Beverly Hills, 90210 (season 2)
|Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 2|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||28|
|Original release||July 11, 1991– May 7, 1992|
|Home media release|
|Region 1||May 1, 2007|
|Region 2||May 14, 2007|
Season two 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 the summer and their junior year of high school as they deal with everyday teenage issues such as pregnancy scares, sex, teenage rebellion, divorce, alcohol abuse, drug use, adoption, racial discrimination, sexual assault, mental disorders, grief and death.
The second season was aired Thursdays at 9/8c in the United States averaging 17.6 million viewers a week. The season was released on DVD as an eight disc boxed set under the title of 'Beverly Hills, 90210: The Complete Second Season on May 14, 2007 by CBS DVD.
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.
- Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh (28 episodes)
- Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh (28 episodes)
- Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor (27 episodes)
- Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders (28 episodes)
- Gabrielle Carteris as Andrea Zuckerman (27 episodes)
- Luke Perry as Dylan McKay (28 episodes)
- Brian Austin Green as David Silver (28 episodes)
- Tori Spelling as Donna Martin (28 episodes)
- Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh (27 episodes)
- James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh (27 episodes)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|23||1||"Beach Blanket Brandon"||Charles Braverman||Darren Star||July 11, 1991||2191022||19.1|
|With school out for the summer, Brandon is working to earn enough money to buy a 1965 Mustang convertible. To do so, he quits working at the Peach Pit and sets out to find a higher paying job. He is later hired as a cabana boy at the Beverly Hills Beach Club. Meanwhile, after taking a home pregnancy test, Kelly takes Brenda to the gynecologist where the truth as to whether or not she is pregnant is decided once and for all, but the results mean the end for Brenda and Dylan.|
|24||2||"The Party Fish"||Daniel Attias||Charles Rosin||July 18, 1991||2191023||16.0|
|While working at the Beverly Hills 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, David, Andrea, Brenda, and Donna go to their acting class.|
|25||3||"Summer Storm"||Charles Braverman||Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein||July 25, 1991||2191024||18.1|
|When Jack McKay is indicted on income tax evasion, Dylan goes out surfing in dangerous waters and is injured in the storm. The Walsh family take him to the hospital, but Jim is upset when he catches Brenda kissing Dylan. Meanwhile, Andrea, Donna, David and Brenda continue their acting class with Donna as Romeo and David as Juliet. Kelly falls for a handsome volleyball player who likes her but is scared to have sex.|
|26||4||"Anaconda"||Daniel Attias||Jonathan Roberts||August 1, 1991||2191025||15.4|
Jim suggests that Dylan go to Hawaii and visit his mother. 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 only succeeds in getting a case of sun-poisoning.
NOTE: Jennie Garth and Gabrielle Carteris do not appear in this episode
|27||5||"Play it Again, David"||Charles Braverman||Sherri Ziff||August 8, 1991||2191026||17.4|
|Andrea persuades Brandon to hang out with a young boy and discovers a possible case of child abuse. David's dad and Kelly's mom meet when Jackie breaks a tooth and start dating, much to the delight of David and chagrin of Kelly. Meanwhile, Brenda can't keep thoughts of Dylan out of her mind while he is in Hawaii.|
|28||6||"Pass/Not Pass"||Jefferson Kibbee||Allison Adler||August 15, 1991||2191027||16.1|
|Brandon has finally saved enough money to get his dream car and buys it against his father's advice. Unfortunately for Brandon, the car breaks down only minutes after leaving the dealership. Jim is both angry and disappointed in his son's impetuous decision and debates over whether to help his son. Meanwhile, both Brenda and Andrea develop feelings for their acting teacher, sparking a fight between the two girls when he shows interest in Andrea.|
|29||7||"Camping Trip"||Jeff Melman||Karen Rosin||August 29, 1991||2191028||17.0|
|The gang decide to go on a parent-free camping trip, but both the weather and cabin aren't what they expected. 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.|
|30||8||"Wild Fire"||Daniel Attias||Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein||September 12, 1991||2191029||17.7|
|New student Emily Valentine arrives at West Beverly and 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 that his friendship with newly popular David has considerably cooled.|
|31||9||"Ashes to Ashes"||Charles Braverman||Charles Rosin & Judi Ann Mason||September 19, 1991||2191030||19.0|
|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 Walsh family try out a new home alarm system, which is more of a hindrance than a help.|
|32||10||"Necessity is a Mother"||Jefferson Kibbee||Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein||September 26, 1991||2191031||16.5|
|Dylan's mother, Iris, makes a surprise visit to Beverly Hills, hoping to start fresh with her estranged son. Cindy hits it off with his free-spirited mother, but the strain of his mother's reappearance drives Dylan back to the bottle. Donna and Steve experiment with the stock market, and Donna turns out to have a surprising knack for picking successful stocks.|
|33||11||"Leading from the Heart"||Daniel Attias||Darren Star||October 10, 1991||2191032||15.9|
|A cute wheelchair-bound Walsh cousin comes down to stay with the Walsh family, and he and Kelly hit it off. Brenda isn't too happy about the match though, since she is sure fickle Kelly will lose interest just as soon as the novelty wears off. Meanwhile, Brenda finally gets her driver's license, and David develops feelings for Donna.|
|34||12||"Down and Out (of District) in Beverly Hills"||Charles Braverman||Karen Rosin & Allison Adler||October 17, 1991||2191033||15.0|
|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.|
|35||13||"Halloween"||Michael Katleman||Jonathan Roberts||October 31, 1991||2191034||16.6|
|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 is sexually assaulted at a party.|
|36||14||"The Next 50 Years"||Daniel Attias||Karen Rosin & Charles Rosin||November 7, 1991||2191035||22.3|
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.
