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Beverly Hills 90210

Beverly Hills 90210
  • Bewertung: 6,20
  • Jahr der Ersterscheinung: 1990
  • Genres: Romance, Drama
  • Länder: United States
  • Dauer: 44 Minuten

Focuses on the pleasures and problems of a group of rich children who go to West Beverly High School.

  • The Walsh Family moves to Beverly Hills, where the twins, Brenda and Brandon, meet new friends during their first week at West Beverly High School; Brandon falls for the most popular girl in the school while Brenda pretends to be a college student to romance a young lawyer.
  • Brandon meets and befriends surfer Dylan McKay, a mysterious loner who lives in a fancy hotel suite and hangs out at the beach with his surfer friends that include teenage alcoholic Betty. Meanwhile, Brenda feels she's living in poverty when she gets to know Kelly, and her insecure friend Donna Martin. Steve tries to hang out with David after mistakenly thinking that David's father is a wealthy TV show producer. Also, Andrea asks Brandon to write an article about being new in Beverly Hills.
  • When Brenda goes shopping with Kelly and Tiffany, she is shocked to learn Tiffany is a shoplifter, but nonetheless lets Tiffany pressure her into letting her stash her stolen goods at Brenda’s house. When Brenda and Tiffany are later arrested for stealing, Cindy begins to think that moving to Beverly Hills changed her daughter for the worst. Meanwhile, with some help from Dylan, Brandon is hired at the Peach Pit.
  • Brandon finds mixed blessings when Sheryl, his former girlfriend from Minnesota, comes for a visit, and who falls victim to the fast nightlife of the city. Meanwhile, Brenda develops a crush on her math teacher which affects her even more when she's asked to baby-sit for his two wild children for the evening in which Brenda asks Kelly and Donna to tag along with her.
  • Brenda botches her third try to get her drivers license, but she goes out anyway to rescue Kelly from a bad date, and in the process, loses Brandon's car. Meanwhile, Brandon decides to try out for the school's basketball team where he suspects that some students are brought into the school from out of district for the sole purpose of winning games and he asks Andrea to look into it.
  • Close to failing history, Brandon (at Steve's persuasion) resorts to cheating from a copied term paper, which leads him to debate honesty vs. an unfair teacher, as well as his friendship with Andrea when she catches him cheating. Meanwhile, Brenda and Kelly both have the hots for Dylan, so Brenda tries dying her hair after he states his preference for blonds. But she comes out with ugly orange streaks.
  • Brenda becomes fascinated by Kelly's hip mother Jackie. But Brenda is unaware about Mrs. Taylor's alcoholism and drug use which makes life hard for Kelly. It's not until at a West Beverly High Mother/Daughter beauty pageant that Brenda finds the truth which gives her a renewed appreciation for her own mother. Andrea blossoms at the pageant while writing an article about it. Also, Jim becomes hooked on playing his new electronic keyboard in singing old songs.
  • While Jim and Cindy celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary, Cindy finds herself attracted to photographer Glen, her old college boyfriend and matchmaker, which resurrects old jealousies from Jim. Meanwhile, Brenda and Brandon participate in a study on twins in America. Also, David is determined to become the new DJ on West Beverly High's radio station and after the dim-witted Scott blows his spot, Donna overplays her part, and Steve gets stage fright.
  • Brenda finds herself in a crisis when she gets to know an unseen student date-rape victim from Andrea's volunteer help line. Meanwhile, Brandon gets tempted by an older woman, named Nina, who specializes in health massage solutions.
  • When Brenda finds herself falling in love with Dylan, it results in Brandon's wariness and Jim strongly opposed to it due to Dylan's lifestyle and his father who gets indicted for corporate financial fraud. Meanwhile, Steve meets a girl who will be speaking at an AIDS seminar at school which leads everyone into discussing condoms.
  • Cindy and Jim get an interesting proposition from an eccentric, swinging couple while spending a weekend together in Palm Springs. With their parents away, the twins throw a party in their house and Brandon falls victim to the West Beverly High party scene when he ends up drinking a few too many tequila's, gets into a car accident, and is arrested for drunk driving.
  • Brandon learns some pitfalls of parenthood when he starts dating Melissa, a senior girl who has a six-month-old baby. Meanwhile, Brenda and Kelly win free skydiving lessons on a radio call-in show. After a few days of skydiving practice, they decide to set aside their fears of falling and take the plunge, literally.
  • Brenda throws a slumber party and invites Kelly, Donna and Andrea over for the night. But the evening turns sour when Kelly's bad girlfriend, Amanda Pacer, crashes the party and plays a game which brings out secrets that threaten the friendships between all of them. Meanwhile, Brandon and Steve go out together for a night of cruising and club hopping in which they end up getting duped by two girls that steal Steve's car.
  • The Walshes allow a young Latino girl named Karla Montez, (their maid Anna's niece) to use their address so she can attend West Beverly High School. Brandon becomes intrigued with Karla, but he suspects that she's hiding something due to her wariness and a strange man following her around. Later, when Jim arranges a party for one of his clients, Brandon causes a scene when he finds Karla at the party serving drinks and thinks she's being used as cheap labor.
  • During Presidents' Weekend, the gang goes to Palm Springs, where Dylan and Brenda plan to meet at a hotel for some time alone. But Brenda forgets the name of the hotel where she's supposed to meet Dylan. Meanwhile, David, wanting to fit in with the gang, ditches Scott and their trip to Magic Mountain to take Steve, Kelly and Donna to his grandparents' house, which is supposed to be empty. And Brandon stays home to help Nat at the Peach Pit, and discovers a secret that an apparently sarcastic boy named Curtis has been hiding.
  • A right look at the right time and in the right place in a local park gets Brandon a role on a TV series and he gets to work with the teenage lead actress Lydia Leeds, while becoming an instant celebrity at school. But Brandon learns that Lydia may only be using him to get back at her own boyfriend and co-star on the show. Meanwhile, Brenda becomes another celebrity when she plays the role of singing waitress Laverne while covering for Brandon at his job at the Peach Pit.
  • Brenda, tired to being treated like a teen, moves out on her own into a single apartment owned by a hippie stand-up comedienne. Meanwhile, Brandon runs for junior class president against his local competition, Michael, in which Brandon he is faced with two running tactics offered by Kelly and Andrea.
  • Brenda is filled with horror when she discovers a lump in her breast, which calls for a biopsy. Meanwhile, the upcoming SATs put extra pressure on everyone, especially Andrea and Steve during a study night together when an intimate moment happens between them.
  • As Brandon interviews Roger, the school's tennis star, he discovers that Roger's golden-boy appearance hides deeper demons. When the gang gets their SAT scores back, Donna becomes deflated by her low SAT score, which reveals her learning disability.
  • Brandon gets more than he bargained for when he and Steve volunteer to coach a Little League baseball team made up of spoiled little kids with smart mouths who are playing Peach Pit owner Nat's misfit team. Meanwhile, Jim (recovering from a back injury) howls at Brenda's request to keep a stray dog.
  • Everyone scrambles to get dates for the big annual spring dance. Kelly asks Brandon to the dance, offending Steve who has nobody while Andrea ponders whether or not to go to the dance. At the dance, Brenda and Dylan become more intimate and end up sleeping together for the first time, and David shows off his cool dancing. Also, Steve reveals to Brandon that it is his birthday but does not feel cheerful at all because his mother recently told him that he is adopted.
  • The Walshes excitement over Jim's promotion is short lived when he reveals that it means moving back to Minnesota. Steve gets upset with Brandon over him leaving as well as other problems. Meanwhile, Andrea offers herself to Brandon as a goodbye present, while Brenda faces the thought of moving away from Dylan.
  • With school out for the summer, Brandon decides to leave the Peach Pit and go to work for as a cabana boy at the posh Beverly Hills Beach Club which is run by the tough-mined Henry Thomas. But he must sometime tell Nat that he's leaving. Meanwhile, Brenda and Dylan face breaking up after her pregnancy scare, especially when Jim and Cindy get angry at Brenda after he's forced to tell them her prom night tryst with Dylan.
  • While Brandon gets close to a fellow cabana girl at the beach club, named Sandy, a member takes Brandon under his wing with his hard-to-refuse offer which causes problems at home. Jim and Cindy discuss joining the beach club for the enjoyment. Meanwhile, Brenda finds an outlet to her emotions when she, Donna, Andrea and David being taking drama classes in summer school taught by Chris Sutier.
  • Cindy's mothering instincts upset both Jim and Brenda after she brings an injured Dylan to recuperate at their house after he has a accident while surfing in dangerous conditions, while Dylan's father is arrested for income tax evasion. Kelly gets involved with a shy volleyball player named Kyle who is reluctant to make a move on her. Meanwhile, David and Donna are reluctantly paired for a Romeo and Juliet scene as a class project.
  • Steve invites Brandon, David and a few of their friends over at the beach club for an after-hours poker game and they all find themselves in trouble when their game is followed by a burglary of stereo equipment and a cash-poor Dylan becomes a suspect for he has lost his hotel suite and his money as well. Meanwhile, Brenda gets burned for sun worshiping with Donna.
  • Acting as a “big brother” to a 10-year-old boy, Brandon is asked to keep a secret that needs telling about his single mother's physical abuse. Meanwhile, Kelly fears a familial connection to David when his father, Mel, and her mother, Jackie, begin dating. So, Kelly becomes determined to keep them apart. Also, Brenda can't keep the absent Dylan from her thoughts while he is in Hawaii visiting his mother.
  • With the summer drawing to a close, Andrea and Brenda compete for the attentions of their drama teacher, Chris, who chooses the former over the latter, which puts a strain on their friendship. Meanwhile, Brandon finally buys his dream car, but finds “the fruit of his summer labor” sour when the car breaks down, gets impounded, and Jim gets angry at Brandon for the careless handling of the car's purchase. Brandon also goes to visit Nat at the Peach Pit to ask for his old job back as the place is under construction for a building expansion.
  • Brandon, Brenda, Dylan, Kelly, Steve, Donna, Andrea and David take an end-of-the-summer camping trip to Yosemite National Park. But in a comedy of errors, they end up stranded for the night in a rundown cabin during a rainstorm and exchange some facts of life with a newlywed couple from the cabin next door. The next day, disaster narrowly avoids Brandon during a hiking trip in the hills with Dylan who is revealed to have fallen off the sobriety wagon.
  • At the opening day of the new school year, Brenda becomes peeved when Dylan starts spending time with the new transfer student Emily Valentine, while she and Brandon also have eyes for each other. Meanwhile, David is reunited with Scott after he returns from his summer vacation in Oklahoma and finds that his friendship with David isn't as close as it used to be.
  • Brandon befriends a black family, the Robinsons, which stirs up Beverly Hills when they move in near the Walshes. The siblings include Ronny, a freshman photographer who volunteers to work at the Blaze, and his older sister whose ghetto boyfriend is roughed up by a racist security patrol. Meanwhile, Jim and Cindy try out a new “state of the art” house alarm system which is more of a nuisance than a help.
  • Dylan's long-estranged, beatnik, zen-freak mother Iris, whom he can't stand, comes for a visit from Hawaii, apparently to stay, which causes him to return to drinking which soon lands him in trouble at a local billiards club after hustling some pool sharks. Brandon tries to help Dylan deal with the situation, but Dylan is too blinded by his ego and pride to accept. Of the rest of the Walshes, only Cindy finds Iris McKay fascinating and free-spirited, while Brenda and Jim find Iris just plain weird. Meanwhile, Steve and Donna decide to play the stock market. But Kelly …
  • Brandon and Brenda's handicapped cousin, Bobby, visits the Walshes and a mutual attraction between him and Kelly is complicated more by others assumptions than by Bobby's wheelchair. Meanwhile, David tries asking Donna out on a date. Brenda finally gets her driver's license on the third try, but is hesitant to drive Brandon's car. Also, Emily joins the school newspaper just to be near Brandon.
  • After Brandon inadvertently tips the school to Andrea's non-district residency after her success in a new article competition, she must move into her grandmother's apartment to prove she lives within district to avoid expulsion from West Beverly. But Andrea's problems only get worse when her grandmother tells her that she will not lie if questioned about Andrea's residence. Meanwhile, no one can convince Steve that his new girlfriend, Christine, is a gold-digger out to get his money.
  • The gang attends a Halloween costume party at an old brownstone mansion with Steve playing Zorro, Donna dressed as a mermaid in which the costume limits her mobility, and Brenda and Dylan going as Bonnie and Clyde. But the party is highlighted by Kelly's very revealing bewitching costume, but low-lighted when one student makes an unwanted advance on her. Meanwhile, David skips out on the party to meet with Scott where they reminisce about the “good old days” while waiting for an egg fight with some neighborhood kids that never materializes. Also, Brandon and Emily …
  • On Scott's 16th birthday, his mother gives Donna and David the responsibility of rounding up people for his birthday party to save it from being a social disaster. But later, Scott finds a gun in his father's office and while showing it off to David, he accidentally shoots himself. David is then filled with conflicting emotions for days after and ends up telling Brandon, and the school, about regretting the way he treated Scott this year. Also, Andrea becomes openly jealous at Brandon for dating Emily who takes up Brandon's time and hers.
  • Emily leads the gang to an underground nightclub where she attempts to show Brandon the ultimate pleasure with drugs after she puts a hallucinogen in his drink, with disastrous emotional and financial consequences for him when they are forced to flee from a police raid only to leave Brandon's car behind which gets stripped and ripped apart. Meanwhile, Kelly and Donna worry about David who gets drunk at the rave, while Steve and Andrea get lost in the inner city looking for the rest of the gang and driving to the wrong place each time.
