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90210 Review: Facing Fears

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Did Liam Court get a haircut, because he was looking extra fine on this week's 90210? What's the famous saying: "It's All Fun And Games" until somebody gets hurt?

By the end of the episode, everyone realized that to try and avoid hurt they would have to face their fears in life. 

Girls on the Beach

Dixon stopped feeling like a victim the minute he realized how other people were affected by the accident he was in. Even if it wasn't his fault, he realized that not everything is as cut and dry as he thought. As much as Dixon was hurting, meeting the daughter of the truck driver who caused his accident added a whole new layer of upset. It also introduced Jessica Parker Kennedy of The Secret Circle fame! 

Riley faced a fear in owning up to the real reason he was in a wheelchair. It couldn't have been easy to tell Annie that he was less of a hero than she perceived him to be. The truth is that people do dumb things and make mistakes and sometimes the consequences are worse than they imagined. Luckily, I don't think that Annie was all that thrown off by hearing the truth from Riley. As far as she's concerned, he's the guy who got her brother to fight for his ability to walk and got him out of the chair. I loved the scene between Dixon and Liam in the ocean. That is a bromance I can ship.

Silver is right when she lamented, I'm 20 years old; I'm supposed to be the kid. 

She is really young, but she's also extremely independent and a strong young woman. I liked Ade's idea for Silver to go out, have fun and face some of her other fears before getting inseminated. Who would've thought we'd see this scene a few years ago when Adrianna tried to kill Silver? Glad that the girls are all on a good page again.

Naomi was killing Alec with kindness and you've got to admire that kind of dedication she has to her hubby. We all knew Alec was shady, but this week we finally got the confirmation. For a minute there, I thought that maybe a few of your theories were right and that maybe Alec had the hots for Naomi, but then he whipped out the pics. This d-bag clearly has no idea who he's going up against.

I think Liam's new interest in Max and Alec's company is what's going to help back up Naomi in the end. Alec will obviously show the pictures to Max before Naomi tells him the truth. Liam will end up helping Naomi out in return for getting him the video game gig. They're going to take down Alec like they took down cousin Emily!

Also, favorite quote of the night obviously goes to my girl Naomi:

Hey Liam, nice balls. | permalink

Per usual, the girl can take four words and manage to crack me up with her delivery. Another great part about this week? No Vanessa! Liam had to face his fear of going to jail and report Vanessa missing, but it turns out he was relieved when he found out the FBI was onto her. I still think she's going to make a comeback, mark my words.

What did you all think of the latest episode of 90210? Hit the comments! 

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Thanks guys, and glad you like the look of it Dolgion.I wouldn't rellay consider myself that much of an artist. I can draw pretty well, and I think I have a pretty good idea of what, visually, looks good and what doesn't (in terms of colours, etc). But I'm no where near the point where I want to be when it comes to painting and general graphic design But yes, I can definitely make art for games.So, maybe I'm like an artist-in-learning or something?

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Liam and Annie definitely belong together, their chemistry is just undeniable.

Aries93

Glad to know that Liam cut his hair; it suits him much better.
Dixon's ability to walk so soon frustrates me, but it was bound to happen.
Not enough action between couples - quite the opposite regarding Alec and Naomi! /vomit/
Hopefully Silver's insemination goes well in the end and not in a dramatic sense that something is wrong with the baby down the line.
Sadly, there was not enough of Annie - hopefully she'll get something interesting this season that doesn't revolve around a guy.
Was glad that there was NO Navid. Made this episode much more better.
BRING ON THE HALLOWEEN EPISODE NEXT WEEK!

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I love Liam's haircut too, and yes, Naomi steals the best lines of the night. Love how playful she can make situations :)
I just wanted to point out a flaw that was just bugging me about this episode. Silver LOVED horror movies in season 1. What happened? Oh and Ade shouldn't be drinking, she's an alcoholic! Bad continuity on the writers part. Overall, this episode was okay, after episode 1 and 2 i have to be honest, i was expecting a little more out of this episode.

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Oh God Liam and Naomi! Please bring back Liam and Naomi! They would literally be the hottest TV couple in the history of TV! They have incredible chemistry even when its not intended, I can only imagine how awesome it would be if the writers decided to claim their sanity and bring LIOMI back!

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I thought vanessa was dead. Falling into the ocean w ill do that to you.

Sarah silva

Riley and Annie have great chemistry I really want them to be a couple. Sorry all the Lannie shippers! I liked Lannie but I really like Riley.
I also think Liam looked extra fine.
Prediction Dixon and the girl from the support group will get together and Liam and the lawyer will get together!

Sarah silva

I have always enjoyed this show and I am finding myself LOVING it this season!
One of the things I really liked about the original BH 90210 was the relationship with Brenda and Brandon (before Shannon left of course) and that was something that was lacking last season with Annie and Dixon so I am happy to see they are concentrating more on that relationship now and I hope it continues! I also like the scenes with the girls: Annie, Naomi, Ade and Silver, it is nice having them all friends again.
I am glad they got rid of Vanessa, I still think she will pop up again but when she does, the police will handle her and not believe a word she says.
I hate Alec, he had be fooled I thought he and Naomi were bonding, but the phone calls he had to mnake before they went to Balboa Island was to have someone follow he and Naomi and him kissing her was all a set up. I really hope that the season does not end with Max leaving Naomi BUT with Max firing Alec!!! He is way to obssessed with Max.
Riley and Annie have great chemistry I really want them to be a couple. Sorry all the Lannie shippers! I liked Lannie but I really like Riley.
I also think Liam looked extra fine.
Prediction Dixon and the girl from the support group will get together and Liam and the lawyer will get together!

Aries93

Wow. I could still feel the chemistry coming off Matt and AnnaLynne. I love her with Max and him with Annie, but they really are the 'what if?' couple?

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@Spindae: I didnt think of V coming back to take revenge on Liam by hurting Silver. good point! @Leigh I know, i thought it was supposed to air on the 23rd as well, but I found it on this site where I watch all of my shows. Can't wait for your review!! ;) Gosh, I'm so happy our show is back!!

90210 Season 5 Episode 3 Quotes

I'm 20 years old. I'm supposed to be the kid.

Silver

As the saying goes, the key to your husband's best friend and business partner's heart is through his stomach.

Naomi