NFL QB Steve Young shows up for Thanksgiving at Casa Walsh - one of two surprises Donna plans for Joe's birthday. The absence of their significant others weighs on Brandon and Kelly. Steve is a surprise hit at Clare's father's faculty party. Valerie disdains cooking help from David's mother.
- 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
- Jamie Walters as Ray Pruit
- Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold
Special Guest Stars
- SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY
- Steve Young
- Nicholas Pryor as Chancellor Arnold
- Caroline Lagerfelt as Sheila Silver
- Paul Collins as John Bardwell
- John Walcutt as Bruce Paxton
- Leilani Jones as District Attorney
- David Cromwell as Elmo Pickering
- Sheila Wills as Helen Kincaid
- Leigh Steinberg as Leigh Steinberg
- Kelly – And Nat says to cook the turkey breast side up
- Valerie – Well, I planned to, but David's mother says breast side down. Can't we just shove her in the oven?
- Why are you so down on yourself?
- —Clare to Steve
- Donna – Not doing it is what I regret. Joe's a great guy, I don't wanna lose him
- Kelly – Just make sure you don't lose everything you've always believed in
- Steve was a hit. My father fell in love with him... and, I think I did too. Is that possible?
- I knew that, if I made a choice between you and Dylan, it would've ruined your friendship
- Clare tries to make Steve realise how smart and talented he is and succeeds
- Kelly confesses to Brandon why she didn't choose anyone and implies that she would've chosen Brandon
- Brandon and Kelly implicitly tell each other that they are still in love with each other, but Brandon says no to him and Kelly ending things with Susan and Colin, and getting back together
- Donna decides to sleep with Joe because she's afraid of losing him, only to discover that he's also waiting until marriage
- The scenes with Steve Young were shot on 3 October 1995, the day of the verdict in the O.J. Simpson murder case.
- Because Steve Young was in the episode, reporter Pat O'Brien was on set with Entertainment Tonight and the cast's reaction to the verdict was filmed.
Notes and references
- Beverly Hills 90210 Show EP 24 'Joe Bradley' (September 2020)