90210 Review: Sex Scandals and The City

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After last week's 90210 - that I like to refer to as "Fifty Shades of Annie" - lots of things were left with a question mark. 

"The Empire State Strikes Back" picked up precisely where we left off with Annie opening the door to her ex client/lover Patrick.

Patrick's really upset that his wife might find out he used an escort and paid for sex. Boo effing hoo. Someone please find me the world's smallest violin. 

Impressing Jordan

I like to say that I try and look at most situations from both sides. For instance, last week I attempted to represent both sides of the Adrianna/Silver feud, as I knew there were going to be supporters in both corners. However, when it comes to Patrick any idea of sympathy is laughable.

Let's break it down: You're a loser who cheated on your wife and paid a college student for sex. You were dumb enough to write said girl a personal check that could be traced. You were obviously not paranoid enough to make the girl sign a confidentiality treatment. Instead of consulting with a lawyer, because there is realistically probably a legal argument here, you went out and bought a ton of cocaine and put it in a strangers luggage like some psycho fraternity prank. Lastly, let's just circle back and reiterate that you cheated on your wife with a prostitute.

Nobody feels bad for you.

Onto people we do care about: Liam is still taking the reveal of Annie's book pretty poorly. He lamented to Navid at one point that he feels like he just keeps used by women. While that's definitely true in the cases of Vanessa, Sydney and I guess Ashley, Liam has to remember that Annie didn't write this book for fame.

Annie loves Liam definitely as a friend, but likely as a lot more. She took a bullet for you, dude!!! Girls who are using you just don't get shot for you! So while Liam definitely has the right to feel blindsided and upset, he has to know that she isn't using him. Losing his spokesgirl sucked, I will give him that.

I loved all of the family aspects to this episode, especially when Naomi told Mark "Don't fight, you'll lose." It's funny 'cause it's true. Annie and Naomi have become surrogate sisters and that's something I really enjoy. I was pleasantly surprised when Mark hopped on stage and auctioned himself off for Naomi. I was downright euphoric when Dixon stood up to Patrick and then surprised Annie in NYC. The brothers did well this week. Mark inspired Naomi to finally have a little confidence in herself and to worry less about creating a perfect image all the time.

I don't have to care what you or anyone else thinks, because I am good enough exactly as I am. | permalink

Well it took five seasons, but yes Naomi you are. That's the true confidence she should've had all along, not the show she's usually putting on.

So what will happen on the final three episodes of 90210? Is Annie headed for a lawsuit? Are Ade and Navid getting back together or will Ade be teaming up with Taylor Swift for a scathing duet about exes? Will Silver finally relax a little bit?

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This was actually a really great episode for 90210. I was really pleased with Dixon's actions in this one. He was finally thinking about somebody else! But speaking of him, I will be seriously disappointed if him and silver get back together. They haven't been together since season one and they were awful together. She's been better with every other guy she's ever been with on the show. I'm still crossing my fingers that Ivy will come back for Dixon. Otherwise I don't see him with anyone. Mickayla is incredibly annoying, so if they do a flash forward, I hope she's not present. And I love silver and mark together. They look great together and have good chemistry. Ade and Navid deserve each other. And yes, silver has every right to dictate that sort of decision in her surrogate's life. It's her only shot at a baby. Everyone else should be more respectful. They know now important it is to her. Ade is becoming as awful as she once was, ugh.

Michael-b

Also, I really like Adrianna and Navid together! He's a pretty boring character without her

Michael-b

It was a great episode last night! Every time there was a commercial break I literally yelled out "It's such a great show!" I'm very sad that it's ending - especially since all of these story lines can't possibly be wrapped up in three episodes. Jennifer: I don't think Dixon and Silver are getting together, sadly. But I think that would have been a great finale idea, if they got married. That way a lot of the adults would return. Dixon's parents. Kelly. Maybe even David and Donna. But sadly, I don't think it will happen.

Sarah-silva

So Ade has not changed! She has never been my favorite but I did like her for awhile, but she is reverting back to her old ways.
She was going to do to McKayla what she Silver did to her. On top of that she sent the song off after McKayla said that Silver did not want her touring while carrying her child, which Silver has all the right as it is her baby!
I loved the scene when Dixon was at Patrick's house, I wanted to jump up and say YEAH Dixon. However that was not the last of Patrick he went after Mark. I really hope he gets out of jail and they all take Patrick down!
I think Liam is being way to harsh on Annie. He needs to suck it up and realize that she is the one woman that truly loves him and that he loves.
I am proud of Naomi and hope she gets to live happily ever after.

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Last thing, if anyone has seen the set pictures for the series finale, we can assume Dixon & Silver will end up togehter. But at this point we haven't any of that so I Wonder how it will happen or maybe it's just pictures of 2 best friends?

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90210 has never been the greatest show on TV; it was just entertaining. But one storyline they should have spent more time on was Ade's storyline with Maisie. I thought that when/if she reconnected with her daughter, that it would be the reason for Ade to get back with Navid (even though he's not the father) as they would have spent more time together remembering their past etc and not because they felt lonely like in last week's episode.

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Additionally, I want Navid & Adrianna together. They were the best couple in the first seasons (and later the best couple was Raj & Ivy) and went through so much together! Silver was never a match for Navid.
I'd like to see Silver with Dixon but at this point it seems unlikely =/ I guess he'll end up with Mickaela and Silver with Mark or alone.
Naomi was best with Austin and even Max but with Jordan it's really not good! I'd be fine if she ends up alone in the finale

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I hope Lannie soon happens and not only in the finale so yeah, in the next episode that would be great! Remember when they showed in a preview that Annie was finally admit to Liam she was still in love with him? At that time, I thought they'd get back together but of course, he was sleeping in the next episode he hooked up with the married woman =S

90210 Season 5 Episode 19 Quotes

I know it sounds really cliché, but telling the truth finally set me free of it all.

Annie

I just feel like I'm being used by women at every turn.

Liam
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