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1996

3 Jan. 1996
Turn Back the Clock
The day after New Years Day, Clare arrives at Casa Walsh from her Christmas stay with her father in San Diego and listens to the gangs New Years Eve mishap stories which include: Steve babysitting for his two rowdy teenage step-brothers, Ryan and Austin, whom sneak into the After Dark for some rowdy partying. David and Joe skip out on the After Dark party to help Donna peruse her escaped parrot. At the same time, the stress between Kelly and Colin over his drug use escalates to a point of him having Valerie hide his cocaine stash for him. Also, Susan's ex-boyfriend, ...
 
10 Jan. 1996
Fade In, Fade Out
Kelly's father Bill Taylor, arrives in town apparently to stay, while at the same time, she again catches Colin sniffing cocaine. Joe makes a professional call on Donna's cardiologist father who discovers that Joe may have a certain heart disorder. Meanwhile, Nat refuses to participate in Steve's film festival honoring Roger Corman after the gang sees him in one of Corman's movies from 1972 titled 'Unholy Rollers'. Things take a turn when Joan Diamond, a former actress and Nat's old fiancée, arrives for the festival. Also, Brandon continues to be jealous of Susan's ...
 
17 Jan. 1996
Snowbound
Joe's heart condition becomes an issue between Brandon and Susan after they question Donna's father about it, while Donna questions the second opinion Joe received from another doctor. Meanwhile, everyone correctly assumes Kelly is now doing drugs with Colin after Valerie voices suspicions about it. After getting ticketed by the police one too many times for speeding, Steve and Clare are forced to attend traffic school where they meet a TV talk show producer who books them on an episode about bickering couples.
 
31 Jan. 1996
Nancy's Choice
Jonathan returns to Beverly Hills which once again discourages Brandon during a writer awards dinner in which Susan receives an award for a poignant article about a woman's abortion. Later, Susan then reveals to Brandon that she was the woman the article was about in which getting an abortion was the reason that broke up the conservative-minded Jonathan and the liberal-minded Susan. Valerie pretends to be Colin's agent to an art collector who is interested in buying some of Colin's paintings, hoping she will get a share of the money, and that he will quit drugs. But ...
 
7 Feb. 1996
Flying
Donna and Clare find Kelly's stash of cocaine in their beach front apartment, prompting her to move out to Colin's for a increased drug binge. Despite of Brandon's intervention, Kelly refuses help and brushes everyone off. Joe's heart condition again comes out when he collapses after a biplane flight with Jonathan, Brandon and Steve. But Joe does not want anyone else to know because it might jeopardize his football career. Meanwhile, Valerie's old friend, Ginger LaMonica, inconspicuously returns to Beverly Hills and breaks her deal by blackmailing Valerie by revealing...
 
14 Feb. 1996
Bleeding Hearts
On Valentine's Day, Clare makes a bet with Steve that he won't fulfill his pledge of celebrating celibacy at a Valentine's Day party that Donna's sorority throws. Meanwhile, Valerie sets Jonathan up with Ginger to keep her away from David, but her plan fails and when David learns the truth about Ginger and that Valerie will do anything to keep her secret, he leaves Valerie for good. Kelly travels to the rough area of L.A. to buy more cocaine for herself, gets beaten up, and hits rock bottom. Also, Joe gets bad news when his coach tells him that he is off the football ...
 
21 Feb. 1996
All This and Mary Too
Kelly gets admitted into a rehab center and meets her mysterious new roommate Tara Marks. While Kelly is away, Colin and Valerie keep each other company, while romance grows on their minds. Donna investigates a new cardiac procedure that could help Joe. Meanwhile, the gang goes to Mammoth Mountain for a ski weekend where Brandon and Susan get stranded on the mountain in a blizzard, and David gets introduced to two girls at the ski lodge with the same name of Mary.
 
28 Feb. 1996
Leap of Faith
Brandon goes to San Diego for the weekend with Susan to meet her parents, who are still plagued with family problems over the death of Susan's older sister. Back in Beverly Hills, Joe's older brother, Hank, arrives in town for a visit and becomes wary of Joe's planned heart surgery. Meanwhile, Clare doesn't share Steve's joy for his new motorcycle. In rehab, Kelly becomes upset when she learns that Valerie is now seeing Colin, who lives through a high speed police chase to regret doing a favor for his drug dealer.
 
