Season 3 of American teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210 aired on FOX.


The summer before senior year begins with Brenda and boyfriend Dylan still deeply in love, much to the chagrin of Brenda's disapproving parents. To force a little distance, they send Brenda to Paris for the summer with Donna, herself the subject of a French modeling subplot — while halfway around the world Dylan and Kelly discover a growing mutual attraction and begin an illicit summer fling. The seniors deal with the beginning of the rest of their lives while David struggles with accepting the fact that his friends will soon leave for college while he is stuck in high school and decides to fast track in order to catch up.


The series continues to plug along at a rapid and highly dramatic pace. This season, the gang tackles eating disorders, gambling addiction, birth, death, incest, infidelity, car accidents, racism, homelessness, and one whopper of a love triangle, along with, of course, the standard high school fare of college applications, SAT scores, and graduation anxiety. 90210 continues to revolve around Minnesota transplants Brandon and Brenda Walsh, though with every season the twins’ Midwestern roots seem to matter a little less. Also the season points more view on the other characters (apart from the twins) and shows character development on Kelly Taylor.


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

Special Guest Stars

Stephanie Beacham as Iris McKay (3 episodes)
Dylan's mother
Rosie O'Donnell as Herself ("Destiny Rides Again")
Burt Reynolds as Himself ("She Came In Through The Bathroom Window")
Cathy Dennis as Herself ("A Night To Remember")

Recurring cast

Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio (24 episodes)
Owner of The Peach Pit and friend to all
Denise Dowse as Mrs. Teasley (14 episodes)
West Beverly Vice Principal
Mark Kiely as Gil Meyers (11 episodes)
AP English teacher and Blaze faculty advisor
Dana Barron as Nikki Witt (9 episodes)
A sophomore transfer student at West Beverly
Michael Cudlitz as Tony Miller (9 episodes)
Football player who likes Brenda
Michael Rawlins as Jordan Bonner (6 episodes)
Brilliant student at Shaw High School
James Pickens Jr. as Henry Thomas (5 episodes)
Brandon's boss at the Beach Club


Ann Gillespie as Jackie Taylor (13 episodes)
Kelly's mother
Josh Taylor as Jack McKay (7 episodes)
Dylan's father
Matthew Laurance as Mel Silver (4 episodes)
David's father
Katherine Cannon as Felice Martin (2 episodes)
Donna's mother
Christine Belford as Samantha Sanders ("The Kindness Of Strangers")
Steve's mother
Michael Durrell as John Martin ("Something In The Air")
Donna's father
Uncredited as Bill Taylor ("Commencement: Part 2")
Kelly's father

Guest starring

Dean Cain as Rick (4 episodes)
Cory Tyler as Herbert Little (4 episodes)
Nicholle Tom as Sue Scanlon (4 episodes)
Valerie Wildman as Christine Pettit (4 episodes)
Darrell Thomas Utley as Cameron Shaw (3 episodes)
Peter Krause as Jay Thurman (3 episodes)
Alexandra Wilson as Brooke Alexander (3 episodes)
Krista Errickson as Maggie (3 episodes)
Raymond O'Connor as Curtis Bray (3 episodes)
Billy Vera as Duke Weatherill (3 episodes)
Meg Wittner as Ellen Shaw (2 episodes)
Melissa Young as Lynnette (2 episodes)
David Sherrill as Jack Canner (2 episodes)
Chadd Nyerges as B.J. Harrison (2 episodes)
Paula Trickey as Dottie (2 episodes)
Jennifer Grant as Celeste Lundy (2 episodes)
Shawn Levy as Howard Banchek (2 episodes)
Leanna Creel as Rory ("The Twins, The Trustee And The Very Big Trip")
Monica Lacy as Claire ("The Twins, The Trustee And The Very Big Trip")
Max Coppola as Pierre ("Sex, Lies And Volleyball/Photo Fini")
David Lascher as Kyle Conners ("Home and Away")
Jenny O'Hara as Pam Scanlon ("A Presumption Of Innocence")
David Arquette as Dennis "Diesel" Stone ("Wild Horses")
Melanie Smith as Alyssa Garner ("The Kindness Of Strangers")
Thomas Wilson Brown as Joe Wardlow ("The Game Is Chicken")
Seth Green as Wayne ("The Game Is Chicken")
Vidal Peterson as Adam ("The Game Is Chicken")
Cathy Podewell as Ginger O'Hara/Marla Crawford ("She Came In Through The Bathroom Window")


