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90210 Recap: Episode 14, "By Accident"

90210 Rundown: Episode 14, "By Accident"

This week on The Adrianna Show 90210, Adrianna can't believe she's pregnant and slips into a delusional fog seemingly induced by an overdose of coffee. I didn't count, but seriously, how many times do you think Adrianna raised a cup of Joe to her lips? I might go with a bajillion.

Meanwhile, teacher Ryan is back and he's so burned out, you guys! He was banished to one of the Dakotas this whole time and returns to West Beverly High with a chip on his shoulder and his teaching spirit crushed. Kelly Taylor's also in this episode and totally assumes Ryan's dark mood is her fault. Which is just a small taste of all the hilariously ridiculous moments we need to discuss. Ready? Just


  • The episode opens with the entire school buzzing about auditions for Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. They're hanging banners! They're bringing in prop thingies! And the play hasn't even started! How festive.
  • Ethan spots Annie down the hall chatting up some friends (since when does Annie have friends who aren't Silver?) and she starts reading him some of Cleopatra's lines. She then tells him, "It's a role that I always thought I'd play eventually" and begs him to try out too.
  • Oh but that sly Ty is back, and let's just say there are some sour grapes there. He and Ethan have a dude-off (Ethan: "I like the way you wear your jeans just one size too small." Ty to Annie: "We can hang out and do the whole backstage thing").
  • Ryan confides to Harry, his banisher, that he's just not feelin' the whole teaching thing anymore ("I think my Dead Poets Society days are over").
  • When Ryan whines the same thing to Kelly, she's totally awesome and snaps back, "You're burned out? You're 23."
  • When Ryan actually gets into the classroom he's totally an a-hole. He gets straight to publicly kicking Silver out of his class. Why? "Calling me a child-molesting pervert and almost costing me my job." Silver :"Oh right. My bad."
  • Aunt Becky Debbie was all over the place with her cute, home-spun wisdom. She gives Dixon some solid advice on being straightforward and tries to cheer Annie up with stories about how she never got to work at Vogue. I think Debbie might be my favorite character simply because I'm never, ever annoyed by her.
  • Dixon takes some of his mom's advice and breaks up with Silver. Boo. He doesn't say why or anything and just runs away.
  • Naomi's little storyline is kind of funny. Her mom basically had a nervous breakdown due to the whole found-my-son-but-he's-a-con-artist stuff and has to move in with her dad. Gail, the dad's girlfriend, is peeved Naomi dries her hair at night and Naomi responds, "If I sleep on wet hair it's a crap fiesta in the morning." Can anyone envision a crap fiesta? That sounds way gross.
  • Turns out dad is cheating on his girlfriend/ex-mistress with the real estate lady, so Naomi gets to live in a hotel. Which is pretty awesome for a high schooler.
  • Just for fun, let's count all the Adrianna dramas so far: overdose, drug addiction, rehab, promiscuity, HIV scare, pregnancy, dumped by boyfriend, and now near death from a car wreck.
  • Adrianna manages to land the lead in the play (once again thwarting Annie!) by showing up late and performing the suicide scene for the new, spunky New York drama teacher.
  • Oh, but the joke's on Adrianna after all because, turns out, she got herself knocked up by Ty! I thought Adrianna just made it look like she slept with Ty back when she was thwarting Annie? Or did she sleep with Ty some other time? Regardless, this Hank character that we've all sort of thought was the father isn't. It's Ty.
  • Finally, it turns out Adrianna was in preggers denial a really long time because she's not allowed to get an abortion (I'm not even going to touch how not accurate this is in the real world). I want Naomi and Adrianna to raise the baby together forever in the hotel. The End.

Ryan loves being a teacher again! He's clearly going to have a crush on the drama teacher! And Dixon and Silver are dunzo. What did you all think of this episode?

