Season 1 Episode 15

Help Me, Rhonda

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 03, 2009 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Annie and Ethan's relationship begins to crumble when Ethan finds himself disillusioned with his life and devotes more time to Rhonda than he does his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Ty's parents agree to help Adrianna with her pregnancy, but nothing comes without strings attached. Also, Silver and Dixon have yet another confrontation.moreless

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  • Enjoyable.

    Well this has been way better than the last episodes we've been having. There was something different about this episode, which I liked. In continuation of Ethan getting in a car crash, of course Ethan is okay, but the person that he hit got it worse. A new character, Rhonda is introduced. Out of pity, Ethan helps her out on everything Rhonda needs which puts a gap between Annie & Ethan. Annie is honestly getting really annoying with her "acting" issues. The past episodes, she's been unbearable to watch. The plot that I used to look forward too, now has become my least favorite. It turns out in the end, Rhonda just pretended to be still recovering, when she has already recovered. Looks like someone has a crush on Ethan. What does that mean for Annie & Ethan? Honestly, don't care about their relationship like I did before. But the Rhonda storyline is good. Adrianna tells Ty that he's the father of the baby. His mom tries to make the "problem" go away. Adrianna's mother, Constance comes to the rescue, It got her some redemption, so a good mother daughter moment from the Tate-Duncans. Dixon & Navid try to play the fields with Christina, much to Silver's discomfort. Looks like Silver loves Dixon by the end, they get back together. Navid meets this random girl at the party. I loved the whole Silver vs. Christina scene. Adrianna tells the whole school about the pregnancy in the end, I'm loving her character development, it was a bold move. I found myself really enjoying this episode.moreless
  • Another good episode.

    Christina invites Dixon, plus several more students, to a house party where the band Carolina Liar will perform. There, Navid moves on from his relationship with Adrianna by connecting with a fellow Iranian girl named Nika. Naomi and Adrianna try to find a way to break the news about the pregnancy to Adrianna's mother and Ty. Meanwhile, Ethan gets involved in an unexpected mishap when he has a traffic accident and run-in with a shy student from his French class named Rhonda. Another amazing episode from 90210. Well, wasn't the best episode so far, I didnt really like the fact that Ethan was spending more time with Rhonda than Annie. I also didn't like Ty's family, they are weird. I am really starting to like Adrianna at the start of the season I didn't really like her but now I really like it, and I also liked the fact that her mother supported her for once.moreless
  • Good episode with plenty of character development

    This episode picks up shortly after where the previous episode left off. Annie and her parents show up at the hospital to see how Ethan is. Ethan is more concerned about how Rhonda who's car he hit, is doing. Throughout the episode Ethan is spending more and more time with Rhonda as his relationship with Annie is starting to suffer.

    Adrianna's pregnancy is starting to show and she still hasn't told her mother. She does finally however, build up the nerve to tell the father of the baby, Ty Collins. Ty tells his parents right away and they agree to help Adrianna throughout the whole pregnancy and send her away to have the baby and put it up for adoption. All of this is put into a contract that she and her mother must sign. Also in the contract, is the stipulation that she cannot tell anyone, that the father is Ty. Adrianna's mother finally finds out that she is pregnant when Ty's mother stops by her house. Adrianna's mother does not like the contract and tells Ty's mother to take a hike.

    Silver is looking for Dixon throughout the episode and finally tracks him down at a party. She is very jealous when she sees him talking to another girl and storms out. Dixon chases her down and she finally tells him she loves him. They get back together.

    In the end, Adrianna ask Navid to help her and all of the TVs and monitors in the school are on with her telling the whole school that she is pregnant and there is no father; it was an immaculate conception.moreless
  • We learn the outcome of Ethan's car accident

