90210 Review: Back At West Bev

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Well, it's been 100 episodes of the 2.0 version of America's hottest zipcode - and it's been quite a ride. In "902-100" we learned that as much as things change, sometimes they also stay the same. 

It was an episode chock full of guest stars, a few blasts from the past and the reveal of what happened to Vanessa... so buckle up!

Silver Strips!

First, could Silver have been any hotter in all her burlesque glory? I'm so proud she decided to get up on that stage, put her money where her mouth was and show Teddy that she too can overcome her own fears. She's been handling the cancer gene and baby stuff like a champ, but sometimes it's the smaller things that get under your skin. It was good for Silver to show Teddy that not everyone is as perfect and fearless as they appear.

What's the deal with Teddy? I feel like he really gave Shane the brush off in a bunch of ways. I felt bad that Shane had no clue about the baby thing, but we still forget how young they all are. Some people take years before they are ready for trusting serious commitments. At least they all acknowledged it had only been two years since they were in high school. It's hard to forget that they're still so young with all the marriages, hooker scandals, stalkers and sex tapes!

How did you all feel about seeing Jasper and cousin Emily again? Not gonna lie, when Annie locked eyes with Jasper I was scared for her. But it seems like he turned a corner and is a different person now. Do you buy it? Also has cousin Emily influenced Annie to become the new Carrie Bradshow, blogging voiceovers included? Well whether or not Annie's blog is a success, I have a really good vibe about a possible reunion with Liam.

Liam needs to be close to people he trusts. I'm so glad he confided in Annie and forgave Navid. Navid's apology seemed sincere so I'm glad he's returned from douche-ville. Who do you think is behind the threats to Liam? Obviously we now know that Vanessa is ALIVE (as we all predicted) but I don't think she's working alone. Could she be working with the bodyguard who gives me the creeps every time she's on screen? Don't forget that you can also catch Miss Arielle Kebbel in a role that I actually love her in, this Thursday on The Vampire Diaries.

Hands down, my favorite part of tonight was Naomi's apology.

Here I am, former bitch, asking for your forgiveness. Please don't let the message get lost because I'm physically perfect. | permalink

Despite her scheming ways and standard arrogance, she usually has a good intention behind things. I'm sorry Max lost his company, but he was most likely going to hire Bryce anyway. With Alec's return next week, it looks like a lot of the audience will get the confirmation that Alec was indeed in love with Max. I'm very interested to see how this played out.

Other Tidbits:

  • Dixon finding out about the affair was inevitable. "Unfaithful Records" Touche sir.
  • Silver and Teddy hitting tennis balls off the roof felt like old times.
  • Are we ever going to see Navid's bar mitzvah video?
  • Denise Richards did a perfect turn as a West Bev alumni who is in a snobby society.

What did you all think of the big 100th episode? Were you pleased? Who did you enjoy seeing the most/least? Hit the comments and prepare for the winter finale! 

Review

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This was a great episode! I hope 90210 continues to revert back to its former glory (well, at least to the semblance that it did have in the first two seasons). I still think I am the only 90210 fan desperately hoping for a LIOMI comeback! I mean Max is sweet but he is no match for Naomi, also he seems kind of like a misfit, he has no chemistry with anyone on the show, so I feel the writers need to write him out like right away! There was a moment when Liam looked at Naomi in this episode during her "sexy apology", and I was just like maaaan do they make an amazing couple or what! If only he could have realized in this high school reliving that he still is in love with her! Please 90210, bring these season one couples back! I know Lannie has a huge fan base but they don't make sense at all! They never had any chemistry! I would love for Ethan to come back and be with Annie, loved them in the first season!

