The Wonder Years (season 6)

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The Wonder Years (season 6)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Original runSeptember 23, 1992 (1992-09-23) – May 12, 1993 (1993-05-12)
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The Wonder Years (season 6)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Original runSeptember 23, 1992 (1992-09-23) – May 12, 1993 (1993-05-12)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 5
Next →
List of The Wonder Years episodes

The sixth and final season of The Wonder Years aired on ABC from September 23, 1992 to May 12, 1993.


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941"Homecoming"Michael DinnerBob BrushSeptember 23, 1992 (1992-09-23)02S0059202

Kevin, is now in the 11th grade, alongside Winnie his girlfriend, and Paul the class president. Bored with school, he is becoming a wise guy in class like his new friend, Jeff Billings. After the school's rival steals his school's knight mascot, Kevin tries to make a name for himself when he steals then frees their owl mascot. Kevin is also now the delivery guy at Mr. Chong's, and has to advertise the business on his car, making Winnie embarrassed to ride with him. Wayne now works in the mailroom at NORCOM, and lives in the family's basement. Meanwhile, Wayne's old buddy, David "Wart" Wirtshafter, returns home from a tour in Vietnam a changed man. But he doesn't feel welcome at the big game when an anonymous shout of "murderer" is directed towards him. They later find Wart sitting alone with his clothes on the ground in a neat pile. He says nothing seems to fit anymore, but he wasn't talking about the size of his clothes, so Wayne offers the shirt off his own back.

Guest starring Giovanni Ribisi as Jeff, and Don Perry as Mr. Deeks, Kevin's history teacher. 
952"Fishing"Greg BeemanPhil DoranSeptember 30, 1992 (1992-09-30)02S0059203

Kevin and Wayne are taken by Jack to Berlinger Falls, a secluded fishing hole for their final tri-annual fishing weekend trip and some male bonding. However, after the woman at the bait shop tells them they closed the road, and Jack's once beloved secret spot is now overgrown and isolated. Kevin is annoyed that Jack and Wayne still treat him like a child, joking at his expense and refusing his attempts at having a beer. Irked, Kevin tells his father that his lifelong dream of building a retirement cabin in the area is never going to happen. Things go from bad to worse when Wayne and Kevin start fighting and unbalance Jack who then knocks over a lantern, causing the old tent to go up in flames. But by the next morning, after things settle down, they figure out why they came here in the first place: to say goodbye to a time and place full of shared memories.

Absent Alley Mills as Norma Arnold, Danica McKellar as Winnie Cooper and Josh Saviano as Paul Pfeiffer 
963"Scenes from a Wedding"Michael DinnerTeleplay: Jon Harmon Feldman
Story: Michael Curtis & Gregory S. Malins
October 7, 1992 (1992-10-07)02S0059204

When Candy Jensen, the daughter of Jack's boss, Arthur is getting married, the whole family gets invited. At the reception, Wayne tries to talk with Candy, but since they dated, she acts like she doesn't know him. Jack is frustrated with Arthur, who has been flirting and dancing with Norma the whole night. Kevin tries to impress a girl he just met, Linda, when he says he can get champagne, and she asks met at the gazebo. In the end, he manages to get drunk on the bubbly and is stood up by Linda. Jack has finally had enough of Arthur's overtures, and tells his boss to get his arm off his wife or he'll break it off, and finally gets to dance with Norma. After the groom's final speech, Wayne confides in Kevin, telling him that even though the groom "waited" after he got married, the bride certainly didn't with him.

