90210 Review: "Women On The Verge"

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Silver found life to be wondrous on "Women On The Verge."

From her orgasmic grilled cheese to her delusional conviction that she had gotten into NYU, life couldn't have been better. Until it wasn't.

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Well, what can you expect when someone's messed with your meds and you're basically just winging it? Poor Silver. Plunged into a world of darkness and despair when she found out she wasn't accepted into NYU, she decided hunkering down under the covers and withdrawing from life was the best solution.

Navid tried to help her out of her funk and got his head promptly bitten off when he dared to ask Silver if she'd been taking her meds. Yes, Navid, she's been taking her meds. The wrong ones. Thanks Adrianna!

Navid sought Dixon's help in getting Silver the medical attention she so obviously needed and Dixon managed to drag Silver out of the house. But not for a bite as promised but to the Los Angeles Memorial Hospital Psychiatric Wing. I can understand Silver's moods swinging from one extreme to the other having concerned her friends, but wasn't that a bit extreme? I'm surprised she wasn't strapped into a straitjacket and tied up in restraints.

And who showed up to console faithful Navid by plying him with booze all the while acting like Florence Nightingale in wolf's clothing?  Why sweet, sweet Adrianna.  What's a friend to do in a time of need except lend her support, right?

Naomi and Max were still going hot and heavy.

Naomi got her wish and managed to get into CU. Max got into MIT. Uh-oh. Apparently Naomi had no clue Boston was 3000 miles away. Naomi played it cool but was concerned about being involved in a long-distance relationship. Especially when it appeared to Naomi that Max was more interested in playing Black Ops with his buddies than in dressing like Don Draper and accompanying her to a '60s movie screening.

Max soon realized that Naomi was really into him. When he found her application to Boston University he knew he had to step it up. And step it up he did. Surprising Naomi by showing up at the Observatory looking quite dashing, Max further blew Naomi's mind by telling her he'd decided to attend CalTech instead. True love. Does this mean our sweet nerd will be a permanent fixture next season?

Annie was walking on eggshells around Marla unable to ask her about her suicidal intentions. When she finally found the nerve to ask Marla, Marla revealed to Annie that she had Alzheimer's and had just been doing "research" on leaving this world.  Understandable given the fact that it's such an insidious disease.

But Annie wouldn't hear of it. Marla needed to grasp life once again and stop hiding. She convinced Marla to go to a screening of "Penny Foolish", one of Marla's old movies being shown at the Griffith Observatory. And the '60s themed night turned out to be spectacular.

Personally, I loved the gang decked out in '60s garb. Naomi totally rocked it. And the movie within a movie thing played out perfectly. Pleasantly surprised that she still had reams of fans, Marla reveled in the attention and loved Annie for having given her such a wonderful night. And yet the minute Marla gave Annie her precious pendant, I knew how this story would end. Sure enough, Annie walked in the next day to see Marla's thank-you send off. Sad and bittersweet to say the least. 

Teddy and Marco may have had a rocky start but I like the way their story played out. The boy from the wrong side of the tracks is way more interesting than another "he-done-me-wrong" plot. Marco was acting hinky every time Teddy asked him out on a date. Thinking that Marco was up to no good, Teddy got suspicious and started to think he couldn't trust him. Teddy soon found out Marco wasn't ducking him because he was cheating on him. He was ducking him because he was poor.

But it was Teddy who actually set Marco straight by telling him that being poor and from East LA was nothing to be ashamed of. Putting yourself through school is admirable; lying is not. Lesson learned. Can't wait to see what's in store for this hot couple.

And finally the grownups were back this week. And I immediately remembered why I hadn't missed them. B-O-R-I-N-G.

Making a surprise appearance, Jen managed to jet back from wherever she had jetted off to to reclaim her role as mother to little Jacques. That didn't sit too well with Ryan. Especially when Jen thought it hilarious he was "dating the help" aka Debbie. Debbie took no offense at the dig and thought Ryan should try to get along with Jen for the baby's sake.

Jen's always good for a laugh. Bless her heart but she takes bitchiness to a whole new level. Claiming that she had spent time in therapy and that she had changed, Jen said she felt like a failure at parenting compared to Ryan. She also wanted to take Jacques back to Paris with her which Ryan put the kibosh on.

And then somehow it became a threesome with Jen, Ryan and Debbie deciding to all live together and raise the baby as a village. What? If it'll end this yawn-inducing storyline, have at it.

Only two more episodes left. Get those caps and gowns ready!

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Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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@Jeremy...your post made a whole lotta sense...especially about that dreadful Nilver pairing

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WHEN THE HELL IS EVERYONE GOING TO FIND OUT WHAT ADE DID????!!!!?!!!! Honestly, this has gone too far already!! Silver had to be admitted for crying out loud!!! I was not at all surpised to Ade her crawl into bed with Navid after he passes out drunk to make it seem like they slept together. Ade is the one who needs the straight jacket and restraints! Naomi and Max are an adorable couple BUT giving up MIT, dude? Can't say I really agree on that but I agree with the review; kudos for stepping your game up when you saw Naomi's application to Boston University. Hope Max does stick around for next season!!! I love the turn that Teddy's character has taken. He's so much more vulnerable now; honest even. Love seeing him wear his heart on his sleeve and everything working out for him in his relationship with Marco. I was really sad that Annie had to be the one to find Marla. Like the reviewer, I really didn't see that coming so soon. I figured Marla would be around at least ONE more episode before this happened. I wonder if the story line will explore how affected Annie was by finding her body. Only two more episodes :( can't wait to see what happens....I will be ROYALLY pissed though if Ade doesn't get found out before then!!!! Aries93....this bitch is driving me nuts too!!!!

