It was a real pressure cooker at West Bev High as it got closer to opening night of the school’s musical, Spring Awakening. Annie (Shenae Grimes), who practiced with the chorus, was also understudy to lead actress Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes), who is so good that she has performed in real commercials and stuff. But leave it to Brenda Walsh (Shannen Doherty) to convince Adrianna to take the school play just as seriously as her Hollywood auditions.
As opening night approached, Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) was continuing with her own drama at home. Her mother finally got a clue and decided to leave her husband, who was carrying on a two-year affair with a woman who moved into their beach house. Naomi was convinced her parents were going to get back together, especially since they slept together before dinner. But when her father couldn’t decide between his marriage and his mistress, Naomi’s mom made it for him. She told Naomi she needed to respect herself and more importantly, she needed Naomi to respect her. Thank you, writers for bringing afterschool specials back. Meanwhile, the Annie and Ty relationship heated up. Annie’s father Harry (Rob Estes) caught them making out back stage. Annie was embarrassed. Harry was certain that Ty wanted to deflower his princess. Annie couldn’t believe her father didn’t trust her. She is 15 years old and dating a player. Of course, he doesn’t trust her. Moments before her “don’t-you-trust-me” speech, she was asking her brother Dixon (Tristan Wilds) for the condom he has owned for four years. Creepy! But after the school play, she was going to give Ty what he wanted at the Roosevelt hotel. But not before literally running into Ethan (Dustin Milligan), who found her condom. Awkward!
Minutes before the musical was to start, Adrianna’s drug use got the best of her and Annie was upgraded to lead actress. After receiving a standing ovation, she was ready to celebrate with Ty. Oddly, Adrianna was able to coherently plan her revenge against Annie for stealing her part. Adriana visited Ty’s hotel room and told him she saw Ethan and Annie making out. When Annie showed up for her big night, she was shocked to see Adriana dressed in a towel and sipping champagne. Annie went home early and cried. Welcome to Beverly Hills, Annie. You’re not in Kansas anymore. –Elaine Aradillas
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