After all the speculation and over analysis of some very vague clues, the
mystery of the 90210 babydaddy has been put to rest on this week's episode. Little Sammy's dad was the topic of much conversation as Kelly's new love interest poked and prodded for any info he could get on the mystery man. But the big reveal came in the final moments of the episode during a confrontation between Kelly and Brenda (just like in the good ole days). The argument came to a close with Brenda claiming Kelly was still hung up on Sammy's father.
This week's episode started out with news that Annie's drama teacher was taking an indefinite leave of absence due to a family emergency. But never fear - Grandma Tabitha has stepped up to fill-in and share golden nuggets of acting advice as, "If you're not breathing from your ass and reaching to the skies, the back of the room won't hear you." Love it.
Naomi, who can't accept that her mom is cool with her father's trysts with another woman, is forced to take a seemingly happy family photo with her parents (sis Jen will be Photoshoped in later). But despite her anger, her mom tells Naomi it's simply a fling and, basically, to mind her own.
Back at West Bev, Bren and Kell enjoy a lovely breakfast together at the school cafeteria where Brenda gets a kick out of the fact that she still can remember the days when they were all chanting, "Donna Martin Graduates" (one of my personal favorite
9-0 episodes, mind you). The two chat about Donna's adorable baby and the fact that Kelly has yet to tell Sammy's father she's
robbing the cradle dating Ryan.
Meanwhile, Dixon winds up in a fender-bender with his dad's car, but the crashee does him a "solid" (what the kiddies are calling favors these days) and agrees to let Dixon pay him back without involving insurance so as not to bother his dad.
Between classes, Ryan does a bit more sleuthing into Kelly's life and learns the daddy is a "do-gooder" who's currently halfway around the world doing charity work. Naomi bumps into Silver and pleads with her not to blog about her dad's affair, but Silver won't give her a straight answer considering Naomi blabbed about her dad's affair years back. All I could kept thinking was, "Ain't karma a bitch?"
At rehearsals, Tabitha doesn't get why the girls can't just "sing like their privates are on fire," and her demonstration of what sexual frustration really looks like leaves a beet-red Annie pleading with her dad to give grandma the boot. Harry can't kick his own mother to the curb, so instead he recruits thespian Brenda upon Kelly's recommendation. When Tabitha sees herself on tape chastising her granddaughter, she realizes it's time to step down and let Brenda take the reigns.
Now on a quest to pay off the damage from the car accident, Dixon applies and gets hired at, you guessed it, the Peach Pit. If the connection to Brandon from the original wasn't blatant enough, Nat even has to go ahead and mention the "good egg" he hired back in the day who
also was a teen from West Bev. At least Nat's upgraded the uniforms.
In the teen love department, Annie is really into Ethan now that he and Naomi are done, and she even blows off Ty (sorry, did she forget he has a private jet?). But just like Silver warned, Ethan stands Annie up to help Naomi confront her dad's mistress (more to come on that). Annie tries to make-good with Ty now that she sees Ethan is a pipe dream, but Ty, who knows full well he was blown off, does the same to Annie - and he burns her pretty good, too! Ultimately Annie tries to apologize to Ty by baking cookies, but when that doesn't work, she dives in to give him a kiss (which shockingly enough proves more persuasive than cookies).
Ethan accompanies Naomi on her mission to tell off her father's lady friend, but learns the shocking news that not only is it more than just a fling, but this harlot is moving into the family's summer home to boot. It's only when Naomi delivers this news to her mom that we actually see some form of betrayal in her eyes for the first time.
And then, the moment you've all been waiting for - is it Dylan? Brandon? Steve? After learning Ryan spoke to Brenda about Sammy's dad, Kelly confronts her old friend and the two have it out. Brenda: "You're still in love with" - wait for it - "Dylan." And there it is! (If you predicted Dylan in our 90210 babydaddy poll - and most of you did - take a bow.)
So there you have it. Sammy Taylor-McKey (or something like that pending on Kelly's stance on hyphens). Were you right? Personally I was hoping the dad would be Brandon, but deep down I knew the only one with real "history" was Dylan. How do you feel about the reveal? And the rest of the episode? So far this has been my favorite of the three - and not just because of the big news. I think Tabitha's hip thrusting "Spring Awakening" performance sealed the deal for me.
After all the speculation and over analysis of some very vague clues the mystery of the 90210 babydaddy has been put to rest on this weeks episode Little Sammys dad was the topic of much conversation as Kellys new love interest poked and prodded for any info he could get on the mystery man But the big reveal came in the final moments of the episode during a confrontation between Kelly and Brenda just like in the good ole days The argument came to a close with Brenda claiming Kelly was still hung up on Sammys father This weeks episode started out with news that Annies drama teacher was taking an indefinite leave of absence due to a family emergency But never fear Grandma Tabitha has stepped up to fill-in and share golden nuggets of acting advice as If youre not breathing from your ass and reaching to the skies the back of the room wont hear you Love it Naomi who cant accept that her mom is cool with her fathe