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Does anyone know the what song was playing at the end of the episode when Annie was reading Marla's letter and found her on the bed?

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Poor max. He has to throw away his dream and friends just to be with Naomi. I wonder what's next. But i am happy for this couple.

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Best line of the night
Max- MIT was my first choice, but now it's you

Aries93

This episode was fantastic! I really enjoyed it. I'm glad that Max is staying in LA. Him and Naomi have great chemistry and I really wanna see that couple stay together. Max needs to be a regular on this show. Ivy and Raj's appearance was really random. I think they were just shown to state that their relationship is there and that their marriage will be forced upon us.
Liam, also a random appearance when he barely said 10 words. :p
But I was glad he was there as he has shown support for Annie and her job. :) I actually hate what Dixon and Navid did to Silver. I know it was the right thing, but I was still rather annoyed. HOWEVER, I find that really unrealistic that Navid and Dixon checked her into the hospital. Perhaps Rebecca Sinclair should have done the smart thing and asked Jennie Garth to come back for at least 2 episodes to add more realism to Silver's Bi-polar storyline. I mean, the fact that two 17/18 year olds checked in a minor/young adult was really unbelievable. They would obviously contact Kelly letting her know what is going on. Furthermore, WHERE ON EARTH DID ADRIANNA HERE THAT SILVER WAS IN A PSYCHIATRIC WARD? SERIOUSLY!? COME ON! Did someone post a Facebook status? Seriously. So dumb. Anyone else agree? Or am I nuts too? As for Adrianna, MY GOD! THIS BITCH IS DRIVING ME NUTS! She has actually gone nuts. She obviously has some issue. Silver could have done something really extensive. For example: KILL HERSELF! The depression or mania depression could make her do something really crazy to herself. An adrenaline rush or a psychotic break down which resulted in suicide. The fact that she is doing this over a guy means she obviously has something wrong with her. She's a typical spoilt whore from Los Angeles. The writers have ruined her character. For a moment I thought she was going to either sleep with Navid or undress him and herself and climb into the bed naked and appear to him as though they slept together. As for Annie, I expected the actress to appear in 3 episodes? I may have read it wrong. I was shocked to actually find out Annie found her dead. I thought she'd eventually do it, but in the last episode she was to appear. I didn't think this would be her last. I think she'll leave something very special for Annie. Like money or her awards and stuff. Either way, Annie has learnt something deep down within herself from Marla. The only thing that annoyed me was that I never saw the dead body. :( This episode gets a 4.5/5 for me! :D

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Loved this episode!!! It's crazy how much better season 3 is when we compare it to season 1. So here's what I though about all the storylines from tonight's ep!
Naomi & Max: Sweet but how come people always drop on the ground the one sheet the other person isn't suppose to see?? I really hope Naomi isn,t the character who'll be pregnant at the end of the season (but I don't see anyone else except maybe Annie).
Annie & Marla: Wow! This is probably one my favourite storylines of the whole season. It took 3 seasons for Annie to finally be likable and serve a purpose: explore this old Hollywood world of acting. The ending was predictable but so sad :'(
Ivy & Raj: How random was it that they were at the 60's party XD! That's all I have to say!
Teddy & Marco: I'm liking that couple! Made me giggle when they consider you're average working american to be poor :P Well, he is LA-poor I guess!
Silver/Navid/Adrianna/Dixon: Poor Silver :S Although I prefer her when she's down, her overhyped self annoyed me. No I don't want YOUR GRILLCHEESE! The car scene between her and Dixon really made me miss that couple. That's what I call chemistry. Not that force chemistry with Navid. Oh and Navid and Adrianna deserve each other. They're both annoying (although Adrianna is so much fun to hate).
The OLDies: Yay, I really coudln't care less. I'm glad that 90210 have the balls to boot characters that aren't interesting anymore. Gossip Girl should learn from that (Vanessa anyone?).
Overall, great episode! Loved the 60's themed party :D

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im happy for naomi and max but adrianna is one serious bitch! i cant believe how dumb navid would be to get drunk with his crazy ex who is clearly not over him...

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Adrianna's a very sick young woman, and she clearly needs to be "strapped into a straitjacket and tied up in restraints." Since season 3 began, she's become increasingly unstable. I'm beginning to wonder if her father might have molested her when she was young, or if something bad might have happened to her while she was on tour with Javier last summer.

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loved the episode

90210 Season 3 Episode 20 Quotes

Annie: It's a thriller, right?
Marla: Depends on what thrills you, I guess.

Max: Looks like we started a new trend.
Naomi: I think geek is the new chic.

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