Season 1 Episode 10

Games People Play

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 11, 2008 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Kelly returns to Beverly Hills with news of what transpired between her and Dylan during her trip. Meanwhile, Annie turns sixteen and gets a surprising gift from Naomi. But that's not the only surprise in store for the Wilson family. An unexpected visit from Harry's biological son, Sean, throws a wrench into their happy family dynamic.moreless

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  • Payback's a b!tch.

    Wow, this episode was so intense. I mean out of all the mental breakdowns Annie has had so far, I'm going to have to to say that this one was the best. After this episode, I totally love the Clark vs. Wilson game. So this is what happened, Annie's 16th birthday approaches, and in continuation of the last episode, Naomi saw Annie kissing Ethan. So she makes up this big game to screw Annie over and to ruin her birthday. Naomi calls Annie's ex from Kansas to come to LA for her birthday which causes problems with Annie & Ethan, but once things are resolved between them in the end, Naomi isn't satisfied, so she makes out with Jason, and Annie & Ethan walk in. All is revealed, and the heated argument was amazing. We get to see Naomi's true colors in this episode. On the sidelines, the second best plot is Kim's plot. She's catching the bad guys, and the drug case finally closes, while Matthew is still put on the outs for what he "did". Kelly returns hoping to get back with Ryan, only to find out he's with Kim. It was Kelly's fault on that one. I'm loving the Kim character, and I love her relationship Ryan. Adrianna & Navid get closer, once Adrianna meets his parents. Navid is revealed to be a virgin, which surprisingly makes their relationship stronger. Then a HUGE cliffhanger comes in to play. Sean, Harry's son, comes in the middle of Annie & Naomi's argument revealing his identity. The biggest cliffhanger yet. My jaw was on the floor. Amazing episode.moreless
  • Revenge.

    Naomi sees Annie kissing Ethan, and vows to get revenge on her. At Annie's 16th birthday party, everyone is surprised when someone from her past shows up unexpectedly. So another awesome episode, like I say on every review on this show. I just love it so much, I cant really fault it. And as I always say, I love the storyline, however, I wasn't much a fan of Jason, Annie's ex boyfriend, but still. I loved Naomi in this episode too, I really like her character. And, Sean is here, he will bring something good with him. Well, I can't wait to watch another episode of 90210, bring it on!moreless
  • Annie's Sweet Sixteen tales a twist, and has some good karaoke

    In this episode of 90210, the following happens. This episode picks up where the last episode aired. Soon word gets round school about Ryan and Kimberley and we then see him putting his stuff into his car, after the whole school learns about it. Then Kelly comes back and asks him about it and although he wants to tell her the truth, he knows he can't. When Annie returns home she is greeted by a gift and that is..... her ex-boyfriend Jason, who has come into town for her Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party. Later that night, after returning home from a meal, Jason kisses Annie. The day of Annie Sweet Sixteen party arrives. Yet again Naomi sees Ethan and Annie kissing and so she shows Jason. When Annie and Ethan go to find Naomi she finds Naomi and Jason on her bed making out. Just as her birthday cake is about to be lit, Annie takes Naomi outside, so they can talk. As they stand outside arguing, the son of Tracey and Harry turns up.moreless
  • Naomi Clark is totally a bad girl in this episode.

    This was a good episode but without Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh i didn't enjoy it so much. Despite the fact that there was no Shannen Doherty it was a good episode at all. It was amazing when Naomi tried to hurt Annie's feelings. And the end of the episode was great too. When Sean meets Naomi and Annie at Annie's birthday and he tells them that he is their brother, its really great. I hope that Shannen Doherty will join 90210 for a lot of the remaining episodes of Season 1st. Jennie Garth is really good in her role..moreless
  • Kelly returns to Beverly Hills and reveals what happened with Dylan.

    Let me just start off by saying that I absolutely loved this episode. All of the story lines were great, especially Navid's. I loved his scenes with Adrianna. I really like them together. It was great to see his family in this episode and learn some more about his background. Silver was great in this episode too. I absolutely loved Naomi in this episode, even if she did some really awful things to Annie. It's great that Kelly came back. I really missed her. In closing, I thought that this was an extremely well written, well acted and well made episode of 90210 from everyone involved, and I can't wait to see more episodes of 90210 in the future.moreless
Josh Henderson

Josh Henderson


Guest Star

Jessica Lucas

Jessica Lucas

Kimberly McIntyre

Guest Star

Michael Graziadei

Michael Graziadei


Guest Star

Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth

Kelly Taylor

Recurring Role

Jessica Lowndes

Jessica Lowndes

Adrianna Tate-Duncan

Recurring Role

Kellan Lutz

Kellan Lutz

George Evans

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Continuity Error: In this episode, Annie tells Ethan that she and Jason started dating in junior high. But this doesn't match up with what her mother said to her in episode 1x05 Wide Awake and Dreaming, when she was having "the talk" with Annie. In that conversation, she made reference to the fact that Annie was a serial dater who fell in love easily, broke up quickly, and moved on rapidly.

    • For a short period of time following this episode, viewers could call Jason's phone number (913-709-0409) and listen to the voicemail Naomi left for him, inviting Jason to Annie's Sweet Sixteen birthday. Unfortunately, the number no longer works.

    • Annie's contacts:

      Ralphie 323-555-0169 (Interestingly, this same name appeared in Brenda's contact list)
      Dad - 323-555-0120
      Dixon - 323-555-0177
      Jason - 913-709-0409

      It seems odd that Ralphie's name would appear first, since the rest of Annie's contacts appear in alphabetical order. It also seems strange that Ethan's number does not appear in Annie's contact list, after Dixon and before Jason. He is her boyfriend, after all, and most girls keep their boyfriend on speed dial.

    • When Naomi is scrolling through Annie's contacts, several of the character's phone numbers can be clearly seen. Oddly, the area code 323 is most prevalent. While 323 is technically a Beverly Hills area code, it only covers a small portion of the elite city and is usually associated with what is known as "Beverly Hills Adjacent." The very wealthy patrons of Beverly Hills are almost all in the 310 area code and it seems likely that the students of West Beverly High would live in the area covered by the 310.

    • When Annie is talking to Jason in the bathroom, her pajama top continually reverts between being unbuttoned and buttoned, with the most obvious goof occuring during the moment when she was sitting on the counter by the sink.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Jason: (to Annie) I would hug you, but I wouldn't want to get you all wet.
      Tabitha: (quietly) I wouldn't mind.
      Debbie: Tabitha!

    • Kelly: (to Silver) Dylan is Dylan. Nothing's changed. Same cheekbones, same sideburns, same perfectly messy hair… same commitment issues.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Featured Music:
      "Thunder" by Boys Like Girls
      "Never Be Your Baby" by Will Dailey
      "Neon Beanbag" by Stereolab
      "Kurdestan" by Jamshid
      "Vegetable Car" by Joshua Radin
      "Avalin Negah" by Jamshid
      "Heartless" by Kanye West
      "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar
      "Peace Of Mind" by Will Dailey