Season 1 Episode 6


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 02, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Josef goes to Mick to find a vamp who is also an on again/off again girlfriend. Beth is investigating the death of a model from a new unknown drug. They end up working together to find and destroy the supply of this drug.

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  • Josef asks for Mick's helps in finding a woman, and in a shocking coincidence this is that same woman Beth is investigating

    This episode was laughable for all of the wrong reasons. The drama wasn't dramatic.

    Josef was woefully underused, as usual. I was hoping that since he comes to Mick for help - in a great scene - that he would be more present throughout. You do really feel sorry for him in the end.

    Mick stays true to hero form by not taking advantage of Beth when she is high on the vampire drug, which was another good part of the episode - not the actual shower scene which was kind of funny for all of the wrong reasons - but rather Mick staying true to character.

    This episode highlights all of the problems with the series. It takes itself so seriously that it just comes off as funny. A little better dialogue, a little less jumping to conclusions and a lot more of Jason Dohring could conceivably save this series, but judging by what we have so far, that isn't going to happen. Meanwhile this show makes a great drinking game.moreless
  • weakest episode yet

    I thought it was a good idea with poor follow-through. Especially on the Josef/Lola front. They say age brings power to a vampire; Lola is at least five times Mick's age and he defeats her by --not very quickly-- shoving her in a vat of silver? What a great opportunity to instead have Josef show up and use his age to his advantage. That would also have let us see him interacting with Lola, which would have been more interesting and provided more character development than just him and Mick talking about her. And it would have made more sense when she was defeated, too. I feel like there was a lot of potential for the Lola angle to be developed that was left frustratingly untapped. Also, the way Beth's boyfriend keeps showing up, getting momentarily annoyed and then forgiving her is starting to get irritating. I think they could have done better with this episode, because the ideas of vampire blood as a drug and an older, female vampire and lover of Josef peddling it are both very interesting.moreless
  • This show keeps getting better and better!

    Each new episode of "Moonlight" adds a new layer to the storytelling and the core relationship, and this is certainly true for this installment. The writers are not taking their time getting to the point, and the series is all the better for it. Once it might have seemed logical for Beth to be ignorant of Mick's true nature; now, it's impossible to comprehend how the story could have worked had that been the case.

    This episode introduces Black Crystal, a substance derived from silver-laden vampire blood. It gives humans the ability to experience the power of a vampire with the additional benefit of full human sense and reaction. This is an interesting conception because it pushes Beth over a very distinct line. Before taking Black Crystal, Beth was attracted to Mick because he was different and unknowable.

    That has changed, and in a fundamental way. Black Crystal is a trap, a ruse for humans anxious for supernatural experience. The users believe that they are experiencing the world of the vampire, but as Mick notes, none of the negatives are present. The humans feel so powerful and sensual that they want to feel that way forever, incapable of seeing the negatives. With just a taste or two, Beth was begging Mick to take her and turn her. If it hadn't been Mick, a creature of much restraint, she would have found her wish granted (or worse, she would have been a late-night snack.)

    Beth's decision to keep the Black Crystal represents her ongoing temptation. She's stepped into the supernatural world in a big way, and a part of her could never give it up and return to a "normal" life. She's likely to hide it from Mick, and that could be dangerous. For one thing, she could slide into the underground under its influence, endangering her life on several fronts. For another, she could become addicted and risk overdose. That Black Crystal is essentially a plot bomb waiting to explode.

    Considering how much of the story was dependent on Beth and her character turn, the success of the episode was dependent on Sophia Myles. Myles has always been attractive, but she pours on the sensuality in this episode. The chemistry between Mick and Beth was already evident; this twist takes it to the next level. That attraction is building to a crossroads, and it should be interesting to see how it evolves.

    This is yet another strong episode, and the show continues to result in strong demographic numbers. Word of mouth is strong, but the advent of the writers' strike is cause for concern. This series needs to be on the air, gathering momentum, if it wants to have any chance to succeed, and the writers' strike makes that difficult (if not impossible). I fear that this show might have overcome its early struggles only to find itself a victim of circumstance.moreless
  • After "Fever" and Arrested Development" this show seemed so out of place.

    What does a kiss and episode before have to do with being a "mistake" now? What is going on with these two? I feel like the writers are yanking me to and from by a chain, trying to kill me in the end. Has anyone ever heard of continuity in their writing? Don't the writers have meetings together saying where the story is going. It's so choppy right now. I am a die hard fan, hooked from day one, but some people tuning in may not like what they're seeing or seeing one episode doesn't coorelate to the next. This is important to gather the needed viewers to keep the most excellent show on the radar!moreless
  • A new vampire drug hits LA

