90210 Season Finale Episode Recap: ‘One Party Can Ruin Your Whole Summer’

Source: TV Guide Online

In 90210‘s first season finale, Naomi defies her sister’s wishes by throwing a post-prom party at her house, but she ends up pushing Annie to her breaking point after accusing her of something she didn’t do. Meanwhile, Brenda visits Adrianna in the hospital after she gives birth, and Ethan confesses a secret.

Naomi, Jen & Liam
This week’s finale episode starts right where we left off last week. The kids are leaving the prom and heading to an after-party. Naomi is trying to tell her sister about the amazing convo she and Liam had about his mom and stepdad, but all she cares about is how her makeup looks. Phoebe, the girl who was initially throwing the post-prom party before Principal Harry put the kibosh on it, told Naomi she couldn’t find a parent-free house in which to par-tay. Naomi says they can use her place, but Jen chimes in that she doesn’t want a bunch of teens vomiting up their wine coolers on the carpet. Naomi tells Jen she’s the one footing the living expenses and thus is having the party. Uh-oh, the last thing you want to do is cross your pathological, manipulative big sis.

Naomi gets a text that Ade is in labor and puts Annie in charge of holding down the party fort while she’s gone. She apologizes to Liam for having to leave him high and dry, but now that they’re in lurve, he tells her he’ll meet her at her party. Liam also tells Naomi that everything he told her about her family is private. Sure, that shouldn’t be a problem. After all, she only told her sister Jen who would never, wait, yeah, this can’t good.

At the party, Jen is bitterly stomping around about not getting her way until she bumps into Liam. She introduces herself as Zelda the neighbor and pretends she overheard Liam’s story about his mom and stepdad from some gossipy girls Naomi told. And if laying false blame on her sister wasn’t bad enough, she offers to make the night “a lot more fun.” OMG, has she no shame to be sleeping with children?!

Naomi is by Ade’s side until the baby is born and quickly returns home to find Liam. She heads upstairs and walks into her bedroom to find Liam buttoning up his pants next to an unmade bed. He won’t tell her who the lucky lady is, but she finds a black wrap on the floor. Naomi tells him she never wants to see him again, and storms out. In comes a half-naked Jen prancing about trash-talking her sister. Liam is shocked to hear her say Naomi is her sister. Jen tells Liam that Naomi will never find out she was the girl because that would leave Naomi devastated, which he’d never do. Liam point-blank calls her a bitch and, well, she agrees.

Naomi & Annie
Storming out of her bedroom, Naomi goes straight to confront Annie because she is convinced that she’s the girl Liam bonked. Annie is clueless (as usual), but Naomi holds up Annie’s black wrap that she found in her room. Annie tells her she had to take Phoebe home after finding her head-first in the toilet. Naomi, not believing her, makes a scene. With everyone looking at them, various students start ganging up on Annie, since they think she’s the one who narced to her father about the original party venue.

Naomi, who thinks Annie has now stolen both Ethan and Liam from her, says, “Get out, Kansas skank.” Someone tosses a drink in her face and everyone starts laughing at her. Annie is stunned, shocked and, oh no, she’s gonna blow — the volcano’s going to erupt! In a scene reminiscent of Carrie, Annie screams at the top of her lungs and storms out of the house. But rather than igniting the house with her telekinetic powers, Annie does something worse: She calls the cops and reports the party. She also snags a to-go bottle of vodka for the road. Inside, a hysterical Naomi is comforted by her two-faced sister — until we hear police sirens outside.

Later that night, Liam leaves Naomi a voicemail; he needs to talk to her. But next thing you know, two very large men storm in his room and physically rip him out of his bed. His stepfather hired them to take him to a “wilderness therapy program.” Perhaps he won’t being telling Naomi the truth anytime soon.

