Let The Games Begin is the fourth episode of the fourth season of 90210, the reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210. It aired on the CW on October 4, 2011. The episode was written by Millicent Shelton and directed by Jenna Lamia.
SWEET REVENGE - Navid surprises Dixon with some studio time to apologize for messing things up with a music producer, where Dixon feels the pressure to create a hit song. Naomi plots revenge to take down rival Holly (guest star Megalyn Echikunwoke) and her sorority during the Greek games, which requires Austin's (guest star Justin Deeley) help, much to Naomi's dismay. Silver directs a disastrous commercial for Liam's bar, while Ivy feels torn between her relationship and her friends. Shenae Grimes and Jessica Lowndes also star. Millicent Shelton directed the episode written by Jenna Lamia.
SynopsisIt's time for the Greek Games this week Holly and her army of Kappas are the undefeated champions of the Greek Games, giving her yet another petty reason to walk with her chin up. Aware that Annie (a new Kappa) and Naomi (her nemesis) are friends, Holly convinces Annie to apply for the Kappa scholarship to help her pay tuition. Desperate, Annie gets to work, since the application deadline is fast approaching, and she drops out of the competition. Without Annie, Naomi has no spy to tell her the dirt on the Kappas, and Holly can more effectively destroy Naomi without Annie getting in the way. At a loss, Naomi enlists Austin to help her team win, and he impresses her not only with his take-charge approach to training the team, but also with his seducing charm. In the most passionate opposition, there always lies a deep attraction. And so, a heated argument between Naomi and Austin transforms into a heated make out session, confirming our prediction from day one, when the hottie in flannel first strode into the picture. Back on the beach, Liam has a full plate: he's trying to start up his new bar after recently purchasing the property. But, business at "Offshore" is slow and Liam feels useless in trying to provide for Jane. He agrees to let Silver direct a commercial to help promote the bar, but it doesn't turn out exactly as planned. Regardless, the exposure helps Offshore generate some buzz and Liam is thrilled.
After receiving a notice in the mail, Jane goes to Alaska to deal with Jim's will and life insurance, hoping to face the past as well as collect the insurance money that could help her and Liam start their new life together.
As Offshore's only employee, Adrianna is spending a lot of time around Liam, getting invested in his story with Anne and proving to be a genuinely, changed friend. After a run in with Silver at the bar, Adrianna takes a break and is approached by a gorgeous stranger on the beach who starts asking her personal questions about her relationship with Liam.Over at Shirazi Studios, Navid reluctantly accepts cash from his criminal uncle, allowing him to give Dixon the studio time that he deserves and that Navid gave away to the Biebs last week. With a full week allotted to recording, Dixon is having trouble focusing and fears bombing his one chance at becoming the musician he dreams of being. He resorts to using Austin's ADD medication to help him "eat, breathe and sleep" music, but after running out, he has to find a new supplier. Mingling with potential druggie-connections at the Greek Games, Dixon finally purchases some "homework helpers" from a nerdy math girl who is clearly much more experienced in conducting drug deals than Dixon is. With a look of shame and deviance, Dixon makes the first transactions. After Holly sees Austin and Naomi making out, she jogs off in a rage of jealousy. Naomi realizes that the cowboy was using her, processing that all of his flirtation and flattery were completely artificial, which she found surprisingly disappointing. But, Holly knows how to retaliate and during a gladiator-battle with Naomi, she reveals a guest that she invited who is standing in the crowd: Max. Naomi is stunned to see Max, the one boy who she truly became vulnerable with. Naomax fans can breathe easy again in knowing that Max is attending Cal-Tech because he didn't want to get too far away from home, but more importantly Naomi. The couple reunites with a kiss and a declaration by Naomi in which she touchingly confesses that she feels like the best version of herself when she's with Max. meanhilw Ivy is also helping Naomi on the games after she gets her into CU while she was surfing Raj passes out on the beach which makes Ivy upset and Raj gets mad because he thinks she is making it a big deal and he wants her to live a normal life and don´t let his sickness get in the way.
It's all very adorable, but Austin doesn't believe that Naomi is actually with a nerdy genius like Max and he makes his move on Naomi later at the house, where she tells him that Max is the "love of her life." Love and sex, however, are very complicated and she soon finds herself sucking face with Austin once again. This is sure to blow up in her face, especially since she told Max that there hasn't been anyone in her life since he left.Naomi and her sorority win the Greek Games, with a little help from Annie who intentionally sabotages the Kappa team in the final race. Holly is pissed and she kicks Annie out of Kappa, revealing that she had never intended to actually give her the scholarship, At he Adrianna stalker strangely pops up again while Adrianna is at the bar one night cleaning up, kneeling behind the counter to hide. But, upon seeing a photo of Jane, Liam and Jim, Adrianna figures out that her "stalker" is in fact Jim, who is supposed to be dead.
- "Max may see the good in you but I see the bad. And I like it" - Austin
- "Holly just de-kappa-tated me." - Annie Wilson
- "I suddenly feel like myself again. The best version of myself" - Naomi Clark
- " For a spoiled Beverly Hills brat, you have true grit" - Austin
- "You mess with my heart, I'll mess with yours" - Holly
- "2 Girls" by Tristan Wilds
- "Are You Ready To Go" by House Cat
- "Believe Me" by Ellie Goulding
- "Dominos" by The Big Pink
- "Dream A Better Way" by Tim Hanauer
- "Energy" by Spank Rock
- "Glory Days Funk - JP" by Justin Brett
- "Hurracan" by The Blind Shake
- "Just The Way" by Tim Hanauer
- "Killer" by Jasmine Ash
- "Right Time" by Max Mueller
- "Wreckin Bar (Ra Ra Ra)" by The Vaccines