90210 Review: To the Max!

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The Greek games may have been the subject of "Let the Games Begin," but the real games were being played with everyone's emotions.

Once again, Naomi stole the spotlight. I don't know what it is about that girl this season but she's on fire. She gets the best lines, the best retorts, the best wardrobe and the best love triangles.

Max may have unwittingly come back because of Holly's dirty tricks, but it seemed that Naomi didn't mind one bit. I liked Max so it was a nice surprise to see him unexpectedly make an appearance. Especially when it caused Naomi to get slimed. And Austin to be bewildered for once.

Return of Max

I had wondered if the writers had forgotten about nerdy Max. He'd been such a big part of last season's storyline, so to just write him off and then introduce Austin as Naomi's new conquest seemed lazy. Surprise, surprise.

The reunion scene between Naomi and Max was genuinely sweet. But then again the kitchen scenes with Austin were genuinely smoldering. Can't wait to see how this manage-a-trois heats up.

The Greek games were fun to watch, as was Holly finally getting her comeuppance. All hail Naomi, the new head of the Greek council.

Holly immediately aimed her revenge at Annie, who had foiled her chance at retaining her title. But that's okay because now we'll get to see Annie really start being an adult by turning tricks. Yay!

Elsewhere: Navid, thankfully, got his old hairstyle (and attitude) back. Maybe because Shirazi Studios was finally making money... due, of course, to good old Uncle Amal's illegal car theft ring. But, hey, whatever works.

Dixon didn't want to blow his chance at achieving worldwide fame as a singer/songwriter and once again turned to Austin's ADHD meds. Only it seemed he'd been hitting them pretty hard and needed more. We'll see how good of a performer he is in that studio. I'm betting he'll sound like a tweaked-out turd next week.

By the way, I loved the little nerdy Asian girl with her pill spiel on the beach. Who would have thought such a tiny thing had all the makings of a hardcore dealer?

Ivy and Raj made an appearance together again. I like that Ivy reclaimed her surfer girl status, while Raj showed glimmers of the old tough guy that Ivy fell in love with. Still, this storyline seemed headed for a sad end with the introduction of Nick, the National Geographic freelance photographer.

Silver's horrific commercial for Liam's bar, Offshore, turned out to be spectacularly successful. But this being 90210, would it have turned out any other way?

And Adrianna thought she was being stalked when it turned out that that creepy guy on the pier was Jim, Jane's dead husband. Why hadn't Adrianna seen that picture above the bar before? Whatever. At least Liam won't have to throw another hissy fit because Jane needed to get Jim's life insurance money to survive. Now he'll have to concentrate on Jim not killing him.

Sweet, sweet revenge. How good it feels - but how bad it can really be. For scenes from next week's episode, watch this 90210 promo now!


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Stephen Amell plays Jim,Janes husband.


can someone please tell me who plays Jim, Janes husband. I can't find the answer anywhere. Please help!!!


Noooo naomi and max should be together hate austin!


argy: to answer some of your questions. 1. CU is probably a more affordable college to attend compared to Carnegie Mellon (is CU a state university?). I wonder though if Harry and Debbie even considered planning their children's educatioal futures in advance by investing in an educational plan insurance so at least they could afford college through 4 years. CU I guess allows having their students pay their tuition by installments so it must be hard for Annie to get enough money to pay a month's due. 2. Naomi moved out of her big house after her rape. But technically, her sister owns the house when control of Naomi's trust fund was placed under her guardianship. After she got control of her money in Season 3, Naomi was able to rent out a hotel room (after a summer residing in a motel). 3. Fishing can be a lucrative profession if the the kind of seafood you catch is worth a lot. It depends on what species of edible fish is really on demand, like tuna, Egyptian fish, shrimp, etc. You can get a hefty sum of a commission depending on how much you caught. It's possible Liam also engaged in aquaculture in Alaska but we'll never know.


i didn't understand some things about the episodes. just started watching them now! annie said that she couldn't be able to be on the Carnegie Mellon until the next semester, but what is she doing in CU? Will she be going there now? And what happened to Naomi's last house! i can't at this girl bying new homes every other year , while others haven't even one house, like liam! Oh and about Liam! i thought that until season 3 he hadn't a place to stay, and now we are seeing him doing it with a girl in his house. How is that possible? How was he able to buy a house and a coffee-shop from a fishing job. Is that even near to reality. Please answer me, thank you!


I hate Austin, I love Max... Why does Austin exist? Hopefully they just use him for some Naomi character growth and throw him away so she ends up with Max! :)


looks like everyones a slut now in 90210. ;p


I totally agree about what you guys have said about Annie....how sad is it when you want bad things to happen to a character? That's why I was so aggravated when they decided to put her with Liam after we had been waiting for almost a whole season for him and Naomi to get back together. And I used to love Naomi and Max together but seeing them this episode, it felt forced. I think their entertainment value together is minimal now that they are both in college. Her and Austin on the other hand have great chemistry and they both have dark sides and good sides, so maybe they are a good match. We'll see whether the writers can actually keep a couple together without making them boring, ala Navid and Silver, as one example. Speaking of which, how do you suddenly decide, what the heck, I'll just take the profits from this car theft ring. Why wouldn't he go to the cops, especially when he turned his own father in before. They wouldn't think he had anything to do with it and he could just wear a wire.


Didn't the photographer's camera contain a picture of a gorilla which he supposedly took in Kenya? Are there even any gorillas in Kenya?


Hill TTY motherfucker! Naomi is so dupping Max for the redneck!

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90210 Season 4 Episode 4 Quotes

Cash in a shopping bag? I've seen this movie before. And it never ends well for the guy with the shopping bag.


I'm so sick of being sick.


90210 Season 4 Episode 4 Music

  Song Artist
Dream a better way Dream A Better Way Tim Hanauer iTunes
Song Two Girls Tristan Wilds
Song Killer Jasmine Ash iTunes