Absent Josh Saviano as Paul Pfeiffer

Guest starring: Tom Wood as Peter Rotelli, the groom; Aimee Graham as Candy Jensen, the bride; Paul Gleason as Arthur Jensen; and Sara Melson as Linda Carr. 
974"Sex and Economics"Ken TopolskyTeleplay: Jon Harmon Feldman
Story: John Bunzel
October 14, 1992 (1992-10-14)02S0059201

Despite having an after school job, Kevin's financial problems are taking a toll on his life. When his young and beautiful history teacher, Miss Farmer (Rebecca Staab) posts an ad on the school bulletin for a painting job, he thinks this is the answer to his money trouble. Thinking it's going to easy, she informs him that he needs to paint the whole exterior of the house. However, he accepts on account of her charm and her offer to pay him $500. But Kevin has to find a crew to help him tackle this time consuming job, so he figures the trio of blue-collar guys of Jimmy Donnelly, Joey Spinoza, and Eddie Horvath (Jeremy Davies) the right fit for the job. Too bad they demand more money than he expected to pay them and with the cost of paint and supplies being expensive, Kevin ends up not having much money for himself and tries to break even when they run out of paint. The hired help then takes more advantage of him by taking too many breaks, procrastinating with work, and winds up as peeping Tom's watching their teacher. When Kevin confronts them, they quit, leaving him to get the job done at a huge financial loss. Then he learns that Miss Farmer sold the house to Mr. Kaplan (Jack McGee) a buyer, who she took advantage of with her looks, getting way over her asking price. In the end, Kevin learns his lesson never to take advantage of a pretty lady and finds out Mr. Kaplan put up aluminum siding the next spring. Guest starring: William Bronder as Mr. Glidden (paint store clerk), and Michael Weiner as Dominick.

Absent Josh Saviano as Paul Pfeiffer 
985"Politics as Usual"Bryan GordonCraig HoffmanOctober 21, 1992 (1992-10-21)02S0059205
When Kevin's high school holds a political debate for the McGovern/Nixon presidential race, his peers don't seem to be interested until Mike Detweiller (Lance Guest), a charismatic speaker heading McGovern's campaign, gets everyone's attention on his anti-political view. Winnie jumps on board the McGovern campaign committee and starts devoting all her free time to help elect Senator George McGovern. But Kevin's not buying it, and joins the committee to keep an eye on her, since he's convinced that Mike has a romantic interest in Winnie. His uneasy thoughts has brought him to break in to campaign headquarters to catch them in the act, but it turns out it was a secret meeting with Senator McGovern himself, and he gets to meet him in person. Feeling guilty the next day and seeing the polls up, Kevin returns to congratulate the win, but it was premature, as Nixon had won nearly every state's votes. He finds Winnie upset and Mike walking out with his assistant Peggy Kimball (Renee Faia). He wasn't interested in Winnie after all, just wanting to use her and all the young people who couldn't vote yet as his political pawns to win the race. After all, he tells Winnie, "It's just politics!" and knew the senator never had a chance to win. However he states from that point on Winne would remain a liberal. 
996"White Lies"Peter BaldwinJon Harmon Feldman & Robin RiordanOctober 28, 1992 (1992-10-28)02S0059206

Kevin is feeling pressure from the guys in the locker room to sleep with Winnie, since they have been going out for 6 years, it's due time. Kevin seizes the opportunity to be alone with Winnie when his parents take a trip out of town for one night, so he baits her into coming over to study for the SATs. She agrees, and even though Kevin creates a romantic atmosphere, Winnie wants to study, but then figures out Kevin's plan and informs him that girls have a "talk" too. Despite, his attempts at seduction, Kevin and Winnie end up doing what they always do--reminisce about their past together, as they watch a movie on TV. They wind up falling asleep together on the couch and have to rush to school so they can make it on time. After Winnie tells her parents where she was all night and they express how they trust him, Kevin feels frustrated. So much so that guys catch him in his mood and assume it's about Winnie. Then Kevin makes the mistake of letting them get the wrong idea about him and Winnie and tells them to use their imagination of what happened, which they do, especially Kenny Steuben (Chance Quinn), who tells everyone. By lunch time, the whole school knows about their supposed actions, including an ashamed Winnie. Later, on his father's advice, Kevin goes to Winnie's house to apologize, but to his surprise, Winnie breaks up with him because what he's done is unfixable to her. She leaves Kevin to ponder his inexcusable actions at her doorstep. Guest starring Jason Horst as Jay.

