Season 1 Episode 3

Dr. Feelgood

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 12, 2007 on CBS
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Beth decides to help Mick locate and stop a newbie vampire who can't control his bloodthirst.

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  • Bloodthirsty newbie Vamps

    Ah ... a little more insight into the Vampire world. Apparently if you leave a newly turned vampire to their own devices they act like spoiled children. As is evident in this episode. I really love how Mick's character handles things. He's really intense and seems to take everything so personally. This particular episode I feel saw him and Beth getting into their working together 'groove' and of course Beth finds out Mick's big secret. I really enjoyed the scene where she was asking all her questions about Vampires. It was quirky and funny. I certainly can't wait to see what the writers bring us next. More More More please!!!moreless
  • We learn what it takes to become a vampire.

    This was a wonderful episode! The entire episode was written very well, and the action scenes were incredible! I think that this was one of the best episodes so far in the series, which isn't saying much considering there were only two episodes before this one. The acting was wonderful, and the plot was even better! It was cool to learn that there were a couple hundred vampires in LA, not to mention the fact that there is a cleaner vampire whom other vampires call when there is a body that needs to be disposed of. This has to be one of my favorite episodes!moreless
  • We learn more on what it's like to be turned into a vampire. We meet additionals cast members.

    An elderly rocket scientist vampire is hit by a car. Since vamps live off blood and heal this is not a problem after a few minutes for the old vamp. It does take a few minutes to heal, however, and a doctor just happens by and tries to save the old vamp. Things get twisted and the old vamps "sires" himself a new vamp and never realizes it. The term "sire" refers to making to making a vamp out of a human. The good doctor is now a bad doctor out killing for the pleasure of it and to "feed". Mick hunts the bad doctor down while telling Beth what it feels like to become a vampire. The show's ending is very touching.moreless
  • beth learns that mick is a vampire and can't seem to want to leave that subject out. a man is run over who is a vampire and kills a man leaving him to understand what he is.moreless

    i thought that this was a very cool episode. beth slowly wanting to come back and learn from mick. mick is a really cool guy and i could understand why he didn't feel the need to share with beth what happened to his wife. i thought it was so cool that mick didn't mind if beth asked him so many questions about him being a vampire. the two best parts that i really enjoyed in this episode was when mick got stacked and beth took the steak out of him and at the end of the show when he told beth that she is the only human that he has told that he is a vampire and him touching her hand slowly letting her know that he will always be there.moreless
  • A vampire bites a man and "turns" him. Then leaves him.

    A rocket scientist vampire bites a man and drains him of his blood. He accidently spits his blood into the victim thus "turning" him. Check this out! He doesn't realize it and leaves the man "dead". This man is undead! He feeds on every human who gets in his way including his wife! Meanwhile Mick tracks this "rogue" vampire to a hospital where he finally stakes him (which only paralyzes a vamp) and then sticks his staked victim in the incinerator. The only way to kill a vamp is by fire or by chopping their heads off. This rogue vampire dies by fire.moreless
Diego Villarreal Garcia

Diego Villarreal Garcia


Guest Star

Jared Ward

Jared Ward

Dr. Jackson

Guest Star

Josh Clark

Josh Clark


Guest Star

Jordan Belfi

Jordan Belfi

Josh Lindsey

Recurring Role

Brian J. White

Brian J. White

Lieutenant Carl Davis

Recurring Role

Jacob Vargas

Jacob Vargas


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: Mick tells Beth that he gets most of his blood from the blood bank. In the first episode Mick says he gets his blood from his contact in the coroner's office.

    • In this episode Mick said he was turning 85 this November. That means he was born in November 1922.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Mick: (voice over) What's it like to turn into a vampire? As if there were some way to describe it. What do you do when your whole world changes in the blink of an eye? When suddenly, all the rules change.

    • Mick: A newly turned vampire is like a feral kitten, if you don't socialize it within the first few days, it will never be able to interact with humans.

    • Mick: That goes against every rule we have. A sire has to be responsible for whoever they turn, to help them through the transition.

    • (After Mick captures the vampire)
      Beth: Should we call the police?
      Mick: Suggestions like that are why you shouldn't be here.

    • The Cleaner: Mr. Sloppy and Mr. Stupid over there got a little carried away - offed their midnight snack.
      (gestures to two vampires and the clean-up who are carrying a headless body)
      Mick: These two?
      The Cleaner: Accidents happen. Everyone feels bad, but at least they called for clean up.

    • Josef: (talking about the rogue vampire) Well, the blood lust can be pretty heavy when you're first turned. You can really lose it. I know I did. Damn, those were good times!

    • (Talking to Mick about Coraline)
      Josef: You can't change the past, and you can't let it stop you from going forward.

    • Mick: You wanna know how I became a vampire?
      Beth: Yes.
      Mick: Okay. I told you I was married, right? Well, she was a vampire. I didn't know. And on our wedding night she turned me. I went to bed a happily married man and I woke up a monster.

    • Beth: Were you married?
      Mick: Once.
      Beth: What happened?
      Mick: She died.
      Beth: Did you try and turn her into a ...
      Mick: She's dead. Period.
      Beth: Okay. Sorry.
      Mick: You're not. Trust me.

    • Josef: The incinerator?! Damn. Remind me to never piss you off.
      Mick: I didn't have a choice.
      Josef: Well, like I'm judging you. I would have done the same thing. Except, I would have enjoyed it more.

    • Beth: Can you fly?
      Mick: Just like Superman.
      Beth: Really?
      Mick: No.

    • Mick: I need you to use your police contacts to see if anybody has filed any kind of reports in the last couple of days.
      Beth: You're a private investigator. You don't have any contacts in the department?
      Mick: It takes time to develop a contact. Years. People age. I don't. Cops especially tend to pick up on those kind of details.

    • Beth: I'll go through the Wire reports. See if the cause of death matches any other recent murder victims.
      Mick: Beth ...
      Beth: And will you ask the other vampires if they know anything?
      Mick: There's not like a big club house where we all hang out.

    • Beth: Word is something slashed him open and drained all his blood out.
      Mick: Something? What, as in something like me?
      Beth: I didn't say that.
      Mick: Whatever did this is nothing like me.

    • Mick: What have you done to me?
      Coraline: Don't be scared. It's my wedding gift. I freed you, I freed you from death.
      Mick: Tell me what you did to me?
      Coraline: I joined us, forever.

    • Mick: Where were you coming from?
      Gerald Stovsky: The Empress Pavilion, I love their pork buns.
      Mick: But we don't eat.
      Gerald Stovsky: I know, but I sure used to love those buns.
      Mick: Anyway, last night, after your pork bun, what did you eat, and by what I mean who?

    • (Mick and Beth whispering)
      Mick: And wait in the car means?
      Beth: Yeah, cause that worked out so well last time.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      UK: March 4th, 2008 on LivingTV
      Denmark: April 19th, 2008 on TV3
      Sweden: June 8th, 2008 on TV3
      Germany: June 30th, 2008 on ProSieben
      The Netherlands: October 26th, 2008 on Net 5
      Norway: December 20th, 2008 on TV3
      Poland: January 16th, 2009 on TVP1
      Turkey: July 8th, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Finland: June 4th, 2010 on Sub

    • Featured Music:
      "Catch My Fall" by The Elliots
      "All The World" by Fauxliage (at the end of the episode)


    • Episode Title

      Dr. Feelgood is slang for heroin. A British "Pub Rock" band took it as their name in the 70's. There was also a 1989 song titled Dr. Feelgood from the band Mötley Crüe.