Moonlight

Season 1 Episode 6

B.C.

7
Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 02, 2007 on CBS
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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

    3.1
    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.
  • weakest episode yet

    7.8
    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.
  • This show keeps getting better and better!

    8.0
    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.
  • After "Fever" and Arrested Development" this show seemed so out of place.

    8.2
    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!
  • A new vampire drug hits LA

    8.6
    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!
  • Beth is researching a drug and so is Mick and they end up doing it together.

    9.9
    I love this episode because it was really sexy and funny! im 13 and i love ALEX O' LOUGHLIN! he is soo sexy and hott! he looked soo hott when Beth was touching him! Then when they were in the shower!? ugh i was upset! because he is soo mine! and at the club, that stupid vampire "Lola", which is Alex's real girlfriend, is soo ugly and i don't know what he sees in her! o.k. she is pretty and im jealous, but ugh!!

    i love you alex o' loughlin soo soo much!!
  • Mick and beth both end up with the same reason the keep running in to each other. he is looking for a female vampire that is using vampire blood to drug humans. beth is looking for the drug to see what is going on. and of course she ends up trying it

    9.2
    i loved this episode we finally saw some sensual stuff between people in a clue and trying the drug to see what it feels like. in my line of thought beth was very smart to try the drug. but there was something that i would question. when she tried the drug and got high on feeling very horny why didn't she go to her boyfriend and have some fun with him? why go over to mick's place and tried to seduce him? i thought that mick was the best vampire i have ever known. i was very happy to watch that he would never take advantage of beth even when she is drugged in a good way. this was a really good episode.
  • This episode was so thrilling to watch. I loved the dynamics of the episode, and the advance in the Mick/Beth relationship.

    10
    I really loved this episode- I've watched it at least 5 times (and I rarely watch things more than twice). Maybe it's just that scene near the end... you know, the one where Beth is high on vampire blood, and asks Mick to turn her... while they're in the shower and Mick has his arms around her. But other things... like Josh's jealousy, and Josef's character development, vampire mythology development, and the general feel of this episode were much more intune to my taste. To me it had the perfect mix of drama, mystery, romance (forbidden love), and irony (humour). There's nothing about this episode that I would change for the world- not even Mick and Beth getting together. The teasing and taunting is fun for now, and really does keep me interested and craving more. I'm hoping for more episodes that reach the standard of this one.
  • Vampire blood drug.

    10
    This was such a cool episode. With the drug being manufactured out of Vampire blood. It was extremely creative and innovative. The fight scenes were imaginative and fast-paced, and the dialogue is witty. Each week I'm happier and happier with the way the series is moving along. I like seeing Mick and Beth working together and becoming friends. In addition, the little triangle between her Josh and Mick is stimulating. I think the writers as well as the actors are doing a fantastic job in making the series seem so effortless. I anxiously await more each week I love to see what they do next.
  • Mcik and Beth once again team up in order for Beth to find the link between an expensive party drug and the sudden deaths of some party goers, and for Mick to track down an ancient vampire who stole from Josef.

    10
    This was a brilliant episode that once again draws Mick and Beth closer together. Reeling after the kiss they shared during the previous episode they put it all behind them to work on another joint case. I totally loved the plot, how it joined them up but not to seek the same thing. I also loved how we get to see more of Josef and what hes really like. I loved how the writers used a drug in order to allow Beth to reveal how she really feels about Mick, and even though Mick knows its the drug, i think it was a turning point in their relationship. I think this episode was cleverly disguised as a way to show the audience another side of both Beth and Mick, in Beth's outgoing behaviour and in Mick's clearly shown restraint. All in all, a top episode, once again one not to be missed.
  • Vamps in LA take notice! Someone is preying on you!

    10
    This show was thrilling, exciting, sexually charged, fun! The show was fast paced. Beth the crime reporter ends up on a slow fashion job. Mick ends up getting awakened rather crudely by a rockin Josef. Josef has lost his on and off girlfriend of only 100 years! Yes, she's a vamp too. He wants Mick to find her. That scene in itself made the whole show! Mick finds out that Josef's girlfriend, Lola, has bought a huge quanity of silver which is deadly to vamps. Then the model Beth is covering dies of too much silver in her blood. Beth and Mick team up to find out Lola is preying on vampires to drain their blood for a new party drug. The shower scene was hot and sexy.
  • Beth is a drug addict?

