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90210 Scoop: Arielle Kebbel Previews Vanessa’s ‘Redemption’ Episode

Mon, January 21, 2013 12:08pm EDT by Andy Swift 6 Comments
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‘90210’ returns tonight with a bang (literally) and Arielle promises everything will change for Liam, Annie and Vanessa.

90210 fans have suffered a long, joyless hiatus since Dec. 2012 — mostly Liam (Matt Lanter), who’s been tied up in Ashley’s basement this whole time — but the CW sudser is finally back Jan. 21 at 9 p.m., and it’s going to be a big episode for “best frenemies” Annie (Shenae Grimes) and Vanessa (Arielle Kebbel). “Vanessa finally gets her day in court,” Arielle tells “The episode shows some of the redeeming qualities that I’ve known she’s had all along.”

But fans aren’t the only ones who might warm up to Vanessa after tonight’s episode; it sounds like Annie will be having a change of heart, as well.

“By being forced to work together, they learn just enough about one another to know there’s more than meets the eye,” Vanessa explains. “Vanessa has more sympathy for Annie, and she has more understanding for Vanessa. Of course, neither of them wants to admit those things.”

So… Who Gets Shot?

As for the gunshot we hear in the promo, Arielle says it’s definitely not being over-hyped.

“It’s going to be a huge moment,” she promises. “It’s a pretty big reveal.”

(Here’s my prediction: Considering next week’s episode finds Annie reflecting on her life in a dream-like state, I predict she’ll be the one who ends up in the hospital.)

What’s Next For Arielle

Regardless of what happens to Vanessa tonight, it sounds like she’ll be taking a bit of a backseat in Beverly Hills — but fear not, there are still plenty of ways for you to enjoy Arielle in the future.

Not only does she host’s weekly Vampire Diaries “Rehash” show which she’s “having a blast” doing, as she loves interacting with fans who keep Lexi’s memory alive — but she also has an indepentent film, Supporting Characters, coming out Jan. 25 on-demand and on iTunes.

“We shot it guerilla-style in New York City; I’m so proud of it,” Arielle says. Lena Dunham‘s in it, Chris Corrigan‘s in it, a lot of really cool people were a part of it.”

What are your predictions for tonight’s episode? Do you think Annie will get shot? Do you hope Vanessa sticks around in Beverly Hills? Watch a preview below, then drop a comment with your thoughts!

— Andy Swift

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