Live-Blog: 90210 2.15

23 03 2010

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EPISODE 2.15: What’s Past Is Prologue

  • Previously on: Ade kisses Gia to make her ex jealous, Jasper has photos of Annie’s accident, Silver and Teddy seemingly get together despite trust issues, Dixon wants to see his birthmom Dana, who shows up at the house
  • I like the ep title. It’s clever. And feels kind of foreboding.
  • Annie is jogging. At night. Never a good idea.
  • Sure enough, she sees Jasper drive by and gets spooked.
  • Debbie is introducing Dana to Harry. Apparently this picks up right where we left off last week.
  • Everyone seems nervous.
  • Dana explains that Dixon e-mailed him about wanting to visit.
  • She thought about responding but everything she wanted to say sounded better in person.
  • He’s very happy she came.
  • Annie walks in.
  • Dana and Annie are happy to see each other.
  • Debbie and Harry are shocked. They don’t know about last year.
  • Now Dixon and Annie have to explain. Dixon does the talking.
  • Dana apologizes. She thought they knew.
  • Dixon says he didn’t tell them because he didn’t want them to be upset.
  • He confesses that he never got out of the car because he wasn’t ready. But now he is. He thinks this is great.
  • Everyone else still seems nervous.
  • Dana says she’s sorry to intrude and there’s a hotel nearby she can stay at.
  • Dixon says Dana can stay with them.
  • Harry says absolutely. Debbie hesitates and then agrees.
  • Awkward to hear Dixon calls Debbie mom
  • LOL Teddy says the whole point to being in a relationship is to share two dishes at dinner.
  • They’re about to kiss when two girls come over and say hi. She’s turned off.
  • Then his phone rings. Some girl named Amy.
  • He says the girl programmed it in.
  • She says she gets it.
  • The waitress comes over…who, of course, knows him.
  • Overkill, folks! Overkill.
  • Silver purposefully orders what Teddy doesn’t want. LOL
  • Now Dixon and co are about to have dinner.
  • Dana asks to say grace.
  • Dixon volunteers.
  • I just noticed 3 Ds. Dixon, Dana, Debbie. Hmm.
  • Dixon says he hasn’t said grace in a while but it just came right back. They used to say it when he was a little.
  • Dixon says he doesn’t have a lot of memories of their time together but sometimes it comes back out of the blue.
  • Dixon seems so happy.
  • He recounts a memory but Dana changes the subject, asking when they moved to BH.
  • Debbie says how Harry grew up here.
  • Dixon says it was huge culture shock but Annie counters that Dixon fit right in, especially since he’s an athlete.
  • Dixon recalls how he used to play little league and Dana says it was a long time ago.
  • Looks like she doesn’t want to revisit the past.
  • Now we’re at Navid’s house. Presumably his home theater. Lila walks in.
  • He is watching anti-drug PSAs because he has to make one, as per Principal Harry.
  • Why is Lila visiting him at home?
  • Oh, to give him the new edition of the Blaze.
  • She warns him that it includes Naomi’s first segment.
  • She admits it’s worse than awful.
  • He hits play. (I can’t believe this is what the Blaze has evolved into.)
  • Naomi starts out by calling everyone West Bevers. LOL
  • She says her segments will be hot and spicy, and immediately goes into a blind item about a new couple at school.
  • And then a rant about hooking up in public. (Um, didn’t she used to, too?)
  • The segment is supposedly 7 minutes long. Navid and Lila agree to put an end to it.
  • Cut to Silver complaining to Naomi about Teddy.
  • Naomi says how Teddy is a player.
  • Silver says she needs to get comfortable with Teddy’s past.
  • Naomi says Silver is stronger than her because she would always be wondering about when he’s going to cheat.
  • She suggests Silver monitor his cell phone and e-mails, and follow him occasionally. LOL
  • Annie is putting out the trash when she hears a noise.
  • She looks around, sees nothing and goes inside.
  • But the camera pans around to Jasper, in his car, playing with a lighter.
  • 10 minutes in and I haven’t picked one quote yet. Hm.
  • The promos tell me Carter from The O.C. will be on Melrose Place tonight.
  • Dixon says dinner was the worst ever. Annie says it wasn’t that bad.
  • He says this was a mistake. Every time he tried to connect with his mom, she changes the subject.
  • He says he doesn’t know want to call her either.
  • Annie suggests spending time alone with her. She says he has to try because he’s waited too long not to.
  • Debbie asks Harry about the saying grace thing from the night before. She wants to know if Dana was judging them.
  • Harry says no.
  • But Debbie says they’re not coming off like good parents because they didn’t know Annie and Dixon took the trip last year.
  • Harry says they probably didn’t want to make them feel threatened. And they’re not. They have to let Dixon know they’re comfy.
  • Debbie sorta kinda agrees.
  • Teddy, Dixon and Liam have just finished surfing.
  • They’re joking around when Dixon notices his car is totally missing from the parking lot.
  • Ade and Gia are in the car. She starts singing along with the radio or whatever it is they’re listening to.
  • A song about some girl named Joleen. Jolene? Joline?
  • Gia says Ade has an amazing voice.
  • Ade ignores that and says if Gia has stuff to do with the Blaze, she’ll wait for her.
  • Gia calls her out on wanting to see Navid.
  • Ade admits it’s true. She says it’s because Navid almost got expelled for her.
  • Gia wants details.
  • She explains how she spoke to Navid and Navid said how he planted the drugs to take Jasper down.
  • And, she says, he wants to take Jasper down because he was selling her drugs.
  • Q1: How the hell am I supposed to get over a guy like that?–Ade
  • Gia says she’ll get over it when she meets someone else. Gia says that happened to her.
  • Ade is shocked and pleased to hear Gia has a crush and wants details but Gia isn’t divulging.
  • Now the guys are at school. Dixon is upset about his car still.
  • Navid comes over. They’re happy to see him back.
  • Liam says being suspended is like a vacation.
  • Q2: My mother says I urinated on the legacy of my ancestors.–Navid
  • Navid says he’s happy to be back because he can’t “destroy” Jasper from home.
  • The guys say it won’t be fruitful.
  • Navid says he needs to get Jasper back for dealing to Ade.
  • He then back tracks and tries to say it’s also about revenge for Jasper pushing him down the stairs.
  • Q3: Maybe this is less about Jasper and more about the feelings you still have for Adrianna.–Dixon
  • Navid says that’s not true.
  • They point out he hasn’t even looked at another girl since he and Ade broke up months ago.
  • Navid swears he’s going to ask someone out soon.
  • Silver is doing work with Teddy beside her.
  • She accuses Teddy of copying her and asks what she’s getting in return. He kisses her.
  • But then he says BRB, leaving his computer.
  • And of course some girl IMs him. Or e-mails, sorry. It’s Amy. Saying she can’t wait to see him.
  • Silver X-es out right before Teddy comes back. And gives her another kiss.
  • He seems kind of adoring.
  • Still at school. Navid and Lila are having fun editing Naomi’s segment. They’re piecing her words together (ala what Clare, David and Donna did in season 5 of BH90210) to create new sentences.
  • Navid asks Lila if she wants to have dinner sometime. He’s adorably awkward.
  • She’s taken by surprise but agrees. Just as adorably awkwardly.
  • Gia shows Ade a flyer for auditions for a lead vocalist for The Gloria Steinems.
  • LMAO at the name.
  • Gia says the band is made up of students and they are “rad.”
  • Gia says Ade has a great voice and needs something to help her over Navid.
  • Ade agrees she does need to get over him but a band won’t help. She thanks Gia for trying and calls her a great friend.
  • Gia looks disappointed.
  • Debbie is finishing yoga. With Kai.
  • He offers water. What, she didn’t bring her own?
  • Q4: Can I get it with a shot of tequila?–Debbie
  • Kai asks her what’s wrong.
  • And she immediately opens up! What?! Who does that?!
  • She explains how her son’s birthmother came home.
  • He asks how it’s going.
  • Debbie explains she’s not true how Dixon is going.
  • But Kai meant how is she doing.
  • She says she’s trying not feel threatened.
  • Kai asks her point-blank if she is.
  • SHe admits she is a little bit.
  • Kai says those feelings are valid.
  • And how would he know? Background would help. Fleshed-out characters would help.
  • Silver is telling Naomi how she just started dating Teddy and already it appears he’s dating.
