Beverly Hills, 90210 (season 2)

The second season of Beverly Hills, 90210, an American teen drama television series, began airing on July 11, 1991 on Fox television network. The season concluded on May 7, 1992 after 28 episodes. This season follows the friends during their junior year of high school as they deal with everyday teenage issues such as sex, pregnancy scares, teenage rebellion, divorce, alcohol use disorder, substance use disorders, adoption, racial discrimination, sexual assault, mental disorders, and death.

Beverly Hills, 90210
Season 2
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StarringJason Priestley
Shannen Doherty
Jennie Garth
Ian Ziering
Gabrielle Carteris
Luke Perry
Brian Austin Green
Tori Spelling
Carol Potter
James Eckhouse
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes28
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseJuly 11, 1991 (1991-07-11) –
May 7, 1992 (1992-05-07)
Season chronology
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List of Beverly Hills, 90210 episodes

OverviewEdit

The second season follows the gang as the school year comes to a close and summer arrives, but drama continues to make its way through the friends as old and new relationships begin to blossom, but unbeknownst to them their biggest test comes during the approaching school year, which threatens to leave heartbreak and difficult choices at its helm.

CastEdit

StarringEdit

RecurringEdit

EpisodesEdit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
231"Beach Blanket Brandon"Charles BravermanDarren StarJuly 11, 1991 (1991-07-11)219102219.1[citation needed]
As the school year comes to a close, Brenda continues to worry after a home pregnancy test is inconclusive. Meanwhile, Brandon wants to earn enough money to buy a new car, so he quits working at the Peach Pit and sets out to find a higher-paying job at the Beverly Hills Beach Club.
242"The Party Fish"Daniel AttiasCharles RosinJuly 18, 1991 (1991-07-18)219102316.0[citation needed]
Working at the Beach Club, Brandon meets Jerry Ratinger who hires him as a driver for his wife. However, when Brandon meets and kisses a girl, he is upset to learn from Jerry's wife that she is Jerry's mistress. Meanwhile, Brenda decides to attend summer school with Donna and Andrea in order to get her mind off Dylan.
253"Summer Storm"Charles BravermanSteve Wasserman & Jessica KleinJuly 25, 1991 (1991-07-25)219102418.1[citation needed]
When Jack McKay is indicted on income tax evasion, Dylan goes out surfing in dangerous waters and is injured in a storm. The Walsh family take him to the hospital, but Jim is upset when he catches Brenda kissing Dylan. Meanwhile, Donna and David are dismayed to be partnered up in drama class to perform a scene from Romeo and Juliet. Kelly falls for a handsome volleyball player who likes her but for some reason won't have sex with her.
264"Anaconda"Daniel AttiasJonathan RobertsAugust 1, 1991 (1991-08-01)219102515.4[citation needed]

Jim suggests that Dylan visit his mother in Hawaii. Steve and Brandon organize after-dark poker games at the beach club, and the teens enjoy dressing up like high rollers of the past. But when a burglary occurs, their scheme is exposed and a penniless Dylan is fingered as the prime suspect. Meanwhile, Brenda and Donna go sunbathing hoping for the perfect tan, but a sleepy Brenda gets a case of sun-poisoning.


