Melrose Place

Season 1 Episode 17


Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 06, 2010 on The CW
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Episode Summary

David's new role as a restaurant owner is put to the test after he loses some of his wait staff on the same day an important food critic has come to review Coal. In an effort to get David to forgive her, Lauren helps out by pitching in as a waitress and hostess. Ella plans to hack into the WPK files to erase the fake evidence framing her for embezzlement, but she has to turn to David for help when Jonah disagrees with her plan. Drew helps Riley throw a fundraiser to support her education foundation, and things go awry when Drew auctions off a date with Riley and he and Jonah get into a bidding war.moreless

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  • Another outstanding episode.

    I gotta say, Melrose Place has been really impressive these past few weeks, and the idea that this show might be canceled, I just can't even think that. This show is that good. This episode brought up a lot of promising plots. Some memorable moments: Such as David & Ella going undercover to clear Ella's name. They make a good team. Lauren trying to get David to talk to her by helping him out with the restaurant. That whole plot with trying to impress the food critic, also amazing. The end was also promising for David/Lauren fans, since we get a hint that they might have a future together. Drew Pragin, he's up to something, he finds out that Dr. Mancinni's heart valve is killing patients, and he wants Lauren to stop it. An amazing plot, that is probably the beginning to a beautiful arc. We learn that Ella is falling hard for Jonah. I'm also loving their relationship, but it's upsetting me that Jonah is practically stinging Ella along, since he has feelings for Riley. Jonah gets fired and re-hired as director for Living in Reverse. A good plot. Definitely promising for Jonah. Riley teams up with Drew to start up the SEED foundation for school. That was an okay plot. I guess it was just a setting stone in Riley's arc. The bidding was entertaining though. An amazing episode. Melrose Place is getting better & better, and this episode just let me know that the season finale is going to kick ass. Good job, Melrose Place!moreless
  • Can't wait for next Tuesday

    Great installment. Riley/Drew/Jonah: As much as i love Drew, this storyline isn't as great as the others. Some sappy Jonah lines, but overall, thank god for Dr. Drew.

    Ella/David: The best part of the night. Loved it in every way. These two make a great team.

    David/Lauren: Kind of useless to the episode, but it kept me entertained. I'm still mad at Lauren though for lying that long to David.

    Jonah/Movie: Let's see if this brings drama and tension between Riley. They aren't the most interesting tenants, but let's hope this movie will involve the rest of the Melrosers. Drew/Lauren: I see this leading to Mancini drama...

    Next week: Amanda's back and so is someone else... if anyone watched the preview, the intensity will get much stronger. Will Ella get her name cleared? What was the surprise visitor doing there? More Morgan to come and the finale will go out with a bang.

    Let's hope it's only one of many season finales.moreless
Nolan North

Nolan North

Curtis Heller

Guest Star

Betty Buckley

Betty Buckley

Bernadette Reese

Guest Star

Ethan Erickson

Ethan Erickson


Guest Star

Nick Zano

Nick Zano

Drew Pragin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (Lauren sees Drew take a vial of blood from a body)
      Lauren: What if the chief resident found out one of his students was sneaking around blood in his lab coat?
      Drew: Look, if there's anyone who understands how to keep a secret, it's you. Now I didn't ask any questions because I'm sure you had your reasons. Well, I've got mine.

    • Ella: Somebody had to save you from winning a date with Saint Riley.
      Jonah: Oh, that was all in good fun. I was just trying to up the bid for Drew. Hey, you're're not mad, are you?
      Ella: What? Mad? No, of course I'm not mad. I mean, that's what I like about you. A charitable bid on Riley, a day on the set with Owen're like Santa Claus...minus the cholesterol problem.

    • Ella: What is this? You're playing hostess?
      Lauren: David's short-staffed, I'm helping him out.
      Ella: Lauren, no one volunteers to deal with the hungry public without an ulterior motive. If you're trying to win him back, just make sure your next paying job requires an I-9.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Good Life" by OneRepublic
      "Supermodel" by Alexandra
      "Slick" by Chew Lips
      "Go Getta" by Black Toast Music
      "Under" by Pleasure P
      "Low Shoulders" by Toto Y Moi
      "Hollywood Workout" by True Music
      "How I Feel" by Son Of Rust
      "Back To Bed" by Black Toast Music
      "If We Ever Meet Again" by Timbaland & Katy Perry
      "Do You Want It All?" by Two Door Cinema Club

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 7, 2010 on Global
      United Kingdom: May 26, 2010 on FIVER
      Slovakia: September 4, 2012 on Markiza