When David decides to quit school he not only has to deal with his father's disapproval but also his friends. Brandon and Mark audition anchors for their news show, Kelly learns an important lesson about AIDS, and Valerie forces Kenny to choose between her and his wife.
- Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
- Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
- Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
- Brian Austin Green as David Silver
- Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
- Tiffani Thiessen as Valerie Malone
- Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
- Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold
Special Guest Stars
- Michael Stoyanov as Jimmy Gold
- Michael Kearns as Hal
- First appearance of Tracy Gaylian
- Mel withdraws David's financial support after learning from Donna that he's dropped out of college to concentrate on his film making career.