After far too long a break, 90210 made its return this week with 'Life's a Drag,' and I'd say in some ways, it was better than ever, but in others, it was a disappointing return after where we left our characters.
I appreciate that the episode didn't revolve around Annie and Ethan because I've found Annie increasingly annoying and whiny, and Ethan not so bad, but not that interesting. I don't hate that they got together so soon, but I do hate that Annie's pretending to have such a dramatic life.
But this week, she deserved to be a little bit of a drama queen as she was feeling very confused about what Ethan wanted, so she tried to make changes for the good of their relationship like quitting the play - only to discover the Rhonda had kissed Ethan at the Valentine's Day dance... oohhh no she didn't!!
This led to more of Annie being overdramatic, though yes, your boyfriend not telling you another girl kissed him and then allowing you to apologize for something else around that girl for days, not cool. And at the point after Annie yelled at Rhonda for all this, I was done with it all, and didn't care too much when Ethan finally broke things off to be on his own to figure things out... good for him? I guess we'll see how it all goes.
I was most disappointed by only having Adrianna involved in the episode for the sake of being called Juno for her pregnant belly, and to be the bearer of the bad news of Rhonda's kiss to Annie. Sure, the show doesn't have to be taken over by her pregnancy, but she's a much more interesting character than Annie with a much cuter relationship, so I'd much rather see what she's up to!
Other than Adrianna, I've been loving more Naomi time which we did get this week. Sure, the new bad boy in town being a drag racer and great kisser is not so unique and fascinating, but Naomi could use a little fun in her life, so I'll take it, wherever it may go.
Now, of course, onto the overwhelming focus of the episode - Silver's complete and utter breakdown! Wow. I was not expecting that, even after she was going a little nuts by getting Dixon's name tattooed. Watching Silver fall apart was odd since anyone's been in high school knows full-well that hormones and other pressures of high school can make people do ridiculous emotional things they later can hopefully laugh about, but Silver got very, very over-the-top.
Are they trying to hint that something's actually mentally wrong with Silver, or just that she's just an overly emotional high schooler? It looks as if after we saw her freak out to Dixon, set a fire outside his house, then appear as a super-creepy person breaking windows and throwing bottles at Mr. Matthews, that they're leading to her being suicidal.
So do they really want to take out Silver? Are we going to have a teen pregnancy and teen suicide on our hands very soon on 90210 (not to mention we've already hit up rehab)? Or is this just all juicy drama we'll see play out, maybe love it, maybe hate it, but at least feel like 90210 is "sooo going there?"
What did you think? I can't decide if I do love that they're going there with Silver going so crazy or if it really is just too much for the sake of OMG moments, so what did you think of Silver's freak out and 90210's return in general?
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