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90210 Season 1 Episode Guide

90210 Season 1 Episode Guide

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90210 Season 1 Episode Guide

Episode 1 & 2 – The Jet Set – Original Air Date – 09/02/2008

TV Ratings :  4.91 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.6/9

KELLY TAYLOR, BRENDA WALSH AND THE PEACH PIT ARE BACK, ALONG WITH ROB ESTES, LORI LOUGHLIN AND A NEW GENERATION, IN A SPECIAL TWO-HOUR PREMIERE — Harry Wilson (Rob Estes, “Women's Murder Club”), new principal of West Beverly Hills High School, returns from Kansas to his childhood home of Beverly Hills with his wife Debbie (Lori Loughlin, “In Case of Emergency”), their daughter Annie (Shenae Grimes, “Degrassi: The Next Generation”) and adopted son Dixon, (Tristan Wilds, “The Wire”) to care for Harry's mother, former television star Tabitha Wilson (Jessica Walter, “Arrested Development”). On their first day at West Bev, Annie and Dixon encounter Ethan (Dustin Milligan, “Runaway”), the star lacrosse player she met a few summers ago; Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord, “Nip/Tuck”), the spoiled rich girl whose sole focus is her Sweet Sixteen party; Silver (Jessica Stroup, “Prom Night”), the free-spirited girl who later gossips about Annie on her blog, and Navid (Michael Steger, “Criminal Minds”), editor of Blaze News. When Naomi fails to complete an assignment, English teacher Ryan Matthews (Ryan Eggold, “Dirt”) and guidance counselor Kelly Taylor (special guest star Jennie Garth, “Beverly Hills, 90210”), bring the problem to Harry, who quickly realizes that keeping secrets about his past is going to be impossible. Dixon impresses his peers when he tries out for the lacrosse team, but has to deal with jealous teammates who will stop at nothing to sabotage him. Annie misses the deadline to audition for the spring musical but sparks fly when she meets the leading actor Ty (guest star Adam Gregory), one of the most popular students on campus. Ty impresses Annie by flying her to San Francisco for dinner in his private jet, but Annie fails to mention her plans to her parents. Special guest star Shannen Doherty reprises her role as Brenda Walsh. Mark Piznarski directed the first episode, written by Rob Thomas and Gabe Sachs & Jeff Judah (#101). Wendey Stanzler directed the second episode, written by Gabe Sachs & Jeff Judah (#102).
 

Episode 3 – Lucky Strike – Original Air Date – 09/09/2008

TV Ratings :  Million Viewers | Adults 18-49:

JENNIE GARTH REUNITES WITH TV MOM ANN GILLESPIE — Annie (Shenae Grimes) and Dixon's (Tristan Wilds) Friday night plans come to a screeching halt when they learn that Harry (Rob Estes) and Debbie (Lori Loughlin) have planned a family bowling night. When Ethan (Dustin Milligan), Navid (Michael Steger) and Silver (Jessica Stroup) show up at the bowling alley, Harry and Debbie realize they have lost control of their family outing but encourage their kids to spend time with their friends. Ty (guest star Adam Gregory) shows up at the bowling alley, causing Annie to choose between spending time with him or Ethan. Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) deals with a disappointing evening with her father and destroys a gift from him in a violent rage. Dixon discovers Silver asleep in her car, prompting Kelly (guest star Jennie Garth) to confront their mother Jackie (guest star Ann Gillespie, "Beverly Hills, 90210") about the repercussions of her alcoholic behavior. Jessica Walter also stars. Mark Piznarski directed the episode written by Jill Gordon (#103).
 

