Friday, April 25, 2008

Recap of Moonlight's Fated to Pretend (episode #1x13)

SPOILER ALERT! This is my little recap of thoughts from tonight's Fated to Pretend (episode #1x13). Don't read if you haven't watched it yet :)

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo my! I am overwhelmed. Can't believe the episode is already over.


All of our Fated to Pretend spoilers were correct. However, that did not stop the surprises or enjoyment of the show!

We have all discussed Beth wearing Josh's engagement ring to his funeral, her guilt & blaming Mick. Glad they addressed those issues at the beginning of this episode. Beth apologizes to Mick, which she should. She also says what we all did.... Josh wouldn't have wanted to be turned. She tells Mick she wouldn't have accepted Josh's marriage proposal because "there is someone else... and has been for a while." Hmmmmmm.... wonder who she means *grin*

Great humor tonight..... especially from our Josef and Logan. Jason Dohring & David Blue know how to put just the right spin on their lines.

As Beth pointed out, Mick was also much happier and showing off more of his sense of humor. Alex O'Loughlin is such a talented actor. Look at how he shared with us the difference between Vampire Mick and human Mick. Even his voiceover work was different. A lesser actor would not be up to the task.

Mick admits to Josef that he is in love with Beth. Josef is completely unsurprised. But.... Mick doesn't tell Beth that he loves her.

Poor Mo! And poor Beth. Yet another person close to her dies.

Eric Winter makes his entrance as the new ADA Benjamin Talbot. He is much, much hotter than Josh. We knew he wasn't gonna like Mick. You could feel the tension in the air.

Guillermo wasn't to thrilled about being stuck with that A+ he stocks up on for Mick. Jacob Vargas had much more of a presence in tonight's episode. He made the most of it ~ "starts with a V... you used to be one"

Loved the banter between Mick and Beth. When they broke into Maureen's place.... Beth ~ "Breaking and entering was more fun when you were a Vampire." I agree with her about the "sexy Vampire jumping thing."

The Logan scenes were soooooo funny! Mick and Beth walk in with the cat.... Logan ~ "Since you brought lunch." Mick figures out the key to Mo's encription is the cat's name, Travis.... Logan ~ "We shall never speak of this again."

Josef is part of a story Mo was working on due to a charity scam. Mick ~ "Josef probably murders ever day." *grin* Then, when they confront Josef he mentions his bodies ending up in the tar pits. I like the way he handles business! Mick wants to speak to the pr man in charge of the charity. Josef ~ "remember the tar pits" hahahahaha......

Or, when Josef says it's like "role playing without the leather."

I could quote practically the entire episode. Must stop!

Mick doesn't stop stepping up to save people just because he is human.... and could die himself. Look at him on that roof with Bonnie. He finds it exhilarating! Beth has a great line there ~ "I'm not used to worrying about you like this."

Bad vamp, Dr Anders, obviously has the ability to tell blood types. Comes in handy for his little biz of selling special ones. Incredibly icky when he licks Beth. Ewwwwww! Since Mick tasted her blood before but didn't realize her rare blood type, it seems that Moonlight vamps can have different powers. That is common in most vamp lore.

I completely understand why Jason Dohring was emotional for several hours after the scene where Josef turns Mick. Very well done! Jason & Alex do amazing work together. Vamping out to show his currently human friend Mick that he can not hope to take on a Vampire. The expression Alex gave when Mick admits to himself that he has to be a vamp to save Beth was heartbreakingly perfect. Who didn't get teary eyed during that scene as Josef says he would be taking something from Mick that he had always wanted... his returned humanity. "Forgive me!" He has heard for YEARS how much Mick hates being a vamp. Yet he has to be the one to take that away from his friend. At least, Mick makes the choice himself this time. I'm sure Josef will take comfort in that. As for the actual turning..... *swoon* Sensual does not even begin to cover it! If you didn't dream of being turned before, this scene surely changed your mind. I could not breath! HOT!

Mick willingly became a Vampire this time.... to save "my Beth."

