Again With This: Beverly Hills, 90210 & Melrose Place

Again With This: Beverly Hills, 90210 & Melrose Place
Episode-by-episode, Sarah D. Bunting and Tara Ariano are talking about Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place.

MP S02.E08: No Bed Of Roses
May 25 • 37 min
Alison’s running her first solo account with Microcomp! It’s a big deal and very exciting, so naturally Billy understands why work is eating up all her time, including weekends. Ha ha, just kidding, he’s a petulant baby about — and maybe he should be,…
MP S02.E07: Flirting With Disaster
May 18 • 43 min
Jane is happy in her new relationship with Robert, but not so happy she declines to make good on her threat to Sydney: now that she knows Sydney’s continued spending time with Michael behind Jane’s back, Jane is kicking her out. Somehow, the same Amanda…
MP S02.E06: Hot And Bothered
May 11 • 33 min
The Mancinis are finalizing their divorce, and everyone is having a lot of feelings about it: Michael, furious about the alimony he has to pay, decides to try to punish Jane by getting all their friends in the divorce, throwing a party to celebrate the…
MP S02.E05: Of Bikes And Men
May 4 • 50 min
Jane barely has time to get mad at Sydney for snitching on her and Sam to Michael before it’s time for depositions to start in the case of Mancini v. Mancini! Jane is horrified when Michael starts confidently presenting Jane’s relationship with Sam as…
MP S02.E04: Fire Power
Apr 27 • 30 min
Still in denial about the connection between her drinking and her trauma, Alison is continuing to disappoint Amanda in her new position. Amanda is so disgusted by Alison’s numerous screw-ups that she takes a number of Alison’s new responsibilities off her…
MP S02.E03: Revenge
Apr 20 • 37 min
When we left Billy last time, he was booking a flight to Seattle, and sure enough, when we rejoin him here, he’s…there, with nothing but a return address on a purloined piece of Alison’s mail to guide him. He easily breaks into Keith’s house to find that…
MP S02.E02: A Long Night’s Journey
Apr 13 • 35 min
Billy and Alison can’t wait for Keith to go back to Seattle and leave them to resume their very happy relationship. Alison’s just going to go out with him for one last dinner and drive him to the airport, no big deal. Billy has continued to look into…
MP S02.E01: Much Ado About Everything
Apr 6 • 42 min
Rhonda has exited! Offscreen! Uh, bye! So Amanda has moved in (to Rhonda’s old unit, which we know was a studio?) and is busily making friends with her female neighbours. Jo seems to enjoy hanging out until it becomes clear that, with Amanda finally…
MP S01.E32: Suspicious Minds
Mar 30 • 46 min
Where to begin with this actually pretty plot-filled two-part season finale? Well: the mysterious Mr. K. is selling the complex. Also: let’s just say Amanda’s pregnancy’s not going to be a problem for Billy and Alison anymore. That’s not to say that…
MP S01.E31: State Of Need
Mar 23 • 42 min
Now that they’ve MADE LOVE, everything is going so great for Billy and Alison — other than her need to talk their relationship to death, that is. It’s just terrible, awful timing that the couple has barely had time to shower each other’s stink off when…
MP S01.E30: Carpe Diem
Mar 16 • 34 min
Alison and Billy may have both felt extremely awkward after their first kiss, but after each suffers a night of restless sleep, they agree that what they’re mostly feeling now is horny. Billy’s attempt at romance — a jazz concert in the park (never the…
MP S01.E29: Pas de Trois
Mar 9 • 35 min
Since Amanda still hasn’t figured out that Billy is not worth the effort she’s putting into acquiring him, she’s fighting a battle on two fronts: continuing to contact him via phone, and shoehorning him into conversations at work. When both Amanda and…
MP S01.E28: Pushing Boundaries
Mar 2 • 36 min
Amanda, against all reason, has continued trying to reach out to Billy and, rightly suspecting the reason he’s not answering her messages is because Alison isn’t giving them to him, forces the issue with a little light stalking. Thus Alison, who’s already…
MP S01.E27: The Test
Feb 24 • 40 min
Things are going great for Jake and Jo, which means it’s time for his past to come back to haunt them again. Specifically, Jake’s ex Perry — the cocaine user who, when we last saw her, was scamming rich art collectors — is out of rehab for heroin…
MP S01.E26: End Game
Feb 17 • 33 min
Billy is just starting to get used to the idea of life without Alison — and even entertaining the idea of renting her old room out to Kimberly, particularly if it means she’ll move all her furniture in with her — when he gets the news that his father has…
MP S01.E25: Irreconcilable Similarities
Feb 10 • 39 min
While Billy settles into life with Amanda — which, since she’s doing his laundry and boning him all the time, is pretty easy — an unsettled Alison makes an impetuous decision: she WILL move to Seattle with Keith. Everyone in Alison’s life thinks this is a…
MP S01.E24: Bye Bye Billy
Feb 3 • 31 min
Billy blows off a play with Alison to have dinner with Amanda and her father on such short notice that Alison can’t find anyone else to take the ticket, and since Betsy’s in the shop again, Keith lends her his vintage Mustang. Walking alone to a desirable…
MP S01.E23: My New Partner
Jan 27 • 36 min
Since Billy and Amanda are refusing to ignore their own happiness and quit dating so that Alison won’t be uncomfortable around them, Alison is challenged to search her feelings about the matter and determine the real reason it bugs her so much that Billy…
MP S01.E22: Three’s A Crowd
Jan 20 • 27 min
Amanda asks Alison to join her for a weekend away at her parents’ vacation home, which in our day would be the prelude to Alison’s sexual awakening as at least a bisexual (particularly given that the sleeping arrangements require Amanda and Alison to…
MP S01.E21: Picture Imperfect
Jan 13 • 28 min
When one of Alison’s never-seen co-workers gets bounced for dating a client (and losing the agency the business when the relationship went sour), Alison gets a promotion to assistant account executive! She’s going to be working with an art director named…
MP S01.E20: Peanut Butter And Jealousy
Jan 6 • 36 min
Jake finally tells Jo that he ran into Charles, her ex, and while he think he’s solved her problems by telling him that Jo doesn’t live at Melrose Place, Jo knows better, and goes to see him. Charles is proud to show her that he’s not drinking anymore,…
MP S01.E19: Single White Sister
Dec 30, 2019 • 37 min
Jane thinks nothing of it when she’s awakened by a phone call from her sister Sydney, who’s come to L.A. without letting anybody know. She just needed a break from college — no big deal! But it doesn’t take long for Sydney’s story to crumble: actually,…
MP S01.E18: A Melrose Place Christmas
Dec 23, 2019 • 32 min
It’s Christmas! But for a lot of people, that can be awkward! Like, for instance, for Matt, who has decided to cook a traditional Christmas dinner for the orphans at the complex instead of spending the holidays with his parents, since he’s still hurt…
MP S01.E17: Jake vs. Jake
Dec 16, 2019 • 34 min
Alison hasn’t been feeling quite right lately, lady parts-wise: turns out she has a benign fibroid tumor, which will require surgery. This is inconvenient because despite the fact that she works full-time at D&D, she doesn’t have health insurance. Billy…
BH S10.E26: The Penultimate & S10.E27: Ode To Joy
Dec 9, 2019 • 60 min
Kelly returns from Matt’s brother’s funeral to the shocking news that David has proposed marriage to Donna, and that Donna’s not sure what to do. Don’t worry: her reticence is short-lived, and the couple forges ahead with a wedding that may just be the…
MP S01.E16: The Whole Truth
Dec 2, 2019 • 37 min
All the Melrose Place dudes who aren’t currently involved in legal proceedings are still verrrrrrry interested in Jo. Michael wants to know why she’s changing her lock if it wasn’t broken, and when she’s going to get around to giving him, her building…
BH S10.E25: I’m Happy For You…Really
Nov 25, 2019 • 34 min
After Dylan’s declaration of love (or codependence, or obsession, or whatever) in the last episode, Kelly is trying to pretend nothing is wrong even as he openly gives her the silent treatment. To prove she doesn’t take it seriously, she even tells Matt…
MP S01.E15: House Of God
Nov 18, 2019 • 34 min
When Michael volunteers Jane to the decorating committee for an upcoming mixer for the hospital interns, she’s relieved to meet and make friends with fellow doctor’s wife Liz. And what do you know — Michael is also getting pally with Liz’s husband Scott,…
BH S10.E24: Love Is Blind
Nov 11, 2019 • 36 min
Matt is excited about a job opportunity in Seattle and Kelly is trying to be excited for him, and for the possibility of moving there with him if he gets it, but of course she’s still mostly focused on Dylan, particularly after he gives Matt and Kelly…
MP S01.E14: Drawing The Line
Nov 4, 2019 • 40 min
Alison is so sure Keith is the right man for her — that a love she never dared to hope for is actually real — that she’s fighting with her friends and neighbors about the advisability of being with him. Her defiance starts to crumble, however, when he…
BH S10.E23: And Don’t Forget To Give Me Back My Black T-Shirt
Oct 28, 2019 • 48 min
Apparently what everyone was toasting in the last episode was Donna agreeing to let Dylan pay Mitch to build her an online store, because now it’s actually getting close to launching, and everyone is mad about it. Janet’s mad that Steve went behind her…
MP S01.E13: Dreams Come True
Oct 21, 2019 • 43 min
​Having decided at the end of the last episode that she is fine fooling around with a married man, Alison figures there’s no reason she shouldn’t let her friends, neighbors, and boss all about Keith’s situation, and is unpleasantly surprised when they…
BH S10.E22: The Easter Bunny
Oct 14, 2019 • 41 min
Donna is saving tons of money on sales tax by buying fabric and other materials online, but has she ever thought about opening her own website to sell her designs online?! She’s hesitant about the financial outlay not just to promote the store with…
MP S01.E12: Polluted Affairs
Oct 7, 2019 • 46 min
A chance encounter with Keith, a guy tabling on Melrose about marine ecology, leads Alison to an environmental lecture…then drinks…..then dinner………and then some pretty polished seduction for someone who says he just got out of a very long-term…
BH S10.E21: Spring Fever
Sep 30, 2019 • 32 min
Lonely Donna is increasingly frustrated by how much sex everyone around her is having: not only must she listen to Kelly’s sex squeals, but when she tries to drown them out with the radio, she hears Camille calling in to David’s dumb radio show to tell…
MP S01.E11: A Promise Broken
Sep 23, 2019 • 37 min
Can it possibly be time again for another roommate spat between Alison and Billy? Already?! It is. This time, Alison gets snippy about Billy violating her privacy, and given that she catches him capering around the laundry room modeling one of her bras…
BH S10.E20: Ever Heard The One About The Exploding Father?
