Erin Silver is a blunt, jaded and cynical teen, who feels like an outcast in high school when Annie and Dixon first arrive. She published her own blog called The Vicious Circle, which she used to discuss intimate details (truth or fiction) about her peers at West Beverly. Silver and Naomi Clark used to be best friends, but when Silver confided in Naomi about her father's affair, Naomi told the whole school, ending their friendship.
While Erin, going by Silver, was growing up, she became closer to Naomi and Adrianna. Her father Mel cheated on Jackie. Upon learning this, Silver eventually confided in her best friend, Naomi Clark, who told others, making Jackie aware of the situation. Jackie divorced Mel. This led Jackie to relapse and start abusing alcohol again. Things between Silver and her mother became complicated. Silver need to escape so as not see her mother's drinking and to stop from fighting with her all the time. Jackie became careless about her and didn't notice when she was not sleeping at home.
During her early high school years, Silver developed a more reserved, somewhat irreverent side offset by a warmer nature hidden within. Like David and Kelly before her, Silver enrolled at West Beverly High, eventually gaining school-wide notoriety due to The Vicious Circle, a popular video blog in which she reports on the lives of those around her often by inserting digitized photos into animated shorts. Silver and Kelly were revealed to be troubled by their mother's recurring issues with alcoholism.
Shortly after meeting new kid Annie Wilson, Silver became offended when Annie left her to spend time with Naomi. She retaliated by making Annie the latest subject of parody on her blog. Following a chat with Kelly, however, she realized that Naomi was the true focus of her resentment, and apologized to Annie by helping her win a part in a school musical. This led to the beginning of Silver and Annie's friendship. Meanwhile, Silver had been staying in a women's shelter in order to avoid a regularly drunken Jackie, eventually being turned away in favor of those in greater need. She then sought brief refuge at Kelly's house, but learned that it would be unavailable for the evening. As a result, she took to sleeping in a car outside of the Wilson's' home after spending a night out with them.
Dixon found Silver leading the two to reveal and compare their troubled histories. In the process, Dixon described what his life had been like before meeting the Wilsons. He then alerted his family of her situation, and Silver spent the evening at their home. Kelly was made aware of Silver's troubles the next day, leading to a brief confrontation between Jackie and her daughters. Kelly then took Silver to live with her. Silver and Dixon became flirtatious and grew gradually closer. Prior to this, she and several others discovered that Naomi's father was having an affair. Naomi then feared that Silver would retaliate against her by posting the information on her blog. Silver later told Naomi that she wouldn't, which appeared to lessen the tension between them. Dixon and Silver eventually start a relationship.
When Dixon eventually stated that he loved her, Silver expressed gratitude, but had a largely indifferent reaction. After he quietly revealed his hurt, she became quickly angry and walked off. Though Dixon was left confused, the two later reconciled at school. However, Dixon's discomfort with Silver's detachment led him to break up with her soon afterwards. In the following days, Silver found Dixon at a party and caused a ruckus, offended that he appeared to have moved on quite easily. After she'd stormed off again, Dixon caught up and found her emotionally shaken. She then stated that being in love was bringing her stress, which led the two to a happy reunion.
Silver went to Naomi when she needed help arranging hotel and dinner reservations on Valentine's Day. As Naomi used her connections to assist Silver, the two acknowledged that they enjoyed bonding again. Naomi and Silver later spend the night together. Silver became notably agitated when a waitress gave her unexpected news about an order, but a perplexed Naomi pacified her. Afterwards, the two went to their hotel room. When a new school day came along, Silver revealed that she'd had Dixon's name tattooed on her torso. Dixon was flattered, but also appeared confused. Silver later took an interest in film, requesting the assistance of teacher Ryan Matthews in compiling a small project for a local theater. She continues to appear more unbalanced as time wears on, but visits Dixon at the Peach Pit and they end up having sex, which she secretly tapes.
Silver begins to perplex Matthews with her recent surge of enthusiasm for film making, but he hesitantly lends his support. Dixon, Ryan, and a small audience then attended the premiere of her film, noticing that the film (which was dedicated to love) was filled with odd flashes of eyes and beating hearts. The images then cut to a recording of Dixon and Silver having sex on numerous occasions, which had been taped by Silver each time. Outraged, Dixon left the theater as Matthews called for the movie to be cut. Silver followed Dixon home while frantically explaining her actions and stressing her love, but Dixon went inside after a brief argument. Soon afterwards, Dixon and his parents found the film burning outside. Matthews heads home to find a shaken Silver in his house, and listens as she makes several paranoid claims about him working against her. After dodging a thrown bottle while trying to approach, he asks what she wants from him.
Silver replies that she wants him to fix things. Later that evening, word quickly spread that Silver had gone missing. She eventually attempted to contact Dixon, but the disturbed and confusing nature of the her phone call prompted him to hang up. When she fell asleep at the local train station after a confusing and manic conversation with a fellow passenger, he called the Wilson's on her phone, informing them of where she was. As the family arrived, Dixon recognized Silver's symptoms as being similar to his birth mother's, concluding that she had bipolar disorder, thus forgiving her for her actions. Dixon visited Silver after she was wrongfully released from the hospital. Later, she and Kelly were surprised by a visit from Donna, who arrived with her baby girl Ruby. In the following days, Silver became disturbed.
She eventually decided to leave West Beverly and enroll at St. Claire's Catholic school, and informed Ethan Ward of this during a quiet break from a party. However, she had difficulty fitting in with her new schoolmates who were very devout and all know about her film. Despite her enrollment in a new school, Silver attended the West Beverly Prom with Dixon. They were joined by Ethan, who hadn't planned to attend until Silver invited him to accompany them. Dixon was voted Prom King, and Silver unexpectedly won Prom Queen because Dixon wanted her to feel special after her tough year. Silver was flattered by the award, but stated that it didn't mean anything to her and she didn't even like prom, she had just wanted to be a good girlfriend to Dixon who really enjoyed prom.
Afterwards, Silver revealed that she was ready to return to West Beverly. A hurt Dixon, however, chose to distance himself from her. She was then congratulated on her speech by Ethan. At an after-prom party at Naomi's house, Dixon began to suspect Ethan of having a crush on Silver when he finds a picture of Silver in Ethan's jacket. Ethan denied this at first, but then admitted it under pressure. When Silver spoke with Ethan in private later, he kissed her, and asked that she consider her own feelings for him.
