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Carly Reynolds is a principal character in Season 8 of Beverly Hills, 90210. She is portrayed by Hilary Swank.

Character[]

Carly Reynolds was first introduced as a protective single mother to her young son, Zach. She had previously gotten pregnant by her high school boyfriend five months into their relationship but had broken up over whether or not Carly would get an abortion. She previously attended the University of Montana for one year before dropping out to take care of Zach, who was a one year old at that time. She didn't know what sort of career aspirations she had, only that she wanted an office with her name on the door.

Story[]

Carly was the first person to live in The Bungalow. She first meets Steve at Zach's soccer game. Steve is there after agreeing to take Erin to the game, as a favor to Kelly. Erin and Zach are teammates. When Steve encourages Zach be tougher on the soccer field, Carly berates Zach for speaking to a stranger. She and Steve bicker before Carly leads Zach away. Steve later encountered her when on a date with a waitress from the Peach Pit After Dark named Marcy. Carly and Steve got into another argument and Carly poured a drink on him, which promptly got her fired.

After Steve felt responsible for causing her to lose her job, he helped her to get a job at the Peach Pit. Later, when she kept turning him down for dates, Steve offered to babysit Zach while she went out on a date with another guy. The date went badly, but Steve and Zach bonded. Later, Steve finally convinced her to go out with him, but when Rush Sanders was discovered to be running a sweatshop, Steve got caught up in the story for the paper and stood them up. They eventually forgave him. Steve and Carly eventually began dating. During this time, Steve developed a fatherly sort of bond with Zach.

One day, a woman named Jody Carlisle shows up on Steve's doorstep and declares him to be the father of her unborn child. Carly supported Steve despite not agreeing with his point of view on what his obligations were to Jody and the baby. In the end, Steve turned out not to be the father. Carly's romance with Steve ended abruptly when she decided that she and Zach would move home to Montana to care for her sick father.

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