  • She can’t bring it up to him because it would reveal she was snooping.
  • Naomi suggests they send someone he doesn’t know to the coffee shop to spy.
  • They see Gia and tell her they need a favor.
  • Cut to Gia acting suspiciously awkward at the coffee shop, hiding behind a magazine.
  • Not The Peach Pit, mind you.
  • We know it’s “Amy” there because the barista calls her by name.
  • She’s kind of hot.
  • Gia texts Silver that there’s good news–no sign of Teddy.
  • And then he walks in. Of course.
  • They enthusiastically hug.
  • She calls him “babe.”
  • Uht oh. Another sister?
  • Gia is still eavesdropping. She sits at the next table.
  • Amy tells Teddy he’s been AWOL.
  • And her parents are out of town and their house is available.
  • Teddy explains he’s dating someone.
  • She says she’s not going to tell and he doesn’t have to tell.
  • Q5: I really like this girl. I want to give this whole monogamy thing a try.–Teddy
  • Amy asks why he came then.
  • He says it was a mistake and gets up to leave.
  • She says she can try monogamy but it’s not who he is and it won’t work.
  • He’ll says we’ll see and leaves. She’s kind of dumb-founded.
  • Navid is at the Beach Club waiting for Lila.
  • He is wearing a red and white striped shirt and a blue and white checkered tie. Umm…
  • He tells Lila she looks great. She’s wearing a blue cheetah print.
  • What is going on, Frank Helmer?!
  • They go to have dinner.
  • They start to bond over the things their parents made them do: cotillion, the Quadratic equation (er, forumla, folks) and learning the Fox Trot.
  • Apparently they were Fox Trot partners. But Navid doesn’t remember.
  • They laugh it off.
  • Q6: So, I guess, technically, this is our second date.–Lila
  • He agrees with a smile. They’re kind of cute. I think I like her.
  • Dixon is at a sports bar with his mom. They’re watching basketball.
  • She asks what the score is.
  • He asks if she’s into sports. She says Celtics and Pistons.
  • She admits she gambles online to make the games more exciting.
  • Dixon is taken aback. He says he’s surprised.
  • She says they’re getting to know each other.
  • Q7: Do you want to get to know me?–Dixon
  • She says of course. Why else would she be there?
  • He says that last night was weird, with her changing the subject.
  • She says she remembers everything from the past.
  • She explains how one of the memories he brought was actually a product of one of her manic episodes and that’s why she didn’t say anything. She didn’t want the Wilsons to think she’s a worse mom than they already do.
  • Dixon says they wouldn’t think that. She couldn’t handle it and gave him up to someone who could.
  • Dixon says his parents are probably glad they have him.
  • Q8: ‘Cause, you know, I am quite the prize.–Dixon
  • Post-dinner, Navid and Lila are still hanging out at the club. They are joking around in a flirty-way about Navid’s poor dating skills.
  • He wants a chance at a third date.
  • Q9: Prepare to be swept away.–Navid
  • She confesses that when he asked her out, she thought he was doing it to get over Adrianna.
  • He admits that was motivating him. But now he realizes he likes her and wants another chance to go out again.
  • She’s sold.
  • And they kiss. It’s really innocent and sweet.
  • Ade and Gia are walking on the beach, giggling and whatnot.
  • Ade has 20 questions to guess Gia’s crush.
  • But the fun ends when she spies Navid and Lila kissing.
  • She’s very upset.
  • She asks what’s wrong with herself. She knew this would happen eventually.
  • She repeats that she has to get over him.
  • Gia points out that the band auditions are still going on.
  • Ade says she’ll try anything now. (Not drugs, Ade. Not drugs!)
  • Gia puts an arm around her and they walk off.
  • No Ivy so far. And no Naomi and Liam together. And I am so okay with that.
  • Ade is now auditioning. I don’t know what song it is. Is that bad?
  • She’s singing a capella and killing it. She is talented.
  • Oh, it’s that Joleen song. Jolene? Joline?
  • Gia is there. As are two other band members. Female, obviously. (Gloria Steinems and all.)
  • She finishes. Gia says she was good and they start to leave.
  • The band members stop her. They say they won’t hold call backs because she’s in. She blew them away.
  • Annie and Silver and Naomi are Crumbs. I love Crumbs!
  • Annie and Naomi are discussing how cupakes are so much betterthan cake.
  • Silver is bummed.
  • Naomi says she should be happy. Teddy didn’t cheat.
  • Silver says but she did send someone to spy on him. She didn’t trust him. That’s terrible.
  • Annie and Naomi say it’s done and they should move on.
  • Annie says sometimes people mess upa nd they need to move on.
  • She goes to throw somethin gout and spies Jasper sitting at another table.
  • She tells the girls they need to leave immediately.
  • Silver asks if he’s stalking her. Annie says she doesn’t want to talk about it. They leave.
  • Debbie asks Harry if she should txt Dixon because he should be home by now.
  • Harry says it’s fine.
  • But Debbie says maybe she’ll wait. Give him and Dana timd.
  • Phone rings. Bad news.
  • Debbie assumes it has to do with Dixon.
  • Not really. Cops found the car downtown, completely ruined.
  • Dana and Dixon come in laughing.
  • They apologize for it being late and say they had a good time.
  • Dana is going to walk Dixon upstairs. Aw.
  • Harry says to Debbie that all went well and she worried for nothing.
  • She says that her feelings are “valid” and it would be nice if her husband understood that.
  • Dixon is in his room. He goes on the computer to He clicks “Yes, I am over 18.”
  • He seemed to know that site already. No Google search or anything.
  • FYI all: Brandon had a sports gambling addiction in season 3 of Beverly Hills 90210, while he was in high school as well. It briefly resurfaced in season 6 while he was in college.
  • Ade arrives at rehearsal. One of the other band members, not one from last night, is kind of punk-goth-y. She starts to give Ade grief but then says they’re cool.
  • Lila walks in, late apparently. She is the bass player.
  • Ade and Lila are introduced. But haven’t they met already? Awkward, anyway.
  • Navid tells Liam and Dixon that he had a hot date last night with Lila.
  • Q10: Cool enough for you to move off your whole Jasper vendetta?–Dixon
  • Navid surprises himself and says yes. He realizes his vendetta did have to do with Ade.
  • Ade is freaking out to Gia. She joined the band to get over Navid but now has to work with his new girl.
  • Q11: Every day I’m going to be reminded of what I lost.–Ade
  • Gia snaps. She doesn’t want to hear about Navid anymore.
  • Ade apologizes for talking about him so much.
  • Gia says that’s not it.
  • Q12: I like you. The problem is I like you, okay?!–Gia
  • She’s practically crying.
  • Teddy and Silver are talking when she says she needs to tell him something.
  • She admits she read his e-mails, the message from Amy.
  • Teddy says nothing happened.
  • She admits she knows that because she sent her friend Gia to spy.
  • The brilliant Teddy says, “You spied on me?” Why do people always say that in these scenarios?
  • Silver says his past was making her feel insecure and she didn’t know if she could trust him.
  • But, she says, it doesn’t matter. She was wrong and it’ll never happen again because she knows she can trust him.
  • Q13: That’s great. But the thing is, now I don’t know if I can trust you.–Teddy
  • He says he needs space and despite Silver’s protests, walks away.
  • I feel like we’ve see this way too many times on shows. It just seems like such an easy storyline to do.
  • Jasper walks up to Annie and offers her a ride.
  • She tells him to stop stalking her.
  • He doesn’t know what she’s talking about.
  • She says she’s seen him.
  • Jasper says he’s just trying to help.
  • He says he got rid of the one piece of evidence linking her to the crime. THE CAR!
  • Q14: See, I’m just looking out for you.–Jasper
  • Close-up on Annie’s freaked-out face.
  • Fade to black.
  • Preview: The voiceover says “The censors forbid us from exploiting this storyline” and it shows Gia and Ade looking at each other. “So if you can’t say this” and Ade says to Silver and Naomi “I’m having these feelings for a girl. Does that mean I’m gay?” Then  the voiceover continues, “Or if you can’t talk about this.” And Naomi says, “A little lady-lady action might be just the thing for you” and then Ade and Gia lean into kiss as the voiceover says “You’ll have to watch to see this.” So much for not exploiting! (I know, I know. It was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek.)

