Stoner Canyon is the fourteenth episode of the new Melrose Place series. The episde premiered on March 16, 2010 on The CW.
The sexy and catty Drew Pragin moves into Auggie’s old apartment and immediately clashes with Lauren over his love to loud rock music. She becomes even more upset when he shows up at the hospital as the newest resident and is just as ambitious and crafty as she. Meanwhile, Riley asks Ben to land her an elementary school teaching job, which infuriates the jealous Amanda. David receives life-changing news from an unexpected source, while Michael wallows in self-pity over learning about his late wife's involvement with Sydney's murder. Also, Ella makes an unrealistic demand of Jonah that backfires by continuing to pretend that he and Riley are still together to an actor interested in playing Jonah's part in his upcoming biographical movie. Lauren covers for Michael's mistake at the hospital, and he responds by paying off her student loan. But when Lauren decides to quit her call-girl profession after one last job, she finds her latest client is Michael Mancini.
Drew is the new tenant who moves into Auggie's old apartment, is the new doctor from Johns Hopkins that Lauren must show the ropes to. Drew insinuates that Lauren doesn't like him because she doesn't think he's serious enough. They banter awkwardly but energetically.
Ella wants to get A-lister Owen Anderson to star in Jonah’s movie. She is happy to do extra work to help her lover/client. When they meet up with Owen to discuss the flick he tells Jonah that he loves it and would love to meet the woman who inspired the character of Rachel. Riley actually shows up to meet with him and it all goes well until Jonah and Riley bicker.
Owen discovers that the romance is no more. So he’s out. Then, Riley tells Ella that Jonah is too good for her, and she believes her. Ella breaks up with Jonah ... or tries. He then decides to change the end of the movie. Owen agrees to read it.
Since she got fired in the middle of the school year, Riley can’t find a new teaching job. Somehow she gathers the courage to ask Amanda to ask her beau to get her a job with his company a software foundation that has something to do with education. Ben agrees to fund her idea and hire her.Later, Ben invites Riley to go to Washington D.C. with him in his private jet, so they can check out one of the schools they are considering in person.
Vanessa contacts David from beyond the grave (via letter) to tell him that Michael isn’t Noah’s father after all, David is. David marches down to his dad’s place and tells him that Noah is his son.
Amanda's broke. Ms. Woodward’s financial guy stole $15 million from her. If she continues to borrow from WKP’s assets, the business will collapse. Panicked, she has shortness of breath and chest pains and thinks she is having a heart attack. Dr. Michael Mancini tells her she’s having panic attacks and writes her prescription for some meds that will help.
Lauren goes to make a payment on her tuition balance and discovers that an anonymous donor paid of the $16,000 she owed. Instead of being psyched, she confronts Dr. Mancini and tells him she can’t accept it. He denies having given it to her.
Lauren puts in a call to Wendy to tell her that she’s done. But Wendy tells her that she owes her one last job and the good doctor reluctantly agrees. When Lauren shows up for her last trick, Dr. Michael Mancini opens the door. He chastises her for being a hooker and he tells her that he wants to ruin David’s life. She must break David’s heart and break up with him ...or he’ll tell everyone he got a “house call” from Dr. Lauren!
- .Clerk: According to university records, you're all paid up.
- Lauren: Yeah, I wish.
- Clerk: No, seriously, zero balance.
- Lauren: I checked online yesterday and I still had an outstanding balance of sixteen thousand dollars.
- Clerk: It says there was a payment made in that amount this morning. Either our office made a huge mistake, or you've got yourself a guardian angel with some deep pockets.
- Ella: Look, Jonah, I should not have asked you to drag Riley into a dog and pony show, okay? This whole thing was a mistake.
- Jonah: We both had to vent...we just chose the worst possible venue ever.
- Ella: No, I'm talking about us. We are a mistake. You and Riley are cut from the same snuggly, fuzzy cloth and I'm...well, let's face it, I'm industrial strength sandpaper
- Dr. Mancini: David needs to know what it feels like to have all the happiness in his life ripped away. I want you to break his heart. Whatever you have with him, end it.
- Lauren: You can't be serious.
- Dr. Mancini: You break it off with him. Or I tell the entire medical community that I got a house call from Dr. Lauren Yung.
- Vanessa: (voiceover, as David reads her letter) David, if you are reading this, it means I'm gone, and Michael needs to know the truth about the night you and I spent together. Shortly after Noah was born, I ran a paternity test. Michael's not Noah's father, David. You are. Vanessa.
- Drew: Let me guess, you were the only sophomore in your AP bio class. Am I right? Yeah, I can see you now, with your braces and your knee-highs, taking a scalpel to your very first fetal pig. It's kinda adorable.
- Lauren: Call me adorable again, you'll see what I can do with a scalpel.
- Take Your Shirt Off" by T Pain
- "Blame It On The Girls" by Mika
- "Animal" by Neon Trees
- "Make You Happen" by Daniel Diaz
- "Waiting So Long" by Kelly Padrick
- "Loco" by Annie
- "Light Up" by Tegan & Sara
- "Animal" by Miike Snow
- Jonah's article on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter is titled "'Living in Reverse' Shifts into Drive" and reads:
- Veteran producer Curtis Heller went all out yesterday, outbidding four other studios to land the Jonah Miller penned "Living in Reverse." The indie feature follows a college student as he retraces his missteps in pursuit of the perfect woman. Interest in the "edgy with a heart" script hit high gear yesterday, when Heller topped several strong offers to land the project. The NYU inspired feature
- Ella: (to Jonah) Even Deadline Hollywood gave you a shout-out. Nice work, by the way. Nikki Finke was only mildly sarcastic.
- Nikki Finke is a Hollywood journalist and blogger who started writing a column for the L.A. Times called "Deadline Hollywood" in 2002. She founded an online blog version of the column, called Deadline Hollywood Daily, in 2006. Finke famous for her harsh, uncompromising reporting on the entertainment industry.