Sep 16, 2019 • 41 min
Dylan doesn’t kick Jack out of the hotel before finding out that he’s there because Kelly got in touch with him; he’s in Los Angeles to try to see what kind of relationship he and Dylan can have. Dylan’s still pouty, and resists, but can’t really stay…
BH9 S01.E06: The Long Wait
Sep 11, 2019 • 32 min
Production on the pilot is over, so now the cast must wait to see if the network is going to pick it up. A lot goes on during their forced idleness: Shay tells Brian that, thanks to the DNA testing she had done on the sly, she knows Zach is not related to…
BH9 S01.E05: Picture’s Up
Sep 4, 2019 • 38 min
The sets burned down! No company will insure the production! Fox has opened an HR investigation and LAPD is looking into who might have a vendetta against the cast! When she’s not accusing one of her former love interests of various felonies, Tori’s…
BH9 S01.E04: The Table Read
Aug 28, 2019 • 31 min
Anna’s pilot script lands with a wet thud at the table read, even though she’s watched every episode of the original series twice! (Amateur.) The members of her cast disrespectfully announce that they’re going to scrap the whole thing and rewrite it…
BH9 S01.E03: The Photo Shoot
Aug 21, 2019 • 32 min
Tori’s wish to pay homage to the iconic “cuddle puddle” promo pic from the original show’s second season runs into problems — like a feud between Jason and the show’s head writer, and a literal fire on the set. With Christine riding her to keep Fox’s…
BH9 S01.E02: The Pitch
Aug 14, 2019 • 33 min
Following her brilliant idea at the end of “The Pitch,” Tori brings Jennie to pitch Fox on a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot. They’re ready to buy it in the room on the assumption that everyone in the cast wants to do it…so Tori has to convince everyone that…
BH9 S01.E01: The Reunion
Aug 7, 2019 • 39 min
All your (extant) old friends from the original cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 are back…to play heightened, “comic” versions of themselves. In some cases, the comedy derives from real issues they’re facing, like financial difficulties (Tori), a shiftless…
MP S01.E10: Burned
Aug 5, 2019 • 50 min
Billy has the bad luck to take a wrong turn in south central Los Angeles, get blocked in a dead end by a Cadillac full of toughs, and gets his cab beaten with baseball bats. He refuses to accept the cheery view of the situation as presented by the…
BH S10.E19: I Will Be Your Father Figure
Jul 29, 2019 • 45 min
Dylan and Steve haven’t gotten anywhere trying to get information about “Eddie Waitkus” from his fellow airline passengers, so Dylan, unemployed Kelly, and client-cold-calling wash-out Matt all go to the airport to try to interrogate “Eddie’s flight crew.…
MP S01.E09: Responsibly Yours
Jul 22, 2019 • 49 min
Billy is drawn to the butt of a woman trying to fix her busted car. Her name is Dawn, and has more to recommend her than just her butt; Billy likes her even more when he finds out she’s a standup comic, and drags his friends along to her bringer show.…
BH S10.E18: Eddie Waitkus
Jul 15, 2019 • 52 min
A news report Dylan might never have even registered if he wasn’t kicking Steve’s ass at Rock And Roll Jeopardy so bad that Steve had to start flipping channels reveals something shocking: Dylan’s dead dad Jack has an exact double, whose plane just had an…
MP S01.E08: Lonely Hearts
Jul 8, 2019 • 47 min
Sandy and Rhonda are goofing around trying on hats when Jackie Harris’s boyfriend Fisher (where my Roseanne-heads at) happens by and finds her instantly irresistible. He doesn’t seem to notice that they’re not clicking and insists on following her back to…
BH S10.E17: Doc Martin
Jul 1, 2019 • 39 min
When we last saw Dr. Martin, he was lying on the floor at his house…and he never got up, because he was dead. Everyone is upset about it, though only Kelly and David manage to fight through their grief and concern for Donna to suggest that Gina killed Dr.…
MP S01.E07: My Way
Jun 24, 2019 • 38 min
Sandy does her mentor Charles Nelson Reilly proud by nailing her audition for a horror movie and booking the part. Naturally, her friends and neighbours are thrilled for her, but when she has to blow off their surprise party for a networking bash in the…
BH S10.E16: The Final Proof
Jun 17, 2019 • 47 min
Since no one would have noticed otherwise, Josie has to come tell Dylan that Shane kidnapped Noah. And since Dylan is an idiot, he decides not to involve the police at all in delivering the full $1 million ransom Shane is demanding and co-operates with…
MP S01.E06: Second Chances
Jun 10, 2019 • 33 min
When Alison literally ends a poker party by boring everyone with tales of her college cramming techniques, Jake is the only one intrigued…because it turns out he’s about to take the GED exam and would like her help studying; he’d also like her to keep…
BH S10.E15: Fertile Ground
Jun 3, 2019 • 39 min
A visit from Matt’s brother Patrick and sister-in-law Juliane couldn’t come at a better time, what with both him and Kelly suddenly having so much time on their hands. But Matt’s not exactly excited for their arrival, since Patrick’s a big finance bro…
MP S01.E05: Leap Of Faith
May 27, 2019 • 36 min
Remember that super-hot chili dog seduction Michael pulled off a couple of episodes ago? Well, it turns out that hot dog really made Jane lose control, because now she’s accidentally pregnant. Attempts to warm Michael up on the idea of parenthood this…
BH S10.E14: I’m Using You ‘Cause I Like You
May 20, 2019 • 43 min
Donna and David, sick of being single, decide to try their luck at getting set up with people in Matt’s Rolodex — though Donna ends up passing when a random guy wanders into the store and asks her out. Have her romantic instincts sharpened during her…
MP S01.E04: For Love Or Money
May 13, 2019 • 45 min
Alison is getting into a flirtation with Rick (Gremlins’s Zach Galligan!), the kid from the mailroom with the excellent taste in breakfast carbs. Except, he’s not just the kid from the mailroom; he’s also the son of a big D&D sunscreen client. When Alison…
BH S10.E13: Tainted Love
May 6, 2019 • 41 min
Matt and Kelly are joyously affianced for about five minutes before a crisis strikes: Matt’s rich client, Mr. Behr, decides to settle his lawsuit, meaning he’ll no longer need Matt on retainer. Unfortunately, Matt immediately turned around and spent that…
MP S01.E03: Lost & Found
Apr 29, 2019 • 41 min
After weeks of vacillation between pushing Kelly away and letting her hook him again with her youthful feminine wiles, Jake finally decides to cut things off with her definitively. Because it’s a soap, this happens not with an honest conversation and/or…
BH S10.E12: Nine Yolks Whipped Lightly
Apr 22, 2019 • 46 min
Dr. and Mrs. Martin are, under some pressure from Donna, trying to integrate Gina into their lives — which, in the immediate future, means their Christmas festivities. Of course she’s invited to the family celebration on Christmas Day, but though Donna is…
MP S01.E02: Friends & Lovers
Apr 15, 2019 • 47 min
We’re so early in the run of Melrose Place that the Mancinis are having the kind of banal problems that any married couple might have: are they past the romance phase of their relationship? Can they survive the challenges of Michael’s busy schedule as a…
BH S10.E11: Sibling Revelry
Apr 8, 2019 • 44 min
Donna has managed to avoid telling Gina the truth about her biological parentage for days — weeks longer than any dumb baby should be expected to — and finally finds a quiet moment to get Gina alone and spill it. Gina is, of course, horrified; she tells…
MP S01.E01: Pilot
Apr 1, 2019 • 43 min
Beverly Hills, 90210’s back door opens onto Melrose Place, a hip apartment complex occupied by a demographically diverse group of cool twentysomethings with gritty problems of the sort the West Beverly High gang could scarcely imagine. Jake tries his best…
BH S10.E09: Family Tree & S10.E10: What’s In A Name?
Mar 25, 2019 • 56 min
Jackie and Mel’s relationship seems to be over for realsies this time, and even though our main cast are all well into their twenties, almost all of them are affected. Matt is representing Jackie in the separation and custody proceedings, so he has Kelly…
BH S10.E08: Baby, You Can Drive My Car
Mar 18, 2019 • 58 min
Everyone’s in…kind of a bad mood. Kelly’s pissed off that Mel’s interest in exotic dancers has broken up his relationship with her mother, again, and blames Noah for putting strange breasts in Mel’s eyeline. Dylan’s annoyed that Andrew from the community…
BH S10.E07: Laying Pipe
Mar 11, 2019 • 43 min
Faith has been part of Janet’s upbringing, and she wants to continue the tradition with her own future child. A laudable notion, except that she and Steve have decided their child’s godparents should be Dylan and Kelly, and don’t withdraw the offer even…
BH S10.E06: 80’s Night
Mar 4, 2019 • 54 min
A convicted murderer is on his last appeal — and apparently his legal fund is down to its last dollar, because he’s hired Matt to represent him and get his death sentence overturned. Kelly is very supportive of Matt’s efforts of behalf of his client until…
BH S10.E05: The Loo-Ouch
Feb 25, 2019 • 39 min
Now that Janet’s finally accepted Steve’s proposal, it’s time for them to tackle the matter they’ve been putting off: telling their parents all their news. The Sosnas are even less thrilled about Steve than they were before he knocked up their daughter;…
BH S10.E04: A Fine Mess
Feb 18, 2019 • 40 min
Janet’s “no” on Steve’s shotgun marriage proposal apparently was not the last word on the matter. The guys (minus Matt) rally around Steve to try to workshop a proposal Janet will accept, while the ladies (minus Gina) urge Janet to change her mind. In the…
BH S10.E03: You Better Work
Feb 11, 2019 • 42 min
Since Now Wear This has been closed ever since that homicide Kelly inconsiderately committed in it, the time has come for a big, splashy grand reopening — which, due to reasons we never learn, Donna and Kelly have not decided to peg to the launch of…
BH S10.E02: Let’s Eat Cake
Feb 4, 2019 • 46 min
Steve has noticed that Janet’s busting out of her bodices while also spending less time with him, and jumps to the conclusion that she’s acquired some breast implants in anticipation of dumping his ass. Eventually she gets sufficiently annoyed with his…
BH S10.E01: The Phantom Menace
Jan 28, 2019 • 49 min
Time for the payoff of the Season 9 finale cliffhanger: yes, some of the bullets Kelly shot actually ended up in Joe, and he is dead. Everyone springs into action: Matt starts defending Kelly against possible homicide charges; Dylan starts getting…
S09.E26: That’s The Guy
Jan 21, 2019 • 53 min
Kelly continues pushing down her anger and fear following her sexual assault, though it apparently helps her cope to keep the gun Dylan gave her in her purse. (And let’s face it: if a mishap took out a Peach Pit After Dark patron, would it really be the…
S09.E25: Agony
Jan 14, 2019 • 38 min
A remarkable photo in the Beat draws the attention of the Chronicle’s art critic. And since Steve is the photographer in question, he leans into his new status as an artist to impress Janet, ending up with more grass in his teeth than good shots on his…
S09.E24: Dog’s Best Friend
Jan 7, 2019 • 44 min
As the Beverly Beat’s mandate strays further and further from journalism, it seems Steve has stumbled upon a lucrative revenue stream: The Love Fisher, a computer program that matches singles with ruthless efficiency. First Janet gets curious about how…
S09.E23: The End Of The World As We Know It
Dec 31, 2018 • 36 min
It’s April 1999, so Steve has finally gotten around to knowing what the Y2K bug and spectacularly overreacting with his doomsday prepping. Is this a healthy response to a possible technological meltdown or, as Janet suspects, a pretext for putting off…
S09.E22: Local Hero
Dec 24, 2018 • 42 min
One of the most convoluted plotlines of the season encompasses the following: a legitimate chance encounter between Dylan and Kelly; the idiotic decision by Kelly, on the phone with Matt when Dylan rolls up, not just to say, “Oh hey, I just ran into…
S09.E21: I Want to Reach Right Out & Grab Ya
Dec 17, 2018 • 37 min
A routine visit to her parents’ house leaves Donna on the receiving end of a shocking announcement that, now that she’s firmly in her mid-twenties, they feel certain she is strong enough to hear: they’re getting a divorce. Like the rest of us, Donna is…
S09.E20: Fortune Cookie
Dec 10, 2018 • 43 min
Last time, Noah’s inability to fill the club was pushing him toward financial ruination, but now everything’s fine, and he and Dylan are working together amicably to promote an upcoming show by fictional artist Cole Younger with a raffle to win a date…
S09.E19: The Leprechaun
Dec 3, 2018 • 42 min
