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Morning After Report: 90210 Episode 19 'Okaeri, Donna!'

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Well hello, Tori! It's so nice to have you back where you belong...
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Donna Martin (Tori Spelling) was never my favorite character on the original Beverly Hills 90210, but damn if she didn't last the whole ten-year-run, and damn if all these years later I am beyond jazzed that Spelling got whatever deal she needed to get her and her fake boobies on the new 90210. I'm so ready. Bring her on!First we have to deal with the messy aftermath of all the crap that happened last week and before, including Silver's bipolar Union Station meltdown. And, how lovely for us, the audience, to learn about bipolar through this young character--Dixon tells Silver about a crazy Spring Break yacht party, but Kelly "Psych Major" Taylor objects because (write this down, people) bipolar people need to maintain balance and avoid being over-stimulated. As Silver describes her new life (meds, Kelly, lunch, homework, Kelly, journal writing, Kelly, meds) we might also glean that bipolar is a drag--or at least involves a lot of Kelly Taylor.

It's now six hours until Spring Break, but Annie is depressed in the halls of West Bev. Since she and Ethan broke up (yes, again!) now Spring Break isn't going to be fun because they won't spend it together doing "all those L.A. things they always wanted to do." Dixon's solution is a "brother-sister road trip." Dixon's big plan is to go to Arizona to hit up 5 water parks, but tell the 'rents they're at Grandma's house in Palm Springs (omg, where is Grandma? She's fabulous!). Semi-Hot Teacher's SB plan is to do a Habitat for Humanity project, because he is a stereotypical bleeding heart liberal educator who can show the rich kids that giving to those less fortunate can be more rewarding than getting for yourself. Er, or something like that. Hello, people, where is Donna Martin?