Alec returns with a job offer for unemployed Max, whilst Naomi asks Bryce to rehire him. She gets help from Navid who takes him out to find out why Max was fired in the first place, Navid soon finds out Alec had set the whole thing up. Teddy is refusing to sign over his parental rights making Silver mad at him. Annie decides to sign up for a 2 year writing course in Scotland. Riley decides to go for some experimental surgery which may lead to him walking again. Liam and Annie team up to trap his blackmailer, however when Ashley hears Vanessa has been spotted in a beauty salon she kidnaps Liam leaving Annie alone with the blackmailer.