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90210 Recap: Episode 20, "Between a Sign and a Hard Place"

90210 Rundown: Episode 20, "Between a Sign and a Hard Place"

This week's episode of 90210 is all about BFFs. Donna is making herself at home in Beverly Hills and is basically leaving David because she's over Japan and misses Kelly. The two women get back into the swing of their friendship and even hit up a lesbian bar together! (Accidentally.) Meanwhile, Annie wants to be a "girl's girl" (whatever that means) and is very serious about being a good friend to Naomi.

I don't know about this particular development. Silver was a much better friend for Annie to have! I'm not sure why she's hitching her wagon to the mean girl if this is really her first time out of the gate making friends with her own gender. Or maybe that's exactly why: She doesn't know better yet.

Other than that, same old same old: Adrianna's still pregnant (and um, apparently less interested in adoption now that Navid is being all cute and reading baby books and, oh yeah, proposing marriage), Ethan is still having an identity crisis, and Liam is still unbearably patronizing and icky.

Sometimes words alone aren't enough to convey this show's funniest/weirdest/most dramatic scenes, so I've grabbed some of my favorite clips from this episode. To watch and discuss, just


Ugh, Liam! I have such a hard time with his gibberish. Poor, young Ethan thinks this guy is his wise oracle:

Right before Annie's parents inappropriately tell her Naomi's dad is being sued for sexual harassment, they spend some time unpacking their Kansas stuff for a yard sale. Rob Estes + odd Scottish accent = unintentional comedic gold. Also, check those credits: Estes directed this one!

Finally, here's Kelly and Donna piecing together they're at a lesbian bar. Also, it makes no sense that Donna's store is open already, but what on this show does?

What did you all think of this episode?

Photos courtesy of The CW

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blairyb blairyb 8 years
This show is terrible. The only reason I watch is for Kelly and the old 90210. I hate that they are spliting everyone up like David and Donna. They are taking a lot away from the original and classic series. I am not a fan of the direction this show is going. And I agree that now that Terminator is cancelled, I am hoping for a Brian Austin Green cameo!
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
If nobody saw the marriage angle coming, I would be seriously surprised. Some of the story lines are getting better, Silver and Dixon. Annie is still just blah. Ethan is just too dorky now that he is following Liam around. He just seems to have no real mind of his own. This week was ok.
ep24 ep24 8 years
loved this episode! was great seeing jennie garth's and tori spelling's characters back together again. the kelly character is an oldie but goodie -- don't think i'd watch the show w/out her. really hope she's still part of it next year after they "re-tool" it.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
thank you - i was baffled that donna's store was open already - that was REALLY fast - even in TV land. oh well...i guess they needed to speed up the reason for her being there. now if only they got BAG to sign on to guest - then that would wrap everything up nicely. in any event, i don't know about this show - i feel like it's still not much better than it was a few weeks ago. i guess we'll just have to see what they do with writing ethan off and now that silver's going to another school - does that mean that she's going to be off the show too?
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I don't even think they can get married at 16...
care0531 care0531 8 years
I am not liking this show right now. YOU CANNOT SPLIT DONNA AND DAVID! Since Terminator has been cancelled I am waiting for Brian Austin Green to show up as David for his family. Maybe they can meet in the middle and live in NY. I love having Jennie on the show. I don't think I would watch it without Kelly Taylor! I agree with them putting the ax on the 16 year old marriage! What kind of an example is this going to set for the 16 year olds that are watching this show?
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
OMG, I loved this episode. I really thought it was a nice step in the right direction. I love how Donna and Kelly's storyline was relevant to the episode and that FINALLY the whole cast interacted at some point. I like Annie a lot better when she is not so "boy crazy" and I thought Harrie and Debbie were quite cute. I was confused about Donna's store being open too, but hmmm.. I guess they were quick?
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I feel like Jennie Garth is playing Kelly Taylor WAY differently then she used to. Like she is warping her Kelly Taylor with her Val on What I like About You.... too comically or something...
divinedebris divinedebris 8 years
I forgot while I'm watching this show that they're all supposed to be, what, 16? What the heck do they think teenagers are doing these days? I Silver finds god, Ethan finds an egomaniac to follow around like a puppy, Naomi has daddy issues and Annie is still pathetically clueless. If there was something better on Tuesdays, I'd watch it, but alas there is not so I will watch this show. I like Jenny Garth, I want to see her in something better...she was so cute in What I Like About You, she could be like Christina Applegate and get a cute comedy or something.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I was confused by the day after lease signing opening of Donna's store too, but you're right - time lines mean nothing in the world of West Beverly. And WTF engaged and underaged?! They need to kill that plot line pronto.
JenBrett JenBrett 8 years
a friend of mine played Madame Flanagan, wasn't she awesome!
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