Season 1 Episode 11

Love Lasts Forever

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 11, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Josh is working on the biggest case of his career, a conviction against a member of a very dangerous gang. Things turn personal for Josh and Mick when the gang threatens Beth's life. Mick offers to help Josh protect Beth, then the gang changes their mind and targets Josh. Mick must make a difficult choice that will affect his relationship with Beth forever.moreless

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  • This episode marks the final chapter in a series of reality bites for Beth.

    Beth has recently learned that Mick saved her from a horrible fate at the hands of Coraline. Coraline was the love of his life. She's back. Turning a human can be complicated. Finally in this episode, we don't know what Beth wants. Gone are the light-hearted flirtations - real lifes are at stake and everything is very serious. Beth turns away from her Guardian Angel when mortality strikes Josh who truely loved Beth. This is a turning point in the relationship and we see it for all of its difficulties which are as tragic as life and death. In the normal course of events, this would be the middle of the season and we would take the journey further. With the strike, we have only one more episode. It looks like we too will be left to contemplate reality.moreless
  • Josh is working a dangerous case that puts Beth in danger. Mick is enlisted to protect Beth. Everything backfires and Josh is kidnapped.

    This was an awesome episode. My favourite one so far this season. It was such a tearjerker! There was also "edge of your seat" suspense the whole way through! This was an exceptionally special episode because Mick admitted that he loved her (even if it was in the voiceover).The only downer to this episode was that there was no Josef in it. But the writers and actors more than made up for that. At the and of the episode after Josh dies and Mick visits Beth, she asks if he hates who he is so much why does he go on living and in the voiceover he says it is because of her. But out loud he says he does not know why. That was really sad, and that was where I really started crying! I loved this episode and can't wait until next week's episode! I hope everything works out for Mick and Beth!moreless
  • Josh considers stepping down from an important case that he is working because Beth is threatened, she encourages him not to with dire results.

    An excellent episode with lots of action, shooting and bloodshed! Ironically enough I thought that this episode showed the character of Josh in a very heroic and positive light and it turned out to be his last one. The relationship with Beth and Josh had to end at some point but it's actually too bad that the writers chose to kill him off instead of keeping him around to add more tension between Mick and Beth. While I absolutely love the character of Beth there were several instances in this episode where I was really frustated with her especially at the end where she lashes out at Mick for not turning Josh. You can always say it was the grief talking but once we get new episodes the writers really need for her to apologise to Mick for her unfair reaction. (not to mention her behaviour in BC) In this episode Mick finally admits at least to himself in a Voice Over that he actually has feelings for Beth. Strangely enough Mick is also the one that takes revenge going after Josh's killers and cleaning house or this case the bar. I can't wait to see where these characters gomoreless
  • A great episode!

    This show, the 11th of 12 for the season meant new storylines and the wrap up of an old one. Josh, Beth's boyfriend, gets caught up fighting a very powerful man who marks Beth for death if Josh pursues him. Josh initally stops but Beth talks him into with horrible results. Beth asks Mick to turn Josh to save him but Mick refuses knowing Josh wouldn't want to become a "monster" (that is how Mick views himself) and reminds Beth that it was his job that killed him. Beth becomes angry with Mick and you can see a wedge being driven between the two. A very good episode, though a very painful one to watch.moreless
  • So..

    First off, at the start when they kiss. To me it looked like beth wasnt wanting to do it, and again when they woke up. the way her eyes looked.

    secondly i thought it was insanely harsh how they arrested him infront of his daugther at his sweet 16!

    the bit about the blood had me thinking that it was beth that had the cure..

    omg the bit where he heard about the i love you and i love yous. its soooo sad :(

    when josh got taken that was such a surprise. even though i had read some of the reviews i was still shocked. they could of just made him leave, not kill him off, although they were so inlove that would of been quite unbelievable

    but now it seems beth is choosing second best!! :(

    idk, i like how theres a chance for em but i cried like a baby when josh died, came a real shock.

    just when she thought he was safe :(!!moreless
Maurice Compte

Maurice Compte


Guest Star

Emilio Rivera

Emilio Rivera

Chemma Tejada

Guest Star

Manuel Urrego

Manuel Urrego

Jorge Perez

Guest Star

Jordan Belfi

Jordan Belfi

Josh Lindsey

Recurring Role

Brian J. White

Brian J. White

Lieutenant Carl Davis

Recurring Role

David Blue

David Blue

Logan Griffith

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Mick reveals he worked as a medic in World War II.

