Recap: A dazed, freaked out looking Kelly ambles into the hospital and is escorted to an exam room by a nurse and a female police officer, who relentlessly peppers questions at her about the attack.
Beach house. Dylan drops by and asks Gina if she's seen Kelly...then explains that he had summoned her to meet up with him a couple of hours ago, but she failed to show up or call. He's very worried and asks Gina to tell Kelly he's looking for her, but Gina just makes a sneering noise and tells him she gives so little of a rat's ass about Kelly's whereabouts that she's not going to do so much as pass along his message to her. She then snarks at him for being insensitive to her and shrieks, "Get out!!"
Hospital. Kelly tells the police officer everything she can remember about the attack, then consents to a rape kit. The nurse hands her a card for the local rape crisis center and tells her that she too was once a victim of sexual assault.
Beach house. Noah drops by to ask Donna for the gazillionth fucking time if she wants to move in together, and she pretends to mull it over even though she clearly has zero interest in living with him. He looks put out and says if she continues to say no, they should just call it quits. Sounds like an awesome plan. After Noah shuffles off dejectedly, Kelly arrives home. Donna seems oblivious to her traumatized state of mind and starts babbling about not wanting to move in with Noah - OMFG - then pauses to ask Kelly what happened to her lip, and Kelly mumbles that she slipped on one of Erin's toys. Donna asks her if she could cover for her at the boutique 'cause she's too overwrought by having the exact same "let's move in together" conversation with Noah in every episode lately, then chirps, "Thanks Kel!" without waiting for a reply. A discombobulated Kelly heads straight for the shower to hose herself off and weep uncontrollably.
After Dark. Gina babbles to David about wanting to make a figure skating comeback, and tells him she's auditioning for some kind of tour group.
The Beverly Beat. A reporter from The Chronicle drops by to ask about a photograph that Steve took of an ex-porn star getting out of a limo 'cause he wants to include it in The Chronicle's next "Best Photos of L.A." feature. That seems completely random, but OK.
Now Wear This. Donna gabbles at Kelly about her tedious Noah/Wayne conundrum and that she can't choose which of the two morons she'd rather date. An ashen-faced Kelly complains that the boutique was such a madhouse that she threw all the customers out and closed up, then asks Donna to take over for awhile. She ambles into courtyard, where she runs into Dylan. He asks her why she bailed on him last night, then chides her for not being there to talk him out of leaping back onto the heroin snorting wagon. She tearfully tells him what happened to her last night, and Dylan's all, "Wuh?" and asks her if she's been to a doctor, the police, etc. She says she has, and he hugs her and promises to see her through this terrible crisis.
Police station. Matt is assigned to defend Joe Patch, a suspect who has just been arrested for robbery...and when he turns around while being led away by police to give Matt a shit eating grin, we see that - eeeeek! - it's Kelly's rapist.
Casa David. David arrives home and sees Dylan hug Kelly, then slouch over to the kitchen to boil a pot of tea. David asks Dylan if he's cool with him hooking up with Gina, but Dylan says he may want to wait on that for Gina's sake...and also 'cause he'll want to tap that again during the season finale. He brings Kelly a cup of tea and tells her he blames himself for asking her to meet him in a sketchy 'hood at such a late hour 'cause he can't get a handle on his stupid drug addiction. As well he should. Kelly shrugs and says it's no one's fault...then wryly adds, "That's what I'm being told anyway" and lays atop his bed and stares despondently into space.
Skating rink. David is sitting in the bleachers, watching Gina's figure skating stunt double perform a breathtaking spin. David gushes about how awesome she looks out there, and she's like, "Right?!" and says she's super confident she's going to make the cut. David suggests they have dinner so she can give him a crash course on all things figure skating, and she teasingly asks him if he's asking her out on a date. David admits he is and that Dylan is totes cool with it (though not really), and Gina pretends to not be affected by that tidbit and assures David she'd looooove to go on a dinner date with him.
The Peach Pit. Donna runs into Kelly and asks her if everything is OK with them...then starts babbling about wanting to have sex with Wayne. Not sure why - he's so dumb looking. She asks Kelly how many guys she's hit the sheets with and whether or not she thinks casual sex is wrong, and a startled Kelly tells her there's no such thing as casual sex. Dylan enters the diner and tells Kelly they need to go "meet a guy" and steers her towards the exit. He tells her that eventually she's going to have to tell her friends about the rape, but she just shakes her head and says she's not ready.
Police station. Rapist Joe tells Matt he's innocent of the robbery charge, 'cause he obtained the stereo in exchange for crack. LOL. Elsewhere in the station, Kelly arrives to talk to the police officer in charge of her case. The officer hands her their Big Book of Sex Offenders and asks her to look through all the mug shots in case her attacker is in there.
Steve is attempting to duplicate his photographic genius by taking photos of "the underbelly of L.A." and that's all I'm going to say 'bout that.
Casa David. Gina and David arrive to pick up a pair of tickets. When Gina sees that Kelly is hanging with Dylan, she rolls her eyes and bitchily mutters, "Oh. What a surprise." Dylan urges David and Gina to leave asap, and Gina snarks, "You two deserve each other." After that ugly scene, Kelly tells Dylan she wants to go home.
