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90210 Recap: Episode Six, "Model Behavior"

90210 Rundown: Episode Six, "Model Behavior"

Last night's episode of 90210 brought cast members who usually never have a reason to share the screen together through the powers of a fashion show. This week's Gossip Girl also centered around a fashion show, but there's no talk of socialites or Marc Jacobs nor appearances by Michael Kors or Tinsley Mortimer in the Beverly Hills version. Instead, we get teachers, drama instructors, school principals, and pervy-looking older men hitting on teenagers. It felt kind of lame in comparison, no? That is, until the punching started. That part was exciting.

Also, the episode sets up what I'm assuming will become a little hiatus for Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty from the show. Boo! Are you as nervous as I am for the training wheels to come off? Can this show stand alone without the old cast and references to the original 90210? Let's discuss — just


  • Shannen Doherty was only signed up for four episodes, so I guess Brenda's gone for a while — but the show left things so that she could come back. So maybe she will? I'm already going through withdrawal!
  • And Kelly's going to see Dylan for two weeks, so I'm thinking aside from Nat we're really going to have to watch this show without the old 90210 drama. I just don't know if I can get excited about this.
  • But I'm getting ahead of myself. Things just started getting good between Kelly and Brenda with the Dylan love triangle reignited. I still don't think Luke Perry will return to the show because of his other commitments, but you never know.
  • Also, how'd you like Brenda moving in on Ryan the teacher? I thought this line from Brenda to Ryan was seriously underhanded: "I love Kelly, but as great as she is — you just dodged an epic bullet.” Mean!
  • Brenda mentions to Ryan she has a brother, and when he's all, "Oh I didn't know you had a brother," she gives him this hilarious mysterious gaze and says something like, "There's a lot you don't know about me, and it's better it stays that way." I totally laughed at that, because ooooh, a brother?! That's so intriguing! If she has a brother, what else must she be hiding? And sarcastic rant over.
  • Yay, Navid's back! He's seriously one of my favorite parts of this show. And now he's Dixon and Silver's third wheel! So cute and funny, those three. I love how Silver tells those two boys bickering over third wheeldom to "hug it out."
  • Dixon and Silver are so kissy. I like them as a couple and think they're part of what keeps this show interesting.
  • Adrianna is still lurking around acting mean and out of it. Does she have to look so pale and sweaty? We get it, she's on cough syrup or something. It's so over-the-top.
  • Annie's dad tells her to be nice to Adrianna because she might be on drugs. When Adrianna wonders why Annie would bother bringing her to the fashion show, Annie says, "Unlike you, I’m actually a nice person." Which — not to nitpick — isn't technically what nice people say, but whatever.
  • Back to Navid for one second. I loved his gaggle of models, especially when they hear his name, ask if it's Persian, and then decide that's hot.
  • So, wow! The Dixon punch-out scene with the creepy dude hitting on Silver is semi-controversial. A lot of horrible stereotypes are thrown at him, which is interesting territory for the show to cover. Hopefully they proceed wisely.

What did you think of last night? Is the new cast growing on you at all? Are you glad Ethan and Naomi called it quits? Were you invested in them to begin with? Are you tired of Naomi's family drama? I myself like it better when she's not so angsty and is free to wreak havoc on the other kids at school.

