Melrose Place

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Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

The lives and loves of a group of young adults living in "Melrose Place" in California. Each with their own dreams and drives, the inevitable conflicts, conquests, and consummations ensue.

Last Updated: 6/25/2022Network: FOX
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No Lifeguard on Duty (2)
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4.20
5 votes

#1 - No Lifeguard on Duty (2)

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/5/1996

Michael learns that Vic has been mistakenly released from prison, putting Kimberly in danger; Matt is furious when Alan conducts a TV interview in their apartment and says that they are roommates; Sydney warns Bobby that Peter is out to destroy his relationship with Amanda; Alison learns that Brooke is living in her car, and invites her to move in, which angers Billy.

Directors: Richard Lang
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Last Train to Baghdad (2)
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4.28
32 votes

#2 - Last Train to Baghdad (2)

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/9/1998

Kyle does not show for the wedding after discovering a suicide note from Christine. He finds her car parked on the railroad tracks, and pulls her to safety. Amanda postpones the ceremony until Kyle has resolved the situation. Christine receives a special visit from Nick in the hospital. Lexi refuses to speak to Peter after hearing the recording of his argument with her father. Spider agrees to provide Michael with ""protection"" if he treats his injured friends without reporting them to the authorities. Jennifer offers Billy a sympathetic ear, and advises Sam to escalate her flirtation with Jeff.

Directors: Anson Williams
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The Rumor Whisperer
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4.39
33 votes

#3 - The Rumor Whisperer

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/26/1998

Amanda is nominated for a magazine's Businesswoman of the Year award, and is considered a strong favorite. Lexi sleeps with Drew MacKenzie, the magazine's editor-in-chief, in the hopes of convincing him to give her the honor instead. When her plan fails, she starts a rumor that Amanda won the award by sleeping with Drew. Megan learns the truth when she eavesdrops on a conversation between Lexi and Drew. Jane shares the news with Amanda, who humiliates Lexi in her acceptance speech and mockingly presents her with the award. Jane accuses Megan of having an affair with Michael. Michael suggests that he and Jane elope. Michael punches Alex after he claims that Michael's haste stems from his fear that Jane will sleep with Alex. Jane threatens to call off the wedding unless Michael agrees to trust her. She temporarily moves back to the apartment building. Peter and Eve have their first date (miniature golf). He is touched by her enthusiasm for mundane things such as hot dogs, but she frighte

Directors: Jefferson Kibbee
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How Amanda Got Her Groove Back
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4.45
33 votes

#4 - How Amanda Got Her Groove Back

Season 7 - Episode 26 - Aired 3/1/1999

Amanda is not seriously injured, but loses the baby. Kyle refuses to acknowledge that the child was his, and leaves Peter to break the news. Eve vanishes, and her parole officer warns Peter that she could be arrested unless she resurfaces. Eve stays on the boat of her former cellmate, Jackie. They plan to sail away to Mexico, but Jackie tips off Peter, who convinces Eve to return home. Kyle decides to run away to Boston. Peter discovers that Kyle is not sterile. He has Amanda flown to the airport in a chopper so that she can stop Kyle from leaving. Peter and Jane see the tapes of Michael with Audrey. Jane dumps him again, and buys the beach house with a loan from her father. Peter takes pity on his partner and lets him keep his job. Lexi learns that Ryan has been engaged three times. She pressures Megan to propose in the hopes of exploiting Ryan's fear of commitment.

Directors: Anson Williams
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No Time for Sperm Banks
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5.67
3 votes

#5 - No Time for Sperm Banks

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/22/1997

Peter is outraged when Michael makes Brett (Coop) a partner without consulting him. Peter and Brett later bond as they discuss ex-wives. Michael and Megan attend counseling, and are told to go 48 hours without lying. Taylor forces Michael to become her ""donor"" when she cannot gain access to a sperm bank. Megan learns that Brett may be connected to Kimberly. Craig tries to make peace with Billy, then discovers that Billy is trying to destroy his agency. Amanda refuses Peter's help, but receives financing from Eric.

