Alright, time-out. You guys, when the bell rings go to your neutral corners and chill out
—Dylan to the twins
Highwire is the 9th episode of Season 3 on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


The gang must consider their future and meets with their guidance counselor, except for Kelly and Dylan who agree that college is not for everyone. Meanwhile, Jim and Cindy announce to Brenda and Brandon that they can afford a private college for only one of them. Also, Andrea has the same bad dreams involving walking a high-wire to get into her own college. Brandon and Nikki become even more close, and David walks in on Kelly at a bad moment.


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

Recurring cast

Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Denise Dowse as Mrs. Teasley
Dana Barron as Nikki Witt
Mark Kiely as Gil Meyers
Nicholle Tom as Sue Scanlon

Guest starring

Chadd Nyerges as B.J. Harrison
Mary Kate McGeehan as Miss Signorelli
Jeff Doucette as Mr. Hutchins


So, we'll die in debt. It's the American way
—College and second mortgages
Have you ever known me to say anything I didn't mean?
—Dylan to Brenda


  • Dylan hits on Kelly, although he's with Brenda
  • Dylan, Brandon and Kelly all cheer on Andrea's dream of going to Yale
  • The Minnesota twins both decide to attend California University
  • Andrea still works for the rap line
  • Dylan has read everything on the AP English reading list which includes:
    • Faulkner
    • Fitzgerald
    • Norman Mailer
    • Theodore Dreyser
    • the poetry of Langston Hughes
  • Dylan visits his dad in prison, who implores Dylan to take the SATs – which he does.


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