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Season 2 of American teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210 aired on FOX.

Summary

From a pregnancy scare and a troubled girlfriend to a cameo by Color Me Badd, Beverly Hills 90210's sophomore year demonstrates why this was "the greatest TV show in history with a zip code in its title." This is the season that catapulted 90210 from Most Likely to Succeed to BSOF (Best Show on Fox). Certainly, it was must-see viewing for teens who anxiously tuned in each week to vicariously chart the serial adventures of siblings Brenda and older brother Brandon, recent transplants from Minnesota to glitzy Beverly Hills.

Season 2, one of the best in this series' decade-long run, is one for the time capsule, with episodes and story arcs that loom large in the 90210 phenomenon, among them: Brenda's tempestuous on-and-off-again relationship with soulful bad boy Dylan, causing rifts between her and her increasingly disapproving parents; new girl Emily Valentine going all Fatal Attraction on Brandon (no rabbits are boiled but a homecoming float is in jeopardy); Kelly, hooking up with Melrose Place-bound Jake, and Donna in her mermaid Halloween costume.

Starring

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

Douglas Emerson as Scott Scanlon
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Ann Gillespie as Jackie Taylor
Denise Dowse as Yvonne Teasley
James Pickens Jr. as Henry Thomas
Matthew Laurance as Mel Silver
Christine Elise as Emily Valentine
David Lascher as Kyle Conners
Michael Cudlitz as Tony Miller
Arthur Brooks/Josh Taylor as Jack McKay
Stephanie Beacham as Iris McKay

Guest Stars

Michael St. Gerard as Chris Suiter
Deborah Goodrich as Sandy
James Sloyan as Jerry Rattinger
Timothy Blake as Mrs. Rattinger
Coleby Lombardo as Felix
Eugenia Buerklin as Allison
Peter Marc Jacobson as Neil
Richard Roundtree as Robinson Ashe Jr.
Eugene Byrd as Robinson Ashe III
Vivica A. Fox as Sherice Ashe
Tina Lifford as Felicity Ashe
Gordon Currie as Bobby Walsh
Lainie Kazan as Rose Zuckerman
Jennifer Runyon as Christine
Christine Belford as Samantha Sanders
Matt Nolan as Chuck Wilson
Parley Baer as Al Brown
Rebecca Staab as Deidre
Keene Curtis as Santa Claus
Gabrielle Anwar as Tricia Kinney
Scott Jaeck as Mr. Chapman
Marilyn Rockafellow as Rosemary Winters
Katherine Cannon as Felice Martin
Heather McAdam as Sarah
Hank Stratton as Tim Matthews
Liz Vassey as Marcie St. Claire
John Ingle as Dickson St. Claire
David Kriegel as The Robber
Grant Show as Jake Hanson
Betty Carvalho as Rosalita Valdez
Denise Richards as Robin McGill

