Living together creates strain on Kelly and Brandon's relationship. Donna asks David to move back in with her at the apartment, but insists they sleep in separate rooms to avoid upsetting her parents. Elsewhere, Steve meets an attractive young single mother named Carly Reynolds, and decides to get to know her better.
Donna lands a gig as a modeling assistant in Hawaii, and the rest of the gang joins her there for an end of summer get together. While in Hawaii, Valerie meets a mysterious, brooding sailor named Noah Hunter, Brandon's now ex-girlfriend Tracy shows up with a new love interest, and David encounters problems during a nature hike.
Songs: Republica -- Ready to Go, RuPaul -- Supermodel
After Kelly gets caught in the cross-fire during a drive by shooting, Brandon seeks revenge on those responsible. Meanwhile, Donna gets a job with a prestigious fashion house, and finally tells her parents that she is living with David. Steve has another encounter with Carly, and tries to get her a job at The Peach Pit. Noah has a one night stand with Valerie, then refuses to call her again.
Songs: Buddy Guy
-- First Time I Met the Blues, Kara's Flowers -- Soap Disco
Kelly experiences amnesia after an operation goes wrong. Brandon can't decide what to do after being offered a job in Seattle. Steve tries to impress Carly. Donna suffers a crisis while on-the-job. Noah offers to help David out with the After Dark, while David continues to hide his financial problems from Donna. Valerie agrees to help Donna land new clients, but has her own reasons for doing so.
Songs: Manbreak -- Ready or Not
Kelly still has amnesia, and demands to be taken to her old apartment. Steve and Brandon find a production manager for their newspaper venture. Donna discovers a hard truth about a potential employer. David lets the lead singer of a struggling band stay at his place. Steve baby-sits for Carly, and Valerie finds a new love interest.
Songs: Vanessa Williams & Brian McKnight -- Love Is
Brandon discovers that Steve's dad is involved in shady dealings, leading to tension between the two when Brandon wants to report the story. David's financial problems get worse, Kelly can't positively ID her shooter, Valerie screws over Donna, and finds herself torn between Noah and Cooper.
Brandon and Kelly have problems after her shooter goes free on a technicality. Donna gets sweet revenge on the scheming Valerie. David gets a tempting business offer, and Steve continues trying to win over Carly.
Songs: Reel Big Fish -- Sell Out
It's Halloween season, and Brandon and Kelly try to add excitement to their relationship by making love in odd places. Donna is hired by an eccentric widow who wants to perform a seance. The club is foreclosed on, but David keeps it from Donna. Also, Steve asks Carly to a banquet, and Valerie gets her just desserts from Noah and Cooper.
Brandon and Kelly are shocked to find Dylan's sister Erica working as a prostitute. Steve receives some unexpected news from an ex-girlfriend. David resorts to a loan shark to pay his debts, while Donna finally uncovers his lies. A depressed Noah is arrested after a barroom brawl.
Donna kicks David out of the apartment, and finds herself attracted to Noah. Erica runs back to her pimp, leading to trouble for Brandon. Also, Carly convinces a reluctant Steve to take a paternity test requested by his pregnant ex-girlfriend Jodi.
Brandon is arrested over not revealing his source on a controversial story involving Erica. Valerie learns the truth about Noah's wealthy heritage. A fire breaks out at the After Dark, but David refuses Donna's help. Steve is worried as he awaits the paternity results. Also, Kelly volunteers at a clinic and meets her new boss, and Noah begins dating Donna.
Noah buys out a foreclosed on After Dark, leading David to get a job at a retail store. Brandon hires a new reporter for the Beverly Beat, and Kelly's boss hits on her. Valerie begs Noah to let her manage the club, while Donna's mom disapproves of her new relationship with him.
Kelly returns to modeling, and decides to confront her boss over his behavior. David gets a job at a car wash, and tries to help one of his new co-workers. Steve performs stand-up during an open comedy night at the After Dark. Brandon can't resist the charms of his new reporter Emma. Valerie and David pretend to be dating in order to make Noah and Donna jealous.
It's Christmas time again, and Kelly has a workplace dilemma. Donna tries to get Noah in the holiday spirit. Steve sets out to prove to Carly's son Zack that Santa is real. David and Valerie help out his depressed co-worker Ben. Brandon finally gives in to Emma's advances.
-- Little St. Nick
Carly and Zack temporarily move in with Donna. Kelly's boss, Doctor Monahan, confronts over her over sexual harassment charges against him. Valerie can't decide if she has feelings for David. Emma quits her job at Brandon's paper, and he hires a new reporter named Janet. Steve and Brandon offer David a job as the Beverly Beat music critic.
David tries to make amends after his first music review gets a local musician fired. Valerie and Noah get in trouble with the law after Valerie opens the After Dark to illegal gambling. Emma threatens to reveal her and Brandon's affair to Kelly.
