Season 1 Episode 4


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 19, 2007 on CBS
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Mick is injured while finding a young girl who is supposedly hiding in the desert. Due to scorching sunlight and immense heat, Mick is depleted of his vampiric ability to heal himself. As a result, Beth will have to take drastic measures to save Mick's life.

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  • The best Moonlight episode to date.

    I still think that this is the best episode that has been made so far. The plot was well written and Leni was a great guest character. The ways that Mick reacted to things such as being shot and being in the desert sun taught me more about the physical limits of vampires as well as showed us that Mick is capable of extraodinary endurance and self control. Beth's reaction to Mick's apparent death revealed slightly her true feelings not only to Mick but also her boyfriend. Action, suspense, romance, crime, and vampires. What more could you want in a show?moreless
  • Sunlight and vampires don't mix.

    This was a wonderful fast paced episode. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the whole thing. I think the writers did a brilliant job with this particular episode, I don't know how they'll be able to top it. I love the way Mick risks his life for others. It's so contrary to the nature of Vampires. Of course, it was also brilliant at the end of the episode to have Beth give Mick her blood to keep him from dying. I really like the subtle differences in the whole vampire genre with being able to go in the sun. It certainly leaves more areas for the show to explore. I'm looking forward to seeing what the writers have for us next week!!!moreless
  • One of my favourites.

    I loved seeing Mick how he was all thirtsy and ready to kill anyone and anything, but it was so sad to see him struggle with his vampiric side. And I loved that girl who Mick was trying to protect. She was really cool and really sweet and smart and what not. I just really liked her. But i thought it was obvious that Mick was going to have to drink someones blood or he was going to die. They couldn't do that with the show or the whole thing would have to end. But the episode on a whole was actually awesome. Literally on of my favourites.moreless
  • A young girl goes missing and Mick is hired by Josh to find her. But then something goes wrong.

    It would seem that trouble follows Mick and anyone he happens to be affiliated with. In this episode a twenty-something girl who is supposed to testify in a rather important case is nearly killed and then she runs away, and it is up to Mick to find her. Somehow he ends up in the desert (watch and find out why) and this nearly kills him. And then someone comes to save him. How will it end? Take a wild guess. This was a fantastic episode, and I can only hope that there are more episodes that are as gripping and emotional as this one. I think that it is well worth the time to watch it--this shows rocks!!moreless
  • Mick is hired by Beth's boyfirend to find a young girl that was attacked because she witnessed her boyfriend got shot and killed by a really rich drug dealer.

    this was such a really good episode. before everything happened it already looked like josh and mick didn't really like each other anyway. but they do have one thing in common they both love or are inlove with beth. anyway i think in my opinion josh asked mick if he can do the job because i think he wanted to have beth for him self. you guys can clearly see that beth already thought of mick as a delicate flower and the flirtasous flower smile. anyway the best part of the episode was when mick was dieing and he ripped open his shirt i was all omg that is so hot. beth comes to the rescue and gives mick's blood that was so sweet of her but now he is like now going to try to keep her away which he shouldn't do because she wanted to help him and he shouldn't feel sorry or gulity she went to go save him so that should be ok.moreless
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Guest Star

Navid Negahban

Navid Negahban

Amir Fayed

Guest Star

Vanessa Lengies

Vanessa Lengies

Leni Hayes

Guest Star

Jordan Belfi

Jordan Belfi

Josh Lindsey

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Mick: Some couples just aren't meant to be together. Take me and Beth. She has a very real boyfriend and, well, after Coraline, I have understandable trust issues. Still, when I see it's Beth calling, I always pick up.

    • Mick: (voice over) When I was still human, I survived the Battle of the Bulge. Six weeks in a trench in the Ardennes. Coldest winter I ever felt. My buddy lost a foot to frostbite. I thought that was hell. I was wrong.

    • Beth: So how long can you stay outside? Like how much sun is too much?
      Mick: Any is too much.
      Beth: You're a delicate flower Mick St. John.

    • Leni: We have to get you a hospital, this is not just regular dehydration. Something is seriously wrong!
      Mick: No hospitals. Just keep trying to get a signal. Call the number I gave you. Ask for Beth. Just talk to her, only Beth.
      Leni: Who is she?
      Mick: I trust her.
      Leni: Hey, is she your girlfriend?
      Mick: No. (pause) It's complicated.

    • Mick: (in reference to Beth) Maybe it was her blood in my veins that made me feel her, the beating of her very-living heart. Or maybe, we've always been connected. Either way, being near me puts her in danger. So it has to stop.

    • Mick: You're probably wondering how someone like me ends up near death in no star motel hell.

    • Mick: Blood is life for vamps and humans alike. It warms us and thrills us; helps us heal. But vampires will always be jealous of the living-- like renters versus owners— You can make your own blood. We've got to beg, borrow and work it into the budget.

    • Mick: (voice over) Vampire survival instincts are simple. If you're dying, you need blood.

    • Mick: (voice over) When I get thirsty, I start to see blood everywhere. Even the damn tomato juice made me think that maybe I'd found a vamp-friendly vending machine.

    • Mick: Okay, tell me about your witness.
      Josh: This means, you'll do it?
      Mick: No, it means, I'll listen.

    • Josh: Your confidence in me is overwhelming.
      Beth: I think I was overcompensating with the dry and factual. I was afraid I'd start babbling about how hot you are.
      Josh: Uh-huh.
      Beth: So what do you have cooked up for Monday?
      Josh: What are you talking about?
      Beth: Please. All the late night calls, the cat-that-ate-the-canary smile.
      Josh: Maybe, I'm cheating on you.
      Beth: Who would cheat ... on this?
      (Beth points to her body)
      Josh: Good point. (they smile and kiss)

    • Mick: (seeing a helicopter with missiles following them) You had to piss off an arms dealer, didn't you?

    • Beth: (offering herself to Mick) You need blood.
      Mick: No, not yours! Not like this!
      Beth: I want to do this.

    • Mick: What do you do when the one thing you need to save your life is the one thing that would make life unbearable?

    • Beth: Being on the hunt with you is kinda fun.
      Mick: Yeah, it's a giant thrill ride that never ends. You know, sometimes it does end. With terrible screams and bloodshed.
      Beth: Still, we make a good team.

  • NOTES (4)

    • This episode was included on the Emmy Awards "For Your Consideration" DVD for this season.

    • International Air Dates:
      UK: March 11th, 2008 on LivingTV
      Denmark: April 26th, 2008 on TV3
      Sweden: June 15th, 2008 on TV3
      Germany: July 7th, 2008 on ProSieben
      The Netherlands: November 2nd, 2008 on Net 5
      Norway: December 27th, 2008 on TV3
      Poland: January 23rd, 2009 on TVP1
      Turkey: July 9th, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Finland: June 11th, 2010 on Sub

    • Featured Music:
      "Vanished" by Front Line Assembly (when Mick is in the tub)
      "Just Like Everyone" by Saturn Missiles
      "Into Dust" by Mazzy Star (at the end of the episode)

    • Although credited Jason Dohring and Shannyn Sossamon do not appear in this episode.