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

Summary

The summer before senior year begins with Brenda and boyfriend Dylan are 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.

About

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.

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

Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Ann Gillespie as Jackie Taylor
Josh Taylor as Jack McKay
David Lascher as Kyle Conners
Michael Cudlitz as Tony Miller
Denise Dowse as Mrs. Teasley
James Pickens Jr. as Henry Thomas
Matthew Laurance as Mel Silver
Stephanie Beacham as Iris McKay
Katherine Cannon as Felice Martin
Christine Belford as Samantha Sanders
Billy Vera as Duke Weatherill
Dana Barron as Nikki Witt
Mark Kiely as Gil Meyers
Michael Rawlins as Jordan Bonner
Valerie Wildman as Christine Pettit
Jennifer Grant as Celeste Lundy

Guest Starring

Peter Krause as Jay Thurman
David Sherrill as Jack Canner
Alexandra Wilson as Brooke Alexander
Darrell Thomas Utley as Cameron Shaw
Meg Wittner as Ellen Shaw
Dean Cain as Rick
Cory Tyler as Herbert Little
Nicholle Tom as Sue Scanlon
Jenny O'Hara as Pam Scanlon
Chadd Nyerges as B.J. Harrison
Paula Trickey as Dottie
David Arquette as Dennis "Diesel" Stone
Melanie Smith as Alyssa Garner
Thomas Wilson Brown as Joe Wardlow
Seth Green as Wayne
Vidal Peterson as Adam
Raymond O'Connor as Curtis Bray
Cathy Podewell as Ginger O'Hara/Marla Crawford
Zale Kessler as J. Thomas Parnell
Shawn Levy as Howard Banchek
Michael Durrell as Dr. John Martin

Co-Starring

Leanna Creel as Rory 
Monica Lacy as Claire 
Krista Errickson as Maggie
Melissa Young as Lynnette
Max Coppola as Pierre
Arthur Rosenberg as Dr. George Ephardt
Mimi Lieber as Melanie Silverman
Uncredited as Bill Taylor

Special Guest Stars

Rosie O'Donnell as Herself
Burt Reynolds as Himself
Cathy Dennis as Herself

Photos

Season 3 (BH)/Gallery

Episodes

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Misery Loves Company

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Highwire

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Back in the High Life Again

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27 JAN 1993 Jessica Klein 69 19

Parental Guidance Recommended

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3 FEB 1993 Darren Star 70 20

Dead End

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10 FEB 1993 Star Frohman 71 21

The Child Is Father to the Man

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17 FEB 1993 Charles Rosin 72 22

Duke's Bad Boy

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3 MAR 1993 Jessica Klein 73 23

Perfectly Perfect

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24 MAR 1993 Gillian Horvath 74 24

Senior Poll

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7 APR 1993 Darren Star 75 25

She Came in Through the Bathroom Window

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21 APR 1993 Ken Stringer 76 26

A Night to Remember

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28 APR 1993 Jessica Klein 77 27

Something in the Air

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12 MAY 1993 Jessica Klein 78 28

Commencement: Part 1

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19 MAY 1993 Charles Rosin 79 29

Commencement: Part 2

Graduation
19 MAY 1993 Charles Rosin 80 30

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