90210 (2008–2013): Season 3, Episode 20 - Women on the Verge - full transcript

Annie convinces Marla to attend a Hollywood movie premiere of one of Marla's old films, while Ryan has an unexpected visitor and Teddy catches Marco in a lie and begins to wonder if he is being cheated on. Naomi finds out Max was accepted to a college in a different state, while Silver has a breakdown after receiving some upsetting news that causes Navid and Dixon to stage an intervention.

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You're my girl
and I want everyone to know that.

- Give me a call.
- I want our friendship back.

How do we make it better?

- Break up with him.
- I can't.

We've been friends for too long
to let a guy come in between us.


Tomorrow? Okay, thank you. Bye.

I have my NYU alumni interview

- But what about your hair?
- What about my hair?

- Are you Christopher Smith?
- I am.

What did you think of Black Swan?

Hi, Christopher, this is Erin Silver.
Christopher, me again.

I just had another thought,
it's about Black Swan.

- Do you want the job or not?
- Yeah.

- You're famous.
- I used to be.

Getting old is a bitch, Annie.

- Are you okay there?
- Oh, yeah. It's just my lucky thong.

It's made out of some gnarly lace
and it is itchy.

Okay, that's better.

- You have a lucky thong?
- Yeah.

Never mind.
Of course, you have a lucky thong.

Why are you wearing
your lucky thong?

I need luck. I'm going to find out
any day whether I get into CU or not.

And I have to get in. I just have to.

- I think you're gonna get in.
- Really?

Yeah, your grades are up.
You did that charity calendar thing.

What college wouldn't want you?
You're awesome.

Thank you. Maybe I don't need
my lucky thong after all.

Maybe not. Whoa, no.

Please don't take off your underwear
in public, Naomi.

Why? Do you wanna take them off?

- Later.
- Ha-ha-ha.


Check it out.

It looks like we started a new trend.

I think geek is the new chic.


Have they done something different
with the grilled cheese?

It's like Gouda met Buddha.
This is insanely delicious.

Okay, girl really likes
her grilled cheese, huh?

Are you mocking me? Try this.

- Uh, no, no, thank you.
- Come on.

- No, it's...
- I'm good.

- No.
- Urgh!

After my first week at NYU,

I'm not speaking
to a single one of you ever again.

Wait, did you get in?

Not officially,
but I had the most amazing interview.

Christopher, the alumni guy I met with,
basically told me that I was in.

- Wow, congrats.
- That's awesome.

- So when do you find out for sure?
- Any day now.

I called Christopher a few times,
he just hasn't called me back.

Wait, you called him?

It's cool. He gave me his number.

Look, Navid, you don't understand.
It's fine, trust me.

Try not to worry for once.

I'm gonna get dessert.
Who wants ice cream?

- Anyone? My treat.
- I'm good.

Okay, somebody take away her coffee
before she gets back.

And here we go.

- Give me that baby. Hello.
- I have got this thing down.

I can have this kid wiped
and diapered in under a minute.

I should enter a contest.

Well, I think you're pretty terrific.

Yeah, well, tell me more.

Oh, actually I was talking to Jack.

Oh, that stings.

Hey, I was thinking,
if you're not busy tomorrow,

maybe I could take you out
on a real date.

Ooh! As in, a restaurant that
doesn't have a menu you colour in?

Well, maybe even a wine list.

- Wow.
- Crazy.

- Hey.
- Hey.

- How you doing?
- Hungry.

Good. Me too.

I was thinking we'd go
to that new sushi place on La Cienaga.

It's kind of pricey
but I heard it's supposed to be great.

Sure. Sounds good to me.

- Friend of yours?
- Oh, no, it's nobody.

You can call him back.

No, it's cool. I'll just deal with it later.

Let's get some dinner, man.

- I'm telling you, I'm starving.
- Yeah, yeah, yeah. Me too.

So, uh, I finished sorting through
all of those clothes.

I made a Goodwill pile,

and a "sell to a fancy vintage store
for a lot of money,"

and I made a pile of "you can't throw
these away, they're such treasures."

