Season 1 Episode 19

Okaeri, Donna!

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 14, 2009 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Silver and Kelly receive an unexpected visit from Donna. Meanwhile, Dixon locates his biological mother and enlists Annie's help to go visit her. Also, Naomi's infatuation with Liam gradually increases.

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  • Awesome.

    Kelly and Silver are shocked when Donna arrives in town. Annie and Dixon take a road trip to visit someone from Dixon's past while Ethan spends his spring break working for Habitat for Humanity. Naomi also decides to work for Habitat when she learns that Liam will be there. Well, I'm really glad Silver is getting back to normal - I didn't like her story when she went crazy, I hope her story gets better. I love Annies and Dixon's relationship, it's cute. I like the way Ethan wants to do something different. I love the way Naomi wants to do everything with Liam - who is so hot. I can't wait for the next episode of 90210.moreless
  • This episode was so BORING...

    God I was expecting a great episode and it didn´t come close at all...Kelly was acting like a really overprotctive mom, she was really annoying and the whole Dixon/Annie/Dixon´s mom charade wasn´t really that much interesting. In my opinion this episode just tanked...

    The photo shot wasn´t exciting, Debbie and Harry have way too much screen time and they´re not even half intersting, Tabitha is way mor interesting and she wasn´t in this episode. I also wanted to see some Navid/Adriana scenes and there weren´t any (dissapointed!) 90210 was getting better but this episode was just a filler.

    And what is wrong with Naomi?, Can´t she stop flirting and looking out for guys? That guy Liam is an as* and Ethan what was that about?...Donna was just blehh and really sh and David separated after everything they went through...Come on...moreless
  • Too much, not enough

    WATF... This episode looked like a giant commercial for Dr Pepper. I hope they got a lot of money for all those shots on the bottles ! The return of Donna in Beverly Hills was nice but not that great. And I'm sorry but I'm getting bored about all those references to the old 90210 stories. "David and I are separated"... I couldn't care less to be honest and it sounds so fake. But I liked the way they went with Silver's bipolar "problem", because it was a dangerous and possibly ridiculous storyline. I'm gonna go on watching, hoping the end to be good...moreless
  • Funny.

    Surprisingly, I found myself laughing through most of this episode. This episode was just fun & light, it was enjoyable to watch. Sure some plots were filler, but what's a season without a filler, right? Okay, let me start off with the problems I had with this episode. Harry acting like a sex-crazed teenager was unsettling. They whored the Dr. Pepper label like it was a one hour infomercial. The cast even mentioned Dr. Pepper, and how much they liked it. Product Placement sucks! Donna Martin returns to Beverly Hills only to design for Diablo Cody. Silver has to deal with the over-monitoring of Kelly, after her bi-polar outbreak. That plot I liked, 'cause it was sort of focused on the family. Dixon finds his birth but doesn't meet her. Annie meets her instead. For some reason, all of a sudden Annie is likable again, after her & Ethan broke up. Finally my favorite plot was Naomi, Ethan & Liam camping out in the woods. Naomi tries to get Liam's attention, they have sex in the woods. But that wasn't the good part. The interaction between Ethan & Liam was nice. I can see a good friendship there. A good, fun, light episode. With some minor setbacks, but still good.moreless
  • Donna's back!!!!!!!!!!

    In this episode of 90210, the following happens. Ryan tries to get the kids to sign up to a program in which they help to re-build houses that have been destroyed by fire. This will take place in Spring Break, which starts the very next day. Ethan signs up, as does Naomi when she learns that Liam is taking part. Kelly and Silver spend the night together, and they get a surprise visitor. It's Donna, who is back in town from Japan and she has also brought with her, her baby girl, Ruby. We also see that Dixon and Annie have gone on a brother/sister road trip. When they stop for a rest break, we see Dixon making a phone call, but to who? Dixon and Annie make it to their hotel, and once there Dixon admits why they are there. His birth mom lives there. Annie looks very shocked about this. He admits that he wants to see her and to make sure that she is ok. We learn that Dixon could have gone back to live with his mother, after his Grandma died, but instead he chose to be adopted. They to where she works and soon Dixon spots her, but he feels as though he can't go and talk to her, and so Annie goes to speak to her on his behalf. Annie then learns from his birth mother, that she chose to let him be adopted, as it was the best thing for her son. Ethan and Liam spend the night together, drinking tea which has drugs in it. Only soon Ethan learns that the tea was actually herbal and that he never took any drugs. Liam lied to him. Towards the end of the episode Donna admits that she and David are separated. As they drive home, Dixon thanks Annie for talking to his birth mother, on his behalf. She agrees to go back with him, when he is ready to talk to her himself.moreless
Diablo Cody

Diablo Cody


Guest Star

Ken Luckey

Ken Luckey


Guest Star

Sonia Rockwell

Sonia Rockwell


Guest Star

Matt Lanter

Matt Lanter

Liam Court

Recurring Role

Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth

Kelly Taylor

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • "Okaeri" is the Japanese word for "welcome back home" which is said when a family member returns home after being away either for a short time (e.g. work) or longer (e.g. vacation).

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Ethan: (talking about Liam) That guy is an ass!
      Naomi: Yeah, I know. (she pauses) So, does he like me?

    • Silver: (to Diablo Cody) I love your dress. I love your movie. I love your TV show. I love your blog. I love your book! I love your hair! Oh my God! I love your hair.

    • Silver: Mood: angry, level 10.

    • Donna: If you can't bring Muhammad to the mountain...
      (Diablo Cody stands next to Donna)
      Silver: (screams excitedly) Diablo Cody is in my house, and my face is a crusty puke fest!
      Diablo: I once knew a stripper named Crusty Puke fest.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Although credited, Michael Steger (Navid Shirazi) and Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna Tate-Duncan) do not appear in this episode.

    • This episode features Tori Spelling reprising her role of Donna Martin from Beverly Hills, 90210 after nine years.

    • Featured Music:
      "Love Remains The Same" by Gavin Rossdale
      "Let Go" by Edison Glass
      "Bring To Me" by Steven Harriton / VTown Cartel Music
      "Silly Boy" by The Blue Van
      "Flathead" by The Fratellis
      "Meg White" by Ray LaMontagne
      "Never Had Nobody Like You" by M Ward
      "The Soldier Song" by Sarah Bettens
      "Better Than Lies" by Beehive
      "Not Fair" by Lily Allen


    • Donna: If you can't bring Muhammad to the mountain...

      Muhammad (c. 570 - June 8, 632 AD) was an Arabian religious and political leader who Muslims believe to be the last prophet of God. Believed to be a descendant of Ishmael, a son of Abraham, he is considered the most important person in the religion of Islam.