Season four of Beverly Hills, 90210, an American teen drama television series, began airing on September 8, 1993 on Fox television network. The season concluded on May 25, 1994 after 32 episodes. This season follows the gang during their freshman year of college as they deal with issues that young adults face such as relationships, sex, teen pregnancy, false accusation of rape, drug abuse, animal rights, politics, antisemitism, marriage, infidelity, crime, abortion, and homophobia.
The fourth season aired Wednesday nights at 8/9c in the United States averaging 21.1 million viewers a week. The season was released on DVD as an eight disc boxed set under the title of 'Beverly Hills, 90210: The Fourth Season on April 29, 2008 by CBS DVD.
This season marks Shannen Doherty's final season as Brenda Walsh on Beverly Hills, 90210 but Doherty returned as Brenda on the updated Beverly Hills, 90210 spin off, 90210. This is also the first appearance of Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold and Mark Damon Espinoza as Jesse Vasquez.
Steve is taken off the waiting list and accepted to California University. A producer hoping to entice Samantha to star in a sitcom allows Steve, Brandon and Celeste use of his beach house for a few weeks. The gang throws a blow-out bash the night before Brenda is to leave for Minnesota. Kelly comes home early from Europe--without Dylan. She claims that all is well, but later confesses to Donna that the couple broke up. Jill, the producer's daughter, finds Brandon in her father's trashed house and believes that he is a burglar. Steve has had a crush on Jill for years, and annoys Celeste by falling all over her. However, Jill is actually attracted to Brandon. Brenda's friends in Minnesota constanly pepper her with questions about Beverly Hills. She fears she has made a terrible mistake, but Cindy insists that the situation will improve. Dylan tries to call Brenda from Europe, but she is not in her room. David has difficulty finding an apartment after he fails to get into a dormitory. Ke
Brandon and Steve become very competitive over a tennis match, and nearly come to blows when Steve purposely hits Jill with the ball. Jill pushes Brandon away. She confesses that she was recently raped. Brandon agrees to sleep beside her because she is not ready for sex, but cannot talk her out of returning to New York. Dylan returns to the U.S., and Kelly avoids him. She explains to Donna that Dylan became extremely moody after UC Berkeley rejected him. Kelly returned from a shopping trip to find him flirting with a girl, and responded by going out with a bartender before leaving for the States. Kelly finally goes to see Dylan and they quickly make up. Donna's parents are moving to Houston for a year. Kelly and Donna struggle to prevent Felice from finding out that they are living with David. David believes that Donna will now sleep with him, but she has other ideas. Brenda cannot get into any of her desired classes. Darla (her roommate and best friend from junior high) monopolizes th
Jim and Cindy are shocked when Brenda returns from Minnesota. Brandon considers moving out because he can no longer use Brenda's bedroom as a rec room. Brenda announces that she is not interested in returning to college. Dylan grows tired of waiting to register and also chooses to forego college, much to Kelly's chagrin. Brenda and Dylan spend a relaxing day fishing, and elect to enroll in California University after all. Andrea tries out for the college paper and must review the Peach Pit. She catches Nat on a very bad day and writes a scathing review. Andrea decides to pass on the paper and enroll in pre-med courses. Josh Richland, editor of the Condor, asks Brandon to run for Student Senate for the Progressive party. David and Donna interview for the campus radio station, and he is furious when she lets their aircheck tape melt in the car. The station manager enjoys their banter and gives them the overnight show. Steve cheats on his math placement exam, but it nearly backfires.
