'90210' Recap: Vanessa Attacks Adrianna, Then Targets Silver

Tue, March 13, 2012 10:37pm EDT by 13 Comments

Does this girl have a death wish? If she was smart, Vanessa wouldn’t be messing with the two loose cannons on ‘90210.’

I never thought I’d see the day when someone on 90210 was actually able to out-crazy Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes), but that’s exactly what happened on the March 13 episode. And the psycho supreme turned out to be none other than Vanessa (Arielle Kebbel), who literally smashed her head into a mirror and accused Ade of attacking her. Your move, Adrianna.

Vanessa’s little stunt also caused Adrianna to be detained by security, and therefore unable to perform with Dixon (Tristan Wilds) before their first big audience. Fortunately, he wowed the crowd — and a charming record executive, played by Miz LaToya Jackson — and he may have scored himself a record deal. Too bad Adrianna was left out of the deal! (That whole story line has “Jimmy and Ashley” written all over it. Am I right, Degrassi nerds?)

Meanwhile, Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Jen (Sara Foster) spent the episode battling over P.J. (Nick Zano), which sucks because — let’s face it — P.J. sucks. After literally mud-wrestling her little sister, Jen told her she could have P.J. all to herself, but just when I thought Jen might actually be a decent human being, we learned she took off for Napa to chase after him! (Am I the only one hoping she never comes back? Hey, a boy can dream.)

But anyone who truly understands my love for this show can already guess my favorite part of this week’s episode: Naomi’s Ethan (Dustin Milligan) reference! Just because 90210 switched showrunners after season one — the shift also meant the sudden disappearance of Ethan — doesn’t mean that first year never happened. Kudos to writer Paul Sciarrotta for embracing continuity. (Next step: Bring Ethan back!)

Lastly, let’s have a little chat about Liam (Matt Lanter) and Silver (Jessica Stroup). Now that they’re working together on set, they’re getting to know each other for the first time, and you’d have to be deaf and blind not to notice the spark between them. She even asked him to accompany her when she gets her screening for the breast cancer gene, which might not be the most ideal first date, but they’re bound to bond.

Of course, there is one person not thrilled with Liam and Silver’s blossoming romance — and I’m not just talking about the collective “Lannie” fan base. Vanessa gave them the evil eye when she caught them coming out of Liam’s trailer, and I’m expecting fireworks.

Big, crazy fireworks.

— Andy Swift

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