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A Song for My Mother is the 26th episode of Season 5 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


Dylan undergoes hypnosis as research for his screenplay. Donna visits Ray in Portland, Ore., and David tags along to visit his mother, only to learn that she is sick and has disappeared. Valerie considers getting a tattoo.


Luke Perry as Dylan McKay[1]
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Tiffani Thiessen as Valerie Malone

Special Guest Star

Jamie Walters as Ray Pruit

Guest starring

Matthew Laurance as Mel Silver
Caroline Lagerfelt as Sheila Silver[2]
Jane Daly as Dr. Molly Campbell
Tom Knickerbocker as Scott McPhearson


  • Ray performs "why" at the venue


  • Dylan now believes in reincarnation, although he has previously derided his mother for the same. This could be a result of his near death experience – a quest to find meaning in his life at the moment – or it could be a goof from the writers' side.


fever | PEGGY LEE
donna and david ask questions at a bar
comfort of strangers | JAMIE WALTERS
donna and david talk during the performance

Notes and references[]

  1. This episode features only Dylan, Valerie, Donna and David of the main cast
  2. First appearance of David's mother, Sheila Silver