90210 Review: "Nerdy Little Secrets"

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She's come undone! Which "she" exactly? Take your pick!

The West Bev High chicks were in full frazzle on "Nerdy Little Secrets," whether it was Silver acting like a spaz; Naomi jealously flipping out; Ivy getting pissy or Annie's new charge losing her grip on reality. There was never a dull moment. And the ladies ruled the evening since the boys were pretty much nonexistent.

Crazed Silver

Silver was infinitely entertaining in manic mode. Not for nothing, but she sure seemed to be having a blast getting ready in the morning. Bright orange hair? Why not?!? While she may have been driving everyone else a little crazy with her mile-a-minute chit chat and nonstop costume changes, she seemed more alive than she's been in the past few episodes.

Moping around feeling guilty for backstabbing Adrianna or declaring her sappy new love for Navid was getting boring. So what if she rifled through interview outfits like a meth freak. Naomi had the right attitude. Just sit back and let her do her thing. Adrianna certainly saw no harm in it.

Wicked, wicked Adrianna messing with Silver's head (literally) and loving every minute of it. How great was her reaction when she walked in and saw the new Silver?!? Personally I enjoyed seeing Silver erratically run down Pacific Coast Highway after her scooter ran out of gas. And why would an NYU alumni care what color her hair was? No offense, but it's NYU not Harvard. That dude seemed to share my opinion and was impressed with Silver's passion for film.

Until Silver went and blew it with her incessant calls and middle of the night passionate pleas. Black Swan much, Silver?

Naomi couldn't seem to get enough of her nerd stallion, Max. How the tide has turned for little Naomi. Once the queen bee that all the drones buzzed around, she now is the one doing the buzzing. Another one acting crazier and crazier.

Suspicious that Max was getting it on with his team buddy, Alex, Naomi followed Max to his Academic Invitational Championship where she busted in on him cramming with Alex. Feeling like a fool when she realized they were cramming books and not body parts, Naomi was forced to acknowledge that keeping their relationship on the down low had made her reach rock bottom. Jealous and irrational, the lying and sneaking around had gotten to her. And apparently Max felt the same.

His declaration of love was adorable. Both when he proved his loyalty to her by giving the wrong answer provided by Naomi during the final round of the championship and by not showing interest in any of the nerd girls at the after party. The both of them strutting down the halls of West Bev hand in hand and Naomi's "suck it" face was priceless. Geology rocks indeed. But can Naomi get any skinnier?

Ivy shared more screen time with Raj than she has in the past. Maybe that was because Dixon was (thankfully) nowhere to be found this week. Raj seems to be a good influence on Ivy. I mean, she was even wearing heels this week. Sandal wedge heels but heels nonetheless. She may have gotten incredibly pissed at Raj for pretending to be a drowning victim, but it was all good in the end.

He got her to overcome her increasingly irrational fear of the ocean and, in turn, she got him to overcome his own fears.  Chemo is a tad bit more serious than surfing but, still, one hand washed the other. Ivy reclaimed her place in the surf world and Raj drew strength from watching Ivy conquer her demons.

Annie came into her own, too. The writers are definitely stepping it up with her storyline. What was once an annoying twit has developed into an interesting character. Landing a job as the personal assistant to long-forgotten, aging actress Marla Templeton, Annie found a kindred spirit of sorts.

I liked that Annie was enamored of old Hollywood and could keep up with Marla talking about Peter Fonda and John Cassavetes. She may have not known what Musso & Frank was, but she seemed genuinely thrilled once she was there. Just as thrilled as when she found Marla's Walk of Fame star and Life magazine cover. It was heartbreaking to share in Annie's discovery of Marla's possible dementia. And even sadder to realize what Marla had been planning. Hopefully Annie will be able to convince Marla that she's more than just a fan but a friend as well.

And the truth shall set you free.


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@ronja that marla has been trying to have assisted suicide. dont know what that means.


"And even sadder to realize what Marla had been planning."
What do you mean exactly? That she hired Annie to help herself or something else that I missed?
Please reply.


Wao Naomi do really great! "Geology Rocks"


Adrianna could kill 100 people, and I'd still prefer NavAde over Nilver.


I CAN'T WAIT for everyone to find out that Ade switched Silver's meds!!!!!! I'm very curious to know what everyone's reactions will be. I think Max and Naomi are really cute together. LOVE them as a couple.
And damn what's up with the people that Annie works for??!!?? Her first boss wants to harvest her eggs and now her boss has dementia and is contemplating physician assisted suicide! SHEESH!!! Heavy stuff!!! Great episode overall!! Looking forward to next week but sad that the season is slowing coming to a close :-(


OMG. Silver was kind of... Well just way too much. She looked almost creepy in her weird dress. AND THE CONSTANT CALLING TO CHRISTOPHER? Good silver - you blew it. I loved Naomi this ep she was sooo cool :) I loved her story 'bout the swedish people xD Though I dont like seeing her with max... Id rather see her with Liam. Annie was just the usual -.- for me.


nevermind. success! 'Mexican Mavis' by Boy & Bear


what is the very last song of the episode??


First off Annalynne is not a bad actress,she is very good at comdey and playing a diva, but she is weak at the drama but still she is not bad at acting,I enjoy watching her and she is the best part of the show,without her there would be no 90210 because it would be lame,Slive is good but she can not up hold the show nor ADE or Annie, Nia is the lead girl and thats how it should be. Second off, I do not think that the writers are writing Sliver bi-polar over the top, some people with bi-polar act like that or crazy and happy but I'm sure when somthing bad happen then she will be sad and get depress and go crazy and hurt people because thats what bi-polar is,you happy one moment and the next your pissed.so kudos to the writers. I love Nia and Max,great couple and its so real and great acting,unlike Annie and Liam,i like them but when they together its boring. I missed Teddy this ep.

Gaby ee

One of the best scenes of the episode was the last one, when Naomi totally rocked that "Geology Rocks" t-shirt. Only she could pull it off! Oh, and it was also interesting watching Silver acting so weird. Just hope nothing really bad happens to her now that she isn't taking her pills.

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90210 Season 3 Episode 19 Quotes

Oh my God...who did this to you?!? I'm going to search lost and found for a hat.

Naomi [upon seeing Silver's orange hair]

Naomi: It's not nice, it's Gucci.
Max: If I start swanning around in Gucci my friends will know something's up.