NOTE: Jennie Garth and Gabrielle Carteris do not appear in this episode.
275"Play it Again, David"Charles BravermanSherri ZiffAugust 8, 1991 (1991-08-08)219102617.4[citation needed]
When Andrea persuades Brandon to hang out with a young boy, they discover a possible case of child abuse. David's dad and Kelly's mom meet and start dating when Jackie breaks a tooth, much to David's delight and Kelly's chagrin. Meanwhile, Brenda can't keep thoughts of Dylan out of her mind while he is in Hawaii.
286"Pass/Not Pass"Jefferson KibbeeAllison AdlerAugust 15, 1991 (1991-08-15)219102716.1[citation needed]
Brandon has finally saved enough money to get his dream car and buys it against his father's advice; unfortunately it breaks down mere minutes after leaving the dealership. Angry and disappointed with his son's impetuous decision, Jim debates over whether to help him. Meanwhile, both Brenda and Andrea develop feelings for their acting teacher, sparking a physical altercation between the girls when he shows interest in Andrea.
297"Camping Trip"Jeff MelmanKaren RosinAugust 29, 1991 (1991-08-29)219102817.0[citation needed]
The gang decide to go on a parent-free camping trip, but neither weather nor cabin meets their expectations. The newlyweds honeymooning next door share their problems with the teens. Meanwhile, Dylan's drinking problem returns, but not before he works to save Brandon's life as he dangles helplessly over a cliff.
308"Wild Fire"Daniel AttiasSteve Wasserman & Jessica KleinSeptember 12, 1991 (1991-09-12)219102917.7[citation needed]
School is back in session for the students of West Beverly and new student Emily Valentine makes a big splash with the guys, especially Brandon and Dylan. The girls don't exactly take well to the interloper, especially jealous Brenda, who realizes she might want Dylan back after all. Meanwhile, Scott returns from Oklahoma and finds his friendship with newly-popular David considerably cooled.
319"Ashes to Ashes"Charles BravermanCharles Rosin & Judi Ann MasonSeptember 19, 1991 (1991-09-19)219103019.0[citation needed]
The Blaze finds a new staff photographer, Robinson Ash III, who is delighted about getting the job, but not as thrilled with his welcome to Beverly Hills. Meanwhile, the Walshes try out a new home alarm system, which is more hindrance than help.
3210"Necessity is a Mother"Jefferson KibbeeSteve Wasserman & Jessica KleinSeptember 26, 1991 (1991-09-26)219103116.5[citation needed]
Dylan's mother Iris makes a surprise visit to Beverly Hills, hoping to start fresh with her estranged son. Cindy hits it off with free-spirited Iris, but the strain of his mother's reappearance drives Dylan back to the bottle. Later Dylan and Iris reconcile and she tells him that she had left because his father drove her away and paid her a lot of money to stay out of his life. She took the money but never kept a penny of it, and now she's decided to give it to Dylan; she'll place it in a trust and ask Jim to look after it. Brandon decides to take Dylan to an A.A. meeting. Donna and Steve experiment with the stock market, and Donna turns out to have a surprising knack for picking successful stocks.
3311"Leading from the Heart"Daniel AttiasDarren StarOctober 10, 1991 (1991-10-10)219103215.9[citation needed]
A cute wheelchair-bound Walsh cousin comes down to visit. He and Kelly hit it off, but Brenda isn't happy, since she's sure fickle Kelly will soon lose interest. Meanwhile, Brenda finally gets her driver's license, and David develops feelings for Donna.
3412"Down and Out (of District) in Beverly Hills"Charles BravermanStory by : Karen Rosin & Allison Adler
Teleplay by : Karen Rosin
October 17, 1991 (1991-10-17)219103315.0[1]
Andrea's success in a teen journalism competition exposes the fact that she may be living out of district, which is further complicated by her grandmother's refusal to lie about her living situation. Meanwhile, Steve's new girlfriend may be more interested in his money than in him.
3513"Halloween"Michael KatlemanJonathan RobertsOctober 31, 1991 (1991-10-31)219103416.6[citation needed]
Brandon and Emily take her two young cousins trick-or-treaing but lose them along the way. David and Scott decide to take part in an annual egg fight, a Halloween tradition for the former best friends. Meanwhile, Kelly narrowly escapes a sexual assault at a party.
3614"The Next 50 Years"Daniel AttiasKaren Rosin & Charles RosinNovember 7, 1991 (1991-11-07)219103522.3[citation needed]

During Scott's surprise 16th-birthday party, an accidental shooting turns fatal. Meanwhile, Andrea grows jealous of Brandon's attention to Emily, and the gang grieves after a sudden death.


NOTE: This is the last appearance of Douglas Emerson as Scott Scanlon.
3715"U4EA"Charles BravermanAllison AdlerNovember 14, 1991 (1991-11-14)219103620.8[citation needed]
The gang heads out to a 'not-so-legal' underground club, and Emily introduces Brandon to the world of drugs. Brandon's car goes through another stage in its life cycle. Meanwhile, Steve and Andrea have an adventurous night together.
3816"My Desperate Valentine"Jeff MelmanMichael SwerdlickNovember 21, 1991 (1991-11-21)219103728.7[citation needed]
Emily's desperate desire to win back Brandon's affection spirals into a twisted obsession that puts the entire Walsh family at risk. Meanwhile, Brenda worries that she and Dylan spend too much time making out and urges him to attend cultural events with her.
3917"Chuckie's Back"Bradley GrossStory by : Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein & Michael Swerdlick
Teleplay by : Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein
December 12, 1991 (1991-12-12)219103818.2[citation needed]
Samantha Sanders is elated when producers approach her to do a reunion show of her old sitcom; the only problem is that she needs Steve to befriend her TV son Chuckie, which proves difficult. A fight with Chuckie and a suspension from school peak his desire to find his birth parents. Meanwhile, Donna decides to attend the dance with David, despite him being a sophomore.
4018"A Walsh Family Christmas"Darren StarDarren StarDecember 19, 1991 (1991-12-19)219103922.6[citation needed]

Steve arrives in New Mexico and meets his grandfather, who tells him his birth mother's fate. Meanwhile, the Walshes enjoy everyone's company at Casa Walsh, including Santa. Dylan revives his relationship with his father by visiting him in jail.


