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The closer Kelly and I got to being husband and wife, the more we felt like brother and sister

The Morning After is the premiere of Season 9 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


Loose ends hang between Kelly and Brandon in the aftermath of what was supposed to be their wedding day. The pair made a mutual decision to call it off---but on the morning after, it's no longer mutual, and there's a palpable tension between them. Meanwhile, David urges Valerie to be a kinder, gentler Val as she struggles to celebrate the negative result of her HIV test; Donna meddles in Noah's family affairs; and Steve is blind to the shady side of a new acquaintance, whom he sees as girlfriend material. But she has eyes for someone else.


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
Vincent Young as Noah Hunter
Lindsay Price as Janet Sosna[1]
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio

Special Guest Stars

Leigh Taylor-Young as Blythe Hunter
Ray Wise as Daniel Hunter
Laura Leighton as Sophie Burns[2]
Duncan Sheik as Himself

Guest starring

Dex Sanders as Kyle Scott


  • This episode is dedicated to former writer/executive producer Steve Wasserman, who died in a boating accident.[3]
  • The title of this episode is a reference to the 1986 film "The Morning After".


  • Sophie orders room service from the Walsh's home phone. Wouldn't the hotel be able to tell that the call was coming in from an outside line vs. from within the hotel?


barely breathing | DUNCAN SHEIK
bite your tongue | DUNCAN SHEIK

Notes and references[]

  1. Lindsay Price officially joins the cast as Janet Sosna
  2. Laura Leighton played the popular character Sydney Andrews on Melrose Place. Her recurring role on 90210 drew disapproval from many Melrose fans, particularly when Melrose executive producers later revealed that they had developed a storyline that would have brought the presumed-dead Sydney back to the series, but could not even attempt to negotiate with Leighton because she was already under contract with 90210. Add to that, Melrose takes place in the same universe as 90210, with Kelly, Steve, Donna and David having guest starred on Melrose to initiate the series.
  3. Veteran TV Producer, Writer Dies While Sailing Off Marina del Rey (July 1998)