record-breaking ratings last week with the debut of
90210, the freshman series has returned for episode number two where we learn Silver has been hiding a doozy of a secret from her friends and family, and Naomi's world is turned upside down by a shocking revelation.
The episode begins with a frantic Wilson family running around with no time to sit down and enjoy a good, old fashioned breakfast that mom made. This prompts Debbie and Harry to declare a family fun night (on a Friday, no less) at the bowling alley, Lucky Strike. But the kiddies are less than thrilled with spending a night on the town with the rents. Dixon has plans to watch a screening of the new
Bond flick at Navid's place with the guys (though chances are they secretly just want to get a peek of one of his pornos), and Annie has a date with Ty to see a concert. Despite their pleading of how family time doesn't work that way in their new zip, Harry puts his foot down and simply says, "Well then we're just going to have to bring a little Kansas to Beverly Hills."
Silver's family life appears to be in shambles. Turns out she had been crashing at a women's shelter she volunteered for. But when she's turned away because the facility is full, she asks her big sis if she can stay under the guise of her wanting to have a fun bonding night. But it's a no-go with Kelly because she has a secret date with fellow staff member Ryan (who always seems to turn into a rambling fool around her).
Meanwhile, Naomi is set to head off to her ever-so-exclusive party in Vegas with her dad, but at the last minute, pops backs out without so much as a hint of guilt and tosses her a set of keys to her new Benz. A visibly distraught Naomi is left speechless. I'd be pissed too. I mean, seriously? Who does he think he is giving her a Benz and not a Beamer? For shame!
Back at the Lucky Strike bowling alley, both Annie and Dixon conspire to have Ty and Dixon's buds casually bump into the Wilson family and join them for a game or two. That way they can sneak out a bit early. Erin (who Dixon is totally digging) is the first to show, and is loving every minute of being a part of a loving fam. Ethan and Navid show up next (love that Navid came with his own bowling ball), and Ethan has a great time - watching Annie bowl in her mini-skirt, that is. The two have a heart-to-heart outside and we learn Ethan's parent got divorced last year. But as the two get a bit closer, Ty pops up out of the woodwork and puts an end to their canoodling.
The best line of the night goes to Naomi and Adrianna where the two are driving in Naomi's new ride while Adrianna is singing a little Sarah Bareilles. Naomi: "You sound pitchy." Adrianna: "You sound bitchy." Though Naomi is still flaring her nostrils about her dad ditching her, she brings him dinner at work. But instead of finding her dad slaving away with a merger, she finds him kissing another woman. Not sure why she proceeded to head to the bowling alley after seeing something that traumatic, but she did, and Ethan tries to comfort her through it (to Annie's dismay). The worst part of the whole thing? When Naomi finally gathers the courage to tell her mom what she saw, all her mother can say is, "I know all about it." Talk about having your world rocked.
While all this drama is going down, Kelly and Ryan seem to be hitting it off. Despite the fact she's not ready to let Ryan meet her son, she still feels comfortable enough to tell him the only person her baby knows is his father who happens to be someone she had "a lot of history with in high school." Could it be Dylan? Brandon? Dear god, don't say it's Steve! The two end the night with some awkwardness in the car, but finally kiss.
After Dixon finds Silver sleeping in her car and learns the truth that she's avoiding staying at home because of her mom's erratic drunken behavior, he convinces her to tell his parents. Harry takes the matter to Kelly, and she knows the time has come for her to confront mommy dearest. In a blast from the past, Kelly and her mom have it out (and yes, that is the original Jackie Taylor played by Ann Gillespie), only to have Silver stop by and get in the middle of it. Jackie ultimately kicks both her daughters out, and Silver goes to stay with Kelly.
Not a bad episode, all in all. One thing I have to question about this episode is how can Debbie and Harry carry on so carefree and cutesy after the love child bombshell was dropped last week? Other than that, I found it picked up a bit more since the premiere's set-up. It was great to see another old face, and we know another piece of the puzzle of Kelly's baby-daddy mystery. So what did you think of the "Lucky Strike" episode? Did you find the fact that students were flocking to bowl with the new principal as odd as I did? And did anyone else wonder where Grandma Wilson (oh, how I love her one-liners) was during the family shindig? Tell us your take now!
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After scoring record-breaking ratings last week with the debut of 90210 the freshman series has returned for episode number two where we learn Silver has been hiding a doozy of a secret from her friends and family and Naomis world is turned upside down by a shocking revelation The episode begins with a frantic Wilson family running around with no time to sit down and enjoy a good old fashioned breakfast that mom made This prompts Debbie and Harry to declare a family fun night on a Friday no less at the bowling alley Lucky Strike But the kiddies are less than thrilled with spending a night on the town with the rents Dixon has plans to watch a screening of the new Bond flick at Navids place with the guys though chances are they secretly just want to get a peek of one of his pornos and Annie has a date with Ty to see a concert Despite their pleading of how family time doesnt work that way in their new zip Harry puts his foot down and simply says Well then were jus