90210 Season 2, Episode 7: 'Unmasked' Review - Featured

Since 90210 is taking a break next week, it was already time for Halloween and all its tricks and treats this week! But unfortunately for the 90210 crew, 'Unmasked' brought a lot more cruel tricks than happy treats.



While I was expecting a good amount of Adrianna and Navid drama this week, there was no sign of Navid for the entire episode, and Adrianna was just a sad little Naomi sidekick with only a brief mention of her troubles.


Naomi got a good amount of focus as she continued to be torn between fake dating Richard to meet his mom the dean, and her real desire for his roomie, Jamie. This ended rather anticlimactically, though still with promise of interesting things to come, as Jamie appeared at the Halloween party. As Naomi told Adrianna, she decided she'd never get over Liam with a fake relationship, so honest studying to get into college and dating a coed hottie it is for Naomi!


Though Naomi worked out her romantic troubles, everyone else, including the previously mentioned Adrianna, found themselves in relationship disasters, or taking steps to creating disastrous relationship situations. It looked like Harry was smoothing over his mistake of calling Debbie 'Kelly,' but of course, the drama couldn't just end with a kiss-and-make-up lunch for Harry and Debbie. Harry, like a trouble-desiring moron, ditched Debbie for their make-up lunch to have lunch with Kelly after she'd just told him her mom has cancer.


Yes, it's the right thing to do to ditch other plans for a friend in crisis, but if you're going to ditch your significant other for someone he/she thinks has a crush on you... how about trying a little honesty? I know that's not recommended for the sake of drama, but in real life, it's something to think about!


This was far from resolved this week as Harry admitted to Kelly why Debbie was freaking out, and by Kelly's reaction, he realized Debbie was right about Kelly. We'll see where this goes, but I'd assume not much further than Harry and Kelly having a little talk about how he's married, blah, blah.


The other completely disaster-in-the-making relationships go to Harry and Debbie's kids. Annie continues to be an idiot in trusting the "sketchy" Jasper who last week stalked her and saved her from date rape, and this week flattered her into stealing a car for his movie. The only fun of this situation is thinking at some moment Jasper's going to pull a fast on on Annie, revealing he knows about the hit-and-run. But for now it just looks like he's building up to get her in even more trouble.


As for Dixon, he finally did the right thing and broke up with Sasha. But oh, a woman scorned is not one you'll see the last of when you want to! Right as Dixon thought he was free and clear of that situation, Sasha appeared to tell him that they were going to need to work things out - because she's pregnant. Oh. boy. I wouldn't have said this before this episode, but this week she was giving off a desperate and slightly crazy vibe, so I'm curious if she's making this up to pull Dixon back in.


If she were at all thinking this through if she is lying, this could only get her in a bunch of trouble as she's having a baby with a 17-year-old, who she shouldn't have been sleeping with in the first place. Since we've already dealt with a pregnancy on this show, I don't feel as if this one would be interesting to go through with, so I hope either it's some dramatic hoax, or in one way or another, the baby won't happen.


While Dixon's in a whole mess of trouble, Liam was the only one with a positive relationship development this Halloween episode as he met his match in a female surfer girl. It's pretty clear that's going to develop into more than this sexual tension created this week, so we'll see if this means Naomi and Liam are really going different ways, or their new love interests will just stir up jealousy about each other.


The other interesting relationship formed, though it doesn't look like it'll turn romantic, is the surprising new friendship between Silver and Teddy. This was the first time I saw Teddy as anything more than an annoying trouble-maker, and it was good to get this further development to his character, and also see Silver find someone to relate to about her mom.


What did you think of 'Unmasked'? Are you disappointed there wasn't any development for Adrianna and Navid? Are you at all enjoying the Annie storyline? Where do you think things will go next for Liam and Naomi, or Dixon and Sasha?

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Oct 21, 2009 7:59PM EDT

I am sooooo tired of the Annie and Jasper saga. I think that whole relationship should have ended when the football player that took topless pix of her told her he was a freak. He has a terrible character that I find it hard to find interest in. Its pretty stupid in my opinion and feels pointless. Annie turning into a promiscuous would have been a much better route than this pathetic relationship that doesn't even fit with her personality. Shes a completely different character.
Liam (such a hottie) and Naomi will probably get back together near the end of the season and I'm sure that Naomi will find out that her sister slept with Liam in the season finale, which will create a break up for Liam and Naomi.
Dixon Dixon Dixon. He is soooooo sexy. :) Anyway I don't know what to think about the Sasha and Dixon dilemma. I hope in the end that Dixon won't become a father because I don't really care to see such a handsome guy become a father so soon. I do enjoy his love affair with Sasha tho.
And Adriana and Navid will hopefully work it out, tho it might not be what really happens. I don't see Navid forgiving her anytime soon.

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Oct 22, 2009 11:32PM EDT

Hey why is 90210 taking a break this week?

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Oct 23, 2009 5:24AM EDT

when i saw the pic for this article i thought the man on the left was a life-sized ken doll.

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Oct 26, 2009 5:41AM EDT

lol Teddy def looks like a ken doll.
i dont like the new surfer chick.shes so... blah. i find most of the storylines so cliche and boring. i hope they come out with something better. im starting to get annoyed with most of the characters. soon enough i think i'll stop watching.

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Oct 26, 2009 4:58PM EDT

I actually LOL'd when Sasha said she was pregnant. While I am skeptical about having yet another pregancy storyline, I kinda like seeing Dixon squirm as the whole thing is his fault in reality. If he hadn't had lied into the relationship then she never would have fell for him... ergo no baby. I wierdly like Teddy and Silver, although I don't like the drama that is going to come if they do get it on. Theres already way too many fall outs with the girls. We don't need more bitchiness. Annie, oh Annie, kharma is coming her way. If she is really going to get a way with killing a guy then I think a little psycho classmate is fair game. Please please please let Liam get with surfer girl. She is sassy and different and most of all she ISN'T Naomi!!!
Good episode this week I thought :)

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Oct 28, 2009 2:26AM EDT

Jasper and Annie BOOOORRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!Adrianna and Navid is a disaster waiting to happen, when i say disaster i mean explosive plot.Naomi is going to find out who liam slept with so intrigued to know how that one will work out and i think sasha is telling the truth about being pregnant, dixon moves in with her but then finds out the baby isnt his mwahahaha that would be AWESOME!As much as i like deb i am actually rooting for kelly and harry i think im just twisted but i love a twisted storyline makes life interesting hehe

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Oct 31, 2009 9:05AM EDT

i agree, the whole annie and jasper story has gotten to weird, and it feels just a little like the producers are stringing the viewers along a little to much.
the change in the sasha character is good, but the whole crazy girlfriend thing has already been done with dixon, as has the young parent, so who knows?
i like the way that the naomi/richard relationship ended because short and sweet gives the show just a little bit of realism in between all the madness

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