|First||Movie/Tv show: Melrose Place (2009)|
|Fifth||Actors: Katie Cassidy & Wendy Glenn|
Ella Simms Edit
Melissa Saks Edit
The episode plot Edit
Ella and Caleb are stunned when agency owner, the heartless and wicked Amanda Woodward, walks into WPK and immediately fires half the staff, including Caleb. Amanda makes it clear to Ella that the Anton V launch party with Riley better go off without a hitch or Ella can vacate her office too. Meanwhile, Ella is forced by Amanda to tell Riley to spin a fabricated story about her childhood to the press for publicity reasons, Jonah advises Riley to defy them and tell the truth about her upbringing, but they both soon regret it when the very next day, Riley is fired from her teaching job after an anonymous phone call is made to Riley's elementary school where she works revealing her risque Anton V photo shoot which is against Riley's moral clause that she signed upon employment at the children's school. Both Riley and Jonah are enraged and are rightfully convinced that the vindictive Amanda maliciously ratted out Riley for their defiance, but with no proof that Amanda was responsible, they can say and do nothing. Elsewhere, Auggie is finally ostracized by all except Violet, to whose flirtatious ways he finally submits while he desperately tries to clear himself of the Sydney murder charges. Also, David asks Lauren out on a date, but she turns him down fearing that he may find out her secret profession. At the same time, David learns about Auggie's arrest and thinks someone tried to frame him for Sydney's murder which leads David to Michael's wife, Vanessa, who may know more than what she's telling. Caleb secretly meets with Ella and advises her to watch her step around Amanda, the dragon lady, who has a habit of luring and betraying people. At the Anton V party, Ella is accosted by the lure of a lesbian thrill-seeker (on Amanda's payroll to test Ella's loyalty), but when told to choose between friends and career, she makes a surprising choice.
The Kiss Edit
Ella meets with Melissa Sax, who is a talent agent. Ella is surprised that Melissa knows all about her. She tells her she is talented and wasting her time with Amanda's company. She offers her a corner office in her agency. She invites her to talk at a quiet place. After Ella sees that Amanda is preoccupied and Riley is under control, she goes to the back of the club with Melissa, where they immediately begin kissing. Melissa suggests to Ella she join a company where her talents will be respected. Ella says she is on the clock. Although Melissa suggests her to quit, Ella says she doesn't want to burn any bridges.