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This episode contains references to alcoholism.

David – Studying?
Dylan – No, just readin'
David – For fun???
Dylan – Strange, but true

Midlife... Now What? is the 18th episode of Season 3 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


On a women's weekend away, Cindy fears "mid-life crisis" might strike Jim, but it appears someone else has already succumbed. Meanwhile, Dylan imagines futures with Brenda and Kelly.


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
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
Edwina Moore as Announcer
Amanda Bleck as Debbie
Blake Foster as Kevin
Ashley Malinger as Denise
Nicholas Matus as Kyle


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


  • 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.
  • In Dylan’s daymare vision of his future with Kelly, she says that emerald is Brenda's birth stone, which would place Brenda's birthday in May. However it’s been mentioned earlier in the series that the twins are Scorpios[1], so it is unclear whether this is a retcon or an error.


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



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