Directors: Jefferson Kibbee
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The Accidental Doctor
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5.75
4 votes

#6 - The Accidental Doctor

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/6/1997

Michael tries to reunite Peter and Amanda in the hopes that Peter will again make a contribution at the office. Kyle tries to play matchmaker at his birthday party, but Amanda isn't ready to talk to Peter. Peter regains his confidence when he witnesses an accident and saves the driver with an emergency tracheotomy. Carter gives Sydney a beautiful sports car, but is too busy to spend time with her. Samantha sleeps with Billy after he secretly buys a bunch of her paintings to try to help her make it to a family reunion. Michael is reluctant to sign the divorce papers. Kimberly convinces Megan to take Michael to Las Vegas in the hopes that he will marry her. Sydney confronts Jane when her sister rejects the Andrews family to spend all her time with Sherry. Sherry's boyfriend Ed tells Jane that her mother is an alcoholic, and has begun drinking again because of her guilt about giving up Jane. Dan becomes physically abusive toward Matt.

Directors: Charlie Correll
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I Married a Jock Murderer
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5.75
4 votes

#7 - I Married a Jock Murderer

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired 1/18/1999

Eve and Ryan try to reunite Kyle and Amanda. Kyle tells Amanda that her unreasonable expectations have destroyed him. Ryan becomes suspicious of Megan's irregular hours. He sees her interviewing one of Lexi's potential dates and assumes that she has returned to prostitution. Michael embezzles $100,000 from the children's charity fund to invest with Perry. Perry vanishes with the money, and Michael learns that he is a con artist who feigns heart trouble to win the trust of wealthy doctors. Michael covers his tracks by volunteering to serve as the charity's treasurer. Kyle forces Eve to sing with Rikki G's band. The group's disgusting behavior prompts her to quit. A drunken Kyle tells Peter about Eve's murder conviction and long prison sentence.

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Doctor Jealousy
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5.81
32 votes

#8 - Doctor Jealousy

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/28/1998

Peter learns that Lexi has uncovered the truth about his involvement in Amanda's kidnapping. Peter returns the ransom money to Amanda and Kyle, explaining that Beck pressured the kidnappers. Lexi threatens to expose Peter unless he sleeps with her. Peter decides to call her bluff, and Lexi races to the club to talk to Amanda. Amanda burns the journal--and the missing page--after Kyle continually accuses her of protecting Peter. Ryan tries to make a move on a reluctant Megan. Megan takes a job for Lexi, and winds up vying with Ryan for an account in Arizona. Car problems force the two to spend time together, but Megan says that she is not ready for a relationship. Michael is jealous of Jane's new working relationship with Alex. He decides to push Jane away to see if she can resist Alex's advances. Michael spies Alex kissing Jane at a restaurant.

Directors: Charlie Correll
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101 Damnations
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5.94
31 votes

#9 - 101 Damnations

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/10/1997

Michael takes Megan back after learning that she has returned to the streets. A woman sues Sydney after she is injured by a display at the boutique. Kyle's plans to force Taylor from their partnership are squashed when Sydney accidentally tells Peter that she slept with Kyle. Alison is confined to bed due to complications in her pregnancy. She gets caught up on all the gossip as she overhears arguments in the courtyard. She hears Taylor tell Kyle that Peter was her brother-in-law. Although Jake feels Alison should mind her own business, he shares this detail with Amanda when she tries to blame herself for the failed marriage. Amanda has Craig drive her to Peter's house to confront the couple. She forces Peter to realize that Taylor's appearance in the apartment building was no coincidence. Matt finds it impossible to cope with Chelsea's rebellious behavior. She runs away after overhearing Matt agree to leave her with his mother.

Directors: Richard Lang
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Ryan's Choice
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5.94
34 votes

#10 - Ryan's Choice

Season 7 - Episode 28 - Aired 4/5/1999

Ryan visits with his daughter; but Terry O'Brien, her aunt and legal guardian, cuts short their time together. Ryan heads home and immediately tells Megan that he slept with Lexi in Mexico. He purposely drives her away, and also alienates Lexi with his bizarre behavior. Megan confronts Lexi and quits her job. Michael agrees to team up with Lexi after his ploy to win back Megan fails. Ryan vanishes for several days before Kyle finds him at the blacktop courts. Ryan reveals that he was married as an 18-year-old. His family was in a car accident; he pulled his infant daughter to safety, but the car erupted in flames and killed his wife. He is still wracked with guilt, and has kept a promise to Sarah by never remarrying. The parole board plans to send Eve back to prison for fraternizing with Jackie, but Amanda comes to her rescue. Peter and Eve fly to Texas to consider a bid on his father's old land. He returns home to defend himself against Dr. Shulman's attacks, but winds up resigning. E

