Season 5 of FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210 began airing on September 7, 1994 on Fox television network. The season concluded on May 24, 1995 after 32 episodes.
Season 5 Edit
This season follows the gang during their sophomore year in college as they deal with issues that young adults face such as relationships, financial problems, sexual assault, parenthood, drug abuse, alcoholism, racism, politics, death, antisemitism, suicide, and cults
This is Tiffani Thiessen's first season as Valerie Malone and this is the last season for Gabrielle Carteris, Mark Damon Espinoza, Carol Potter and James Eckhouse as series regulars as their characters Andrea Zuckerman, Jesse Vasquez, Cindy Walsh and Jim Walsh, respectively.
The most popular zip code of the '90s changes dramatically in the fifth season, the halfway point of the show's 10-year run. With the departure of one of the primary characters -- Brenda Walsh -- multiple new faces arrive (and stick around) on Beverly Hills, 90210 for the first time. In this season, Dylan's problems with alcohol and drugs come back after the events of the season 4 finale. Brenda decides to stay in drama school in London, leaving her room at the Walsh's house vacant. Cindy and Jim take in their friend's daughter Valerie Malone, an old family friend of the Walshes, who arrives in Beverly Hills seeking refuge after her father's suicide. Valerie almost immediately becomes the love interest of both Steve and Dylan and displays a penchant for smoking pot in the Walsh's house and shooting pool in comically seedy pool halls in the middle of the day. The two other new romantic storylines feature Clare Arnold, first seen as Brandon's stalker and eventually as David's rebound girl after he is dumped by Donna; and working-class Ray Pruit, the new boyfriend of Donna.
.Clayton Rohner as Dr. Fox
- This season also marks the start of the Peach Pit's after-hours club, After Dark, initially run by Steve.
- The fifth season aired Wednesday nights at 8/9c in the United States averaging 14.7 million viewers a week.
- The season was released on DVD as an eight disc boxed set under the title of Beverly Hills, 90210: The Fifth Season on July 29, 2009 by CBS DVD.
|112 - 5.01||What I Did on My Summer Vacation and Other Stories||September 7, 1994||This is Valerie Malone's first episode.|
|113 - 5.02||Under the Influence||September 14, 1994|
|114 - 5.03||A Clean Slate||September 21, 1994|
|115 - 5.04||Life after Death||September 28, 1994|
|116 - 5.05||Rave On||October 5, 1994||This is Ray Pruit's first episode.|
|117 - 5.06||Homecoming||October 12, 1994|
|118 - 5.07||Who's Zoomin' Who?||October 19, 1994|
|119 - 5.08||Things That Go Bang in the Night||October 26, 1994|
|120 - 5.09||Intervention||November 2, 1994|
|121 - 5.10||The Dreams of Dylan McKay||November 9, 1994|
|122 - 5.11||Hate Is Just a Four Letter Word||November 16, 1994|
|123 - 5.12||Rock of Ages||November 23, 1994|
|124 - 5.13||Up in Flames||November 30, 1994|
|125 - 5.14||Injustice for All||December 15, 1994|
|126 - 5.15||Christmas Comes This Time Each Year||December 22, 1994|
|127 - 5.16||Sentenced to Life||January 4, 1995|
|128 - 5.17||Sweating It Out||January 11, 1995|
|129 - 5.18||Hazardous to Your Health||January 18, 1995|
|130 - 5.19||Little Monsters||February 1, 1995|
|131 - 5.20||You Gotta Have Heart||February 8, 1995|
|132 - 5.21||Stormy Weather||February 15, 1995|
|133 - 5.22||Alone at the Top||February 22, 1995|
|134 - 5.23||Love Hurts||March 1, 1995|
|135 - 5.24||Unreal World||March 15, 1995|
|136 - 5.25||Double Jeopardy||March 29, 1995|
|137 - 5.26||A Song for My Mother||April 5, 1995|
|138 - 5.27||Squash It||April 12, 1995|
|139 - 5.28||Girls on the Side||May 3, 1995|
|140 - 5.29||The Real McCoy||May 10, 1995|
|141 - 5.30||Hello Life, Goodbye Beverly Hills||May 17, 1995||This is Andrea Zuckerman's final appearance as a regular character and Jesse Vasquez's last episode.|
|142 - 5.31||P.S. I Love You: Part 1||May 24, 1995|
|143 - 5.32||P.S. I Love You: Part 2||May 24, 1995||This is Jim and Cindy Walsh's last appearance as regulars.|
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