Amanda fires Ella in the Season 1 finale, but Ella will not go down without a fight. Elsewhere, Jonah and Riley reconcile, and David and Lauren get back together, but a jealous Morgan (Melissa Ordway) tries to come between them. Sydney: Laura Leighton.
Ella schemes to save her job, and when Jonah disagrees with her tactics, she turns to David for help. Meanwhile, Lauren helps David out of a jam when he loses some of his wait staff on the day a major food critic is coming to his restaurant.
Ella learns she's being framed for embezzling from WPK, and her search for the real culprit starts with Jo (Daphne Zuniga). Meanwhile, Jane (Josie Bissett) returns to confront Amanda for not firing Ella and runs into her ex-husband, Michael. Also: Michael blackmails Lauren; and Drew and Riley share a sweet date.
A new tenant (Nick Zano) moves into Auggie's old apartment, and before long he butts heads with Lauren, who later learns he's also the hospital's newest resident. Meanwhile, David gets some life-changing news; and Riley asks Ben for a job, which infuriates Amanda.
Riley and Jonah want to elope in Las Vegas, but several distractions---including Ella and Auggie---prevent the day from going as planned. Meanwhile, Amanda and Violet bond over Sydney, but Amanda has an ulterior motive; and Lauren turns to David when she gets in trouble with one of her clients.
Amanda (Heather Locklear) moves into Sydney's penthouse and takes an immediate interest in David, but his relationship with Lauren continues to grow. Meanwhile, Ella uses her persuasive abilities to land Jonah a new job, and Amanda and Michael reunite.
Heather Locklear returns as Amanda Woodward, owner of the WPK agency. She promptly fires half the staff, including Caleb, and warns Ella that her future with the company depends on the success of the Anton V launch party. Elsewhere, David asks Lauren out on a date; and Auggie finally succumbs to Violet's flirtatious ways.
Police search Auggie's apartment after learning his blood was on the weapon used to kill Sydney. Elsewhere, Ella and Jonah pretend they're engaged to save face at a work event; and David goes behind Michael's back to have a secret playdate with his little brother.
Former Melrose Place resident Jo Reynolds (Daphne Zuniga) photographs Riley for the Anton V campaign; Jonah and a sexy film executive (Jenna Dewan) hit it off and she asks him to join her for a late-night drink; Lauren learns David's secret.
Riley is discovered by a fashion designer who wants her to be the face of his new denim campaign, much to his publicist Ella's horror. Elsewhere, Violet fakes an illness to orchestrate a meeting with Dr. Michael Mancini; and Lauren takes a job on a yacht, but she panics when she sees David board the boat.
The police bring Ella in for questioning following a tip from Jane (Josie Bissett). Meanwhile, Jonah's accused of stealing a diamond necklace from a client, but he later learns David is keeping a similar necklace in his apartment. And Violet sabotages another employee in an attempt to get closer to Auggie.
Jane Mancini (Josie Bissett), returns to Melrose Place and stirs things up after inheriting the building from her sister Sydney. She blackmails Ella, who turns to David for help. Meanwhile, Det. Rodriguez has some questions for Violet, and Lauren takes her side job to the next level.
Jonah is furious when he finds out that Riley hasn't yet told anyone about their engagement; Ella asks Jonah to fill in when a music-video director bails at the last minute; David accuses Michael of being involved in Sydney's death.
Ella learns that her job is in jeopardy unless she lands a huge client, so she sets her sights on a major actor (Ben Milliken); Lauren agrees to go on another date in exchange for money; and surveillance footage reveals that seemingly innocent Violet may be hiding something.
The remake kicks off as wide-eyed Oregon transplant Violet Foster (Ashlee Simpson-Wentz) arrives in L.A. to find a dead body floating in the courtyard pool at 4616 Melrose Place. Before long, everyone is a suspect. Sydney Andrews: Laura Leighton. Jonah Miller: Michael Rady. Michael Mancini: Thomas Calabro.