Season 3 (BH)/Gallery



Misery Loves Company

15 JUL 1992 Jessica Klein 51 1
Brenda defies her parents and continues to secretly see Dylan behind everyone's back with help from Kelly and Donna. Brandon returns to work for the summer at the Beverly Hills Beach Club to find that his parents are new members and Andrea now working there as the child-care supervisor. Also, Steve makes a bet with Brandon that Steve can't hold down a job at the Peach Pit for a single week.

The Twins, The Trustee And The Very Big Trip

22 JUL 1992 Darren Star & Charles Rosin 52 2
Brenda and Dylan find out the hard way that living together is harder than expected, but both are too stubborn to admit they're not happy. Kelly opts to stay home with her new sister instead of spending the summer in Paris, leading Jim to decide to send Brenda in her place in order to get her away from Dylan.

Too Little, Too Late/Paris 75001

29 JUL 1992 Karen Rosin 53 3
Brandon becomes jealous of Andrea's new boyfriend, Jay, who invites her to Houston with him for a Republican convention, while she tries to get Cameron to join in on her day care group outings. Dylan's father, Jack, asks for Dylan to put in a good word for him at his parole hearing, and Kelly keeps Dylan some company while mending her broken heart over leaving Jake Hanson. Meanwhile, Brenda and Donna arrive in Paris and they get a less than dazzling welcome to the City of Light after meeting brash students, as well as eating at a local restaurant.

Sex, Lies and Volleyball/Photo Fini

5 AUG 1992 Kenneth Biller 54 4
Brandon and Steve both flip over an attractive volleyball player, named Brooke Alexander, whom Steve hires for his volleyball partner. Kelly and Dylan try out for volleyball, while becoming more attracted to each other. Meanwhile, a new girl in town, named Nikki Witt, flirts with David who shows her his song writing talents. In Paris, a French photographer persuades Donna to start modeling for him, while Brenda tries to fit in more with the Paris crowd when she begins to take up smoking.

Shooting Star/American in Paris

12 AUG 1992 Jessica Klein 55 5
Brandon, now dating Brooke, falls for a hard-luck story by a homeless man named Jack Canner. Meanwhile, Dylan and Kelly teeter on the brink of a romantic affair. Steve pushes David to let him be his manager for his singing career for 10% of earnings after listening to his music. Also, Andrea gets worried as Cameron, her deaf student, goes missing. In Paris, Brenda pretends to be French to woo another American student she meets there, named Rick, who develops a crush on her.

Castles in the Sand

19 AUG 1992 Ann Donahue 56 6
Dylan and Kelly decide to keep the affair a secret when Brenda and Donna return from Paris. During a welcome-back party for Brenda and Donna, Brenda confides in a guilt-ridden Kelly that she sees that something has changed about Dylan while she was away. Meanwhile, Brandon discovers that Brooke is not the girl of his dreams after he sees little amusement in her repeated racist and stereotypical comments. Also, Steve finally lands a gig for David at the end-of-the-summer clambake at the beach club.

A Song of Myself

9 SEP 1992 Kenneth Biller 57 7
As the gang of West Beverly begin their senior year, Andrea accuses the new Blaze faculty advisor, Gil Meyers, of sexism when he names Brandon the new editor of the school paper. Meanwhile, David discovers that his summer fling, Nikki, is a transfer sophomore student and Donna's new friend. Brenda and Steve become "senior buddies" to two freshmen; Sue Scanlon, the late Scott's younger sister who has two personalities, and Herbert, a computer wiz. Also, Kelly continues to be uncomfortable and jealous about seeing Dylan with Brenda.

