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Graduation Day: Part 1 is the 31st episode of Season 7 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


On commencement eve, Kelly keeps cool toward her father (John Reilly), but she's hot on ousting Valerie from the Walsh house; Donna decides it's time for her to move to a new level with David; and Steve plans "the best senior prank ever."


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
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold
Special Guest Star
June Lockhart as Celia Martin
Recurring cast
Nicholas Pryor as Chancelor Arnold
Matthew Laurance as Mel Silver
Guest starring
Randy Spelling as Ryan Sanders
Ann Gillespie as Jackie Taylor
Jed Allan as Rush Sanders
John Reilly as Bill Taylor
Erica Yohn as Adele Silver
Travis Wester as Austin Sanders
Ryan Brown as Morton Muntz
Ruth Livier as Joy Taylor
Mercedes Villamil as Erin Silver
Wesley Allen Gullick as Willie[1]
Tom Rich as Motel Clerk
Denise Ryan-Sherman as Teacher
Jim Swanson as Campus Security Guard


Who am I who am I?! ...I'm Steve Sanders with a cap on!
—Senior pranksters in the night


  • Steve's brother, Ryan, hits on Kelly's sister, Joy, who finds him attractive
  • Brandon asks Valerie to move out, even though she's feeling very alone
  • Valerie leaves Brandon a goodbye note that sounds suicidal and Brandon, with David's help locating Val, rushes to find her
  • Joy reveals to Kelly that her Dad is throwing the '20s-themed grad party for Kelly, which will have The Cardigans playing[2]


graduation day | CHRIS ISAAK
Montage: Erin graduates kindergarten

Notes and references[]

  1. Last appearance of Willie on the series
  2. Executive producer and showrunner Larry Mollin had originally got the Spice Girls to perform, but Jason Priestley wanted The Cardigans instead — An Interview with Larry Mollin, Writer & Producer of Beverly Hills, 90210 (January 2018)