Since Kelly’s extremely awkward relationship with Matt isn’t taking up much of her time, she can seek fulfillment in other areas of her life — like the store! Suddenly remembering that she’s supposed to be in charge of business affairs, she gets the idea…
S09.E18: Bobby Dearest
Nov 26, 2018 • 50 min
Gina having learned that Felice is legally responsible for the theft of all her trust fund money, she takes the completely reasonable next step of pursuing legal action to recover the lost principal — and Donna, who absolutely thought Gina should sue her…
S09.E17: Slipping Away
Nov 19, 2018 • 39 min
The Durnings having decided they’d prefer Lauren to be schizophrenia symptom-free in the short term than alive in the long term, they’re going to ill-conceived lengths to try to track down clozapine without a prescription. Kelly, veteran of the Clinic…
S09.E16: Survival Skills
Nov 12, 2018 • 44 min
You may thing that “Beheading St. Valentine” will save you from any further angst in your relationship. Not in the zip! All the established couples start out cozy with a brunch at the Walsh house at which the reunited Durnings are holding forth about…
S09.E15: Beheading St. Valentine
Nov 5, 2018 • 40 min
Steve’s latest brilliant idea for the Beverly Beat is less about attracting readers and more about attracting gawkers, with “attracting” being the operative word: he wants to copy British tabloids by having cheesecake photos on Page 3 — though at least…
S09.E14: I’m Married
Oct 28, 2018 • 52 min
A scandalous round of strip poker touches off a prank war among three of the gang’s least clever members: Noah, Steve, and Donna. (David also gets swept up in it, briefly, but only incidentally; mainly, he’s occupied chasing after a D-girl Peach Pit…
S09.E13: Withdrawl
Oct 22, 2018 • 39 min
Having — through sheer luck — not killed Donna, Dylan decides he is ready to accept his friends’ help in getting help for his heroin addiction. Unfortunately, he’s not actually on Intervention and has to spend a night waiting for his bed in a treatment…
S09.E12: Trials and Tribulations
Oct 15, 2018 • 45 min
Dylan’s junkie logic leads him to decide his roommate’s order that he get his illegally purchased gun out of the home they share just means he can wait until dark, put it in his pants, drive it over to the Marchette manse, and threaten its occupant.…
S09.E11: How to Be the Jerk Women Love
Oct 8, 2018 • 37 min
We may not have previously understood how committed Gina is to the project of messing with Donna until this episode, in which she reinvents herself as a personal trainer and starts working out with…Felice. She easily parlays their new intimacy into an…
S09.E10: Marathon Man
Oct 1, 2018 • 47 min
The approaching yuletide holidays haven’t given Dylan any more concern for either her busy schedule as the co-proprietress of a retail clothing store, nor for her relationship with a dude who isn’t him. So with that in mind, of course he has no…
S09.E09: The Following Options
Sep 24, 2018 • 57 min
Kelly spent all of “I’m Back Because” — well, all except when she was making eyes at Dylan — getting between her mother and her grandfather, to make sure her grandfather’s legally documented wishes with regard to the end of his life were being followed.…
S09.E08: I’m Back Because
Sep 17, 2018 • 68 min
Since Gina doesn’t have a job — or an agent, even, despite what she’s told Donna — she’s got nothing but time to devote to the new project she’s pursuing post-Cabaret On Ice: Donna And Noah On The Rocks. When she’s alone with Donna, she diligently…
S09.E07: You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello
Sep 10, 2018 • 53 min
With Noah continuing his downward spiral of regret and self-recrimination following his father’s suicide, it turns out not to have been a great idea for him to buy a bar: he’s drinking a lot, and driving drunk, and maybe hitting someone? Donna’s…
S09.E06: Confession
Sep 3, 2018 • 53 min
It’s time for Leah to have her day in court, and a custody settlement allowing Lenny basically unfettered access to their baby — and, therefore, to Leah herself — is obviously not the result she had hoped for. Enter Kelly, who’s ready and willing to help…
S09.E05: Brandon Leaves
Aug 27, 2018 • 49 min
Sophie’s multifarious strategy to take over the entertainment industry leads her to consider working in adult films, despite all the great advice David’s giving her about being patient and waiting her turn and paying her dues — you know, like he did,…
S09.E04: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
Aug 20, 2018 • 56 min
We kind of respected Sophie for having some skill as a con artist, but she really loses a lot of her prestige with her latest scheme: getting Steve to let her write for the Beat. Over Janet’s objections (which: that’ll teach her not to require that…
S09.E03: Dealer’s Choice
Aug 13, 2018 • 39 min
Noah’s father having killed himself, a significant portion of the episode is focused on Noah’s grief. This is bad news for Vincent Young, who can’t act, and worse news for us, who have to watch him as he gets morbidly obsessed with his late father’s…
S09.E02: Budget Cuts
Aug 6, 2018 • 54 min
What’s worse than surviving childhood sexual abuse from a parent who goes on to kill himself? When the primetime soap you’re on is running out of ideas in its ninth season and makes you keep reliving it over and over and over again. Now, Val wants to tell…
S09.E01: The Morning After
Jul 30, 2018 • 38 min
Brandon and Kelly mutually and amicably agreed to leave one another at the altar, and you know what that means. …Oh, you do? Please tell them, because they’re not sure. Kelly decides to invest a round of ex sex with meaning: she forgets all the reasons…
S08.E31 & S08.E32: The Wedding
Jul 23, 2018 • 55 min
It’s the week of Brandon and Kelly’s wedding, and preparations are underway: Steve is getting excited for Sarah to meet all his friends at the reception, but she might not be ready to keep seeing him because some other friend of hers is breaking up with…
S08.E30: The Fundamental Things Apply
Jul 16, 2018 • 34 min
Since Kelly and Brandon have decided they really are definitely going through with their engagement and will absolutely get married, for sure, they’ve divided up the list of tasks required to plan their wedding. However, questions about the guest list and…
S08.E29: Ricochet
Jul 9, 2018 • 41 min
It’s been a while since the show gave David something he could really be stressed out, so: time for him to get robbed at (possible) gunpoint while taking money out at an ATM. Noah’s got the perfect solution: he should get a gun, like Noah did: he’s got…
S08.E28: Skin Deep
Jul 2, 2018 • 42 min
Kelly’s notions of feminism have, over the years, perplexed us in their inconsistency; “Skin Deep” compresses all her worst instincts and muddiest thinking in a single episode. Brandon has decided to write about the grand opening (heh) of Beverly Hills’s…
S08.E27: Reunion
Jun 25, 2018 • 39 min
It’s been five years since the gang graduated from West Beverly High, and since someone at the network presumably had the sense to predict that this crew wasn’t going to make it to their ten-year reunion, we’re made to suffer through their stupid,…
S08.E26: All That Glitters
Jun 18, 2018 • 32 min
Somehow, a real journalist (named Peter Raitt) has become aware of Brandon’s work in the Beverly Beat, and somehow, it’s convinced him to partner with Brandon on a story about a proposed football stadium. Brandon is so busy sucking up, he doesn’t notice…
S08.E25: Aunt Bea’s Pickles
Jun 11, 2018 • 39 min
We all know that Brandon considers his job at the Beverly Beat a waste of his prodigious talents — so much so that even after publicly reaffirming his commitment to it in the last episode, he’s already prepared to edit the Beat on the side while joining…
S08.E24: The Nature Of Nurture
Jun 4, 2018 • 31 min
So Kelly was all about getting that confused teen mother, Leanne, to take back the baby she abandoned at the clinic. But when that teen mother, Leanne, let Kelly know that, actually, leaving the baby was the right call, Kelly decided that, actually, Kelly…
S08.E23: Making Amends
May 28, 2018 • 45 min
Brandon already took a giant dump all over journalistic ethics the last time the Beverly Beatchronicled David’s music career, but that was when it was on the rise: perhaps Brandon’s now trying to balance the scales by exploring the fallout from David’s…
S08.E22: Law & Disorder
May 21, 2018 • 37 min
In show time, Noah raped Valerie less than a week ago, so of course, now they’re in court as Val pursues her civil case against him. Val’s lawyer is confident that the facts make Noah a poor defendant — the poor little rich boy who got drunk and had sex…
S08.E21: The Girl Who Cried Wolf
May 14, 2018 • 52 min
When Val makes a charge of rape against Noah, how do her friends react? Well, inasmuch as they are generally terrible friends to her, they’re pretty much all awful. Kelly is sure Val’s only in it for the payday. Steve ties the incident back to her…
S08.E20: Cupid’s Arrow
Apr 30, 2018 • 33 min
It’s Valentine’s Day, and you know what that means: romance-related STUFF! Everyone wants to throw their single friends at Steve and Brandon! In fact, Steve ends up with too many bebs! Brandon’s not interested, though, because he’s still hung up on Kelly,…
S08.E19: Crimes & Misdemeanors
Apr 23, 2018 • 39 min
As if there weren’t already enough reasons to be appalled by both the American health care system and the American carceral state: “Crimes And Misdemeanors” introduces us to Andrew, a recently released convict (as a teenager, he killed his mother’s…
S08.E18: Rebound
Apr 16, 2018 • 27 min
The premise of our latest A-plot seems to be that Kelly, Brandon, and Steve are having trouble getting through their current romantic woes because they just can’t get any perspective on them. Never-before-seen characters to the rescue! At the clinic, Jeff…
Special: The Minis Archive
Apr 12, 2018 • 140 min
The spirit of the Minis will live on in the main episodes but, alas, will no longer be released as individual episodes. Here are the last two Minis followed by an archive of all past Mini episodes. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S08.E17: The Elephant’s Father
Apr 9, 2018 • 41 min
Kelly having FINALLY been forced to confront the extremely obvious truth about Brandon and Emma’s “affair” and dumped him hard, the parting of Mr. and Mrs. The Gang has ripple effects on their friends (and poor Janet, who probably thought she’d accepted a…
S08.E16: Illegal Tender
Apr 2, 2018 • 25 min
After Emma lets it be known that she has tape-recorded evidence implicating Brandon in…her pants, Brandon finds himself in a quandary about how to proceed. Will he follow his own counsel and confess everything to Kelly in a sincere and searching…
S08.E15: Ready Or Not
Mar 26, 2018 • 29 min
After the Christmas party massacre, Kelly continues dealing with Dr. Monahan’s retaliation against her — which is lucky for Brandon, because now that he’s finally had sex with Emma, she’s decided it’s her turn to get up his ass, constantly dropping…
S08.E14: Santa Knows
Mar 19, 2018 • 32 min
Marvel at the fidelity of Brandon Walsh: it’s taken him two and a half episodes of flirting with Emma to lower his defenses…and pants: yes, Emma finally succeeds in seducing Brandon — although, really, is “succeed” the right word here? Brandon is consumed…
S08.E13: Comic Relief
Mar 12, 2018 • 42 min
Kelly has so much going on, you guys! She’s still 50% of the workforce at the Clinic Clinic, still fending off advances and innuendoes from Dr. Creep — and now, on top of all that, she’s also coming out of retirement to model for Donna! She’s just so busy…
S08.E12: Friends in Deed
Mar 5, 2018 • 35 min
David having stomped out of the club in a fit of pique and left Noah to deal with it, Noah gives himself a one-night trial run and decides that he sucks and hates it and that despite his differences with Val, he should take her up on her offer to return…
S08.E11: Deadline
Feb 26, 2018 • 40 min
David’s mood dramatically improves as soon as he decides that his mysterious loan shark angel must be Donna…and predictably darkens when Val returns from her low-cut sweater-clad recon mission to tell David that the person he actually owes his fingers to…
S08.E10: Child of the Night
Feb 19, 2018 • 45 min
Donna having kicked his ass out of the beach apartment over his cheque fraud, David decides he might as well also confess his financial idiocy to his father. Or, rather, to confess most of it: while Mel swiftly recommends filing bankruptcy for the sake of…
S08.E09: Friends, Lovers & Children
Feb 12, 2018 • 49 min
The show that not only can’t get back the opening-credits cast members for very occasional cameos but can barely even remember the characters they played ever existed is, in its eighth season, reallyimposing on the viewer’s patience by bringing back…