NOTE: This episode is 90-minute long (with commercials). On its original broadcast, Drexell's Class gave up its time slot to make room for this episode.
4119"Fire and Ice"Jeff MelmanCarl SautterJanuary 9, 1992 (1992-01-09)219104019.6[citation needed]
While preparing for an ice-hockey match Brandon meets Trish, a career figure-skater with Olympic aspirations. Sparks fly, but romance and skating don't mix. Meanwhile, Brenda finds that sales can be a backstabbing business when her own boss starts stealing her commissions.
4220"A Competitive Edge"David CarsonStory by : Douglas Brooks West
Teleplay by : Charles Rosin & Jonathan Roberts
January 23, 1992 (1992-01-23)219104218.7[citation needed]
Brandon goes undercover for The Blaze, hoping to expose steroid use within the athletics team. Unfortunately, his exposé threatens to shine light on more than a corrupt athletics department. Meanwhile, Brenda's minor car accident becomes a major problem for Jim.
4321"Everybody's Talkin’ ‘Bout It"Daniel AttiasKaren Rosin & Charles RosinFebruary 6, 1992 (1992-02-06)219104319.0[citation needed]
Andrea heads up an initiative to introduce condoms into the school and the controversial issue leads to problems among the tight-knit group of friends. Some support, some oppose, and some, like Donna's mother, just use the issue to further their own desires. Meanwhile, Jackie has startling news for her own daughter.
4422"And Baby Makes Five"Bill D'EliaSteve Wasserman & Jessica KleinFebruary 13, 1992 (1992-02-13)219104416.7[citation needed]
Kelly's decision to confide in her friends about her mother's pregnancy wreaks major havoc in Mel and Jackie's relationship. Mel was unaware that Jackie's pregnant and he was planning on asking her to marry him. Brenda looks forward to a romantic Valentine's Day with Dylan, who has an unusual evening planned for them. Meanwhile, Andrea displays an amazing knack for picking winning horses during a trip to the race track with Nat.
4523"Cardio-Funk"Daniel AttiasSteve Wasserman & Jessica KleinFebruary 27, 1992 (1992-02-27)219104121.3[citation needed]
Dylan and Brenda's relationship is put to the test when a friend from Dylan's past shows up and starts leaning on Dylan more and more. Brenda is tempted by a cute college boy, especially since Dylan is paying more attention to his old friend than he is her. Meanwhile, Nat purchases a karaoke machine for the Peach Pit which is an initial success, but the novelty quickly wears off.
4624"The Pit and the Pendulum"Daniel AttiasLarry Barber & Paul BarberMarch 19, 1992 (1992-03-19)219104517.2[citation needed]
When a mall development project places the future of The Peach Pit in jeopardy, Brandon stages a protest in the hopes of saving his favorite hang-out from demolition. Meanwhile, the teens attend a college party, but Brandon forgets to dress according to theme.
4725"Meeting Mr. Pony"Bradley GrossStory by : Jonathan Lemkin
Teleplay by : Darren Star & Charles Rosin & Karen Rosin & Jonathan Lemkin
April 2, 1992 (1992-04-02)219104620.9[citation needed]
During a late night, after-hours study session, the Peach Pit is robbed and Brenda is there to face the robber. She puts on a brave front for friends and family, but secretly suffers from night terrors and flashbacks.
4826"Things to Do on a Rainy Day"Bethany RooneyJonathan Roberts & Maria SempleApril 23, 1992 (1992-04-23)219104719.5[citation needed]

When a popular R&B band comes to town, the gang tries to win tickets over the radio, but their efforts do not pan out. Music lover David finds out which hotel the band is staying at and the group decides to play groupies for a day by tracking them down at their hotel. Unfortunately, Donna finds more than the band when she catches her mother in a compromising position. Meanwhile, the guys (sans David) decide to hire a stripper for the evening, but their plans are foiled when Andrea barges into their private party.


NOTE: Color Me Badd make a guest appearance in this episode.
4927"Mexican Standoff"Bradley GrossSteve Wasserman & Jessica KleinApril 30, 1992 (1992-04-30)219104815.8[citation needed]

Brenda and Dylan plan a trip to Mexico, but their plans are foiled when Jim forbids her to go. She sneaks off anyway, but trouble at customs alerts her father to her disobedience. Meanwhile, Kelly hits it off with one of the men building her mother's wedding canopy, while Donna frets over her parent's marital problems.


