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Season 4 is the first post-high school season of Beverly Hills, 90210.


While maintaining essentially the same formula in season four that's driven the previous seasons, things definitely grow up and heat up now that the gang has started college. They're all attending school together (of course), the fictional California University. Andrea decides against Yale and Brenda makes her way back to Beverly Hills quickly after a disastrous attempt at returning "home" to Minnesota. While Brenda's return and Andrea's decision to stay in Beverly Hills seems not only inevitable, but essential, it's interesting to note that season four is the final year featuring all original cast members.

It's also the year the tone of the show most abruptly changes, making way for the much more grown up and sexier seasons to come. For these twentysomethings playing teenagers, the shift from high school to college allows them to relax a bit into their characters and really show off their acting chops. As in the years before, issues rule the storylines here and while we've got some repeat offenders (infidelity, date rape, racism, drug use), there's also plenty of fresh material that these actors clearly have fun with (anti-Semitism, pregnancy, campus scandals, and newly discovered siblings).


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
Special Guest Stars
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio (25 episodes)
Owner of the Peach Pit and friend to all
Mark Damon Espinoza as Jesse Vasquez (19 episodes)
Law student who Andrea falls in love with
Dina Meyer as Lucinda Nicholson (13 episodes)
Anthropology grad student who Brandon falls for
Noley Thornton as Erica McKay (9 episodes)
Dylan's long lost half-sister
David Gail as Stuart Carson (7 episodes)
The 24-year-old heir to a fortune who Jim sets up with Brenda
Christine Elise as Emily Valentine (2 episodes)
Brandon's old flame who lives in San Francisco
Barry Bonds as Barry Larson
("Cuffs and Links")
Babyface as Himself
("Mr. Walsh Goes To Washington: Part 2")
Recurring cast
Paul Johansson as John Sears (14 episodes)
Kerrie Keane as Suzanne Steele (11 episodes)
Matthew Porretta as Dan Rubin (10 episodes)
Cress Williams as D'Shawn Hardell (10 episodes)
Nicholas Pryor as Milton Arnold (8 episodes)
Jennifer Grant as Celeste Lundy (7 episodes)
Brooke Theiss as Leslie Sumner (7 episodes)
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold (6 episodes)
Joshua Beckett as Josh Richland (6 episodes)
Scott Paulin as Corey Randall (6 episodes)
Tracy Middendorf as Laura Kingman (6 episodes)
Robert Leeshock as Keith Christopher (6 episodes)
David Hayward as Kevin Weaver (6 episodes)
Zachary Throne as Howard McDermott (6 episodes)
Ann Gillespie as Jackie Taylor (6 episodes)
Kelly's mother
Matthew Laurance as Mel Silver (6 episodes)
David's father
Katherine Cannon as Felice Martin (2 episodes)
Donna's mother
Julie Adams as Arlene Beevis (2 episodes)
Brenda's maternal grandmother
Michael Durrell as John Martin ("Windstruck")
Donna's father
Robert Rockwell as Bill Beevis ("Twenty Years Ago Today")
Brenda + Brandon's maternal grandfather
June Claman as Georgette Walsh ("Twenty Years Ago Today")
Brenda + Brandon's paternal grandmother
Bruce Solomon as Kenny Zuckerman ("Scared Very Straight")
Andrea's father
Bess Meisler as Rose Zuckerman ("Scared Very Straight")
Andrea's grandmother
Jed Allan as Rush Sanders ("Cuffs and Links")
Steve's father

Guest starring[]

