Episode #74 - Season 4, Episode 7
First Aired: November 14, 1985
Alex needs help with his Advanced Geometry class at Leland. His professor recommends a tutor, who turns out be thirteen-year-old genius Eugene Forbes (played by River Phoenix). Alex is quite intimidated by the boy's knowledge and accomplishments, but recognizes that his only hope for a good grade is to work with Eugene.
Eugene, however, recognizing that his abilities have never given him the chance to grow up, falls in love with Jennifer at first sight. She politely (but against her wishes) attends a math department reception with him. There Eugene shows himself for the thirteen-year-old that he is. Later, he and Jennifer decide to do some things that normal teens would enjoy.
- Parts of this episode are used as a flashback in "The American Family".