'90210' recap: The Porn Ultimatum

While it's no secret that Naomi's "honesty and candor" are the best part of 90210 episodes -- I'm practicing my over-the-shoulder eye smolder as I type, to be debuted in EW's offices tomorrow morning -- I'd like to take a moment to show a little love for the male characters, specifically the Dixon-Navid-Liam bromance. In a genre where so often the funny, bitchy, powerful girls garner the most attention (and deservedly so), these boys should get some kudos for actually acting and sounding like...high school boys. (BTW, your regular recapper Archana Ram is on vacation this week, so I'm pinch-hitting for the evening.)

Sure, the West Bev kids have to deal with their fair share of  crazy on a semi-regular basis -- drugs, rape, and blackmail, for starters -- but it's refreshing to hear a dorky debate ("Would you rather be able to fly or be invisible?") between two friends in the cafeteria, and it's fun to hear 'em ponder the mystery of rich kids using a convenient sports reference: "Trying to understand rich kids is like trying to understand LeBron James, the more you talk about it the angrier you get," said Liam. Touche! Boring hottie shows some personality!

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