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She Came In Through The Bathroom Window is the 26th episode of Season 3 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


On Senior Ditch Day, Kelly is a theft victim, but Donna refuses to be. Meanwhile, Steve and Dylan are in hot pursuit of Burt Reynolds (appearing as himself), who may be able to help an apparent con victim.


David and Donna are on microphone, promoting the sale of tickets to Senior Ditch-School Day at Magic Mountain, by giving a description of the hair-raising roller coaster ride. Donna and Andrea are tabulating the ticket sales as Kelly rushes over to buy a ticket for Senior Ditch-Day. She says she's going alone because Dylan has to retake his S.A.T. test. Brenda praises Dylan for deciding to do the test again. Steve kids Dylan about getting points just for spelling his name correctly. Steve adds he can't go on the trip to the amusement park because he is still on detention. Later at the Peach Pit, Brandon and Steve talk about Dylan's decision to take the S.A.T.'s because his father had asked him to do it. An attractive young woman named, Ginger O'Hara, approaches Brandon. Nat joins them and Ginger tells him she's from Parnell Celebrity Tours, here to arrange for the tour group's breakfast next day. It's a Burt Reynolds Fan Club of twenty people from Arizona and they have a tight schedule. Nat says he's fed most of the stars when they were beginners. Burt Reynolds was a regular customer, he adds.

Brandon gets a call from Nat, saying he is ill with the flu and he wants Brandon to handle the early breakfast for the tour group. Next day the seniors board the bus and head for Magic Mountain. Steve tells Kelly he plans to attend Ditch Day festivities by slipping out of detention early and then rushing back in time for afternoon detention. Kelly thinks he's crazy to take a chance of getting expelled again. Steve stops by the Peach Pit to pick up Brandon, but finds the Fan Club has not arrived yet. Suddenly, Ginger arrives with a large group of fans in tow, ready for breakfast. Dylan offers to help take food orders and Brandon cooks. Steve pitches in, too. At the amusement park everyone is anxious to get to the giant roller coaster, except Andrea. She has brought along some office work to do so she has an excuse. At the Peach Pit, the fan club members have finished eating and Brandon has totalled up the bill. He goes looking for Ginger and finds her sobbing in the restroom. The film screening room never heard of Parnell Tours. There's been a big mix-up and she can't reach Mr. Parnell by phone.

He was supposed to be here to pay the bill, she says. Outside, the fan club members are getting very restless. This was a pre-paid tour. Steve's tries to appease them by offering to have his mother, the star of "Hartley House" come by, but the club wants Burt Reynolds. Most of the group has just gotten off the roller coaster. Brenda, Donna, David, Kelly and Tony Miller try to talk Andrea into taking a ride but she confesses she is terrified of heights. Steve remembers that his mother knows Burt Reynolds from when she did a role in a movie with him. Dylan tries to make it clear to Ginger that Steve tends to exaggerate about most everything. Steve becomes a bit angry with Dylan and while they argue Ginger climbs out of the bathroom window and disappears in Brandon's Mustang car. Dylan and Steve take off after her and finally succeed in cutting her off so she has to stop. Ginger says she was trying to get to Parnell's office to get the whole mess straightened out. Steve and Dylan decide to drive her to Parnell's office.

As they are buying snack food, Kelly discovers her wallet is missing. Later the wallet is found near where the bus is parked, but all her money and credit cards are gone. Mr. Parnell's office address turns out to be a vacant lot. Ginger says she got the job over the phone, and has never met Parnell. Kelly reports her stolen wallet but says she won't allow the thief to steal her "fun" too. Andrea stays behind when the others head for some new rides, still not able to overcome her fears. Steve calls his mother and asks her to help in locating Burt Reynolds. While Steve is telephoning, Dylan and Ginger have a discussion about their pasts, where they come from and where they may be going. Steve rushes up to join them. He has located Burt Reynolds. At the amusement park, Andrea confesses to Donna that maybe it's just a fear of the unknown that keeps her from riding the roller coaster. Donna tells her the ride is awesome. "It's like what she imagines sex with is like," she says. Andrea confesses she almost had sex with Brandon once, but the timing was wrong. Steve, Dylan and Ginger put on a costume for a "dental" commercial in order to get on the sound stage only to find Burt Reynolds finished his filming hours before. The Assistant tells them Burt has gone to Rossmore Sound.

A policeman approaches Brandon's Mustang, as Steve, Dylan and Ginger are entering. The car was reported stolen. They are arrested. At the police station, Steve calls Brandon to report what has happened. Brandon has his hands full of over fifty very impatient fans waiting for Burt Reynolds to arrive. Suddenly Dylan notices the time and reminds Steve he had better get back to school detention right away. If he misses detention he may not be able to graduate. But Steve feels he can't let all those fans down who are waiting to see Burt Reynolds. Dylan goes back to school and answers up when Steve's name is called. At the amusement park, Donna is sitting alone, waiting for some of the group to finish a ride, when suddenly a young guy grabs her purse. Donna fights back, decking him with fists and kicks. Andrea rushes up with park guards to haul away the mugger. Steve finds Burt is not at Rossmore Sound, either. Ginger says they could skip town and go to Las Vegas. Steve is baffled as to how they can do this without money. Ginger admits the whole thing is a scam between her and Parnell to rip off tourists. As Ginger is apologizing to the fan club at the Peach Pit, Burt Reynolds walks in. The apprehended mugger turns out to be a student from West Beverly. They recover Kelly's credit cards too. The group returns to the Peach Pit. Andrea is raving about her roller coaster ride. Unnoticed by everybody, Ginger makes her way toward the restrooms. A bald headed man storms in, demanding to know if anybody there has seen a girl named Marla Crawford. Steve and Dylan exchange eye contact with Brandon and shake their heads. Marla stole $5,000 of his money, he says. He hands them his business card that reads, "J. Thomas Parnell - Celebrity Tours." In the restroom, Dylan, Steve and Brandon find the bathroom window open and Ginger is no where to be found.


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 Star
Burt Reynolds as Himself
Recurring cast
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Michael Cudlitz as Tony Miller
Mark Kiely as Gil Meyers
Guest starring
Cathy Podewell as Ginger O'Hara/Tina/Adrienne/Marla Crawford
B.J. Ward as Film Director
Marlon Archey as Cop
Melissa Christopher as A.D.
Zale Kessler as J. Thomas Parnell
Daniel Moriarty as Cop #2
Jan Eddy as Truck Driver
James Martin Jr. as Security Guard
Brian David Price as Fan
James Logan as Dean Alexander


The only thing bigger than the chip on that shoulder is the hair on your head
—Steve to Dylan


  • Steve tells Dylan off for cheating on Brenda, making him the first person in the friend group to actually stand up for Brenda (even if it is because Steve himself is mad at Dylan)


  • Scenes were also shot with Little Richard, but ended up getting cut for time![2]


ginger meets nat, brandon and steve
dream baby (how long must i dream) | ROY ORBISON
brandon, steve and dylan at the pit
dirty water | THE STANDELLS
everyone meets up at the peach pit




Beverly Hills, 90210 She Came in Through the Bathroom Window (VARIETY • APRIL 1993)

Notes and references[]

  1. This is the first episode of the series directed by Jason Priestley
  2. The Blaze with Lizzie & Kat! Episode 85 – Jason Priestley • She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (September 2016)