Cast members from the series' high school years (1990-93) gather to reminisce about the show and reflect on its impact on their lives and popular culture. Among the topics discussed are the tight friendships between cast members; the fashions sported on the series (some of which didn't exactly stand the test of time); the show's isolated warehouse set (which was adjacent to a porn shop frequented by some of the cast members); and the fan frenzy that erupted for their public appearances - both in the U.S. and abroad - at the height of the show's popularity. The cast also names favorite episodes and debates the show's most romantic moment. In some of the more interesting revelations, Shannen Doherty talks about the difficulty in hiding her attraction to TV brother Jason Priestley in several scenes; Luke Perry discusses a number of times in which he, Shannen and Jennie Garth were inadvertently injured during romantic scenes; Luke mentions his habit of getting too carried away during make-out scenes; and Ian Ziering recalls the time he made the mistake of letting Shannen Dohertytake Steve's Corvette for a spin.moreless
Brenda Walsh (seasons 1 - 4)
Kelly Marlene Taylor
Brandon Walsh (episodes 1 - 247)
Dylan Michael McKay (episodes 2 - 154, 249 - 296)
Nat Bussichio (episodes 145 - 281, 289, 292 - 296; recurring previously)
Ian Ziering: I feel so great with this. The power of the meeting brings us together as a wonderful family now. It's like a gift, so it's great to see you all.
Shannen Doherty: It's like a real high school reunion. Wonderful moments, sad moments, unforgettable moments.
I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan
Young Americans by David Bowie
Love Is a Battlefield by Pat Benatar (instrumental version)
Freeze-Frame by the J.Geils Band
There have been many interviews where the cast claims that they did not get along with Shannen Doherty. Jennie Garth is no exception, as she stated in Tori Spelling's E! True Hollywood Story that she and Shannen "chose to not get along." Jennie and Shannen showed no signs of animosity in the reunion, but this could be testimony to the acting talents of both women.
This special marks the first time that Shannen Doherty has taken part in a 90210 retrospective. She had initially agreed to participate in The Final Goodbye in 2000 (Tori Spelling said in a magazine interview that she had taped something for the show), but backed out forcing her face to be whited out in clips.
The bulk of the special was a discussion between Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Jennie Garth and Luke Perry. James Eckhouse, Carol Potter and Joe E. Tata joined in for a few minutes toward the close of the show. Tori Spelling and Brian Austin Green were seen in episode clips and mentioned several times, but chose not to participate due to "other projects."
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