Directors: Charlie Correll
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Drawing the Line
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5.95
38 votes

#11 - Drawing the Line

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 11/4/1992

Keith stays with Alison while his estranged wife, Lily, is in town for the weekend. Alison is wracked with guilt after Lily confronts her in a dream, and recalls the despair her mother suffered following her father's affair. After bailing out of a camping trip, Alison drives to Keith's house to catch a glimpse of Lily. She realizes that she can't continue the affair. Matt's parents refuse to support his lawsuit because they fear it would damage their reputation. He finds a lawyer who will work for free, provided that he let her use the case to publicize the issue of anti-gay discrimination. Rhonda's ""efficient"" new roommate turns out to be completely anal-retentive.

Directors: David Rosenbloom
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A Match Made in Hell
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5.97
31 votes

#12 - A Match Made in Hell

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/10/1998

Overcome with guilt about Lexi's plight, Megan convinces Brett to marry Lexi. She is hurt to learn that they must live together with no one else in the house, especially after Lexi suddenly begins to show a romantic interest in Brett. Michael rebuffs Taylor's attempts to turn him into a responsible father, but softens after delivering a couple's baby on the side of the highway. Peter begins his pursuit of Amanda, who has remarried Kyle. The ""newlyweds"" cannot find any time together. Billy moves in with Jennifer. A furious Samantha tries to use Jeff to make Billy jealous. She demands that Amanda fire either her or Billy, but learns that the outcome would not be in her favor.

Directors: Charlie Correll
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Not Quite All About Eve
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5.97
31 votes

#13 - Not Quite All About Eve

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/19/1998

Lexi does not tell Amanda about the kidnapping because she doesn't want Peter to go to prison. Singer Eve Cleary is struck by a car outside outside the club after Kyle fires her. Peter assists in her recuperation, and Amanda convinces Kyle to give Eve another chance. Amanda is annoyed when Kyle continues to obsess over the missing journal page. Amanda has a clandestine meeting with Eve outside the club. She tells her that she once told a friend their secret, but will not make this mistake again. Amanda fires Ryan because she suspects that he leaked information to Lexi's agency. She welcomes him back after he proves that her assistant was the actual spy. Megan tells Ryan about her past and explains her reluctance to open up to him. Michael pretends to go out of town, then keeps Jane and Alex under surveillance. Jane fears that Michael is having an affair with Megan, but resists Alex's persistent advances.

Directors: Jack Wagner
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Frames 'R Us
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5.97
32 votes

#14 - Frames 'R Us

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/24/1997

Nick drops hints about the photos to Peter. Taylor drugs Nick while Peter removes the pictures from his apartment. When Kyle arrives home, Taylor pretends that Nick is attacking her. Nick accuses Taylor of having an affair, but cannot produce the photographs. Kyle throws him out of the building. Nick records an illicit phone conversation between Peter and Taylor. Craig drives Amanda to Peter's house, where she sees him with Taylor. She punches out Taylor and sleeps with Craig as revenge. Josh threatens to publicly expose Megan's past unless she pays him off. He tells her to meet him at a hotel room, then tricks Michael into believing that she has returned to prostitution. Josh meets with Kimberly, who had arranged his parole. She gets him a job running AV equipment at a hospital party. He threatens to run an X-rated video of Megan unless she turns one last trick for him.

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Desperately Seeking Samantha
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5.97
32 votes

#15 - Desperately Seeking Samantha

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/20/1997

Megan catches Michael and Taylor together. Kyle demands a paternity test. Amanda confronts Eric about his intentions toward her. Eric comes to Megan's defense when Michael accosts her at the restaurant. Sydney's father comes to visit Craig, only to find a half-naked Jennifer in his apartment. Jennifer arranges a reconciliation between the two. Mr. Andrews gives all of Syd's life insurance money to Craig, who decides to live a life of leisure. Billy shows up in Sam's Maryland hometown and tries to convince her to come home with him. Her mother threatens him with a shotgun when he refuses to leave Sam alone.

Directors: Chip Chalmers
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Ball 'n' Jane
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5.97
32 votes

#16 - Ball 'n' Jane

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/17/1998

Michael attends a college reunion in Chicago, where he runs into Jane. They seem to instantly renew their connection, but Jane tells him that she is to marry in a few days. Michael later learns that this is not true, and the two reminisce about the good times in their relationship. After a night of passion, Jane follows Michael back to Los Angeles in the hopes of rekindling their romance. Megan and Brett struggle to find time together in the face of Lexi's interference. Peter turns to a shady former patient for assistance after his attempts to woo Amanda prove an unqualified failure. Billy and Samantha vie for an Italian client's in-house advertising position. Jennifer mistakenly believes that Billy plans to leave the country without her. Billy and Jen get engaged--in front of Sam. Samantha launches a plan after overhearing Billy and Amanda discuss Alison's renewed alcohol problem and failed professional life.

