90210 Series Finale: The 15 Craziest Plots Throughout the Five Seasons
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Remember when Annie was a prostitute? Or when Silver used a surrogate to get pregnant with her ex-boyfriend-turned-gay best friend's baby? Well, these are just two of the wild and crazy moments throughout 90210's five-season run.
What began as a show about two siblings moving from Kansas to Beverly Hills, navigating their way through high school cliques, finding friends, having first loves and trivial fights soon morphed into a world that included sex tapes, mental disorders, prostitution, pregnancy and even murder. Yes, if you stopped watching 90210 early on, there's a whole lot of crazy you missed out on.
So get ready to say goodbye to the world's most popular zip code with our roundup of the wildest plotlines throughout the show's history.
1. Ethan has oral sex (Season 1, "We're Not In Kansas Anymore")
You might've actually seen this one, given that it was in the first few minutes of the pilot. The series really starts out with a bang by alluding to Ethan (Dustin Milligan) having oral sex in the car before school — and by someone who was not his girlfriend. We later learn that he also lost his virginity to his girlfriend Naomi's sister.
2. Silver makes a sex tape (Season 1, "Life's a Drag")
As part of an assignment, Silver secretly tapes her and boyfriend Dixon (Tristan Wilds) having sex. It turns out that she has bipolar disorder and this incident leads to the diagnosis. In Season 3, Adrianna gets revenge on Silver by switching out her pills.
3. Navid and Adrianna get engaged (Season 1, "The Dionsysian Debacle")
The two begin dating, only to learn Adrianna is pregnant from a one-night stand (a guy Annie later dated) when she was in rehab. Navid (Michael Steger) decides he still wants to be with Ade and says they should get married. Ultimately, they break up and Adrianna gives the baby up for adoption.
4. Annie kills someone in a hit-and-run (Season 1, "One Party Can Ruin Your Whole Summer")
After having an awful prom, Annie (Shenae Grimes) gets in her car, bottle of alcohol in hand, and ends up hitting someone before driving off. The following season, she starts dating Jasper (Zachary Ray Sherman), who knows that Annie killed his uncle. When Annie wants to break things off with him, he essentially blackmails her by revealing that he has evidence of the hit-and-run. Eventually she ends it, Jasper almost commits suicide, then sets fire to Liam's boat, and then doesn't turn up on the series again until Season 5.
5. Ryan knocks up Naomi's sister (Season 2, "Confessions")
Naomi learns her sister is pregnant and that Ryan (Ryan Eggold) is the father, so she, of course, is the one to tell him the big news. The next season, Jen (Sara Foster) gives birth, but eventually ditches town and leaves the baby with Ryan. Jen later returns and takes the baby to Paris. Ryan, who is now dating Annie and Dixon's mom Debbie (Lori Loughlin), asks her to move with him to Paris so he can be closer to the baby.
6. Mr. Cannon rapes Naomi (Season 2, "Confessions")
Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) learns the hard way that you should never cry wolf. After previously — and falsely — accusing her faculty adviser (Hal Ozsan) of sexual harassment, he rapes her in the season finale, saying, "Who's going to believe you?" The following season, Naomi's British friend Oscar (Blair Redford) realizes that Mr. Cannon's accent is from a different region than he had said and with that information, Oscar and Naomi are able to find Cannon's real name online and learn that he was wanted for sex crimes. The police go to arrest him, but he's fled — to Naomi's room. He ties her up, but Silver comes to the rescue and he's taken to jail.