16-year-old fraternal twins Brandon and Brenda Walsh adjust to life at West Beverly Hills High after moving from Minneapolis. Brandon gains notoriety after his first date, and Brenda dates a lawyer after using an altered ID to get into a dance club
The Walshes come to see that style is no substitute for substance as Brandon hits the beach with one new friend who may have both, and another who fears she has neither, while Brenda is left high and dry there by style-conscious Kelly
School's out, and for Brandon, it's the beginning of a new job. But it also could be the beginning of the end for Brenda and Dylan. Brenda suspects she may be pregnant, and the results of a home pregnancy test are inconclusive. So she visits a gynaecologist - whose good news fails to cheer her up. Being sexually active, she finds, is not all to her liking.
Dylan says the full-time presence of his mother is driving him crazy, and although he doesn't say it's driving him to drink, soon he doesn't have to. Meanwhile, class success Donna plays the stock market for real.
Brenda, Dylan, Steve, Donna and Kelly attend a Halloween party. David blows off the party to spend some time with his oldest friend, relieving their childhood Halloweens. Brandon stays home to hand out candy, when Emily shows up trick-or-treating with her niece and nephew
Steve is bothered by the appearance of his old nemesis Chuck Wilson, the former child actor who starred in the TV series Hartley House with his mother, Samantha, who is asked to appear in a reunion TV show
Conclusion. Mount Jimbo erupts, banning Dylan from the Walsh home, which is suddenly the site for the wedding of Mel and Jackie. Andrea nurses hurt feelings when her wedding invitation fails to arrive. Meanwhile, Kelly mourns the departure of Jake.
Brenda and Donna adjust to living in Paris, but Brenda's french isn't as good as she thinks it is and the girls end up eating some questionable food at La Champagne. Andrea councils a def child, who has difficulty adjusting to summer camp. When her summer romance Jay (Peter Krause) invites Andrea to join him at the Republican National Convention, Brandon realises he's developing feelings for her.
Brandon and Steve compete for the affections of a tough volleyball player named Brooke. Meanwhile, a new girl in town, named Nikki Witt, flirts with David. In Paris, a French photographer persuades Donna to start modelling for him, while Brenda tries to fit in with her Paris crowd and takes up smoking.
Brenda meets an American in Paris and wonders whether they were destined to meet. Brandon tries to help out a homeless veteran and introduces his new girlfriend, Brooke, to his parents. Steve likes David's music and offers to become his manager. Dylan invites Kelly to spend the night under the stars with him.
Brenda, Steve and Donna volunteer as senior buddies to the new freshmen; Brandon decides he's gonna have fun this year, but is suprised, along with Andrea, when their new Blaze faculty advisor has other plans. Meanwhile, Kelly finds herself wishing she could be with Brenda's boyfriend
Smoking becomes the least of problems between Kelly and Brenda, who discusses Beverly Hills high-school life with a tabloid-TV show; Brandon starts seeing too much of Nikki; Steve is tempted by an academic short cut.
Meyers's future is on the line over a sexual-misconduct charge, but he's more concerned about the future of his accuser. Meanwhile, surfing becomes hazardous to Dylan's health; and Brandon hits the dance floor.
Dylan's not the most congenial of hosts when his father gets a Thanksgiving furlough, nor is Jim thrilled to entertain Brandon's homeless acquaintance; Steve seeks the best time to break his bad news to his mom.
Two angels look on as Andrea gets good news and bad news in the mail; Brandon gets bad news in person; Kelly, Brenda and Dylan try a "mature" approach to their triangular friendship; and all head for disaster en route to a Christmas party for underprivileged kids.
Quick money in hot-rod racing attracts Steve and Brandon, but Dylan fears they'll be taken for a ride; Brenda and Kelly look to Princeton men to ease their Dylan dilemma; Donna proves a sound replacement for deejay David.
Brandon bets with another bookie to win money to pay off Duke; Andrea tries to ease Dylan's distress; David pays for going with his music producer instead of his gut; Kelly thinks she has a weight problem.
Brenda, Andrea, Kelly, Donna and David go to Magic Mountain for Senior Ditch Day. Brandon has to work, while Dylan studies and a restless Steve tries to impress a tour guide, who is not who she seems to be.
Finally, graduation day! But not before... Steve proposes the gang do "something special"; Andrea frets about her valedictory speech and her college choice, as does Brenda; Dylan gets a windfall and a surprise visit from his mother; Donna and David emcee the Senior Breakfast; and all recall memorable moments.
