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The Back Story is the 8th episode of Season 3 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


Smoking becomes the least of problems between Kelly and Brenda, who discusses Beverly Hills high-school life with a tabloid-TV show; Brandon starts seeing too much of Nikki; Steve is tempted by an academic short cut.


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
Josh Taylor as Jack McKay
Dana Barron as Nikki Witt
Michael Cudlitz as Tony Miller
Denise Dowse as Yvonne Teasley

Guest starring

Kamala Lopez as Beth Nielsen
Chadd Nyerges as B.J. Harrison
Julian Holloway as Back Story Narrator
Steven Barr as Dan Deluca


  • Brandon kisses Nikki
  • Brenda quits smoking


why do fools fall in love? | FRANKIE LYMON & THE TEENAGERS
steve meets with bj at the peach pit
so very hard to go | TOWER OF POWER
bj gives steve the legacy key
baby, baby, baby | TLC
brenda argues with kelly, then dylan about smoking
like to get to know you | SPANKY AND OUR GANG
brandon and nikki talk in the back room