It's all about being honest this week… unless you're AAdrianna. Her blue streak of lies continues as news of her relapse trickles down to Naomi courtesy of Navid. Like a PR flack, she decides to deny, deny, deny but is caught pill-handed by Naomi. You see, the former Perma Donna has realized that her dishonesty re: CU admissions actually hurt crunchy tutor Richard and compromised her relationship with the BMOC. With neither a university acceptance letter nor a functional relationship in her near future, she decides to make things right. This rare flirtation with integrity kind of wins both the hippie and the jock back, so naturally she fucks at least one of these options up by admitting to BMOC that she's still in love with ex-boyfriend Liam.
Liam might care about this development but is far too busy setting up the ruination of Naomi's lyin', cheatin' big sis to notice. In fact, the whole episode Liam-wise is a crescendoing gag of all the idiotic, sometime Shakespearian machinations Liam and his homies are imagining for unwitting Jen. He rejects all of them summarily before admitting to Naomi his fault in wrecking their relationship. His confession seals her heart… just in time for him to break it next episode.
Speaking of broken hearts in the making, Matthews spends a surprisingly pleasant, albeit run-for-the-hills-if-you-weren't-already-in-them honest couple hours with Jen on a camping trip. It seems to take their relationship to the next level. But, again, we know that's not going to end well.
And other things that don't end well involve Annie's naïve attempt to introduce Kris Jr. to the 'rents, thanks to Navid's aforementioned meddling. After telling Naomi about AAdrianna and the drugs, Navid warns Dixon that Kris Jr. is the dealer in question. Naturally, Dixon picks the worst possible moment to blurt this out to his Harry and Debbie -- that moment being a literal second before Kris Jr. rings the doorbell at La Casa Nueva. Kris Jr. tries his damndest to win the PrinciPAL and his wife over with an uplifting, if entirely bunk, speech about being on the straight and narrow since he found love for Annie. They don't buy it and tell Annie to dump the dealer. Annie relays this information to Kris Jr., who decides to take justice into his own hands. Except justice gets all pear-shaped: Whereas a legit date rapist got a mere key streak on his car, Navid gets pushed down the West Bev stairs… possibly to his death or disablement. Story developing…
Previously: Naomi began a love triangle with the California University Dean of Admissions' son and his BMOC roommate. AAdrianna circled the drain, thanks to a couple packets of happy pills from her former drug dealer and Annie boyfriend Kris Jr. Reality smacked Silver square in the face when she woke up to find her mother Jackie possibly dead.
We open at the hospital as Silver rushes behind the gurney being wheeled in the O.R. The doctor tells her to wait until there's news.
Elsewhere, Naomi informs Navid she wants to join the Blaze to pad her resume for college. Now that's the can-do spirit! He says no, since she'll flake once given any actual work, but she begs to an annoying degree and finally he relents. She tells him her thrilling plan for a broadcast: "Clark After Dark." Think Talk Sex with Sue Johanson, but more horrifying. Navid shuts that down immediately and tells her she can start by unpacking some boxes for him. She grimaces but accepts the assignment. He switches gears, telling her that he knows AAdrianna's back on las drogas.
Cut to later, out in the quad. AAdrianna lies that she's clean, but Naomi trusts Navid a little more since AAdrianna has lied about using before. AAdrianna points out that she is nothing like when she used coke... technically true since pills are her poison of choice presently. AAdrianna emphatically insists she's clean and says she's going to straighten things out with Navid.
Back at the hospital, Kelly arrives, and Silver fills her in: Technically Jackie was dead that morning, but the medics revived her. Now she's touch-and-go. Silver starts to break up, and Kelly is comforting her when the doctor comes out. She grimly tells them that Jackie had a cardiac arrest and is too weak from the chemo to fight much more. She sends the girls in to see Jackie, who has regained consciousness. Silver starts heading in, but Kelly can't face it.
La Casa Nueva. Dixon sulks past the breakfast table with barely a word to Debbie and Harry. Quite the opposite, Annie practically dances in with news that she's seeing someone special. She gives Harry and Debbie all the "dirty deets" (Harry's unhip phrase) and then asks if she can have Kris Jr. over for dinner. They make plans for the next night. Debbie and Harry marvel that she's actually sharing with them as she sashays back upstairs... where we see she's got Kris Jr. stashed away. After a night of teenage lovemaking, no doubt. They start to kiss but are disrupted by a knock at her door. Kris Jr. scampers away, and Annie answers Debbie's question about what Kris Jr. would like for dinner: Mahi Mahi. Bouncy credits.