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Prisoner of Love
Season 05, Episode 15
Air Date January 23, 1992
Writer Glenn Berenbeim
Director Glynn Turman
Previous Cats in the Cradle
Next Bedroom at the Top

Prisoner of Love is the fifteenth episode of A Different World's fifth season which was first broadcast on January 23, 1992.

Summary Edit

Freddie's pen pal, Jamal, gets out of jail and comes to Hillman where he falls hard for Whitley. On their first date, she cooks him dinner and he confesses he's an ex-con. She bolts then gets embarrassed when he convinces her that all he needs is a chance to change. She makes another date with him. Deciding to get to know him on his own turf, she dresses in leather and tries to get him to take her to a tattoo parlor. When Ron discovers Jamal was in jail, he and Dwayne go through his personal belongings and find expensive cameras, gear, and cash. They suspect the worst, that Jamal is ripping off Hillman. They couldn't be further from the truth. Jamal is really a journalist who's posing as an ex-con to research how ex-cons are treated once released. None the less, Whitley is not too pleased for having been duped, whatever the purpose.

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