Kelly returns from Europe just in time to bid adieu to Brenda, whose Minnesota friends seem more interested in California than Brenda. Meanwhile, David seeks affordable housing; and Celeste is irked by Steve's attention to an old friend.
Brenda finds that more than the weather is inclement in Minnesota; Jill tells Brandon her reason for wanting to take things slowly; Kelly gives Donna the details of her breakup with Dylan, who returns home.
The frenzy of college registration is too much for Dylan, who finds a compatriot; and David, Donna and Andrea try to continue their campus media activities. Meanwhile, Brandon ponders his place in college's "big pond," as Steve tries to sell him on frat life.
Sears insults Kelly when she rejects his advances, but the incident pales in comparison with another student's story - which sounds like date rape. Meanwhile, Brandon is threatened by the hoopster he's tutoring; Brenda and Dylan disagree over a "romantic" poem.
Steve thwarts Sears' libidinous plans at a Thanksgiving charity event; Brandon's wanderlust becomes a quest to find an old friend; Andrea gets a bonus while dining with Dan and his parents; Dylan's change of holiday plans angers Kelly.
Memories of Christmases past are recalled as the Walsh family says aloha to L.A. — twice; Dylan is touched by the holiday spirit of two lost souls; Steve seeks paternal advice for his fraternal situation; Andrea frets about attending her first midnight Mass with Jesse.
A ski trip offers Donna an alternative to David, who finds an alternative source for drugs and brings about a nightmare for his family; Dylan calls on Cindy when Erica has a crisis; Jim's background check on Suzanne pays off.
Brandon is appointed to an education task force with input to Washington; Dylan uses CPR to save a friend; David comes clean with Donna; Jesse shares his good news, prompting Andrea to keep hers to herself; Cindy enters a masters program at the university.
Jesse disagrees with the choice Andrea makes without him; drugs cost David his roommates and more; Brandon feels left out when Dylan becomes the struggling Peach Pits's white knight, but finds some solace with an old flame.
Jesse meets Andrea's grandmother; Dylan's cool head helps when the heat's on David, who's left holding the bag when his dealer is busted; Brandon keeps his Valentine a secret, while Brenda's is kept secret from her.
A reporter seeks "the truth" about Brandon, who is complemented by Kelly at an important social function; Dylan becomes valuable to Lucinda; a small mistake leads to big complications between Brenda and Stuart.
Kelly accompanies Brandon on a task-force weekend retreat; Brenda and Donna learn why a friendly dog is a stray; Lucinda shows Dylan her film - and her apartment; Steve negotiates to stay in the dorm after breaking Andrea's rules.
Brenda takes radical action after hearing bad news about Rocky; more people learn about Brandon and Lucinda; Kelly's classroom queries to Lucinda take on a personal tone; Steve bears the brunt of it when Dylan and Brandon nearly come to blows.
Barry Bonds plays the golf nemesis of Steve's father, who tees off his son when they tee up in a tournament. Meanwhile, legalities make Brenda an outcast of sorts, and Jim learns that she's not the only twin in trouble; and Kelly picks the wrong time to express feelings of jealousy.
Brenda hopes to impress a visiting Broadway director, while Steve coaches a competitor for a lead role; an ardent admirer won't take no from Brandon; Suzanne's new boyfriend is cut no slack by her daughter.
Laura tries to sabotage Brenda's acting career after hearing a rumor about her means of success; Clare plans further fun with Brandon, who speaks to her father about her; Kevin impresses Dylan and Erica when they visit his lab.
Brandon's time with Clare may have cost him a chance to meet the President; Andrea is hospitalized; Brenda gets an opening-night gift; Dylan considers investing in Kevin; David sees danger in working with a new band.
Andrea gives birth to baby girl Hannah and the gang goes to the hospital to congratulate her and Jesse. Brenda finishes her run as Maggie and is offered a summer placement at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Brandon heads to Washington for the weekend.
Andrea and Jesse have some tense moments with their newborn; Brenda is offered a chance to study abroad; Dylan's ill-advised business decision angers Jim; David impresses singer Babyface and others with his keyboard play; Brandon needs -and gets- rescuing in the Capital.
The Walshes welcome a young family friend who's moving into Brenda's room. Meanwhile, the post-summer news: Donna declares she's over David; Steve decides to pursue Kelly anew, unaware that she's with Brandon; and Dylan's dilemma sends him back to the bottle.
Brandon is offered a chance to run for campus office; the university's day-care program leaves Andrea wanting; cash-poor Dylan creates a scene after learning that Kelly and Brandon are a couple; Donna decides to go to Houston to be a debutante.
