I can't just kiss a guy I've had a major crush on my whole life and pretend that it doesn't mean anything
—Kelly to Dylan
Shooting Star/American in Paris is the 5th episode of Season 3 on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


Brandon tries to help out a homeless veteran and introduces his new girlfriend, Brooke, to his parents. Steve likes David's music and offers to become his manager and David makes a pact with Kelly that neither will spill the other's infidelity. Brenda meets an American in Paris and wonders whether it was fated that they find each other. Dylan invites Kelly to spend the night under the stars with him.


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

Dean Cain as Rick
James Pickens Jr. as Henry Thomas

Guest starring

Alexandra Wilson as Brooke Alexander
David Sherrill as Jack Canner
Krista Errickson as Maggie
Darrell Thomas Utley as Cameron Shaw
Melissa Young as Lynnette

Trivia Edit

  • First appearance of Rick
  • Dylan cheats on Brenda with Kelly
  • Brenda cheats on Dylan with Rick
  • Brenda runs to meet Rick, who asked her to backpack with him, but misses him by a few seconds.

Music Edit

funny how time slips away | WILLIE NELSON
forbidden places | MEAT PUPPETS
damn I wish I was your lover | SOPHIE B. HAWKINS
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