List of Beverly Hills, 90210 episodes

List of Beverly Hills, 90210 episodes

Beverly Hills, 90210 is a United States primetime teen drama which ran on the FOX network for ten years, from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000. The series lasted for 298 episodes (a two-part pilot, 292 regular episodes and four specials). Note that the original pilot, which subsequently has aired, is not the original pilot of the show which did air.



Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
1 22 19901991 November 7, 2006
2 28 19911992 May 1, 2007
3 30 19921993 December 11, 2007
4 32 19931994 April 29, 2008
5 32 19941995 July 29, 2008
6 32 19951996 November 25, 2008
7 32 19961997 April 7, 2009
8 32 19971998 November 24, 2009
9 26 19981999 February 2, 2010
10 27 19992000 November 2, 2010

Season 1: 1990–1991

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
1 1 "Class of Beverly Hills" Tim Hunter Darren Star October 4, 1990 (1990-10-04)
2 2 "The Green Room" Michael Uno David Stenn October 11, 1990 (1990-10-11) 2190001
3 3 "Every Dream Has Its Price (Tag)" Gross Adams Amy Spies October 18, 1990 (1990-10-18) 2190002
4 4 "The First Time" Bethany Rooney Hillshafer Darren Star October 25, 1990 (1990-10-25) 2190004
5 5 "One on One" Artie Mandelberg Charles Rosin November 1, 1990 (1990-11-01) 2190003
6 6 "Higher Education" Artie Mandelberg Jordan Budde November 15, 1990 (1990-11-15) 2190005
7 7 "Perfect Mom" Bethany Rooney Hillshafer Darren Star November 22, 1990 (1990-11-22) 2190006
8 8 "The 17 Year Itch" Jefferson Kibbee Amy Spies November 29, 1990 (1990-11-29) 2190007
9 9 "The Gentle Art of Listening" Daniel Attias Charles Rosin December 6, 1990 (1990-12-06) 2190008
10 10 "Isn’t It Romantic?" Nancy Malone Karen Rosin January 3, 1991 (1991-01-03) 2190009
11 11 "B.Y.O.B." Miles Watkins Jordan Budde January 10, 1991 (1991-01-10) 2190010
12 12 "One Man and a Baby" Burt Brinckerhoff Amy Spies & Darren Star January 24, 1991 (1991-01-24) 2190011
13 13 "Slumber Party" Charles Braverman Darren Star January 31, 1991 (1991-01-31) 2190012
14 14 "East Side Story" Daniel Attias Carmen Sternwood February 14, 1991 (1991-02-14) 2190014
15 15 "Palm Springs Weekend" Jefferson Kibbee Jordan Budde February 21, 1991 (1991-02-21) 2190015
16 16 "Fame is Where You Find It" Paul Schneider Charles Rosin & Karen Rosin February 28, 1991 (1991-02-28) 2190013
17 17 "Stand (Up) and Deliver" Burt Brinckerhoff Amy Spies March 7, 1991 (1991-03-07) 2190016
18 18 "It’s Only a Test" Charles Braverman Darren Star March 28, 1991 (1991-03-28) 2190017
19 19 "April is the Cruelest Month" Daniel Attias Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein April 11, 1991 (1991-04-11) 2190018
20 20 "Spring Training" Burt Brinckerhoff Charles Rosin April 25, 1991 (1991-04-25) 2190019
21 21 "Spring Dance" Darren Star Darren Star May 2, 1991 (1991-05-02) 2190021
22 22 "Home Again" Charles Braverman Amy Spies May 9, 1991 (1991-05-09) 2190020

Season 2: 1991–1992

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
23 1 "Beach Blanket Brandon" Charles Braverman Darren Star July 11, 1991 (1991-07-11) 2191022
24 2 "The Party Fish" Daniel Attias Charles Rosin July 18, 1991 (1991-07-18) 2191023
25 3 "Summer Storm" Charles Braverman Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein July 25, 1991 (1991-07-25) 2191024
26 4 "Anaconda" Daniel Attias Jonathan Roberts August 1, 1991 (1991-08-01) 2191025
27 5 "Play it Again, David" Charles Braverman Sherri Ziff August 8, 1991 (1991-08-08) 2191026
28 6 "Pass/Not Pass" Jefferson Kibbee Allison Adler August 15, 1991 (1991-08-15) 2191027
29 7 "Camping Trip" Jeff Melman Karen Rosin August 29, 1991 (1991-08-29) 2191028
30 8 "Wild Fire" Daniel Attias Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein September 12, 1991 (1991-09-12) 2191029
31 9 "Ashes to Ashes" Charles Braverman Charles Rosin & Judi Ann Mason September 19, 1991 (1991-09-19) 2191030
32 10 "Necessity is a Mother" Jefferson Kibbee Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein September 26, 1991 (1991-09-26) 2191031
33 11 "Leading from the Heart" Daniel Attias Darren Star October 10, 1991 (1991-10-10) 2191032
34 12 "Down and Out (of District) in Beverly Hills" Charles Braverman Karen Rosin & Allison Adler October 17, 1991 (1991-10-17) 2191033
35 13 "Halloween" Michael Katleman Jonathan Roberts October 31, 1991 (1991-10-31) 2191034
36 14 "The Next 50 Years" Daniel Attias Karen Rosin & Charles Rosin November 7, 1991 (1991-11-07) 2191035
37 15 "U4EA" Charles Braverman Allison Adler November 14, 1991 (1991-11-14) 2191036
38 16 "My Desperate Valentine" Jeff Melman Michael Swerdlick November 21, 1991 (1991-11-21) 2191037
39 17 "Chuckie’s Back" Bradley Gross Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein December 12, 1991 (1991-12-12) 2191038
40 18 "Walsh Family Christmas" Darren Star Darren Star December 19, 1991 (1991-12-19) 2191039
41 19 "Fire and Ice" Jeff Melman Carl Sautter January 9, 1992 (1992-01-09) 2191040
42 20 "A Competitive Edge" David Carson Douglas Brooks West January 23, 1992 (1992-01-23) 2191042
43 21 "Everybody’s Talkin’ ‘Bout It" Daniel Attias Karen Rosin & Charles Rosin February 6, 1992 (1992-02-06) 2191043
44 22 "And Baby Makes Five" Bill D'Elia Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein February 13, 1992 (1992-02-13) 2191044
45 23 "Cardio - Funk" Daniel Attias Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein February 27, 1992 (1992-02-27) 2191041
46 24 "The Pit and the Pendulum" Daniel Attias Larry Barber & Paul Barber March 19, 1992 (1992-03-19) 2191045
47 25 "Meeting Mr. Pony" Bradley Gross Jonathan Lemkin April 2, 1992 (1992-04-02) 2191046
48 26 "Things to Do on a Rainy Day" Bethany Rooney Jonathan Roberts & Maria Semple April 23, 1992 (1992-04-23) 2191047
49 27 "Mexican Standoff" Bradley Gross Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein April 30, 1992 (1992-04-30) 2191048
50 28 "Wedding Bell Blues" Charles Braverman Darren Star May 7, 1992 (1992-05-07) 2191049

Season 3: 1992–1993

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
51 1 "Misery Loves Company" Jeffrey Melman Jessica Klein July 15, 1992 (1992-07-15) 2192050
52 2 "The Twins, the Trustee, and the Very Big Trip" David Carson Charles Rosin July 22, 1992 (1992-07-22) 2192051
53 3 "Too Little, Too Late/Paris 75001" Daniel Attias Karen Rosin July 29, 1992 (1992-07-29) 2192052
54 4 "Sex, Lies and Volleyball/Photo Fini" Jeffrey Melman Kenneth Biller August 5, 1992 (1992-08-05) 2192053
55 5 "Shooting Star/American in Paris" Daniel Attias Jessica Klein August 12, 1992 (1992-08-12) 2192054
56 6 "Castles in the Sand" Paul Lazarus Ann Donahue August 19, 1992 (1992-08-19) 2192055
57 7 "Song of Myself" Jeffrey Melman Kenneth Biller September 9, 1992 (1992-09-09) 2192056
58 8 "The Back Story" Bradley M. Gross Karen Rosin September 16, 1992 (1992-09-16) 2192057
59 9 "Highwire" Bethany Rooney Star Frohman October 1, 1992 (1992-10-01) 2192058
60 10 "Home and Away" Jack Bender Chip Johannessen October 7, 1992 (1992-10-07) 2192059
61 11 "A Presumption of Innocence" Bethany Rooney Karen Rosin October 21, 1992 (1992-10-21) 2192060
62 12 "Destiny Rides Again" Christopher Hibler Jessica Klein November 4, 1992 (1992-11-04) 2192061
63 13 "Rebel with a Cause" Daniel Attias Star Frohman November 11, 1992 (1992-11-11) 2192062
64 14 "Wild Horses" Bobby Roth Kenneth Biller November 18, 1992 (1992-11-18) 2192063
65 15 "The Kindness of Strangers" Richard Lang Jessica Klein November 25, 1992 (1992-11-25) 2192064
66 16 "It's a Totally Happening Life" Richard Lang Charles Rosin December 16, 1992 (1992-12-16) 2192066
67 17 "The Game Is Chicken" Jack Bender Darren Star January 6, 1993 (1993-01-06) 2192065
68 18 "Midlife... Now What?" Robert Becker Lana Freistat Melman January 13, 1993 (1993-01-13) 2192067
69 19 "Back in the High Life Again" Bill D'Elia Jessica Klein January 27, 1993 (1993-01-27) 2192068
70 20 "Parental Guidance Recommended" Gwen Arner Darren Star February 3, 1993 (1993-02-03) 2192069
71 21 "Dead End" Jeffrey Melman Star Frohman February 10, 1993 (1993-02-10) 2192070
72 22 "The Child Is Father to the Man" James Whitmore, Jr. Charles Rosin February 17, 1993 (1993-02-17) 2192071
73 23 "Duke's Bad Boy" Robert Becker Jessica Klein March 3, 1993 (1993-03-03) 2192072
74 24 "Perfectly Perfect" Bethany Rooney Gillian Horvath March 24, 1993 (1993-03-24) 2192073
75 25 "Senior Poll" Christopher Hibler Darren Star April 7, 1993 (1993-04-07) 2192074
76 26 "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" Jason Priestley Ken Stringer April 21, 1993 (1993-04-21) 2192075
77 27 "A Night to Remember" Richard Lang Jessica Klein April 28, 1993 (1993-04-28) 2192076
78 28 "Something in the Air" James Whitmore, Jr. Jessica Klein May 12, 1993 (1993-05-12) 2192077
79 29 "Commencement: Part 1" Daniel Attias Charles Rosin May 19, 1993 (1993-05-19) 2192078A
80 30 "Commencement: Part 2" Daniel Attias Charles Rosin May 19, 1993 (1993-05-19) 2192078B

