After blowing up the Market Giant's mailbox with a cherry bomb, Shawn hides out in Cory's room. Cory realizes that Shawn can't hide forever and tries to convince Shawn that Alan can straighten things out with Shawn's dad. Shawn is wary and declines the offer.
When Cory decides to tell his father anyway, Shawn takes off and hides out at school.
As it turns out, Cory's parents have known all along that Shawn was hiding out. Alan helps Cory realize that part of being a true friend is helping Shawn to make the right decision.
Cory finds Shawn in Mr. Feeny's room and convinces him to return home to his parents.
Shawn is grounded for month but decides he's better off at home than on the run.