Don't Ask, Don't Tell is the 4th episode of Season 9 on FOX drama soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


DANIEL COSGROVE ("All My Children") JOINS THE CAST AS MATT DURNING — Valerie makes a startling confession to her mother, who threatens to turn Val into the police. Meanwhile, Noah spirals out of control after his father's death and is arrested for drunk driving. Kelly, finding a new direction for her life, decides to set up shop and go into the fashion business with Donna. Together they meet newcomer Matt Durning, an attorney who tries to help Noah as well as another client who has been accused of domestic abuse. Meanwhile, Sophie and David are busted by Steve when they make love in front of a video camera and images of their tryst are displayed online.

Recap Edit

Carl decides to annul his marriage to Abby because he believes that he has a future with Valerie. Valerie comes clean with her mother about her night with Carl, and confesses to killing her father. Despite it being self-defense, Abby wants to turn in her own daughter. Kelly stops at a newsstand to ogle a handsome man at a nearby table. Kelly notices that a store is for lease and decides that she and Donna should open a boutique. While looking over the space, she meets attorney Matt Durning (the guy she was checking out). Noah cannot bring himself to deliver his father's eulogy. He is arrested for drunk driving that night, and Kelly suggests that Matt represent him.

Noah receives a fine and probation and is ordered to attend alcohol counseling. Kelly learns that Matt is building a child custody case for a wife beater whose spouse she once helped at the clinic. Matt insists that everyone has the right to representation, but Kelly blows him off. Steve gives Sophie a column for the Beat. The paper starts a web site, complete with a digital camera that records everyone's actions. David and Sophie have sex in the office, unaware that they are being transmitted onto the Internet. Steve blows up at David and throws Sophie out of his house. David blames Sophie for everything because he had warned her not to hurt Steve.


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

Recurring cast

Laura Leighton as Sophie Burns

Guests starring

Michelle Phillips as Abby Malone
Leigh Taylor-Young as Blythe Hunter
Bruce Thomas as Carl Schmidt
Paul Dimitropoulos as Freddie
Christopher Daniel Barnes as Lenny