Jason Carter as Roy Randolph (5 episodes)
Brandon Douglas/Jack Armstrong as Mike Ryan (5 episodes)
William S. Taylor as Willis Trimble (5 episodes)
Peter Mark Richman as Lawrence Carson (4 episodes)
Ryan Brown as Morton Muntz (4 episodes)
Todd Bryant as Artie Devers (4 episodes)
Kathy Evison as Kathy Fisher (4 episodes)
Pierre Epstein as Eddie (4 episodes)
Don Calfa as Mr. Pitts (3 episodes)
Ted Hayden as Dr. Pettey (3 episodes)
Lawrence Monoson as Jon Farrino (3 episodes)
Kari Wuhrer as Ariel Hunter (3 episodes)
Joe Greco as Joey Bussichio (2 episodes)
Robia LaMorte as Jill Fleming (2 episodes)
Wendy Benson as Darla Hansen (2 episodes)
Jennifer Guthrie as Katie Destable (2 episodes)
Rachel True as Jan Myler (2 episodes)
Patrick Fabian/Sean O'Bryan as Charlie Dixon (2 episodes)
Andi Chapman as Angela Rhodes (2 episodes)
Claudette Nevins as Vivian Carson (2 episodes)
Angela Visser as Nina (2 episodes)
BoJesse Christopher as Andy (2 episodes)
Dan Spector as Allan (2 episodes)
Paul Lieber as Activist (2 episodes)
Teri Austin as Ingrid (2 episodes)
Michael Cudlitz as Tony Miller ("So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye")
Mark Kiely as Gil Meyers ("So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye")
Marnie Mosiman as Mrs. Martin ("The Girl From New York City")
Paul Collins as John Bardwell ("The Little Fish")
Robert Neches as TV Executive ("Radio Daze")
Gino Conforti as Mechanic ("Strangers In The Night")
Don Dolan as Cop ("Moving Targets")
Terri Hanauer as Jackie's Attorney ("Otherwise Engaged")
Christopher Allport as Mel's Attorney ("Otherwise Engaged")
Tony Montero as Maury ("Otherwise Engaged")
Harvey Vernon as Minister ("And Did It... My Way")
Francine York as Wedding Chapel Employee ("And Did It... My Way")
A.J. Langer as Denise ("Radar Love")
Melissa Christopher as Rosie O'Toole ("Radar Love")
Bill Cross as Curtis ("Radar Love")
William Wellman Jr. as Dr. Rubin ("Radar Love")
Pepper Sweeney as Chad ("Thicker Than Water")
José Angel Santana as Detective Miller ("Thicker Than Water")
Robin Frates as Andrea's Doctor ("Thicker Than Water")
Don Stark as Psychologist ("Heartbreaker")
Yuri Ogawa as Dottie ("Heartbreaker")
Michael Patrick Hogan as Jackson ("Heartbreaker")
Suanne Spoke as Doctor ("The Labors Of Love")
David Kagen as Attorney ("Cuffs And Links")
Katherine Cortez as Researcher ("Cuffs And Links")
Stack Pierce as Bobby Larson ("Cuffs And Links")
Michele Scarabelli as Librarian ("The Time Has Come Today")
Cheryl Anderson as Wendy Edwards ("The Time Has Come Today")
Sydney Brown as Holly Marlow ("Blind Spot")
Susan Lentini as OB/GYN ("Divas")
Eric Bruskotter as Belligerent Guy ("Acting Out")
Bill Mondy as Hotel Manager ("Acting Out")
Richard Miro as Doctor ("Acting Out")
Julie Payne as Peggy ("Vital Signs")
Matthew Faison as Dr. Gordon ("Vital Signs")



Season 4/Gallery


Andrea’s ‘90210' Defenders Skip Reality (LA TIMES • APRIL 1994)