Steve badgers Brandon into pledging the Kappa Epsilon Gamma fraternity. The frat brothers disapprove of Brandon's involvement with Josh and the Progressives. Brandon disassociates himself from the party when it proposes the elimination of all fraternities and sororities. He disappoints Steve by not joining the KEG house, but is made an honorary member. Kelly, Donna, Brenda and Andrea pledge the Alpha Omega sorority. Kelly runs into John Sears, a guy who spread rumors about her after they dated in high school. He insists that he has changed, and Kelly stays out late talking with him after a party (which Dylan refused to attend). Dan Rubin, Andrea's resident advisor, warns her of possible discrimination. Andrea wears a star necklace to a ceremony, and the sorority president chastises her for "making an issue" of being Jewish. Leslie later explains that she is Jewish, but not very religious; she apologizes for projecting her personal issues onto the house. Only Kelly and Donna elect to jo
Donna quits the radio show because she can no longer take the demanding schedule. When she goes to tell Howard, he asks her to fill in for a missing DJ. He offers her the afternoon show, which angers David, but recants after reconciling with his girlfriend (the previous afternoon DJ). John continues to pursue Kelly. Dylan and Kelly argue because he does not wish to attend the freshman pool party. He does show up, but Kelly later kisses John outside her apartment. Dan is Andrea and Donna's English teacher. He encourages Andrea to expose more of herself in her writing, and asks her on a date. Brenda takes a job at Jim's office. She gets in hot water when she forgets to deliver some important contracts. Steve plans to break up with Celeste so that he can play the field. He realizes his true feelings for her, but has to beg for forgiveness after ignoring her at the pool party.
Music: "Under Pressure" by Sunscreem
Dylan's Porsche is experiencing severe wear and tear, so he must buy a new car. He plans to just get a working vehicle, but instead splurges on a new Porsche. Kelly realizes that she and Dylan have vastly different interests, and recommends that they see other people. As Dylan drives home after the break-up, he is carjacked. Andrea loses her virginity to Dan. She feels uncomfortable in English class and decides to transfer to another section. Jim sets up Brenda on a blind date with Stuart Carson, the son of a client. He is handsome and dashing, and the two stay out until 2 AM. Exhausted from his overnight radio show, David skips classes and lies around the apartment all day. Kelly and Donna complain that he has become a pig, and he makes an on-air apology. Howard offers David caffeine pills, and suggests that he could get him "something stronger."
Music: "Crossfire" by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble; "Man on the Moon" by R.E.M.; "Fire and Rain" by James Taylor (#3, 1970)
In the wake of the carjacking, Dylan becomes obsessed with self-defense. He frightens Kelly by constantly going to the shooting range. Jim and Cindy believe that Brenda and Stuart are spending too much time together. Mr. and Mrs. Carson wholeheartedly approve of the relationship. They invite the Walshes to their mansion for brunch. Brandon's sociology professor is impressed by his work and asks him to tutor a basketball star. Jackie is furious when Mel brings his girlfriend along on his weekend with Erin. Kelly and David take sides in their parents' dispute. Dan is afraid to see Andrea in public because he fears his colleagues' reaction. Andrea finally takes the initiative and kisses him in the middle of the student union.
Music: "You Can't Hurry Love" by the Supremes
The Walshes host a party to celebrate their twentieth anniversary. An unstable Dylan buys a gun from a private dealer and waves it around like a toy. Brandon breaks into Dylan's house to retrieve his parents' anniversary gift, and Dylan nearly shoots him. He promises to dispose of the weapon. Dylan warns Brandon that Stuart has an unsavory past. Stuart proposes to Brenda during the party. Everyone (except Jim's mother) is stunned when they announce their engagement. Mel dumps Erin off on David so that he can spend the weekend in Mexico with his girlfriend. Jackie is enraged when Erin becomes ill. Andrea reconsiders her relationship with Dan. She flirts with the handsome bartender at the Walshes' party. Brandon meets an attractive doctoral student at the campus gym.
