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Season 1 Episode 20

Between a Sign and a Hard Place

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 21, 2009 on The CW
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6.9
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Episode Summary

Donna faces a heartbreaking dilemma when she must choose between returning to her life with David in Japan, or moving back to Beverly Hills with their daughter, Ruby. Meanwhile, Silver's recent issues are the major topic of conversation at school, and Annie and Naomi make a decision about their friendship. Also, Ethan continues on his recent downward spiral due to Liam's bad influence, and Adrianna and Navid meet with potential adoptive parents for the baby.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Awesome.

    9.0
    Now that they have finally sold their home in Kansas, Harry and Debbie have a yard sale, Beverly Hills-style. Meanwhile, Donna talks to Kelly about her separation, and later search for a place for Donna to open a clothing store; Dixon helps Silver in her recovery; Liam and Ethan's unlikely friendship continues; and when a scandal involving Naomi's father comes to light, her trust in Annie begins to falter. Another awesome episode from 90210. Ethan going bad? Naomi and Annie trying to be friends again - which I'm happy about I like them being friends. Looks like Doona is back for good. I love the way Liam is - hot and cold, it's so hot but I feel sorry for Naomi. Well another awesome episode - I love the way 90210 is just a show that I can sit and watch, can't wait for the next episode.moreless
  • Donna has a decision to make

    9.0
    In this episode of 90210, the following happens. Donna asks whether should she stay in Beverley Hills or go back to Japan. Annie learns from her father that Naomi's father is being sued, although Naomi doesn't know about it yet.

    Soon Naomi's father goes to see her, to tell her that he is being sued and so she has to move back home with him, for his image. Donna finds the perfect space for her new store and so she leases it and has a big opening party for it. We also see Silver getting back to her old self, whilst she feels like an outsider as everyone is talking about her. When asked at the end when she is returning to school, we learn that she is leaving West Bev High and is going to be going to a Catholic school called St Claire's and it's an all girls school. Annie offers Naomi to stay with her for a while, and her parents agree that it's ok. Adrianna meets some potential adoptive parents for her baby, but can't make up her mind. Navid offers to be there for Adrianna and her baby and that he wants to be with both of them, and even suggests that they get married. At first she says no, but quickly changes her mind to yes.moreless
  • Season 1, Episode 20.

    9.5
    Annie and Naomi decide to give their friendship another shot. Meanwhile, Annie's parents try to sell things from their home in Kansas, which has finally sold. Silver's video is still a popular topic at school. Donna makes a decision on whether or not she will stay in Japan with David or purchase office space in California. Adrianna and Navid meet with potential adoptive parents. I liked this episode. I don't think it was the best episode yet, as the database claims, but it was still good. I feel bad for Donna and for Silver. I like that Annie and Naomi are going to be friends though. It obviously won't last, but I like that they are friends now. I think Adrianna is really thinking about keeping the baby now. It was a good episode that I found 100% enjoyable. Keep 'em coming. :)moreless
  • Silly 90210, this show is not good!

    3.5
    After writing a few recent reviews about how 90210 was turning around, getting back on track and potentially developing into a solid series they give us an episode like this that makes me take all of my praise back.



    Brutal, would be an understatement and would not do this justice. From Harry acting like a complete goofball, to a predictably cliched chance encounter at a lesbian bar there was nothing we haven't seen before.



    I have remarked how 90210 has "borrowed" things from Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill before, but it was taken to a new level tonight. Navid and Adrianna getting married at age 16? Yeah, that does not remind me of Haley and Nathan Scott at all. And try to tell me that those girls mocking Naomi and Silver were not carbon copies of the "girls on the steps" from Gossip Girl.moreless
  • Annie and Naomi start spending time together.

    10
    Let me just start off by saying that all things considered, I absolutely loved this episode. All of the storylines were great, especially the Adrianna and Navid storyline which was my favorite storyline of the episode and Donna and Kelly's storyline was my second favorite storyline. I loved all of the scenes between Adrianna and Navid. I absolutely love them together. They're my favorite couple on the show, and I'm so excited that they decided to get married. That should be really interesting, and I'm really anxious to see where that all goes. Donna and Kelly's storyline was absolutely hilarious. I loved all of their scenes. I also loved the scenes between Ryan and Kelly when they hook up with each other. I'm really anxious to see where the whole situation with Naomi and Annie goes, especially now that Naomi is living with the Wilson's. I'm also anxious to see where Silver's storyline goes too. The whole Debbie and Harry storyline with their yard sale was pretty entertaining too. In closing, I think that this was a very well written, well acted and well made episode of 90210 from everyone involved, and I can't wait to see the next episode of 90210.moreless
Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling

Donna Martin

Guest Star

Traci Dinwiddie

Traci Dinwiddie

Madame Flanagan

Guest Star

Maureen Flannigan

Maureen Flannigan

Leslie

Guest Star

Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth

Kelly Taylor

Recurring Role

James Patrick Stuart

James Patrick Stuart

Charles "Charlie" Clark

Recurring Role

Matt Lanter

Matt Lanter

Liam Court

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Navid: Let's get married.
      Adrianna: Really? No, no!
      Navid: We know each other, right? Why not?
      Adrianna: Um... (thinks) Okay, yeah, okay.. (laughs) Okay
      Navid: Okay
      Adrianna: We're getting married!
      (both of them laugh)

    • Silver: I just need a fresh start, you know, where no one knows me, where I can just be who I wanna be instead of who I was.
      Ethan: You think St. Claire has room for me?
      Silver: It's an all-girls school.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Featured Music:
      "Geraldine" by Glasvegas
      "Take Me To The River" originally by Al Green
      "Walking On A Dream" by Empire Of The Sun
      "Panic Switch" by Silversun Pickups
      "Up All Night" by The Young Knives
      "Coast That's Closest" by Eagle and Talon
      "He's A Rocker" by The Vines
      "Gimme A Chance" by Plain White T's

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