Towards the end of her senior year in high school, Donna became drunk during a night out with her friends, and was subsequently ruled unable to graduate on time due to a new penalty in effect. However, several students, led by , showed their support for Donna by conducting a walkout and addressing a panel of administrators. The decision was ultimately overturned on that day, and Donna was allowed to graduate with the others.
Donna initially thought that her stalker was , the man who tried to rape her two years ago. Kelly and Clare decided to cheer Donna up by taking her out on the town to a male strip club, where the unseen stalker turned up the heat by attempting to run Donna over with his car. Donna was denied a permanent restraining order against Slan, while David became overprotective of her.