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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
tlsgirl, I was agreeing with you in a roundabout way :) I know my words were confusing, I think I meant that supposedly Silver is an aspiring socialite yet she looks down on the stereotypes of being a model. In my opinion, model > socialite. At least a model actually has a job. But yeah, I was agreeing with you that Silver was being ridiculous.
Liz4aker Liz4aker 9 years
I just want to like the show but I can't. Two more episodes and i'm done.
shafiii shafiii 9 years
NAVIDD !!!!!! =]=]=]=]=]=] thats all i have to say! haha
laluna laluna 9 years
I'm not liking this show at all, the acting is awful.
yadiet yadiet 9 years
I think Brenda is screwing around with Dylan...Why would she delete his #? hmmmm... And when Derreck punched that guy it was great!! As for Naomi her nose really scares me.. I don't think she is pretty at all.
nycgirl27 nycgirl27 9 years
Honestly I hate the fact that they chose Dylan to be the father of Kelly's son why couldn't they have chosen Brandon. I thought they had a much better chemistry and I thought they made a much better couple. I also thought that there was much more behind Dylan's phone call to Brenda and her breaking out in tears as she deleted his name from her phone. I think the writers from this show need to get their act togther and spice up things more. Maybe add that Brenda and Dylan have been togther for all these years and that's the reason he left Kelly and also add that he and Brenda also have a child together maybe twins and that Brandon has been watching them while Brenda went back to West Beverly!! And maybe also adding that Kelly and Brandon had a fling while she was with Dylan and she really wasn't sure who the father was??? I would much rather see all this happen than see the new cast I think they all have to go.. I only like Silver, Dixon, Navid and Ryan the rest of the cast could leave..they are really not needed oh yeah I also like the Principal he's cool too. I would much rather see the old cast back!
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
Did anyone catch the quote when the agent was talking to Silver... "Most girls would give up their cell phones for a professional modeling contract." Apparently cell phones are the new right arms.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
Now that Brenda and Kelly might be gone, the only thing remotely interesting is Silver/Dixon, Navid and Grandma Bluth.
nomerz nomerz 9 years
I gave up on this show because it sucks, hard. but I'll still read the recaps for fun.
Jacaranda1 Jacaranda1 9 years
This show is hurting. Maybe it's because I like the original so much, and maybe I'm just simply out of touch with what is cool right now. That was what the original 90210 did so well was integrate quasi-cool things into each episode. I also feel like I could relate more to characters from the original. I do prefer Gossip Girl 10 times as much, and I think Buzz's comparison is warranted, not because they are necessarily the same show, but I know others like myself that compare the two. I know there are some fans of the new show, but after an episode of Gossip Girl, 90210 looks like elementary school.
Mykie7 Mykie7 9 years
LMAO California. I knew what you meant but I read it and went "Well, now THERE'S a true confession!" LMAO I liked the episode. But I'm a sucker for poorly thought out shallow plots. I love cheese, what can I say? If I can just forget what's real, turn off my brain and tune into a show I can get lost in, I'm good. It's not SO far fetched (Like GG is) that I can't buy the things they are doing actually happening to them. And I gotta say, Naomi telling her dads GF that he's still sleeping with her Mom, I loved it. I HATE HER DAD! When he started in on her during the fashion show, I was pi**ed! I mean, okay be mad, but you've just ripped this girls world apart and you have the balls to get MAD at her for trying to right it again? Dickhead! Of course, he was like that on AMC too so I'm not too surprised. I'm liking Naomi's mom more and more now that she's not a simpering little thing.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
ooooh maybe he needs a babysitter for Maddy and Silver or Annie volunteer!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
I agree with her weight. It is WAY too low. Silver needs to gain a few lbs, and I think the producers probably told her that as well. She would look less famished for sure. Annie IS shrill. She didn't overact quite so much, which was nice. I hope Steve shows up, myself. Maybe he randomly goes back to the school to help monitor the school newspaper since he was at the Beat? :shrug: maybe he just eats at hte Peach Pit. haha
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
Californiagirlx7 - that's what I was getting at, that her weight makes it totally ridiculous for her character to be given that particular line.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