Those are my thoughts. What’s yours?

Spoiler: You Ask, I Answer

23 03 2010


More “90210” please, you haven’t done a Q&A in a while. -Casey
This week’s hour will feature the rebound of Mr. Navid Shirazi. His suspension for coke possession is finally up and he starts dating that new chick, Lila… who ends up having a connection to his ex, Adrianna, that is hardly comfortable.

How much trouble is Dixon’s birth mom going to cause now that she’s in Bev Hills? -RR
Mother and son will have some trouble connecting at first, but their mutual love of basketball may ease a bit of the awkwardness. Unfortunately, I’m hearing her influence may indirectly incite an online gambling addiction in Dix.

Are we finally rid of that creep Jasper? Tell me it’s over between him and Annie. -P

I can tell you no such thing. Creep be stalkin’ little miss Wilson this week. He won’t let up that easy.

Teddy and Silver on “90210”? Will it last? -Grace
There will be bumps in the road. Silver actually sends Gia (Rumer Willis) on a recon mission this week to find out if he might already be cheating on her. It doesn’t go over well. But I think these two are going to go the distance despite their issues.

Any “90210” scoop? -JenniferC
With Dixon’s biological mom staying at their house and Debbie’s yoga instructor (Greg Vaughan) being more supportive of Deb’s feelings than Harry, we’re going to start seeing the first major cracks in the Wilsons’ marriage…

Credit: Zap2it


Only thing really new here is the gambling thing with Dixon. And to that I say, see Brandon’s storylines in seasons 3 and 6 of Beverly Hills 90210.

Exclusive: A Quick Chat With 90210’s Trevor Donovan

23 03 2010

I had the privilege of recently catching up with 90210’s Trevor Donovan via e-mail. The three big take-aways from our conversation: you can keep calling him Ken, don’t be afraid to (respectfully) approach him on the street and, oh yeah, tune into the show!

TeenDramaWhore: When you joined the show over the summer, did you have any idea Teddy would still be around all these months later?

Trevor Donovan: I wasn’t sure. I was just having a great time working with the cast.

TDW: Will you be back for season 3?

Donovan: Stay tuned.

