Melrose Place

Season 1 Episode 2


Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Sep 15, 2009 on The CW
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Upon learning that her job may be in jeopardy due to a merger, Ella enlists David's help to attend a high society party with hopes of landing a major client at the event. Lauren agrees to go on another date for money, but her secret may be blown when her date unknowingly takes her to the same party as Ella and David. Meanwhile, a detective arrives and questions Auggie regarding the recent murder, and Riley and Jonah begin to suspect that something is up with Violet when they catch her acting strangely in a surveillance video.moreless

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  • I liked the flashbacks, but some of the story lines were boring.

    Ashlee Simpson continues to be annoying by showing he lack of acting skills. Just because she is beautiful doesn't mean the producers had to put her in such a pivotal storyline. I wish they put Ashlee Simpson as the girl who was sleeping with everyone trying to pay her tuition bill. Speaking of which, I really don't see where Laura's storyline of paying her college fees is going. We already found out in the first episode that she is prostituting herself, and this episode just shows the same thing, so there was no progress there.

    I did like Auggie's flashbacks with Sydney. Riley and Jonah's relationship were so-so. I think they are trying to recreate the Billy-Allison relationship with Jonah and Riley, but I find them rather boring. Of course, the parts which kept me really interested were with Ella in them. I feel like Ella is the next Amanda Woodward, and loved the way she tried to get the British actor choose her as the publicist.

    Overall, this was a pretty interesting episode, but they can easily get rid of some of the characters who are just carrying empty weight in the show.moreless
  • The turn of the screw. I was surprised with the pilot so I decided to follow another episodio from this remake of the 90's classic tv series.

    Laura Leighton's is going to be the "madame" of the entire season one as we see her as a central character in flashbacks as the gang of Melrose remember their "encounters" with the landlord. We have many clues about Leighton's role as Sydney Andrews to those who watched this show on the nineties. First of all, after the "fatal accident" that supposedly toke her life in season 5 finale, Sydney enlisted the AA reunions where she met Auggie. As we saw in the previous episode, Auggie held a bloody ¿shirt? making him the "usual suspect", and now, behind his former girldfriend's murder. The second surprise, as some of us figured out watching the pilot, makes Violet the legitimate daughter of Sydney, who's heart is broken after being rejected from Syd, and she takes a "psycho turn" but still not enoguth to transform her a mommy-killer.

    For those who expected more information about David (Michael Mancini's son), we find out that he was apart with her dying-mother and was custoded by Michael at his 13's, once her mother died (who was anyway? Taylor? Jane? a hotty-nurser? Kim?). I expected Thomas Calabro in this episode but he's missing. I suppose the big surprise comes with the fourth episode, where another "melrosian" woman comes back: Jane Mancini, his first wife.

    I know this show will become better as long as more episodes are broadcast. I hope they don't cancel the show because of the first two episodes's low audience. It would be a shame for CW and for those who are followig this show and not part of Nielsen's statistics. Fans we will stay tuned to new episodes hoping audiences will increase.moreless
Taylor Cole

Taylor Cole

Trudy Chandler

Guest Star

Victor Webster

Victor Webster

Caleb Brewer

Guest Star

Ben Milliken

Ben Milliken

Jasper Barnes

Guest Star

Nicholas Gonzalez

Nicholas Gonzalez

Detective Marco Rodriguez

Recurring Role

Laura Leighton

Laura Leighton

Sydney Andrews

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • David: If I show you something, you promise to keep it between us?
      Ella: You're not going to flash me, are you? Because I think I've seen enough flappage for tonight, thank you.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: January 20, 2010 on Barrandov
      United Kingdom: February 10, 2010 on FIVER
      Slovakia: August 22, 2012 on Markiza

    • Music in this episode:
      "1901" by Phoenix
      "LA" by Sofi Bonde
      "This Is A Raid" by Livvi Franc
      "Second Skin" by Saturn Missiles
      "Accept" by Clear Voyage
      "Can't You Understand" by Julie Bellamy
      "Hysteric" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
      "Want It Need It" by Sarah Leichtenberg
      "I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas
      "Imaginary Friends" by Intercept
      "Tik Tok" by Ke$ha
      "Keep It Goin' Louder" by Major Lazer
      "Superstar" by D.A. Dame / True Music
      "Flowers In June" by Matt Shapiro
      "Walking On A Dream" by Empire Of The Sun


    • Jonah: (to Riley) Riles, Ella isn't the wicked witch of West Hollywood.

      This is a reference to the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. The Wicked Witch of the West was an enemy of the movie's main character, Dorothy.

    • Ella: Give me the weekend, and I promise I will bring a client into this firm that is bigger than Zach Quinto's eyebrows.
      Caleb: Does that even exist?

      Zach Quinto is an actor who is best known for starring in the TV series Heroes and for his role as Spock in the 2009 Star Trek movie.