Beverly Hills 90210

Season 10 Episode 28

Ode to Joy

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 17, 2000 on FOX
8.2
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Ode to Joy
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The end of an era approaches as the 90210 gang makes major life decisions. Relationships come to an end, age-old romances bloom, and the wedding of a much-loved couple is celebrated among friends, family, and fans alike. Old friends make fresh appearances as the gang prepares to say goodbye to the show that truly defined a generation.moreless

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  • An excellent finale

    10
    While the bachelor/bachelorette parties were clever and the wedding ceremony was well done, as a longtime fan of the show the beginning and ending scenes were the best. The group high five / hug at the end, with the show's theme playing in the background, is a definite heartstring tugger. But I especially enjoyed the first scene, in which Donna asks Nat to walk her down the aisle. I can't think of a nicer thing in the 10 years of the show than when she tells him "you've been like a second father to me". It's good to see nice guys get the recognition they deserve once in a while.moreless
  • Teared up at the last scene...

    10
    Sorry, but when the guys all high give each other at the end of the show, I just get weepy. Yes, Donna's cleavage is disgusting and Andrea is a total bore, the wedding is really sweet in the way it brings everyone together one last time. The assumption of a "forever?" union between Kelly and Dylan is cool, but even better is the assumption that these remaining 90210 friends will be together for many years to come. Not sure why I am so drawn to this show, but I tape all week and watch all weekend. I used to think it was my Luke Perry obsession, but maybe it's more.moreless
  • Grateful for the DVD!!!

    10
    I was 34 yrs old when this show which I loved from the beginning ended and taped it on my VCR but lost it, so now Im grateful for the dvds especially seasons 9-10 as I was busy working at that time. Now I can relive all the BH 90210 that I want without the commerials and Iam grateful. Loved loved the last episode it was great & even greater its on DVD as is the rest of the seasons!!!! Love it!!!moreless
  • A Great Ending!

    10
    I watched all season long waiting for Kelly and Dylan to realize they should be together and it took almost all of the last episode for the two to realize it. I was happy with the way this episode ended. All of the friends excluding the two main characters from the original cast. One quick thing that I think was badly done is Brandon not showing up at the wedding. Why did he send in a video instead of showing up in person? Well anyways I was just happy to see Kelly and Dylan get together so all ended very well!moreless
  • Joke.

    1.0
    Complete let down. Why was the entire show about David and Donna's wedding? That's all it was. About a half an hour was spent on their corny vows, when only 5 episodes prior David was dating Camille. It was sickening. Give me a break. This show was about more than just the two of them. If you ask me, they were one of the less interesting aspects of the show. And how cheap is it that Brandon didn't even show up? It would have made the Kelly/Dylan/Matt love triangle even more interesting... I mean who sends a tape of themself to a bachelor/bachelorette party? Give me a break. What about Brenda? Claire? Gina? I mean, throw in some curve balls. There was just so much more to the show that was interesting, and I think the entire final episode revolved around Donna... Tori Spelling... for obvious reasons. Total joke.moreless
Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth

Kelly Marlene Taylor

Brian Austin Green

Brian Austin Green

David Silver

Ian Ziering

Ian Ziering

Steve Sanders

Daniel Cosgrove

Daniel Cosgrove

Matt Durning (episodes 246 - 296)

Luke Perry

Luke Perry

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

Vincent Young

Vincent Young

Noah Hunter (seasons 8 - 10)

Jason Priestley

Jason Priestley

Brandon Walsh

Guest Star

Gabrielle Carteris

Gabrielle Carteris

Andrea Zuckerman

Guest Star

Hugh Jeffries

Hugh Jeffries

Minister

Guest Star

Ann Gillespie

Ann Gillespie

Jackie Taylor

Recurring Role

Matthew Laurance

Matthew Laurance

Mel Silver

Recurring Role

Katherine Cannon

Katherine Cannon

Felice Martin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Tiffani Thiessen and Gabrielle Carteris are the only cast members to return to the show for the series finale. Jason Priestley was only shown on video.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • David: (saying his wedding vows) When was it we fell in love? When were eighteen? Sixteen? Maybe ten? I don't know 'cause, the truth is, I can't picture a time when I wasn't in love with you. I always knew you were the one who could look into my eyes and see my soul. I don't question your commitment to us and I know there's nothing we can't work through. And I accept you as my partner and as my best friend above others. It's a miracle to find the kind of peace and happiness that you've given me. And in honor of that miracle, I pledge before our family and friends to love and cherish you forever.

