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Season 4 is the first post-high school season of Beverly Hills, 90210.

About

While maintaining essentially the same formula in season four that's driven the previous seasons, things definitely grow up and heat up now that the gang has started college. They're all attending school together (of course), the fictional California University. Andrea decides against Yale and Brenda makes her way back to Beverly Hills quickly after a disastrous attempt at returning "home" to Minnesota. While Brenda's return and Andrea's decision to stay in Beverly Hills seems not only inevitable, but essential, it's interesting to note that season four is the final year featuring all original cast members.

It's also the year the tone of the show most abruptly changes, making way for the much more grown up and sexier seasons to come. For these twentysomethings playing teenagers, the shift from high school to college allows them to relax a bit into their characters and really show off their acting chops. As in the years before, issues rule the storylines here and while we've got some repeat offenders (infidelity, date rape, racism, drug use), there's also plenty of fresh material that these actors clearly have fun with (anti-Semitism, pregnancy, campus scandals, and newly discovered siblings).

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

Special Guest Stars

David Gail as Stuart Carson
The 24-year-old heir to a fortune who Jim sets up with Brenda (7 episodes)
Christine Elise as Emily Valentine
Brandon's old flame who lives in San Francisco (2 episodes)
Barry Bonds as Barry Larson
("Cuffs and Links")
Babyface as Himself
("Mr. Walsh Goes To Washington: Part 2")

Recurring cast

Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio (25 episodes)
Owner of The Peach Pit and friend to one and all
Mark Damon Espinoza as Jesse Vasquez (19 episodes)
Law student who Andrea falls in love with
Paul Johansson as John Sears (14 episodes)
Sexist creep at KEG house
Dina Meyer as Lucinda Nicholson (13 episodes)
Anthropology grad student who Brandon falls for
Kerrie Keane as Suzanne Steele (11 episodes)
Jack McKay's ex-girlfriend and Erica's mother
Matthew Porretta as Dan Rubin (10 episodes)
CU grad student who Andrea starts dating
Cress Williams as D'Shawn Hardell (10 episodes)
CU student and basketball prodigy
Noley Thornton as Erica Steele (9 episodes)
Dylan's long lost half-sister
Nicholas Pryor as Milton Arnold (8 episodes)
CU chancellor and Clare's father
Jennifer Grant as Celeste Lundy (7 episodes)
Steve's girlfriend
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold (6 episodes)
A smart high school senior and daughter of The Chancellor

FAMILY

Ann Gillespie as Jackie Taylor (6 episodes)
Matthew Laurance as Mel Silver (6 episodes)
Katherine Cannon as Felice Martin (2 episodes)
Julie Adams as Arlene Beevis (2 episodes)
Bruce Solomon as Kenny Zuckerman ("Scared Very Straight")
Bess Meisler as Rose Zuckerman ("Scared Very Straight")
Jed Allan as Rush Sanders ("Cuffs and Links")

Guest starring

Brooke Theiss as Leslie Sumner (7 episodes)
Joshua Beckett as Josh Richland (6 episodes)
Scott Paulin as Corey Randall (6 episodes)
Zachary Throne as Howard (6 episodes)
Tracy Middendorf as Laura Kingman (6 episodes)
Jason Carter as Roy Randolph (6 episodes)
David Hayward as Kevin Weaver (6 episodes)
Brandon Douglas/Jack Armstrong as Mike Ryan (5 episodes)
Peter Mark Richman as Lawrence Carson (4 episodes)
Ryan Brown as Morton Muntz (4 episodes)
Pierre Epstein as Eddie (4 episodes)
Kari Wuhrer as Ariel Hunter (3 episodes)
Wesley Allen Gullick as Willie (2 episodes)
Joe Greco as Joey Bussichio (2 episodes)
Robia LaMorte as Jill Fleming (2 episodes)
Wendy Benson as Darla Hansen (2 episodes)
Andi Chapman as Angela Rhodes (2 episodes)
Claudette Nevins as Vivian Carson (2 episodes)
Angela Visser as Nina (2 episodes)
Mark Kiely as Gil Meyers ("So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye")
Michael Cudlitz as Tony Miller ("So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye")
Nancy Fernandez as Nadine ("Change Partners")

Trivia

  • Season 4 only comprised two summer episodes, as opposed to the previous two seasons having been prefaced by a summer season during hiatus. This was due to the unavailability of the location for the Beverly Hills Beach Club[1]

Photos

Season 4 (BH)/Gallery

Episodes

EP # EPISODE AIRDATE NOTES #
1 So Long, Farewell,
Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye
8 September 1993 81
2 The Girl from New York City 15 September 1993 82
3 The Little Fish 22 September 1993 83
4 Greek To Me 29 September 1993 84
5 Radio Daze 6 October 1993 85
6 Strangers In The Night 13 October 1993 86
7 Moving Targets 20 October 1993 87
8 Twenty Years Ago Today 27 October 1993 88
9 Otherwise Engaged 3 November 1993 89
10 And Did It... My Way 10 November 1993 90
11 Take Back the Night 17 November 1993 91
12 Radar Love 24 November 1993 92
13 Emily 1 December 1993 93
14 Windstruck 15 December 1993 94
15 Somewhere In The World
It's Christmas
22 December 1993 95
16 Crunch Time 5 January 1994 96
17 Thicker Than Water 12 January 1994 97
18 Heartbreaker 26 January 1994 98
19 The Labors of Love 2 February 1994 99
20 Scared Very Straight 9 February 1994 100
21 Addicted To Love 16 February 1994 101
22 Change Partners 23 February 1994 First appearance of Clare Arnold 102
23 A Pig Is A Boy Is A Dog 2 March 1994 103
24 Cuffs and Links 16 March 1994 104
25 The Time Has Come Today 23 March 1994 105
26 Blind Spot 6 April 1994 106
27 Divas 20 April 1994 107
28 Acting Out 27 April 1994 108
29 Truth and Consequences 4 May 1994 109
30 Vital Signs 11 May 1994 110
31 Mr. Walsh Goes to
Washington: Part 1
25 May 1994 111
32 Mr. Walsh Goes to
Washington: Part 2
25 May 1994 Series final appearance of
Brenda Walsh
112

Notes and references

  1. The Blaze with Lizzie & Kat! Episode 90 – Charles Rosin • Season 3 Wrap-Up

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