The WORST episodes of 90210

Every episode of 90210 ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of 90210!

A Kansas family relocates to Beverly Hills, where their two children adapt to the infamous social drama of West Beverly Hills High.

Last Updated: 7/12/2022Network: The CW
The Jet Set
236 votes

#1 - The Jet Set

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/2/2008

In part two of the series premiere, Dixon must deal with jealous teammates on the lacrosse team and Annie is dumped by her boyfriend back home but soon meets a potential love interest.

Directors: Wendey Stanzler
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The Bubble
368 votes

#2 - The Bubble

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/16/2008

Annie, Harry, and Debbie are surprised to find out that West Beverly's theater director can't direct the school musical anymore. Kelly persuades Brenda to take over as the play's director, but they end up arguing over Kelly's involvement with Ryan. Meanwhile, Dixon tries to get a part-time job at the Peach Pit and Naomi confronts her father's mistress.

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Okaeri, Donna!
330 votes

#3 - Okaeri, Donna!

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/14/2009

Kelly and Silver are shocked when Donna arrives in town. Annie and Dixon take a road trip to visit someone from Dixon's past while Ethan spends his spring break working for Habitat for Humanity. Naomi also decides to work for Habitat when she learns that Liam will be there.

Directors: Stuart Gillard
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Sweaty Palms and Weak Knees
431 votes

#4 - Sweaty Palms and Weak Knees

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/6/2010

Annie deals with the outcome of Jasper’s decision to jump from the Hollywood sign and begins to find some peace with her situation. Silver and Teddy decide to double date with Liam and Naomi, which makes Dixon and Ivy feel left out, so the two decide to fake date. Adrianna and her band perform for the first time at the Beach Club and, with her newfound confidence, Adrianna decides to make her relationship with Gia official in a very public way. Liam encourages Naomi to come forward with her sexual harassment case, which causes her to continue her lie.

Directors: Krishna Rao
Best Lei'd Plans
570 votes

#5 - Best Lei'd Plans

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/29/2010

Naomi jumps back into the dating world when she notices one of Ivy’s hot surfer friends, Zach, and tries to impress him by pretending to know how to work a surfboard. Ivy remains upset by her mother’s actions with Oscar and decides to rebuild her relationship with her father. Dixon and Annie decide to help Debbie get back into the dating world by signing her up for online dating, but while on her first date, she and Ryan sneak away for some one-on-one time at the Beach Club. While at the beach luau, Teddy gets jealous when he sees Ian with another guy and allows his feelings to control his actions. Navid and Adrianna’s relationship is strained now that she has found fame, which leads him closer and closer to Silver.

Directors: David Warren
Between a Sign and a Hard Place
385 votes

#6 - Between a Sign and a Hard Place

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/21/2009

Now that they have finally sold their home in Kansas, Harry and Debbie have a yard sale, Beverly Hills-style. Meanwhile, Donna talks to Kelly about her separation, and later search for a place for Donna to open a clothing store; Dixon helps Silver in her recovery; Liam and Ethan's unlikely friendship continues; and when a scandal involving Naomi's father comes to light, her trust in Annie begins to falter.

Directors: Rob Estes
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We're Not In Kansas Anymore
444 votes

#7 - We're Not In Kansas Anymore

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/2/2008

In part one of the series premiere, Harrison Wilson accepts the job position as principal of West Beverly Hills High, forcing the Wilson family to relocate from Kansas to California and adjust to new life in the city - all while keeping a close watch on their troubled grandmother Tabitha.

Directors: Mark Piznarski
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What's Past Is Prologue
466 votes

#8 - What's Past Is Prologue

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/23/2010

Gia encourages Adrianna to audition for a new band and admits she has a crush on Adrianna. Dixon's birthmother, Dana drops by for a surprise visit and tries to develop a relationship with her son. Silver and Teddy go on their first official date but Silver finds it difficult to deal with Teddy's playboy past and enlists Naomi's help to track his whereabouts. Navid returns from his suspension to find that Naomi has started a gossip segment during Blaze News, which he adamantly opposes. Navid decides to get back into he dating scene by asking Lila out on a date, his first since breaking up with Adrianna. Annie realizes that Jasper has started following her around town. Debbie confides in Kai, her yoga instructor, about the arrival of Dixon's birthmother.

