The Best Episodes of Melrose Place
This highly successful spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210 followed the exploits of a group of young adults from various backgrounds residing in a Los Angeles apartment complex. Melrose Place airs on SoapNet, weeknights at 6 PM Eastern/Pacific. FOX Broadcast History July 1992 - May 1994: Wednesdays 9:00 PM September 1994 - May 1999: Mondays 8:00 PM
#1 - State of Need
Season 1 - Episode 31
Billy and Alison's new relationship is torn apart when Amanda discovers that she is pregnant with his child. She insists that he is not obligated to take care of her, but he feels that he must take responsibility for his child. Michael breaks off his affair with Kimberly, and enlists Alison's help to arrange a meeting with Jane. He begs Jane to give him another chance, and she agrees to attend couples' therapy. Jo's nights out partying with Karen come to an end after she makes passes at both Jake and Jo.
#2 - Suspicious Minds
Season 1 - Episode 32
The apartment building goes up for sale. Lucy resigns from D&D, and tells Amanda and Alison that promotions may be in their future. Amanda asks Alison to keep her pregnancy under wraps, but Alison lets it slip while out drinking with a colleague to make Billy jealous. Amanda denies the man's allegations. She later suffers a miscarriage while working late with Alison. Billy and Amanda grow closer as he consoles her, and he is torn between the two women. An unidentified individual begins harassing Alison. Keith returns to Los Angeles, completely obsessed with Alison. Michael and Jane rekindle their romance during a weekend getaway. Jo tries to dodge Jake's discussions of commitment. She is arrested for carrying a concealed weapon while working on a photo essay about the homeless. Jake is enraged to learn that she went back on her promise to get rid of the gun. Rhonda proposes to Terrence. Keith stakes out Alison's apartment, and attacks Billy from behind with a tire iron. While Billy is
#3 - Psycho Therapy
Season 2 - Episode 27
Jake makes amends with Billy before leaving for a weekend fishing trip. Ted continues to creep around in the crawl space above Amanda's apartment. Jo realizes that someone is in Amanda's apartment; and she and Amanda catch Ted trying to escape. Amanda refuses to allow Jo to call the police until Amanda has tied up Ted and emotionally tortured him. Billy warns Dr. Miller not to interfere in his relationship with Alison. Alison ends their sessions, but not before Dr. Miller makes an astute observation about her relationships with men. Michael learns that Dr. Levin is a client of Sydney's business, and uses this information to blackmail his boss into appointing him chief resident. Michael tells Sydney that he wants to give their marriage a chance. As they kiss, Kimberly observes them from the beach below.
#4 - The Dead Wives Club
Season 5 - Episode 27
Jake and Alison hit the road in the hopes of finding a place to get married. Their car breaks down in a small town, where they eventually tie the knot. Jake allows Alison to sample some of the champagne provided by the motel manager. Sydney rejects Harry's overtures and returns to work at Kyle's. Kyle refuses to get involved with Syd because he is not ready for a relationship. When Sydney sees Amanda making time with Kyle, she decides to participate in one of Harry's scams to take her down. Syd hurls herself down the stairs at D&D while waitressing at a party. Taylor realizes that Peter is trying to turn her into Beth, but decides to go along with it to make him happy. Kimberly appears to Megan in a dream and warns her that Michael destroys his wives. Megan backs out of Michael's scam to discredit Peter. Chelsea's mother, Denise, apologizes for leaving her; she convinces Chelsea to live with her in Europe. Reilly threatens Billy. Samantha learns that her father escaped from prison, but
#5 - The Bitch Is Back
Season 2 - Episode 28