Directors: Chip Hayes
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Fiddling on the Roof
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5.97
32 votes

#17 - Fiddling on the Roof

Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired 11/16/1998

Overcome with guilt after kissing Alex, Jane hides out at a hotel. She fears that she is making a huge mistake by re-marrying Michael. She suffers a panic attack and passes out. Amanda goes to the church to tell a heartbroken Michael that the wedding is off. Jane decides that she wants to marry Michael after all. Michael refuses to talk to her, but Peter ambushes him with a ceremony at the hospital. Michael agrees to marry Jane after hearing her vows. Alex shows up at the reception and leads Michael to believe that he slept with Jane. Michael gets drunk and humiliates Jane with accusations of infidelity. She seeks refuge at Alex's house, only to discover that he is not using the clothing designed during her trip to Chicago. Alex admits that he had invented a work emergency in the hopes of getting closer to Jane. During the reception, Megan catches Ryan and Lexi in a compromising position in a bathroom. She tries to drink away her sorrow, and finds comfort with Michael. While heavily in

Directors: Anson Williams
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When Cheerleaders Attack
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5.97
32 votes

#18 - When Cheerleaders Attack

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired 11/30/1998

Amanda and Eve reveal their secret to Kyle. During high school, Eve's quarterback boyfriend Kent made a play for Amanda at the football stadium. He tried to rape her when she refused him. Eve saved Amanda by shoving Kent from the bleachers to his death. His family claimed that the act was premeditated, and Eve was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Eve and Amanda beg Kyle not to share the truth with Peter. Peter and Eve are married, and find a naked Lexi waiting in their room. Peter threatens Lexi when she tries to blackmail him with her knowledge of Amanda's kidnapping. Eve is haunted by nightmares about Kent. Megan and Ryan take Lexi home after she rushes the Upstairs stage in a drunken stupor. After Ryan saves her from falling off her balcony, Lexi decides to turn over a new leaf. She tries to make nice with Amanda, but later admits that this is part of a scheme. Megan considers dating Ryan. Michael learns of Jane's potential illness and offers to support her. Jane leans on him tempor

Directors: Chip Chalmers
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The Kyle High Club
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5.97
32 votes

#19 - The Kyle High Club

Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired 1/11/1999

Kyle continues to abuse alcohol and prescription pills. After a vicious argument with Amanda regarding her baby obsession, he leaves for New York without sharing his plans. He scouts a hard rock band, whose manager holds wild parties in Kyle's suite and gets him hooked on drugs. When Amanda and Ryan come to Kyle's rescue, she sees women coming out of his room and assumes that he is cheating on her. She throws him out of the apartment. Lexi gives up on Peter after he wishes her well and urges her to move on with her life. She offers to make Megan a partner in her company if she can find Lexi the perfect mate. Jane and Michael call off the divorce, but face huge legal bills. A patient that Michael saved gives him a sports car and offers him an opportunity at a million-dollar investment (or so he says).

Directors: Jefferson Kibbee
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Escape From L.A.
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6.00
32 votes

#20 - Escape From L.A.

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/13/1997

Michael signs the divorce papers, and marries Megan during their trip to Las Vegas. Peter learns that Kimberly has a brain tumor, and breaks the news to Michael. Jane is robbed at gunpoint at the boutique. Sydney calls her parents, who come to Los Angeles to comfort Jane. Jane decides to go home to Chicago for a while, and agrees to stay in touch with Sherry. Sherry and Ed get engaged. Jane turns the boutique over to Syd, and says goodbye to her sister and friends at the airport. Alison learns that she is pregnant. Amanda gets Craig drunk during an evening out. He reveals that Arthur murdered Craig's grandfather when Craig was twelve. Matt agrees to move in with Dan. When Jake and Billy become suspicious of Matt's black eye, Dan accuses Matt of betraying him. He assaults him again. Sydney pushes Carter away when he still cannot find time for her. His assistant, Walter, tries to pay Syd to stay with Carter.

