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90210

Season 1 Episode 18

Off the Rails

2
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 07, 2009 on The CW
7.3
out of 10
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188 votes
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Episode Summary

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Silver, distraught from all the recent film commotion and Dixon's not-so-positive reaction, disappears into the night. Kelly enlists Ryan's help in finding her sister, but cannot seem to figure out why she is acting so erratically. Meanwhile, Dixon breaks the video news to Debbie and Harry, and Navid and Adrianna get a preview of parenthood when they babysit Sammy.moreless

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  • crazy silver part 2

    10
    Silver was my favourite character in season 1 because she was so unique and I love she slowly became very crazy. This episode was so amazing with everyone looking for Silver and Silver just blabbering on about something that means something to her, but means absolutely nothing to the viewers. I love ending with finding out that she's bi-polar and Dixon's reveals that his biological mother is bipolar. . . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . .. . . . .. .moreless
  • We learn a secret from Dixons past and how is connects with Silver's condition.

    10
    In this episode of 90210, the following happens. We open this episode with Silver and Ryan in his apartment and Silver is still very upset. He tries to get her to calm down, but she manages to, but when he leaves the room for a minute, she bolts out through the broken window. Soon word gets round about Silver and her movie with Dixon, and soon everyone thinks that she maybe on drugs. Soon everyone realises that no one knows where Silver is and so everyone starts looking for her. Dixon also has to admit to his parents what was in the film, and the fact that everyone in the theatre saw him and Dixon having sex on the big screen. While everyone goes out looking for her, Adrianna and Navid stays at Kelly's to look after Sammy. Soon Dixons mother is upset at the fact that she didn't know that he was having sex, nor did his father know. Adrianna tells Navid that she is thinking about giving the baby up for adoption, after it is born. Silver rings Dixon and as she starts rambling on about going back to the source, Dixon puts the phone down on her. The police phone Kelly after they find Silvers car abandoned and she is nowhere to been seen. We then see Silver in a train station getting a ticket to Kansas. Deb tells Harry that they made a huge mistake in moving to Beverley Hills. Then Silver rings Harry only it isn't Silver, is it a guy who she has met in the station, and is running Harry to go there and pick her up due to hr condition. Soon sleeping Silver wakes up and realises that her train is due and runs to catch it. She misses it and ends up on the tracks. Dixon, and his parents turn up there and then a train comes and Silver runs into it, and it only misses her by inches. Dixon goes to try and talk to Silver, and he confesses that his birth mother use to have the same ups and downs, which we see Deb and harry didn't know about. Soon Silver and Kelly are reunited and Silver is worried that she will be sent back to live with her mother. Soon Dixon realises that Silver has Bi-polar, the same thing that his birth mother had. The next morning Harry tells Deb that if she really wants to, they can move back to Kansas. Deb says that she thinks that they should stay in Beverley Hills. Dixon and Annie talk about his birth mother and Silver and the condition which they both have. We then see Dixon, Annie, Deb and Harry all sitting down to breakfast together.moreless
  • Awesome.

    9.5
    Ryan attempts to calm Silver down after reactions to her video, but she disappears before he can help. Dixon reveals the situation to Debbie and Harry, who are shocked at the details and confront him about not seeking their help sooner about Silver's behavior. Kelly and Ryan search the streets and show up at Jackie's (guest star Ann Gillespie) home looking for Silver, but the visit proves pointless when harsh words are exchanged. Adrianna is unsure how to care for a child but when she and Navid offer to babysit for Kelly, the two prove to be better at the situation than they thought. Kelly and her friends fear the worst as they continue to search for Silver, not knowing where she is or what is causing her emotional behavior. Special Guest star: Gideon Emery as Kevin Gomes. Another awesome episode, I didnt really like the way Silver went but its was a really good episode. I really liked the way Annie and Niaomi are friends again.moreless
  • Jessica Stroup gives a STELLAR performance, and 90210 provides a very accurate look into the hardships and pain that people with and people around people with Bipolar disorder have to go through.moreless

    10
    Can I just begin by stating how amazed and surprised I was with Jessica Stroup's performance. She took it to a whole new level that made me love the show. I usually don't go for shows that center around rich people and their rich people problems, but when I saw Silver, I got intrigued. She is the whole reason that I had to know what was going on and see more. I'm not going to give a recap, as there are already so many, but I will say that 90210 did something amazing with this storyline. Not a lot people really understand Bipolar disorder. Many people think that you just switch back and forth in an instant over the course of a day. But it is so much more complex than that. They started her ascent/descent in Love Me or Leave Me when she destroyed the sand castle. She just kept getting happier and happier with each episode, and that's how it happens. You feel like you're on top of the world, not for a day, but for weeks, and sometimes months. Then with no warning, you just crash down to earth and feel hopeless and everything that was so perfect isn't anymore. They portrayed it not only accurately, but in a way that I think will help kids and adults everywhere really understand that it is a serious disorder, and not everyone that has a bad day has it. It can tear lives apart, and I love that they gave it to Silver. She's not some poor girl in a downtrodden city. She's got money and friends. It helps people get that Bipolar disorder doesn't care who you are or what you have. I am very proud to say that I like 90210, and I cannot wait to see what they'll do now.moreless
  • Oh who called it??? lol