  • Emily refuses to accept the fact that Brandon no longer wants to see her. She slashes her own tires and pretends that her parents are out of town so that Brandon will invite her to stay over. She sneaks into his bedroom and tries to seduce him. After he makes it clear that he is not interested, she begins to stalk and harass him by making crank phone calls. Andrea also discovers that Emily is the person who has been sending menacing letters to the school paper. Eventually, Emily shows up at Brandon's house and douses the gang's homecoming float with gasoline. Brenda …
  • Steve is bothered by the appearance of his old nemesis Chuck Wilson, the former child actor who stared in the TV series Hartley House with his stepmother, Samantha, who is asked to appear in a reunion TV show. After Steve gets suspended from school for getting into a fistfight with the snobbish Chuck who insults Steve's mother and is revealed to know about his adoption, Steve begins to question who is his real mother. Meanwhile, Donna finally agrees to go to the annual winter dance with David, regardless of the teasing she gets of dating a sophomore.
  • Steve arrives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and tracks down his grandfather, Al Brown, a diner owner. Al explains that his daughter gave up Steve because she was very young and wanted him to have a good home. He sadly reveals that Karen Brown died in a car accident many years ago. Steve leaves flowers at her grave, and convinces an eccentric Santa-like charter pilot to fly him home for Christmas. Back in California, Cindy is depressed about her first Christmas in Beverly Hills. She invites the kids' friends and their families for Christmas Eve dinner, but everyone has …
  • Brandon learns a lesson in dedication to a task and hard work when he falls for Tricia, a young ice skater with Olympic goals, whom he pleasantly distracts from her skating practice. Meanwhile, Brenda must deal with a back-stabbing boss at her boutique job in which Cindy offers Brenda a chance to get back at her.
  • Brandon goes undercover for the Blaze to try and expose steroid use within the school's track team, and finds that Steve is involved after teammate Kyle tips Brandon about it. Brandon is then caught in a dilemma of how to expose the drug use without hurting Steve along with everyone else. Meanwhile, Brenda gets into a minor car accident with a con artist woman who's out for money.
  • Andrea fights with the school board to lead a campaign to have condoms distributed at West Beverly. But not all of the gang and their parents are happy about it since Donna's uptight, influential, and fiercely conservative mother, Felice, is opposed to any sex education in schools and has the PTA rally around her for her own self-serving support. Meanwhile, Brenda writes a term paper about her experiences with her pregnancy scare, which upsets Dylan who feels his privacy should be kept private. Also, David wants to plan a special evening with Donna.
  • When Kelly's mother Jackie, divulges the secret that she's pregnant, misunderstandings and grapevine talk between Kelly, David and Donna threaten to end the relationship between her and David's father Mel. Meanwhile, Nat takes Brandon, Steve and Andrea to the racetrack to bet on some horses due to Andrea's “power” to see the winner, and Dylan plans a special Valentine's Day for Brenda, of donating blood.
  • Brenda is tempted to cheat on Dylan when she falls for a college guy, named Tim, in her exercise class, while a the same time, Dylan is tempted by his old friend Sarah whom he meets at an AA meeting, and whose problem is worsening for she is driven to the bottle by her abusive, equally alcoholic boyfriend. Meanwhile, Jim and Nat hope to boost business for the Peach Pit with Karaoke, which is short-lived by all but Jim.
  • Brandon becomes involved with an a new student, named Marcie St. Claire, whose father, Dixon St. Claire, is Jim's new client and has plans for tearing down the Peach Pit to build a new shopping mall. Brandon then begins a major battle with his father and Nat by persuading him not to sell out to the company. Of the gang, only Brenda opposes Brandon in his crusade thinking that the gang can survive without their hangout place.
  • Brenda becomes a victim of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after being held at gunpoint by an armed robber during an after-hours hold up at the Peach Pit. Brenda then continues to have waking nightmares of the event and tries visiting a psychiatrist.
  • David leads Brenda, Kelly and Donna to the Bel Aire Hotel on a mission to meet the rock group ‘Color Me Badd’ when they come to town. But only Kelly gets to see the band, while David and Brenda get stuck in the hotel stairwell, and Donna sees more than she wants when she finds her mother, Felice, at the hotel with a man other than her father. Meanwhile, Brandon, Dylan and Steve, left alone at the Walsh House, hire an exotic dancer to ease their boredom. But they end up seeing very little of her when Andrea shows up for a surprise visit and won't leave.
  • After missing curfew a few too many times by staying over late at Dylan's house, Brenda is grounded and is forbidden to go surfing with him in Mexico for the weekend. But Brenda secretly decides to go anyway and asks Kelly and Brandon to help cover her tracks. Meanwhile, Kelly becomes acquainted with Jake Hanson, a handyman and an old friend of Dylan's, who eases her fears over her mother deciding to marry David's father and both become attracted to each other, despite their age differences.
  • Brenda faces the wrath of her parents after her disastrous return from Mexico. In a desperate attempt to keep Brenda and Dylan apart, Jim bans him from coming over to their house which only alienates Brenda even more, especially when Brandon and Kelly take out their troubles on Brenda over lying for her during her surfing trip. When the Taylor house suddenly floods from a ruptured water pipe, the Walshes reluctantly agree to host Mel and Jackie's wedding at theirs. Meanwhile, Kelly mourns the departure of Jake when his job at the Taylor house is done. But he returns …
  • Brandon returns to work for the summer at the Beverly Hills Beach Club to find that his parents are new members and Andrea now working there as the child-care supervisor. Meanwhile, the ever increasing devious Brenda defies her parents and continues to secretly see Dylan behind everyone's back with help from Kelly and Donna. When Brenda's caught in the act when Jim and Cindy run into Brenda with Dylan at the beach club, she runs away and into Dylan's house. Also, Steve takes Brandon's job at the Peach Pit on bet that he can't hold down the job for a single week.
  • Brenda learns that living with Dylan isn't all it's cracked up to be. When Brandon and Cindy discover that Brenda is unhappy living with Dylan, Jim immediately takes advantage of this to play hardball with him by canceling his trust fund. Meanwhile, Kelly and Donna plan a trip to Paris, but Kelly's loss of not going, due to her decision to stay and care for her mother's newborn baby girl, is Brenda's gain when Jim, using a little influence and blackmail, gives Kelly's visa to Brenda and sends her off to Paris in order to keep her away from Dylan. Elsewhere, Brandon …
  • Brandon becomes jealous of Andrea's new boyfriend, Jay, who invites her to Houston with him for a Republican convention, while she tries to get Cameron, to join on her day care group outings. Dylan's father, Jack, asks to put in a good word for him at his parole hearing, and Kelly keeps Dylan some company while mending her broken heart over leaving Jake Hanson (see Melrose Place). Meanwhile, Brenda and Donna arrive in Paris and they get a less than dazzling welcome to the City of Light after meeting brash students, as well as eating at a local restaurant.
  • Brandon and Steve both flip over an attractive volleyball player, named Brooke Alexander, whom Steve hires for his volleyball partner. Kelly and Dylan try out for volleyball, while becoming more attracted to each other. Meanwhile, a new girl in town, named Nikki Witt, flirts with David who shows her his song writing talents. In Paris, a French photographer persuades Donna to start modeling for him, while Brenda tries to fit in more with the Paris crowd when she begins to take up smoking.
  • Brandon, now dating Brooke, falls for a hard-luck story by a homeless man named Jack Canner. Meanwhile, Dylan and Kelly teeter on the brink of a romantic affair. Steve pushes David to let him be his manager for his singing career for 10% of earnings after listening to his music. Also, Andrea gets worried as Cameron, her deaf student, goes missing. In Paris, Brenda pretends to be French to woo another American student she meets there, named Rick, who develops a crush on her.
  • Dylan and Kelly decide to keep their romantic liaison a secret when Brenda and Donna return from Paris. During a welcome-back party for Brenda and Donna, Brenda confides in a guilt-ridden Kelly that she sees that something has changed about Dylan while she was away. Meanwhile, Brandon discovers that Brooke is not the girl of his dreams after he sees little amusement in her repeated racist and stereotypical comments. Also, Steve finally lands a gig for David at the end-of-the-summer clambake at the beach club.
  • Brandon wants to quit the paper so that he can enjoy his senior year. Andrea enlists the help of new advisor and English teacher Gil Meyers to change his mind. Gil decides to have Brandon replace Andrea as editor. She accuses him of sexism and wants to resign. Gil resolves the dispute by making Andrea and Brandon co-editors. A depressed Kelly changes her entire schedule to avoid Brenda and Dylan. Brenda, Steve and Donna sign up to be “”senior buddies“” for freshmen and transfer students. Donna is paired with David's summer fling Nikki, who has moved from San Francisco. David is afraid to confess to Donna, but Nikki inadvertently breaks the news. Donna tests David's love by having Nikki pretend to come on to him. Nikki expresses an interest in Brandon. Steve winds up with geeky freshman Herbert, while Brenda tries to help Scott's troubled sister Sue.

    Music: “”Live and Learn“” by Joe Public (#4, 1992); “”Wishing on a Star“” by the Cover Girls (#9, 1992)
  • During SATs week, Brenda tries to desperately quit her chain-smoking habit she picked up in Paris, while at the same time, she talks a little too openly to Beth Nielson, a tabloid-TV reporter about life in Beverly Hills who twists her story, and her friendships. Meanwhile, Nikki turns her sights on Brandon and tries to win his affections. An academic shortcut temps Steve when an alumni man, named B.J. Harrison, offers him the master key to the school offices. Also, Dylan visits his father in prison again who gives him some advice on his future.
  • The gang must consider their future and meets with their guidance counselor, except for Kelly and Dylan who agree that college is not for everyone. Meanwhile, Jim and Cindy announce to Brenda and Brandon that they can afford a private college for only one of them. Also, Andrea has the same bad dreams involving walking a high-wire to get into her own college. Brandon and Nikki become even more close, and David walks in on Kelly at a bad moment.
  • After a West Beverly football game is canceled because of the gang violence at the opposing school, Brandon meets with Jordan Bonner, the class president from the rough South-Central school, who together they decide to make a stand by inviting some of the students from the school to a West Beverly High dance, being headed by Brenda and sponsored by Gil Meyers. Meanwhile, Kelly goes to meet with her long-absent father. Also, David gets a DJ gig at the dance and a groupie, who is Sue, much to Donna's jealousy.
  • Andrea tries to get to the bottom of a sexual assault accusation against Gil Meyers brought forth by Sue's mother. David and Donna join in on the investigation and find out about Sue's real emotional troubles. Meanwhile, Brandon reluctantly agrees to go out dancing with Nikki, despite not knowing how to dance. Also, Dylan develops a bad cough due to surfing in polluted water.
  • Fate touches Brenda when her Paris beau, Rick, suddenly shows up, causing her to question her relationship with Dylan. Tragedy literally strikes Andrea when she's seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident. Meanwhile, Donna considers becoming more intimate with David, but she feels guilty about thinking about the subject of sex. Nikki also gets tickets for the Rosie O'Donnell show about the topic of AIDS and gets Brandon, Donna and David to come with her. After Steve gets bad news regarding his low SAT score, he decides to take the risk and gets Herbert to help him …
  • Steve stays close to the computer taping investigation, led by Andrea (now confined to a wheelchair with two broken legs), fearing that she may find out his criminal secret. But Steve gets more worried when the sleazy school janitor, Hutchins, demands blackmail money after figuring out that Steve broke into the school that night. Meanwhile, Brenda, now dating Rick, freaks out when she sees Dylan dating Kelly, in which after Dylan gets bad news regarding no record of taking his SAT's, he reacts frustrated and hits the road. Jim's dull work life is sparked up by his new…
  • On the road, Dylan finds comfort with Anne, a wealthy heiress living at a remote ranch in northern California after his car breaks down. Back in Beverly Hills, Brandon learns first-hand about Nikki's abusive past when her musician ex-boyfriend, Diesel, suddenly shows up and gets between them. Donna unsuccessfully tries to repair Brenda and Kelly's damaged friendship. After Steve is threatened by Hutchins, he unsuccessfully tries to bride his way from the trouble he's in by trying to get Herbert to take the heat.
  • A rainy Thanksgiving brings uneasy get togetherness when Brandon brings over Jack Canner, the homeless man he tried to help out the previous summer, after Nikki leaves town to visit her parents in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Steve, now expelled from school, joins his mother for a TV shoot in Santa Barbara to some time break his bad news to her. But Samantha Sanders actually sticks up for Steve and gets him conditionally readmitted to West Beverly. Also, Dylan brings his father home for Thanksgiving and must cope with his presence and his new girlfriend Christine.
  • Two guardian angels, Clarence and Miriam, watch the gang's Christmas holiday doings which include: the recovered Andrea and Brandon consider becoming intimate after Jay breaks up with Andrea by letter, and Nikki breaks up with Brandon by moving back to San Francisco. Brenda, Dylan and Kelly's love triangle trying a “mature” situation, which falls apart. David also decides to graduate early so he can be with Donna and the gang after his divorced mother moves to Portland. The mishap events lead to all of them on a bus bound for a Christmas Eve party for underprivileged …
  • While serving his detention, Steve meets Joe, a trouble-making punk among the rough crowd who takes him and Brandon out that night to bet on hot-rod racing, despite Dylan's cautious warnings. Things take a turn when Brandon suspects the opposing driver as the hit-and-run driver that hit Andrea. Meanwhile, Brenda and Kelly go out on a blind double-date with two kids from Princeton (junior high school), and David gets radio competition from Donna in between his DJ work and relentless studying for early graduation.
