Beverly Hills 90210

Season 6 Episode 28

The Big Hurt

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 01, 1996 on FOX
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The Big Hurt
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Tara makes a pass at Brandon and purposely overfeeds Kelly's fish. Kelly orders her to move out. Kelly snoops in Tara's suitcase and discovers that she had lied when she claimed not to know her parents' whereabouts. Kelly enrages Tara by calling her parents. Tara holds Kelly at gunpoint and forces her to go for a drive up the coast. Kelly tries to escape when they pull over, but Tara knocks her out. She ties up Kelly, hooks a hose up to the car, and plans to kill Kelly and herself through carbon monoxide poisoning. Kelly tricks Tara into untying her, then gets the gun away. Tara is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, and her mother thanks Kelly for saving her life. The judge nixes the deal between Colin's lawyer and the district attorney. Citing the fact that he endangered lives with his hazardous driving, he sentences Colin to two years in prison. Carl, a prince and longtime friend of Clare's family, comes for a visit. He makes friends with Steve and tries to prove that he is not the brat that Clare remembers. Joe tries to convince Donna to tone down the racy content of the music video. David bows to Donna's wishes and makes the cuts, but they revert to the original version and obtain a contract to direct three more videos. Joe apologizes to Donna and admits that he is jealous of her relationship with David.
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  • Only on an Aaron Spelling show, folks. Only on an Aaron spelling show could a character be so evil, so vindictive, so cruel as to cold-bloodedly murder the goldfish of sweet Kelly Taylor.moreless

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    I still remembet the first time I saw this scene. The goosebump-inducing, spine-tingling horror music. The handheld camera, complete with tilty-nauseating movement.



    And Tara, the evil streetchild from the very depths of hell (because of course, who but psychotic fish-killers or perfect 90210 stars would be in drug rehab), in her Kelly-wannabe haircut, begins to feed Kelly's fish. And then Kelly's voice comes on the soundtrack. "Can you feed my fish? Just a dab." And then it gets echoey and spooky, as a look of devious pleasure spreads across Tara's face.



    "Just a dab...just a dab...just a dab..."



    And then Tara, eyes blazing, slowly pours...the...whole...bottle...into...the...tank.



    DIE, FISHIES, DIE!!!



    And as the scene fades out, I was left with this gigantic sense of "what in the hell...?" Because, they were goldfish. And I looked at my friend (apty named Kelly) and we both just burst out laughing. I think we laughed through the whole commercial break. And it's Fox, so those are some long commercials.



    Genius.





    The rest of the show could only be a letdown after that. Though I was rather fond of the Prince Carl-Steve-Clare love triangle. I really loved Clare. Stop looking at me! Who did you like once Brenda left, Saint Kelly? I mean, yeah, she was cool in high school, but once she stopped being a fun bitch, she sucked. And Donna?! Please. I could carve a better woman out of a melted barbie doll. Oh wait, that's how they got her. My bad. And Val was nice and evil, but she never got away with anything, so it made it hard to enjoy her. You just felt too sorry for her, and her screwed up little Buffalo self.



    Anyway. There was a really awesome moment when Kelly finds her dead, bloated fish all floating at the top of the tank. I wonder if they really killed a bunch of goldfish for that scene.moreless
Tiffani Thiessen

Tiffani Thiessen

Valerie Malone (episodes 113 - 249)

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

Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling

Donna Marie Martin

Tom Urich

Tom Urich

Unknown

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Betty K. Bynum

Betty K. Bynum

Steiner

Guest Star

Yavone Evans

Yavone Evans

Gretchen Marks

Guest Star

Emma Caulfield

Emma Caulfield

Susan Keats

Recurring Role

Jason Wiles

Jason Wiles

Colin Robbins

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Cameron Bancroft

Cameron Bancroft

Joe Bradley

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