    • Donna: (saying her wedding vows) I look at you and I see my best friend. Your energy and passion inspire me in ways I never thought possible. Your inner beauty is so strong that I no longer fear being myself. I no longer fear at all. I never thought I'd find someone to love that would love me back unconditionally. And then I realize that although we were often apart, you were always with me and you were always my soul mate. You give me purpose when I feel I have none. Without you my soul would be empty, my heart would be broken, my being incomplete. I thank God every day you were brought into my life and I thank you for loving me.

  • NOTES (13)

    • Jason Priestly, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling are the only five cast members to appear in all 10 seasons of the series.

    • Jason Priestly, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling are the only six cast members to appear in both the Pilot and the Series Finale.

    • Featured Music:
      Out of My Head by Box
      Ain't It Funny by Box
      Beethoven's Ode To Joy (played on organ)
      Here Comes the Bride by Richard Wagner (played on organ)
      Wedding March (played on organ)
      Spend My Life With You by Eric Benet and Tamia
      Celebration originally by Kool and the Gang (performed by the wedding band)
      The New America by Bad Religion

    • The only cast member that was close to appearing in all 296 episodes is Tori Spelling, she appeared in 292/296 episodes of the entire series run. In second place are Ian Ziering and Jennie Garth, they both appeared in 291/296 episodes.

    • All the original characters appeared in this finale except for Jim, Cindy and Brenda. Brandon was only seen on TV in a video.

    • There was some talk about a spinoff after the show ended, that was gonna be called 90210: The New Class but they never made it.

    • Steve names all the girls that David has been involved with on the show except for one - Tuesday. She was the first girl we saw David get involved with when he took Kelly, Donna, & Steve to his grandparents' house in Palm Springs in Season 1.

    • There was not one character who appeared in all 296 episodes.

    • Dylan reads a selection from Rilke's "Letters to a Young Poet," and Kelly reads "How Do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

    • Donna's wedding vows:
      I look at you and I see my best friend. Your energy and your passion inspire me in ways that I never thought possible. Your inner beauty is so strong that I no longer fear being myself. I no longer fear at all. I never thought that I could find someone to love that would love me back unconditionally. And then I realized that, although we are often apart, you are always with me. You are my soulmate. You give me purpose when I feel I have none. Without you my soul would be empty, my heart broken, my being incomplete. I thank God every day that you were brought into my life. And I thank you for loving me.

    • David's wedding vows:
      When was it that we fell in love? When we were eighteen or sixteen, maybe ten? I don't know, 'cause the truth is, I can't picture a time when I wasn't in love with you. I always knew you were the one that could look into my eyes and see my soul. I don't question your commitment to us, and I know that there's nothing that we can't work through. And I accept you as my partner and my best friend, above all others. It's a miracle to find the kind of peace and happiness that you've given me. And in honor of that miracle, I pledge before our family and friends to love and to cherish you forever.

    • Steve's poem at the bachelor party, Ode to Silver:

      In fair Beverly Hills, a boy did reignDavey Silver was his nameFrom far and wide, the girls did speedFor they'd heard of Davey's bedroom deedsDonna Martin of the golden hairWas the first into our David's lairVirgins we, the couple sworeTill a girl named Ariel came through David's doorClare was next, then some fox named MaloneSophie and David took it all the way homeDenise was fun, and Carole tooClaudia couldn't get her green cardThat made poor Dave blueDon't forget Katie, the sex addict sheAnd Robyn who hated his radio personalityMarta the artist, wasn't she fun?And Gina Kincaid...number one!One stop was left, her name was CamilleWe thought it might lastBut come on, guys: get realThere was only one dameHer name's Donna, she's fineMy God, Silver: it's about time!

    • David's mother and grandmother, last seen during season 7, are nowhere to be found at the wedding and no explanation is given for their absence.

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