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Recap of 90210 and Melrose Place Shocking Moments 2009-10-21 09:30:45

90210 vs. Melrose Place: Which Was More Scandalous?

Tuesday night's soapy dramas packed several surprises into this week's episodes — 90210 introduces a whole new character to love (or hate) and Sasha drops a bomb on Dixon; while over on Melrose, Riley and Jonah's seemingly perfect relationship is quickly unraveling. But the biggest surprise of all? Ella was nice. I know, crazy stuff.

Ready to pick apart a few plot lines (spoiler alert!) to determine which show was this week's juiciest? Let the battle begin when you


  • 90210 point: Annie steals a car! In her defense, she was talked into doing it by Jasper, because he wants to film the heist for his "movie." (I purposely put movie in airquotes, because who knows if this guy is for real. I don't trust him.)
    Melrose Place counterpoint: Lauren finds out that David has been doing some stealing of his own when diamonds spill out of his bag. She makes a deal with him that she won't turn him in, if he stops. Not that Lauren should be doling out moral advice...

  • 90210 point: A new surfer girl named Ivy arrives, and after accidentally hitting Liam's car, the two get competitive on and off land. He cuts her off at a surf contest, and she fakes a cramp to win. (This is also known as foreplay.) Their flirty antics grab Naomi's attention, who answers back by ditching her relationship with Richard — and her chances at college — for his roommate Jamie.
    Melrose Place counterpoint: Violet gives the evil eye to anyone who comes near Auggie. When she sees his concern for Riley, she hints to Jonah about their questionable friendship to help break things up. And those sparrows in the complex that Riley and Auggie seem so smitten with? I doubt it's a coincidence that their nest was later smashed. Watch out Riley — my bet is Violet's gunning for you next.

  • 90210 point: Dixon gets frustrated that he can never be seen with Sasha and dumps her. When she shows up later, he thinks that she's making amends, but actually, she's pregnant. This isn't necessarily new teen territory, but pregnant when you're in an underage relationship? Now that's scandalous.
    Melrose Place counterpoint: Where do I begin with Jonah and Riley? First Auggie lets it spill that Riley kissed him, then Riley doesn't 'fess up the truth to Jonah, then Jonah grabs a drink with the hot new film exec who's helping him with his script (Step Up's Jenna Dewan!). We all know where this is headed...

  • 90210 point: Debbie is still fuming over Harry calling her Kelly by accident, but matters worsen when Harry plans to have lunch with her and then cancels to comfort Kelly. Deb shows up to Harry's office with some food, and surprise — Kelly is there. Later, he teases Kelly about how Deb thinks she has a crush on him, but when Kelly doesn't respond right away, Harry realizes it's true. Do you think they're going to have an affair?
  • Melrose Place counterpoint: Riley models for another fashion shoot, and is asked to get topless by the photographer (Jo from the original Melrose!) In an even bigger shocker, Ella stands up for Riley when Jo starts throwing a few verbal punches at her from behind the camera. She even calls Jo a sell out. Awww, Ella, you do care.

I'm going to have to give this week's round to 90210 yet again. The guys from Melrose weren't bringing that much new drama to the table, but how can you compete with an illegal pregnancy and a car-napping? Do you agree, or should the Jonah and Riley storyline earn Melrose more points?


On a side note, is 90210 setting up Silver and Teddy? Looks so, but I hope not!

Don't forget that you can keep talking about these questions and the rest of the episode over in the 90210 Superfans group in the Buzz Community. Check it out!

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scorpion-Tee scorpion-Tee 7 years
Ok first..the whole Sasha pregnancy thing..i called that before she even said anything and as soon as she said it i was like "uhh hello go get a freaking abortion" she cant be seriously thinking about keeping a baby that she has with a SEVENTEEN year old. c'mon now, lets get serious for a min. i agree buzz 90210 was more scandalous but the reason why i said it was because when Jonah found out about the whole Riley/Auggie kiss i thought "ok time for the showdown" and ......he does NOTHING!! WAT!! U HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!! all he does was question her over and over again askin her "are you sure that nothing is going on between you two" im sitting her thinking "curse her out already" i needed to see more fight in him dice. He really let me down with that. I wanted him to give it to her like my boy Navid did to Adrianna. smh oh well, maybe next week.
emma-noel emma-noel 7 years
woudlnt it have been hilarious if durin that dramatic tennis scene ,silver hit jackie wit a ball and she fell ovr and bcam unconscious
cibele cibele 7 years
I for one I'm rooting for Silver/Teddy pairing. I hated her with Dixon and I really like her. I hope this one happens.
Daisy-Duke Daisy-Duke 7 years
Yes, I wanted to give Ashlee Simpson a shot but I think she's just awkward playing a bad girl. She just comes off as bizarre, as opposed to like, Tiffani Amber Theissen who did Valerie Malone bad girl oh so well.
Glamgal Glamgal 8 years
I never really have high hopes for 90210 so no disappointment there other than the stupid Sasha getting pregnant twist. B/c I'm just having a hard time believing an adult would be that stupid and irresponsible. But then again we are ignoring all the legal underage sex issues so why not! The jury is still out on Melrose for me... I found myself getting annoyed with every turn in the storyline. Lauren giving David a hard time for stealing. I'm with hello you're a PROSTITUTE! so let's not even go there. And every time they showed that stupid nest I knew those poor birds weren't gonna make it outta there alive. Soo predictable. On a side note -- I've been trying to ignore all the Ashley bashers and give her a chance but Violet is just waaay to over the top. I don't know if it's the character/ her acting/ or both but it's out of control and it just needs to stop. I mean can they not dial her down a bit? (sorry in advance...I think that officially was my longest post!)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i really wanted both shows to be better and they just aren't. i don't know. i keep thinking that jasper is going to tell annie that he knows about what she did - yet that's never happened yet...and the preggo thing - that was really expected - you knew that something was going to happen there. as for melrose - it was off to a good start, but you just know now what to expect from violet and the others so it's kind of mundane.
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
ivy looks old, sasha is probably going to end up psycho, and jasper is creeeeeeepy!!!
elle619 elle619 8 years
I really disliked Ivy and hope she's not going to be around too long. I think it seemed liked Harry was dissapointed when Kelly denied the crush, not that he confirmed Debbie's fear, and yes they are totally setting them up for an affair.
care0531 care0531 8 years
I do find him creepy. I can already see him getting Annie hurt in someway and I just get the heebie jeebies every time I see him with her. I am really like Naomi these days she seems more classy and I think college life will suit her well. I don't buy the whole pregant thing with that girl Dixon was with. I found Melrose to be a little more scandalous this week. Lauren found out about David's stealing. Jonah found out that his fiance Riley kissed Augie and he walks out on her to meet up with the new girl Kendra( Jeanna Dewan love her). Then Violet is still the creepy scary weirdo neighbor that you are waiting to explode one day and just go psycho like Carrie in the movie Carrie.
MaryEliseC MaryEliseC 8 years
OK, does anyone else think that Jasper is totally creepy? I cringed every time they started kissing...
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