90210 “Up in Smoke” Season 4 Premiere Review

90210 "Up In Smoke"

90210 “Up in Smoke” Season 4 Episode 1 – With high school behind them, the kids of Beverly Hills 90210 are headed to college. First, though, they end their summer activities with a big summer bash at Naomi’s new party house. Before we talk about those events, let’s catch up on what happened while we were away this summer.

Turns out that Naomi was not pregnant after all. However, Max’s exhuberance upon finding out and thanking the stars that he was able to “dodge that bullet,” leaves Naomi feeling less than loved. She breaks up with Max and goes on a post break up trip. Meanwhile, Adrianna has gone to Africa for a change of scenery and a change in personality. Annie’s inheritance is being contested by the family and Liam failed to keep in touch during his summer employment on the fishing boat. Ivy is still married, but her husband has spent quite a lot of time in a hospital, including during their honeymoon.

Now that we are caught up, let’s talk about what happened at summer’s end. Liam thinks he can solve his problems by plopping a ring down on Annie’s car hood and saying “Let’s do it!” Luckily, Annie is intuitive to know that something happened to Liam out on the water. Whatever it was, it was probably bad considering he got so drunk he accidentally bought a bar with all of his earnings. That should make for an interesting career.

I am enjoying the new addition to the gang, Austin. Formerly living in Naomi’s new house, he is now stuck as Dixon’s roommate due to Naomi tattling about his pot smoking. Too bad she didn’t dispose of the evidence before her big party. Why would she think that Austin wouldn’t pin it on her? Does anyone else see a Naomi and Austin hook up in the future?

Adrianna is back and trying to make amends with Silver. Silver has a good point. How can you forgive someone that almost drove you to kill yourself in addition to ruining your dream college plans? I don’t think you can. Also, I am kind of tired of Adrianna having to apologize all of the time to Silver or others. It is getting kind of old. Writers, please give her a more substantial storyline!

A side plot includes Navid’s sister running away and a preview that she might have been kidnapped? If that is true, I suspect Navid’s father’s old business partner. He seemed shady.

What about Liam’s marriage proposal? So very romantic and so very painful when Annie said no. How awful was it when the fireworks went off at that very moment? I feel bad for Liam but I hope he doesn’t become the alcoholic/addict du jour. One season without an addiction would be a relief.

What did you think of the premiere of season four of 90210? Do you think the show will be just as good now that the kids are out of high school? Do you predict we will have more adult storylines or will it become even more unbelievable? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

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