Leading from the Heart is the 11th episode of Season 2 on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


Brandon and Brenda's cousin Bobby Walsh visits, as he is considering transferring to UCLA. He is a paraplegic, the result of a skiing accident three years earlier. Bobby and Kelly develop a mutual attraction, but Brenda fears that Kelly will break her cousin's heart. Although Bobby is extremely well-adjusted, he feels uncomfortable when he attends a party with the gang. After seeing Kelly dance with another guy, Bobby becomes depressed and asks to leave. He squelches his relationship with Kelly because he believes that she would lose interest in him. Brandon confesses his guilt about the accident to Bobby, who insists that Brandon should not blame himself for daring him to take the fateful ski jump. Brenda finally passes her driver's test, but is afraid to get behind the wheel until Bobby finally gives her the push she needs to drive. Emily Valentine joins the school paper. David, who is starting to grow feelings for Donna, asks her for a date.


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

Recurring cast

Christine Elise as Emily Valentine

Guest starring

Gordon Currie as Bobby Walsh
Takayo Fischer as Driving Instructor


Gabriel Macht as Tal Weaver


  • Brandon blames himself for what happened to Bobby.
  • Emily starts working at The Blaze, making Andrea jealous


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