The Facts of Life

Season 2 Episode 10

Breaking Point

Aired Unknown Jan 28, 1981 on NBC
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Breaking Point
Blair is running for class president and her opponent in the race Cynthia proves to be just the right person to fill the position. The results are anything but joyous for Blair, who indeed came in second place and soon takes to sulking but when Cynthia commits suicide, Blair has a wakeup call.moreless

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  • This episode was very contraversial due to the subject matter of teen suicide but it is necessary to show because this issue is prevalent today.

    Breaking Point deals with the issue of teen suicide. This contraversial topic is relevant even today. This episode is simply emotional, thought provoking, informative and necessary to show to others that there is another way of dealing with the pressures of everyday life. I highly recommend this episode to viewers of all ages. Younger viewers should be accompanied by an adult so that they can deal with this subject because it can be upsetting. I am glad that this show is willing to deal with and tackle difficult subjects eg. Dope, and this episode is no exception. Well acted all around. Bravo.moreless
  • this was a very touching episode about teen suicide. it pretty much got down to the point.

    first, blair was upset over losing the election to cynthia. then she realized it wasn't as drastic as what happened with cynthia. one sign that cynthia wanted to take her own life was giving her necklace to tootie, which was her prized possession. everyone thought because cynthia was so popular, attractive and smart, and the fact that her father was a diplomat she had it made. it goes to show that many kids are in trouble but never show it, or the signs are there and others can't see them. it also showed the effect that a suicidal victim can leave behind. in conclusion, this was a good episode wiyh a good theme.moreless
Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae

Edna Garrett (1979-1986)

Lisa Whelchel

Lisa Whelchel

Blair Warner

Kim Fields

Kim Fields

Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey

Mindy Cohn

Mindy Cohn

Natalie Green

Nancy McKeon

Nancy McKeon

Joanne "Jo" Polniaczek (1980-1988)

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