I just watched that last six of season 7 episodes, which ends their college years.
Tracy just whuufed and disappeared after her "good!" to Brandon telling her he was hurting. Whatever, moron. You were the one willing to take whatever crumbs Brandon had, was forcing him to give you something, even though he repeatedly told you he DID NOT LOVE YOU. And that it wouldn't be fair to you.
And Kelly is the vilest bitch ever. Not that I like Valerie, but I hate her less than I do Kelly. And what was that nonsense in "All That Jazz" I think it was, when both Valerie and Kelly both supposedly had the one day flu? Those flashbacks were horrid. And both Brandon and Val admitted that after they started making out, they ended up laughing, because nothing was there. And now Show is trying to tell me that Valerie's been in love with Brandon her whole life? I will give Kelly points for this: First it was Colin who was the love of her life; then it was Tom; now it's Brandon.
No way did Kelly come back that night. It was so obvious those scenes weren't scenes filmed two years prior that ended up on the cutting room floor. Make-up and costuming did a horrible job in not trying to get wigs to make it appear as if it was two years ago...because Kelly's hair was SHORT, not enough to pin it up or have those straggling pieces in her face. And Val's was still a short bob, and lighter in color.
There's something really creepy about Claire needing to "be there" for her dad because he's so lonely. What? Is she going to be one of those Victorian type daughters who stays with him to be his hostess for any and all social events? Because he can't be alone? Blech. It was a horrible way for her to leave the show. More organic would have been the constant fighting she and Steve did and her just up and leaving after graduation for grad school, because she is smart.
That whole Kelly is pregnant and should they have the baby, should she get an abortion, oh noes! she miscarried, and now she has endometriosis and so now maybe she shouldn't be with Brandon anymore because she can't give him the bebes. Like they've never heard of adoption. Like one of their best friends wasn't adopted.
And as much as I thought Val got what she deserved when she lost her money, Kelly was being an unmitigated BITCH to her and her father. I was cheering Brandon's 'I can't be bothered with your bitchiness' attitude. And loved it when he told her not to bother moving in since she's bent upon being angry with him for...reasons. I wanted to slug him for kicking Valerie out, because The KELLY demanded it. The house was big enough for them to have coexisted and ignored each other. And I REFUSE to believe that Cindy would tell Brandon it was his decision. She would have shamed him in thinking that kicking an old family friend out, who, by the way, had lost her life savings, was the right thing to do because Kelly, who only ever wants what she wants when she wants it, DEMANDED it of him.
While I don't think that Valerie was seriously considering suicide, I'm glad that Brandon thought she might.
I know it's teevee and all, but how did any of them, Donna, Kelly and Claire, pay the rent on the beach house when they didn't work? Did Jackie and Mel and Felice pay for it?
But with all the profits the Peach Pit After Dark was making, I can't believe that Valerie's entire life savings was only $100,000.00. What with her other side endeavors where she blackmailed others to give her the moolah. I guess she just spent it all on clothes and make-up?
And I guess Donna's dyslexia disappeared? Just like with "Donna Martin Graduates!" I'm supposed to believe that a college professor would agree to give that twit an oral exam after she walked on the one that all the other students had to take?