Brandon has trouble handling his personal loss and a challenge to his political position; Valerie agrees to ground rules with Dylan; David finds a woman too close to home for Donna's liking, until she finds a new man herself.
Steve revitalizes The Peach Pit; babysitting for Andrea inspires Cindy to check her biological clock; Kelly's senses alert her to be suspicious of Valerie; Donna makes a new friend in a video project with David and Clare.
President Walsh is pressed into action against the chancellor's friend, a visiting Asian dignitary accused of human-rights violations. Meanwhile, Valerie helps plan the theft of a rival college's mascot, but Donna skips the caper to spend time with Ray.
Kelly's disapproval of her mother's return to modelling increases when she learns her baby sister is involved; a proposed Peach Pit expansion leads to an exposure of Dylan's finances; Donna has trouble balancing Griffin and Ray; David's experiment with Clare backfires.
Andrea's not pleased to see the gift Hannah received at a Day of the Dead celebration; Valerie fails to bewitch Dylan, who slips deeper into a nether world; Donna's haunted when her suitors cross paths on Halloween; Clare talks David into a UFO hunt.
Kelly and Steve get VIP passes for a Rolling Stones concert. Ray and Donna pose as vendors to get in to the show. Clare and David go to check out the hoopla. Meanwhile, Jesse helps Pres. Walsh prepare for a challenge. Dylan has a rough time in group.
Differing family traditions cause tension between Jesse and Andrea. The FBI gives Dylan little help in finding his stolen money. Donna's mother puts Ray's feelings for her daughter to the test, while Ray's mom goes Christmas shopping with Donna. David finds common ground with Clare's father.
Milton Berle plays an ex-entertainer who lives in the retirement home where Steve is to perform his community service. Meanwhile, Dylan goes to court over his accident. Andrea has a run-in with Peter. News of Valerie's sunny vacation prompts a cool response from Kelly.
An encounter with a Native American helps dissipate the tension between Dylan and Brandon on their motorcycle road trip. Kelly benefits from a famous psychology professor's psychology workshop. Donna helps Ray work through his stage fright. The Peach Pit After Dark opens.
Andrea flirts with danger while Jesse's away. Valerie seeks a reward for helping Dylan. Brandon lends a hand to Kelly, who's attempting to save her psych professor's career. Donna hears a familiar song when a record company rep shows interest in Ray.
Andrea gets a job at Peter's hospital - their relationship heats up. Valerie refuses to accept a "no" from Ray. Dylan does some reconnaissance for Brandon on Kelly and Finley. Brandon gets a former Finley fanatic to speak to Kelly.
A crime wave hits the campus: a rape worries everyone. Peter tempts Andrea to stay out late, and Valerie tempts Dylan to go off the wagon. Ray decides to leave town after a change of ownership at the club.
Dylan accidentally becomes privy to Andrea's romance. Valerie cancels Ray's bookings after taking over the Peach Pit After Dark. Despite his innocence, Lenny becomes an outcast at CU. The real campus rapist ends up at the beach apartment. Donna blames David for Ray's departure. The Flaming Lips have a cameo.
Brandon, Kelly, Donna and Steve appear in Clare and David's cinéma vérité project, which ends up revealing a bit too much verite for some. After visiting a therapist, Andrea contemplates telling Jesse about her fling with Peter. Meanwhile, Valerie moves back in with the Walshes. Dylan and Charley work on a screenplay.
Brandon and Clare each have dreams involving "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek and announcer Johnny Gilbert as they vie for the spot in the show's college tournament. Jesse moves into Dylan's place and talks divorce with Andrea. The reconciliation of David's father and Kelly's mother makes David realize he still has strong feelings for Donna.
Dylan undergoes hypnosis as research for his screenplay. Donna visits Ray in Portland, Ore., and David tags along to visit his mother, only to learn that she is sick and has disappeared. Valerie considers getting a tattoo.
Brandon plays guide to a young genius coveted by the university. Dylan has an experience with hypnotic regression. Sagging attendance at the Peach Pit After Dark draws David back to the stage with a talented new partner - and prompts Donna to lobby for Ray's return as well. David and Juan's performance is marked by violence.
Kelly becomes a cover girl, but hesitates to continue modeling. Kelly also learns of an admirer. When Ray comes home, his mother tells David and Clare about his betrayal of Donna. Jesse is offered a position in Idaho. Dylan continues dream therapy.
While Kelly's in New York to meet with modeling agencies, Valerie sets her sights on Brandon. It appears Brandon will surely be re-elected for student president. Hypnotic regression leads Dylan to a past life where he is a gun-slinging Wild West outlaw.