  • Brenda, Kelly, and their mothers Cindy and Jackie, as well as Donna and Andrea enjoy a good life for the weekend at a posh health spa, until Brenda overhears a conversation about Kelly's step dad's unfaithfulness to Jackie. Meanwhile, Jim questions his mid-life crisis with his secretary Dottie and a best-selling author on the subject. Dylan finds two separate fantasies about a future with Brenda and Kelly not fulfilling. Also, Brandon starts gambling on basketball games with Nat's bookmaker Duke.
  • Dylan's father, Jack, is finally released from prison to enjoy his son's company, and sets eyes on his trust fund. David doesn't know where he will live after his father moves out of Jackie's house. Meanwhile, Brandon's addiction to gambling intensifies when he starts using his own college money. Andrea decides on a new look for herself by her hair dying it red and trading her eyeglasses for contact lenses. But other than Donna, no one seems to notice Andrea's make over. Also, Dylan finally chooses Kelly over Brenda who is worsened after they tell her about their …
  • Dylan's estranged mother, Iris, returns to Los Angles which resurrects old family hostilities for she doesn't trust Jack with handling Dylan's trust fund, as does Jim. Brandon continues gambling and splurges his winnings on skis and a new car stereo. Meanwhile, David and Steve meet with the eccentric Icon Records Company president Curtis Bray, who tells David that he will give him a recording deal only if he fires his personal manager Steve. Brenda spends the entire weekend in her bedroom moping about her lost relationship with Dylan, while dreaming evil dreams on …
  • After dissolving the trust find, Dylan, Jack and Christine enjoy the good life together on a friend's yacht at Marina del Rey. But they are all under observation by unidentified men. Meanwhile, finances force Kelly's mother to put their house up for sale. Brenda, Donna and Cindy take a class in self-defense. Brandon continues gambling and starts losing money totaling $500 which makes Duke rather angry, but lets Brandon slide his losses. Andrea get invited on a date with Jordan. Also, David meets with Serge Menkin, his new recording manager, who insists that David …
  • After Jack is killed in a mob-related car-bombing, Dylan struggles with his inner self urging him back to old drinking habits before he learns the shocking truth about his father's parole and true colors from Christine who revealed to be FBI agent. Meanwhile, Kelly continues to be obsessed with losing weight and begins starving herself, while she becomes uncomfortable when Jim asks Dylan to stay at the Walsh house for a while to avoid reporters following his every move. Steve turns down giving any more recording advice to David who struggles with meeting with Curtis …
  • Gambling addict Brandon multiplies his addition by hiring a school bookie, Jeff, in order to pay off $1,500 of losses to Duke who's now out to get Brandon. Meanwhile, David finally realizes the true nature of the music industry when Serge continues to ignore his hip-hop material and forces him to record a repetitive, syrupy ballad. David goes along with it, but Curtis Bray does not like the new tune and outright terminates David's recording contract. Finally seeing the egotistical, two-faced shark that Curtis Bray really is, and the self-serving hack Serge is, David …
  • With the possible sale of the Taylor house, Kelly gives her mother and prospective buyers a hard time. David and Donna plan to throw Kelly a surprise 18th Birthday party at the Peach Pit. But things take a unexpected turn when the guests get an even bigger surprise from Kelly when she collapses due to an overdose of diet pills. Meanwhile, Steve badgers Brandon into joining him on a TV dating game show and Steve wins a date with an attractive girl named Celeste Lundey.
  • Kelly stops attending her eating disorder group because the girls with more severe cases unnerve her. Kelly wins “”Most Beautiful“” in the senior poll, while Dylan is “”Most Handsome.“” Kelly suspects that everyone judges her entirely on her looks, and blows up at Dylan and Jackie. Dylan lets her read a section from his manuscript in which he describes his feelings for her. Brenda feels isolated from her classmates when she fails to win anything in the poll. She decides to apply to the University of Minnesota. Brandon and Steve take Jim and Cindy to a Lakers game because they can't get dates. They do not arrive until nearly halftime because of Brenda's big news and a traffic jam. Steve wins the chance to take a halfcourt shot for $10,000, and makes the shot. He anonymously donates the money to the school to revive a summer camp for elementary school students.

    Music: “”Man on the Moon“” by R.E.M. (#30, 1993); “”Humpin' Around“” by Bobby Brown (#3, 1992)
  • Brenda, Kelly, Donna, Andrea and David go to Magic Mountain for Senior Ditch Day (an event organized by the school). A classmate steals Kelly's wallet, but Donna beats him up when he tries to snatch her purse. Andrea struggles to overcome her fear of roller coasters, and she and Donna have a talk about being virgins. Brandon misses out on the trip to fill in for an ailing Nat at the Peach Pit. A tour guide brings the Burt Reynolds Fan Club to the Pit, but cannot pay the bill because she has supposedly been scammed by her boss. She jumps out the bathroom window and steals Brandon's car. Steve and Dylan catch up to her and spend the day trying to track down Burt Reynolds and convince him to meet the fan club. Burt shows up as a favor to Steve's mother, but the tour guide turns out to be the actual con artist.

    Music: “”Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)“” by Roy Orbison (#4, 1962); “”Walk Right In“” by the Rooftop Singers (#1, 1963)
  • Brandon and Andrea discover that the school board has quietly passed a measure in which any senior found drunk at the prom will be barred from graduation. Jackie tells David and Kelly that she has sold the house. Brandon and Brenda do not plan to attend the prom. Brenda accepts an invitation from football star Tony Miller, and Andrea calls Brandon at the last minute after Jordan gets the flu. Donna is surprised when her mother gives her permisson to stay out all night. David rents a hotel room for the night. Mel serves champagne at a pre-prom party, and everyone except Dylan and Andrea drinks. Donna gets drunk (partially because she also hadn't eaten all day) and becomes very ill. The gang tries to sneak her out of the hotel, but she faints right in front of Mrs. Teasley. Brandon and Andrea check out a hotel room that Tony had presumptuously reserved, and Andrea gets a little carried away.

    Music: “”Time to Be Lovers“” by Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan; “”Action Speaks Louder Than Words“”
  • Donna is suspended, and must enroll in summer school before she can graduate. Felice refuses to appeal the ruling because she is worried about her own reputation. Donna changes her mind by reminding her that her husband and Donna forgave Felice for her past mistakes. Brandon is disgusted by the students' apathy, and Gil encourages him to take action on Donna's behalf. Brandon convinces the entire senior class to walk out on finals as a show of solidarity. Dylan doesn't want to participate because he has set his sights on making it into the University of California-Berkeley. The juniors join the protest after Brandon agrees to add the elimination of a proposed dress code to the demands. Everyone (including Dylan) walks out on finals and marches to Donna's hearing. They stand outside shouting, “”Donna Martin graduates!“” Despite a plea from Felice and threats from the superintendant, hundreds of students enter the building. At the urging of a surprisingly reasonable board member, the schoo
  • The gang reminisces about the good times while preparing to graduate. Steve convinces his friends to take part in a special event to ensure their legacy. He is surprised when Mrs. Teasley congratulates him on getting his act together and offers to write him a letter of recommendation. She had discovered his donation to the elementary school's summer camp. Steve wishes to attend California University with Brandon, Kelly, David and Donna. David fears that he won't graduate because he misnumbered his chemistry final. Brenda is accepted to the University of Minnesota; Brandon tries to discourage her from leaving. Iris arrives in L.A., but Dylan is angry at her because he couldn't reach her after Jack's death. Dylan receives the check from his trust fund. Brandon learns from Jordan that Andrea may not go to Yale. Brandon fears that Andrea is giving up her future for him, but she is actually worried about paying her tuition. David and Donna emcee the senior breakfast, where everyone continue
  • After working for the summer at the Beverly Hills Beach Club, Brenda leaves Beverly Hills to go to college in Minnesota and finds that her old friends now see her differently. Meanwhile, David and Donna seek out some affordable housing on the beach. As college approaches, Steve and Brandon rent a beach front house in Malibu for the final two weeks of the summer, and they get a surprise visit from Steve's former girlfriend Jill Fleming, which irks Celeste. Kelly returns from a two-month trip to Europe, without Dylan, who has been rejected acceptance into Berkeley. Also…
  • Donna is afraid to tell her mother about David living with her and Kelly at their new beach front house. Kelly tells Donna about her troubles with Dylan during their stay in France with both trying to make each other jealous. Dylan returns from Europe to reconcile with Kelly who admits he was faithful to her. Meanwhile, Brandon tries to get close to Jill who wants to take things slow, and it unwittingly creates jealousy with Steve. In Minnesota, Brenda gets homesick for the warmth of Beverly Hills while trying to adjust to college life and her brash roommate Darla …
  • Brenda returns to Beverly Hills to find her bedroom taken over by Brandon and her parents angry that she dropped out. College registration is too much for Dylan who has a kindred spirit, so he and Brenda pair for a fishing trip to talk about their future. David and Donna try to audition for the DJ's on the California University's radio show, while Andrea tries to get in with the university's newspaper, The Condor, and soon clashes with the egotistical student editor Josh Richland. But Andrea has a more friendly meeting of minds with Dan Ruben, her dorm faculty advisor…
  • During Rush Week, the girls attempt to pledge the Alpha Omega sorority and the result bores Brenda; reunites Kelly with an old flame, John Sears, whom she can't stand and shake off; exhausts Donna who tries to boost ratings for her and David's radio show; and stereotypes Andrea when she suspects the sorority president of being anti-Semetic. Meanwhile, Brandon is asked to run for student senate, but Steve won't accept his involvement with the senates politics which are unpopular with the fraternity.
  • During the first week of classes as California University, Donna becomes burned out of her work which is interfering with her college courses, Donna quits the late-night radio shift leaving David solo. Brenda seeks a job for herself to pay for her college tuition and finds one with her father, but she fails to deliver some important contracts. At a pool party for the college freshmen, Steve decides, but can't bring himself, to break up with Celeste. A jealous Dylan can't deter John Sears from seeing Kelly. Also, Andrea discovers that her residential advisor and …
  • Jim sets a lonely Brenda up on a blind date with Stuart Carson, the son of his business associate and both he and Brenda hit it off. Dylan decides to buy a new car, regardless of the price. Due to his late night schedule, David causes problems with Kelly and Donna over his lack of housekeeping. Kelly tells Dylan that they should start seeing others as a result of her growing relationship with John Sears. Meanwhile, Andrea finally loses her virginity when she and Dan move beyond being “just friends.”
  • Dylan considers buying a gun after his new car is stolen from him at gunpoint. Meanwhile, Brandon is asked by his sociology professor, Corey Randall, to tutor the university's basketball star, D'Shawn Hardell. Andrea and Dan mull over going public their affair. Also, Brenda and her parents are invited over for lunch at Stuart's parents house in Bel Air, as his romance with Brenda begins to really take off.
  • Cindy and Jim throw a party for their 20th wedding anniversary. As Stuart and Brenda's affair grows, he proposes marriage and she willingly accepts. Meanwhile, Brandon falls for an anthropologist grad student named Lucinda Nicholson. A paranoid Dylan buys a gun from a street dealer and almost shoots Brandon. Andrea tells Kelly that she has doubts about her affair with Dan after he tells her about his non-belief in marriage. Then, Andrea meets a charming, Latino barman at the party, named Jessie Vasquez. Mel asks David to look after baby Erin while he heads off to …
  • Brenda finds out from Stuart that his parents want her to sign a prenuptial agreement which bothers her. Jim also finds out about Stuart's prenuptial papers and asks Dylan to look into Stuart's background. Meanwhile, David and Kelly grow more hostile to each other when they are caught in the middle of Mel and Jackie's custody battle for Erin. On his first dinner date with Lucinda, Brandon discovers that she is married… to his sociology professor. Guilt plagues Steve after doing a favor for Sears and his frat buddies to bed down a blind date, named Laura Kingman, a …
  • When their wedding plans become too much of a hassle, Stuart convinces Brenda that they should elope to Las Vegas. After Brandon finds out, he gets the rest of the gang to drop what they are doing and they all fly out to Vegas to try to discourage Brenda and Stuart from their marital plans. Meanwhile, Laura wants to see more of Steve, who tries to keep things between them under wraps. On other personal fronts, Brandon continues to try to keep Lucinda distant who continues to flirt with him every chance she gets. Donna continues to try to resolve the continuing feud …
  • After Steve breaks up with Laura, she tells Kelly and others that he date-raped her the night they were together to get back at him. Meanwhile, Kelly learns Sears true sexist colors and rejects him, but he too doesn't take it so kindly. Dylan tutors Brenda in poetry which brings them to a disagreement. Also, Brandon's relationship (or lack of it) with Lucinda takes a dangerous turn when D'Shawn finds out and threatens Brandon to take his history mid-term for him or he will tell Professor Randall of his suspicions. When Lucinda insists to Brandon that he should take …
  • After mistaking a woman at a rural filling station for his former girlfriend, Emily Valentine, Brandon decides to visit Emily's home in Marin County north of San Francisco. He learns that the Valentine family has moved to Greece, but runs into Emily by chance on a cable car in San Francisco. They rekindle their romance and decide to spend Thanksgiving together. But Emily does not reveal that she must move away in a week. Back in Los Angeles, the KEG frat house and Alpha sorority serve Thanksgiving dinner at a halfway house, and John Sears tries to take advantage of a …
  • Emily has been accepted to the prestigious Cousteau Institute in France, but does not want to attend because she and Brandon are in love. Brandon observes her passion for marine biology and encourages her to pursue her dream. Brenda balks when she is asked to appear nude in an experimental campus play. The frat and sorority pledges must endure a series of humiliating experiences during “Hell Week.” The upperclassmen order Steve to steal a prize autographed baseball from Professor Randall for a scavenger hunt, but he gets caught. Andrea breaks up with Dan and begins …
  • Strange dreams contemplate Donna to fulfill David's dream to sleep with her on their second anniversary together, until her parents show up for a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Brandon returns from San Francisco where he learns about the Steve's botch break-in, who finds himself left in cold after Mike Ryan and the rest of the frat members reject him. Only John Sears remains sympathetic to Steve and tries to help. But when Brandon learns and relays to Steve that the campus police were anonymously tipped off to Steve's break-in, Steve realizes that Sears had set him up. In…
  • The Walshes get stranded in a damaged plane while on their way to Hawaii and flash back to past Christmases. Meanwhile, Dylan gets into the holiday spirit after a strange woman, named Suzanne Steele, and her 12-year old daughter Erica, show up at his house who claim to be his late father's mistress and his step-sister, asking for shelter. Frustrated that Donna won't give up her virginity, David starts to act coldly towards her during a Christmas party at Mel's house. Also, Jesse takes Andrea to a midnight mass.