In Season 2, she is seen having a good time at vacation with Adrianna and Naomi on a resort. She receives a text from Ethan, who is now living in Montana. Silver and Naomi decided to play tennis which is only Naomi's excuse to meet a guy named Teddy. The three met as Naomi "accidentally" hit Teddy with her tennis ball. Teddy tried to flirt with the both of them to which Silver responds disinterestedly, which intrigues Teddy. Adrianna catches up to them and it turns out that Teddy is Teddy Montgomery, Adrianna's ex boyfriend. Silver, then, takes a walk across the beach with Dixon and they share a kiss. Silver unknowingly dropped her cellphone at the beach, it was later found by Teddy and he returns it to Silver but not before reading the text message from Ethan. Teddy later shares the message, in which Ethan said that he did not regret his kiss with Silver, to Dixon. This causes Dixon to break up with Silver since he found out that she kissed Ethan and they were texting behind his back.
At school Silver joins the Blaze, later she calls Annie to tell her about a rumor of a naked sext of her. The next morning, everyone at school has received the sext of Annie's naked photo. Silver goes to comfort her but Annie rejects her friendship when she realizes Silver's been on Naomi's side all along. Silver gives Dixon back a box of his things and things are officially ended. Teddy invites everyone to a party on his father yacht. At the party Annie invites Mark In front of Silver, Annie makes Mark tell the story of Naomi stealing his phone. Annie does this in attempts to regain Silver's friendship. Disgusted by the drama, Silver gets up and leaves, refusing to speak to anyone. Navid assigns Silver and Gia to interview Jasper for a news piece about his uncle.Then Silver asks Teddy for a comment since he was the one who found Joe's body. Teddy jokes around about homeless life which upsets Silver. Teddy says that he doesn't want to talk anymore. Silver says that he should be careful since someone was murdered. Silver, Navid, Naomi, and Teddy have lunch together. Silver asks Teddy if he would like to sit down for an interview. Teddy says that there is an ongoing investigation and is not allowed to talk. She tells him that she is just a high school student and not a cop.
In Environmental Hazards Adrianna brings Silver and Navid to an addicts support meeting. She thanks them for coming. Navid leaves to get them some dessert. Adrianna says that Navid is sweet. Silver tells her that she is lucky that she has him. Silver sees her mom and tries to leave without her noticing.Adrianna visits Silver at her house and brings her dessert. Silver says that she couldn't deal with her mom. Adrianna says that her mom got her 30 day sober chip. Adrianna says she talked to her mom after the meeting and it seems like she changed. Silver confesses that she saw Adrianna kiss Teddy at the beach club. She asks Silver not to tell Navid. Silver tells her that she should tell Navid himself. Adrianna says that she made a mistake and wants to pretend that it never happened. Silver says that it won't work. Adrianna says that it is none of her business.
Silver rides home and sees a new car with a note from her mom who asks to come to her next support meeting. The next day, she tells Naomi she doesn't know what to do. At the addicts meeting, Silver arrives to and meets her mom Jackie. Jackie takes the podium and says that she regrets hurting her children. She says that she is grateful that her daughter is there to give her another chance. Jackie promises not to let her down again. Silver asks to speak. She says that she wanted to come to the meeting to tell her mom to stay away. She tells Jackie that she can't buy her back with the car. She tells her mom that she is dead to her, then leaves.That night Adrianna meets with Silver and tells her that her mom called her and told her that she is dying of cancer.
The next day Silver looks up cancer survival rates. She closes her computer when Kelly arrives. Silver informs her that their mom has cancer. She confesses that she told her to drop dead before she found out. Silver suggests that they call her. Kelly says that they don't do anything. Kelly is sorry that their mom is sick, but doesn't want to get sucked back into her drama. Kelly reminds Silver of the times she hurt them. Silver promises she will not get involved. Silver goes to her mom's house and meets with her nurse. She goes inside and sees Jackie quickly put on her wig. Later, they talk over tea. She tells Silver that she is expected to live for only three months. Jackie says that she had her lump removed, but they didn't get it all. Silver apologizes for what she said during the meeting, but Jackie says that she had every right to say what she did. Jackie says that she wants to focus on the present now. Silver suggests they hang out more often. Jackie asks her to move back in with her.
Later Silver goes home and finds Jackie waiting for her. Jackie tells Silver that Kelly was right and that she should stay away.Silver confronts Kelly about convincing their mom to stay away. Kelly says that since she is bi-polar, a relationship with their mom might be hurtful. Later, Silver goes to Jackie's house to move in with her. Silver begins to feel the pressure of her studies, her private life, and taking care of her mother. Teddy later tries to talk to her and comfort her about her mom since he had the same experience himself. The two grew closer and became close friends. Just when she and Jackie were finally catching up with each other, Jackie suffered a cardiac arrest into which she needed to be confined to the hospital. Silver tries to talk Kelly, her sister, to to forgive their dying mother but to no avail. In the next episode, however, Silver finally convinced Kelly to talk to their mother and the three finally reconcile.
Silver and Kelly sit by Jackie as she passes away. Kelly reaches for Silver's hand as she starts to cry., and Silver was shown depressed after her mom's funeral. Silver later approaches Teddy on the rooftop and sees him playing Tennis alone, They bond over the loss of both of their mothers and unexpectedly get close. She asks him if he is okay and he responds by saying that he was a coward when he didn't go to his own mothers funeral. He apologizes for not being there for her and she hugged him, saying that he was, indeed, there for her. They shared a kiss into which the two snapped out of and treated it as nothing but a careless move. Since then, Teddy seems to take his interest in her into a new level. He tries to get her to go with him in the Winter Wonderland Dance but was turned down by her because she thinks he is just a player trying to hook up with her. He tries again by making a video of him saying that he quits his playboy days and only wants to date Silver and broadcasted it to the whole school. He, again, asks Silver to go with him but she turns him down again.
