Mr. Walsh Goes to Washington: Part 1 is the 31st episode of Season 4 on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


Andrea gives birth to baby girl Hannah and the gang goes to the hospital to congratulate her and Jesse. Brenda finishes her run as Maggie and is offered a summer placement at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Brandon heads to Washington for the weekend, while Jim, Dylan and Kevin try to make a deal happen and Kelly, Donna, Steve and David help set up the CU charity carnival, where Babyface is performing.


Brandon travels to Washington, D.C. to make a presentation for the task force. He considers giving in to the persistent Clare. Lucinda, in town for a meeting, shows up at the hotel; both women grope Brandon under the table during an important dinner. Kelly confesses her feelings for Brandon to Andrea and decides to surprise him. Roy offers Brenda the opportunity to spend the summer studying theater at the Royal Academy in London. Kevin and Suzanne get married. He and Dylan consider producing his project without outside assistance. Andrea gives birth to a 2 pound, 6 ounce daughter, Hannah. She and Jesse struggle to remain positive as Hannah fights to survive. Steve has a run-in with John Sears at the university carnival, and is hurt to learn that Sears is dating Celeste. Donna is jealous of the amount of attention Ariel devotes to David.


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
Mark Damon Espinoza as Jesse Vasquez
Jennifer Grant as Celeste Lundy
Dina Meyer as Lucinda Nicholson
Kerrie Keane as Suzanne Steele
Noley Thornton as Erica Steele
Paul Johansson as John Sears
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold
Nicholas Pryor as Chancelor Arnold
Cress Williams as D'Shawn Hardell

Guest starring

Kari Wuhrer as Ariel Hunter
David Hayward as Kevin Weaver
Jason Carter as Roy Randolph


To be crazy about Brandon Walsh is not to be nuts
—Andrea to Kelly


  • Hannah Rose Zuckerman-Vasquez is born
  • Kelly tells Brenda that she and Dylan broke up
  • Clare and Brandon hook up; briefly.
    • Mr. Smith Goes To Washington is a 1939 film directed by Frank Capra about a man who fills a vacancy in the U.S. Senate.

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