Absent Jason Hervey as Wayne Arnold and Josh Saviano as Paul Pfeiffer 
1007"Wayne and Bonnie"Greg BeemanSy RosenNovember 11, 1992 (1992-11-11)02S0059207

Wayne begins dating Bonnie Douglas (Paula Marshall), an older woman he met at work. Over dinner, the family finds out she is divorced and has a 6 month old son named David. Norma invites them to the NORCOM family picnic and learns that Wayne is serious about their relationship, so much so, he decides to move in with Bonnie and help her take care of David. Meanwhile, still distraught over Winnie not being in his life, Kevin tries to get her back by buying a gift. But when he goes to her house with a huge teddy bear, Winnie has a study date with classmate Phil (Bret Anthony). Seeing them at the diner together, Kevin feels lonely and meets a new girl named Cindy Fleming (Heather Allen), who just moved into town. He invites her to the picnic only to find out her immature behavior is due to the fact she's only in 7th grade and winds up giving her the big bear in his trunk. With all this stuff happening to his family, Kevin needs someone to talk about it with, so he turns to Winnie, who in return, helps him because she still loves him and love is what brings them back together.

Absent Josh Saviano as Paul Pfeiffer 
1018"Kevin Delivers"Arthur AlbertFrank RenzulliNovember 25, 1992 (1992-11-25)02S0059208

With his two-nights a week Chinese food delivery job at Mr. Chong's Restaurant, Kevin has difficulty making it back on time for his date with Winnie. Out on the road, every night had its pitfalls and perils, from encounters with the Fioni's Pizza guy (Adam Stradlin), and a yapping dog, to menacing houses, especially at 105 Elm Street, home of Mrs. Fanny Tambora (Ellen Albertini Dow), a lonely old lady, who always wants Kevin to stay and pet Clarence, her cat. He also has a strange incident delivering to a funeral home to Mr. Kramer, who's deceased--the ultimate practical joke from the pizza guy still sore after Kevin letting him get caught by the cops for drag racing. But just when his night takes a turn for the good--a hippie stoner (Zachary Mott) gives him $30 for food--it takes a turn for the worse when he has to spend it all on getting his car out of an impound lot after getting it towed. Then Winnie breaks their date, but Kevin decides to go out on a high note when he pranks the pizza guy into delivering to Mrs. Tambora. Then Mr. Chong (Michael Paul Chan) informs Kevin, about one last delivery at 216 Maple, and to his surprise it was ordered by Winnie, who shows up for a late dinner date on a park bench.

Absent Dan Lauria as Jack Arnold, Alley Mills as Norma Arnold, Jason Hervey as Wayne Arnold and Josh Saviano as Paul Pfeiffer 
1029"The Test"Ken TopolskyRobin RiordanDecember 9, 1992 (1992-12-09)02S0059209

Kevin deals with the stress of the SATs, when Paul and his friends blow the test out of proportion. Meanwhile, after Jack gets a middling review at NORCOM saying he's "competent" at performing his job, he decides after 20 years, he's had enough and leaves the company. With Norma's support, Jack takes the risk and goes into the furniture-making business with his friend and ex-NORCOM co-worker, Charlie Barrett (John Pleshette), and they meet with the owners of a furniture factory. Empowered by Jack's bravery, Kevin takes the SATs, knowing that he won't let his life be dictated by the results. There is an obvious microphone at the top of the screen as Kevin's dad shows Kevin the new furniture factory. Guest starring: Monty Hall and Willie C. Carpenter as Mr. Glavin, Kevin's English comprehension teacher.