The next morning, a disheveled, possibly drunk Annie tears down a mountain road and accidentally hits something. For a second, she appears to be in shock, but just as quickly, she spies a car in her rear-view mirror and drives away. What is that dark, lifeless lump she leaves in her wake? A deer? A large dog? A person?!

As she drives away, we see a Mercedes (West Bev bumper sticker, California license plate 2WAQ233, which Google tells me was also the tag on the car that Shannen Doherty’s character drove in Charmed) pull up beside the dark, lifeless lump. Uh-oh, busted!

Ethan, Dixon & Silver
Dixon is still moping about that fact that Silver called him a “prom-loving loser.” At the after-party, he opens up to his bud Ethan. Dixon tells him that sometimes he wants a regular girlfriend who like things like prom, but Ethan tries to tell him being different is what makes Silver so great. (Because he totally wants to have 10,000 of her babies.) Lo and behold, my hunch proves true, as moments later we see Ethan stare lovingly at a picture of Silver he pulled from his jacket pocket.

Later in the evening, and because this is television, Silver also seeks relationship advice from Ethan. He tells her they’re a great couple and not to worry about things. She thanks him with a hug and tells him he’s wearing Dixon’s suit jacket by accident. So, the two swap their jackets back.

Silver and a bunch of girls jump in the pool (must be nice to be able drop a small fortune on a dress without worrying about what diving into a chlorinated pool will do to it) and Ethan admires her from afar. Dixon notices and confronts Ethan about his feelings. Ethan tries to play dumb, but Dixon tells Ethan he found the picture he had of Silver in the jacket after they swapped back. Dixon just wants him to admit it, but Ethan wants him to drop it. Dixon keeps pushing him to come clean and eventually he does — to Silver! “I like you,” he says, which is the high school equivalent of a Shakespearean sonnet.

Embarrassed, Ethan turns and leaves, but shortly after, Silver chases after him. She gets him to stop and she says she doesn’t know how to handle this news since they’re just friends. Without a word, Ethan grabs her and the two share a steamy kiss (a solid 10 seconds long, most likely with tongue). “I don’t think we’re just friends,” says Ethan. He wants something other than friendship or else he won’t be able to have anything with her at all. It’s Silver’s choice. He does pose an interesting question though. “Why are you out here talking to me instead of inside talking to your boyfriend?”


Navid and Ade arrive at the hospital where Navid steps up to the plate and makes sure that Ade is taken care of. Meanwhile, at Harry’s alcohol-free “Post-Prom-a-Palooza,” the non-drinking portion of the sophomore class are having sundaes and listening to a little a cappella rap. Harry, Debbie and Kelly head out to the hospital as soon as they find out Ade’s in labor — but not before Harry steals some delicious brownies that he and his wife share. (Oldest trick in the TV book, by the way. Who didn’t see this one coming down Broadway?)

Adrianna, who’s three weeks early, is stressing about giving birth too soon, especially when she finds out she has to have an emergency C-section. Luckily, her daughter is born at a healthy 6 pounds, 2 ounces, and Navid brings her into Ade’s room. Sadly, she doesn’t want to see the baby, which will just make giving her up for adoption even more difficult.

In a completely random storyline, Harry and Debbie are in the waiting room when they suddenly start cracking each other up. Um, could there have been a little somethin’-somethin’ in those brownies? (Yes, duh. We knew way up there, two paragraphs ago!) “The nerds had pot brownies,” Harry proclaims. They try to figure out what to do next since they can’t drive stoned, but Kelly offers to get them snacks from the vending machines until their high passes. For some reason, Debbie thinks Kelly has a crush on Harry — a plot diversion that pretty much goes nowhere for now.