Oops, I mean I wanted Brandon to be with Andrea. Not that I kinda wanted to be with I definitely don't want that.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I really don't like that Dylan is the father of Kelly's baby. I just watched almost every episode of Season 1, and I think that Brenda and Dylan had SO much chemistry together despite all of their cheesy romantic lines. Kelly just seemed better suited for Brandon or Steve. Is it crazy that I kinda wanted to be with Andrea, even though she was like in her 30s when she was on the show? Ok, back to the new 90210. Well I'll miss Brenda and Kelly, but I think the new characters need to see if they can sink or swim on their own. But I still want Dylan, Brandon, or Donna to come back on the show. I don't really care about Steve or David. Anyway, the only new cast members that I can tolerate are Silver, Dixon, and Navid. They have great chemistry together. I was cheering when Dixon punched the smarmy guy for making moves on Silver and saying those horrible things to Debbie Wilson (Dixon's mom). However, I totally agree with this: tlsgirl: "Also, did anyone else practically choke with laughter when Silver told Dixon "I reject the unrealistic expectations the modeling industry pushes on average women." Yes, because you're 5'8", weigh 105 pounds, and look like you may break at any moment." Umm Silver is as skinny as a model, and in the press release for 90210 they said that Silver aspired to be a "socialite." That's worse than being a model. Annie is so shrill that it gets on my nerves, Adrianna is way too over-the-top, Naomi just can't play anything other than "sexy" and needs to interact with other West Beverly kids instead of her parents, and Ethan is so damn boring. The only hot guy on this show is Ryan Matthews, the teacher.
luminousfae luminousfae 9 years
I already gave up on this show. I get all my rich teen drama needs from Gossip Girl. 10X better than 90210.
catswig catswig 9 years
ugh kelly needs to GET OVER HERSELF. where the heck does she get off implying that brenda is trying to get in with dylan?? does kelly not remember the idiot bimbo whore she played on the old 90210 who slept with all of west beverly high, INCLUDING her best friend's boyfriend of two years? kelly is full of drama and dylan always runs to brenda when he's had enough of her. rightfully so. i would run from her too
caernarvan caernarvan 9 years
It must be a sign that I'm old (all of 26 - not that much older than a lot of the actors) that I find Ryan the best looking guy on the show. And the dad on Gossip Girl is really hot, too... yeah...
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
well i think that there's a lot here that the show could build on - but i guess that's the best part of shows like this. i think that it's going to be interesting to see the development between annie and ethan - since you know that he still likes her, and i can't wait to see if annie's acting career takes off or if adriana sabotages the audition. it's funny that we were Just talking about how we missed navid and here he is - that was great timing - and it suits him to have all those models flock to him - it's about time that he had some attention of his own and not becuase of what his dad does. i think that it was very anticlimactic how they got rid of kelly and brenda, but here's to hoping that they both come back since they are the reason that i watch.
evlove evlove 9 years
tlsgirl, i'm so glad i'm not the only one who noticed those flared nostrils! i keep complaining about them, but none of my friends seem to notice!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
stereotypes are classic 90210! haha
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 9 years
Comparing the Gossip Girl fashion episode to The 90210 fashion episode is a lot like comparing New York Fashion Week to LA's Fashion Week. Not as big, however they should have thrown in some stars, a lest Paris Hilton who was notorious for a while to show up to everything! Yes I'm going to miss Shannen, but now that Brenda is no longer doing the school plays over and she's no longer getting a long with Kelly, it's time to move on. Brenda moving in on Ryan the teacher was Kelly's fault, she really needs to stop acting so damaged! And I thought Brenda's line to Ryan was well deserved "you just dodged an epic bullet.” you think? the girl can't even be open about past relationship and he wants her to date him? The Kelly and Dylan thing is getting old fast! I ish they'd either end this story or find away to liven it up. Them meeting is ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzz... boring and stupid, he never visits his son and yet he's a "do-good-er"? Navid was definitely funny last night they need to take a break from Annies 'freinds' and play with this. Adrianna getting handed coke shemed like a better story line than the 'my mother the lazy stage mom, woe is me' bit! Now they have something that they can work with!Although that can get dull fast so hopefully the writers stop with the stereotypes and think of something new.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
lovey, I think you are right. Something about that was odd to me. Sure, she is friends now with Kelly but she lived with Dylan for a while in London. She lost her virginity to him. Something about this is off.
RyanRachelFan RyanRachelFan 9 years
I like it enough, especially Silver and that HOT Ryan teacher! I will definitely continue watching this show.
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