Music: "What the World Needs Now Is Love" by Jackie DeShannon (#7, 1965); "In the Midnight Hour" (Wilson Pickett - #21, 1965) and "Midnight at the Oasis" (Maria Muldaur - #6, 1974), performed by Ronnie Jayne
Stuart rents a luxurious hotel room for Brenda and himself as a getaway. Brenda is furious to discover a prenuptial agreement in his briefcase. Dylan makes a play for Brenda in the hopes of persuading her to break the engagement. Brenda learns that her father encouraged Dylan, and storms out in a huff. She seeks refuge at the hotel, and decides to sign the prenup because she doesn't want Stuart's money. One of Steve's frat brothers pressures him into a double date. John admits that he is seeing a number of other girls, as Kelly hasn't committed to him. Steve sleeps with his date, and is overcome with guilt for cheating on Celeste. Brandon becomes frustrated with D'Shawn, who only cares about basketball and cartoons. Brandon has a romantic dinner with Lucinda. She reveals that she is married, but he doesn't back off until he learns that Professor Randall is her husband. Jackie sues Mel for full custody of Erin. David's testimony at a deposition hearing is extremely damaging to his fathe
Professor Randall and Lucinda invite Brandon and D'Shawn over for dinner. Steve tries to avoid the smitten Laura. Mr. and Mrs. Carson plan to turn Brenda and Stuart's wedding into a major social event. The couple decides to sneak off to Las Vegas and elope. Brandon and the gang follow them in the hopes of changing their minds. They pretend to be supportive, but play on the couple's insecurities by constantly dropping hints about the difficulties of marriage. Jim and Cindy dash off to Las Vegas to stop the wedding, but Brenda and Stuart have already called it off. Donna arranges a truce between David and Kelly.
Music: "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by the Supremes (#1, 1966); "It's Not Unusual" by Tom Jones (#10, 1965); "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye (#1, 1973); "When I Fall in Love" (Doris Day - #20, 1952), played by band
Steve tells Laura that he cannot see her again because he has a girlfriend. During the activities for Take Back the Night Week, she concludes that she was a victim of date rape and plans to identify Steve at a campus rally. Kelly warns Steve, who adamantly proclaims his innocence. Steve confesses his indiscretion to Celeste, who breaks up with him. Before Laura can speak at the rally, Kelly steps to the microphone. She shares that she was nearly a victim of rape, then pointedly adds that there were other times when she regretted sleeping with a guy, but had consented at the time. She identifies Steve as a hero for saving her from the rapist at the Halloween party. Steve apologizes for using Laura, who admits that she had done nothing to discourage him. Lucinda insists on openly flirting with Brandon, who wants nothing to do with her. D'Shawn threatens to tell Professor Randall that Brandon is sleeping with his wife unless he takes his midterm for him. Lucinda encourages Brandon to take
After mistaking a woman at a gas station for Emily, Brandon decides to visit Emily's home in Marin County. He learns that the family has moved to Greece, but runs into Emily by chance on a cable car in San Francisco. They rekindle their romance and decide to spend Thanksgiving together. Emily does not reveal that she must move away in a week. The KEG house and Alpha sorority serve Thanksgiving dinner at a halfway house, and John tries to take advantage of a 15-year-old girl. Steve intervenes and has the fraternity president distract John. Dylan declines Kelly's Thanksgiving invitation because he plans to go surfing, but later agrees to dine with the Walshes. When Kelly comes over with her family, she snaps at Dylan and makes a scene. Andrea is hesitant to attend a Thanksgiving soiree at the home of Dan's parents. Jesse, the bartender from the Walshes' anniversary party, works at the affair. He asks Andrea out, and she willingly gives him her address.
Music: "Radar Love" by Golden Earri
Emily has been accepted to the prestigious Cousteau Institute in France, but does not want to attend because she and Brandon are in love. Brandon observes her passion for marine biology and encourages her to pursue her dream. Brenda balks when she is asked to appear nude in an experimental campus play. The frat and sorority pledges must endure a series of humiliating experiences during "Hell Week." The upperclassmen order Steve to steal a prize autographed baseball from Professor Randall for a scavenger hunt, but he gets caught. Andrea breaks up with Dan and begins dating Jesse. She learns that he is a UCLA law student who attended undergraduate courses at Yale.