S08.E08: Toil and Trouble
Feb 5, 2018 • 37 min
You know how David’s been having money issues all season? Well, it turns out solutions like closing down the club for a week and trying to make a racist band happen haven’t actually helped, and now shit’s really dire: he’s at immediate risk of eviction,…
S08.E07: Pride and Prejudice
Jan 29, 2018 • 57 min
As Kelly heads out to start her job at the Foundation Foundation instead of taking several more weeks off to think about how she betrayed Brandon by failing to corroborate his pick at the police lineup, Brandon continues riding Detective Woods about the…
S08.E06: The Right Thing
Jan 22, 2018 • 41 min
When Brandon, the august editor of the Beverly Beat, finds out that his developing story on sweatshop labour at a local apparel company implicates the former owner of his publication and its current publisher’s father, he reaches out to a colleague at…
S08.E05: Coming Home
Jan 15, 2018 • 41 min
Donna’s publicist David will be the first to tell you that Donna graduated at the top of her class at CU with a degree in Fashion Marketing. And yet at no point in her four years of college did it ever come up, in any of her classes, that the fashion…
S08.E04: The Way We Weren’t
Jan 8, 2018 • 42 min
As Kelly starts the slow and agonizing process of trying to recover her memory after suddenly developing amnesia, Brandon does his part by being extremely territorial about a woman who remembers zero things about him. Helpful! Elsewhere, Steve seems to…
S08.E03: Forgive & Forget
Jan 1, 2018 • 29 min
Kelly got shot, which you think would consume all her very best friends’ time, energy, and focus, and yet: when he’s not picking Kelly’s shooter out of a lineup with extreme (misplaced?) confidence, Brandon’s fielding calls about job opportunities;…
S08.E01 & S08.E02: Aloha Beverly Hills
Dec 25, 2017 • 69 min
Our remaining characters have all graduated CU. Now what? Well: everyone needs a job except for David (running the Peach Pit After Dark into the ground) and Kelly (somehow: she’s going to be working at a Foundation that, let’s hope, isn’t actually a…
S07.E31 & S07.E32: Graduation Day
Dec 18, 2017 • 61 min
It’s time for the gang to graduate from CU, but of course the path out of post-secondary education can’t be smooth — and the fact that half their parents aren’t even bothering to attend (we wish we’d thought of that) is just the start. Steve attacks his…
S07.E30: Senior Week
Dec 11, 2017 • 51 min
In Season 7’s penultimate episode, Donna finally sits her exam for the dreaded Prof. Langely, promptly chokes, and then does a piss-poor job of asking for another chance; Steve is shocked to learn that Rush has no intention of giving him a sweetheart job…
S07.E29: Mother’s Day
Dec 4, 2017 • 35 min
Clare has the dead mom blues when Mother’s Day rolls around; Val, David, and Donna love-triangulate again — this time at the direction of Val’s new financial advisor who is definitely totally not trying to steal all her money; and Kelly and Brandon…
S07.E28: All That Jazz
Nov 27, 2017 • 42 min
When Samantha and the Chancellor run into relationship trouble, Clare blames Steve, because that’s reasonable; Val and Kelly get the Hawaiian flu, a side effect of which is apparently explosive retcon; and when David brings Donna for a whirlwind night in…
S07.E27: I Only Have Eyes for You
Nov 20, 2017 • 34 min
While Kelly tries to mend fences with her re-boyfriend’s roommate, said roommate Val is at the beach reading her journal, and there’s also something about a kids’ entertainer with a magic wand, and an accidentally stolen electric car, and if this all…
S07.E26: The Long Goodbye
Nov 13, 2017 • 39 min
A KEG/Alpha talent show (yes, really) is the location both for Clare’s triumph over stage fright, and for Felice to set herself up for more of Donna’s disapproval; and Brandon dumps Tracy to reunite with Kelly — though it’s not going to work out if Val’s…
S07.E25: Heaven Scent
Nov 6, 2017 • 42 min
David plays on his history of mental illness to manipulate Donna throw Donna a memorable date on a heretofore nonexistent anniversary; Rob’s movie is so bad he’s prepared to move to another time zone to get away from it; and Mariah comes to town to push…
S07.E24: Spring Breakdown
Oct 30, 2017 • 38 min
Alan and Val’s Cold War escalates when the former hires a starlet to replace the latter as Rob’s date for an industry party; Donna battles her mother over the location of Dr. Martin’s post-stroke rehab; and Brandon brings Tracy to Hong Kong to see what…
S07.E23: Storm Warnings
Oct 23, 2017 • 37 min
As Val gets closer to Rob, his agent Alan gets territorial; Brandon and Steve both suffer through the hassle of their girlfriends expecting their respect; and while Kelly continues trying to reunite Joey with his family, Donna responds to the crisis of…
S07.E22: A Ripe Young Age
Oct 16, 2017 • 30 min
Steve half-asses a school assignment that at least has the sole benefit of making Tracy horny; Kelly meets and almost immediately betrays a runaway; Val has a meet-VERY-cute with an up-and-coming actor; and Donna hears the tale of her grandparents’ brief…
S07.E21: Straight Shooter
Oct 9, 2017 • 32 min
Kelly and Clare try on bad Slavic accents to mess with a couple of Chads; Donna continues juggling two dudes, to both dudes’ controlling dismay; and Dick gets thrown off his Horse…permanently. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S07.E20: With This Ring
Oct 2, 2017 • 43 min
Ryan tests all our patience with a sex story; David and Donna’s love quadrangle gets ever pointier; the wrangling over Kelly’s engagement ring leads into unexpectedly putty-faced, badly-accented places; and Val and her mother finally clear the air about…
S07.E19: My Funny Valentine
Sep 25, 2017 • 46 min
David and Donna might be headed for their 500th breakup; Steve, a college senior, finally hears tell of weed; and as Tracy careens toward a gigantic Valentine’s Day disappointment courtesy of Brandon, Valerie’s mother comes to town to give Val PTSD. See…
S07.E18: We Interrupt This Program
Sep 18, 2017 • 31 min
Whatever Val and Tom are doing, Tom’s not interested in doing it anymore; Clare goes to childish lengths to keep Steve’s mom from stealing the Chancellor from her; and Garrett Slan is finally vindicated when a totally other guy takes the CUTV newsroom…
S07.E17: Face Off
Sep 11, 2017 • 41 min
Steve and Clare ponder cohabitation; Donna tries taking legal action against Garrett Slan, which David undermines with his ineffectual macho bullshit; and when Kelly takes up with Tom to spite Val, Brandon also gets annoyed, which also stresses out Tracy.…
S06.E16: Unnecessary Roughness
Sep 4, 2017 • 31 min
Tom and David bro out over the Peach Pit After Dark’s Super Bowl party while Steve and Dick develop a football-based fundraising scheme because 1997 was the first year Fox ever got to air the BIG GAME; Brandon and Tracy take a drive out of town and try…
S07.E15: Phantom of CU
Aug 28, 2017 • 44 min
Tom tries to prove himself by bringing #1 artist Donna Lewis to the Peach Pit After Dark, though David has his doubts; Donna Martin embarks upon a new career as a fashion-focused meteorologist, immediately attracting unwanted attention from a mysterious…
S07.E14: Jobbed
Aug 21, 2017 • 42 min
Steve and Donna both learn the pitfalls of entering the workforce, from sexual harassment to preventing some old bag’s death; Val’s ‘first’ arrives from Buffalo and revives some of her worst memories of her late father; and when Mark and Brandon both…
S07.E13: Gift Wrapped
Aug 14, 2017 • 39 min
As Christmas comes again to Beverly Hills, Tracy and Brandon are still boring; Steve and Clare introduce his mom to her dad and almost instantly regret it; the Martins and the Silvers get together for holiday cheer and world-class passive-aggression from…
S07.E12: Judgement Day
Aug 7, 2017 • 35 min
Kelly tries to make her friends (and us) care about Mark’s birthday; Donna and David’s reunion keeps running into obstacles; and Brandon is One Angry Man at the CU honour tribunal. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S07.E11: If I Had a Hammer
Jul 31, 2017 • 33 min
Mark and Kelly’s attempt at a sexy getaway is ruined by a lot of diarrhea; Steve confesses to Brandon that he got him in trouble with Professor Randall…again; and David’s butterfingers at the Good Old Student Union earn him a psych hold. See…
S07.E10: Lost in Las Vegas
Jul 24, 2017 • 36 min
Brandon picks up a stray redhead, who makes him realize he’s still not over his old blonde; and the rest of the gang heads to Vegas to ignore the plentiful signs that David is in a mental health crisis. See for privacy and opt-out…
S07.E09: Loser Take All
Jul 17, 2017 • 50 min
Kelly fails to drive Mark away by telling him about her past; Steve is still pulling (get it) for Clare to ditch Dick; and while Kelly dimes out Val to Brandon, David’s impulsiveness continues to worry both his father and the hapless ex said father guilts…
S07.E08: The Things We Do for Love
Jul 10, 2017 • 38 min
Steve stalks Clare, but like, romantically?; Brandon resists Tracy’s come-ons because he plans to take his pants off for the whole newsroom; Mel is concerned that his recovered drug addict son may not be responsible with a six-figure inheritance, and…
S07.E07: Fearless
Jul 3, 2017 • 36 min
Val continues trying to get Kenny to participate in her extremely real, definitely not fake pregnancy, while the rest of the gang get up to their old tricks at and around the After Dark’s Hallowe’en party. See for privacy and opt-out…
S07.E06: Housewarming
Jun 26, 2017 • 39 min
While Val is busy using the nuclear option on Kenny, the rest of the gang are at Mark and David’s housewarming party, trying not to get burned alive and/or save wildlife from getting roasted. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S07.E05: Pledging My Love
Jun 19, 2017 • 47 min
David shows up to facilitate an Olympian’s cameo; Kenny continues jerking Val around — or, if you believe him, continues joking “Mom” around; Kelly tries reconnecting Jimmy with his faith, because who wouldn’t like to spend his last moments on Earth in…
S07.E04: Disappearing Act
Jun 15, 2017 • 43 min
Poor Val continues getting jerked around by Kenny and his ‘strings’; David’s loserdom gets leaked to his dad (good job, Donna — seriously!); Brandon meets an aspiring female TV anchor and immediately gets her drunk; and Kelly learns a tough lesson about…
S07.E03: A Mate for Life
Jun 12, 2017 • 43 min
Amazingly, getting dropped by MZA doesn’t improve David’s attitude toward Donna; Val discovers Kenny may not be as ‘separated’ as he gave her to believe; Kelly gives a person with AIDS the gift of her friendship; and while Joan and Nat lumber toward the…
S07.E02: Here We Go Again
Jun 8, 2017 • 33 min
While Val and Kenny get close enough to share confidences — and for him to give her a personal cheque — everyone’s getting bummed out at the Beach Club reunion for a serious injury Steve committed against Kelly that has somehow never once come up before.…
S07.E01: Remember the Alamo
Jun 5, 2017 • 42 min
Steve and Clare are consigned to a nonsense plot about airport STUFF; Val starts working with a finance guy to get the Peach Pit After Dark Bar Rescued; Donna and David’s collaborations ALL start to fall apart; and Brandon brings his enlightened attitudes…
S06.E31: You Say It’s Your Birthday, Part 1 & S06.E32: You Say It’s Your Birthday, Part 2
Jun 1, 2017 • 47 min
Erik the management company dude sleazes around all the gang girls; Susan dares to have more sense about her career than Brandon, and gets brayed in the face by guess who; and Prince Carl takes advantage of the good time he’s showing Steve for his…
S06.E30: Ray Of Hope
May 29, 2017 • 43 min
While Steve continues convalescing with his broken jaw, Prince Carl continues putting the moves on Clare; Colin proves he’s the world’s worst fugitive; and Ray comes back to town to put strain on Donna’s relationship with Joe…who’s keeping a pigskinned…
S06.E29: Ticket To Ride
May 25, 2017 • 26 min
Brandon and Susan get involved in lottery STUFF (and don’t worry: she ends up apologizing); Prince Carl continues hanging around Los Angeles and sniffing around Clare; Joe wonders what more there is to him than his rapidly ebbing football skillz, but…
S06.E28: The Big Hurt
May 22, 2017 • 37 min
Steve is thirsty for the attention of a literal prince Clare knew as a kid; Colin finds out he can’t actually take his lawyer’s plea deal STRAIGHT to the bank; PowerMan 5000 ruins yet another relationship; and Tara decides if Kelly won’t be her friend,…
S06.E27: Strike The Match
May 18, 2017 • 52 min
Steve and Clare’s plot gulag forces them both to get exercised about a scarf; Brandon gets his most improbable job offer yet; and while Donna and David strike a match, Tara’s crazy gets a makeover! See for privacy and opt-out information.