Absent Jason Hervey as Wayne Arnold 
10310"Let Nothing You Dismay"Ken TopolskyCraig HoffmanDecember 16, 1992 (1992-12-16)02S0059210
December 1972, marks a time of change for the Arnolds. Norma graduates from Fremont Community College and the newly unemployed Jack invests in the future when he and his friend, Charlie tries to get a bank loan to open their own furniture factory business. However, this being the holiday season, his partner backs out at the last minute and returns to NORCOM to support his family. But with Norma's help, Jack manages to get the loan after all. Also, Kevin has his own problems trying to get a raise from his boss, Mr. Chong so he can buy Winnie an expensive cashmere sweater after he and Jeff see her at the mall with a big wrapped box. Thinking the gift was for him, Kevin spent has hard earned money on Winnie when all she gives him is a new Bread album. (This marks the fourth Christmas episode of the series.) 
10411"New Years"Tom MooreJon Harmon FeldmanJanuary 6, 1993 (1993-01-06)02S0059211
Kevin's sees his older brother changing from the bully he grew up with his whole life into a family man with manners. All this because, Wayne and his girlfriend Bonnie are getting serious about their relationship. They plan a family get together at a supper club on New Year's Eve and Wayne wants Kevin and Winnie to be there at his expense. This is much to Kevin's dislike since he had plans to go to a party at Eddie Putnam parent's ski condo in the mountains with Winnie. But on the big night, Wayne never shows up and Kevin has to hear from Bonnie that they split up and she still has feelings for her ex-husband James, who is the father of her baby, David. Kevin and Winnie go out searching for Wayne and eventually finds him doing his laundry at the laundromat. But at midnight, they all get to watch the ball drop on TV, marking the end of 1972 and a new beginning for them in 1973. Guest Starring: Lou Cutell as the comic and Richard Diamond as the Zanic the Magnificent (magician). 
10512"Alice in Autoland"Arthur AlbertRobin RiordanJanuary 13, 1993 (1993-01-13)02S0059212

When Kevin starts having car trouble, he finds out that Chuck's on-again-off-again girlfriend, Alice is the daughter of "Pistol Pete" Pedermier (Victor Raider-Wexler), the "used car cowboy", and she asks her dad to try to give him a good deal on a new car trade. However, when she dumps his friend, Kevin has second thoughts about accepting her offer. But after Chuck blames him for their 29th break-up, Kevin changes his mind and goes with Alice to Pedermier's Autoland to test drive a flashy red convertible. While on the drive, Alice tells Kevin that she has had a crush on him ever since they first met and proclaims her love for him in a tight embrace just when Chuck drives by and sees them. Kevin shouts out that Alice doesn't mean anything to him, but it falls on deaf ears. While at school, Kevin tries to explain what really happened, but Alice already did that, saying it was the other way around. So Chuck and Alice--the school's worst couple--are back together again, leaving Kevin on the ground from Chuck's punch and continuing car problems missing out on Friday night parties with Winnie.

Absent Dan Lauria as Jack Arnold, Alley Mills as Norma Arnold and Jason Hervey as Wayne Arnold 
10613"Ladies and Gentlemen...The Rolling Stones"Peter BaldwinKim FrieseJanuary 20, 1993 (1993-01-20)02S0059213
A rumor spreads through McKinley High in the winter of '73 that The Rolling Stones are playing at a Joe's Place, a dive bar out on Highway 9 an hour away. Even though Kevin doesn't believe it, he gets talked into taking Winnie, Paul, Jeff, and Chuck miles out of town to try to find the concert's location. After getting a speeding ticket on Vine Street, Kevin tried to hide it but Norma finds the ticket in the wash. Since Jack and Norma have to go square dancing with a furniture buyer, Zeke (O'Neal Compton) and his wife on the same night, Jack forbids Kevin to go, telling him he better not move his car one inch off its oil spot. So Kevin takes Jack's car instead and rounds up everyone for the trip. When they get to Joe's, the parking lot is empty and everybody they asked just answers "the who?". After getting stopped by a cop again, Winnie saves the day by making up an excuse, they wind up on a wild goose chase, searching for clues. They follow the trail to Wally's Inn when they find a crowd gathered outside, but are kicked out by the owner Wally (Tom McCleister), himself. Then in frustration, Kevin backs up into a parked car, and the night ends. He makes it back home before his parents, and thinks of a logical reason for the damaged bumper. But when Zeke runs into it instead, Kevin is relieved he doesn't have to take the blame, and Norma confesses she dented it too. It turns out to be a great evening, plus he learns The Stones did play at Joe's after all--secretly. 
10714"Unpacking"Greg BeemanSy Rosen & Bob BrushFebruary 3, 1993 (1993-02-03)02S0059214