Season 4: 1993–1994

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
81 1 "So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye" Bill D'Elia Charles Rosin September 8, 1993 (1993-09-08) 2193079
82 2 "The Girl from New York City" Jeffrey Melman Jessica Klein September 15, 1993 (1993-09-15) 2193080
83 3 "The Little Fish" Gilbert M. Shilton Larry Mollin September 22, 1993 (1993-09-22) 2193081
84 4 "Greek to Me" Bethany Rooney Chip Johannessen September 29, 1993 (1993-09-29) 2193082
85 5 "Radio Daze" Richard Lang Richard Gollance October 6, 1993 (1993-10-06) 2193083
86 6 "Strangers in the Night" James Eckhouse Jennifer Flackett October 13, 1993 (1993-10-13) 2193084
87 7 "Moving Targets" Paul Schneider Larry Mollin October 20, 1993 (1993-10-20) 2193085
88 8 "Twenty Years Ago Today" James Whitmore, Jr. Jessica Klein October 27, 1993 (1993-10-27) 2193086
89 9 "Otherwise Engaged" Daniel Attias & Chip Chalmers Jennifer Flackett November 3, 1993 (1993-11-03) 2193087
90 10 "And Did It... My Way" Jason Priestley Richard Gollance November 10, 1993 (1993-11-10) 2193088
91 11 "Take Back the Night" James Whitmore, Jr. Chip Johannessen November 17, 1993 (1993-11-17) 2193089
92 12 "Radar Love" Paul Schneider Jessica Klein November 24, 1993 (1993-11-24) 2193090
93 13 "Emily" Richard Lang Jessica Klein December 1, 1993 (1993-12-01) 2193091
94 14 "Windstruck" Gilbert M. Shilton Richard Gollance December 15, 1993 (1993-12-15) 2193092
95 15 "Somewhere in the World it's Christmas" Bradley M. Gross Charles Rosin December 22, 1993 (1993-12-22) 2193093
96 16 "Crunch Time" Les Landau Richard Gollance January 5, 1994 (1994-01-05) 2193094
97 17 "Thicker Than Water" Michael Lange Lana Freistat Melman January 12, 1994 (1994-01-12) 2193095
98 18 "Heartbreaker" Paul Schneider Chip Johannessen January 26, 1994 (1994-01-26) 2193096
99 19 "The Labors of Love" Jefferson Kibbee Christine Pettit February 2, 1994 (1994-02-02) 2193097
100 20 "Scared Very Straight" Chip Chalmers Gary Rosen February 9, 1994 (1994-02-09) 2193098
101 21 "Addicted to Love" Les Landau Richard Gollance February 16, 1994 (1994-02-16) 2193099
102 22 "Change Partners" Bethany Rooney Chip Johannessen February 23, 1994 (1994-02-23) 2193100
103 23 "A Pig is a Boy is a Dog" Daniel Attias Richard Gollance March 2, 1994 (1994-03-02) 2193101
104 24 "Cuffs and Links" Gilbert M. Shilton Jessica Klein March 16, 1994 (1994-03-16) 2193102
105 25 "The Time has Come Today" Jason Priestley Mick Gallinson March 23, 1994 (1994-03-23) 2193103
106 26 "Blind Spot" Michael Lange Ken Stringer April 6, 1994 (1994-04-06) 2193104
107 27 "Divas" David Semel Larry Mollin April 20, 1994 (1994-04-20) 2193105
108 28 "Acting Out" Jeffrey Melman Chip Johannessen April 27, 1994 (1994-04-27) 2193106
109 29 "Truth and Consequences" James Eckhouse Richard Gollance May 4, 1994 (1994-05-04) 2193107
110 30 "Vital Signs" Daniel Attias Larry Mollin May 11, 1994 (1994-05-11) 2193108
111 31 "Mr. Walsh Goes to Washington (1)" Michael Lange Jessica Klein May 25, 1994 (1994-05-25) 2193109A
112 32 "Mr. Walsh Goes to Washington (2)" Michael Lange Jessica Klein May 25, 1994 (1994-05-25) 2193109B

Season 5: 1994–1995

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
113 1 "What I Did on My Summer Vacation and Other Stories" Michael Lange Charles Rosin & Larry Mollin September 7, 1994 (1994-09-07) 2194110
114 2 "Under the Influence" Scott Paulin Chip Johannessen September 14, 1994 (1994-09-14) 2194111
115 3 "A Clean Slate" Bethany Rooney Richard Gollance September 21, 1994 (1994-09-21) 2194112
116 4 "Life after Death" James Whitmore, Jr. Jessica Klein & Steve Wasserman September 28, 1994 (1994-09-28) 2194113
117 5 "Rave On" David Semel Larry Mollin October 5, 1994 (1994-10-05) 2194114
118 6 "Homecoming" Gilbert M. Shilton Meredith Stiehm October 12, 1994 (1994-10-12) 2194115
119 7 "Who's Zoomin' Who?" Gabrielle Beaumont Karen Rosin October 19, 1994 (1994-10-19) 2194116
120 8 "Things that Go Bang in the Night" Jason Priestley Chip Johannessen October 26, 1994 (1994-10-26) 2194117
121 9 "Intervention" Daniel Attias Jessica Klein & Steve Wasserman November 2, 1994 (1994-11-02) 2194118
122 10 "The Dreams of Dylan McKay" Scott Paulin Charles Rosin November 9, 1994 (1994-11-09) 2194119
123 11 "Hate is Just a Four Letter Word" Les Landau Teleplay: Charles Rosin
Story: Richard Gollance
November 16, 1994 (1994-11-16) 2194120
124 12 "Rock of Ages (a.k.a. The Voodoo That You Do So Well)" David Semel Larry Mollin November 23, 1994 (1994-11-23) 2194121
125 13 "Up in Flames" Gilbert M. Shilton Meredith Stiehm November 30, 1994 (1994-11-30) 2194122
126 14 "Injustice for All" Michael Lange Karen Rosin December 14, 1994 (1994-12-14) 2194123
127 15 "Christmas Comes This Time Each Year" Richard Lang Teleplay: Max Eisenberg
Story: Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein
December 21, 1994 (1994-12-21) 2194124
128 16 "Sentenced to Life" Jack Bender Teleplay: Jessica Klein & Steve Wasserman
Story: Ian Ziering, Jessica Klein & Steve Wasserman
January 4, 1995 (1995-01-04) 2194125
129 17 "Sweating it Out" Jason Priestley Chip Johannessen January 11, 1995 (1995-01-11) 2194126
130 18 "Hazardous to Your Health" James Whitmore, Jr. Larry Mollin January 18, 1995 (1995-01-18) 2194127
131 19 "Little Monsters" James Eckhouse Meredith Stiehm February 1, 1995 (1995-02-01) 2194128
132 20 "You Gotta Have Heart" Gilbert M. Shilton Max Eisenberg February 8, 1995 (1995-02-08) 2194129
133 21 "Stormy Weather" Bethany Rooney Teleplay: Lana Freistat Melman
Story: Larry Mollin
February 15, 1995 (1995-02-15) 2194130
134 22 "Alone at the Top" Victor Lobl Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein February 22, 1995 (1995-02-22) 2194131
135 23 "Love Hurts" Gilbert M. Shilton Teleplay: Ken Stringer
Story: Larry Mollin
March 1, 1995 (1995-03-01) 2194132
136 24 "Unreal World" David Semel Teleplay: Meredith Stiehm
Story: Larry Mollin
March 15, 1995 (1995-03-15) 2194133
137 25 "Double Jeopardy" Richard Lang Christine Elise McCarthy & Sam Sarkar March 29, 1995 (1995-03-29) 2194134
138 26 "A Song for My Mother" Chip Chalmers Max Eisenberg April 5, 1995 (1995-04-05) 2194135
139 27 "Squash It" Les Landau Teleplay: Phil Savath
Story: Larry Mollin
April 12, 1995 (1995-04-12) 2194136
140 28 "Girls on the Side" Victor Lobl Meredith Stiehm May 3, 1995 (1995-05-03) 2194137
141 29 "The Real McCoy" Jason Priestley Teleplay: Charles Rosin
Story: Larry Mollin & Charles Rosin
May 10, 1995 (1995-05-10) 2194138
142 30 "Hello Life, Goodbye Beverly Hills" James Whitmore, Jr. Jessica Klein & Steve Wasserman May 17, 1995 (1995-05-17) 2194139
143 31 "P.S. I Love You: Part 1" Victor Lobl Larry Mollin & Chip Johannessen May 24, 1995 (1995-05-24) 2194140A
144 32 "P.S. I Love You: Part 2" Victor Lobl Larry Mollin & Chip Johannessen May 24, 1995 (1995-05-24) 2194140B

Season 6: 1995-1996

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
145 1 "Home Is Where The Tart Is" Michael Lange Jessica Klein September 13, 1995 (1995-09-13) 2195141
146 2 "Buffalo Gals" James Whitmore, Jr. Michael Lyons September 13, 1995 (1995-09-13) 2195142
147 3 "Must Be a Guy Thing" Jason Priestley John Eisendrath September 20, 1995 (1995-09-20) 2195143
148 4 "Everything's Coming Up Roses" Victor Lobl Dinah Kirgo September 27, 1995 (1995-09-27) 2195144
149 5 "Lover’s Leap" Bethany Rooney Ken Stringer October 4, 1995 (1995-10-04) 2195145
150 6 "Speechless" David Semel Larry Mollin October 18, 1995 (1995-10-18) 2195146
151 7 "Violated" Christopher Hibler Larry Mollin October 25, 1995 (1995-10-25) 2195147
152 8 "Gypsies, Cramps and Fleas" Burt Brinckerhoff Christine McCarthy November 1, 1995 (1995-11-01) 2195148
153 9 "Earthquake Weather" Gilbert M. Shilton Michael Lyons November 6, 1995 (1995-11-06) 2195149
154 10 "One Wedding And A Funeral" James Whitmore, Jr. Steve Wasserman November 8, 1995 (1995-11-08) 2195150
155 11 "Offensive Interference" Scott Paulin Larry Mollin November 15, 1995 (1995-11-15) 2195151
156 12 "Breast Side Up" David Semel Jessica Klein November 22, 1995 (1995-11-22) 2195152
157 13 "Courting" Gilbert M. Shilton John Eisendrath November 29, 1995 (1995-11-29) 2195153
158 14 "Fortunate Son" James Fargo John Eisendrath December 13, 1995 (1995-12-13) 2195154
159 15 "Angels We Have Heard On High"" Jason Priestley Larry Mollin December 20, 1995 (1995-12-20) 2195155
160 16 "Turn Back The Clock" Graeme Lynch Larry Mollin January 3, 1996 (1996-01-03) 2195156
161 17 "Fade In, Fade Out" Jason Priestley Jessica Klein January 10, 1996 (1996-01-10) 2195157
162 18 "Snowbound" Chip Chalmers John Whelpley January 17, 1996 (1996-01-17) 2195158
163 19 "Nancy’s Choice" James Whitmore, Jr. John Eisendrath January 31, 1996 (1996-01-31) 2195159
164 20 "Flying" Chip Chalmers Phil Savath February 7, 1996 (1996-02-07) 2195160
165 21 "Bleeding Hearts" Jason Priestley Lana Freistat Melman February 14, 1996 (1996-02-14) 2195161
166 22 "All This And Mary Too" James Fargo Sam Sarkar February 21, 1996 (1996-02-21) 2195162
167 23 "Leap Of Faith" Christopher Hibler Ken Stringer February 28, 1996 (1996-02-28) 2195163
168 24 "Coming Out, Getting Out, Going Out"" Gilbert M. Shilton John Whelpley March 13, 1996 (1996-03-13) 2195164
169 25 "Smashed" Charles Correll Meredith Stiehm March 20, 1996 (1996-03-20) 2195165
170 26 "Flirting With Disaster" David Semel John Eisendrath April 3, 1996 (1996-04-03) 2195166
171 27 "Strike The Match" James Darren Steve Wasserman April 10, 1996 (1996-04-10) 2195167
172 28 "The Big Hurt" Frank Thackery Larry Mollin May 1, 1996 (1996-05-01) 2195168
173 29 "Ticket To Ride" Anson Williams Meredith Stiehm May 8, 1996 (1996-05-08) 2195169
174 30 "Ray Of Hope" Gilbert M. Shilton Jessica Klein May 15, 1996 (1996-05-15) 2195170
175 31 "You Say It's Your Birthday: Part 1" Michael Lange Larry Mollin May 22, 1996 (1996-05-22) 2195171A
176 32 "You Say It's Your Birthday: Part 2" Michael Lange Larry Mollin May 22, 1996 (1996-05-22) 2195171B

