Beverly Hills 90210

Season 3 Episode 17

The Game Is Chicken

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 06, 1993 on FOX

Episode Recap

Through a mutual interest in cars, Steve becomes friends with Joe, a guy in detention. He and Brandon win a lot of money betting on Joe in a car race, but streetwise Dylan warns that the whole thing may be a scam. Steve and Brandon agree to bankroll Joe in a high-stakes race against drug dealer Frank Padilla. Brandon realizes that their opponent may be the guy who ran over Andrea. While Brandon contacts the police, Steve tries to stall by insisting that he be allowed to race Padilla. The two get into an argument and agree to a deadly game of "chicken", but Dylan intervenes. After undergoing hypnosis, Andrea is able to remember the face of the man who hit her and successfully identifies Padilla as the hit-and-run driver. Brenda and Kelly agree to a double-date with two guys from Princeton, only to find that they are high school geeks from the Princeton School in Encino. They aren't exactly thrilled but when the two geeks see their dates, they look as though Christmas has come early. Brenda and Kelly are taken to a video game arcade and have a surprisngly good time, albeit with each other and not their 'dates'. Donna takes over David's radio show while he tries to catch up on his studies in the hopes of graduating early. David is initially critical of her performance, but acknowledges that she did well and asks her to become his permanent cohost.