Music: "San Francisco Days" by Chris Isaak
Donna and David celebrate their second anniversary as a couple. She finally agrees to sleep with him, but their romantic evening is interrupted by a surprise visit from her parents. Donna dodges suspicion by admitting that David lives in the apartment. Felice is angry at the deception, but Dr. Martin encourages her to let Donna live her own life. Donna puts David on hold because she does not want to betray her parents' trust. The KEG house distances itself from Steve to avoid the penalties for hazing. Lucinda tells Brandon that someone tipped off campus security about Steve's break-in. Professor Randall accuses Brandon of sleeping with Lucinda and plans to take out his anger on Steve. He drops the charges after Brandon threatens to report him for giving D'Shawn undeserved grades. Kelly and Dylan get back together. Andrea and Jesse fall for each other. Dan angers Andrea with his racial slurs about Jesse.
Music: "Hey Jealousy" by Gin Blossoms (#25, 1993); "I Fought the Law" by The Bobby
The Walshes plan to spend the holidays in Hawaii, but their plane experiences mechanical problems. They are forced to fly back to Los Angeles and make an emergency landing. Dylan receives a surprise visit from Suzanne Steele, his father's former lover, and her 12-year-old daughter. The duo recently lost its home in Iowa to a flood, and decided to take a road trip as a distraction. Suzanne reveals that Erica is Dylan's half-sister. He is initially skeptical, but decides to give them the benefit of the doubt. Kelly boycotts Mel's Christmas party, but he comes through for her when she has a dental emergency. David gives Donna the cold shoulder for refusing to sleep with him. He breaks up with her on Christmas Eve. Andrea worries about proper protocol as she prepares to attend Midnight Mass with Jesse's family.
Music: "This Christmas"; "The Christmas Song" by Aaron Neville; "Jingle Bells"; "Silver Bells"; "Angels We Have Heard on High," performed by church choir; "Jingle Bell Rock"; "Santa
The fraternity ostracizes Steve because many people believe that he escaped punishment for the break-in by squealing on others. John refuses to allow Steve any playing time on the intramural volleyball team. Steve becomes fed up and accuses John of tipping off the cops. The KEG house holds a ceremony to decide which of the two should be forced from the house. John arrogantly confesses to his friend Keith, who sides with Steve. This gives the remaining members the courage to vote against John. Dylan bonds with Erica and offers to loan Suzanne money to get her back on her feet. He offends Suzanne when he follows Jim's advice and asks for her social security number. They apologize for the misunderstanding, and Erica secretly gets Dylan the information. D'Shawn begins to pay attention to his studies after a lecture from his sister. He tears up his knee in his first game, but passes his sociology final without assistance. David acts like a jerk around Donna and Kelly, and begins taking crys
David is unable to eat or sleep because of his drug addiction. He steals codeine from his father's office in the hopes of calming his nerves. He falls asleep in the park while babysitting Erin, and she disappears. She is found hiding in a nearby house, and a guilt-ridden David confesses his drug problem to Kelly. Dylan takes care of Erica while Suzanne is out of town. He turns to Cindy for help when Erica experiences a major life event. Jim tells Dylan that Suzanne, who had claimed to be broke, has $25,000 in her account. Suzanne explains that she has just received the insurance settlement for her trailer. Donna meets a handsome ski instructor during a weekend in the mountains with Brenda, Steve and Brandon. Andrea learns that she is pregnant.
David begins seeing a psychiatrist and tries to make amends with Donna. He tries to take time off from his radio show, but Steve proves to be completely incompetent as a fill-in. David steals drugs from Howard's desk and returns to the airwaves high. Andrea confesses her pregnancy to Brandon and Kelly; but has difficulty telling Jesse, who has just been offered a clerkship in San Francisco. The university names Brandon as its representative on a national task force. Suzanne takes a waitress job at the Peach Pit. Nat collapses with a heart attack, and Dylan and Brandon save his life with CPR. Nat's cousin Joey, an equal partner, wants to sell the Peach Pit. Brandon fears that Nat will have nothing to live for without the Peach Pit. He ignores his father's advice and decides to run the diner in Nat's absence. Cindy enrolls in California University to pursue her master's degree.
