Welcome to weekly 90210 Round Table, where our esteemed panel breaks down the latest episode of this CW drama, reviewed HERE.
Below, editor-in-chief Matt Richenthal is joined by TV Fanatic writer Steve Marsi and long-time 90210 fan/Real Housewives of Atlanta critic Arlene Gonzalez to discuss topics from "It's Getting Hot in Here" ...
What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Matt: The one where Annie saw Emily with her dyed hair and flipped out, only for her mom to tell her not to "overreact." That made me laugh. Has Shenae Grimes ever NOT over-acted to something?
Steve: Naomi's rape admission. She's the one character who has clearly evolved over the years, and the one in whom I remain invested week to week.
Arlene: My favorite scene had to be the one where that shady Guru Sona had just finished telling Silver she could manifest her every wish just by thinking about it. Silver runs out because she can't reveal her lust for Navid to everyone and "mystically" sees Navid appear in the mist. She proceeds to jump his bones then and there and drags him into the tent. Talk about a sweat lodge!
Do you trust Guru Sona?
Matt: Absolutely not. Didn't it seem random when Naomi brought up how much money she possesses? I think that was a tease for what Sona will soon be going after.
Steve: Sure. Why not? I haven't had a yoga teacher lie to me yet!
Arlene: No, no and no. She has all sorts of shady floating about her. I can't decide if she's just your run-of-the-mill con artist or has the hots for young chicks. Creepy Cannon out; Greasy Guru in.Who did you miss more: Ivy or Teddy?
Matt: Ivy. I'm glad 90210 has treated the Teddy storyline with respect, but that doesn't mean it's been interesting to watch. Can anyone say they've been remotely surprised by a single development, once it was clear Teddy would be coming out of the closet?
Steve: Hello!!! Oscar! He does still exist, right? I hope Naomi rejecting his date offer doesn't force this Aussie Down Under again.
Arlene: Teddy for sure. His closet gay issue is a bit more compelling than Ivy's whininess. In fact, I asked myself about Teddy last night. If you hadn't mentioned Ivy, I wouldn't have even remembered she was a character on the show.
Debbie and Ryan: Cute or inappropriate?
Matt: Cute. Haven't Aria and Ezra on Pretty Little Liars proven that the answer can be both?
Steve: Cute. I'm just dyin for more Dyan! Get it?!?
Arlene: More like dullsville. But if I have to pick one of the two choices I'd have to say cute, believe it or not. The scene was well-written and, other than Ryan actually finding a book in the pantry to entertain himself with for an hour or so, believable. There's so much bed-hopping going on with the kids, the last thing I think is inappropriate is two adults hooking up, teacher/parent or not.