Beverly Hills 90210

Season 9 Episode 1

The Morning After

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 16, 1998 on FOX
8.0
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Brandon and Kelly sleep together the night of the aborted wedding. Brandon considers their night together a mistake, while Kelly realizes that she wishes they had married after all. A lonely Brandon goes to Kelly's apartment in search of comfort and ends up staying the night. He then rejects Kelly's suggestion that they go on their honeymoon, and declares that he wants to move on. After her HIV test comes back negative, Valerie annoys everyone with her new policy of brutal honesty. David takes her cue and issues an ultimatum to his boss, who cuts him loose. David suspects that Val is pushing everyone away to punish herself for some reason. Valerie makes a stunning confession about her father's death. He did not commit suicide; she murdered him. Donna goes against Noah's wishes by accepting an invitation to have dinner with his parents on Mr. Hunter's birthday. The evening proves to be a disaster, just as Noah had predicted. His father later visits the club and reveals that his company has gone bankrupt and the entire family is broke. A con artist named Sophie Burns befriends Steve, who gives her his room. She claims to be a graduate student at C.U., but actually has show biz aspirations. In spite of Steve's generosity, she decides to make a move on David.
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  • Don't Hate Anyone

    6.0
    Many fans hated when the show broke up Brandon and Kelly at their wedding. But I believe they had no choice. Jason Priestley aka Brandon told the producers that he was leaving to direct. This was exactly like when Ron Howard left Happy Days. They wisely decided in not letting history repeat itself. If Brandon and Kelly got married we fans want to see them together not like Richie calling home during his wedding and birth of his son. It failed miserably and they did not want to repeat the same mistake. So when they broke them up they were spearing us.moreless
  • The Brandon/Kelly break-up continues... along with the viewers' anger and disappointment and disbelief

    4.3
    I don't think the writers knew what the hell to do with Brandon once Jason announced he was ready to leave. It's like they thought 'well Jennie's not leaving so let's split Brandon and Kelly up in the worst way possible that'll make viewers really hate the couple despite them being central to the show for the past few years, because then we can bring back Luke who once thought he was too good for the show and we'll put Dylan back with Kelly so all will be well.'



    To say Brandon acts conflicted and stupid in this episode, much like in the wedding, is an understatement. A tiny ray of hope exists for fans as Brandon and Kelly sleep together despite calling off the marriage, and that fades when the writing for this episode makes Brandon seem like a majorly confused jackass. He loves Kelly but doesn't want her. He doesn't want her but doesn't want it to be over between them. Does this writing make any sense to anyone? Well it wouldn't do anyway, because Brandon and Kelly's break-up was so contrived that it was beyond funny, it was downright offensive - to fans of the show, shippers of the couple, the couple, and the actors who play the couple.



    Kelly and Brandon are obviously still in love but we are supposed to just accept the fact that they can't be in each other's lives for the foreseeable future. All in all, 90210 jumps the shark. The BK break-up is like the follow-up to the Dylan/Brenda break-up. Just as unbelievable and just as painful. And it wasn't in any way realistic that two people who loved each other this much would just decide to not get married. What crappy writing, I was really upset.moreless
  • I think it sucks that you made Brendon and Kelly break it off they are so perfect together

    4.1
    I am upset that you broke up Kelly and Brendon I think you should of had them stay together and get married. They are so perfect for eachother they make a better couple than Dylan and kelly or brendon and Tracy. You still should have kept them together and him in the show
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

Vincent Young

Vincent Young

Noah Hunter (seasons 8 - 10)

Phil Hawn

Phil Hawn

Mall Shopper (uncredited)

Guest Star

Ray Wise

Ray Wise

Daniel Hunter

Guest Star

Dex Elliot Sanders

Dex Elliot Sanders

Kyle Scott

Guest Star

Laura Leighton

Laura Leighton

Sophie Burns

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Sophie orders room service from the Walsh's home phone. Wouldn't the hotel be able to tell that the call was coming in from an outside line vs. from within the hotel?

    • Valerie admits to David that she killed her father. If this is true, then why was she having the recurring nightmares of finding her father after his "suicide" in Lover's Leap?

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Valerie: Look. Tape or no tape, you can't get back what you had with Kelly.
      Brandon: Would you go be a bitch somewhere else please.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Music:
      Crush by Jennifer Paige
      Barely Breathing performed by Duncan Sheik
      Bite Your Tongue performed by Duncan Sheik

    • Laura Leighton played the popular character Sydney Andrews on Melrose Place. Her recurring role drew disapproval from many of the spinoff's fans, particularly when Melrose executive producers later revealed that they had developed a storyline that would have brought the presumed-dead Sydney back to the series, but could not even attempt to negotiate with Leighton because she was already under contract with 90210.

    • This episode was dedicated to former writer/producer Steve Wasserman, who died in a boating accident over the fourth of July weekend.

    • Lindsay Price officially joins the cast as Janet Sosna.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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