Michael is astonished when Kimberly pays him a late-night visit. She reveals that she was in a coma for months, and that her mother claimed that she had died to keep Michael away from her. Michael dumps Sydney without explanation. When she brings a police officer to the hospital to have Michael arrested for manslaughter, Kimberly enters the room, prompting Syd to faint. Kimberly is plagued by headaches, and removes a wig in the bathroom to reveal a nasty scar on the side of her head. Amanda fires a model after learning that she is from the agency Models Inc., and is reprimanded by her boss. She reveals that her estranged mother, Hillary Michaels, is the head of the agency. Amanda rejects Hillary's overtures, but Jake later convinces her to give her mother a chance. Alison takes back her decree about not sleeping with Billy until their wedding night. Alison's parents hire an obnoxious wedding planner, but Billy and Alison fire her and decide to marry in the courtyard of the apartment bu
#6 - In-Laws and Outlaws
Season 3 - Episode 3
Chris warns that his company will have to cancel his deal with Jane's firm if Michael does not sign off on it. Sydney calls Matt from the mental hospital and pleads with him to investigate Kimberly. Jane and Matt visit the beach house, where she bonds with Michael while Matt snoops. He discovers that Kimberly owns several wigs, then rips off her wig during a confrontation at the hospital. Sydney accepts a plea bargain after a scummy staff member propositions her, and is released into Jane's custody. Kimberly vows revenge against Matt. Palmer and Brittany continue their plot against Jake. Palmer turns up on Amanda's doorstep. Billy and Alison break up after she learns that he took a job at D&D without consulting her. Jo receives a surprise visit from Reed's parents. She reluctantly admits that Reed is the father of her child, and is shocked when the Carters sue her for custody.
#7 - Amanda Unplugged
Season 4 - Episode 9
Jack remains in a coma. A frightened Amanda gets plastered at the Shooters Halloween party and sleeps with Peter. Jack wakes up and pretends to apologize to Amanda, then tries to strangle her. When Amanda slaps him, his breathing apparatus is dislodged. Sydney witnesses the exchange. Richard asks Jo to join Jane and him for a photo shoot in Hawaii, then has Jane called out of town. Jane makes Jake believe that Jo is cheating on him. Jo refuses to go on the trip after learning Richard's intentions, but catches a drunken Jake making out with Shelly at Shooters. Hayley explodes after finding Alison snooping in a locked room that belonged to his late wife. He apologizes and explains that he feels guilty that he married for money. Matt barely fails the medical school boards, but Michael changes his results so that he can gain entry. Kimberly violates her parole to take a job as a radio talk show host. Brooke discovers that she is pregnant.
#8 - The Doctor That Rocks the Cradle
Season 3 - Episode 12
Alison is arrested for driving under the influence. She turns to Billy for comfort when Zack neglects her, but Billy reaffirms his relationship with Susan. Alison is cleared of all charges because witnesses felt that the bicyclist had been at fault. Bruce fires Amanda when he realizes that she leaked information and scuttled a possible merger. Kimberly takes Jo to the beach house and induces labor. She checks Jo into the hospital, claiming that she delivered a stillborn child. When Jo shows up at the beach house to take the baby, Kimberly insists that the boy is her child. After Jane allows Chris to deposit a $500,000 check, Chris clears out Jane's account and kidnaps Sydney.
#9 - True Fibs
Season 4 - Episode 29
Teri threatens to expose Michael's actions to Kimberly unless he lets Peter take the fall for sleeping with Brandi. Amanda apologizes for doubting Peter. He refuses to meet Teri's settlement demands. Kimberly begs Peter for help with her illness. Before he can treat her, he is arrested for statutory rape. Amanda learns that Michael was the one who slept with Brandi. Kimberly argues with ""Betsy,"" who conks Michael on the head with a hammer. Matt asks one of his medical school professors, pediatrician Dr. Dominick O'Malley, to look at Tyler. He finds no evidence of abuse. Laurie tells Jo to mind her own business. Billy's string of success with ad campaigns comes to an end. He decides that he must put his obsession with Brooke behind him and move on. Richard rapes Jane during a business trip to New York. She pushes Jake away and doesn't tell anyone what has happened. Sydney inadvertently becomes a porno producer when she invests money with an old acquaintance of Bobby's.