    In this episode of 90210, the following happens. Annie, Harry and Debbie all rush to the hospital, so fast in fact that Annie doesn't even get dressed. Ethan is fine, but the other person involved in the car accident is in surgery. Adrianna tells Ty that she is pregnant and that he is the father. He tells her to get it taken care of, but she tells him that it's too late for that. Back at Adrianna's house, she and Naomi talk about how she is going to tell her mother about the pregnancy. The next day Ty talks to Adrianna and tells her that he's told his parents about it and they want to help, so they invite her and her mother round for a meal to discuss the matter. The next day Ethan goes to see Rhonda; the girl was involved in the car accident. We soon learn that she is also in West Beverley, and that they even have classes together, even though Ethan doesn't recognise her. Adrianna goes round to Ty's house, but doesn't take her mother with her. Adrianna goes for her first proper scan with Ty's mother. Soon Adrianna learns that Ty's mother, wants to spend her to New Mexico to have the baby, and then for the baby to be adopted. Soon Adrianna has to tell her mother the truth, when Ty's mother turns up at the house about the contract. Soon Adrianna's mother comes to her defence when Ty's mother tells her that she's not responsible enough to have a child. It gets to a point, where Ty's mother is thrown out of the house. Ethan is spending more and more time with Rhonda, and we soon see that she inst as ill as she is making out. Ty tells Adrianna that his parents want to test the baby to see if he really is the father. Soon Adrianna announces to the whole school via video that she is pregnant. At the end of the episode we see Adrianna walking the halls of the school with her head held high.moreless
  • Perhaps the best episode yet. At least, in terms of the volume of standout bits. Some gems, in chronological order:

    1) Adrianna's mom, Constance, is like the perfect domineering/hot mess blend of dynamic duo Felice Martin and Jackie Taylor from the original series.

    Constance: "So, did you hear about the toothpaste commercial?"

    Adrianna: "Yeah, I did…I didn't get it -- but-- I got the lead in the school play!"

    Constance: "Damn."

    Me: [Spitting out drink].

    2) Ethan got pwned by Rhonda when he went to visit her in the hospital and apologize for causing the car accident…being careless…puncturing her lung…

    Rhonda: "Ya know, the important thing is that we're both all right."

    Ethan: "You have a punctured lung."

    Rhonda: [Laughs] "Honestly, it sounds a lot worse than it really is. I promise."

    Ethan: [Sheepishly] "Thanks."

    Rhonda: "I should really be thanking you, I mean, you got me out of this killer math test on Wednesday."

    Ethan: [Perking up] "Oh yeah? What school do you go to?"

    Rhonda: "What?"

    Ethan: "You're in high school, right?"

    Rhonda: "Yeah. I go to West Beverly. I'm in your French class."

    Ethan: "Uh…I'm…I'm really sorry."

    Rhonda: "Sorry for what? Sorry for not knowing who I am? Why would you? I'm not cool. I'm not popular. You obviously just live in your own little bubble, where people like me don't even register."

    Ethan: "That's not true."

    Rhonda: "When was the last time you talked to somebody who wasn't running for Homecoming Queen or didn't play a varsity sport? We exist Ethan, and some of us are really interesting people."

    Me: "Ooooohhhhh!!!"

    3) The doozy.

    Dixon and Navid go to a house party and try to pick up chicks after their budding relationships fizzle out. Christina asks, "So, you two see any ladies you're interested in?"

    Navid: [Staring at girl across the yard] "She looks pretty…and not pregnant."

    Me: [Applauding]

    I. Love. This. Show.moreless
Tristan Wilds

Tristan Wilds

Dixon Wilson

Michael Steger

Michael Steger

Navid Shirazi

Rob Estes

Rob Estes

Harrison "Harry" Wilson

Jessica Stroup

Jessica Stroup

Erin "Silver" Silver

Jessica Lowndes

Jessica Lowndes

Adrianna Tate-Duncan

AnnaLynne McCord

AnnaLynne McCord

Naomi Clark

Lauren London

Lauren London

Christina Whitman

Guest Star

Noureen DeWulf

Noureen DeWulf

Nika Raygani

Guest Star

Aimee Teegarden

Aimee Teegarden


Guest Star

Maeve Quinlan

Maeve Quinlan

Constance Tate-Duncan

Recurring Role

Adam Gregory

Adam Gregory

Ty Collins

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Adriana and Naomi are sitting by the pool reading through Ty's contract, the straps on Naomi's tank top alternate between sitting up against her body and sticking out as the camera angle changes.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Navid: I've been racking my brain back there to think of something cool to say but, Christina, right here, told me to be myself. So the truth is, I'm really uncool. So I'm not the kind of guy who's going to say some sarcastic, ironic comment, right. And I don't even know the best restaurants, (to Dixon) right, buddy? And I might even draw on an occasional World of Warcraft reference before I remember that not everyone plays massively multi-player online role playing games. So I just want you to know what you're getting yourself into. So that way, if you do decide you want to talk to me, or us, me, you can adjust your expectations accordingly.
      Nika: As long as I get to be 7th Level Mage, I'm in.
      Navid: Marry me?

