Blair starts law school. She spends a lot of time with her law professor. While the two of them are in his office talking, his wife comes in and assumes that they're "together". So word gets around about Blair and her professor. She considers dropping out.
Natalie's been given an assignment to do an article on the ROTC. Natalie gets close to a cadet. Later when they get a new drill sergeant, they learn that they're going sky diving which makes Natalie nervous. She has to decide if she wants to stick with it or drop out when the cadet she got close to will.
With Tootie's boyfriend, Jeff, away she gets asked by another guy to go out on a date. At first, she doesn't want to because it might seem she's stepping out on Jeff. But Blair convinces her to. And on the night they're suppose to go out, Jeff shows up. And Natalie's boyfriend, Snake finally shows up.
Everybody has their own plans for Christmas and Beverly Ann feels unappreciated. During a visit with Santa, she tells him she wishes she'd never come to Peekskill. He shows her what it would have been like without her.
Jo takes Andy to the center to find a male role model. He meets Rick, but they worry that he is too irresponsible and a bad influence because he believes he'll die soon since no men in his family have made it to age 30.
Blair interns at a law firm and learns that her law professor who resigned because it was assumed that they were having an affair, works there. He asks her to help her with the case, he's working on, which is defending a man who's accused of murder. She brings him and everybody acts nervous around him. Later Blair comes up with a strategy for the trial.
Tootie and Natalie are excited about a dinner with Jeff and Snake, but the guys clash immediately and the evening ends early. While those two clash, Blair decides to help Jo go to court with a mechanic who didn't fix her bike properly.
When Blair decides to make some changes to Eastland to save it. Things don't get off to a good start. She also has to deal with a student who seems intent on getting kicked out. Blair tries to find out why.