After Kevin and Winnie see Jeff feeling lonely, they set him up on a date with Ann Sheer (Alisa Scheindlin), the new girl in school. But, Jeff is just homesick about leaving his old hometown and is unable to commit to the relationship with Ann because of his attachment to his long-time girlfriend Julie (Bryn Erin) he left behind. During a double date after playing miniature golf, Jeff even leaves early when Kevin and Winnie ask he and Ann join them at The Point, leaving his date wondering if its something she did. After a fight with Kevin, Jeff finally gets rid of his sarcasm and joking around and gets serious when he asks Kevin, for a ride back to his old hometown. While there, Jeff sees his old girlfriend, Julie at the diner and says goodbye to her one last time. He even gets his old Brooks Robinson baseball glove back when he visits his old house, and two kids playing out front find it for him. Kevin discovers his friend didn't want to go back home, he just wanted to let go of it and have closure of his past memories. When he goes back to school, Jeff doesn't shy away, and is ready to ask Ann out, properly. Jeff realizes his dad is not coming back but he has finally found a new home. Guest starring Bruce Ed Morrow as Kevin and Jeff's chemistry teacher Mr. Clemens and Marine Andrews as Jeff's mother Mrs. Billings.

Absent Alley Mills as Norma Arnold and Josh Saviano as Paul Pfeiffer 
10815"Hulk Arnold"Ken TopolskyKim FrieseFebruary 10, 1993 (1993-02-10)02S0059215

After his P.E. teacher (Jim Zubiena) sees him pin all his classmates in gym class, Kevin is drafted to the wrestling team by Coach Silva (James Tolkan), whose tough work ethic makes him think twice about trying out. Even though Wayne and Jack think he's not committed to be on the team, Kevin sticks with it when Chuck, Jeff, and Winnie encourage him by telling him they'll be at his first match. But when the coach tests him out against the smallest and lightest teammate, Spider (Kristopher Kent Hill), Kevin soon realizes this isn't gym class anymore and isn't as good as he thinks. Then the coach himself challenges Kevin and when he doesn't give up easily, he actually makes the team. Thinking he's just going to sit on the bench, Silva makes a change and Kevin has to wrestle the best in the 140 pound weight class on the Spartans team, Doug Gurney (Matt Blansett), who pinned everybody he's faced. During the match, Kevin quickly score two points, then it was all downhill from there. After Doug whispers in his ear "give up, and make it easy on yourself", he doesn't and his shoulder never touches the mat once, getting by on his natural ability from gym class. Even though he loses 15-2 in front of his friends and father, Kevin tells the coach "Told you I was good!", earning his respect.

Absent Alley Mills as Norma Arnold and Josh Saviano as Paul Pfeiffer 
10916"Nose"David GreenwaltSy RosenFebruary 24, 1993 (1993-02-24)02S0059216

After Ricky asks Kevin and the guys what's wrong with him and why can't he get a date to the dance, he finally finds a love interest with the new girl, Hayley Green (Renee Humphrey) and asks her to the spring dance. However, even though she is good-looking, the only flaw is her nose and Kevin, Jeff, and Chuck can't help but make fun of the size of it. In English class, their teacher Mr. Arkinson (David Brisbin) tells Hayley to read her paper on something that really bothers her about herself in front of the whole class. Thinking to hit her problem head on, she comically reads how her weakness is shopping because no matter how hard she tries, nothing really matches with her big nose and she's accepted it because she has personality and that's who she is. But her plan backfires and the class winds up laughing at her instead, leaving Ricky embarrassed to take her to the dance. So he backs out by lying about having to take his cousin to the hospital for an operation on her webbed feet. At the dance, Hayley actually shows up, and seeing a second chance to get her back, Kevin encourages Ricky to tell her the truth, but he doesn't. He asks her to dance, but she came with a date, class president and captain of the football team, Brett Davis (Eric Dane), who was so moved by her speech in class, he asked her out. Now Ricky is back to where he started, asking himself, "What does he have, that I don't?" Apparently, Hayley simply knew herself and was happy with what she knew, unlike everyone else in school.

