Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 6 Episode 14

Free Fallin', Part One

Aired Daily 9:00 PM Mar 28, 2007 on Much Music
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Episode Summary


Stressed at Banting University, Paige has a panic attack during one of her exams. Her professor gives her another chance to catch up on her work, but she has a huge family dinner to prepare. The stress put on Paige causes her to set fire to her dorm room by accident. Peter wants forgiveness from Darcy, but he has his work cut out before she gives it to him.


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  • Paige is having panic attacks.

    "Free Fallin'" Part One is an fantastic Degrassi episode. In this episode, Paige is so stressed out at school that she's having panic attacks. The panic attacks are so intense. It was so awesome how she threw her books in the garbage can and lit them on fire because she had the creepiest look on her face. If I remember correctly, Paige comes home and she kisses Alex. I love Palex! I actually enjoyed the Peter and Darcy subplot. I actually like them as a couple, so Peter trying to Darcy to forgive her was nice. I give this episode a 10/10.moreless
  • Paige has panic attacks and she is having a hard time! Her greatest episode ever, besides Shout part 1 and 2.

    Okay. Paige goes back home with a lot of work to finish in like 2 days. She is really stressed about like...everything! It made me feel kinda bad for her, until she yelled at the very talented and pretty Alex! Love Alex. Really want her back on the show!!!! The whole dinner scene was fun to watch....and the scene when Paige was trying to study and Marco, Dylan, and Alex were making a lot of noise. The whole episode was enjoyable to watch! It made me appreciate Season 6 a lot more and it is the best episdoe of season 6 besides WIFLTBAG part 1 and RTT! I love Season 6 I think it is so underrated especially when compared to some episodes from season 7....Paige and Alex....I miss them together!!! I actually almost cried when I finally realize Alex wasn't going to return for anymore episodes. So sad! This is a great episode that deserves a lot of credit!!! The b plot was good too. Darcy and Peter amazingly get closer! Good EP!....Superb EP!!!moreless
  • Paige's life begins to spiral out of control.

    This was one of the filler episodes of the season. Not good but not so bad. It was interesting to see Paige the girl who kinda had her life on track to just flip out and have panic attacks and have a major personality Crisis. However i did not like her constant complaining and yelling at Alex. That just ticked me off and got on my nerves. She just needed to take a breather. But that was probably the only bad thing about this episode. Everything else kinda all fell into place and made this an entertaning episode. Really kept my attention!moreless
  • A good start to hopefully a great ending to the season.

    Paige is having a hard time at Banting and she is also at a family dinner with the Del Rossi's and Alex. She flips out during the during the dinner and has a spat with Alex. Hopefully Paige will just transfer to a college in Toronto where she can have a support system and feel better in her roots. That might be a good "cushion" when you are making the transition to college.

    BTW -- it was odd that Mrs. Michalchuk didn't address Dylan during the dinner - or him getting to play professional hockey in Switzerland. Is she not proud? I would be!

    The Darcy/Peter was a BORING minor story. They could have done better. Peter is manipulative and Darcy is gullible. No news there.

    Paige's inability to cope leads to her making a turn for the worse -- starting a fire in her dorm. We'll see what happens next week.moreless
  • Paige is having panic attacks. Can't handle the work at school.Alex has a new gf. paige cooks the family dinner to keep her mind off school.

    Paige went a little crazy at the end, b ut I can understand what she going though buit I wouldnt go that far. She is trying to be like her mom. That is to much for her to handle. now she knows that her friends are there for her. Because everyone thinks that she is so smart and do great. She thinks that she has to live up to their exspectation. She just needs to stop doing that and do whats gonna get her though her life right now.moreless
Brona Brown

Brona Brown

Mrs. Del Rossi

Guest Star

Brian Paul

Brian Paul

Mr. Michalchuk

Guest Star

Susan Cuthbert

Susan Cuthbert

Mrs. Michalchuk

Guest Star

John Bregar

John Bregar

Dylan Michalchuk

Recurring Role

Tony Sciara

Tony Sciara

Mr. Del Rossi

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Alex: (to Paige) And after your breakdown, I wanted to make sure you were ok.
      Paige's Mother: Breakdown?
      Paige: Alex is a pathological liar.

  • NOTES (5)

    • song list:
      Sweet Little Sister
      Written and Performed by
      The Mark Inside
      Courtesy of Maple Music
      Back Home To Me
      Written by Gavin Courtie, Liz Radford
      Performed by Sophie Milman
      Courtesy of Linus Entertainment Inc.
      Written by Chris Bauer, Brendon Ehinger, Joanne Rodriguez, Craig Bjerring (SOCAN)
      Performed by The Vagiants
      Courtesy of Endearing
      Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
      in D Major - Allegro Aperto
      Written by W.A. Mozart
      Courtesy of Morning Music Limited

    • This episode was used as the season premiere for the second half of Season 6 on The-N.

    • This episode deals with panic attacks.

    • This is the first episode in the series where we see the character of Mr. Michalchuk (played by Brian Paul). 

    • Amanda Stepto (Spike), Aubrey Graham (Jimmy), Cassie Steele (Manny), Daniel Clark (Sean), Mike Lobel (Jay), Melissa DiMarco (Ms. Hatzilakos), Miriam McDonald (Emma), Ryan Cooley (J.T.), Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty), Shane Kippel (Spinner), Stacey Farber (Ellie) and Stefan Brogren (Mr. Simpson) do not appear in this episode.


    • When Paige pushes her books into the trash can, the tan book falls on the floor leaving the blue book on top in the trash can. When she pushes the candle into the trash can, the tan book that fell on the floor is in top of the blue book.

    • The title of this episode is the same as a song by Tom Petty from his 1989 album "Full Moon Fever".