Brenda goes on several shopping trips with Kelly and Tiffany, Kelly's best friend from junior high school. Brenda cannot afford the merchandise, and considers stealing because she is envious of her classmates' wardrobes. She does not realize that Tiffany is a shoplifter. Tiffany stashes clothes in Brenda's bedroom, and the two are later arrested. Cindy begins to lose faith in her daughter until Tiffany clears Brenda's name. Brandon begins work at a trendy restaurant, where his boss treats him shabbily. He quits after learning that she also pays the minority employees less than minimum wage. He gets a waiter job at a diner called the Peach Pit, as Dylan is friends with the owner. The Walshes hire a maid.