As Ade is in her bed, she’s surprised to get a visit from Brenda (who’s supposed to be in China) in a Cleopatra costume. She tells Ade her show has been extended and that she leaves for Beijing in the morning. When Ade tells her that she just played the same part, Brenda tells her they’re “two of a kind”: They both love drama and both live pretty dramatic lives. Brenda takes Ade on a dreamy, woozy walk to the cafeteria — and she’s acting mighty odd. They come across a patient room with “Walsh, Jim” written outside the door. Ade asks if he’s related to Brenda. “Yeah that’s my father. He’s dying, actually,” she says, nonchalantly. Say whaaa?! Brenda then shares her love for Jell-O with the little marshmallows. Ade, dumbfounded by Brenda’s bizarre behavior and detachment from the situation, tells her she should be with her dad if he’s dying. Brenda says she’s not ready to say goodbye because it’s too painful. Ade tells her she’ll regret it her whole life, and suddenly Brenda introduces Ade to her Chinese dragon. Cut to Ade waking from a dream. And what’s the first thing she does? She goes straight to see her baby, even if it is painful to say goodbye.

Navid sees Ty in the waiting room and both are a bit battered and bruised from their fight earlier in the night. Ty hands over his parental waiver and, believe it or not, a cigar as peace offering. He thanks Navid for being there for Ade and tells him he respects him.

Ade is holding her baby in her room and Brenda arrives again — in reality this time. Navid enters and says the adoptive parents have arrived. Ade starts to get upset about saying goodbye. Brenda tells her adoption is a “wonderful gift,” and reveals that she knows this firsthand because she was in China adopting a little girl who is now with her mom and dad. (That means Jim Walsh is not hospitalized — phew!)

What did you think of the season finale? Did Annie kill someone? Are you glad the pregnancy storyline is over? Do Silver and Ethan make a better couple than Silver and Dixon? And how long before Naomi finds out about Jen and Liam?

Jessica Stroup Dishes on 90210 Season Finale

Source: Kristin on E!Online

Jessica Stroup, 90210

Before you even think about clicking into this item, ask yourself the following question: Do you want to know who kills someone in the season finale of 90210?

For the spoilerphobes, steer clear until you finish the episode tonight. However, if you’re all for knowing what happens and where next season is taking us, Jessica Stroup spills all the juicy details below. Even more importantly, if you’ve seen the episode already, grab your postprom party gear and get on in here!

This season, you go from fun yet cynical blogger to having bipolar disorder. How did it feel playing Silver this year? This year was, for me, a journey. The journey that I took with Silver was one that I got to experience fully as myself as well. I’ve never played a character that I really respected and responded to as much as Silver. I just felt that she was such a smart, witty, strong girl who was turning into a woman. As the story went along and as we chose paths to try with her—to go down the love path, the parent path, the bipolar situation—I really saw her changing into an even stronger person. She started off with so many ideas and opinions, and she expressed them through a blog. People weren’t afraid of her, but they knew that she was an outspoken person and not to piss her off. I think she really came into her own through discovering more of herself through having this disease. It’s nowhere from being done. This season finishes out on so many levels as a cliffhanger, and a lot of her stuff, including the Dixon (Tristan Wilds) relationship, the Ethan (Dustin Milligan) relationship and her relationship with herself, with this disease, has really only just begun. The path that she’s on, she’s just now started to go on. I’m really excited to see where it goes next year, and I hope people can respond to what’s happened with her.

Ethan and Dixon have a serious thrown-down in the finale. Now, especially with Dustin leaving the show, how is that going to affect Dixon and Silver’s relationship next year?
I have talked to [executive producer] Rebecca [Rand Kirshner Sinclair], and I’ve talked to some of the writers. I’m curious to see where they’re really going to go. I know that next year is going to start with a whole fresh start. The whole season is going to be different. Some storylines might just evolve and disappear—or just reappear. Ethan and Dixon, although they only met this past year and this is a brand-new friendship for them, they still became really good friends. It was never Ethan’s intention to ruin that relationship. It just happened. He couldn’t deny what his feelings are for her after letting them flourish while watching her at the prom. I’m curious to see where Ethan goes and what path they choose to take for him.

