Moonlight

Season 1 Episode 9

Fleur de Lis

3
Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 23, 2007 on CBS
9.4
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Mick is hired to provide surveillance on a rich man's wife, and one of the conditions is that the husband wants photo proof of the affair. Mick asks Morgan, the female photographer who bears a striking resemblance to Coraline, to help him with the pictures and they get mixed up in more than a cheating spouse case. Beth gets jealous over their working together and researches Morgan's past. She makes a shocking discovery that the mystery lady isn't who she claims to be.moreless

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  • I think this was probably one of the best episodes of the season. some spoilers included.

    9.0
    Hunting down a way to watch the episode if you missed it on television was hard to do but definitely not a let down . I love the fact that in this episode we get to see more about how Coraline had kept Beth and we find the exact same room in which Coraline used to kidnap and guard Beth, We also see how much of a cute yet twisted person Coraline really was. Wanting to take the life of a child, just so she could have a family . Its honestly a tragic Vampire love story. SO! through out the episode we watch as Beth's jealousy towards "Morgan" grows. We see how desperate she is to find out the truth and as if somewhere inside she also wanted to get closer to mick.. Kind of like gain back a certain part or mick that she had now lost to Morgan. As her research continues she finds herself in Coraline's apartment. While searching the house she finds an original photograph of mick back in 1952, giving beth enough proof to believe that morgan isn't who she says she is but instead Mick's ex wife, and lover, Coraline.



    After finding the photo she continues her Journey to a small room where inside she begins getting little flashbacks of the nights in which she was held captive by Coraline. The room is as though it hasn't been touched since the night she left it so many years before. In a fit of rage she breaks one of the chairs taking a small stake. She then heads over to Mick's to confront him about Coraline, but to her dismay and confusion he already knows. She plunges the stake into Coraline only to find out that Coraline is really human , and has figured out a way to become human once more. This is where the tears will begin to fall. Mick could have had a chance to live a Content normal suburban life with one of the two women (seeing as that is unpredictable at the moment)He cares for the most, but instead this chance is pulled away by one of those two woman. But the other reason to bring on tears , especially if your a "coralick" fan, is that we have to watch Mick struggle at the site of possibly losing his wife once more.



    This is where the episode ends a real strong Cliff hanger. I love and hate the way that we now have to wait in anticipation for December 14th to see what happens next . The many possibilities being one, They lose the cure for vampires, mick gets angry no more Coraline new plot line for the new year, But what are the actual chances of that? Instead my theory is that Coraline may possibly be turned into a vampire once more as For the whole "Mickbeth" situation, honestly we will have to wait to watch to find out, mick being as unpredictable as he is, has now obviously gained a form of affection for beth so his reaction will be almost unguessable. I really think this episode was most certainly one of the best in the series really keeping everyone on edge and craving for the next episode to arrive. A must see, and it's the episode of the season that will Hook its viewers.moreless
  • What an episode! This time around, we have Beth narrating, so we learn more about what she's thinking. Beth is becoming very suspicious of Morgan, so begins to investigate her.

    10
    What an episode! This time around, we have Beth narrating, so we learn more about what she's thinking. Beth is becoming very suspicious of Morgan, so begins to investigate her. Granted, some of this may be jealousy, but she wants to figure out the Morgan issue. As she does so, she begins to remember more and more about her abduction. Enlisting Josef's help, she finds Coraline's home. And hits the mother lode – she finds where Coraline kept her, and the memories keep flooding in.



    Meanwhile, Mick is working with Morgan on a case, and is drawn to her. This spells trouble for the Mick/Beth relationship! Especially after that shower scene! And then Beth goes to Mick's place, finds Morgan/Coraline there, and stabs her with a makeshift stake.



    Does Mick still have feelings for Coraline? Or does he just want to know how Coraline became the very human Morgan? What about Beth?



    This episode starts to answer some of the questions we've had since the beginning of show, but poses some more. I can't wait to see the next episodes!!moreless
  • Mick and Morgan work together on new infidelity case. While Beth is sleuthing through morgans life. The storyline is nicely twisted giving you a WAM!!!.

