DylanOkay Zuckerman, how d'you know I was into Bukowski huh
AndreaCome on, the renegade poet of our times, please
―Kindred spirits
Sentenced to Life is the 16th episode of Season 5 on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


Steve begins community service at a retirement home and meets Saul Howard, an ex-entertainer with Alzheimer's disease, whom Steve confides in with his problems. Dylan asks Jesse for advice when he is told to appear in court over his car accident. Meanwhile, Valerie returns to Beverly Hills after spending a sunny Christmas vacation in the Caribbean, instead of visiting her mother in Buffalo, which prompts a cold response from Kelly who openly admits to everyone that she despises Valerie and doesn't trust her for a second. Ray declines a request by Donna to perform at the opening of the Peach Pit After Dark nightclub. While working at the hospital as a resident intern, Andrea has a run in with an attractive doctor named Peter Tucker.


Jason Priestley as Brandon 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
Mark Damon Espinoza as Jesse Vasquez
Tiffani Thiessen as Valerie Malone
Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh
James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh

Special Guest Star

Milton Berle as Saul Howard

Recurring cast

Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold
Jamie Walters as Ray Pruit

Guest starring

Kenneth Tigar as Mr. Warren
James C. Victor as Peter Tucker

Quotes Edit

I always liked your mother, your father I couldn't stand. That's why I left the show. Your father told everybody I couldn't remember my lines
—Saul to Steve