The Back Story

16 SEP 1992 Karen Rosin 58 8
During SATs week, Brenda tries desperately to quit the chain-smoking habit she picked up in Paris. Also, Brenda speaks freely to Beth Nielson, a tabloid-TV reporter, about her life in Beverly Hills, and the reporter twists Brenda's words, and her friendships. Meanwhile, Nikki turns her sights on Brandon and tries to win his affections. An academic shortcut temps Steve when an alumni man, named B.J. Harrison, offers him the master key to the school offices. Also, Dylan visits his father in prison again who gives him some advice on his future.


1 OCT 1992 Star Frohman 59 9
The gang must consider their future and meets with their guidance counselor, except for Kelly and Dylan who agree that college is not for everyone. Meanwhile, Jim and Cindy announce to Brenda and Brandon that they can afford a private college for only one of them. Also, Andrea has the same bad dreams involving walking a high-wire to get into her own college. Brandon and Nikki become even more close, and David walks in on Kelly at a bad moment.

Home and Away

7 OCT 1992 Chip Johannessen 60 10
After a West Beverly football game is canceled because of the gang violence at the opposing school, Brandon meets with Jordan Bonner, the class president from the rough South-Central school, who together they decide to make a stand by inviting some of the students from the school to a West Beverly High dance, being headed by Brenda and sponsored by Gil Meyers. Meanwhile, Kelly goes to meet with her long-absent father. Also, David gets a DJ gig at the dance and a groupie, who is Sue, much to Donna's jealousy

A Presumption of Innocence

21 OCT 1992 Karen Rosin 61 11
Andrea tries to get to the bottom of a sexual assault accusation against Gil Meyers brought forth by Sue's mother. David and Donna join in on the investigation and find out about Sue's real emotional troubles. Meanwhile, Brandon reluctantly agrees to go out dancing with Nikki, despite not knowing how to dance. Also, Dylan develops a bad cough due to surfing in polluted water.

Destiny Rides Again

4 NOV 1992 Christopher Hibler 62 12
Fate touches Brenda when her Paris beau, Rick, suddenly shows up, causing her to question her relationship with Dylan. Tragedy literally strikes Andrea when she's seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident. Meanwhile, Donna considers becoming more intimate with David, but she feels guilty about thinking about the subject of sex. Nikki also gets tickets for the Rosie O'Donnell show about the topic of AIDS and gets Brandon, Donna and David to come with her. After Steve gets bad news regarding his low SAT score, he decides to take the risk and gets Herbert to help him hack into the school computer to change his grades.

Rebel With A Cause

11 NOV 1992 Star Frohman 63 13
Steve stays close to the computer-tampering investigation; Brenda sees Dylan with Kelly. Cindy believes that Dottie, Jim's new secretary, has a crush on Jim, or even more. The board of education denies Dylan appeal in court due to the fact that they believe he cheated on his SAT. The Janitor requests over $100 from Steve to keep him quiet. Brenda decides that it is too soon to be in a serious relationship with Rick, so she tells him it is not a good time for her. In respoonse he tells her not to lose his number because he won't lose hers. Dylan decides to take a trip to get away from it all. The episode ends with Brenda calling Dylan's phone and getting the answering machine but she doesn't leave a message.

Wild Horses

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18 NOV 1992 Kenneth Biller 64 14
On the road, Dylan finds comfort with Anne, a wealthy heiress living at a remote ranch in northern California after his car breaks down. Back in Beverly Hills, Brandon learns first-hand about Nikki's abusive past when her musician ex-boyfriend, Diesel, suddenly shows up and gets between them. Donna unsuccessfully tries to repair Brenda and Kelly's damaged friendship. After Steve is threatened by Hutchins, he unsuccessfully tries to bribe his way from the trouble he's in by trying to get Herbert to take the heat.

