Season 1 Episode 11

That Which We Destroy

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 18, 2008 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Brenda and Kelly's shaky friendship crumbles even further when Kelly learns that her friend slept with Ryan. Meanwhile, Harry's son Sean moves in with the Wilson family, Naomi hangs with a new crowd, and Silver becomes jealous when a cheerleader pays a little too much attention to Dixon.moreless

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  • Harry and Tracy's long lost son arrives at the Wilson's house.

    All things considered, I absolutely loved this episode. I thought that this episode had a lot of great moments. Tabitha sure was a major scene stealer in every scene that she was in. She was absolutely hilarious in this episode. All of the story lines in this episode were great, especially Dixon and Silver's story lines. I also absolutely loved Naomi's story line in this episode. I especially loved her scenes with Ozzie. I really hope that they get together eventually. I loved seeing Ethan and Annie together in this episode. I think that they're really great together. The scene where Kelly was talking to Naomi and Annie about Sean's arrival was absolutely hilarious. Adrianna' storyline in this episode was interesting too. 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 more episodes of 90210.moreless
  • Huge step down from the last episode.

    Well this episode I didn't enjoy much. Has 90210 set the bar too high? 90210 has been really good these past few episodes, I think it started with "Hollywood Forever." Anyways, the episodes have been just getting better & better. And honestly, this episode was just so not up to par. Also this was considered the mid season finale, since there was a break right after this. Would this episode really keep you intrigued to tune in three months later? The end, there was a bit of a cliffhanger. I will give them that. Sean walks in to the Wilson/Clark's life. Prodigal son, or so you thought until the end when it turns out it's a set up. Uh oh for the Wilsons. Okay cliffhanger. Annie comes in to the realization that she's changed, and by reverting back to her old self, she decides to be a mascot for a day. That plot annoyed me for some reason. Dixon is jealous of Sean. Reasonable but predictable plot. Cheerleader interested in Dixon? Brenda tells Kelly that she slept with Ryan. Talk about burning a bridge. Naomi starts hanging with a new crowd: The Blend-its. She practically is being hazed by them in this episode. Sort of enjoyable to see Naomi suffer, like how they incorporated Aussie into the plot. Okay episode, weak as a mid season finale.moreless
  • Enjoyable once again.

    Annie and Naomi's feud reaches new highs, Harry and Debbie welcome Sean into their home and invite him to move in while Dixon feels jealous towards Sean. Kelly visits Brenda, but Kelly is shocked when Brenda reveals she slept with Ryan. Naomi branches out and begins to hang out with the Blendeds, a group of senior girls. Silver is threatened by Christina, a cheerleader for the lacrosse team, when she shows too much interest in Dixon. Ozzie makes Naomi an indecent proposal to impress the Blendeds. Wow, another awesome episode from 90210. I loved the storyline, I@m glad Annie stopped being like Naomi, was fun though. I dont like Sean at all, somethings not right. I loved teh way Dixon was like in this episode, well can't wait to watch more.moreless
  • Brenda admits the truth to Kelly

    In this episode of 90210, the following happens. This episode picks up exactly where the previous episode ended. Annie takes, Sean her half-brother in to met Harry. So the party ends and the family get to know Sean. We also learn that Sean is in the Army. Soon Tracey shows up, to meet her son. Sean goes to stay with Tracey and Naomi. The next day at school, Annie and Naomi are called in to talk with the guidance counsellor, Kelly about what took place over the weekend, with Sean coming to town etc. As Harry and Sean spend more time together, Dixon seems to be feeling left out. Kelly and Brenda go out for lunch and end up having a bit of an argument and so Brenda leaves. During a La Cross game, Dixon walks off and so Harry go after him, to have a word with him. Soon harry realises exactly how Dixon is feeling about Sean, and the fact that he is staying with them, and with the family 24 seven. They have a heart to heart and it seems as tho0guh things may be improving, between the 2 of them. Brenda gets hurt and is taken to the hospital and Kelly is called to go there for her. Once there Brenda admits that she was trying to push her away, because she slept with Ryan. At the end of the episode Ryan makes a mysterious phone call, but to who?moreless
  • Annie is totally a **** I hate her

    90210 star Shenae Grimes is inviting critics of her skinny frame to meet her in person - so they can see she's not wasting away. There has been so much speculation about the size of the cast of the teen drama, older co-star Lori Loughlin felt compelled to speak out, recently insisting none of the young newcomers were battling eating disorders. And Grimes is particularly upset with the gossip - because nobody has asked her personally. She says, "Nobody has asked me about it. I really can't help what someone thinks of me because they are reading a paper and choosing to believe it. It's so frustrating. "Meet me in person, and you can't say anything. No bones sticking out. Just because people are calling you skinny doesn't mean I'm like, 'Yay!' No! You're telling me I don't look right. This is me, this is my body - I have accepted it."moreless
Lauren London

Lauren London

Christina Whitman

Guest Star

Josh Henderson

Josh Henderson


Guest Star

Michael Trevino

Michael Trevino

Ozzie Cardoza

Guest Star

Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty

Brenda Walsh

Recurring Role

Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth

Kelly Taylor

Recurring Role

Jessica Lowndes

Jessica Lowndes

Adrianna Tate-Duncan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Tabitha: Now I have to reconfigure all my maths. Dixon, if I want to be... 54, how old do I have to say I was when I had your father now that he has a 25-year-old son he conceived when he was 18?
      Dixon: Eleven.
      Tabitha: Hmm... that's a little unseemly.

    • (Referring to Naomi)
      Silver: Annie. No. Do not engage the scary blonde chick!

    • Naomi: Fortunately for you, I speak fluent Sidekick.

    • Kelly: Girlfriends are like plants. Yes. And guys are like cut flowers. You know. Sure they're pretty and they smell nice most of the time. But they don't last. Yes. And a plant or a friend, if you nurture it and take care of it, it grows and it lasts a long, long time. Does this make sense? Is this helping at all?

    • Debbie: Eat a pig in a blanket.
      Tabitha: What does she mean by that? Is that some sort of Kansas-style vulgarity?

  • NOTES (4)

    • For this first 11 episodes, the show was nominated for the 2009 People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama.

    • Jessica Stroup (Silver) and Lauren London (Christina) have previously starred together in the movie "This Christmas."

    • Although credited, Michael Steger (Navid Shirazi) and Ryan Eggold (Ryan Matthews) do not appear in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "Just Dance" by Lady Gaga
      "I'll Be Your Breeze" by Andrew Belle
      "All Is Gone 2" by Shane Drasin & Kurt Farquhar / True Music
      "Lovie" by Boys Boys Boys
      "Save The Lies" by Gabriella Cilmi
      "Kaleidoscope Machine" by Katie Costello
      "Young One" by Mackabella
      "Angel Lady" by Aaron Jerome ft Andreya
      "Drum Cadence" by Bert Ferntheil
      "Man Up" by The Blue Van
      "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" by Death Cab For Cutie


    • Episode Title: That Which We Destroy

      The episode title is taken from a line from Shakespeare's Macbeth and is spoken by Lady MacBeth, "Tis safer to be that which we destroy, than to dwell in doubtful joy."