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90210 season premiere recap: A Quake, a Death, and a Teenage Strip Show

Could the kids of West Beverly start senior year any other way?

90210 Senior Year

SCHOOL TIES Teddy, Silver, Annie, Navid, and Dixon will be hitting the books really hard senior year. Just kidding, they'll be causing drama and getting into trouble as usual.

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Season 3, Ep. 1 | Aired Sep 13

Welcome back, West Bev-ers! As Navid told us multiple times, it’s senior year, and in real life, it means high schoolers are excited to skip class, not do homework, and party with their friends. On TV, no one does homework anyway, so I’m not sure why this year is that different.

Anyway, things got started with a bang — quite literally — when an earthquake struck the school. The quake was more important figuratively than literally, because, really, what are crumbly buildings without seismic relationship shifts?

Annie and Liam
Annie confessed to her parents and the cops that she was the culprit in the hit-and-run, but a summer of lawyers and probation didn’t leave much time for guys-you-like-but-can’t-like-because-your-friend-used-to-date-them. The best solution she thought of? Ignore all of his calls. She was in the dark about anything Liam-related, including the fact that he was kicked out of his house after confessing (everyone’s confessing!) to his stepdad that he stole the rare coins. Without a house or a boat, the homeless Liam faced more bad news when Annie told him she just wanted to be friends. It was a part of her no hiding, no lying campaign, which seemed to cramp Liam’s style, big time. Clearly this relationship will be danced around this season, but my question is: What is this internship she’s going for? And why is she desperate enough to do ”it.” Oh, 90210-you do cheesy cliffhangers too well!

Dixon and Ivy
Dixon, having skipped the trip to Australia with Ivy after all, was counting down the days, minutes and seconds until he saw her because that’s what adolescents do. Ivy continued the surfer girl brigade, wearing crop tops and bikinis. But her newest accessory was a slimy Brit named Oscar, a family friend who’s staying with Ivy and her mom for the time being. Seeing that Oscar is a free spirit like Ivy (He cuts school! He rents Jet Skis!), Dixon was rightly concerned that Oscar has a thing for Ivy, but if he only knew that he has a thing for Ivy’s mom, too! Those Europeans.

Adrianna and Navid
Sweet and innocent love is great in real life, but it has no place on primetime television. I’d love to see this couple shake things up, but for now, we’re just dealing with Javier’s sudden death (no more Diego Boneta songs during the episodes?) and Adriana’s flailing career. That means singing songs she didn’t write that were meant for somebody else, but, hey, like her boyfriend said, the stuff she wrote herself was never really that great. If your boyfriend can’t tell you you suck, who can?

NEXT: Sail on Silver girl…