NOTE: This is the last appearance of Douglas Emerson as Scott Scanlon. James Eckhouse and Carol Potter do not appear in this episode.
|37||15||"U4EA"||Charles Braverman||Allison Adler||November 14, 1991||2191036||20.8|
|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.|
|38||16||"My Desperate Valentine"||Jeff Melman||Michael Swerdlick||November 21, 1991||2191037||28.7|
|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.|
|39||17||"Chuckie’s Back"||Bradley Gross||Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein||December 12, 1991||2191038||18.2|
|When Samantha Sanders is approached by producers to do a reunion show of her old sitcom, she is elated. The only problem is that she needs Steve to befriend her television son, Chuckie, which proves to be more than 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.|
|40||18||"A Walsh Family Christmas"||Darren Star||Darren Star||December 19, 1991||2191039||22.6|
|Steve arrives in New Mexico and meets his grandfather, who shares news of 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.|
|41||19||"Fire and Ice"||Jeff Melman||Carl Sautter||January 9, 1992||2191040||19.6|
|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.|
|42||20||"A Competitive Edge"||David Carson||Douglas Brooks West||January 23, 1992||2191042||18.7|
|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.|
|43||21||"Everybody’s Talkin’ ‘Bout It"||Daniel Attias||Karen Rosin & Charles Rosin||February 6, 1992||2191043||19.0|
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 just use the issue to further their own desires. Meanwhile, Jackie has some startling news for her own daughter.
NOTE: This is the first episode of Katherine Cannon as Donna's mother Felice Martin.
|44||22||"And Baby Makes Five"||Bill D'Elia||Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein||February 13, 1992||2191044||16.7|
|Kelly's decision to confide in her friend's about her mother's pregnancy wreaks major havoc in Mel and Jackie's relationship. 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.|
|45||23||"Cardio-Funk"||Daniel Attias||Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein||February 27, 1992||2191041||21.3|
|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.|
|46||24||"The Pit and the Pendulum"||Daniel Attias||Larry Barber & Paul Barber||March 19, 1992||2191045||17.2|
|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.|
|47||25||"Meeting Mr. Pony"||Bradley Gross||Jonathan Lemkin||April 2, 1992||2191046||20.9|
|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.|
|48||26||"Things to Do on a Rainy Day"||Bethany Rooney||Jonathan Roberts & Maria Semple||April 23, 1992||2191047||19.5|
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 in to their private party.
NOTE: Color Me Badd make a guest appearance in this episode.
|49||27||"Mexican Standoff"||Bradley Gross||Steve Wasserman & Jessica Klein||April 30, 1992||2191048||15.8|
|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.|
|50||28||"Wedding Bell Blues"||Charles Braverman||Darren Star||May 7, 1992||2191049||21.4|
|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.|
|Season||Timeslot||Season premiere||Season finale||TV season||Rank||Viewers
|2nd||Thursday 9/8C||July 11, 1991||May 7, 1992||1991–1992||N/A||17.6|
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.
|The Complete Second Season|
|Set details||Special features|
|United States||United Kingdom|
|May 1, 2007||May 14, 2007|
- "Beverly Hills, 90210 - The Complete Second Season". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
- "Beverly Hills, 90210 - Season 2". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of July 8, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of July 15, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of July 22, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of July 29, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of August 5, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of August 12, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of August 26, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of September 9, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of September 16, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of September 23, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of October 7, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of October 14, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of October 28, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of November 4, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of November 11, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of November 18, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of December 9, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - Week of December 16, 1991" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- "Nielsen Ratings - January-May 1992" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2015.