Teddy finally got her to dance with him just as friends but suddenly kisses her. Silver, caught by surprise, left him and went back to Naomi. Naomi tells Silver to take her chances since Teddy seems to be really into her so Silver decides to give it a try but she later sees Teddy with another girl but not knowing it's his sister, Silver thinks Teddy has returned to his playboy ways. Dixon approaches her later and she asks him about the girl since Dixon was with Teddy when he was hugging the girl. Dixon made Silver think that Teddy is still being a playboy by not telling Silver that the girl is actually Teddy's sister, feeling vulnerable at the moment, she allows Dixon to kiss her which was witnessed by Teddy.
After a short vacation, Dixon approached her and asked if they could be back together, Silver rejects him gently and told him that she just doesn't feel that way about him anymore but asks him to stay in her life as friends. Dixon agrees and they hangout together, as they have lunch Teddy's sister approached them and told Silver that she made the wrong decision by not giving Teddy a chance. She also subsequently reveals to Silver that Dixon knew all along that she was Teddy's sister.This causes a strain in Silver and Dixon's friendship. After much persuasion and misunderstandings, Teddy and Silver finally get together as a couple. When they go on their first official date but Silver finds it difficult to deal with Teddy's playboy past and enlists Naomi's help to track his whereabouts Silver admits to Teddy that she read his email from Amy. After Teddy insists that nothing happened, Silver says she had a friend spy on him. Silver says she feels insecure with all of the girls coming up to him. Silver says she now knows she can trust him, but Teddy says he is not sure if he can trust her. Teddy asks for some space. Silver finds Teddy working out and admits that she is jealous of his past. Teddy wonders if he is just like his father since he had four wives. He says he cares about Silver and would hate himself if he ever cheated on her. Silver tells him that she trusts him. They kiss and make up.
Silver and Teddy fight about Tennis and his future but later she says she supports him and his decision. Teddy's father goes to see Silver and bribes her to break up with Teddy because he feels his tennis career is being distracted; even though she doesn't take the money, she starts thinking about what his father said so she breaks up with Teddy.In the season finale, Teddy asks Silver why she is acting strange. She tells him how Spence offered her money to break up with him. Teddy says his father is a jerk and wonders why she still broke up with him. She says she doesn't want to ruin his tennis career, but he says he still wants a relationship. Silver apologizes and says it is over between them.During the dance, Naomi suggests Silver to approach Teddy. She tells him she was wrong to leave him and will support his decision to play tennis and she will be there for him. The two are reconciled by the end of the season.
Teddy suffers a leg injury that could end his tennis career forever and he takes it hard, he starts drinking to try and forget his problem. Silver reminds Teddy that her mom was an alcoholic and that she’s not interested in going down that road again. At a party Silver walks in on Naomi in her underwear with her arms around Teddy and is shocked and walks out. At this point she does not know that Naomi had been raped and was trying to prove to herself that sex is just a random act, and Teddy had just gone into the bedroom to stop her from stripping for a bunch of gu
ys. Silver is later called in the evening by Mr. Cannon, hearing the news that he has become her student advisor and they will be working closely together. At school the next day Mr. Cannon and Silver work on a mock interview together, he tells her that his wife has left him and Silver says that he is great and he doesn't deserve it. When she leaves the classroom she notices her scarf is gone and goes back into the classroom to get it, Mr. Cannon says its not there, but when she leaves he takes it out of his pocket.
Silver's trust in Naomi is rapidly withering when Naomi claims that a guy had spiked her dink and she didn't know what was going on when she hit on Teddy. Silver believes her but that doesn't last long when it comes out at Naomi's party that she had lied to her. Silver leaves the party and goes to the school to help Mr. Cannon with his documentary project. She confesses that she’s angry at Naomi and may have just broken up with her boyfriend. Mr. Cannon tells her that she’s great and Teddy’s blind if he can’t see that. He also tells her that she should stay away from Naomi because she was on edge because she had offered to sleep with him and when he rejected her she couldn't handle it and snapped. With Naomi lying to her recently, she believes him. They are interrupted by Naomi, who ran out from her party after Adrianna told her that Silver left to go see Mr. Cannon. Naomi asks to speak to Silver alone and after lots of flustering, finally tells Silver that Mr. Cannon raped her and that she must stay away from him. Silver doesn’t believe her and takes it as proof of Cannons story. She is disgusted that Naomi would lie about being raped.Silver is still not talking to Teddy, and focuses on the videos she must edit for the Seniors, 'a message to their future selves'. She finds Naomi's one and notices that she looks tired and is rambling on about how bad things happen. Teddy finds out that Silver is editing the videos and makes his one an apology to her so that she will see it. She decides to give him another chance.Mr. Cannon is determined to be with Silver alone and invites her over to his house to watch his completed documentary, she is hesitant at first but he persuades her. When she gets to his house she is excited to see the documentary, Mr. Cannon closes the blinds and offers her a cup of tea. While she is watching the documentary, he crushes pills and puts them in her drink, indicating that he will try to rape her. Before Silver takes a sip of her tea she notices a line of narration on the film that Naomi had said in her Senior video and asks Mr. Cannon if anyone else had seen the documentary yet, he says that she is the first one. Silver realizes that Naomi was telling the truth and that she needs to get out of Mr. Cannon's house. She makes up an excuse to leave and goes straight Naomi to apologize. When she arrives she finds Naomi passed out with a bottle of sleeping pills.
Naomi wakes up in the hospital with Silver by her side after getting her stomach pumped. Silver apologizes and Naomi ask her not to tell anyone about the rape.
Silver has organized a bachelor auction as a charity benefit for breast cancer awareness. She assembles the guys and tells them she wants them to start the auction off with a bang. She wants them to dance and has asked Ian to choreograph a group number. Silver is appalled at Teddy when he calls Ian a 'fag' and ends it with him.
Silver sees that Annie and Adrianna are giving Naomi a hard time and tries to keep the secret but tells them whats going on. Naomi is angry at first but realizes that her friends are there for her and they plan on making Mr. Cannon pay for what he's done.
They come up with a plan to lure Mr. Cannon to a hotel with Silver, and set up a video camera so they can film him being inappropriate with her, but he is one step ahead. He shows up to the hotel with the school principal and therapist. Silver is caught off guard as they say that they think she is having another bipolar episode and that they need her to commit to counseling. Mr. Cannon thinks he has won.