Absent Dan Lauria as Jack Arnold, Alley Mills as Norma Arnold, Jason Hervey as Wayne Arnold and Josh Saviano as Paul Pfeiffer 
11017"Eclipse"Stephen CraggCraig HoffmanMarch 17, 1993 (1993-03-17)02S0059217

Kevin and his classmates take a field trip to the Nierman Planetarium to witness the solar eclipse of March 21, 1973. On the way there, Kevin and Winnie have a fight during a Truth or Dare game when he calls her "too perfect" after answering what he would change about her. Chuck's results aren't so great with Alice either and during a pit stop, he accidentally gets locked in a rest area bathroom, and gets left behind by the bus. However, he manages to escape through a window and hitch a ride with a chicken coop truck, but the driver winds up being a maniac, so he jumps out of the moving vehicle and makes it back safely. Meanwhile, the class bad girl, Mary Jo Genaro (A. J. Langer) makes a $25 bet with her friends, Sheila Lackeroo (Devon Odessa) and Cindy (Alicia Bergman) to kiss the fat kid Harlan Abramson (Trenton Teigen) for 30 seconds and has to leave a hickey as proof. She ends up liking him as a person and makes out with him in the bushes. Winnie is so upset at being the nice girl, she throws a spitball at Mr. Plenitzer (Timothy Stack), the science teacher, who then asks her if she saw who threw it. Even though she admits the truth, he doesn't believe her, so she resorts to stealing a hat from the gift shop, making Kevin one up her by doing something equally dangerous. He agrees to help Louis Lanahan (Gregor Hesse), the class pyromaniac by being an accomplice to his scheme of providing a loud bang by flushing a cherry bomb down the toilet during the viewing. But Kevin backs out at the last minute, and when a security guard catches them, he flees while Louis is successful, but is later caught. On the way back, Winnie confesses she actually paid for the souvenir--she's still Kevin's perfect girl after all.

Absent Dan Lauria as Jack Arnold, Alley Mills as Norma Arnold, Jason Hervey as Wayne Arnold and Josh Saviano as Paul Pfeiffer 
11118"Poker"David GreenwaltTeleplay: Jon Harmon Feldman
Story by: Max Mutchnick & David Kohan
March 24, 1993 (1993-03-24)02S0059218

When Kevin and the guys get together for a Friday night of poker, each of them confesses their own problems. Chuck is worried about possibly becoming a father after not using protection with Alice; Randy failed his last three trigonometry tests, making him not graduate if he doesn't pass the class; and Jeff is accused of cheating at cards and annoys Paul with his cigar smoke. However, the real problem is with Paul's behavior by annoying everyone with his air freshener and prude remarks. His actions make the guys claim they have no room for Paul in the car or cabin for their spring break ski trip because they consider him a downer. After 17 years of Paul being his best friend, Kevin realizes they've grown apart. While out on a food run, they get into a fight and Paul actually says what Kevin wanted to say, that he's "changed". But just when tensions were growing between the guys, their problems vanish when Randy, always the loser, finally wins a hand. Then Alice calls to tell Chuck she's not pregnant, and Kevin and Paul see the error of their ways. While cleaning up, Kevin discovers Jeff's winning streak was still intact after all--he threw his last hand on purpose--though he questions why his friend had five kings. Guest starring: Barney Martin as Old Kevin, Billy Beck as Old Paul, Walt Beaver as Old Jeff, Bob Larkin as Old Chuck, and Burt Saunders as Old Randy.