S06.E26: Flirting With Disaster
May 15, 2017 • 36 min
The gang couples’ SPRING BREAK camping trip finds the guys tempted by a trio of trampy Canadians; Colin’s dad comes to town to terrorize him, while Colin’s dad’s guide dog Heidi is just there to be a very helpful, VERY GOOD girl; and Tara starts…
S06.E25: Smashed
May 11, 2017 • 28 min
Steve’s terrible decision to throw a KEG party at the Walsh house has Kelly flirting with two exes and a future prospect; Tara creepily spying; Colin spending a few of his remaining precious hours of freedom with a bunch of idiots he hates and who hate…
S06.E24: Coming Out, Getting Out, Going Out
May 8, 2017 • 31 min
Joe actually has his heart surgery, not that anyone cares anymore (including Joe himself?); Clare and (mostly) Susan unleash an unbearably twee plan to rekindle Joan and Nat’s love affair; Kelly gets sprung from rehab and Tara is NOT happy about it, while…
S06.E23: Leap Of Faith
May 4, 2017 • 38 min
Steve’s latest STUFF involves a motorcycle for some reason; Joe’s heart now involves his brother Hank; Kelly finds out that Colin and Val are an item (though Colin’s about to moot that, spoiler alert); and Susan brings Brandon home to disappoint her…
S06.E22: All This And Mary Too
May 1, 2017 • 34 min
Joe’s heart has Donna seeking cures she saw on television; a ski slope tries to kill Brandon (and Susan is, unfortunately, also along for the ride); and after Kelly goes to rehab and dumps him, Colin waits approximately ten minutes before trying to…
S06.E21: Bleeding Hearts
Apr 24, 2017 • 32 min
Joe’s heart gets him some special attention from his coach; Steve and Clare make a game of Sex Out 1996; Val has to come clean to David about Ginger’s short con; and Kelly breaks in a new coke dealer…or maybe the other way around. See…
S06.E20: Flying
Apr 17, 2017 • 39 min
Ginger returns to the zip to run a new scam on Val; Joe’s heart continues failing; and Kelly’s erratic behaviour and reckless stash storage draw more attention to her drug mania. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S06.E19: Nancy’s Choice
Apr 13, 2017 • 43 min
Elle returns to be problematic AND hit on Chancellor Arnold; Colin and Kelly try sobriety; and Susan has mixed feelings about an award nomination for a very personal essay about abortion. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S06.E18: Snowbound
Apr 10, 2017 • 41 min
Steve and Clare join the other bozos in comedy traffic school; Joe’s heart is the cause of a fight between Susan, Brandon, and journalistic ethics; and Val figures out before anyone else that Kelly has joined Colin in his illicit snowdrift. See…
S06.E17: Fade In, Fade Out
Apr 6, 2017 • 28 min
Joe finds out there might be more wrong with him than an old ankle injury; Steve (and Roger Corman) play Cupid for Nat; Brandon is still a bad boyfriend; and Kelly’s dad is still a bad dad. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S06.E16: Turn Back The Clock
Apr 3, 2017 • 45 min
Having fled the gang for San Diego, Clare ‘gets’ the pleasure of hearing exactly how her friends’ New Year’s Eves all got ruined — and so do we! See for privacy and opt-out information.
S06.E15: Angels We Have Heard On High
Mar 30, 2017 • 43 min
Colin gives himself a white, powdery Christmas gift; Steve’s relationship with Rush undergoes a major evolution; and Cindy questions whether she wants to stay married through the 1990s. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S06.E14: Fortunate Son
Mar 27, 2017 • 49 min
Steve tries working for a living after Rush gets him a job working for a hard-charging lady talent agent; a charity casino night reignites Brandon’s issues with gambling; and Donna, after meeting a black kid, decides she knows how to run his life better…
S06.E13: Courting
Mar 23, 2017 • 39 min
Everyone puts on their most serious outfits to watch Joe and Ray (but really mostly Donna) battle it out in court, while Val’s gossipmongering causes trouble for Brandon, Kelly, and…Erin?! See for privacy and opt-out information.
S06.E12: Breast Side Up
Mar 20, 2017 • 46 min
The gang’s latest Thanksgiving involves a stultifying cocktail party at Chancellor Arnold’s, some depositions in Joe’s assault case, and a willful misreading of Kelly and Brandon’s…mostly platonic interactions. See for privacy and…
S06.E11: Offensive Interference
Mar 17, 2017 • 34 min
Brandon tries to work through his heartache over Dylan’s departure through writing, because Susan isn’t right about everything; Steve and Val engage in parallel capers, but only one involves a wardrobe from Frederick’s Of Hollywood; and as Donna advances…
S06.E10: One Wedding And A Funeral
Mar 13, 2017 • 39 min
Dylan and Toni make it to the altar, and their wedding night, and their first brunch as a couple. After that, things get a little less rote? See for privacy and opt-out information.
S06.E09: Earthquake Weather
Mar 6, 2017 • 31 min
While Donna tries to help Ray by joining him at therapy and learning more about his own abusive childhood, an earthquake shakes disaster fears out of Colin and Val, a baby out of some lady in a hotel elevator, and a proposal out of Dylan. See…
S06.E08: Gypsies, Cramps And Fleas
Feb 27, 2017 • 39 min
It’s Hallowe’en again, which means that Toni and Dylan are discussing her father’s possible murder of his and Ray is a creep, except now there are also costumes and creepy decorations. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S06.E07: Violated
Feb 22, 2017 • 37 min
Steve and Clare’s First Time goes awry; Donna quontinues her quest to be Rose Queen; Claudia and Kelly face off for access to Colin’s wang; and Val struggles to stick up for herself with a sexual professor. Sorry — sexual harasser. See…
S06.E06: Speechless
Feb 20, 2017 • 42 min
Dylan works Toni enough to get a sit-down with Tony; Steve finds a new sideline for Brandon to make some fast, filthy cash; and a road trip that was already bad thanks to Val’s inviting herself along gets worse thanks to Clare’s bad shortcut, leading to…
S06.E05: Lover’s Leap
Feb 16, 2017 • 39 min
Toni tries getting closer by having all his friends she barely knows over for a weird dinner party, while David and Val deal with their feelings about Sheila’s attempted suicide — or, really, kind of don’t. See for privacy and opt-out…
S06.E04: Everything’s Coming Up Roses
Feb 13, 2017 • 41 min
While Dylan continues romancing Toni Marchette away from the rest of the gang (good move), everyone else gets swept up in the flurry of excitement surrounding the Tournament Of Roses, from tryouts for the Royal Court to the ball that gets David out of…
S06.E03: Must Be A Guy Thing
Feb 9, 2017 • 39 min
Steve and Clare’s relationship reaches a new level — pupil and tutor; Dylan finds out Tony Marchette’s child is actually a GIRL with exceptionally good skin; Brandon meets a [gasp] feminist and immediately pisses her off; and Kelly strains to prove she’s…
S06.E02: Buffalo Gals
Feb 6, 2017 • 45 min
Dylan takes a big step forward in his campaign to take down Tony Marchette while everyone else worries about making sure Queen Kelly has the Dave Koz-iest birthday any twenty-one-year-old ever had! See for privacy and opt-out information.
