Adrianna comes back to town looking to mend her friendships, which she learns will be hard to earn back but ends up in bed with Dixon's roommate, a brash Texan named Austin who has a hostile encounter with Naomi.Elsewhere, Ivy and Raj struggle to deal with Raj's health problems, while Teddy (guest star Trevor Donovan) struggles with coming out to his family.Liam decides to keep the beachside bar he bought and details of what happened during his mysterious fishing job are revealed as an unexpected woman, named Jane, from his summer arrives.
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Trevor Donovan was dropped as a regular, as a result of ongoing changes by the new showrunners.
He returned as a guest star in the fall to conclude his storyline.
However, in late February 2012, it was reported that Donovan will return near the end of the season. Naomi has spent the summer dealing with her break-up with Max after finding out she isn't pregnant.
Leila, Navid's sister, is kidnapped, which forces him and Silver to enlist in Adrianna's help.
Dixon, on a tight schedule, struggles to prepare a demo CD for a producer he's meeting.
Annie's fight for her inheritance from the late Marla Templeton hits a snag when it's revealed that her new boyfriend, Jeremy, is in fact a lawyer and Marla's estranged grandson, and is in town to contest her will as well as sue Annie.
After she quickly discovers she doesn't have the status at college that she did in high school, she decides to throw a party in her new mansion.
Unfortunately her party doesn't end well when the cops arrived.
Annie reveals that Debbie has gone to live in Paris with Ryan and receives some unexpected news that keeps her in town, while Liam returns from his summer away ready to commit to Annie. Meanwhile, Dixon finds himself without a roommate or a place to live after Navid ruins his chance of finding a dorm on campus, and makes a big decision about his future to concentrate on his music career.
Things get complicated for Navid when his younger trouble making sister Leila (guest star Summer Bishil) moves in with him and Silver.