SPOILER ALERT! This is my little recap of thoughts from tonight's Fated to Pretend (episode #1x13).
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."
Photograph ~ Behind the scenes picture of Alex O'Loughlin (Mick St John) filming the beach scene from Moonlight's Fated to Pretend episode (#1x13)