Monday, February 9, 2009

Recap of Moonlight's 3rd outing on the Sci-Fi Channel

Spoiler Alert.... This is a recap for Moonlight's Dr. Feelgood episode (#1x03).

I adore this photo of Mick St John and his cool car. How would you like to glance up and see that waiting for you?!?

We learned several things in Dr. Feelgood. Moonlight vamps can eat, but the food just has no taste. In order to be turned, you must be drained to the point of death & then feed your sire's blood. If the sire does not teach the fledgling what it means to be a vamp, things can go horribly wrong. The first thing a newly turned vamp needs is to feed. There are several hundred Vampyres in Los Angeles. However, they do not have a clubhouse. *grin*

When Beth is researching Vampyres online, Josh appears with a little midnight snack. So thoughtful. Back to that vamp lore on Beth's huge computer screen.... Josh obviously notices what she is researching. Beth's new interest in blood drinkers just happens to coincide with meeting Mick. Josh is an intelligent guy. His DA instincts will kick in & you know he will investigate the man who has taken Beth's attention from him.

I know that some people have speculated as to whether or not Mick knew Coraline was a Vampire before she turned him. He makes it quite clear that he had no idea.

Again the plot parallels Mick's life. The loneliness of Gerald Stovsky, our rocket scientist vamp. The doctor being turned against his will.

Laughed out loud at Mick's annoyance with Guillermo sending him so many text messages.

Mick has never needed the Cleaner's services, which means he was discreet even back in his wild days.

Mick is so afraid that Beth will see him as a monster. Since he thinks of himself that way, he can't imagine that she does not.

"And stay in the car means?" hehehehe.....

Alex O'Loughlin has such amazing command of his expressions. Just the look on his face spoke volumes about what he was feeling when Beth exclaimed that the vamp doctor had killed his own wife.

We got another patented Mick "ouch." That always makes me chuckle.

What a heart Mick has.... He tried to reason with the rogue to get him to reconnect with his humanity. That didn't work.

They sedate their patients with some heavy duty meds cuz that lady slept through Dr. Jeff sitting on her bed, chatting and then fighting with Mick! ha!

Mick went to Beth to tell her how he became a Vampire. He chose to put his trust in her. And, he reached out to her this time... placing his hand over hers in the doorway. Great final scene, again!

Photograph ~ Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) lounging against his vintage Mercedes in Moonlight's Dr Feelgood episode (#1x03). Click on the image above for a larger version of the picture.


Lyn said...

This was the one where it all started to fall into place. Alex started injecting humor into the character and the relationship ("Wait in the car means..."; [Red Cross] "I don't think they know"; "Its suggestions like that that show you shouldn't be here"; and of course "Ouch") etc... Not to mention Josef's little piece with the putting.

One of my favorite parts of this ep is the moment where Gerald Stofsky tells Mick the new (rogue) vamp is a doctor. Mick's reaction is priceless. Alex is able to put more in a look or gesture than most actors can put in a whole speech. You can see in that one reaction that Mick is already seeing what carnage a Dr as a rogue vamp can cause.

This, for me, was the first of the "real Moonlights". The cast getting into their stride, the characters beginning to develop and we see the pain that Mick has suffered being turned against his will.

Oh I do miss this show!

Arya Bodhisattva said...

You make me wanna re-watch it as the same time it's being rerun.