    10
    If you guys read my last post on the last episode, i totally called silver having bipolar disorder :P i don't know it probably was obvious. This episode was good, i like that Naomi and Annie could rekindle their relationship as friends and the scene in the woods? awesome! i really don't know what else to say! Ethan i believe doesn't look like the guy who has a bad side, I really dislike ethan now a days. he's just really annoying! But teh only thing that makes me watch this show week after week is Naomi and Liam's relationship :)moreless
Tristan Wilds

Tristan Wilds

Dixon Wilson

Jessica Stroup

Jessica Stroup

Erin "Silver" Silver

Ryan Eggold

Ryan Eggold

Ryan Matthews

Lori Loughlin

Lori Loughlin

Debbie Wilson

Rob Estes

Rob Estes

Harrison "Harry" Wilson

Michael Steger

Michael Steger

Navid Shirazi

Gideon Emery

Gideon Emery

Kevin

Guest Star

May Wang

May Wang

Dim Summer

Guest Star

Aaron Cash

Aaron Cash

Dierk

Guest Star

Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth

Kelly Taylor

Recurring Role

Ann Gillespie

Ann Gillespie

Jackie Taylor

Recurring Role

Riley Thomas Stewart

Riley Thomas Stewart

Sammy McKay

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Harry: Dixon was great out there.
      Debbie: I know, he was! Can you imagine what that would be like? First your birth mother and then your girlfriend, both being manic-depressive?
      Harry: It'd be like lightning striking twice. It's no wonder he reacted the way he did.
      Debbie: (scoffs) Yeah.

    • (Harry catches Debbie in Dixon's room trying to break into his computer)
      Harry: What are you doing?
      Debbie: (nervously) I am trying to figure out Dixon's password. I've tried his name, his birthday, the Chiefs.
      Harry: Why do you need to get into his computer?
      Debbie: (freaking out) Because I don't know who he is, Harry!
      Harry: Deb, what's going on?
      Debbie: I have no clue what's going on! Our son is acting like a stranger! You saw him down there! He is hostile, and callous, and having sex! Okay, fine, maybe it's normal, but the rest of it is not! It's this place! It's L.A.! Beverly Hills! The morals are different here! I mean, kids grow up way too fast, and we made a huge mistake by coming here!
      Harry: (taken aback by Debbie's reaction to the situation) Deb!

    • (Silver has dodged a train and is now hiding behind a wall)
      Dixon: (calling) Silver! It's me, it's Dixon. Listen. I do understand. I do. Everything was so good for you, and now it feels like... the world is crumbling around you. Everything made sense and now it doesn't, but it's okay, Silver, I know what you're going through, because... my mom used to go through the same type of thing. Some days, she was so happy she couldn't contain herself. Like one day, she just took me out of school, just showed up in the middle of the day and took me out of school, said we were going to Disneyland. But she didn't stay happy. By the time we got there, she was just sad and confused. We didn't end up leaving the motel room. That's how she was. Up and down, up and down... (Silver comes out of hiding) But it wasn't her fault. She just needed help, Silver. It's okay. All right? I'm here. And I'm-a help you get help. (Silver breaks down in Dixon's arms) Everything's gonna be okay.

    • Silver: (crying) I was gonna go to Kansas because Kansas equals Dixon, and Dixon equals baking soda. It doesn't make sense, but it did! It did make sense. Now, it doesn't.

    • Silver: Everything was making sense and now, it doesn't. Everything was so great but now, it's so dark. It's so dark here. It's always, always dark.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Ulysses" by Franz Ferdinand
      "We Will Not Grow Old" by Lenka
      "Gymnopedie No. 1" by Erik Satie
      "Careless Whisper" by George Michael
      "Sometime Around Midnight" by The Airborne Toxic Event
      "The Show" by Lenka
      "Heavy" by Oh No
      "Cinder And Smoke" by Iron and Wine
      "What We Started" by Alex Lloyd

    • It is quite an amazing coincidence that Silver should suffer from bi-polar disorder, considering it is quite a rare chemical imbalance, and her half-brother, David, also suffers from it. However, David inherited the illness from his mother, who is no relation to Silver. While she and David are half-siblings, it is scientifically impossible for him to pass on the genetically inherited illness to his sister, unless their father shared the problem and he did not. While it is possible for both Silver and David to share the same illness through means other than genetics, it is highly inconceivable.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Kelly: Oh my God, I can't believe this. After everything I've been through with my mother, here I am just like her.
      Ryan: No, no, are you kidding? You and that woman, you're night and day, okay? You're Tolstoy and Dean Koontz. You're Baryshnikov and...and Michael Flatley.

      Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer and author of War And Peace who is considered one of the greatest novelists of all time. Dean Koontz is an American writer of suspense thrillers.

      Mikhail Baryshnikov is a Russian dancer, generally regarded as one of the greatest ballet dancers of his time. Michael Flatley is an Irish-American step dancer best known for his Lord of the Dance and Riverdance performances.

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