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David – Studying?
Dylan – No, just readin'
David – For fun???
Dylan – Strange, but true
—Peach Pitting
Midlife... Now What? is the 18th episode of Season 3 on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


Brenda, Kelly, and their mothers Cindy and Jackie, as well as Donna and Andrea, enjoy a good life for the weekend at a posh health spa, until Brenda overhears a conversation about Kelly's step dad's unfaithfulness to Jackie. Meanwhile, Jim questions his mid-life crisis with his secretary Dottie and a best-selling author on the subject. Dylan finds two separate fantasies about a future with Brenda and Kelly unfulfilling. Also, Brandon starts gambling on basketball games with Nat's bookmaker Duke.


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
James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh

Recurring cast

Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Ann Gillespie as Jackie Taylor

Guest starring

Paula Trickey as Dottie
Billy Vera as Duke Weatherill
Pamela Bowen as Babette Lewis
Louan Gideon as Gina
Dierk Torsek as Dr. Benjamin Cramer

Quotes Edit

I feel like a piece of sushi... Actually, I've never had sushi, but I imagine this is what sushi feels like
—Andrea on seaweed body wraps

Music Edit

did you ever had to make up your mind | THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL
dylan keeps playing this on the jukebox at the peach pit, trying to decide between brenda and kelly
rhythm is a dancer | SNAP!
the girls work out

Trivia Edit

  • Mel has had an affair with two women who were friends: Mandy and Sheila. Sheila, coincidentally, is also the name of David's mother
  • Kelly asks her mom why men cheat and one woman is never enough, which is ironic given that she cheated with Dylan, and still hasn't told Brenda
  • Kelly's eating disorder starts
  • Dylan's father gets released from prison after serving 2 years of a 10-year sentence.

Photos Edit

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