Songs: Jamie Blake -- Runaway
Kelly has two new co-workers at the free clinic, an intern named Jeff, and Valerie, who's doing court mandated community service. Carly's ill father asks her to move to Montana to care for him, leaving Steve in panic mode. David does a story on a local band, a group who ends up embodying his own worst fears about addiction.
David is caught in the middle of a conflict between a member of the band "Jasper's Legend" and Noah. Donna experiences turmoil on a photo shoot. Steve accidentally causes an engaged couple to break up, and tries to make things right. Kelly counsels a teenage girl who contracted an STD. Valerie continues to interfere in Brandon and Kelly's relationship.
Donna's hospitalized grandmother tells her that David is her soul mate. Brandon researches a story on a paroled ex-con. Steve begs Brandon to go on a double date with him. Valerie helps David out, but is stunned when he reveals his true feelings for Donna.
Songs: Peach Union -- On My Own
Kelly spends Valentine's Day with Jeff. Steve convinces Brandon to go on another double date. Noah's slimy brother comes to town, leading to trouble between the siblings, and a rough night for Valerie. Donna and David celebrate his record deal, but the night ends badly.
Thinking that he drugged her, Valerie accuses a shocked Noah with rape. Noah's brother Josh gives Donna dangerous non-prescribed amphetamines for the pain after she suffers an injury, and generally causes trouble for everyone. Steve and Brandon go on a ride-along with a female police officer.
Songs: Jimmy Ray -- Are You Jimmy Ray?
Valerie brings a civil suit against Noah, but Noah's lawyer destroys her on the witness stand. Brandon, Kelly, David, and Steve all testify against her as well. Donna becomes addicted to pain pills, and she spirals downward. A record exec wants to sign David, but not the rest of his band.
Donna is rushed to the hospital after an overdose of pain pills. Kelly cares for a baby that was abandoned at the clinic. Steve falls for a woman named Jill, author of a series of love letters that were mailed to him by mistake. Also, Brandon investigates David's sudden success, and Valerie struggles to move on after the case against Noah.
Kelly objects to the decision to place the abandoned baby with a gay couple. Brandon, Steve, and Janet argue over what type of ads should be featured in their paper, while Steve continues to pretend that he is the man Jill was writing to. Noah offers to finance a Donna-owned fashion company. Also, Valerie's mother comes to town, and David meets a new neighbor.
Songs: The Uninvited -- Mega Multi-Media Hero
Valerie's mom and Kelly's dad get engaged, leading Valerie and Kelly to join forces in an effort to break them up. Brandon is hired by a major newspaper, but realizes too late that he's being brought in as strikebreaker. Steve sets off to find Jill's real pen pal Ted, in order to mend the new problem he created. Noah pulls some unethical strings to help Donna.
Songs: Finley Quaye -- Sunday Shining
Brandon gets picked to do a story with a prize-winning journalist. Valerie meddles in Noah and Donna's relationship, and also hooks David up with a filmmaker looking to do a commercial. Kelly assists a mentally challenged man working at the clinic. Steve finally goes out with Jill, and realizes his expectations were wrong.
Songs: The Uninvited -- What God Said
Andrea arrives in town just as the gang prepares for their five-year high school reunion. Donna becomes jealous after reading a magazine article saying Noah is single. Valerie creates a new persona for herself in order to fit in at the reunion. Also, Steve lets his desire to be macho ruin his night, and Kelly encounters an old boyfriend.
Kelly protests Brandon researching a story on a sex shop, and also isn't too crazy about him attending a bachelor party for Steve's old fraternity brother. Meanwhile, David makes a trip to the aforementioned shop, in an attempt to spice up his relationship with Valerie. Donna finds out a new co-worker practices self-mutilation.
Songs: Crush -- Jellyhead
Valerie originally agrees to donate bone marrow to a leukemia patient, but new information makes her reconsider. Donna isn't happy when Noah's ex-girlfriend stops by for a visit. David becomes paranoid after getting mugged. Brandon gives Kelly an engagement ring. Also, Steve, Brandon, and Janet interview applicants for the paper.
Brandon and Kelly try to help a Bosnian refugee find his missing wife. Noah's ex-girlfriend Gwyneth turns to Valerie for help in breaking up Noah and Donna. Steve goes out with the paper's new assistant, but finds out that she's married. David and Valerie experience relationship strife.
In the weeks leading up to their wedding date, both Brandon and Kelly get cold feet. David pressures Valerie to get an AIDS test after she has a one night stand. Steve is worried when his new married girlfriend goes to counseling with her husband. Noah and Donna disagree about the cultural tradition of marriage.
With Brandon and Kelly still nervous about the future, Jim and Cindy Walsh arrive in town to help with the wedding. Valerie agrees to get AIDS tested, but asks David to come with her. Steve has no date for the wedding after Sarah goes back to her husband. A frustrated Donna tries to make Noah jealous.