Season 7: 1996-1997

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
177 1 "Remember the Alamo" James Whitmore, Jr. Larry Mollin August 21, 1996 (1996-08-21) 2196172
178 2 "Here We Go Again" Anson Williams Steve Wasserman August 28, 1996 (1996-08-28) 2196173
179 3 "A Mate for Life" Burt Brinckerhoff John Whelpley September 4, 1996 (1996-09-04) 2196174
180 4 "Disappearing Act" David Semel John Eisendrath September 11, 1996 (1996-09-11) 2196175
181 5 "Pledging My Love" James Darren Phil Savath September 18, 1996 (1996-09-18) 2196176
182 6 "Housewarming" Chip Chalmers Jessica Klein September 25, 1996 (1996-09-25) 2196177
183 7 "Fearless" Harvey Frost Larry Mollin October 30, 1996 (1996-10-30) 2196178
184 8 "The Things We Do for Love" Gilbert M. Shilton Laurie McCarthy November 6, 1996 (1996-11-06) 2196179
185 9 "Loser Takes Al" Christopher Hibler John Eisendrath November 13, 1996 (1996-11-13) 2196180
186 10 "Lost in Las Vegas" Michael Lange Steve Wasserman November 20, 1996 (1996-11-20) 2196181
187 11 "If I Had a Hammer" Jason Priestley John Whelpley November 27, 1996 (1996-11-27) 2196182
188 12 "Judgement Day" David Semel Phil Savath December 11, 1996 (1996-12-11) 2196183
189 13 "Gift Wrapped" Kevin Inch Christine McCarthy December 18, 1996 (1996-12-18) 2196184
190 14 "Jobbed" Jason Priestley Larry Mollin January 8, 1997 (1997-01-08) 2196185
191 15 "Phantom of C.U." Les Landau Steve Wasserman January 15, 1997 (1997-01-15) 2196186
192 16 "Unnecessary Roughness" Gilbert M. Shilton John Whelpley January 22, 1997 (1997-01-22) 2196187
193 17 "Face-Off" Chip Chalmers Laurie McCarthy January 29, 1997 (1997-01-29) 2196188
194 18 "We Interrupt This Program" Kevin Inch John Eisendrath February 5, 1997 (1997-02-05) 2196189
195 19 "My Funny Valentine" David Semel Jessica Klein February 12, 1997 (1997-02-12) 2196190
196 20 "With This Ring" Jason Priestley Phil Savath February 19, 1997 (1997-02-19) 2196191
197 21 "Straight Shooter" Chip Chalmers Larry Mollin February 26, 1997 (1997-02-26) 2196192
198 22 "A Ripe Young Age" Scott Paulin Steve Wasserman March 5, 1997 (1997-03-05) 2196193
199 23 "Storm Warning" Bethany Rooney John Whelpley March 19, 1997 (1997-03-19) 2196194
200 24 "Spring Breakdown" Charlie Correll Teleplay: John Eisendrath
Story: Greg Plageman
April 2, 1997 (1997-04-02) 2196195
201 25 "Heaven Sent" Anson Williams Teleplay: John Whelpley
Story: Phil Savath & Larry Mollin
April 9, 1997 (1997-04-09) 2196196
202 26 "The Long Goodbye" Les Sheldon Ken Stringer April 16, 1997 (1997-04-16) 2196197
203 27 "I Only Have Eyes for You" Christopher Hibler Laurie McCarthy April 23, 1997 (1997-04-23) 2196198
204 28 "All That Jazz" Kevin Inch Teleplay: Phil Savath
Story: Larry Mollin & Phil Savath
April 30, 1997 (1997-04-30) 2196199
205 29 "Mother's Day" Chip Chalmers Jessica Klein May 7, 1997 (1997-05-07) 2196200
206 30 "Senior Week" Jefferson Kibbee John Eisendrath May 14, 1997 (1997-05-14) 2196201
207 31 "Graduation Day: Part 1" Jason Priestley Larry Mollin & Phil Savath May 21, 1997 (1997-05-21) 2196202A
208 32 "Graduation Day: Part 2" Jason Priestley Larry Mollin & Phil Savath May 21, 1997 (1997-05-21) 2196202B

Season 8: 1997-1998

# Title Airdate Overview
209 - 8.01 Aloha Beverly Hills: Part 1 September 10, 1997 The gang has trouble finding work after graduating from college. Steve accepts a position as alumni representative for his fraternity (for a dollar a year). Valerie runs through a series of odd jobs. She tries to convince David to let her manage the club; although the After Dark is in dire straits, he turns her down. David refuses to move in with Donna until she reveals the true nature of their relationship to her mother. Steve alienates Carly Reynolds, the single mother of one of Erin's soccer teammates. She gets fired from her waitress job after a run-in with Steve and his date. Brandon and Kelly struggle to adjust to their new living arrangement. They decide to relax by taking a Hawaiian vacation, although Kelly doesn't want to postpone her new job. Donna seeks work as a second assistant for a designer, and winds up as the woman's only assistant. She is asked to help with a photo shoot in Hawaii, so everyone decides to take a vacation. Kelly backs out of the trip after catching Brandon repeatedly looking at old photos of Tracy. NOTE: This is Hilary Swank's first episode.
210 - 8.02 Aloha Beverly Hills: Part 2 September 10, 1997 Donna's boss becomes ill and asks her to coordinate the photo shoot. The event proves to be an unmitigated disaster, and the photographer berates Donna. Noah Hunter, a male model participating in the shoot, defends Donna; he also responds to an insult by punching the photographer. Donna's boss takes the blame for forcing her to shoulder too much responsibility. Valerie spends the entire trip trying to get closer to Noah, although she is put off by the fact that he performs boat maintenance for a living. Brandon runs into Tracy and her new fiancé, a grad student at the University of Hawaii. Donna becomes unnerved when Brandon and Tracy frolic and play in the water. She places an emergency call to Kelly, who immediately flies over from L.A. Kelly is embarrassed after learning that Tracy is engaged. During a hike, David slips off some rocks and crashes into the water. Noah and Brandon dive in to rescue him, and David receives treatment for his injuries. Noah decides to return to Los Angeles with the gang, as he has an offer to work on a boat. Donna suggests that he stay on her parents' boat. The gang arrives at the L.A. airport late at night, and Brandon finds that his car has a flat tire. He insists on changing it immediately, rather than getting a ride from the others. Brandon confronts two men who are stealing a car nearby. They drive away, but come back to the lot and start shooting. Kelly catches a bullet in the abdomen. NOTE: This is Vincent Young's first episode.
211 - 8.03 Forgive and Forget September 17, 1997 Kelly undergoes successful surgery and begins to recover from her injuries. Brandon picks the shooter out of a police lineup. Kelly suffers complications and must undergo surgery for a blood clot in her lungs. She wakes up with amnesia. Donna gets a job as a personal shopper for a designer. She tells her mother that David is going to move in with her. Naturally, Felice is not thrilled by the news. Noah and Valerie sleep together, but he has second thoughts the following morning. Carly reconsiders her opinion of Steve after he gets her a job at the Peach Pit. He declares himself to be a sports agent and tries to woo the star of the C.U. women's basketball team. Carly sees Steve with his client and gets the wrong idea.  
212 - 8.04 The Way We Weren't September 24, 1997 Brandon is heartbroken when Kelly is unable to remember their relationship. Kelly develops a crush on Noah, whose blood donation saved her life. Noah takes Kelly for a stroll on the beach, and she regains some of her memories. Brandon confronts Noah and warns him to stay away from Kelly. The identity of Kelly's shooter comes under scrutiny because the man Brandon picked out did not have gun residue on his hands. Brandon considers a job offer from the Seattle Times. Steve's career as a sports agent comes to an end after he nearly puts Charlotte's career in jeopardy with an illegal gift. Rush gives Steve his own business, a defunct newspaper. Steve wants Brandon to be his editor, but he initially turns him down. Brandon accepts Steve's offer so that he can write, yet remain close to Kelly. Donna panics when she loses her boss's beloved dog en route to the veterinarian. Valerie helps organize Donna when she has trouble keeping track of her clients. Donna decides to make Val her business partner.  
213 - 8.05 Coming Home October 1, 1997 Kelly moves back into the beach apartment. Noah advises her to concentrate on her relationship with Brandon. She follows his advice, but becomes frustrated when she still cannot remember her life with Brandon. Her memories finally return as she reads the first issue of Brandon and Steve's newspaper, The Beverly Beat. A designer offers to purchase Donna's work. As she walks out of the interview, she stumbles onto a sweatshop; a young girl has burned her arm while operating a steam press. Donna and Brandon decide to investigate the story. David manages a rock band and allows the lead singer to crash at the apartment. Donna is put off by the man's rude behavior, and overhears him making an anti-Semitic remark. Noah pushes Val away and admits that he is consumed by thoughts of another woman. Valerie follows him to a spot overlooking the city; he shares that his girlfriend died in a car accident at this location after Noah lost control of the vehicle. Wealthy client Cooper Hargrove shows an interest in Valerie. Steve tries to prove that he is responsible by babysitting Zach while Carly has a date.  
214 - 8.06 The Right Thing October 15, 1997 Brandon and Donna discover that Rush owns the building that houses the sweatshop. Although Rush denies any knowledge of illegal activities, Brandon uncovers proof that he owns the clothing factory. Steve accuses Brandon of selling out his father to establish a reputation as an investigative reporter. The woman who spoke with Donna is fired, although she had not revealed anything. She decides to expose the miserable working conditions, prompting Steve to confront his father. Rush admits that he may have known what was going on, and promises to clean up his act. While conducting the investigation, Steve forgets a promise to take Zach to Magic Mountain. David and Donna are kept apart by their busy schedules. David's band, Cain Was Able, continues to behave unprofessionally and make prejudicial remarks. David's credit problems escalate. Kelly fails to identify the shooter from the police lineup. This infuriates Brandon, who is certain that he picked out the right guy. Valerie fills in for Donna while she looks into the sweatshops, and speaks ill of her to the clients. Cooper continues to woo Valerie, who acts against her better judgment and convinces Noah to pass up a job that would take him back to Hawaii.  
