Pledging My Love is the 5th episode of Season 7 of Beverly Hills, 90210.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Steve's "harmless prank" with his fraternity lands Brandon in hot water; Donna lobbies to get a jock into her sorority; Kelly takes Jimmy (Michael Stoyanov) on a religious journey.

Recap[edit | edit source]

Kelly takes Jimmy to temple to celebrate the Jewish New Year. The next day Jimmy becomes very ill and Kelly goes to see him on his deathbed. Jimmy thanks Kelly for being such a good friend and they pose for a picture together before he dies. Donna is her sorority’s pledge chairperson and tries to recruit new members. She gives shy basketball player, DANNY, a makeover to help her get into Alpha house and is bothered by the superficiality of the pledge process. When Alpha House reluctantly offers Danny her bid she announces she has pledged another sorority, one that is not so elitist. Donna resigns as rush chairperson hoping to make a statement to Alpha House president, ELLEN. Steve leads a group of KEG fraternity pledges in a Spirit Day prank. The group streaks through Chancellor Arnold's speech wearing nothing but shaving cream. They are caught on videotape as the sprinklers wash off their shaving cream disguises. Chancellor Arnold and Dean Shawn are furious when the incident is broadcast on the CU News and Dean Shawn calls for the students to be punished for an act of sexual harassment. Chancellor Arnold orders Brandon to turn over the master tapes so that he can identify the offenders. Brandon resists in order to protect Steve but eventually, and reluctantly, presents the tapes. Upon viewing, they are mysteriously blank. As Steve is about to confess, to ease his guilty conscience and calm down Clare, Tracy reveals that she erased the video with a magnet out of loyalty to Steve and Brandon. Kenny rents an apartment for his liaisons with Valerie. She becomes furious when he stands her up for a romantic dinner because he is out with his family.

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 Stars

Joseph Gian as Kenny Bannerman
Jill Novick as Tracy Gaylian
Dalton James as Mark Reese
Kerri Strug as Herself

Recurring cast

Nicholas Pryor as Chancellor Arnold

Guest starring

Michael Stoyanov as Jimmy Gold
Michael Kearns as Hal
Julie Payne as Peggy
Kimberly Campbell as Danielle 'Danny' St. John
Sydney Coale Phillips as Dianne Bannerman
Julie Nathanson as Ellen Fogerty

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Leave it to you to bring down an entire institution
—Clare to Steve
It's an honesty thing, man, honesty's the best policy. You said so, you told me that once
—Steve's freaking out

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • David brings Kelly a yahrzeit candle to light in mourning of Jimmy
  • It's Pledge Week
  • Kenny gets an apartment for him and Valerie
  • There's a CU house called Zeta Chi
  • Donna leaves the Alpha House
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