Music: "Then Came You" by Dionne Warwick and The Spinners (#1, 1974); "This Old Heart of Mine" by the Isley Bro
Kelly finds drugs in David's bedroom. She moves in with Dylan and takes Donna with her. Howard fires David from the radio show and orders him to find a new supplier. Donna goes against Kelly's wishes by covering the rent for David, who cashes the check and uses it for drugs. Jesse breaks up with Andrea after she shares her plans to have an abortion. He later reconsiders, and Andrea reveals that she has decided to have the baby. They announce their engagement, much to the surprise of their friends. The girls enroll in one of Lucinda's anthropology classes. Dylan buys out Joey so that the Peach Pit can stay in business. Brandon pouts because he did not get to be the hero. He provides comfort to the divorcing Lucinda.
Music: "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong (recorded in 1967; #32, 1988)
Despite an appeal from Rose, Andrea's parents refuse to support her decision to marry. Jesse makes one final plea, and the Zuckermans arrive at the civil ceremony at the last moment. David claims that he has cleaned up his act, but brings a junkie friend along on a Valentine's date with Donna. Dylan reminds David that he saved him from hitting the bottle after his father's funeral, and offers to help him in an emergency. David turns to Dylan after his dealer asks him to stash his drug supply from the cops. Dylan talks him into flushing the drugs just minutes before the police arrive. Steve hopes to move into Andrea's old room to escape the constant drinking binges at the KEG house. Brenda writes a scathing letter to Stuart when he fails to call her for a month. He surprises her on Valentine's Day, and explains that he had a project in South America. Jim admits that he purposely withheld this information to get back at Brenda. Brandon and Lucinda begin a secret romance.
Music: "Hit by L
Josh Richland tries to dig up dirt on Brandon for a newspaper article. Lucinda suggests that Brandon bring a date to task force functions to throw Josh off their trail. Brandon asks Kelly to accompany him to a party, with Dylan's permission. Kelly learns that Lucinda is struggling to obtain financing for her film, and introduces her to Dylan. Brenda joins Stuart for a weekend in Palm Springs, where he is to make a presentation to his father. They stop in the desert, but Brenda accidentally locks the keys in the car. Stuart continually lashes out at Brenda, especially after vandals break into his car when it is left overnight. Brenda finally becomes fed up and dumps Stuart. She calls Dylan for a ride home; during the drive, she confesses that she is still in love with him. David convinces Kelly to move back into the beach apartment. Andrea lets Steve move into her old room, but warns him not to alienate her R.A.
Music: "Me and Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul (#1, 1972); "Into Your Arms" by th
Brandon and Kelly attend a weekend retreat. The chancellor's teenage daughter Clare develops a crush on Brandon. Brandon confesses his affair with Lucinda to Kelly. Brandon and Kelly realize they must discontinue the charade after they share a passionate kiss. Lucinda invites Dylan to her house to view her film, and makes a pass at him. Donna and Brenda befriend a stray dog, which they name Rocky. They learn that the animal escaped from the university's research lab, and are afraid to return him. Brenda takes an interest in an animal rights group that is protesting the lab. Andrea, who works at the facility, argues that the lab is researching potential medical breakthroughs. She returns the dog safely to Donna. Andrea is furious when Steve lets Muntz use her room for a rendezvous with his girlfriend. She fears that the resident advisor will kick her out, but Steve makes amends by sleeping with the woman.