215 - 8.07 Pride and Prejudice October 22, 1997 Brandon becomes overly protective of Kelly and displays behavior that borders on the sociopathic. When a man accidentally bumps into Kelly at a movie theater, Brandon imagines gun shots and attacks him. Detective Woods tells Brandon that the guy who shot Kelly is in the hospital. Brandon arrives and learns that the shooter is the man that Kelly described; the guy Brandon identified is the driver, who has been arrested. Brandon makes menacing remarks to the shooter's dead body. David negotiates a record deal for Cain Was Able. Donna shows him the band's new song, which includes racial slurs and encourages white supremacy. The record company executive tells David to let it go, but he refuses to allow the band to perform a showcase at the After Dark. David fights with the band when it tries to take the stage anyway. Donna learns that Valerie stole all of her clients. She tries to get revenge by asking Noah to work at a party in the hopes that he will catch Val with Cooper. Valerie manages to squirm out of the situation. Donna slaps Val during an argument at the club. Steve surprises Carly by doing all of her household chores, then takes her out for the evening. She is touched by his gesture and gives him a kiss.  
216 - 8.08 Toil and Trouble October 29, 1997 An unenthusiastic Noah discusses his investment portfolio with a business manager. He covers by telling Valerie that the man was a boat owner. Val accepts an invitation to a ball from Cooper and tries to keep Noah away. He shows up to surprise her; both men get mad and dump Valerie. The building owner evicts David for failing to pay the club's rent. He steals a check from Donna and forges her name. Donna takes a job for a woman who she believes is the widow of a major fashion designer. The woman seeks her help in retaining a psychic to ask her dead husband about some hidden jewels. David angers Donna by skipping the ball. Steve escorts Carly to the event, although they have to leave early to tend to an ailing Zach. Kelly fears that she and Brandon are in a rut, so they do it at every conceivable opportunity.  
217 - 8.09 Friends, Lovers and Children November 5, 1997 Brandon and Kelly recognize a hooker on a downtown street as Dylan's sister Erica. They call Brenda and learn that Erica vanished after following a boyfriend from Hawaii to Los Angeles. Brandon pays a male prostitute to lead them to Erica, and he and Kelly move her into the house. After convincing Valerie that she can be trusted alone, Erica disappears with all of the gang's valuables. David turns to a loan shark for help with his money problems. Donna discovers that David forged her name on a check. Torn apart by David's deceitful actions, she dumps him and throws him out of the apartment. Steve feels uncomfortable when Zach tricks him into participating in a father-son soccer game. Steve apologizes to Carly for overreacting, and they spend the night together. A woman whom Steve dated over the summer shows up and claims that she is pregnant with his child. Noah refuses to accept Val's apology and resume their relationship. He gets very drunk and is arrested in a bar fight. Brandon bails him out, and Noah explains that it is the anniversary of the death of his fiancée, Beth. He also reveals that he is a Harvard graduate, and that his family runs a Fortune 500 oil company. He has millions in his trust fund, but wants nothing to do with the money.  
218 - 8.10 Child of the Night November 12, 1997 Erica is arrested for prostitution and released into Kelly and Brandon's custody. Brandon writes a story about her, but promises to leave her name out of it. The assistant district attorney needs the name of Brandon's source to build a case against Erica's abusive pimp. Despite Kelly's objections, Brandon insists on protecting Erica from possible retribution. Erica stands up to Riggs and helps a friend get off the streets. The assistant district attorney threatens to send Brandon to jail unless he cooperates. Jodi claims that Steve is the only man who could have possibly fathered her child. He tries to convince her to give the baby up for adoption. Carly persuades Steve to take a paternity test. Mel helps David file for bankruptcy and pay back Donna, but he still owes a large debt to the loan shark. Donna spends the day on her parents' boat with Noah while David moves out of the apartment. Valerie catches Donna and Noah kissing and shares the news with David. Sands' thug beats up David for failing to pay back his loan, but Noah protects him from further harm. Noah secretly pays off David's debt.  
219 - 8.11 Deadline November 19, 1997 Brandon is arrested for obstructing justice. Erica agrees to participate in a sting operation so that Riggs can be arrested on another charge without her testimony. Riggs gets busted for buying drugs from an undercover cop, and the police pretend to arrest Erica so that he will not suspect her involvement. Iris transfers custody of Erica over to Dylan so that she can live with her brother. A dedicated doctor impresses Kelly when she takes Erica to his hectic clinic. Kelly asks for a transfer to the clinic, where she will help with administrative duties. David moves into the office at the After Dark and accidentally starts a fire. He has lost his insurance and cannot pay for repairs, so the landlord terminates his lease. Donna takes pity on David and asks him to move back into the apartment. He takes her up on her offer, only to see her kissing Noah on the porch after a date. Valerie visits Sands and learns that Noah paid off David's debt. She lashes out at Noah for lying to her, and forces him to come clean with Donna. David, already angered by Noah's actions, becomes even more furious when Noah reveals that he bought out the landlord. David refuses to manage the club for him. Steve reluctantly agrees to take responsibility if he is the father of Jodi's child. The paternity test comes back negative; Steve feels that Jodi betrayed him by concealing the fact that there was another possible father, but wishes her luck.  
220 - 8.12 Friends in Deed December 3, 1997 Dr. Monahan's behavior unnerves Kelly as he checks out her injured shoulder. Brandon insists that Kelly simply felt strange about being examined by an acquaintance, but she later finds reason to believe that Monahan was hitting on her. Kelly suggests that Brandon seek out talented columnist Emma Bennett for the Beat. The woman immediately begins coming on to him. Valerie warns Noah that he may be in over his head trying to manage the After Dark. He comes to agree with her and offers her a job, despite Donna's objections. Felice expresses her disapproval of Donna's relationship with Noah. Hoping to correct Felice's misconceptions about him, Noah buys the Martins' boat for $325,000 in an auction. David takes a job at a clothing store, but quits after just a few days. Donna sees David and Valerie at the mall and becomes jealous. Val suggests that they pretend to date to drive a wedge between Donna and Noah. Steve and Carly have difficulty finding time alone. Carly's mother stuns her by announcing that she is leaving town with her new boyfriend.  
221 - 8.13 Comic Relief December 10, 1997 Dr. Monahan makes inappropriate advances toward Kelly. When she confronts him, he claims that he has done nothing wrong and accuses her of immaturity. Brandon lies about his whereabouts to Kelly and spends the day with Emma. They kiss after he drives her home. After discovering Brandon's relationship with Kelly, Emma tries to get to him by writing columns about the situation. David begins working at a car wash and befriends a gay teenage co-worker. He tries to convince the boy's parents to take him back, as he is sleeping at the car wash. David and Valerie proceed with their plan to make their exes jealous. Donna becomes upset and throws David out of the apartment, forcing him to move into Valerie's bedroom. Steve performs at the After Dark's comedy showcase. He initially bombs, but quickly recovers. He confesses to Carly that he stole all of the well-received material from Richard Belzer, and shares his history of stupid behavior.  
222 - 8.14 Santa Knows December 17, 1997 Kelly considers filing sexual harassment charges against Monahan, but does not want to interfere with a fundraiser for the clinic. Monahan makes a pass at her during the event; Kelly talks with a supervisor, who warns that reporting him could cause future employers to label her a troublemaker. Brandon goes to Emma's apartment to pick up a column, and has sex with her. Wracked with guilt, he goes overboard trying to prove himself to Kelly. After Ben's parents reject his Christmas peace offering, he tells David that he plans to move in with an aunt and uncle. David realizes that he is lying and returns to stop him from slashing his wrists. He takes Ben back to the Walsh house, where Valerie convinces him not to give up on life. Ben's parents ask him to come home, and his father vows to try his best to accept him. Val and David realize how much they mean to each other. Noah upsets Donna by pushing her away during the holidays. Steve and a Santa-suit clad Nat help restore Zach's Christmas spirit after a friend tells him that there is no Santa Claus.  
223 - 8.15 Ready or Not January 7, 1998 Emma is upset to see Kelly wearing a watch that she had given to Brandon. Dr. Monahan forces Kelly out of the clinic. Emma suggests that she expose him, so Kelly turns on the intercom as Monahan makes another pass at her. Brandon barges in, and the foundation immediately fires Monahan, who will be replaced by Donna's father. Brandon asks Emma to leave the newspaper. She records a phone conversation in which he admits to sleeping with her, and uses the tape to blackmail him. Brandon and Steve hire a new assistant, Janet Sosna; and bring David aboard as a music reviewer. Donna is relieved when David reveals that his relationship with Valerie is a sham. David and Val get back together that day, and Donna plans to sleep with Noah as revenge. Noah nixes this idea, but then uses a private concert by Brian McKnight to get her into bed. Valerie cuts a deal with a bookie operating at the After Dark. Carly and Zach move in with Donna while their house undergoes some renovations. Zach inadvertently helps Donna get a job when he colors over her designs the night before her interview. NOTE: This is Lindsay Price's first episode.

