90210 Review: The Breaking Point

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Love triangles, schemes and sex tapes can only stay wrapped up for so long. In "The Con," everything finally unraveled for the kids on 90210. With a trip to Santa Barbara for a faux-Comic Con, all the drama that's been building up finally came to a head.

Some people found themselves in a better place, while others found themselves in a darker place than they started. This week, I think we should break it down by characters....

Naomi in Costume

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Unfortunately Naomi, that would be a resounding no. 

Naomi/Max/Alec Naomi and Alec have been in a battle for Max's affections since 90210 Season 5 kicked off. Maybe in Alec's case it wasn't so much Max's "affections" as it was just wanting to be number-one in his life. Either way, these two have been at odds. Naomi initially tried to play nice and appeal to Alec as a new friend. As you all recall, Alec did her dirty by hiring a photographer and kissing her, then giving the damning evidence to Max.

When the hack occurred, Naomi even made a last ditch attempt at covering for Alec when they initially thought it was his fault. When it comes down to it, even though she is crazy enough to start hitting a dude with a stick while in a Princess Leia costume, she really does love her husband. Too bad when the tables turned and it turns out it was Naomi's fault, Alec was more than willing to throw her under the bus.

While telling your husband he has to choose between you and his best friend isn't exactly mature, it was adult of her to admit that things were never going to change and Alec would ultimately best her. She couldn't handle however many more years of fighting. I gotta say, even though Max feels like his marriage just cost him his best friend, he really needs to take a deeper look at what an ass-bag that best friend was. He made no effort to get along with Naomi and be an adult about things.

Sorry Alec, you're out.

Navid/Silver/Liam Okay, maybe I picked up on some wrong vibes but I really felt like Silver was leaning towards having feelings for Liam again. Even if I caught a blip of that she seemed to be happy for him about his professor girlfriend and genuinely wanted to be friends again. Even if she was leaning towards Liam over Navid, do you blame her? Navid has been competing for the douchebag of the year award this season!

What happened to the sweet Navid Shirazi? Silver wasn't his girl anymore when he was away at Princeton, and Dixon saying that was just foolish considering Dixon was the very first one to date Silver! Enough with the scheming, Navid should've just asked if Silver was trying to get back together with Liam. How could he reveal that sex tape? Honestly, in our day and age, all that tape will do is catapult Liam to fame. Let's not kid ourselves. Too bad it cost Liam his new girlfriend and Navid his business partner and best friend.

Annie Annie said it herself, her picker is off. She chooses bad guys. Here's a big rule of thumb: if you have to convince yourself to be into a guy and cast away doubts, something probably isn't working. Colin was scum, Annie's gut told her so. Annie needs to get her Olivia Pope on more often and listen to her gut! I'm kind of liking her with Riley even though they got off to a rocky start. How about you guys?

Adrianna/Dixon You might be thinking Adrianna got off scot-free since she didn't have to tell Dixon the truth in the end. No way! Ade is so saddled with guilt right now and it's all of her own making. The chemistry between her and Dixon just isn't there anymore. Maybe they love each other, but they both seem to be holding on out of fear and support. Great support each other as friends, love each other as friends, but don't pretend you are in love anymore. 

Dixon was in pain, but he wasn't snapping at everyone else. Adrianna still chose to cheat. This one is going to blow up in her face big time. Dixon deserves better than a cheater. 

So there's my breakdown. What did you all think of "The Con?" Did you want to see things go differently for these couples?

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Liam and Annie should definitely get back together. They had solid build up and believable love story. He doesn't have ANY chemistry with other show regulars, so Lannie is the way it should be. IMO they are only ones with sparks flying. I love their looks as well, they match so well :)

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I just need Lannie back together, is it too much to ask? They had such an outstanding chemistry.

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keep on dreamin 'liomi' fans.

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I agreeee, Liam and Naomi were the best couple ever! This show is not the same without them! I really like Annie, but Lannie never made sense to me! Liam and Naomi were great, I hope somehow she realizes that she still loves him, I mean he was her first true love, and then they can be endgame! Yay! :)

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Max and Naomi are the death of this show. ZERO CHEMISTRY! What happened to good old season one? Liam and Naomi were EPIC!

