90210 Review: Who's the Psycho Skank Now?

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Liam has been locked up in the basement of the offshore for about a month now... but, damn, he still manages to look good!

Of course I'm just kidding, as "Misery Loves Company" took place only briefly after the 90210 fall finale when Liam's crazy bodyguard first kidnapped him.

(NOTE: I wasn't kidding about Liam looking good, I never kid about that.)

As this week marked the return of our favorite CW zipcode, it also marked the first time I actually liked Vanessa's character! That's too bad, though, since she's probably going to jail now. But, hey, at least she redeemed herself. We'll see if that lasts, won't we?

Adrianna on Stage

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Leave it to the original crazy stalker of Liam's to point out that a studio that won't reimburse for a mani/pedi would never shell out for a personal bodyguard. Vanessa also identified that Ashley had purchased surveillance equipment and had it shipped to a place that had been vacant for the past year. I guess her nuttiness came in handy after all. Liam's safe, but now Annie's not.

I really try not to get involved in all the shipping wars, but honestly Liam and Annie always find their way back to each other. She just took a damn bullet for the guy and I'm going to guess this is going to bring them even closer. I gotta say, I don't hate it. I really don't. Maybe it's finally "Lannie's" time? We need to see some kind of happy relationship on this show with all the other couples in total disarray.

Dixon and Ade are totally over. Even worse than hearing your ex hates you is hearing that they just don't care at all. Hating is a powerful emotion. You can't hate someone who you really just don't give a crap about. Sorry, Ade. Hey, at least biker boy was cute?! 

My favorite part of this episode was probably when Naomi showed up at her mother's door. I don't know why, but in that moment when her mom first swung the door open I got such an old school 90210 vibe. As in the original version from the 90s, not just 90210 season 1 when our characters parents were on the show. I've always wondered what happened with Naomi's parents and why she had completely cut off with her mother when her dad was the one who broke up the family. 

That was a sweet, honest and raw moment involving the Clarke women. Naomi is often the comic relief on this show and she's always trying to clean up everyone else's lives. It was nice to see her lean on someone else for a change. The only thing I want to point out is that I feel like Naomi has done nothing but work on her marriage with Max, so it's not like she's not fighting for him. It seems like he's the one who's not fighting for her.

Easily the worst part of this episode was Silver. She is so much smarter than she's acting. Going to Teddy's a-hole of an uncle to try and get help with the custody case? Horrible move. Why would Teddy want to listen to a relative he isn't even close to and has been against Teddy's lifestyle from the get-go? Then she forged Teddy's signature? Oy, there will be no good coming from any of this. 

Next week, Annie will probably be in and out of consciousness from the gunshot wound and we'll get to see what would've happened if she and Dixon had never left Kansas in the first place. I'm sure it'll be fun, but I'm dying to find out what happens next!

What did you think of the 90210 winter premiere and Rita Ora's performance? Did you miss Navid? Hit the comments! 

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Michael-b

I loved loved loved this episode! Definitely the best one of the season so far, and a great way to return! My favorite scene was Annie getting shot. Did you notice the first person that she looked at??? LIAM!!! That was great. And Vanessa tearing up at the end made me fall in love with the character. I wish she would stay on the show and be good friends with Annie. I loved all of the Ivy references, seeing as she was my favorite character. I really like how they aren't pretending that the old characters never existed. For example, Naomi's mom! I was so surprised! It was really cool to see that. Annalynne did an awesome job acting those serious scenes. It was nice to see that. I didn't notice that Navid wasn't in the episode... I love Michael Steger so I hope they do something good with his character soon. Definitely looking forward to next week's episode. Not only will Adam Gregory be on, but also Chris Zylka! It's cool that they were able to get him even though he was only in like one episode of season 1.

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I liked this episode. Obviously Liam and Annie were my favorite part. Even though they had few scenes,they were perfection. Just perfect! Vanessa still maybe runner up for psycho skank, but when her eyes teared up I had a complete change of heart about her. A total 180. Dixon and Ade drama should just end like that. Silver and Teddy, I'm still upset that their friendship could possibly end in the gutter. Seeing Naomi with this type of material was nice. I liked her semi breakdown in front of her mom. It was raw and emotional, and yes, not for comic relief. No Navid...doesn't really matter.

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is annie gonna die??

Sarah-silva

I really liked this episode! I am glad that they did not drag out the Liam being kidnapped storyline.
First Dixon is in a car accident and not Annie was shot, the Wilson kids are not having a good year! I am sure she will be fine, I think I want to see her with Liam too!
I like Silver but was not impressed with anything she did in this episode. While I do think Teddy is being unfair to her as he knew the situation going in and then he changes his mind, Silver still should not have done what she did!
It was good seeing Naomi as emotional as she was.
I do agree that Biker Boy was hot and I love the Sons of Anarchy reference. Am I the only one that watches both SOA and 90210?

Christinatran

Ha! I didn't even notice Navid was missing. I am also on the Vanessa-isn't-so-cray-cray anymore train. Another surprise for me was that my favorite part of this episode actually invovled Dixon. I absolutely loved when Dixon finally said what everyone has been thinking to Silver... maybe she's just not ready to be a mother. It's not like she has a job or has been anything close to responsible lately.

Aries93

... On another good note, NO NAVID! Fantastic episode!

Aries93

I assume this was meant to be the original mid-season finale and that the Sandy hurricane delayed such a good episode! Gotta say that I loved it. Season 5 is really picking up.
If I recall, Jen Clark was written out of the show and they noted she "moved to France for treatment" for a nervous breakdown due to her (and Harry's) fake son, Sean. Either way, I enjoyed the scenes between Naomi and her mom. Mostly Naomi's Ivy's references. Perhaps a hint she'll be back soon?
Liam and Annie better get back together now; as you've stated in the review, she took a bullet for him! Not to mention, the past few episodes have hinted at it. Sucks for Riley, but he never really stood a chance.
I'm really feeling bad for Silver. I don't know why Teddy agreed to do such a drastic move to begin with, but I don't blame him for wanting parental rights. Either way, they're both in for a WHOLE world of trouble now.
I really want to comment on Addixon, but even I am over the drama. On another good note, NO NAVID! Fantastic episode!

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This was a great episode! And I actually liked Vanessa too, didn't think that was possible.
I didn't even notice Navid wasn't in the episode until you pointed it out. It's not that I don't like him but there's nothing interesting going on with him so..

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@James, i lol'd at that scene too. "Oh, good God! He thinks we're Ivy!"hahah
i miss her too! other notes:
im excited that ade is moving in with naomi.
im really really looking forward to LANNIE!!
i liked Vanessa today
no navid = great episode = happy me

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And yey, so many Ivy references in the episode. I miss her so much! "Oh, good God! He thinks we're Ivy!"

90210 Season 5 Episode 10 Quotes

Considering what you did with Taylor you're lucky he isn't using the Laker girls to get even...and I mean all of them.

Naomi [to Adrianna]

Hell hath not fury like an angry ex.

Dixon
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