    8.1
    A very old vampire talks Josef out of a million dollars and buys silver which is deadly to vampires. She is draining vampire blood and making a drug out of it called black crystal. Beth gets her hands on some and check it: she feels like a vampire! She doesn't run to her boyfriend's place, she runs to Mick's and tries to seduce him! He's a gentleman. He resists. The shower scene is so hot my blood boiled! The epi was completely out of character from the past few. It was jumpy and rather shocking. That is why I rated it lower. There was no chemistry between Mick and Beth and I understood it that the very old vampire is in real life Alex's girlfriend. It showed. Too jumpy this time around.
  • Mick St. John is called upon by his friend for help and Beth is drawn into the case while researching a news story; With many fascinating twists and turns, the two join forces in the search. Mick again becomes the ultimate protector.

    10
    I love, love, love this episode! To me, it is the most exciting of all of them, containing so many differing elements which are presented so cleverly, and with so many different facets that it is a joy to watch. I am so impressed with this show overall, having fallen in love with the characters, the heroic quality of the main
    character, and the beautiful love story between Mick and Beth. In this particular episode, his wisdom,
    and protective qualities are shown in an excruciatingly
    beautiful manner; as one example the powerful masculine beauty in the way in which he presents himself of Mick combined with the
    awesome beat and rhythm of the rock song which plays as he walks to the warehouse toward
    the end. The way in which this was presented made
    it very powerful to watch.
    The humor and pathos combined throughout are finely crafted and amazingly well-presented,
    making not only this episode, but the entire series top
    notch.
    Another amazing revelation, the soundtrack/music background
    is gorgeous! I have re-watched this episode many times,
    having become enamoured with the music as well as the storyline
    and characters. (I hope there is a way to find out which music
    was used in the shows.)
    The developing love between Mick and Beth, and the courtesy
    and gentleness with which they treat each other, and
    the courtesy and honor with which Mick conducts himself along
    with hilarious self-effacing humor, are what make
    this show so wonderful, so exquisite, along with the camera
    work, the characters, the music, the presentation, the writing all superb. The people who created and make this show are
    geniuses and I for one are so thankful for them all.
    I have not found personally many things on television recently
    that were worth watching; this show has renewed my faith that there are still intelligent, wise, talented and gifted individuals
    out there who have the wherewithal to make a difference.
    They have certainly made a huge difference in my life!
    This show, and especially this episode, have given me joy, and hope that there is still integrity in the world, however much the newspapers and world news tells us differently.
    Thank heavens for Mick St. John and Beth and fun and interesting
    stories with humor, wisdom, wonderful music and clever witty dialogue!
    An amazing feat!
  • A centuries old vampire is taking the blood from other vamps and selling it to humans as a drug. Mick must stop her after a woman is killed after partying at her club.

    9.6
    I really like this episode! It showed us how mick really is crushing on beth. Like when they met at the club, he could barely take his eyes off of her after he saw her in that dress. Also, he really cares about her enough to not take advantage of her when she was under the effects of the drug. The idea of keeping Josh in the storyline despite the mick and beth growing their relationship is awesome. You can see Josh's pain all throughout the episode when mick and beth were at the club together. He was about to have Mick arrested for it!:( Fortunately, he didnt arrest mick.
    The thing about beth apologizing to Josh after the blood-incident sort of confused me for a moment. However, after Beth was able to tip Mick off about the warehouse, it made sense why she went there. By going there, she was able to give Mick information. Maybe that was her original plan when she went to the DA's office.
    I thought Lola was a good character. She showed us how powerful vampires can get the older they are. Even though she was stronger than Mick, Mick outsmarted her and defeated her by putting her into a silver tank.
    When Mick torched the factory, you could see the terror on Beth's face as it blew up. She was very worried about him. You could see how relieved she was when she spotted him safe and sound. They shared a knowing look with each other. A look that said everything is alright and Lola is done.
    I think this was a great episode. This showed how strong these two are together and how deeply they trust each other. The actors did a good job and the writers did a good job. I hope the next episodes are good also.
  • "BC" black crystal is the new party drug in LA.

    8.8
    I was still reeling from "Fever" and "Arrested Development" and then this episode comes along. Beth is back with Josh and Mick is getting new orders from Josef - the hottest vampire alive, I mean undead - and I was truly disappointed.

