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This episode depicts sexual assault.

Halloween is the 13th episode of Season 2 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


A Halloween party is highlighted by Kelly's bewitching costume - and lowlighted by someone's reaction to it. Meanwhile, other twins give Brandon and Emily a scare; and David and Scott remember the "good old days."


Brenda, Dylan, Steve, Donna and Kelly attend a Halloween party. Donna dresses as a mermaid, but her fins inhibit dancing, walking, and trips to the bathroom. Kelly's seductive costume catches the eye of a college student dressed as a cowboy. She goes upstairs to talk with him, but becomes uncomfortable with his advances. The guy accuses her of leading him on and tries to rape her. Brenda and Donna enter in the nick of time. The guys escort the attempted rapist out at first, but when he says Kelly asked for it by dressing like a slut, Stave punches him out. Returning to the bedroom, Brenda thinks that it could be possible Kelly went overboard in her costume, but Steve clears the air. He says that while the last thing Kelly probably wants to see is a man, Steve says that no man is ever bamboozled into molesting a woman; he always has the choice to rape or not to rape. Brandon stays home to hand out candy (actually raisins), but Emily comes to the door with her niece and nephew. Brandon joins them for trick-or-treating, but he and Emily get caught up in their conversation and temporarily lose the kids. David blows off the party and finds Scott hiding out in the bushes. They reminisce about the old days while waiting for an egg fight that never materializes.


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
Christine Elise as Emily Valentine
Guest starring
Douglas Emerson as Scott Scanlon
Anthony Starke as Cowboy
Charles Fleischer Costume salesman
Sheila Rosenthal as Lauren
Bradley Michael Pierce as Drew
Eleni Kelakos as Officer #1
R. Todd Torok as Officer #2
Cliff Dorfman as John
T.J. Evans as Kid #1
Erica Horne as Kid #2
Vanessa Roth as Girl #2


Yeah, you know I hate parties. You go there to socialise, end up standing around in a bunch of smoke and noise, screaming at people that you "like" and then you wanna leave but you can't cause you can't find the people you're supposed to drive home and, I don't drink and I dance like a white guy. But if you wanna go, maybe...?
—Brandon to Emily


  • Donna and Kelly have had plans for two months to go on a Halloween double date with two guys named Andrew and TJ, who blow them off to go to a party in Malibu. They were gonna go as Ethel and Lucy to the guys' Fred and Ricky
  • Everyone's costumes:
    • Brenda & Dylan dress as Bonnie & Clyde
    • Steve as Zorro
    • Kelly as a witch
    • Donna as a mermaid
    • David doesn't dress up, and leaves to hang with Scott
    • Andrea and Brandon don't attend the party


  • Anthony Starke, who portrayed the rapist, stated he felt nauseous after one of the (intentionally very few) takes of the scene where his character tries to get fresh with Kelly. Two years earlier he had also played a bad guy in the James Bond film License to Kill, and he admitted that while that character did far more takes, it was easier to deal with. His brief role as the rapist affected him in a way he had not anticipated.[1]
  • The Halloween party scenes were shot in the Higgins-Verbeck-Hirsch Mansion, situated in the Hancock Park neighbourhood of Beverly Hills



The house is known as the Higgins-Verbeck-Hirsch Mansion and is located at 637 South Lucerne Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90005. It was designed by architect John C. Austin in 1902 and was originally situated on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Rampart Boulevard. In 1924, it was moved to its current location. The mansion is 921,4 square metres and comprises 32 rooms.[2]


sweet sweet baby | ERASURE
david and scott talk in the DJ booth/kelly and brenda talk guys at the party
romantic | KARYN WHITE
brenda, dylan, steve, donna and kelly arrive at the halloween party
lily was here | CANDY DULFER
kelly talks to a cowboy
24/7 | DINO
kelly and the cowboy dance; steve talks to donna
monster mash | BOBBY "BORIS" PICKETT
steve comforts kelly; brandon and emily show up and everyone heads to the pit



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