Follow the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly Hills High School and, subsequently, the fictitious California University after graduation.
Season 4 – Episode 11
Steve tells Laura that he cannot see her again because he has a girlfriend. During the activities for “Take Back the Night” week, she concludes that she was a victim of date-rape and plans to identify Steve at a campus rally. Kelly warns Steve, who adamantly proclaims his innocence. Steve confesses his indiscretion to Celeste, who promptly breaks up with him. Before Laura can speak at the rally, Kelly steps up to the microphone. She shares that she was nearly a victim of rape, then pointedly adds that there were other times when she regretted sleeping with a guy but had consented at the time. She identifies Steve as a hero for saving her from the rapist at the Halloween party. Steve apologizes for using Laura, who admits that she had done nothing to discourage him. Lucinda insists on openly flirting with Brandon, who wants nothing to do with her. D’Shawn threatens to tell Professor Randall that Brandon is sleeping with his wife unless he takes his midterm for him. Lucinda encourages Brandon to take the test, so he leaves town in frustration, hoping to connect with his ex-girlfriend, Emily Valentine. Dylan helps Brenda get caught up in their poetry class. John lashes out at Kelly when she refuses to sleep with him. Dylan throws a pie in John’s face after the rally. Dan and Andrea debate feminist issues. Music: ‘Heard It Through the Grapevine’ by Marvin Gaye, ‘Only You’ by The Platters.
The episode was rated from 35 votes.
#2 – Mr. Walsh Goes to Washington (Part 1)
Season 4 – Episode 31
Brandon travels to Washington, D.C. to make a presentation for the task force. He considers giving in to the persistent Clare. Lucinda, in town for a meeting, shows up at the hotel; both women grope Brandon under the table during an important dinner. Kelly confesses her feelings for Brandon to Andrea and decides to surprise him. Roy offers Brenda the opportunity to spend the summer studying theater at the Royal Academy in London. Kevin and Suzanne get married. He and Dylan consider producing his project without outside assistance. Andrea gives birth to a 2 pound, 6 ounce daughter, Hannah. She and Jesse struggle to remain positive as Hannah fights to survive. Steve has a run-in with John Sears at the university carnival, and is hurt to learn that he is dating Celeste. Donna is jealous of the amount of attention Ariel devotes to David.
The episode was rated from 36 votes.
#3 – Mr. Walsh Goes to Washington (Part 2)
Season 4 – Episode 32
Brandon and Kelly spend the day together and decide to become a couple. Brandon meets President Clinton, and everyone watches the moment on television. Dylan, Brenda and Erica have a great time hanging out at the carnival. Brenda feels overshadowed by Brandon’s success; she realizes that her true calling is the theater. Before leaving for London, Brenda stops by Dylan’s house to thank him for his support and profess her love. They spend one last night together. Kevin convinces Dylan to back out of the deal with Jim’s investors. Jim angrily resigns as Dylan’s business manager and gives him control of the money. Kevin and Suzanne steal all of Dylan’s money and flee to Brazil. Erica pretends to be oblivious but leaves a pleading note for help (with Dylan’s address) in an airport bathroom. Andrea heads for home, while Hannah remains hospitalized. David receives the chance to play keyboards during a Babyface performance. Donna catches him having sex with Ariel in the back of a limousine. He later admits that it wasn’t their first time, and she throws him out of the apartment. John continues to torment Steve at the carnival. Steve challenges John to a joust above the mud pit and will leave the KEG house if he loses. Brenda and Donna describe John’s sordid past to Celeste, and the three ladies help Steve win by flashing John. Celeste and Steve agree to spend the summer together. Music: ‘For the Cool in You’ / ‘When Can I See You?’ by Babyface.
The episode was rated from 25 votes.
