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90210 Recap: Vanessa’s Return Puts Annie & Liam In Danger

Mon, December 10, 2012 11:09pm EDT by Andy Swift 7 Comments
90210 Season 5 Episode 9
Courtesy of The CW

‘Lannie’ has finally been reunited, albeit in the clutches of two murderous psychopaths.

If you watched the 30-second promo for the winter finale of 90210, you pretty much saw the entire episode, as The CW literally gave away the three biggest twists: Naomi (AnnaLegend McCord) discovered that Alec is in love with Max, Liam (Matt Lanter) found himself tied up in a basement, and Teddy (Trevor Donovan) told Silver (Jessica Stroup) he didn’t want her to have their baby without him. But even without any so-called ‘surprises,’ the Dec. 10 episode was still as enjoyable an hour as ever. It’s always been about the nuances with this show, people. The nuances!

Riley (Riley Smith) decided to go ahead with an experimental spinal procedure that will either grant him the ability to walk, or kill him. Not that I don’t have complete faith in Riley’s doctor, but given Annie’s (Shenae Grimes) history with guys, I’m already laying flowers on Riley’s grave. Let’s be real. And speaking of Annie, that blog she started — the one called “My Blog” — inspired her to apply for a writing course that would send her to Scotland for two years. I hope that doesn’t happen, because I don’t want to see Annie date the Loch Ness Monster next season. (She dates everyone, and would definitely love add Nessie to her list if the opportunity presented itself.)

Meanwhile, that slut Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) tried super hard to win back Dixon (Tristan Wilds), but he was having absolutely none of it. He was also having none of his crutches, which he tossed to the ground, revealing he can walk now. Then he came clean to Megan (Jessica Parker Kennedy) about her dad dying in the same car accident that ‘paralyzed’ him, which is apparently a huge turn-on for her, because she responded with a big wet kiss.

And then there’s Silver, who’s somehow already in a custody battle when she’s not even pregnant. Teddy and Shane (Ryan Rottman) are fully ready to knock Silver up just so they can snatch that little baby from her uterus, then change its name and smuggle it back to Washington, D.C. … Come to think of it, that would be a much better concept for The New Normal. I’d watch that show.

90210 doesn’t return with new episodes until the end of January, which leaves us more than a month to ponder what will happen next: Who will save Liam from Ashley’s evil clutches? Will Riley survive his spinal surgery? Which available human will Adrianna latch onto next? Drop a comment with your theories!

— Andy Swift

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