After the summer break, everyone prepares for university life. After working all summer at the Beverly Hills Beach Club, Brenda leaves Beverly Hills to go to college in Minnesota and finds that her old friends now see her differently. Meanwhile, David and Donna seek out some affordable housing on the beach. As college approaches, Steve and Brandon rent a beach front house in Malibu for the final two weeks of the summer, and they get a surprise visit from Steve's former girlfriend Jill Fleming, which makes Celeste jealous. Kelly returns from a two-month trip to Europe, without Dylan, who has been rejected acceptance into Berkeley. Also, Andrea frets with Gil Meyers over her deciding to stay in California to go to college.