Beverly Hills 90210

Season 8 Episode 1

Aloha, Beverly Hills (1)

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 10, 1997 on FOX
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Aloha, Beverly Hills (1)
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The gang has trouble finding work after graduating from college. Steve accepts a position as alumni representative for his fraternity (for a dollar a year). Valerie runs through a series of odd jobs. She tries to convince David to let her manage the club; although the After Dark is in dire straits, he turns her down. David refuses to move in with Donna until she reveals the true nature of their relationship to her mother. Steve alienates Carly Reynolds, the single mother of one of Erin's soccer teammates. She gets fired from her waitress job after a run-in with Steve and his date. Brandon and Kelly struggle to adjust to their new living arrangement. They decide to relax by taking a Hawaiian vacation, although Kelly doesn't want to postpone her new job. Donna seeks work as a second assistant for a designer, and winds up as the woman's only assistant. She is asked to help with a photo shoot in Hawaii, so everyone decides to take a vacation. Kelly backs out of the trip after catching Brandon repeatedly looking at old photos of Tracy.moreless

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  • A good start to the post-college era

    7.0
    An interesting start to the post-college era for the characters. The series still keeps you interested. It's interesting to see the characters, some for the first time in their privileged upbringings, struggling to find work, although most of them go to Hawaii in the next episode.



    Donna deals with the emotions of having sex with David. She gets a prescription for the birth control pill, where she runs into her mother at the drugstore. She is offered a job in Hawaii, and Steve, Brandon, David, and Valerie go with her. Valerie gets a job spraying perfume, for which she is embarrassed. Valerie is still scheming in this episode, in trying to work at the Peach Pit again, as well as in going to Hawaii. Brandon and Kelly face problems living together. Steve meets a single mom (played by Hilary Swank) while babysitting for Erin. The character of Carly, the single mom, is likeable immediately. You almost felt bad for Steve when he and Claire broke up, until the last episode, when he got together with Valerie. And this episode he's already on another date with Marcy, a waitress from the Peach Pit After Dark.



    I'll admit one of the reasons I like the show is for 90's nostalgia, and in this episode, the Foo Fighters "Monkey Wrench" is played and there is a cosmetics counter for Hard Candy, a 90's cosmetic brand, when Donna and Kelly are at the mall.moreless
Tiffani Thiessen

Tiffani Thiessen

Valerie Malone (episodes 113 - 249)

Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth

Kelly Marlene Taylor

Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank

Carly Reynolds (episodes 210 - 226)

Jason Priestley

Jason Priestley

Brandon Walsh (episodes 1 - 247)

Brian Austin Green

Brian Austin Green

David Silver

Ian Ziering

Ian Ziering

Steve Sanders

Lynne Moody

Lynne Moody

Vanessa Markley

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Carrie Stevens

Carrie Stevens

Marcy

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Tom Virtue

Tom Virtue

Pharmacist

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Katherine Cannon

Katherine Cannon

Felice Martin

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Myles Jeffrey

Myles Jeffrey

Zach Reynolds

Recurring Role

Michael Durrell

Michael Durrell

Dr. John Martin

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