Tori Spelling hosts a retrospective of the most memorable moments from the first five and a half seasons of Beverly Hills, 90210.
Brandon returns to Beverly Hills from his summer job in Boston, and is convinced by Steve to throw a rave in his parents' empty house. Valerie welcomes her old friend Ginger to town, who may be even more destructive than she is. Elsewhere, Kelly returns from New York with a new boyfriend, Donna hosts a party on her parents' yacht, and Dylan becomes more consumed with avenging his father's death.
Songs: Shaggy -- Summer Time
The gang helps Brandon repair his parents' house after it falls out of escrow, while Steve and Valerie both move in with him. Kelly prepares to celebrate her 21st birthday, Ray is a suspect in a jewel theft, Valerie and Ginger cook up a scheme, and Dylan goes off in search of the mobster who killed his father.
Songs: Dave Koz -- You Make Me Smile
As the gang returns to California University for their Junior year, Dylan is more concerned with getting close to Antonia Marchette, the daughter of the mob boss that killed Jack McKay. Brandon joins the college newspaper, but immediately butts heads with his female editor Susan. Kelly is stunned to find out their her new boyfriend Colin has a past with Valerie, and Clare tutors Steve in math.
Brandon and Susan team up to cover the tryouts for the Tournament of Roses Royal Court, for which Kelly, Donna and Clare are contestants. Elsewhere, Ray gives a private performance for the daughter of a record executive, Dylan begins to fall for Antonia "Toni" Marchette, Kelly is jealous when Colin goes out with Valerie, and Steve tries to find an escape from his math tutoring.
Songs: Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels -- Devil With the Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly
David's mother attempts suicide, leaving him shell-shocked, and Valerie re-living her own father's suicide. Meanwhile, Toni invites Dylan to her father's house for dinner, Brandon goes out with his editor Susan, and Nat tries to exterminate a troublesome rat at The Peach Pit.
Songs: Robert John -- The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Kelly, Donna, and Clare decide to take a girls only road trip, but Valerie forces her way in, leading to multiple personal revelations between the group. Back in town, Steve rents out the Walsh house to a porn producer, Brandon heats things up with Susan, and Toni's mobster father confronts Dylan.
Valerie is sexually harassed by a professor, but doesn't think anyone will believe her due to her sordid history. When the professor flunks Valerie for turning down his advances, Brandon and Susan work to uncover dirt on him. Meanwhile, Toni's father forbids Dylan from seeing her, Kelly finds out about Colin's constant cheating, Clare and Steve plan a romantic night together, and Donna continues her quest to become Rose Queen.
Songs: Carla Thomas -- B-A-B-Y
A mysterious gypsy shows up to a Peach Pit After Dark Halloween party, causing a mix-up with a purported love potion. Susan is Brandon's date to the party, but they leave unsure of where things are going. Meanwhile, Ray reacts violently to Donna's new love interest, Colin unveils his new Kelly-inspired mural, and Toni demands answers from her father about Dylan.
Songs: The Monkees -- I'm a Believer, The Searchers -- Love Potion #9
A huge earthquake rocks Beverly Hills, trapping Brandon and Susan in an elevator with a pregnant woman. Elsewhere, Dylan and Toni get engaged, Donna continues to pursue the title of Rose Queen, and Ray's therapist warns Donna that he is a loose cannon due to his violent childhood.
Songs: The Who -- Shakin' All Over
Dylan and Toni are about to get married, but her mobster father has other plans for the couple that might prove fatal. Elsewhere, bachelor and bachelorette parties are thrown, and Ray threatens Donna over her new relationship.
Songs: Lyle Lovett -- Nobody Knows Me
Donna learns some surprising facts about her mother, leading her to question her own innocence. A revenge-fueled Ray seeks to ruin the life of Donna's new boyfriend Joe. An old bounty hunter pal of Dylan's asks for Valerie's help with a sting operation, and Brandon is depressed after Dylan leaves Beverly Hills.
Donna plans surprises for Joe's birthday, but learns a surprising bit of info about him as well. Elsewhere, Susan and Colin are out of town, leaving Brandon and Kelly to confront old feelings, while Steve is a hit with Clare's father, and Valerie doesn't get along with David's mother.
Songs: Jon B. featuring Babyface -- Someone to Love
Joe's assault trial for hitting Ray commences, with Donna possibly making things worse for everyone. Elsewhere, Brandon gets a national byline for his trial coverage, Valerie attempts to break-up both Brandon and Kelly's relationships, and Kelly sees a different side of Colin.
Steve begins an internship at a talent agency, but his new supervisor gets fired. Donna fills in for the Rose Queen in South Central L.A., leading her to try to help two underprivileged boys. Meanwhile, Brandon's addiction to gambling resurfaces at a casino night fund-raiser, and Kelly and Valerie compete for Colin's affections.
