Trials and Tribulations is the 12th episode of Season 9 on FOX drama soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


While tracking down his nemesis, mobster Tony Marchette, Dylan's drug habit gets out of control and leads him to jail. Donna and Noah throw a party for Matt which ends in a near tragedy. Kelly's relationship with Matt intensifies as her relationship with Gina deteriorates. Meanwhile, Steve is sued by the disgruntled students from the "pick up" seminar he taught.

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Dylan storms into the Marchette mansion and holds a couple at gunpoint. They tell him that they purchased the house from Marchette's estate; he committed suicide a few weeks after Toni's death. Gina pushes Dylan away when he continues to use heroin. The cops pull him over on suspicion of breaking and entering, and find drugs and a gun on his bike. He calls Gina from jail and begs her to bring him drugs, as he cannot handle withdrawal. Steve's students demand a refund and take him to small-claims court. The case is heard on the television show Judge Mary. Although Steve loses, he believes that the publicity will help his business. David's new girlfriend dumps him after hearing him testify about using a pick-up line to seduce her. Donna and Noah house-sit for the Martins in order to gain some privacy. They invite their friends over for a barbecue. Matt brings Dylan to the party and suggests that he admit his drug problem to everyone. Gina reluctantly gives Dylan heroin, then stalks off when he ignores her. Dylan accidentally collides with Donna, who hits her head and tumbles into the pool.


Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Vincent Young as Noah Hunter
Vanessa Marcil as Gina Kincaid
Lindsay Price as Janet Sosna
Daniel Cosgrove as Matt Durning
special guest star
Luke Perry as Dylan McKay

Guest starring

Kayren Ann Butler as Gertrude
Cristine Rose as Judge Mary Addison
Gabriel Dell as Student
Jayme Gallante as Zimmer
Jerry Kernion as The Workman
Ryan Odum as Student
Jarrad Paul as Brian

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