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Season 7

21 Aug. 1996
Remember the Alamo
Brandon is on a road trip through the USA when his car breaks down in a small town in Texas, and he encounters racism from the redneck locals after he befriends a young black girl, named Mariah. In Beverly Hills, Valerie seeks financial help from Kenny Bannerman, one of Jim Walsh's former coworkers, to revamp business for the Peach Pit After Dark. Meanwhile, David and Donna work together on another music video project and find that their renewed relationship may be on a short fuse. Also, Clare and Steve attempt to meet with each other after spending their summer away,...
28 Aug. 1996
Here We Go Again
At a reunion party at the Beverly Hills Beach Club, Clare is stunned after she learns of Steve's past relationship with Kelly, who learns there's more to the story than she knew. Meanwhile, Kenny puts a social spin on his business with Valerie, who once again throws romantic common sense to the wind. David's new friend, Mark Reese, needles Brandon into joining the college TV station. Donna meets an old high school friend whom she once has a crush on. Also, Steve's annoying stepbrothers, Ryan and Austin, return and learn another hard lesson in finding girls.
4 Sep. 1996
A Mate for Life
Brandon is given the request of escorting Lily, Joan's wild and crazy teenage daughter, prior to hers and Nat's wedding, which has a sudden change of venue when a very pregnant Joan goes into labor. Meanwhile, Kelly volunteers to do community service work at an AIDS hospice and befriends Jimmy Gold, a gay AIDS patient whom she is assigned to work with. David moves in with Mark at his house in the Hollywood Hills and later becomes discouraged when he learns of MZA's decision to dismiss him. Also, Valerie is frustrated when Kenny's wife suddenly shows up, disrupting ...
11 Sep. 1996
Disappearing Act
Brandon and Mark find the perfect newscaster, a student named Tracy Gaylian, for the campus TV station, but she panics and gets drunk prior to her debut. Meanwhile, an accident with Jimmy gives Kelly a big scare about having AIDS. Mel withdraws David's financial support after learning from Donna that he's dropped out of college to concentrate on his film making career. Also, Valerie continues her secret affair with Kenny, who must find the time to be with her.
18 Sep. 1996
Pledging My Love
Steve's so-called "harmless prank" of streaking with his fraternity pledges for Spirit Week lands Brandon in trouble. He refuses to give a video tape of the event to Chancellor Arnold, knowing it will incriminate Steve, while Tracy decides on a crafty plan to get Brandon off the hook. Meanwhile, Donna becomes chairperson of the rush committee for ALPHA sorority and lobbies to get a female jock, named Dani, accepted. Kelly takes a sickly Jimmy on a religious journey to explore his Jewish roots before he dies. David returns to school at California University, but finds ...
25 Sep. 1996
David and Mark throw a big party at their Hollywood Hills house, until a huge brush fire stops the party which brings back a bad memory for Kelly over the house party fire (back in Season 5) and puts Donna in jeopardy when she attempts to save a baby deer. Steve's flirtation results in serious consequences from Clare, while Brandon and Tracy become closer. Meanwhile, Kenny tells Valerie to keep distant from him while he is proceeding with the divorce from his wife. But when Valerie accidentally finds out that Kenny does not plan on leaving his wife, ever, out of ...
30 Oct. 1996
Steve declares war by trying to find a date for himself just to make Clare jealous when she starts dating another guy, named Dick Harris, whom he can't stand. Meanwhile, Donna's new fireman boyfriend, Cliff Yeager, who saved her life during the brushfire, assists her at her sorority's Halloween Haunted House bash. At the reopening of the Peach Pit After Dark, Kenny does not attend, prompting Valerie to resort to her devious tricks again by asking for $100,000 so she can keep away from him. Also, Brandon tries to get closer to Tracy while Kelly hits on Mark.
6 Nov. 1996
The Things We Do for Love
David's gets a huge windfall when he inherits $250,000 after his grandfather dies. But it causes a rift with his father Mel over how to use it when David lets the thought of wealth go to his head. Kelly extends an olive branch to Valerie after learning from Steve over her condition, but Valerie must keep the fact that she really isn't pregnant under wraps at any cost. Meanwhile, Steve rashly challenges Dick to a crew race, much to Clare's anger. Tracy makes an overture to Brandon to appear with her on a presidential debate. Also, Cliff takes Donna on a camping trip ...