We’re wondering the same thing because Rebecca said to us before that Dustin is not going to be back next season at all, but she also said his leaving has nothing to do with the death. Do you think that’s who Annie (Shenae Grimes) hits with her car? I know you can’t say, but who do you think it is?
The funny thing is we all have theories. Every single of one of my castmates has a theory, and we have talked about it. We’ve gone through scenarios. I’ve said things like, “It’s Ty! It’s Brandon Walsh’s dad!” We’ve said everything. We have no idea. I’m really curious as well. My pick, if I could pick who I think it could be, I think it would be interesting if it was Dixon, but not dying! I don’t want anyone to die. I don’t want it to be Dixon, but I think it would be a really interesting storyline for Annie to hit her brother and drive off drunkenly.

How do you think the death is going to affect everyone next year?
Of course it’s going to change Annie inevitably. She’s going to be a totally different character. As awful as it is with drunk driving, and playing that character was hard for Shenae, but I think she plays that really well. She has a whole other depth to her, a whole other side. I think next year is going to be amazing for her because she’s going to go through a lot of changes with this character and down some really, really dark roads. I hope, at least, that it affects every one of us. I know that it’s going to affect all the characters, but I hope it brings us back together at some point as a whole group. I really want that whole bonding. Besides Ethan who’s going to be leaving obviously, I love playing that group bond. At some point next season, you’re really going to start to see it all coming together, with us becoming stronger as a whole.

This is a pretty twisted finale for a first season show.
When I read it, I was like, “whoa.” I did not see that coming at all.

For the fans who haven’t seen the finale, what would you like to tell them or tease for them to get as many fans glued to the TV set tonight?
For me, I haven’t seen it, and I am dying to see it. I read the script—I was there working on it—but to see the final product, and I know how amazing and how much work went into the finale. I think it’s going to be amazing, and I hope everybody does watch it. It’s going to be exciting.

Annie goes pretty crazy in the finale. It looks like she took a page from Silver. Did you give her any tips about that?
No, that’s funny though. I’m excited to see what she did with it. She worked really hard and worked with some acting coaches and had fun with it.

By far, the Wilson parents accidentally getting high on pot brownies was probably one of the best parts.
Hilarious, right? That was one of my favorite parts. I thought it was hilarious. I wasn’t there when they were shooting it, but I just desperately wanted to see Rob Estes doing that.

It came off very, very well.
I’m sure it did. I’m like, “What kind of research did you do for this?”

The kiss between you and Ethan is pretty hot. Of course, that comes naturally to you guys.
[Laughs] What do you mean? I don’t know what you’re talking about. He’s a good friend of mine.

I know you might be biased, but who is the better kisser? Tristan or Dustin?
That is never going to be answered. They are both great boys. They’re both just different.

You’ve had so many alums come on the show, between Tori Spelling, Shannen Doherty and, of course, Jennie Garth. Who would you like to see come on the show next season? I really hope my other brother-ish person, David Silver, comes back. I actually met Brian Austin Green before I ever started shooting. I was with one of my best friends at a Coffee Bean, and he was sitting there on the phone. I had just gotten the part, and I was freaking out, thinking I have to go talk to him—I have to tell him I’m playing his baby sister. Of course, he thought, “Who is this crazy chick hovering over me while I’m on the phone.” But he was supernice to me once I explained that I wasn’t a crazy stalker. I think he’s a great actor and is funny and hot, so why not come back?

You just said your show brother is hot.
I know. It could be a very weird situation for us.

When it comes down to it, are you for Silver and Dixon staying together next season? I am for them taking the situation that comes up at prom and actually working through it. I don’t want it to be something where they are just in the relationship, move on and are not friends anymore. I don’t want them to be over it. I want it to be something they talk about—something that they both seriously and maturely think about and whether or not this is detrimental to the foundation they built as a relationship. Do I want them to stay together? I love their coupling as a whole, but I think there are a lot of other places they both can go individually. Whether or not they do that together, I don’t know.

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