Brenda and Donna adopt a stray dog, Rocky, who they fear has been mistreated. When Brenda learns he is a survivor of medical testing, she gets involved with a group of campus animal rights extremists. Meanwhile, Brandon and Kelly's fake relationship takes a very real turn during a Task Force retreat, which upsets and confuses Kelly, who apparently still harbors feelings for Dylan. Also, Brandon meets the chancellor's wild-child daughter, Clare Arnold, who makes no secret of her attraction to him. Also, Lucinda temporally loses interest in Brandon when she flirts with Dylan to ask him to finance her documentary film. Elsewhere, Andrea refuses to let Steve use her dorm room anymore after finding out that Steve sublets it to his KEG brothers.