American singer Brian Mcknight guest stars.

224 - 8.16 Illegal Tender January 14, 1998 Brandon admits his affair to Steve. Steve suggests that they gauge Kelly's reaction by making her the advice columnist and having her respond to a letter about a similar situation. Steve intercepts a call from Emma; Kelly overhears and assumes that he is cheating on Carly. She lectures Steve and advises him to emulate Brandon. Kelly confronts Emma, who stuns her by playing the tape of Brandon's confession. A devastated Kelly breaks up with Brandon and orders him to leave her alone. A young singer accosts David for his scathing review, which resulted in her firing. David realizes that he misjudged her and helps her get a gig at the After Dark. Val buys David a new keyboard after he expresses a desire to return to music. Noah tries in vain to shut down Val's bookmaking operation. Duke sets her up with an undercover cop, and Valerie and Noah get arrested. Carly experiences a nightmarish day as she loses Zach at the mall. A kindly stranger drops off the boy at the security offices.  
225 - 8.17 The Elephant's Father January 21, 1998 Kelly moves in with Donna and Carly. Brandon expects Kelly to immediately take him back and will not give her any space. He gets plastered, staggers over to the apartment, and yells at Kelly. He refuses to leave until she threatens to call the police. Donna gets upset with Noah when he defends Brandon and claims that Kelly should "get over it." Brandon chases a minivan that cut him off and tries to attack the driver, a woman who has two children in the car. Noah realizes that Brandon has lost it, and apologizes to Donna. Valerie must perform community service at the clinic as punishment for her bookmaking arrest. Kelly smugly orders her around, so Val tries to get revenge by interfering with her relationship with Brandon. She tears up Brandon's messages and plays matchmaker for Kelly and an intern. Brandon shows up at the apartment late at night, but Kelly is not prepared to give him another chance. Carly's father suffers a heart attack and undergoes quadruple bypass surgery. She decides to move to Montana to assist with his recovery. In spite of Steve's pleas, she determines that she must relocate permanently in order to give Zach some stability. David works on a feature about an up and coming band, Jasper's Law. The group buys one of his compositions, a love song he had once written for Donna. Kelly encourages a domestic abuse victim to escape from her husband. NOTE: This is Hilary Swank's last episode.
226 - 8.18 Rebound January 28, 1998 David gets caught in the middle of a conflict when the band keyboardist, Mark, blames Noah for his drunk-driving accident and decides to sue him. Meanwhile, Donna starts a new photo shoot and deals with a spoiled child model and her demanding mother who spells trouble for her. Steve inadvertently prompts a former frat brother's fiancée, Christy, to call off the wedding, who then stays at the Walsh house where she gives Brandon advice on life and love, while her perplexed fiancé, Harry, gives some love life advice to Steve over the departed Carly. Also, Kelly counsels a teenage girl who contracted a sexually transmitted disease after cheating on her boyfriend. Valerie, still working community service at the clinic, continues her plan to keep Brandon and Kelly apart when she sets up a scene at a restaurant so that Brandon will walk into Kelly with her date Jeff.  
227 - 8.19 Crimes and Misdemeanors February 4, 1998 Donna's grandmother is hospitalized where she tells Donna that her soul mate is David, who moves out of Valerie's room at the Walsh house and into Carly's vacant house until he can afford a more inexpensive place. Meanwhile, Kelly alerts Brandon to a potential story about a recently paroled ex-con who explains to Brandon about the mistakes he made that changed his life, which Brandon sees that parallels his own. Also, Steve coaxes Brandon into a double date with two women that run into him at the Peach Pit, unaware that the women are not what they appear to be. Valerie brings in a record executive to the After Dark to hear David and the band, Jasper's Legend, perform at their debut. But Valerie becomes hurt after David tells her that the love song he wrote was about Donna, not her.  
228 - 8.20 Cupid's Arrow February 11, 1998 Kelly agrees to Jeff's Valentine's Day plans for a romantic dinner and night together. Meanwhile, Steve badgers Brandon into going on another blind double date. But Brandon gets hung up on the phone leaving all kinds of messages on Kelly's answering machine, while Steve is stuck trying to entertain his and Brandon's date at the Peach Pit, as well as another girl. The arrival of Noah's snobbish, older half-brother, Josh, brings big trouble between both of them over their different viewpoints. Things take an unexpected turn when Josh spikes Valerie's drink with a "date rape" drug so he can seduce her. But it goes wrong for Josh when Noah inadvertently takes advantage of Valerie who wakes up the next morning thinking Noah slipped her the roofie. Also, David and Donna feel guilty about spending innocent time together to celebrate his record deal, which takes a turn when they get into a minor car accident where Donna slightly injures her back.  
229 - 8.21 The Girl Who Cried Wolf February 25, 1998 After Noah is questioned by the police about Valerie's rape charges, he admits to Donna that he did have sex with Valerie that night at the After Dark club, but he did not know that she was drugged. The only ones that believe Valerie's date rape story are David and Brandon which divides them from their friends. Josh stirs up more trouble for the gang when he gives Donna amphetamines to counteract the effects of pain pills she is now taking for her back injury. Josh also takes advantage of Valerie and Noah's conflict to play them against each other and persuades Valerie to press a civil suit against Noah. Meanwhile, Steve and Brandon ride along on patrol with Steve's Valentine date, Tammy, a police officer, and her partner where they witness Tammy's partner roughing up a holdup man. Also, Jasper tells David that the other band members want to drop him from their group.  
230 - 8.22 Law and Disorder March 4, 1998 Valerie's civil lawsuit against Noah begins with her taking the witness stand testifying about that night. But Noah's attorney viciously cross-examines her by making use of Valerie's sordid past to discredit her. Then Brandon, Kelly, David, and Steve individually take the witness stand and testify against Valerie, despite her attorney who tries to put a reasonable doubt on them. But the final nail is when Noah's defense receives a mortal blow when the real culprit, Josh, unexpectedly takes the witness stand and testifies against Noah with details about "his" version of what happened the Valentine's Day night with Valerie at the After Dark. Meanwhile, Donna's addiction to pain pills spins out of control when she begins stealing pills from her father's medicine cabinet at his clinic while she also combats work pressure by plagiarizing another co-worker's ideas for her newest designs. Also, a record company executive, named Frank Saunders, wants to sign on David for a record deal... but not Jasper.  
231 - 8.23 Making Amends March 11, 1998 Donna is rushed to the hospital after falling in a coma from an overdose of painkillers where she comes clean with her father about her addiction to pain pills. When Donna admits to her boss, Robert, that she plagiarized someone else's sketches, she is immediately fired. Meanwhile, Kelly cares for a newborn baby left at the clinic by a teenage mother, named Leanne, which makes Kelly wonder if she can take in the baby to care for it herself. Steve falls for Jill, a woman that he has never met, when he starts reading her love letters which are actually addressed to someone else named Ted. Also, Brandon investigates David's sudden success with his new songs where Jasper suggests to him that David's gains for the record deal are ill-gotten. Elsewhere, Valerie struggles to get past her incident with Noah. NOTE: Jessica Alba's first appearance, she appears in the next episode.  
232 - 8.24 The Nature of Nurture March 18, 1998 Kelly objects to the decision of a Special Services person when the abandoned baby is placed with a gay couple. In turn she is accused by some of her friends of being homophobic. Meanwhile, Brandon and Steve and Janet quarrel over running cigarette ads for their failing newspaper in which Brandon threatens to quit, while Steve continues to pretend that he's Ted in order to please his pen pal friend Jill. Noah asks to finance Donna's marketing of her own designs for another fashion company. Also, Valerie deals with her long-estranged mother, Abby, who arrives back in town for a visit and hits it off with Kelly's father, Bill, who has been paroled from prison. Elsewhere, David becomes intrigued by his new neighbor Woody Sloan, a former rock star. Kelly decides to let the baby go as she realizes that gay people can make good parents as well and that because of her past sexual promiscuity that she should not be so judgemental of others.  
233 - 8.25 Aunt Bea's Pickles March 25, 1998 Valerie and Kelly reluctantly join forces in an attempt to keep apart Valerie's mother Abby, and Kelly's father Bill, after they announce their engagement at Valerie's birthday party. Meanwhile, Brandon interviews for a job at a major daily newspaper company and is hired on the spot, but he discovers there's a little catch: Brandon must fill in as a scab for other reporters of the agency that have recently gone on strike. At the same time at the Beverly Beat, Janet begins to complain to Steve about being overworked and underpaid. Steve sets off in search for Jill's real pen pal, Ted, to introduce her to him in an attempt to mend the hostile situation he set off. Also, Noah goes too far in helping Donna with her work in bribing a local fashion company to set the stage for her designs and purchases.  
234 - 8.26 All That Glitters April 1, 1998 Brandon lets his thoughts run wild after Peter Ray, a prize-winning journalist, wants to collaborate with him for a potential sports story. Meanwhile, Valerie creates problems between Noah and Donna when she claims that the expensive diamond necklace that Noah gave Donna is a fake. Valerie also hooks David up with a film maker, named Kyle Scott, who is wanting to do a commercial with him as she handles his taxes. Kelly assists Chris Myers, a mentally challenged man who's working at the clinic and also tries to come to terms with his overprotective mother. Also, Steve finds faults with Jill due to her obsessive-compulsive neatness and cultural interests that he does not have.  
235 - 8.27 Reunion April 15, 1998 Andrea Zuckerman arrives in town for a visit as the gang prepares to go to their five-year high school reunion at West Beverly High, where she tells Brandon about her troubled life and failed marriage. Meanwhile, Donna becomes jealous about a Rolling Stone magazine article detailing about Noah's single status, which prompts her to sneak away from the dance and to the Peach Pit After Dark to see if Noah will be true to her. Valerie creates a new persona for herself and David in order to fit in at the reunion. Also, Steve lets his macho image he built of himself take over when an old girlfriend, named Rhonda, drives him away from his date, Janet, and leads him into a prank. Elsewhere, Kelly also deals with her past over a former boyfriend, named Ross Webber, that is in attendance.  
236 - 8.28 Skin Deep April 29, 1998 Kelly strongly protests Brandon's research on a sex shop selling pornography and other adult material, as well as his participation with Steve in a bachelor party for Steve's former college fraternity brother Muntz, while Kelly also has strong concerns about her mother Jackie, and her half-sister Erin, over Jackie's decision to undergo plastic surgery. David also buys some things from the sex shop to revamp his sluggish sex life with Valerie. Meanwhile, Donna learns that Monica, a new assistant of her designs, has a psychological problem of self-mutilation and tries to get her to listen to her.  
237 - 8.29 Ricochet May 6, 1998 Valerie is asked by a doctor to be a bone-marrow donor for an ailing leukemia patient. Valerie is delighted with the idea, but she soon goes back on her deal with she finds out that the patient has sexually abused his teenage daughter. Meanwhile, Donna becomes stricken with jealousy and suspicion when an old girlfriend of Noah's, named Gwyneth, shows up for a visit. David lets his paranoia go too far when he gets mugged, tries to buy a gun, and eventually steals Noah's gun in which he accidentally wounds Gwyneth. Kelly continues to be suspicious of Brandon, until he offers her an engagement ring. Also, Steve, Brandon and Janet screen applicants for a new assistant for their newspaper. When a young college grad student, named Sarah, responds to the call, Steve is wary of hiring her fearing that he will fall in love with her.  
238 - 8.30 The Fundamental Things Apply May 13, 1998 Brandon and Kelly try to help a Bosnian refugee, named Alexander, find his missing wife whom he believes is long dead, while they deal with their own feelings about marriage and commitment. Meanwhile, Gwyneth turns to Valerie for a little help to break up Donna and Noah by sabotaging her fashion show at the After Dark. Steve goes out with Sarah on a golf course where she tells him that she happens to be married, but has marital troubles with her husband. After David is stiffed by a client, he takes out his anger and frustration by breaking up with Valerie, who rebounds by having a one-night stand with a shady photographer named Johnny, with a shocking secret that he's a drug user.  
239 - 8.31 The Wedding: Part 1 May 20, 1998 In the week before Kelly and Brandon's wedding, they get all kinds of conflicting emotions about heading toward the alter. Meanwhile, David pressures Valerie to get an AIDS test after she confesses to him about her one-night stand with Johnny. But Valerie is reluctant to do so and provokes conflicts with everyone, except David whom she still has feelings for. Steve becomes nervous about losing Sarah when she goes to marriage counseling with her estranged husband. Also, different views of marriage divide Noah and Donna in which he tells her that he does not believe in marriage.  
240 - 8.32 The Wedding: Part 2 May 20, 1998 With a few hours before Brandon and Kelly's wedding, they still become uncertain about this path in life they will take. Jim and Cindy Walsh arrive in town after moving back to Minneapolis to help plan Brandon and Kelly's wedding. Meanwhile, Valerie finally decides to get an AIDS test after Johnny confesses to her that he happens to be HIV-positive, and she asks David to come along with her for emotional support. Steve becomes dateless for the wedding when Sarah decides to go back to her husband after observing the wedding preparations around her. With Donna and Noah at a loss on their relationship, she decides to make Noah jealous by going out on a date with the wedding caterer, Jacob.  