    I would say that Mick held Josh's gaze when he and Beth are busted at the club. I thought the thought of vampires preying on one another was pretty sick and the chemistry was off between St, John and Turner since St. John's real life girlfriend played Lola. Beth trying the drug and going to Mick's instead of Josh's said volumes about how she was feeling about whom and how much more. I was glad Mick didn't seduce her - that we know of - the man must be dead or he needs viagra! I say he is a man of steel. It was overall a good show but not what I was expecting.
  • last week was very good, this week pissed me off and got me mad but i was still happy about half of the show.

    8.7
    the writers did an angel thing. they made Mick to good. for once a human wanted him to seduce her but he is to good of a vampire. i can understnad that if the drug was poisoned and if she actually kisses him and kills him i could understand why he wouldn't want to kiss her. but it wasn't like that. she kissed him twice in the last episode and he gave a big smile. To me that said that something was going to happen between mick and beth but he did nothing at all. All he did was hold to get the drug out of her. i mena come on mick knows he wants her but the writers are changing alot. come on why did she run back to josh, we all know that she is not in love with him, and we also know that she is just using him to hear what will happen next, so mick can handle the secrete of vampires walking amoung us. i was hoping for so much more but this was still a good episode. i still liked this episode because even thought it was perfect the way i thought we can still fell mick and beth's tension in wanting to be together even when she wasn't drugged. Like the part where he told her he wanted to meet her at the club so she won't get hurt. and the part where she first comes walking through the street looking very sexy Mick new right there that she was the only beautiful thing that he wants but won't ever do. i thought that part was well filmed.
  • Beth is doing a story about a fashion show when suddenly one of the model drop dead from a drug overdose. Mick investgates it when he find the drug's high comes from crystalized vamp blood.

    9.0
    A good one with a wondrerfuly hot, spicy snd sexy "Series Classic" material scene. I am of course talking about the shower scene! This made it for me in this episode which I thought was a little on the weak side at first. I had to change my opinon quickly after that, of course!

    Other than the shower scene, there were other stong points. Mostly the interaction between Mick and Beth, meaning there were lots of cute moments (other than shower scene? Hard to belive I know!) for the Mick plus Beth shippers. Like Beth's jelous over the fact that Mick was trying to find a women at the club or his reaction to how she looked in that little dress.

    Finally this episode offered some important chacter devopment of Mick (his inner stuggle trying to remain as human as posible). We also get to see a different, unsure side of the seeminly unshakeable Josef. I think it was cute as well as wonderfully acted.
  • Jason Dohring Rocks!

    9.2
    this episode uncovered a little more on vampires as well as on Josefs past. it also showed the conflicts of Beths and Joshs work. Beth reminds me more and more of Lois Lane. the "case of the week" was interesting again partially thanks to the personal touch and partially because of the case itself. the interaction of Beth and Mick after the kiss was interesting to watch and them meeting at the morgue was a nice touch. they do the awkward/sexual tension very well. Beth on drugs wasnt that fun but she dressed really good and Mick being a complete gentleman suited the character. the Josef/Mick interaction was great and it - albeit not that deeply, showed some reasons for their friendship. they evidentely know each other very well and trust the other too. I love the way Alex portrays Mick but Jason was simply the best in this episode especially in the last scene. its incredible how he manages to convay a lot of emotions without doing almost anything, just look. I wonder what the last scene meant.
  • Josef needs Mick's help while Beth is busy investigating a new drug. Once again they meet in the morgue and discover that they are both pursuing the same case.

    8.5
    While I liked the premise of this episode it seems lacking in the character interactions that have made the series so addictive. Compared to the near perfect Mick/Beth scenes of previous episodes there was limited banter/suggestive glances and knowing smiles. The characters seemed almost awkward in each other's presence-and I'm not talking "I drank her blood/she kissed me" uncomfortable. Some scenes were blatant while others were bland. Keep up the courtship dance between Mick and Beth without it being all T&A and don't rush the dialog. Even Josef seems to have lost his bite.

    What worked? Josef waking Mick up to ask for his help. Mick showing up at the morgue with vampire remains. The Lola/ Beth club scene and Beth waking up in Mick's shirt.

    What would have made this episode perfect? Josef needs to show more concern regarding Lola's silver purchase-he's old enough to know when something is suspicious. Even after being presented with a vial of Black Crystal he was still more jilted lover and less 'lets destroy the threat'.

    Mick and Beth finally discussing their kiss. If Beth is able to ignore the sting of microchip insertion while just talking about their kiss where are the signs of the endorphin rush? There should be plenty of suggestive glances while Mick says " let's just call it an ....Accident" while making it perfectly clear that's the last thing he wants it to be and Beth responding with a bold glance and her sexy voice "whatever you want". Also when Mick let's on that he is looking for a 'she' and notices Beth is jealous the responses should be "it's just business" and "that's what they all say".

