90210 Review: Love and War

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No matter what Naomi does, she's destined to get screwed. Should everyone on 90210 just stop plotting and scheming already? Nah, then we'd have no show!

But "Hate 2 Love" really did showcase how bad Naomi's luck has been lately. In her quest to keep Max, she has pretty much drowned his entire business.

Annie and Colin

As endearing as Max's efforts to create peace between the two most important people in his life can be he's overlooking one major point: His business partner and best friend kissed his wife and had it photographed just to mess with him and prove her guilty. I said it last week and I'll say it again: I don't know how the blame fell on Naomi for this one.

Now, in a move that was like "taking candy from a baby," Colin was able to use Naomi to hack into Alec's phone and then the whole server of Max's company. Was this Colin's intention all along? I thought the girls met him and he sent over drinks when he recognized Silver from her nude photos. Then again, I shouldn't be surprised that Colin turned out to be a douche nozzle because Annie has dated some real hot messes over the years; including the time she spent as an escort.

Liam was Annie's best boyfriend, but now they are basically complete strangers to each other. Though I loved "Lannie," it turns out that I might actually prefer him with Silver. Well, it's not so much that I prefer Liam with Silver, so much as I prefer Silver not with Navid.

What happened to Navid anyway? He used to be the moral guy on this show, the one who sent Adrianna to rehab because he loved her so much and who took his own father to task when he found out about the underage porn stars. He's made quite the 180.

Using a sex tape to take someone down is never the answer; doesn't Navid watch Gossip Girl? At least it's not the answer if you want to win in any way shape or form. Liam will hate him, Silver will hate him and Dixon is a witness who will probably side with Liam considering what a jerk Navid was to him last week. 

Dixon and Ade are a whole other mess. Honestly, they just don't belong together anymore. Granted, she shouldn't be cheating, but they should face the music and the fact that there were major problems in their relationship before the accident even happened. Riley's advice in that respect was pretty spot on. And if Ade isn't interested in being with Taylor, please send him my number thanks.

Taylor pretty much had the best line of the night when he was talking to Navid:

I can't keep all with all the drama in your crew. | permalink

Wes Brown, this isn't your first go-around on a CW soap. I expect you to know the ropes by now!

Truthfully, it's hard to have a teen drama on for a bunch of years and not shake up the different relationships. You don't want things to be monotonous and then all these shipper wars start and fandoms go crazy. But if you can't sell the chemistry, it shouldn't be in the storyline. I think for the past few years, most of the couples on this show could sell things well and when they no longer couldn't, they called it quits.

It seems like the time has come again for the relationship evaluation on 90210. What do you guys think? Who should stay together and who should finally split? Hit the comments! 

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Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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I agree with Andra, the show is a big orgy and Silver is the worst of the bunch (Dixon, Teddy, Navid and Liam) she's been with all the guys on the show (Naomi should watch out for Max lol). I liked Navid best with Ade and that;s why i liked him but not so much these days, his become a douche and he should stop pining for Silver, they don't work together. I still hold hope for Liam and Annie too but not looking likely right now so I think Annie should give Riley a chance at some point. Ade & Dixon should also break up already. I'm also starting to get the feeling Alec is gay and actually likes Max, its the only explanation why he hates all the girls Max goes out with.

Spindae-2o

a really good episode!
Annie, Riley and the Nerd! Annie and Riley are great together! Can't wait to see them get deeper into the Relationship!
Naomi and the boys! She is quite funny! and i love her fighting! but she is on a big down road! the writers doesn't give her a decent break!
Addixon is so last year! I admire Ade for trying, but DIXON is a Big spoiled B*TCH! Since S2 his character development is so bad, really BAD! Shame they didn't crashed him out! Wes is hot and suits Ade, but let's see were it will take us! Shame Jessica from the SC is working with him.
the L-S-N plural-angle is interesting! Navid being mean and bitchy gives him a new edge! I love Siam-Liver, they've got chemistry I dislike Silver going around the boys like meat but she and Liam could work! Even when I'm a bigger fan of LAnnie.

Leigh-r

@francine - you're right, I don't know why Justin Hartley came to mind. Just changed it. Wes Brown was in Hart of Dixie.

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Taylor is played by someone called Wes Brown, not Justin Hartley...

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I REALLY want and need LANNIE back, they were the only ones with chemistry. Liam and Silver are goss and annoying.

Adriannanavid

I really liked this episode. Naomi's storyline was interesting -I loved how Annie's "good guy" boyfriend is involved -they did that well. I think Addixon should call it quits -it's been over for some time...
It was cool to see Madison again -and relly funny when she got drunk on the dance floor and Alec and Naomi were competing for her attention -LOL! I felt really bad for Riley -because he culdn't dance, and then Annie just went out and danced with Colin... :( -it's also cool to see Liam getting his bad-boy haircut from season 1 back -AND the additude! Uh! and the same goes for Silver. -overall, everyone have interesting storylines -EXCEPT for Navid -he's just sort of there and pining for Silver -What else is new? ;P What happended to: "I'm done being to good guy"? -I thought that proclamation would lead him somewhere interesting, but the only thing he's actually doing now is being a douche to his best friends... loser!

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I always laugh with my friends about this show because basically they almost have an orgy there. I bet in the future there will be some new couples like Liam-Adrianna, Navid-Annie, Navid-Naomi, Dixon - Naomi and maybe Dixon - Annie because they are not really brothers and the sick minds of the producers might explore that too.

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Lannie FTW!!! Overall j enjoyed this Episode, can't wait for next week. @sa'ad702
"This Show makes Gossip Girl look positively moral"... lol Not!
90210 is much better than GG and a lot more fun. GG is a hot mess! Also very boring.

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Ugh, silver and Dixon were horrible together. Please do NOT put them back together. Leave Naomi with Max. I think silver has great chemistry with Liam. She does with teddy too, even if it's just platonic. I wish he was still on. I really like Riley so Annie should be with him. Dixon can have the new girl from therapy. And Navid can have… no one? He's turned into a douche on the show. I think too much has happened to put him and Adrianna back together. I never saw the "Lannie" appeal. Liam has been better with every other girl he's dated on the show, except Vanessa of course. So I'm crossing my fingers for silver and Liam!

Saad702

So basically everyone has been with everyone except Navid and Naomi. Maybe they will be the next hook up on this ridiculous show. This show makes Gossip Girl look positively moral.

90210 Season 5 Episode 5 Quotes

If you're taking this underground Alec, make no mistake I'll meet you there.

Naomi

Liam: Hey, you were always a teacher's pet.
Silver: I was always a good student, there's a difference.

90210 Season 5 Episode 5 Music

  Song Artist
Song Miss Me Tristan Wilds
Hes-my-brother-shes-my-sister-let-it-live-free Let It Live Free He's My Brother, She's My Sister iTunes
Sister-sparrow-and-the-dirty-birds-make-it-rain Make It Rain Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds iTunes
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