#10 - Secrets and Lies and More Lies
Season 5 - Episode 32
The jazz club celebrates its grand opening. Amanda pushes Kyle away after he hires Jennifer as a bartender. Sydney undermines Amanda's authority at D&D. Amanda tries to get back at her by making a play for Craig, who is no longer interested. Michael and Taylor stage more ""blackouts"" for Peter. Michael diagnoses him with rage epilepsy. Megan becomes suspicious of Michael's ties to Taylor. Sam finally agrees to go to the police about her father, but he sends a decoy to their scheduled meeting point. Colleen and David pay a visit, as Colleen's husband has left them. She is taking a job in Hawaii, and wanted Jake to spend a little time with their son. Alison continues to drink heavily. She urges Colleen to stay in town for a few days while she comes up with a plan.
#11 - Who's Afraid of Amanda Woodward? (Part 1)
Season 5 - Episode 33
Sydney and Craig decide to quit D&D and start their own agency. They steal all of D&D's clients and employees. Syd and Craig get engaged. A panicked Amanda tries to back out of the jazz club, as she needs the money to keep her agency afloat. Unable to violate doctor-patient confidentiality, Michael has Taylor goad Peter into a public temper tantrum so that Megan will expose his ""rage epilepsy."" Michael tricks Peter into turning the chief-of-staff job over to him. Alison mocks Jake's dream of running the diner. She pushes him into spending more time with Colleen and David. Jake catches Alison drunk and in the company of another man. She had actually staged the incident with a friend from AA to drive Jake away. Sam is arrested because the police suspect she tipped off her father. Billy agrees to keep an eye on her and report suspicious activities to the authorities. Denise's new boyfriend tries to come on to Chelsea while her mother is asleep. Chelsea is unnerved when her diary is used t
#12 - Who's Afraid of Amanda Woodward? (Part 2)
Season 5 - Episode 34
Amanda suffers a breakdown as she sees her agency slip through her fingers. Alison convinces David to get Jake to invite Colleen and him to move to Ojai. Alison decides to divorce Jake and move to Atlanta. Billy meets her at the airport, and she kisses him goodbye. Denise wins custody of Chelsea, even after her daughter reveals the incident with her mother's boyfriend. Denise has a change of heart and decides that Chelsea is better off with Matt. Peter realizes that Michael set him up after a test reveals that he doesn't have rage epilepsy. He throws Michael through a window at the office. A hurt Megan rejects Michael. Peter takes Taylor away for the weekend, and is about to push her off a lighthouse when she announces that she is pregnant. Reilly flees to Mexico to distract the police, then returns and kidnaps Sam from the grocery store. Kyle bolts from Sydney's wedding after learning that Amanda is planning to move to New York. He stops her from leaving and sleeps with her. Sam pulls
#13 - Pas de Trois
Season 1 - Episode 29
Michael and Kimberly have sex in an elevator at the hospital. Alison later sees them making out in the hospital parking lot after her doctor's appointment. Alison confronts him, but he warns her to mind her own business. Kay sends a burned-out Jane off to have lunch with Michael. Jane learns that he is eating down the street from the hospital, and finds him dining with Kimberly. Kimberly feels uncomfortable after this, and wants to end the affair. Michael spends his day off at the beach with Kimberly, who decides that she will take whatever time she can spend with him. When Jane calls the hospital, she is surprised to learn that he is not on call. She later finds sand in his shoes. Amanda propositions Billy at Lucy's engagement party, and Alison becomes jealous after seeing Amanda kiss him. Jo advises Alison to make a move on Billy, but Amanda invites him to her house before she has the chance. He comes home and wakes up Alison to assure her that he didn't sleep with Amanda. Aman
#14 - Last Exit to Ohio
Season 5 - Episode 26
Kimberly's mother and Michael argue when Mrs. Shaw announces her intention to take her daughter back to Cleveland. Michael insists that Kimberly is too weak to travel. Before her departure, Kimberly convinces Megan to take her to see Michael. When her mother tries to stop her, Kimberly collapses in her arms and dies. Michael claims to feel no guilt, but later says his last goodbyes before the body is shipped home via train. Sydney is twice foiled in attempts to prove that Hilda is faking her injuries. Sydney loses all her assets, and Harry tries to convince her to help him stage accidents. Alison loses the baby, and learns that she cannot have children. She proposes to Jake. Billy clashes with Samantha's father, who manipulates his daughter into giving him money and letting him stay in the apartment. Sam reveals that it was her testimony that helped put her father behind bars after he held up a store. Craig pouts when Amanda invites Kyle along on their ""date."" Peter tries to mold Taylo
#15 - Flirting With Disaster
Season 2 - Episode 7
Jane throws Sydney out, but Amanda leases her an apartment in the building. Alison travels to a ranch to make a presentation to millionaire computer exec Steve McMillan, but it does not go as planned. Matt decides to marry Katya. Michael sleeps with Sydney while Kimberly is out of town at a conference.
