Jessica Lucas Speaks on the Return of Jo Reynolds to Melrose Place

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Tonight's new episode of Melrose Place is all about Jessica Lucas' Riley.

Agreeing to be a model, in order to help support her and her financially-challeged fiance Jonah, Riley falls under the direction of former cast member Daphne Zuniga, who reprises her role as Jo Reynolds.

As a clip from the show has revealed, viewers may be seeing more of Riley than ever before this week... literally!

Riley Richmond Pic

Meanwhile, in an interview with TV Guide, Lucas speaks on what's to come for her character and for the show in general. A few excerpts:

On Riley hanging out with Jo: It's a coincidence. She's the photographer for the [Anton V.] shoot. Riley is actually a huge fan of hers because she took pictures of Darfur that Riley studied at NYU. They have a weird connection in that way.

On Riley's future as a model: Her one experience with it leaves a horrible taste in her mouth. I do think, though, that it's a great thing for the character in the sense that she really stands up for herself. From then on, she becomes a bit stronger, which is good because she and Jonah are dealing with a lot of relationship issues.

On Riley and Jonah's inevitable break-up: They are kind of headed down that path. He finds out about the whole Auggie thing. He meets someone else. It's a rocky road for them. I mean, they really do try to work through it, but I really don't know how long that's going to be able to go on. It's sad.

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