Beverly Hills 90210’s 15 Most Memorable Episodes
When twins Brenda and Brandon Walsh move from the ice fishing holes of Minnesota to the jungles of Beverly Hills, they make new friends and create intense drama that led to 10 successful seasons. The show featured the fresh faces of Tori Spelling, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Gabrielle Carteris, Luke Perry and Jason Priestly. In addition to the usual teenage drama of cheating boyfriends, backstabbing friends, and sexual encounters, the show also tackled controversial issues, such as abortion, suicide, addiction, adultery, and gambling. The show has been off air for 15 years, but fans can’t forget these 15 episodes.
15. The Gentle Art of Listening (Season 1, Episode 8)
Brenda (Shannen Doherty) decides to volunteer at a rape crisis hotline and takes a lot of heat from Andrea (Gabrielle Carteris), who insists Brenda won’t be able to handle the intensity of the callers. Brenda proves her wrong by helping to identify a rapist and organizing his arrest. We miss the controversial subjects that 90210 tackled on a weekly basis.
14. Spring Dance (Season 1, Episode 20)
The night of the spring dance was a fan favourite. Not only did Kelly (Jennie Garth) and Brenda (Shannen Doherty) show up wearing the same very ‘90s dress, but Kelly was named queen and Brenda went all the way with Dylan McKay (Luke Perry). It was totally unforgettable!
13. Home Again (Season 1, Episode 21)
Will the Walshes leave sunny LA for dreary Minnesota? Are Andrea (Gabrielle Carteris) and Brandon (Jason Priestly) going to hook up? In this tear jerker season finale, fans are heartbroken that this may be the end for Brenda (Shannen Doherty) and Brandon’s Beverly Hills gang. When it is finally revealed that they will be staying, the bomb drops when Brenda tells Dylan (Luke Perry) she may be pregnant!
12. Camping Trip (Season 2, Episode 7)
Who can forget the night the gang goes camping and finds themselves in a hovel of a shack during a monster storm. Viewers learn that Dylan (Luke Perry) has started drinking again because of the problems he has been having at home, and it’s Brandon (Jason Priestly) to the rescue when Dylan nearly falls off a cliff. This sort of drama is what kept us coming back!
11. Wedding Bell Blues (Season 2, Episode 28)
The prodigal daughter returns when Brenda (Shannen Doherty) comes home with Dylan (Luke Perry) after running off to Mexico and lying to her parents about surfing with Donna (Tori Spelling) and Kelly (Jennie Garth). Meanwhile, the wedding of the season takes place between Kelly’s mom and David’s dad. Audiences could not get enough of those pink bridesmaid dresses.
10. Back in the High Life Again (Season 3, Episode 19)
It was a tough season for Dylan McKay (Luke Perry) as he struggled to choose between two beautiful Beverly Hills girls, Brenda (Shannen Doherty) or Kelly (Jennie Garth). Finally he decides that it was Kelly all along that he wanted to be with, and the live triangle between these three was resolved…for now.
9. Shooting Star/American in Paris (Season 3, Episode 5)
This episode epitomizes the intricate drama that 90210 was famous for! While still dating Dylan (Luke Perry), Brenda (Shannen Doherty) becomes intrigued with a young Dean Cain (Rick) as she pretends to be French to attract him. Meanwhile, events at the beach heat up when Kelly (Jennie Garth) and Dylan make a play for each other.
8. Commencement Part 1 (Season 3, Episode 30)
The gang at Beverly Hills West says goodbye to their high school years and look back on all the memories they shared and all the girls Brandon (Jason Priestly) dated. There is enough nostalgia in this episode to make anyone wish they were back in high school or that they really were party of the gang at West Beverly.
7. Blind Spot (Season 4, Episode 26)
While many fans claim they watched West Beverly Hills High for the thrilling drama and unique plot twists, many viewers tuned in for the beautiful men. In this episode, the boys pose for the Men of CU beefcake calendar and it is deliciously entertaining.
6. Truth and Consequences (Season 4, Episode 29)
Backstabbing, betrayal, and a dramatic suicide attempt kept viewers on the edges of their seats during this memorable episode. After Brenda (Shannen Doherty) wins the part of Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the jealous Laura (Tracy Middendorf) tries to sabotage Brenda, which leads to a stunt no one can forget.
5. Up in Flames (Season 5, Episode 13)
Tragedy strikes when Steve (Ian Ziering) throws a party with dangerous consequences. Kelly (Jennie Garth) is stuck in the basement washroom when the house catches fire and fans are left waiting, wondering if she was hurt or even survived the brutal accident.
4. Hello Life, Goodbye Beverly Hills (Season 5, Episode 30)
Fans were wondering who Kelly (Jennie Garth) would choose: the adorable Brandon (Jason Priestly) or the smouldering Dylan (Luke Perry). Brandon plans a marriage proposal while Dylan tries to woo her with a trip to Europe. Meanwhile Mr. and Mrs. Walsh (James Eckhouse and Carol Potter) are headed to Hong Kong. Things were changing in Beverly Hills and we couldn’t have been more excited!
3. One Wedding and a Funeral (Season 6, Episode 10)
It’s the day Dylan (Luke Perry) has been waiting for as he ties the knot with Toni Marchette (Rebecca Gayheart) and finally settles the whole Kelly versus Brenda question. However, the love nest is torn asunder when Toni is accidentally killed by her father’s men when she is mistaken for Dylan. The heartbroken Dylan then leaves the show for the next few seasons.
2. We Interrupt This Program (Season 7, Episode 19)
Fans learn the true identity of Donna’s stalker. Evan, a TV station employee, holds a gun to Donna’s (Tori Spelling) head as Brandon (Jason Priestly) tries to keep everyone calm. In the same episode, Kelly (Jennie Garth) cozies up to Tom (Kane Picoy) and David’s (Brian Austin Green) attraction to Chloe Davis (Natalia Cigliuti) increases.
1. Ode to Joy (Season 10, Episode 27)
The last 90210 wedding takes place and fans are thrilled, yet saddened by the series finale. After dating a bunch of duds, Donna finally marries her high school sweetheart David and the wedding is gorgeous.