"To Have and Have Not"
Season 3, Episode #4
(#48) in series (144 episodes)
"A Different World" episode
Guest Star(s):
Recurring cast
Brandon Quintin Adams
Charon Aldredge
James Avery
Rosalind Cash
Rueben Grundy
Lou Myers
Norman Nixon
Network: NBC-TV
Production code: 304 (3x04)
Writer (s): Kevin Kelton
Director (s) Debbie Allen
Original airdate October 26, 1989
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To Have and Have Not is the fourth episode of Season 3 of A Different World, also, the 48th overall episode in the series. Directed by Debbie Allen, the episode, which was written by Kevin Kelton, was first broadcasted on NBC-TV on October 26, 1989.

Plot summary Edit

Whitley volunteers to teach ballet at a youth center for inner-city children. It turns out to be a great decision. She develops a special relationship with one of her students giving him rides to the center and taking him on a tour of Hillman. Unfortunately, when Whitley's wallet disappears she suspects one of the kids has stolen it and refuses to return to "that place". When she finds out it was her little friend who took her wallet, she's hurt and disappointed. In her anger she becomes judgmental about poor people and the type of folks that live in "that kind of neighborhood".

It all leads Whitley to re-assessing her qualifications and purpose as a role model. Walter approaches Whitley to come back and continue her ballet class. When asked to think about how many people have already abandoned or walked out on the kids down at the center, it affects Whitley. Walter convinces her that returning might make more of a difference than she ever thought she could make with the kids.



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