Melrose Place

Season 1 Episode 16

Santa Fe

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Mar 30, 2010 on The CW
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Ella discovers someone is embezzling from WPK and framing her for it, she investigates and starts with Jo, who concludes Amanda is up to her old tricks again. Jonah decides to throw a party in the courtyard to celebrate his newfound success. Jane confronts Amanda for not firing Ella and runs into Michael. Lauren is shocked after Michael tells her he'll reveal her secret if she doesn't sleep with him, she makes a harsh decision. Riley and Drew share a sweet date.moreless

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  • There ain't no party like a Melrose party

    9.0
    Hey Jonah, throw us another party. Our ratings went back to the millions!



    Riley/Drew: I love Drew! And I love when Jonah gets angry. He really does love Riley and attacks everyone who gets her hands on her (Auggie, Drew.) If only Riley could see



    Amanda/Painting: The story I care the least about. Find a more interesting way to integrate Amanda into the lives of the tenants. As much as I love her evilness, she hasn't been living up to her full potential.



    David/Lauren: Nice going Lauren. You should be more honest. How could you let David go? He's awesome! I'm disappointed in you, but I'm not disappointed by the writers. It just makes me want to watch more to see if they ever get together again.



    Jonah's party: I'd die to go to a party at 4616 Melrose Place. Sounds like fun. Reunion: Wow. They must have felt out of place being the only guests in their forties. But I was glad to have them back, even if Kimberly, Syd, Michael and Amanda were my favorites from the original. It made me realize how much i wish the show would last like the old one did.



    Michael/Lauren: Somebody likes young girls. I like this classic blackmail. Keep it going, Mancini!



    Drew: Weird! Who was that? I love this cliffhanger



    Ella: Poor Ella! Let's get her out of this, but bring on the drama!



    Jessica Lucas is leaving. :( for the fact that we might be canceled. :) for Melrose being strong without her.moreless
  • Jonah's party goes out of control.

    10
    So who else thought that this episode was divine? At first, I thought it was going to be any other Melrose Place episode, some twists & turns that I did not see coming. Lauren confesses to everyone that she is a prostitute, just because Michael Mancini kept blackmailing her. That was intense, it was nice to see some friends were still on her side by the end. She also confesses her love for David, but she faces utter rejection. Having 4 of the original MP characters in the same episode had little effect on the episode for me, since I didn't watch the original Melrose Place. Loving the triangle: Now it's Jonah/Riley/Drew. I don't know what to think of Drew & Riley's relationship yet, only because I was expecting Drew to hook up with Lauren. It seems like Jonah & Riley have been playing the jealousy game, with Drew & Ella caught in the middle. Ella is set up by Amanda, apparently Ella is embezzling money from WPK. Now Ella could face jail time, and that is still up in the air by the end of the episode. I'm glad they didn't just forget about the Jane vs. Ella plot. Drew gets in a pool fight with Jonah over Riley. At the end, Drew performs an autopsy. Didn't understand the scene, am I supposed to know the girl he is operating on? Does this mean he has a hidden agenda? I don't know. Amanda trying to find the painting has been growing really tiresome lately. So what? Now she has to go look for Auggie? Ridiculous. IOU girl is getting annoying too. "Bye... for now." She has some potential to be scarily dangerous, but right now, she's just incredibly annoying. Other than those 2 minor setbacks. This episode was amazing. I liked how it was all centered around Jonah's party that was a plus. Amazing episode.moreless
Melissa Ordway

Melissa Ordway

Morgan McKellan

Guest Star

Joe Lando

Joe Lando

Morgan's Father

Guest Star

Michael Blaiklock

Michael Blaiklock

Travis

Guest Star

Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear

Amanda Woodward

Recurring Role

Josie Bissett

Josie Bissett

Jane Andrews

Recurring Role

Daphne Zuniga

Daphne Zuniga

Jo Reynolds

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Jonah: Oh, god. I really tackled Drew into the pool, didn't I?
      Ella: Yes, you did. Normally I find a brawl between two red-blooded boys kinda hot, but when it's over your ex-fiancée, not so much.

    • Ella: (to Jonah, when Jo walks into the party) Oh god, Jo Reynolds is her here? Did somebody complain this party wasn't bossy and overbearing enough?

  • NOTES (3)

    • Featured Music:
      "In My Head" by Jason Derulo
      "She Wolf" by Shakira
      "La Cucaracha" by Selectracks
      "La Cucaracha" by Crucial
      "Heard 'Em All" by Amerie
      "Click" by Little Boots
      "You Can Be My Wine" by Truemusic
      "San Juan" by Festival Of Four
      "Pump My Pumps" by Dan Black
      "Carry Out" by Timbaland featuring Justin Timberlake
      "Silly Like Putty" by Gia
      "Patron Tequila" by Paradiso Girls
      "Feel It In My Bones" by Tiesto featuring Tegan & Sara
      "Silly Boy" by Eva Simons
      "Round And Round" by Mimi & Teft
      "Game Over" by VV Brown
      "One Way Drive" by Intercept

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 31, 2010 on Global
      United Kingdom: May 19, 2010 on FIVER
      Slovakia: September 3, 2012 on Markiza

    • Four of the original Melrose Place characters are appearing altogether in this episode: Amanda Woodward (Heather Locklear), Jo Reynolds (Daphne Zuniga), Jane Andrews (Josie Bissett) and Michael Mancini (Thomas Calabro). Another classic character, Sydney Andrews (Laura Leighton) appeared in the first half of this season, making 5 of the 12 original characters of the 90's show.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Ella: (on the phone with Jasper Barnes) Okay, Jasper, sweetheart. Yep, yep, calm down, okay? When you talk like that, you sound like you're in a Guy Ritchie movie.

      Guy Ritchie is a British filmmaker and screenwriter. Some of his movies include Snatch and Sherlock Holmes. Ritchie was married to Madonna from 2000 to 2008.

    • Ella: (to Jo) Well, you must have quite the agent to have negotiated that deal. I mean, two hundred grand for a days' work? Even Annie Leibovitz would be jealous.

      Annie Leibovitz is a well-known portrait photographer who served as the chief photographer for Rolling Stone magazine.

    • David: (to Morgan) Okay, all right, so the idea that you and I can be Mr. and Mrs. Smith, I mean, you gotta let that go.

      This is a reference to the 2005 movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Brad Pitt and Angelina Julie play a husband and wife who both secretly work as assassins for competing companies and end up hired to kill each other.

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