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I don't make the schedule, ask the fish
—Steve to Brandon

The Party Fish is the 2nd episode of Season 2 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


At work, Brandon connects with an older co-worker, and with a mover and shaker whose hard-to-refuse offer causes shakiness at home with his dad. Meanwhile at school, Brenda connects with her emotions.


Brandon befriends Jerry Rattinger, an influential sports promoter and member of the Beverly Hills Beach Club. At the same time, he looks to romance Sandy, a beleaguered co-worker who is many years his senior. Dylan warns Brandon that Sandy is not the right woman for him. Jerry wishes to hire Brandon as his gopher and loan him money for a new car. Brandon does not understand why Jim disapproves. Jerry asks Brandon to drive his wife home; Mrs. Rattinger reveals that her husband wanted her out of the way so that he could spend time with his mistress, Sandy. Brandon severs all ties with Jerry, who tries to have him fired from the club. Sandy decides to leave town in the hopes of getting her life in order. As an acting class assignment, Brenda tries to recreate the experience of being lost in a mall as a child.


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
Guest starring
Michael St. Gerard as Chris Suiter
Deborah Goodrich as Sandy
Paul Linke as Edgar
Timothy Blake as Mrs. Rattinger
James Pickens Jr. as Henry Thomas
Tom Fuccello as Umpire
and James Sloyan as Jerry Rattinger


BrandonYou broke her heart, you know that don't cha
DylanNo Jones, I think you got that flipped around. Big time


  • Dylan tries to warn Brandon about Sandy and Brandon responds by trashing Dylan
    • Brandon blames Dylan for the break-up
  • Brenda and Andrea both avoid the beach, that is, Dylan and Brandon, respectively


the goodbye look | DONALD FAGEN
brandon impulsively dances with sandy at work
brandon asks sandy to the grunion run
the other side of summer | ELVIS COSTELLO
the gang wait for the grunion at night