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We need you here, Andrea. You're our inspiration
—Steve
Down and Out of District in Beverly Hills is the 12th episode of Season 2 on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.

Synopsis Edit

Brandon's good deed turns into a bad seed for Andrea, as it grows into the possibility of her expulsion from West Beverly. Meanwhile, Steve is unwittingly dating a girl only in it for gold.

RecapEdit

Brandon submits one of Andrea's articles to a high school journalism contest. She wins the contest, but panics because a school district representative wants to conduct a home interview. Andrea asks her grandmother Rose Zuckerman to say that she lives with her, but Rose does not want to play along. The school district initiates an investigation because they suspect that Andrea lives out of district. Andrea moves in with Rose, but decides to give up her fight because she cannot stand to be in the middle of the long-running feud between her parents and grandmother. Rose decides to let Andrea stay and agrees to make peace with her daughter-in-law. To make the judges believe Andrea lives in the district, they come by and decorate the apartment to suit a teenager's taste. Steve gets a girlfriend named Christine through a "chance encounter" at the Peach Pit, but Kelly suspects that the girl is only interested in his bank account, and in the end, Steve realizes Kelly was right all along.

StarringEdit

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
and James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh

Special Guest Star

Lainie Kazan as Rose Zuckerman

Recurring cast

Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Christine Elise as Emily Valentine
Denise Dowse as Mrs. Teasley

Guest starring

Jennifer Runyon as Christine
Stephen Prutting as Cliff Kramer

Co-starring

Cynthia Frost as Evelyn
Norma Janis as Muriel
Edith Varon as Stella
Holly Smith as Pat Roberts

Quotes Edit

BrendaAnd now I see how attentive he is when he really cares about a girl, I mean, he's so... sweet and, protective
DylanYeah, well, just don't get any ideas okay? 'Cause you're taken
―Dylan jealous of Steve?
I want someone who likes me for who I am; someone who will be there even if I have nothing in the bank
—Steve to Brandon
What, you think you're the only one who can be tight with the illustrious Andrea Zuckerman?
—Steve to Brandon

Trivia Edit

  • Brenda sees a new side of Steve
  • There's a feud going on between Andrea's mother and Grandma Rose. They haven't spoken in three years
  • Steve apologises to Andrea and promises to work on his rudeness, indicating it all stems from low self-esteem

Music Edit

radio song | R.E.M. FEATURING KRS-ONE
christine picks the song at the peach pit juke box
build me up buttercup | THE FOUNDATIONS
steve + christine at the peach pit; kelly watches in horror
shiny happy people | R.E.M. FEATURING KATE PIERSON
steve and christine in a limo after seeing an R.E.M. concert
losing my religion | R.E.M.
steve picks this song at the peach pit and cheers up andrea
over and over | BOBBY DAY
At the Peach Pit, the gang celebrate Andrea staying