Songs: Little Anthony & The Imperials -- Tears on My Pillow
Cindy Walsh comes back home for Christmas, but doesn't bring Jim with her. Colin treats his holiday depression with cocaine, causing a rift with Kelly. Meanwhile, Joe buys an odd gift for Donna's birthday, and Steve loses his job at the talent agency.
Songs: Brenda Lee
-- Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
This episode is framed around Clare's return from a holiday vacation, as she listens to the gang's various New Year's mishap stories. These include: Steve having trouble dealing with his rowdy step-brothers, David and Joe hunting for Donna's escaped pet, Colin asking Valerie to hide his cocaine stash, and Susan's ex-boyfriend coming back to town.
Kelly's long-absent father Bill returns to town, but she is preoccupied with Colin's drug habits. Donna's boyfriend Joe discovers that he may have a serious medical issue. Meanwhile, the gang finds out some surprising info about Nat's past, and Brandon continues to be jealous of Susan's interactions with her ex-boyfriend.
Joe's heart condition troubles Donna, and indirectly causes a rift between Brandon and Susan. Elsewhere, Kelly has sunk to doing cocaine with Colin, and Steve and Clare end up on a TV talk show about bickering couples.
Susan's ex Johnathan comes back to town again, and a still jealous Brandon learns a shocking fact about why they broke up. Valerie attempts to get Colin off drugs, but Colin is adamant that he needs them to paint. Elsewhere, an old acquaintance of Steve's hits on Clare's father, and Kelly tries to convince her friends that she stopped doing cocaine.
Kelly's drug issues lead Donna and Clare to kick her out of the apartment, driving her to move in with Colin. Meanwhile, Joe's heart condition threatens his football career, and Valerie's friend Ginger returns to town with an interesting ultimatum.
It's Valentine's Day, and Clare makes a bet with Steve that he won't fulfill his celibacy pledge. Ginger causes huge problems for the relationship between David and Valerie. Kelly travels to a rough part of town to buy drugs, leading to a near rape. Joe is kicked off the football team due to his medical condition.
Kelly is admitted into rehab, and meets her new mysterious new roommate Tara. With Kelly gone, Valerie and Colin keep each other occupied. Meanwhile, Donna looks in to an experimental heart procedure for Joe, and the gang heads off for an eventful ski vacation.
Brandon meets Susan's parents in San Diego, who are still reeling from a recent tragedy. Back in town, Joe's older brother arrives for a visit, Clare doesn't approve of Steve's new motorcycle, and a still in rehab Kelly is upset to learn that Colin is now seeing Valerie.
Colin ends up in jail, and Valerie comes to his rescue. Kelly finally gets out of rehab, and moves back in with Donna and Clare. Elsewhere, Joe has successful heart surgery, and the gang tries to reunite Nat with his lost love.
Disaster strikes for Steve, when he holds a frat party at the Walsh house and his younger step brothers sneak an excessive amount of alcohol. Tara gets out of rehab, and moves in with Kelly, Donna, and Clare. Valerie brings Colin to the party, but Kelly has moved on to a new man.
It's Spring Break, and Brandon, Steve, and Joe head out camping with their respective girlfriends. Temptation ensues when three attractive Canadian campers flirt with them. Back in town, Tara turns out to be dangerously obsessed with Kelly, and Valerie tries to get Colin to mend fences with his father.
Donna works on a music video with David, leading Joe to get jealous. Brandon lands a big opportunity in Boston that could drastically alter his future with Susan. Tara continues to transform herself in to Kelly's doppelganger. Steve accidentally destroys a cherished memento of Clare's.
Steve meets and is impressed by Clare's childhood friend Carl, who is legitimately a prince. Donna and David's music video is a big hit with everyone but Joe. Colin is sentenced to two years in prison as a result of his recent crimes. Tara takes her obsession with Kelly to possibly fatal extremes.
Brandon and Susan win $5,000 in the lottery, but lose the winning ticket. Valerie is stunned when Colin skips town to avoid going to prison. Meanwhile, Steve suffers an accidental injury, David and Donna are asked to make another music video, and Joe returns to the football team.
Donna and David are assigned to make a music video for the returning Ray Pruitt, leading to an awkward situation. Colin prepares to flee the country, while Valerie tries to track him down. Joe's decision to move back to his hometown jeopardizes his relationship with Donna. With Steve injured, Prince Carl takes Clare out on a date.
Carl throws Steve a weekend long birthday bash on a gigantic ship, but he turns out to have an ulterior motive for his generosity. David and Donna grow closer again, Andrea returns to town for Steve's party, Valerie hires an FBI agent to find Colin, and Susan has some upsetting news for Brandon.
Still on the ship, Steve reveals Carl's odd request to Clare. David and Donna get back together. Nat's girlfriend Joan may be pregnant. Colin continues to try to escape the country, while a depressed Steve and Brandon get in a drunken barroom brawl with two rude guys and end up in jail. Brandon and Susan reach an impasse about their future.
Songs: Goo Goo Dolls
-- Long Way Down, Goo Goo Dolls -- Naked, Goo Goo Dolls -- Name