I will not be in London forever... Yeah, right
—Dylan learns Brenda won't return
What I Did on My Summer Vacation and Other Stories is the premiere of Season 5 on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


The Walshes welcome a young family friend who's moving into Brenda's room. Meanwhile, the post-summer news: Donna declares she's over David; Steve decides to pursue Kelly anew, unaware that she's with Brandon; and Dylan's dilemma sends him back to the bottle.


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[1]
Tiffani Thiessen as Valerie Malone[2]
Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh
James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh

Special Appearance By

Howie Long as Himself

Recurring cast

Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio

Guest starring

Stephanie Beacham as Iris McKay (voice)
Ron Fassler as Chad
Claudia Lonow as Hairdresser
Vance Valencia as Juarez


Kelly is the great love of my life. I'm gonna do everything in my power to win her over and you gotta help me
—Steve to Brandon
You know, I used to really envy Brenda. And pray that my life could be as charmed as hers
—Valerie to Brandon
Seems kind of dumb, but – bet he gives good credit card
—Valerie to Ginger about Steve
The Walshes? They're harmless. I'm sure everything will be cool. As long as they don't try and pull any parental trips on me. But if they do... you know me. I'll just put on a happy face... and dance
—Valerie to Ginger


  • Brenda tried to call Dylan while he was in Baja, to tell him that she's staying at RADA for at least another year.
    • Dylan gets this message from Brandon
  • Iris McKay leaves Dylan a message saying how stupid he was to lose the money. Yeah. Big help, "mom".
  • Valerie was Brandon's first kiss
  • Donna and Kelly didn't speak all summer because Kelly tried to defend David's actions
  • Brandon and Kelly tell Steve, Donna and Valerie that they're together
  • David got crabs from April as punishment from the universe for cheating on Donna
  • The video for "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)" by Us3 plays over the closing credits to promote the Beverly Hills, 90210: The College Years soundtrack.


night in my veins | THE PRETENDERS
regular thing | OVIS
back & forth | AALIYAH

Notes and references

  1. Mark Damon Espinoza becomes a series regular
  2. Tiffani-Amber Thiessen joins the cast as Valerie Malone