sleep time," and refuses to get up. She asks him how he is at jumping out windows, he gets out of her bed shirtless and replies by telling her, "that's high, I'm high...sorry I'm such a bad boyfriend.."
Helen comes in and catches Eli shirtless and he leaves embarrassed. She finds the weed on Clare's bed and asks if Eli is a druggie. She forbids him from ever stepping foot in their household again. Clare tells her it was Jake's fault and that he gave it to Eli. Jake hears this while standing in the doorway. He tells Clare's mom that they did smoke but not in the house. Helen is furious and tells him his dad will deal with it later. Clare, Jake, and their parents have a family meeting about the double standard, and Clare feels she is treated unfairly. While her mom isn't looking Clare steals Jake's truck and meets Eli in town. He tells her how hot she looks in a truck and the two of them drive to watch WhisperHug perform.
She gets a call from her mom once she gets there, expecting to be yelled at, but to her surprise her mom tells her that Eli is allowed to stay until 10pm from now on. And not only that, but they are allowed to stay out until 11pm since they don't have school tomorrow due to spring break. They smile at each other and share a sweet kiss.In Bitter Sweet Symphony (1) Clare can't go in her locker because her locker is moved. Eli offers to share his locker with her and convinces Dave it will turn out fine, even though Dave doesn't think it will. When he is leaving for class, he notices that Clare's diary fell onto his books, but doesn't have time to return it. In class, he ends up reading it and sees her old entries about her love for Jake. He becomes jealous and when Clare asks him is he has her diary, he lies and says no. She becomes suspicious after he acts hostile towards Jake and he admits to stealing it. Clare gets upset with him for invading her privacy and storms off.
In Bitter Sweet Symphony (2), Eli apologises to Clare about reading her diary and she forgives him. She tells Eli that she is ready to take "the next step" and then Eli suggest to eat breakfast and to make a plan for it. As they are walking, Eli discovers Cam's body in the greenhouse and protects Clare from looking. In shock, he tells her not to look and to go find a teacher and call 911.In Ray of Light (1), Clare asks Fiona to ask Eli to do the video yearbook to help get him of his slump. Eli agrees and later finds out Clare was the one who put Fiona up to it. Clare explains she thought it would be good for him, so Eli continues doing the video. Later, when Eli is asked to put Cam in the video, Clare offers her help because she is worried about him, but Eli declines and suggest going on a random adventure to party with random people. Clare laughs but doesn't agree to go. She tells Eli that she is worried he is avoiding talking about what he saw and thinks he should talk about it.
In Ray of Light (2), Eli is seen walking with Clare and talks about how good he's feeling. Then, Talia comes up to him, gives him back his shirt, and asks him he's still "coming down." Clare seems to be upset about this and Eli tries to convince her not to worry. Clare questions him on what he's "coming down" on and Eli reveals that he went to the secret party with Jake and Mo and too MDMA. That worries Clare and he tells her that he won't ever do it again. Clare walks away and Eli unrolls his shirt and a baggies falls out. It contains MDMA and a note that reads "Leftovers, enjoy." During school, he and Fiona practice for his interview for NYU. While they practice, Fiona tells him that he doesn't have to do the video year book anymore. Eli says he'll get right back to it as soon as he's done with his interview's over and Fiona tells him that she doesn't want to leave him with a burden. He then finds out it was Clare who convinced Fiona to talk Eli out of it since it seems to be putting Eli in a bad place. Eli retaliates by going into the the cafeteria and taking away Clare's food. Clare questions him about it and he says that it's too spicy and she wouldn't be able to handle it referring to how she got him out of the video yearbook because she believes he couldn't handle it. She tells him that the last time he worked on the yearbook, he did drugs. She tells him that he should postpone his interview that's suppose to take place shortly and Eli doesn't listen.
After his successful interview, Eli runs through the cafeteria and high fives people. He runs into Clare and tells her that the interview went great and they hug. He tries to convince her to celebrate and Clare thinks that they should talk about what happened to Cam. Eli isn't comfortable with talking and thinks about seeing Cam's body. He then sits on a stage and decides to do MDMA a second time.
Eli is high on MDMA and is taking a shower in the girl's locker room. Clare and Alli find him there and Clare asks him why he's in the girl's locker room taking a shower with his clothes on. Eli says he's nothing thinking about nothing and takes off his clothes as he says that Clare has been forcing him frequently talk about his issues. He is now fully naked, making all of the girls in the locker room freak out and Alli is grossed out by it. He asks Clare about the time where she wouldn't have sex with him because he was damaged and points at his penis and asks if he looks damaged to her. He then runs through the school fully naked and has Clare and Alli chasing after him. He runs into Mr. Simpson and freaks him out. Eli then gives angry Mr. Simpson a hug. While In Mr Simpson's office he admits that it could of been him commiting sucide last year.
The next day, he stands in the green house where he found Cam and Clare walks in. Clare asks if he's okay and Eli said he talked to his therapist and isn't freaking out or seeing dead bodies. Clare asks if he took drugs because of her and says that he regrets it. Eli says that it was her constantly trying to get him to talk is almost as bad as doing drugs. He tells her that they need time apart because he can't get better. He tells her that Cam isn't the problem, she is and they break up. Later, he watches the video yearbook with many other students. They all enjoy it. He sees Clare out in the hallway crying and looks away.
In Zombie (1), Dave believes Eli is a mess from his break up with Clare because he's very absorbed in working on his Zombie movie. This leads Connor to believe that Eli and Alli should be together since Alli was recently rejected by Dallas. When Alli receives a bouque of flowers from "Eli" when it was really sent by Connor, she believes it's Eli's way of trying to get to Clare.
In Zombie (2), Connor expresses his wanting for Eli and Clare to get back together. While Eli still loves Clare with all his heart, he refuses to get back together with her. However, later in the episode, he confronts Clare again, asking if she wants to be his girlfriend again. Clare turns him down, saying that 'they aren't a fairytale.' Eli sadly walks off.
- First Relationship:
- Second Relationship:
- Both Eli and Clare share the same line "Go to Hell."
- They were the first ones to find out that Adam is a female to male transgender.
- Both are best friends with Adam Torres.
- Both Eli and Clare, along with Adam , had a conflict with Fitz though Clare ended up on good terms with him.
- Both Eli and Clare have a conflict with Mike Dallas and Luke Baker though Clare and Eli ended their conflict with Dallas.
- They are both passionate about writing.
- Eli's first relationship with Clare is the second relationship for him to end on April 22. The first relationship was with Julia.
- Both Eli and Clare have been published. Eli with Stalker Angel and Clare with her article about Romeo and Jules.
- They have matching helix piercings.
- Eli's first line was spoken to Clare. "I think they're dead," (referring to her glasses).
- Eli taught Clare how to drive.
- Eli was the second character to have Clare proved that she doesn't care of what people think of her - she screamed at the top of her lungs in public. The first was K.C.
- They were going to have a conversation about having sex but Cam's suicide changed that.
- They have both told each other that they need a break from their relationship.
- Munro says he prefers shooting scenes with Aislinn when Eli and Clare are love interests.
- Clare had a conflict with Eli's ex-girlfriend, Imogen.
- Even thought they're broken up, they still love each other.
- Eli crashed his car for Clare.
- Clare used Eli to rebel against here parents.
- Clare tried to go goth for Eli.