Season 9: 1998-1999

# Title Airdate Overview
241 - 9.01 The Morning After October 6, 1998 Kelly and Brandon deal with the aftermath of their decision to not marry that becomes increasingly strained for both of them. Meanwhile, David urges Valerie toward a kinder, gentler demeanor after her HIV test comes back. Valerie encourages David to demand to write a music score for Glen King, David goes along with it... and gets fired for it. Steve has eyes for a new woman in town: an ambitious actress and con artist named Sophie Burns, whom she charms Steve into letting her stay at the Walsh house, but she has eyes for David instead. Also, Donna meddles in Noah's family affairs by insisting they have dinner with his estranged parents. But problems further arise when Noah learns that his father is about to be indicted for income tax evasion as well as questionable business deals. NOTE: This is Lindsay Price's first episode as a regular cast member.
242 - 9.02 Budget Cuts October 13, 1998 Kelly turns to Brandon for help to write an article when the Wyatt medical clinic's budget is cut drastically. So, Brandon asks the gang to hold a fund raiser at the After Dark for the Wyatt Clinic. Meanwhile, Valerie decides to finally tell the truth about her father's motive for his suicide to her visiting mother, Abby, only to meet her young fiancée Carl, whom Valerie doesn't approve of. When Valerie finally tells her mother about the history of her father molesting her, Abby shocks Valerie by saying that she already knew. With a little of Donna's help, Noah achieves peace with his estranged father, which turns out to be short-lived. Also, Sophie shares her plans to success in show business with David, while Steve continues to be oblivious to Sophie's true devious colors and her greedy and ruthless intentions.  
243 - 9.03 Dealer's Choice October 20, 1998 Kelly accompanies Valerie's mother, Abby, to her and Carl's wedding in Las Vegas, where maid of honor Valerie decides to make the moves on Carl to upset her mother's plans. Back in Los Angeles, Noah's and Donna's relationship is on the rocks as he continues to mourn over his father's recent suicide over his failed business, and the fact when IRS agents show up to confiscate everything of Mr. Hunter's for income tax fraud. Meanwhile, Donna is done in by another back-stabbing designer, Carrie, who gets a job after taking credit for Donna's clothing designs. Brandon learns something about Noah's father when he goes for an interview for a job at the L.A. Bureau of The New York Times. Also, Steve invents a date to make Sophie jealous while she continues to make the moves on David after he gets a job on a radio show.  
244 - 9.04 Don't Ask, Don't Tell October 27, 1998 Sophie makes her presence felt at the Beverly Beat when she offers to Steve and Janet to construct an Internet web site for the newspaper while continuing her clandestine affair with David, but Steve finally finds out about them after accidentally seeing Sophie and David doing something on the live Internet Web page. Meanwhile, Noah turns to Valerie instead of Donna for help after he is arrested for drunk driving, and a young lawyer, named Matt Durning, approaches him for representation for free of charge since Noah and his entire family is now broke from Noah's late father's dirty business dealings. With Brandon away in Washington D.C. for a job interview, Kelly proposes a business partnership to Donna of opening their own boutique shop. Also, Valerie's so-called "mistake" about seducing Carl in Las Vegas comes out which results in Carl breaking up with Abby which prompts her to threaten Valerie. NOTE: This is Daniel Cosgrove's first episode.
245 - 9.05 Brandon Leaves November 3, 1998 Valerie hires Matt for help in representation when her revenge-seeking mother presses murder charges against her for the late Mr. Malone's "suicide". But Kelly becomes angry about another one of Matt's clients who turns out to be the abusive husband from the spouse-abuse victim, Leah (from the 'Elephant's Father' episode). Meanwhile, Sophie begins to market herself for acting work... in the porno industry. Brandon returns from his stay in Washington D.C. and reveals that he accepted a job offer there at a prestigious newspaper company while Kelly reveals to him about her own personal change in opening her new boutique store, called 'Now Wear This'. Also, Noah takes a lonely Valerie on a tour of bad memories between both of them over the suicide of their unscrupulous, white-collared, criminal fathers. NOTE: This is Jason Priestley's last episode.
246 - 9.06 Confession November 10, 1998 With Brandon gone, Valerie plans her own farewell party after deciding to turn herself over to the police for setting up her father's long-ago suicide. Meanwhile, Sophie increases her circle of friends with a wealthy young man named Tom, where David fears that he'll lose Sophie after she decides to leave town after she accepts Tom's offer for a modeling job in Paris. Kelly's aid to Leah takes her outside the law where she lets Leah hide out at the beach apartment while she tries to get Leah and her baby some fake identification so she can leave town to get away from her abusive ex-husband. Noah continues on his self-destructive path and pushes away Donna when he sees her talking to Matt, and anyone who offers him support, except Valerie whom he challenges to a dangerous road game of chicken. Also, Steve, now running the Beverly Beat on his own, takes his newspaper in a new direction in publishing phony tabloid articles in which he and Janet end up trapped in a meat locker in a condemned building.  
247 - 9.07 You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello November 17, 1998 Donna's distant cousin, Gina Kincaid, arrives in town for Thanksgiving where she fibs a little about her failed ice-skating career, and secretly shows her true arrogant colors while casting an eye on Noah. Meanwhile, Steve lacks emotional protection from Janet after their so-called romantic fling the night before. Noah worries that he may have been involved in a hit-and-run while driving drunk. David has other problems with the law when he has a one-night stand with Denise, a regular listener on his After Dark radio show... who turns out to be under 18. After another indiscretion by Valerie keeps Kelly and everyone else enemies against her, Valerie decides to go back to Buffalo to get away from the life she now loathes in Los Angeles for good. NOTE: This is Tiffani-Amber Thiessen's last episode. This is Vanessa Marcil's first episode. Luke Perry returns in this episode.
248 - 9.08 I'm Back Because December 1, 1998 Dylan McKay arrives back in town and tries to help everyone with their share of problems as he tries to explain to Kelly why he had decided to come back to Beverly Hills. David hires Matt as his lawyer as he deals with the situation with Denise after her wealthy and powerful conservative parents have him arrested and charged with statutory rape. But Matt has his share of problems financially when his lack of clients prevent him from making his rent and business payments. Meanwhile, Steve's visiting mother, Samantha, angrily tells him that she doesn't like his newspaper's tabloid slant, while Steve counters with his unhappiness over her dating a much younger new suitor. Gina (whom is revealed here to be even more twisted and deranged than Valerie, Sophie or any other woman) sets out to prevent Noah and Donna from reconciling so she can have Noah all for herself. Also, Kelly and her mother, Jackie, clash over her ailing grandfather's wishes to die in peace.
249 - 9.09 The Following Options December 8, 1998 Kelly is called on to make a life-or-death decision for her emphysema stricken grandfather to be put on life support. Matt is hired to help defend a tobacco company in a civil suit, much to Kelly's chagrin over her dying grandfather issue. Meanwhile, Steve wrestles with his thoughts as news about his mother's lesbian romance spreads. Dylan takes his Porsche out of storage as the start of re-starting his life, but finds only recurring nightmares involving the death of Toni years ago. Gina gives up trying to break Noah and Donna up and turns her sights on Dylan. Also, Donna befriends a female gang member, named Sonia, who cannot leave the gang she's in.  
250 - 9.10 Marathon Man December 15, 1998 Dylan whisks Kelly away on a plane to Mexico to be with her, while he uses the trip to smuggle heroin into the USA for his own use. Gina continues to woo Dylan to know him, while Matt becomes jealous over Dylan's constant presence around Kelly. Meanwhile, the Brian Setzer Orchestra is featured at an AIDS-benefit dance marathon at the After Dark where Steve overextends himself when he inadvertently pledges $12,000 to sponsor a couple who turns out to be his former fraternity brother, Muntz, and his wife. Also, Sonia's girl gang member friends affect Donna's business at the boutique shop "Now Wear This!" by their presence. When the store is robbed one night, the missing Sonia becomes the chief suspect. Noah also asks Gina to help him and Nat plan Donna's 24th birthday party for Christmas Day, where Gina has a little too much to drink and finally reveals her true contempt feelings about Donna in front of everyone.  
251 - 9.11 How to Be the Jerk Women Love January 12, 1999 Steve decides to market his pick-up techniques with a seminar class to show some guys how to pick up girls at the After Dark club. Meanwhile, Kelly balks at the request of sleeping with Matt, and later regrets it. Gina begins to stir up trouble between Donna and her mother, Felice, by using their tension to play them against each other. While Gina discovers Dylan's drug use, he discovers that his dead wife Toni's grave has been moved away apparently by Marchette and decides to buy a gun to settle the past once and for all. Also, David meets an attractive, naive woman, named Gertrude, using Steve's pick-up technique.  
252 - 9.12 Trials and Tribulations January 19, 1999 Dissatisfied customers of Steve's pick-up technique video take him to a small claims court over getting bad results from the video. Meanwhile, Gina reluctantly continues to care for Dylan who later gets arrested after breaking into the late Marchette's old house to look for him as well as drug possession. Donna and Noah struggle to find a place to be alone at her parents house after they go away for a vacation to have sex. Also, David has to back up his lie to Gertrude over his past and his current life. Kelly second-guesses herself with Matt after thinking that her past with Dylan is making him uncomfortable.  
253 - 9.13 Withdrawal January 26, 1999 After Dylan accidentally injures Donna by knocking her into her swimming pool while high on drugs, he tries to confront his personal demons. But he rejects his friends support by insisting that he doesn't have a drug problem. He then makes a run for it and ends up in the hospital, land in a coma, and goes through an agonizing withdrawal. Kelly's concern over Dylan raises red flags for both Gina and Matt who are wary of her motives, and Matt feels guilty while handling Dylan's legal troubles by lying in open court about Dylan's well being. Meanwhile, Steve loses Janet's dog during a walk in a park which leads to believe that the Doberman mated with a different breed. Also, Claire Coville, a rising singer, asks Donna to design her a dress for an awards show and for Noah to be her escort.  
254 - 9.14 I'm Married February 2, 1999 Matt is put into a dilemma when his long-estranged wife, Lauren, suddenly arrives in town from New York after spending years in an insane asylum and wants to make up for lost time while Kelly becomes suspicions of Matt's sudden behavior. Meanwhile, Gina becomes jealous when a former drug addict, named Linda, agrees to sponsor Dylan's recovery. At the same time, Dylan finds trouble on his new community service job at a freeway construction site with the abusive foreman and a struggling co-worker. Also, Steve and Noah declare a war of practical jokes after Noah cheats at strip poker, which apparently takes a serious turn when a man suddenly drops dead and Steve and Donna try to retrieve the corpse from a missing refrigerator. David meets a young woman whom he asks out to the movies only to have her stand him up.  
255 - 9.15 Beheading St. Valentine February 9, 1999 As Valentine's Day approaches, Kelly continues to be uncomfortable around Matt after he tells her about his wife's past, who then moves into the Walsh house. Meanwhile, Steve's newest idea for his newspaper of bikini models leads to an alert about a potential health problem thinking he might have a malignant skin cancer. Gina begins to cause more friction between Donna and Noah when she tells Donna a concocted story about a drunken Noah making the moves on her from one particular night. Afterwards, a dejected Donna agrees to pose a David's girlfriend at a business function of his. Also, Gina worries that she can't keep the pace with Dylan after they begin a series of exotic trysts.  
256 - 9.16 Survival Skills February 16, 1999 Steve and Janet take two low class teenagers, named Stewart and Marianne, out on a camping trip which turns into a complicated venture for both couples when they end up trapped in their car with a large bear outside and both Steve and Janet, and Stewart and Marianne, end up having sex. Meanwhile, Noah makes a proposal to Donna to move in with him. But then, Gina sabotages their reconciliation by playing games with Noah over what really happened that night between him and her. Donna's anger over both Noah and Gina sends her to the arms of David. A complication arises to spoil Matt and Lauren's second honeymoon when he learns that the drug Laura's taking for her schizophrenia may be life threatening. Also, Dylan is torn between being with Gina or Kelly.  
257 - 9.17 Slipping Away March 2, 1999 Gina's visiting, self-serving mother, Bobbi, is little help when Gina learns that her trust fund isn't as large as she thought due to her mother stealing from it. Meanwhile, Kelly enlists Dylan's help for a trip to Mexico to help out Matt and Lauren to smuggle medicine for her into the country where Dylan and Kelly's romantic feelings for each other surface once again. But then Lauren thinks that her medication is not worth it and decides to re-commit herself back to the asylum in New York. Back in Los Angeles, Janet tells Steve that her father objects to her relationship with him since he is not Japanese. Also, Donna agrees to go out on a date with David as a distraction from her thoughts about Noah, who eventually learns about her and David's Valentine's Day tryst from Gina.  
258 - 9.18 Bobbi Dearest March 9, 1999 Dylan looks for a strange man after he saves Dylan's life after a jet-ski accident. After finding out that Donna's mother is the one responsible for mismanaging her trust fund, Gina decides to sue Felice for $1.1 million. Meanwhile, Steve acquires a brothel madam's book of her clients to publish for the newspaper in which Matt finds valuable in order to blackmail the prosecutor for a case he is dealing. Kelly becomes torn over being with Dylan or Matt. Also, David advertises for a girlfriend on his radio show and one particular one, a young Hispanic girl named Claudia, responds.  
259 - 9.19 The Leprechaun March 16, 1999 Over Donna's objection, Kelly hires a publicist, named Pia, to boost business for the boutique store. But the devious Gina makes the situation worse when she fans the flames between Donna and Kelly, and Pia just for her own amusement. Over Janet's objection, Steve hires a dwarf, named Lou, to pose as a leprechaun to promote the newspaper during St. Patrick's Day. Meanwhile, Noah gets an offer by a businesswoman, named Jennine, for the Peach Pit's space and must make a tough choice of whether or not to sell out Nat to the offer. When Dylan learns about Noah's situation, he decides to make his own move to buy the building himself. Matt questions his own relationship with Kelly while handling a couple who wants a prenuptial agreement. Also, David's new romance with Claudia appears likely to be short lived when she tells him that she has to move back to Venezuela after her visa has expired.  
260 - 9.20 Fortune Cookie April 6, 1999 Dylan's friendly gift to Kelly of fixing a raffle for a dinner date with a rock star upsets Gina who decides make Dylan jealous by hanging out with the person. Meanwhile, Steve is unnerved by a psychic's bitter prediction of him being impotent, until the prediction may ring true. David and Claudia lay the groundwork for their faux marriage in order for her to stay in the country. Ashley, a former high school nemesis of Donna's, asks for her help in her fight against West Beverly High's drama teacher whom Ashley claims molested her years ago. Also, Matt is wary as he prepares to advertise his legal work for a TV commercial with Kelly's help.  
261 - 9.21 I Wanna Reach Right Out and Grab Ya April 13, 1999 Donna becomes a nervous wreck after her parents announce their decision to separate, and Noah tries to help Donna find out why her parents would want to end their marriage. Matt and Dylan team up as pool sharks and end up in a bar fight with some disgruntled losers. Meanwhile, David befriends Sonny Sharp, a former top radio DJ, whom he tries to help make a comeback. Janet and Steve baby-sit Peter, an 11-year-old child prodigy with big college plans. Gina lies about her relationship with a movie celebrity while house-sitting for the person. Also, Kelly finds a truth about her feelings for Dylan after admitting her feelings for him on a live stage while under hypnosis which prompts a cold response from both Matt and Gina.  
262 - 9.22 Local Hero April 20, 1999 A bizarre incident catches Dylan and Kelly together when they save a pregnant woman from a mugger in a parking lot, but they let Steve take the credit. Meanwhile, Steve goes undercover at a support group to get a story about sex addicts where David meets and falls for Katie, a member who becomes Steve's sponsor. Matt represents Gina in a salary negotiation when he unwisely suggests pushing for a higher demand for a possible job offer. Also, Donna meets more of Noah's family when he discovers a long-lost relative, a half-sister named Rene, from his late father's double life who's now working in a seedy diner.  
263 - 9.23 The End of the World as We Know It April 27, 1999 Steve goes crazy on a Year 2000 "Y2K" millennium planning, ignoring or avoiding planning a holiday trip with Janet. Noah becomes openly hostile to Matt after he is hired to sue Noah's late father's oil company for environmental pollution in a class action suit. Meanwhile, Katie returns to David and wants to move forward with him, without sex. While babysitting her stepsister, Erin, in her mother's apartment, a hidden camera catches Kelly and Matt having sex in which, as a result of circumstances, ends up in Gina and Dylan's hands. Wayne, a fashion model, makes a play for Donna while Noah pressures her to keep her distance to the guy. Also, Dylan and Kelly deal with the fallout after their fling in Mexico is found out by Gina.  
264 - 9.24 Dog's Best Friend May 4, 1999 Donna is warned by Wayne not to move in with Noah, who at the same time gets some more disturbing news about his late father about his illegal business dealings within his oil company. Meanwhile, David and Dylan take a getaway to Las Vegas where David observes Dylan operate with his flirtations with other women. Gina gets a disturbing health warning when a routine visit to David's dentist father, Mel, reveals that she has bulimia. Also, Janet experiments with a computerized matchmaker, named Love Fishing, and is intrigued by the result after meeting her perfect other, which prompts Steve to do the same. At the end, things take a sudden turn when Kelly is assaulted and raped in a deserted alleyway late at night after her car breaks down.  
265 - 9.25 Agony May 11, 1999 Kelly confides in Dylan about her incident and later Donna, while Kelly begins to withdraw into a reclusive state resulting from the traumatic experience. Meanwhile, Matt defends a drug dealer on a burglary charge (who coincidentally happens to be Kelly's rapist), while at the same time, Matt thinks Kelly's odd behavior points to her seeing Dylan again. Donna declines both to move in with Noah or travel with Wayne as his modeling career heats up. An art critic lauds Steve's photography for the Beverly Beat, prompting him to take more photographs of events. Also, Gina returns to ice skating while David decides to pursue her. But Dylan's presence and the pressure on Gina to qualify for a spot on a skating team makes her bulimia worsen.  
266 - 9.26 That's the Guy May 18, 1999 A paranoid Kelly begins carrying a gun given to her by Dylan, hoping to find her rapist. Meanwhile, Steve throws a wild party at the Peach Pit After Dark when the Beverly Beat goes "in the black" resulting from resounding national reviews, while Janet doubts her career with the paper. Gina confides in David her history about her bulimia and ice skating after collapsing before an ice skating competition in which he tries to help her. But Dylan's presence begins to get in the way. A confused Donna continues to balance her time between Noah and Wayne, which changes when Wayne takes advantage it to seduce Donna, and Noah walks in on them the morning after. Also, Dylan offers a $100,000 reward to find Kelly's rapist and begins his own search, which only leads to dead ends. At the same time, Kelly's rapist, whose named is Joe Patch, returns with a new case for Matt when he wants to sue the police for excessive violence against him during his arrest.  

