"The Heat Is On"
Season 3, Episode #2
(#46) in series (144 episodes)
"A Different World" episode
Guest Star(s):
Recurring cast
Rueben Grundy
Ron Mokwena
Network: NBC-TV
Production code: 302 (3x02)
Writer (s): Susan Fales
Director (s) Debbie Allen
Original airdate October 12, 1989
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The Heat Is On was the second episode of Season 3 of A Different World, also the 46th overall episode in the series. Directed by Debbie Allen, the episode, which was written by Susan Fales, was first broadcasted on NBC-TV on October 12, 1989.

Plot SynopsisEdit

Whitley has yet to take a basic math course that is required for graduation. She reluctantly enrolls in Col. Taylor's class, and he tries to help her overcome her fear of the subject. Dwayne and Ron clash over finances. Dwayne believes that Ron spends money too freely, while Ron accuses him of being a cheapskate.

Summary Edit

Whitley, now a senior, has avoided fulfilling her freshman math requirement and faces the possibility of not graduating. There is one option however, Colonel Taylor, a.k.a. "Dr. War", insists if she enrolls in his course, she'll graduate. What choice does she have? He's not called Dr. War for nothing! Whitley soon finds out Colonel Taylor's class is tougher than tough. Can she do it alone? Whitley's pride keeps her from asking Dwayne for tutoring, that is, until the eleventh hour. Can Dwayne rescue Whitley in time to pass, or will her math phobia get the best of her?



Recurring cast/Guest starsEdit