Andrea leaves Beverly Hills to finally attend Yale. Dylan makes summer plans for his soul mate - Brandon counters with a marriage proposal, forcing her to make a decision. Jim gets important news regarding his future with the firm.
The Walshes put their house up for sale. The gang attends the KEG/ALPHA convention in Palm Springs, where Brandon considers surrendering to Valerie. Dylan meets a potential backer for his film who knows something about his father's death. Steve rejects a blind date arranged by his father.
Tom Rose gets suspicious about Dylan's motives. Brandon continues being drawn closer to Valerie and lashes out at Kelly, who's concerned about him. Steve finally meets his mystery woman. Ray injures Donna in a fight, but still manages to get on the good side of her mother.
With Jim and Cindy gone, Brandon is the last Walsh in the ZIP code. When he returns from his summer job in Boston, he learns that Casa Walsh shall be torn down. Valerie is visited by Ginger, who's as wild and devious as she is - and has an eye for Brandon. Dylan's obsessed with finding his father's murderer.
The gang helps Brandon repair Casa Walsh after it falls out of escrow. Steve decides to move in with Brandon and Valerie. Kelly prepares to celebrate her 21st birthday party at the Greek Concert Hall with the gang. Meanwhile, Ray becomes the prime suspect when money and jewellery starts disappearing. Dylan goes off in search of the mobster, Anthony Marchette.
Dylan befriends Toni, the daughter of his father's alleged killer Marchette. Brandon matches wits with the Condor's editor Susan. Clare offers math tutoring to Steve after his advisor forces him to rearrange his schedule. Meanwhile, Ray gets a big audition and Kelly's Colin gets a big canvas at PPAD.
Brandon and Susan cover the Tournament of Roses Royal Court tryouts, in which Kelly, Donna and Clare are candidates. While Val works with Colin at the PPAD, Kelly attends a ball with David. Home again, David has to face tragic news. Ray gives a command performance for the record-company president. Brandon and Dylan pursue new relationships.
David is depressed because of his mother's suicide attempt and her rejecting behavior. Val is reminded of her father and bonds with David. Brandon negotiates a first date with Susan. Toni invites Dylan's friends to a dinner party at her father's mansion. Dylan is caught rifling through Toni's father's study. Bodyguard Bruno informs him that he knew Dylan's father. Steve and Clare share a first kiss.
Steve arranges for a film to be shot at the Walsh house - but fails to notify Brandon about its genre. Kelly, Donna, Clare and Valerie vow to have "no secrets" on their road trip, but a shortcut short-circuits the plan. The truth about Ray and Val comes to surface. Colin uses the time Kelly's away to look elsewhere. After her father threatens him, Dylan finally tells Toni the truth. But she doesn't believe him.
A professor sexually harasses Valerie, so she calls the Condor for help and has to deal with her reputation. Toni's father forces her to choose between him and Dylan. Kelly learns more about Colin's relationship with his agent. Clare and Steve prepare for a night of romance around Colin's opening.
At the After Dark Halloween Party, David invests in a love potion from a fortune teller, but it's picked up by another couple. Donna tells Ray she just wants to be friends, but he can't cope with it when she dances with quarterback Joe. Colin unveils his mural, which was inspired by Kelly. And again, she forgives him. Toni forces her dad to tell her the truth about him and Dylan's father.
Friends are rocked by Dylan's announcement about his and Toni's shared future. A sizeable earthquake traps Brandon and Susan in an elevator with a pregnant woman. At the final Rose Bowl interviews at Pasadena, Donna discovers a secret in her mom's past. Also she gets a warning from Ray's therapist. Steve and Clare can't stop thinking about 'it'.
Dylan and Toni plan a new life in Hawaii, despite Marchette's objections. The gang "kidnaps" the two to bachelorette and bachelor parties respectively. Marchette requests a meeting with Dylan after the ceremony - to which he never shall arrive. However the hired hitman hits the wrong person... One of their own says good-bye to Beverly Hills.
J.J. Jones comes back to town and asks for Valerie's help in a divorce case. She agrees - and ends up in jail. Ray charges Joe with battery over their Halloween encounter - resulting in Joe's suspension from CU's homecoming game. Donna's mother confesses a past indiscretion to Donna. Steve tries to protect the college mascot.
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.
Brandon gets a national byline for his coverage of Joe's trial, where Donna is caught in a lie. Brandon talks to Ray about his court case against Joe. Valerie blabs to Colin and Susan of their partners' tryst. Colin takes David and Kelly's place as babysitter for Erin while they attend the trial. The Tournament of Roses Queen is announced.