S06.E01: Home Is Where The Tart Is
Feb 2, 2017 • 40 min
Dylan enlists Kelly into his crusade to avenge Jack, which is complicated by the fact that she’s got a new boyfriend; elsewhere, everyone’s throwing parties that get very badly fouled. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S05.E31 & S05.E32: P.S. I Love You
Jan 30, 2017 • 71 min
Season 5 ends with the gang in Palm Springs, where Steve dabbles in transphobia, Kelly and Brandon don’t really settle anything, Brandon ponders boning Val, and Ray’s abusive tendencies…escalate. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S05.E30: Hello Life, Goodbye Beverly Hills
Jan 26, 2017 • 45 min
Andrea and Jesse prepare to head east and out of our lives forever; Donna starts to wonder whether her relationship with Ray is healthy; and both Kelly’s dudes start giving her the hard sell, forcing her into a momentous decision we all remember so well.…
S05.E29: The Real McCoy
Jan 23, 2017 • 49 min
Clare and David refuse to let Val forget they know Her Secret, while Brandon gets cocky about his CU re-election campaign, and Dylan takes a journey to his past life as an Old West outlaw, yes really. See for privacy and opt-out…
S05.E28: Girls On The Side
Jan 19, 2017 • 48 min
Andrea and Jesse ponder an actual job offer in Idaho; Charlie fails to arrange a devil’s threesome with Dylan and Val; Ray returns to L.A., where LuAnn gets drunk and WAY too chatty; and when Kelly’s Seventeen cover finally comes out with her pre-burned…
S05.E27: Squash It
Jan 16, 2017 • 56 min
Dylan ventures further into his past (lives); Brandon gets faced by a teen genius; and the Peach Pit After Dark tries to come back from the brink of failure by throwing a hip hop night, and bringing Ray back from the road (…and into Val’s pants?). See…
S05.E26: A Song For My Mother
Jan 12, 2017 • 48 min
Val ventures way outside the mainstream by contemplating a tattoo; Dylan takes his first tentative steps into past life regression via hypnotherapy; and David finds out that he really should have kept in better touch with his mother. See…
S05.E25: Double Jeopardy
Jan 9, 2017 • 48 min
As his father gets back together with Kelly’s mother, David dreams that he has a chance of reuniting with Donna; Andrea’s love life ends up back in the ditch; and every nerd’s favourite game show is sullied by Brandon’s attempt to get on it. See…
S05.E24: Unreal World
Jan 2, 2017 • 41 min
Before Andrea can make any big confessions to Jesse, he hits her with one of his own; Dylan learns more about Charley’s screenplay project and tries to resist the appeal of Val in her business suits; and Clare and David enlist the rest of the gang to make…
S05.E23: Love Hurts
Dec 26, 2016 • 37 min
Jackie and Mel may be up for a reunion tour; Andrea GRAVELY misreads the progress she and Peter are making as a couple; and CU’s campus rapist is revealed! It’s…not who you didn’t think it was. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S05.E22: Alone At The Top
Dec 22, 2016 • 34 min
Andrea flirts hard with Peter, and even harder with getting caught; Val’s pursuit of Ray takes her into Amanda Woodward territory; and when someone starts stealing bikes and raping women on the CU campus, Brandon is very…irritated by the unfair demands…
S05.E21: Stormy Weather
Dec 19, 2016 • 53 min
Andrea steps up her adultery by getting a job at Peter’s hospital (though what choice did she have; it’s the only one in town); Val embarrasses herself and the rest of us by clinging to Ray of all people; and Dylan dangles his newly recovered millions in…
S05.E20: You Gotta Have Heart
Dec 16, 2016 • 41 min
Steve goes on a Stuff-y pursuit of long-forgotten musical trio Jade (?); Andrea and Peter nearly touch fingertips right in front of their spouses; Val uses her recent windfall to move out of the Walsh house and into a hotel, the better to seduce Ray in;…
S05.E19: Little Monsters
Dec 12, 2016 • 49 min
Andrea inches ever closer to playing doctor with Peter; Ariel returns to court a musician Donna likes; Val talks her way into a post-Punta Brava payday; and Kelly ponders closing her circle to Brandon. See for privacy and opt-out…
S05.E18: Hazardous To Your Health
Dec 5, 2016 • 52 min
While Kelly grows ever more suspicious of her extern boyfriend, Dylan reunites with Jonesy for the last phase of Operation Get Back McKay Cash. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S05.E17: Sweating It Out
Nov 28, 2016 • 38 min
Tensions run high as the Peach Pit After Dark prepares for its grand opening, while Kelly is the easiest mark ever to stumble into a cult meeting, and Dylan and Brandon face consequences for careless peeing. See for privacy and opt-out…
S05.E16: Sentenced To Life
Nov 21, 2016 • 41 min
Andrea reunites with her laundromat lothario; Donna keeps trying to make Ray’s music career happen; Dylan has his offscreen day in court; Kelly ends up in Valerie’s debt; and Steve…meets an old person. It ends badly. See for privacy and…
S05.E15: Christmas Comes This Time Each Year
Nov 14, 2016 • 50 min
Christmas comes to Beverly Hills, and it’s a grim one: shady international treasure hunting plans are hatched, a bribe is attempted, Kelly still can’t shut up about her four square inches of slightly pink skin, and even Hannah can’t be cool with Santa.…
S05.E14: Injustice For All
Nov 7, 2016 • 57 min
Donna gets exposed again to Ray’s scary Rayges, and Jesse represents an impoverished client on child endangerment charges, but does anyone have it worse off than negligent party promoter Steve or very slightly burned Kelly?! See for…
S05.E13: Up In Flames
Oct 31, 2016 • 34 min
Brandon skips Steve’s latest rave for a reunion with Emily, which is probably just as well since everyone there is about to catch fire. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S05.E12: Rock Of Ages
Oct 24, 2016 • 48 min
Dylan makes a salty new frenemy in rehab, while the ongoing challenge to Brandon’s presidency might actually keep him from attending a Rolling Stones show!!! See for privacy and opt-out information.
S05.E11: Hate Is Just A Four Letter Word
Oct 17, 2016 • 52 min
While Dylan continues drying out at the hospital, everyone on campus makes sure you know exactly where they stand on controversial African-American speaker Roland Turner — except Brandon, who only has convictions when the Chancellor tells him to. See…
S05.E10: The Dreams Of Dylan McKay
Oct 10, 2016 • 41 min
Spending time inside the mind of a comatose Dylan is so tedious, you’ll welcome the interruptions of Steve’s flag football tournament. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S05.E09: Intervention
Oct 3, 2016 • 53 min
Dylan submits to an intervention from all his closest friends except the ones who weren’t invited, after which Donna takes Ray to the Martin manse to meet the parents, and Kelly embarks upon her career as a teen model. See for privacy…
S05.E08: Things That Go Bang In The Night
Sep 29, 2016 • 47 min
It’s Hallowe’en! Donna’s forced to choose between Plane Boy and Pumpkin Boy; Clare and David chase aliens; and Brandon tries to help Dylan out of his downward spiral — though not especially hard. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S05.E07: Who’s Zoomin’ Who?
Sep 26, 2016 • 51 min
Donna continues juggling her two goons; David breaks Clare’s bed (and in a very unsexy way); Kelly clashes with Jackie over Erin’s modeling career, believe it or not; and Val puts Dylan’s financial issues on blast to his very worst enemy. See…
S05.E06: Homecoming
Sep 23, 2016 • 42 min
While Andrea has a laundromat meet-barf with Howdy Derpy, Donna starts to have misgivings about Ray and his giant knife (not a euphemism), and Brandon has to decide who’s right about a controversial Asian leader or possibly dictator — a nonpartisan human…
S05.E05: Rave On
Sep 19, 2016 • 40 min
Steve gets the idea of throwing raves after hours at the Peach Pit (yes, really), while his quasi-girlfriend really needs to watch her pot smoke and shoe choices around Kelly; Andrea gets a hemorrhoid about Jesse flirting at work; and Donna meets a…
S05.E04: Life After Death
Sep 12, 2016 • 41 min
As Brandon mopes around following the death of his former nemesis, David and Donna work on replacing one another, and Val sinks her talons a little deeper into Dylan (and his hard-boiled eggs) (not a euphemism). See for privacy and…
S05.E03: A Clean Slate
Sep 6, 2016 • 58 min
Brandon is a pisspot in a run for student government he seems to think he’s doing under duress; Val hooks Dylan by showing off how good she is at both pool and sex; and Clare…snores. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S05.E02: Under The Influence
Sep 1, 2016 • 50 min
Felice’s fancy fundraiser is ground zero for Dylan learning about Kelly and Brandon’s new couplehood, while Val continues figuring out which guy to pursue and Donna messes with Texas. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S05.E01: What I Did On My Summer Vacation And Other Stories
Aug 29, 2016 • 36 min
Brenda’s replacement arrives from upstate New York while Brandon and Kelly slowly start telling everyone about their relationship, Dylan mopes around Mexico, and Andrea bores everyone with her now-born baby. See for privacy and opt-out…
S04.E31 & S04.E32: Mr. Walsh Goes To Washington
Aug 25, 2016 • 64 min
Andrea gives birth to a babylet; Ariel gets a mouthful of David’s hot dog; Kelly and Brandon get together; Dylan and his money are wrenched apart; and BRENDA LEAVES US ALL FOREVER NOOOOOOO IT’S TOO SOON!!! See for privacy and opt-out…
S04.E30: Vital Signs
Aug 22, 2016 • 46 min
Andrea’s baby-related agita is no competition for the drama on stage at the CU auditorium, or between Dylan and Kelly. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E29: Truth And Consequences
Aug 19, 2016 • 46 min
Andrea gets some bad news about the last three months of her pregnancy, tee hee hee, but the worse news is for Brenda: the whole school thinks she boned Roy Randolph to get the lead in the play. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E28: Acting Out
Aug 15, 2016 • 55 min
While Clare embroils Brandon in her teenaged shenanigans, Brenda gets bitchier than usual in pursuit of the role she thinks is hers. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E27: Divas
Aug 12, 2016 • 44 min
CU’s production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof has catfights breaking out all over, while Clare tries to take down Brandon (sexually) with every weapon in her (sexual) arsenal. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E26: Blind Spot
Aug 8, 2016 • 45 min
Steve happens to wander into a gay coffee house just in time to spot KEG president Mike Ryan. Steve then…proceeds to do everything wrong. Speaking of doing everything wrong: David, getting a talent crush on his new plano teacher. See for…
S04.E25: The Time Has Come Today
Aug 5, 2016 • 41 min
The chance discovery of an old diary in her window seat sends Brenda into an extremely detailed fantasy about the late ’60s residents of what we now know as Casa Walsh for an episode that’s hard to (Summer Of) Love. See for privacy and…
S04.E24: Cuffs And Links
Aug 1, 2016 • 48 min
Brenda deals with the legal consequences of her impetuous decisions; Brandon and Josh continue battling over the longest-gestating student newspaper profile of a total nobody the world has ever known, and Steve’s dad cheats at golf, IF YOU CAN EVEN. See…
S04.E23: A Pig Is A Boy Is A Dog
Jul 29, 2016 • 54 min
While the Kelly/Dylan/Brandon/Lucinda situation resolves itself — though not before people come to blows (and not the fun kind) — Brenda becomes a voice for animals, with disastrous results. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E22: Change Partners
Jul 25, 2016 • 57 min
Two couples turn into a love quadrangle — thanks a lot, TASK FORCE — while Donna and Brenda are exposed to the animal rights movement through a lovable mutt with a really dumb name. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E21: Addicted To Love
Jul 22, 2016 • 41 min
Steve takes over Andrea’s dorm room; David keeps his drug-addict hands busy with a rented piano; Stuart and Brenda realize it was maybe okay that they spent three months apart; and Brandon finds someone willing to pretend to be his Task Force date so that…
S04.E20: Scared Very Straight
Jul 20, 2016 • 41 min
Things progress between Brandon and Lucinda; Andrea gets a whole new Grandma Rose just in time for her wedding; David’s drug life goes down the toilet; and for no reason STUART’S BACK?! See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E19: The Labors Of Love
Jul 18, 2016 • 52 min
David’s need for drugs leads him to creativity we’ve never seen in his music; Andrea struggles with what to do with her giant baby; and Brandon tries to convince everyone he’s totally find with Dylan saving the Peach Pit instead of Brandon himself. See…
S04.E18: Heartbreaker
Jun 27, 2016 • 45 min
David stops dabbling in meth to dabble in sobriety; Andrea dithers over whether to tell her fetus’s father it…exists; and Nat keels over, forcing Brandon to tell everyone what to do. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E17: Thicker Than Water
Jun 20, 2016 • 28 min
David’s shitty behaviour drives Donna into the arms of a Big Bear ski bum, while Dylan once again has to weigh some pros and cons. (Suzanne is the con.) See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E16: Crunch Time
Jun 13, 2016 • 47 min
D’Shawn fights gravity; Steve fights Sears; Suzanne gets way more offended by the idea of a background check than an innocent person should, and David acquires a Kangol and fills it with meth. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E15: Somewhere In The World It’s Christmas
Jun 9, 2016 • 34 min
Christmas brings a near-death experience for the Walshes (not near enough for some of them), Andrea’s first experience of Catholic mass, David’s festive decision to end a two-year relationship, and a button-eyed sister for the resident bad boy. See…
S04.E14: Windstruck
Jun 6, 2016 • 55 min
Brandon returns from Pinkoville full of rage about Hypocrisy U, while David is just young, dumb, and full of…expectations as to how far Donna will go to celebrate their second date-iversary. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E13: Emily
Jun 2, 2016 • 46 min
When Andrea turns on Dan, Dan turns racist, while elsewhere Brenda contemplates disrobing For Art; the Greek geeks deal with Hell Week; and Brandon and Emily figure out how to say goodbye ‘for now’ (a.k.a. ‘forever’). See for privacy and…
S04.E12: Radar Love
May 31, 2016 • 39 min
Thanksgiving is the setting for fights and epiphanies all over both southern AND northern California, but you still might nap through this one. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E11: Take Back The Night
May 27, 2016 • 52 min
Brenda has a hard time re-integrating into the classes she claimed she was totally on top of the whole time she was dating Stuart; D’Shawn extorts Brandon thanks to a keen awareness of Brandon’s reluctant horniness for Lucinda; and CU’s Take Back The…
S04.E10: And Did It…My Way
May 23, 2016 • 54 min
Brenda can’t think of a single reason why she and Stuart shouldn’t avoid their parents’ involvement in their wedding by eloping to Vegas, but her brother and all her friends sure can! See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E09: Otherwise Engaged
May 19, 2016 • 57 min
Taylors battle Silvers over Erin, of all things; Steve gets peer-pressured into infidelity; Brandon brays at a free-spirited anthropologist; and Brenda is confronted by a whole new thing to get mad about. See for privacy and opt-out…
S04.E08: Twenty Years Ago Today
May 16, 2016 • 62 min
As the Walshes prepare to celebrate their anniversary with all their loved ones, Dylan almost ruins the kids’ gift by splattering Brandon’s brains all over it. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E07: Moving Targets
May 13, 2016 • 57 min
While Brenda gets closer to Stuart, Dylan tries to cozy up to a Walther. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E06: Strangers In The Night
May 9, 2016 • 57 min
Love is in bloom all over Los Angeles as Brenda consents to be set up with Jim’s client’s son and Andrea finally finds someone who’ll accept her offer of the person ON her horse. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E05: Radio Daze
May 5, 2016 • 52 min
Andrea needs to loosen up her prose, Steve needs to quit listening to ‘Mr. Green Jeans,’ and Kelly needs a copy of The Gift Of Fear. Now. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E04: Greek To Me
May 2, 2016 • 52 min
Sororities and fraternities divide the gang like never before. But at least there’s lots of beer. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E03: The Little Fish
Apr 28, 2016 • 57 min
No one in the gang gets the classes they want when registration opens at CU…but they do get Brenda back from Minnesota. Yay? See for privacy and opt-out information.
