Season 1 Episode 9

Secrets and Lies

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 04, 2008 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Silver invites a few of her female friends over for a girls' night, but the event quickly turns into a house party. Meanwhile, Annie and Dixon have a hard time adjusting when their parents finally reveal that they have an older brother who was given up for adoption long ago.moreless

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  • Annie gets drunk... and it's hilarious.

    Harry & Debbie confess that Harry has a son to their kids, with some crazy results. Annie starts acting out, and gets drunk at Silver's slumber party. I gotta say, Annie being drunk was hilarious, even when this show was trying to be serious, it was just hilarious. Shenae Grimes acting drunk, I think was the funny part. Ethan & Annie start a secret relationship. Navid & Adrianna's relationship grows but hits some road blocks when Adrianna thinks that she "owes" Navid somehow, since he paid for her rehab. So she insists on having sex with him. By the end, they don't have sex, and they make up. I'm beginning to really like their relationship. Naomi continues flirting with Aussie, he doesn't want to play games apparently. Kim & Ryan continue their relationship, as Kim continues with her work. They get in hot water, when someone sees them. Since everyone thinks Kim is a student, Ryan has to take a leave of absence. Their plot has been the most enjoyable lately for some reason. Cliffhanger: Naomi finds out about Annie & Ethan in the end, so we don't know what Naomi is going to do next. A solid episode, so iffy acting, from Shenae Grimes who plays Annie, but still a good episode.moreless
  • Party.

    Silver tries to have a girls' night with a few friends, but the event quickly ends up turning into a house party. Harry and Debbie tell Annie and Dixon about their older half-brother who was given up for adoption. Dixon, who does not appear upset by the news, wonders about his real family. However, the news bothers Annie and she takes out her anger and frustration at Silver's party. Annie and Ethan decide to keep their relationship a secret from Naomi who tries to get closer to Ozzie. Adrianna and Navid continue to grow closer and become a couple. George Evans (played by Kellan Lutz) sees Ryan and Kimberly together outside of school. Wow another awesome episode from 90210. I loved the storyline, amazing as always! Ethan and Annie finally together. I love George too, I wish he was in it more. Well cant wait to watch more of the show.moreless
  • Annie, Dixon and Naomi all learn about their half-brother

    In this episode of 90210, the following happens. We open this episode with Annie and Dixon being told about Harry/Tracey's son who was given up for adoption. They are both shocked and upset by the news. Adrianna returns to school, after her spell in rehab. Silver organises a slumber party, for her, Annie, Naomi and Adrianna. When Harry finds out he tells Annie that she can't go. So she does what nay true girl would do, she sneaks out. At the party, the girls drinking and play a game of "I've never". Soon the guys turn up and so do a lot of party crashers. But soon Harry turns up and throws everyone out. He then finds Annie on the floor, having drunk way too much alcohol. Annie breaks down and tells Harry the truth about how she is feeling about having another brother. Before the party ends, Kimberley leaves and gets into a car with Ryan. One the students sees this and try's to blackmail Ryan.

    So he goes to see Harry about it and Harry tells him that she has to take time off of work, at least until Kimberley has finished, as everyone believes that she is a student at the High School. The net day, Annie tells Ethan that she doesn't want to keep their relationship a secret any more. And so he agrees that they should go public with it. But they don't have to worry, as Naomi soon sees them together in a classroom.moreless
  • Silver throws a house party.

    Let me just start off by saying that I absolutely loved this episode. All of the story lines were great. I especially loved the whole story line with Silver having a house party. It was great seeing Annie, Naomi, Adrianna and Silver all together interacting with each other. I especially loved seeing Annie when she was drunk. Drunk Annie was absolutely hilarious! All of the interactions between Ethan and Annie were great. All of the interactions between Adrianna and Navid were great too. They're really great together. I'm so glad that we found out a little more information about Dixon's adoption. Ryan's story line was interesting too. The interactions between Ozzie and Naomi were amazing. I really hope that they eventually get together. In closing, I thought that this was an extremely well written, well acted and well made episode of 90210 from everyone involved, and I can't wait to see what happens next on 90210.moreless
  • Silver hosts a house party. Starring: Rob Estes, Shenae Grimes, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord, Dustin Milligan, Ryan Eggold, Jessica Stroup, with Lori Loughlin, and Jessica Walter.

