For those who have been watching the BH90210 reboot/revival/undefinable reunion project, Wednesday night’s episode was a big deal. OG cast member Shannen Doherty (Brenda Walsh on the original show) finally made her long-awaited return to the reboot-within-the-show and fans are rejoicing. A huge thank-you to Tori Spelling for trekking out to the middle of nowhere to get our main gal back.
That’s right, apparently while the rest of the cast was stirring up drama, Shannen was living in a hut in Peru being “enlightened.” That sounds cool and all, but this is TV and we need you, Shannen! Thankfully, she heard the cries of millions of fans from halfway across the world and decided it would be worth her time to head back to TV’s most famous zip code.
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For those still confused by the concept of BH90210 (because, girl, this thing is high-concept)—basically the actors (including Jason Priestly, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Ian Ziering and Gabrielle Carteris) are playing fictionalized versions of themselves about to shoot a reboot of the original 90210. Did you get all that? Complicated as it may sound, the idea is kind of brilliant.
Wednesday’s third episode not only saw the return of Shannen, but also Mrs. Walsh! Carol Potter (who Brenda and Brandon’s mom) is back and doesn’t hesitate to offer her services as a licensed therapist for the cast. We didn’t know how much we needed to see a group therapy session until that moment.
Because, honey, all hell has been breaking loose—Jennie is still working out her Jason feelings while cozying up to her hot new bodyguard (a classic Kelly Taylor move if you ask us); Jason is facing the facts about his wife’s affair (TFW your wife is pregnant with the head writer of your new show’s baby); Ian is also doing a marriage-related spiral; Gabrielle is exploring her sexuality; and Tori’s husband doesn’t want her to do love scenes with Brian because he’s feeling straight-up threatened. Whew.
With only six episodes this season, we’re dying to see how everything plays out. Will the reboot officially get rolling? Who ends up with who? If we know anything about the show (OG or new), we know that there’s always drama in Beverly Hills.