Distraught over his breakup with Donna, Eric wishes he never even kissed Donna in the first place. A guardian angel appears to show Eric "It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all ... ya pansy."
The angel shows Eric how everyone's lives would've turned out if he and Donna never got together. When Donna and Eric failed to kiss, Donna went home to find Hyde waiting for her, and they began a relationship. Eric is relegated to huge nerd status (he's on the chess team, while his best friend Fez is in the marching band). When Eric fails to believe he'd ever be so dorky ("This is made-up angel crap"), the angel reminds Eric it was Donna who gave him confidence. Kelso and Jackie continue to hang all over each other; Eric is forced to go to prom with Big Rhonda; Donna and Hyde become a biker couple, with Donna sporting several tattoos. When Hyde loses his place to live and Eric offers to let him move in with his family, Hyde and Donna just laugh at him. Kelso dumps Jackie for the school tramp.
Flash forward to the '80s. A very pregnant Donna is getting married to Hyde; Kelso is a TV news anchor; Jackie is a flight attendant; Fez is into new wave music; Eric is still dating big Rhonda. And Kitty and Red have had another son whom they both dote on.
Flashing further forward to their 10-year high school reunion, Eric sees Donna, who looks great but is very sad. Hyde is in prison, leaving her with their three kids. Eric admits he always had a crush on her and she confesses she had one on him too. Eric asks the angel if he can help him be with Donna now, but he says he can't, but he can erase all of Eric's relationship with Donna — Eric wouldn't feel a thing toward her. But first he shows Eric all the wonderful memories he would have never had if he and Donna hadn't dated. Eric says "Wait, don't take it back!"
is so depressed over his breakup with Donna
that he can't even get out of bed. Hyde, Fez
and Kelso try to drag him out of bed to go
to Funland, but he would rather wallow in
self pity. Red makes matters worse by insisting
Donna dumped Eric, and forcing Eric to rake
leaves. Eric runs into Donna who is doing
the same thing. He says "hey" to her and she
is incensed. "Hey?" That's all you have to
say to me?" she says. She calls him a dillhole
and he calls her a double dillhole. Red tries
again to get Eric out of his funk by making
him work harder at Pricemart. When this doesn't
work, Red suddenly remembers a painful breakup
he had when he was Eric's age. He decides
to take pity on Eric and buys him a beer,
admitting to him that he does understand who
Eric must feel. He tells Eric he'll go easy
on him for the next couple of days so he can
get himself together. Meanwhile, Kelso, Jackie,
Hyde and Fez go to Funland. Kelso immediately
gets lost and heads to the lost and found
to wait for the gang to collect him.
and Eric's breakup gets uglier when Eric kicks
Donna out of the basement. Jackie persuades
Donna to fight back and get her fair share
of her friends' time. Donna gets the gang
to come over to her basement, enticing them
with cable TV ("nudity potential"!). Only
Fez stays behind at Eric's. Eric relents and
lets Fez go to Donnas. He follows later, but
Donna evicts him. Eric retaliates by telling
Donna's dad Bob how much the gang loves his
jokes. Bob's lame jokes send the gang running
back to Eric's. Donna and Eric argue over
stealing each other's friends. The agree to
make a visitation-type schedule, but the visitations
get as ugly as a nasty divorce-custody dispute
and the gang abandon Donna and Eric and make
them work it out. After Donna admits she's
miserable without Eric, and he admits he's
miserable too, they agree they will pretend
not to be miserable for the sake of their
friends. They decide they will hang out together
with the gang. However, Eric has one request
of Donna: "Stop trying to look so hot when
you come over." Elsewhere, Kitty is thrilled
when Pastor Dave and Red strike up a friendship;
but her fantasy of Red confiding his feelings
to Dave is doused when she learns the two
men sit around drinking beer and watching
Eric and Fez have a party so that Hyde could find himself a girlfriend and he falls for Donna's friend from work, Melissa. Eric tries to make Donna jealous by flirting with other girls at the party. Kelso tries to win a van and almost loses to Daniel, a man who's won every contest the radio station has ever had, when Jackie shows up and drives Daniel crazy by continually asking Kelso if she's pretty.
Hyde moves back in with the Formans, Kitty
decides to redecorate the basement so she
hires Leo and his cousing Theo to do the job.
Meanwhile, Donna and Eric engage in post-break-up
bickering, while Fez takes up ballet to meet
girls only to discover that they consider
him one of the girls.
is in denial after Midge leaves. Donna seeks
comfort in the arms of Eric, who thinks this
means they're back together. Kelso and Fez
go to the supermarket to try and pick up older
Donna keeps her promise to accompany Eric to the Pricemart Ball as a friend but she gets jealous when she sees Eric with another girl. Fez gets a job at the Fotomat but gets fired for being too efficient and making Hyde and Leo look bad, even though they're the only other two who work there and Leo is the boss. Bob meets a woman at the supermarket.
