Rumors begin to swirl about Annie's sext. Apropos of that, Navid considers running a story on the phenomenon in the West Bev Blade, though he's primarily motivated by to get a story about anything but high school tennis superstar Teddy in the paper. Well-intentioned AAdrianna scores the interview with Teddy anyway. Navid plays serious hardball with Teddy, making himself look like an ass and revealing that Teddy is back in L.A. because he ejected from Exeter after getting caught with two naked girls. Way to make yourself look vindictive and Teddy look like a pimp, bro. Then Navid tells AAdrianna that she can't be friends with Teddy. Man, he's on fire.
Naomi spends most of the episode playing a tech geek like a fiddle so she can send out Annie's sext anonymously to everyone she's ever met. Annie learns about the sext before it's sent out and prostrates herself before Naomi. She even falsely admits to having sex with Liam in hopes that Naomi will erase the picture. Somehow this actually makes Naomi doubt that it happened. Not the sharpest tool in the shed, that one. In the end, Naomi still gets goaded into sending the sext out as retribution against Liam. Annie gets a double dose of crappy karma when Navid's interview with Teddy hits the air and the blonde drops a bombshell -- he was the one who found Annie's hit-and-run victim way back in June.
Elsewhere, boys will be boys. Liam gets connived by Jen and coerced by his jackass dad (John Schneider!) to refocus his energies into joining the surfing team. He tries that for about five minutes before deciding he and Naomi aren't finished with each other yet. He goes to her house and walks into a whole pile of torment from Jen, sparking his anger. Thus ensues much punching of glass doors.
Dixon has officially moved on from Silver, though she is still hung up on him. He is well aware of it and doesn't care, embracing his newfound bachelor freedom and surfing with his bros Teddy and Liam. Now… not to be beholden to stereotypes, but how does a black kid from Kansas know how to surf? Still, when he makes the team, Silver thinks it's the perfect opportunity to reconcile. She calls him and watches as he ignores her call. Sadness.
Matthews spent his summer traveling through Vietnam and cultivating the greasiest mop ever. Jen takes note and bails out on a date with him to wear her pearls to some fancy event with an intensely chiseled chin (and the guy attached to it). Matthews naively courts her with (wooden) "pearls" from Vietnam. She goes down on him… and probably more. Whore. Continued her class act, Jen later tells Naomi that she's only keeping Matthews around so her sugar daddies won't realize she's a gold diggin' hussy.
Oh yeah, and Rumer Willis parades her megachin around for a hot minute.
Previously: Fuckers (Teddy), fucking around (Liam) and fuck-ups (both of the texting variety: Silver and Ethan's secret romance, Annie letting herself get photographed naked). Oh yeah, and Annie killed that guy that time.
All of West Bev has convened in the quad for the activities fair. Naomi shoves her cleavage into some tech dork's face to see whether she can send a text message anonymously. Her devious plan is interrupted by Silver and AAdrianna. They spot Liam in the distance ("Douchebag alert!") and switch directions abruptly, which points Silver's eye in the direction of Dixon checking out the Kabbalah Club booth. Of course West Bev has a Kabbalah Club. She is convinced their love is too special to end so suddenly. The girls advise her to give things a week to let Dixon calm down.
Across the lawn, Navid is trying to drum up interest in the Blade. Dixon comes over to see if Silver is still staring pathetically at him. He launches into a speech about how it's totally over. New year, new Dixon. But Navid is too distracted by BMOC Teddy ("Douchebag alert.") to really hear it. Dixon tells him to grow up and get over it. Navid returns to his snake oil selling: "Join the Blaze! We may not be popular, but we've got heart!" Ha!
Inside, Annie is moping around in the bathroom, thinking about what a worthless jogger-killer she is. Naomi stomps in and corners her: "You have no idea how hellish I'm about to make your life."
Naomi heads back outside, where Liam catches up to her. She says she doesn't have to talk to him because he hasn't contacted her for three months. He explains that he was sent to an outdoor boot camp where there were no communication devices. He apologizes. She finds it insufficient and calls him out for having sex with Annie, of all people. Of course he didn't, so he looks at her in confusion. He admits that he did cheat on her, but not with Annie. She asks who, and lo and behold! Who should drive up at that very moment. Jen. The Best Sister Ever! They drive off with the following facial expressions -- Naomi: Pouty. Liam: Forlorn. Jen: Conniving bitch. Credits.
Liam heads back home to find his mom struggling with a coffee machine and Jen sitting at his dining table. The two ladies have caucused and decided that Liam needs to stay away from Naomi. Jen plays the cloyingly sympathetic sister: "She's finally beginning to heal, you know?" Liam starts to fly off the handle, but his mom cuts him off. She promises he'll stay away from Naomi. Jen makes a swift exit now that her dirty business is done.