    Josef finances a drug operation with his on and off again g/f Lola. Beth Turner investigates and finds it silver that is killing humans. Josef warns Mick St. John that Lola is a powerful vampire and he should be very careful. Seeing that Josef lent the money he should be helping but he doesn't lend a hand. Mick St. John figures out it's vampire blood that makes humans high. He confronts this powerful Lola and kills her within 2 minutes. I guess she wasn't all that powerful after all. Come on writers, make Josef get his hands dirty, he helped in this mess. Beth takes the drug and goes to Mick St. John, not Josh in an attempt to seduce. We find her in a shirt awake in the morning. We have no idea what happened between the shower scene and someone curling Beth's hair. Maybe Mick St. John isn't as angelic as the audience like to think!moreless
Anil Raman

Anil Raman


Guest Star

Holly Valance

Holly Valance

Dolores 'Lola' Maxford Whitaker

Guest Star

Josh Kelly

Josh Kelly


Guest Star

Brian J. White

Brian J. White

Lieutenant Carl Davis

Recurring Role

Jordan Belfi

Jordan Belfi

Josh Lindsey

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (18)

    • (after Beth takes Black Crystal)
      Mick: Is everything okay?
      Beth: Everything's great. I feel fine. I walked all the way here.
      Mick: Why?
      Beth: I wanted to feel the night.

    • Beth: The drug made me feel invincible. Like I was more than human. I felt like the hottest thing on the planet. Like no one could resist me.
      Mick: Wow. Sounds like this drug really gives you all the highs of being a vampire without the lows.
      Beth: What could be the downside of feeling like that and living forever?
      Mick: The scrounging, the hiding, missing all of the things you once loved like sunbathing, food. I used to love that prime rib at Musso's. Now I can't even remember what it tastes like. They say it gets easier the longer you live, but I hope that's not true.
      Beth: Really? I'd think you'd hope for the opposite.
      Mick: To forget what it's like to be human? No way. Never.

    • Mick: Let me get this straight: she stood you up, so, instead of moving on, you became so worried that you immediately came over here... how much does she owe you?

    • Beth: I can't believe this double-standard! I had to spend two hours getting myself up to club admissibility, and you're just wearing the same thing you always wear!
      Mick: Yes, well ... perpetual coolness is the vampires' curse!

    • Josef: (knocking on Mick's freezer-bed) Get up! Up!
      Mick: Ok! Ok! Oh God... tell me it's not twilight!
      Josef: No, I'm looking for somebody.
      Mick: What? You think they're in here?

    • Beth: By the way the ..ah .. the whole kiss thing ...
      Mick: Yeah, the kiss. I was thinking, that maybe that was like an accident.
      Beth: Oh, ok.

    • Mick: (To Josef about the new drug) Apparently the high is us.

    • Terrance: (To Mick) This is the LA County Morgue, not Help-U-Autopsy: You can't just bring in your own bodies.

    • Mick: So, what aren't you telling me?
      Josef: Your vamp sense must be off. I'm telling you all I know.
      Mick: No, it's actually my detective sense at work.

    • Josef: (About Lola) She's always been sort of unpredictable, exciting. Traits you'll come to value when you hit the 400 year mark.

    • (Mick and Beth are going to enter the club Valis)
      Beth: You're gonna do that vampire jumping thing, aren't you?
      Mick: I don't have a chip.
      Beth: Just being human is so lame.
      Mick: (smirks) I know, but you wear it well.

    • Josef: (about Lola) We've had this on-again/off-again thing for a hundred years or so. She came back into town a couple of weeks ago, so it's on again. Until she disappears.
      Mick: (laughs) That's what you get for dating older women.
      Josef: It's better than dating a human.
      Mick: Beth and I are not...

    • Beth: You don't know a good vet, do you?
      Mick: Me, no. Vampires can't really be trusted with pets. It's...
      Beth: Of course.

    • Mick: (voiceover) If you're human a metric ton of silver is maybe a good inflation hedge or a lot of jewelry. If you're a vampire, it has a different meaning. Lola had bought enough silver to paralyze every vamp in LA. Made me wonder what she was planning.

    • Mick: Digital photography, what a boon for the tribe, huh? Remember the old film days, no image? It was like you didn't even exist.

    • Josef: I need your help.
      Mick: You need my help?
      Josef: Don't make me say it again.

    • Mick: It's the drug.
      Beth: Turn me. Turn me. Do it.
      Mick: No Beth.
      Beth: Do it.
      Mick: It's just the drug.

    • Mick: It's evil.
      Lola: Evil is a word that gets tossed around a lot. Like great or awesome.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: May 10th, 2008 on TV3
      Sweden: June 29th, 2008 on TV3
      Germany: July 21st, 2008 on ProSieben
      The Netherlands: November 16th, 2008 on Net 5
      Norway: January 10th, 2009 on TV3
      Poland: February 6th, 2009 on TVP1
      Turkey: July 14th, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Finland: June 25th, 2010 on Sub

    • Holly Valance (Lola) appears in this episode as a guest star. She is currently dating Alex O'Loughlin (Mick St. John).

    • Music:
      "Bounce with Me" by Kreesha Turner
      "Fallout (feat. Johanna Boberg)" by Chad Gendason
      "Darker Side of Life" by Edgard Jaude
      "Let It Go" by Fauxliage
      "Devil's Got A Holda Me" by The Colour
      "Under" by Under