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Anaconda is the 4th episode of Season 2 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


Brenda burns naturally, but Brandon and friends are in hot water when their after-hours poker game at the beach club is followed by a burglary.


Jim encourages Dylan to get in touch with his mother, but Dylan is too proud to ask her for financial help. Brandon, David, Steve and some friends hold an after-hours poker game at the beach club. Dylan joins them and is furious when he loses a lot of money. The club suffers a break-in, and Brandon's boss is questioned because of a past (unjust) robbery conviction. In spite of Steve's objections, Brandon comes to Henry's defense by telling the police about the poker game.

Dylan becomes the prime suspect after electronic equipment is found in his car. Brenda and her parents stand behind him, but Brandon becomes suspicious after finding pawn shop tickets. He wonders how cash-poor Dylan was able to afford a plane ticket to Hawaii. Dylan reveals that he has been forced to pawn his belongings from the family storage locker. He had finally called his mother, who paid for his ticket. The laundry service turns out to be the culprit. Dylan flies to Hawaii to visit his mother. Brenda suffers a severe sunburn when she falls asleep while trying to get a tan.


Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh[1]
Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Luke Perry as Dylan McKay
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh
and James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh
Guest starring
Ash Adams[2] as Danny Waterman
Arva Holt as Detective Peña
Kathleen Freeman as Pawn Shop Clerk
James Pickens Jr. as Henry Thomas
Kim Delgado as Second Detective


  • This is the first and only time Dylan is seeing playing a guitar
  • Donna tries to get a date with Dylan
  • Steve has a cousin named Paul, who attends Beverly Hills High School.
  • Dylan loses $400 to David Silver in poker.
  • When a police detective puts down Dylan due to the checkered past of his father, Jim sticks up for Dylan and reprimands the detective by pointing out the concept of "corruption of blood", where other family members are not criminally liable for the misdeeds of a relative. This is codified in the U.S. Constitution.



what I like about you | THE ROMANTICS
brenda and donna time their tans
you've got that thing | BOBBY SHORT
the 'fancy' poker game


Notes and references[]

  1. Andrea Zuckerman and Kelly Taylor do not appear in this episode
  2. Credited as Jason Adams