NOTE: Grant Show makes his debut as Jake Hanson; setting up the character being spun off into Melrose Place.
5028"Wedding Bell Blues"Charles BravermanDarren StarMay 7, 1992 (1992-05-07)219104921.4[citation needed]
Jim goes to Mexico to fetch Brenda and forbids her from seeing Dylan... permanently. When plumbing problems force Jackie to cancel her wedding, the Walshes offer to host it at their house. Donna mopes because as Kelly's mother prepares for her nuptials, her own parents are mulling divorce. Meanwhile, Andrea nurses hurt feelings when her wedding invitation fails to arrive.

ReceptionEdit

RatingsEdit

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Air date Time slot (ET) Rating[1] Share[1] Viewers (millions) Ref(s)
23 1 "Beach Blanket Brandon" July 11, 1991 (1991-07-11) Thursday 9:00 p.m. 11.6 N/A N/A [2]
24 2 "The Party Fish" July 18, 1991 (1991-07-18) 10.0 N/A N/A [3]
25 3 "Summer Storm" July 25, 1991 (1991-07-25) 11.6 N/A N/A [4]
26 4 "Anaconda" August 1, 1991 (1991-08-01) 10.1 N/A N/A [5]
27 5 "Play it Again, David" August 8, 1991 (1991-08-08) 11.1 N/A N/A [6]
28 6 "Pass/Not Pass" August 15, 1991 (1991-08-15) 10.1 N/A N/A [7]
29 7 "Camping Trip" August 29, 1991 (1991-08-29) 10.5 N/A N/A [8]
30 8 "Wild Fire" September 12, 1990 (1990-09-12) 11.5 N/A N/A [9]
31 9 "Ashes to Ashes" September 19, 1991 (1991-09-19) 11.9 19 N/A [10]
32 10 "Necessity is a Mother" September 26, 1991 (1991-09-26) 10.6 17 N/A [11]
33 11 "Leading from the Heart" October 10, 1991 (1991-10-10) 10.4 16 N/A [12]
34 12 "Down and Out (of District) in Beverly Hills" October 17, 1991 (1991-10-17) 10.2 15 15.0 [13]
35 13 "Halloween" October 31, 1991 (1991-10-31) 10.9 N/A N/A [14]
36 14 "The Next 50 Years" November 7, 1991 (1991-11-07) 13.6 N/A N/A [15]
37 15 "U4EA" November 14, 1991 (1991-11-14) 13.0 N/A N/A [16]
38 16 "My Desperate Valentine" November 21, 1991 (1991-11-21) 13.4 N/A N/A [17]
39 17 "Chuckie's Back" December 12, 1991 (1991-12-12) 11.8 N/A N/A [18]
40 18 "A Walsh Family Christmas" December 19, 1991 (1991-12-19) Thursday 8:30 p.m. 13.8 21 N/A [19]
41 19 "Fire and Ice" January 9, 1992 (1992-01-09) Thursday 9:00 p.m. 11.8 17 N/A [20]
42 20 "A Competitive Edge" January 23, 1992 (1992-01-23) 11.8 18 N/A [21]
43 21 "Everybody's Talkin’ ‘Bout It" February 6, 1992 (1992-02-06) 11.8 17 N/A [22]
44 22 "And Baby Makes Five" February 13, 1992 (1992-02-13) 11.0 16 N/A [23]
45 23 "Cardio-Funk" February 27, 1992 (1992-02-27) 13.4 20 N/A [24]
46 24 "The Pit and the Pendulum" March 19, 1992 (1992-03-19) 11.2 18 N/A [25]
47 25 "Meeting Mr. Pony" April 2, 1992 (1992-04-02) 13.2 21 N/A [26]
48 26 "Things to Do on a Rainy Day" April 23, 1992 (1992-04-23) 12.7 20 N/A [27]
49 27 "Mexican Standoff" April 30, 1992 (1992-04-30) 10.8 16 N/A [28]
50 28 "Wedding Bell Blues" May 7, 1992 (1992-05-07) 14.1 21 N/A [29]

Home mediaEdit

The DVD release of season two was released nearly 15 years after the season had completed the second season broadcast on television. It has been released in Regions 1, 2 and 4. As well as every episode from the season, the DVD release features bonus material such as 3 featurettes based on the season.

This season is currently available to stream via CBS Access; however, some episodes are missing due to copyright permissions. The missing episodes are: 6, 8, 14, 17, 18, 23, 26, and 27.

The Complete Second Season
Set details[30] Special features[30]
  • 28 episodes
  • 1305 minutes (Region 1); 1252 minutes (Region 2);[31]
  • 8-disc set
  • 1.33:1 aspect ratio
  • Languages:
    • English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles:
    • English, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Swedish and French (Region 1)
  • "Meet the Walshes"
  • "Everything You Need to Know About Beverly Hills, 90210 season 2"
  • "Our Favorite Valentine"
Release dates
United States United Kingdom
May 1, 2007[30] May 14, 2007[31]

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