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A Different World: 5x15

Prisoner of Love

A handsome man approaches Freddie and reveals that he is Jamal, her prison pen pal. He has just been released from prison after serving seven years for armed robbery. Freddie is very nervous, but agrees to keep his past a secret. Ron turns over his duties as janitor of Whitley’s dorm to Jamal and lets him sleep on his couch. He pays him only $2.50 an hour while keeping the rest of the salary for himself. Jamal hits it off with Whitley, and they set up a date. He tells Whitley the truth about his past. Although she is a little apprehensive, she decides to help him make a fresh start, partially because she is looking for some excitement. Freddie blabs about Jamal’s background, causing everyone else to freak out. Ron rummages through Jamal’s bag. Dwayne initially criticizes him, then joins in after learning of Jamal’s involvement with Whitley. They discover cash and expensive electronic equipment. Jamal identifies himself as Lionel Walker, a reporter conducting an exposé about society’s t

Jan. 23, 1992