Friday, March 6, 2009

Spoiler ~ Recap of Moonlight's The Ringer episode (#1x07)

I am about to burst into my thoughts on tonight's Moonlight episode (The Ringer #1x07). If you haven't seen it, do not read any farther.


At the start of the show, two firefighters were struggling to turn on a fire hydrant. I loved how Mick helped ~ casually turning it on with barely a flick of his wrist.

The build up to this Coraline focused episode was well worth it! Shannyn Sossamon is amazing as "Morgan" and Coraline. The mixture of the present along with 1950's flashbacks to when Mick fell for her was a good choice for the episode's structure.

Mick could not stay away from Coraline. Hurling a chair through her window because it stood in the way of him being with her. As I mentioned in the previous post, accompanied by a song that seems to be made for the scene (Kingdom by Dave Gahan). Chill bumps! Whoever selects the music for Moonlight deserves a raise. I hope they issue a soundtrack for the series.

Soooooooooooooo.... when The Ringer originally aired we were all debating.... does this mean that there is a "cure" for Vampirism? Mick and Josef could smell Morgan's humanity. Did Coraline become human again? Or, find a way to disguise her vampire scent? This is going to be good!

I was giddy when Josef and Mick went to work together. When they were about to break into the bad guy's house, Josef was obviously not happy about or used to the manual labor thing. "Can't we hire someone else to do this?" Rolling his eyes after Mick leaps to the roof ~ "Why don't you just let me in the door?" Ha! He was also a bit out of practice when it came to following Mick's jump.

We found out that Mick "killed" Coraline 22 years ago (1985). Josef was 4 years old in 1603. Looks great for his age. hehehe... Also, he knew Coraline for a 100 years before Mick. Interesting! He said she is capable of doing anything, which we know because of the whole Beth kidnapping thing.

Ooooo yea ~ Beth! I had almost forgotten about her. The dynamic between Mick and Coraline does not leave much room for others. Poor Beth! She was so jealous and couldn't hide it. I also liked that Mick told her he noticed. Funny how they both kept trying to convince everyone (and each other?) that they are 'just friends,' and protesting that she has a boyfriend.

Beth normally has Mick's undivided attention. When she was giving him details about her background check on Morgan, she reached out ~ placing her hand on his. Trying to regain that connection.

Since I am also addicted to New Orleans, I love that Coraline has a Fleur De Lis tattoo. Revealing it in the last scene! Excellent Cliffhanger!

Photograph ~ Coraline DuVall (Shannyn Sossamon) vamped out in a Moonlight flashback to her fight scene with Mick.

1 comment:

Lyn said...

**Spoiler Alert**

It was nice seeing it knowing that Mick's fascination with Morgan doesn't end with his losing interest in Beth. I really disliked the two main Coraline episodes the first time (this one and Fleur de Lys) because I was afraid Mick was going to dump Beth. I was able to enjoy it properly now - knowing what we know.

It was also interesting seeing the bandage on Morgan's arm... also now knowing what we know. At the time I remember thinking it was rather contrived and received a lot of attention for something that seemed unimportant. Little did we know!

Its going too fast folks... we are already at 12:04 next week.

Hey btw - did anyone else hear the "rumor" about Alex & Sophia? I can't find any detail about it so I am assuming it is a rumor - although I have to admit it did cross my mind when I heard Alex & Holly were no longer an item.