#4 – Acting Out
Season 4 – Episode 28
Brenda accuses Kelly of betraying her and refuses to speak to her. Kelly’s relationship with Dylan is strained by the situation with Brenda, and Kelly’s disdain for Suzanne and Erica. Kelly drops out of the auditions because she does not want to be an actress. She and Brenda make up and admit their mutual jealousy. After witnessing Laura’s brilliant performance, a nervous Brenda tanks her audition. She shows up at Roy Randolph’s house that night in search of another chance. Clare tricks Brandon into taking her to the senior prom. At the after-party, she flashes and dumps beer on some guys before giving them the room number. Brandon winds up getting into a fight, and helps Clare clean up the trashed hotel room. Andrea continues to worry about the baby as Jesse leaves for an out-of-town trip. She collapses in pain, and Donna rushes her to the hospital. The doctor orders Andrea to stay in bed for the remainder of the pregnancy. Dylan becomes interested in environmental chemist Kevin’s plan to clean the beaches. Music: ‘Gimme Little Sign’ by Brenton Wood, ‘The Sign’ by Ace of Base.
The episode was rated from 37 votes.
#5 – Addicted to Love
Season 4 – Episode 21
Josh Richland tries to dig up dirt on Brandon for a newspaper article. Lucinda suggests that Brandon bring a date to task force functions to throw Josh off their trail. Brandon asks Kelly to accompany him to a party, with Dylan’s permission. Kelly learns that Lucinda is struggling to obtain financing for her film, and introduces her to Dylan. Brenda joins Stuart for a weekend in Palm Springs, where he is to make a presentation to his father. They stop in the desert, but Brenda accidentally locks the keys in the car. Stuart continually lashes out at Brenda, especially after vandals break into his car when it is left overnight. Brenda finally becomes fed up and dumps Stuart. She calls Dylan for a ride home; during the drive, she confesses that she is still in love with him. David convinces Kelly to move back into the beach apartment. Andrea lets Steve move into her old room, but warns him not to alienate her R.A. Music: ‘Me and Mrs. Jones’ by Billy Paul, ‘Into Your Arms’ by the Lemonheads.
The episode was rated from 38 votes.
#6 – Up in Flames
Season 5 – Episode 13
Emily flies back from Paris to attend a seminar at La Jolla. She asks Brandon to meet her at the airport, claiming to have just a four-hour layover. She actually has a week until the beginning of her seminar, but Brandon breaks her heart by revealing that he is dating Kelly. When he sees her back to her hotel room, they share a passionate kiss. Steve and Griffin organize a holiday rave at an abandoned house. Valerie helps them out in the hopes of getting back in Steve’s good graces. David and Clare accidentally post the notice about the event on a computer bulletin board for lesbians, who constitute most of the guests. The house has very poor wiring and continually blows fuses. Griffin uses too much electricity, and the house catches on fire. Ray rescues Steve and Valerie, who were fooling around in one of the bedrooms. Kelly and a girl named Allison are trapped in a downstairs bathroom with no means of escape. The fire fighters try to reach them as they are engulfed by flames. Music: ‘I’m Gonna Get You’ by Bizarre Inc., ‘Every Day of the Week’ by Jade, ‘The Comfort of Strangers’ by Jamie Walters, ‘Incense and Peppermints’ by Strawberry Alarm Clock, ‘What Your Love Means to Me’ by Hi-Five.
The episode was rated from 41 votes.