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clarabelle98 clarabelle98 8 years
First off, I know everyone is saying that it was David's MOM that was bipolar so Silver couldn't be. After re-watching the original 90210 and specifically Kelly & Jackie Taylor, there is EVERY possibility that one or both of THEM are also Bi Polar. I don't know a TON about Drug Use, but I do know many drug users that start because they can't cope with real life. Jackie was a drug addict. It was never explored how she came to be that way. AND, when we saw Jackie at the beginning of the new show, she was more than a little off her nut. I'm not saying that IS the case, but it would sure make sense.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I don't watch this show for realistic story lines. This is my younger, trashier, evening "Young and the Restless". I am soo happy that Dixon dumped his nutty bar. He finally showed a little back bone. The abortion/non-abortion story line is just sad. Unless Adrianna fell into a ditch during a drug enduced coma for a couple of months, she should be able to get an abortion. I do applaud Naomi for being a good stand up friend though.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 8 years
what i dont understand is why they dont feel character follow-up is important. 1. Navid is just gone...he wasnt even there to give Adriana a weird awkward look or anything...and 2. Ty, if he goes to school there dont you think he would have noticed Annie & Ethan a few weeks ago??3. Is Naomi just all of a sudden over the whole annie & ethan thing all of a sudden (PS where is her detention boy?) Oh the holes drive me nutso!! Aaron Spelling would NOT BE HAPPY!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
you have to be a teenager to really follow this show and some what believe it. rather a teenager that lives in the stix and has no sense of what's real. ti's just funny to me,but sadly, i still manage to watch it from time to time.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Also- I second that whole Silver is bipolar story line-- hopefully the lithium causes her to gain some much needed weight :oy:
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I personally liked this episode :shrug: The adults did their part well and there was hardly any Shenae. The whole "too late" for an abortion thing is sketchy, but its tv, so who cares. I am happy she is keeping it, bc it will definitely bite porn-stache Ty in the butt, next week! She best be showing soon, though, because it is getting a little rediculous. Also, I am happy that Silver was dumped. Dixon can do better then her cynical, skinny ass. Also-- I loved Naomi in this one, she was fabulous and catty and actually a great friend to Adrianna.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Great recap, as always, Buzz.
fireyelectra fireyelectra 8 years
emms and kred, more than just Thirteen's one night stand, Angela Gotts also did a stint on the fifth season of the L Word playing the movie version of Shane, the groups lady lothario, in Jenny's adaptation of her self-important drivel Lez Girls. Angela Gotts just has a very strong masculine jawline that lends her to those roles. If she does end up playing a lesbian on 90210, maybe she should hook up with that black cheerleader who is a lesbian, for no apparent reason.
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 8 years
Buzz, I love your recaps of this show. I can't stand to watch it anymore, but I read this weekly. It always gives me a good case of the LOL's!! THANK YOU!
kred kred 8 years
Good call Emms on the new drama teacher being a lesbian, becasue she actually played Thirteens 1 night stand/lesbian/drug addict in an episode of House....
QueenB75 QueenB75 8 years
this show is starting to go, drug investigation, divorced parents, teen pregnancies, long lost siblings that turn out to be fake... the list just goes on and on.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Buzz - love the recap of this VERY SPECIAL episode. It totally captures the ridiculousness that was this week. Anyways, how wonderful is it that Adriana has already had the drug/alcohol downward spiral, so this week she had to OD on coffee and granola bars? Way harsh for a mere high school girl. "I always thought I'd play this part eventually" = gag. I'm glad I don't take this show at all seriously, because it's good comic relief once a week.
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
I almost forgot! Ethan gets in a car wreck at the end or as my Sugar HQ friend just put it: "Buzz! You forgot that Ethan died!" He probably isn't dead and is likely in critical condition, coma, etc.
emms emms 8 years
Oh and I got a very strong lesbian vibe from the new drama teacher so good luck with that one, Ryan. Anyone else?
emms emms 8 years
If you look on, so can see that Medical abortions can be performed up until 24 weeks (aka 6 months) in a pregnancy. Adrianne isn't even showing yet. This part of the show really pissed me off because it wasn't believable in the slightest. Could the storylines on this show be any more generic? Teen Pregnancy! Car wreck cliffhanger! It's alllll been done before.
kea718 kea718 8 years
Who else thinks that they're leading up to the big "Silver's bipolar" episode?? It sure seems like they're heading down that road. With the way she blew up at Dixon at the beach 2 episodes ago and how Dixon talked to her about her many moods. I hope they remember the original 90210 and remember that it was David'd mom (not dad.. who is also Silvers dad) who was bipolar. I think I'd stop watching this show forever if we hear "oh well bipolar disorder runs in the family... Silver's brother is bipolar."
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
i'm loving naomi's character! the talk with her dad at the end was awesome. and the real estate agent as a lover :faint: she looked old enough to be grandma. i had forgotten the ty/naomi connection until you mentioned it here :ponder: ty seems douchey now (add him to the game, lol) wasn't he more gentlemanly before, or was i not paying attention?
LuvLeoDiCaprio LuvLeoDiCaprio 8 years
More reasons why I don't watch this show.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
I really enjoy Adrianna. I hope they keep a lot of the focus on her. And I totally agree about the "not able to get an abortion" thing. Way too neat and tidy so the show won't court controversy on the abortion issue.
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