  • During mid-terms, David starts taking crystal methamphetamine to keep up with his busy schedule, while Donna wonders what's wrong with his sudden change in behavior. Meanwhile, Dylan offers Suzanne financial aid and becomes suspicions after she gets very defensive when he asks her for identification. Steve comes face-to-face with John over that he set him up the night of his break-in with a “test” vote by the fraternity to see who will be expelled from the KEG house. Also, Brandon tries to get D'Shawn to take his finals, then an accident during a game sidelines …
  • David's increased drug use turns into a nightmare for him, Kelly and their parents when, while under the influence of sedatives, he loses baby Erin at a park. Meanwhile, Donna temporarily forgets about David when she flirts with an attractive ski instructor, named Chad, during a ski trip with the rest of the gang. While Suzanne is out of town, Dylan spends the day with Erica teaching her how to surf, which takes a turn when Erica gets her first menstrual period. Then, Jim makes a background check of Suzanne for Dylan with her social security number and uncovers a …
  • Dylan gets Suzanne a job at the Peach Pit as a waitress, which takes a different turn when Nat is hospitalized resulting from a heart attack. Dylan then learns that Nat may lose the Peach Pit when Nat's cousin Joey arrives in town, wanting to sell it. Meanwhile, Brandon is asked to be a candidate for a college task force on education to go to Washington. David seeks treatment for his drug use while trying to find a substitute for his radio shift and finds Steve, who does a bad job. Meanwhile, Andrea's not sure if she can tell Jesse about her pregnancy. Also, Cindy …
  • With Nat still in the hospital waiting heart surgery, Brandon temporally takes over running the Peach Pit, while Dylan rescues the place after he buys out Joey's share, making Dylan the co-owner. Meanwhile, David's drug problem returns, resulting in Kelly and Donna moving out. Then, David loses his radio DJ job after the station manager, Howard, fires him after seeing that David is completely out of control. Jesse disagrees with Andrea about her decision to get an abortion. Also, Brandon he learns of Lucinda's divorce from Professor Randall and now wants in on a …
  • Donna tries to make up with David, whose increased drug use turns her away. David also steals $150 from his father to buy more amphetamines for himself. Later, when David's drug dealer is arrested, he finds himself holding a huge stash of narcotics in his procession and calls on Dylan for help. Meanwhile, Jesse and Andrea meet with her grandmother to get her blessing before their wedding and reception at the Peach Pit. A dangerous affair begins between Brandon and Lucinda, while her true colors are show when she begins teaching her anthropology class of human …
  • Brandon uses Kelly as his date at a university social event to shield his affair with Lucinda from Josh Richland, a snooping student reporter from the Condor determined to dig up any dirt on Brandon. Meanwhile, Brenda and Stewart travel to Palm Springs where they find big complications from a small mistake Brenda makes which leaves them stranded in the desert, where Stuart fumes over and it resulting in her finally breaking off their engagement for good. David rents a piano as a new hobby while Kelly moves back in with him and Donna. Also, Andrea lets Steve use her …
  • Lucinda temporally loses interest in Brandon when she flirts with Dylan to ask him to finance her documentary film. Meanwhile, Kelly and Brandon spend the weekend together at a task force retreat where they meet the university Chancellor, Milton Arnold, Dean Trimble and the Chancellor's teenage daughter Clare, where Brandon and Kelly become more attracted to each other and brush off Josh who's still hounding them. Brenda and Donna befriend a stray dog that escapes from the university's lab, whom they name Rocky. Also, Andrea discovers that Steve is allowing Muntz and …
  • Brenda and Donna attend an animal rights rally, and are crestfallen when the university refuses to suspend animal testing. After Rocky dies of cancer, Brenda becomes involved with a small group of radicals. She serves as lookout when the group breaks into the university research building and tries in vain to save Andrea's lab (which does not harm animals in its testing). Brenda is arrested. Kelly and Brandon are furious when Dylan refuses to fund Lucinda's film. He finally tells Kelly that Lucinda came on to him. Brandon breaks up with Lucinda and Kelly confesses her …
  • Brenda calls Dylan from jail in the hopes of keeping her arrest a secret, but he is forced to tell her parents. Brenda's friends avoid her out of fear of being accessories after the fact and Kelly acts especially bitchy because she is tired of Dylan coming to Brenda's rescue. Brenda faces felony charges, as her crime was a federal offense. An FBI agent who had gone undercover with the activists offers her immunity in exchange for her testimony. Kelly apologizes for shunning Brenda. Andrea gives Donna a healthy puppy (Rocky II) to take her mind off Rocky's death. Steve…
  • When the rest of the gang takes off on a ski weekend, Brenda stays behind and discovers an old diary that belonged to a young woman who once lived in the Walsh house with her parents and brother in the late 1960s, in which Brenda imagines herself and the gang as the girl Wendy and the gang as her hippie friends.
  • While working with Kelly to recruit guys for the “Men of CU” beefcake calendar that they're working on, Donna goes on a spontaneous date with D'Shawn just to make David jealous when she finds him flirting with his blind piano teacher Holly. Meanwhile, Steve sees no reason to keep the secret that their frat president, Mike Ryan, is gay despite being sworn to secrecy.
  • Brenda hopes to impress Roy Randolph, a visiting Broadway director, when she auditions for the lead role in the campus play of “Cat On a Hot Tin Roof.” Steve is reunited with Laura Kingman, where he coaches her for the same lead role, while Kelly also wants in on the part. Meanwhile, Brandon brushes off continuing advances from his new admirer Clare Arnold, the daughter of the university's chancellor, who won't take “no” for an answer when she handcuffs herself to his bed. Also, Dylan tries to help a jealous Erica accept her mother's new chemist boyfriend, Kevin …
  • When Brenda and Kelly are called back to final auditions, the resulting competition puts a serious strain on their friendship. Steve continues to coach Laura for the lead, and she ends up making a superior performance, brushing aside Brenda. Meanwhile, Brandon is still being perused by Clare who has a crush on him. So, she tricks Brandon into taking her out to her senior prom at her posh boarding school which leads to Brandon getting decked by an angry passerby at Clare's hotel post-prom party. Also, Jesse's not around when Andrea has a medical emergency and she's …
  • After Brenda finally wins the lead roll in the play, the unbalanced Laura attempts to sabotage Brenda's acting career by spreading rumors that she granted sexual favors with Randolph to win the lead. Meanwhile, Kevin impresses Dylan and Erica when they visit his lab where he tells Dylan about his clean-up plans for Santa Monica bay which are under funded. So, Dylan asks Kevin if he could act as his beneficiary to open up his own chemical clean-up company, while Kevin also announces his engagement to Suzanne. Kelly continues to resent Suzanne and Kevin's presence which…
  • Dylan and Kelly finally call their relationship quits due to him spending more time with Erica, Suzanne and Kevin, as well as Kelly openly expressing that she doesn't trust Suzanne and Kevin over their continuing presence. Erica tells Dylan that she overheard her mother and boyfriend talking about moving to South America, while Kevin and Suzanne (for some suspicious reason) easily convince Dylan they want to relocate Kevin's new chemical company in Arizona. Meanwhile, Brenda finds old feelings for Dylan returning to her when he gives her an opening-night gift medal …
  • In the two-part season finale, Brandon goes to Washington D.C. as a part of the college task force to meet the president. Kelly follows Brandon to Washington to get him out of a jam when Clare and Lucinda arrive at the hotel to peruse him. At the CU Marti Gras, David impresses pop star Kenneth “Babyface” Edmunds, and his recording manager Ariel with his keyboard music where Donna catches David in a very compromising position with Ariel. Steve runs into Celeste who's now with John Sears. Kevin and Suzanne get married in a semi-formal ceremony where he persuades Dylan …
  • The Walshes welcome Valerie Malone, a young and charming family friend from Buffalo, who moves into Brenda's room after she leaves for England. But unknown to everybody, Valerie is secretly revealed to be a manipulative, cynical and callous woman with a taste for drugs and hard liquor. Meanwhile, Donna returns from her summer stay in Texas and claims that she's over with David, who's doing a video for his film class about his travels during the summer. But that evening, Donna has an emotional breakdown when she runs into David at a nightclub. Steve returns from his …
  • Donna announces to the gang that she has decided to move to Houston to be a débutante. But Kelly eventually learns that Donna still emotionally fragile since her breakup with David and she's hiding behind her mother just to avoid running into him. Dylan also finds out that his entire bank account is cleaned out by Kevin and Suzanne's scam, but alienated with life and embarrassed and ashamed at himself for what happened, Dylan keeps his financial problem to himself. Meanwhile, Brandon decides to tell Dylan about him and Kelly, but chickens out after seeing him drinking…
  • Josh helps Brandon run for student body president who shines at a debate. But a scandal comes up when Alex Diaz, a militant student, uncovers an article written the previous year by Josh, but never published, which details Brandon's tutoring of D'Shawn whom took rigged tests surfaces which threatens to tarnish Brandon's reputation. Donna asks Clare (now attending C.U. as a sophomore) to move into the beach front apartment to help pay the rent. But Clare brings a bad snoring habit with her. Meanwhile, Valerie secretly decides to pursue Dylan after finding Brenda's …
  • Brandon has trouble coping with Josh's sudden death in a car accident which is a challenge to his political position when he's forced to fill Josh's shoes. Meanwhile, Donna finds a new man for herself, a KEG member named Griffin Stone, whom her mother sets her up with. David meets Clare for the first time and they too become close. Also, Valerie continues perusing Dylan who lays out ground rules that their clandestine relationship is based purely on sex, while Valerie continues her “good girl” charade in front of Steve and everyone else.
  • Kelly's senses alert her to be suspicious of Valerie's true unwholesome colors when she catches her smoking pot and she naturally makes a big fuss about it. But to Kelly's surprise, she cannot get a sympathetic ear. Steve refuses to believe Kelly, thinking that she's just jealous. Even Brandon is skeptic and tells Kelly to give Valerie the benefit of a doubt. However, Donna doesn't seem to care and tells Kelly that what Valerie does in her spare time is none of their business. Later when Kelly sees Valerie at the Peach Pit drinking and flirting with Dylan, she …
  • Brandon, now the new student body president of CU, has his first challenge when he is pressed into action by some human-rights activist students who are against the chancellor's friend Quintaro, a visiting Asian dignitary from a fictions South-East Asian country of Selanesia, who is accused of human-rights violations which puts Brandon at odds with both Clare and Chancellor Arnold. Meanwhile, Valerie helps Steve, Kelly, and fellow KEG members Griffin and Muntz, plan the theft of a rival college's mascot, a huge stuffed bear, during homecoming weekend. Donna skips the …
  • Kelly's disapproval of her mother's return to modeling increases when she learns that her baby sister Erin is involved. Meanwhile, the Walshes finally learn that Dylan is broke when the proposed Peach Pit expansion leads to an exposure of his finances. Valerie, still smearing with both anger and pity after catching Dylan cheating on her, confirms to them that Dylan is bankrupt. Jim then offers Dylan financial assistance. But the growingly misanthropic Dylan is too far gone to accept any sympathy and rudely blows off Jim. While Donna has trouble balancing the …
  • On Halloween night, Donna becomes scared when her two suitors, Ray and Griffin, finally cross paths during a costume party at the KEG house. After being shunned by the Walshes and the rest of the gang, Valerie considers moving back to Buffalo, but decides to stay after learning that her mother has suffered a nervous breakdown. Steve unfairly blames Dylan for having a tryst with Valerie, and breaks his business agreement with the Peach Pit After Dark. Valerie also fails to bewitch Dylan who's sinking deeper into depravity with hard drugs, while Brandon reacts coldly …
  • Dylan enters a rehab center after all of his friends conduct an intervention. Valerie and Clare, left out of the intervention, spend the day shopping and bonding with each other. But after one day, Dylan runs away from the clinic with a little of Valerie's help. Dylan then alienates Valerie more with his continuing drug use and attitude in which she walks out on him for good. Kelly gets a modeling offer from Seventeen magazine. Meanwhile, Ray has dinner with Donna's wary parents Felice and John. Also, David and Clare's homemade video of their lovemaking disappears and…
  • When Dylan is put in a coma after a car accident while driving under the influence of heroin, bizarre near-death dreams he has mirror his fight for life which involve his drug dealer, his high school principal Mrs. Teasley, Kevin, Suzanne, Erica, Valerie, the Walshes, and his own long-dead father, Jack. Meanwhile, Steve is bothered by the appearance of his annoying and overbearing father, Rush, at a flag-football tournament as part of the KEG sports weekend.