Sounds good.

So why are you staring at me
like a fish on a hook?

Well, um...

I wanted to talk to you about...

Whether you would like some tea.

Some tea?

Okay, fine.

Okay, great.

Thank you.

And, um...

Are you planning on killing yourself?


I found some articles about suicide
under your desk blotter.

- How dare you?
- I'm sorry, it was an accident.

Do that again and you're fired.

Marla, please, talk to me.

Are you really thinking
about suicide?

Why would you do that?

I have Alzheimer's disease, Annie.


I'm really sorry.

But you shouldn't kill yourself.

Well, thank you.
I'll keep that in mind.

Marla, I'm serious.

I know that it must be hard
to forget things.

Things? Forget things?

Isn't that what Alzheimer's is?

Five years ago,
I did Blithe Spirit on the West End.

I played Madame Arcati, a great role.

It was opening night,
the place was packed.

Hundreds of people
coming to see me.

It was wonderful.

Till the middle of the second act
when my mind just went blank.

It was like someone took a chalkboard
and wiped it with a sponge.

And there was this terrible
long moment

when I didn't know
why I was on the stage.

That must have been awful.

It was. But it's only the beginning.

is a degenerative disease.

First, I couldn't remember my lines.

I forgot how to drive.

What next will I forget?

How to bathe myself?

How to dress myself? How to eat?

How to breathe?

Do you really blame me
for investigating the possibility

of dying with integrity
while still being myself?


I'm just doing research, Annie.

Then that's all it was, just research?



Can I have that cup of tea?

Okay, sure. Of course.

Silver, hey, you home?

Hey, I called you like four times.

What's going on?


I didn't get in.

Babe, I'm sorry.

I worked so hard.

That's it.

I'm done trying so hard for things
and working my ass off

and getting my hopes up,
because it's pointless.

Hey, come on, don't talk like that.
It's just one school.

It's not just one school.
Oh, my God, it's not just one school.

it's the school I wanted to go to.

- Are you gonna gloat?
- What?

I know that you don't think
I should have called Christopher.

Well, you were right, okay?

You're always right, Mr. Perfect.
Are you happy now?

Maybe we should turn on the light,


I just wanna sit here in the dark.

Silver, I just have
to ask you something, okay?

And I'm just asking you.

Have you taken your medication?

Oh, my God.

Are you kidding me, Navid?

Why would you go there, huh?
Why can't I just be upset?

No, no, of course you can.

It's just earlier you were so up and
now you're so down, and I'm worried.

It must be because I'm mentally ill.

- No, it's not that.
- I don't wanna see you.

I don't wanna talk to you.
Just get out.

- Can you let me explain?
- Get out! Leave me alone!

Get out.

- You played great today.
- Thanks.

It felt pretty good to get back out there,
you know?

I'm glad.

- Can I get an Arnold Palmer, please?
- Me too.


Wanna hit up the Arclight tonight?

I was thinking we'd go see
that new 3-D movie.

What, not a fan of 3-D?
Too scary for you?

No, I'd love to, I just can't.
I just got so much studying to do.

Well, how about tomorrow night?

I can't do tomorrow night either.
I got a soccer game.

- Sorry, man.
- No, it's all right. Some other time.

- Here you go, guys.
- Thank you.

"Fundraising gala for the Los Angeles
County Museum of Art."

Not interested.

"Ground-breaking ceremony for
the Beverly Hills Museum of Cinema."

Forget it.

- "Ribbon cutting for the grand open..."
- I hate ribbon cutting.


Those eyes of yours,
you look like a Keane painting.

Look, I know you have this disease,

and I know that it's really,
really hard and scary,

but the reason you have no life
is because you're hiding.

You need to stop living like a hermit,
and you need to start saying yes.

You want me to say yes to life?

I really want you to say yes
to one of those invitations.

- Yes.
- Yes? Ha! Yes.

See? Oh, and this is great.

