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90210 recapping: party politics

[Editor’s note: This week’s recap was written by Jeni’s friend Karyn for Show and Tell. Aside from this substitution (an example of superior friendship skills btw!) it’s still the same great recappery you’ve come to know and love. –Nicole]

As you may have noticed, I am not Jeni.  I am, however, a huge fan of 90210 (did I really just admit that?) so I will try my best to fill Jeni’s shoes while she is out of town on business travel.  So let’s get down to business and dive into some “Party Politics!”

  • 2 Guys and a Girl…and Ade: Jim is alive!  To echo what Jeni has already said, I’m still not sure why we are supposed to concern ourselves with these characters (has anyone else noticed that their names are Jane and Jim?) but I guess it is a big deal when someone who is supposedly dead comes back to say hello.  After Jim promises to leave town, and after Ade promises not to tell Liam about Jim’s return, Jim shows up at the bar and Liam could not have shown any less emotion when declaring, “you’re alive.”  Thanks Liam.  They proceed to take a long walk on the beach and Jim leads them to believe that he is in the dark about their little romance and Liam and Jane agree that it’s best not to let him in on the “secret.”  But after Ade exposes Jim (shocker) in his lie to Liam, Liam gets all fired up and engages Jim in an amazingly choreographed fight…and it isn’t until Jane gets pushed into a wall and Liam blurts out that she’s pregnant that the boys seem to come to their senses.  They decide to put their boyish ways behind them and Jim basically offers his wife to Liam, because yes, after a month long fling it seems really plausible that Jane loves Liam more than her dead husband.  Liam, being the good guy that he is, is happy to have his friend back and agrees to let Jane go.  Isn’t he supposed to be recovering from his rejected proposal (both of them) from Annie? 
  • Love Triangle: Naomi has the hots for Austin, but won’t admit it.  Austin has the hots for Naomi, and finally does admit it.  And then there’s poor Max who is totally clueless.  He’s just happy to be helping his girlfriend with the ‘get out the vote’ campaign.  So at the Strip to Vote party, which included none other than Cobra Starship as the musical guest and Brandy (yes, Brandy, aka Moesha) as a politician, Max catches Naomi and Austin half naked about to kiss in the back of an overheated van.  I will gloss over the absurdity of this entire party because it’s just so ridiculous and will skip to the part where Naomi comes clean about having slept with Austin before Max’s return.  I know that Max was out of the picture when Naomi and Austin got together that one time, but it seems to me that Max was incredibly understanding when he found his girlfriend about to get it on with the hot cowboy.  I’m not sure how this love triangle will progress in the future, but I’m excited to find out!
  • Teddy is Back!: I must say that I’m sad that Trevor Donovan is no longer a series regular because he’s probably my favorite character these days.  After being mysteriously gone for 3 episodes, er excuse me, playing tennis in Barcelona, he returns to our favorite zip code without having ever received a return phone call from his father.  However, his politician uncle seems to be welcoming him with open arms.  It’s later revealed that said uncle is a well known homophobe and, according to Teddy’s summer fling who randomly shows up in Cali to support Brandy in her campaign efforts, he’s just using Teddy.  I’m not sure how many more episodes Teddy is scheduled to appear in, but this is an interesting story line to start knowing that he’s not a regular.  In true 90210 fashion, it will probably be wrapped up in 2 weeks.
  • Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s an Escort: Acting as the mature college freshmen that they are, Navid and Silver take it upon themselves to essentially confine Leila to house arrest.  Oh, by the way, Leila has returned from where ever she was the last episode.  Anyhow, the two ‘parents’ really want some alone time together and decide that it’s ok for the grounded Leila to go out with the babysitter, Annie, to dinner with some friends.  Leila is no fool and she soon discovers Annie’s little PG secret, promising not to tell as long as she can get a cut on the action.  Meanwhile, Silver discovers Navid’s dirty money, confronts him on it, and then tells him she can’t be with him if he doesn’t come clean.  I get why she’s upset and I get why he can’t confess.  What I don’t get is why the writers are messing with this relationship.  It seems like the one love story that is actually believable and I hope they don’t break them up for good.  As a side note, I suppose I should mention that Silver is now tasked with making campaign videos for Brandy.

Dixon and Ivy get honorable mentions for appearing in this episode, but not offering much.  Although I do appreciate Ivy and Naomi’s dynamic.  But it seems like these two characters will get their screen time next week, where it looks like we are headed down a dark path.

What did you think of tonight’s Party Politics?  Do you think Naomi will choose Max or Austin?  Will Annie’s secret be exposed?  And will Jim and Jane just go away already?

Jeni is a valley girl at heart has always been an avid TV watcher and shown a passion for arts and entertainment. She enjoys offering her unique critique (and wit!) on pretty much everything in life, including her beloved shows, over at Show and Tell.