  • Brandon and Dean Trimble are caught in the middle of a conflict when several Jewish students, including Andrea, protest the scheduled campus appearance of a controversial, anti-Semitist, African-American orator, in which the demonstrations and near-riots disrupt Kelly's photo shoot for the magazine. Meanwhile, Donna plans a party for Ray's 25th birthday. In the hospital, Dylan spends the time talking with his mother Iris, while his drug dealer pays an unexpected visit and threatens him not to tell the police about their business.
  • Jim gets Brandon tickets to the Rolling Stones' Rose Bowl concert, but a hearing to determine the legality of his presidency is moved to the night of the concert. Jesse argues that Brandon is already the legitimate president, as he has been calling senate meetings to order; the challenge to the presidency is denied. Brandon takes Andrea to the concert. Kelly gets backstage access through the magazine, while braggart Steve has trouble getting in at all after a hippie steals his wallet. Ray and Donna work as vendors and see the show free of charge. David and Clare go to…
  • Emily flies back from Paris to attend a seminar at La Jolla. She asks Brandon to meet her at the airport, claiming to have just a four-hour layover. She actually has a week until the beginning of her seminar, but Brandon breaks her heart by revealing that he is dating Kelly. When he sees her back to her hotel room, they share a passionate kiss. Steve and Griffin organize a holiday rave at an abandoned house. Valerie helps them out in the hopes of getting back in Steve's good graces. David and Clare accidentally post the notice about the event on a computer bulletin …
  • In the aftermath of the house fire, Kelly suffers second and third degree burns on right wrist, ear, and the whole right side of her neck. Allison's injuries are much more severe, but she maintains a positive attitude. Brandon is racked with guilt because of his feelings for Emily. Kelly does not react well when she learns that Emily is still in town. She calls Dylan to discuss her insecurities and Brandon visits him in search of advice. Kelly believes that Brandon is only staying with her out of guilt, but Emily eases her mind when she reveals that he expressed his …
  • Donna's snobbish mother, Felice, puts Ray's feelings for her daughter to a test by offering him money to stop seeing her, while Ray's alcoholic, chain-smoking, redneck mother, LuAnn, goes Christmas shopping with Donna. Differing family traditions cause tension between the Catholic Jesse and the Jewish Andrea. Clare introduces David to her father during a faculty Christmas party who finds common ground with him over their love of music. Meanwhile, Dylan goes to his old friend, Christine Pettit, from the FBI to help him find his stolen money. Unable to help Dylan, …
  • Steve begins community service at a retirement home and meets Saul Howard, an ex-entertainer with Alzheimer's disease, whom Steve confides in with his problems. Dylan asks Jesse for advice when he is told to appear in court over his car accident. Meanwhile, Valerie returns to Beverly Hills after spending a sunny Christmas vacation in the Caribbean, instead of visiting her mother in Buffalo, which prompts a cold response from Kelly who openly admits to everyone that she despises Valerie and doesn't trust her for a second. Ray declines a request by Donna to perform at …
  • On their semester break, Dylan and Brandon take a motorcycle trip through California and they end up being subjected to slave labor by a Native American sheriff for trespassing on a reservation, which helps dissipate the tensions between both of them over Kelly. Meanwhile, Kelly benefits from attending psychology workshop seminars run by a famous, crippled psychology professor named Patrick Finley. Donna tries to help Ray get over his stage fright on the eve of his debut at the grand opening of the Peach Pit After Dark. Steve spends the weekend moping over his father,…
  • Dylan recruits Valerie to help him and Jonesy pull off a caper in Punta Brava, Mexico to reclaim his lost money after they find Kevin and Suzanne. Jones and Valerie pose as a couple at a resort hotel where they befriend Kevin and Suzanne (aka: Karl and Kitty Cavendish) in order to get to know more about where they keep Dylan's stolen money. But when Dylan wants to rescue his sister Erica, Jones backs out, leaving Dylan to carry on a rash rescue attempt alone. In Beverly Hills, Brandon feels threatened by Kelly's relationship with Professor Finley when Brandon starts …
  • Kelly's continued involvement with Professor Finley and his conflict against the college faculty to preserve his tenure frustrates Brandon since he knows about Finley's hostile and paranoid attitude. Meanwhile, Valerie seeks a reward for helping Dylan recover his money and asks both him and Jones to cut her in on a large share. David's old flame Ariel Hunter, now a music company rep, returns and woos Ray to get him to sign a music deal, much to Donna's worry. Also, Andrea flirts with trouble when she starts seeing Peter while Jesse is away on business.
  • Steve tries to secure the R&B group “Jade” for a Valentines Day telethon at the Peach Pit After Dark. Meanwhile, Brandon coaxes Kelly away from Professor Finley and his work at his newly opened commune, but only for the moment. After moving out of the Walshes and into a hotel suite, using some of Dylan's money, Valerie comes onto Ray who's having problems with Donna and pressures him into an affair. Ray's mother, LuAnn, figures out that Ray cheated on Donna when he doesn't come home after that night, and covers for him when Donna comes calling asking of Ray's …
  • When a rainstorm hits Beverly Hills for the week, Andrea gets a job at the hospital where Peter works just to be near him. Valerie refuses to accept a “no” from Ray in response to a relationship with him. Meanwhile, Dylan goes undercover as a new Finley follower at the commune to spy on him and Kelly, while Brandon questions Chancellor Arnold and then seeks out a former Finley follower to speak to Kelly about Professor Finley's true racial and unethical ways.
  • An unseen psycho, who may be the creepy grad student Lenny, creates a crime wave on the CU campus which includes the rape of a girl student which worries everyone. Meanwhile, Ray decides to leave town after Valerie buys the Peach Pit After Dark from Steve's father for her own use. Peter temps Andrea to stay out late at the hospital with him, so she gives in to his requests to sleep with him. Also, Dylan is tempted by Valerie to fall off the wagon again. Seeking answers to his path in life, Dylan tracks down and finds his rehab friend Charlie Rollins, a motel owner, …
  • Lenny becomes an outcast when he is suspected of the campus rape despite his protest of innocence which prompts him to ask Brandon to help him prove his innocence. At the same time, the real rapist stalks an unsuspecting Donna and holds her hostage in the beach apartment. Meanwhile, Dylan accidentally becomes privy to Andrea's affair with Peter when he sees them together at Charlie's motel. When Andrea decides to leave Jesse to be with Peter, he reveals that he doesn't share the same views as she. Elsewhere, Valerie asks Steve to help secure the rock group "The …
  • Brandon, Kelly, Donna and Steve appear in Clare and David's cinema verity project which ends up revealing truths from their pasts to each other. Valerie moves back in with the Walshes after being evicted from her hotel suite. Meanwhile, Dylan helps Charlie work on a movie screenplay and more help comes from Valerie who repeatedly temps Dylan. After visiting a therapist, Andrea considers telling Jesse about her affair. But she is unprepared when Jesse has a confession of his own for her.
  • Brandon and Clare have the same bad dreams involving “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek and announcer Johnny Gilbert while competing with each other and Andrea for a spot in the show's college tournament. After learning from Andrea about her affair, Jesse moves in with Dylan and talks about the possibility of divorce while Dylan tries to reason with him to make up with her. Meanwhile, the reconciliation of Mel and Jackie gives David hope of reuniting with Donna whom he still has feelings for.
  • During spring break, Donna visits Ray now living in Portland, Oregon and David tags along to visit his mother only to learn that she has disappeared. So David, along with Donna and his father, Mel, follow a strange trail of the past to find her, while Ray begins to show increasingly signs of jealousy over Donna helping David find his mother. Back in Beverly Hills, Dylan undergoes hypnosis by a therapist in his research to find ideas for a screenplay for Charlie, while Valerie considers and gets a tattoo for herself.
  • Sagging attendance at the Peach Pit After Dark draws David back to the stage with a talented new partner named Juwan, a young gang member whose performance is threatened by violence from a disgruntled band. Valerie flies to Reno, Nevada to ask Ray to come back to the After Dark when Donna lobbies for his return. Meanwhile, Brandon becomes a guide to Warren, a young and bright, but immature and spoiled genius coveted by Chancellor Arnold to attend the university. Also, Dylan has a disturbing experience with hypnotic regression.
  • Kelly finally becomes a cover girl on Seventeen magazine, but hesitates to continue modeling due to her fire burn scars. While coping with her newfound stardom, Kelly learns that she has a new admirer: the horribly scared Alison from the fire that night. Ray returns to Beverly Hills and to a bravo return appearance at the After Dark. But Ray's mother LuAnn, in an intoxicated state, ends up tipping off David and Clare about his unfaithfulness to Donna with Valerie. After David and Clare confront Ray, and then Valerie, they decide not to tell Donna to avoid hurting her …
  • Hypnotic regression leads Dylan to a past life where he is Billy McCoy, a gun-slinging outlaw in the Wild West, until he meets an upper-class woman (in the form of Kelly) to redeem his outlaw ways. Meanwhile in the real world, while Kelly goes to New York with Steve to meet with modeling agencies, Valerie turns her sights on Brandon who is hoping to be re-elected student body president. But Brandon runs into all kinds of problems when news of college tuition for undergraduates will be increased, he is criticized for not looking after the students best interests. As a …
  • Dylan makes summer plans for a trip around the world with Kelly while Brandon counters with a marriage proposal, forcing her to made a decision. Donna tries to cope with Ray's growing hostility as they confront their differences. Meanwhile, Andrea and Jesse go through a tearful going away party at West Beverly high school before leaving town to go to Yale. Also, Jim gets a promotion which means moving to Hong Kong.
  • The gang goes to Palm Springs for the national KEG/ALPHA fraternity/sorority convention, where Steve tries to find the perfect woman for himself after he rejects the blind date his father sets him up with. But Steve gets more than he bargained for when he meets a shady women named Elle. Kelly spends a day shopping with Alison in which David and Clare misinterpret their relationship as something else. Jim and Cindy put their house up for sale before moving away to Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Donna brings Ray along to make up with him, but later regrets it when he injures her…
  • Brandon returns to Beverly Hills from his summer job in Boston and at Steve's advice, he helps set up a destructive rave party in his parents vacant house. Valerie welcomes Ginger LaMonica, a visiting friend of hers from Buffalo who's as wild and devious as she, and has an eye for Brandon. Meanwhile, Kelly returns to Beverly Hills with a new boyfriend named Colin Robins, a young artist whom she met while modeling in New York City. Donna hosts a party on her parents yacht, while trying to hide her doubts about her future relationship with Ray. Also, Dylan becomes more …
  • The gang helps Brandon repair the Walsh house after it falls out of escrow, and Steve decides to move in with him and Valerie. Kelly prepares to celebrate her 21st birthday party at the Greek Concert Hall with the gang. Ray becomes the prime suspect in the theft of money and several jewelry items from Donna's parents and others. But Valerie exposes Ginger as the culprit which at the end is revealed to be a scam for the gang to get to like Valerie again. Meanwhile, Dylan goes off in search of the mobster, Anthony Marchette, who was the mastermind of his father's death …
  • As the gang returns to college for their junior year, Dylan shadows and befriends Antonia “Toni” Marchette, the daughter of his father's murderer. Meanwhile, Brandon joins the college newspaper and must deal with Susan Keats, the no-nonsense, stubborn editor and hard-core feminist, who's not very eager to have him working there. Valerie meets Colin for the first time and reveals that they have known each other from a past fling between them years ago which bothers Kelly. Steve's sweet class schedule goes sour when he is forced to hire a math tutor in which Clare …
  • Brandon and Susan cover the Tournament of Roses Royal Court tryouts in which Kelly, Donna, and Clare are candidates. After his successful return to the stage, Ray gives a command performance to the 11-year old daughter of a record company president. Meanwhile, Toni begins to get to Dylan while he develops feelings for her. Also, Kelly becomes jealous when Colin attends the Rose Ball with Valerie, and Steve tries to find an out to his math tutoring from Clare by tapping in on an Internet dating system.
  • After David's mother attempts to kill herself, it turns him into a recluse and it brings back bad memories for Valerie over her father's suicide. Meanwhile, Toni invites Dylan and his friends over for dinner at her father's mansion where Toni's bodyguard, Bruno, confronts Dylan that he and Marchette know all about him and his father. Also, Brandon finally negotiates a date with Susan, but dating and newspaper politics sometimes don't mix. Elsehwere, Nat and his chief, Willie, try to catch an elusive mouse at the Peach Pit that's hurting their business, until Donna …
  • Kelly, Donna, and Clare decide to take a “just girls” road in which Valerie spoils their fun by insisting that she come along. Soon, the trip becomes unpleasant when secrets from their pasts come into the light with Valerie admitting that she has feelings for David, and that she seduced Ray months earlier for no reason aside from the ultimate thrill of it. Donna becomes angry at Valerie, and then at Clare who admits she knew but did not say anything. In a turn of events, the four of them end up stranded for the night in convent after their car breaks down. Valerie …
  • Valerie can't decide what to do when a professor sexually harasses her because of her bad reputation as a sociopath and a compulsive, pathological liar. When the professor, Hayward, gives Valerie a ‘D’ in her term paper after she refuses his advances, David tries to persuade her to press charges, while Susan tries to get Brandon's help to find dirt on the professor for her latest news story. Meanwhile, Dylan and Toni communicate through Bruno after her father forbids Dylan from seeing her. Kelly refuses to go to Colin's art exhibit when she finds out that there is …
  • At a Halloween party at the Peach Pit After Dark, a mysterious gypsy named Madame Raven shows up, in which David buys a love potion from her to increase his growing relationship with Valerie, but Steve and Clare accidentally get it instead and end having a very sordid night together. Susan also attends the party with Brandon where she becomes more confused then ever over where their relationship is heading. After Ray decorates the beach front apartment with pumpkins in an attempt to spruce up his sagging relationship with Donna, he has a violent reaction to her new …
  • A major earthquake hits L.A. which traps Susan and Brandon in an elevator with a pregnant woman who goes into labor. Meanwhile, his friends are rocked after Dylan's announcement about his and Toni's engagement. While Donna continues to try out for Rose Queen, she finds a picture of her mother taken during a 1969 Rose competition, while at the same time, Ray's therapist warns Donna that he has a history of being abused as a child by his father and he may harm her.
