Saved by the Bell

Season 4 Episode 10

Wrestling with the Future

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Oct 10, 1992 on NBC

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  • The gang comes to grips with the looming college life.

    The episode starts off with the gang having a discussion about college. Of course, Screech gets accepted to a number of very popular schools, and Jessie is freaking out because she is worried she won't be accepted to any of her Ivy League schools.

    Slater becomes the city champ in wrestling, and, as such, a coach from the University of Iowa comes in and offers Slater a full ride. Slater's dad, however, has already set up a meeting for AC with a West Point recruiter.

    Since Slater doesn't want to join the military, he enlists the help of Zack to act as AC for the West Point recruiter. Zack of course does his best to pursuade the recruiter from picking Slater.

    Meanwhile, Jessie continues to get rejected by more Ivy League schools and continues her junk food binge.

    Once Slater and Zack are found out, Belding pulls a Zack-style stunt and brings in the military police to arrest the pair in the classroom.

    The pair, as predicted, freak when confronted with the thought of 10 years in prison and a phone call to Slater's father. They of course learn their lesson, and the recruiter then offers Slater another interview if he wants it.

    Belding lets Zack go, and then has a heart to heart with Slater. Slater heads off to meet up his dad, and lets him know about the Iowa scholarship. His dad doesn't like the idea, then tells Slater he's got to ship off early and will be missing Slater's state wrestling finals.

    Back at the pep rally at the Max, Jessie finally gets accepted to Columbia. Zack drops the bombshell that he's going to Yale. Slater walks in just before his match, all depressed and gives an emotional speech: "Win."

    While moping in the dressing room, just moments before the big match, Slater's dad walks in, led by Zack. The older Slater comes in and lets his son know that he doesn't care if he attends Iowa, and the episode ends.

    Not quite up to par with some of the earlier episodes, as unfortunately by this point in the series they had begun to get rid of some of the campy style that made the show great.