Season 1 Episode 16

Of Heartbreaks and Hotels

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 10, 2009 on The CW
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Adrianna's baby bump is the major topic of conversation among the gossip mongers of West Beverly High. Navid continues to ignore her, while growing closer to Nika. Dixon freaks out when Silver gets a much too permanent symbol of their love. Meanwhile, Ethan's friendship with Rhonda continues to blossom.moreless

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  • Putting Kirshner at the helm is already proving to be a good decision

    I was thrilled with this installment. It is leaps and bounds better that past episodes and already the new writing team is proving their excellence. The opening scene was just brilliant. I loved watching Naomi act as if the world was at her fingertips, and embrace her totally spoiled existence. It was a total vicarious thrill and exactly the reason I watch shows like this... because no matter how much money one might have, unless you live in L.A or NYC you just don't get this kind of treatment. Watching how the rich and famous live is like peering through a window into a world most never get to experience. 90210 needs to remember that and capitalize on it. No more skinny Seven jeans please - I want to see the Prada, Vuitton and Balenciaga please. As for storylines, I was very happy to see the writers have the guts to make Ms Perfect (otherwise known as Annie) do something so imperfect, shallow, and self serving. She always plays like sugar wouldn't melt in her mouth, so having her use someone else's hurt to her own gain was a strong choice. I was also thrilled to see Rhonda admit her dishonesty, although I have to agree with another reviewer that her victim act is more than a bit irritating. Not putting the parents to so much use is also a huge thumbs up. The parents should be the background characters, not forerunners. Boring parental drama is a sure way to get me to switch the channel, post hasty. If they want to give Rob and Lori so much screen time then how bout spinning them off into the next Melrose Place? Kay thanks. ALthough I do miss Tabitha. She can stay. :)

    I was thrilled to see Adrianna and Navid reunite although it happened kinda fast. And the chocolate smeared all over Ade's face was kinda nasty, although I understand why the writers chose to do it - to physically show Adrianna's messed up life and Navid's utter acceptance of it. Still, I just didn't like it. What I did like was the addition of Matt Lanter (Liam) to the show. He is absolutely GORGEOUS, and I can tell he's got the whole Dylan McKay bad boy vibe going on - so I am really looking forward to seeing more of him. The show needs some major boy toy eye candy (Sorry Ethan/Dixon fans) and it desperately needs a bad boy. I think Liam fits the bill nicely. Im probably in the minority here when I say that the only part of the show I didn't like was the Dixon/Silver reunion. Don't get me wrong Vixen is my favorite couple on this show and I DO want them together. And I loved last week's reunion. But Silver's over the top, "I'm so in love Hallmark Style" was seriously just gross. I feel as if Silver is losing her edge - losing the Silverness that made her so awesome. I mean, she's hanging out with NAOMI - what has happened? I don't want loving Dixon to rob her of what makes her who she is. I want the show to explore who they are as individuals and have them fly solo for awhile, so when they finally do reunite it will be that much more meaningful. But that's just me.moreless
  • Getting better & better.

    Well I was astonished at how good this episode was for a Valentine's Day special. Annie continues to be unbearable to watch with her unsettling eye rolls and discomforting facial expressions to Rhonda, when Rhonda has done nothing wrong. Rhonda opens her heart to Ethan & Annie and Annie uses it as material for her acting class? Annie has become the crutch to Ethan & Annie's relationship. Ethan has to get out now, and maybe Annie could be likable again like she was in the beginning of the series. Rhonda & Ethan go to the dance together, due to mixed signals, Rhonda kisses him, only to face rejection. Everything is pretty much up in the air by the end of the episode. Silver & Naomi reconnect while planning the Valentines Day date for Dixon. Naomi meets Liam at a bar, who she takes a liking too, only to find out he goes to her school. Looks like they were both lying about who they appeared to be. Silver & Dixon have sex for the first time, Silver's stirred emotions about love soon seem to be going out of control when she gets a "Dixon" tattoo. Navid & Adrianna get back together... finally. That Micah girl annoyed me. Surprisingly, a really great episode which was definitely eventful for the cast.moreless
  • A great episode.

    Everyone is trying to decide what to do for Valentines Day. Some are going to the dance, some are having dinner, one is lonely and doing nothing, and one is hoping for a new encounter. Ethan and Rhonda are getting closer as the dismay of Annie. Silver is trying to make reservations for Dixon and herself at the restaurant that Naomi is staying at and failing at every attempt. When she realizes that there are tables for hotel guests, she talks Naomi into making reservations for her. Naomi in the meantime has met a new bartender and Silver gives her the idea to send him a bottle of wine and to meet her somewhere. Navid is going to the Valentines dance with his new girlfriend and Adrianna is staying home alone.

    Annie is in acting classes and it is not going very well. Her instructor is telling her she needs to draw from more inner pain. While Annie, Ethan, and Rhonda are hanging out, Rhonda tells a story of pain that she went through at another school which ended in her attempting suicide. The night of the Valentines dance Annie is a acting class and the instructor wants her to tell a painful story and she uses Rhonda's story, unknowingly with Ethan watching on. Ethan is very mad at her for using someone else's story. Ethan storms out of the dance and meets Rhonda, where they dance and have a good time. After the dance Ethan walks Rhonda to her car and she kisses him and he pushes her away saying he has a girlfriend. Rhonda is hurt and drives away.

