Melrose Place Season Finale Review: Ella Sims By Knockout!!

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The second iteration of Melrose Place had its share of ups and downs.

After last night's epic season finale, though, all we can say is that the clash of WPK titans actually lived up to the hype, and that if the CW doesn't suck it up and give MP a second season, some interns here at TVF are seriously gonna break $h!t.

In our review of "Wilshire," we begin with the undercard, so to speak, before leading up to the heavyweight bout. First up? David trying to fix things with Lauren.

Unfortunately, Morgan is bat$h!t insane and doing her best Violet impression, only Melissa Ordway has more acting chops in her left pinky than Ashlee Simpson.

In any case, Lauren shows up at Coal to congratulate David on his achievements when Morgan basically pulls an Alpha Female move and calls dibs on him. Snap.

He chases after Lauren and they make up. All is right with the world ... until Morgan's dad shows up to kick David's ass for stealing from him and hurting Morgan.

This show is the best.

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Hey, look at that. The L.A. County jail called - they're runnin' outta you!

Better still, Morgan's dad threatens to spare David if he works for him as a thief! If he refuses, than Lauren will pay. PAY! This guy is cut from the Dr. Mancini cloth!

Speaking of the evil doctor, Lauren reveals to Drew that she was called to help him install another one of his heart valves in a patient, which Drew takes issue with.

Drew confronts Mancini about his faulty device, and while he appears to listen, he's always got a plan. Diabolical SOB. Thomas Calabro just kills us every week.

On cue, security guards search Drew's locker and find oxycotin pills. Do not eff with an effer, as we once heard on Gossip Girl, could be the evil doctor's tagline.

After a season in the shadows, Lauren decides to make things right, telling everyone about the poisonous valve, and enraging Mancini beyond words. OMFG.

Riley and Jonah (try to stay awake) decide to go to an NYU mixer as friends. Jonah has a change of heart and wants Riley back, but she tells him he blew it. Burn.

At the party, Jonah confesses to Ella, who is not happy. She does thank Jonah for helping her realize she can be in a relationship, but just not with his dumb a$$.

So basically, Jonah is an idiot, which we have been saying for weeks, and he's just coughed up not one but two insanely hot girls. Call us, Katie and Jessica?

That's not quite all for Riles. In another stunning twist, she opens up about Jonah to Drew, who then confides that he's quite possibly gonna be dead soon.

He's got one of Mancini's toxic heart valves himself ... WTF!

Finally, the battle of the bombshells ... babes ... businesswomen ... bitches ... other words starting with B. It's Amanda vs. Ella for all the marbles. Last call for bets.

Amanda talks to a Mr. Lao about bringing him the Sydney Andrews original, which means she's pinpointed a location ... but then the original Sydney herself arrives!

As a figment of Amanda's imagination, that is. Or a hallucination. A dream? Who the frick knows. All we can say is that it's obnoxiously cheesy, but we still love it.

Ella tries to butter up Amanda, but she has proof of her dalliance with David. Ella ponders why she chose to model herself after a cold-hearted bitch. Mmm hmm.

Round 1 goes to Woodward when she smacks Ella AND fires her.

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When ghosts are taunting you, it's a rough night.

Ella stops by Riley's looking for Jonah, but instead spots the painting and the light bulb goes on! Ella now has it in her possession. Safe to say Ella wins Round 2.

We're just getting started, though. Amanda breaks into Drew's apartment. Ella catches her and gloats about her new leverage. Amanda looks like a lost puppy.

In exchange for it, all Ella wants is her own PR company and all the clients she signed for WPK. And funding. And all this in writing. Done, done, done and done!

For good measure, Sydney shows up to taunt Amanda. So wrong, yet so right.

The final round comes when Ella arrives to collect, Amanda tries to turn the tables by saying she didn't read the fine print, but Ella turns them right back on her.

She had a P.I. take photos of her with the stolen painting. Game, set, match!

As the FBI shows up to arrest Amanda, we see that PK (formerly WPK) has put Ella in charge of the LA office. Amanda vows: "This war is just the beginning."

We hope that's true. But if this is truly it for Melrose Place, we can safely say it was a fittingly over-the-top conclusion with Ella Sims dethroning the ice queen.

What did you think of the Melrose Place season finale? Should the CW renew the show? Are you pleased with the ending if it does not?


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Damn I'm sad. Even tho I knew it only lasted one season, couuldnt help but watch it and now that's it over; am gonna miss it.






PLEASEEE get a second season! this show is amazing, so sad they cancelled it :( seriously, Melrose Place is 100X better than 90210.. like wtf?


y love you melrose!i want to see a season second!


Please have season 2!melrose place is the BEST show i have ever seen!i wanna know the development for drew and riley!they look better together!drew is simply hot,cute and caring,he cheers anyone up with his cute stunts!pls dont let him die!let him be a miracle survival or something!i will be so sad if he dies!): another hot couple is david and lauren,they are compatible!jonah just keeps wavering,like omg,2 hot girls?!he should just concentrate on his rising career..omg,season 2 pls!the revenge of amanda on ella?!i wonder how their battle will turn out,EEPP!what can we do to have season 2 of melrose place?!going insane here!!superb plot man,cant stop since the first time i chanced upon it and i'll say its the best thing i have ever done to chance on this fab show!those who havent watch should start now,you dont know what you are missing out on!Im so gonna watch it a second time while waiting for a new season,gosh,this show rocks!


Arggg I think its stupied that they canceled Melrose place I'm so pissed I mean seriously its a good show....I would rather MP than 90210...Omy this sucks :(


did this show get canceled. if it did im gonna be pissed


I love Melrose Place, since the first time! Here in Brazil lots are addicted, and this season has been great! Especially for bringing back some old character as Amanda, Sidney, Jo and Jane! Oh, I know how hard would be, but, If Dr. Kimberly Shaw could appear in just one episode, it would be awsome! I still haven't seen such a strong and perfect combination of a character and a wonder actress, as Marcia Cross. Congrats CW for giving us the chance of revewing them! And, PLEASE, bet in a second season, I'm sure that you won't regret!!!



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