Look, "The Los Angeles
Young Film Aficionados

kindly request your presence
at a gala screening

of a lovingly restored print
of Penny Foolish,

at the Griffith Observatory."

You have no idea
how I hate seeing myself on film.

I'm not going.

Well, I'm sorry, but you promised.
So you and me are hitting the town.

- I got the letter.
- Which...?

- Oh! Oh, CU.
- Yeah, CU.

Oh, my God, I'm so nervous.
I can't open it, you open it.

- Okay, okay.
- All right.

Oh, my God, I can't open it.

- God, slit my wrist with that envelope.
- You got in.

I got...? I got in?

- You got in.
- I got in!

- You got in. You got in.
- I got in. I got in. I got in.

- I'm going to CU.
- You're going to CU.

I can take off my lucky thong.

What? How many days
you been wearing that thing?

I'm so proud of you.

Now we just have to figure out
where you're gonna go to school.

Oh, well, actually, um,
I didn't wanna steal your thunder,

but I got my acceptance letter to MIT
this morning.

What? That's amazing.

Yeah, I'm pretty psyched.

The Astrophysics Department
is one of the best in the world.

It's been one of my top schools
since I was a kid.

- Max, that's great.
- Yeah.

I'm so excited.

Where is it?

The Massachusetts
Institute of Technology

is in Massachusetts.

Near Boston.


- Oh, wow, I...
- What?

That's a long distance.

I guess we're gonna be
in a long-distance relationship.



Yeah, I mean, we can try.

We can try?
What, you don't think we can do it?

I mean, yeah,
the romantic in me says,

sure, yeah, we should go
for a long-distance relationship,

but the scientist in me
has to look at the data

and the fact is, statistically speaking,

couples our age don't often survive
long-distance relationships.

Okay. Okay, sure, that's statistics,

but we're different,
we're trendsetters.

I mean, come on,
geek is the new chic.

I'm not saying that I'm giving up.

I mean, I'm crazy about you.

I just...

I think we should make the most
of the time that we do have together,

right now, you know?

Yeah. Yeah, okay.

We'll make the most
of the time we have together.


- Ahem, hello?
- Hey, Dixon, it's Navid.

- I really need your help.
- What's going on?

It's Silver. She hasn't been acting
like herself lately,

and I'm worried, man.

I'm really worried.

Hey, you have any babies
you need sitting on?

- Hey, you're early.
- Yeah, I didn't want you worrying.

I know you can be quite
the nervous Nellie.

Uh, actually, I prefer the term
"conscientious father."

Speaking of which,
all the numbers you need are here.

The restaurant
where Deb and I are going,

next-door neighbours, Maria the nanny,
poison control, uh, 911.

I think I know the number of 911.

I have my phone,
if you wanna call and check on Jack,

I'll let him gurgle into it.

Actually, even better,

I just got this new tablet
and we can video chat.

I use it all the time.
Here, check this out.

- Hello?
- Hey, Maria, uh, can we see Jack?

We're just in the other room actually...

Ryan, please don't be mad at me.

What? Uh, is Jack okay?

Hello, Ryan.

Jen, what are you doing here?

I'm sorry, she's very insistent.

- Hey.
- Jen, you're here.

- I missed you so much.
- Oh, I've missed you.

And I have my missed my baby boy.

Jen, seriously,
what are you doing here?

Well, it's nice to see you too, Ryan.

Um, I don't know what to say.

Well, I'm sorry to just show up like this
but we need to talk.

So, what are you and Marco
doing tonight?

Nothing, he's got a soccer game.

Yeah, how is it going
with the new boy toy?

It's okay.

What's wrong?

Who says there's anything wrong?

She's gonna drag it out of you.
Might as well save time and spill it.

She's very wise.

Marco's a great guy
and I like him a lot, I just...

- I just don't think I can trust him.
- Why not?

There's a lot of things.

He never answers the phone
when we're together,

and he's always making excuses
why we can't hang out.

I just think he's hiding something,
or someone.

Naomi, stop it.

