|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. Stephanie thinks that she was at "Madonna's garage sale", and 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, in a defiant attitude matching that of the clothing, says, "Maybe we will, maybe we won't", eliciting an angry look on her father's face (and an "OH!" from the studio audience); she then says, "Maybe we will?", realizing that she has no choice but to do so.
Once Michelle is back in her normal clothes, Danny asks her what the "rebel without a hall pass" act was all about. Michelle explains how Stephanie and Gia think it would be cool if Danny and Claire got married and made Stephanie and Gia stepsisters, but Michelle feels like it would leave her out in the cold. Danny tells her that no one is leaving her out in the cold, but Michelle tells Danny that Stephanie already did. Danny tells Stephanie that he does not like what he is hearing about her behavior towards Michelle. Stephanie apologizes to Michelle for ignoring her, and she tells Michelle that she will always be her sister.
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 the 1989 Tom Clancy novel Clear and Present Danger, and the 1994 Harrison Ford film based on it.
Danny saying "rebel without a hall pass" is a take on the title of the 1955 drama film Rebel Without a Cause.