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Things That Go Bang In The Night is the 8th episode of Season 5 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


Donna's haunted when her suitors cross paths on Halloween; Valerie fails to bewitch Dylan, who slips deeper into a nether world; Andrea's not pleased to see the gift Hannah received at a Day of the Dead celebration; Clare talks David into a UFO hunt.


Jason Priestley as Brandon 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
Mark Damon Espinoza as Jesse Vasquez
Tiffani Thiessen as Valerie Malone
Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh
and James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh
Special Guest Stars
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold
Jamie Walters as Ray Pruit
Recurring cast
Casper Van Dien as Griffin Stone
Guest starring
Jonathan Gries as Trilling
John Voldstad as Clerk
Marc McClure as Teacher
Marga Chavez as Teresa Vasquez
Alma Beltran as Celia Vasquez
Derek Sage as Tommy
Joey Andrews as Cowboy


KellyValerie isn’t leaving after all
SteveYou think she’d reconsider if I bought her ticket?
Big day shooting up the house?
—Brandon wakes Dylan
BrandonDylan at this point in time, I'm about the only friend you got are you sure you wanna do this?
DylanMay the bridges I burn light the way


  • Brandon goes to talk to Dylan after learning from Val that Dylan's doing hard drugs. Dylan kicks his friend to the curb, but Brandon stays after Dylan passes out to watch over him
  • Andrea's paternal grandfather was from Minsk and Hasidic Jewish
  • Clare and David sleep together for the first time, in the desert
  • Griffin calls Donna a slut and she ends things, obviously
  • Donna tells Ray that she's not having sex until marriage


  • Episode writer Johannesen was adamant when writing the episode that Clare and David had to have sex in the satellite dish, but it never came to be[1]


dead man's party | OINGO BOINGO
KEGers prepare for the halloween party
dream baby (how long must i dream) | ROY ORBISON
nat fights with dylan about the after dark
papa was a rolling stone | THE TEMPTATIONS
dylan shoots pool
twilight zone | GOLDEN EARRING
the halloween party


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