MUSICAL GUESTS TEGAN & SARA PERFORM AT THE FRIENDS’ HOLIDAY PARTY – When Alex (guest-star Trai Byers) approaches Max about forming a new company with him, Naomi intervenes by attempting to persuade Bryce (guest-star Amber Stevens) to rehire Max at his company. Naomi convinces Navid to take Bryce out for drinks, and after a few cocktails Navid uncovers the truth about Max’s termination, which leaves Naomi pondering the fate of her marriage. Then, Liam receives a blackmail letter about Vanessa’s (guest-star Arielle Kebbel) accident, and Annie agrees to lend him the money to help trap his blackmailer. But when Adrianna tells Ashley (guest-star Natalie Morales) that she spotted Vanessa at the beauty salon, Ashley wrongly suspects that Liam was headed for a secret rendezvous with Vanessa. Meanwhile, Silver is distraught when Teddy refuses to sign over his parental rights and tries to convince her to let him co-parent the baby. Matthew Diamond directed the episode written by Marjorie David.