13 Nov. 1996
Loser Take All
Kelly takes great delight in telling Brandon about Valerie's pregnancy and abortion, and also shares her doubts about Val's story. Brandon goes to see Kenny, who portrays himself as an innocent victim caught in the web of an evil vixen. He tells Brandon that he paid Valerie $100,000 to stay away. Brandon threatens to throw Val out of the house unless she gives the money back. Valerie plans to move out, but returns the money following a talk with Tracy. She confesses to Brandon that she was never pregnant, and insists that she cannot live up to his moral expectations. ...
20 Nov. 1996
Lost in Las Vegas
The increasingly manic-mannered David takes Valerie, Steve and Clare for a wild weekend to Las Vegas where his increased drinking and gambling threaten to turn the events bad, and Ray Pruit is performing at their hotel. David ends up picking up two prostitutes and takes them to a seedy motel where they drug and rob him. David is forced to call Donna for help who arrives in Vegas to comfort him. She yells at Steve, Clare, and Valerie for letting David get out of control. Meanwhile, Kelly finally asks Mark to spend the night with her. Also, Brandon befriends Melanie, a ...
27 Nov. 1996
If I Had a Hammer
During an argument with Donna in the student union, David throws a tantrum and cuts his hand on a glass. He must see a psychiatrist after displaying hostile behavior toward the ER staff. Mel agrees with the doctor's recommendation that David be held 72 hours for observation. David is diagnosed with a mild form of manic depression. His mother comes to see him and advises him to moderate his behavior; he will not require medication if he seeks therapy and stops drinking. David thanks Donna for her support and they decide to get back together. Steve faces plagiarism ...
11 Dec. 1996
Judgement Day
Steve pleads guilty to plagiarizing and avoids a hearing in front of Chancelor Arnold and the student council, but the corrupt and vindictive Professor Randall peruses a case against an innocent Brandon. But at the last moment, Steve, with Clare's help, proves Brandon's innocence when they expose Randall fabricating evidence against Brandon. Meanwhile, David hedges on investing in Valerie's club, while Donna clashes with her uptight mother, Felice, over wanting to renew her relationship with as part of her effort for his mental recovery. Also, Kelly throws a surprise ...
18 Dec. 1996
Gift Wrapped
Valerie and Kelly are reluctantly paired in a Christmas gift exchange, where Valerie goes shopping with Tracy to find the certain gift. Kelly gets a big surprise when she meets Joy, a half-sister from her father that she never knew existed. Meanwhile, Steve and Clare find themselves playing holiday matchmakers to his mother and her father during a Christmas faculty party. Also, David tries to get on the good side of Donna's conservative and domineering mother, Felice, who offends everyone again. Elsewhere, Brandon and Tracy share their exchange of gifts.
8 Jan. 1997
Valerie is surprised when Tom Miller, another old high school friend from Buffalo, comes for a visit and asks for a job at the After Dark club. Meanwhile, Brandon and Mark learn that they've applied for the same prestigious scholarship which turns into a competition for both of them. On a job interview, Steve is hit on by the employer Diane and hesitates on what to do. Donna proves to be a lifesaver when she fills in as the receptionist at her father's office for the day. At the end, Mark shows off his true angry and arrogant colors to Kelly after losing the ...
15 Jan. 1997
Phantom of CU
Steve meets a mysterious prankster student, known as the "Phantom of C.U." during his penance for cheating by working as a night watchman and feels compassion for him when Steve learns that the student, Larry, is homeless and wants to graduate from college. Meanwhile, Clare, and later Donna, try to arrange a blind date for Kelly, which turns less than satisfying when the guy, an Englishman named Neil Phillips, annoys her. Donna's begins a new career for herself as the weather girl on the campus TV, which unfortunately nets her an unwanted fan. Tracy helps Clare work ...
22 Jan. 1997
Unnecessary Roughness
Donna thinks that her stalker is Garrotte Slan, the man who tried to rape her two years ago. Kelly and Clare decide to cheer Donna up by taking her out on the town to a male strip club, where the unseen stalker turns up the heat by attempting to run Donna over with his car. Meanwhile, Tracy and Brandon's weekend alone at her parents ranch is interrupted when Sam, Tracy's former boyfriend, arrives. Steve leads Dick Harrison and fellow frat brothers in a sewing circle to salvage an investment of a Super Bowl T-Shirt sellout. Also, David and Tom team up to produce a ...