    The traditional idea that a slumber party gets turned into a regular party. Not very original, but it worked. I had a couple of problems with the episode, one of which includes Annie (Shenae Grimes) and Ethan (Dustin Milligan) getting together i think that they did this sooner than they should have. I really liked Ty (guest star Adam Gregory), and thought that was a great dilemma that wasn't resolved. I also do not really enjoy Adrianna (guest star Jessica Lowndes) and Navid (Michael Steger). I feel like this relationship is really forced, like they are really trying to get people to like them together. So the only relationship that i am in support of is Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Auggie (guest star Michael Trevino) and the relationship between Mr. Ryan Matthews(Ryan Eggold) and Kelly Taylor (special guest star Jennie Garth). I am impartial to Silver (Jessica Stroup) and Dixon (Tristan Wilds). The arc with Kim McIntyre (guest star Jessica Lucas) is really good, especially with George Evans (guest star Kellan Lutz) finding them together, man oh man that is a really good story line. The final scene was as cliche as cliche can get, and i really did like it, because it wasn't just Naomi walking down the hall, it was a complete accident, and i really thought that it was done well.moreless
Jessica Lucas

Jessica Lucas

Kimberly McIntyre

Guest Star

Michael Trevino

Michael Trevino

Ozzie Cardoza

Guest Star

Rene Rosado

Rene Rosado


Guest Star

Jessica Lowndes

Jessica Lowndes

Adrianna Tate-Duncan

Recurring Role

Kellan Lutz

Kellan Lutz

George Evans

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The exterior of Kelly Taylor's house is the same home that was used for exterior shots of Buffy's house in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's located in Torrance, California, just a few miles away from Torrance High School, which is the set of the fictional West Beverly High. Interestingly, it also served as the set of Sunnydale High in the aforementioned Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    • When Annie and Dixon are talking in the car, Dixon's seat belt is alternately used and unused between camera angles.

    • When Adrianna finds Navid to apologize to him, he's sitting outside at a table on a bench. Between camera angles, he continuously alternates between being seated at the edge of the bench to the back of the bench.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Annie: (to Harry) No. No, I'm not okay. And it's your fault. I'm not okay with you having a son. I'm not okay that you kept him a secret for months. And I know... I know that you didn't want it to work like this, but it affected me. And you weren't honest. For two months you were a liar, and now I have to be honest. And I have to tell you that it made me so mad at you for not being honest. Because secrets... they just make me feel so sick and wobbly. And everything's a big mess now. And I have vomit boots!

    • Annie: Ugh!
      Dixon: What?
      Annie: (imitating Harry) "I'm really hoping that this doesn't affect us in any way." It's like, what did he do? Did he practice last night in front of a mirror? Like, really?
      Dixon: Maybe he was, you know, nervous about it or something, you know?
      Annie: Yeah. He had about two months to prepare for it.
      Dixon: Come on, cut the guy a little bit of slack.
      Annie: Face it. Dad's a hypocrite. He tells us not to have sex, but when he was in high school, he got Tracy pregnant. Okay, plus, did you see the way he kept, like, glancing at Mom the entire time? What was she doing, holding his cue cards?
      Dixon: All right, um for the record here, I just need to know. Are you mad at him because he rehearsed what he was gonna say, because he has a son, because he's a hypocrite, or "D," all of the above?
      Annie: Doesn't this bother you? At all?
      Dixon: It's freaky, all right? But I'm cool.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode was made in memory of Ronn Cooney (1937-2008).

    • Featured Music:
      "Believe" by The Bravery
      "Is That All You Got" by Bosshouse
      "Kiss With A Fist" by Florence & The Machine
      "Turn Me Out" by Bosshouse
      "Trouble" by Lenka
      "Old Enough" by The Raconteurs
      "Better Than Lies" by Beehive
      "Phantom Rock" by Ashley, Jeff & John
      "Plots" by The Glove & Kurt Farquhar
      "Bad Dream" by Kurt Farquhar
      "Greetings From..." by Gary Jules

    • Although credited, Jessica Walter (Tabitha Wilson) did not appear in this episode.