Beverly Hills 90210

Season 2 Episode 10

Necessity Is a Mother

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 26, 1991 on FOX
9.2
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Dylan's mother, Iris, makes a surprise visit to Beverly Hills, hoping to start fresh with her estranged son. Cindy hits it off with his free-spirited mother, but the strain of his mother's reappearance drives Dylan back to the bottle. Donna and Steve experiment with the stock market, and Donna turns out to have a surprising knack for picking successful stocks.moreless

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  • Necessity is this episode for 90210 fans

    9.3
    If you're a fan of Dylan's journey on this series as I am, then this is a must-see episode. It's not a great episode, but it is very historical in terms of the whole Dylan saga. It was touched on in previous episodes, but with Dylan's father in jail, his looney-toon mother Iris has to be a guaradian. As a guy who is a loner to begin with, this just isn't sitting well with Dylan. He's also an alcoholic, and this is driving him to completely fall off the wagon. When he shows up to school drunk, and then leaves right away, it's of course Brandon that is there for him. It's their friendship that makes this show what it is. Anyway, Brandon makes sure he doesn't drive, and takes him to the pool hall, where he had won a bunch of money from some guy named Falcone the night before. This time he isn't that fortunate and when he reveals that he can't pay off his debt, Falcone and his thugs proceed to work Dylan over. Everything finally comes to a head with Iris at the Walsh house. Iris now realizes that she is one of Dylan's big problems, and that the best thing she can do is give Dylan his freedom. She sets the stage, by taking millions of dollars that Jack had given her to stay away, and setting up a trust for Dylan, with Jim Walsh watching over it. This sets Dylan up to be a multi-millionare and set the stage for many episodes in later seasons. The episode ends with Brandon taking Dylan to AA just as Dylan did for him in BYOB in Season 1. Really solid episode that sets the foundation for much of what Dylan ends up doing in future episodes. MVC: Brandon (26), and Dylan (13)moreless
Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty

Brenda Walsh (seasons 1 - 4)

Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth

Kelly Marlene Taylor

Jason Priestley

Jason Priestley

Brandon Walsh (episodes 1 - 247)

Brian Austin Green

Brian Austin Green

David Silver

Ian Ziering

Ian Ziering

Steve Sanders

Luke Perry

Luke Perry

Dylan Michael McKay (episodes 2 - 154, 249 - 296)

Craig Hurley

Craig Hurley

Bobby Falcone

Guest Star

Nick Toth

Nick Toth

Economics Teacher

Guest Star

Jay Arlen Jones

Jay Arlen Jones

Bartender

Guest Star

Joe E. Tata

Joe E. Tata

Nat Bussichio

Recurring Role

Stephanie Beacham

Stephanie Beacham

Iris McKay

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Brandon tells Nat that Dylan's mother is the reason he doesn't look so good, Nat responds by saying, "He has a mother?" It's been stated throughout the series that Dylan has lived in Beverly Hills and has eaten at the Peach Pit all of his life. Dylan even stated once that he remembered Nat's father, letting us know just how far they go back. If that is the case, then Nat would have known that Dylan had a mother.

    • While Donna is taking money out of her savings account to invest in stocks, Kelly is taunting her and saying that she should get to keep the money instead of Donna throwing it away in the market. Donna responds by telling Kelly she can have 14 cents (the odd change she had in her account), and she places three coins on the counter. It is impossible to have 14 cents with only three coins.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Brenda says she is thinking about going for the Sinéad bald look. This is a reference to Irish singer and songwriter Sinéad O'Connor's look.

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