90210 Series Finale Recap: How Did It All End?

90210 Series Finale RecapIf you’ve yet to watch Monday’s 90210 series finale, avert your eyes now. Everyone else, read on…

The second coming of 90210 came to an end Monday night after five seasons — were your Beverly Hills faves sent off in style?

Picking up where last week’s penultimate episode left off, the gang deals with the aftermath of that major explosion at Adrianna’s concert. Dixon, Navid and Annie make it out unscathed, but Ade is still trapped inside the rubble. (Fret not, Navid is in full-on hero mode and rushes back into the now-destroyed auditorium to find her — which, of course, he does.)

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The two share a romantic reunion, vowing to take things slow in their second chance at love. However, their future looks like it might be cut short by a gas leak at the explosion site — and in that moment they decide to go all in if they survive. “You were always the one,” an emotional Ade tells Navid. “I don’t care if that’s the right thing or the smart thing, because for me that’s the only thing.” And, after promises of buying a home and getting two dogs, the two are saved and ride off into the sunset in an ambulance together. (“Make lots of love!” Naomi adorably shouts as they drive away.)

Silver, meanwhile, is not as lucky. Interrupting a heartwarming chat between she and Ade — who phoned her former bestie from the rubble (!) to give her condolences for the loss of Silver’s baby — is her doctor calling with bad news: Silver does, in fact, have cancer. At first, she seems resigned to end things altogether with some pills found at the rescue site. But a sweet moment with Dixon — who encourages her to fight: “You reach deeper until you find the strength.” — results in her choosing to have surgery and face the diagnosis head-on.

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Elsewhere in the installment, Naomi’s reputation begins to suffer following her recent “scandal” with that prince — a realization that prompts her to do some actual good. Her attempts to throw a relief concert for the explosion victims are thwarted shortly after they begin, but Annie is on-hand with some sisterly words of encouragement. “There may only be a select few of us out there who know it,” she laughs, “but you’re one of the best [people] we know.” She and Jordan are later given permission to reunite — if she travels to D.C. with his mom and meets with “the Emperor,” who’s desperate to meet the girl who got his son in rehab. (She agrees.)

And finally, there’s Annie and Liam. The lovelorn exes continue to skirt around their feelings for each other — even when Silver and Dixon attempt to intervene. Sydney (who?) is actually the one who pushes the pair back together, encouraging Liam to read the end of Annie’s book before deciding if he really wants to go to Australia. So, read he does, and soon thereafter he’s on his hog chasing down the plane that Annie (and Naomi and Jordan) are on.

“I don’t care how hard it is. It’s what I want. What we have is worth it,” he exclaims… right before proposing. “This is romantic as hell and I’m not taking no for an answer this time,” he jokes. (And he doesn’t have to because Annie says yes!)

So, 90210 fans, what say you about the finale? Was it all you’d hoped it would be? What would you have changed? Hit the comments!