Silver and Navid are horrified by Victor's (Adrianna's manager) behavior, but Ade obeys him—even when he tells her to do a topless photo shoot. When Navid and Silver try and intervene, they get kicked out of the studio (but Silver accidentally leaves her camera mic on…) Later, Navid and Silver hear the audio that was recorded after they left the studio –Victor is clearly bullying and blackmailing Adrianna into posing topless. Silver develops a close bond with Navid Shirazi and helped him with the problems that he had with his father. She even goes undercover as a porn star to help Navid investigate his fathers business. As she gets to know Navid, she realizes what a great guy he is and slowly, they start to develop romantic feelings for each other when he starts having relationship problems with Adrianna as well. Silver and Navid almost kiss, which is when they start to understand that there is something more between them. In the Best L'eid Plans, it becomes apparent that Silver indeed does have feelings for Navid when he spends the night in her room talking about his father. When Navid and his current girlfriend, Adrianna, have an argument, Silver seems relieved to hear it and hesitates but agrees when Adrianna asks her for help to fix Adrianna's and Navid's relationship by helping her plan something special. As Silver takes Navid away from the party, he confesses that he has feelings for her, but the moment is interrupted by Adrianna and Silver is left disappointed.Meanwhile, Mr Cannon has been suspended after Ryan Matthews comes forward with evidence to help her. Naomi has been spending time with Oscar, who lets her know that Mr. Cannon got very defensive about his accent and he looked like he was lying about where he was from. They go online and find out that he is using a fake identity and is wanted for sex crimes in the UK. They think they finally have the proof to put him in prison but when the police get to his house he is gone. In the episode Holiday Madness, when Navid confronts her in school, before he has a chance to explain what he feels and how he has no feelings for Adrianna anymore, she stops him from saying too much and tells him that it is because they have been spending too much time together and so they should keep their distance. Everything seems to be going well until Silver attends the sleepover at Adrianna's new house but only Silver and Navid are able to attend. The tension becomes apparent when Silver, Navid and Adrianna are to spend one night together. As Adrianna sleeps, Silver and Navid are unable to and so they run into each other in the hallway. There, Navid brings up the feelings he has for Silver again and he asks her if what he feels is all in his head. Silver says 'yes' but does not look him the eyes, making it obvious that she does not believe that. As Navid steps closer to her and asks her if she doesn't feel anything for him, the moment is interrupted by Adrianna. Later on at Adrianna's Christmas party, Silver finds Navid alone and as he apologizes for ruining their friendship for feelings that he "thinks" he has for her, Silver finally admits that she does have feelings for him and he kisses her.
At the party, Silver gets a text message from Naomi saying she is having a tough night and asks if she can come over. When she gets there she finds Naomi tied up and gagged, when she runs in, Mr. Cannon holds a knife to her throat.
When both Silver and Naomi are tied up, Mr. Cannon makes them record a video telling the 'truth' about how they made everything up and he is innocent. He is very unhinged and demands Naomi's trust fund, but she explains that she can only access it from the bank. He says they'll all go together in the morning.
After a stressful night they are untied and are about to leave when Naomi asks if she can fix her makeup as the people at the bank will know something is wrong if she looks different. He agrees, and Naomi manages to spray him in the face with hairspray and Silver knocks him out. When they have him taped to a chair Silver wants to call the police but Naomi is holding onto a lot of anger and gets even more angry when he calls her a 'stupid slut'. She then starts to hit him, and knocks him to the floor. She had the knife to his throat and is ready to kill but Silver talks her out of it and says that he is not worth it and to save her own life by sparing his. Naomi breaks down and the police soon arrive, arresting Cannon and taking him away.
Silver and Navid have been sneaking around together, but Silver is going a crazy with the guilt of betraying Adrianna. She decides to organize a getaway for her and her friends at “Shining Tree” yoga retreat. While in the sweat lodge, she is asked to come forward with something personal in front of everyone but feels like Adrianna will find out about her and Navid so she excuses herself. When she walks outside she is overheated and thinks she is hallucinating when she sees Navid (who is there to drop off documents for Adrianna to sign) Navid approaches her and she is surprised to see that he is really there, the two then go into a tent and sleep together.Silver forgives Teddy when he apologizes to Ian, and she starts to suspect him of hiding something when Ian tells her about his holiday with his mysterious boyfriend and realizes that Teddy was in the same place. At Naomi’s party, Silver confronts Teddy about it and he comes out to her. He asks her if Dixon told her and she says no, she figured it out on her own. She tells him she loves him more now that he’s admitting who he really is.Teddy and Ian break up when Ian makes him come out to the school when he's not ready. He is devastated and Silver takes him to the roof to hit some tennis balls to fix his broken heart. Adrianna is trying to find “the cheating whore” Navid cheated on her with. To keep Ade distracted, Silver gets Navid to sign a release to appear on her reality show. Ade and her producers watch footage for her pilot and she spots Silver wearing the earring that she found in Navid's room. Adrianna tortures Silver by pretending to have discovered that the cheater is Lila. Ade threatens how she’s going to make Lila’s life hell and takes a picture of Lila naked in the locker room and tells Silver she’s going to send it to the entire school. Just as Ade is about to send the naked Lila pic, Silver stops her and confesses to being the guilty party. Ade sends the picture anyway. And when Silver looks at it, she sees that it’s not a picture of Lila. It’s a picture of her. For Spring break the gang makes a trip to Mexico and when Adrianna and Silver discover that they were both invited on the trip, trouble brews. The girls do whatever they can to ruin each other’s trip, and they end up having a catfight in the pool. Silver and Adrianna go back and forth playing mean pranks before they appear to reconcile, but Adrianna switches Silver's medication for her bipolar disorder with placebo's and Silver starts to go into an episode.Silver dyes her hair a hot red-orange and when her scooter breaks down she runs on foot to a college interview . At first, she impresses the scout with their shared knowledge of books and films. But later that night, Silver takes it one step too far, calling him incessantly into the early hours of the morning. After discovering that she didn’t get into her hopeful university, Silver falls into a deep depression. Feeling helpless, Navid summons Dixon’s help to get her out of bed. But instead of bringing her out to eat like he says, he delivers her to the psychiatric ward of the hospital. Silver feels betrayed, but Navid and Dixon convince her to go inside. Later, when Silver is asleep, Adrianna arrives to “show her support.”
