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Well, I gotta hand it to you Brandon: I didn't think anything could possibly take my mind off of Brenda this afternoon, but, you did it
—Jim disappointed to learn of Lucinda

Cuffs and Links is the 24th episode of Season 4 on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.

Plot

Brenda calls Dylan from jail in the hopes of keeping her arrest a secret, but he is forced to tell her parents. Brenda's friends avoid her out of fear of being accessories after the fact and Kelly acts especially bitchy because she is tired of Dylan coming to Brenda's rescue. An FBI agent who had gone undercover with the activists offers her immunity in exchange for her testimony. Andrea gives Donna a healthy puppy to take her mind off Rocky's death.

Steve and his overbearing father, Rush, take on a baseball star and his dad in a father/son golf tournament. Steve catches his father cheating and forces him to complete the game honestly. Lucinda receives a grant for her movie and leaves the university. Josh threatens to expose Brandon's affair with Lucinda unless he endorses his campaign for student president. Brandon calls his bluff and Josh eventually has second thoughts. 

Starring

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

Special Guest Star

Barry Bonds as Barry Larson

Recurring cast

Dina Meyer as Lucinda Nicholson
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Mark Damon Espinoza as Jesse Vasquez
Joshua Beckett as Josh Richland

Guest starring

Jed Allan as Rush Sanders
Paul Lieber as Activist
David Kagen as Attorney
Katherine Cortez as Researcher
Stack Pierce as Bobby Larson
Teri Austin as Ingrid
Lawrence Monoson as Jon Farrino

Quotes

Who'd you sleep with to get your grant?
—Brandon being a sexist idiot to Lucinda
I did what I had to do, alright, it had nothing to with the fact it was Brenda
—Dylan trying to sedate the ever-complaining Kelly
BrendaYou were jealous of me, why? I mean, you have Dylan
KellySomething tells me I won't have him forever. I can't help but think that you'll always be the one he'll remember as the great love of his life
―Kelly speaking some truth

Trivia

  • First appearance of Steve's father, Rush Sanders
  • Brenda's released on a 50,000 dollar bail and has to appear in court in three weeks
  • Lucinda tries to rekindle things, until Brandon shames her and they're over for good
  • Brenda apologises to Andrea for the lab destruction, and Andrea later forgives her easily.
  • In the face of Brenda's imminent prosecution, Jim laments how different she and Brandon are and tells Brandon how proud he is of him, which leads Brandon to tell his father about his affair with Lucinda
  • Andrea gives Donna a stray puppy from the lab, and they name him Rocky II

Music

spirit in the sky | NORMAN GREENBAUM

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