If Dylan and I stay together we'll continue to drive each other crazy and hurt each other, I don't want that
—Brenda tells Kelly about the break-up
Destiny Rides Again is the 12th episode of Season 3 on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


Fate touches Brenda when her Paris beau, Rick, suddenly shows up, causing her to question her relationship with Dylan. Tragedy literally strikes Andrea when she's seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident. Meanwhile, Donna considers becoming more intimate with David, but she feels guilty about thinking about the subject of sex. Nikki also gets tickets for the Rosie O'Donnell show about the topic of AIDS and gets Brandon, Donna and David to come with her. After Steve gets bad news regarding his low SAT score, he decides to take the risk and gets Herbert to help him hack into the school computer to change his grades.


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 Appearance By

Rosie O'Donnell as Herself

Recurring cast

Dean Cain as Rick
Dana Barron as Nikki Witt
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Ann Gillespie as Jackie Taylor

Guest starring

Cory Tyler as Herbert Little
Gregory Itzin as Father Chris


Hey listen, anything you need you know I'm here, right?
—Brandon to Andrea
AndreaYou wanna stay a while?
BrandonAs long as you want
―At the hospital
You've never lied to me Dylan. And I've always respected and loved you for that


  • Brenda paid 350 dollars for an SAT prep course and her score in English went up 20 points.
  • Brandon calls Brenda the mathematician of the two of them
  • Dylan is accused of having cheated on the SATs, which of course he did not.
  • Dylan tells Brenda that he cheated on her while she was in Paris
  • Brenda breaks up with Dylan – for the second time.
  • Dylan starts dating Kelly.
  • Donna is Catholic.
  • Rick was supposed to break up with Brenda after she reveals that she lied, but Shannen Doherty didn't want a guest star to come on the show and break up with her character, so it was changed to her dropping Rick.[1]


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