TDW: What’s been the easiest thing about working on 90210 and what’s been the hardest?

Donovan: Easiest: well, working with such great cast mates. Hardest: being so close to the beach and not be able to surf.

TDW: There’s two things we know are coming up for Teddy: more interaction with Silver [Jessica Stroup] and Teddy’s father, Spence [Ryan O’Neal], comes to town. Can you tell us what to expect with those?

Donovan: Expect good things.  Love Jessica Stroup… she’s amazing.

TDW: The show has shown its philanthropic side by collaborating with Habitat for Humanity and Warriors in Pink. What were those experiences like for you?

Donovan: A lot of fun.  Am looking forward to doing more..

TDW: In an episode earlier this season, Ivy [Gillian Zinser] jokingly told Teddy not to tweet about her relationship with Liam [Matt Lanter]. As an actor, what value do you think Twitter has?

Donovan: Well, it is such a random thing… if I think of it, I’ll text a tweet.

TDW: A lot of people have looked at you this past year and compared you to a Ken doll. Compliment or insult?

Donovan: Ken is world-known and treated his lady (Barbie) pretty well, as far as I know….so, I’ll take it as a compliment.

TDW: Have you had any interesting fan encounters?

Donovan: Every one of them. I really like meeting fans.

TDW: What’s one thing people don’t know about you?

Donovan: I sing and play guitar.

TDW: What other projects are you working on?

Donovan: Right now I’m taking a vacation and helping out my Mom on the house. Stayed tuned for future projects. Thanks for chatting. I hope you guys enjoy the rest of season 2 of 90210. Keep watching!

Come back Sunday for another exclusive interview!

TDW Interview Index

Spoiler: Watch With Kristin

23 03 2010


Mart223: Thanks for the cool plug for 90210! How about some more scoop to celebrate?
I give and I give and…well, you give in return, so OK. Gia is going to cheat on Adriana, and Naomi accuses a teacher of sexual harassment, but it’s so not true. Also, things get even creepier (and life-or-deathier) with Jasper. Dun. Dun. Dun.

Credit: E! Online

News Roundup: One Tree Hill, 90210, The O.C. and Dawson’s Creek

22 03 2010

Live-Blog: Gossip Girl 3.15

22 03 2010

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EPISODE 3.15: The Sixteen Year Old Virgin