13 Mar. 1996
Coming Out, Getting Out, Going Out
With Colin in jail, Valerie tries to arrange bail for him. Kelly finally gets out of rehab and moves back into the beach front apartment, and Tara briefly runs away from the rehab center to visit her. Meanwhile, Brandon and Susan, Steve and Clare try to rekindle the romance between Nat and his lost love, Joan Diamond, by taking them out on a triple date. Also, Joe's news of the success of his heart surgery finally relieves Donna.
 
20 Mar. 1996
Smashed
At a frat party Steve hosts at Casa Walsh, things take a turn for the worse when Steve's two teenage half-brothers, Ryan and Austin, start drinking excessively in which Ryan passes out and almost dies from alcohol poisoning. When Rush finds out, being arrogant and narrow-minded as usual, naturally blames Steve for the near-disaster. Valerie brings Colin to the party, who's between incarcerations. Meanwhile, Tara gets out of rehab and moves in with Kelly, Donna and Clare at the beach front apartment. Also, Kelly invites Greg, a med-student from the rehab center, over ...
 
3 Apr. 1996
Flirting with Disaster
During Spring Break, Brandon and Susan, Steve and Clare, Joe and Donna take a camping trip where three comely female campers from Canada distract the guys from their girls. Back in Los Angeles, Tara, who turns out to be an obsessed psychotic, proceeds to sabotage Kelly's relationship with Greg and take her place, and her identity. Meanwhile, Valerie tries to get Colin to make up with his long-estranged, blind, Vietnam veteran father who comes for a visit.
 
10 Apr. 1996
Strike the Match
Donna works on a music video with David which lands her in front of the camera as the star, making Joe jealous. Meanwhile, Brandon lands a big job opportunity back in Boston that could sink his plans with Susan for the summer and perhaps beyond. Tara continues to be obsessed with assuming Kelly's identity and causes renewed hostilities between Kelly and Valerie as part of her plan. Also, Steve fears a reprisal after he accidentally ruins Clare's only memento of her late mother.
 
1 May 1996
The Big Hurt
Steve is impressed by Clare's childhood friend Carl, who is an actually a prince. Donna and David's music video of her and Powerman 5000 is a hit with everyone but Joe. Meanwhile, Colin receives his prison sentence of two years after his attorney makes a deal with the D.A. Tara flips out when she discovers that Kelly had called her parents and found that she ran away from them years ago. Tara then kidnaps Kelly and plans to murder her to end their "pain," via a murder/suicide, until Kelly managed to overpower and subdue her.
 
8 May 1996
Ticket to Ride
Brandon and Susan play the lottery and win $5,000, but they lose the winning ticket. Valerie is left hanging when Colin bails out on going to jail. He then visits Kelly for a while before fleeing town. Meanwhile, Steve becomes more friendly with Prince Carl, until a fall down a flight of stairs breaks Steve's jaw, leaving him speechless. David and Donna's fame as video producers spreads in which their video producer Erik, wants them to make another music video. Also, Joe finally returns to football practice.
 
15 May 1996
Ray of Hope
Ray Pruit returns to Beverly Hills as Donna and David's first video-production assignment for MZA. Meanwhile, Colin prepares to flee the country while Valerie asks Brandon and a reluctant Kelly to help her in finding him. Joe decides to quit football and choose a new course for his life by moving back to his hometown in Pennsylvania and wants Donna to come with him, but she declines. While Steve is still incapacitated by his broken jaw, Carl takes Clare out on a date who becomes wistful over Carl's memories of her mother.
 
22 May 1996
You Say It's Your Birthday: Part 1
Carl hosts Steve's weekend long 21st birthday bash on the ship Queen Mary in Long Beach, where the music group "The Goo Goo Dolls" entertains. Carl then asks Steve a favor: to have a chance with Clare who he has had a crush on. David and Donna grow more intimate while their producer Erik, makes a move on Donna and other women as well. Andrea Zuckerman arrives in town to have fun at Steve's party, and Nat brings Joan along who keeps feeling unwell. Meanwhile, Valerie hires an FBI agent, named Richard Ballen, to find Colin who's in the area trying to get access on a ...
 
22 May 1996
You Say It's Your Birthday: Part 2
On the Queen Mary, Steve tells Clare about Carl's feelings for her and tries to persuade her not to fulfill Carl's wish. Meanwhile, David and Donna decide to get back together, while still avoiding Erik. Joan tells Nat that she may be pregnant from her constant sickness. While Colin is trying to get the necessary papers and identity to leave the country on a freighter, Steve and Brandon end up in jail from a barroom brawl after taking out their frustrations on drunken bar slobs in which Kelly and Valerie have to bail them out. Eventually, Nat proposes marriage to Joan...
 
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
Housewarming
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
Fearless
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.
 

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