The Kindness of Strangers

25 NOV 1992 Jessica Klein 65 15
A rainy Thanksgiving brings uneasy get togetherness when Brandon brings over Jack Canner, the homeless man he tried to help out the previous summer, after Nikki leaves town to visit her parents in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Steve, now expelled from school, joins his mother for a TV shoot in Santa Barbara to some time break his bad news to her. But Samantha Sanders actually sticks up for Steve and gets him conditionally readmitted to West Beverly. Also, Dylan brings his father home for Thanksgiving and must cope with his presence and his new girlfriend Christine.

It's a Totally Happening Life

16 DEC 1992 Jessica Klein 66 16
Two guardian angels, Clarence and Miriam, watch the gang's Christmas holiday doings which include: the recovered Andrea and Brandon consider becoming intimate after Jay breaks up with Andrea by letter, and Nikki breaks up with Brandon by moving back to San Francisco. Brenda, Dylan and Kelly's love triangle trying a "mature" situation, which falls apart. David also decides to graduate early so he can be with Donna and the gang after his divorced mother moves to Portland. The mishap events lead to all of them on a bus bound for a Christmas Eve party for underprivileged kids, where disaster looms en route.

The Game Is Chicken

3 JAN 1993 Darren Star 67 17
While serving his detention, Steve meets Joe, a trouble-making punk among the rough crowd who takes him and Brandon out that night to bet on hot-rod racing, despite Dylan's cautious warnings. Things take a turn when Brandon suspects the opposing driver as the hit-and-run driver that hit Andrea. Meanwhile, Brenda and Kelly go out on a blind double-date with two kids from Princeton (junior high school), and David gets radio competition from Donna in between his DJ work and relentless studying for early graduation.

Midlife... Now What?

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13 JAN 1992 Lana Freistat Melman 68 18
Brenda, Kelly, and their mothers Cindy and Jackie, as well as Donna and Andrea, enjoy a good life for the weekend at a posh health spa, until Brenda overhears a conversation about Kelly's step dad's unfaithfulness to Jackie. Meanwhile, Jim questions his mid-life crisis with his secretary Dottie and a best-selling author on the subject. Dylan finds two separate fantasies about a future with Brenda and Kelly unfulfilling. Also, Brandon starts gambling on basketball games with Nat's bookmaker Duke

Back In The High Life Again

27 JAN 1993 Jessica Klein 69 19
Dylan's father, Jack, is finally released from prison to enjoy his son's company, and sets eyes on his trust fund. David doesn't know where he will live after his father moves out of Jackie's house. Meanwhile, Brandon's addiction to gambling intensifies when he starts using his own college money. Andrea decides on a new look for herself by her hair dying it red and trading her eyeglasses for contact lenses. But other than Donna, no one seems to notice Andrea's make over. Dylan finally chooses and picks Kelly over Brenda, who Kelly insists they tell about their affair

Parental Guidance Recommended

3 FEB 1993 Darren Star 70 20
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

Dead End

10 FEB 1993 Star Frohman 71 21
After dissolving the trust fund, Dylan, Jack and Christine enjoy the good life together on a friend's yacht at Marina del Rey. But they are all under observation by unidentified men. Meanwhile, finances force Kelly's mother to put their house up for sale. Brenda, Donna and Cindy take a class in self-defense. Brandon continues gambling and starts losing money totaling $500 which makes Duke rather angry, but lets Brandon slide his losses. Andrea get invited on a date with Jordan. Also, David meets with Serge Menkin, his new recording manager, who insists that David record some different rhythm tracks

The Child Is Father to the Man

17 FEB 1993 Charles Rosin 72 22
After Jack is killed in a mob-related car-bombing, Dylan struggles with his inner self urging him back to old drinking habits before he learns the shocking truth about his father's parole and true colors from Christine who revealed to be FBI agent. Meanwhile, Kelly continues to be obsessed with losing weight and begins starving herself, while she becomes uncomfortable when Jim asks Dylan to stay at the Walsh house for a while to avoid reporters following his every move. Steve turns down giving any more recording advice to David who struggles with meeting with Curtis Bray and Serge Menkin for a recording session on the day of Jack McKay's funeral. Also, Brandon's losing streak continues as his betting continues

