Saved by the Bell: The New Class

Season 5 Episode 14

Liz's Choice

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Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Oct 25, 1997 on NBC
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Liz's Choice
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Eric gets dragged to the Bayside Formal by Maria and Katie as the date for both of them. Meanwhile, the step-brothers await Liz's reply after both of them ask her to the Formal.

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  • With both Ryan and Nicky infatuated with Liz, they both decide to ask her to the Bayside Formal. Things go south though as Liz uses one of the brothers to get back at the other. Meanwhile Belding sells Screech his car, and Eric gives bad advice.moreless

    8.5
    The episode starts off with the gang excited about the Bayside Formal dance coming up. With the brothers (Nicky and Ryan) both liking Liz, they both ask her to the dance. She says she needs time to think about it to see which one she'll go with but tells the girls that shes leaning towards Ryan. Later in the day both Liz and Ryan get a class project on the rainforest together which one would assume would put the final stamp on them being a couple. Unfortunately it backfires as they disagree about everthing from the library vs the internet, etc. Ultimately they heatidly agree to do the project on their own. Liz still pissed cause her fight with Ryan sees Nicky on her way out of The Max and asks him to go with her to the Formal. It was obviously solely to get back at Ryan which is cold-hearted in my book as Nicky really liked Liz. The second plot is the usual cornball Belding/Screech storyline. Belding sells his piece of crap car to Screech "as is" no refundstyle to which Screech obliges so he can own the very car that his boy toy Belding once owned. Unfortunately the next day Screech realizes the cars a piece of crap with the steering wall falling off among other things and tries to sell the car back to Belding. He uses some tricky persuading by bringing up family memories Belding had in that car with his family and his plan works as Belding agrees to buy the car back. Just as the deal seems done a demoloition service calls in and wants the car to use to smash up in one of its races and offers triple what Screech paid for it. Screech agrees to sell it to them and goes behind Beldings back and their word.



    The third plot was about Maria and Katie trying to find dates to The Formal. After turning down numerous guys, Eric informs them that he overheard the two hottest guys in school saying they were going to be asking a "Katie" and a "Maria" to the dance which the two girls automatically assume is them. Any casual or hardcore SBTB viewer knew it was going to end up being some other girls named Katie and Maria but not those two geniuses. So the girls keep on turning down more and more guys until they finally approach the hot guys and are told that it was in fact two different girls with the same name. Furious and with only one day until the dance they come up with the great plan to use Eric for both of their dates.



    Fast Foward to The Formal. Nicky and Liz are dancing but its obvious Liz isnt into it and something else is on her mind. They go outside to talk and Liz runs off saying she is confused about things, leaving Nicky confused. Liz meets Ryan at The Max and confesses that hes the one she really wants and just used Nicky to make him jealous. While he is thrilled with the news, hes still upset about the effect its going to have on Nicky. The segment ends with Ryan and Liz agreeing to become Baysides newest couple. Screech comes clean to Belding about selling his car to the demolition place and Belding goes heat mode on him saying he should never go back on his word. Screech runs out the gym and tries to save the car but alas its too late. Screech comes back into the dance dirty and with a hubcap saying he couldnt make it in time to save the car and apologizes to no end to Belding. The Eric dating both girls was a disaster from the start. To make a long story short, he is in his normal gear for Katie and switches it up to a dude with dreads for Maria. Eventually he gets exposed as a fraud leading to total embarassment for the girls. The episode ends with a sort of emotional moment as Liz takes Nicky outside and straight up tells him that she used him to get to Ryan and that Ryans the one she really likes. I liked Liz as a character up to that point but that was one dirty and shady ass move she pulled. Ive always liked Nicky as a character and to see him get played like that wasnt fun to watch. Hopefully he'll be able to overcome this crap in future episodes. All in all a good New Class episode that finally answered the season long question of which brother Liz really liked.moreless
Bianca Lawson

Bianca Lawson

Megan Jones (seasons 1-2)

Dustin Diamond

Dustin Diamond

Samuel "Screech" Powers (seasons 2-7)

Sarah Lancaster

Sarah Lancaster

Rachel Meyers (seasons 2-4)

Samantha Becker

Samantha Becker

Maria Lopez (seasons 3-7)

Richard Lee Jackson

Richard Lee Jackson

Ryan Parker (Seasons 3-5)

Dennis Haskins

Dennis Haskins

Principal Richard Belding

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