A Song for My Mother

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A Song for My Mother is the 26th episode of Season 5 on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


During spring break, Donna visits Ray now living in Portland, Oregon and David tags along to visit his mother only to learn that she has disappeared. So David, along with Donna and his father, Mel, follow a strange trail of the past to find her, while Ray begins to show increasingly signs of jealousy over Donna helping David find his mother. Back in Beverly Hills, Dylan undergoes hypnosis by a therapist in his research to find ideas for a screenplay for Charlie, while Valerie considers and gets a tattoo for herself.


Luke Perry as Dylan McKay
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Tiffani Thiessen as Valerie Malone

Recurring cast

Jamie Walters as Ray Pruit
Matthew Laurance as Mel Silver

Guest starring

Caroline Lagerfelt as Sheila Silver
Jane Daly as Molly Campbell
Tom Knickerbocker as Scott McPhearson
Jack Diamond as Robbie


  • First appearance of David's mother, Sheila Silver.
  • This episode features only Dylan, Donna and David of the original main cast.
  • Dylan now believes in reincarnation, although he has previously derided his mother for the same. This could be a result of his near death experience – a quest to find meaning in his life at the moment – or it could be a goof from the writers' side.

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