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Eddie Waitkus is the 18th episode of Season 10 on FOX drama soap Beverly Hills, 90210.

Synopsis

IS DYLAN'S DAD BACK FROM THE DEAD? – While watching live news coverage of an emergency plane landing, Dylan and Steve see a man who is a dead ringer for dead Jack McKay. After some investigating, Dylan becomes convinced his father is still alive. Kelly fights her own demons when she's forced to promote a cause she passionately opposes on her first day at the new job. Also, Noah's battle with alcohol draws Donna back into his life, but leads to violent consequences.

Plot

During news coverage of an emergency landing at a Los Angeles airport, Dylan and Steve observe that one of the passengers looks exactly like Dylan's late father. Dylan, with some prompting from conspiracy theorist Steve, becomes convinced that his father is still alive. He grows even more suspicious after discovering that the storage locker with Jack's belongings has been ransacked. He goes to see Christine Pettit at the FBI and demands some answers. She agrees to investigate, but insists that the whole thing is just a coincidence. Although she urges Dylan to let it go, Kelly obtains a passenger list from the airline. Dylan notices that one of the passengers is named Eddie Waitkus. He explains to Steve that Waitkus was the real-life inspiration for "The Natural," a story that was a favorite of baseball fanatics Dylan and Jack. Waitkus disappeared, only to suddenly resurface several years later. Dylan emphatically declares that Jack is alive. Donna gives up a chance at dating a nice guy in order to play nursemaid to the boozing Noah. Donna claims that she is only helping Noah because he doesn't have any friends, while Janet and David insist that he is trying to win her back. Noah breaks into the beach apartment in the middle of the night. Matt doesn't realize that it is Noah; he clobbers him with a baseball bat, leaving him unconscious. Kelly reluctantly writes a speech in favor of the ballot initiative banning gay clubs. She has a crisis of conscience and quits the P.R. firm. Camille becomes a partner in Now Wear This. She and David have a misunderstanding about sex.

Starring

Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Vincent Young as Noah Hunter
Lindsay Price as Janet Sosna
Daniel Cosgrove as Matt Durning
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
special guest star
Luke Perry as Dylan McKay

Recurring cast

Josie Davis as Camille Desmond

Guest starring

Josh Taylor as Jack McKay
Valerie Wildman as Christine Pettit
Nancy Fernandez as Nadine
Josie DiVincenzo as Pia Swanson
Greg Cromer as Irv

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