After receiving some distressing news about NYU, Silver has an emotional breakdown, causing Navid and Dixon to stage an intervention to make her go to a mental hospital. While Silver is in the hospital, Adrianna takes the opportunity to get close to Navid by getting him drunk and telling him that they kissed. The morning after Silver’s stay in the hospital, Navid wakes up with a hangover and no memory of the previous night. Adrianna claims that they kissed and that Navid told her he still loves her. Of course, this isn’t true. But Navid can’t be absolutely sure.When the doctor tells Silver that she hasn’t been taken her meds, Silver is confused. Of course she’s been taking them. Knowing that Silver has to bring them into the doctor to prove her case, The day of the prom, Adrianna stops by and sneakily steals Silver’s meds. Later she returns to tell Silver about her and Navid’s “kiss.” Furious, Silver rushes to prom and breaks up with Navid on the spot. Silver along the rest of the gang attend to the graduation ceremony. The next day Silver discovers her missing pills in Adrianna’s purse, and she realizes that everything that happened was Adrianna’s fault. The trip to the hospital. The manic behaviour. Her break up with Navid. It was all Adrianna’s doing. Silver and everyone else finally see Adrianna’s true colors. In the season finale Silver and Navid got back together.
CollegeIn the season premiere, Things get complicated for Navid when his younger trouble making sister Leila moves in with him and Silver, later Adrianna shows up at Silver house trying to apologize but she kicks her off the house. At Naomi´s party Adrianna shows up trying to make things right but Silver keeps rejecting her and reveals to Adrianna that she almost kill herself for what she did. The next day Navid's sister is kidnapped; Navid is freaking out and accuses Silver of not being worried enough, and says that even Adrianna is. Silver is angry but buts hers feelings aside to help find Leila. It turns out that Leila wasn't really kidnapped.
Silver decides to film a commercial for Liam's bar, but the work doesn't go as planned. However, it still ends up succesful. Because of this, Silver gets a job working for Marissa's campaign. She finds the money Navid's uncle gave him and urges Navid to report him. Navid refuses to and Silver breaks up with him. Navid wants Silver to come back home with him, but she says she doesn’t want to live with a criminal & she wants him to break off his arrangement with his uncle. At Halloween, When Silver shows up at Navid´s studio and he tells her that “family comes first” and dumps her. Silver goes with the gang to Vegas where she films Teddy´s wedding.Silver’s at the bar with Teddy & Shane when Teddy’s wedding video shows up on TV. Teddy blames Shane for leaking it. Silver finds out she accidentally sent the video to Marissa, and when she asks Marissa if she leaked the video, Marissa admits to it. Teddy, meanwhile, is sick of all the attention he’s getting from the video so he breaks on to a race car track with Liam and gets arrested. Silver bails him out and admits to accidentally leaking the video. Teddy says he can’t forgive her. Since Silver’s done with Navid, she meets a new guy named Greg. And brings him to celebrate Thanksgiving with her friends, Silver says goodbye Teddy after they make up. For Christmas, Silver visits her new man at his home and says she wants to be with him and confides in her about his divorced home life. Silver meets with her new man Greg and he wants her to finally meet his three year-old daughter. As Greg and his daughter meet Silver and Greg explains that his daughter is adopted from a local high school girl that just wanted her daughter to go to a good home and her name is Maisy. Greg asks Silver to move to New York with him and Navid finds out some shocking information about Greg's daughter. Navid tells Adrianna about Silver's new beau, Greg, whose adopted daughter, Maisey, is Adrianna's biological daughter which leads Ade to kidnap Maisey from day care, Silver finds Adrianna with Maisy at the park and she comes and calmly sits beside Adrianna. The two have a heart to heart, and reminisce about old times. They finally make up with each other.
Silver walks into Dixon´s apartment and tells Navid she has to tell him something. Navid goes first and announces that he's received a call from Princeton University and will be leaving in the next couple of days. This leaves Silver visibly upset. When Silver finally gets her acceptance letter from NYU, she has to go to the doctor and get some vaccines. The doctor tells Silver to watch out for Breast Cancer, since her mom, aunt, and grandma died from the disease. She also tells Silver to make sure she gets tested for the BRCA gene. Silver doesn’t take the news about her health lightly and reconsiders going to NYU. She gets a job on the movie set Liam is working on and says that she would rather get into the film business immediately than go to film school. After Silver gets a call from her doctor asking her to set an appointment for her BRCA test, she is distracted and drops a tray of glasses during a scene on set. She runs away but Liam follows her to make sure she is okay and she tells him about the test. He is in shock and doesn't know what to say to her, she then tells him not to tell anyone.
Later on at a music festival Adrianna and Dixon are performing at, he apologizes for his reaction and tries to distract her from thinking about the test. They have fun together at first but she is still distracted, he says she should take it otherwise she will just keep wondering and live her life in fear if she doesn't know. She thanks Liam for helping her and tells him she’s going to take the test and asks him if he will go with her as she hasn't told anyone else and she doesn't want to be alone, he agrees and says that he will always be there for her. After she's taken the test she receives a voice-mail from her doctor telling her they need to schedule a review immediately.
Vanessa suspects that Liam is cheating on her with Silver because of the amount of time they've been spending together, so he tells her about the test privately and says he is Silver's friend. When Navid comes back for Raj's funeral he hears about the test from Vanessa and goes to Silver's house to ask her about it. She tells him it’s something she needs to go through alone but he tells her that she's selfish because it affects him as well because he still cares about her. She gets angry and says that she didn’t want to mess up his life by keeping him from being at Princeton and tells him to leave. Silver is angry at Liam because he thinks he told Navid, but they realize it was Vanessa.
Later on, Liam confronts Vanessa about all of her lies and kicks her out. That night, after Raj's wake on the beach, Liam comes back to find that Vanessa has stolen all of his money that he's worked for. Silver finally gets her results in the mail and seems speechless. Distraught, she goes to Liam's bar and he sees that she is holding the results. She begins to cry and he quickly hugs her, knowing that she must have the cancer gene. Both feeling vulranable, they start kissing and then sleep together.
The next day Silver feels like she made a mistake sleeping with Liam because Navid is back and they would finally have a chance to repair their relationship. She asks Liam not to tell anyone about what happened and he agrees but is disappointed as he actually has real feelings for her. Navid is happy when Silver tells him that she wants to resume their relationship, and insists on taking her to the doctor. Later on, Navid asks Liam for advice about taking Silver to her appointment as he is the one who's been there for her. Liam is jealous and tries to subtly manipulate Navid into ending the relationship and going back to Princeton, but Navid takes the advice differently and tells Silver that he's going to stay with her, much to Liam's dismay.
