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90210 Episode "Liars" Recap

90210 "Liars": Most Scandalous Moments

After a long midseason break, 90210 picked right back up this week. As we witnessed with the show's nailbiting cliffhanger, Mr. Cannon is indeed back for Naomi, and he wastes no time in making an appearance. In other drama, Adrianna tries to smooth over her reputation, Charlie tells Liam the truth about their childhood, and Dixon tries to handle Teddy's sexuality.

It's all pretty heavy stuff with one exception: Annie's new house guest. Cousin Emily comes to visit the Wilson family for five months, and she's quite the ball of energy, from her sparkly pink shirts to her obsession with celebrity gossip. Am I the only one who thinks she's going to go all single white female on Annie? Think on that, but first let's break down the biggest moments of the episode after the jump.

  • Mr. Cannon holds Silver and Naomi hostage. After biding his time in Naomi's closet, Mr. Cannon springs into action. He holds a knife to Naomi's throat, ties her to a chair, and then he insists on texting Silver to bring her over to the apartment too. Once he has both girls under his control, Cannon forces them to tape an apology, but that isn't all he's after; Cannon wants money too. He asks Naomi to give up her trust fund, but to do so, they'll have to go to the bank. Naomi goes to her dresser to dab on makeup before they head out, and using the tools she knows best (beauty products, naturally), Naomi grabs her hairspray and spritzes it in Cannon's eyes while Silver knocks him over the head with a candlestick. Resourceful, ladies! With Cannon's life now in her hands, Naomi reaches for a knife with the intention of slitting the teacher's throat. A bit over the top, yes, but what would 90210 be without crazy moments like this? Thankfully, Silver talks her down, the police come, and Cannon is in custody . . . for now.
  • Adrianna tries to save face with some PR spinning. I really had high hopes for Adrianna once her whole pop star charade came crashing down in the last episode. It seemed like just the swift kick in the pants she needed to return to her old self, but alas, no. With the truth about Javier's book splattered all over the Internet, her publicist goes into spin mode, booking Adrianna a spot on a morning news show to tell her side of the story — and by her side, I mean a tall tale about coming down with PTSD. After being coached on exactly what to say, Adrianna hits a speed bump: the morning show host asks for further details about her condition, and then, she brings Victor out. Adrianna is completely put on the spot, so she leaves the stage with the cameras rolling. So much for talking her way out of this one. With her career crashing before her eyes, she turns to Navid for support. Only thing is, Navid is waiting for any opportunity to break up with Adrianna so he can be with Silver. How long will he have to wait now?
  • Dixon tells Teddy that he saw him kissing Ian. After watching as his friend locked lips with a guy, Dixon is visibly shaken and confused. Wait, does this mean Teddy's gay? Hello, Dixon, get a clue. He thinks on the situation, until Teddy finally confronts him at the beach and asks him why he's being so strange. Dixon spills the truth about what he witnessed, and Teddy denies it at first. But once Dixon pushes him a little further, Teddy owns up to kissing Ian — though he asks Dixon not to breathe a word of it to anyone. Looks like it's going to be a long time before Teddy is ever comfortable being out in the open with his relationship.
  • Ivy nearly dies! A day on the beach turns deadly for Ivy after she crashes into a rock and gets knocked unconscious in the water. Dixon sees it all go down and swims out to the rescue, saving her life. After her near-death experience, Ivy's not ready to return to the water just yet, so she fakes an injury in order to stay out of the school's surf competition. But did you notice the look Dixon gave her after CPR? I think there may be a romance there yet, despite the fact that Dixon doesn't seem ready to forgive her.
  • Charlie tells Liam the real reason behind their childhood misunderstanding. After Liam and Annie slept together, I was jumping for joy over the thought of them finally being a couple. Who cares about Charlie, am I right? Well, turns out Charlie is a good guy after all. When he confronts Liam to find out why Annie's acting strange (um, perhaps because she slept with your brother?), the two get into it, and Charlie shares why he got Liam in trouble all those years ago: it was to send Liam away, thereby protecting him from abuse. Once Liam knows the truth, he tells Annie that she shouldn't break up with Charlie. Guess this love triangle is going to keep playing out a few more episodes — and frankly, I'm ready for it to get resolved already.

What did you think of the episode? Are you glad to see the Mr. Cannon saga all tied up? What's your take on the many love triangles happening on the show (Adrianna, Silver, and Navid; Annie, Charlie, and Liam)? Weigh in below or check out the 90210 Superfans group in the community.

