It's like, every time something good happens to you, part of me feels like, I'm getting left behind
—Kelly to Brenda
Acting Out is the 28th episode of Season 4 on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


When Brenda and Kelly are called back to final auditions, the resulting competition puts a serious strain on their friendship. Steve continues to coach Laura for the lead, and she ends up making a superior performance, brushing aside Brenda. Meanwhile, Brandon is still being perused by Clare who has a crush on him. So, she tricks Brandon into taking her out to her senior prom at her posh boarding school which leads to Brandon getting decked by an angry passerby at Clare's hotel post-prom party. Also, Jesse's not around when Andrea has a medical emergency and she's forced to call on Donna for help to take her to the hospital. Elsewhere, Kevin continues to charm his way into Dylan and Suzanne's life which makes Kelly feel left out.


Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Gabrielle Carteris as Andrea Zuckerman
Luke Perry as Dylan McKay
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh
James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh

Recurring cast

Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Mark Damon Espinoza as Jesse Vasquez
Kerrie Keane as Suzanne Steele
Noley Thornton as Erica McKay
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold
Nicholas Pryor as Chancelor Arnold

Guest starring

Tracy Middendorf as Laura Kingman
Jason Carter as Roy Randolph
David Hayward as Kevin Weaver
Pierre Epstein as Eddie


Vanessa Lee Asher as Renee Montaigne
Jason Todd Majik as Peter Salas