    Silver and Dixon have a great dinner, but Silver gets upset over some chocolate cake. When Dixon gives her a Valentines Day present, she forgets about the cake and suggests that they get a room and stay for the night (use your own imagination here). The next time they are at school, Silver is very clingy of Dixon and they are about to be late for class. He puts his hand on her waist and she winces in pain. He asks her what is wrong and she shows him a tattoo of his name on her waist. Dixon is shocked.

    Naomi waits for the bartender to show up but he never does. The next day in school, principle Wilson introduces a new student to the class that Naomi is in. It turns out to be the bartender who was suppose to be going to school the whole time; his name is Liam Court.

    Adrianna stays at home all night on Valentines Day. She doesn't go out with friends or go to the dance. She is feeling very alone and isolated being pregnant. She gets awaken with Navid knocking on her door. He tells her she is pregnant, a drug addict, and has what he hopes is chocolate all over her face and all he wants for her to be his Valentine. He kisses her. It is nice to see that they may be back together again.moreless
  • Awesome episode.

    Naomi, comfortable with her new living situation, is immediately taken by Liam (guest star Matt Lanter, "Heroes"), a hot bartender at her hotel. Sparks begin to fly between the two but Naomi is confused by the mystery that surrounds Liam. Silver gets extremely upset when her surprise Valentine's Day dinner for Dixon doesn't go as planned, but the two find a way to make the date a moment to remember. Annie becomes increasingly jealous of Ethan and Rhonda's (Aimee Teegarden) close connection and takes advantage of information about Rhonda's past in order to benefit herself, causing Ethan to confront her about her terrible actions. Adrianna doesn't have a date for the dance and decides to spend the night loading up on chocolate, until she hears a surprise knock on her door. Another awesome episode from 90210. I have to say I hate Rhonda, I think she should go away. However, I liked everything else about this episode. Can't wait to see the next episode!moreless
  • This is by far the most awesome episode that I've ever seen in 90210. different emotions found here.

    Silver, claims that she loves Dixon when she went to the party where Dixon and is and she was ranting about Love. On the other hand, Annie is very desperate of having the main role Cleopatra so she went to acting class. Ethan and Rhonda are getting along very well despite the fact that Rhonda admits that she was taking advantage of Ethan. Naomi flirts with the new bartender in the hotel which she is now living. Adrianna claims to be pregnant and the father is Ty Collins. He supports Adrianna and wants her to adopt the baby. Perfect episode!moreless
Aimee Teegarden

Aimee Teegarden


Guest Star

Noureen DeWulf

Noureen DeWulf

Nika Raygani

Guest Star

Ken Luckey

Ken Luckey


Guest Star

Matt Lanter

Matt Lanter

Liam Court

Recurring Role

Patrick Sebes

Patrick Sebes


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Annie and Silver are eating in the cafeteria and talking about Valentine's Day plans for Silver and Dixon, the position of Silver's fork in her bowl of fruit is inconsistent as the camera angle changes.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (Silver shows Dixon her tattoo.)
      Dixon: Wow! That's...
      Silver: Your name. I know. So don't go change it, or I'm gonna be really upset.
      Dixon: Yeah okay, um, is it real? (touches the tattoo)
      Silver: Ow! Yes.

    • Navid: You're such a mess, Ade.
      Adrianna: Okay. Thanks for that.
      Navid: A recovering addict, you're pregnant and you have what I hope is chocolate smeared all over your face. And you are a total mess. And I couldn't care less. Want to know why? Because I was at the dance tonight and everything was supposed to be perfect, but it wasn't anywhere near perfect.
      Adrianna: Why?
      Navid: Because I wasn't with you. So I wanted to ask you something. Will you be my Valentine?
      Adrianna: Yeah. I will.

    • Liam: Honey?
      Naomi: Well, you're awfully forward, aren't you?
      Liam: For your tea. Honey?

    • Naomi: What was that?
      Silver: English accents always make people sound older.
      Naomi: In what world?
      Silver: Can't stop now.
      Naomi: Okay. Well less is more.
      Silver: Got it, mate.
      Naomi: Seriously.
      Silver: Cheerio.

    • Silver: I need reservations downstairs for dinner tonight and they are completely booked unless you're a guest at the hotel, which I am not but you are, and I wouldn't ask except it's Valentine's Day.
      Naomi: Valentine's Day. A holiday you once referred to as the greeting card mafia's stranglehold on the brainless and sentimental.

    • Adrianna: Obviously I'm not anybody's idea of a great Valentine's date. Look at me.
      Naomi: Hey. Hey. For the record, you look great. You have super boobage going on, crazy thick hair, that dewy glowy look that's all the rage on the runway. You've got it. If I were going to the Island of Lesbos, you'd be my pick.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Better Kiss Me"
      "1, 2, 3, 4" by Plain White T's
      "Vertigo" by Anya Marina
      "Strange Ways" by Luscious Redhead
      "All The Same To Me" by Anya Marina
      "Untouched" by The Veronicas
      "Hollywood Love" by Raya Yarbrough
      "Gotta Be Somebody" by Nickleback
      "Believe In You" by Kurt Farquhar
      "Boring Movement" by Kurt Farquhar
      "Not Coming Down"
      "Feelings" by Kurt Farquhar
      "Ghost Town" by Shiny Toy Guns
      "Pony (It's OK)" by Erin McCarley
      "Lovebug" by The Jonas Brothers

    • Although credited, Ryan Eggold (Ryan Matthews) and Lori Laughlin (Debbie Wilson) do not appear in this episode.