S04.E02: The Girl From New York City
Apr 25, 2016 • 54 min
The beachers set up housekeeping while keeping Felice far out of the loop on the truth about their arrangements; Brenda discovers the pain of having a roommate who can’t stop boning; and Brandon solves rape culture for one very special lady. See…
S04.E01: So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye
Apr 21, 2016 • 47 min
Brenda’s return to the Midwest isn’t met with much Minnesota Nice, while back home, her brother makes like he’s going to punch a lady, and Kelly reveals that her great relationship didn’t survive a trip to Europe. See for privacy and…
S03.E29 & S03.E30: Commencement
Apr 18, 2016 • 56 min
Fans of flashback clip shows will love this double-length commencement episode. Everyone else will find it as dull and ponderous as valedictorian Andrea’s speech. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E28: Something In The Air
Apr 14, 2016 • 68 min
Felice Martin literally can’t wait to sell out her drunk daughter, but the heretofore completely apathetic class of ‘93 has other ideas. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E27: A Night To Remember
Apr 11, 2016 • 63 min
It’s prom night for the gang (and…others), and everyone’s gearing up for a great time. Only one of them has SUCH a great time that she puts her future in jeopardy with all her Stuff. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E26: She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Apr 4, 2016 • 23 min
As Donna single-handedly apprehends a Magic Mountain mugger, Brandon, Steve, and Dylan get embroiled in the misadventures of the unluckiest charter tour company assistant that ever there was! See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E25: Senior Poll
Mar 28, 2016 • 42 min
While Brenda ponders getting back at California by fleeing back to the midwest for college and Kelly creates drama so that she and Dylan have something to talk about, Steve quietly steals the episode in an actually kind of heroic way. See…
S03.E24: Perfectly Perfect
Mar 25, 2016 • 37 min
Brandon and Steve try their hands (and other parts) at a dating show that is definitely not Studs, while Kelly’s starvation-induced short temper threatens to ruin her birthday. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E23: Duke’s Bad Boy
Mar 21, 2016 • 49 min
David’s hip hop career gets a little too Precious, Dylan tries out life as an ink-stained wretch, and Brandon has to find a second guy to handle all his action. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E22: The Child Is Father To The Man
Mar 17, 2016 • 46 min
Dylan has a hard time handling Jack’s death; everyone else he knows barely does any better. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E21: Dead End
Mar 14, 2016 • 45 min
Jim relaxes his objections to the dissolution of Dylan’s trust just in time for the dissolution of Jack McKay. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E20: Parental Guidance Recommended
Mar 10, 2016 • 35 min
Brandon’s still gambling; Andrea’s still Yale-bound; David’s still a weasel; Brenda’s still heartbroken; Dylan’s still a cock. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E19: Back In The High Life Again
Mar 7, 2016 • 58 min
Dylan ‘chooses’ between Kelly and Brenda, leading to one of TV’s all-time greatest kiss-offs. Other stuff happens, but do you care, really? See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E18: Midlife…Now What?
Mar 3, 2016 • 34 min
While the girls get their spa on in Montecito, Dylan fantasizes about his unappealing possible futures with Brenda and Kelly, and Jim thinks his math skillz might actually earn him a shot with Dottie. See for privacy and opt-out…
S03.E17: The Game Is Chicken
Feb 29, 2016 • 34 min
Kelly and Brenda embark on a doomed attempt to make Dylan jealous; David stresses about his legacy as a broadcaster; and Steve gets his motor running in a very illegal way. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E16: It’s A Totally Happening Life
Feb 19, 2016 • 33 min
What happens when Beverly Hills, 90210 does its take on It’s A Wonderful Life? There are angels. But everyone else is a bitch, so it’s pretty much the usual. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E15: The Kindness Of Strangers
Feb 15, 2016 • 45 min
Crappy Thanksgivings break out all over the Southland as Dylan sneers at his furloughed dad; Steve ambushes Samantha with his expulsion at a reality TV shoot; and Brandon bullies a homeless veteran into putting the failing Walsh roof over his head. See…
S03.E14: Wild Horses
Feb 11, 2016 • 53 min
Donna tries to broker peace between brunettes and blondes, Steve struggles with his conscience (it’s tiny, but it apparently DOES exist), Brandon meets Nikki’s ex AND HIS KEYTAR, and Dylan learns how things work at Anne’s ranch. (…Her?) See…
S03.E13: Rebel With A Cause
Feb 8, 2016 • 50 min
Jim gets a tiny boner for his new secretary, Steve tries to cover his “hacking” tracks lest he face criminal charges, and the points of West Beverly’s infamous triangle poke everyone else in the eye. See for privacy and opt-out…
S03.E12: Destiny Rides Again
Feb 4, 2016 • 45 min
In a busier episode than most, Andrea gets run over by a car, Steve and Herbert break into the school’s grade banks, Donna pretends she’s considering premarital sex, and: le retour de Reek! See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E11: A Presumption Of Innocence
Feb 1, 2016 • 43 min
Dylan’s pollution emphysema and Brandon’s terpsichoreal slut-shaming are nowhere near as dramatic as Sue Scanlon’s claim that Gil molested her. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E10: Home And Away
Jan 28, 2016 • 56 min
Two shooting deaths at a rival school sets off a firestorm about football, and dancing, and a bunch of other shit Brandon knows nothing about but feels perfectly comfortable pontificating about. The good news? We get to meet Jordan Bonner! See…
S03.E09: Highwire
Jan 25, 2016 • 42 min
While the gang weighs/stresses about their options with regard to college applications, David stresses about whether he’ll ever get the sight of a naked Kelly out of his head. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E08: The Back Story
Jan 22, 2016 • 46 min
Drama surrounding the SAT, a legacy key, and Nikki’s increasingly stalkerish pursuit of Brenda are all overshadowed by Brenda’s ill-advised participation in a segment on a tabloid TV show. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E07: Song Of Myself
Jan 18, 2016 • 61 min
A lot of parents who read the Blaze are going to be horrified to learn that new advisor Gil Meyers is a male chauvinist pig. Elsewhere, seniors meet their freshman buddies, who really run the gamut fashion-wise, and Brenda and Dylan’s nonstop PDA has…
S03.E06: Castles In The Sand
Jan 14, 2016 • 40 min
Dylan and Kelly have very different reactions to Brenda’s return from France, and they’re both far less honest about how they spent their summers than she is. Also: David inflicts his music on us some more. See for privacy and opt-out…
S03.E05: Shooting Star / American In Paris
Jan 11, 2016 • 51 min
Steve gets his David Geffen on; Kelly and Dylan can’t stop kissing; Brandon meets a homeless guy with frosted tips; and Brenda meets Rique! See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E04: Sex, Lies And Volleyball / Photo Fini
Jan 4, 2016 • 37 min
Brandon and Steve compete over a girl even mumsier than Andrea, while David finds a fan for his music, Dylan and Kelly get ready to start Deceptioning, and Donna…models. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E03: Too Little, Too Late / Paris 75001
Dec 28, 2015 • 45 min
In Paris, Brenda tries to keep Donna from getting so homesick she goes straight back home. At home, Brandon’s a dick to Andrea. Donna: stay where you are. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E02: The Twins, The Trustee, And The Very Big Trip
Dec 21, 2015 • 55 min
Donna and Kelly prepare for their trip to Europe, Steve prepares to pull both members of a pair of twins, and Brenda annoys Dylan by…vacuuming. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S03.E01: Misery Loves Company
Dec 14, 2015 • 62 min
Two months have passed since the Season 2 finale. Apparently no one spoke to each other in that whole time, because it sure feels like we’re picking up EXACTLY where we left off. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S02.E28: Wedding Bell Blues
Dec 11, 2015 • 48 min
Kelly’s seemingly doomed romance with Jake can’t compete with the drama of Brenda’s rage over Jim’s ban on Dylan in the Season 2 finale. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S02.E27: Mexican Standoff
Dec 7, 2015 • 52 min
Jim and Cindy actually let Brenda go to Mexico for an overnight trip with Dylan?! Yes…and no. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S02.E26: Things To Do On A Rainy Day
Dec 1, 2015 • 46 min
Felice gets her groove back in front of her daughter, unfortunately. Also unfortunate? The guys’ scheme to get a private strip show in the Walsh living room, and also every scene with actual ’90s musical combo Color Me Badd. See for…
S02.E25: Meeting Mr. Pony
Nov 23, 2015 • 44 min
Brenda does her best to bear up like a staunch little Walsh when she gets held up at gunpoint, but human emotions intrude. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S02.E24: The Pit And The Pendulum
Nov 19, 2015 • 53 min
Nat faces the loss of the Peach Pit to a new shopping mall — an event that Brandon makes all about himself, clinching his first-ballot entry into the Dickhead Hall Of Fame. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S02.E23: Cardio-Funk
Nov 16, 2015 • 61 min
Jim’s attempt to bring the Japanese sensation karaoke (ARE WE SPELLING THAT RIGHT???) to the Peach Pit is overshadowed by Brenda and Dylan’s somewhat innocent, somewhat sketchy ‘friendships’ with members of the opposite sex. See for…
S02.E22: Baby Makes Five
Nov 12, 2015 • 39 min
When Valentine’s Day dawns in Beverly Hills, Cupid’s arrows are flying everywhere — the dentist’s office, the track, even the blood bank! See for privacy and opt-out information.