Special Guest Stars

Color Me Badd as Themselves

Photos

Season 2

Episodes

# Image Title Airdate
01 BeachBlanket Beach Blanket Brandon July 11, 1991
After a home pregnancy test is inconclusive, Dylan and Kelly take Brenda to a gynecologist. Hoping to earn extra cash during the Peach Pit's summer lull, Brandon tries out for lifeguard at the Beverly Hills Beach Club. Brenda, Donna, Andrea and David enroll in a summer school acting class tought by Chris Suiter.
02 PartyFish The Party Fish July 17, 1991
Brandon befriends Jerry Rattinger, an influential sports promoter and member of the beach club. At the same time, he looks to romance Sandy, a beleaguered co-worker who is many years his senior. Jerry wishes to hire Brandon as his gopher and loan him money for a new car. As an acting class assignment, Brenda tries to recreate the experience of being lost in a mall as a child.
03 SummerStorm Summer Storm July 25, 1991
Dylan's father Jack McKay, is taken into custody, and all his assets are frozen. Dylan refuses to spend the summer in Hawaii with his flaky mother Iris. He is injured in a surfing accident, and Cindy agrees to take care of him during his recovery. Kelly gets a date with an attractive classmate Kyle Conners, but is stung when he won't make a move on her. Donna and David must perform a scene from Romeo and Juliet for their acting class.
04 Anaconda Anaconda August 1, 1991
Jim encourages Dylan to get in touch with his mother, but Dylan is too proud to ask her for financial help. Brandon, David, Steve and some friends hold an after-hours poker game at the beach club. Dylan joins them and is furious when he loses a lot of money. Brenda suffers a severe sunburn when she falls asleep while trying to get a tan.
05 PlayAgain Play It Again, David August 8, 1991
Jackie breaks her tooth during lunch at the beach club, but a nearby dentist comes to her rescue. He asks her out and reveals that he is Mel Silver... David's father. Andrea goads Brandon into spending time with a fatherless boy from the youth center. Brandon develops a friendship with a boy named Felix. Brenda cannot stop thinking about Dylan while he is away in Hawaii.
06 PassNotPass Pass, Not Pass August 15, 1991
Brenda's acting teacher, Chris, asks her to perform a scene with Andrea to bring the insecure girl out of her shell. Brenda admits her crush on Chris to Andrea, who soon develops her own interest in him. Brandon refuses Jim's help as he purchases his dream car. He ends up blowing all of his summer earnings on a lemon. Kelly and Steve lament the imminent end of summer vacation.
07 CampingTrip Camping Trip August 29, 1991
The gang takes off with plans to spend the weekend camping at Yosemite Park. A sudden monsoon forces the teens to seek refuge in a cramped one-bedroom cabin. The honeymooning couple in the next cabin, Allison and Neil, supplies the kids with food and firewood, but get into a huge argument. The gang tries to provide counsel, and learns that the husband wanted to wait before starting a family, but the wife is already pregnant.
08 120px Wildfire September 12, 1991
On the first day of school Dylan makes a date with Emily Valentine, a new student who plays guitar and rides a motorcycle. She also makes a date with Brandon, and all of the guys seem quite taken with her. Emily offers to help Brenda, Kelly and Donna put together an act for the school's welcome assembly. Scott returns from his summer vacation in Oklahoma sporting a cowboy hat, with sudden interests in country music, fireworks and guns.
09 AshestoAshes Ashes to Ashes September 19, 1991
A wealthy black family moves into the neighborhood. Brandon befriends freshman Robbie (who tries out for Blaze staff photographer), but gets into a car accident with his sister, Sherice Ashe, whose sassy attitude turns Brandon on. While Sherice is having dinner with Brandon, her low-rent boyfriend, Devo, tries to visit her house and bring her flowers.
10 NeMother Necessity Is a Mother September 26, 1991
Dylan cannot stand the fact that his quirky mother, Iris McKay, has moved in with him. He begins drinking, skipping school, and spending all of his time at a pool hall. Brandon tries to watch over Dylan, who loses a lot of money in a pool game and is beaten when he can't pay off the debt. After Donna displays a knack for picking stocks in an economics assignment, Steve talks her into investing in the market with him.
11 LeadingHeart Leading from the Heart October 10, 1991
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. Emily Valentine joins the school paper. David, who is starting to grow feelings for Donna, asks her for a date.
12 DownOut Down and Out of District in Beverly Hills October 17, 1991
Brandon submits one of Andrea's articles to a high school journalism contest. She wins the contest, but panics because a school district representative wants to conduct a home interview. Andrea asks her grandmother Rose Zuckerman to say that she lives with her, but Rose does not want to play along. Steve gets a girlfriend named Christine through a "chance encounter" at the Peach Pit, but Kelly suspects that the girl is only interested in his bank account...
13 Halloween Halloween October 31, 1991
Brenda, Dylan, Steve, Donna and Kelly attend a Halloween party. Donna dresses as a mermaid, but her fins inhibit dancing, walking, and trips to the bathroom. Kelly's seductive costume catches the eye of a college student dressed as a cowboy. Brandon stays home to hand out candy (actually raisins), but Emily comes to the door with her niece and nephew.
14 NextFifty The Next Fifty Years November 7, 1991
