This could have been a good spinoff with the new characters that were added during this season. It also made a good closure on what the new kids did with themselves before the series ended. Most likely this episode was probably supposed to air before the series finale.
In this episode, none of the original characters appeared and provided a good chance for character development of all the new kids at Hillman with the use of Langston Paige.
Unfortunately, NBC chose not to air this episode during the first run of the series along with several other good episdoes that were left to be seen only in syndication.