  • On the eve of Dylan and Toni's wedding, Marchette sends his thugs to kill Dylan to prevent it from happening. But gets thwarted by the gang's plans for the happy couple. Kelly and Donna throw a bachelorette party for Toni at the beach apartment with male strippers, while Brandon organizes an uneventful bachelor party involving a card game at the Walsh house. The next day, Dylan and Toni finally get married. But afterwords, Marchette requests a meeting with Dylan after failing to dissuade Toni from her marital plans, and plans an ambush to take care of Dylan. Bruno …
  • Donna's mother, Felice, confesses a past indiscretion to her about her involvement in the Rose Bowl tryouts of 1969, causing Donna to question her own innocence. Meanwhile, bounty hunter Jay J. Jones returns and asks Valerie for help in a divorce case he has by posing as a prostitute in a sting operation to catch the husband in the act. A revenge-seeking Ray charges Joe with battery over their Halloween encounter, resulting in Joe being suspended from CU's homecoming football game. Also, Steve tries to protect the CU mascot, the Golden Condor Head, from the rival …
  • Donna invites NFL quarterback Steve Young over at Casa Walsh for Thanksgiving, one of two surprises she plans for Joe's birthday on that same day. But Donna later learns that she and Joe have a thing in common: they both disapprove of premarital sex. Meanwhile, the absence of Susan and Colin weigh on Brandon and Kelly who find old feelings returning to each other. Steve becomes a surprise hit at Clare's father's faculty party. Also, Valerie disdains cooking help from David's mentally unbalanced mother.
  • Joe's assault and battery trial begins where Donna is caught in a lie on the witness stand, and Brandon gets a national byline for his coverage of the trial. Meanwhile, the sociopath Valerie once again puts her manipulative skills in action when she tells Colin and Susan about Brandon and Kelly's romantic liaison at Thanksgiving to break them up, while Kelly sees a different and kinder side to Colin when they spend time with her sister Erin.
  • Steve begins an internship at a talent agency and later tries to comfort his discouraged supervisor, Tammy Kane, after she is dismissed from the agency. Donna covers for the new Rose Queen, Lisa, at her convenience-store job in South-Central L.A. and feels sympathy for a ghetto boy she catches shoplifting. Donna forces Joe to drive her over to the boy's house and learns that the boy, Isaiah, and his two siblings are not supervised at home. Meanwhile, Susan learns more about Brandon when his addiction to gambling resurfaces during a casino-night fund raiser at the …
  • Cindy Walsh comes home to Beverly Hills for Christmas, without Jim. Colin celebrates his holiday blues by sniffing cocaine which begins to put a riff between him and Kelly. Joe plans the perfect gift for Donna on her 21st birthday that same day; a talking parrot. Meanwhile, Steve's so-called “Christmas Curse” continues when someone's error costs him his job at the agency and incurs the wrath of his father Rush who, being the businessman he is, refuses to believe Steve's innocent claims that his job loss is not his fault.
  • The day after New Years Day, Clare arrives at Casa Walsh from her Christmas stay with her father in San Diego and listens to the gangs New Years Eve mishap stories which include: Steve babysitting for his two rowdy teenage step-brothers, Ryan and Austin, whom sneak into the After Dark for some rowdy partying. David and Joe skip out on the After Dark party to help Donna peruse her escaped parrot. At the same time, the stress between Kelly and Colin over his drug use escalates to a point of him having Valerie hide his cocaine stash for him. Also, Susan's ex-boyfriend, …
  • Kelly's father Bill Taylor, arrives in town apparently to stay, while at the same time, she again catches Colin sniffing cocaine. Joe makes a professional call on Donna's cardiologist father who discovers that Joe may have a certain heart disorder. Meanwhile, Nat refuses to participate in Steve's film festival honoring Roger Corman after the gang sees him in one of Corman's movies from 1972 titled ‘Unholy Rollers’. Things take a turn when Joan Diamond, a former actress and Nat's old fiancée, arrives for the festival. Also, Brandon continues to be jealous of Susan's …
  • Joe's heart condition becomes an issue between Brandon and Susan after they question Donna's father about it, while Donna questions the second opinion Joe received from another doctor. Meanwhile, everyone correctly assumes Kelly is now doing drugs with Colin after Valerie voices suspicions about it. After getting ticketed by the police one too many times for speeding, Steve and Clare are forced to attend traffic school where they meet a TV talk show producer who books them on an episode about bickering couples.
  • Jonathan returns to Beverly Hills which once again discourages Brandon during a writer awards dinner in which Susan receives an award for a poignant article about a woman's abortion. Later, Susan then reveals to Brandon that she was the woman the article was about in which getting an abortion was the reason that broke up the conservative-minded Jonathan and the liberal-minded Susan. Valerie pretends to be Colin's agent to an art collector who is interested in buying some of Colin's paintings, hoping she will get a share of the money, and that he will quit drugs. But …
  • Donna and Clare find Kelly's stash of cocaine in their beach front apartment, prompting her to move out to Colin's for a increased drug binge. Despite of Brandon's intervention, Kelly refuses help and brushes everyone off. Joe's heart condition again comes out when he collapses after a biplane flight with Jonathan, Brandon and Steve. But Joe does not want anyone else to know because it might jeopardize his football career. Meanwhile, Valerie's old friend, Ginger LaMonica, inconspicuously returns to Beverly Hills and breaks her deal by blackmailing Valerie by revealing…
  • On Valentine's Day, Clare makes a bet with Steve that he won't fulfill his pledge of celebrating celibacy at a Valentine's Day party that Donna's sorority throws. Meanwhile, Valerie sets Jonathan up with Ginger to keep her away from David, but her plan fails and when David learns the truth about Ginger and that Valerie will do anything to keep her secret, he leaves Valerie for good. Kelly travels to the rough area of L.A. to buy more cocaine for herself, gets beaten up, and hits rock bottom. Also, Joe gets bad news when his coach tells him that he is off the football …
  • Kelly gets admitted into a rehab center and meets her mysterious new roommate Tara Marks. While Kelly is away, Colin and Valerie keep each other company, while romance grows on their minds. Donna investigates a new cardiac procedure that could help Joe. Meanwhile, the gang goes to Mammoth Mountain for a ski weekend where Brandon and Susan get stranded on the mountain in a blizzard, and David gets introduced to two girls at the ski lodge with the same name of Mary.
  • Brandon goes to San Diego for the weekend with Susan to meet her parents, who are still plagued with family problems over the death of Susan's older sister. Back in Beverly Hills, Joe's older brother, Hank, arrives in town for a visit and becomes wary of Joe's planned heart surgery. Meanwhile, Clare doesn't share Steve's joy for his new motorcycle. In rehab, Kelly becomes upset when she learns that Valerie is now seeing Colin, who lives through a high speed police chase to regret doing a favor for his drug dealer.
  • With Colin in jail, Valerie tries to arrange bail for him. Kelly finally gets out of rehab and moves back into the beach front apartment, and Tara briefly runs away from the rehab center to visit her. Meanwhile, Brandon and Susan, Steve and Clare try to rekindle the romance between Nat and his lost love, Joan Diamond, by taking them out on a triple date. Also, Joe's news of the success of his heart surgery finally relieves Donna.
  • At a frat party Steve hosts at Casa Walsh, things take a turn for the worse when Steve's two teenage half-brothers, Ryan and Austin, start drinking excessively in which Ryan passes out and almost dies from alcohol poisoning. When Rush finds out, being arrogant and narrow-minded as usual, naturally blames Steve for the near-disaster. Valerie brings Colin to the party, who's between incarcerations. Meanwhile, Tara gets out of rehab and moves in with Kelly, Donna and Clare at the beach front apartment. Also, Kelly invites Greg, a med-student from the rehab center, over …
  • During Spring Break, Brandon and Susan, Steve and Clare, Joe and Donna take a camping trip where three comely female campers from Canada distract the guys from their girls. Back in Los Angeles, Tara, who turns out to be an obsessed psychotic, proceeds to sabotage Kelly's relationship with Greg and take her place, and her identity. Meanwhile, Valerie tries to get Colin to make up with his long-estranged, blind, Vietnam veteran father who comes for a visit.
  • Donna works on a music video with David which lands her in front of the camera as the star, making Joe jealous. Meanwhile, Brandon lands a big job opportunity back in Boston that could sink his plans with Susan for the summer and perhaps beyond. Tara continues to be obsessed with assuming Kelly's identity and causes renewed hostilities between Kelly and Valerie as part of her plan. Also, Steve fears a reprisal after he accidentally ruins Clare's only memento of her late mother.
  • Steve is impressed by Clare's childhood friend Carl, who is an actually a prince. Donna and David's music video of her and Powerman 5000 is a hit with everyone but Joe. Meanwhile, Colin receives his prison sentence of two years after his attorney makes a deal with the D.A. Tara flips out when she discovers that Kelly had called her parents and found that she ran away from them years ago. Tara then kidnaps Kelly and plans to murder her to end their “pain,” via a murder/suicide, until Kelly managed to overpower and subdue her.
  • Brandon and Susan play the lottery and win $5,000, but they lose the winning ticket. Valerie is left hanging when Colin bails out on going to jail. He then visits Kelly for a while before fleeing town. Meanwhile, Steve becomes more friendly with Prince Carl, until a fall down a flight of stairs breaks Steve's jaw, leaving him speechless. David and Donna's fame as video producers spreads in which their video producer Erik, wants them to make another music video. Also, Joe finally returns to football practice.
  • Ray Pruit returns to Beverly Hills as Donna and David's first video-production assignment for MZA. Meanwhile, Colin prepares to flee the country while Valerie asks Brandon and a reluctant Kelly to help her in finding him. Joe decides to quit football and choose a new course for his life by moving back to his hometown in Pennsylvania and wants Donna to come with him, but she declines. While Steve is still incapacitated by his broken jaw, Carl takes Clare out on a date who becomes wistful over Carl's memories of her mother.
  • Carl hosts Steve's weekend long 21st birthday bash on the ship Queen Mary in Long Beach, where the music group “The Goo Goo Dolls” entertains. Carl then asks Steve a favor: to have a chance with Clare who he has had a crush on. David and Donna grow more intimate while their producer Erik, makes a move on Donna and other women as well. Andrea Zuckerman arrives in town to have fun at Steve's party, and Nat brings Joan along who keeps feeling unwell. Meanwhile, Valerie hires an FBI agent, named Richard Ballen, to find Colin who's in the area trying to get access on a …
  • On the Queen Mary, Steve tells Clare about Carl's feelings for her and tries to persuade her not to fulfill Carl's wish. Meanwhile, David and Donna decide to get back together, while still avoiding Erik. Joan tells Nat that she may be pregnant from her constant sickness. While Colin is trying to get the necessary papers and identity to leave the country on a freighter, Steve and Brandon end up in jail from a barroom brawl after taking out their frustrations on drunken bar slobs in which Kelly and Valerie have to bail them out. Eventually, Nat proposes marriage to Joan…
  • Brandon is on a road trip through the USA when his car breaks down in a small town in Texas, and he encounters racism from the redneck locals after he befriends a young black girl, named Mariah. In Beverly Hills, Valerie seeks financial help from Kenny Bannerman, one of Jim Walsh's former coworkers, to revamp business for the Peach Pit After Dark. Meanwhile, David and Donna work together on another music video project and find that their renewed relationship may be on a short fuse. Also, Clare and Steve attempt to meet with each other after spending their summer away,…
  • At a reunion party at the Beverly Hills Beach Club, Clare is stunned after she learns of Steve's past relationship with Kelly, who learns there's more to the story than she knew. Meanwhile, Kenny puts a social spin on his business with Valerie, who once again throws romantic common sense to the wind. David's new friend, Mark Reese, needles Brandon into joining the college TV station. Donna meets an old high school friend whom she once has a crush on. Also, Steve's annoying stepbrothers, Ryan and Austin, return and learn another hard lesson in finding girls.
  • Brandon is given the request of escorting Lily, Joan's wild and crazy teenage daughter, prior to hers and Nat's wedding, which has a sudden change of venue when a very pregnant Joan goes into labor. Meanwhile, Kelly volunteers to do community service work at an AIDS hospice and befriends Jimmy Gold, a gay AIDS patient whom she is assigned to work with. David moves in with Mark at his house in the Hollywood Hills and later becomes discouraged when he learns of MZA's decision to dismiss him. Also, Valerie is frustrated when Kenny's wife suddenly shows up, disrupting …
  • Brandon and Mark find the perfect newscaster, a student named Tracy Gaylian, for the campus TV station, but she panics and gets drunk prior to her debut. Meanwhile, an accident with Jimmy gives Kelly a big scare about having AIDS. Mel withdraws David's financial support after learning from Donna that he's dropped out of college to concentrate on his film making career. Also, Valerie continues her secret affair with Kenny, who must find the time to be with her.
