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Chuckie's Back is the 17th episode of Season 2 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


A reunion show for Steve's mother hinges on her former TV son, Steve's childhood nemesis, whose current needling prompts Steve to fight back at the wrong time.


Chuck Wilson, Samantha Sanders's old sitcom co-star and Steve's childhood nemesis, transfers to West Beverly after being kicked out of private school. Steve is depressed when Kelly agrees to go to a dance with Chuck. Samantha orders Steve to be nice to Chuck in the hopes of persuading him to appear in a reunion movie. Chuck taunts Steve about being adopted, and reveals that he knew about the adoption nine years before Steve. Steve punches him, but takes all the blame for the fight so that Chuck will sign the movie deal. He is hurt that once again his mother has put her career ahead of him, and decides to search for his biological parents.

Samantha backs out on the film after learning that her agent told Chuck about the adoption. Kelly stands up to Chuck and brings Steve to the dance, but a teacher kicks him out because he is suspended. Steve's friends see him off as he catches a bus to Albuquerque to search for his mother, Karen Brown. Everyone teases Donna about going to the dance with David, so she claims they are only friends. However, she kisses him in the middle of the dance floor and announces to everyone that she likes him.


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
and James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh
Recurring cast
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Guest starring
Christine Belford as Samantha Sanders[1]
Matt Nolan as Chuck Wilson
Andy Hirsch as John Griffin
Miko Hughes as Little Chuck
Scott Jaeck as Mr. Chapman
Barry Pearl as Norman
Martha A. Shaw as Housekeeper


Steve let me put this in very simple terms: I don't waltz, I don't rumba, I don't fox trot, I don't boogie, I don't dance, I don't even like being in the same room with people who are dancing
Well I've known Steve and Chuckie since elementary school. Just because they've always wanted to kill each other, doesn't mean I have to choose. Does it?
—Kelly to the Walshes
SteveYou better be careful, someone might think you like me
Kelly[smiles] let's dance
AndreaI hope he's doing the right thing
DylanHe's doing what he's gotta do
No matter who or what you find out there, we'll always be your family
—Kelly to Steve


  • Steve tells Dylan that he was adopted
  • Kelly mentions that she, Steve and Chuckie were all in elementary school together, meaning Steve and Kelly have known (of) each other since they were around 5 years old
  • Andrea, Brenda, Donna and David all learn that Steve's adopted
  • David and Donna share their first kiss and get together for the first time


At school, David plays this and Donna's embarassed
jingle bell rock | BOBBY HELMS
donna and david arrive at the dance/brenda and dylan dance, andrea arrives
david and donna dance
i adore mi amor | COLOR ME BADD
steve and kelly dance
2000 miles | THE PRETENDERS
steve says goodbye to everyone


Notes and references[]

  1. Credited as Christina Belford