That night, Silver goes to see Liam at his bar to say thank you for keeping them a secret and asks why he did since he had a lot of chances to tell Navid during the day, he tells her that he just wants her to be happy and asks if she is, she says that she is happy but he doesn't believe her and kisses her. She gives in and kisses him back but pulls away saying it can't happen. Liam says he know it can't, but she can't tell him that she doesn't have feelings for him because they both know its not true.
While Silver and Navid are at the hospital, a nurse comes out to ask her some questions before her mammogram. One of the questions asks if there is any chance she could be pregnant. When she hesitates, Navid asks her how she could be pregnant, and she tells him she hooked up with a random guy and it didn't mean anything. Instead of the mammogram, the doctor takes her blood to test for a pregnancy. Navid, who has been confiding in Liam, tells him about how Silver might be pregnant but that it was a random hookup. Navid says that he is okay with it because it's a stranger's baby.
While attending his movie premiere, Liam tells Silver he knows about the potential baby and says it changes everything, he left her alone because he thought it was what she wanted but now he knows that they're meant to be together. Navid see's how intimate Silver and Liam are on the red carpet and figures out that Liam was the random hookup. Silver excuses herself to take a phone call and Navid goes to confront Liam, saying he knew it was him, Liam asks if Silver told him but Navid says "No, you just did" and punches him on the red carpet. They continue to fight in front of all the paparazzi until Silver stops them and says the doctor just called and she’s not pregnant.
Silver goes to the doctor and finds out that if she wants a baby she must do it now before she has surgery. Liam and Navid are still fighting over her but she can't make up her mind.
While at the bachelorette party, Silver asks Ade what it was like being pregnant. Silver tells her about the missing feeling she had after she found out her pregnancy was a false alarm. Meanwhile at the bachelor party, Liam and Navid are competing against each other for Silver. The police show up and arrest everyone because they are underage. Silver goes to see them in jail and finds out they were competing for her, and she is basically the prize. Annoyed, she says that she needs to have a baby, and whoever's up for that can have her. Liam and Navid are speechless so she leaves.
In the season finale, Navid tells her he wants to have a baby with her. At first they are fine and plan to have the baby, but when Navid asks about their relationship, Silver says she hasn't given it thought. Navid tells Silver he wants to be with her and wants to know that she feels the same and then they can have a baby.At Max's wedding, Liam tells Silver that he wants her but he's not ready to have a baby, he knows that's not what she wants to hear but it's all he can do. Silver tells Annie that Navid is a good guy and its easy being with him, but Liam and her have a connection.
At the end of the episode, Silver is talking to someone off camera, telling them that she has given it a lot of thought and she needs to do what feels right. She says she chooses him, and the camera turns to reveal Teddy. She asks Teddy to be the father of her baby and tells him she shouldn’t have to pick between Navid and Liam, and that she wanted the father of her baby to be someone who will always be in her life.Silver tells Teddy she’s not ready to choose between Navid & Liam, and that she really only wants Teddy to provide his sperm. Teddy tells her he’s not ready and he needs to think about it. Later,Then Teddy tells Silver he’ll do it by going to her house and handing her a Christmas card with the words “I’ll do it” written on it. Silver and Teddy shows up at the sperm bank so Teddy can take care of his side of the deal. Silver tells him she’ll do her part when she’s ovulating. That night Silver goes to see Liam that night and asks him if he wants to go to Naomi’s reception together, and he tells her he’s going with Vanessa. Later, Silver mentions to Teddy that she’s ovulating that day but she has to wait until next month because of the reception. At the reception Silver heads down to the cellar to drink her feelings and Teddy comes down to join her. While they’re down there, Silver almost kisses Teddy. It reminds them that they never talked about Teddy’s feelings for her when he was “straight”. Thinking that Teddy never really loved her, Silver leaves. Later, Silver asks him if he ever loved her or if it was a lie. Teddy tells her he was never lying to her, he was lying to himself, and he still loves her. Naomi decides to throw Silver an “insemination” Silver admits that she hasn’t set up her appointment yet because she’s only 20 and doesn’t know if she’s ready for this responsibility. Adrianna decides to give Silver 24 hours of still being a kid before she sets up her appointment. Silver decides to conquer one of her biggest fears and flies on a trapeze. She does a good job, but then she hurts her ankle while getting off the net. Outside of the ER, Silver runs into another BRCA gene patient named Suzanne. Suzanne tells Silver about having the surgery and offers words of hope. Later, Silver informs Adrianna that she set up an appointment at the fertility clinic for the next morning. Silver then takes use of Naomi’s photographer gift and does a photo shoot to remember her body before it changes.
After a waiter recognizes Silver from her nude photos, so Silver confronts the photographer and tries to get the pictures down and she says it may be too little, too late about the photos circulating. Naomi gets a guy named Colin to wipe them from the web. While he’s doing it, Silver sees that a lot of people complimented her pictures and said they were beautiful. Later, Silver takes pole dancing lessons with Annie & Adrianna and appears to really like it. After she admits to Annie that a part of her wanted to leave the pictures online, Silver goes to a burlesque club.Silver decides to pursue her interest in burlesque dancing and dances at a club. Her mentor, Vesta, advises her to tell someone about her new venture. Silver repeatedly tries to talk to Liam throughout the episode, but the two never meet.Silver tells Liam that she thinks that Navid’s changed so much that she can’t talk to him anymore. Liam tells her that she should give Navid a chance. At the con, Silver & Navid have a moment over comics. A sex tape of Liam and Lindsay is shown on the big screen. Silver & Liam realize Navid set this up. Navid admits to Silver that he did it because he wanted her to see it before her & Liam hooked up, since he saw that they were getting closer. Silver explains the Lindsey situation and says she wanted to give Navid another chance, but now she doesn’t know him anymore. Silver takes a pregnancy test and sees that it’s negative, The specialist tells Silver that she’s going into IVF protocol and will be doing a daily shot of estrogen to create embryos. Even though there’s a slight chance of side effects, Silver has an excellent prognosis so she agrees to the treatment. When Silver goes to the Bowl, she mentions that her leg is sore and the pain increases through the show. Liam says she should go to the ER, so she goes and finds out she has hyperstimulation syndrome which cause a blood clot in her leg. While she’s there the doctors harvest her eggs; which means that this is her last chance to have a baby.