    During the raid on the club Beth shoots Josh a dirty look but needs to follow it up with "Mick was good enough to help me and you're treating him like a criminal." Followed by a very sarcastic "thanks for the ride home' At least give her something to owe Josh an apology for. It might help explain some of the anger that leads to her reckless decision to try the Black Crystal. Beth may be bold but she is generally not stupid.

    Beth making a pass at Mick while he resists is in character but a voice over (love them) of Mick wondering if it is wrong to accept what is being offered if the why/how is wrong would of added to the conflict. An intense kiss should of been allowed though. Also the shower scene would of been really hot if it was clear that Mick's brain knew it was the drug but his hands had not quite gotten the message. It was hinted at but the camera pulled back too quickly for the full effect. Alex is a good enough actor to pull it off-use his perfect conflicted expressions to their full advantage. Would also given Beth some perfect flashbacks for a (near) future episode when Josh touches her and she realizes something is lacking. Beth's wake up scene is good as far as it goes, but it needs a little extra. As Beth gets up to leave she should walk over to Mick, briefly clasp his hand say "thank you" and head up the stairs with "next time I make a pass at you it won't be the drug" . I would wear out the rewind button watching Mick's facial expressions.

    The Mick/Lola fight was another scene that screamed out for a voice over. If you are not going to have Josef help at least have Mick comment on how he knows brute force is not going to win it for him (after all sexual frustration can only take you so far). It appears that he knows that playing the fool and charging Lola will not do it. Add some commentary about whether or not he is being overconfident in believing he can lull Lola into a false sense of security or if she is being overconfident in not really taking him seriously as a challenger. For a vampire, feelings of immortality are not just a folly of youth.

    Every other episode has ended with Mick and Beth. As she puts the vial of Black Crystal away she should be feeling Mick's presence so strongly that she glances in the mirror and sees his reflection as well as hers.

    This is an episode that gets better with each viewing, but it really needs to act on the heat between Mick and Beth. emphasize the attraction during the drug episode and let them take a step back next week when Mick sounds like he will be overwhelmed with memories of Coraline.

    Hopefully Beth and Josh will break up soon and Josh will follow up on his suspicions of what Beth is not telling him to make life even more complicated for Mick and Beth. He is a good guy and should not be killed off. He should be able to remain a presence without coming across as a stalker.
  • This was a really fun episode of the show. First off i'm not a shipper but the tension and smoke rising from Mick and Beth this episode were incredible. The conflict with Beth and the vamp drug was good and the best part being she kept the drug!

    9.0
    This was a really fun episode of the show. First off i'm not a shipper but the tension and smoke rising from Mick and Beth this episode were incredible. The conflict with Beth and the vamp drug was good and the best part being she kept the drug! On Micks portion I was pleased to see Mick finally win a fight and against an all powerful enemy nice job. It was also nice to see Josef knocked off his high horse quite nervous at having funded something to could make all vampires come after him. Good episode hope we get more like these with plenty of heat, action, and character development.
  • What an awesome episode of Moonlight! This episode had an interesting storyline and smart dialogue. There were several scenes that were worth the replay!

    10
    This episode, "B.C.", was soooo good!!! Oh my goodness, I have watched this episode again and again (downloaded it from iTunes Saturday morning) and have replayed certain scenes several times. There were several scenes with crisp, witty dialogue that I really liked. In this episode, we get to see a slight crack in Josef's tough vampire exterior as he seems to have definite feelings for an older lady vamp, named Lola, that has gone missing and taken a a million dollars from him. Josef seeks Mick's help in finding her since he trusts Mick with his personal business. I liked the scene with Mick and Terrence in the morgue when Mick brought in the silver-laden, burned up vampire body and asked Terrence to help with determining what exactly happened to the body, other than the obvious silver-laden and burned body. When Terrence tries to draw blood from the deceased vampire, he finds all the vamp's blood is gone!

    Another "worth watching again" scene is when Mick is waiting for Beth to arrive to go into Club Valis and the dialogue between the two them, including Mick saying he "was perpetually cursed with the vampire coolness." Beth: "You are going to do that vampire jumping thing, aren't you?"

    Mick: "I don't have a chip."

    Beth: "Humans are so lame."

    Mick: "Yes, but you wear it well."