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innocent girl, or another family member ;) JASPER!!! I loved jasper in this episode. I miss Jasper, he was by far the best villain of the show. But clearly, his ways have changed, he’s a writer and wants Liam to star in a movie that was based on his script. It would be interesting to see Jasper back on the show (recurring). Before Lannie, I loved Jasper-Annie, a little psychotic, but they had this chemistry that was like…WOWZER!
Dixon- glad he found out about Ade. Their sparks died a long time ago. “Unfaithful records�? what about “annie is the best sister ever – records�?
Adrianna- how will she be redeemed? I have had enough with this character, and Dixon’s character too.
Navid- Good, Bad, and Bar mitzvah. I don’t really care about Navid anymore.

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of mine. I was hoping baby-to-be would not be mentioned, but it was, but it wasn’t an overwhelming amount. The more and more this SL is dragging out, I don’t want Silver to be a mother. Teddy/Shane/Silver- I know Shane wants something serious w/Teddy, but I just hate that its interfering with Teddy/Silver. OOH, silver and two guys…again. I hope Shane doesn’t ruin things, Silver has enough bad luck trying to conceive.
Liam- I’m glad to see that writers are making him feel things about ‘the accident’. 2 episodes ago, we wouldn’t have realized that he THOUGHT he killed Vanessa. Damn, B*TCH won’t die. I am so glad that he confided in Annie, I loved it! LANNIE SCENE…3 scenes actually. Body guard, know that we know she’s a nut, their were subtle things that she does that indicates so.
Annie- Yay, she still has ambitions! Cousin Emily was too ‘friendly’, and very successful, how does that happen in Kansas? She probably single-white-femaled some poor innocent girl, or another family member ;) JASPER!!! I loved jasper in this episode. I miss Jasper, he was by far the best villain of the show. But clearly, his ways have changed, he’s a writer and wants Liam to star in a movie that was based on his script. It would be interesting to see Jasper back on the show (recurring). Before Lannie, I loved Jasper-Annie, a little psychotic, but they had this chemistry that was like…WOWZER!
Dixon- glad he found out about Ade. Their sparks died a long time ago. “Unfaithful records�? what about “annie is the best sister ever – records�?
Adrianna- how will she be redeemed? I have had enough with this character, and Dixon’s character too.
Navid- Good, Bad, and Bar mitzvah. I don’t really care about Navid anymore.

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First of all, a big congratulations to the cast and crew for making it to the 100th episode! This episode was full of randomly good stuff with a mixture of past and present problems. It is definitely a worth while episode. And I have to give it props for continuity �
Naomi- finally, a little something-something other than marital problems. I like that she still has her party planning powers, and how she always “throws the party of the century�. Her apology was by far, her best scene in this episode. It brought back the b*tch, but it also touched on how she has ‘matured’, slightly anyway. The ‘feel sorry’ feeling for Naomi was also in this episode, again, because she once again has been blamed for something she had no control over, Max being fired. He took the easy way out by blaming Naomi, remember, Naomi didn’t want Bryce after they meet, but Max was being a whiner about it.
Silver- I’m coming around to her burlesque hobby, but its still not a favorite SL of mine. I was hoping baby-to-be would not be mentioned, but it was, but it wasn’t an overwhelming amount. The more and more this SL is dragging out, I don’t want Silver to be a mother. Teddy/Shane/Silver- I know Shane wants something serious w/Teddy, but I just hate that its interfering with Teddy/Silver. OOH, silver and two guys…again. I hope Shane doesn’t ruin things, Silver has enough bad luck trying to conceive.
Liam- I’m glad to see that writers are making him feel things about ‘the accident’. 2 episodes ago, we wouldn’t have realized that he THOUGHT he killed Vanessa. Damn, B*TCH won’t die. I am so glad that he confided in Annie, I loved it! LANNIE SCENE…3 scenes actually. Body guard, know that we know she’s a nut, their were subtle things that she does that indicates so.
Annie- Yay, she still has ambitions! Cousin Emily was too ‘friendly’, and very successful, how does that happen in Kansas? She probably single-white-femaled some poor innocent girl, or another family member ;) JASPER!!! I loved jasper in this episode. I miss Jasper, he was by far the best villain of the show. But clearly, his ways have changed, he’s a writer and wants Liam to star in a movie that was based on his script. It would be interesting to see Jasper back on the show (recurring). Before Lannie, I loved Jasper-Annie, a little psychotic, but they had this chemistry that was like…WOWZER!
Dixon- glad he found out about Ade. Their sparks died a long time ago. “Unfaithful records�? what about “annie is the best sister ever – records�?
Adrianna- how will she be redeemed? I have had enough with this character, and Dixon’s character too.
Navid- Good, Bad, and Bar mitzvah. I don’t really care about Navid anymore.

