Season 3 Episode 22

To the Future!

Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 16, 2011 on The CW
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Episode Summary

With graduation approaching, Naomi makes a decision that might prevent her from graduating with the rest of her class. Liam tells Annie that he doesn't plan on going to college, and an unplanned wedding springs up. However, Adrianna is not invited after the group discovers her scheme to get revenge on Silver.moreless

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  • What to expect when the expected is all you can expect.

    90210 isn't the show for original twists or well thought through plots but for anyone who has a preference for teen girl shows, it works. Naomi screaming it out upon hearing about Ivy's wedding says it all or the romantic kiss during the tossing of the caps. This show is for teen girls. And a guilty pleasure for everyone else.

    Don't ask why Annie is suddenly so offended by Liam's doubts or why Adrianna sees ghosts a year after one's passing and keeps evidence of her schemes in her pocket or why there were two Indian weddings during this May Sweeps. Instead, enjoy. I for one found it rather refreshing to see Adrianna deal with her actions once again. It's never fun when an evil biatch promises to be better but for her there really was only one other option: dying the horrible fall that killed a certain Johnny five years ago.

    The couples on the show are all great, I have to say. I like Liam and Annie, Naomi and Max, Ade and Navid, Rasj and Ivy, yes, even Teddy and Marco. But I do not approve of weird looks between Dixon, who for once proved he wasn't completely screen filler, and the worst mom of the week. Weddings and shocking pregnancies beyond, the finale wasn't too bad. It's not the dramatic outburst I wanted, because I do want a finale like season one, but it worked well enough. Really do wonder how they are going to do it next year though.moreless
  • Not the best 90210 season finale, but the most refreshing.

    I feel the energy that was built up in season one and 2 kind of drained out this season, the pace was more slow and nothing major really happened. Although,this season was still satisfying in a different way to the previous seasons. It tried new things and still contained a lot of storylines, ending on a positive note. Saying this it just managed to get away with being a good season, with a reasonable finale. In my opinion 90210 finales always stand out the most in each season. This finale had the same pace as the previous episodes in the series, with a slight edge of a finale feeling i suppose. Either the writers are running out of ideas or just getting lazy, when the actors have so much more to give, they could atleast explore the characters more next season! Bad points:Annie and liams relationship has sort of been killed of, i always liked the idea of them to, but it has been killed of from the start of their romance. Adriannas story in this episode was just lame, basically throughout the whole season. All the build up for nothing, i hope she does get her head sorted out because she is making me as a viewer bored&insane, no matter how attractive she is! However There's always something watchable about her. She's like venom. Good points: Thank God for Niaomi! She stole the show throughout the season and in this episode. Her storyline has been the best in season 3 and so has teddys. They should have shown more of teddy this season and less of Adrianna!moreless
  • Does anyone remember how "Beverly Hills, 90210" celebrated the characters' graduation?

    This 3rd season finale for "90210" was such a gross disappointment. Actually, the whole season has been a disappointment, but this finale takes the cake.

    As a graduation episode, we only saw it for about 5 minutes. The rest of it was filled with needless angst, Adrianna's exposure and a wedding. Honestly, I didn't care for the wedding, actually, I never cared for Raj and Ivy, having fast-forwarded through all of their scenes in previous episodes.

    How should a graduation episode have been done? Look no further than to the predecessor, "Beverly Hills, 90210". Now *that* was a classic episode. Flashbacks galore. The characters really all cosy and chummy, even between Brenda, Dylan and Kelly.

    And the best part: a short, retrospective moment between the two main characters, Brendon and Brenda, as they looked back at how far they've come since moving to BH. I was hoping for a similar scene between Annie and Dixon, but I guess that was just too much to ask of the "90210" writers, who clearly don't know how to write a good show. Does anyone remember when this show was about a Midwestern family's experience of living in Beverly Hills?

    I'm still half-hearted about continuing with season 4, if that happens.moreless
  • Good episode, few missing parts from the summary though.

