The first time we see sparks fly between Dylan and Brenda. Brenda tells Kelly, "everyone says he's troubled." Kelly says he can "trouble her" all he wants. She goes over and asks him the, as he says "deep", question of whether guys like short or long hair on girls. Dylan, ever the gentleman, says he prefers blondes. (Foreshadowing???) Looking at Kelly, before he notices Brenda, who he acknowledges as "Brandon's sister". Brenda dyes her hair blonde, with Kelly's help. Never trust a (dumb) blonde to dye your hair.
Brandon's main dilemma in this episode is the pressure to get good grades in his history class. He first enlists Andrea's help to study, before alienating her by calling her a "business type". Then Steve gives him help via a copy of the quizzes. He's racked with guilt from cheating. He confronts the teacher, a patron of the Peach Pit, about his teaching style, memorizing facts rather than encouraging student's independent thought. Then the teacher calls him out in class, and he's ill-prepared to answer the question. Outside the Peach Pit, he confesses that his old clothes, helped him remember his deceased wife, who bought them for him. Brandon decides not to cheat anymore, and the teacher gives an opinion essay as the midterm.
Dylan stops to talk to Brenda, on a walk. She says he thought guys liked blondes, and he says he likes blondes, brunettes, redheads, girls who wear tank tops (which Brenda is wearing). He calls in a favor to a hairstylist friend to fix her hair. She later tells Brandon that (her friend) Dylan said it was "incandescent".
I liked this episode because we see the beginning of the Brenda/Dylan relationship. Lol @ Brenda for fantazing about Dylan liking her as a blonde, and for liking his "butt"- ahem "bike". I felt the sadness of Brandon's teacher, who lost his wife. Points for Depeche Mode's "Policy of Truth".