  • Previously on: Chuck spent 18 years accepting his mom was daead but she’s back and wants to get to know with him, Chuck doesn’t get along with Uncle Jack, Vanessa doesn’t want to ruin her friendship with Dan, Vanya gives Lily Rufus’ scarf from Holland’s apt, Rufus forbids Jenny from seeing Damian
  • The episode’s title is a play on the movie The 40 Year Old Virgin.
  • Both titles are grammatically incorrect and it bugs the hell out of me! Anyway…
  • Jenny is staying at the loft with Rufus. He’s running a tight ship and she’s hating it.
  • She’s going to school and must come home right after.
  • She leaves the loft and makes a call, saying she needs a car.
  • She lets down her hair and it’s greasy and wavy and just gross.
  • Blair is on the phone, saying Chuck had an emergency meeting with his lawyer.
  • She’s talking to Elizabeth! Interesting.
  • Apparently they’ve had a great week.
  • Blair tells Elizabeth that she thinks he has something to ask her and she should come over.
  • Chuck walks in and she hangs up.
  • He says several female employees of the hotel are suing him for sexual harassment.
  • Blair is shocked and says they are “scheming harlots.”
  • The lawyer points out two of the women weren’t even in town on the supposed dates.
  • Blair says the lawyer can fight it.
  • Chuck says a trial would be a PR disaster.
  • Q1: Settling is for the guilty. Celebrities who run people over, the Catholic Church.–Blair
  • Chuck reiterates that he has to settle.
  • Blair concludes this is because he doesn’t want to tell Elizabeth about this and ruin her image of him.
  • Q2: What’s the point of having Elizabeth in your life if you’re not going to let her in?–Blair
  • Lily comes to the loft. She’s “checking in.”
  • Rufus says things are fine but strict with Jenny.
  • Lily says she needs to ask him something.
  • They are interrupted by a call.
  • It’s Headmistress Queller. Jenny didn’t go to school…all week.
  • Nate and Serena are sexin’.
  • Q3: Who needs coffee after a wake-up like that?–Serena
  • Rufus texts Serena. He can’t find Jenny and he thinks she’s with Damian.
  • Serena tells Nate how Damian tried to kiss her and they conclude he’s a creep.
  • But Serena points out that’s what’s most attractive about a bad boy is being forbidden to see him.
  • She says Rufus is running Jenny into Damian’s arms and she vows to not let that happen.
  • Dan and Vanessa are hooking up, too.
  • But Rufus keeps calling.
  • Dan says he doesn’t want to answer because they are keeping their relationship casual…a casual secret.
  • Vanessa says he can’t hide from his dad forever.
  • So he calls Rufus and we don’t hear him but we are to presume he tells Dan that Jenny is MIA.
  • Jenny and Damian are making out, as well!
  • But Jenny abruptly stops and says she has to go Latin class.
  • Q4: It’s a dead language. It’s not going anywhere.–Damian
  • Q5: Don’t you think it’s a little coincidental that the last time we got this spot, the place right underneath your kilt, you had to go dissect a fetal pig?–Damian
  • Q6: When I date someone, sex is usually a part of the equation.–Damian
  • He asks that she just let him know if she doesn’t want that.
  • He also kinda sorta asks if she’s a virgin.
  • She brushes it off and says she likes to go slow with new people.
  • They make plans for later and he promises to go slow. I don’t think they are on the same page.
  • Q7: There’s another day dads fear. The day their Little J decides to lose their Little V.–Gossip Girl
  • Blair, Chuck and Elizabeth are walking down the street.
  • Elizabeth says she had a lovely time. Wherever they were.
  • Chuck says his dad is being honored by some place tonight and Lily will be there and she wants to know if she’ll come, too.
  • She says she would love to come, too.
  • At that moment, they are ambushed by the press, who are asking questions about the lawsuit.
  • Chuck sends Blair and Elizabeth away.
  • His phone rings. It’s Jack.
  • Q8: Naughty nephew. You won’t believe what I just heard.–Uncle Jack
  • Chuck concludes that Jack is behind the lawsuit.
  • Jack’s got a kinda thick goatee! Don’t know if I like yet.
  • Lily and Rufus are talking about Jenny.
  • Q9: I guess I’m still holding out hope that somewhere underneath that mop of blonde hair is my little girl.–Rufus
  • Rufus thanks Lily for being there.
  • Lily says they should put their past behind them.
  • She suggests he join her tonight at the event in honor of Bart.
  • Q10: I’m not in the mood to support any of your former husbands right now.–Rufus
  • Kind of no-brainer, Lil, no?
  • She gets up to leave and puts his scarf down.
  • Serena and Jenny are talking.
  • S asks J how things are with Damian.
  • Jenny says things are great. He listens to her and treats her like an adult.
  • S concludes that it’s serious.
  • J says it’s about to be. She’s thinking that tonight is, um, the night.
  • Q11: Your first time, that’s monumental.–Serena
  • S asks if she’s nervous. Jenny says a little. It’s clear she means A LOT.
  • Serena says you can never get your virginity back and she wishes she waited for someone who would always support her and stand up for her.
  • She references Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing. LOL
  • Jenny doesn’t know what’s talking about. Um, WHAT?!
  • Q12: It’s great. You should download it.–Serena
  • Jenny says Damian is a great guy.
  • Nate walks in. I guess he overheard?
  • Serena says she has to go but Nate can take her for lunch.
  • Jack show ups to the hotel.
  • Q13: I never realized how many sex puns you can make out Chuck Bass.–Jack
  • Chuck says it’s more than coincidence that Jack showed up now.
  • Jack says he came back to protect him, because he hear his mom rose from the dead.
  • Chuck explains what happened with Elizabeth and Bart.
  • Jack tells Chuck he’s being duped. He saw Evelyn’s body in the casket.
  • Blair is repulsed to see Jack and concludes as well that he is behind this.
  • Jack tells Blair that Chuck needs to step down from the hotel.
  • Blair says he’s not going to get what he wants.
  • Q14: I’ve already had everything of Chuck’s worth having.–Jack
  • Chuck is watching from afar, looking uncomfy.
  • Serena is ont he phone with Nate, who has stepped away from Jenny at a restaurant.
  • She says she has a plan to show Jenny, rather than tell her, that Damian’s a bad guy.
  • She’s bringing Damian over and when he starts to come on to her, Jenny and Nate will walk in.
  • Nate is skeptical. Damian is already there.
  • Dan makes some kind of joke about the vampire trend.
  • Rufus says he’s noticed that Dan has been sleeping out a lot lately.
  • Dan says he’s been falling a sleep studying on Vanessa’s couch.
  • Rufus calls him a bad liar and asks who he’s seeing.
  • He looks like he’s about to confess or lie some more (either one, lol) and then Vanessa shows up.
  • Rufus called her, since she’s practically Jenny’s sister.
  • Dan is obviously grossed out, because that would make him her brother.
  • Rufus walks away and Vanessa tries to kiss him but Dan resists.
  • Dan says they need to develop rules about this and she is very turned off.
  • Damian says he thought about calling Serena several times to apologize for what happened at the state dinner.
  • S says she thought, too, about calling. She and Nate are over, so…
  • She leans into kiss him but he backs away!
  • He says he’s dating Jenny and really likes her. He leaves.
  • Nate’s phone rings. Jenny asks what’s going on, because it keeps ringing.
  • Just then, Rufus appears in the window behind them. He does not look happy. Nate and Jenny look scared.
  • Q15: Uht oh. Look’s like this virgin queen’s next accessory may be a chastity belt.–Gossip Girl
  • 90210 promo
  • Q18: You are going to dream of the days you were just grounded.–Rufus
  • He sets up new, even stricter rules.
  • Jenny says she just ditched class to be with her BF. No biggie.
  • She says she’s not a child but Rufus says she’s acting like one.
  • Rufus says she can’t be around a guy with drugs. Jenny reminds him that the drugs weren’t Damian’s and he jumped to conclusions.
  • Q19: Dad, it’s no wonder your marriage is going down the toilet.–Jenny
  • OUCH! At least she didn’t say “again.”
  • Rufus spies his scarf.
  • Elizabeth gives Chuck something to wear tonight. I can’t quite tell what it is. But it’s purple.
  • Blair helped her pick it out.
  • She says she recalls purple was his father’s favorite color, too.
  • Chuck says that’s why he always wore it.
  • She points out Bart used to play with people’s minds.
  • Chuck says his Uncle Jack just came into town.
  • Elizabeth says that sounds just like him. She asks if he’s going to be there tonight.
  • Chuck says he’s not invited but he’ll likely slip in like a cockroach.
  • She says she and Jack have history and she’s not ready to face him.
  • He says he understands (does he?) so why don’t they hang out now instead.
  • Blair is talking to S about Chuck and Elizabeth.
  • Q17: Speaking of things we’ve shared…–Blair, as Nate calls Serena
  • LOL!
  • Blair answers, saying S can’t talk. They’re getting ready.
  • Blair puts him on speaker phone.
  • Nate says he’s worried about Jenny losing her virginity to a guy like that. A girl like her needs more.
  • Serena obviously hears and is very insulted, concluding that Nate meant a girl like S didn’t deserve more because she was a slut.
  • She hangs up on Nate, who didn’t even know he was on speaker phone, of course.
  • Jenny’s watching Dirty Dancing now. It’s about time!
  • Rufus comes in and Jenny says the movie is kind of good.
  • Q18: Yeah. Baby’s dad is an even bigger jerk than you.–Jenny