    Overall, it was a good episode. Reminded me a lot of the Beverly Hills,90210 episode from season 6 "One Wedding and a Funeral". I know the parents are going to have a lot less importance now that the kids are going to college, but where is the part that said that Ryan would ask Deb to move to Paris with him? It's kind of unfair to let Deb go without explaining what happened, isn't it? On the other hand, Naomi being pregnant would be an interesting turn to the show, which opens up to a great storyline in season 4 with Max gone.moreless
  • Wow. the first time I have been bored by 90210.

    90210 by no means is a GREAT SHOW but it is usually entertaining and a fairly decent show to watch. But this episode was all over the place and it didn't...idk. This finale sucked compared to the other 2.


    They are Graduating...that is what is shown within like the first 15 minutes and it was rushed through.

    Naomi decides to take the blame for Max's cheating....But of course, he comes to her aid in the end and admitted to cheating.

    The ceremony was literally 5 minutes long...in the 5 minutes Liam & Annie Breakup over the most contrived plot line. They have been doing great and out of nowhere, it randomly pops up that he doesn't want to go college.

    Ivy: Her Wedding plot line was actually pretty good. I usually don't like her but I do enjoy what they have done with her character all season. From Oscar to the accident to raj. It was very romantic and the wedding looked fun.

    Best parts of the episode

    Silver, Adrianna, and Navid:

    LOL So silver and Ade are BFF and Navid is heartbroken because he can't remember what he did(OR DIDNT DO) and silver breaks up with him.

    Of course Ade's secret comes out about the pills when she is with everyone at a bachelor/bachelorette party and Naomi is swinging the purse around. I did like how Naomi told her to get out.

    So for the rest of the episode...she is hallucinating and seeing Javier(Her conscience basically) and contemplating suicide.

    In the end she decides to live...I like bad Ade and I like good ade...But if she would have jumped, that would have been Amazing.

    Best Parts of the episode:

    Ivy's Wedding

    Worst Part of the Episode:

    1)Where was Annie and Dixon's mom? Or Ryan for that matter....Not one clip of them at Graduation

    2)Silver should have slapped the mess out of Ade but she is just...idk. Not upset enough. Someone literally made you crazy and you are just speechless and all you can say is go to hell...But you can fight her over a boy? But not for switching with your meds...and costing you college?

    3) Annie & Liam's breakup/makeup and him randomly leaving...Is he coming back next season

    4)Naomi and Max's breakup---

    5)The Whole Graduation Ceremony

    6)Limited Teddy and Marco....Ugh

    I'm not sure what is going to happen next season. Naomi is pregnant(surprisingly) and it seems like they are all going to different colleges...so how exactly will this work? I'm confused.

    and will someone find Dixon(And Navid) some plotlines instead of just being secondary characters.moreless
Justin Deeley

Justin Deeley


Guest Star

R. Mirza

R. Mirza


Guest Star

Emilio Doorgasingh

Emilio Doorgasingh


Guest Star

Kelly Lynch

Kelly Lynch

Laurel Cooper

Recurring Role

Manish Dayal

Manish Dayal


Recurring Role

Josh Zuckerman

Josh Zuckerman

Max Miller

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • (Max admits during his commencement speech that he, not Naomi, cheated)
      Naomi: Why'd you do that? What about Cal Tech? You didn't have to do that!
      Max: Yes, I did. 'Cause when I think about the future, I wanna be the kind of guy who deserves a girl like you.

  • NOTES (4)

    • This episode marks the final appearance of Trevor Donovan (Teddy) as a series regular.

    • Featured Music:
      "A Way Back Home" by Hotel Eden
      "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum
      "Bhngra Rocker" by Kully B and Gussy G
      "Fiji" by Passport
      "Guru-delic" by Kully B and Gussy G
      "Home" by OK Sweetheart
      "It Don't Rain In Beverly Hills" by Dean & Britta
      "Love" by Brianna Rettig
      "Miami 2 Ibiza" by Swedish House Mafia & Tinie Tempah
      "Mornings After Me" by Lou Barlow
      "Move Like This" by Hammerwax
      "Skinny Genes" by Eliza Doolittle
      "Teenage Timebomb" by The Okmoniks
      "Tightrope" by Janelle Monae

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

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: Friday, May 20, 2011 on Global
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 on E4/E4 HD