In the updated version of the popular 1990s series, landlady Sydney Andrews has made herself into the a central figure in the lives of all her tenants, especially David Breck, the son of her ex, Dr. Michael Mancini. Other tenents include publicist Ella Simms; Auggie Kirkpatrick, a sous chef; Lauren Yung, a medical student; and Jonah Miller, an aspiring filmmaker.
In the wake of the murder, the Melrose Place tenants try to go back to a normal routine. Ella learns from her boss that her job may be in danger due to a recent merger. In need of tuition money, Lauren agrees to go out on another date in exchange for money.
Jonah becomes enraged when he finds out Riley hasn't told her family that they are engaged. After they fight, Riley turns to Auggie for comfort. Caleb exchanges words with Ella after her director for the music video quits, leading Ella to have Jonah fill in at the last minute. However, the lead singer may be more than Jonah can handle, which puts Ella's job in jeopardy once more. Meanwhile, David accuses Michael of Sydney's murder; Lauren applies to work on Michael's team at the hospital; and Violet continues to make her move on Auggie.
Jane Mancini, Sydney's sister, arrives in Melrose Place to announce that she's inherited the building from Sydney. She later threatens Ella with incriminating e-mails she sent to Sydney unless she dresses a client for a movie premiere in one of Jane's designs. Desperate, Ella asks David for help. Detective Rodriguez asks Violet about her connection to Sydney, but Violet flees her apartment through her window. Lauren meets a John at a hotel bar when Toby stands her up, leading her to make the decision to take her side job to a new level. However, Wendi, a local madam, threatens Lauren to stay away from the hotel.
As a result of Jane's tip, the police bring Ella in for questioning about Sydney's murder. 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 becomes even more upset after Ella mentions a similar necklace that she saw in David's apartment. Violet sabotages another employee so she can get closer to Auggie.
A famous fashion designer gives Riley an offer; Lauren panics after running into David after taking a job on a yacht; and Violet tries to set up a meeting with Michael.
Ella and Riley head to the Anton V photo shoot where they meet the photographer, who attempts to coax Riley to do a topless shoot. Meanwhile, Jonah is invited by a producer's development executive for drinks, and Violet makes another play to get Auggie.
Songs: Howie Day
-- 40 Hours, 5 Alarm Music -- Goin' All Night, Calvin Harris -- I'm Not Alone, Friendly Fire -- Kiss of Life, Esmee Denters -- Outta Here, Amanda Blank -- Something Bigger, Something Better
Riley helps Jonah film a wedding, but the two get into a big fight in the middle of the ceremony. Putting her relationship with Jonah first, Riley breaks off her friendship with Auggie, who doesn't take the news very well. Ella discovers Lauren's expensive new clothing and lingerie plus a large envelope of cash and confronts her room-mate about the late nights she's been working. David fears he may be responsible for Sydney's death.
Songs: Howie Day
-- Be There, Dashboard Confessional
-- Belle of the Boulevard, Crucial Music -- Canon in D, Ciara
-- Echo, A Fine Frenzy
-- Electric Twist, The Elliots -- Find My Way, Karlie Bruce -- Get Out of My Head, All American Rejects
-- I Wanna, Alex Band -- Only One, Chris Hayman -- Take the Road, Mimi and Teft -- What I'm Saying, Colin Barstow -- Wolves Final and Sexy
The police search Auggie's apartment when they learn his blood was on Sydney's murder weapon. Riley debates helping the police, and Jonah urges her to tell the police where Auggie is hiding. Lauren comes to David's aide when his little brother hurts himself.
William Fitzsimmons -- After Afterall, Rob Mac -- All I Could See, Valentino -- Angel Serenade, Jack Penate -- Body Down, Drew Sidora -- Jook It, Hawk Nelson -- Live Life Loud, Mutemath -- Lost Year, Zero 7
-- Pop Art Blue, Kristinia Debarge -- Powerless, Uncle Kracker
Ella and Caleb are shocked when agency owner Amanda Woodward arrives and fires half of the staff, including Caleb. Meanwhile, Auggie finally gives into Violet's flirting, and David asks Lauren out.
Amanda moves into Sydney's penthouse temporarily while her mansion is being built. Amanda soon sets her eyes on David, though David and Lauren's relationship continues to blossom. Meanwhile, Ella is able to land Jonah a new job, and Amanda and Michael reunite.
Jonah and Riley decide to elope in Las Vegas, but their day doesn't go as they had planed. Ella arranges a meeting between Jonah and a producer so he can pitch his film; Lauren turns to David when she has issues with a male client; Auggie confesses his feelings for Riley; Michael reveals information about Sydney's killer to David; and Amanda bonds with Violet, but has ulterior motives in doing so.
Violet (Ashlee Simpson-Wentz) asks Auggie to leave town with her. Amanda puts Ella in charge of a lavish party at her house to celebrate the arrival of her billionaire boyfriend Ben. However, after Amanda spies Ella and Ben together in a compromising position, she lashes out. Meanwhile, Riley asks Jonah if they can start over
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Sexy Drew Pragin moves into Auggie’s old apartment and immediately clashes with Lauren. She becomes even more upset when he shows up at the hospital as the newest resident. Riley asks Ben for a job, which infuriates Amanda, and David receives life-changing news from an unexpected source. Meanwhile, Ella makes an unrealistic demand of Jonah that backfires.
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Ella is a little overwhelmed by Jonah's constant attention and decides couplehood might not be for her. Lauren succumbs to Dr. Mancini's threats and David decides to buy Coal, but the price turns out to be a little higher than he thought. Meanwhile, Drew moonlights in a band and Amanda catches Ben and Riley in a compromising position.
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Ella discovers someone is embezzling from WPK and framing her for it. Panicked that she could go to jail, Ella investigates and starts with Jo, who realizes Amanda is up to her old tricks again. Meanwhile, Jonah decides to throw a party in the courtyard to celebrate his newfound success. Jane shows up to confront 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, so she makes a harsh decision. Riley and Drew share a sweet date.
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Lauren helps David out of a jam in hopes of earning his forgiveness; Ella tries to clear her name; Drew helps Riley throw a fundraiser.
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Amanda fires Ella from WPK. However, not one to go out without a fight, Ella searches for anything to blackmail Amanda. Unfortunately for one of the ladies, the end result is worse than she could have ever imagined. Meanwhile, after attending a NYU reunion, Jonah asks Riley to reconcile and Lauren and David get back together but a jealous Morgan retaliates and puts Lauren's life in jeopardy. Drewtries to stop Michael from performing a dangerous surgery, but Michael sets Drew up to get caught with drugs, causing Drew to be thrown out of ULA. Finally, Sydney makes a surprise appearance.