29 Jan. 1997
Despite Valerie's warning to stay away from him, Kelly decides to pursue Tom, which adds an extra dimension when he and Brandon, who still holds feelings for Kelly, face off in a hockey game. Donna is denied a permanent restraining order against Slan, while David becomes overprotective of her. Meanwhile, Tracy lets slip the three words "I Love You" to Brandon. Also, Clare and Steve's weekend of house-sitting at a bungalow prompts talk of them living together.
5 Feb. 1997
We Interrupt This Program
Donna's stalker, who is finally revealed to be a disturbed TV station worker, named Evan, takes her, Brandon, Tracy and a group of other people hostage in the campus TV station, where Brandon tries to calm down everyone's heightened tensions as Donna sits in front of the running cameras with a gun to her head. Meanwhile, Steve and Clare travel with their parents to a getaway in San Diego where they try to cool down the burgeoning romance between them. Also, Tom and Kelly's attraction between each other increases and David finds himself drawn to Chloe Davis, a aspiring...
12 Feb. 1997
My Funny Valentine
On Valentine's Day, Donna's former beau, Cliff Yeager, shows up and causes concern for her and David. Meanwhile, Valerie's mother, Abby, whom she can't stand, arrives in town from Buffalo for a visit and asks her for financial support. Steve commits yet another error with Clare when he decides to take up smoking pot with Dick Harrison. Chloe makes her singing debut and David get to be the MC for Luther Vandross at the Peach Pit After Dark's Valentine's Day party. Kelly continues dating Tom, and an unhappy Valerie tries to halt the union. Also, Tracy gets a big ...
19 Feb. 1997
With This Ring
Kelly learns that her old engagement ring that Brandon bought for her years ago is the cause of the continuing friction between him and Tracy. Meanwhile, Donna can't decide whether to be with Cliff or David, while Chloe makes a move on David after she tells him that Donna is not the woman for him. Clare tells Steve to give one of his step-brothers, Ryan, an advance talk about the birds and the bees. Valerie finally confronts her mother and tells her the true, long-kept facts behinds her father's suicide which are: her father killing himself on the day Valerie and Tom ...
26 Feb. 1997
Straight Shooter
Brandon, Steve and Dick are partnered for a three-man basketball team of CU. But that night, Steve and Dick's marijuana habit takes a turn for the worse when Dick suggests heroin and eventually dies from an OD at the After Dark. Meanwhile, Donna wavers between David and Cliff who tries to get on the good side of her parents. Gigi Crane, a magazine writer, starts hanging out with Valerie to get a story about L.A's cool people. Also, Kelly and Clare pose as Russians to do some flirting with two other guys during a weekend trip to Palm Springs.
5 Mar. 1997
A Ripe Young Age
David and Donna visit her paternal grandmother, Celia Martin, who tells them the story of her husband who was the only one true love of her life during the 1940s. Meanwhile, Valerie meets and befriends Rob Andrews, a young and new rising actor in Hollywood. Kelly befriends an 11-year-old boy, called Joey, she finds camped outside her apartment, whom she suspects is a runaway. Also, Steve asks Brandon, Tracy and Clare to help him with filming an infomercial as a class project and literally gets into a sticky situation regarding the product's true nature.
19 Mar. 1997
Storm Warning
Joey runs away from the homeless shelter and returns to Kelly, who eventually gets the whole story about his troubles with his mother and stepfather. Meanwhile, Rob asks Valerie's advice on a movie script while a mutual attraction between them develops. Tracy and Brandon quarrel over their spring break plans when Brandon is mailed two airline tickets to visit his parents and Tracy wants to go east to visit hers. David is present with Donna at the hospital after her father suffers a stroke. Steve is taken aback by Clare's contract with her "male side" while the gang ...
2 Apr. 1997
Spring Breakdown
Brandon and Tracy arrive in Hong Kong for Spring Break to visit Jim Walsh residing at his apartment, minus Cindy Walsh (who is supposedly visiting Brenda in England). Jim and Tracy get along fine, while he senses something off and queries with Brandon about his hidden feelings for Kelly as well as where Brandon really stands on his relationship with Tracy. Back in Beverly Hills, Donna and her uptight mother, Felice, argue about what's best for Dr. Martin pending his release from the hospital and David tries to cool down the conflict. Meanwhile, Valerie becomes jealous...
