90210 Review: "Revenge of the Nerd"

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Was it just me or did this episode of 90210 reach new levels of ridiculousness?

On "Revenge of the Nerd," Adrianna got her own reality show and the extent of the pilot episode appeared to be her bitching about what a cad Navid had been towards her.  Sensing her Kardashian-ish 15 minutes of fame fading, Adrianna attempted to sabotage Nelly’s video shoot at Navid’s newly anointed Shirazi 2.0 Studios. 

Not only was she kicked to the curb by Navid, but Nelly iced her out, as well. All of which led to an angry confrontation between Navid and Adrianna which, much to the producer’s delight, was caught on film. And just like that, we apparently have a hit show.

Adrianna and Navid on Set

And just like that, also, Navid, appears to have the hottest production studio in town.  That morning he was wondering how to salvage the family’s name -  and by mid afternoon not only had he and Dixon finagled an "accidental" meeting with Nelly’s producer, but had convinced him to shoot Nelly’s music video at the revamped Shirazi Studios.

And even though Adrianna caused a scene and angered Nelly’s producer, who in turn gave Navid a dressing down, Nelly was so impressed with the candy corn supplied by craft services that he practically begged his producer that they come back and shoot all his music videos at Shirazi 2.0?!? Of course!

Elsewhere, Teddy started blowing off classes and regretted coming out of the closet for that other cad, Ian.  Silver lent him an ear... and a tennis racket... and as they banged out balls up on the roof like in the old days, Silver reminded Teddy that what he really wanted was not to go back into the closet but to find the real purpose of being true to himself.  And... bam!

He hit a home run and met Marco, the new guy destined to be the love of Teddy’s life.  Oh, if it were only that easy.

Then there was Emily - aka Single White Female; aka Jenny Garth 2.0. All of a sudden, she became the psycho bitch from Hell.  Not only did she steal Annie’s Oscar-winning part in the neighborhood play, but her laser was now firmly set on Liam.  Feebly attempting to seduce Liam while he helped her run lines, Emily let the tears and melodrama run wild when Annie caught the two of them seemingly canoodling. 

I don’t particularly like Annie, but she really needed to take a lesson from Naomi and give that scrawny chicken in a bad brunette wig a good beatdown.  Later, when Annie confronted Emily at home, Emily really let her Sybil-like personas fly free when she demonstrated to Annie how she could turn the tables on her.  And the reason for all this schizo behavior?  Because cousin Annie won’t be her friend.  And... scene.

Finally, Naomi was partnered in lab class with nerdy Max. Not only did Max help Naomi get her $200,000 back from Guru Sona by introducing Naomi to a rare owl and the concept of environmental protection, but he also awakened a burning lust in her.  Who knew Naomi would choose brains over brawn?   Not Naomi, nor me.

And a raccoon-eyed, tear-streaked Adrianna once again turned to Silver for comfort and support in plotting her revenge on the skank Navid cheated on her with.  Why, hello Silver! Awkward!

In Emily's immortal words: good night!


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Rating: 4.0 / 5.0 (40 Votes)

I loved the scene with marco and teddy.
Also loved Max with naomi...until she blurted out that she has the hots for a nerd! I mean yeah sure u do, but give it a little time, why rush things?
the 90210 writers sure do like to rush things, as if they are flying through time, one minute every person u introduce urself to, knows ur father's a pornflimmaker, and the next moment u have a famous production studio (with the same name btw; hey adding 2.0 to my last name will not be recognised with the last name of my father's pornfilmcompany!)
Emily is a good addition to the show, bec personally i don't like annie at all.
Liam is becoming more and more like useless Nate frm GG. Where's that bad boy we all loved back in season 1!!
Adrianna is becoming unrecognizable and so is Silver. I don't like where this is going, especially bec i think Navid is an ass. What he did with Ade is so wrong. I mean, yeah, Ade's become a fame-snatcher but that doesn't excuse him from cheating on her with her best frnd. Silver is wrong too. but atleast she shows some feelings of regret and guilt.
All in all i think it was a below average episode of 90210. But hey! Dixon got a few more lines this time..lets hope Liam gets some more lines next episode.
(the + is only for Teddy and Max. Oh, and the psycho Emily)


Anyone else think Naomi's new nerd crush looks like a mix between Mr. Gannon (her rapist, for goodness sake!) and David Arquette? Just me?


This series so much needed an Emily, primary I think they want to make Naomi the cutthroat bitch, but they made her soft!
I hope she becomes an series regular and spices the series more and more. Dixon got finnaly a little screen time, they forgot about him. Adrianna's story line is getting boring truly, come one get over it! I think the series is getting what it needs, more different characters who will wrap the storyline up! Marco,Max and Emilly are giving this series color!


This show is my guilty pleasure, its one of the only shows were the sillier it gets, the more enjoyable it is. Also, loved Marco, made me not feel so bad about the departure of Ian.


I liked this epi! marco is soooo cute aaaah

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90210 Season 3 Episode 15 Quotes

Reality show producer: Naomi, the camera loves you.
Naomi: The feeling is mutual.

I'm surprised he can even get a side piece.

Naomi [on Navid cheating]