Music: "Get Closer" by Seals and Crofts (#6, 1976)
Brenda and Donna attend an animal rights rally, and are crestfallen when the university refuses to suspend animal testing. After Rocky dies of cancer, Brenda becomes involved with a small group of radicals. She serves as lookout when the group breaks into the university research building, and tries in vain to save Andrea's lab (which does not harm animals in its testing). Brenda is arrested. Kelly and Brandon are furious when Dylan refuses to fund Lucinda's film. He finally tells Kelly that Lucinda came on to him. Brandon breaks up with Lucinda, and Kelly confesses her kiss with Brandon. Dylan races over to the Walsh house to fight Brandon, but the tension is defused when he accidentally punches Steve.
Brenda calls Dylan from jail in the hopes of keeping her arrest a secret, but he is forced to tell her parents. Brenda's friends avoid her out of fear of being accessories after the fact, and Kelly acts especially bitchy because she is tired of Dylan coming to Brenda's rescue. Brenda faces felony charges, as her crime was a federal offense. An FBI agent who had gone undercover with the activists offers her immunity in exchange for her testimony. Kelly apologizes for shunning Brenda. Andrea gives Donna a healthy puppy (Rocky II) to take her mind off Rocky's death. Steve and his overbearing father, Rush, take on a baseball star and his dad in a father/son golf tournament. Steve catches his father cheating and forces him to complete the game honestly. Lucinda receives a grant for her movie and leaves the university. Josh threatens to expose Brandon's affair with Lucinda unless he endorses his campaign for student president. Brandon calls his bluff, and Josh eventually has second thoughts.
Caught in a funk, Brenda pretends that she is grounded and backs out of a ski trip with her friends. She finds a diary in her room that belonged to a previous resident. Brenda becomes fascinated by the girl's accounts of the political struggles and her own personal crises in the years 1968 and '69. She imagines herself, her family and her friends as the individuals described in the diary. Brenda tracks down the owner to return the diary and learn what became of her loved ones.
Music: "Monday, Monday" by the Mamas and the Papas; "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra (#1, 1966); "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield (#7, 1967); "Let's Get Together" by The Youngbloods (#5, 1969); "Time Has Come Today" by the Chambers Brothers (#11, 1968); "Reach Out of the Darkness" by Friend and Lover (#10, 1968); "Give Peace a Chance" (John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band - #14, 1969), sung at rally; "The Times They Are A-Changin'" by Bob Dylan; "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" by Donov
Brandon's car breaks down, and he and Steve step into a gay coffeehouse to call a tow truck. Mike Ryan, the president of Steve's fraternity, mistakenly believes that the duo is gay. He comes out to Steve, who feels uncomfortable with the situation. When some guys jokingly accuse Steve of being gay, he outs Mike. Mike decides to leave the house rather than face the homophobic members who want to oust him, but Steve encourages him to stand up for himself. David falls for his talented piano teacher, who is blind. Donna goes on a date with D'Shawn to make him jealous. David's teacher helps him learn to appreciate his relationship with Donna. Donna and Kelly convince the guys to appear in a beefcake calendar for charity.
Music: Mozart's Sonata in "A" Major; "Ain't That Peculiar?" by Marvin Gaye (#8, 1965); Schubert's Impromptus in "E" Flat; "I Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon (#1, 1985)
Acclaimed director Roy Randolph comes to C.U. to work on the campus production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Brenda plans to try out for the lead role, and Kelly helps her rehearse. Brenda encourages Kelly to audition for a small part, but Roy asks her to read for the lead. Steve coaches Laura for her audition in the hopes that she can finally catch a break. Clare aggressively pursues Brandon. She shows up at his house while his parents are out of town and handcuffs herself to his bed. Dylan tries to convince Erica to be more receptive to her mother's new boyfriend, Kevin. Dylan saves Kevin from being struck by a bus. Andrea receives a clean bill of health, but still fears that something is wrong with her pregnancy. David chastises Donna for refusing to discipline her puppy.
