90210 Review: Out With The Old, In With The New?

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Happy New Year! But was it really? It seemed that 2012 just brought new 90210 drama in "Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot?."

When last we met, Liam (aka AbMan) had found out that Annie was a whore and had then proceeded to get run over and left in the middle of the street... only to be rescued by the very same chick who ran him over. Dixon had used Adrianna's song about Maizy, her given-up-for-adoption daughter, to lay down some mean beats on his latest "hit." Navid had gotten beat senseless by Uncle Amal's thug buddies and Naomi had caught cowpoke Austin poking her arch-nemesis, Holly.

As usual, Naomi had the best lines of the night. Not to mention the best hairstyles and outfits. Whether it was a pulled-back bun or a Veronica Lake old-school flip, the girl rocked every single look she was put in. Including the topless one behind the curtain at the Pasadena Debutante's Snow Ball.

I love me some Naomi and I have to say she handled every situation she was placed in with aplomb and pinache. This certainly was not the old brat of past seasons. So what that she was looking to get over Austin by banging a cadet at the ball? She seemed to have taken Rachel's words of wisdom to heart and decided Naomi was more important than any Tom, DICK or Harry that came along. Hope it's a lesson that'll stick.

Caught Half-Naked!

Dixon and Adrianna continued their hot and heavy romance until the "pressures" of fame started to work Dixon's (aka Black KFed) last nerve. Why the hissy fits and histrionics, Dixon? You've been in the music business forever. Why did Adrianna have to remind him of the sleazeballs that permeate that industry? Did he just realize that most of those dudes just want to get laid? Had he never really looked at Adrianna? Methinks he'd been wearing that lame fedora too tight. But I did dig the new razor lines cut into the side of his head.

Liam got heavily involved with Vanessa, the duplicitous scam artist that not only ran him over but also saved him once she discovered he was AbMan. Annie was dead set against it until being told by nearly everyone to turn the page and let Liam live his life. Yeah, sure, let him get taken by yet another psychotic chick. While I thought reviving the love affair between Annie and Liam was like flogging a dead horse, I'd like to see what Annie does with the information she has that Vanessa is the new Sybil. One dame with 18 personalities. Something wicked just landed in Beverly Hills. Good times!

And speaking of Annie, she's rich, bitches! Finally getting her hands on Marla's inheritance meant she apparently liked blowing her cash on tacky clothes for Dixon and repaired bikes for Liam. Will she try to buy back Adrianna's kid, too? And was it wrong of me to like her hot mess of a "Hello to a New Year" party?

Silver continued to pursue her newfound relationship with Greg while also finally being told by Cat that Navid had been trying to turn his nefarious Uncle Amal into the cops by playing undercover. A case of too little, too late, since Navid's attempt at reuniting with Silver fell on dead ears. By the way, what was up with Silver's matronly, Mad Men housewife look at Annie's New Year's party? Ugh. At least they finally put the Uncle Amal story to rest by bringing Navid's shady dad back to face the music and rescue his son. That's the least the old pornographer could do.

Ivy seemed to have gotten over Raj mighty quickly. Does anyone else think Nick's sort of greasy and disposable? Is it too late to bring Raj back? I really didn't see the chemistry between those two but then again Ivy's always been sort of a pill and tends to bring all her lovers down.

For once, I felt like these kids had finally grown up. High school seemed worlds away. I guess prostitution, drugs, car theft rings, hit-and-runs and adopted kids can do that to a person, though, huh?

What'd you guys think? Has Naomi turned over a new leaf and become the new, improved version of her former vapid self or will this be a case of the more things change, the more they stay the same? Will Silver tell Adrianna that the dude's she's now dating is the adopted daddy of her baby girl? Will Vanessa lead Liam down a doomed path? And will Dixon and Ivy finally stop wearing those equally annoying doofus fedoras? Inquiring minds want to know.

Oh, and one last thing. Lesson of the night, kiddies: rebound sex doesn't work.


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Rating: 4.1 / 5.0 (65 Votes)

Omg! Can't belive gregs maizeys dad!!:O:O


Please kill off dixon!! He is a very ugly boy who cannot act. His body is vile as well! Are we supposed to ignore the fact that liam has a very average body at best! Where are these amazing abs? Annie also cannot act for toffe please get rid of her as well. If you got rid of dixon and annie you would have a perfect show!


Does anybody know that music in this part between 29:53 and 31:42? I really loved that track, and would be important to know the singer and title. Thanks :)


wow i can't believe i didnt see that coming with greg being maise's father! like wtf? that was a great way to end a mediocre episode with naomi being the saving grace as usual...i actually didnt totally hate annie for once either that vanessa bitch is gunna get it


Love Naomi, like Annie, hate Silver. Always have, always will.


Navid/Cat storyline! I hoped so much that Navid is going to die with this story! But it's never to old for an Amal "REVENGE" Hope this wasn't the last we see of Cat!
Naomi! She is just FABULOUS! No more comments! Holly's Mom is such a great Mentor for Naomi! Really make her evolve! I never liked Austin for Naomi, he is to "rude" for her! And I love she closed a relationship for once, and not drove it to a wreck so it would end!
The Addixon story was cute and it showed that they are still kids and new to the adult world, so they make cute mistakes and have to learn how to make thinks work!
The episode was the best of the season and I give it 4.2 !


Loved the WOMEN chick-chat scene!
Ivy! I never start my comments with her! I love her but they should give her a really story which will make her evolve! The Raj storyline made her a emotional approachable and connectable! But Nick is just rebound! She needs a not love story which make her connect with other people!
LAnnie and Vannesa! I loved the first scene with them! Vannessa/Arielle is really catching the whole screen she is something this show really need! Hope she becomes regular! And we all Love bitchy(not screaming) Annie! Interested how they gone stop Annie from going!
Silver and Greg! They have chemistry and I love them interact! I loved Silver a lot during season 1 and a half! Hope they get her more on the right way and not stop her from following her dreams! I loved Silvers facial expression in the final scene.


ending was gd. other thn tht


I knew months ago that Greg's daughter would be Mayzie. I bet that Silver will tell Ade eventually and that will bring them back together as friends.
They seemed to end the Navid storyline abruptly, how did Silver know where to contact his dad and how did he get to LA so fast?
I liked Ivy and Raj together but I think I will like her and photo guy too
I think Annie will stay in LA as she will do what she can to expose Vanessa (or whatever her real name is) but Liam will defend Vanessa as since they slept together he will think he is in love and eventually when he finds out she hit him it will be too late for Annie and him as Annie will not be able to forgive him for not believing her.
So I guess Naomi is going to close herself of to love and just be a workaholic.
One little head scratcher, how on earth is Liam's bar still open when he allows underage drinking! They are all 18/19!!
Love Shenae's hair


I like this show alot but there were 3 instances that made me roll my eyes. The first was the whole State Farm plug that was painful to watch and you can tell that (I will use real names here) Justin, Jessica and Tristan so did not want to be that cheesy and plug State farm but they had to so that scene was not well acted. 2nd Ade and Dixon were opening for Scotty McCreery so it is not realistic that they manager wanted Ade to dress slutty as the audience would be teenage girls. 3rd When the police came to the scene of the accident would they not have seen Vanessa's car with damage on it as she stayed with Liam the whole time

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90210 Season 4 Episode 13 Quotes

New Guinea or new booty?

Naomi [to Ivy]

You look fantastic. Who do you think you are...me?

Naomi [to Annie]