    10
    It's once again one of those storylines which start from the end. Yeah you know whats going to happen in the end. For once the ending is not ruined by that little scene. But this time even the blatent obvious still hits you. The reaveling scene cleverly leaves out important detail which the body of the story line builds toward. The writer has cleverly combined the blatently obvious to create the WAM!!! factor. The story line was very cleverly written with two plots to the line. Morgan and Mick's case and Beth's sleuthing through Morgans life. The concept has been used before but pretty much everything has happened on TV. Very well written though originality is immpossible it's a good effort. Oh Yeah. Beth Narrating for once is a fresh touch.moreless
  • I think I missed something!

    7.1
    Ok, let me see if I understand this...Mick, who A. cares about Beth

    B. knows that he can't be involved with a human

    C. two weeks ago was convinced that Morgan was Coraline...is now kissing Morgan. I think I missed a step. It would be different if she kissed him, but he actually moved in first. That disappointed me. I really felt that Mick had more honor, integrity & self-control than that. I know he and Coraline have this intense past relationship, but he has changed so much since he "killed" her, I just don't get it. I can explain away the shower scene, that was his way of getting the proof he needed. I can make that logical, but random kisses...NO!

    We have been watching for weeks now as Mick struggles with himself over his feelings for Beth. He doesn't pursue them for a lot of reasons but mostly because she is a human and he is afraid she will get hurt. But, it's ok to hurt her by making out with Morgan? I love this show and will continue to be an avid watcher, I just feel that this episode the writers pulled a character departure, and I don't like it.moreless
  • Now this show has gone from crime drama to day time tv in a week!

    5.0
    Of all the sexual tension - and hey, who doesn't watch for that reason - built up of the course of 8 shows suddenly we find Mick kissing Morgan/Coraline. We know it's Coraline and he does on some dim level of conciousness. He kisses her! Not once but twice. I about fell out of my chair. He never kisses Beth, Beth always has to kiss him. But our main squeeze had no problem letting a human rev up his sexuality in the shower scene. I wanted to barf right then and there. Beth is upset enough knowing now that Coraline is Coraline that she stakes her thinking she is a vamp. Only then does Mick explain that somehow Coraline became human again. I hope Coraline dies. It would serve her right for the pain she has caused both main characters.moreless
Victor Webster

Victor Webster

Owen Haggans

Guest Star

Kathleen Munroe

Kathleen Munroe

Tina Haggans

Guest Star

Richard Cox

Richard Cox

Richard Haggans

Guest Star

Tami Roman

Tami Roman

Maureen 'Mo' Williams

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • This is the first episode to feature a voiceover by a character other than Mick.

    • Goof: When Micks see the fleur de lis on Morgan's/Coraline's skin in the shower it is shown as an outline, like a tattoo without color, but earlier in the episode there was a scene clearly showing it being burned into her skin like a brand. If we are to assume that that scene is how Coraline received her fleur de lis, it seems highly unlikely that it would only show on her skin as a detailed outline. If it was branded into her skin it would have been a mass of scar tissue in the shape of a fleur de lis with no details.

    • This episode took place over a 24 hour period. However, when Mick text messaged Beth at BuzzWire to let her know that Morgan took the case, the date on Beth's phone read "October 30, 2007." Later, when Mick texted her to let her know he was on his way to Morgan's apartment, the date on her phone read "November 9, 2007."

      Also, when Beth found the bottle of medication in Morgan's bathroom, the date the prescription was written was December 12, 2007.

    • At the end title card where Mick's voice usually tells viewers to stay tuned for scenes from the next episode, the voice was removed. However, the closed captioning for the line was still displayed. No preview scenes were shown.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Beth: Why did Coraline choose me?
      Josef: Maybe she thought she could put a little family together and settle down. You know, like the woman who gets pregnant to save a bad marriage. And you specifically, you were probably just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
      Beth: But it didn't work. She didn't get him back.
      Josef: And I think you know Mick better than that.
      Beth: And you knew Coraline for a long time. So if she is back, what does she want?
      Josef: If Coraline is back, and that's a big "if," then she's back for Mick.

    • (Beth is searching Morgan's apartment.)
      Beth: (voiceover) Don't know what I was expecting to find. Impressive shoes, though. Prada, Y-3, Manolos. I'm in the wrong line of work. Guess immortals don't shop at the Shoe Barn.

    • Beth: (voiceover) Memories can be fragile. Fleeting as a whisper one moment, powerful as a scream the next. I spent so long hiding from my past. Ignoring the whispers. But I remember everything now, and the screams are the only thing I can hear.