Directors: Richard Lang
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Eyes of the Storm
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6.00
5 votes

#21 - Eyes of the Storm

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/20/1997

Michael insists on spending time with Kimberly after learning of her terminal illness. She reveals to Megan that she will crash her car during the next rainstorm. After it begins to rain, Megan forces Michael to drive her to Mulholland. She tells him the entire story of her relationship with Kimberly. Their car crashes into Kimberly's and flips into the air. Walter secretly pays a bill for Sydney after Taylor refuses to let Kyle bail her out. Sydney tries to tell Carter about Walter's behavior, but he interrupts to reveal that he wants a relationship. Amanda uses Craig's revelation to blackmail him. When Arthur learns that the secret is out, he confronts Craig and Amanda. He agrees to pay them five million dollars, but Craig tries to strangle his father. Arthur suffers a fatal attack. Jake and Alison get engaged. Peter threatens to ruin Dan's career unless he seeks counseling. Dan confronts Matt, who stops him from driving drunk. Dan apologizes and agrees to seek treatment.

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Men Are from Melrose
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6.00
33 votes

#22 - Men Are from Melrose

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/17/1997

Nick follows Taylor to Peter's house and witnesses a romantic encounter. He later photographs the couple's late-night rendezvous at a golf course. Megan discovers that Kimberly's illness is in remission. Michael reaffirms his decision to stay with Megan; but she is disturbed by a visit from Josh, her former pimp. David tells Jake that he knows that he is his father. Billy disapproves of Sam's attempt to reunite Alison and Jake. Billy later apologizes to Sam, and Alison takes Jake back. Sydney and Carter are robbed at knifepoint, but Kyle punches the man out and chases him away. Carter asks Sydney to join him on a getaway in Mexico, but overhears her telling a boutique customer that she loves Kyle. When Syd arrives at the airport, Carter tells her that he is returning to his company, and wishes her a nice life.

Directors: Chip Hayes
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The Trojan Stork
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6.00
31 votes

#23 - The Trojan Stork

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/15/1997

After Kyle overhears Taylor and Peter arguing about her ""pregnancy,"" Taylor tells Kyle that the baby is his. Michael agrees to arrange a sperm donation. Megan forces Michael and Peter to agree to a truce. Jennifer sleeps with Craig. He later rejects her and says that he only slept with her out of loneliness. Billy asks Amanda to help overthrow Craig and start her own agency. Craig lays in wait outside the building and plans to run over Samantha, but is unable to go through with it.

Directors: Charlie Correll
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The Doctor Is In... Deep
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6.00
5 votes

#24 - The Doctor Is In... Deep

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/29/1997

Craig's ad agency collapses after Eric pressures his investors. Kyle accuses Amanda of being insensitive to Craig's situation. She offers Craig a job, which he rejects. Billy nearly proposes to Samantha, but backs off. When Sam says that she wants to marry him, he declares that he is not ready for marriage. She leaves him. Kyle is annoyed when Eric decides to move to Los Angeles. Michael accompanies Peter to a medical conference in Santa Barbara to escape Taylor's demands that he ""service"" her. He is left completely exhausted when both Taylor and a suddenly conciliatory Megan show up at his hotel. Brett's ex-wife, Lexi, comes to town to discuss their financial arrangement. She and Peter are instantly drawn to each other. Taylor is certain that Michael has gotten her pregnant. Mrs. Shaw warns Brett to stay away from Michael, but Brett says that he is developing a plan to ruin him.

Directors: Anson Williams
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The Light at the End of the Tumble
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6.00
3 votes

#25 - The Light at the End of the Tumble

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/27/1997

Michael is jealous when Eric begins pursuing Megan. Kyle and Taylor lose the lease on their Boston restaurant. Taylor learns that she is not pregnant. She slips and falls down the stairs at the jazz club during an argument with Amanda. Michael tells Kyle that Taylor lost the baby. A guilt-ridden Amanda urges Kyle to spend time with Taylor. Michael steals an idea for a cauterizing glove from Brett. Michael and Jennifer stop Craig from leaving on a cruise, and convince him to finance the project. Lexi tells Peter that Brett fell in love with Kimberly while she was in a coma, and later had an affair with her. Peter snoops through Brett's files to help Lexi's case in the divorce. Samantha follows Billy back to Los Angeles. He gives her a job at Amanda's agency, and she and Billy get engaged.

Directors: Charlie Correll
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