S02.E21: Everybody’s Talking ‘Bout It
Nov 9, 2015 • 51 min
Prudes on the school board try to act like teens won’t have sex if you just tell them not to; Andrea begs to differ, and the issue threatens to tear the gang apart! See for privacy and opt-out information.
S02.E20: A Competitive Edge
Nov 5, 2015 • 54 min
Brenda’s nascent driving career hits its first major setback/a lady’s car, but Brandon can barely care about the ding on his precious ‘Stang when he’s in the middle of exposing the steroid ring on West Beverly High’s track team! See for…
S02.E19: Fire And Ice
Nov 2, 2015 • 46 min
Brenda discovers that the world of retail is more cutthroat than she could have possibly imagined, Brandon discovers that figure skating is a real sport, and Tricia discovers burritos. (Not a euphemism.) See for privacy and opt-out…
S02.E18: A Walsh Family Christmas
Oct 29, 2015 • 44 min
While Mel and Jackie spar over David’s depressed mom, Dylan visits Jack in prison, Emily gets a very special midwestern gift, and Steve answers the question of where he came from, biologically speaking, Brenda’s job (!) puts her in the path of a…
S02.E17: Chuckie’s Back
Oct 26, 2015 • 43 min
Steve’s world is rocked when his Hartley House counterpart shows up at West Beverly to date Kelly, kiss up to Samantha Sanders, and generally try to replace Steve in every possible way. Steve’s not happy about it and makes sure literally everyone knows —…
S02.E16: My Desperate Valentine
Oct 23, 2015 • 50 min
Getting dumped by Brandon doesn’t bring out the best in Emily, which is a polite way of saying she goes full Fatal Attraction on him. An innocent Homecoming float never saw her coming. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S02.E15: U4EA
Oct 19, 2015 • 50 min
When she convinces the gang to go to a rave at Egg and then doses Brandon’s drink with U4EA, Emily Valentine starts the process of sealing her fate. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S02.E14: The Next Fifty Years
Oct 16, 2015 • 46 min
The time has come at last for everyone to find out how DeadScott earned that nickname. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S02.E13: Halloween
Oct 13, 2015 • 40 min
It’s Hallowe’en in Beverly Hills and everyone’s having a scary old time, from Brandon and Emily terrified that they’ve lost her niece and nephew to Kelly ending up with a cowboy who’s definitely not a white hat. See for privacy and…
S02.E12: Down And Out Of District In Beverly Hills
Oct 8, 2015 • 48 min
While Steve busies himself fulfilling a gold-digger’s every material desire, Andrea deals with the consequences of Brandon’s having entered her in a journalism contest — specifically, whether her Grandma Rose is going to tell the wrong person that Andrea…
S02.E11: Leading From The Heart
Oct 6, 2015 • 39 min
Kelly falls for Brenda’s cousin Bobby based on a photo, but soon learns the 3D version is a lot more complicated…. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Special: The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story
Oct 3, 2015 • 67 min
What was going on behind the scenes in the early/awesome days of Beverly Hills, 90210? Lifetime’s latest ‘unauthorized story’ dramatizes all the drama with the help of many Canadian character actors. The Visual Aids prove the only thing worse than ’90s…
S02.E10: Necessity Is A Mother
Oct 1, 2015 • 51 min
Can Dylan learn to live with his mother? And if not, will he be consoled by the improvement in his pool skills? See for privacy and opt-out information.
S02.E09: Ashes To Ashes
Sep 28, 2015 • 44 min
When the Ashe family moves from South Central to the Walshes’ street, Brandon tries to be ‘very hip,’ but ends up at ‘condescending jackwagon.’ See for privacy and opt-out information.
S02.E08: Wildfire
Sep 25, 2015 • 36 min
Scott returns from Oklahoma with a new country attitude that doesn’t mesh with David’s new ‘Fred Cool’ identity, while a new girl named Emily Valentine causes ripples through the gang, if not through the entire greater Los Angeles area. See…
S02.E07: Camping Trip
Sep 21, 2015 • 41 min
Because these high-school kids’ summer vacation wasn’t restful enough, apparently, the gang decides to cap it with a trip to Yosemite. Along the way, they learn about life, love, meteorology, and mortality. See for privacy and opt-out…
S02.E06: Pass, Not Pass
Sep 18, 2015 • 43 min
All of Brandon’s beachside towel distribution ‘pays off’ by allowing him to purchase a car that seems too good to be true, and (spoiler alert) is; back at school, Andrea and Brenda scrap over the boy they both like, who’s not so much a boy as their…
S02.E05: Play It Again, David
Sep 14, 2015 • 48 min
Kelly thinks she has problems when her mom starts seeing David Silver’s dad, but they’re really nothing compared to what Brandon’s new ‘little brother’ Felix is dealing with. (For starters? He lives in the Valley!) See for privacy and…
S02.E04: Anaconda
Sep 11, 2015 • 34 min
John Ramos joins Sarah and Tara once again for a discussion of ‘Anaconda,’ in which there are almost as many errors in the portrayal of poker games as there are instances of Brandon being shitty to his financially destitute ‘best friend.’ See…
S02.E03: Summer Storm
Sep 8, 2015 • 52 min
John Ramos joins Sarah and Tara to discuss ‘Summer Storm,’ in which Brenda and Dylan’s friend-truce is tested during his convalescence at the Walsh house, Kelly meets a boy who’s impressed by her ‘beautiful hands,’ and David and Donna embarrass…
S02.E02: The Party Fish
Sep 3, 2015 • 37 min
Yet another cute girl lets Brandon down as his Beach Club job gets underway. He’s so brave. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S02.E01: Beach Blanket Brandon
Aug 31, 2015 • 39 min
Brandon makes a career move so big, he barely notices that his sister’s love life is suddenly in ruins of her own making. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S01.E22: Home Again
Aug 28, 2015 • 58 min
When it looks like the Walshes are going to blow Beverly Hills for Minneapolis, Andrea decides she’s going to…nope, you can finish that sentence yourself. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S01.E21: Spring Dance
Aug 24, 2015 • 49 min
The Spring Dance is the site for all kinds of Feelings, from the stirring in Dylan and Brenda’s pants to Steve’s Private Pain to David getting hit in the face with the ends of his bolo tie. Yes: bolo tie. See for privacy and opt-out…
S01.E20: Spring Training
Aug 21, 2015 • 45 min
While Donna gets her first big storyline (about whether she’s dumb/how dumb she is), Brandon profiles a senior who seems to have it all — including the desire to kill his father and his choice of firearms to do it with. See for privacy…
S01.E19: April Is The Cruelest Month
Aug 17, 2015 • 46 min
While Donna gets her first big storyline (about whether she’s dumb/how dumb she is), Brandon profiles a senior who seems to have it all — including the desire to kill his father and his choice of firearms to do it with. See for privacy…
S01.E18: It’s Only A Test
Aug 14, 2015 • 44 min
It’s SAT time at West Beverly, but while everyone else gets hysterical about knowing what ‘masticate’ means, Brenda’s focused on her mammary glands. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S01.E17: Stand (Up) And Deliver
Aug 10, 2015 • 49 min
Brenda is so disgusted by Brandon’s surprise class-presidential campaign that she decides to quit school and move out of Casa Walsh to try her hand at coffeehouse storytelling. If you had artistic pretensions in high school, this one’s tough. See…
S01.E16: Fame Is Where You Find It
Aug 7, 2015 • 47 min
Brandon gets groomed as a possible breakout star on Brenda’s favourite TV show — for real — while Brenda covers for him at the Peach Pit until passing the job on to her friend Lavoine. Yes, it’s that one. See for privacy and opt-out…
S01.E15: Palm Springs Weekend
Aug 3, 2015 • 41 min
It’s President’s Day weekend, so obviously everyone’s going to Palm Springs — including David, since he has his grandparents’ empty house to offer, OR DOES HE? Meanwhile, Brandon’s stuck at the Peach Pit, waiting on some little turd. See…
S01.E14: East Side Story
Jul 30, 2015 • 47 min
The Walshes’ decision to let Ana’s niece use their address to register at West Beverly somehow leads to Brandon screaming at Jim’s new client in the middle of a nice party. Classic Brandon! See for privacy and opt-out information.
S01.E13: Slumber Party
Jul 27, 2015 • 37 min
Brandon and Steve’s tiny boners lead them into trouble with a couple of cute girl con artists, while Brenda meets one of Kelly’s old friends and has to challenge her for bitch supremacy. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S01.E12: One Man And A Baby
Jul 23, 2015 • 8 min
While Brenda secretly learns how to jump out of a plane, Brandon also makes a big leap: dating a girl who has a son! See for privacy and opt-out information.
S01.E11: B.Y.O.B.
Jul 20, 2015 • 42 min
Think Brandon would never get drunk at a party ever since that time he threw up at Foster’s Lake? THINK AGAIN. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S01.E10: Isn’t It Romantic?
Jul 17, 2015 • 46 min
Just in time for Brenda’s health class to get up to Sex Ed, she starts dating Dylan. Will she get pinned to her mattress before he crushes her foot with a plant? See for privacy and opt-out information.
S01.E09: The Gentle Art Of Listening
Jul 9, 2015 • 49 min
Brandon crosses path with an exotic masseuse who can’t wait to wrap him in plastic, while Brenda confuses ‘volunteering for a teen help line’ with ‘being real nosy.’ See for privacy and opt-out information.
S01.E08: The 17 Year Itch
Jul 6, 2015 • 49 min
While Brenda and Brandon participate in the world’s shoddiest twin study, the return of a man from Cindy’s past makes her realize Jim hasn’t been cutting it manwise for quite some time. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S01.E07: Perfect Mom
Jul 2, 2015 • 39 min
A mother-daughter fashion show is the flashpoint for mother-daughter feelings-hurt. Way to go, BRENDA. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S01.E06: Higher Education
Jun 30, 2015 • 39 min
As things heat up with Brenda and Dylan (in the sense that he acknowledges she’s Brandon’s sister) and she decides she needs a bold new look to get his attention, Brandon brays at Steve, Andrea, and his History teacher. Surely THIS will lead to Brandon…
S01.E05: One On One
Jun 25, 2015 • 35 min
While Brenda tries, for the fourth time, to pass Driver’s Ed, Brandon lets Jim convince him to try out for the basketball team even though that is, clearly, an idiotic idea. But at least it reveals that there are a couple of non-white students at WBH. Who…
S01.E04: The First Time
Jun 18, 2015 • 31 min
While Brenda tries to curry favour with her ‘hot’ Algebra teacher by babysitting his kids, Brandon Does Sex for his first time, apparently fulfilling all of Jim’s dreams for him. See for privacy and opt-out information.
S01.E03: Every Dream Has Its Price (Tag)
Jun 11, 2015 • 35 min
It’s more scenes from the class struggle in Beverly Hills as Cindy tries to get used to having a maid, Brandon learns that undocumented workers are exploited by employers, and Brenda can’t afford a vest. All this and more in our discussion of “Every Dream…
S01.E02: The Green Room
Jun 4, 2015 • 24 min
Beverly Hills, 90210 may have started without Dylan, but he wasn’t absent for long! Sarah and Tara discuss his début appearance in The Green Room in the latest episode of the podcast — as well as Andrea’s bad posture, Kelly’s lack of character, and…
S01.E01: Class Of Beverly Hills
May 29, 2015 • 45 min
In the premiere episode of Again With This, hosts Tara Ariano and Sarah D. Bunting go deep on “Class Of Beverly Hills,” the series premiere of Beverly Hills, 90210. Ohhhhndrea’s blazers, Brandon’s ape drape, and Brenda’s underage daiquiri consumption are…