Music: "On Broadway" by George Benson (#7, 1978); "Sweet Funky Thing" by Eternal
Brenda accuses Kelly of betraying her and refuses to speak to her. Kelly's relationship with Dylan is strained by the situation with Brenda and Kelly's disdain for Suzanne and Erica. Kelly drops out of the auditions because she does not want to be an actress. She and Brenda make up and admit their mutual jealousy. After witnessing Laura's brilliant performance, a nervous Brenda tanks her audition. She shows up at Roy Randolph's house that night in search of another chance. Clare tricks Brandon into taking her to the senior prom. At the after-party, she flashes and dumps beer on some guys before giving them the room number. Brandon winds up getting into a fight, and helps Clare clean up the trashed hotel room. Andrea continues to worry about the baby as Jesse leaves for an out-of-town trip. She collapses in pain, and Donna rushes her to the hospital. The doctor orders Andrea to stay in bed for the remainder of the pregnancy. Dylan becomes interested in environmental chemist Kevin's plan
Brenda wins the lead, much to the amazement of those who saw her audition. Steve starts a rumor that Brenda slept with Roy. Dylan is the only person who completely believes Brenda's denial. Laura causes Brenda to miss a rehearsal in an attempt to get her fired. When this fails, she asks Steve to injure Brenda. Roy kicks Laura out of the play. Steve and Brenda race to stop Laura from killing herself in the auditorium. Suzanne and Kevin get engaged, and Dylan learns more about Kevin's research. Kevin quits his job and decides to pitch the project to independent investors. Clare tries to tag along on Brandon's trip to Berkeley. Brandon tells the chancellor the truth about his daughter's behavior.
Music: "Free Ride" by The Edgar Winter Group (#14, 1973)
Brenda receives rave reviews for her performance in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Dylan gives her a special present on opening night, and the two seem to have lingering feelings. Steve is reluctant to attend the play because of his rift with Brenda. Andrea learns that her baby may be born prematurely, and is forced to check into the hospital. She goes into labor. Donna tries to book singer Babyface for the campus Mardi Gras festival. David meets a record company employee who introduces him to a talented band. David declines an offer to join because the band members are drug users. Erica overhears Suzanne and Kevin discussing a move to South America, but they claim that she misunderstood. Dylan considers becoming Kevin's business partner. Kelly grows tired of Dylan's involvement with Suzanne, Erica and Kevin. She and Dylan decide to break up. Brandon fears that Clare could cost him a chance to travel to Washington with the task force and meet the president.
Music: "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)" b
Brandon travels to Washington, D.C. to make a presentation for the task force. He considers giving in to the persistent Clare. Lucinda, in town for a meeting, shows up at the hotel; both women grope Brandon under the table during an important dinner. Kelly confesses her feelings for Brandon to Andrea and decides to surprise him. Roy offers Brenda the opportunity to spend the summer studying theater at the Royal Academy in London. Kevin and Suzanne get married. He and Dylan consider producing his project without outside assistance. Andrea gives birth to a 2 pound, 6 ounce daughter, Hannah. She and Jesse struggle to remain positive as Hannah fights to survive. Steve has a run-in with John Sears at the university carnival, and is hurt to learn that he is dating Celeste. Donna is jealous of the amount of attention Ariel devotes to David.
Brandon and Kelly spend the day together and decide to become a couple. Brandon meets President Clinton, and everyone watches the moment on television. Dylan, Brenda and Erica have a great time hanging out at the carnival. Brenda feels overshadowed by Brandon's success; she realizes that her true calling is the theater. Before leaving for London, Brenda stops by Dylan's house to thank him for his support and profess her love. They spend one last night together. Kevin convinces Dylan to back out of the deal with Jim's investors. Jim angrily resigns as Dylan's business manager and gives him control of the money. Kevin and Suzanne steal all of Dylan's money and flee to Brazil. Erica pretends to be oblivious, but leaves a note with Dylan's address in an airport bathroom. Andrea heads for home, while Hannah remains hospitalized. David receives the chance to play keyboards during a Babyface performance. Donna catches him having sex with Ariel in the back of a limousine. He later admits that