But at what point in season 13 does Degrassi flip the switch and show us Clare’s sexual views shifting again, one where she’s okay with jumping Drew’s bones the first chance she gets, even if she has been lusting after him for a while?
That’s the difference between her actions here making sense and her sleeping with Drew feeling like it was thrown in for shock value.
Eli begs for her to not give up on their relationship, but she says it’s over and walks away.
Later, Drew isn’t convinced that Clare is fully over Eli, and he tells her they can’t be together now because he doesn’t want to be her rebound relationship. She just wants to be free from the pain of the situation, so she impulsively breaks up with him with a voicemail.
Miles goes to talk to Zig for Maya’s sake, but the two get into a fist fight.
She decides to date Miles, but decides they must keep it a secret so that she doesn’t hurt Zig.
As Maya tries to hide the truth from Zig and allows him to become closer to her, Miles is upset by it.
In my review of Everything Is Everything, I mentioned how specific parts of this Eclare/Clew story arch have been better than the story as a whole. The things she said to Eli in part two are what you’d wish she’d said to him months ago.
The story as a whole finally comes to a head in Sparks Will Fly, as it all falls down with Degrassi dropping a world of nonsense on our heads with one of the more surprising moments in recent memory. “I know I’m over being sad all the time,” Clare says, “wondering when you’ll call.” The ending of this episode was expected; Eclare would break up, but Drew would realize that dating Clare so soon after that is a bad idea.