Season 10: 1999-2000

# Title Airdate Overview
267 - 10.01 The Phantom Menace September 8, 1999 Kelly shoots and kills her knife-wielding rapist. The police believe it's self-defense, but they want to prosecute her because she used the stolen gun Dylan obtained for her, and she won't tell them where she got it. Meanwhile, David forces Dylan move out of his house after learning that he and Gina are back together, and Donna throws Gina out of the beach house after seeing Gina bad-mouthing Kelly to some TV reporters which leads to Dylan and Gina to move into a hotel suite together at the Bel Aire Hotel, Dylan's former residence from his teen years. Noah refuses to associate himself with Donna or anyone near her, while Donna thinks that her involvement with Wayne was a mistake after he shows he's only interested in having an empty-headed good time. Also, Steve learns that Janet wants to take a job at another newspaper and bristles at her hot and cold treatment of him, only to have Janet tell him she loves him—but NOT tell him the reason she's all over the place.
268 - 10.02 Let's Eat Cake September 15, 1999 Steve mistakes Janet's secret that she wants to break up with him, but when she tells him that she's four months pregnant, Steve does not take it happily. Meanwhile, Donna tries to reconcile with Noah, but does not find him open for talk especially when she sees him with another woman from the After Dark. Dylan tries to help out Lucy Wilson, a former high school girlfriend living at the Bel Aire Hotel, after she gets arrested for drug possession. Matt continues to try to help Kelly recover from the shooting by taking her to a support group. Also, Gina is excluded from David's planned surprise birthday party, but uses a fake car problem to get him to come and help her. Later on, though, she decides to do the right thing and drops David off at the party.
269 - 10.03 You Better Work September 22, 1999 Dylan is denied a return to college due to a lame essay and the deadline for college enrollment, until David stands up for him. Meanwhile, Kelly and Donna prepare the reopening of the boutique since the shooting for Donna's men's line fashions. But Gina sneaks backstage, deliberately burns up an invitation from a famous fashion critic, and accidentally sets fire to their dresses. With that, all of Donna's friends assemble to salvage the fashions and the guys even step in as models for the fashion show. When Matt realizes that Gina set the fire and tried to cover it up, he uses this damaging information to put pressure on Gina to help with the publicity of the fashion show. Noah's actions in helping with the show make it clear he's still in love with Donna. Also, the realities of fatherhood strike Steve who doubts his ability to be a father but doesn't tell Janet.
270 - 10.04 A Fine Mess September 29, 1999 Steve practices marriage proposals to Janet, who isn't interested at first and gets mad at everyone for advocating on Steve's behalf, until Steve finally speaks from his heart and wins Janet's. Meanwhile, Dylan asks Gina to move out of his hotel suite and into a separate one because of her constant and lavish spending of his money, and him wanting space. Matt's announcement of his cautious view of marriage angers Kelly who believes in lifelong commitment, while his loss of faith in marriage deepens while he represents a woman who wants out of her 15-year marriage at all costs. Also, David makes a date, Robyn, part of his radio show by discussing their date and after-affects on-air. Noah's attitude towards Donna and everyone changes when while hosting a new band for the After Dark, he learns that the band leader's cousin was Wayne.
271 - 10.05 The Loo-Ouch October 20, 1999 Steve and Janet finally break the news of her pregnancy which brings out hostility from her conservative mother and father, and mixed reactions from his unorthodox and obnoxious father, Rush. Meanwhile, David tries to curve his radio persona in an attempt to make up with Robyn, but is sidetracked by fans wanting more of his love life. Both Matt and Noah offer to move out of the house to make room for Steve and Janet's nursery. Also, Dylan tries to help out a hotel maid who has to bring her two wild sons to work with her, and Gina tells Noah about a plan to turn the After Dark into a gentlemen's evening club to make some quick cash.
272 - 10.06 80s Night October 27, 1999 David's new brash radio persona gets flack from Donna among others, but high ratings. Meanwhile, Matt and Kelly clash when he goes to court to try to overturn the death sentence for a convicted rapist-murderer, while Kelly also gets a visit from the parents of her rapist. Noah and Gina continue running their secret gentle men's club in the After Dark, but the place attracts the wrong attention when the police raid it after several nuisance complaints and arrest both Noah and Donna. But Gina slips away with David's father, Mel, who's also in attendance. Also, Steve and Janet clash over their plans for Halloween where Steve wants to decorate the house and Janet wants to appear in a band that's playing at an 1980s Halloween party at the After Dark.
273 - 10.07 Laying Pipe November 3, 1999 Kelly and Dylan are asked to be the godparents of Steve and Janet's baby and so they travel to Ojay to plan their approaching wedding. There, Kelly and Dylan question their link to each other. Meanwhile, Steve hesitates to trade in his beloved Corvette for a mini-van. But then David takes matters in his own hands when a shady performance artist, named Marta, offers $28,000 for Steve's car; Steve is finally OK with giving up his flashy car when Janet tells him how he won her over, which is a good thing because Marta ensures the car won't be useful any longer. A homeless man's death affects Donna which sets her and Noah out to learn the history of the anonymous man, leading to Donna first losing her faith anew in both the homeless man and Noah, before some new information restores both the dead man's legacy and her bond with Noah. Matt's determination to overturn the death sentence for his imprisoned client continues to anger Kelly. Also, Gina begins blackmailing Mel Silver for $1,000 a week in order to remain silent about his philandering. At the end, when the ever greedy Gina demands even more money from Mel for her silence, he refuses to pay. So, Gina does not hesitate to make an anonymous phone call to Kelly's mother.
274 - 10.08 Baby, You Can Drive My Car November 10, 1999 Dylan gets hurt in a gay-bashing incident when he and a gay community center worker, named Andrew, are assaulted by a group of men after which Andrew wants to keep the incident a secret. Meanwhile, Kelly blames Noah for Jackie and Mel's separation over the gentlemen's club after word (from Gina) spreads about it. Janet and Steve corral the gang into a scavenger hunt to lead them to the place for their wedding. Also, Gina feels slighted by anti-marriage Dylan which prompts her to turn to David for comfort.
275 - 10.09 Family Tree (Part 1) November 17, 1999 Kelly finally learns from Mel that Gina had blackmailed him over his infidelity. But when Kelly tells David, he refuses to believe her or anyone thanks to his renewed involvement with Gina and her denials. At the same time, Kelly's mother, Jackie, asks Matt to represent her in suing David's father, while their daughter, Erin, shows obvious signs of depression over the breakup. Meanwhile, Dylan goes to bat for Andrew when the bigoted community center head tries to indirectly fire Andrew for being gay. But Dylan's victory over the center is bittersweet when word of Andrew's homosexuality spreads among the kids in which they no longer want Andrew around. Kelly also has to deal with Noah's presence in the beach front apartment which takes up space. Also, Steve and Janet's honeymoon is plagued by a series of mishaps and situations one of which includes a loud polka bank playing in the room next to theirs.
276 - 10.10 What's in a Name (Part 2) November 17, 1999 Janet goes into premature labor near the end of the honeymoon and gives birth to a baby girl, while Steve maintains a vigil through the week as he worries about the safety of Janet and their newborn. Meanwhile, Dylan asks Kelly and Nat to volunteer in a feed the homeless Thanksgiving dinner at the community center. Kelly, seeking a way to get Jackie's mood in a boost, asks her to help out with the dinner, while little Erin continues to mope around about her parents separation and Kelly finally convinces Jackie that she has to moderate her accurate views about what a jerk Mel is around Erin for the sake of Erin's feelings. Donna learns of a past indiscretion by her father with Gina's mother, which brings out revelations that could threaten to tear Donna's family apart and has her seeing Gina's life in a new light. Also, David becomes uncertain about where Gina stands with him over her breakup with Dylan.
277 - 10.11 Sibling Revelry December 15, 1999 Dylan gives an expensive painting to Kelly as a gift which disturbs Matt thinking that Dylan is trying to buy Kelly's affections again. Meanwhile, Donna finally tells Gina their whole story about that they are half sisters, which throws Gina into anger and frustration. But Donna learns that Noah hasn't told her all of his life story when he tells her that he never went to Harvard. After returning from the hospital, Steve becomes overprotective of baby Madeline. Also, David's jealousy surfaces again when Gina confides in Dylan instead of him with her personal troubles, and he tells her their relationship is over.
278 - 10.12 Nine Yolks Whipped Lightly December 22, 1999 As Christmas approaches, Gina's meeting with Dr. Martin as her biological father is awkward and unsatisfying, similar to that of Janet and her parents when they accidentally run into each other at a Christmas tree lot. Steve eventually confronts Janet's parents and tells them to stop acting cold towards her and him. Donna's mother, Felice, condescendingly tries to buy Gina off, and Gina tells her "No thanks". Meanwhile, Donna can't let go of Noah's accident years ago resulting in the death of his girlfriend which leads to her and him considering breaking up. Also, Dylan loses control in front of kids during a Christmas gathering at the community center when he punches a belligerent neighbor complaining about the center's residents hanging around his house. Matt takes advantage of a client's latest fee to buy Kelly an engagement ring and proposes marriage which she accepts. But Dylan confides in David about him still having strong feelings for Kelly.
279 - 10.13 Tainted Love January 12, 2000 The loss of a client's business puts Matt in financial straits because of the engagement ring he bough for Kelly which was paid for with the retainer. Gina tries to help Matt by asking Dylan for the $15,000 Matt owes, but Matt refuses the money because of his own pride and reliance, while he begins lying to Kelly about his financial problems. Meanwhile, Dylan grows uncomfortable about God-parenting to Kelly because of her engagement. David and others benefit from a man's crush on Donna whom she asks out on a date that flops. Also, Noah attempts to fight his loss over breaking up with Donna by hanging out with a pair of wild and crazy swingers, named Josie and her brother Shane, that come to the After Dark every night.
280 - 10.14 I'm Using You 'Cause I Like You January 19, 2000 Donna and David meet promising new mates for themselves, she with an unpredictable businessman named Jerry, and he with a law clerk named Chrissy. Meanwhile, Kelly decides to quit working at the boutique store. Soon after being suspended by the state bar for misappropriate use of legal funds, Matt violates his suspension by taking a case of an injured factory worker, until Chrissy finds out and threatens him. The increasingly moody Dylan suffers from the fast-lane acquaintances of Noah's which takes a turn for the worse when both Dylan and Gina are arrested when Josie's stash of drugs is found in the limo they take for a drive. Also, Steve and Janet hire a nanny, named Darby, for baby Madeleine whom Noah asks out on a date.
