Dylan's long-estranged, beatnik, zen-freak mother Iris, whom he can't stand, comes for a visit from Hawaii, apparently to stay, which causes him to return to drinking which soon lands him ... See full summary »

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Dylan's long-estranged, beatnik, zen-freak mother Iris, whom he can't stand, comes for a visit from Hawaii, apparently to stay, which causes him to return to drinking which soon lands him in trouble at a local billiards club after hustling some pool sharks. Brandon tries to help Dylan deal with the situation, but Dylan is too blinded by his ego and pride to accept. Of the rest of the Walshes, only Cindy finds Iris McKay fascinating and free-spirited, while Brenda and Jim find Iris just plain weird. Meanwhile, Steve and Donna decide to play the stock market. But Kelly disapproves and accuses Donna of wasting her money. Written by Anonymous

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26 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Andrea Zuckerman: Is she really that bad?
Brenda Walsh: Yes!
Brandon Walsh: No!
Brenda Walsh: Oh come on Brandon! She is a total space case.
Brandon Walsh: So, she is a little out there!
Brenda Walsh: Do you know where she took our mother today? A mind gym.
Brandon Walsh: [Andrea gives a look trying to hide a smile] A mind gym?
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The Forecast (Calls For Pain)
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Written by David Plenn and Dennis Walker
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Necessity Is a Mother (#2.10)
27 October 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A necessary episode about Dylan dealing with his mother. It has both annoying parts and a few good ones.

One of the annoying ones was that overplaying of Dylan's "bad boy" character that I noticed in the first episode that it was in. He just seems silly more than anything. Another annoying thing is Brenda playing his mother and being mad at his mother. Sure, girlfriends get concerned, with her it is a bit too much.

But I sure did like his mother. And the story about her and how she left him that we heard a bit when they had this conversation. She also seemed to have a perfect solution. Hope they will be able to work it out.


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