Directors: Norman Buckley
Lucky Strike
387 votes

#9 - Lucky Strike

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/9/2008

Harry and Debbie plan a family bowling night, but find their plans interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Annie and Dixon's friends. Meanwhile, Annie finds herself torn between Ethan and Ty, Naomi experiences a difficult evening with her father, and Kelly and Silver learn that Jackie's drinking is beginning to spiral out of control.

Directors: Mark Piznarski
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Clark Raving Mad
491 votes

#10 - Clark Raving Mad

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/30/2010

Naomi immediately butts heads with the Blaze's new faculty advisor, Mr. Cannon, and is reprimanded in front of her peers. After failing to convince Navid to back her opinion, Naomi decides to tell a tiny lie that soon snowballs out of control. Adrianna is now the lead singer of the Glorious Steinems and confides in Silver and Naomi about her newfound feelings for Gia, and the two go out on their first official date. Teddy decides to test Silver by attempting to make her jealous. Dixon and his birthmother Dana continue to bond. Liam catches his stepfather with another woman and confronts him with his fist. Debbie and her instructor, Kai share tea and conversation after yoga, but Kai oversteps his boundaries.

Directors: Stuart Gillard
Blue Ivy
438 votes

#11 - Blue Ivy

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/27/2012

PJ proposes to Naomi and Annie discovers he needs to get married in order to get the rest of his trust fund. Dixon confesses to Navid that he signed a record contract but admits he did not tell Adrianna because the label didn’t want to sign her. Dixon also accepts a gig to play back up for Haley Reinhart, but doesn’t tell Adrianna. Liam asks Vanessa to move out and discovers she has emptied their joint bank account.

Directors: Stuart Gillard
Off the Rails
326 votes

#12 - Off the Rails

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/7/2009

When Dixon tries to slow down the pace of their relationship, Silver takes a trip to Kansas to learn what he was like before coming to Beverly Hills. Unfortunately, her fragile mental state gets her involved in a difficult situation. Meanwhile, Kelly once again faces her troubled mother Jackie.

Directors: Jason Priestley
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Smoked Turkey
435 votes

#13 - Smoked Turkey

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/22/2011

Dixon tries to pursue a relationship with a resistant Adrianna, while Ivy and Raj’s arguing takes a toll on their relationship. Liam plans a holiday dinner for the gang, and an unexpected guest shows up. Meanwhile, Naomi goes to extremes to prove her love to Austin.

Directors: Jerry Levine
Love Me or Leave Me
477 votes

#14 - Love Me or Leave Me

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/13/2009

Debbie and Tabitha clash after Tabitha surprises Annie and Dixon with a new car. Adrianna begins to open up to Naomi about her secret. Meanwhile, Silver and Dixon spend the day together at the beach, but things take an awkward turn when Dixon says three little words.

Directors: Wendey Stanzler
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Age of Inheritance
554 votes

#15 - Age of Inheritance

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/20/2010

Naomi finds out she can now access the money in her trust fund, so she decides to throw a giant birthday party where The Honey Brothers perform a few songs. Dixon, Navid and Liam decide to take Oscar out for a night on the town...... but their party ends when Ivy finds a Facebook photo of Dixon doing a body shot off a girl. Annie has an instant connection with Charlie, a guy she meets at a coffee shop, but seems more interested in exploring her relationship opportunities with Liam. Jen is forced to go on bed rest until she delivers the baby and has no choice but to allow Ryan into her life. Silver confronts Teddy about his drinking problem.

Directors: Liz Friedlander
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Hollywood Forever
375 votes

#16 - Hollywood Forever

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/7/2008

Annie and Ethan get paired up for a class project where they must take care of a baby. This time together forces them to see each other in a new light. At Silver's half-birthday party, Silver and Dixon continue to get closer. Meanwhile, Harry and Debbie must deal with Harry's past when Tracy tells Harry that she's hired an investigator to find their son. Elsewhere, Ryan tries to cope with Kelly leaving and decides to try online dating.

Directors: Norman Buckley
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Party Politics
436 votes

#17 - Party Politics

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/11/2011

Silver is asked to make campaign videos for political candidate Marissa Harris-Young who is running against Teddy’s Uncle Charles for public office. Teddy runs into an old flame and Annie gets stuck with Leila during an important date. A surprise visitor threatens to tear Liam and Jane apart, while Naomi can't shake her growing feelings for Austin during a party to encourage students to vote.

