90210 Review: Hot Tian Action!

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Pop quiz, 90210 readers: Which of these season three storylines has received more attention?

Teddy and his struggle to come to terms with his sexuality? Or Liam and his servant-like job of escorting Laura, a character who has so rarely been seen over the last couple weeks that, to be honest, I had forgotten her name when she first appeared on screen?

I ask this question because "Best Lei'd Plans" took a major step in its Teddy plot this week, one that I really wish had the distinction of concluding the episode. Instead, that honor fell to a fallen Liam, a character that's been out of the spotlight for weeks.

Hitting the Beach

I'm all for a larger focus on Liam, and I hope this development leads to the return of his bad boy attitude. But I felt like the significant develop of Teddy actually making out with Ian deserved to be the episode's final scene.

Still, let's give kudos to 90210 for going there and let's see what happens from here. Will Teddy truly come out to everyone? Or, as I predict, will he and Ian keep things on the down low for awhile?

In other relationship news, are you buying Oscar's sincerity? I believe he's truly sorry, but I also continue to believe his entire revenge plot was incredibly lame. Didn't it seem laughable when he explained to Laurel that she was indirectly responsible for his mother's death, so he got her back by... having consentual sex with her and her daughter?

Really, did Laurel even do anything so wrong here? A young, hot guy - who her daughter was NOT dating at the time - wanted to sleep with her? She took advantage of that fact and had some fun. Big deal. It's not like Ivy wasn't aware her mom was a very free spirit long before she did Oscar anyway.

So, sorry, I don't feel bad for anyone in this situation. But my heart did drop a bit for Silver. She's always been my favorite character and she got punished twice this week, both times for simply being a good person.

She helped Adrianna apologize to Navid and she forgave Teddy for his homophobic rant from a few weeks ago. Both times, the result was heartbreak and loneliness. Still, I hold out hope that her and Navid will find their way to one another in the near future.

I'm rooting for them. How about you? Elsewhere...

  • Man, Annie is even annoying when she cheers: We know her! That's our friend!
  • Has anyone seen Dixon's storylines? He just can't find one anywhere.
  • What does it say when Debbie and Ryan are the show's hottest couple? By far?
  • In many ways, isn't what Debbie doing much worse than what Laurel did. Ryan is the teacher of her children, after all. Yet this plot is mostly being played as light-hearted, while we're supposed to be on Ivy's side against her mother. Just something to ponder.
  • Yes, many celebrities really do call the paparazzi themselves. Just ask Kim Kardashian.

What did everyone else think of the episode?

Best Lei'd Plans Review

Editor Rating: 4.1 / 5.0
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90210 Season 3 Episode 10 Quotes

Silver: That's all kinds of crooked.
Ian: Man, I can't do anything straight!

Ryan: She is frightening. I think it's because she looks so much like Christopher Walken.
Deb: It's uncanny.

90210 Season 3 Episode 10 Music

  Song Artist
Sunlight Sunlight Turtle Giant iTunes
Love crisis Love Crisis NagNagNag iTunes
Song The Piano Shake Hammerwax