Santa Knows is the 14th episode of Season 8 on FOX drama soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


In the week before Christmas, an administrator asks Kelly to give a speech praising Dr. Monahan, which leaves her in a dilemma knowing of his true nature. Meanwhile, Donna reacts to Noah's lack of Christmas spirit due to his past history. Carly's son, Zack, questions the existence of Santa Claus, and Steve sets out to prove that he's real, with a little of Nat's help.

At David's urging, a depressed Ben delivers gifts to his parents, and later he and Valerie help Ben out who's contemplating suicide. Also, Emma refuses to back off from flirting with Brandon, and gives him a valuable watch as a Christmas present, where he finally gives into her charms and spends the night with her.


Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Tiffani Thiessen as Valerie Malone
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Hilary Swank as Carly Reynolds
Vincent Young as Noah Hunter

Recurring cast

Myles Jeffrey as Zach Reynolds
Fatima Lowe as Terri Spar
Angel Boris Reed as Emma Bennett

Guest starring

George DelHoyo as Dr. Gary Monahan
Esteban Powell as Ben Wester
Jennifer Savidge as Mrs. Wester
Christopher Curry as Jerry Wester
Pat Crowley as Audrey Cutler
John Rixey Moore as Henry Aniston
Carolyn Ann Clark as Nina Monahan
Logan Pulizzi as Billy

Trivia Edit

  • Last appearance of Terri Spar
  • Brandon cheats on Kelly