Melanie gets jealous with all the groupies and fanmail Derwin is been getting, so she tries to spice things up in the bedroom for him. Meanwhile, Malik's happiness may be shattered a little too soon.moreless
Melanie hosts a charity event, Malik gets in trouble and Tee Tee decides he ain't taking any more orders from Malik.
Melanie goes home to Connecticut to spend Christmas with her parents, while Derwin stays in San Diego, where he anxiously waits to see if the Sabers will make the playoffs. Meanwhile, Malik worries the team will discover he has an obsessive-compulsive disorder.moreless
A gift-giving competition breaks out among the top players after Melanie sends each team member a gift on behalf of Derwin; Melanie makes a new friend in her chemistry lab
Phoebe gets Monica and Chandler a Ms. Pacman arcade game for a wedding present, which leads to some heavy competition between Monica, Phoebe, and, surprisingly, Chandler. Ross gets to teach an important class because of a retiring professor, but soon learns that it's on the other side of town and he doesn't have enough time to get there. Joey takes Rachel to dinner on a pretend date to make her feel better, being that she can't have a normal relationship due to her pregnancy. The date, however, proves more meaningful to Joey than to Rachel.moreless