  • Steve's so-called “harmless prank” of streaking with his fraternity pledges for Spirit Week lands Brandon in trouble. He refuses to give a video tape of the event to Chancellor Arnold, knowing it will incriminate Steve, while Tracy decides on a crafty plan to get Brandon off the hook. Meanwhile, Donna becomes chairperson of the rush committee for ALPHA sorority and lobbies to get a female jock, named Dani, accepted. Kelly takes a sickly Jimmy on a religious journey to explore his Jewish roots before he dies. David returns to school at California University, but finds …
  • David and Mark throw a big party at their Hollywood Hills house, until a huge brush fire stops the party which brings back a bad memory for Kelly over the house party fire (back in Season 5) and puts Donna in jeopardy when she attempts to save a baby deer. Steve's flirtation results in serious consequences from Clare, while Brandon and Tracy become closer. Meanwhile, Kenny tells Valerie to keep distant from him while he is proceeding with the divorce from his wife. But when Valerie accidentally finds out that Kenny does not plan on leaving his wife, ever, out of …
  • Steve declares war by trying to find a date for himself just to make Clare jealous when she starts dating another guy, named Dick Harris, whom he can't stand. Meanwhile, Donna's new fireman boyfriend, Cliff Yeager, who saved her life during the brushfire, assists her at her sorority's Halloween Haunted House bash. At the reopening of the Peach Pit After Dark, Kenny does not attend, prompting Valerie to resort to her devious tricks again by asking for $100,000 so she can keep away from him. Also, Brandon tries to get closer to Tracy while Kelly hits on Mark.
  • David's gets a huge windfall when he inherits $250,000 after his grandfather dies. But it causes a rift with his father Mel over how to use it when David lets the thought of wealth go to his head. Kelly extends an olive branch to Valerie after learning from Steve over her condition, but Valerie must keep the fact that she really isn't pregnant under wraps at any cost. Meanwhile, Steve rashly challenges Dick to a crew race, much to Clare's anger. Tracy makes an overture to Brandon to appear with her on a presidential debate. Also, Cliff takes Donna on a camping trip …
  • Kelly takes great delight in telling Brandon about Valerie's pregnancy and abortion, and also shares her doubts about Val's story. Brandon goes to see Kenny, who portrays himself as an innocent victim caught in the web of an evil vixen. He tells Brandon that he paid Valerie $100,000 to stay away. Brandon threatens to throw Val out of the house unless she gives the money back. Valerie plans to move out, but returns the money following a talk with Tracy. She confesses to Brandon that she was never pregnant, and insists that she cannot live up to his moral expectations. …
  • The increasingly manic-mannered David takes Valerie, Steve and Clare for a wild weekend to Las Vegas where his increased drinking and gambling threaten to turn the events bad, and Ray Pruit is performing at their hotel. David ends up picking up two prostitutes and takes them to a seedy motel where they drug and rob him. David is forced to call Donna for help who arrives in Vegas to comfort him. She yells at Steve, Clare, and Valerie for letting David get out of control. Meanwhile, Kelly finally asks Mark to spend the night with her. Also, Brandon befriends Melanie, a …
  • During an argument with Donna in the student union, David throws a tantrum and cuts his hand on a glass. He must see a psychiatrist after displaying hostile behavior toward the ER staff. Mel agrees with the doctor's recommendation that David be held 72 hours for observation. David is diagnosed with a mild form of manic depression. His mother comes to see him and advises him to moderate his behavior; he will not require medication if he seeks therapy and stops drinking. David thanks Donna for her support and they decide to get back together. Steve faces plagiarism …
  • Steve pleads guilty to plagiarizing and avoids a hearing in front of Chancelor Arnold and the student council, but the corrupt and vindictive Professor Randall peruses a case against an innocent Brandon. But at the last moment, Steve, with Clare's help, proves Brandon's innocence when they expose Randall fabricating evidence against Brandon. Meanwhile, David hedges on investing in Valerie's club, while Donna clashes with her uptight mother, Felice, over wanting to renew her relationship with as part of her effort for his mental recovery. Also, Kelly throws a surprise …
  • Valerie and Kelly are reluctantly paired in a Christmas gift exchange, where Valerie goes shopping with Tracy to find the certain gift. Kelly gets a big surprise when she meets Joy, a half-sister from her father that she never knew existed. Meanwhile, Steve and Clare find themselves playing holiday matchmakers to his mother and her father during a Christmas faculty party. Also, David tries to get on the good side of Donna's conservative and domineering mother, Felice, who offends everyone again. Elsewhere, Brandon and Tracy share their exchange of gifts.
  • Valerie is surprised when Tom Miller, another old high school friend from Buffalo, comes for a visit and asks for a job at the After Dark club. Meanwhile, Brandon and Mark learn that they've applied for the same prestigious scholarship which turns into a competition for both of them. On a job interview, Steve is hit on by the employer Diane and hesitates on what to do. Donna proves to be a lifesaver when she fills in as the receptionist at her father's office for the day. At the end, Mark shows off his true angry and arrogant colors to Kelly after losing the …
  • Steve meets a mysterious prankster student, known as the “Phantom of C.U.” during his penance for cheating by working as a night watchman and feels compassion for him when Steve learns that the student, Larry, is homeless and wants to graduate from college. Meanwhile, Clare, and later Donna, try to arrange a blind date for Kelly, which turns less than satisfying when the guy, an Englishman named Neil Phillips, annoys her. Donna's begins a new career for herself as the weather girl on the campus TV, which unfortunately nets her an unwanted fan. Tracy helps Clare work …
  • Donna thinks that her stalker is Garrotte Slan, the man who tried to rape her two years ago. Kelly and Clare decide to cheer Donna up by taking her out on the town to a male strip club, where the unseen stalker turns up the heat by attempting to run Donna over with his car. Meanwhile, Tracy and Brandon's weekend alone at her parents ranch is interrupted when Sam, Tracy's former boyfriend, arrives. Steve leads Dick Harrison and fellow frat brothers in a sewing circle to salvage an investment of a Super Bowl T-Shirt sellout. Also, David and Tom team up to produce a …
  • Despite Valerie's warning to stay away from him, Kelly decides to pursue Tom, which adds an extra dimension when he and Brandon, who still holds feelings for Kelly, face off in a hockey game. Donna is denied a permanent restraining order against Slan, while David becomes overprotective of her. Meanwhile, Tracy lets slip the three words “I Love You” to Brandon. Also, Clare and Steve's weekend of house-sitting at a bungalow prompts talk of them living together.
  • Donna's stalker, who is finally revealed to be a disturbed TV station worker, named Evan, takes her, Brandon, Tracy and a group of other people hostage in the campus TV station, where Brandon tries to calm down everyone's heightened tensions as Donna sits in front of the running cameras with a gun to her head. Meanwhile, Steve and Clare travel with their parents to a getaway in San Diego where they try to cool down the burgeoning romance between them. Also, Tom and Kelly's attraction between each other increases and David finds himself drawn to Chloe Davis, a aspiring…
  • On Valentine's Day, Donna's former beau, Cliff Yeager, shows up and causes concern for her and David. Meanwhile, Valerie's mother, Abby, whom she can't stand, arrives in town from Buffalo for a visit and asks her for financial support. Steve commits yet another error with Clare when he decides to take up smoking pot with Dick Harrison. Chloe makes her singing debut and David get to be the MC for Luther Vandross at the Peach Pit After Dark's Valentine's Day party. Kelly continues dating Tom, and an unhappy Valerie tries to halt the union. Also, Tracy gets a big …
  • Kelly learns that her old engagement ring that Brandon bought for her years ago is the cause of the continuing friction between him and Tracy. Meanwhile, Donna can't decide whether to be with Cliff or David, while Chloe makes a move on David after she tells him that Donna is not the woman for him. Clare tells Steve to give one of his step-brothers, Ryan, an advance talk about the birds and the bees. Valerie finally confronts her mother and tells her the true, long-kept facts behinds her father's suicide which are: her father killing himself on the day Valerie and Tom …
  • Brandon, Steve and Dick are partnered for a three-man basketball team of CU. But that night, Steve and Dick's marijuana habit takes a turn for the worse when Dick suggests heroin and eventually dies from an OD at the After Dark. Meanwhile, Donna wavers between David and Cliff who tries to get on the good side of her parents. Gigi Crane, a magazine writer, starts hanging out with Valerie to get a story about L.A's cool people. Also, Kelly and Clare pose as Russians to do some flirting with two other guys during a weekend trip to Palm Springs.
  • David and Donna visit her paternal grandmother, Celia Martin, who tells them the story of her husband who was the only one true love of her life during the 1940s. Meanwhile, Valerie meets and befriends Rob Andrews, a young and new rising actor in Hollywood. Kelly befriends an 11-year-old boy, called Joey, she finds camped outside her apartment, whom she suspects is a runaway. Also, Steve asks Brandon, Tracy and Clare to help him with filming an infomercial as a class project and literally gets into a sticky situation regarding the product's true nature.
  • Joey runs away from the homeless shelter and returns to Kelly, who eventually gets the whole story about his troubles with his mother and stepfather. Meanwhile, Rob asks Valerie's advice on a movie script while a mutual attraction between them develops. Tracy and Brandon quarrel over their spring break plans when Brandon is mailed two airline tickets to visit his parents and Tracy wants to go east to visit hers. David is present with Donna at the hospital after her father suffers a stroke. Steve is taken aback by Clare's contract with her “male side” while the gang …
  • Brandon and Tracy arrive in Hong Kong for Spring Break to visit Jim Walsh residing at his apartment, minus Cindy Walsh (who is supposedly visiting Brenda in England). Jim and Tracy get along fine, while he senses something off and queries with Brandon about his hidden feelings for Kelly as well as where Brandon really stands on his relationship with Tracy. Back in Beverly Hills, Donna and her uptight mother, Felice, argue about what's best for Dr. Martin pending his release from the hospital and David tries to cool down the conflict. Meanwhile, Valerie becomes jealous…
  • Mariah Murphy, the young black girl whom Brandon met in Texas (from the ‘Remember the Alamo’ episode), who's now an aspiring writer, arrives in Los Angeles for a visit and her quick kinship with Kelly bothers Tracy. Meanwhile, Rob's new movie is released which earns great recognition for his performance, but bad reviews for whole movie which makes Rob wonder if the movie business is really for him, and Valerie worries that she'll lose Rob when he tells her that he wants to quit the entertainment business and move back to his hometown. Clare has a crisis when her …
  • After Brandon breaks up with Tracy, Valerie's meddling jeopardizes his future with Kelly when Val sends Kelly a phony letter from the departed Dylan to test her true feelings for Brandon. Meanwhile, Donna persuades Felice to accompany her to the KEG/ALPHA spring campus talent show, where she gets increasingly worried when a former boyfriend of Felice's (from the ‘Color Me Badd’ episode) shows up to accompany her. Also, Clare takes the stage to sing her favorite song on a suggestion from Steve, who thinks the idea's all wet when he hears her awful singing voice during …
  • Both Valerie and Kelly sneak a look at each other's journal, but only Valerie reads the whole thing and spreads rumors about Kelly to Clare and Donna in yet another attempt to make Kelly's life miserable. Meanwhile, Steve and Brandon visit a car-museum where a scheming employee sets both of them up for a problematic ride in an electric car which was revealed to have been stolen, which also delays Brandon's attempt to fulfill a childhood dream for Kelly by meeting with a retired kiddie show host, named Magic Morton, to get his magic wand to give to her.
  • David takes Donna on a one-night trip to New Orleans in an attempt to sleep with her, which also delays Donna's presentation of her business project the very next day to her stern teacher, Professor Langley. In Beverly Hills, the relationship between Steve's mother and Clare's father becomes strained during a TV historical awards dinner, when Steve's self-obsessed mother once again lets success go to her head, which also strains the relationship between him and Clare. Meanwhile, Brandon attempts to nurse a flu-stricken Kelly and Valerie back to health, who re-live to …
  • On the weekend of Mother's day, Clare still grieves over her long-dead mother and Steve cannot figure out what to do to increase her spirits. Kelly must share a shocking secret with Brandon when she thinks that she may be pregnant. Meanwhile, Valerie makes a pass at David as part of her latest scheme to get him to buy her share of the Peach Pit After Dark as part of a nefarious plan of hers to invest the cash in Kelly's father's business. Donna becomes stressed out in balancing time with David and studying for her final exams, and has another run-in with her …
  • Steve becomes depressed and frustrated after his father, Rush, doesn't approve of the quick and easy future Steve has planned on after graduating from C.U. and Clare tells him that her father wants her to move to Paris with him after graduation and wants Steve to come with her. Meanwhile, Kelly's father, Bill, arrives in town for another visit and meets with Valerie who tells her that Derrick Driscoll is actually an embezzler who just ripped off all her money that she got to invest in. Kelly receives disturbing medical news that she may not be able to bear children. …
  • On the day before commencement, Kelly becomes determined to oust Valerie from the Walsh house (and out of town) and pressures Brandon to do so. Meanwhile, Donna decides it's time to move up to a new level of romance with David after getting advice from her grandmother. Steve plans to pull the “best senior prank” ever with some help from his frat brother, Muntz, as well as David.