On Scott's 16th birthday, his mother gives Donna and David the responsibility of rounding up people for his birthday party to save it from being a social disaster. But later, Scott finds a gun in his father's office and while showing it off to David, he accidentally shoots himself.
15 Brandonhigh U4EA November 14, 1991
Emily invites everyone to join her at an underground club. The location is a secret; the gang must exchange an egg at a certain convenience store for this information. The others leave without Steve and Andrea, who end up going to the wrong store and embarrassing themselves. Kelly is mortified when David drinks an entire bottle of whiskey, but Donna dances with him and has a good time. Emily slips a drug called U4EA into Brandon's drink to get him to "loosen up".
16 DespValentine My Desperate Valentine November 21, 1991
Emily refuses to accept the fact that Brandon no longer wants to see her. She slashes her own tires and pretends that her parents are out of town so that Brandon will invite her to stay over. She sneaks into his bedroom and tries to seduce him. After he makes it clear that he is not interested, she begins to stalk and harass him.
17 ChuckBack Chuckie's Back December 12, 1991
Steve is bothered by the appearance of his old nemesis Chuck Wilson, the former child actor who stared in the TV series Hartley House with his stepmother, Samantha, who is asked to appear in a reunion TV show.
18 WalshCmas A Walsh Family Christmas December 19, 1991
Steve arrives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and tracks down his grandfather, Al Brown, a diner owner. Al explains that his daughter gave up Steve because she was very young and wanted him to have a good home. He sadly reveals that Karen Brown died in a car accident many years ago.
19 FireIce Fire and Ice January 9, 1992
While preparing for an ice hockey match Brandon meets Trish, a career figure skater with Olympic aspirations. Sparks fly but romance and skating don't mix. Meanwhile, Brenda finds that sales can be a backstabbing business when her own boss starts stealing her commissions. 
20 Compedge A Competitive Edge January 23, 1992
Brandon goes undercover for The Blaze, hoping to expose steroid use within the athletics team. Unfortunately, his exposé threatens to shine light on more than a corrupt athletics department. Meanwhile, Brenda's minor car accident becomes a major problem for Jim. 
21 Everybodytalking Everybody's Talkin' 'Bout It February 6, 1992
Andrea heads up an initiative to introduce condoms into the school and the controversial issue leads to problems among the tight-knit group of friends. Some support, some oppose, and some just use the issue to further their own desires. Meanwhile, Jackie has some startling news for her own daughter.
22 BabyMakeFie And Baby Makes Five February 13, 1992
Kelly's decision to confide in her friend's about her mother's pregnancy wreaks major havoc in Mel and Jackie's relationship. Brenda looks forward to a romantic Valentine's Day with Dylan, who has an unusual evening planned for them. Meanwhile, Andrea displays an amazing knack for picking winning horses during a trip to the race track with Nat. 
23 CardioFunk Cardio Funk February 27, 1992
Dylan and Brenda's relationship is put to the test when a friend from Dylan's past shows up and starts leaning on Dylan more and more. Brenda is tempted by a cute college boy, especially since Dylan is paying more attention to his old friend than he is her. Meanwhile, Nat purchases a karaoke machine for the Peach Pit which is an initial success, but the novelty quickly wears off. 
24 PitPend The Pit and the Pendulum March 19, 1992
When a mall development project places the future of The Peach Pit in jeopardy, Brandon stages a protest in the hopes of saving his favorite hang-out from demolition. Meanwhile, the teens attend a college party, but Brandon forgets to dress according to theme. 
25 Mrpony Meeting Mr. Pony April 2, 1992
During a late night, after-hours study session, the Peach Pit is robbed, and Brenda is robbed at gunpoint. She puts on a brave front for friends and family, but secretly suffers from night terrors and flashbacks. 
26 Rainyday Things to Do on a Rainy Day April 23, 1992
When a popular R&B band comes to town, the gang tries to win tickets over the radio, but their efforts do not pan out. Music lover David finds out which hotel the band is staying at and the group decides to play groupies for a day by tracking them down at their hotel. Unfortunately, Donna finds more than the band when she catches her mother in a compromising position. Meanwhile, the guys (sans David) decide to hire a stripper for the evening, but their plans are foiled when Andrea barges in to their private party.
27 Mexican Mexican Standoff April 30, 1992
Brenda and Dylan plan a trip to Mexico, but their plans are foiled when Jim forbids her to go. She sneaks off anyway, but trouble at customs alerts her father to her disobedience. Meanwhile, Kelly hits it off with one of the men building her mother's wedding canopy, while Donna frets over her parent's marital problems. 
28 Wedding bells Wedding Bell Blues May 7, 1992
Jim goes to Mexico to fetch Brenda and forbids her from seeing Dylan... permanently. When plumbing problems force Jackie to cancel her wedding, the Walshes offer to host it at their house. Donna mopes because as Kelly's mother prepares for her nuptials, her own parents are mulling divorce. Meanwhile, Andrea nurses hurt feelings when her wedding invitation fails to arrive.

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