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Look, Kelly, I came her to do the noble thing. To tell you that I'd bow out gracefully and let the royal couple assume their rightful place. But I can't do it

With This Ring is the 20th episode of Season 7 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


Kelly learns the cause of the friction between Tracy and Brandon; Chloe (Natalia Cigliuti) gives David her opinion regarding Donna and Cliff (Greg Vaughn); Clare urges Steve to give his brother (Randy Spelling) an advanced talk about the birds and the bees; Valerie's mother (Michelle Phillips) is told the facts behind her husband's suicide.


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
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold
Special Guest Stars
Jill Novick as Tracy Gaylian
Kane Picoy as Tom Miller[1]
Michelle Phillips as Abby Malone
Recurring cast
Nicholas Pryor as Chancellor Arnold
Greg Vaughan as Cliff Yeager
Guest starring
Randy Spelling as Ryan Sanders
Natalia Cigliuti as Chloe Davis
Heather Stephens as Katie
Coley Sohn as Judy
Michael Ryan Way as Victor Malone


I'll never forgive myself for what happened to you
—Abby to Valerie
I love you so much. I've always loved you, you know that. It's just every time I look into your eyes I can't help but see him, coming into my bedroom, feeling him touching me. Seeing him dead on the bathroom floor. Tom, it's just all mixed up, you know? Me, you — my mother. Him. It's just too much
—Valerie has to ends things with Tom because of her monster father


  • Valerie has a nightmare about her father molesting her
  • With Tom's support, Valerie confronts her mother with the truth about her childhood:
    • Valerie was molested by her father from the time she was 11 years old. Her mother didn't do anything to stop it and claims she didn't know. When Valerie first confronts her, Abby slaps Valerie and defends Victor Malone. When she tries to make amends at the club later, Tom says he knew. Valerie told him when they started dating and he wanted to kill Victor. Instead, he told Valerie to go to the police or Tom would. The night Valerie confronted her father about going to the police, is the night he died
    • Val tells Abby she believes Abby didn't know about the sexual abuse
  • Tracy reveals to Kelly that Brandon kept the engagement ring he bought Kelly, which Kelly didn't know
  • Brandon returns the ring and buys Tracy a gift, after running into Kelly who doesn't tell him how she feels. Kelly secretly buys the ring after Brandon returns it
  • Chloe throws herself at David, who rejects her
  • Donna dates Cliff
  • The Chancelor presents CU TV with a commemorative plaque for 100 broadcasts


  • Kelly writes in the journal Val gave her, that she feels alone because she chose herself. Although her voice over first seems to indicate she just misses having the choice between two guys (since she mentions Dylan being in London with Brenda as a result of her choice, not because he wanted to be with Brenda) she later writes that she wants her and Brandon to be destined


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Notes and references[]

  1. Last appearance of Tom on the series