281 - 10.15 Fertile Ground January 26, 2000 Matt's successful and confident older brother, Patrick, pays a visit with his wife and asks Matt for a very personal favor: to be a sperm donor so his wife can have a baby since he is sterile. But Kelly pressures Matt not to agree to the favor. Noah is threatened by Josie's brother, Shane, when Dylan refuses to cover for Josie's drug loss after she destroyed a drug stash to avoid getting arrested. Meanwhile, Steve tells Janet about his previous encounter with Darby and her sex-crazy college days, and it takes Janet a while to accept Steve was being honest with her. Donna, now running the boutique shop on her own, goes out with a fashion designer, named Dan, while David has a meeting of minds with Camille Desmond, a magazine columnist. Also, Gina gets a promotional job offer, but only if she trains her employer's spoiled son, Michael, for an upcoming prom dance contest his school is giving.
282 - 10.16 The Final Proof February 9, 2000 A revenge-seeking Shane and his friend Carl, kidnap Noah and then send a ransom e-mail to Dylan for his release. Dylan agrees to deliver the ransom money without notifying the police, but confides in Steve about the situation. They Dylan is waylaid by Josie and Shane who plan to kill him and Noah anyway. Meanwhile, Kelly and Matt prepare to go on a couples Valentine's Day game show with Donna and Janet as their coaches. But when Kelly has an attack of nerves, Donna goes on the show with Matt in her place. Donna's father tries to bond with Gina who continues to be uncertain about what to do, but just after he tells her to call him Dad, he ends up lapsing into unconsciousness. Also, David continues his growing relationship with Camille, until the arrival of an ex-boyfriend which puts a form of jealousy and fear in David. Guest star Ryan Seacrest as the TV show host.
283 - 10.17 Doc Martin February 16, 2000 After Dr. Martin dies from a sudden and massive stroke, Gina is implicitly accused by everyone in the group and directly accused by Felice of causing his death. Gina is also not acknowledged as his daughter and angrily decides to leave L.A. and head back to New York, with an also-unhappy Dylan deciding after his latest spat with Kelly to leave town with her. When Matt has more financial setbacks, Kelly takes on a lucrative Public Relations job, but gets thrown for a loop when she learns her client is against high school clubs for gay students, a cause she personally is supportive of. Donna has to plan her father's funeral when Felice is incapacitated by grief, and joins the anti-Gina side by saying she thinks her dad would be alive if she hadn't told Gina the truth. Noah continues to drink heavily and be mired in depression, and David tries to get through to him. Gina surprises everyone by making a brave stand at her father's funeral, and is finally accepted by both Felice and the group, but she ends up reconciling with Donna and leaving town with the closure she long sought. Dylan changes his mind about leaving, to Gina's disappointment but non-surprise, and he and Kelly resolve to at least be civil to each other. NOTE: This is Vanessa Marcil's last episode.
284 - 10.18 Eddie Waitkus March 1, 2000 Dylan becomes intrigued with his past after he and Steve see a live news report showing a group of plane crash survivors, one of whom is the dead-spitting image of his long dead father Jack McKay. Dylan tries looking into his family storage locker, but finds it broken into and ransacked. Dylan then goes to see Christine Pettie, the FBI agent who was involved in protecting his father many years ago, but she is not very helpful and advises Dylan to leave this alone. Meanwhile, Noah's return to drinking gets worse when he intrudes on Donna's newest date Eli. Kelly can't handle the contract between her PR duties and her personal beliefs. Also, David ponders his further relationship with Camille when the issue of how to satisfy her arises during their first night together, while Donna hires Camille to work at the boutique.
285 - 10.19 I Will Be Your Father Figure March 8, 2000 Matt and Kelly aid Dylan in trying to help him find his father in which the search leads them to Arizona where they find Dylan's father, who lives under the alias Eddie Waitkus, and has a wife and young son. Meanwhile, Donna brings Noah at the beach apartment to convalesce for his injuries where he begins to take advantage her loneliness to make the moves on her. Janet becomes worried when Steve reverts to his old partying form when his stepbrother Ryan visits. Also, Camille tells David that she's beginning to resent Donna's constant phone calls to him for support which intrudes on their evenings out.
286 - 10.20 Ever Heard the One About the Exploding Father? March 15, 2000 Jack McKay suddenly shows up at Dylan's front door of his hotel room where he makes him an offer to be a part of his life in which he will leave the witness protection program that he is in. But Dylan is approached by Christine Pettit who warns Dylan about a rash decision that his father is making since he is still a marked man by his former mob partners. So, Dylan tells Jack to go back to his new life in Arizona while he deals with his own. Meanwhile, Steve lobbies for Ryan's return to college who falls under the influence of Noah in bar-tending at the After Dark. David interviews for a radio job in New York City while Donna and Camille worry about this turn of events. Also, Matt reopens his practice after his suspension and his first client is a stand-up comic named Stuart Patton who's jokes are funny only to Matt.
287 - 10.21 Spring Fever March 22, 2000 Kelly recruits Steve and Janet's five-month-old baby, Maddy, for a photo ad as part of her first independent PR assignment for a new knock-wurst sausage. But when the plans fall through, Steve decides to step in and volunteer himself for the ad, leading to much hammy acting and a bloated ego trip. Meanwhile, Noah meets and becomes acquainted with Ellen, a fellow AA member in need of attention. Matt accompanies Dylan on a motorcycle road trip in the California hills where they Matt unknowingly ingests acid at a desert rave which leads to him spending the night with one of the party girls. Also, Donna's distress over David grows after she catches him and Camille in a compromising sexual position on the floor of the boutique after hours.
288 - 10.22 The Easter Bunny April 5, 2000 Camille continues to get between Donna and David when she decides, but not Donna, to market products from the boutique over the Internet. But David has concerns of his own when Dylan begins working closely with Camille for her on-line web site for the store, and Donna is drawn to the Internet salesman Mitch. Meanwhile, Matt begins having difficulty with Kelly when his guilt over his drug-induced, one-night stand begins to surface. Steve and Janet have a crisis when the dog they are babysitting for kills and eats their neighbor's daughter's pet rabbit and Steve resorts to low means to find a replacement before their neighbors find out. Also, Noah tries helping Ellen get a job to get a new start in her life, but she resents his help which she sees as an intrusion into her life.
289 - 10.23 And Don't Forget to Give Me Back My Black T-Shirt April 19, 2000 Noah helps Ellen get back into AA, but she tells him that she does not see on the same lines as he does for recovery. Meanwhile, Steve invests in Donna's on-line venture after Janet says no to the offer. Matt pads his continuing lie about his one-night-stand to Kelly while Dylan continues lurking around them to see if Matt will give in and confess to Kelly about it. Donna reject Mitch's business style in personal matters when his come-ons become more frequent which leads to him sabotaging her opening night of her web site after she rejects going out with him again. Also, David becomes more grumpy with his relationship with Camille, especially after she volunteers to model for Donna's designs on-line.
290 - 10.24 Love is Blind April 26, 2000 Dylan's generous wedding gift of two open-ended airplane tickets vexes both Kelly and Matt who consider moving to Seattle for Matt to interview for a job at a prestigious law firm. Meanwhile, Steve and Janet receive an offer by a businessman to buy their newspaper which Janet will run it where as Steve will not which sets both of them to try out a trial run of Steve being with baby Maddy for a week while Janet runs the office. Donna tells David that she wants to keep their relationship strictly platonic, while Donna's mother, Felice, tells her that she has decided to put the family house up for sale. Also, Noah meets Ellen's family which includes her mother and Ellen's six-year-old, out-of-wedlock daughter.
291 - 10.25 I'm Happy for You...Really May 10, 2000 Camille returns to town after a long vacation with hope of reconciliation with David, unaware of his returning feelings for Donna who finds Camille's presence uncomfortable. Meanwhile, a reported surfing accident in Dylan's area makes Kelly searching for him thinking that he may be dead. When the rumor is false and Dylan turns up alive, Kelly ponders her hidden feelings for him. Janet is offered a better editing job away from the Beverly Beat which makes Steve wary over this turn of events. Also, Noah meets with Ellen again to try to work out their differences and start anew.
292 - 10.26 The Penultimate (Part 1) May 17, 2000 After David proposes marriage to Donna, both of them contemplate the matter and finally make a big decision. With Janet's career as a junior editor for the new owner of the Beverly Beat taking off, Steve become conflicted about being an unemployed stay-at-home father for baby Maddy. Kelly, while trying to open her independent public relations company, must make her own final decision on marrying Matt to console him after he learns that his brother in New York has suddenly died, and an uncertain-of-himself Dylan after he gets his college diploma. When Kelly tells Matt that she cannot marry him out of uncertainty, he lets the slip about his one-night stand during the desert road trip. Also, Noah contemplates commitment to Ellen and her daughter, but when he feels he's not ready, he breaks up with Ellen for good.
293 - 10.27 Ode to Joy (Part 2) May 17, 2000 In the two-hour series final, David and Donna announce their engagement in which all of their friends rush to give them the perfect wedding with Donna's mother, Felice, and Kelly's mother, Jackie, taking over the arrangements and Nat catering for the ceremony and agreeing to escort Donna down the church aisle. Meanwhile, Steve asks Janet to help him form their own publishing company so they both can have time for baby Maddie. Noah returns to Ellen and tells her that he has decided to give their relationship a second chance. At Donna's pre-wedding party, Kelly, Janet, Felice and Jackie are in attendance as well as friends from their past who include West Beverly High principal Mrs. Yvonne Teasley, as well as Andrea Zuckerman and even Valerie Malone. At David's bachelor party, Steve, Noah, Dylan, Nat, and David's father Mel attend the gathering as well as Steve's stepbrother Ryan and former KEG fraternity brother Munz, except for Brandon Walsh who sends his regards to everyone via videotape. The day of the wedding goes without a hitch and at the end, Matt shows up briefly to tell Kelly that he has decided to move back to New York, and she goes back to try to renew her relationship with Dylan. As the entire group dances together, the series comes to an end.


# Title Year
1 Christmas Special 1995
2 The Best Moments of Beverly Hills 1996
3 Our Favorite Moments 1998
4 The Final Goodbye 2000
5 10-Year High School Reunion 2003


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