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90210 Rundown: Episode 13, "Love Me or Leave Me"

90210 Rundown: Episode 13, "Love Me or Leave Me"

This week on 90210 Ethan and Annie are so in love. How do we know this? Because that's all they say to each other the entire episode (whenever they're not making out, of course). I feel like we're supposed to think of Annie and Ethan as the Dan and Serena (or Brenda and Dylan!) of the show but, in my opinion, they have zero chemistry together and are awfully PG. What do you think? Am I being too hard on these two?

Ethan and Annie are alone in their shmoopiness, though, as love is on the rocks for just about everyone else on the show, including Dixon and Silver. Oh, and Tabitha is probably leaving the show for a while! Boo. (Though we will get a little jolt of new blood when Diablo Cody guest stars!) Ready to chat? Just


  • The TV world actually reflects real life in this episode as Annie watches the Midwest get battered with snow ("My friends back home are so gonna get a snow day, those lucky bastards") and a heatwave takes over L.A. She's noting this weather news as she talks to Ethan on the land line and right when she tells him she's wearing black lingerie Aunt Becky Debbie hops on the line to tell them to hang up (Ethan: "Charge your cell phone next time Annie").
  • Aw, Tabitha rehearsing with her grandkids for her TV miniseries involving muskets and such was a cute moment on the show. I love when she declares, "I'm just not sure I'm plausible as a grandmother!"
  • Which brings me to the little side plot between Tabitha and Debbie: Tabitha wants to mother the kids and does an awesome job by buying them cars and giving them the keys to her Palm Springs luxury pad. Oh! And she declares that chores are lame and she's hired people to do that stuff.
  • So, Debbie gets kind of mean and tries to keep Dixon and Annie from enjoying any of this. She's at her preachiest when she forbids the kids from using the car Tabitha purchased for them ("No 16-year-old needs a car. There are 16-year-olds in other countries without shoes!").
  • At school everyone is noticing how hot it is and Silver thinks it's global warming which in her mind is the end of the world. She points to Annie and Ethan's disgusting PDA as a sign of the apocalypse, which is funny. Also, is it just me or is Silver really super moody this episode?
  • Navid is back and telling the secretly preggers Adrianna that he's so happy and doesn't want things to ever change. Poor, naive soul doesn't realize his dream girl got knocked up in rehab by a guy named Hank.
  • Actually, Adrianna tells Naomi she thinks the baby is Hank's but she doesn't really know. Which, I'm sorry, how long was she in rehab? It felt like a minute to me but clearly there was time to sleep with enough guys to not totally be certain who the baby's father is. OMG!
  • One of my favorite moments of the night is when principal Harry beams himself into the cafeteria to announce school is canceled due to the heat wave the next day. And then everyone starts chanting "Beach party! Beach party!" Maybe I'm feeling a little too cool for school but did that chanting strike anyone else as kind of lame/geeky? I'm really starting to relate to Silver actually. I'd be moody, too, if my classmates chanted stuff like that.
  • Ew, when Debbie and Harry have a fight regarding Tabitha he gets them backwards and yells, "You are my mother, she is my wife!"
  • So, call me crazy but I think Ethan and Annie's banter about "Going to Palm Springs" and "I think I'm ready for Palm Springs" was a euphemism for "Let's have sex." But I dunno maybe I'm reading too much into that one. (Sorry, a lil' sarcasm there.)
  • Oh my gosh, but their actual almost-sex-scene is kind of amazing. First Annie says totally unsexy things in the heat of the moment including, "Today I'm a virgin and tomorrow I won't be!" followed by something about if we have sex that means we'll be together forever, right?
  • At first I was impressed that the "together forever" stuff didn't turn Ethan off. But then it did. And I can't blame the guy! Annie practically asks him to commit to her for life when they don't even have diplomas yet. One step at a time girlfriend, one step at a time.
  • And then poor, poor Dixon totally strikes out with Silver! He builds up the nerve to tell her he loves her and she returns his declaration with the dreaded, "Thank you." Ouch. I can see why he was so hurt.
  • After Debbie and Harry realize their daughter isn't doing it with her boyfriend in Palm Springs, they decide to do it in the minivan.
  • Finally, Navid totally ditches Adrianna! On the one hand, I feel like that's mean but on the other hand, it's pretty heavy stuff for a teenager to handle. She's got Naomi though and they're pretty cute together.