Eric is pissed when Donna writes a story in the school newspaper that sounds exactly like events that happened in their relationship so he decides to write his own story. Red and Kitty have dinner with Bob and his new girlfriend and Red doesn't like her because she's taught Bob how to stand up for himself and she makes Red make salad. Kelso invests in a pinball machine but looses out when Fez persuades the owner to get rid of it and bring in Space Invaders instead.
has to produce a segment on stocking shelves
for a new Pricemart instructional film. But
when he chooses Kelso to play the "stock boy"
in the film, Eric is insulted. Kelso thinks
this role could be his big break and chooses
John Travolta (a la "Saturday Night Fever")
as his inspiration for the role, much to Red's
dismay. Meanwhile, Eric is shocked to discover
how close Donna and Kitty have become, and
Hyde and Fez join Leo on a big shopping spree
after he inherits a million dollars from his
Red thinks Pricemart checkout girl Stacey is perfect for his lovelorn son. The girl impresses Red when she justifies her dubious customer relations with a phrase dear to his heart. Red encourages Eric to ask her out and he even offers to assist. But when Red talks to Stacey, she says she's interested in someone else---and smilingly puts her hand on his leg, a move that the older Forman finds tough to explain back home. Meanwhile, Jackie and Donna give Big Rhonda a makeover for her first date with Fez.
the guys go bowling for boy's night, Hyde
throws a wrench in the plan when his "friend"
Jill shows up. Kelso and Fez decide to hunt
down their own ladies and leave Eric to feel
like the third wheel. Meanwhile, Donna is
uncomfortable when she discovers Bob's new
girlfriend is spending the night. When Red
unintentionally inspires Pastor Dave to give
up the cloth to watch a Packers game, he gets
into trouble with Kitty and must find a way
to steer Dave back to the light.
directs the church Christmas pageant and trouble
dealing with his friends demands for their
roles in the pageant. Red steals Bob's Christmas
decorations and throws them in the garbage.
Eric catches Red looking through his dresser drawers for a condom and thinks that he found Hyde's stash. Jackie gets a job as a cheese maiden and Fez is jealous of the new foreign guy.
cousin Penny, who he used to tease unmercifully
when they were younger, comes for a visit,
and she's...grown some. All the guys are infatuated
with her, much to Donna and Jackie's dismay.
Penny confesses to having a crush on Eric,
and claims she's adopted so they're not really
related after all. When she suggests that
her and Eric watch TV in t-shirt and underwear,
it turns out to be her revenge on Eric for
past slights. Worst, the rest of the guys
get it on camera. Meanwhile, Kitty decides
she wants a fish, much to Red's dismay.
tornado is on it's way to Point Place and
Red and Kitty are stuck in their basement
with Bob and Joanne while Eric is stuck with
Donna at the radio station and the rest of
the gang is stuck at the school during a dance.
Kelso is named the Snow King and Jackie can't
believe she's only the Snow Queen runner-up.
Eric and Donna both start dating other people, Jackie sets her up with Kelso's older brother Casey. Fez thinks that he's finally going to lose his virginity but Rhonda tells him that she wants to wait because she loves him. Bob becomes rich again and Red buys a corvette.
Eric doesn't know what to do when Red tells him that he loves him so he decides to say it back but learns that Red was drugged when he said it. Fez buys Rhonda a box of candies for Valentine's day but he can't help but eat them all. Jackie tells Kelso to get a job so he can buy her something nice for Valentine's day so he decides to donate sperm.
tries to teach Fez to drive but Fez damages
the car and hurts Leo, who was taking a nap
behind the car. While in the hospital Leo
falls in love with Kitty and starts showing
up at the Formans bearing gifts for her. Kelso
becomes a department store model and Jackie
becomes jealous because it's her dream to
be a model. She confronts him and demands
that he doesn't do it but he stands up to
her and does it anyways.
Eric catches Jackie kissing Todd, her boss, but instead of telling Kelso he holds it over her head until she decides to tell Kelso about it herself and that Eric knew about it and didn't tell him but her plan backfires when Kelso gets very mad and storms out. Kitty feels neglected because Red spends all his time with his new Corvette.
trying to come up with a quote for the year
book the gang recalls how they met for the
When Kelso pulls a prank on the rest of the guys they decide to get him back but they end up getting Red instead so Red decides to help them get Kelso back. Jackie tries to cheer Donna up.
When Red and Kitty go out of town Eric takes the Corvette out and lets his date drive. She manages to get it all dirty and Eric scrambles to get it clean in time because his parents are coming home early.
Kitty plans a surprise birthday party for Hyde's 18th birthday.
Fez fantasizes about several musical numbers featuring himself and the rest of the gang while he gets ready for a school concert.
Eric finds out that Casey is taking Donna
to a motel he decides to show up to make sure
she doesn't do anything she'll regret. When
Bob's divorce comes through he mentions marriage
to Joanne and it freaks her out so Red tries
to talk Joanne into marrying Bob while Kitty,
thinking that Red is talking to Joanne about
not getting married, talks Bob out of asking
Joanne to marry him. Kelso spies on Jackie.
confronts Casey about Donna, Kitty wins a
year's worth of hot dogs and Kelso breaks
up with Jackie.
When Casey breaks up with Donna she comes running back to Eric but he tells her that he doesn't want to be the rebound guy so she leaves crying. Hyde and Fez hide dead fish in Kelso's van. Jackie and Kelso get back together and Jackie tricks Kelso into asking her to marry him. Eric realizes his mistake and goes to see Donna to tell her that he loves her but she isn't home because she's running away to California to be with her mother. Kelso, who doesn't want to get married, decides to go to California with her.
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