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Nat and Joan's love has come full circle, never to be broken again. And that is what we celebrate here today
—The ceremony

A Mate For Life is the 3rd episode of Season 7 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


Brandon has the pleasant task of escorting Joan's dancer daugher Lily prior to Joan and Nat's wedding, which has a sudden change of venue; Kelly makes a friend (Michael Stoyanov) at the hospice; David is downsized after finding new digs.


Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Tiffani Thiessen as Valerie Malone
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold
Special Guest Stars
Joseph Gian as Kenny Bannerman
Dalton James as Mark Reese
Guest starring
Julie Parrish as Joan Diamond
Katherine Kendall as Lily Diamond
Michael Kearns as Hal
Sydney Coale as Dianne Bannerman
and Michael Stoyanov as Jimmy Gold
Joyce Guy as The Doctor
James Mathers as Judge Nash
Kristen Williams as Teresa
George Shrouder as Michael
Wesley Allen Gullick as Willie
Kristie J. Canavan as Thyra


It's fear, you know. I'm just afraid that, if I really let myself love someone, I'll just end up losing them
—Clare to Steve
I guess you just have to let love lead you. Otherwise you'll end up alone, right?
—Clare to Steve


  • Nat tells the gang that they are la familia to him and that he considers them his guardian angels, who lead him back to Joan, as he had given up on the idea of love and family
  • Nat's son is born. He is named Francesco after Salvatorio Bussichio's father
  • Steve mock-asks Brandon to marry him
  • Clare tells Steve that she never wants to get married and confesses to Joan that she doesn't want to get married because she can't imagine doing it without her mother
  • Joan has three kids, but only Lily could make it to the wedding
  • Brandon sleeps with Lily
  • Valerie discovers that Kenny isn't as separated as he has told her
  • Jimmy is Jewish and was married once