After three weeks without any correspondence from his father, Shawn begins to feel very uneasy about his life. He comes to believe that his destiny is to live a nomadic lifestyle, even going so far as to compare his life with that of a stray dog in the neighborhood. After Chet finally calls the Matthews' home, he announces that will not be back anytime soon. Mr. Turner then takes Shawn in.
- This is the last time Lily Nicksay played Morgan Matthews. She was replaced by Lindsay Ridgeway in the next season.
- This is the last time Jason Marsden appeared on the show. His character simply walks away, stating he's going home, after Eric begins to behave erratically.
- This is also the last appearance of Darlene Vogel as Katherine "Kat" Thompkins.