    Right after this, I also like the clip inside the VIP room where Lola was accosting Beth and then Mick shows up. Lola keeps addressing Beth and Mick emphatically tells Lola to leave Beth alone; definitely protective - I like that.

    And, of course, the scenes when Beth decides to try a little of the Black Crystal to see what it feels like to be a vampire. Then she dresses provocatively in a slinky black dress (with a trenchcoat on) and walks to Mick's apartment where she proceeds to come on very strong to Mick. Then there was the following steamy shower scene that was supposedly in cold water; I believe the water would have been heating up from the scene itself! Wow! Mick defintely cares for her to show such restraint and not give into desire just because Beth was under the influence!!! Sophia Myles and Alex O'Loughlin really played these scenes very well. I saw a video clip that I believe was about this scene and Alex said it was like a dance between them. Boy, can they dance!

    All in all, this was another great episode that left me anxiously awaiting next Friday's show. The week seems to drag by till Friday at 9pm comes around again and then it goes by all too quickly. What a terrific series and cast of characters! Moonlight has such great potential for many more captivating episodes if CBS will only commit to buying a full season AND the writers' strike can end very soon!
  • Josef awakes Mick to help him track down a 500 year old female vampire named Lola that stole a large sum of money from him. Josef actually gave her the passcode and the money but that came out later in the show. Lola is killing vampires..

    9.3
    I thought the plot was well written. A vampire killing her own kind to deliver a drug to humans is a new twist. Mick and Beth winding up in the Morgue together in the middle of the night drawn by the same case but for different reasons was excellent. The draw between the two is electric. I thought the romance was headed in the right direction, and it was carried out well that Mick would not take advantage of Beth in her drug induced state. I did not like that her feelings for Mick were sloughed off on blaming the drug and that she ran to apologize to the D.A. That was a cold ending. The actor that portrays Mick does an excellent job- I am rooting for the Vampire!!!
  • The Hottest episode yet

    9.8
    This has to be one of my favorite episodes yet.

    I really liked the scene were Mick and Beth meet at the club, and the scene after she takes the black crystal and goes to Mick's place, the fact that Mick did not take advantage of Beth, but took care of her, really shows how much he cares for her. It will be interesting to see how the writers go with their story and I'm glad they didn't drag out their relationship until the end of the season.

    One thing I would like to see more of is Josef and learn how he and Mick became friends.

    I can't wait until next fridays episode. DVR is a great thing.
  • Josef needs Mick's help while Beth is busy investigating a new drug. Once again they meet in the morgue and discover that they are both pursuing the same case.

    8.5
    While I liked the premise of this episode it seems lacking in the character interactions that have made the series so enjoyable. Compared to the near perfect Mick/Beth scenes of previous episodes there was limited banter/suggestive glances and knowing smiles. The characters seemed almost awkward in each others presence-and I'm not talking "I drank her blood/she kissed me" uncomfortable. Some scenes were blatant while others were bland. Even Josef seems to have lost his bite.

    What worked? Josef waking Mick up to ask for his help. Mick showing up at the morgue with vampire remains. The Lola/ Beth club scene and Beth waking up in Mick's shirt.

    What would have made this episode perfect? Josef needs to show more concern regarding Lola's silver purchase-he's old enough to know when something is suspicious. Even after being presented with a vial of Black Crystal he was still more jilted lover and less 'lets destroy the threat'.

    Mick and Beth finally discussing their kiss. If Beth is able to ignore the sting of microchip insertion while just talking about their kiss where are the the signs of the endorphin rush? There should be plenty of suggestive glances while Mick says " let's just call it an ....Accident" while making it perfectly clear that's the last thing he wants it to be and Beth responding with a bold glance and her sexy voice "whatever you want". Also when Mick let's on that he is looking for a 'she' and notices Beth is jealous the responses should be "it's just business" and "where have I heard that before".

    During the raid on the club Beth shoots Josh a dirty look but needs to follow it up with "Mick was good enough to help me and you're treating him like a criminal" Followed by a very sarcastic "thanks for the ride home' At least give her something to owe Josh an apology for. It might help explain some of the anger that leads to her reckless decision to try the Black Crystal. Beth may be bold but she is generally not stupid.