Over at West Bev High, she sees Vesta at the event and comes up with an idea. Silver decides to surprise everyone and perform with the burlesque dancers. Silver tells Teddy she’s been doing this for a few months and it’s a way to pretend she’s fearless. Later, Silver and Teddy tell Shane that they’re planning to have a baby. Shane tells Teddy this is something they need to talk about. For Christmas Silver needs Teddy to sign a release relinquishing his rights before her IVF transfer. When Silver meets with him, he tells her he doesn’t want to sign the papers and wants to be the child’s father. When Silver goes to ask Naomi for advice, Naomi tells her that she needs to tell Teddy he can’t be involved. At the Christmas party, Silver tells Teddy she wants to do this alone and she doesn’t want to complicate her child’s life. Shane asks Silver how she could do that to Teddy, and Silver tells him everything was going fine until he showed up. Shane tells Silver that unless she wants to take this seriously, he & Teddy are taking her to court.
Teddy goes over to Silver to tell her that it’s best that they only speak through lawyers until they reach a compromise. When Silver asks Dixon to be a character witness for her, Dixon initially says he doesn’t want to choose sides, and then admits that he doesn’t think that Silver’s ready to be a mom. Silver decides to use a last resort and talks to Teddy’s uncle. She talks to him about the pregnancy drama and asks him to convince Teddy that she should raise the child alone. Even though Silver had good intentions, those intentions come back to bite her. She shows up to the label launch with Teddy’s uncle, who later launches into a homophobic tirade, saying that Teddy will never have a family with his “friend” Shane. He then says he’s going to file a motion to either keep Silver’s embryos frozen indefinitely, or destroy them. Teddy tells Silver that she’s not having his baby, he’s not signing the form, and they’re no longer friends. Silver then fakes Teddy’s signature on the form and calls her doctor to get the procedure done as quickly as possible. Teddy & Silver still aren’t speaking. Silver again apologizes to Teddy, and says that she was desperate and trying to protect herself. After Annie tells her about her dream, and says that Silver would never hurt her friends, Silver decides to go back to the clinic and get the forms biack. When she arrives, someone tells her that she left a signature on one of the forms blank, so they had to call Teddy. Teddy is shocked that Silver forged his signature and storms out. Silver later then confides in Navid, telling him that if her embryos are frozen indefinitely, or destroyed, she will never be able to have a baby of her own because if she took hormones again to produce more eggs, the hormones could kill her Navid ends up telling Teddy about this, and Teddy confronts Silver. He tells Silver that he does not want that for her, and if she agrees to his terms they will go ahead with having a child. Teddy tells Silver to meet at the Lawyers office. Silver goes to the Lawyers office, where the Lawyer informs Silver that Teddy has papers drawn up for a surrogate to carry their child. Silver does not understand why Teddy is doing this and holds off signing the papers. However, desperate to get her last chance at having a child, she agrees to meet the surrogates Teddy has picked out.When Silver finally chooses her surrogate, it is Michaela, Shane's sister and the girl who Navid met and hooked up with at the bar. At first Silver is very controlling of Michaela's actions, wanting her baby to have the best possible chance at being healthy, but after a heart-to-heart with Michaela she realizes that being such a control freak isn't what's best for her baby and loosens her grip. When Dixon comes to her and tells her that Michaela has a great singing voice and real talent, Silver is happy for Michaela but doesn't think anything will come of Dixon's discovery. Later, when she discovers that Dixon has secretly signed Michaela to his record label and is working on an album with her, Silver is at first mad but then agrees to help them produce Michaela's new music video. Shortly after, they find out that Michaela is pregnant. While this is happening, Silver and Adrianna begin to develop a shared interest in Mark, Naomi and Annie's half-brother and cook at the Offshore. Not wanting to harm their friendship over a guy again, they make a pact stating that Mark is "off-limits", but later Silver breaks that by having sex with him while the rest of her friends are out having a girls' night. Feeling guilty about going behind Adrianna's back, Silver tells her that she and Mark hooked up, but says that if Adrianna's not okay with it, she'll end the relationship. Adrianna dismisses this, pretending to be totally okay with the whole scenario when she secretly isn't so Silver thanks her and leaves.
In Scandal Royale, Michaela goes missing. Silver blames this on Adrianna for "stealing" Michaela's song and foul mouths her. While they are busy arguing, Silver receives a tracking alert, saying Michaela is at a bar. After tracking down Michaela, Michaela reveals that she recently went to the doctor for a checkup and was told the baby didn’t have a heartbeat. This was the reason she took off because she didn’t have the courage to face Silver. On hearing the truth, Silver is heartbroken and rushes out in tears.
Teddy's follows her out and apologises for not signing the contract in the first place, because he knows she would have been a great Mother. Teddy then asks if there's any way they can fix their friendship. Silver tells Teddy she's honestly not sure, but wants no one else but him to hug her. Later that night, Adrianna and Navid get caught up in an explosion.
In the finale, We All Fall Down, Silver hears what happened and worries that that Adrianna might not make it as the last thing she said to her was awful. While Adrianna is trapped under the rubble, they are able to phone each other and make up for all the mess. But things soon take a turn for the worst when Silver gets a call from the Doctor: She has breast cancer. Outside, Silver breaks down and tells Dixon that she has cancer. Dixon gives her a pep talk, saying she has to keep fighting until she can fight no more. He also tells her that he and the rest of the gang will always be by her side. Silver thanks Dixon for always being there for her, and if she ever does have a child, she wants it to be just like him.
Silver says a tearful goodbye to Annie, who is moving to Paris, and watches Adrianna and Navid being pulled to safety into an ambulance. Silver is last seen hanging out with Dixon when they receive a text message from Naomi saying Annie and Liam are engaged. They hug, excited for the future that's in store.
In Annie’s dream, Silver is now a huge Perez Hilton-type blogger who is not above outing Teddy or destroying Adrianna’s career to get her own TV show. Silver is notorious on the internet for being mean spirited, and completely friendless. At Annie’s going away, she decides to take a different approach to journalism, just like her in the real world.