  • The gang has trouble finding work after graduating from college. Steve accepts a position as alumni representative for his fraternity (for a dollar a year). Valerie runs through a series of odd jobs. She tries to convince David to let her manage the club; although the After Dark is in dire straits, he turns her down. David refuses to move in with Donna until she reveals the true nature of their relationship to her mother. Steve alienates Carly Reynolds, the single mother of one of Erin's soccer teammates. She gets fired from her waitress job after a run-in with Steve and his date. Brandon and Kelly struggle to adjust to their new living arrangement. They decide to relax by taking a Hawaiian vacation, although Kelly doesn't want to postpone her new job. Donna seeks work as a second assistant for a designer, and winds up as the woman's only assistant. She is asked to help with a photo shoot in Hawaii, so everyone decides to take a vacation. Kelly backs out of the trip after catching Bran
  • Kelly undergoes successful surgery and begins to recover from her injuries. Brandon picks the shooter out of a police lineup. Kelly suffers complications and must undergo surgery for a blood clot in her lungs. She wakes up with amnesia. Donna gets a job as a personal shopper for a designer. She tells her mother that David is going to move in with her. Naturally, Felice is not thrilled by the news. Noah and Valerie sleep together, but he has second thoughts the following morning. Carly reconsiders her opinion of Steve after he gets her a job at the Peach Pit. He declares himself to be a sports agent and tries to woo the star of the C.U. women's basketball team. Carly sees Steve with his client and gets the wrong idea.

    Music: “”First Time I Met the Blues“” by Buddy Guy
  • Brandon is heartbroken when Kelly is unable to remember their relationship. Kelly develops a crush on Noah, whose blood donation saved her life. Noah takes Kelly for a stroll on the beach, and she regains some of her memories. Brandon confronts Noah and warns him to stay away from Kelly. The identity of Kelly's shooter comes under scrutiny because the man Brandon picked out did not have gun residue on his hands. Brandon considers a job offer from the Seattle Times. Steve's career as a sports agent comes to an end after he nearly puts Charlotte's career in jeopardy with an illegal gift. Rush gives Steve his own business, a defunct newspaper. Steve wants Brandon to be his editor, but he initially turns him down. Brandon accepts Steve's offer so that he can write, yet remain close to Kelly. Donna panics when she loses her boss's beloved dog en route to the veterinarian. Valerie helps organize Donna when she has trouble keeping track of her clients. Donna decides to make Val her business p
  • Kelly moves back into the beach apartment. Noah advises her to concentrate on her relationship with Brandon. She follows his advice, but becomes frustrated when she still cannot remember her life with Brandon. Her memories finally return as she reads the first issue of Brandon and Steve's newspaper, The Beverly Beat. A designer offers to purchase Donna's work. As she walks out of the interview, she stumbles onto a sweatshop; a young girl has burned her arm while operating a steam press. Donna and Brandon decide to investigate the story. David manages a rock band and allows the lead singer to crash at the apartment. Donna is put off by the man's rude behavior, and overhears him making an anti-Semitic remark. Noah pushes Val away and admits that he is consumed by thoughts of another woman. Valerie follows him to a spot overlooking the city; he shares that his girlfriend died in a car accident at this location after Noah lost control of the vehicle. Wealthy client Cooper Hargrove shows an
  • Brandon and Donna discover that Rush owns the building that houses the sweatshop. Although Rush denies any knowledge of illegal activities, Brandon uncovers proof that he owns the clothing factory. Steve accuses Brandon of selling out his father to establish a reputation as an investigative reporter. The woman who spoke with Donna is fired, although she had not revealed anything. She decides to expose the miserable working conditions, prompting Steve to confront his father. Rush admits that he may have known what was going on, and promises to clean up his act. While conducting the investigation, Steve forgets a promise to take Zach to Magic Mountain. David and Donna are kept apart by their busy schedules. David's band, Cain Was Able, continues to behave unprofessionally and make prejudicial remarks. David's credit problems escalate. Kelly fails to identify the shooter from the police lineup. This infuriates Brandon, who is certain that he picked out the right guy. Valerie fills in for
  • Brandon becomes overly protective of Kelly and displays behavior that borders on the sociopathic. When a man accidentally bumps into Kelly at a movie theater, Brandon imagines gun shots and attacks him. Detective Woods tells Brandon that the guy who shot Kelly is in the hospital. Brandon arrives and learns that the shooter is the man that Kelly described; the guy Brandon identified is the driver, who has been arrested. Brandon makes menacing remarks to the shooter's dead body. David negotiates a record deal for Cain Was Able. Donna shows him the band's new song, which includes racial slurs and encourages white supremacy. The record company executive tells David to let it go, but he refuses to allow the band to perform a showcase at the After Dark. David fights with the band when it tries to take the stage anyway. Donna learns that Valerie stole all of her clients. She tries to get revenge by asking Noah to work at a party in the hopes that he will catch Val with Cooper. Valerie manages
  • An unenthusiastic Noah discusses his investment portfolio with a business manager. He covers by telling Valerie that the man was a boat owner. Val accepts an invitation to a ball from Cooper and tries to keep Noah away. He shows up to surprise her; both men get mad and dump Valerie. The building owner evicts David for failing to pay the club's rent. He steals a check from Donna and forges her name. Donna takes a job for a woman who she believes is the widow of a major fashion designer. The woman seeks her help in retaining a psychic to ask her dead husband about some hidden jewels. David angers Donna by skipping the ball. Steve escorts Carly to the event, although they have to leave early to tend to an ailing Zach. Kelly fears that she and Brandon are in a rut, so they do it at every conceivable opportunity.
  • Brandon and Kelly recognize a hooker on a downtown street as Dylan's sister Erica. They call Brenda and learn that Erica vanished after following a boyfriend from Hawaii to Los Angeles. Brandon pays a male prostitute to lead them to Erica, and he and Kelly move her into the house. After convincing Valerie that she can be trusted alone, Erica disappears with all of the gang's valuables. David turns to a loan shark for help with his money problems. Donna discovers that David forged her name on a check. Torn apart by David's deceitful actions, she dumps him and throws him out of the apartment. Steve feels uncomfortable when Zach tricks him into participating in a father-son soccer game. Steve apologizes to Carly for overreacting, and they spend the night together. A woman whom Steve dated over the summer shows up and claims that she is pregnant with his child. Noah refuses to accept Val's apology and resume their relationship. He gets very drunk and is arrested in a bar fight. Brandon bai
  • Erica is arrested for prostitution and released into Kelly and Brandon's custody. Brandon writes a story about her, but promises to leave her name out of it. The assistant district attorney needs the name of Brandon's source to build a case against Erica's abusive pimp. Despite Kelly's objections, Brandon insists on protecting Erica from possible retribution. Erica stands up to Riggs and helps a friend get off the streets. The assistant district attorney threatens to send Brandon to jail unless he cooperates. Jodi claims that Steve is the only man who could have possibly fathered her child. He tries to convince her to give the baby up for adoption. Carly persuades Steve to take a paternity test. Mel helps David file for bankruptcy and pay back Donna, but he still owes a large debt to the loan shark. Donna spends the day on her parents' boat with Noah while David moves out of the apartment. Valerie catches Donna and Noah kissing and shares the news with David. Sands' thug beats up David
  • Brandon is arrested for obstructing justice. Erica agrees to participate in a sting operation so that Riggs can be arrested on another charge without her testimony. Riggs gets busted for buying drugs from an undercover cop, and the police pretend to arrest Erica so that he will not suspect her involvement. Iris transfers custody of Erica over to Dylan so that she can live with her brother. A dedicated doctor impresses Kelly when she takes Erica to his hectic clinic. Kelly asks for a transfer to the clinic, where she will help with administrative duties. David moves into the office at the After Dark and accidentally starts a fire. He has lost his insurance and cannot pay for repairs, so the landlord terminates his lease. Donna takes pity on David and asks him to move back into the apartment. He takes her up on her offer, only to see her kissing Noah on the porch after a date. Valerie visits Sands and learns that Noah paid off David's debt. She lashes out at Noah for lying to her, and fo
  • Dr. Monahan's behavior unnerves Kelly as he checks out her injured shoulder. Brandon insists that Kelly simply felt strange about being examined by an acquaintance, but she later finds reason to believe that Monahan was hitting on her. Kelly suggests that Brandon seek out talented columnist Emma Bennett for the Beat. The woman immediately begins coming on to him. Valerie warns Noah that he may be in over his head trying to manage the After Dark. He comes to agree with her and offers her a job, despite Donna's objections. Felice expresses her disapproval of Donna's relationship with Noah. Hoping to correct Felice's misconceptions about him, Noah buys the Martins' boat for $325,000 in an auction. David takes a job at a clothing store, but quits after just a few days. Donna sees David and Valerie at the mall and becomes jealous. Val suggests that they pretend to date to drive a wedge between Donna and Noah. Steve and Carly have difficulty finding time alone. Carly's mother stuns her by an
  • Dr. Monahan makes inappropriate advances toward Kelly. When she confronts him, he claims that he has done nothing wrong and accuses her of immaturity. Brandon lies about his whereabouts to Kelly and spends the day with Emma. They kiss after he drives her home. After discovering Brandon's relationship with Kelly, Emma tries to get to him by writing columns about the situation. David begins working at a car wash and befriends a gay teenage co-worker. He tries to convince the boy's parents to take him back, as he is sleeping at the car wash. David and Valerie proceed with their plan to make their exes jealous. Donna becomes upset and throws David out of the apartment, forcing him to move into Valerie's bedroom. Steve performs at the After Dark's comedy showcase. He initially bombs, but quickly recovers. He confesses to Carly that he stole all of the well-received material from Richard Belzer, and shares his history of stupid behavior.

    Music: “”Semi-Charmed Life“” by Third Eye Blind (#4, 199
  • Kelly considers filing sexual harassment charges against Monahan, but does not want to interfere with a fundraiser for the clinic. Monahan makes a pass at her during the event; Kelly talks with a supervisor, who warns that reporting him could cause future employers to label her a troublemaker. Brandon goes to Emma's apartment to pick up a column, and has sex with her. Wracked with guilt, he goes overboard trying to prove himself to Kelly. After Ben's parents reject his Christmas peace offering, he tells David that he plans to move in with an aunt and uncle. David realizes that he is lying and returns to stop him from slashing his wrists. He takes Ben back to the Walsh house, where Valerie convinces him not to give up on life. Ben's parents ask him to come home, and his father vows to try his best to accept him. Val and David realize how much they mean to each other. Noah upsets Donna by pushing her away during the holidays. Steve and a Santa-suit clad Nat help restore Zach's Christmas
  • Emma is upset to see Kelly wearing a watch that she had given to Brandon. Dr. Monahan forces Kelly out of the clinic. Emma suggests that she expose him, so Kelly turns on the intercom as Monahan makes another pass at her. Brandon barges in, and the foundation immediately fires Monahan, who will be replaced by Donna's father. Brandon asks Emma to leave the newspaper. She records a phone conversation in which he admits to sleeping with her, and uses the tape to blackmail him. Brandon and Steve hire a new assistant, Janet Sosna; and bring David aboard as a music reviewer. Donna is relieved when David reveals that his relationship with Valerie is a sham. David and Val get back together that day, and Donna plans to sleep with Noah as revenge. Noah nixes this idea, but then uses a private concert by Brian McKnight to get her into bed. Valerie cuts a deal with a bookie operating at the After Dark. Carly and Zach move in with Donna while their house undergoes some renovations. Zach inadvertent
  • Brandon admits his affair to Steve. Steve suggests that they gauge Kelly's reaction by making her the advice columnist and having her respond to a letter about a similar situation. Steve intercepts a call from Emma; Kelly overhears and assumes that he is cheating on Carly. She lectures Steve and advises him to emulate Brandon. Kelly confronts Emma, who stuns her by playing the tape of Brandon's confession. A devastated Kelly breaks up with Brandon and orders him to leave her alone. A young singer accosts David for his scathing review, which resulted in her firing. David realizes that he misjudged her and helps her get a gig at the After Dark. Val buys David a new keyboard after he expresses a desire to return to music. Noah tries in vain to shut down Val's bookmaking operation. Duke sets her up with an undercover cop, and Valerie and Noah get arrested. Carly experiences a nightmarish day as she loses Zach at the mall. A kindly stranger drops off the boy at the security offices.

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  • Kelly moves in with Donna and Carly. Brandon expects Kelly to immediately take him back and will not give her any space. He gets plastered, staggers over to the apartment, and yells at Kelly. He refuses to leave until she threatens to call the police. Donna gets upset with Noah when he defends Brandon and claims that Kelly should “”get over it.“” Brandon chases a minivan that cut him off and tries to attack the driver, a woman who has two children in the car. Noah realizes that Brandon has lost it, and apologizes to Donna. Valerie must perform community service at the clinic as punishment for her bookmaking arrest. Kelly smugly orders her around, so Val tries to get revenge by interfering with her relationship with Brandon. She tears up Brandon's messages and plays matchmaker for Kelly and an intern. Brandon shows up at the apartment late at night, but Kelly is not prepared to give him another chance. Carly's father suffers a heart attack and undergoes quadruple bypass surgery. She decid
  • Valerie completes her community service, but not before arranging for Brandon to run into Kelly and Jeff during a date. A woman considers calling off her wedding to one of Steve's old frat brothers, and seeks refuge at the Walsh house. She bonds with Brandon over their fractured relationships, and decides to get married after all. Steve observes the couple's commitment to each other and realizes that he must get over Carly; he would have followed her to Montana if he had truly loved her. The keyboardist for Jasper's Law gets into a car accident while driving drunk. He claims that Noah is negligent for serving him too many drinks. David is aware that Mark had been smoking marijuana before the crash, but keeps quiet after Mark threatens to squash his songwriting deal. He finally shares the truth with the group leader, who fires Mark and replaces him with David. Donna loses her job when she stands up to a temperamental child model, but gets it back by dressing up like a clown. Brandon aga