Absent Dan Lauria as Jack Arnold, Alley Mills as Norma Arnold, Jason Hervey as Wayne Arnold and Danica McKellar as Winnie Cooper 
11219"The Little Women"Ken TopolskyDavid M. WolfMarch 31, 1993 (1993-03-31)02S0059219

As the Women's Liberation Movement gets stronger across the country in the Spring of 1973, the Jack, Wayne, and Kevin find it hard to be "liberated men" yet. Since Norma doesn't want her college degree to go to waste, she takes a full-time job as a comptroller at Micro Electronics, a start-up computer company, earning $225 per week, much to the surprise of the Arnold men. Meanwhile, Kevin is proud of himself when he did surprisngly well on his SAT's, scoring a 1240 (a 650 in verbal and a 590 in math). However, Kevin becomes extremely insecure when he discovers that Winnie scored a 1482, getting a 725 in verbal and a 757 in math. She can now consider going to any of the top Ivy League universities while Kevin has to settle for Ed's Junior College. With their fragile male egos beaten, Jack and Kevin decide to take their women out to King Pin Lanes and after Norma gets a strike on her first frame, they challenge her and Winnie to a bowling match. Even though Jack and Kevin beat them, Norma and Winnie are good sports about it, making them realize if they want to live in a liberated world, they have a lot to teach these women about being jerks like them.

Absent Josh Saviano as Paul Pfeiffer 
11320"Reunion"Arthur AlbertTeleplay: Robin Riordan
Story: Mark B. Perry
April 28, 1993 (1993-04-28)02S0059220

The Arnold clan flies to Norma's hometown for her 25th high school reunion. Norma's parents, Karl (Macon McCalman) and Jane Gustavson (Jean Speegle Howard) (making their first and only appearance in the series) express their continued disapproval of Jack. They attempt to set Norma up with her old high school sweetheart, Roger Baldwin (Edward Edwards), a medical doctor, who almost ended up together. While staying at the Gustavsons' house, Kevin is chased around the block by their big mean dog, Princess, Wayne learns that his grandparents will leave him and Kevin everything when they die and starts taking inventory, Norma is being wooed back by Roger, and Jack hurt his back when he lost to the good doc in the sack race at the reunion picnic. This makes Kevin wonder why his father doesn't seem to mind that Norma gets to spend the night at the reunion dance with her former flame. But his questions are answered when Jack tells him his mother hated it here too and when she met Jack, she wanted more out of life than this small town had to offer, so she left everyone behind. Norma returns, and even though she and Roger were made king and queen of the dance, she reassures her real true love Jack, that Roger was still the same old jerk he always was. Then admits she had a boring time to her mother, however, Norma isn't surprised that she didn't listen to her, realizing both her parents never did while growing up. This makes Kevin finally understand why his mother moved so far away in the first place, and also that families are the same through the generations, you have to take them for better or for worse.

Absent Danica McKellar as Winnie Cooper and Josh Saviano as Paul Pfeiffer 
11421"Summer"Michael DinnerSy RosenMay 12, 1993 (1993-05-12)02S0059221
Winnie gets a summer job at a resort where she will also live. Kevin meanwhile plans a cross country trip with his friends, an idea that his father put a stop to. Kevin then quits his job at his dad's factory and gets a job at the resort where Winnie works. Kevin is then disappointed when he and Winnie are so busy they have no time for each other. Meanwhile, Kevin gambles his life savings playing poker with the resort staff and wins big, which cheers him up until he catches Winnie kissing a co-worker. 
11522"Independence Day"Michael DinnerBob BrushMay 12, 1993 (1993-05-12)02S0059222
Kevin is furious with Winnie and plays another poker game. This time he loses all his money and his car. He then punches the guy Winnie kissed and quits the job (that he was about to be fired from anyway). Winnie, meanwhile, is fired because of this as well. Winnie hitches a ride back home. Kevin also hitches a ride and happens to be picked up by the same couple that picked up Winnie moments earlier. Winnie then tells Kevin her side of what happened. They get into an argument and are both dropped off at the side of the road in hot humid weather. Soon after a thunderstorm occurs and lasts till dark. The two find refuge in an old barn where they talk things out. The next day they get back home, just in time for the Independence Day parade in their home town. Kevin reveals the fates of himself, his family, and his friends.