Season 1 Episode 17

Life's a Drag

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 31, 2009 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Liam displays his dark side to Naomi, who is stunned but captivated by the intense, handsome bad-boy. Meanwhile, Annie and Ethan face another bump in their relationship when Adrianna makes it known that Ethan and Rhonda shared a kiss. Also, Silver and Dixon make a film that stirs quite a controversy at West Beverly Hills High.moreless

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  • Ever since Silver admitted to Dixon that she was in love, she's been getting excessively... crazy... and obsessed. Her behavior from then one was VERY out of character, and in this episode, it just got ridiculous.moreless

    Ever since Silver admitted to Dixon that she was in love, she's been getting excessively... crazy... and obsessed. Her behavior from then one was VERY out of character, and in this episode, it just got ridiculous. She completely cracked for no absolute reason to the point where all i could think at the ending was wtf?

    However, that is not to say that the entire episode was bad. I especially loved the dynamic between Liam and Naomi. In this episode we again continue to see the problems between Annie and Ethan escalate... it would have been a great episode if Silver wouldn't have acted so... neurotic.moreless
  • craaaazzzy Silver

    "Life's a Drag" is definitely my favourite 90210 out of both season 1 and 2. It was the most intense and dramatic episode in season 1. I love crazy Silver! I love how she showed her and Dixon having sex as the film she was working on to the people who she invited from school. I love how she went to Dixon's house and lit their garbage can on fire. I love the ending of the episode with Silver all crazy on Ryan's house and she's throwing bottles at his head and she's crying and blaming Ryan because she thinks he ruined her relationship with Dixon. I love the introduction of Liam and I love how he's all bad. I love how he took Naomi drag racing. The episode was a lot of fun to watch.moreless
  • Dixon's finally gets to see Silver's movie, although he didnt realise that he was in it as much as he really is.

    In this episode of 90210, the following happens. We quickly learn that the kiss between Naomi and the bartender, Liam which has been used as a promo for this episode, actually took place only in Naomi's dream, it didn't actually happen. Silver is making a movie out off a poem for a school project, and Dixon is in the movie. Annie drops out of the school play, but she soon regrets it. She asks if she can rejoin the play, but unfortunately her part has been filled. We soon see that Silver's film called Love Love Love, is being played at a local cinema. Some people from school attend including Dixon and Mr Matthews (Ryan). Naomi goes with Liam and he takes her to a drag race. He tells her that she doesn't have to stay, but she chooses too. Silver's film gets mixed reactions, especially from Dixon. When Dixon sees that Silver has included footage of them having sex in a storage locker, he flips out and walks out; especially since he didn't even know she was filming them. But the full movie can be shown, Ryan shuts it down. Naomi stays in the car with Liam when he does the race. The race ends and so they have drinks with everyone from the race. Soon a guy starts hitting on Naomi and Liam flips out and hits the guy. The pair then leave. That same night, a fire happens in a bin out the back of Dixons house, we see that Silver has kept her promise and is burning all of the footage from the movie and the actual movie itself. His parents ask him what is going on. Annie learns about Ethan and Rhonda's kiss and when they talk about it, he admits that he does have feelings for Rhonda. Liam drives Naomi back to school so that she can get her car and they kiss. Or rather he kisses her. Ryan calls Kelly so that they can talk about Silver, but she isn't there and so he leaves her a message, When he returns home, he finds that Silver has broken into his place and she is there waiting for him to return home. She believes that is all Ryan's fault, the movie she blames it all on him wanting revenge on her for her blog post about him. She also believes that he has been talking to Dixon about her and also telling him lies about her. She tells him that she wants him to fix everything and all of this.moreless
  • ...

    If someone before months or two would say that I'd like some episodes of 90210 it'd definitely made me burst out laughing. First time in 90210 history I put for an episode 10 and first time I don't feel embarrassed shouting "Hell I love this episode". It was amazing, so full of motion, interaction, perfect dialogues. First time watching these series I can use my favorite phrase, which I used to use during 1st season of Gossip Girl - OMG!!!! It's sooooo good that they introduced Liam, cause before this episode I've determined to not to watch this silly waste of time called 90210 anymore. Though there still was some irritating moments like Annie and Ethan - breaking up and being together and breaking up and not knowing if they are still together. Speaking about Silver, it was damn crazy. Porn movie, breaking and entering, burning stuffs in Dixon's garden. But overall I liked it, why directors and producers could made it better a long time before???moreless
  • Awesome.

    In an attempt to get close to Liam, Naomi offers to be his math tutor, but she gets more than she bargains for when he takes her out for a wild night. It turns out that Liam races and when someone tries to talk to Naomi, Liam comes over and punches the guy in the face. Silver takes a class assignment a little too far when she creates a video that documents her love for Dixon. When Silver screens the video for her fellow students, everyone, including Ryan, is shocked when they see Dixon and Silver in an intimate situation. Upon seeing the reaction of everyone around her, Silver blames Ryan for the situation. Ethan and Annie's relationship remains rocky but more problems arise when Adrianna reveals that Rhonda and Ethan shared a kiss at the dance. Harry and Debbie are surprised to learn that Annie quit the school play in order to spend more time with Ethan. Episode features the song "Magic Show" by the Electric Owls. Another episode, can't wait for the next one!moreless
Aimee Teegarden

Aimee Teegarden

Rhonda Kimble

Guest Star

Angela Gots

Angela Gots

Ms. Casey

Guest Star

Kelly Blatz

Kelly Blatz


Guest Star

Matt Lanter

Matt Lanter

Liam Court

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Silver: (voice breaking) You didn't think I'd put it together, did you?
      Ryan: What are you doing...?
      Silver: No! Just stop talking! Stop. It was a nice try, Matthews. You think I'm dumb? Well, I'm not dumb! It took me a while, but I figured out what you were up to. You said to me that you liked movies better than blogs. You think you could possibly be referring to the one that I posted about you? Huh, I wonder? You never got over it, did you? You pretended to! You pretended to forgive me! You even invited me back into your classroom! All so that you could encourage me to make this movie! This was all a setup!
      Ryan: Silver...
      Silver: No, stop! Just drop the puppy-dog face, I'm over it! (crying) I know that you don't want me to succeed. All you wanted was revenge.
      Ryan: Listen to me. You know that's not true.
      Silver: You managed to turn Dixon against me. You managed to ruin my relationship, the one thing I care the most about in this entire world!
      Ryan: Wait, wait. Dixon...?
      Silver: (screaming) Stay away from me! (she brandishes a bottle of wine)
      Ryan: (terrified) Okay.
      Silver: Do you want to know how I figured it out? Last night, in the media lab, you said to me, "Are you out of your mind?" And then tonight, Dixon just now said to me "Are you out of your mind?" That is not a coincidence! You got to Dixon! You told him lies about me! All so that you could teach me a lesson! What kind of teacher are you?
      Ryan: Silver, listen! (Silver throws the bottle at Ryan, who dodges as it shatters against the wall) Okay! What do you want from me?
      Silver: (enraged): I want you to fix all of this!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Although credited, Michael Steger (Navid Shirazi) does not appear in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "Cheap And Cheerful" by The Kills
      "Turn Me Off" by Audrye Sessions
      "You and Me" by Attack!Attack!
      "Auctioneer" by The Broken West
      "Magic Show" by Electric Owls
      "Sirens In The Deep Sea" by Longwave
      "Gymnopedie No. 1" by Erik Satie
      "What A Wonderful World" by Joey Ramone
      "Put In A Little Gas" by Colourmusic


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