Beverly Hills 90210

Season 2 Episode 14

The Next 50 Years

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 07, 1991 on FOX
9.6
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The Next 50 Years
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During Scott's surprise birthday party, an accidental shooting turns fatal. Meanwhile, Andrea grows jealous of Brandon's attention to Emily, and the gang grieves when one of their own dies.

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  • Tragic Episode

    9.5
    This episode dealt with two issues a student who have become an outcast and guns. As Brian Austin Green's character David Silver rises and becomes part of the gang his former friend Scott Scanlon becomes an outcast. His mother treated him as a little kid and had to make David feel guilty to go to his birthday party and get his friends to come. Scott's birthday party was really embarrassing with cowboy hats and a cake with toys. Then Scott was in his father's den and played with his gun and killed himself. Then in the aftermath David become smothered and lost it with Brandon. He was so right its how we treated Scott when he was alive.moreless
  • Pretty sure Brian Austin Green would point to this as when the David Silver character was "made".

    9.5
    Absolute classic episode, and really the episode that signaled the arrival of David and Donna. We also got a peek into the darker side of David Silver, something we would see more of during his college years. His best friend Scott has his birthday coming up, and Scott's overbearing mom pressures David into helping with a surprise party, and getting kids to come. Unfortunately Scott is a dweeb, and not very popular. David, with help from Donna, gets the gang to show up for the big party. At the party David saves it and really makes it a good birthday for Scott by getting everyone to dance and have fun. Brandon and Emily have a little too much fun and get caught making out in Scott's little brother's room. Mrs. Scanlon doesn't like that too much and tells Brandon and Emily they have to leave. Well as they all get ready for birthday cake, Scott finds a gun in his dad's desk. When David comes in to find him, Scott is twirling it around "like Wyatt Earp" as David describes it. But the gun slips and explodes killing Scott right in front of David as he looks on in horror. From there David is an emotional mess and has an emotional interview with Brandon for the Blaze piece on Scott. Very very sad, but very very good. MVC: Who Else? David (7) and Donna (4)moreless
  • Sad episode.

    8.0
    It was sad that the entire season david blew scott off. Now he does this nice thing for him by throwing him a party and getting the "popular" kids to show up. It's sad he died like that. They were best friends for so long, but they grew apart over one summer. David said scott was his best friend, if that's true why does he never mention him again in the entire series. No one ever mentions scott's name again. Except for the episode where david helps out Scott's sister. But in the later years no one mentions his name. . .moreless
  • Wow! Best episode I've seen from the pilot up until now! Brian Austin Green was magnificent, and I'm finally starting to see acting ability from Tori Spelling.

    9.9
    This episode is the best I've seen from the pilot up until now!



    I've got a long way to go though, 8 more seasons, but I don't think another episode could get better than this.



    Brian Austin Green was magnificent in this episode. Emmy ahoy!! Tori Spelling, after so many episodes, I'm finally starting to see a character emerge out of her.



    Oh and did anyone else notice Andrea? She threw in a floppy disk at the 50 year time capsule event and said in 50 years this will probably be rubbish!



    LOL! It only took 10-15 years for floppy disks to become obsolete! Hahahamoreless
  • How exciting!!

    9.5
    WOW! This was an awesome episode!! Scott has a surprise birthday party and David has to invite people. The surprise is ruined when Brandon and Emily show up late then Scott comes. Scott and Donna try to make the party better by dancinc then Brandon and Emily sneak upstairs. OMG that was funny when the kids came in and they tried to act all cool. Got love Brandon! OMG I can't believe Scott played with the gun and shot himself in the stomach!! I like at the end though when David put the Scott's hat in their time capsile then they did the fireworks.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)

Jenny O'Hara

Jenny O'Hara

Pam Scanlon

Guest Star

Greg Finley

Greg Finley

Conrad Scanlon

Guest Star

Micah Rowe

Micah Rowe

Spencer Scanlon

Guest Star

Matthew Laurance

Matthew Laurance

Mel Silver

Recurring Role

Denise Dowse

Denise Dowse

Yvonne Teasley

Recurring Role

Scott Jaeck

Scott Jaeck

Mr. Chapman

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Mel: The human spirit has a remarkable capacity to recuperate. They taught us that in dental school, but then again they were talking about gingivitis.

    • Brandon: Look, David, we're putting out this issue with a tribute to Scott.
      David: Why? So people can glance at it and then throw it in the garbage?
      Brandon: No, so people can get some idea about who he was.
      David: Look, he was a jerk, okay? He was a jerk who blew himself away, that's who he was. You don't know. You left early. You missed out on the fun part when he picked up a loaded gun and twirled it around like he was Wyatt Earp. You weren't there to see him goof up and bleed all over his mom's Persian rug.
      Brandon Walsh: David, the microphone is on.
      David: I don't care. No-one gave a rat's ass about Scott until he died. And I was the worst one of all! He was my best friend and I dropped him! Because he wasn't cool like you or Kelly or Steve.
      Brandon: David...
      David: So they're looking at me. So what? They've been looking at me for days, Brandon! "Oh, poor David, is he going to be okay? I hope he hasn't cracked up yet." I can't even walk through the halls without someone in my face trying to cheer me up like they're my new best friend! Well what about my old best friend? It doesn't matter what you write about him in that paper, Brandon. It doesn't matter what you say about someone once they're gone. What matters is how you treat them when they're still here.
      (pause)
      David: I guess you can quote me on that.

    • Donna: You can come with us you know.
      David: I think I should stay here, I promised his cousin I'd teach her how to freak.

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