    Beth making a pass at Mick while he resists is in character but a voice over (love them) of Mick wondering if it is wrong to accept what is being offered if the why/how is wrong would of added to the conflict. Also the shower scene would of been really hot if it was clear that Mick's brain knew it was the drug but his hands had not quite gotten the message. Alex is a good enough actor to pull it off-use his perfect conflicted expressions to their full advantage. Would also given Beth some perfect flashbacks for a (near) future episode when Josh touches her and she realizes something is lacking. Beth's wake up scene is good as far as it goes but "next time I make a pass at you it won't be the drug" as she heads up the stairs to change would of caused me to wear out the rewind button rewatching Mick's facial expressions.

    The Mick/Lola fight was another scene that screamed out for a voice over. If you are not going to have Josef help at least have Mick comment on how he knows brute force is not going to win it for him (after all sexual frustration can only take you so far). It appears that he knows that playing the fool and charging Lola will not do it so add the commentary about whether or not he is being overconfident in believing he can lull Lola into a false sense of security or if she is being overconfident in not really taking him seriously as a challenger.

    Every other episode has ended with Mick and Beth. As she puts the vial of Black Crystal away she should be feeling Mick's presence so strongly that she glances in the mirror and sees his reflection as well as hers.

    Hopefully Beth and Josh will break up soon and Josh will follow up on his suspicions of what Beth is not telling him to make life even more complicated for Mick and Beth. He is a good guy and should not be killed off. He should be able to remain a presence without coming across as a stalker.
  • The Hottest episode yet

    9.8
    This has to be one of favorite episodes yet.

    I really liked the scene were Mick and Beth meet at the club, and the scene after she takes the black crystal and goes to Mick's place, the fact that Mick did not take advantage of Beth, but took care of her, really shows how much he cares for her. It will be interesting to see how the writers go with their story and I glad they didn't drag out their relationship until the end of the season.

    One thing I would like to see more of Josef and learn how he and Mick became friends.

    I can't wait until next fridays episode. DVR is a great thing.
  • Another intense and erotic episode of "Moonlight." Beth takes a walk on the wild side, while Mick burns the house down and the writers open up hundreds of new avenues to explore the life of a vampire. You won't want to miss it!

    10
    Once again Alex O'Loughlin and Sophia Myles prove why CBS is the place to be on Friday nights. Advertisers may say sex sells, but the truth is sex doesn't sell as much as sheer eroticism. Sex satisfies a need. Eroticism generates the need and satiates the body much longer than any simple act of physical release. The writers at "Moonlight" know this and use it to their benefit.

    Beth is stuck covering a couture photo shoot she considers "fluff." Her opening line is priceless ("We're here with photographer Nigel Hart shooting a sneak peak of the exciting new collection of hot young designer Juslane Tavares. Outfits only a broomstick could wear.")

    Even more enjoyable is Josef, banging on the top of Mick's freezer to wake him up. (Josef: "I'm looking for somebody." Mick: "What, do you think they're in here?") The witty banter between the two is truly fun.

    Lucky for Beth, her repulsive assignment turns into murder when one of the models convulses and hits the floor. While Beth gets to work interviewing her friend (also a model), her boyfriend storms in with Lieutenant Davis taking possession of her priceless video of the death and shooing her out the door while telling her to hide the story. Does Beth put up with that? Of course not!

    While Beth plans her next move, we see Mick finally out of bed and conferring with Josef. The missing vamp (Lola) is apparently much older than than either of them. Mick finds out she is up to no good after uncovering a large purchase of silver - lethal to the vampire community. Josef's "once a decade booty call" either has some pretty harsh enemies or she's up to something nefarious.

    In the next scene we see Beth at her finest as she shows the world how pretty girls get into clubs they know nothing about. Unfortunately for Beth, glamor won't get her into the VIP room. She'll have to find another way.

    Later Beth and Mick run into each other at the morgue. Beth uses an Apple iPhone to bribe the morgue attendant into seeing the model's dead body. When she realizes a microchip in the model's hand was removed, she skillfully takes off with it, but not before running into Mick who is just on his way in. There is some blushing and general fidgeting between the two, but when they both realize they are on a case Beth goes back to investigative reporter mode. In Mick, she has found a way to get the microchip into her own hand. In Beth, Mick finds the lead he needs to the vampire with the lethal silver.

    When Beth arrives to meet Mick at the club, we see she has done it again - low cut mini with striking red heels. She complains to Mick that she spent 2 hours getting herself up to club admissionability and he's just wearing the same thing he always wears. "Yes, well perpetual coolness is the vampire's curse."

    The thing I love about Beth is her mind is always thinking about what makes vampires tick. "By the way, how do you get away with silver? I thought it was poison for vampires?" Mick replies that it's gold. Beth leans very close into Mick and says "You're going to do that vampire jumping thing, aren't you." Mick replies that he doesn't have a chip like she does. Beth laments that "just being human is so lame." Mick admires the way she wears it though.

