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Andy's '90210' Afterthoughts: Silver Channels Her Inner Katie Couric Again To Expose A Child Pornographer!

Mon, November 8, 2010 10:05pm EDT by Add first Comment

But even this hard-nosed journalist couldn’t solve the mystery of why Joe Jonas agreed to literally play himself.

Erin Silver (Jessica Stroup) might just be television’s 90210‘s most intrepid reporter. It’s even more impressive when you consider that she’s only a senior in high school, and still under 18. (Hands off, Mr. Cannon!) On the Nov. 8 episode, Silver channeled her inner-Katie Couric once again to help Navid (Michael Stegers) expose his dad for using underage girls in his pornos. She also delivered the best, totally earnest line of the night: “I’m super excited to get into porn.” Once the secret was out, Navid made the mistake of blabbing to the new guidance counselor (aka Jennie Garth‘s cross-eyed, not-hot replacement), who took the news straight to the principal.

And then there was the much-hyped guest appearance from Mistah Jonas: When Joe Jonas signed on to do an episode in which he, as himself, pretends to date an unstable actress/musician (Jessica Lowndes) to raise her profile and clear up rumors, it probably seemed like a good idea… at the time. But after all the recent events (you know the ones), it was a little bit too art-imitating-life for me. That’s deeper than I like my CW.

It also looks like we’ve seen the last of Jen (Sara Foster) for a while. After accidentally dropping her baby, and almost bringing home the wrong one from the club, she had a total meltdown and fled the Hills. I can’t say I’m sad to see Jen go. I always found her super annoying, and even more so now that she’s becoming more of a three-dimensional character, I’m still not sold. Sucks for now-single dad Ryan (Ryan Eggold), though.

Speaking of breakdowns, Annie Shenae Grimes) and Dixon’s (Tristan Wilds) mom Deb (Lori Loughlin) came pretty close to a breakdown of her own — especially now that we know ex-husband Harry Wilson (Rob Estes) is already seeing someone else. Annie and Dixon visited their dad’s new woman and it turns out she’s really creepy, which makes me think: Wouldn’t it be awesome if it turns out she has their dad in her basement, all Nanny Carrie-style? (Sorry, I think my CW shows are seeping together.)

— Andy Swift