5x03 A Clean Slate
First Aired: Sep. 21, 1994 on FOX
Summary: Brandon must make a speech at the campus debates when Josh fails to show because of car trouble. He is such a success that the duo's campaign takes off. Alex Diaz, a student senator and manager of another campaign, tries to force them out of the race by threatening to expose an unpublished…
Main Characters in this Episode
Dylan McKay: Well, the last time I saw you, you were running away. So...
Valerie Malone: I big emergency came up. I had to rotate my tires.
Dylan McKay: You know, you don't look like much of a mechanic.
Valerie Malone: Why? You need a lube job?
Dylan McKay: Who are you?
Jim Walsh: Why do you ask?
Valerie Malone: [thinking fast] Well... uh, no reason really. A professor mentioned his name in a class on business and ethics that I might be auditing.
Jim Walsh: Well, he was a textbook case all right.
Cindy Walsh: Jim.
Jim Walsh: Well, what do you want me to say? He was a businessman. He made a fortune. Lost a fortune. Lost his life when one of his "partners" planted a bomb under his car. In short, he was a crook.
Valerie Malone: [fasinated, but continues to maintain her innocent charade] Wow. Uh... I mean, that's terrible.
Cindy Walsh: Was terrible. We got to know Jack at the end because Brenda used to go out with his son.
Valerie Malone: Wait, you mean that Dylan McKay's related to Jack McKay?
Jim Walsh: You met Dylan?
Valerie Malone: No, not really. I just caught a glimpse of him last...
Jim Walsh: Good. Keep it that way. Stay away from that punk at all costs.
Cindy Walsh: Jim!
Jim Walsh: I'm sorry, but that kid has given our family enough grief to last a lifetime.
Valerie Malone: Please, don't get angry at me, Jim. I'm sorry I brought it up.
Jim Walsh: That's okay. Just don't mention him again.
Valerie Malone: [crossing her fingers under the table; smirks] I woun't. I promise.