    Unfortunately, while Beth has gotten into the forbidden zone by herself, Lola is on to her. Apparently the microchip came complete with photo ID. Lola is intrigued by Beth's ingenuity - even more so when Mick suddenly appears by her side. "He let's you know what we are and then leaves you on the edge of our world looking in. Don't you want to do more than just look?" Lola seduces Beth into the idea of trying Black Crystal.

    Beth keeps her sample safe in her purse as her obviously jealous boyfriend storms into the club interrupting her investigation once again. Joshua forces Mick to endure yet another rough search by the good Lieutenant. When Beth gets home, she has none of it. She stands up for herself in front of her boyfriend and once he is on his way gets started on researching what the new drug could be. What she doesn't know is Mick and Josef's conversation reveals the new drug to be vampire blood tainted with silver.

    How well is this episode written? Beth makes a decision to ingest the Black Crystal for research purposes. Intrigued by Lola's words, she wants firsthand knowledge regarding its true affects. On the other side of ingesting the vampire blood, Beth is stronger and more direct. Her words are very descriptive, allowing her audience to feel the same sensations she is feeling. When she speaks, she retains the base of her personality - the investigative reporter. The writers COULD have made her completely out of control, but with this aspect they leave room for so much more to happen. My sense is that if Beth winds up getting turned somewhere down the road, she will be an asset to the vampire community instead of a liability (well, once she gets through having her way with Mick St. John).

    Speaking of having her way with Mick St. John, Beth shows up even more beautiful at Mick's house. She tries to have her way with him, but Mick knows what's causing this sudden urge of hers. Instead of looking from outside the window, Beth now knows what it feels like to be a vampire. She wants to share this sense of closeness with Mick, but he pulls away from her attempts to kiss him. When she finally does get him to relent to her seduction, she heads for the bedroom instead of following through. Given the chance to be away from her body and clear his head of her touch, Mick follows her up the stairs with a completely different evening in mind.

    When next we see them, Mick is standing behind her grasping her body against his own under a shower head. Beth is writhing against him to break free and have her way with him, her uber senses permeated with Mick's essence. She begs him to turn her, but Mick knows it's only the drugs talking.

    The next morning Beth awakes to Mick handing her a cup of coffee. She is dressed in a shirt of his and nothing more. She explains to Mick that she felt invincible. Mick explains it's the feeling of all the highs of being a vampire with none of the lows. The lesson is no matter how good you feel, unless you have your humanity you're not really experiencing true life.

    Beth dresses and meets with Joshua. There are plenty of apologies to go around between them both. While she's in Joshua's office, she finds out they know about Lola and are ready to raid her drug manufacturing operation. Beth makes a quick exit and notifies Mick, giving him time to hide whatever evidence of the vampire community the operation would expose.

    Badass Mick tears through the humans mixing the drug compound and finds his fellow vampires being drained. He also finds Lola in all her glory. It appears her many years as an immortal have allowed her power to go to her head. Nature has a way of ridding itself of those who don't understand that with great power comes great responsibility. We get another look at how older, stronger vampires make younger ones look like a cheap dollar store knock-off.

    Luckily Mick isn't just good looks - he's got brains as well. Unable to overpower the older vampire, he sets up Lola's demise by throwing her body into one of the empty silver baths which paralyzes her. Realizing he is running out of time and there is nothing he can do for the other vampires already poisoned by soaking in silver, he turns on explosive gas cannisters and tosses a lighter at them, only seconds before the police are about to enter the building.

    Later at home, Joshua is wondering why Beth isn't questioning how Lola covered her tracks. Beth seems confident when she says Lola won't be coming back again. He resigns himself to the fact that there are some things Beth may never tell him. In the episode's last shot, we see Beth hiding her vial of Black Crystal. What a wonderful premise. We know Beth is enamored with the way of the vampire. It's clear she's keeping the vial in case she needs to harness it's powers again.

    When traveling in the realm of the vampire, it's clear having an ace up your sleeve may be needed every now and then to protect one's self. The writers have created so many new avenues to travel with this Black Crystal drug which leads to an even bigger question: What are the limits in the act of turning a human into a vampire? Must a human die before the metamorphosis begins?

