90210 Review: The Hollywood Bowl and The Hot Smart Chick

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Dixon's got "99 Problems" but being engaged to a cheater ain't one! 

Sorry, I just couldn't resist a Jay Z introduction with an episode title like that. Yes, it was the 99th episode of 90210 and it laid a lot of groundwork for next week's milestone 100th installment. The outing also included a bevy of guest stars, including Amber Stevens, Natalie Morales and a performance by Ne-Yo.

Will Adrianna Come Clean?

There was a lot of deception going on this week. For starters, this whole Ade and Dixon relationship. Do you think Ade should've been honest? Doesn't Dixon deserve to know that he's still living with a cheater, especially when he's about to make their relationship into a business arrangement as well? Truly, I think Adrianna needs to come clean simply because it's the right thing to do. 

Hey, guess what, guys?! Neil Lane is doing a holiday collaboration with Kay Jewelers! I mean, 90210 has a billion guest stars and is fairly popular, did they need the beyond obvious holiday sponsorship? That ad was just too much! I'm sorry, but Neil Lane designed the rings of Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and Kate Beckinsale, he isn't gonna pop by your friend's Beverly Hills mansion to sell you a pair of earrings from his Kay collection. They're pretty... but no.

Also, I'm supposed to believe that Liam would remember important information from a fertility specialist, but he wouldn't bother to call the studio to make sure his new "bodyguard" was actually not just some crazy fan? C'mon Liam, you should know better by now. You can be hot and smart, just ask Max's new partner Bryce! Amber Stevens from my beloved Greek, (I miss that show) began her stint as a guest star and Max's new business partner. Naomi better get her jealousy in check.

I just want to say that Annalynne McCord has been sexy since her arrival on our TV screens in Nip/Tuck. The show doesn't need to try so hard to make her alluring by prancing her around in lingerie and leather trench coats. She already exudes that appeal and is hilarious and vivacious.

Lest you think I am only here to criticize, let me just saw bravo to the writers for giving Navid a week off. Nobody wants to hang out with him right now, not even the audience! As for my favorite storyline? Riley and Annie really sold it to me in this episode. My favorite scene took place by the pool when Riley asked what she would do to any guy who stood her up and she landed that slap! 

Even better was when Riley pulled her into the pool. Hey sexy time! There's nothing hotter than a pool hook up. You all remember the Dylan and Kelly scene from the original 90210 right? If not go YouTube it.

I'm digging Riley and Annie if they can keep their fighting in check. I know with them it seems like foreplay, so hopefully it won't take over the actually enjoyable times between the two.

What did everyone think of the episode? What'd you think of Adrianna's performance? Is Liam's bodyguard even a bodyguard at all? Are you excited for the 100th episode next week? Hit the comments! 

Review

Editor Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.2 / 5.0 (44 Votes)

Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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marcela, because I love Lannie and am still waiting for them to return.

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The new bodyguard is either Vanessa in a very good disguise, or someone working with Vanessa, who also probably sent that note to Liam. I don't think it was anything to do with the photographer at all - just a coincidence that he said the 'run and hide' thing.
Did you notice how many times Bryce said 'start-up' - that's probably Alec's new company. My guess is that she has accepted the job with Alec, and Alec, knowing that Naomi would eventually give in and hire Bryce to make Max happy, has offered Bryce more money to work for both of them. So she can pretend to be working for Max and then go back to Alec with the ideas/codes etc. Will be interesting to see if she's a good or bad character but I'm suspicious!

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@liana hahhahaha OMG i totally agree with the naomi thing but then again it sounds like you dont really enjoy the show,why watch then??

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I also like the pool scene with Annie, but its funny how society (and me) has double standards, like if it was a guy slapping a girl it would be taboo but I guess its "ok" for a girl to be violent

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@ARileyfan: Ade's storyline with her biological baby was amazing but the writers could only do so much to keep her daughter knowing how hurt Greg, the baby's adoptive father, was because Ade used Maisie for her self-absorbed ambitions back in season 3.

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@ARileyFan - feel free to ask me directly. If the episode is entertaining, I'll give it a higher rating. Obviously you have to suspend some belief in a teen soap like 90210 so I'm not gonna give it a crappy rating everytime something ridiculous happens. There are things I like and don't like, you are all welcome to your own opinions obviously.

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My theory: The 'cop' that is supposed to be so called protecting Liam is actually Vanessa who was returned in disguise (I know it sounds crazy but anything is always possible on these shows haha)

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Why the hell does Leigh Raines keep giving these episodes 4.0-4.5 out of 5? The way she complains about them in her reviews, I'm surprised that she gives them anything more than 3.0. Why do these writers insist on attaching Ade to Dixon? Last season, they quickly dropped what could've been a great storyline about Maisie in favour of...you guessed it, more stupid drama with Dixon. And it's been going on all year long. I'm well aware that it's just wishful thinking on my part that we're ever going to meet Ade's father.

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I need Lannie back together ASAP

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I knew from the first words out of her mouth that the cop was bad, I bet she is not really a cop, just another crazy obessessed girl that we have to see go after Liam...enough with that already, is she Vanessa 2.0?
I feel bad for Dixon, Ade needs to end it already!

90210 Season 5 Episode 7 Quotes

Well don't worry the world is full of teen moms and Kardashians who are just waiting to steal your thunder. It'll blow over soon.

Silver

After a week dodging questions about how my ass looks on youtube, a day at the fertility clinic sounds fun.

Liam

90210 Season 5 Episode 7 Music

  Song Artist
Jessica-lowndes-snake-charmer Snake Charmer Jessica Lowndes iTunes
Heathers-forget-me-knots Forget Me Knots Heathers iTunes
Jon-robert-summers-over Summer's Over Jon Robert iTunes
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