Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Season Three of A Different World begins as Whitley (Jasmine Guy) flies back to Hillman after summer vacation. Her travelling companinon is her friend and fellow student Dwayne (Kadeem Hardison), who seems to have changed a great deal in the past few months. Upon arrival, Whitley and Dwayne finds out that Gilbert Hall has gone coed--with Walter (Sinbad) and Jaleesa (Dawnn Lewis) sharing resident-director responsibilities. With this episode, Lou Myers goes from recurring to regular status in the role of Vernon Gaines, owner of that popular campus hangout "The Pit"; also, Reuben Grundy makes his first appearance as incoming student Ernest Bennett.