Monday’s season finale of The CW’s 90210 was bittersweet — and not only because we had to say goodbye to West Beverly High for the second time in TV history. It was also Lori Loughlin and Ryan Eggold‘s final episode, but you wouldn’t have known that little fact by tuning in — because the departing duo’s big goodbye never made it to air!
The episode’s original description teased that “Ryan asks Debbie to move to Paris with him,” a moment we’ll just have to assume went down offscreen, because it certainly didn’t happen in front of our eyes.
Now, before you start forming conspiracies — though I’d love to hear them — a source close to production tells TVLine that the odd couple’s scene was cut from the season-ender simply due to “time constraints.” (Though I have to wonder: Was the stripper scene really that necessary?)
And we’re not only ones who will miss our weekly Debbie Wilson fix next season. Shenae Grimes and Tristan Wilds tell us they’re already dealing with separation anxiety from their on-screen mom.
“She’s one of the most kind-hearted, professional, compassionate, graceful women I’ve met in my lifetime, let alone in Hollywood,” Grimes recently gushed to TVLine. “There aren’t many positive female influences out there, because females can be so catty and so insecure. Lori has never exuded any inkling of those things. I know she’ll be in my life for a long time to come.”
“She’s the best,” added Wilds. “She sends e-mails me to me and Shenae all the time — we still call her Mom.”
You tell us: Did you notice last night’s serious lack of Debbie and Ryan? Or had you already forgotten about the couple altogether?