Melrose Place: The Bitch is Back and a Girl-on-Girl Make-Out Sesh
Best moments, good stuff and a little bit of romance
Riley fakes it, but not well
We just love Amanda. When Riley's past isn't colorful enough to be interesting, Amanda cooks her up a juicy one. And when Riley objects, she is reminded that if she doesn't fulfill all of her promotional obligations for the Anton V modeling gig, she doesn't get her 10 Gs. She hasn’t gotten paid yet? She's in magazines and splashed across buses. Seriously, what kind of contract did that girl sign? Amanda has Ella jumping through hoops in order to remain employed. If she doesn't keep Riley in line, she's out.
At the breakout party, Melissa, a talent agent with a fancy accent, shows up and tries to woo Ella with a corner office, double the commission and a little tongue hockey. But Ella denies her, telling her that her heart belongs to WPK. Of course, Amanda put Melissa up to the whole thing. But Ella passed with flying colors. And she looks like a really good kisser too!
Ella is looking good until Riley decides that she can't take her fake bio anymore and blurts out (to the press!) that the goons at WPK created her colorful past for her. Not only is she out 10 grand but she could cost Ella her job. Thanks, friend!
There's more after the jump -- read on!
David steals Lauren's heart
When Lauren misses her autumns in Cincinnati, the very romantic David breaks into her home and creates a lovely fall scene, complete with colorful leaves, candles and Skyline chili. It's super romantic and they get hot and heavy, but when it comes right down to it, Lauren can't go through with it. Maybe if David tried giving her some money first? The sweet part is, he's okay with it and is happy to move on to the chili before it gets cold.
Worst bits, some new evidence and somebody gets canned
Hot Auggie (as he will be called from now until he leaves us in January) is arrested in Mexico for Syd's murder (thanks to his bestie, Riley, who always tells the truth) and dragged back to LA to face the music. But his pal, David, stands behind him and not only posts his bail but figures it was probably his father who is framing Hot Auggie for the murder.
But as loyal as David is, none of the other Melrose Placians (except Violet) believe in Hot Auggie's innocence. He's shunned as soon as he walks into the courtyard. But David is nothing if not driven. While the good doctor is conveniently out of town, he searches Michael's home and car. And he hits pay dirt -- he finds the necklace that Sydney was wearing on the night of her death in Michael's car. It's in a bag and it's covered in blood.
When Hot Auggie confronts Riley about giving him up to the cops she comes clean. He's hurt that his friends, and especially Riley, think he's a killer. When he realizes that he can't even convince his friends that he's innocent, Hot Auggie turns to the bottle. But he just takes it to his apartment and looks at it for awhile. He's still looking at it when Violet comes in and she tells him that he doesn't need a drink, he just needs someone who believes in him. So they have sex on the kitchen counter.
Does anyone work on this show?
After the disaster at the Anton V party, Amanda demands that Ella show her that she puts her work above everything else. Amanda tells her protégé to tattle on Riley by calling up her principal and spilling that the erstwhile model took sick days to film the shoot. Ella tells Amanda that she can't do it, which shocks us because her job is her life and she's clearly not a big Riley fan.
But it matters not because someone puts the call into Riley's school and she's fired anyway. Financially, it's been a tough week for Jonah and Riley but seeing that her father is an attorney who argues cases in front of the Supreme Court and her mother is an editor for the Boston Globe, we think they'll be just fine.
Absolute favorite part, a return to MP and a very strong finish
A mystery note from beyond the grave
Amanda strolls through what was Syd's apartment and what we're assuming is going to be her new place, then heads straight to a safe. When she unlocks it, she finds a mystery note, written by Syd: "Amanda, You'll never find it!" What? Find what? How can they leave us hanging like that?
What do you think the note meant? Talk about it in the comments!