Carl's not like that. Besides, if I could afford a party like this, for someone like me, I would
—Steve to Clare
You Say It's Your Birthday: Part 1 is the 31st episode of Season 6 on FOX drama soap Beverly Hills, 90210.

Synopsis Edit

Prince Carl and the gang head down to the Queen Mary to celebrate Steve's 21st birthday. An old friend pays a surprise visit. Valerie enlists the help of an FBI agent to help find Colin.

Plot Edit

Valerie enlists Jonesy's help to find Colin and it shows up at the QE2 in the form of an FBI agent. Donna invites a work liason to join Steve's birthday party, but is bemused when David turns out to be right that the guy has the hots for her. Andrea shows up, surprising everyone and spends the night partying with the gang. She and Kelly spent the most time together, and Kelly confides in Andrea. Susan gets a job offer in D.C., but tells Brandon's she's not interested. Clare warns Steve that Carl will want something in return for throwing him the party and Carl confesses to Steve that he's in love with Clare and wants to tell her.


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

Gabrielle Carteris as Andrea Zuckerman

Recurring cast

Jason Wiles as Colin Robbins
Emma Caulfield as Susan Keats

Guest starring

Julie Parrish as Joan Diamond
Jon Hensley as Richard Ballen
Nick Kiriazis as Prince Carl
Mary Crosby as Claudia Van Eyck
Michael Woolson as Erik Budman
Michael Dempsey as Colin's Travel Agent
Deborah Lacey as Receptionist
Wings Hauser as J. Jay Jones

birthday vid cameos

Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh
James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh
Randy Spelling as Ryan Sanders
Travis Wester as Austin Sanders
Jed Allan as Rush Sanders
Christine Belford as Samantha Sanders
Denise Dowse as Yvonne Teasley
Monika Schnarre as Elle

Quotes Edit

You know, it's just so nice to see things warming up between you two. It gives me hope for this planet
—Brandon to Val about her and Kelly
Washington D.C. Home of the president – and her husband
Andrea, I made some horrible choices. I ended up in rehab, I had to take an imcomplete on my whole semester
I'm in love with Clare
—Prince Carl tells Steve
All I want is the opportunity to express my feelings to her, and I'd like your permission
—Prince Carl to Steve


  • Valerie calls in a favour with Jonesy and gets a voice message saying that he tracked down Dylan, who's now living in the Westend, London
  • Brenda's been on tour in Scotland recently
  • Dylan sends Steve a birthday letter. The return address is Brenda's address in London.
  • Jonesy sends Val an FBI agent who helps track down Colin
  • David keeps 'saving' Donna from a persistent suitor
  • Donna wards him off by telling him she's a virgin, and he swiftly moves on to Kelly
  • Andrea and Kelly hang out
  • Andrea and Jesse are doing well
  • Susan gets offered a job as Youth Advisor on the Clinton '96 campaign, but tells Brandon she's not interested in taking it


jim dandy | LAVERN BAKER
feels so good | LINA SANTIAGO