9 Apr. 1997
Heaven Scent
Mariah Murphy, the young black girl whom Brandon met in Texas (from the 'Remember the Alamo' episode), who's now an aspiring writer, arrives in Los Angeles for a visit and her quick kinship with Kelly bothers Tracy. Meanwhile, Rob's new movie is released which earns great recognition for his performance, but bad reviews for whole movie which makes Rob wonder if the movie business is really for him, and Valerie worries that she'll lose Rob when he tells her that he wants to quit the entertainment business and move back to his hometown. Clare has a crisis when her ...
16 Apr. 1997
The Long Goodbye
After Brandon breaks up with Tracy, Valerie's meddling jeopardizes his future with Kelly when Val sends Kelly a phony letter from the departed Dylan to test her true feelings for Brandon. Meanwhile, Donna persuades Felice to accompany her to the KEG/ALPHA spring campus talent show, where she gets increasingly worried when a former boyfriend of Felice's (from the 'Color Me Badd' episode) shows up to accompany her. Also, Clare takes the stage to sing her favorite song on a suggestion from Steve, who thinks the idea's all wet when he hears her awful singing voice during ...
23 Apr. 1997
I Only Have Eyes for You
Both Valerie and Kelly sneak a look at each other's journal, but only Valerie reads the whole thing and spreads rumors about Kelly to Clare and Donna in yet another attempt to make Kelly's life miserable. Meanwhile, Steve and Brandon visit a car-museum where a scheming employee sets both of them up for a problematic ride in an electric car which was revealed to have been stolen, which also delays Brandon's attempt to fulfill a childhood dream for Kelly by meeting with a retired kiddie show host, named Magic Morton, to get his magic wand to give to her.
30 Apr. 1997
All That Jazz
David takes Donna on a one-night trip to New Orleans in an attempt to sleep with her, which also delays Donna's presentation of her business project the very next day to her stern teacher, Professor Langley. In Beverly Hills, the relationship between Steve's mother and Clare's father becomes strained during a TV historical awards dinner, when Steve's self-obsessed mother once again lets success go to her head, which also strains the relationship between him and Clare. Meanwhile, Brandon attempts to nurse a flu-stricken Kelly and Valerie back to health, who re-live to ...
7 May 1997
Mother's Day
On the weekend of Mother's day, Clare still grieves over her long-dead mother and Steve cannot figure out what to do to increase her spirits. Kelly must share a shocking secret with Brandon when she thinks that she may be pregnant. Meanwhile, Valerie makes a pass at David as part of her latest scheme to get him to buy her share of the Peach Pit After Dark as part of a nefarious plan of hers to invest the cash in Kelly's father's business. Donna becomes stressed out in balancing time with David and studying for her final exams, and has another run-in with her ...
14 May 1997
Senior Week
Steve becomes depressed and frustrated after his father, Rush, doesn't approve of the quick and easy future Steve has planned on after graduating from C.U. and Clare tells him that her father wants her to move to Paris with him after graduation and wants Steve to come with her. Meanwhile, Kelly's father, Bill, arrives in town for another visit and meets with Valerie who tells her that Derrick Driscoll is actually an embezzler who just ripped off all her money that she got to invest in. Kelly receives disturbing medical news that she may not be able to bear children. ...
21 May 1997
Graduation Day: Part 1
On the day before commencement, Kelly becomes determined to oust Valerie from the Walsh house (and out of town) and pressures Brandon to do so. Meanwhile, Donna decides it's time to move up to a new level of romance with David after getting advice from her grandmother. Steve plans to pull the "best senior prank" ever with some help from his frat brother, Muntz, as well as David.
21 May 1997
Graduation Day: Part 2
On the day of graduation, a broke and lonely Valerie disrupts Kelly's plans when she takes off on a mindless spree causing Brandon to delay the ceremony to look for her. Kelly's father, Bill, throws a post-graduation 1920's nostalgic party for the class and has the music group, The Cardigans, perform where he also tries to make up with Kelly, who continues to push him away. Steve's stepbrothers, Ryan and Austin, show up for festivities where Ryan is drawn to Kelly's half-sister, Joy. Also, Steve's plans for Clare get flawed due to her decision to move to Paris with ...

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