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Melrose Place

Season 1 Episode 5


Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 06, 2009 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Ella is brought into the police station for questioning about Sydney's murder, thanks to Jane's anonymous tip. Lauren thinks of blowing off her shopping date with Riley to impress her new boss. Jonah is accused of stealing a diamond necklace from a mansion he videotaped for a realtor, Ella mentions to Jonah about a similar one she saw in David's apartment. Violet sabotages another employee so she can get closer to Auggie at work.moreless

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    Charles Divins

    Charles Divins


    Guest Star

    Kelly Carlson

    Kelly Carlson

    Wendi Mattison

    Guest Star

    Nicky Whelan

    Nicky Whelan


    Guest Star

    Laura Leighton

    Laura Leighton

    Syndey Andrews

    Recurring Role

    Nicholas Gonzalez

    Nicholas Gonzalez

    Detective Marco Rodriguez

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Riley: We used to do everything together. Now I feel like you have this whole other life that I'm not a part of.
        Lauren: That whole other life is a hospital full of sick people.
        Riley: I get that. Except I called the hospital, and you weren't there.

      • Detective Rodriguez: (referring to Dante) If we can confirm his story, you can bet your berber you'll be arrested for murder.
        Ella: Well that's one big if, detective. Good luck with that.
        Detective Rodriguez: I'm not so sure I'm going to need any luck. It's gonna feel real good when I get to tighten those handcuffs around those adorable little wrists of yours.

      • Ella: You wanna know the truth? The night Sydney died, I slept with a client.
        David: I'm sorry, what?
        Ella: I slept with a client.
        David: That's it? That's your big confession?
        Ella: Well, it is when their high-profile wife is also a client. Look, if this hit the blogospehere, I'd get fifteen minutes of fame and a lifetime of peddling In-N-Out burgers.

      • Ella: (during flashback scene) Syd, you are being unreasonable. I got you write-ups in The L.A. Times, The Weekly, even Vanity Fair. It is not my fault if nobody likes the art.
        Sydney: We had a deal--I turn you into a real publicist, and you promote my gallery. What am I supposed to tell my artists when they start pulling their work off the walls?
        Ella: I don't know...paint prettier pictures.

      • Wendy: Well, I have to admit I didn't peg you as someone who wanted to pursue this line of work on a regular basis.
        Lauren: I'm not sure anyone really pursues this kind of life.

      • David: (on camera for Ella's birthday video) Ella, I've known you for seven months now, and you're one of my closest friends. And, uh, I don't have a lot of close friends. And I'd do anything for you...and I do mean anything. So if you want to start your next year off with a bang, you know where I live.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Czech Republic: February 10, 2010 on Barrandov
        United Kingdom: March 3, 2010 on FIVER
        Slovakia: August 23, 2012 on Markiza

      • Music in this episode:
        "Boots And Boys" by Ke$ha
        "Be Prepared" by Laura Watkins
        "Arms of Darkness" by Eric Ramsey
        "24 Hours" by the Noisettes
        "Way That You Kiss" by Nadia Fay
        "There Goes The Night" by the Stereo System
        "Teenage Runaway" by Gabay/Perdomo(of Transcendence)/Sinclair
        "Sexy Bitch" by David Guetta feat. Akon
        "Starstruck" by Santigold
        "Fire Burning" by Sean Kingston
        "Down" by Jay Sean
        "No Stopping" by Justement
        "Until We Bleed" by Kleerup Feat. Lykke Li

    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Ella: (after watching the birthday video that Jonah filmed) And that is why I refer to Jonah as the next Spike Jonze.

        Spike Jonze is a director who began in music videos and commercials and later moved into directing movies and TV shows. Jonze directed the 1999 movie Being John Malkovich and co-created the MTV series Jackass.

      • Jonah: (to David) Only in my geeked-out imagination could I be sharing a courtyard with Thomas Crown.

        This is a reference to the 1999 movie The Thomas Crown Affair about a wealthy man, played by Pierce Brosnan, who steals a Monet painting. The film is a remake of a 1968 movie with the same name.

      • Riley: Seriously, Jonah. First Violet, now David. You're, like, trapped in your own Hitchcockian thriller.

        This is a reference to British movie producer Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980). Hitchcock is famous for creating many of the contemporary filming methods in thriller movies.

      • Jonah: Next thing we know, LAPD's busting down our door, rummaging through all of our stuff.
        Riley: Yeah, uh huh. What are they gonna find? Your Doctor Strange comic collection?

        Doctor Strange is a fictional superhero with magical abilities who first appeared in Marvel Comics' Strange Tales #110 in 1963. The character was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.