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90210 Review: Fight Club

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Everyone on 90210 is fighting for or about something. In "Here Comes Honey Bye Bye," we saw almost none of those conflicts get resolved. Instead, a whole new set of problems arose!

And then there's Liam, who wants to start an actual fight club to channel his rage from being kidnapped by the psycho skank.

Max's Marriage

Liam has the perfect temperament to play nurse to Annie, but aside from that he's ready to kick some major ass. As long as Liam can be in the ring or with punching his bag, everything would be alright. 

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OMG, I had no idea Teddy could make a funny joke! Love it. The fact that Teddy's humor is so rare made it 10 times better. Well... Liam's good mood only lasted for so long until he punched the lights out of some guy at the gym and was banned from training there. Nothing stops Liam Court, though, so he turned Navid's lame sausage fest of a party into a Fight Club.

Now he and Navid have somehow won their way into a secret society! This is great for Navid's future business school endeavors, but doesn't help Liam with his rage issues at all.

Meanwhile, Annie was fighting for her relationship with Riley. We haven't heard much about Riley since the 90210 holiday episode but Dixon finally filled Annie in on his experimental spine surgery. Annie and Dixon bicker so much - but why would she be mad Dixon didn't tell her about the surgery? She was kind of in her own surgery at the time healing from a gunshot wound so it's not like Dixon did it on purpose! In the end, although Riley seemed okay at first, he ended up passing away. This is what we were afraid of when Street wanted to get experimental spine surgery on Friday Night Lights Season 2!

This is obviously a devastating turn but we also haven't heard about Riley in months so it's hard to know where he and Annie even stood. It felt like it was kind of thrown into the episode. As far as Annie's brother, they both have the tendency to help people (usually each other) against the other person's wishes. Now Dixon went and set up a secret scholarship for Megan after she specifically told him she didn't want his financial help.

We all knew this wasn't going to work out. Well, Adrianna just expedited the process by finding out what Dixon was up to and blowing his cover. Why should she be working her ass off for his label when the money is going to his girlfriend?

At the end of last week, Naomi found out that Max was not really in Iceland and was really just hiding at his parents' house. These two were desperately in need of some couples therapy so I'm glad they went. However, even though they found some conclusions, things didn't really end well. Max still took off in the middle of the night and left a small gift. He couldn't have had the balls to say goodbye like a man? I'm off of Team Max. 

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Last but certainly not least is Teddy and Silver. We found out the real reason Silver couldn't just use a random sperm donor was because it was too risky for her to try IVF again. Now we know why these specific embryos were so important and thanks to Navid (I know Navid... did a good deed!) Teddy now knows too. So Silver can have the embryos...but she can't carry the baby herself, Teddy demands a surrogate. The battle continues.

Whose side are you on? Will Max and Naomi come back to each other? Will Liam find a healthy outlet for his anger? It was an intense and fight filled 90210, wasn't it?

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Sarah silva

This was a super depressing episode!
Killing of Riley seemed out of left field! Not sure why they did that, they are not giving Annie a love story that lasts. The only thing I can think of is they are setting it up for an Annie and Liam reunion and if they go that route they better keep them together.
Being kidnapped really messed Liam up. There seems to be more going on than anger. I really hope this fight club thing is just a phase.
I can also see Teddy being hurt by what Silver did but he is being quite harsh with stating in the deal that a surrogate has to carry the baby, he is not a woman and he has no idea what it is like to be pregnant and how special that it. ( I have never been pregnant but you hear it is a surreal thing and if a woman wants to have her own baby that should not be taken away from her).
I feel so bad for Naomi. I liked her and Max when they first got together but it seems like ever since he came back last season engaged and then they ended up together and got married their relationship has been on the decline which is too bas as I really liked them together but not anymore.
Silly Dixon, while some girls may be happy to not have to worry about their tuiton Megan was not that girl.
So things are not looking good at the moment for our beloved 90210 characters.

Aries93

I think Silver should just have twins - she keeps one and Teddy gets one - problem solved and storyline over.
As sad as it is Riley died, YES for Liam and Annie to get back together. A little rushed, the past 4 episodes has hinted for these two for a while now.
I can't believe Naomi and Max are over, but I do believe they'll be back together within the next 3 or 4 episodes, if not, then seasons end. I don't think the writers are completely done with these two yet.
As for Dixon and Megan, yeah, they're good together, but with Adrianna still in the mix, it's never going to work out for them - you don't mix business with pleasure!
I think this show should just sort you whether which couples will get together in the end out of the last remaining singles who can't seem to get their shit together.

Zaidah rahim

@Nikki. ikr. Almost everyone was having a very sad moment in this episode. And I also love Silver/Navid's scene. Poor Silver.

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I agree with lovelolly. Annalynne/Josh are wonderful together, and I'm so depressed they broke up. Dixon/Megan broke up. Riley/Annie broke up. Teddy/Silver are fighting. Ade is stuck where she is, and needs a new storyline and man. A lot of great couples split last night. Sigh. :(

Zaidah rahim

Annalynne and Josh Zuckerman are very great actors. I like them together. Their scenes this week have made me really really sad. pls writers, I don't want Maxomi to break up. :(

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Probably because Annie and Dixon have been with us since season 1 rude and ungratefull Trippykitty.

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I loved the Riley character, why couldn't they of killed off Dixon or Annie, lol. I wouldn't want Teddy's help either, just adopt. And, now Max is gone. Ugh. If it wasn't for Naomi and Silver I would just quit watching this show.

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I am unbelievably irked and even angry with Teddy. If he had TWO sperm left - period - in which to make a baby, would he be more understanding? This is Silver's one chance! But personally, with the "father" of her embryo's being such a putz, I would recommend she adopt rather than go through life irrevocably tied to someone who is clearly a horrible person who goes back on his word - because that is what he did! She is dodging a bullet by not being connected to him forever. There are worse things than not raising one's biological children - and raising one with this "frenemy" would be one of them!

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I'm kinda pissed they handled the Riley/Annie relationship so quickly just to put her back with Liam. She was good with Riley. It seems like they're setting it up to wrap up though since their ratings are so terrible this season. Hopefully silver gets her baby before then! The way she wants it. Don't care so much about Ade. Or Dixon but I do like him and Megan together. I'm sad about Naomi and max. It was great to see them together after so long. And it's always good to see Grant Gustin guest starring! I hope to see more of him.

90210 Season 5 Episode 12 Quotes

He's pretty chipper for a guy who was almost shipped to Mexico in a crate.

Teddy [about Liam]

Don't worry about Ade. She'll come around She's actually a nice girl when she's not cheating on me, or trying to kill Silver, or pregnant and on drugs.

Dixon

90210 Season 5 Episode 12 Music

  Song Artist
Stars hold on when you get love and let go when you give it Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It Stars iTunes
Song Shake Charmer Jessica Lowndes
Macklemore and ryan lewis cant hold us Can't Hold Us Macklemore & Ryan Lewis iTunes