I recently spoke with my underground friend Cellar Dweller, who happened to have the inside scoop on the final episode of 90210. Let the spoilers begin!
You can't have an ending without a new beginning. No time for a pregnancy, so...it's a wedding. The bride and groom? David and Donna.
Originally this was to be a double wedding with Kelly and Dylan. Rumor has it that Tori Spelling threw a fit and shouted, "There will be only one wedding dress in this episode and it's on me!" Princess got her way. But don't worry, Dylan and Kelly kiss in one of the final moments of the episode. They get reduced to bridesmaid and groomsman, along with Janet and Steve. Kelly reads from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "How Do I Love Thee" and Dylan reads similar schmaltzy fodder.
There is both a minister and a rabbi, but the wedding takes place in a Presbyterian church.
Because Donna's dad died, Nat gives her away. David and Kelly's little sister is the flowergirl.
The wedding is very basic and "boring" as Cellar Dweller put it. In fact, I think the exact word used was "lame." Purple flowers, candles, blah, blah, blah tritecakes. The bridesmaids wear purple silk with a square neckline. Their hair is pulled back in buns with curly tendrils. The men wear basic tuxes, with their jackets closed.
Okay, now for the good stuff...
Surprise guests at the wedding: Valerie and Andrea. Rumor has it there may be a "speak now or forever hold your peace" moment with Valerie. Not a Walsh in sight.
Everyone but Tori smokes, and she's completely unapproachable. The penalty for asking for an autograph is instant removal from the set. When not on camera, Tori would remove her lower half of her dress and walk around in brown stretch pants. Her dress is "Hideous. Tacky. Horrible." It's a bustier/corset thing that's got her boobs all smooshed up into a "shelf."
The entire cast was quite emotional during the final moments of shooting, but no one was as emotional as Luke Perry. He cried the entire day. At one moment he threw his arms around Brian Austin Green in an "I love you, man" way and Brian was over his shoulder with a "Please save me" look. You see, Luke knows what it's like on the outside. After this show, it's all over. All. Over. The others (including Tori, who's about to star on her own sitcom ("Thank you, Daddy!")) seemed to be oblivious to this fact of life.
Eric Benet plays at the wedding's reception. Dylan gives a toast, right before he goes to kiss Kelly.