  • Rufus says he has to go to an event tonight and she’s coming, too, and he’ll be watching her.
  • Protesters are picketing outside the hotel, calling for a boycott.
  • Blair comes in, complaining about the protesters.
  • Chuck says they have to stop by a DNA center or something. He wants to see if Elizabeth really is his mom.
  • Q19: Are you kidding? A DNA sample? You’ve been watching too much CBS.–Blair
  • Chuck says they should’ve thought of that a while ago.
  • Q20: You know who she really is. You can see it in her eyes. In your eyes.–Blair
  • Chuck points out the evidence: she just showed up, she knows curious things and doesn’t want to be with Jack, the only person still alive who actually met his mom.
  • Elizabeth walks in. She heard everything.
  • Q21: I should’ve known you would never let me in. You are your father’s son.–Elizabeth
  • She leaves. Blair is crushed and appalled. She won’t be going to the party.
  • Q22: Looks like the protesters outside aren’t the only who thinks Bass is an ass.–Gossip Girl
  • Everyone is at the party event thingie.
  • Lily says she didn’t expect to see Serena because S hasn’t returned any of her calls.
  • Lily says someday Serena will understand why…
  • Q23: You were doing my father when I went to see him?–Serena
  • She walks off.
  • Chuck thanks Lily for the turnout tonight.
  • Lily asks where Blair is and the person he wanted her to meet.
  • Chuck says he’s solo tonight and Lily says she is, too.
  • He kisses her on the cheek. I kind of love their pseudo-mother/son relationship.
  • Nate goes over to Serena.
  • She’s still upset about what happened on the phone earlier, that Nate basically called her a slut.
  • Nate lists the guys Serena hooked up with in high school.
  • Serena says that despite whatever gossip he heard, she didn’t sleep with all of them.
  • And that doesn’t explain why Nate is so concerned about Jenny’s first time.
  • Q24: I woke up the morning after I lost my virginity to find that the person I lost it to, the person I loved, left town, never to be heard from again for a year. So, yeah, I had a good reason.–Nate
  • Aw! I love that they are bringing it back!
  • And I can buy that reason for him worrying about Jenny. I think.
  • Rufus and Lily see Jack.
  • Rufus tells Jack he has a lot of nerve coming there.
  • Jack tries to explain his actions the last time they were together. He says he was on drugs or something. I don’t remember this.
  • Rufus warns Jack not to make any trouble. Jack walks away.
  • Lily notes to Rufus that he found the scarf.
  • He asks to talk somewhere privately.
  • Dan and Jenny are talking and all I can focus on is that Dan needs a haircut.
  • Vanessa walks in slow-motion. LOL Dan is blown away by how good she looks.
  • He goes over to kiss her but she resists. He reminds him of the rules.
  • Q25: Oh, and just so you know, I’m not wearing any underwear.–Vanessa
  • Nate spies Jenny and walks over.
  • Q26: Go away, traitor.–Jenny
  • Nate sits down. He apologizes for calling Rufus. OH, I get it now.
  • Nate tells Jenny that she deserves someone who is going to treat her right.
  • J reminds Nate that he’s taken. Awkward.
  • Nate tells Jenny how Damian came onto Serena at the state party.
  • Jenny says Nate is missing key info. Damian did it on purpose to get the drugs they needed.
  • Nate is appalled that Damian is dealing but Jenny points out that Nate used to do drugs. Touche.
  • Q27: Stop pretending that you care about me. In fact, the one who does just got here.–Jenny
  • Jenny is smiling wide as she greets Damian.
  • Nate runs after, saying Damian can’t leave with her.
  • So Damian decks him!
  • He takes Jenny’s hand and they head to the door. Jenny looks shocked, though.
  • Q28: Looks like J is about to do some dirty dancing of her own.–Gossip Girl
  • Dan helps Nate up.
  • Serena and Vanessa run over.
  • Nate explains that Jenny ran off with Damian, who is a drug dealer.
  • Nate runs off to go find Jenny.
  • Rufus is telling Lily that he did go to Holland’s apartment wanting to get his own kind of revenge but when it came down to it, he couldn’t do it.
  • Q29: “‘Cause the truth is, Lily, I love you and I couldn’t do that to you.” “And I love you. I’ve always loved you.”–Rufus and Lily
  • Aw!
  • They’re about to kiss when Dan interrupts, saying Jenny has run off.
  • The lawyer tells Chuck that things are bad. Christian conservative groups are calling for a boycott.
  • He says Chuck needs to at least temporarily give up running the operations of the hotel to save PR face.
  • Jack steps in and immediately volunteers.
  • Q30: I promise you, Jack, that will never happen.–Chuck
  • Goatee verdict: not liking it. (And that’s coming from a girl who does like facial hair.)
  • Jack says then he’ll just buy the hotel when Chuck goes bankrupt.
  • Chuck says this was all a master plan by Jack.
  • Jack says he just wants to keep the hotel in the family and walks off.
  • Nate goes into Damian’s hotel, asking for the room number.
  • The receptionist won’t give it. She suggests calling.
  • Nate tells the receptionist that he won’t answer because he’s up there with a 16-year-old girl.
  • They head up to the room. But Jenny and Damian aren’t there!
  • They are actually at Jenny’s!
  • Chuck catches Blair up to speed.
  • Blair offers to take over the hotel. Chuck says it’s not a good idea, PR-wise, to hand things over to his 19-year-old girlfriend.
  • She suggests Lily. Chuck says they need to keep it out of Bass Industries.
  • Chuck’s phone beeps. The DNA results are in. They have another choice. (For who can run the hotel.)
  • Jenny and Damian are hooking up in bed. She stops and tells him that she’s a virgin.
  • He says he figured and it’s not a big deal.
  • She says it is. This means something to her.
  • He says they can talk about it after and goes to kiss her.
  • She sits up. She doesn’t want to do this.
  • Damian is peeved, to say the least.
  • Q31: I knew you were just a kid.–Damian
  • He gets up and leaves. Jenny starts to cry.
  • Almost everyone is at the loft.
  • Lily gets off the phone, saying the police are looking for Jenny and Damian but it’s doubtful they’ll be found tonight.
  • Jenny then walks in.
  • She announces to all of them that she and Damian broke up.
  • She asks if she’s still grounded and Rufus says yes.
  • She says she’s tired and going to her room for the rest of the year.
  • Serena follows.
  • S asks J if she’s okay. J says yes.
  • Serena concludes that Jenny didn’t go through it. Jenny lies and says she did.
  • Q32: Honestly, Serena. I don’t know what you were so worried about. It was no big deal.–Jenny
  • She cues up “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” on her iPod. Awww. That’s kind of tear-worthy.
  • She asks S to leave.
  • Elizabeth lets Chuck into her hotel room. She’s packing.
  • Chuck says he should”ve trusted her.
  • The implication is that the test came back and it was a match.
  • Elizabeth says it’s her fault for abandoning him when he was a baby.
  • Chuck says he needed the DNA test to ensure that she was the right person to take over the hotel for him as he takes a step back.
  • She’s unsure.
  • He says it’s not hard and he’ll instruct her.
  • Lily is on the phone with CeCe.
  • CeCe says Lily needs to check back in with Dr. Van Der Woodsen.
  • Lily wants to find someone else but CeCe says he is the best choice.
  • Lily says she’ll get on the next flight out.
  • Rufus walks in.
  • Lily says her mother called and she needs to go to her.
  • Rufus understands and says he needs to spend time with Jenny anyway.
  • But when she comes back, they’ll start over with a clean slate.
  • She agrees. They hug. And she’s crying!
  • She’s totally sick, folks! Not CeCe! Lily!
  • Dan comes into Vanessa’s room.
  • He says that normally he would tell everyone that he’s seeing an amazing girl and it’s serious and he’s happy but he’s nervous this time.
  • Q33: “How happy you are?” ‘Oh, very happy. The kind of happy people write songs about.”–Vanessa and Dan
  • Vanessa says he should tell then. They kiss.
  • Nate and Serena are together.
  • He apologizes for trying to help Jenny without letting Serena help him.
  • She apologizes for leaving the morning after their first time.
  • She wishes they can have a do-over.
  • Q34: This time I know that you love me. And you know that I love you.–Serena
  • Chuck comes home. Blair has champagne.
  • He asks what they’re celebrating: the lawsuit, scandal or the fact that he signed over the hotel.
  • Q35: We’re celebrating you. For opening you heart to your mother. And me. For being the woman who encouraged you to do it.–Blair
  • Sweet but Blair still has to sneak her ego into it. Ugh/
  • They kiss.
  • Elizabeth answers her door. It’s Jack and the lawyer.
  • Q36: “Do we have ourselves a hotel?” “We do.”–Jack and Elizabeth
  • Fade to black.
  • Yikes! So Elizabeth is his mom but is working with Jack to screw Chuck. Unless there will be some double-backstabbing going on.
  • Preview: Nate says “Two words: role play,” cut to Vanessa dressed up for Dan like an old-fashioned housewife. The narrator says “There’s  high fashion, high-class call girls, and just plain high” as Agnes struts on a runway, the call girl from earlier this season is back (I forget her name), Blair says “Prostitutes are people, too,”  Jenny asks if someone put something in her drink, Agnes tells the guys holding a clearly drugged-Jenny to show her a good time, a bunch of rapid clips with the words “Let The Games Begin” intercut, Blair says, “If it’s a war Jack wants, then it’s a war he’ll get.”

