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"Lean on Me"
Season 6, Episode #19
(#138) in series (144 episodes)
"A Different World" episode
Guest Star(s):
Recurring cast
Alysa Gyse Dickens
Patrick Malone
Jada Pinkett Smith
Michael Ralph
Bumper Robinson
Network: NBC-TV
Production code: 618 (6x19)
Writer (s): Gina Prince
Director (s) Henry Chan
Original airdate May 27, 1993
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Lean on Me was the nineteenth episode of A Different World's sixth season, the 138th overall episode in the series. Written by Gina Prince, the episode, which was directed by Henry Chan, was first broadcasted on NBC-TV on May 27, 1993.

Summary Edit

Dwayne is convinced to apply for a summer job at Kinishewa...and is surprised when his ex-girlfriend Kinu shows up as the interviewer. But when he doesn't get the position Dwayne wonders is his breakup with Kinu was the root cause.

Storyline Edit

Dwayne is applying for a summer management position at a company in Japan. He seems like the perfect man for this job, so much so, his friends are already planning a celebration. Colonel Taylor suggests that Dwayne invite the firm's Vice President to his home to clinch the deal. Whitley goes all out to prepare a traditional Japanese dinner. When the doorbell rings, it is not the VP, but Dwayne's old girlfriend Kinu who's now representing the company. The dinner goes fine, but the next day's interview doesn't. Kinu tells him another, more qualified candidate was selected instead. Everyone now thinks Dwayne lost the job because Kinu felt jilted, but Dwayne knows the truth; for once he just wasn't the best. It's a hard pill for Dwayne to swallow, but Whitley helps him through it.

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