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90210 Episode: "Secrets and Lies"

Season 1, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: Annie and Dixon have opposite reactions to Harry's news about the son he put up for adoption years ago. An angry Annie lets loose at a sleepover that quickly turns into a drunken house party, while Dixon doesn't seem to be affected by the bombshell. Elsewhere, Ryan and Kimberly are caught giving in to their mutual attraction.
Original Air Date: Nov 4, 2008
Guest Cast Jessica Lucas: Kimberly
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Season 1, Episode 9
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Length: 42:22
Aired: 11/4/2008
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90210 Episode Recap: "Games People Play" Season 1, Episode 9

On this week's episode of 90210, Naomi stepped up her beeyotch factor to mess with Annie's Sweet 16 party, Kelly returns to hear some shocking news about her ex-beau Ryan and a surprise visitor stops by in the final seconds of the episode.

We start things off with a very distraught Naomi walking through the halls convinced the entire school knows Ethan and Annie have been sneaking around. But luckily for her, the buzz around West Bev is that Mr. Matthews hooked up with "student" Kimberly (honestly, he could have been a bit more discreet about things by not picking her up at party the whole school was at).

While Annie is gearing up for her Sweet 16 party, Naomi is out for revenge and has concocted a master plan to destroy her birthday. So what does she do? Fly in Annie's ex Jason to attend her party, and play's stupid about what a great friend she is for doing it. But looks like the only one excited to see him is Grandma Tabitha considering she was drooling over his abs that you could "crush mint on."

Meanwhile, Navid is acting super weird around Adrianna considering last week he was obsessed enough to pick out hundreds of jellybeans for her by hand, and now gets freaked out when she touches him. When she stops by his McMansion, he tries to conceal his ridiculously huge and larger-than-life family out of sheer embarrassment, and is completely mortified when his mom asks Ade about her rehab stint. Well, they did pay for her, after all. But turns out the real reason he's been so distant from Adrianna is because he's a virgin. Love how fifteen-year-olds are ashamed of virginity these days.

Ryan, now the scumbag of the school, goes into hiding while Kelly tries to figure out what really happened between him and little Miss Kimmy. But, in a very boring tie-up, Kimberly finds West Bev's drug lord, arrests him and now that the truth is revealed, Ryan's name is cleared.

Back with the Jason drama, Annie tells her ex (who mind you is in matching flannel jammies as her) that she has moved on but still wants him to attend her b-day party. Ethan is less than thrilled he laid a smooch on her and that Annie won't tell him the truth, so they get in their first tiff (even though it was his idea to keep it on the DL in the first place). But Ethan realizes what a jerk he was and apologizes. The two share a kiss outside, only to be seen by Naomi and Jason. So in return, guess who Annie stumbles upon hooking up in her home shortly thereafter? Yes, Naomi and Jason, which really gets Annie all sorts of fired up. The two start to have it out outside, but before there could be any hair pulling or cat clawing, the long lost love child (in military attire) shows up at the Wilson's door and really surprises his two half-sisters.

This episode had a certain Gossip Girl element of plotting devious plans against people that I enjoyed, but Kansas boy was quite possibly the most boring character to be on the show yet. It wasn't my favorite episode, but I'm glad Kelly is back, the love child has finally surfaced and we have all rest a lot easier knowing Dylan's sideburns are still intact. What was your take on this week's episode, and what do you think will come of the love child's storyline?

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As Annie and Ethan get closer, Naomi grows spiteful and delivers an unwelcome surprise at Annie's sweet-16 party. Meanwhile, the school is abuzz with news of Ryan's leave of absence, and Adrianna uncovers Navid's secret.

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Premiered: September 02, 2008, on CW
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Sibling teens adjust to life in Beverly Hills after moving there and enrolling in West Beverly Hills High School, where their father is the new principal. An updated spin-off of "Beverly Hills, 90210."

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