Yes, the final episode of ‘90210’ brought some much-needed closure for our favorite Beverly Hills residents — though one character wasn’t quite as lucky as the others.
Last week, Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) being crushed on stage by a barrage of flaming rubble seemed like a bad thing, but as we saw on the May 13 series finale — yes, I said series finale, and I can’t type those words without ugly crying — her accident turned out to be a good thing. Aside from a few bumps and bruises, the near-death tragedy brought everyone back together one last time!
Fearing for his one true love or whatever, Liam (Matt Lanter) canceled his trip to Australia to check up on Annie (Shenae Grimes), while Navid (Michael Steger Jr.) got a chance to play hero with Ade. Seriously, am I the only one surprised that zero rescue workers thought to check on the girl who was ON STAGE when the entire freakin’ structure collapsed?
No Silver Lining For Silver
Even Silver (Jessica Stroup) totes forgot about her potential cancer diagnosis, instead rushing make sure Adrianna — who has tried to kill Silver numerous times — was alive and well. Unfortunately, Silver’s cancer totes did not forget about her. The unluckiest girl in television history received a call from her doctor; and yes, she’s got it!
Real talk, though, I could not be more upset with the way Silver’s journey ended. After everything she’s been through — dealing with being bipolar, losing her surrogate baby, etc. — to have her end the series with cancer is just the worst. I understand the writers didn’t have enough time to wrap up every story line, but I would have preferred them to just cut all of her scenes and replace them with Whose Line Is It Anyway sketches. Like, anything other than her getting cancer.
The only teeny, tiny upside was that we got one last couple-y moment between Silver and Dixon (Tristan Wilds). I’ve been sailing the good ship #Sixon ever since season one, so I liked that they sort of almost ended up together. In a way.
Naomi & The Randoms
But amidst all the new drama, many things about the 90210 finale were exactly as they should have been: Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) used the tragedy to throw a relief concert to make herself look better, making way for two super-random guest stars: The Goo Goo Dolls and — wait for it — Prince Michael Jackson. She also ended up with her guy-of-the-moment, Jordan (Robbie Jones), who I’m sure would not have lasted through three episodes of season six.
Fortunately, the episode wasn’t a total downer. That step-skank Savannah convinced Liam to read the end of Undressed — Liam can read? — so he’d know Annie was the one for him. He hopped on his motorcycle and chased down Annie’s plane, a romantic gesture that ended in a dramatic proposal!
Yes, friends, after five seasons — and way too many unnecessary obstacles — Liam and Annie are finally engaged! All is now right in Beverly Hills, as everyone got the happy ending they deserved.
Except Silver. She still has cancer.
WATCH: AnnaLynne McCord Records Alternate Ending
Not satisfied with the way Naomi’s journey ended — it wasn’t bad, but it was pretty average — AnnaLynne McCord made good on her promise to upload an alternate “spoof” ending to YouTube. The video, which she made public after the west-coast airing of the finale, reunites Naomi with her ex-husband after a photo montage of their years together.
It’s obvious she put a lot of thought into this, so watch and enjoy:
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the 90210 series finale? Did you prefer the show’s ending, or AnnaLynne’s? Drop your review, then read what WOULD have happened in season six, via Matt Lanter.
— Andy Swift