Jackie divorced Mel after he cheated on her, which led Jackie to relapse and start abusing alcohol again, she became distant towards Kelly and began referring to her as her niece to the men she dated. Things between her and her younger daughter Erin became complicated, Erin need to escape so as not see her mother's drinking and to stop from fighting with her all the time. Jackie became careless about her and didn´t notice when she was not sleeping at home.
Ann Gillespie returned as Jackie in the 90210 episode "Lucky Strike." Following another falling out with Mel, Jackie became an addict again by turning to alcohol. She had been living with her youngest daughter Erin, a.k.a "Silver," in the gap between the two shows. Like Jackie's strained relationship with Kelly, Jackie is revealed to have raised Silver almost the same way that she raised Kelly; by paying little to no attention to her daughter when she was in need of support. Due to Jackie's drinking, Silver decided to stay at a homeless shelter because she didn't want to see her mom that way. With the intervention of yet another daughters family (the Wilsons), Jackie was confronted again about her addiction, as the Wilson's contacted Kelly and filled her in on the situation. She visited her mother and confronted her on her behavior.
Jackie, with a drink in her hand, stated that Silver was fine and was probably staying over at a friend's. Kelly relayed the truth and stated that she was concerned about her sister, since she didn't want history to repeat itself. The two argued as Silver came in. Silver tried to calm Jackie down but her efforts were in vain. It was revealed that Silver never told Kelly about Jackie's situation because she was aware of the fragile relationship between her sister and her mother. Kelly then took Silver with her and stated that she'd be staying at her place for the time being. Jackie mocked Kelly by pointing out that she was already raising Sammy without the father. The two then left as Jackie saw them exit.
Jackie's second appearance in 90210 occurred in the episode "Off the Rails." When Silver disappears, Kelly and Ryan visit Jackie to find out if Silver was with her. Jackie was seen entertaining a younger gentleman and kept referring to herself as Kelly and Silver's "aunt." She then chastised Kelly for failing to keep an eye on Silver. Jackie also says that she always knew where Silver was when Silver lived with her.
In the second season Silver and Jackie have started to bond with each other more as a result of Jackie's sobriety, and Silver tells Kelly that she should spend more time with her but Kelly declines, having been let down by Jackie too many times. Silver and Jackie's relationship grows to the point where Silver attended Jackie's AA meetings, but when Silver found out that her mom was trying to buy her affection by buying her a new car Silver stopped talking to her mother.
When Silver eventually finds out that her mother has cancer, she goes to see her whenever she can, and even moves in with Jackie again. Jackie tries to make up for missed time by throwing her birthday parties for all the ones she missed, however Kelly is still trying to decide if she wants her mother to come back into her life. She is reluctant because of all of the pain and suffering she put Kelly and Silver through over the years. Kelly finally decides to see her mother for the last time to support her and Silver. Jackie then dies in Silver and Kelly's arms.
In the third season of 90210 Silver decided to organize a fundraiser for cancer to honor the memory of her late mother. Naomi tells Silver the if Jackie was alive she would be proud of her hard work. In the fourth season of 90210 Silver discovers that she has the cancer gene like her mother and her other relatives. When Navid's sister goes missing Silver says it's normal and she used to do it when she was living with Jackie and ended up coming back to the house later. Jackie is also mentioned when Ivy is struggling with her dying husband Raj. Silver talks to her and says that her mother died of cancer and she knows what she is going through.
- Dixon and Silver
- Silver and Teddy
- Silver and Liam
- Navid and Silver
- Silver and Greg
- Silver and Mark
- Silver and Ethan
In Zero Tolerance it is hinted that Ethan may have feelings for Silver and in One Party Can Ruin Your Whole Ethan admits his feelings for Silver to Dixon, Silver finds out and runs after Ethan and they share a passionate kiss.
- "You can call me Erin, but I won't respond"
- – We're Not in Kansas Anymore
- "You'll learn to dig me, trust me"
- – We're Not in Kansas Anymore
- "That's what a blog is supposed to do, cause problems"
- – We're Not in Kansas Anymore
- "Don't sleep through your chance to take a chipmunk to homecoming"
- – There's No Place Like Homecoming
- "The phrase 'gag me' comes to mind"
- – By Accident
- "English accents always make people sound older."
- – Of Heartbreaks and Hotels
- "I was gonna go to Kansas because Kansas equals Dixon. And Dixon equals baking soda"
- – Off the Rails
- "The way you say that, it almost sounds sexual"
- "You are Naomi Clark! When someone says you can't have something, you try to have the fired. Which, for the record, I do have a problem with"
- – Environmental Hazards
- "Let's just be grateful I'm using tennis terminology. When we first started dating, I told him to serve a no-hitter"
- – Senior Year, Baby
- "You had a bad day. You almost put Emily through a vending machine"
- – Blue Naomi
- Silver has been romantically involved with both of Adrianna's ex-boyfriends Teddy and Navid. And also Naomi and Annie's ex-boyfriends Ethan and Liam have developed an intrest in Silver as well.
- Silver has been involved with all of the main men of the tv show (i.e. Dixon, Ethan, Teddy, Navid and Liam). She is the only one in the whole series that has been involved with the all the main heartthrobs, usually 2 or more per season.
- Silver lost her virginity to Dixon Wilson.
- Silver, Dixon, Annie, Liam, Lindsay, Naomi and Adrianna have all been seen nude in public:
- Silver had a sex video of herself and Dixon revealed to WBH and the Internet in season 1
- Dixon was in Silver's sex video in season 1.
- Annie had a nude photo of herself sent out to her entire school (WBH) in season 2.
- A nude photo of Silver was also sent out to her entire school by Adrianna as revenge in season 3.
- Liam and Lindsay were in a sex video that Navid showed at Phenomi-con in season 5.
- Naomi took off all her clothes as she went onstage to apologize for her behavior at the high school reunion in season 5.
- Season 5 Silver took naked photos of herself to remember her body being beautiful before having a baby, and the company that took the photos put it on their website. It hand thousands of hits before it was taken off the internet.
- Adrianna flashed during a performance in season 5.
- Silver shows interest in soccer when she was younger
- Silver is diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder
- Silver is similar to her brother David Silver. They were both creative types in the family. David was also manic depressive. Both of them were outsiders in high school.