“90210” has been on a creative high this season, largely due to Teddy’s (Trevor Donovan) coming out story, and in tonight’s (Feb. 21) episode, we’ll explore the way Teddy’s newly revealed sexuality impacts his relationships with the other guys on the show.
To put it bluntly… things are weird. Dixon, Navid, and Liam (Matt Lanter) are still adjusting to the new information about Teddy, and there’s a bit of a “transition period,” as Trevor Donovan tells us, before they can start to feel more comfortable around their surf buddy.
When the guys realize that they’ve been a little distant, they try to overcompensate. In tonight’s episode, they take Teddy to a gay bar. “It’s really funny stuff,” says Donovan. “The bar is full of all these guys dancing
around without their shirts on, and of course, Liam gets extremely
uncomfortable and bolts.”
Is Liam rejecting Teddy? No, Donovan says, he’s just reacting to an awkward situation. In fact, they’ll be closer than ever by the end of the episode. “We have a real heart-to-heart talk. I let him know that
I’m just as uncomfortable with it as he is. That’s not Teddy’s scene.
He’s like, ‘I don’t know what the hell’s going on either!’ All in all
coming out brings Teddy even more into the group in a more genuine way.”
We can also look forward to the Silver/Navid/Adrianna triangle getting more complicated — it looks like the reality show is a go, and Navid may be more involved than he’d hoped. Meanwhile, Naomi is still crushing on newbie nerd Max and we’ll meet a new love interest for Ivy.