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Spring Breakdown is the 24th episode of Season 7 on FOX drama soap Beverly Hills, 90210.

Synopsis

In Hong Kong, Brandon's father (James Eckhouse) queries him about his feelings for Kelly, who, meanwhile, is at home drowning her sorrows. Elsewhere, Donna and her mother (Katherine Cannon) disagree about what's best for Dr. Martin's recovery; Valerie turns green after Rob's manager (Richard C. Hearst) pairs him with another client (Paige Rowland) for a big party.

Plot

Felice and Donna argue about the best post-stroke treatment for Dr. Martin after he leaves the hospital; Felice wants him in a rehab facility and Donna thinks he would be better off at home. For the premiere of his new movie, Rob’s manager suggests he escort a sexy blonde actress instead of Valerie. Valerie goes along with the idea but is overcome with jealousy at the party at After Dark; she breaks her deal with Alan. The movie is a failure with the audience and critics. Alan tells Rob that Valerie accepted his bribe to get him to do the movie. Rob is angry with Valerie for accepting money from Alan but they make up and he later asks her to become his manager.

Brandon and Tracy arrive in Hong Kong and are ready to sightsee. Jim Walsh explains that his wife went to London to visit an ill Brenda. Jim questions Brandon’s relationship with Tracy and uncovers that he still has deep feelings for Kelly. Brandon continues to defend his feelings for Tracy. Tracy buys a book of the old legend of a man torn between two lovers; he eventually drowns in indecision. Clare and Steve encourage Kelly to go out instead of moping around the apartment, sulking that Brandon took Tracy to Hong Kong. At After Dark she has too many drinks and starts flirting with a guy named PETER. While dancing, his hand gets caught on her necklace, it breaks and Kelly freaks out when she thinks she has lost the engagement ring that was hanging around her neck. Steve finds the ring and questions Kelly’s reasoning for having it, he convinces her to put the ring away for good and let go of Brandon.

Starring

Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Tiffani Thiessen as Valerie Malone
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold

Special Guest Stars

Jill Novick as Tracy Gaylian
James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh
Barenaked Ladies as Themselves

Recurring cast

Michael Durrell as John Martin
Katherine Cannon as Felice Martin

Guest starring

Jason Lewis as Rob Andrews
Richard C. Hearst as Alan Black
Bruce French as Dr. Abrahams
Jack Ong as Store Keeper
Scott Gurney as Pete
Paige Rowland as Heather Dixon

Quotes

So Papa Walsh — I've come 7100 miles for a little wisdom, you better make it good
—Brandon's future
Find something you love doing, the rest will fall into place
—Jim to Brandon
I think everything falls into place after you find someone you love
—Tracy to Jim and Brandon

Music

brian wilson | BARENAKED LADIES
Rob and Heather say hi to Steve, Kelly and Clare at the After Dark
life in a nutshell | BARENAKED LADIES
the old apartment | BARENAKED LADIES