Duke's Bad Boy

3 MAR 1993 Jessica Klein 73 23
Andrea tries to ease Dylan's depression over his father's murder by asking him if she can do an editorial on him. Gambling addict Brandon multiplies his addiction by hiring a school bookie, Jeff, in order to pay off $1,500 of losses to Duke who's now out to get Brandon. Meanwhile, David finally realizes the true nature of the music industry when Serge continues to ignore his hip-hop material and forces him to record a repetitive, syrupy ballad. Also, Kelly's eating disorder worsens when she starts taking diet pills.

Perfectly Perfect

24 MAR 1993 Gillian Horvath 74 24
With the possible sale of the Taylor house, Kelly gives her mother and prospective buyers a hard time. David and Donna plan to throw Kelly a surprise 18th birthday party at the Peach Pit. But things take a unexpected turn when the guests get an even bigger surprise from Kelly when she collapses due to an overdose of diet pills. Meanwhile, Steve badgers Brandon into joining him on a TV dating game show and Steve wins a date with an attractive girl named Celeste Lundy

Senior Poll

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7 APR 1993 Darren Star 75 25
Brenda mulls over whether she really will leave Beverly Hills and return to Minnesota for college. Steve forgets he's dateless when he goes out with Brandon and his parents to a Lakers basketball game and is randomly chosen to win $10,000 for a half-court shot. Meanwhile, Kelly feels that no one sees beyond her exterior and is hurt that Dylan won't show her his editorial.

She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

21 APR 1993 Ken Stringer 76 26
At Senior Ditch Day, most of the students, including Kelly, Donna, David and Brenda go to Magic Mountain where Kelly becomes a theft victim, but Donna refuses to be when she puts her self-defense skills to the test, while Andrea fears riding a new roller coaster. Meanwhile, Brandon gets stuck running the Peach Pit after Nat calls in sick, while Steve and Dylan set out in search of Burt Reynolds who may be able to help a young woman, named Ginger, an apparent con victim tour guide, who is really a con artist using all of them in her latest scam in which the search leads Dylan, Steve and Ginger to a movie studio where they end up a extras for a mouth wash commercial, and then all of them getting arrested for driving in Brandon's car after Ginger steals it

A Night To Remember

28 APR 1993 Jessica Klein 77 27
Brenda and Brandon feel listless as they are dateless for the Senior Prom, while Andrea is going with Jordan Bonner, Steve with Celeste Lundy and the other couples. Meanwhile, Donna is nervous about making it with David at the hotel where the Prom is held.

Something In The Air

12 MAY 1993 Jessica Klein 78 28
Following a little advice from Gil Meyers, Brandon and the rest of Donna's friends join forces to help her in a major school protest when she is suspended from school and is threatened with not graduating for getting drunk on Senior Prom night

Commencement: Part 1

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19 MAY 1993 Charles Rosin 79 29
With 24 hours until graduation, Andrea frets with Brandon over her coming valedictorian speech and her college choice of California University or Yale, as does Brenda with Minnesota. Meanwhile, Dylan gets a windfall when he inherits his trust fund worth $10 million, as well as another surprise visit from his eccentric mother Iris, while he reconsiders his college choice of Berkley or California University. On graduation day, David and Donna are the emcee's at the Senior Breakfast gathering

Commencement: Part 2

19 MAY 1993 Charles Rosin 80 30
On the day of graduation, the gang thinks back about their most memorable moments from the past three years. Andrea delivers her commencement address and everyone celebrates. Dylan also has a mysterious encounter with his late father who advices him that he doesn't need to go to college to prove himself. Dylan instead asks Kelly to take a trip through Europe with him for the summer. Steve also decides to go to California University to be near his friends, while Brenda decides to to back to college in Minnesota. The night of graduation, they all meet in the Hollywood Hills near the big Hollywood sign to create their logo on the sign for the whole city to see to remember them for the years they had at West Beverly High School

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