- No, it's hilarious.
- No, I'm sorry, it's just the irony.

It's the delicious irony.

I wish every guy
who was a player in high school

could turn gay in his senior year
and get a taste of his own medicine.

The player getting played.

- You really think so?
- Not necessarily.

Please, I know soccer players.
Chasing each other around,

grabbing and rubbing up against
each other every chance they get.

And then one of them scores a goal

and they have an excuse to rip off their
shirts and leap into each others' arms.

- Do not listen to her.
- Unless you wanna hear the truth.

Naomi, zip it, all right?

Look, if you think Marco's a good guy,
then you just need to trust him

until he gives you a real reason not to.

Yeah, I guess so.

I think that you should go to his game
and surprise him. He'll love it.

- Doubt that.
- Zip.

Go to the game.

Doing it through college day
where everybody wears their stuff?

- You went... Stanford?
- Hey.

That'd be cool. Hey.

- I'll see you later. Cool.
- Later.

- Bye.
- Bye.

Would you like to go
to a screening with me tonight?

Annie invited us to this movie
with Marla in it.

You know, Marla the old lady?
Anyway, it's a '60s theme,

and I was thinking you could go
all Don Draper-esque.

- Do you have a skinny tie?
- I'm sorry.

- Oh, well, we'll just get you one.
- No, I mean, I can't go.

I told Morris and Allen
I'd play "Black Ops" with them tonight.

- What?
- I'm sorry, Naomi, they're my buddies,

you know,
we won't be together next year.

Neither will we.


No, I don't get it.

You said to try to make the most
of the time that we had,

and that's what I've been doing.

You're not doing anything at all.
You're not even trying.

Look, we talked about this.
It's not like I don't care, it's just...

It's just statistics.

Well, this is fun.

Yeah, I'm psyched to see this movie.

So, Marla, what's it about?

About an hour and a half.

It's a thriller, right?

Depends on what thrills you, I guess.

Well, uh, the online movie guide said

that it's like The Thomas Crown Affair
meets Blow-Up.

So, Naomi,
how come Max couldn't make it?


That's a really cool necklace.

Thank you.

I wore it to the Academy Awards
the year I was nominated.

- You were nominated for an Oscar?
- Yeah.

Warren Beatty was my date.
We had a good night.

Not as much fun as tonight though,

riding in a limo
with a bunch of teenagers

who are bound to be my only audience
at this pitiful event.

Well, looks like we're there.

We love you!

I'll be damned. Did you do all this?

Me? I don't know this many people.


Excuse me.

- You know what time the game starts?
- There's no game tonight.

- You sure?
- Positive.

Okay, thanks.

Look, I just wanna be clear,
I am not okay with this.

You can't just abandon your son
for five months

and then show up one day
and think that's okay.

I totally get that.

And you have every right to be mad.

But I need you to know
that I've changed.

Okay, I freaked out.

I have spent some time in therapy,
and I have worked on myself.

And I'm in a completely
different place now.


Look, I'm not a natural at this.

Well, nobody's a natural.

Parenting is hard,
and it takes hard work.

I know, and I'm not trying
to underestimate that at all.

I just mean to say
that you are really good at it.

I feel like a complete failure
next to you.

Look, Jen, it's...

Parenting is a skill, okay?
You learn how to do it.

I mean,
I made a lot of mistakes at first.

- Really?
- Yeah.

I mean,
the first time I gave Jack a bath,

I made the water so hot
I nearly boiled him alive like a lobster.

- You didn't?
- I did.

It just takes time and commitment.

I know, and I'm ready now.

I'm ready to commit.

Give me another chance.

I really want this relationship to work.

Jen, uh, that can't happen.

Um, I'm actually
in a relationship now

with Debbie. Debbie Wilson.

Oh, my God.

Um, I'm sorry, I don't mean to laugh
but that's just too funny.

You're dating the help?

Well, anyway, I was talking about
a relationship with Jacques, my son.

I wanna be in his life, not yours.

No offence.


