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90210 Series Finale: Silver Didn’t Deserve Her Tragic Ending

Tue, May 14, 2013 6:37pm EDT by Andy Swift 20 Comments
90210 Silver Cancer Series Finale
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Silver faced her final — and most brutal — crisis on the show’s final episode. Worst ending ever?

It’s been less than 24 hours since 90210 aired its series finale, and while I’m tickled that Annie (Shenae Grimes) and Liam (Matt Lanter) finally got their heads out of their beautiful butts and became engaged, there’s one less-happy plot point in need of discussing: I can’t believe the show ended with Silver (Jessica Stroup) getting cancer!

No resolution, no silver lining. The girl just has cancer, and that’s it.

But then again, maybe it was the perfect way for Silver’s journey to end. I mean, hasn’t she been consistently dumped on from day one? I believe Silver might be the most unlucky character on television today, and like any good CW journalist, I gathered evidence.

So without further adieu, I present…

Why It Totally Sucks To Be Erin Silver — A Timeline Of Tragedies:

Silver’s crappy life actually started on the original Beverly Hills, 90210. During a season four episode “Thicker Than Water,” her half-brother David fell asleep — this was during his meth/oxy-addiction period, mind you — and lost her at the park.

Flash forward to high school. Silver eventually grew out of her awkward, anti-social phase… only to discover she’s, in fact, bipolar.

She finally reconnected with her estranged mother… who then died of breast cancer.

Losing her mom was tough, but at least Silver had her sister to lean on, right? … Nope. Kelly suddenly disappeared and was never heard from again.

Silver found comfort in the arms of her loving boyfriend, Teddy. Oh, wait… he’s gay.

Her “best friend” Adrianna tampered with her bipolar medication and tried to kill her.

Adrianna then sent a naked picture of Silver to everyone in school.

Thank God high school finally ended, so Silver could get a fresh start in college, right? … Nope. Silver did not get into college.

Flash forward a few more years: Silver put her only viable embryo into a surrogate… but the baby died.

And then Silver found out she has cancer.

The end.

HollywoodLifers, are you disappointed with the end of Silver’s story line on 90210? Drop a comment with your thoughts on her five-year journey.

— Andy Swift

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