90210 Review: "The Prom Before the Storm"

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Prom in Beverly Hills proved no one was in Kansas anymore. Freaky acrobats, weird white & blue neon lights and a space-age lounge motif, "The Prom Before the Storm" looked like something out of "A Clockwork Orange."

And of course we knew who prom king & queen would be. Naomi and Teddy! Shows you how far these two have come in being accepted by everyone at West Bev.

Teddy and Naomi: Prom King and Queen?

Naomi did not disappoint with her self-serving speech and Teddy's one word "thanks" was classic. I especially loved the dance between Teddy and Marco. Best couple at the prom by far.

Perennially prissy school party planner Harper cracked me up. For such an anal retentive pain in the butt, she sure got her freak on. Poor Dixon. First roped into being co-chair for the prom committee by Harper then teased mercilessly by his best buddies for dancing with her. Goes to show you... no good deed goes unpunished.

Silver busting in at the end of prom and telling Navid she never wanted to see him again added to all the drama. Prom may not have ended in tears and a bucket of blood, but the tension and anger was alive and kicking.

Adrianna was still heading towards Delusionville at an alarming speed. Waking up next to Navid, she capitalized on him having blacked out and unable to recall anything by telling Navid that he'd kissed her and that he'd told her he loved her. Navid freaked out at the thought that he'd cheated on Silver. Guilt-ridden, he stood by Silver's side at the hospital while Adrianna continued to instigate herself into their lives.

The doctor gave Silver the okay to go home but also let her know her blood tests showed no sign of her taking her bipolar meds. Silver insisted she'd been taking her meds and told the doctor she'd bring in the pills to prove it. You could see the panic in Adrianna's eyes.

Lickety-split Adrianna showed up at Silver's in order to take back the fake pills. Stupid Adrianna. She should have just switched them again and not have taken the whole bottle. Later on Silver couldn't find them and suspected Silver but Navid wasn't willing to believe her. He reminded her that the doctor had told her she'd still experience paranoia. Silver agreed. All I could do was shout "Listen to your gut, girl!"

But of course she didn't. Later when Navid flat out told Adrianna that he didn't love her and Adrianna exacted her revenge on him by telling Silver about Navid's supposed cheating, I couldn't believe how quickly Silver was willing to believe the wolf in sheep's clothing. Adrianna may think she's won but I see a loony bin in her future for sure.

Debbie Downer delivered the bad news to Dixon and Annie that there wasn't enough money for them to go to both Pepperdine and Carnegie Mellon.

Later, it was amazingly sweet that Dixon sacrificed his desire to go to Pepperdine and let Annie be the one to go to her dream school. For the first time, they actually seemed like a real brother and sister. And that certainly was apparent when Annie surprised Dixon and told him he'd also be able to go to his dream school since she'd sold Marla's necklace.

Annie may have lucked out with Marla leaving her entire estate to her but the introduction of Marla's daughter does not bode well. Trust me, that's not the last time we'll see Marla's lawyer chatting with Annie.

Naomi and Max's romance continued to steam up the halls of West Bev. Unfortunately Naomi was given the bad news that she needed to write a 10-page history paper or risk failing yet another class. Naomi panicked but Max reminded her that she'd learned calculus in one night so writing a paper would be a piece of cake.

Max helped Naomi along all night and boosted her confidence which led to Naomi writing an A paper. Or had she? Apparently not. Accused by her teacher of having turned in such a great paper that she possibly could not have written it, Naomi was hurt and angered. She worked hard and pushed herself so why all the hate from Mr. Phillips?

And was it me or was that creepy teacher a bit too much in Naomi's business? I mean, really, what teacher shows up in the middle of prom to talk about a paper? Regardless of whether he thinks it's a fake or not?

Ultimately, Max confessed that he "helped" Naomi's paper a bit and made some changes thus the teacher's accusation. Max was only trying to increase Naomi's chances of getting a killer grade but as far as Naomi was concerned he stepped over the line this time. Trouble in paradise.

But Ivy and Raj were the real king and queen last night.

Raj's prognosis was not good at all. Stage 4 cancer. Facing a sad and withering end, Ivy remained true to him and stood by his side. They may not have a lot of time left but she was damned if she was going to waste it.

Raj acted like a fool by getting drunk and even suggesting a threesome, but it was heartbreakingly understandable. Seeing the wide open future that Ivy had compared to his quickly approaching demise, Raj was willing to let Ivy go. Telling Ivy she was wasting her time on him, he never saw Ivy's true devotion coming at him like a Mack truck. Ivy told him she'd be with him till the end. Hopelessly in love with him, she couldn't leave Raj if she tried. Floored by her love, Raj proposed on the beach the next morning.

Gotta admit I never saw that coming and I too was floored. Is the future theirs after all? We'll see next week!


Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 (41 Votes)

The only thing I have to say is that it was freaking prom & it should've been better. Was nothing like original 90210's prom & I think the main lacking was prefun & parental presence... With?


The whole not being able to afford to send Annie and Dixon both to private college is a total flashback to Brenda and Brandon in the original. Nice to see some symmetry still - I just wish they were doing an amazing senior breakfast / graduation episode like in BH90210.


I honestly enjoy watching 90210 more than Gossip Girl lately. Keep it up, writers!


Liam and Annie! Naomi and Max! Ugh I hate Adrianna. Cant wait to see her get busted.


Annie and Liam:
I love the new storyline brewing. I knew from the moment that when Annie and Marla had their last talk that the latter would give something more than the necklace to Annie. And I agree that Marla`s daughter will try to make a scene on Annie`s new inheritance. I do hope Liam gets thrown in the picture. I MISS LIAM! GIVE HIM MORE SCREENTIME PLEASE! And I do hope this couple stay together. I mean c`mon the teen couples in TV that I knew lasted long was Seth and Summer. Max and Naomi: I would really walked out on my boyfriend if he ever tried to pull something like that. I mean that`s really out of the line. You could`ve have helped but never be the one to do it. Trust was broken. But I guess Max was just being practical after losing the contest for believing her girlfriend. And now we know how Max will get kicked out. Navid-Silver-Adrianna: I`m actually sad that Silver keeps on jumping from one man to another. I mean, Dixon-Ethan-Teddy-Navid...she only needs to date Liam and she has dated all the male characters in the show. But, I just can`t wait for the bitchslap Adrianna deserves next week when the gang finds out what she did. Bitch, please. Raj and Ivy: The my-boyfriend-has-cancer-and-i`m-marrying-him storyline has been played a dozens of time. Boring. But it was really sweet scene when Raj and Ivy were just sitting by the beach and he proposed to her. And I foresee that if Raj dies Ivy might go back to smoking pot again and I do hope Dixon will help her. I really love Dixon and Ivy together. Teddy and Marco: Eh. They were boring this week but I do hope they get a better storyline next week. I want to see Teddy come out to his father with Marco on his side. I LOVE TEDDY with MARCO! :) Other notes:
-Harper was funny and was less annoying than she ever was. And as expected Dixon asked her to dance.
-Dixon giving up his chance to attend an exclusive school to make way for Annie was sweet. This is the first time I`ve seen them bond ever since their parents split.
-Teddy and Naomi as prom monarchy: THE BOMB! Best thing ever.


for those who thinks Annie selling Marla's necklace should remember that she did that as a selfless act of love for her brother. As much as how much that necklace means for Annie, surely as anyone with money problems, it was her only way of affording college for her and for Dixon. But now that she knows she just inherited a large fortune from Marla, who knows what she will do...Will she try to get that necklace back? Who knows?


what was the song at the end?


Frankly, I hope this means that Dixon will be leaving the show, his character is dead weight, plus all he does is annoy me. I also want Ivy and Raj to leave as well, because as cute as they were in last night's episode, they're still dead weight as well and distract from all the other couples. I also want Adrianna to leave, I'm sorry, but I do. So that would leave Naomi, Annie, Liam, Teddy, Marco, Navid and Silver. And possibly Max. But you know what I'd like to see? Does anybody remember Ella from the Melrose Place remake? She was practically the only interesting character from that show, I think they should bring her over to 90210 so she can go head to head with Naomi... & possibly make out with her. rofl


NavAde may or may not be finished, but I don't think that Michael Steger and Jessica Lowndes will ever stop having scenes together. Whether their characters are arguing or being romantic, they're on-screen chemistry is simply amazing.


Ok...so one more week and will someone expose Ade for the SCANDALOUS BEYOTCH she is!!!! OMG!!!!!! I am tickled by how delusional she is...keeps the show interesting!!!! LOVE 90210!!!! I'm kinda sad that SIver and Navid may not be a couple...I like those two together. We'll see what happens.
I wasn't surprised by Raj's proposal...I read the spoilers :-) BTW, how ADORABLE is Raj?????? Too cute!!!! Ivy's acting is REALLY suspect, though. Ugh!!!
Aries93, I COMPLETELY AGREE....if Dixon ends up with Harper I'm gonna be sick. That is one couple I DO NOT want to see. That girl is annoying and NOT CUTE AT ALL!!!!!! He's a handsome, sexy young man. And for crying out loud, CAN HE GET A STORYLINE???!?!!?!?!?!!!!!!
One more week to get my 90210 fix in....can't wait!!!!!

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90210 Season 3 Episode 21 Quotes

We both know you do some of your best work after midnight.

Max [to Naomi]

You kissed me and held me and told me you love me. You don't remember you told me you loved me?

Adrianna [to Navid]