90210 Round Table: "Meet the Parent"

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Welcome to this week's edition of 90210 Round Table!

The show aired another slow-moving episode yesterday, moving various characters and pieces into place for what we hope will be an explosive season finale.

But we're not done with "Meet the Parent" just yet. Below, our staff picks apart a handful of developments from the latest installment...

Teddy loves Silver. Do you care?
M.L. House: NO! These two have negative chemistry together and Teddy uttered the cheesiest, most cliched line ever before saying he had fallen for Silver. His tennis victory wasn't complete because she wasn't there? Gee, where have we heard that before?

Dr. Shepherd: Not even a tiny bit. Have these two even gotten to second base? It feels like they've received about six minutes of screen time and now the show expects us to melt because Teddy said the "L" word.

The Barnacle: Sure. Silver went through a lot at the end of last season. It's nice to see her happy and stable with a man - and I mean a man - who loves her.

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Does Ryan need an intervention?
M.L. House: No way! His scene with Adrianna and Navid on the pier was the funniest 90210 has been all season. Get this man more drugs, not fewer.

Dr. Shepherd: Not yet. Let the guy wallow in some alcohol for a bit, will ya? Think of how you'd react if someone such as Jen returned to your life.

The Barnacle: Forget an intervention. Here's what Ryan needs: a trip over to the Wilsons to get Deb on the rebound. Wouldn't these two make a great couple?

Should Liam dump Naomi?
M.L. House: Absolutely. She was more self-centered than ever this week. Looks like she's back to her bitchy ways and has no room in her life for anyone except herself.

Dr. Shepherd: Yes. He was just dating her for her money anyway, right? Just don't move on to Annie, please, dude. Take that boat and go for a sail. There must be someone out there for you.

The Barnacle: Yes. Think of how much money he'd save if he dated Annie. He'd never need to buy her a meal.

Are you on Team Deb or Team Harry?
M.L. House: Harry all the way. Yes, he may have been a bit neglectful recently, but there's NEVER any excuse for kissing another man when you're married.

Dr. Shepherd: Team Deb. She's been honest. That's what matters. It was only a kiss and remember: it takes TWO people to break up a marriage. She'd never stray if she felt love from Harry.

The Barnacle: Team Deb. At least she isn't abandoning her family. Good riddance, Rob Estes!

Meeting the Parent

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@anonymous: Good point on the Naomi flip flop. The show has to learn how to write layered characters, how to make them edgy and then reveal soft sides when called for.
I'm on your side entirely: make her consistent in some way.


Alright, I didn't like this episode much either, but I'm a little confused as to where you guys stand on Naomi. First, you she's too nice and needs to go back to her bitchy side, then she's too bitchy and needs to be mature. Seriously? Her storyline with Jen is probably the only reason I'm gonna keep watching this show, along with Ade and Navid. The thing is, I wish the writers would keep SOME level of consistency with her character, because Naomi has the potential to be much more complex if they stop molding her personality to fit the storyline. And her and Liam? I loved them back in season 1, but unless they get some more interesting storylines than him hooking up with Annie, I don't see myself rooting for them anymore. Liam/Annie is forced and Shanae Grimes needs to get at least one more facial expression than confused. I like Silver and Teddy, too, they're... cute(if you take away Trevor Donavan's real age). I'm looking forward to this so-called explosive season finale

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90210 Season 2 Episode 20 Quotes

My parents are going out tonight and I can't wait any longer to hang out with you.

Dixon [to Ivy]

Take five? That's like actual recording studio talk.


90210 Season 2 Episode 20 Music

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Song Down On The Floor Claire Hux
Vinyl Vinyl Brian Seymour iTunes
Can you tell Can You Tell Ra Ra Riot iTunes