Those are my thoughts. What’s yours?

From The CW…

22 03 2010

Exclusive: One Tree Hill Producer on Social Media, Passionate Fans and The Show’s Future

21 03 2010

There’s a lot about teen dramas you can debate: favorite characters, worst couples, best quotes. Few would argue against this: hiatuses suck. They are long, torturous and boring. Luckily for us, the folks behind One Tree Hill have made a seemingly unprecedented move by filling the show’s current 2-month hiatus with daily videos and other content shared via their official Twitter account.

One of the people to thank for all the OTH goodness is associate producer Steve Goldfried. In an exclusive interview, Goldfried discusses the show’s use of social media, thanks the fans for their devotion and comments on where things stand regarding an eighth season.

TeenDramaWhore: How did you first get hooked up with the show?

Steve Goldfried: I was an office production assistant at Tollin/Robinns Productions, which was the production company that One Tree Hill started at. Joe Davola, who is the executive producer, was the president of television there. I actually started by working for Mike Tollin in his office there as the production assistant, which meant I ran scripts around town, made coffee, made copies. Stuff like that. One Tree Hill came about, and I had been there for about 6 months, and Mike Tollin said he wanted to send someone out there to document. Joe Davola had made a deal, I think with MTV, that they would have video cameras shooting behind-the-scenes footage there from the beginning, since Joe’s roots were at MTV and Hilarie [Burton, Peyton], of course, was coming from MTV to be on the show at the time. So they wanted some behind-the-scenes footage and someone there documenting it and they sent me out there to be a set a production assistant but I also carried a video camera around with me while I was doing that. That’s how I got hooked up originally.

TDW: Since then, your role has changed over the years.

Goldfried: It has and it hasn’t. I still carry a video camera around with me all the time on the set, which is cool in a way. Almost all of the behind-the-scenes footage you’ve ever seen of One Tree Hill was shot by me. There’s rare occassions where other crews came in and shot some stuff but most everything is shot by me. Almost all the videos, little behind-the-scenes, the vingettes and the featurettes on the DVDs are produced and edited and shot by me. So it hasn’t changed in that sense but I’ve had an expanded responsibility in other aspects, too, like in actually getting that footage out there. The viral marketing, the social networking side has expanded over the years. When we had more product placement in the show, I worked with the distributor and the network on those deals, and I work on the contests and promotions that we have.

TDW: So your title right now is associate producer but that doesn’t mean the same for everyone that’s an associate producer.

Goldfried: No. I’m probably sort of unique in that, though “producer” can mean a hundred different things in Hollywood. But there are other associate producers and other producers that do I what I do, which is more marketing and promotions.

TDW: The quickest way that you get content to the fans now is through the One Tree Hill Twitter account. Correct me if I’m wrong, but that started during this past summer, right?

Goldfried: Season 7 was when we first got it out there. When we started filming the season, I was taking pictures and tweeting those and sending little updates from the set. Then, just recently, since the Utah trip, we’ve started updating daily with video. At the moment, that’s definitely the quickest way to get stuff out there. The Facebook page has 1.3 million fans so that’s a good way as well.

TDW: What do you think the value is of these social media tools? You didn’t have them when the show started in 2003.

Goldfried: It’s great, although One Tree Hill has always been on the forefront of online viral marketing and social networking. I started a MySpace page for Peyton, when MySpace was kind of hot. Even before that, when I was just a set PA and working on set, [creator] Mark Schwahn was back in L.A. really fostering a relationship with the fans online and doing live chats, listening to the fans and interacting with them. I think that’s one reason why One Tree Hill has such a loyal following. The fans are so passionate about the show because we’ve always tried to connect with them and bring them in. It’s our show–ours and the fans together.

TDW: How is it decided what’s tweeted?