Crazybrit

liam is like getting hotter in the show and navid and dixon should just die!!seriously!!hate dixon with all his sickness spinal cord blah,blah,adriana should be with taylor,TAYLOR IS Like so hot,super hunk,dixon is bleh with his stupid music!!and navid sucks!!WAT A DOUCHEBAG!!!screw him ady,and MAX,oh stupid nerd,choose over a black guy best fren over naomi!! i just hate MAOMI!! it sound sucks

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This was definitely a great episode for its entertainment value! I'm loving the chemistry between Annie and Riley. I think he might be what she needs. And I'm totally rooting for Liam and silver to be full on now! They have way better chemistry than Annie ever did with him! I seriously don't get the "Lannie" appeal… I'd rather him be with any of the regulars than her. I also enjoy max and Naomi but looks like there will be more trouble when she doesn't like his new assistant! Hopefully they don't ruin Naomi and max's relationship. They actually have great chemistry. Unlike Adrianna and… anyone? She has no chemistry with anyone. Neither does Dixon. I'm not invested in their relationships at all.

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like it that Riley said he liked her since their first encounter, it just seem sudden? It would’ve been better if writers chose a later time frame that he realized he liked Annie, like the one from Its All Fun and Games. But whatever. I liked the Rannie-ness of this episode. It was the only couple worth watching this episode, besides Maomi.
Adrianna. Well, why doesn’t she like eggs? The world may never know. But something that everyone knows is that she is a cheater. I really hate that those are the only SL she gets. This was probably the worst part of the episode. I must say it bugs me that Taylor just ‘ends’ the relationship when he was the one who kept pursuing it in the beginning.
Dixon. Poor guy, his gf’s doing a guy that he confided in (sort of confided in). And know he has a spinal infection. I love that his healing process is still being looked into. It’s continuity, and its 90210’s worst subject. But I’ve got to give them props for remembering that Dixon was in a HORRIBLE accident.

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clingy again this episode (toward Liam), and then MAGICALLY switches to giving Navid a chance…all thanks to the advice of none other than Liam.
Liam. Lindsay. Sex tape revealed. Lindsay can’t handle spotlight (plus her career was just thrown out the window). They could never work. End of story. I could’ve lived without knowing who Lindsey was.
Annie. Annie. Annie. (SMH).Okay so her and Colin (runner up for douche bag of the year) first… ugh, this was an annoying couple to watch. I’m glad its OVER! Annie, fix your picker…tehe…seriously though, you knew something was ‘up’ but you went ahead and picked MR NICE GUY Colin. The dude googled you for crying out loud, he ‘picked’ on Riley in Hate 2 Love, and now he screwed Max’s company. I wish she slapped him during his presentation. (Forgot to mention Annie was a little clingy too, toward Colin, but not as noticeable.) ANNIE & RILEY rotating tires to the end of time, I can see it now. LOL. I didn’t like it that Riley said he liked her since their first encounter, it just seems…sudden? It would’ve been better if writers chose a later time frame that he realized he liked Annie, like the one from Its All Fun and Games. But whatever, what’s done is done. Overall, I liked the Rannie-ness of this episode. It was probably the only couple worth watching this episode, besides the ‘nice’ scenes of Maomi.
Adrianna. Well, why doesn’t she like eggs? The world may never know. But something that everyone knows is that she is a cheater, an obvious one at that. I really hate that those are the only SL she gets. This was probably the worst part of the episode. I must say it bugs me that Taylor just ‘ends’ the relationship when he was the one who kept pursuing it even when Dix was in a worst condition. Bugs the hell out of me that Taylor instantly changes direction. UGH. Sorry had to get that out there.
Dixon. Poor guy, his gf’s doing a guy that he confided in (sort of confided in). And now he has a spinal infection. I love that his healing process is still being looked into. It’s continuity, and its 90210’s worst subject. But I’ve got to give them props for remembering that Dixon was in a HORRIBLE accident.