LOVED the fight scene! My action girl heart is still beating fast over that. Our first time seeing Josef vamp out and fight. Plus, Mick relishing his powers. "It is SO on!"

Even tho Talbot was blindfolded, he could still hear the hissing and fighting going on around him. He knows that Mick came to their rescue. The same Mick that he thought was dead. You know he is not going to let this go.

Our final scene! I will say it again..... Moonlight gives its fans the best last act of any television show out there! Mick and Beth still had their rooftop picnic date despite him being a vamp again. He couldn't join her in eating, but did drink the wine. I'm glad Beth stood up for herself & their possible relationship.

That kiss.... Can you imagine Mick grabbing you, spinning you around and kissing you like that?! What am I saying, of course you can *wink* How romantic and sexy!

If I were Beth, there is no way NO WAY you could have gotten me to leave Mick like that.

Beth ~ "You may have forever, but I don't."


Anonymous said...

You asked, "who didn't get teary-eyed during that scene?" (Josef turning Mick). I didn't...I was too hot and bothered! Ha-ha-ha! I did, however, squee like a total fan-girl when Mick said, " Beth." It's times like that when I LOVE my name...Mick saying "Beth"...Will Turner saying "Elizabeth"...swoon!!!

vincenza said...

OMG that was amazing. So worth the wait.

Kim said...

I was just going to say, anonymous, that teary-eyed is NOT what I was feeling as I watched the Josef turning scene. I warned my boyfriend that there might be some beefcake and pandering to their audience in this ep - and I was not disappointed. And I mean all this in the best way possible.

What I don't understand is how I'm supposed to believe that she just walked off after that moment on the rooftop. It's just not believable! What, does she have some important laundry to do? Oh well, I loved it anyways.

Tina said...

I squeed about the entire episode! Wow, I must say this was probably the BEST episode of the SEASON! I am simply blown away.

Anonymous said...

I have to say that my favorite part was when Josef Vamps out at Mick to show him how stupid it was for him to go fight vampires as a human. That was Awesome!

The fighting scene was just out of this world, cool. I mean the hissing and the a$$ kicking was amazing!

I completely agree with kim, I couldn't understand the ending. Why did she leave? HE can have all the time in the world after a much deserved make-out session...don't you think. hee, hee!!!

Best episode by far!

Anonymous said...

It was SO worth the wait! And he FINALLY admitted it - he's in love with Beth! I loved Beth's facial expression after Mick has asked her to dinner and he starts walking away. Episode was so good I almost didn't mind when she (stupidly!) leaves the scene of the kiss- though, I have to admit that she was totally bonkers to do so!

Deborah said...

This episode has just become my #1 favorite. I was totally floored by this episode! It was so heart
wrenching for me to watch the scene where Mick had to ask Josef to turn him so that he could save "his Beth". The turning scene was erotic & sensual.

All the Mick/Beth moments were tender & precious. I cheered when I heard Mick admitted to Josef that "he was in love with Beth". Hmm, I wonder who is going to say "I love you" first. Mick or Beth? Yes, this show is definitely worth the waiting.

Thank you, Kandye, for your in-depth recap of this episode.

TexasBlondie said...

I am incredibly sad after watching the scene where Mick was turned. When Josef lays him down on the table and the tear rolls down his cheek, it ripped my heart out and then he arises with tears on his eyes, as a vampire, human no more.

I wished they had let him be human just a little longer.

I loved Mick's line on the rooftop when Bonnie asked him if he is going to jump, "I hope not, I haven't had Krispy Kreme yet" too funny.

Beautful episode! Thanks Kandye for all your updates and stuff.

kookiegirl said...

OMG...this episode left me breathless just watching Josef turning Mick - couldn't help but get teary eyed. That, IMO was a heart wrenching scene and I felt for Mick and Josef as well. Have to agree w/TB, turning him into a vamp so quickly was not fair to him or Beth. And just as I posted it in HN...I knew the long wait was not going to disappoint but had no idea it was going to be this intense. As always, Kandye thanks for your hard work in keeping us informed...You're a true fan(g).