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90210 recapping: greek tragedy

Grab your ADHD pills, kids, because it is going to be a late night of Greek Mixers, paid escorts, stolen cars and Alaskan adventures. All of our story lines from last week—plus Ivy this time—moved as quickly as Dixon’s impending rage storm. Let’s jump right in to the “Greece Mix”…

  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Toga: Naomi is still out for revenge against Holly and the Kappas for being bi-otches, and apparently for issuing the lamest “insults” possible: “Guess we’ll see you at the Greek Mixer tomorrow…oh never mind, that is just for Greeks!” Wow Holly, hope you didn’t hurt too many brain cells thinking of that zinger. Naomi’s original plan was to have initiated sister Annie infiltrate, but it seems Annie will be a bit too preoccupied with other matters soon (more on that later). Even better is Naomi’s new plan, which I highly enjoyed. It may have been a rip-off of The House Bunny, but I really liked Naomi joining a “frumpy” unpopular sorority just to gain access to the Greek system and giving them her sage advice to be cool. Her nuggets of beauty wisdom were hysterical and sharp—“Hang it in another gallery” (regarding one girl’s tattoos being called art) and “It’s better to look good than to feel good.” When Naomi dresses the girls up in extravagant togas for the Greek Mixer and then learns she was duped into thinking this was a costume party (apparently now we are using Legally Blonde’s story line) she still comes through big time for the girls by making a grand entrance. The girls may be pissed that Naomi was using them, but they end up having a great night. And now they all have a great enemy: Holly. Yes, Naomi has truly bonded with her new sisters, and this is shaping up to be a fun plot development. Plus, I hope these girls stick around for a while!
  • Paying her dues: Annie must pay her dues figuratively and literally in this episode. Since she is still cash-strapped (I guess the Marla money situation is in limbo off-screen) Annie must find a way to pay her new sorority dues and get over Liam, all at like the same time…omg. OK, first of all, since Naomi is the one who wanted Annie to stay in the sorority in the first place, why on earth wouldn’t Naomi simply give Annie the money she needs? But, then again, we wouldn’t be treated to this ah-maz-ing development of Annie not knowing she is on a paid escort date with sorority sister Brie. Annie even kisses the guy (to make Liam jealous) but that only earns her some more bucks! Yes, Annie has found her new calling…literally as a call girl. And looks like she is headed down a dark path given how upset she is over Liam ending things. Really Annie? Really? You seemed plenty over him last episode when you were all about cute coffee boy who later turned out to be Marla’s family. But that was before…
  • Liam’s Offshore drilling project: I am pretty sure I saw a sign on the bar Liam bought that said “Offshore – coming soon!” So, I guess we can assume Liam has re-named Salty’s and that we now have the official Peach Pit After Dark 2.0 live music/club scene for these crazy college kids of the new era. The “drilling” refers to Liam banging his Alaskan girlfriend Jane. What is up with this girl? And what is up with Ade wearing a huge winter parka indoors while everyone else rocks tank tops? Jane and Liam already bore me to tears and, once again, I find myself completely un-invested in a Liam relationship because this show is clearly against taking the time to establish them. Instead I have to simply listen to Liam and Jane explain to us in choppy dialog that her husband is dead, Liam feels guilty, and now she is pregnant from her dead husband. And she is only 20 years old. And Liam—who proposed to Annie a mere two weeks ago—is fully ready to commit to Jane. Whatever. We all know your sole purpose on this show now is to simply run your bar where underage students can drink and drama can go down.
  • The Juice is Loose: Dixon has been feeling “crazy focused” on his music lately. Soon, he will just be crazy thanks to abusing prescription meds. His career suffers a major setback, though, when DJ Juice doesn’t show up to hear Dixon play at Liam’s grand opening party (and I am only assuming you spell this guy’s name like the kind of juice you drink). The reason why the Juice doesn’t show? He is pissed that Navid cancelled his recording session at Shirazi Porn Studios. And why did Navid cancel? Well, Navid wanted to cater to Bieber’s people instead and make a lot of money to pay back his sketchy uncle so that he won’t have to owe him anything. Did anyone else laugh when the uncle told Navid that he is now a “family man” and has to support his family? Again, I do not understand why we have Navid and Silver acting like a 45-year old married couple with a teenage daughter. And, I still don’t get why the only two West Bev Over-Achiever Awards students (Navid and Silver) did not enroll at CU. Navid is learning what it means to be a family man in the Shirazi family, though, because he must keep his uncle’s auto theft ring a secret or risk facing his own jail time. Wah wah!
  • Life or death drama: Ivy was in tonight’s episode.  She mainly pops up to get really pissed at her friends or random party strangers when they moan about life’s cruelties. Obviously Ivy and Raj have real life or death problems on their hands. I never thought I would say this, but I think we actually need more Ivy to add a dose of reality to this show.

What did you think of tonight’s Greek Tragedy? Who else is excited for the continuation of Naomi’s “Big Fat Greek Sorority”? And, I think it is safe to say that Annie and Dixon’s forthcoming downward spirals are the reason why the original show kept Jim and Cindy Walsh on through sophomore year of college.

Jeni is a valley girl at heart has always been an avid TV watcher and shown a passion for arts and entertainment. She enjoys offering her unique critique (and wit!) on pretty much everything in life, including her beloved shows, over at Show and Tell.

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