You up, Silver?



Uh, heh...

I heard about NYU.
Come to cheer you up.

Please, just leave me alone.

If you want somebody
to leave you alone,

I think you need to change
the hiding place for your spare key.

I'm not leaving until you come out,

so you might as well talk to me.


Uh... Heh...

Think you need a change of scenery.

So, uh, come on, let's go.

I don't wanna go anywhere.

When's the last time
you ate anything?

Okay. Heh.

Let's go,
let's go get something to eat.

- I'm not hungry, Dixon.
- That's cool.

I'm starving
so you could just watch me eat.


I shouldn't have met you here.

Yeah, well,
you shouldn't have met me anywhere.

I'm crazy for you, Jack.

I guess you know that already.

Oh, I've known you were crazy
for a long, long time.

Well, I'm here now.

What are you gonna do with me?

I'll think of something.

Can I help you?

Uh, yeah, is Marco home?

I'm sorry, Marco?

Marco Salazar?

Oh, Marco. Lupe's son.

I'm sorry, Lupe?

She's our housekeeper.

But she's already gone home
for the day.

Is everything all right?


You can't just go to therapy
for a few months

and pretend you're a different person,
you know.

Well, if there's one person

I could see benefiting
from some therapy, it's Jen.

Yeah, it's just... I don't know.

She had all these excuses
for her behaviour, you know,

like, uh, "I was intimidated,"
or, "it was my hormones."

Oh, hey, don't dismiss hormones.
They are real and they are powerful.

Oh, and she's wearing flats now.

Like, uh, that's supposed
to impress me.

Flats? Really? Wow.

You're buying this?
I mean, you think she's changed?

- It's just she...
- What?

She was really nasty
when I told her about us.

What'd she say?

Oh, come on, tell me.

She called you "the help."
Does that sound like a new Jen?

She's called me a lot worse,
and to my face.

Look, the fact is
she's the only mom that Jack has,

so you should try
to make it work with her, for his sake.

Eric, we're out of pickles.

There you go. Double pastrami.
Napkin's in the bag.


- Hey.
- Hey.

So I went by your house tonight.

Turns out it wasn't your house.

Why'd you lie to me?

I don't know.

I've been through a lot this last year

and I'm just not up
for being with someone who lies.

Teddy, wait, wait.

Come on, wait.



The truth is I live in East L.A.

My mom's a housekeeper,
my dad's on disability.

I go to Malibu Country Day
on a partial athletic scholarship,

and the rest I pay for by working here
and a few other places.

Okay, well, why couldn't
you tell me that to start with?

You live in a mansion,
you know, your dad's a movie star.

I'm poor enough
I can't even afford sushi, you know.

You have nothing
to be ashamed about, dude.

You're putting yourself through
private school, that's impressive.

I'm sorry, I should've just
been honest with you.

I mean, eventually,
I'd think it was pretty weird

we never actually went
inside your house.

What was your plan with that

My plan was... I don't know.

I just wasn't planning
on liking you this much.



- You came.
- Yeah.

And you bought a skinny tie.

Um, actually, I made one.

All you need is a regular tie
and a pair of scissors.

Come here.
I wanna show you something.

You doing okay?

I'm not really hungry, Dixon.

It's okay,
you know, it's just good to be out.

Get a little fresh air in your lungs.

Look, I hope you realise how much
your friendship really means to me.

Please remember that.

What are we doing here?
What's going on?

Silver, you need some help.

No. No, get me out of here, Dixon.

- Please?
- I'm sorry, Silver.

Navid, what are you doing here?
What's going on?

Silver, please. You're having one
of your episodes, okay?

- We're here to help you.
- No. How could you?

- Silver, please, come inside with us.
- No, I'm not gonna go inside.

You need help.
Hey, you've done this before.

You can do this. You have to.

I can't. I won... I'm fine.

I'm fi... I'm fine.

I'm fine. Take me home, please.

Silver, it's gonna be okay.

Why are you doing this to me?

