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SteveIf she's not getting the message you just have to be firm. Spell it out. Tell her: ”adios, sayonara, au revoir, finito“
BrandonThe United Nations approach

My Desperate Valentine is the 16th episode of Season 2 of Beverly Hills, 90210.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Hard to do, but it must be done, so Brandon breaks up with Emily, who doesn't take it gracefully. Meanwhile, Brenda and Dylan declare a night be filled with music instead of making out.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Emily refuses to accept the fact that Brandon no longer wants to see her. She slashes her own tires and pretends that her parents are out of town so that Brandon will invite her to stay over. She sneaks into his bedroom and tries to seduce him. After he makes it clear that he is not interested, she begins to make crank phone calls. Andrea discovers that Emily is the person who has been sending menacing letters to the school paper. Emily shows up at Brandon's house and douses the gang's homecoming float with gasoline. Brenda and Dylan find her sitting on the float with a lighter, and Brenda is able to calm her down. Emily agrees to seek help. Brenda and Dylan attend cultural events because she fears they spend too much time making out.

Starring[edit | edit source]

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
Christine Elise as Emily Valentine

Guest starring

Andy Hirsch as John Griffin

Quotes[edit | edit source]

You're studying. It's Friday night - it's amoral
—Steve to Brandon

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Brenda and Dylan attend a Paganini violin concert
  • Emily owns a Smith Corona vintage typewriter
  • In 8th grade Kelly had a crush on a boy named Ronnie Lightstone and sent him perfumed love letters and called him 10 times a day, until their mothers put a stop to it

Music[edit | edit source]

baby, i'm yours | BARBARA LEWIS
Brandon meets up with Steve at the Peach Pit
eine kleine nachtmusik kv. 525 — II. romanze: andante | MOZART
Brenda and Dylan attend a violin quartet concert
caprice op. 1 no. 16 | PAGANINI
brenda and dylan give it another go at a solo violin concert

Media[edit | edit source]

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