Nat and Joan's love has come full circle, never to be broken again. And that is what we celebrate here today
—The ceremony
A Mate for Life is the 3rd episode of Season 7 on FOX drama soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


While the gang help Nat and Joan prepare for their wedding, Brandon is given the task of chaperoning Joan's daughter Lily around town. David moves into Mark's Hollywood Hills house, Valerie meets Kenny's wife, Kelly meets Jimmy Gold, the AIDS patient who she will be taking care of. 


Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Tiffani Thiessen as Valerie Malone
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold

Special Guest Stars

Joseph Gian as Kenny Bannerman
Dalton James as Mark Reese

Recurring cast

Julie Parrish as Joan Diamond
Wesley Allen Gullick as Willie

Guest starring

Michael Stoyanov as Jimmy Gold
Katherine Kendall as Lily Diamond
Michael Kearns as Hal
Sydney Coale as Dianne Bannerman


It's fear, you know. I'm just afraid that, if I really let myself love someone, I'll just end up losing them
—Clare to Steve
I guess you just have to let love lead you. Otherwise you'll end up alone, right?
—Clare to Steve


  • Nat tells the gang that they are la familia to him and that he considers them his guardian angels, who lead him back to Joan, as he had given up on the idea of love and family.
  • Joan has three kids, but only Lily could make it to the wedding
  • Nat's son is born. He is named Francesco after Salvatorio Bussichio's father
  • Steve mock-asks Brandon to marry him
  • Clare tells Steve that she never wants to get married and confesses to Joan that she doesn't want to get married because she can't imagine doing it without her mother
  • Valerie discovers that Kenny isn't as separated as he has told her
  • Jimmy is Jewish and was married once

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