Hey, you know I'd never do anything
to hurt you, neither would Dixon.

Please, babe, just come inside.

We all want you to get better, please.

We're all here to help you.


You wanted to show me
a telescope?

All right, come here.

Check it out.

You want me to check out
your telescope, big boy?


So, what exactly
am I looking at here?

That is where I'm going to college
next year.

Ha-ha-ha. That's Boston?

No, that's Caltech.

It's the California
Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Near CU and near you.

- But I thought...?
- It's a great school.

It's one of the best in the world
when it comes to the sciences.

And the Astrophysics Department
there is...

Well, out of this world.

But I thought
MIT was your first choice.

MIT was my first choice.

And now you are.

I say we try to beat the odds.

Ah! Sorry, I'm late.
I had trouble finding a place

I felt comfortable parking my car
in this neighbourhood.

- Aren't you gonna invite me in?
- Uh, yeah. Yes, sorry. Come on in.

Yeah, it's like inviting a vampire in.

So I thought about what you said,

and I think you're right.
I think you should be in Jack's life.

I'm so relieved to hear you say that.

I've been thinking
I'm gonna take him to Paris with me.

No. Wait...
No, Jen, you're not taking him to Paris.

Look, Jack's gonna stay in L.A.,

In terms of custody, I think we should
start you off with two days a week.

And I hate to say this, but there's
no way you can be in Jack's life

without having to be in mine, okay?
We're gonna have to do this together.

- Wait, you and me...?
- And me.

- What?
- Shh. Jack's asleep.

Debbie has been
a really important part of Jack's life

for, I don't know, six months,
and that's not gonna stop.

But I'm his mother.

I know that.

And I know how important that is,
believe me.

But raising a child
can be really difficult,

and who couldn't use a little help?

Jen, it's not gonna happen
any other way.

I mean, it takes a village.

Okay, well,
I guess that is what's best for Jacques.

But I will pick out Jacques' clothes.

Fashion is exclusively my realm.

You two will have zero input.

And he will be going
to private schools.

None of this nonsense about
supporting the public school system.

Dr. Blake to Admitting.

Dr. Blake to Admitting.

She asleep?


You okay?

I don't know.

- Been better.
- You did the right thing bringing her in.

There's no doubt
she was having an episode.

You should go home
and get some rest.

Do you have a ride home?

I'll drive him.

Hey, what are you doing here?

I came as soon as I heard.

I'm so sorry.

If there's anything I can do for you...

And for Silver...

It's just,
I can't believe this is happening.

I know.

I know.


- Annie.
- How are you?

Are you having an okay time?

No, I'm not having an okay time.

I'm having
an absolutely fabulous time.

- Really?
- Thank you.

Thank you so much.

- I want you to have this.
- What?

Oh, my God. No, I couldn't.

Yes, you can.

Just say yes, Annie.

Oh, you darling.

- Oh, my gosh. Ha, ha.
- You are a special girl.

Let me see.

Well, almost as beautiful as you are.

Thank you.

No, thank you, Annie.

I just don't understand why...
Why this had to happen to her.

Sometimes there's no reason.

Things just happen.

Yeah, well, it's... It's not fair.

You're right, it's not.

But it's not fair to you either.

Having to deal with this, it's tough.

Silver's always going to be this way.

She's mentally ill.

You don't just get better
from something like that.


I'm an idiot. I'm a drunk idiot.

I'm so sorry
for bothering you tonight, I'm... Heh...

Stop it.
Hey, you're not bothering me.

Okay? Anyone would need a drink
and a friend to talk to

after what you've been through.

Thank you.

Thank you
for driving me home tonight.

I don't know what I would have done.

I'm always here for you,
no matter what, okay?

I'll always be right here.


Marla, you're on the cover
of the newspaper.

You gotta see this.
Oh, you look amazing.

Hey, oh, my God,
I think that's my elbow.



"My dear Annie,
I feel so fortunate to have met you.

Thank you for the most
wonderful night I've had in years.

I couldn't have asked
for a more marvellous send off."