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90210 Recap and Video: Episode 17, "Life's a Drag"

90210 Rundown: Episode 17, "Life's a Drag"

So, who tuned in to this week's return episode of 90210? Those of us sticking with this show have been promised improvements, so I'll be curious to hear your verdict. Are you starting to see signs that things are picking up? The wardrobe looks a little better, and the overall production quality seems more modern, so that's good.


But what about the plot? Well, the bad news is a lot of the dialogue is still howlingly bad. And it's not even fun-bad — it's just bad. For example, at one point Annie's outside in the park at night with a guy from her play, and the first thing he says to her is, "The stars seem so far away." Oof. Thanks, Captain Obvious. However, there is really good news: Silver is totally out of her mind and creates the best student video of all time. Also, Annie's super-mad at Ethan, and Naomi goes drag racing.

As you know, sometimes words alone aren't enough to convey this show's funniest/weirdest/most dramatic scenes, so I'm once again grabbing for you some of my favorite clips from this episode. To check out the clips and discuss the episode, read more.

Watching Annie get mad is kind of painful but also kind of funny. It's hard to turn away, that's for sure. In this clip, Annie storms up to Rhonda to give her a piece of her mind after she learns from Adrianna (because they're friends now?!) that Ethan was kissing her in the parking lot. Check it out:

OK, now here's Annie leaving Ethan a livid voicemail:

Meanwhile, Naomi's "bad boy," Liam, is kind of mean and hostile toward her. It's borderline uncomfortable how angry he seems to be, but she still wants to be around him, so whatever. Here's Naomi on the other side of the tracks racing in a car with Liam. Listen to her screaming — it makes me laugh each time:

And finally, I present to you Silver's class video. Um, Mr. Matthews really inspired her. Honestly, this is the funniest/best scene I've seen on TV in a long time (maybe unintentionally?):

Oh 90210, Tuesday nights just weren't the same without you. What did you all think of this episode?

Photos courtesy of The CW

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