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It's like, every time something good happens to you, part of me feels like, I'm getting left behind
—Kelly to Brenda

Acting Out is the 28th episode of Season 4 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


Andrea has a medical emergency while Jesse's away; Kelly's past and Laura's costuming give each an advantage over Brenda in the Maggie-the-Cat competition; Clare finally has a wild night with Brandon.


Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Gabrielle Carteris as Andrea Zuckerman
Luke Perry as Dylan McKay
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh
James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh

Special Guest Stars

Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Noley Thornton as Erica McKay

Recurring cast

Mark Damon Espinoza as Jesse Vasquez
Kerrie Keane as Suzanne Steele
Nicholas Pryor as Chancelor Arnold
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold
Tracy Middendorf as Laura Kingman
David Hayward as Kevin Weaver

Guest starring

Jason Carter as Roy Randolph
Pierre Epstein as Eddie
Eric Bruskotter as Belligerent Guy
Bill Mondy as Hotel Manager
Richard Miro as Doctor


Vanessa Grant as Renee Montaigne
Jason Todd Majik as Peter Salas


Why don't you get a life of your own and stop trying to steal mine?
—Brenda to Kelly
See? Compared to an actress, I'm a bargain
—Clare to Brandon


  • Steve and Chancelor Arnold meet for the first time, introduced by Brandon
  • Clare apparently told her Dad that Brandon is taking her to her senior prom without asking Brandon
  • Steve hits on Clare
  • Brandon tells Clare about his car accident
  • Brandon tries to give Clare an Emily Valentine-level public rejection, to no avail


she'd rather be with me | THE TURTLES
brandon and steve run into clare at the peach pit
gimme little sign | BRENTON WOOD
andrea and donna at the peach pit
the sign | ACE OF BASE
clare and brandon talk at the party