'BEVERLY HILLS, 90210' CELEBRATES ITS 250TH EPISODE — Donna leans on Matt's shoulder for support as Noah continues on his road to self-destruction. Having decided to turn in herself to the police, but determined to go out with a bang, Valerie throws a raging party and later plays a dangerous game of chicken with Noah. While scooping a story, Janet and Steve get trapped together in an old meat locker -- which brings out their animal instincts. Kelly endangers herself when she tries to help a young woman escape her abusive husband. David doesn't realize he's about to lose Sophie when she is swept off her feet by a rich young hunk, Tom (guest star Carlos Ponce).
Lenny receives joint custody of his daughter. After he explodes in a rage during his first visit, Kelly decides to help Leah and her daughter skip town and assume a new identity. Lenny follows them, realizes what they are planning, and attacks Leah. Matt, bothered by a guilty conscience, helps Leah obtain the necessary identification to start her new life. Valerie elects to throw a massive rave as a farewell party before turning herself in to the police. David calls Abby to inform her of Val's plans, and she intercepts her daughter at the police station. She pleads with Val not to confess and offers forgiveness, insisting that she is to blame for not intervening on Valerie's behalf. Unable to communicate with Noah, Donna begins dating Matt.
She hurts Matt's feelings by ignoring him during Val's party to tend to the inebriated Noah. Noah breaks a promise to Donna by skipping a court-mandated AA meeting and continuing to drink. Sophie tries her hand at waitressing after a disastrous photo shoot. A rich, handsome stranger recognizes her from the billboard and asks her to join him in Paris. She tells David that she has won a movie role, but he later discovers the truth. Steve and Janet struggle to keep the paper going in the aftermath of Brandon's departure. Steve decides to turn the Beat into a tabloid. While investigating a "haunted house," Steve and Janet get locked inside a refrigerator and have sex. They deny that the encounter was meaningful.
- 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
- Vincent Young as Noah Hunter
- Lindsay Price as Janet Sosna
- Daniel Cosgrove as Matt Durning
Special Guest Star
- Laura Leighton as Sophie Burns
- Carlos Ponce as Tom Savin
- Kymberly Newberry as Ellen Clayton
- David Nicksic as James
- Robin Atkins Downes as Richard
- J. Robin Miller as Leah
- Christopher Daniels as Lenny
- Nicky Blair as Simon
- This is the 250th episode of the series
- Last appearance of Sophie Burns