Friday, February 1, 2008

Spoiler ~ Recap of Moonlight's Fever Episode (#1x04)

Spoiler Alert for those who still haven't seen Moonlight's Fever episode (#1x04).... do not read my recap below.....

Fever is the episode that changed the mind of many television critics and reviewers who initially weren't so kind to Moonlight.

It was bittersweet seeing Josh alive and well. We also saw the sweet relationship between him and Beth. The ease with which they teased each other. Beth saying she had to stick to the facts in her BuzzWire report about Josh's case because she was afraid she "would start babbling about how hot you are." Then, when Josh jokes that he might be cheating on her, she says "who would cheat on this?"

The desert is no place for our Vampire!

Who didn't want to rush to Mick's side to feed him and save his life?!? Or, just feed him anytime! *wink*

Beth and Josh went to Mick for help because our vamp is good at his job. And, he is a gracious host making coffee for his guests.

Love the touches of humor in Fever. Mick daydreaming that he had found a "vamp friendly vending machine." The humor also led to some of my favorite quotes.... Beth ~ "you're a delicate flower, Mick St John." Mick ~ "it's a giant thrill ride that never ends." Mick agreeing that he is indeed a delicate flower when Beth arrives to save him.

We watch Beth becoming more and more fascinated with Mick.

Mick tipping his hat to the women coming out when he went into the ladies restroom after Leni.

If I were Leni, my knees would have buckled when Mick said to look into his eyes and then pledged to save her and the baby. Awwwwwww......

At this point, Beth had known Mick for a relatively short amount of time. I think she seems much more upset when she thinks Mick has been killed than when Josh actually dies. We do see her usual reaction of lashing out due to guilty feelings.

Those ice cubes were really fake... but give them a break... can you imagine what a continuity nightmare it would have been if they had used real ice.

Mick was willing to die rather than bite Leni. He has such honor.

I could write pages and pages after every episode about Alex O'Loughlin's outstanding performance. He makes it all so real and believable.

In the Dr. Feelgood episode (#1x03), Mick told Beth that he trusts her. Tonight on the verge of dying, he told Leni that he trusts Beth.

That bite scene.... Ooooooooo my! Beth offering her blood willingly. Did you notice her breathing?! :> Mick trying to get her to leave with Leni. Finally, giving in and allowing her to save his life again! Mick ~ "At some point, you're gonna have to stop me." Gave me goosebumps!

I enjoyed the way Mick broke through the door and simply snapped the annoying assassin's neck.

Another unforgettable final scene from Moonlight! I had to use photos of that last scene for my post. Mick leaning on one side of the door, Beth doing the same on the opposite side. Connected, yet separated. Underscored by the haunting melody of Into Dust by Mazzy Star. Perfect!


Anonymous said...

I have 3 favorite bits of Alex's acting from Fever, all very subtle but I am sure I am not imagining them.

#1 - when Mick very pointedly turns the handles of both coffee cups toward Beth and his look says "see, this is how we are different, this is for you and Josh, you humans".

#2 When Leni asks if he has children. His look and his response speak volumes. You can see him knowing that this is yet another thing that Coraline and vampirism took from him.

#3 When Leni arrives in the bathroom with the ice. He is so sick and weak and holding onto his human soul so hard to try not to feed on her. He makes the slightest move and smallest sound as he indicates to Leni that he wants her to put the ice into the tub with him.

Check this stuff out... (you know as well as I do you will be watching this episode again!). See if you can see these small, subtle examples of Alex's outstanding characterization.

Thanks, as always, Kandye for your dedication to the show and your work on the site.

Deborah said...

After I watched this repeat of "Fever" again, it just re-confirm the reason why I love this show so much. I agree with you, Kandye, with your post on "Fever". I think this is also the beginning of the growing love connection between Mick & Beth. Alex & Sophia are truly gifted actors! Can't wait for next Friday for Ep. 5. Then, hiatus for 6 weeks! (Sob!!!)

Dark-Huntress said...

Let's hope the strike is over soon. Did you see the movie 'Mary Bryant'? Being a fan of Alex, you might like it. I love it!