Directors: Cherie Nowlan
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There's No Place Like Homecoming
342 votes

#18 - There's No Place Like Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/28/2008

After recuperating from her health scare, Adrianna returns and tries to make amends with Naomi, but her ex-BFF refuses to forgive her for the betrayal. Adrianna makes a surprising connection with Navid, who helps her through her situation. Meanwhile, Annie and Ethan finally take their rapidly growing romance to a new level during the school's homecoming dance, causing Naomi to feel jealous.

Directors: Tony Wharmby
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That Which We Destroy
329 votes

#19 - That Which We Destroy

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/18/2008

Brenda and Kelly's friendship takes a turn for the worse. Meanwhile, Sean moves in with the Wilson family, Naomi hangs with a new crowd, and Silver becomes jealous when a cheerleader pays a little too much attention to Dixon

Directors: Melanie Mayron
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To Thine Own Self Be True
409 votes

#20 - To Thine Own Self Be True

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/17/2009

Annie leaves Debbie and Harry surprised when she informs them that she would like to invite Jasper over for dinner. Dixon decides to pass on the event as a result of his anger over Debbie's management of the Sasha situation. Meanwhile, Kelly shows support for Silver regarding the caring of Jackie despite the fact that she does not yet know if she can ultimately forgive her mother for all the pain she has caused in the past. Navid confronts Adrianna about her drug use, and a weekend camping trip leads to Ryan and Jen's relationship climbing to a new level. Also, Naomi is caught kissing Jamie by Richard and his mother, forcing her to come clean about her plans for CU admission.

Directors: Mike Listo
458 votes

#21 - Javianna

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/11/2010

Adrianna's new romance with pop star Javier continues to blossom, while Navid continues to work up enough courage to tell her how he feels. Jen has taken control of Naomi's finances and puts her on a tight budget, resulting in an instant meltdown by Naomi. Without her credit cards, Naomi is too distracted to realize Liam is in need of support to deal with the departure of his father, so he turns to Annie for comfort. Despite Spence's suggestion, Teddy refuses to end his relationship with Silver, and the two decide to spend the night together. Ivy invites Dixon to spend the summer in Australia with her and Laurel, but the idea doesn't go over well with his parents. Harry and Debbie's problems escalate when she finds out that Harry has been hiding Dixon's gambling issues from her. Meanwhile, Jasper returns to resolve things with Annie.

Directors: James L. Conway
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Wild Alaskan Salmon
416 votes

#22 - Wild Alaskan Salmon

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/13/2009

Kelly and Silver deal with the shocking news that their mother, Jackie, is dying of breast cancer. Kelly doesn’t want to be sucked back into her mother’s bad behavior, but Silver feels differently. Navid's world is turned upside down when Adrianna reveals that she needs time alone, but turns to Teddy for attention. Jen continues to manipulate Naomi and manages to convince Naomi to lend her a large amount of cash. Jasper rescues Annie from a bad date and the two forge a bond that will be hard to break. Harry accompanies Ryan to a bar for some guy time and attempts to be his wing man.

Directors: Liz Friedlander
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Another Another Chance
494 votes

#23 - Another Another Chance

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/13/2010

Naomi’s little white lie has become the talk of the school, and when she is forced to testify in front of the school board, she drops a bomb that no one saw coming. Annie is finally able to put her relationship with Jasper behind her, but when she and Silver inadvertently drive past the scene of her hit-and-run, the guilt comes rushing back to haunt her. Dixon and Ivy’s fake-dating situation continues and the two make a decision that neither one anticipated. Adrianna and Navid share a friendly conversation which doesn’t go over well with their significant others, Gia and Lila. An argument between Gia and Adrianna results in Adrianna walking in on Gia and her ex-girlfriend. Liam receives a surprise visit from his father, Finn, just released from prison. Though Ivy has warned Ryan that her mother is trouble, he continues to date Laurel.

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Model Behavior
375 votes

#24 - Model Behavior

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/30/2008

When Debbie is given the opportunity to shoot a fashion show for Nylon Magazine, Annie uses the event for a school project. Naomi tries to use the shoot to mend her parents' marriage, but her plan ends up backfiring. Meanwhile, Kelly receives a phone call that changes her relationship with Ryan.

Directors: J. Miller Tobin
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By Accident
356 votes

#25 - By Accident

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/20/2009

Adrianna must cope with her decision about her baby and her baby's father and turns to Naomi and Kelly for support. Ethan helps Annie prepare for the school play's try-out and are shocked to find out that Ty is also auditioning. Meanwhile, Dixon asks Debbie for relationship advice.

Directors: Michael Grossman
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