Welcome back, Moonlight! That was not an hour, was it? Where did the time go? As the credits popped up, I scrambled for the clock thinking "The hour could not be over already!" What a way to come back from a break! I can't even think straight ~ so much happened. Trevor Munson & Ron Koslow wrote this episode. Loved it! There were too many great quotes, funny moments, heart breaking moments........
SPOILER ALERT ~ If you haven't seen the show tonight, DO NOT READ this post!
Beth just go away! My friend just died. I don't really want to talk to you right now. No... actually, you stay and get your story. You do your job... I'll do mine.
Mick was angry in this episode. He went off on Beth and Josef. My goodness! Emotions are obviously swirling in him. He has been holding everything inside for such a long time and denying himself. Now ~ Beth pursuing him, Coraline is back, there may be a "cure" for Vampirism, Beth stakes Coraline before he can find out what she used to become human, she is on her death bed, Josef is "killed" ~ WHEW! Take a deep breath! No wonder Mick is confused (and a bit testy).
He did let Beth off the hook... telling her that she couldn't have known that Coraline was not a Vampire when she staked her. That he didn't even know. Beth states that he still cares for Coraline... his reply? "She was my wife."
Previously I mentioned noticing that Mick said Coraline had been a vamp for 500 years in the Sleeping Beauty promo video ~ which did not fit with him telling Beth that Coraline was turned in the early 1700's. We thought it would be cleared up in the actual episode, and it was.... Mick simply said that Coraline has been a Vampire for years without giving an exact number.
Coraline told the hospital staff that her wound was caused by an accident instead of ratting on Beth.
We learned that Coraline introduced Mick and Josef. Mick thought Josef was "a pompous jerk" and Josef thought Mick "was not cut out to be a Vampire."
The conversation between Coraline and Mick was very interesting! "I came back for you." Mick kept asking about the cure. "It always comes back to this." She can not understand why he wants to be mortal and face death. Then, the big question is asked ~ "It's about Beth, isn't it?" Mick says it isn't about her...... but we know it is!
Mick takes some of Coraline's blood. Very smart!
Mo telling Beth "tracking says women 18 to 34 find you a little harsh" made me chuckle out loud.
The attack on Josef's office was shocking. No more Tim & Dan. Poker night and Mick was supposed to be there.
I spent a lot of this episode wanting to comfort our boys. When Mick thinks that Josef is dead becoming teary eyed, I was glad that he allowed Beth to hold and comfort him. "I've outlived so many of my human friends, you'd think that I'd be used to losing people by now." "He survived 400 years. 400 years. He saw so much... so much history." "He was history and now he's gone."That loss to me is so enormous that I'm not even sure that I know how to mourn him."
Was I the only one who thought "let me help you with that" when Mick said he needed a drink??!??!! :>
Of course, I knew that our Josef was not dead and that he would be sitting in Mick's apartment. "You just gonna stand there all day, or you gonna help me find out who killed me?" That made me laugh out loud.
Another laugh out loud scene was when Mick is staring at Sam the super hacker, who happens to be a girl. She sassily says people expect her to be "overweight, living in my parent's basement, wearing a t-shirt with Yoda on it." Awesome!
When Mick told Josef to stay in his apartment, I knew he wouldn't be able to be a good boy. *grin* Another angry Mick moment upon returning home to find Josef entertaining some willing freshies. "Daddy's a little grumpy." Mick pointed out that Josef could at least care about not getting him killed. Tellingly Josef says he gets lonely. Mick understands that all too well.
I want a safe full of cash! We knew there was something else, something more personal that Josef needed that was in that safe. Mick to the rescue! "You already died once this week, isn't that enough?"
Fantastic fight scene!!! That military trained assassin made a good antagonist for our Mick. I enjoyed the way Mick handled and beat him in LA and New York. Vamped out Mr St John ~ so yummy!
The New York trip.... Beth teasing Mick that she is going to "stop you from doing something stupid."
Beth completely forgot about boring... I mean.... movie night with Josh. Did you see the thoroughly happy look on her face as she opened that door expecting to see Mick. I do feel for Josh. He sees the woman he loves slipping away. Mick is just too much for a normal guy to compete with even with out the sexy vamp thing. I like the fact that Josh had the guts to just come out and say "this isn't working," "look me in the face right now & tell me you don't have feelings for him." Beth's non-answer and then.... Mick knocks on the door right at that moment.
I would have liked to see exactly what happened & what was talked about between them on that long trip.
The look Beth gives to Mick after he easily leaps up to pull down the fire escape ladder for them was priceless! I found it quite impressive, manly and arousing too. :)
When Beth was reading Sarah's diary to Mick, we all know that allowed her to say words that she has been longing to tell him!!! "It doesn't matter to me what he is, I love him. I want to be with him even though he tells me it's impossible. I know our love can overcome any obstacle. I want him to turn me into what he is. He says it's dangerous, but I don't care. I'm not afraid. It's the only way we can be together forever. I'm ready." Excellent writing!
Since it is difficult to explain the whole no aging thing, it makes sense that Vampyres can not have to be nomadic. It is a great moment when Beth lets Mick know she realizes why he stayed in Los Angeles all these years despite the danger. "Vamps tend to move around. We can't stay in one spot too long." "You have... you stayed in LA." "I like the weather." "Really?"
Now we know why Josef always has that air of sadness.
What a heart-rending story. He loved Sarah and lost her. It broke my heart to see that he has cared for her all these years just hoping for a miracle to return her to him! In the flashback, Josef appeared very happy. We've never seen him like that. I hope he finds comfort in Sarah's diary. I'm glad Beth thought to offer it. He will read of her love for him.
Mick threw himself on top of Beth to protect her from the killer's bullets. I was cheering as he vamped out and dispatched him with one hand!
Josef should take off his shirt more often! *wink*
I laughed out loud again while watching Mick assist Josef by removing the bullets from his back. Ribbing him for not being able to deal with the pain after living for 400 years. "Giving is different than receiving." ha!
Mick says of seeing Josef in love "this proves that anything is possible." Then, Josef gives him a pep talk about making it work with Beth. What a turn around! This experience also made Mick realize what is important. He was so boyish and happy when asking Beth to go with him to do something fun and experience New York.... "a steak for the lady. Just you and me on the town." SHE TURNS HIM DOWN! That upset me so much. He is reaching out and taking a chance. In response, Beth decides to return home because she did not leave things well with Josh. *sigh*
The situation with Sarah obviously frightened Beth. Did you notice that the first thing she brought up to Mick as they were leaving was if he thinks there really is a cure??? Knowing Josef and Sarah's story made her think twice about being turned, instead she wants Mick to become human like her.
Mick appreciates her situation and why she is hesitant.In the face of Beth's rejection of his overture, Mick still placed his hand on the taxi window. She couldn't resist returning the gesture ~ which Mick initiated this time! He had such longing on his face. I would have jumped out of that cab so fast to free him of that look.
The "cure" is only temporary. Her nurse certainly is lucky to have not ended up as a snack. *grin* Coraline's first word upon returning to her vamp self is "MICK!"