90210 Recap: Naomi & Max Give Their Marriage One Last Shot

Tue, February 12, 2013 12:32am EST by 14 Comments
90210 Season 5 Episode 13
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Plus, Adrianna & Liam sabotage their careers. Good choices, all around!

After deciding to get a divorce, Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Max (Josh Zuckerman) wrestled with the idea of actually living separate lives on the Feb. 11 episode of 90210. Even though they still had chemistry — and I literally mean they did a chemistry experiment — they concluded it wouldn’t be fair to keep the marriage alive.

Personally, I’m shocked that this couple is over already. I mean, when Max ditched his fiancée for Naomi, then married her in a rushed courtroom proceeding, I thought to myself, “This is love. This is forever.” And just 48 hours before Valentine’s Day?! It’s like 90210 doesn’t want us to believe in love at all.

Liam Acts A Fool

Liam’s (Matt Lanter) life continued to be incredibly difficult this week, as an Oscar-winning director literally hunted him down and begged him to take on a role that would solidify him as a legit actor. But he backed out at the last minute, instead taking a detour to another underground fight.

I know it’s easy to call Liam crazy for turning down that part, but think about the sacrifices he’d have to make for his craft. Did you hear that crazy director? “Prepare to grow out your hair and sideburns?” Who does she think she is? No one tells Liam Court what do with his hair, but me. In my living room. And trust me, he hears me.

Annie Makes Money From Sex… Again

Apparently getting shot also got Annie’s (Shenae Grimes) creative juices flowing, as her blog — formerly titled “My Blog,” which I valued more than Shakespeare — has evolved into Fifty Shades of Gray-style erotica. She even managed to snag a book deal out of it, as long as no one ever reveals her identity, of course.

At first I was surprised that Annie was so knowledgable about sex, but then I remembered she’s a former prostitute who was able to convince a priest to lose his virginity to her. And you wonder why she’s my favorite character? Please.

Navid Hooks Up With Silver’s Uterus

Navid (Michael Steger) bagged himself a fine-ass lady at the bar to impress his goony new friends, which totally made dropping out of Princeton worthwhile — until he found out she just so happens to be Shane’s sister, who just so happens to be Silver’s (Jessica Stroup) surrogate!

Let’s think about this for a second: If Shane’s sister takes on Silver and Teddy’s embryo while she’s sleeping with Navid, I smell a “Who’s the daddy?” situation coming. And it smells gross. Like a uterus.

Adrianna, What Have You Become?

In a last-ditch attempt to escape her contract, Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) went out of her way to sabotage her image — because apparently she needs to try to do that now. Remember when it used to come so naturally for her? The pill-popping, the Silver-killing… our girl’s gotten rusty over the years.

Ade’s brilliant plan was to perform like crap in front of Joey McIntyre — not playing himself — to make Dixon (Tristan Wilds) look like a bad manager, but like literally everything Ade does, her plan totally blew up in her face. Now she has no contract, no boyfriend, and there are tons of topless pictures of her on the internet.

I’m crossing my fingers that 90210 gets a sixth season so I can say “I told you so” when she starts doing porn.

What did you think of this week’s episode? Are you bummed that Naomi and Max are over for good? Do you think Navid dating Silver’s uterus will make things weird? And what do you think the title of Adrianna’s first porno should be? Drop me a comment with all your thoughts!

— Andy Swift

More 90210 on HollywoodLife.com:

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  3. 90210 Recap: Annie’s Twisted Dream Brings Her Closer To Liam, Sort Of

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Kiki W

Posted at 9:36 PM on February 21, 2013  

Okay, I love this show, but this season is getting a little silly. The characters just aren’t reacting to things right. Some basic points.
1. Um, Annie just got shot and then her boyfriend suddenly died. Sooo, she’s writing a blog about being a prostitute years ago and trying to be a good sister. Yeah. She did make an offhanded comment about “delayed reactions” but it just feels a little too convenient.
2. Why won’t Teddy “let” Silver carry her own baby? What makes her so unfit? I get she lied about Teddy’s signature, but is this an appropriate punishment? And now she’s gonna let some girl who slept with Navid carry her baby? Like there are no other options. This whole bit is just f***ed up.

