90210 Recap: Drugs, Danger & Divorce — Best Thanksgiving Ever

Wed, November 23, 2011 12:02am EST by 4 Comments

The Beverly Hills gang may be hitting rock bottom, but I’m still thankful for each & every one of them.

Liam’s (Matt Lanter) emotions took front and center on the Nov. 22 episode of 90210 when his dreams of a perfect Thanksgiving literally blew up in his face. In fact, the whole episode played out like a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special — if Charlie Brown had perfect bangs, Snoopy was addicted to pills, and Lucy charged 5 cents for sex instead of therapy. Good grief!

As I tweeted during the episode, Liam has more emotions in him than a Taylor Swift album, and I truly believe Annie (Shenae Grimes) is the only girl capable of figuring them out. (Lannie 4ever!) Sensing Liam needed a mom-sized hug, Annie invited his estranged mother over for dinner, and she brought a hot dish of drama — though candied yams might have been a better choice.

Meanwhile, Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) found herself entrenched in drama of a sexier nature when Austin (Justin Deeley) returned from Vegas and told her he was “too tired” to have a little naked party. Desperate to figure out what was suddenly keeping perma-horny Austin from hitting the sheets, Naomi joined him for a horseback ride through Griffith Park — where she proceeded to lose her horse, attempt to get high, and accidentally start a forest fire.

Fortunately, Naomi’s shenanigans were not in vain. One of the last scenes of the episode — and my personal favorite — found Naomi and Austin more stripped-down than we’ve ever seen them. And believe it or not, they did it fully clothed! Austin revealed he’s got trust issues stemming from his parents’ divorce, to which Naomi responded with an “I’ll never leave you” speech that reminded us she’s actually a human being. With emotions. In case you can’t tell, I’m a big fan of Austin and I hope he sticks around forever and ever.

It was a slightly less happy ending for Ivy (Gillian Zinser) and Raj (Manish Dayal), who finally addressed the elephant in their relationship: Did she only marry him because he was dying? As far as I’m concerned, the answer is clearly “yes.” Ivy may have had genuine feelings for Raj, but it’s impossible to deny that his cancer was what pushed her from girlfriend to wife in just a few short weeks.

Raj told Ivy he didn’t want to be married to her anymore, leaving her in tears. The really sad part? She has no idea his second round of tests revealed he still has cancer!

Blissfully unaware of everything going on in her friends’ lives, Silver (Jessica Stroup) snagged herself a man this week! But based on Silver’s previous history of man choices — one turned out gay, one dumped her for his shady uncle, and another disappeared to Montana without warning — I’d say this new relationship should last all of two weeks. Oh well, at least he’s cute.

And speaking of Silver’s exes, Dixon (Tristan Wilds) came clean — pun intended — to his friends about his addiction to prescription pills, thanks to a push from Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes.)I’m not going to lie, it’s a little scary that Adrianna has become the voice of reason in the group, but as long as she’s being a positive influence on Dixon, I’m all for her turning over a new leaf.

Still, I’ll never stop dreaming of crazy Adrianna’s return.

— Andy Swift

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Posted at 12:31 PM on December 1, 2011  

Love Naomi and Austin! He’s a tough guy who can’t lose…I can’t stay mad at him for not rescuing Naomi in time…at least he kept her from being eaten by the rattlers and vultures! Love these two, I hope they marry in this season of season 5.

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Posted at 11:08 PM on November 29, 2011  

I absolutely love Liam and Annie. These two have so much chemistry and such a past. It’s truly a good girl meets “bad ass” guy, so of course the sparks FLY between them. I was glad to finally see these two reconnect, in this entire season. I hope they get back together, they should be that ONE couple whose love is so strong it endures the entire series. The Ivy and Raj part was so heartbreaking. I feel like Ivy will go away to New Guinea having the time of her life, moving on with the photographer while Raj might die and she won’t even know.

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Posted at 12:44 AM on November 23, 2011  

I agree with Liam and Annie! I adore the 2 of them together so much. They have to get back together. None of my CW couples r. Stefan/Elena broken up, Bonnie/Jeremy broken up and Diana/Adam broken up. And Andrew/Bridget from Ringer is just a hot mess right there lol. Need someone happy.

I disagree with Austin. He’s horrible and I want him gone. He has ruined Naomi this season. I want Max back!

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Posted at 6:29 PM on November 29, 2011  

I want max back!
Annie n Liam should get back together!
Poor raj!

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