Episode 4 – The Bubble – Original Air Date – 09/16/2008

TV Ratings :  Million Viewers | Adults 18-49:

KELLY AND BRENDA GET INTO AN ARGUMENT ABOUT THE BABY'S DADDY AND DIXON GETS A JOB IN THE PEACH PIT — Harry (Rob Estes) reveals that West Beverly's theater director is no longer able to direct the school musical, “Spring Awakening,” prompting Tabitha (Jessica Walter) to offer her services as the new director, much to Annie (Shenae Grimes), Harry and Debbie's (Lori Loughlin) surprise. Tabitha's approach with Adrianna (guest star Jessica Lowndes, “Greek”) doesn't go over well, so Kelly (guest star Jennie Garth) convinces Brenda (guest star Shannen Doherty) to take over as guest director of the play. Kelly and Brenda get into a heated conversation about Kelly's involvement with Ryan (Ryan Eggold) and how it may affect her son. Dixon (Tristan Wilds) is worried about the family's financial situation and talks with Nat (guest star Joe E. Tata, “Beverly Hills, 90210”) at the Peach Pit about a part-time job. Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) confronts her father's mistress and is shocked when she learns the direction in which her parents' marriage is headed. Annie is still upset with Ty (guest star Adam Gregory) and agrees to a date with Ethan (Dustin Milligan), only to be disappointed by its outcome. Michael Steger and Jessica Stroup also star. Sarah Pia Anderson directed the episode written by Dailyn Rodriguez (#104).
 

Episode 5 – Wide Awake And Dreaming – Original Air Date – 09/23/2008

TV Ratings :  Million Viewers | Adults 18-49:

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ANNIE AND TY DECIDE TO SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER — As opening night of "Spring Awakening" nears, Annie (Shenae Grimes) and Ty (guest star Adam Gregory) have had a chance to spend a lot of time together and Ty reveals his plans for a one-on-one after-party in his hotel room. Harry (Rob Estes) catches Annie and Ty kissing backstage and later he and Debbie (Lori Loughlin) express their concern for how fast Annie's relationship is progressing. Silver (Jessica Stroup) is overwhelmed with stage managing the play so Dixon (Tristan Wilds) offers to help backstage, prompting the two to get close. Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) refuses to accept her parents' divorce and is determined to get them back on track. Brenda (guest star Shannen Doherty), Kelly (guest star Jennie Garth) and Ryan (Ryan Eggold) confront Adrianna (guest star Jessica Lowndes) about an obvious substance abuse problem, giving Annie the chance to take the lead in the play. Jessica Walter, Dustin Milligan and Michael Steger also star. Paul Lazarus directed the episode written by Sean Reycraft (#105).
 

Episode 6 – Model Behavior – Original Air Date – 09/30/2008

TV Ratings :  Million Viewers | Adults 18-49:

ANNIE AND ADRIANNA GET THE CHANCE TO AUDITION FOR AN INDIE FILM — Brenda (guest star Shannen Doherty), Kelly (guest star Jennie Garth), Ryan (Ryan Eggold) and Harry (Rob Estes) confront Adrianna (guest star Jessica Lowndes) about her growing problems, but Adrianna denies being on drugs. When Debbie (Lori Loughlin) is given the opportunity to shoot a fashion show for Nylon magazine, Annie (Shenae Grimes) decides to use the fashion show as part of her class assignment on careers. Ryan asks Annie to partner with Adrianna on the assignment, and Annie reluctantly agrees, even though she is still upset with Adrianna over her relationship with Ty (guest star Adam Gregory). Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) decides that the fashion show is the perfect place to bring her parents back together, but her plan backfires when her parents have a huge fight. Silver (Jessica Stroup) catches the attention of the Debbie's client at the fashion show. Also at the show, when an indie film producer remembers seeing Annie in "Spring Awakening" and offers her an audition, Annie convinces him to include Adrianna. Feeling guilty after Annie's nice gesture, Adrianna admits that she lied about her relationship with Ty. Kelly (guest star Jennie Garth) gets a call from an old friend that makes her question her relationship with Ryan. Finally, Naomi and Ethan (Dustin Milligan) come to a crossroads in their relationship. Tristan Wilds, Michael Steger and Jessica Walter also star. J. Miller Tobin directed the episode written by Jason Ning (#106).
 
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