Melrose Place

Season 1 Episode 12

San Vicente

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Dec 08, 2009 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Jonah and Riley decide to elope to Las Vegas, but their day doesn't go as planned. Ella arranges a meeting between Jonah and an important producer who is interested in buying his film. Meanwhile, Lauren calls David, seeking help with a dangerous situation with one of her male clients. Auggie tells Riley that he has feelings for her, and Michael reveals information about Sydney's killer to David. Amanda and Violet bond while talking about Sydney, though Amanda has an ulterior motive for getting to know Violet.moreless

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  • The killer is revealed.

    It's the mid season finale, and arcs are tied up. It turns out Michael's wife, Vanessa is the killer. Very suspenseful, Violet couldn't have been the killer, since Sydney actually loved her. Violet kills Vanessa while protecting David's little brother (or son). Jonah & Riley decide to elope and end up breaking up instead. A movie producer buys Jonah's movie with Ella's help. Then Jonah ends up sleeping with Ella. Auggie makes a pass at Riley, and Violet sees. Uh oh, trouble. Lauren gets drugged by her client, in a hotel room, and she has a bad reaction and her life is on the line. Good luck explaining that to David. An amazing mid season finale, that tied all loose ends.moreless
  • Mid Season Finale

    I am very impressed with Melrose Place. The beginning of the show wasn't amazing, but now, since Amanda came back, somehow the rest of the show improved.

    Riley and Jonah break up: Yay! Finally the boringest couple who have many problems have ended it. And Jonah going straight to Ella... wow! Yay! I like them together. Will this welcome Jonah to the dark side?

    Vanessa killed Sydney: I'm surprised I didn't suspect her. i thought it would be the guy Ella slept with the night of the murder. At least Vanessa is out of the picture. Who will Michael sleep with now? Amanda, maybe? David is Noah's father: Gross. So, when MP returns in March, will it survive? I'm hoping the ratings will boost. I really like this show and it would hurt to see it go.moreless
Nolan North

Nolan North

Curtis Heller

Guest Star

Brock Cuchna

Brock Cuchna


Guest Star

Cameron Castaneda

Cameron Castaneda

Noah Mancini

Guest Star

Thomas Calabro

Thomas Calabro

Dr. Michael Mancini

Recurring Role

Laura Leighton

Laura Leighton

Syndey Andrews

Recurring Role

Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear

Amanda Woodward

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Dr. Mancini: There was a necklace on the ground. I took it.
      Vanessa: To cover up your crime.
      Dr. Mancini: No, to protect my family. If they were to lock you up, Noah would be traumatized. And I could not let that happen.
      Vanessa: You're willing to say anything to save yourself, aren't you?
      Dr. Mancini: I don't have to say anything. When your prints turn up, everybody's gonna know the truth.
      Vanessa: You don't just need a need a psychiatrist.

    • Vanessa: You were having an affair with Sydney Andrews. Was it easier for you to kill the poor woman than to tell your wife?
      Michael: Bravo, Vanessa. I never knew you were such a fine actress.
      Vanessa: I came here to tell you I want a divorce.
      Michael: I know you killed Syd.

    • Ella: So how long do you plan on hating me? Because these heels make walking on eggshells very tough.
      Jonah: Oh, I'm sorry. Did, um, selling me out inconvenience you?

    • Sydney: (to Amanda) Don't you ever get tired of falsely accusing people? Even the lord rested on the seventh day.

    • Amanda: You're a thief, Sydney. I want it back. Now.
      Sydney: Why would I ever steal from the big, bad Amanda Woodward?
      Amanda: Where is it?
      Sydney: I told you, I never received the painting.
      Amanda: I didn't have it stolen from an Upper East Side co-op so it could be sent third-class mail. That painting is worth nineteen million dollars.

    • Jonah: (referring to his meeting with Curtis Heller) Okay, he was just sleeping with his eyes a lizard.
      Ella: I know, I was about to check his pulse and then I saw him blink.
      Jonah: You know, I was seriously thinking of throwing, like, one of those little pretzels at him, just hit him and see if he was still alive, even.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: April 21, 2010 on FIVER
      Czech Republic: October 16, 2010 on Barrandov
      Slovakia: August 30, 2012 on Markiza

    • Featured Music:
      "Take Me Back" by Tinchy Stryder
      "Swing" by Zero 7
      "New Heights" by A Fine Frenzy
      "Blah Blah Blah" by Ke$ha ft. 3Oh3
      "I Came 2 Party" by Space Cowboy ft. Paradiso Girls
      "Gotta Get Smart" by El Perro Del Mar
      "Hurricane Drunk" by Florence & The Machine


    • Curtis Heller: (referring to Jonah) Come on, Ella, just have his agent call Craig.
      Ella: Oh, okay, we can do that. I just thought you know, since Scott Rudin was meeting with him tomorrow and then he was meeting with Harvey Weinstein...

      Scott Rudin is a movie and theater producer who won an Academy Award in 2008 for his work on No Country for Old Men.
      Harvey Weinstein is a movie producer who co-founded Mirimax Films. Some of his more famous movies include Lord of the Rings and Sin City.

    • Ella: (to Jonah) You know what we need? Kill Bill 1 and 2 at The New Beverly. I'm smelling popcorn, Red Vines, and lots and lots of Uma.

      Kill Bill is a two-volume revenge drama film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The movies were released in 2003 and 2004 and starred Uma Thurman in the lead role as a former assassin.

    • Ella: (introducing Jonah to Curtis Heller) Jonah Miller, a.k.a, the new Spike Jonze, I would like you to meet Curtis Heller.

      Spike Jonze is a director who gained popularity with his work on music videos and commercials. Later in his career, Jonze transitioned into movies and TV shows, directing the 1999 movie Being John Malkovich and co-creating the MTV series Jackass.