Melrose Place

Season 1 Episode 13

Oriole

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Mar 09, 2010 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Amanda puts Ella in charge of a lavish party at her house for the arrival of her boyfriend Ben. Riley asks Jonah if they can start over. Violet sees Auggie had been drinking, she tries to get him to leave town with her. Amanda spies Ella and Ben together in a compromising position, she lashes out. Lauren goes to David grateful for him standing up to her. Jonah admits to Riley that he slept with Ella after she called off the wedding.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Solid start to the second half

    8.5
    Please don't cancel MP! Even though only 1.19 people watched this week's episode, it's only getting better from here. With the two weakest actors gone, we've cut the less necessary scenes. The murder is wrapped, eve though it was solved in not an amazing way, and now we have different things to focus on.



    The Jonah/Riley/Ella triangle: Pick Ella! R&J were a boring couple and Riley was better off stirring up trouble with Auggie and it was more entertaining. Violet and Auggie leave: I'm glad Violet's gone. I miss Sydney and this is all that's left of her, but it shouldn't have been creepy Violet who's acting is sub-par. David/Lauren: Yay! These two work really well together. I love how the two of them stand up for each other. Amanda/Ben/Ella: This was interesting, but i hope MP 2.0 doesn't become all about Amanda because even though she is supposed to be bringing in rating, the show is about the new tenants, but she's doing a good job. Will we see more of Ben? I wouldn't mind, but i don't think he makes on impact on the show. Wait.. isn't Amanda married to Peter Burns? I'm not quite sure because i'm not done watching the original show.



    Is it possible Ella is Amanda's daughter? Hopefully more people will tune in next week.moreless
  • Love triangles and such.

    7.8
    I gotta say, this comeback did come with a lot of boring scenes, but other than that, it was pretty eventful. David comes one step closer on embarking on Lauren's secret. After beating up her client. Lauren is starting the relationship on lies so that's not good. Meanwhile, the morning after Jonah & Ella sleep together. Riley begs for Jonah's forgiveness and doesn't know whether to tell her about Ella. Ella fears it was a one night stand, while walking on eggshells around Amanda. Jonah ends up telling Riley in the end, and Ella is mad at him. So now Jonah is staying with David. Auggie continues to drink and Violet helps him out, then they leave town. Cutting off two of the main characters is not a good idea, writers. Good episode, hope Jonah ends up with Ella. She's so happy around him, it's great.moreless
Olympia Lettry

Olympia Lettry

Amanda's assistant

Guest Star

Max Tsarev

Max Tsarev

Bass Player

Guest Star

Billy Campbell

Billy Campbell

Ben Brinkley

Guest Star

Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear

Amanda Woodward

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The address on the honeymoon envelope that Riley finds in the mail shows Jonah's address as 4616 Melrose Place Apt. 7, West Hollywood, CA, 90069.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Ella: (after Amanda sees her with Ben, trying on the necklace) I promise you that you can trust me.
      Amanda: Ella, in what universe would you think for one moment that I was threatened by you?
      Ella: I wasn't implying...
      Amanda: You were, and it's presumptuous. I mean, you're a junior publicist with a barely-there career, a nobody in this town.
      Ella: I know...I'm sorry.
      Amanda: You may fancy yourself my protégé, but let's be honest, you don't measure up. I mean, you have enough flash to catch the eye of Ben or any other man for that matter. But they don't stay long, do they?
      Ella: I, I wasn't trying to...
      Amanda: Oh, come on. No one wears a dress that short without an end game.

    • Ella: (sees a tequila bottle on Auggie's table) Auggie, sweetheart, please tell me you did not hit this.
      Auggie: I was trying out a new recipe, rock shrimp with a tequila lime sauce.
      Ella: Oh really? Does that dish come with a side of total B.S.?

    • Ella: (to Auggie) I think I spotted a guillotine in Amanda's penthouse. Watching heads roll is probably up there with snuffing out careers and Tasering her enemies' nether-regions.
      Ben: (walks up behind Ella) I hear she bathes in the blood of virgins and could kill a man with her pinky finger.

    • (Ella offers to let Auggie work as the chef for Amanda's party)
      Auggie: Ella, thank you. You have no idea how much I need this gig.
      Ella: Oh please, it's the least I can do. Especially after believing you were a knife-wielding lady killer gone AWOL.

    • David: (visiting Lauren in the hospital) Is the part of your training, finding out what it's like to almost die?
      Lauren: If it is, I think I flunked.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Featured Music:
      "Disappear" by Kitten Control
      "Hold Me In Your Arms" by Pixie Lott
      "Jumping Into Rivers" by Diana Vickers
      "Say Goodbye" by Josh Altman
      "Give It To Me Right" by Melanie Fiona
      "Change" by Daniel Merriweather (No Wale)
      "Things You Said (Remix 1)" by Roy Campanella, III
      "Be My Lover" by Chris Lago
      "Do What I Gotta Do" by Kim Morrell
      "By The Time" by Mika and Imogen Heap
      "Take My Body" by Sarah Leichtenberg
      "Bloodstream" by Stateless
      "Love Is The End" by Keane

    • This episode marks the final appearances of Colin Egglesfield (Auggie) and Ashley Simpson-Wentz (Violet).

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 10, 2010 on Global
      United Kingdom: April 28, 2010 on FIVER
      Slovakia: August 30, 2012 on Markiza

    • Amanda Woodward had a boyfriend in the 1992-1993 Season of the original Melrose Place named Billy Campbell, in this episode her boyfriend is Ben and is played by the actor with the name Billy Campbell.
      They both appeared on the show Dynasty and were in love with the same character at one point, Steven Carrington.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Ella: (to Auggie, after accusing him of drinking on the job) I'm sorry to get all Dr. Drew on you, it's just after seeing Caleb get summarily canned right in front of me, I'm still a little shell-shocked.

      This is a reference to Drew Pinsky, a doctor who specializes in addiction medicine. He became famous for hosting the radio talk show Loveline and several TV series on MTV and VH1.

    • Ella: (to Auggie) Oh my god, we have got to get you on Top Chef. Then you could introduce me to Padma.

      Top Chef is a reality cooking competition series that debuted on the Bravo network in 2006. Padma Lakshmi took over as the show's host in the second season.

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