Under the Influence is the 2nd episode of Season 5 on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


Donna announces to the gang that she has decided to move to Houston to be a débutante. But Kelly eventually learns that Donna still emotionally fragile since her breakup with David and she's hiding behind her mother just to avoid running into him. Dylan also finds out that his entire bank account is cleaned out by Kevin and Suzanne's scam, but alienated with life and embarrassed and ashamed at himself for what happened, Dylan keeps his financial problem to himself. Meanwhile, Brandon decides to tell Dylan about him and Kelly, but chickens out after seeing him drinking again. Later, at a banquet for Donna's, Dylan crashes the party and creates an ugly scene after being inadvertently tipped off by Nat about Brandon and Kelly. 

Dylan then goes to a nightclub where Jesse is bar-tending and tries to get a drink, but Jesse turns him away, and Dylan also picks up a prostitute at the bar. When Kelly comes over to Dylan's out to talk to him, she finds him with the scantly clad prostitute. When Donna's mother criticizes her behavior by accepting a dance with D'Shawn, she decides to face up to Felice and stay in Beverly Hills. The university's day-care program leaves Andrea wanting to spend more time with her baby. Also, Brandon is reunited with Josh Richland who offers him a chance to run with him for campus office. 


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 Appearance By

Cobi Jones as Himself
Paul Caligiuri as Himself

Recurring cast

Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold

Guest starring

Joshua Beckett as Josh Richland
Cress Williams as D'Shawn Hardell
Katherine Cannon as Felice Martin
Michael Durrell as John Martin
David Dean as Travis Farnham
Lori Sebourn as Eberlee
Steve Brady as Gary Holt
Heather Gunn as Stacy
Leticia Vasquez as Marcella
Jason Grant Smith as Frank
Nancy Fernandez as Nadine

Trivia Edit

  • Hurt that Brenda isn't coming back, a drunken Dylan tells Brandon that he doesn't really care about her.
  • Dylan drunkenly refocuses his energy on Kelly.