Your relationship with Dylan isn't over. This is just one moment in a very long lifetime
—Iris to Brenda
Parental Guidance Recommended is the 20th episode of Season 3 on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


Dylan's estranged mother, Iris, returns to Los Angeles which resurrects old family hostilities for she doesn't trust Jack with handling Dylan's trust fund, neither does Jim. Brandon continues gambling and splurges his winnings on skis and a new car stereo. Meanwhile, David and Steve meet with the eccentric Icon Records Company president Curtis Bray, who tells David that he will give him a recording deal only if he fires his personal manager Steve.

Brenda spends the entire weekend in her bedroom hurting over her break-up with with Dylan and Kelly's betrayal of their friendship, while having evil daydreams of doing physical harm to Kelly. Andrea attends a tea for future Yale students where she unexpectedly sees a familiar face – Jordan Bonner.


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
Stephanie Beacham as Iris McKay
Josh Taylor as Jack McKay
Michael Rawlins as Jordan Bonner

Guest starring

Raymond O'Connor as Curtis Bray
Mark Korman as Nigel Schwartz
Sharon Lawrence as Paulette


KellyBrenda, please don't shut me out like this
BrendaKelly, you have Dylan now what more do you want?
With everything we've been through with Dylan, kinda feel like he's a son to me
—Jim to Cindy


  • Andrea got accepted to Yale on a partial scholarship.
  • Jordan Bonner got a full scholarship
  • Jim worries about Dylan's relationship with Jack McKay and is adamant at wanting to protect Dylan.