#16 - Moving Violations
Season 5 - Episode 3
Jane and Sydney escape when Jane hits Richard in the gut with a shovel. As a deputy is driving Jane and Syd to meet Samantha, they see Richard come out of a grocery store. Richard is killed in a shootout. At the morgue, Jane stabs his body with a brooch to make sure that he is dead. A sheriff returns their money, and orders them out of his town. Jane stops a bewildered Sam from moving out. Sydney invests her money in Jane's boutique. Amanda threatens Kimberly when she refuses to perjure herself. Kimberly later ensures Peter's release when she recalls a waiter who can serve as his alibi. Amanda is angry when Taylor shows up at the courthouse. Billy mistakenly believes Alison has invited him to her apartment, and gets into a fist fight with Jake when he finds him there. One of Matt's professors suspects that he is on drugs.
#17 - No Strings Attached
Season 3 - Episode 6
Jo and Amanda argue over who is to blame for Jake's departure. Jake meets his biological father, Vince Connors. After they resolve some of their differences, Vince convinces Jake to return to Melrose. Jake apologizes for abandoning Jo, then learns from the FBI that he is to receive a large reward for assisting with the capture of Brittany. Chris continually makes unwanted advances toward Sydney, but Jane believes her sister is just trying to cause trouble. Alison gets her new secretary fired, and picks up a guy at Shooters. She seeks revenge after he leads her to believe he wants a relationship, when he was actually just looking for a one-night stand. Peter Burns, the hospital's new chief of staff, lays down the law to Michael and Kimberly.
#18 - Dr. Jeckyl Saves His Hide
Season 3 - Episode 9
Sydney plans to leave town to avoid her problems with Chris, but Jake convinces her to stay and give their relationship a chance. Alison claims to have accepted Billy's relationship with Susan, but begins hitting the bottle. She gets into a catfight with Susan at a client party, prompting Susan to move in with Billy. Michael asks Amanda to manipulate Peter into rehiring him. Amanda agrees, provided that Michael surrender his share in the design firm. Jane promises to give Amanda 25 percent of the business if she can arrange this. Once Michael has returned to work, he backs out of the deal and tries to blackmail Amanda. Peter encourages Amanda to seek control of D&D. Matt learns that Jeffrey, an ex-lover, is back in town. He is stunned when Jeffrey reveals that he has left the Navy and is HIV positive. Jo prepares for the custody trial.
#19 - Melrose Impossible
Season 3 - Episode 27
Kimberly works on her self-defense skills at a survival camp called No More Victims. While in a sweat lodge, she hallucinates about being taunted by Jo, Amanda, Jane and Sydney. Amanda has a difficult time convincing Michael that their relationship is over. Jane is forced to turn the design firm over to Sydney to avoid bankruptcy. Amanda and Brooke trick Alison into committing an embarrassing gaffe with a client. Billy tires of Alison's cold behavior and sleeps with Brooke. Jess goes on a date with Jo. Jo tries to break things off to avoid hurting Jake, but ends up getting naked with Jess in the alley behind Shooters.
#20 - All About Brooke
Season 3 - Episode 26
Michael is forced to call an ambulance for Kimberly when Sydney shows up at the beach house. Sydney swipes Kimberly's suicide note. Kimberly pays Syd $50,000 to plant pills at the beach house and incriminate Michael. Michael pays Sydney another $50,000 for the suicide note. He threatens to turn it over to the medical board unless Kimberly leaves town. Amanda laughs at Michael's marriage proposal and says that she no longer needs him. Alison rehires Amanda at D&D. Amanda and Brooke conspire to make Alison look foolish. Brooke reveals that she has broken her engagement. Billy turns to Brooke for companionship after Alison gives him the cold shoulder. Jess steals a credit card from one of the customers at Shooters and uses it to pay for a dinner with Jake and Jo. Jake and Jess squabble when Jake suspects the card is stolen.
