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Season 1

8 Sep. 2009
At 4616 Melrose Place, another generation of young adults and best friends have settled in to get by any way they can. Lauren Yung is a part-time med student and intern at Wilshire Hospital who struggles to stay in med school, until she sees a way out when a wealthy man offers her $5,000 for a night with him. Auggie Kirkpatrick is a fellow surfer, who works as a sous chef at a trendy restaurant, named Coal, which is the gang's hang-out place. Ella Simms, an amorous and aggressive bisexual Hollywood publicist, is determined to find her "Mr. Right" or her "Miss Right" ...
15 Sep. 2009
Ella learns from her ruthless new boss, Caleb, that her job could be in trouble due to a recent merger with the company unless she brings in a huge client. Ella then forces David to take her to a Brentwood party. There she hopes to land a big actor client, Jasper. David has plans of his own - to heist a million-dollar watch from the party and exchange it for cash with his partner in crime, Amir. Meanwhile, Lauren, still in desperate need of tuition money, agrees to go out on another date in exchange for money, but inadvertently winds up at the same party as David and ...
22 Sep. 2009
Jonah becomes angry when he discovers that Riley hasn't told her family that she and Jonah are engaged. Upset over their fight, Riley turns to Auggie for comfort, leaving Jonah in the cold and more jealous then ever. Meanwhile, the mean-spirited Caleb reassigns Ella after a film director bails on a job that she's covering. She recruits Jonah to fill in on a Boomkat music video at the last minute. However, the egotistical lead singer, Kat, might be more than Jonah can handle, putting Ella's job on the line. David finally accuses Michael of murdering Sydney. Lauren ...
29 Sep. 2009
Jane Andrew Mancini, Sydney's older estranged sister, arrives in Los Angeles and announces that she inherited the building from Sydney. Being just as evil and devious as everyone else, Jane threatens Ella with blackmail unless Ella allows her to dress one of her clients for a movie premiere in a Jane Mancini original design. Meanwhile, Detective Rodriguez starts to ask questions about Violet's connection to Sydney. Violet escapes out of the bathroom window still unwilling to tell anyone about her belief that Sydney was her biological mother. David asks Auggie to give ...
6 Oct. 2009
As a result of Jane's tip-off, the police bring Ella in for questioning about Sydney's murder. Naturally, Ella downplays the tensions she had after meeting Sydney and of her fallout. Meanwhile, Lauren is torn between going on a shopping date with Riley for her wedding and impressing her new boss Wendi who just set her up on a "date." A stunned Jonah is accused of stealing a diamond necklace from a mansion he videotaped for a Realtor, but he later becomes even more upset after Ella mentions seeing a similar necklace in David's apartment who continues to set his sights ...
13 Oct. 2009
Anton V, a famous fashion designer, meets Riley and decides she must be the face of his new Denim Jeans campaign despite Ella's chagrin. Meanwhile, Jonah is excited about the job offer where he gets to direct another music video, as he's run into financial issues. But Riley goes behind his back and turns down the gig. At Coal, David meets with Amir to discuss another posh art piece, and Amir sets David up to meet a well-connected cousin of his on a luxurious yacht. Wendi sends Lauren on another job where "anything goes" for another wealthy client. But Lauren panics ...
20 Oct. 2009
Having agreed to model for the Anton V designer jeans, Riley goes to a Malibu Beach photo shoot session with Ella in tow, and they meet the photographer, who happens to be former Melrose Place resident, Jo Reynolds. Unfortunately, Jo and Riley take an instant dislike to each other because Riley correctly sees Jo as too demanding, abrasive, and mean-spirited like literally everyone else in L.A., while Jo correctly sees Riley as inexperienced and naive to the modeling profession. Jo then tries to provoke a fight with Riley by asking her to pose topless in the shoot to ...
3 Nov. 2009
Riley helps Jonah film a wedding as his latest video assignment, but the two get into a big fight in the middle of the ceremony over planning their own wedding. Putting her relationship with Jonah first, Riley breaks off her friendship with Auggie, who doesn't take the news very well. Meanwhile, Ella discovers Lauren's expensive new clothing and lingerie plus a large envelope of cash. Ella finally confronts her roommate about the late nights she's been working, and naturally Lauren has to think of a new lie to tell. Also, David fears he may be responsible for Sydney's...
10 Nov. 2009
When the Sydney murder weapon, buried by David, is found at a construction site, Detective Rodriguez examines the blood on it and finds out that it is Auggie's blood. Rodriguez and the police search Auggie's apartment only to find him gone in the aftermath of him getting fired from Coal. Riley is conflicted about whether to help the police, but Jonah pushes her to make a call as she knows where Auggie is staying. Meanwhile, a work incident causes Jonah to pretend he's engaged to Ella who really gets into the role playing. David arranges a secret play date with his ...