Goldfried: It’s decided based on what we think the fans will enjoy that day and every day that we tweet. If there’s a cool article that we see online or, like right now, putting new video up each day because we’re on this long hiatus, we feel like we’re getting the fans fresh One Tree Hill-related content each day. That’s something we feel like they want and we’ve seen the responses. They do want it and they’re enjoying it. So it’s based on what we think they’ll like and the response that we’re getting on Twitter and Facebook.

TDW: It’s almost seven years since you guys started production. That’s a lot of time to spend on one set. What has been the most surprising thing to you about working on the show?

Goldfried: It’s a tough question to answer because TV is so fast-paced. When you’re working on a TV show, you’re really immersed in it. I don’t know that I’ve really stopped and thought about what the most surprising thing is. It’s all be pretty amazing. It’s been an amazing journey and you have to try to enjoy it as much as possible while you’re doing it and I have. The easy answer is just that it’s lasted this long. As fans of the show know, there’s been a lot of times throughout the seven years, where people thought we were thought getting canceled or it looked like that might happen and then we kept getting picked up. So that’s surprising in a way. The fans are pretty surprising, just how passionate and hardcore they are.

TDW: I think you have one of the strongest fanbases around.

Goldfried: Definitely. We see that. We recognize it and we love it. It’s definitely what has helped keep us on the air so long. We couldn’t have been on for those seven years without the fans.

TDW: You’re obviously very familiar with what the storylines are and what’s being shot on set. Do you have any favorites?

Goldfried: The episode in season 2 where we went to the race track in Charlotte [Episode 2.19, I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning]. That was really fun, crashing cars, being on that track and seeing the stunt cars going around. We actually got to drive the cars around. It had rained the day before and to dry the track out, you actually go and drive on the track to soak up some of the wetness. So the crew got to take the cars out and we each got to take our own and go around the racetrack. That was pretty fun. That was one of my favorite episodes [to work on]. Just recently, this season, I really like the Gubbs storyline. Mike Grubbs is a great guy. Wakey!Wakey! is an awesome band and he’s awesome. I had the chance to see him play a few times live in Wilmington and around and on set. We had this little intimate cast and crew wrap party and he played for everyone. That was pretty incredible. I like all those storylines with the musicians especially. The show itself has such heart. It’s hard to pick [favorites]. I don’t have one ship or anything. It’s all just the heart of it.

TDW: Speaking of the music, the sheer volume of bands you’ve introduced viewers to is overwhelming.

Goldfried: Music is its own character on the show. That’s something Mark and Joe have consciously done from the beginning and done an incredible job with it. It plays a huge role. That’s been fun to be around. Being around all these awesome musicians and seeing them perform live, it’s a really cool thing.

TDW: You and the cast and crew just went to Utah.

Goldfried: Yes, Park City.

TDW: You had tons of fans come out. Was it surprising that so many people came when you’re so far from Wilmington or not a surprise given how fervent the fanbase is?

Goldfried: It was not a surprise. It’s not a surprise anymore. It was for a while. After seven years, and all the mall tours, and the One Tree Hill music tour–back then maybe it was a little surprising but now we know they’re that fervent and they’re going to show up wherever we are, which is great. I think our cast is always very receptive to them, going over to take pictures and sign autographs. They get to interact a little bit.

TDW: There’s a massive fan campaign going on right now to show The CW how much they want the show to continue. From what I’ve heard, that’s gotten back to you guys and you know it’s going on. I’m curious to know the reaction you guys have had to it.

Goldfried: We have heard about that and our reaction is gratitude. It’s awesome. It’s amazing to know that the fans took their own initiative to do that. They’ve done that in past years, too, and we continue to be thankful for it.

TDW: Fans are on the edge of their seats, so anxious to find out what’s going to be.

Goldfried: So are we!

TDW: It seems that various places are reporting that it’s going to be a while. I feel like you guys are in this no man’s land. You can’t go back, you can’t go forward.

Goldfried: That’s sort of the nature of TV. It’s always been that way. It won’t be that much longer. We’ll know soon. But we are in no man’s land. We don’t know when. There’s no hard date or anything that we’ve heard of. The upfronts are in mid-May, as you know I’m sure. So we’ll know by then.

TDW: If this turns out to be the last season or even whenever the last season of the show is, how would you like One Tree Hill to be remembered?

Goldfried: Mark has always said they wanted to make somebody’s favorite show. We were never necessarily the biggest show and we’re certainly not the most promoted show. They just wanted to always make sure it was somebody’s favorite show and I think it ended up being a lot of somebody’s favorite show. I’d like it to be remembered that way, too.

TDW: Any last message for the fans?

Goldfried: We’re really happy that everyone is sending in their messages to The CW. That’s awesome. We really appreciate it. Our new episodes return April 26th, the last four of the season, so everyone make sure you tune in for those because they’re going to be great episodes. Thanks for watching and thank you for the interview.

It’s a double-interview week! Come back Tuesday at noon for another exclusive interview!

TDW Interview Index

Six Degrees of Teen Dramas

20 03 2010

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News Roundup: Gossip Girl, 90210, One Tree Hill and The O.C.

19 03 2010
  • The Chuck/Elizabeth storyline from this week’s Gossip Girl is one of’s Top Moments of the Week.
  • has an article on the friendship between Matthew Settle (Rufus, Gossip Girl) and Kelly Rutherford (Lily, Gossip Girl).
  • Kristin has a post praising 90210 and dishing tons of spoilers, the majority of which I’m pretty sure we knew already.
  • WPIX has a video interview with Tristan Wilds (Dixon, 90210).
  • Apparently Shenae Grimes (Annie, 90210) is preparing a photography exhibit somewhere. News to me. Strange it wasn’t mentioned during her recent TV interviews.
  • Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) participated in The KIND Movement.
  • The new season of Dancing With The Stars, featuring Shannen Doherty (Brenda, Beverly Hills 90210), premieres Monday night.
  • A postcard will be sent on your behalf–for free–to The CW in support of One Tree Hill if you fill out this form.
  • USA Today has an interview with Bryan Greenberg (Jake, One Tree Hill).
  • Nylon has a video interview with Greenberg.
  • Thanks to Sara for sharing this fun video of a guy performing a bunch of TV theme songs, including The O.C.
  • A TV critic believes Southland is a breakout role for Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.).

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