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'90210' Funeral Pics: Which Character Is Dying?

Thu, February 2, 2012 11:07am EDT by Andy Swift 19 Comments
Courtesy of The CW,

Who do YOU think should fear the reaper? Peruse my theories & cast your vote!

America’s brightest zip code is about to go dark — for one week, anyway. The cast of 90210 was spotted filming funeral scenes Feb. 1 in Los Angeles, and several recurring characters were curiously absent from the shoot: cancer-stricken Raj (Manish Dayal) and newly incarcerated Austin (Justin Deeley). Any theories? I’ve got, oh, a billion.

My gut is telling me two things: “Put food in me” and “it’s Raj.” Considering viewers were led to believe he was dying last season, and his cancer has only gotten more serious, he’s unfortunately sitting atop my list of suspects.

(Counterpoint: It’s been noted that this “doesn’t look like a typical Hindu funeral,” and considering they went in that direction for Raj’s wedding, it’s safe to assume they’d also do so with the funeral. Thanks, Sunny Jacob!)

Vanessa’s death, on the other hand, would be decidedly less tragic — especially for fans desperate to see Annie (Shenae Grimes) and Liam (Matt Lanter) back together.

In my mind, here’s how that would happen: Annie downs a bottle of vodka — preferably an expensive one, now that she’s a baller — then runs over Vanessa in her car like she’s a homeless chick. But instead of sleeping with Vanessa’s psycho nephew, Annie drives (drunk) to Liam’s bar, where they proceed to make sweet love on a pile of Marla Templeton’s dollars. Everybody wins!

(UPDATE: New shots of Arielle filming funeral scenes have surfaced. Sorry, “Lannie” fans!)

There’s also the possibility that Austin will get shanked in prison, but I doubt the inmates would want to get rid of him. He’d be so much more useful to them alive.

— Andy Swift

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