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lyric79 lyric79 8 years
The music in this show is AMAZING & has yet to disappoint. I've had the Ting Tings' "That's Not My Name" in my headphones all week. I seriously hope they keep this up. What do you guys think? ~Lyric P.S., If you guys were looking for the Ting Tings' album like I was, you can find it on Itunes at I had trouble finding the CD in stores, so this helped me, at least.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Clarabelle, I am glad I am not the only one who thinks the writers are going to do that :) oh well... I guess Erin's mom had major issues too, so it is possible that she gets her depression stuff from Jackie... :ponder:
clarabelle98 clarabelle98 8 years
Lauren, I think that the PTB's are hoping we will overlook that little fact. (About it being Davids MOM that was bi-polar instead of davids dad). And I'm betting that Donna will relate David's struggle with the disorder to Erin, which is how they'll tie it all together.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I completely missed this episode. I might be one of the older people who really remember the original but this version is pretty much true to form. I need to set my DVR to catch this. I am a little disappointed that Dixon has really just wimped out with Silver. I liked the fact that she was getting jealous of the cheerleader before they ended that.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I really want Navid to take Adrianna back. I think they are the cutest couple on the show. Way better then Ethan and Annie and Dixon and Silver. Anyone else sorta feel like Adrianna is the lead of the show now? :) I love that. I hope she has a miscarriage and Navid is there for her, or something like that. I also hear that Donna Martin helps Kelly deal with Silver's Bi Polar problem. The only thing that doesn't make sense is that manic depression runs in the Silver family but not on her dad's side. It was Sheila Silver, David Silver's mom, (no relation to Erin Silver) who was Bi Polar. So where would Erin have gotten this?
Liz4aker Liz4aker 8 years
Ok so this is kind of off topic... but I loved Naomi's hair straight the whole episode. I think it really suited her and I'm someone who tends to like curly hair better. Has she been doing this before last night and I just didnt notice?
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 8 years
Adrianna was in rehab for about a minute, however she doesn't know when she got pregnant. She's probably going through a large time frame, it isn't like she had sex for the first time in rehab. Think back to her drug dealer she looked like she would have had some kind of sexual relationship there. What Annie said about sex was a little crazy and very unsexy, I actually felt sorry for Ethan what an awkward situation. I'm sorry, but Silver was just annoying the whole episode, although I do think it silly to expect someone to say I love you back the first time you say it to them. Navid leaving Adrianna is realistic, but come on what about this show has ever been realistic? Bring them back together!
emms emms 8 years
Buzz, I was totally with you about the Beach Party chanting. It was like Ditch Day on Saved By the Bell and I was so expecting Zack Morris to pop out, look right into the camera and say, "Now let's all go to the Max!"
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
PS, I knew Erin Silver was bipolar when she ran away from David to the random immigrant's house. :P Duh.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
ooooh I will have to pop back in here when I watch it, I am DVRing it tonight :)
lovey lovey 8 years
droped = dropped
lovey lovey 8 years
Ummm, where did Naomi's love interest go? The guy from detention.... seems to have droped off the face of the earth! I hate inconsistences like that.
clarabelle98 clarabelle98 8 years
Parts of the show were great last night. The exchanges between Naomi and Adriana were some of the best. I thought Naomi's reaction to Adriana's "going through something" was completely believable and touching. I think I'd have thought the same thing in her shoes. Naomi's "friends" reactions were pretty real too, given that they don't know Adriana at all. I know when I had a friend going through drug problems it was a lot harder for ME to let go than for my friends to TELL me to let go. And then the way she dealt with the news of the pregnancy, well, that's what friends do. They stick by their friends when things get rough. I was a LITTLE disappointed in Navid, but on the other hand I completely understand. He's done everything in the world for her, and while she didn't do this to him on purpose, she DOES have to take responsibility for her actions, whether she's clean now or not. When you get clean it doesn't absolve you of guilt or responsibility for things you did when you were using. Annie telling Ethan that she felt sex meant they'd be together forever was completely ridiculous. Come on. Dixon and Silver. Dixon just needs to grow a pair and quit being the girl in that relationship! Yeesh! And yeah, I'll keep watching. I'm a glutton for punishment. I mean heck, I even stuck with Buffy through the rough years. LOL
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Oh you poor, silly little high schoolers. They were soooo adolescent this episode, with all the saying "I love you" 20 billion times, and thinking that the first time they have sex they have to be TOTALLY SURE AND TOGETHER FOREVER and it will be perfect and amazing as opposed to awkward and probably not all that much fun. Silly teenagers. Anyways, they're boring, and insanely awkward, so bravo for acting like real high school kids for once. Moving on... I actually really like Adriana and Naomi, whom I enjoy a bit more when she's being nice for some reason. Usually I like the evil girls, but with her she's more interesting to me when she acts like a human being. And I really hope that Navid and Adriana get back together, because it seems to mean more Navid, which is always a good thing in my book. And one more thing...I loved it when Tabitha said the kids should get the car because no one wants to drive it after the parentals did the deed in the back seat. Which, ew.
IAmATVJunkie IAmATVJunkie 8 years
Can I ask just a simple question? What are they doing on the beach in the middle of the summer? I live 30 miles south of them and although yesterday it was in the high 80s, no one's at the beach. Skins is such a better teen show. It's on BBC America. If you can stand 90210 you'll be enthralled by Skins.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 8 years
I think there needs to be more Silver...besides the old cast she is one of the only reasons I still hang in there hoping it gets better!! On a side cute was 'Emmett'!!!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well - this episode was true to wasn't overly compelling but it did give me something to do for an hour. how lucky were annie and ethan about how her 'rents found them asleep? that was lovely - and i really wanted tabitha to make a comment about how she knew that they had sex in the minivan because of her 'high tech' security system. anyone else share that thought?
arienne arienne 8 years
What is the deal with the cast dropping in and out of this show?
hyperhun hyperhun 8 years
I liked this episode.. silver is totallyyyyy bipolar.. i read that a while ago, i was wondering when it would show up, i thought last week she would be really crazy and like attack that girl dixon was hanging out with and spy on them and stuff lol. I'm really excited for that because she was really good as crazy on reaper lol she creeped me out. anyway, i thought it was an ok episode and i'll keep watching
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