    • Navid: Hey, what's up?
      Girl: Not much.
      Navid: You know, you'd be really beautiful ... if you didn't have that bad hair-do.
      Girl: Get lost, creep.
      Dixon: Amazing. Amazing, I wish I had it on video so I could put it on YouTube.

    • Rhonda: What are you doing here?
      Ethan: Well last time I was here you were watching TV but there's nothing on so, I'm loaning you my DVD player. But then I ran into a problem when I was trying to pick out movies because I didn't know if you would like action-adventure or comedy or romance or horror or romantic horror, which isn't a popular genre but apparently it does exist and apparently the Swedes have mastered it.

    • Annie: So. Do you think I should talk to her or no?
      Ethan: Who?
      Annie: Ms. Casey. I want to ask her what I did wrong in the audition. But I'm afraid that if I ask her, she'll think that I thought that I should get the lead. Which I did not think. I don't want her to think that I thought. What do you think?
      Ethan: I think that you're over-thinking it.

    • Navid: I'm bad at the whole dating thing, man.
      Dixon: No, no you're not.
      Navid: It took me eleven years to get up the nerve to ask out Adrianna.
      Dixon: Yeah, that is a little pathetic.

    • Dixon: You know what we gotta do to get over Silver and Adrianna, right?
      Navid: Yeah. I know exactly what to do. Find a rogue scientist who's willing to experiment with the whole Eternal Sunshine thing.

    • Adrianna: (to Naomi) It's going to be totally humiliating. I just got finished being Rehab Girl. Now I have to be Pregnant Girl. I'm just ... so sick of reading about how screwed up I am on the bathroom walls.

    • Debbie: Oh... hey, Silver! I thought you were the dishwasher-repairman.
      Silver: Uh yea, not so much. Um... Is Annie here?
      Debbie: No, she's not.
      Silver: Okay. Um...
      Debbie: I think she went to, uh, some party at a cheerleader's house. Oh no, you know what? That was Dixon.

    • Adrianna: Yes, I did those things, but that's because I was using, not because of who I am. I'm actually really responsible.
      Constance: Adrianna, stop talking. (to Louise) My daughter is someone who has been bringing home a paycheck since she was 5 years old; someone who didn't know how to ride a bicycle, but when a role demanded that she ride one, she learned in an hour. And yes, she had a drug problem, but she also kicked that drug problem, and cleaned herself up, and stayed in school, and got the lead in the play. So let's just be clear. She is very responsible.

    • Silver: I knew you weren't a lesbian!
      Christina: Excuse me?!
      Dixon: Silver, wh-
      Silver: No, no, no. She was just pretending. (to Christina) So you could cozy up to him!
      Christina: Dixon, get your girl.
      Silver: No, no, no. Cause I'm not his girl. Because he dumped me. Out of the blue! Why would you do that? I mean, what kind of love just stops like that? Or doesn't call? Or even cares? I mean you go to parties like it never even happened!
      Dixon: Um, Sil- (He reaches for her but she whirls out of his reach and runs off)
      Dixon: (to Christina) Um, I should...
      Christina: Go! Just go!
      Dixon: Hey, Silver! Silver, what was that?!
      Silver: I don't know. Nothing! I don't know. It's just... it's too much.
      Dixon: What is?
      Silver: Seeing you here with a girl!
      Dixon: She's just a friend!
      Silver: Yeah. Okay, maybe she is but someday someone's not going to be. And I'm going to have to watch you and I can't handle it! And then what? This being in love stuff is making me crazy.
      Dixon: So. You love me?
      Silver: I didn't say that.
      Dixon: Yes. Yes you did. You said this being in love stuff is making you crazy. Ergo, you love me.
      Silver: Fine. Ergo, I do.
      Dixon: Well, I ergo you too.

    • Adrianna: Hey, everyone. It's Adrianna Tate-Duncan. And I have something to announce. Because you'll all know soon enough. And I really can't deal with all the behind-the-back whispering. So this way you can all be shocked at once. And hopefully, you'll be able to deal with it. Like I'm doing. So anyway... I'm pregnant. And yes it was during my drug period, which you all clearly know about. So that's about it, folks. Oh, and as for the father? There isn't one. It was an immaculate conception. Okay, I'm done.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Featured Music:
      "El Tahmilla"
      "I Can't Do This By Myself" by Divine Right
      "30 Bars" by Alpha Red
      "Better To Be" by Liam Finn
      "Crack the Shutter" by Snow Patrol
      "Show Me What I'm Looking For" by Carolina Liar
      "I'm Not Over" by Carolina Liar