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90210 Recap: Episode Five "Wide Awake and Dreaming"

90210 Rundown: Episode Five, "Wide Awake and Dreaming"

Last night's episode of 90210 has me scratching my head a little bit because as the show progresses, some things get better while other things get more perplexing. There were plenty of moments that were just . . . strange. Like when Dixon gives his sister a condom. Even in the closest of brother-sister relationships, are condoms being discussed, much less handed out? I felt a little icky after watching that scene.

But hey, speaking of condoms, last night was all about Annie's journey toward doing it for the first time with a guy she won't call her boyfriend and whom she just re-decided she likes last week. The episode even opened with a hot and heavy moment between Ty and Annie — only to be revealed as a Spring Awakening rehearsal under Brenda's supervision.

We need to chat about that, as well as some other key issues, including where the heck is Navid? So, to see my thoughts,


  • Seriously, where is Navid? Is he still on the show? I hope so, because his dad makes porn and that had so much potential for great storylines!
  • I loved Brenda this episode. She is supportive and helpful to the kids. Annie even calls her Miss Walsh!
  • And I really liked that we got some relief from the "teacher likes Kelly but is scared of her feelings for Dylan even though she repeatedly tells him it's over and he's simply the father of her kid" subplot for a moment. It is much more fun seeing Brenda and Kelly on screen together helping the children get off drugs.
  • In fact, I'm just going to say it: I would totally be into a Brenda-Kelly spinoff.
  • Another lovely surprise was the conclusion of Naomi's family drama. This means there is less of her stomping into bedrooms and bursting into tears on what appears to be some other show entirely, and more time to be the cynical Beverly Hills it-girl foil to Annie's giant Kansas smile.
  • How'd you like the logical jump Annie's parents make from "making out at school" to "having sex after the musical"? It would be hard to argue to anyone's parents that hanging out overnight at a hotel party wouldn't result in some sex thought.
  • I really do like Aunt Becky Annie's mom. She looks great and is one of the best actors on the show, even though she's not given a lot. I love how her "sex talk" advice to Annie includes, "What if he tells all his friends?!"
  • OK, let's talk about Annie declaring during the sex talk, "It's not just a play thing, mom!" Does that just mean she and Ty are more than just drama club friends? Or he's not just a "plaything" as in "boy toy"? Or they're not playing make-believe relationship, it's real? I'm confused.
  • Silver doesn't know what an after-school special is. I feel like we need more of those for future generations to reference.
  • Adrianna might be my new favorite character. She looked terrible and sweaty last night. And she's awfully lurky. Love that they introduced a stage mom, too.
  • Hey, we got another Spring Awakening song! With boys dancing and singing!

Poor Annie got a huge lesson about sex last night: that when you sub in for someone in a musical, they will probably fake getting it on with the guy you were planning on having sex with using your brother's condom. Did you notice she even smiles when she cries? Meanwhile, how'd you like Dixon and Silver's hook-up? I still think they're cute together and love that he loves how bossy she is. Also, I thought Kelly looked beautiful last night. Are you still hanging in there with this show? Or do you want to take Dixon, Silver, Kelly, and Brenda off to some other show and forget about the rest?

