Gillian Zinser Previews 90210's Prom 'Disaster,' Surprise Wedding and 'Beautiful' Finale

Teen marriage can be taboo, but not the way The CW’s 90210 is readying to showcase it. It’s no secret that Gillian Zinser‘s surfer gal Ivy will be tying the knot come season’s end, but since some of you prefer to stay spoiler free, I’ll advise you to avert your pretty little peepers…now. Why? Because I’ve got the full story from the actress herself, featuring all sorts of scoopy must-know details. Like the fact that the groom-to-be is Raj (Manish Dayal), duh!

During tonight’s 90210 prom episode (airing 8/7c), Ivy and her cancer-stricken boyfriend make the life-altering decision to get married — but not before overcoming a few obstacles.

“Prom is a bit of a disaster for Ivy, because Raj drinks a little bit too much,” Zinser tells TVLine. “He’s trying new forms of escapism after learning that his prognosis doesn’t look good. In his head, he’s protecting Ivy from eventually losing him to the cancer.”

“We end up spending prom in a parking lot outside having it out,” she continues, “which leads us to the next step in our relationship: an engagement.”

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While Zinser acknowledges that “it’s out of character for Ivy to jump the gun and decide to get married,” the circumstances surrounding the shot-gun ceremony (airing May 16) make it all-the-more fitting. “This is Ivy’s way of dedicating to herself to this love, even though she knows she’s going to lose it. The relationship has an expiration date, so to speak, and the wedding itself becomes a symbolic celebration of the life Raj and Ivy live, as they live it.”

Though the rushed wedding is sadly the result of Raj’s dire prognosis, out of the 90210 tragedy comes something profoundly “beautiful.”

“The most important part of this finale, and this wedding, is that everyone gets their Carpe Diem moment,” expresses a passionate Zinser. “There are a bunch of different vignettes — Max and Naomi; Liam and Annie; and obviously Raj and I — circling around this idea of living in the moment and appreciating everything you have.”

Next Monday’s season ender, while emotional, sends off the West Bev besties in the perfect way. “The episode ends with the gang circling around a bon fire at a post-wedding celebration,” Zinser offers. “We all talk about where we’ve been and how far we’ve come, because we don’t know exactly where everyone is going [next year].”

“It ends [the season] on a pretty beautiful note,” she adds, “considering the uncertainties.”

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  1. Fernando says:

    I hope it’s Ivy who is preggo’s at the end of the season, that would be good for her.

  2. John says:

    No it would not. No one wants to put up with a baby in these types of shows especially a single mom. Hopefully raj dies in the finale.

  3. april-ann says:

    “While Zinser acknowledges that “it’s out of character for Ivy to jump the gun and decide to get married,”…” I’ll go even further and say that it’s out of character for Ivy to go to Prom!

  4. Daniel says:

    Ivy and Raj are one the best couples that 90210 has ever had!

  5. John says:

    Lol good one april. Characters have been spiraling out of character for a long time. As for guest star romance dump it and work on building up the actual cast. I am tired of actual main characters like Dixon and Liam taking a back seat.

    • Kris says:

      Agreed. It’s out of character for Silver to even like Naomi but they’ve been riding that wave for two years now. Who knows what these characters are anymore? They’ve all been given personality makeovers at one-point-or-another anyway.

      • John says:

        Honestly it feels like every season has been a reboot. Where characters keep the same names but have massive personality makeovers. Although I am not going to complain when it comes to S4 because the show needs serious work.

  6. sladewilson says:

    I might be in the minority, but I really would like to see Silver get back with Dixon when it’s all said and done…

  7. Serena says:

    I LOVE the fact that their ending the season with them all circled around the bonfire because that’s exactly how they ended the 3rd season of the original 90210. They were all at the beach or something sitting around the fire talking about the future- so I love how their doing that with this too.

  8. Roxie says:

    Megan called it a “shotgun wedding”, so she’s more or less telling us that it’s Ivy who is pregnant.

  9. Miranda says:

    Am I the only one hoping Annie and Liam are pregnant? They’re one of the few reasons I still watch this show. I don’t like Naomi, and I desperately hope she’s not the one who is pregnant.

  10. Jason says:

    Wow, does that sound like a BORING season finale. Everyone happily sitting around a fire? Dear producers, you do realize this is a teen “soap” and not Mickey Mouse Hour, don’t you? Where is the high-stakes drama? The danger? The plots, for pete’s sake? Something besides watching paint dry. Isn’t it way past time to take this show to a new watercooler level, and deliver some over-the-top actual interesting stories?

    Someone needs a lesson in TV 101. Why not start by watching a single episode of Vampire Diaries…you know, CW’s most *successful* show. See how the plots constantly twist and keep moving. Maybe that’ll give you a clue about what viewers want in a prime time drama.

  11. Camilla says:

    what, hopefully?

  12. dearIw says:

    only interested with Naomi/Max storyline.

  13. kate says:

    since i heard there was going to b a pregnant lady, i thought it would b Ivy. don’t know why! But it b so sweet. And it makes scense since Raj is dying. Adrianna will probably die (so i heard), silver doesn’t have a boy at this point; Annie is just boring…i don’t know… we all have to wait and see, right?

  14. lee says:

    When they make the movie about Casey Anthony Gillian would be perfect casting, she looks just like her.