#7 – Things That Go Bang in the Night
Season 5 – Episode 8
Val wants to move back to Buffalo, but her mother has checked into a mental facility and cannot care for her. Brandon explains Valerie’s situation to Steve and asks him to give her another chance. A pool hall acquaintance supplies Dylan with drugs. Brandon behaves coldly toward Valerie after she skips a party to go to Dylan’s house. She reveals the gravity of Dylan’s situation and pleads with Brandon for help. Dylan finds his gun and points it at brats who vandalize his house on Halloween. He shoots up his living room. Brandon confiscates Dylan’s gun, ignoring his threats of legal action. After Dylan passes out, he stays to watch over him. Ray reacts angrily after seeing Griffin kiss Donna at a Halloween party. Donna finally tells Griffin about Ray; he responds rudely and gets slapped. Ray agrees to respect Donna’s decision to remain a virgin. Andrea hesitates to take Hannah to a Día de los Muertos ceremony. She enjoys the experience, but expresses reservations when Jesse’s catholic aunt gives Hannah a necklace of the cross. David and Clare camp out in the desert to look for aliens. Music: ‘Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)’ by Roy Orbison, ‘Papa Was a Rolling Stone’ by the Temptations, ‘Twilight Zone’ by Golden Earring.
The episode was rated from 42 votes.
#8 – A Presumption of Innocence
Season 3 – Episode 11
Gil is relieved of his duties after Sue charges him with sexual harassment. Andrea offers her friendship to Sue, while Brandon stands behind Gil. Gil quits without fighting the charges; he confesses to Andrea that a former student committed suicide when he rejected her advances, and he does not want to drive Sue over the edge. During a dinner with Andrea, Sue’s Uncle Henry badgers her into admitting that the allegations are fake; she tried to kiss Gil, and he rejected her. David and Donna visit Sue and find the eerily cheerful family holding a barbecue, with plans to move to Oklahoma. Fearing that Henry is becoming too close to her little sister, Sue reveals that her uncle molested her. Dylan picks up a bacterial infection from surfing in polluted waters. He wishes to support a clean water initiative but finds he can’t vote because he failed to register before the deadline. Brandon seeks David’s help in learning to dance, but cancels the lesson. He refuses to dance with Nikki at a club, then gets jealous when she dances with other guys. Music: ‘Dance’ Ruffneck featuring Yvonne, ‘You Really Got Me’ by the Kinks, ‘Why’ by Cathy Dennis, ‘Saving Forever for You’ by Shanice, ‘Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)’ by Marvin Gaye.
The episode was rated from 38 votes.
#9 – A Pig Is a Boy Is a Dog
Season 4 – Episode 23
Brenda and Donna attend an animal rights rally and are crestfallen when the university refuses to suspend animal testing. After Rocky dies of cancer, Brenda becomes involved with a small group of radicals. She serves as lookout when the group breaks into the university research building, and tries in vain to save Andrea’s lab (which does not harm animals in its testing). Brenda is arrested. Kelly and Brandon are furious when Dylan refuses to fund Lucinda’s film. He finally tells Kelly that Lucinda came on to him. Brandon breaks up with Lucinda, and Kelly confesses her kiss with Brandon. Dylan races over to the Walsh house to fight Brandon, but the tension is defused when he accidentally punches Steve. (At the end of this episode, Tori Spelling thanks the audience and 90210 crew for the making of this 100th episode) . Music: ‘Trans-Island Skyway’ by Donald Fagen.
The episode was rated from 34 votes.
#10 – Commencement (Part 2)
Season 3 – Episode 30
Steve confesses to Brandon that he made sure that Mrs. Teasley could trace his “”anonymous”” donation, but Brandon tells him that his deed still helped many children. David learns that he earned a high grade on his chemistry final and can graduate early. Brenda and Dylan reflect on their relationship as she seeks his advice about college. Valedictorian Andrea panics and forgets her speech, but quickly regains her composure. Kelly is thrilled when her father makes a surprise appearance at the ceremony. Dylan asks Jim to re-establish the trust because he does not want his money to consume him. The gang spends the night on a hill overlooking the city. Andrea confirms that she is going to Yale, while Brenda announces her decision to attend Minnesota. Dylan is undecided about college, but asks Kelly to join him in Europe for the summer. The next morning, everyone descends the hill to view their legacy; they have covered the Hollywood sign with the message ‘W Bev Hi 93’. Music: ‘Blood Is Thicker Than Water’ by the Triplets.
The episode was rated from 28 votes.