The Long Goodbye is the 26th episode of Season 7 on FOX drama soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


When Brandon makes a decision about his relationship with Tracy, Val steps in to try and convince Brandon that he made the wrong decision. Meanwhile, in a bizarre turn of events David and Donna's mother bond, and although she can't sing if her life depended on it, Clare sings in a talent show.


After Brandon breaks up with Tracy, Valerie's meddling jeopardizes his future with Kelly when Val sends Kelly a phoney letter from the departed Dylan to test her true feelings for Brandon. Meanwhile, Donna persuades Felice to accompany her to the KEG/ALPHA spring campus talent show, where she gets increasingly worried when a former boyfriend of Felice's shows up to accompany her. Also, Clare takes the stage to sing her favorite song on a suggestion from Steve, who thinks the idea's all wet when he hears her awful singing voice during rehearsals.


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

Recurring cast

Jill Novick as Tracy Gaylian
Katherine Cannon as Felice Martin
Ryan Brown as Morton Muntz

Guest starring

Julie Nathanson as Ellen Fogerty
Tim Halligan as Warren Graham


  • This is the infamous episode where Kelly chooses Brandon
  • Kelly bought and kept the ring Brandon gave her all this time