#21 - Devil With the G-String On
Season 2 - Episode 30
Amanda is furious when Jake skips work to hold a bedside vigil for Jo. Jo is not seriously injured, and learns that her baby was unharmed. Billy warns Alison to keep quiet about Amanda's rendezvous with Chas. Jake tracks down Hank at a pool hall and beats him up. He shows up late for dinner with Amanda, sporting a black eye, and storms out when she lambastes him for defending Jo. Michael throws Billy a bachelor party at a strip club, unaware that Sydney is the entertainment. When she sees Michael, she runs out of the club and is fired. A drunken Billy accidentally tells Jake about Amanda and Chas. Jake breaks up with Amanda, who fires Chas and vows to destroy Alison. Jake admits his feelings for Jo, and she agrees to take him back. Kimberly alters the chart of one of Michael's patients, prompting him to unwittingly commit an error that nearly kills the man. He is stripped of the chief resident position. Kimberly bullies Jane into turning over the $5000 in profits she had kept from Mich
#22 - Love Reeks
Season 3 - Episode 8
Jake provides Sydney with refuge after learning of the attack. Amanda reveals that Jane and Chris have gone to Las Vegas, and Sydney realizes that Chris is planning to make good on his promise to marry Jane. Michael fears that Chris is after Jane's money. He follows them to Las Vegas, with Kimberly in pursuit. Chris wins big in the casino and proposes to Jane. Michael and Kimberly break up the wedding, then tie the knot themselves. Michael is fired for skipping work. Jo is hospitalized with an ulcer, and Kimberly provides comfort. Jake beats up Chris and sleeps with Sydney. Peter continues to pursue Amanda. Alison learns about Billy's involvement with Susan.
#23 - Married to It
Season 2 - Episode 9
Sydney gets a waitress job at Shooters. Kimberly catches Michael in bed with Sydney. She tells Jane, who rejects Sydney. Kimberly moves out when Michael refuses to leave the beach house. A drunken Michael interrupts Jane's dinner with Robert's parents. Matt gets a date, but is distracted when Katya and an ailing Nikki have to move into his apartment to fool an immigration official. Alison is jealous of Steve's relationship with Jo.
#24 - Till Death Do Us Part (Part 1)
Season 2 - Episode 31
Jo is certain that Amanda will not gracefully bow out of her relationship with Jake. Hillary refuses to believe that Chas tried to seduce Amanda. Chas files a $10 million sexual harassment suit against Amanda, and the agency does not support her. She turns to Jake for consolation. Sydney is assaulted by three hookers when she invades their turf. Kimberly comforts her and pays her rent. She convinces Syd to participate in her plot to kill Michael, and they plan the crime over ice cream. Michael stands in the way of Jane's plans to expand her business. Billy's college friend Rob comes to town to serve as his best man, and gets along well with Matt. Billy is stunned to see them kissing in the courtyard.
#25 - Post Mortem Madness
Season 4 - Episode 1
Kimberly sets off her bombs, destroying half of the building. MacKenzie suffers a fatal heart attack. Billy breaks down Alison's door and pulls her to safety, although she is blinded by the blast. Peter saves Kimberly from drowning after the impact knocks her into the pool. Kimberly is placed in the psychiatric ward, and is unable to recall the events of the past week. Billy storms out when Hayley calls him to task for not immediately taking Brooke on their honeymoon. Brooke later moves out of the mansion and into Billy's apartment. Jess is killed in the fall from the construction site, while Jake suffers only minor injuries. He shuns a guilt-ridden Jo. The jailed Matt is enraged when his parents seem to suspect that he is guilty of murder. They win back his trust when they put up their mortgage to bail him out of jail.