90210 Review: "What's Past is Prologue"

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While this week's episode of 90210 featured no girl fights, there was still plenty of drama to keep us excited for the full hour of "What's Past is Prologue."

We'll start off with the Dixon storyline.  We actually love the way the show is handling the birth mother, Dana.  It 100% makes sense that this woman would feel insecure in front of the seemingly perfect Debbie and Harry.

Navid and Lila

Both Annie's chat with Dixon, and later Dixon bonding with his birth mom were both very cute scenes.  Less cute?  The sports betting conversation leading Dixon to what's obviously going to be a cheesy gambling addiction plot.

We're also very annoyed at Debbie.  While we understand the arrival of Dana will make you insecure about your relationship with a son you don't share the blood relation she does, taking it out on Harry, who's only happy for his son, and seeking comfort in the arms of another man?  Even if those arms are the younger, toner ones of a yoga instructor.  Not cool.

While we feel bad for Navid that he's going from the hot Adrianna to the weirdo Lila, we at least think the two were cute and mutually awkward on their "second" date.  Our favorite part of the plot line was, of course, learning that Adrianna joined the same band Lila was in. 

Wow that girl can sing!  Can't wait to hear some more songs featuring Jessica Lowndes.   Oh and did we mention Gia finally admitted to a teary-eye Adrianna that she likes her!?  We originally thought the girl-on-girl kiss as all a ratings-ploy, but we'll admit, we're hooked and intrigued.

Wow do we feel for poor Silver on her date with Teddy where seemingly every girl has a history with him.  Who can blame her for having trust issues and sending a little spy?  Oh wait, Teddy can.  We're curious to see how the relationship fares with having trust issues so early on.  If you need to know, you can of course read the 90210 spoilers we posted yesterday.

Unfortunately, the show still continues the creepy Jasper plot line.  In this week's installment, the weirdo stole the Wilson family car and had it stripped down to destroy evidence for Annie.  How sweet.  Now go leave the show.

While not as strong as last week's installment, this week's was still great.  Now for our favorite 90210 quotes from the hour:

Naomi: Are you asking me if you should get implants? Because I thinks that's a great ide... big no no. | permalink
Dixon: I don't know what to call her. Mom? Dana? Woman who gave birth to me and doesn't want to talk to me at dinner?
Annie: That last one seems a little long. | permalink
Liam: Suspended from school? Sounds more like a vacation.
Navid: You ever face disappointed Persian parents? My own mother said I urinated on the legacy of my ancestors. | permalink
Annie: Why are cupcakes so much better than cake?
Naomi: It's the fact that you don't have to deal with birthdays. Let's face it, birthdays suck unless they're mine. | permalink


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Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 (17 Votes)

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so glad Ivy wasn't on !! Loved Dixon and his mother but I don't want him gambling :( Silver/Naomi was really funny. also needed more Annie


So I'm confused. I don't normally comment on here, but is the show just going to ignore the whole Navid situation with the drugs in his locker? I think it was 2 episodes ago that Navid and Dixon tried to set Jasper up by putting drugs in his locker and then calling the tip line only to find out Jasper had switched them to Navid's locker. The end of that episode had Navid walking away with the principal. Did they address this at all and I just missed it. Please let me know!


i mean no ivy equals to low ratings lol my bad sorry!!!


no ivy?!!!! not good!!!! no ivy means no 90210!!!!! and now ivy equals to low ratings!!!!!!!!


I felt so totally deprived of Naomi and Liam. It was an okay episode, but seriously Liaomi makes the show :D No Ivy is fine with me!


WOW gargyloveswolfy!!! we submit our commint at the same tym... L O L


wtf with teddy!!! y they r making the relation with silver... shes a cute girl...she should be with diXOn.... i dont knw wht to say but season was much better than this one
siXon 4eVer


Um, didn't you watch the PILOT last year? She sang the same damn song (or one that sounds too damn much like it) for the school's musical that was coming up...thus, that's probably why we will be "re-capping" it as Ade and Gia "get to know each other better"!


I actually really like Lila and Navid together....but somehow I have a feeling that's not going to last. Jasper is just creepin me the hell out now. If I were Annie I would just admit what happened and file a restraining order against that psycho!! And the gambling thing is stupid...it just doesn't seem like anything Dixon would do. I also missed Ivy, I like her. I really enjoy her and Liam together more then her and Naomi. Naomi should be with Teddy...maybe she would make him more interesting.


WHERE WAS IVY?!! Teddy is freaking snoozeworthy, Silver now is boring and annoying. Someone answer me, why are those guys friends w/ Teddy? I like the Dixon and his mom storyline, Adrianna and Gia, but blah to everything else.

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90210 Season 2 Episode 15 Quotes

Are you asking me if ou should get implants? Because I thinks that's a great ide... big no no.


Dixon: I don't know what to call her. Mom? Dana? Woman who gave birth to me and doesn't want to talk to me at dinner?
Annie: That last one seems a little long.

90210 Season 2 Episode 15 Music

  Song Artist
Song City Walk Marvin Gordy and Thomas Brissette
Counting back to 1 Counting Back to 1 Beautiful Small Machines iTunes
Go down together Go Down Together Film School iTunes