1 So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye 8 SEPTEMBER 1993 Charles Rosin 81
Brenda leaves for Minnesota; David seeks affordable housing; Steve's attention to an old friend (Robia LaMorte) irks Celeste.
2 The Girl From New York City 15 SEPTEMBER 1993 Wasserman/Klein 82
Brenda finds that more than the weather is inclement in Minnesota; Brandon learns why Jill (Robia LaMorte) wants to move slowly; Kelly tells Donna about her breakup with Dylan.
3 The Little Fish 22 SEPTEMBER 1993 Larry Mollin 83
College registration is too much for Dylan; David, Donna and Andrea try to continue their media activities; Steve talks up frat life to Brandon.
4 Greek To Me 29 SEPTEMBER 1993 Chip Johannessen 84
Rush week bores Brenda; stereotypes Andrea; reunites Kelly with an old flame; exhausts Donna; and shows Brandon that politics and frat-boy living don't mix.
5 Radio Daze 6 OCTOBER 1993 Richard Gollance 85
Steve decides that Celeste is detrimental to his social life: Donna wants to dump her radio show to keep up in school; and Dylan doesn't deter Kelly's persistent admirer.
6 Strangers In The Night 13 OCTOBER 1993 Jennifer Flackett 86
Andrea finds romance with Dan (Matthew Porretta); Brenda has a blind date (David Gail); Dylan gets the "let's date other people" speech.
7 Moving Targets 20 OCTOBER 1993 Larry Mollin 87
Dylan considers buying a gun; Andrea seeks to "go public" with Dan (Matthew Porretta); the Walshes get closer to Stuart and his parents.
8 Twenty Years Ago Today 27 OCTOBER 1993 Wasserman/Klein 88
The 20th-anniversary party for Cindy and Jim includes a big announcement about another romance. Meanwhile, Brandon receives two warnings from Dylan, one regarding Brenda's boyfriend.
9 Otherwise Engaged 3 NOVEMBER 1993 Jennifer Flackett 89
Legal matters intrude on Brenda's happiness, and on David and Kelly's relationship; Brandon learns something surprising about Lucinda; guilt finds Steve after he does a favor for a frat brother.
10 And Did It... My Way 10 NOVEMBER 1993 Richard Gollance 90
Brenda and Stuart plan to elope to Las Vegas, where Brenda's friends hope to bring her to her senses.
11 Take Back The Night 17 NOVEMBER 1993 Chip Johannessen 91
Sears insults Kelly when she rejects his advances, but the incident pales in comparison with another student's story - which sounds like date rape. Meanwhile, Brandon is threatened by the hoopster he's tutoring; Brenda and Dylan disagree over a "romantic" poem.
12 Radar Love 24 NOVEMBER 1993 Wasserman/Klein 92
Steve thwarts Sears' libidinous plans at a Thanksgiving charity event; Brandon's wanderlust becomes a quest to find an old friend; Andrea gets a bonus while dining with Dan and his parents; Dylan's change of holiday plans angers Kelly.
13 Emily 1 DECEMBER 1993 Wasserman/Klein 93
Brandon discusses the future with Emily (Christine Elise); Brenda takes a chance in her theatrical debut; Steve, Kelly and Donna go through Hell Week.
14 Windstruck 15 DECEMBER 1993 Mollin/Gollance 94
Dreams inspire Donna to make David's dream come true; Brandon plays hardball to help Steve, who gets no help from his "brothers"; Jesse makes more of an impression on Andrea.
15 Somewhere In The World It's Christmas 22 DECEMBER 1993 Charles Rosin 95
Memories of Christmases past are recalled as the Walsh family says aloha to L.A. — twice; Dylan is touched by the holiday spirit of two lost souls; Steve seeks paternal advice for his fraternal situation; Andrea frets about attending her first midnight Mass with Jesse.
16 Crunch Time 5 JANUARY 1994 Gollance/Mollin 96
Friends note his odd behavior after David takes drugs to get through finals; Steve and Sears officially square off over the break-in incident; Dylan offers Suzanne financial aid.
17 Thicker Than Water 12 JANUARY 1994 Lana Freistat Melman 97
A ski trip offers Donna an alternative to David, who finds an alternative source for drugs and brings about a nightmare for his family; Dylan calls on Cindy when Erica has a crisis; Jim's background check on Suzanne pays off.
18 Heartbreaker 26 JANUARY 1994 Chip Johannessen 98