    We know Black Crystal was vampire blood with a filler. It was ingested by humans without causing the transition. Beth has cataloged this information into her brain and there is no doubt that in the future, she may have to fall back on it. If dried vampire blood works so well, certainly it can be theorized that fresh vampire blood would work just as well. The tiny amount Beth had on her fingertip could easily be obtained from Mick's body under dire conditions.

    In this vampire genre the writers have set up a "tit for tat" premise that could take the story lines farther then any previous vampire lore has ever gone. This is the new breed of vampire story, where the constrictive black and white lines are stripped away and anything goes. It's as if the writers are out to debunk every old wives tale ever told about vampires. They aren't afraid to explore the possibilities and as an audience member the excitement of that freedom sends chills up my spine.

    Will I be able to make it through the writer's strike if Hollywood can't come to terms before writing begins after the new year? All I can say to "Moonlight" fans is the strike is the perfect time to plan some Friday/Saturday night "Moonlight" parties where you can introduce your favorite episodes to your friends, family and acquaintances. Just ensure you include letter writing at the end of the viewing. CBS needs to know we want "Moonlight" to stay on their schedule no matter what happens.
  • Josef asks Mick to find Lola, a vampire he has hooked up with off and on for the past 100 years who also happens to be producing a drug that Beth is investigating.

    7.5
    Even though I liked this episode a lot, I was disappointed by a few things. Like others mentioned, it was hard to believe that the powerful Lola was defeated by Mick. It would have been so cool to see Josef/Lola interaction and then both he and Mick defeating Lola together. It was hard to tell if Josef really accepted that Lola had to die and him being a part of her death would have been a better resolution. Also, I've loved the chemistry between Mick and Beth but want to see Mick lose his cool a little more. I really think the scene at his place would have been a bit more powerful if he had kissed Beth before she went upstairs before realizing that it couldn't happen. It doesn't seem plausible that Beth will allow him to kiss her in the future since she's gone back to Josh and I really wanted to see Mick and Beth get a taste of what they couldn't have. And of course, as always, I wish each episode was two hours long.
  • Mick must hunt down an ancient powerful female vampire who is an old friend of Josef's, and his path collides (as usual)with Beth.

    8.0
    I agree with other reviewers that this episode felt out of place. The chemistry between the actors was not as good - less bantering, closeness, eye contact, etc. Mick's personality even seemed different - I am one of the few who thought that his 'voiceovers' added some depth/angst to his character to make him less of a cool pretty boy. In this episode he seemed too superhuman/supercool instead of the somewhat lonely vulnerable Mick who regards himself as a 'monster', of previous episodes. What I did like: Interesting plotline and vampire scenarios. The vamps being drained in tubs was really gruesome. Lola was cold and scary. Josef and Mick's friendship is great, and Josef became more of a character.
  • Good but not great

    9.4
    I like this episode but I was hoping for more background on Josef. I really like Jason Dohring and like his chemistry with Alex O'Loughlin. Josef did seem a little too emotional in this episode compared to the stoic Josef we have seen in other episodes. I thought the storyline was good but her boyfriend is going to have to be dealt with soon or something because he just doesn't seem to fit into the series. I like the cop and cameraman and I missed Guillermo this episode.

    Okay what was up with Beth's outfit for the club? That was a total 80's hooker look not a clubbing look especially when she stood next to Lola and some of the other women in the club. She just looked bad. Beth on the vampire drug and trying to seduce Mick was interesting and you could tell Mick was tempted but it was predictible that he wasn't going to do anything. He never asked her why she came to see him and not her boyfriend. See the boyfriend is already an afterthought -- so just get rid of him.

    Anyway -- can't wait for Coraline to come back next week.
  • Beth and Mick's relationship heats up while they are working on the mysterious drug oversdose of fashion model.

    10
    This episode clearly shows that the chemistry that exists between the main cast continues to get better and better with every episode that airs. The scenes between Mick and Josef are a good example. In them you see two buddies bantering back and forth about Josef's "old" flame Lola and Mick teasing him about his "once every ten years booty call." Personally I forgot that they were vampires and instead saw two friends who enjoyed needling each other about their faults and I think that's why this show works so well. As for Mick and Beth's realtionship the writers have defintely heated things up by allowing Beth to express her feelings of attraction for Mick(although it is while under the influence of a narcotic). But I also think that they need to be careful how quickly they move things along because as soon as the main couple hooks up they tend to get a bit boring. You need obstacles namely Josh and Coraline to build tension and drama for them to play off of. Having said this anyone who saw this particular episode would defintely want to continue watching. I know that I am!
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