"Perhaps Love"
Season 3, Episode #25
(#69) in series (144 episodes)
"A Different World" episode
Guest Star(s):
Recurring cast
Patti LaBelle
Dominic Hoffman
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi
Paulette Braxton
Network: NBC-TV
Production code: 323 (3x25)
Writer (s): Susan Fales
Director (s) Debbie Allen
Original airdate May 3, 1990
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Perhaps Love was the 25th and final episode of A Different World's third season, also, the 69th overall series episode. Written by Susan Fales, which was directed by Debbie Allen, the episode was first broadcasted on NBC-TV on May 3, 1990.


Dwayne's mother makes a surprise visit just as he's to be inducted into Hillman's academic fraternity Phi Beta Kappa.

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Dwayne's mom makes a surprise visit and shows up for Dwayne's induction into Hillman's academic fraternity Phi Beta Kappa. She's proud of her son and makes no bones about telling anyone who will listen! Meanwhile, Julian has told Whitley he's got something important to ask her. She's sure he'll pop the question and propose to her. Julian doesn't propose but instead asks Whitley to move in with him for the summer and give up her local internship.

Julian calls her a princess and tells her that she needs to broaden her horizons. Hurt, Whitley goes in search of Dwayne's advice. She enters his apartment to find a woman there she assumes is the maid. She is mortified when the woman informs her she's Dwayne's mother. Whitley spends the rest of Mrs. Wayne's visit trying to make things up to her. She also realizes that even though it's Dwayne's big moment, he's put aside his feelings to consider hers, something Julian hasn't done. Patti LaBelle makes her first guest starring appearance as Adele Wayne, Dwayne's mother.

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