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For some reason I really wanted Ethan to come back in this episode he might even be the stalker of Liam

Saad702

Hey hey Mr Mitchell Let's get one thing straight: I'm over The Secret Circle. In retrospect it was quite awful and I know that now. But this show is appalling and even more implausible than Gossip Girl. The CW wants to make better TV and this isn't it. The first season was very good. Season 2 was good too but then it went to the crapper and there's no denying that. The CW needs better shows cuz this show spits on the face of the original show which handled EVERY storyline much better and had better actors.

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Loved the Lannie scenes,Naomi's sl and apology.Dixions going to force Ade to continue working with him and treat her like dirt,he's right to be mad,but that's harsh.Silvers baby & burlesque/striptease sl is fairly interesting.Creeped me out seeing Emily & Jasper again.

Sarah-silva

Naomi always does things that are over the top so her naked apology really was not a shock. What was a shock was Max losing his company, Naomi may not haveliked Bryce out of jealousy BUT her instincts were right and I do agree that Max would have hired her anyways. So for him to blame Naomi was silly.
I am glad Dixon found out about Ade, and now I fear for Ade and the wrath of Dixon!
I knew Alec was in love with Max, however it can all be fake so that he can make Naomi feel sorry for him so we will see!
Of course Vanessa is not dead, we all knew that!

Sarah-silva

I enjoyed this episode....well mostly.
I loved seeing Silver and Teddy hitting tennis balls of the roof of the high school, some of the best scenes of the show show are when Silver and Teddy are together! I do like Shane, however I am sure Teddy and Silver agreed Teddy was just a donor and not going to have a role in the kids like BUT now at Shane's insistance he will want to be a father, I really hope he moves back to LA then because with all that Silver has been through she does not need to be fighting for custody of her baby.
I too see a glimmer of hope for Annie and Liam but I still want her to give it a shot with Riley. I am sure the one playing with Liam's sanity is the creepy body guard. It will not take long for Liam to connect the dots as Annie's name is on his lease so not many people know where he moved too.
I too think Navid's apology was sincere.
Silver did look very hot during her preformance.
Naomi always does things that are over the top so her naked apology really was not a shock. What was a shock was Max losing his company, Naomi may not haveliked Bryce out of jealousy BUT her instincts were right and I do agree that Max would have hired her anyways. So for him to blame Naomi was silly.
I am glad Dixon found out about Ade, and now I fear for Ade and the wrath of Dixon!
I knew Alec was in love with Max, however it can all be fake so that he can make Naomi feel sorry for him so we will see!
Of course Vanessa is not dead, we all knew that!

Aries93

@Sa'ad702: Ironically enough, this "trash" has lasted 4 more seasons than The Secret Circle did. It's time to move on and get over it, because the fact is that 90210 will be renewed for another season whether it's 10 episodes or 22, while The Secret Circle will continue to rot in the ground. Still 14 more episodes of 90210 season 5! BRING IT ON!

90210 Season 5 Episode 8 Quotes

Dancing has been this great way of pretending I was this sexy powerful woman who wasn't afraid of anything. I just wish it were true.

Silver

Some things you can't forgive and forgot.

Liam [to Navid]

90210 Season 5 Episode 8 Music

  Song Artist
Jessica-lowndes-snake-charmer Snake Charmer Jessica Lowndes iTunes
Song Love Is Strange The Gravitons
Clairy-browne-and-the-bangin-rackettes-baby-caught-the-bus Baby Caught The Bus Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes iTunes
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