Brandon is appointed to an education task force with input to Washington; Dylan uses CPR to save a friend; David comes clean with Donna; Jesse shares his good news, prompting Andrea to keep hers to herself; Cindy enters a masters program at the university.
19 The Labors of Love 2 FEBRUARY 1994 Welch/Pettit 99
Jesse disagrees with the choice Andrea makes without him; drugs cost David his roommates and more; Brandon feels left out when Dylan becomes the struggling Peach Pits's white knight, but finds some solace with an old flame.
20 Scared Very Straight 9 FEBRUARY 1994 Gary Rosen 100
Jesse meets Andrea's grandmother; Dylan's cool head helps when the heat's on David, who's left holding the bag when his dealer is busted; Brandon keeps his Valentine a secret, while Brenda's is kept secret from her.
21 Addicted To Love 16 FEBRUARY 1994 Mollin/Gollance 101
A reporter seeks "the truth" about Brandon, who is complemented by Kelly at an important social function; Dylan becomes valuable to Lucinda; a small mistake leads to big complications between Brenda and Stuart.
22 Change Partners 23 FEBRUARY 1994 Chip Johannessen 102
Kelly accompanies Brandon on a task-force weekend retreat; Brenda and Donna learn why a friendly dog is a stray; Lucinda shows Dylan her film - and her apartment; Steve negotiates to stay in the dorm after breaking Andrea's rules.
23 A Pig Is A Boy Is A Dog 2 MARCH 1994 Gollance/Mollin 103
Brenda takes radical action after hearing bad news about Rocky; more people learn about Brandon and Lucinda; Kelly's classroom queries to Lucinda take on a personal tone; Steve bears the brunt of it when Dylan and Brandon nearly come to blows.
24 Cuffs and Links 16 MARCH 1994 Wasserman/Klein 104
Barry Bonds plays the golf nemesis of Steve's father, who tees off his son when they tee up in a tournament. Meanwhile, legalities make Brenda an outcast of sorts, and Jim learns that she's not the only twin in trouble; and Kelly picks the wrong time to express feelings of jealousy.
25 The Time Has Come Today 23 MARCH 1994 Charles Rosin 105
Brenda sees a lot of herself - and her family and friends - in a diary that tells the story of a complex young woman and her ROTC-member brother who lived in the Walshes' home in the late 1960s.
26 Blind Spot 6 APRIL 1994 Ken Stringer 106
David's piano teacher arouses jealousy in Donna; Donna and Kelly hustle to find male models for a fund-raising calendar; Steve stumbles upon a frat brother's secret, but fails to keep it to himself.
27 Divas 20 APRIL 1994 Larry Mollin 107
Brenda hopes to impress a visiting Broadway director, while Steve coaches a competitor for a lead role; an ardent admirer won't take no from Brandon; Suzanne's new boyfriend is cut no slack by her daughter.
28 Acting Out 27 APRIL 1994 Chip Johannessen 108
Clare finally has a wild night with Brandon; Andrea has a medical emergency while Jesse's away; Kelly's past and Laura's costuming give each an advantage over Brenda in the Maggie-the-Cat competition.
29 Truth and Consequences 4 MAY 1994 Richard Gollance 109
Laura tries to sabotage Brenda's acting career after hearing a rumor about her means of success; Clare plans further fun with Brandon, who speaks to her father about her; Kevin impresses Dylan and Erica when they visit his lab.
30 Vital Signs 11 MAY 1994 Larry Mollin 110
Brandon's time with Clare may have cost him a chance to meet the President; Andrea is hospitalized; Brenda gets an opening-night gift; Dylan considers investing in Kevin; David sees danger in working with a new band.
31 Mr. Walsh Goes to Washington (1) 25 MAY 1994 Wasserman/Klein/C. Rosin 111
Brenda gets a chance to study abroad; Clare surprises Brandon on his trip to Washington, D.C.; Dylan's ill-advised business decision angers Jim.
32 Mr. Walsh Goes to Washington (2) 25 MAY 1994 Wasserman/Klein/C. Rosin 112
Andrea and Jesse have some tense moments with their newborn; Brenda is offered a chance to study abroad; Dylan's ill-advised business decision angers Jim; David impresses singer Babyface and others with his keyboard play; Brandon needs -and gets- rescuing in the Capital.

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