|Claire and Present Danger|
|Season 8, episode 8|
|Air date||November 22, 1994|
|Previous||On the Road Again|
|Next||Stephanie's Wild Ride|
When Danny goes out on a date with Gia's mother Claire, Gia and Stephanie start fantasizing about how cool it would be if they became stepsisters. Michelle does not think that's a cool idea at all, because Stephanie has been ignoring her in favor of Gia, making Michelle feel left out in the cold. So to show that she wants to fit in, Michelle appears wearing heavy metal clothes, a ton of red lipstick, and a punk rock hairstyle. Danny does not find that cool at all, and all he wants is his "little princess" back in normal clothes, and that they'll talk about this later. Michelle defiantly says, "Maybe we will, maybe we won't", eliciting an angry look on her father's face (and an "OHHH!" from the audience); she then realizes that she has no choice but to do so.
Meanwhile, Jesse's new band, "Hot Daddy and the Monkey Puppets," is scheduled to perform at the Smash Club. Viper is turned off by the fact that D.J. seems smarter than he is, and after an argument with D.J., Viper is too depressed to play his guitar, so Jesse helps Viper and D.J. work things out.
The episode's title is a take on Clear and Present Danger, a 1994 Harrison Ford film that was based on the 1989 Tom Clancy novel of the same name.