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90210 Review: Lame Political Games

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They say politics is a dirty game. They also say it's not whether you win or lose but how you play the game that matters. But all these cliches meant little because "Party Politics" was one shindig I did not want to attend.

Silver and Navid just wanted to get busy and convinced Annie to babysit bratty Leila. Why did Leila need babysitting? She's 17 going on 40. All was going as planned until Silver discovered the big bag of money Navid had hidden. Silver then became all high and mighty and told Navid she couldn't be with him anymore. Must be nice in that ivory tower, huh, Silver?

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Naomi and Austin's chemistry continued to boil to a simmer. All roads were leading to the usual place until Naomi decided to blow off Austin and stick with Max. First, Austin needs to get rid of that stupid cowboy hat. We get it. You're the country hick. Second, I was supposed to believe that Austin actually had feelings for Naomi. Really? Does anyone buy this? Please.

But the fact that within the span of 45 minutes Naomi went from all hot and bothered to realizing she had no feelings for Austin seemed blatantly fake. Even for her.

While I did like the whole Strip The Vote voter registration schtick, I started to get the feeling that Max will be riding off into the sunset soon. He seems so last season all of a sudden. And I just couldn't get over the feeling that our crazy Naomi was lying when she confessed to Max that she had no feelings for Austin. We'll see about that.

Elsewhere, Annie was blackmailed by Leila when the little brat discovered what kind of a date Annie was really on and asked for a cut of Annie's profits. Spoken like the true scammer that she is. What I wanted to know was why Annie all of a sudden was cowering in fear and begging Leila not to expose her secret. Who cares? Annie hasn't exactly been Polly Pureheart as I recall.

Teddy continued his long goodbye and chose family over love when he decided to campaign for his homophobe uncle. Bug-eyed Brandy Norwood played the young politician, Marissa Harris-Young, who was running against sleazy Uncle Charles. I'm not quite sure why the writers keep torturing poor Teddy with his dismal choices but I did not believe for one second that Teddy would give up a chance at a hot romance with Shane, his Barcelona flame.

Uncle Charles should hook up with Uncle Amal and they should both ride off take their act somewhere else together. It's almost like those characters were brought into the BH mix just to say there are two adults on the show. They must be having a sleazy uncle special in Beverly Hills.

Dixon went from being a tweaked out turd to becoming Cobra Starship's favorite new star of the month. Courtesy, of course, of Adrianna who invited the band to perform at Naomi's Strip The Vote party. And I'm sure next week we'll see Dixon crashing and burning a la Adrianna last year. And then these two will get together, reports say.

Speaking of Adrianna, she needs to either get a new job or find a new zip code because she's being woefully underused this season. Wildcat Adrianna was infinitely more interesting than this watered down version.

And, thankfully, the whole Liam and Jane thing fizzled out. Jane's dead husband, Jim, came back from the beyond and reclaimed his woman like the true Neanderthal he seemed to be. Jim and Liam got in a fistfight over Jane (because yes, she was all that... not!) and then became friends again. And then just like that, Jane and Jim were gone.

Let's hope next week - which appears to be an especially dramatic episode - brings the crazy because these politics were just lame.

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You probably forgot about Dixon's storyline because it's very similar to Adrianna's. LOL. And Navid's...Navid.

Amygirl

I forgot to comment about Dixon. And Navid. Oops. Oh wait, it's because I'm not interested in their storylines either. That's too harsh, I do like Dixon. But I won't very soon when he gets with Ade :S.

Aries93

When Adrianna had shown up at Naomi's party, I was hoping for a confrontation. I know Naomi has her hands filled with Austin, but these two have not been shown in a scene together yet. I wanna see some drama!

Fortyseven

God I hate Austin! Why would he have feelings for Naomi? That makes no sense. He's stalking her anyway! Naomi shouldn't have romantic feelings for Austin (want to hook up is another matter). Annie's story made no sense and she is being written stupidly like always (take a minor on an escorting job, sure!). Leila was entertaining for once. Silver moving out immediately on Navid was dumb. Navid is being written too stupidly. He can't go to the cops now but thinks that taking a cut and never going to the cops is better-it's not! Naomi and Ivy had a great scene. Nice to see Ivy involved in something. Liam/Adrianna would work better than Dixon/Adrianna.

Amygirl

The Teddy storyline doesn't interest me at all! His upcoming marriage is so forced: why not just have him join the army or something? I would believe that more than him marrying his, "summer sweetheart". Unless they somehow make it have sense: find a better way to boot him off. And this Ivy and Raj thing is DEPRESSING. Will they make him get better? If he doesn't, will they set her up with the photographer from the episode before? I like them together... oh well. Yay Naomi! I too like love/hate things but you're right this seemed forced. Also: when you find your girlfriend and a guy she hooked up with naked leaning in for a kiss: how stupid can you be to not think anything is going on? I thought Max was the smart one! I still like her with Austin though. And Annie! Does she know how to say NO? Like really, stand up for yourself! That seventeen year old has balls though, so congrats to her asserting her independence? Also: Annie doesn't care about her rep, she will get expelled if she gets caught doing the escort service. Plus who would hire ANNIE? She isn't exactly the partying queen that you would pay for, but whatever. Liam and the wife. Ah... lol they didn't carry out that storyline at all! Wonder if that's that: and if so, why even start it? Could have just left him with Annie.

Aries93

Glad Jane has left, maybe now Liam can get back to normal and hopefully Annie.
Speaking of Annie, I really feel sorry for her. However, if you're desperate for cash, what you gonna do?
I'm glad Adrianna and Dixon are growing closer together. I can't wait for them two to get together. Addixon FTW!
Naomi and Max continue to be great, but the chemistry she has with Austin is just outstanding. I can feel the heat.
Silver and Navid were just DOWNRIGHT boring, however, towards the end was my favorite! Hopefully that was a legit breakup, as these two NEED to go and STAY gone!
I'm glad Teddy made an appearance this episode. His storyline is actually going somewhere promising. I look forward the amount of hostility that will come to the family.
Overall, the episode was good, not great as last week, but it was interesting. I look forward to next week! :D

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Great episode 90210 this season is great for me so far and silver and navid or over already so this relationship that broke up ade and her friendship is just flunged away and I give props to Naomi for not ripping that cowboy hat off Austin's boxers and just getting down and dirty right there okay let me stop before I get carried away and navid sister needs to get tooken care of immediately but why did they need to have a eighteen year old babysit a 17 year old they are taking themselves to serious as guardians yall just finish being seniors this year but looking forward to the Annie storyline and ivy and Raj next week

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As usual, Naomi's storyline was my favorite. And I totally agree that she was lying when she said she had no feelings for Austin and that Max is on his way out. But I know they have to drag it out so it doesn't get boring. It is also unrealistic to expect her to just believe Austin when he says he really cares about her. I hope they add more depth to their story so it doesn't burn out the way it did with Liam.

90210 Season 4 Episode 5 Quotes

Jane: Jim!
Liam: You're alive.

I'm gonna put new meaning behind the phrase "political party".

Naomi

90210 Season 4 Episode 5 Music

  Song Artist
If you wanna If You Wanna The Vaccines iTunes
Song Can You Feel It Keith Kohn
The high decibels miss cindy Miss Cindy The High Decibels iTunes