Meanwhile, Donna (Tori Spelling) continues to date Ray (Jamie Walters), but his behavior becomes more and more violent, resulting in him pushing her down the stairs. As she questions her relationship with him, a new boy comes into her life, Joe (Cameron Bancroft), who turns out to be a wonderful guy and she begins a relationship with him. Ray will stop at nothing to get Donna back and his conniving and violent ways spell trouble for Donna and Joe. Donna and David begin working more closely together doing music videos and when they become the next big thing as far as music videos go, their old feelings for each other creep back up.
Steve (Ian Ziering) and Clare (Kathleen Robertson) find themselves together and in love after Clare and David (Brian Austin Green) break up. Steve even has to fight for Clare's love when a friend from the past who also happens to be a handsome prince comes back into Clare's life, wanting to marry her. True love conquers all, though, naturally.
Season Six is especially tumultuous for Kelly (Jennie Garth) as she comes back to L.A. with a handsome artist boyfriend, Colin Robbins (Jason Wiles), in tow. They start off the season hot and heavy, but Colin's addiction to cocaine gets in the way, at least until Kelly has a disappointing meeting with her father and she, too, turns to drugs. Kelly eventually gets into rehab and turns her life around, but not before meeting crazy rehab roomie Tara (Paige Moss), a girl who gloms onto Kelly and eventually turns her life into a living, psychotic hell. Colin, on the other hand, gets busted by the cops for drugs and loses Kelly in the process, but gains a jail term. When he turns to Val for help, she almost loses the Peach Pit After Dark when she uses it for collateral for Colin's bail and he jumps. All's well that ends well, as he is caught in the end.
Brandon, having been spurned by Kelly at the end of last season, embarks on a relationship with Susan Keats (Emma Caulfield), the annoying editor of the university's paper, the Condor. She and Brandon have a love/hate relationship all through the season much like Clare and Steve (or Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, if you are old enough to know who those two are and how they were together), and when Brandon gives up a summer position at a prestigious paper in Boston so he could spend his summer with Susan, the favor is not returned when she is offered a position with the Presidential campaign. The two part ways at the end of the season rather bitterly and Kelly once again appears on Brandon's radar. Meanwhile, poor Val, ever unlucky in love, finds herself watching Dylan getting married to another early on in the season, then when she finally snags Colin, he turns out to be a using bum. 90210's resident bad girl just can't catch a break - but then, she really doesn't deserve one.
Overall, Beverly Hills 90210: Season Six is a really good season. Things get quite crazy and it's not the typical college-aged drama stuff. Some of it is rather far-fetched, but it's all fun. If you've been keeping up with the series, Season 6 is one not to miss.