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

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

On the day before commencement, Kelly becomes determined to oust Valerie from the Walsh house (and out of town) and pressures Brandon to do so. Meanwhile, Donna decides it's time to move up to a new level of romance with David after getting advice from her grandmother. Steve plans to pull the "best senior prank" ever with some help from his frat brother, Muntz, as well as David.

Starring[edit | edit source]

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


Wesley Allen Gullick as Willie[1]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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]

Music[edit | edit source]

graduation day | CHRIS ISAAK
Montage: Erin graduates kindergarten

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  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)
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