17 Nov. 2009
Ella and Caleb are stunned when agency owner, the malevolent and devil-incarnated Amanda Woodward, walks into WPK Publicity and immediately fires most of the staff, including Caleb. The brutal and wicked Amanda makes it clear to Ella that the Anton V. launch party with Riley better go off without a hitch or Ella can vacate her office too. When Ella is forced by Amanda to tell Riley to spin a fabricated story about her childhood to the press for publicity reasons, Jonah advices Riley to defy them and tell the truth about her upbringing, but they both soon regret it. ...
1 Dec. 2009
Amanda and Michael have an awkward and uncomfortable reunion. She sets her sights on David as part of a mysterious plan to find something the late Sydney had. David and Lauren's growing romance continues, until Michael gets between them by attempting to sabotage Lauren's medical career when he suspects that David is investigating him. David seeks a way to get Michael arrested for Sydney's murder. Meanwhile, Violet receives an unwelcome visitor from her past: her evil stepbrother Levi, who wants to bring her back to her hometown in Oregon, and Riley inadvertently gets ...
8 Dec. 2009
San Vicente
When their wedding plans become too much of a hassle, Jonah and Riley decide to drive to Las Vegas to elope. But it doesn't quite go as planned because Ella tells Jonah that she has arranged a pitch meeting for him with an important producer who is interested in buying his film that very day. Meanwhile, Lauren calls David after she gets in trouble with one of her male clients who slips her a roofie. Elsewhere, the imprisoned Michael gives David information about Sydney' killer which leads David to suspect Michael's wife, Vanessa, of orchestrating the whole thing. ...
9 Mar. 2010
Amanda puts Ella in charge of a lavish party at her new Bel Air house to celebrate the arrival of her billionaire boyfriend Ben Brinkley, whom buys Amanda's affection with expensive gifts. However, after Amanda sees Ben hitting on Ella, she lashes out at Ella. Meanwhile, Riley asks Jonah if they can start over, but it leads to a guilt-ridden Jonah confessing that he seduced Ella the night before. While Amanda has her henchmen continuing to search the Melrose apartment complex for her smuggled painting, Violet sees that Augie has fallen off the wagon over being ...
16 Mar. 2010
Stoner Canyon
The sexy and catty Drew Pragin arrives in Los Angeles and moves into Auggie's old apartment and immediately clashes with Lauren over his love of high volume rock music. She becomes even more upset when he shows up at the hospital as the newest medical resident in which the brash Drew tries to undermine Lauren's seniority. After Lauren covers for a still-distraught Dr. Michael Mancini over a botched case, he pays off her entire student loan as a reward which leads to her deciding to quit her call-girl profession. But Wendi forbids it out of greed due to Lauren being ...
23 Mar. 2010
Ella is a little overwhelmed by Jonah's constant attention and she eventually decides that couple hood might not be for her. Having accidentally discovered Lauren's secret call-girl job, Michael threatens to tell the authorities and the entire medical board if she doesn't break up with David in which Michael is hell-bent on destroying his life. Lauren easily succumbs to the merciless Dr. Mancini's threat, but David tries to find out why Lauren ended their romance for no reason. In the meantime, David decides to buy the restaurant Coal, but the price turns out to be a ...
30 Mar. 2010
Santa Fe
Ella discovers that someone is embezzling money from WPK and framing her for it. Panicked that she could go to jail, Ella secretly investigates and starts by talking with Jo Reynolds, who realizes Amanda is up to her old tricks again to destroy her career. Meanwhile, Jonah decides to throw a party in the Melrose courtyard to celebrate his newfound success over landing a directing job, as well as to further flaunt his success to Riley. Elsewhere, Jane shows up to confront Amanda for not firing Ella and it's finally revealed that the vindictive and psychotic Jane is the...
6 Apr. 2010
Having confessed about her secret call-girl profession, Lauren begs David for forgiveness, but David refuses since Lauren put her job and career first (as she always does). Meanwhile, Ella schemes to save her job by wanting to hack into the WPK computer files to erase the fake evidence against her that Amanda planted, but Jonah strongly disagrees with her underhanded tactics, so Ella looks to David for help. David's new role as a restaurant owner is put to the test after he loses some of his staff on the day an important food critic has come to review Coal. In an ...
13 Apr. 2010
In the season finale, Amanda officially fires Ella from WPK and cuts off all Ella's severance pay and referrals. However, Ella will not go down with out a fight and she soon finds the stolen painting that Amanda has been looking for and blackmails her for it. Meanwhile, Drew tries to stop Michael from performing a dangerous heart surgery, but Michael sets Drew up to get caught with drugs, causing Drew to be thrown in jail, and out of UCLA. Eventually, Drew confesses to Riley that he had a surgery five months ago by Dr. Mancini which results now that he may die anytime...

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