    • Beth: (voiceover) I had a boyfriend in college who taught me how to pick locks. Thought it was a cool party trick. He also taught me how to chug a beer in one gulp. Not really as useful as an adult. It's one thing to be in someone's space when they invite you in. They make the bed, clean the dishes, hide the bong. But when they're not expecting company, that's when you see how someone really lives.

    • Beth: (voiceover) Digging into a person's background these days is pretty simple. Google search here, credit check there. But when their background goes back almost 300 years ... Journalism 101. Begin at the beginning. Go back to where it all started.

    • Mick: No, no. I'm fine. It's just a scalp laceration. They're always worse than they look.
      Coraline: What?
      Mick: Uh ... look ... look worse than they are. That's what I meant.

    • Mick: Just one more question Mr. Haggans. You obviously don't trust your wife. Do you love her?
      Richard Haggans: I own her Mr. St. John. That's all you need to know.

    • (Mick and Beth observe Morgan/Coraline)
      Beth: How did she become a vampire?
      Mick: Coraline was turned in the early 1700's in France. She was a courtesan.
      Beth: Oh, she was a hooker.
      Mick: No, more like a friend of the court.
      Beth: She's still got the moves.
      Mick: Beth, that's not her.
      Beth: Was the sex good?
      Mick: You understand that, right?
      Beth: So you were on and off for like 33 years. Was it the sex that kept you coming back?
      Mick: What is this?
      Beth: She kidnapped me when I was 4, took me from my bed, terrorized me, almost killed me.
      Mick: Yeah. Coraline did that. Not the woman that you are currently stalking.
      Beth: You're sure? A hundred percent? No room for doubt?

    • Mick: About what happened at the hotel ..
      Coraline: Which part?
      Mick: The kiss.
      Coraline: That was nice, huh?
      Mick: Well sure, but ..
      Coraline: Don't be all weird. It's ... it doesn't mean anything.
      Mick: Oh.

    • Beth: Well I'm so glad you guys are working so well together. Seems like you made quite the team.
      Coraline: I was thinking maybe we could make this a permanent arrangement.
      Mick: I tend to work alone.
      Coraline: I mean there's gotta be something for Beth to do right? We gonna make it a threesome or something?

    • Coraline: You aren't blushing right now, but I think you are actually embarrassed. It's so cute. You are so old fashioned.
      Mick: No I'm not.
      Coraline: You weren't so shy when it was happening.

    • Beth: How is the case going?
      Coraline: There is nothing like spending the afternoon cuddled up in a hotel room, watching family members have sex.
      Beth: Huh!?
      Mick: (stuttering) They are not even actually related biologically.

    • Coraline: Have you heard anything?
      Mick: Not unless they're using deep breathing and moaning as code. Listen to this.
      (Coraline and Mick listen via earphones to the moaning couple. They get closer and kiss)

  • NOTES (2)

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

    • International Air Dates:
      UK: April 15th, 2008 on LivingTV
      Denmark: May 31st, 2008 on TV3
      Sweden: July 20th, 2008 on TV3
      Germany: August 11th, 2008 on ProSieben
      The Netherlands: December 7, 2008 on Net 5
      Norway: January 31st, 2009 on TV3
      Poland: February 27th, 2009 on TVP1
      Turkey: July 20th, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Australia: October 20th, 2009 on Channel 9
      Finland: July 16th, 2010 on Sub

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • The Conversation

      The storyline in which Mick has trouble hearing exactly what the couple is saying is lifted from the 1974 Francis Ford Coppola movie The Conversation. In that film Gene Hackman played a high-tech private investigator who was employed to record a couple's conversation. He is unable to hear everything they say due to interference, but from what he does hear he believes that they are about to be murdered. It is only later that he realizes they were in fact talking about committing a murder - of the person who hired him in the first place.

    • Michael Jordan and his relationship with Nike.

      After Mick saves Morgan/Coraline from an oncoming car by grabbing her and jumping straight up in the air, he remarks, "And they say Jordan has air." This is an off-handed comment about Air Jordans, Michael Jordan's trademark shoe marketed by Nike, that was hyped to give its wearer extraordinary jumping abilities.

    • Wizard of Oz

      Josef: (about becoming a human again) There is no magic pill, no "click your ruby slippers together and rejoin the mortal coil."

      The ruby slippers are a reference to The Wizard of Oz, where Dorothy needs to click the heels of her ruby red shoes together to return home.

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