As the 2nd season of 90210 continued with 'Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat,' I felt like the direction of the show lost its way as the Annie-Naomi conflict spun off in an unfocused way, and Dixon became the focus in an out-of-the-blue way.
Sure, Dixon was bond to meet a new girl and it makes sense to bring up that conflict for a good old fashioned love triangle with Silver, but I feel like it was brought up in an odd way, and was only created to make up a new "edgy" conflict which isn't that interesting. We all know where it's going when someone starts a relationship with a ton of lies - nowhere but down.
It started out innocently enough with Dixon chatting with the new girl he met at the pizza place and she casually threw in that she had been out of college for a few years. That would be awkward, and I can understand why Dixon would be embarrassed to admit right then he's in high school, but well kids, he's kinda under-aged and I'm pretty sure anyone would be livid if they were unknowingly dating someone not of age, considering even when things are consensual, it can end up messy if anything bad were to happen.
So, yawn, Dixon is caught in a big lie just getting bigger meaning next week or the following, it'll all come crashing down, and after a little bit of drama, Dixon will be single again with a little lesson to ponder.
Other than that drama I'm not thrilled about, I felt like the 'sext' drama and the hit-and-run drama were at a high point ready for a climax by the end of last week's episode, and then came either tumbling down in a ridiculous way for the 'sext,' or for the hit-and-run, still came to nothing.
The hit-and-run is still a big deal that Annie was involved in that, but we're going to stop caring if a big storyline doesn't come out of it soon.
As for the 'sext,' I was glad to see Annie get angry and get the truth out at least that Naomi had been the one to send it, but can anyone say 'awkward' that her parents had to find out about all this?
It was decent revenge for Annie to blindside Liam and drag him to Naomi just to lie that she and Liam had been sleeping together for a while to hurt Naomi, it was still a little lame. Standing up for herself = empowering, becoming a mean girl herself = stupid. I'm not sure if they mean for Annie to start being a mean girl to fit in and be able to hack it in Beverly Hills, but with Silver already becoming a clone of Naomi, it's getting a little dull to have every girl character be the same catty, bitchy, defensive character.
But at least we still have Adrianna being an original and interesting girl! The almost-kiss with Teddy was very expected, but it does seem like it'll be interesting if she ends up telling Navid about it, and/or if she later confronts Teddy about it. Being a new kid in town, Teddy's pretty much a big catalyst waiting to push all sorts of balls of disaster into action, so while it's predictable so far, I'm intrigued to see what kind of person and conflict he's really meant to be.
So what did you think of all the conflicts, new and old, this week? Are you a fan of where the plot is going so far this season or are you like me and finding it wavering?