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Posted at 4:09 PM on February 12, 2013  

I think Ade and Dixon will get back together towards the end of the season, I think they still have feelings for each other yet they’re both way too stubborn and proud to realize it.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 5:09 PM on February 12, 2013  

If this does end up being the last season — which I hope it’s not — I’d be OK with these pairings:

Naomi/Max (you know he’ll be back)
Silver/Navid (maybe they’ll bond now that he’s dating her uterus)

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Posted at 11:24 AM on February 12, 2013  

The episode was okay, I like your recap better though. Maxomi, is just so, whatever. Their only good scene was when Naomi burst Max’s bubble, literally. Liam with side burns, smh. I guess we learned that if all his other careers don’t work out, he can become a football player. Annie thinking she’ll remain anonymous ‘Author X’ is just delusional. I hate that there was little emotion on her part, especially after Riley passed. Ooh, and might i add, Lannie angst (there is a thin line between love and hate).I get that there was a time jump, but still. “Who’s the baby daddy” does not sound like fun to watch. Seriously, Silver needs to take Naomi’s advice and just get knocked up the old fashion way, believe me, it’s worked for centuries ;). I actually liked Navid’s chemistry with Silver’s uterus, er, I mean Michaela. Adrianna, Adrianna (I sang that with her opera voice) needs a hobby. The girls got too much time on her hands, plotting needless things. She even has time to name her own porno, probably something like “Gettin’ Laid With Ade”.
Overall, I give this episode a B-.

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Posted at 11:17 AM on February 12, 2013  

I’m glad I’m not the only one hoping for a sixth season. I’m assuming we’re getting one. It ws reported that producers were waiting to hear from the network about it soon a couple of weeks ago, so they could try and wrap things up. Seeing as the producer tweeted there was lots of drama in the final act and not hey, we’re wrapping up. I’m hoping for a fianl short season. Where Ade does porn.

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Posted at 8:12 AM on February 12, 2013  

I think that Max is really messing with Naomi’s future. I mean, they’re in love, and he dropped his fianceé in the middle of the wedding and got married out of nowhere, but if they continue being married, Naomi’s life will only focus on Max rutine, Max bussiness, Max troubles.. and there won’t be a space for her.
I just don’t get why can’t Silver have the baby on her own, without the help of a surrogate. Teddy is being a complete d*ck.
Liam into the ‘Fight club’ can really save part of this season, but it’s starting to get old, someone should get Navid into the whole fighting thing, so he would settle down a bit.
Liam and Annie being roommates. I can wait for the action to begin.
Adrianna first porn film would be called ‘I wish I was gay’ LOL.

Hopefully waiting for a sixth season! I would be just great.


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Andy Swift

Posted at 5:10 PM on February 12, 2013  

The fight club came out of nowhere, but if you look back to season one, he was kind of a badass. He’s just getting back to his roots! :)

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Posted at 2:38 AM on February 12, 2013  

Ha! knowing Ade’s crazy ass she’d probably make a sex tape w/ Dixon and when times get tough and they are in a bad place she’ll sell it herself for money. They’ll call it “Duncan Do-Nuts”

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Andy Swift

Posted at 10:15 AM on February 12, 2013  

It has been a while since Dixon starred in a sex tape.

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Kiki W

Posted at 9:40 PM on February 21, 2013  


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Posted at 12:52 AM on February 12, 2013  

ok. I don’t really get this Max-Naomi situation. Everything went very fast and confusing. I mean, can’t MAX just go to MIT and come back to meet Naomi once / twice a month or something? why do they have to divorce?

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Posted at 8:03 AM on February 12, 2013  

Because Naomi isn’t that type of ‘wife’. Probably it just would end up with her living in MIT.

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Posted at 9:32 AM on February 12, 2013  

Yup, u probably right. I hope Max will come back in the finale. They’re my only OTP on the show. :(

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Andy Swift

Posted at 10:14 AM on February 12, 2013  

I wouldn’t look for logic with Naomi.

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