Melrose Place: Seems Like "Old" Times
Jonah gets a little money for his flick, "Living in Reverse," and he's ready to throw a big, celebratory party in the courtyard of Melrose Place. So Amanda decides to take the opportunity to squeeze information out of the MP residents regarding Syd's lost paintings and she pays the bartenders to go heavy on the booze in the drinks all evening. Let the good (read weird) times roll.
A mini reunion in the Melrose courtyard
You know it's a MP party when Amanda is handing out the booze, Michael shows up to blackmail his bright young intern for sex, Jane comes to complain about the noise and Jo shows up—well, we still don't really know why Jo needs to be there but she does spill some good stuff about Amanda's past embezzling that is enlightening.
But we're getting ahead of ourselves…
Dr. Mancini is the top cardiologist in the country?
It's a day off for Riley and Lauren and they plan a girl date to celebrate, but as usual, Lauren is called into the hospital to work. She's met by the "top cardiologist in the country" who tells her that he booked a room at the Waverly Hotel and wants Lauren to make good on the transaction that was never completed. She's freaked and a little grossed out. Then, darn it, an emergency bypass interrupts them. He tells her to meet him at the hotel that night or he's telling her friends her big hooker secret.
Why isn't Ella fired yet?
Jane pays a visit to Amanda to remind her of their agreement—fire Ella and she can live in Melrose. Jane clearly holds one heck of a grudge and Amanda is clearly desperate. Amanda assures Jane that the girl will get what she deserves in good time and it's not long before Ella realizes that someone is setting her up to make it look like she's stealing from WPK. Too bad it's Amanda—stealing from her own company. Man, that painting Syd made off with must have really set her back.
David just attracts him some hoochies
Poor, rich Morgan didn't get her fill from one evening with David so she starts blackmailing him so that they can do the relationship thing. Her father is very powerful, after all. He tries to shake her but she just keeps showing up, offering him gifts and wanting to have the sex. This can't be good.
Calling Doctor Hotness!
Drew kidnaps Riley to go shopping for the kids in the pediatric ward (he's a giver!) and they totally click. But when they arrive, all chummy at the party, which is already in full swing, Jonah acts like a giant hypocrite. He can make out with Ella left and right, but when Riley and Dr. Drew get a little sucky-face, the dude flips. Jonah picks a fight with Drew, the argument moves to pushing, and the two end up brawling in the MP pool. It's just not a party until that happens.
Lauren comes clean
When Dr. Mancini misses Lauren at the hotel he confronts her at her home during the big bash and she decides to tell all of her friends the truth. So she does, right then and there, at the party that we had mistakenly figured climaxed with the pool fight. Everyone is shocked, with the minor exception of Ella who kind of suspected it and David, who is just plain disgusted. For just going "straight" himself a week ago, David is surprisingly unsympathetic. Even after Lauren comes to the restaurant and tells him that she loves him, the guy is a rock of hate.
SOS our MP
We are hearing some dangerously bad news about our beloved show. Rumor has it that Jessica Lucas (aka Riley) is abandoning ship to join the NBC show "Friends with Benefits." It's like rats jumping off a sinking ship. But don't give up hope just yet, fans. E! Online's Save One Show has come to the rescue of many a floundering series and they are about to do it for MP. Make sure you log on and vote for MP before April 5th. After that the vote drops to just five shows and then the winner will be announced on April 12. So vote now and tell a friend to vote too!