Donna is on the phone with Wayne, flirtily bantering with him and ignoring the incoming call from Noah. Matt drops by and asks Kelly whassup with her cut lip, and she tells him that Erin hit her by accident. He tries to kiss her, but she pulls away and tells him she's not really up for any canoodling. He gets miffed and asks her where she was last night, then correctly guesses she was with Dylan, and she wearily tells him he should leave. He snaps, "I'd be happy to" and bitchily storms off.
Casa David. Matt brings in the mail and tries to sound all casual when he asks Dylan whaddup with him and Kelly hanging out so much lately. Dylan says, "We're not together in the way you think", but Matt snarkishly says he doesn't trust him, and is aware that he called her to talk him out of snorting heroin. He warns Dylan to not take advantage of Kelly's good nature.
Skating rink. Gina tells David she's nervous about not making the cut and moans, "I hate to lose." She then decides she's in too prickly a mood to talk to him anymore and stalks off. It's amazing this girl has ever had a friend in the world.
Now Wear This. Kelly gets uneasy when a man enters the store and browses the Donna Martin originals. She tells him they're closing for their annual inventory, and he just shrugs amiably and ambles out. Kelly grabs the phone, huddles in one of the fitting rooms, and calls the rape crisis hotline.
Matt arrives at a hotel to investigate the alleged robbery committed by Rapist Joe. He brings Steve along to snap photos of the crime scene...and Steve wonders aloud why he's snapping photos when there's a video camera mounted on the wall. Matt perks up and calls him a genius...'cause, yeah, next to Matt, Steve looks like a professor.
Donna is having a romantic dinner with Wayne on his living room floor. She bats her big doe eyes at him and demurely says that the notion of casual sex is a new thing to her. He gives her a heads up that soon he'll be heading to Acapulco to compete in a volleyball tournament, and Donna's all, "Wha-a?" and suddenly decides she's no longer down with casual sex.
The Peach Pit. Gina is scarfing down some of Nat's greasy diner fare when Dylan slouches over to her table. Gina bitchily tells him that since Kelly hasn't been home for awhile, she figured the two of them are shacking up. Dylan tells her to look elsewhere for a relationship 'cause he's poison, and Gina wearily asks him to please stop repeatedly breaking up with her 'cause it repeatedly makes her feel like shit. Dylan shrugs and slouches out of the diner, while Gina goes into the ladies room to vomit up her dinner. Ew.
Beach house. Donna finds Kelly in her bedroom, looking agonized and tearful. Donna asks her whassup, so she tells her about the attack...and then wails that the rapist, who had threatened to kill her, kind of did in a way.
After Dark. Donna meets up with Wayne in the parking lot and apologizes to him for sending mixed signals. She says she needs time to endlessly mull over her dating options - Noah or Wayne? Wayne or Noah? - then flounces over to the club.
Police station. Matt shows opposing counsel video proof that Rapist Joe carried the allegedly stolen stereo inside a plastic bag, which means that the police followed him without knowledge that he was in possession of the stereo when they jumped him. The opposing counsel concedes, so it looks like Rapist Joe will be getting off on a technicality.
The Peach Pit. Noah gives Donna a box of wine glasses that she had once mentioned wanting if they ever moved in together. Donna says she can't talk about this now 'cause she's picking up some chicken soup for Kelly - who, she fibs, has the flu. She asks Noah to call her at home later, and he glumly says he will. Break up already.
Matt's office. Rapist Joe insists he's innocent of the robbery charge, then chuckles as he tosses Matt's pen at him, which he stealthily stole from him a few minutes earlier. An irritated Matt tells him to get lost, so he exits the office and saunters past the boutique - ack! - while Kelly is talking to Dylan about the status of the police investigation. Matt enters the store and apologizes for assuming the worst about them...then asks Kelly if they're OK, and she just stares at him blankly.
The Beverly Beat. Steve shows the Chronicle reporter his photos of L.A.'s underbelly. The reporter looks them over, then shakes his head and advises Steve to keep his day job. Haha!
Skating rink. Dylan joins David in the bleachers to watch Gina audition for the skating tour group, but David points out how totally inappropriate and mixed messagey it is for him to be here. Dylan mulls that over, decides that that's a fair point, then leaves. A few seconds later, Gina's name is announced as the next competitor, but she fails to appear on the ice...and another skater suddenly rushes out to announce that a woman just threw up in the bathroom and fainted! David rushes over to the ladies room, finds Gina keeled over, and cradles her head in his lap.
Beach house. Kelly tearfully tells Donna that the rapist took her wallet, which means he knows where they live...and she's deeply fearful he'll never be caught. A few seconds later, Dylan drops by to deliver a gun that Kelly had requested - and Donna looks alarmed and insists she doesn't need it. Kelly says that an attack could happen again, but this time she'll be ready...and while she's saying that, she's staring defiantly into space.
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9/25/2020 09:12:52 pm
I have cried this ENTIRE episode. Rape is not laughing matter!!!! I feel so entirely bad because this shit happens all the time. I cant understand anyone who would LOL in any part of this description!!!!!!!!
9/28/2021 02:43:46 pm
Well, now, Kelly is Dylan's best friend !! Good he's realizing that !
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