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bethiesny bethiesny 8 years
Yay to the idea of a Kelly/Brenda spin-off! Then they could bring back David and Donna and Steve and Janet and Dylan and Brandon and Valeria and Gina and Ahhhhndrea and everything would be lovely! I could have done without seeing Silver in leggings. Does anyone know an address where we could ship her some carbs? ;-)
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 8 years
Silver and Dixon are so cute together.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Annie is like Meredith Grey! Completely wrapped up in boys and whinny mcwhinerson.
SassAndBide SassAndBide 8 years
I've always liked Naomi, see she's not so bad after all ;) Annie, on the other hand, is so damn whiney. She reminds me of Meredith from Grey's Anatomy at times, lol IDK why. Ugh I couldn't stand her in this episode. I miss Navid too. Hope he returns soon!
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 8 years
The one thing I didn't like about this episode is that Annie was going to try to use a condom that had been in a wallet for years! Who taught these kids sex education? The condom would break! I'm all for the Brenda-Kelly spin off idea! Personally every time I see Annie's mom despite how much I like her character, I get Full House flash backs. I think Annie was only saying that she wanted to wait, because she thinks or thinks that's what everyone she talks to about it is wanting to hear. Being a horny teenager, naturally she'd have the desire to have sex and is most likely tarn. Although the thought of her wanting her first time to be with a boy she hasn't known longer than a month is completely unrealistic! I think he's definitely a boy toy! Just someone for her to experiment with. Yes, Adrianna was the best part of the show last night! She the character I think we all thought Naomi would be.
shafiii shafiii 8 years
WHERE IS NAVID!? HES ONLY BEEN ON 1 EPISODE AND HES MY FAVE! UGHHH... this show is cringe-worthy but funny because of it i miss navid. i only watch to see him.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Cibele, you honestly think it is WORSE this week? If anything it is better or on par.
cibele cibele 8 years
This show is getting worst and worst. And the fact Silver hooked up with Dixon is not helping me. I might drop it.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
oh also, I really think that next week's episode will be awesome!!! Kelly calls the baby daddy and Annie goes on a real hollywood audition. :)
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
It is like saved by the bell the next class... it is hard... I just wish the acting was better and the kids would be more original and less steroptypical.
lori311 lori311 8 years
Am I the only one that doesn't understand why none of the teachers didn't call the cops when Adrianna was obviously on something on school grounds? Ryan should have done it when she was strung out in class, then Kelly and Brenda both let her leave at the play. I'm sure in the future we'll see more of this, but those teachers would have definitely gotten in trouble for not reporting that.
lovelystate lovelystate 8 years
I've been trying to get into this show if only because I was such a fan of the original 90210 but I agree with you Buzz...I found many of the plotpoints confusing. The writing isn't all that great, but I do like Annie's mom, silver, dixon, kelly and brenda. Naomi and Annie have become way too annoying for me...I don't think I'll be watching anymore.
popsplenda popsplenda 8 years
I am really starting to like this show. I am glad the play is over though because I'm getting tired of hearing that "mama who raised me song" again and again. Did anyone else wonder if the well placed agents in the audience at the play will think Annie's performance was amazing and try to get her to act professionally, further embedding her in the LA lifestyle?
Blackwidowchick Blackwidowchick 8 years
I'm trying to get into this show for the sake of being an avid 90210 fan as a kid, but this new cast is weird to me. It's like "Saved by the bell, the next class". I definitely like Silver and Dixon together, but i feel like all the episodes are alot of filler and little real story. Was the old 90210 like that?
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
This episode was a lot more interesting than the rest. I hope it only gets better. My favorite is when Dixon admits that he likes a bossy girl!!!! That is great! So keepin' it real - haha.
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
I had friends in high school that WERE that close to their brothers. They felt when they couldn't go to anyone else, they could go to their brother. So maybe creepy to us, but not-so-creepy to someone with a close relationship with her brother. I loved last nights Ep. I HATE ADRIANA though. LOL I don't like underhanded sneaky people. Thus the reason I disliked Gina, Valeria and Felice. Blech, ugly people. LOL I liked the scene between Naomi and her Mom. I thought it was GREAT that her Mom stood up for herself, and her line about her husband seeing a homeless man wearing his expensive shoes I LOVED it! LOL I like Dixon and Silver together too. Tech geeks that they are. LMAO
carodeluxe carodeluxe 8 years
Yeah, seriously where is Navid? He's the funniest part of the show. When he says he has unlimited access to farm animals because his dad makes porn movies -- hilarious.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I can't believe how Annie quickly jumped from "Oh I want to wait" to "Let's have sex!" especially after hearing the rumors about Ty. And then she blames the Beverly Hills lifestyle for making her rush into having sex? That's really mature. I also thought it was creepy how Dixon gave her the condom. Most brothers wouldn't hand it over so quickly, but I guess its better than letting Annie have unprotected sex. Or you know, maybe Ty could be the one to bring it instead of her? I think the episodes are getting slightly better each time, but the teens are not very good actors except Dixon and Silver. It seemed to have a lot of cliches though - especially the part about how Annie ended up getting the lead role in Spring Awakening because that girl was too strung out (I saw that coming a million miles away) and how Annie bumped into Ethan and dropped the condom in front of him.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I liked this episode a lot better then the previous ones. It seems the plot was very concise and not all over the place. The characters all interacted and seemed like friends (hello hanging out at the Peach Pit finally!!) I love Brenda and Kelly as teachers bc really they have been around the block. haha. I would be all about those two becoming regular cast members. I still can't get sold on Shenae Grimes though... I wish they would have cast someone else in her part. Also, the Silver Dixon thing is cute but it seems forced to me. I think Adrianna is hilarious and over the top. Love it.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I agree with that last comment, Buzz. I mean, yes, Naomi was talking about friends with benefits, but Annie's the one who just decided that they were maybe more than friends a few minutes ago. I loved Dixon and Silver in the ep last night. The way he kept talking about her being cute when she's adorable. Does this mean that the musical's over now and we will never have to hear "Mama" again? Because nothing would make me happier. I started muting the TV when the song appeared to be coming on.
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
Did anyone else think it was strange when Annie implicated Naomi and Ethan in her crappy night? Blaming them and their "world" and how she doesn't get it and it's so terrible? I was thinking it was strange because she's the only one who was about to cave to pressure and sleep with the biggest player in the school. Everyone else seemed really rational and clear-headed about sex compared to Annie (Silver wants to take it slow with Dixon and Naomi really loves Ethan).
longhornlass04 longhornlass04 8 years
Ok, i was glad Adrianna was such a b*tch and pulled that on Annie b/c i really didn't like the idea of her jumping into bed with Ty in the first place. Part of me thinks that he is just trying to bag the principle's daughter to brag to his friends. Which could easily be the plot point that drives Annie into Evan's arms.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i kept waiting for kelly to relate her past drug problem, but maybe that's something to come in future epsiodes? the actress does a halfway decent job of playing a strung out actress though - so that's not such a bad thing. i feel like it was a better episode than the last one, and i cna't wait to see more. they are doing a decent job developing the characters and there's a lot of tension there with every one in their different relationships - will they have sex, won't they - WHO KNOWS! i think that navid needs to come back too - i can't believe that he would be in just a couple shows and then be gone when they dropped the bomb that his dad was in the porn industry. really - they need to build on that one. i guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens - and maybe there will be some way for them to keep brenda on the show even though the play is over and done with.
PoshBride PoshBride 8 years
I feel like I have to watch the show. I need to give it a real chance, for the sake of the original cast. Dixon giving his sister a condom was seriously the most disturbing scene I have seen yet. I don't know many brothers who would not have a problem handing over a condom to their virgin sister. Love Dixon and Silver, although I think it is so funny how he totally assumed they were going to have sex.
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