Steve causes conflicts at a talent agency, where Rush got him an internship. Donna covers for Lisa at her convenience-store job - and for a young customer caught shoplifting. Valerie and Kelly bid against each other for a portrait by Colin at a charity casino night and auction at the PPAD. Brandon's gambling addiction resurfaces.
Cindy Walsh comes home for the holidays - with thoughts of separation. The gang helps some local children have a white Christmas. Steve's Christmas curse continues when another's error costs him his job and incurs the wrath of his father. But his luck may change, since the same evening he learns the identity of his real father. Colin celebrates the holiday on cocaine.
Steve has to look after Ryan and Austin, his obnoxious teenage step-brothers. Kelly has a fit when she suspects Val sharing Colin's cocaine habit. Brandon feels left out in the cold when Susan's ex-boyfriend Jonathan shows up on a surprise visit. David and Joe pursuit Donna's escaped parrot.
Kelly's father arrives in town, promising to stay. Kelly dumps Colin when she finds him high on cocaine, but then she gets tempted herself. Steve's Roger Corman film festival reveals facts about Nat's past and bring back an old flame. Brandon gets in trouble when he embezzles a message from Jonathan to Susan. Joe makes a professional call on Donna's cardiologist father.
The gang becomes suspicious, when Kelly starts avoiding them and skips classes to spend all her time with Colin. Susan finally reveals the secret in her past. Donna questions the positive second opinion Joe's received. Susan pressures Brandon into writing about Joe's heart condition, which could jeopardize his pro career. After a car race, Clare and Steve have to go to a traffic school and wind up on a TV talk show.
Susan's nomination for a college journal award brings her ex-boyfriend Jonathan back to town. Brandon learns of a dramatic connection between the two, when she reveals her second secret. Clare refuses to believe Steve's true story about Elle, who's flirting with the Chancellor at the awards show. Kelly and Colin try to quit cocaine, but a successful art deal, arranged by Valerie, makes him reconsider.
Against Donna's advice, Joe joins Jonathan, Brandon and Steve on a biplane flight. Donna and Clare confront Kelly when they find drugs in their apartment, prompting her to move out. Valerie's old and unwelcome friend Ginger returns to town, threatening to reveal a secret and showing interest in David. Susan declares she's over Jonathan, but she can't bring herself to give him the cold shoulder.
Donna organizes the Alpha House "Sex Out" Slumber Party, at which people are urged to take a 24-hour celibacy vow to promote safe sex through abstinence. Clare bets Steve he won't fulfill his pledge at the party and does her best to wear down his willpower. Joe plans to drop out of school upon bad news from his coach. Valerie sets up Ginger with Jonathan to get her off David. When this plan fails, she asks David for a big favor. After emptying Colin's stash, Kelly seeks the cocaine source herself - and hits bottom.
Kelly enters rehab and gets a mysterious roommate, Tara. Susan and Brandon ski into trouble while racing outside patrolled boundaries. Steve and Clare set up dates for David with two blondes named Mary. Meanwhile Colin and Valerie, both freshly dumped, keep each other company. Donna investigates a new cardiac procedure that could help Joe.
Brandon and Susan spend the weekend with her parents in San Diego, where they are caught in a compromising situation. Colin participates in a cocaine deal and eventually has to flee in a high-speed chase. Kelly reacts to the news that Valerie is seeing Colin. Steve buys a new motorcycle to impress Clare - who doesn't share his joy. A family member tries to prevent Joe's experimental surgery and to mute Donna's influence.
Clare and Susan try to rekindle the romance between Nat and his lost love, Joan. Kelly gets out of rehab and back into the beach house and receives a cry for help from Tara. Valerie arranges bail for Colin.
Steve is impressed by Clare's childhood chum, an actual prince; Donna and David's video is a hit with everyone but Joe; Colin receives his sentence after his attorney makes a deal with the DA; Tara tries to end Kelly's "pain".
Susan and Brandon hit the lottery for $5000 - then lose the ticket; Val's left hanging when Colin bails on going to jail; a fall leaves Steve speechless; fame spreads about video producers David and Donna.
Ray Pruit surfaces - as Donna and David's first video-production for MZA; Colin prepares to leave the country, and Valerie asks Kelly's help to find him; Joe decides on a new course for his life, and, he hopes, Donna's; Clare becomes wistful over Carl's memories of her mother.
Steve's weekend-long birthday bash on the Queen Mary continues with the Goo Goo Dolls. Erik puts the moves on Donna and several other women and host Prince Carl asks a favor of the birthday boy. Meanwhile, a sailor (Pauly Shore) provokes a bar brawl with Steve and Brandon.