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90210: The Bubble

Harry learns that West Beverly Hills High's theater director will not be able to direct the school musical, leading Tabitha to offer her time, surprising Annie, Harry, and Debbie. When Tabitha does not handle Adrianna well, Kelly talks Brenda into taking over as director, which leads to a heated confrontation between them over Ryan. Meanwhile, Dixon worries about his family's finances and visits Nat at the Peach Pit in order to get a part-time job; Naomi confronts her father's mistress; and Annie goes on a date with Ethan.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 104
Airdate: Tuesday September 16th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Jan 23, 2009
UK (E4) Feb 16, 2009
DE (Pro7) May 09, 2009

  • Currently 7.2/10
7.2/10 (31 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
Jennie Garth
As Kelly Taylor
Shannen Doherty
As Brenda Walsh

Guest Stars
Adam Gregory
As Ty Collins
Chandra West
As Gail McKinney
Christina Moore
As Tracy Clark
James Patrick Stuart
As Charles Clark
Jessica Lowndes
As Adrianna Tate-Duncan
Joe E. Tata
As Nat Buccigio
Drew Tyler Bell
As Student
Laura Baggett
As Customer
Max Phyo
As Photographer
Ryan Doom
As Steven Ward

Ashley Cozine
As Student
Main Cast
Shenae Grimes
As Annie Wilson
Tristan Wilds
As Dixon Wilson
Jessica Stroup
As Erin 'Silver' Silver
AnnaLynne McCord
As Naomi Clark-Miller
Jessica Walter
As Tabitha Wilson
Dustin Milligan
As Ethan Ward
Rob Estes
As Harrison 'Harry' Wilson
Ryan Eggold
As Ryan Matthews
Lori Loughlin
As Debbie Wilson
Episode Notes
Michael Steger does not appear as Navid Shirazi this episode although is still credited.

Dylan McKay is the father of Kelly's son.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Chris and CoseyWelcome Back 
The CourteenersNot Nineteen Forever 
DidoDon't Believe in Love 
Drug RugDay I Die 
HeadlandThe Trance 
Lori DenaeChanges 
Lori DenaeLeaving 
Marching BandFeel Good About 
The New PornographersAdventures in Solitude 
Senor HappyHow Many Ways 
Senor HappyShe's New 
Signal Hill TransmissionOn and Off 

Episode Quotes
Tabitha: You've gotta sing like your privates are on fire!

Tabitha: When the theater is in pain, I come to mend the wound.

Dixon: Guys aren't like girls. We don't hold grudges. Life's too short.

Silver: I just like being different. That's how I'm made.

Brenda: I can almost still hear the chanting: Donna Martin graduates! Donna Martin graduates!

Silver: You hit that guy's car, almost got him in trouble, and then he asks you to a game?
Dixon: It's nothing. I've seen guys fistfight, and then five minutes later they're hanging out.
Silver: That's crazy.
Dixon: Yeah, you know, guys aren't like girls. We don't hold grudges. Life is way too short.

Kelly: What did you say to Ryan?
Brenda: About what?
Kelly: About me.
Brenda: Not much.
Kelly: You shouldn't have said anything.
Brenda: Okay, Kelly, any guy that dates you is gonna have questions about him. You should just get your story straight.
Kelly: My story is straight.
Brenda: You know, you get really emotional when you talk about this. I wonder why that is.
Kelly: What are you saying?
Brenda: I'm saying that you still have feelings for him.
Kelly: Of course I still have feelings for him – he's my son's father.
Brenda: Kelly, come on, you know there's more to it than that.
Kelly: No, there isn't. Because it can't be, because he's not here, and I deserve to be with somebody and be happy.
Brenda: Oh, give me a break! You are never gonna be happy with somebody else, because you're still in love with Dylan. And you know it.

Naomi: My family is so fake. I mean, my sister's being photoshopped into the Christmas card from Paris. My dad is kissing my mom while having an affair.

Episode References
Brenda: I can almost still hear the chanting: Donna Martin graduates! Donna Martin graduates!

Brenda is referring to a Beverly Hills, 90210 episode "Something in the Air" in which Donna learns she will graduate.

Warning: 90210 season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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