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lizlee89 lizlee89 5 years
Did anyone else think the actress who played Emily looks exactly like Jenny McCarthy a.k.a Kelly! She looks like she could be her daughter, but I looked her up; her name is Abbie Cobb; and there is no relation! It's wierd, though, how much she looks like Kelly, especially when she was younger in the original Beverly Hills, 90210...
PoshBride PoshBride 5 years
Charlie gives me the creeps! He needs to go so Liam and Annie can be together.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 5 years
I'm excited for this crazy cousin story, even though I know I'll probably end up reaaaallllly hating her character. Characters like that add interest, but I remember just wanting to punch Gina (Vanessa Marcil) so, so, so, so bad in the original 90210!Adrianna's character makes me want to throw a plate at my TV. She's so annoying. I hope she comes back down to earth and we have the old Adrianna back soon.I'm a little confused as to what happened with Ivy during her surf meet... did she fake the hamstring injury because she is now terrified of the water or did she fake the injury so she could hang out and watch Dixon?
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 5 years
I'm excited for this crazy cousin story, even though I know I'll probably end up reaaaallllly hating her character. Characters like that add interest, but I remember just wanting to punch Gina (Vanessa Marcil) so, so, so, so bad in the original 90210! Adrianna's character makes me want to throw a plate at my TV. She's so annoying. I hope she comes back down to earth and we have the old Adrianna back soon. I'm a little confused as to what happened with Ivy during her surf meet... did she fake the hamstring injury because she is now terrified of the water or did she fake the injury so she could hang out and watch Dixon?
tonga tonga 5 years
as always Dixon was my least favorite character such a shame cos I used to like him, first he still being cold to Ivy? they were broken up and he was a jerk about it he has no write to be like that and I really wish Ivy stopped apologizing to him. second, what was that him dressing up again when he saw Teddy coming to talk to him? so now that he knows he thinks Teddy is going to come on to him and every touch is in a sexual way?I thought we would get to see Annie and Liam together but again that was a bus, and now Annie needs to watch out cos cousin Emily seems ready to sink her claws in him
tonga tonga 5 years
as always Dixon was my least favorite character such a shame cos I used to like him, first he still being cold to Ivy? they were broken up and he was a jerk about it he has no write to be like that and I really wish Ivy stopped apologizing to him. second, what was that him dressing up again when he saw Teddy coming to talk to him? so now that he knows he thinks Teddy is going to come on to him and every touch is in a sexual way? I thought we would get to see Annie and Liam together but again that was a bus, and now Annie needs to watch out cos cousin Emily seems ready to sink her claws in him
DCBaxter DCBaxter 5 years
Loved this episode! Naomi is pretty smart. "If I look like this, they'll know something is wrong." Maybe we should give her more credit! Ivy is seriously the one I could do without. Does anyone else notice how she doesn't move her lips when she talks. Her wipeout seriously made me gasp! Can't wait for the crazy cousin. I was half expecting her to sneak a swig of booze from a flask (much like "cheerful" Valerie lit up a joint at the end of her first episode in the original 90210!).
DCBaxter DCBaxter 5 years
Loved this episode! Naomi is pretty smart. "If I look like this, they'll know something is wrong." Maybe we should give her more credit! Ivy is seriously the one I could do without. Does anyone else notice how she doesn't move her lips when she talks. Her wipeout seriously made me gasp! Can't wait for the crazy cousin. I was half expecting her to sneak a swig of booze from a flask (much like "cheerful" Valerie lit up a joint at the end of her first episode in the original 90210!).
Rory1225 Rory1225 5 years
Annie is only interesting when horrible things are happening to her (i.e. Jasper creep), so I am excited for the crazy cousin development.I too am not interested in Ivy. I find her annoying.
Rory1225 Rory1225 5 years
Annie is only interesting when horrible things are happening to her (i.e. Jasper creep), so I am excited for the crazy cousin development. I too am not interested in Ivy. I find her annoying.
Mandi-Villa Mandi-Villa 5 years
- I TOTALLY agree! Little Susie Sunshine is going to go Black Swan on Annie really soon... I can feel it.- I'm so glad Mr. Crazy is now off the streets. He was uber creepy!- Adrianna needs to get her life together! Did she really think she was going to get away with everything? This is real life, not Disneyland. I think Navid should just break up with her now. It's like a Band-Aid. Just do it quickly and it will be over. It's not his fault she got herself into all this drama!- Oh Teddy... I love you.- Ivy almost dying didn't really phase me. I don't think I'm very invested in her character.- Liam! Why did you have to listen to Charlie?! You ignored him for how long?! And right when you and Annie are about to get together you had to be a good brother? Come on man!
Mandi-Villa Mandi-Villa 5 years
- I TOTALLY agree! Little Susie Sunshine is going to go Black Swan on Annie really soon... I can feel it. - I'm so glad Mr. Crazy is now off the streets. He was uber creepy! - Adrianna needs to get her life together! Did she really think she was going to get away with everything? This is real life, not Disneyland. I think Navid should just break up with her now. It's like a Band-Aid. Just do it quickly and it will be over. It's not his fault she got herself into all this drama! - Oh Teddy... I love you. - Ivy almost dying didn't really phase me. I don't think I'm very invested in her character. - Liam! Why did you have to listen to Charlie?! You ignored him for how long?! And right when you and Annie are about to get together you had to be a good brother? Come on man!
care0531 care0531 5 years
I love Liam....he's too hot for Annie :)
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