    • The gang's name (H.E.M.) is an acronym for Hermanos en Muerte, which means "Brothers in Death".

    • Goof: In Latin-American cultures, the tradition is to celebrate their 15th birthday (Quinceañera) not their sweet sixteen (as seen on this episode).

    • When the doctor talks to Mick and Beth about Coraline's blood type, she says that the blood type is AO negative. There are only four blood types in human population A, B, AB and O. AO means a subtype which is called a GENOTYPE, it is not an official Blood Type. Her blood type is A and her genotype is AO which means that one of her parents gave her the O allele and the other the A allele.

    • When Mick is talking to Beth he has the tube with the blood in his hands and not in a cold refrigerated area. It has been several days after the blood had been taken so if it was not kept properly it must have coagulated and is worth nothing.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Mick: (voiceover, while trying to save Josh) All the blood is taking its toll on Beth ... it's the sunlight that's taking its toll on me.

    • (about turning Josh)
      Beth: You can save him.
      Mick: No, I can't do that.
      Beth: Yes, you can. Turn him, he'll live.
      Mick: That's not living, Beth.
      Beth: Save him, please, for me. Please!
      Mick: He is human, Beth, okay? This is what happens.

    • Mick: I know you're angry that I didn't turn Josh, but I didn't kill him. Huerta killed him. Tejada killed him. Beth, his job killed him. You can't blame me for him being gone. Turning someone into a vampire isn't saving a life, it's taking one.
      Beth: Because it's such a curse. I know, you tell me all the time.
      Mick: You don't know. Beth, how could you know?
      Beth: If you hate what you are so much, then why do you go on living?
      Mick: (voiceover) You make me want to.
      Mick: I'm not really sure ... I'm not really sure. I did a lot of bad things after I was turned, Beth. Things you could never imagine. Things I carry tremendous amounts of guilt about ... I want make up for them. (pauses) Beth.
      Beth: I just can't stop thinking about him. If, if you'd have done it, he'd still be here. What if it were me lying there instead of Josh, seconds before death? Would you have saved me? Would you have saved me?
      Mick: I would have done the same thing.
      Mick: (voiceover) She asked me something I've asked myself over and over again. The truth is, I don't know what I would do. What I do know is, at the end of the day, not a lot separates life and death. Only one thing ... eternity.

    • Mick: (voiceover) The rest of the city goes to sleep and I've just woken up. One of the many attributes that attach a vampire to a life of solitude. There are questions I ask myself that I just don't know how to answer. All these questions surround one uncertainty: How does an immortal handle mortal feelings?

    • Beth: So why did you take Coraline's blood?
      Mick: Answers. I think it might be the key to the cure.
      Beth: You really hate being a vampire, don't you?
      Mick: Well, hate is a strong word. So yeah, that works.

    • Beth: It can't be all that bad to live forever. I mean, you'll see things when I'm gone, when everybody is gone, that we can't even imagine now.
      Mick: Like what?
      Beth: Car's that can fly, a diet soda that doesn't suck.
      Mick: Yeah, but it's not so fun to experience things alone.
      Beth: So take a vampire wife, then.
      Mick: Tried that one. Didn't work out so well.

    • Mick: (voiceover) And then there's the part in every bar scene where the bartender pulls out a shotgun.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Air Dates:
      UK: April 29th, 2008 on LivingTV
      Denmark: June 7th, 2008 on TV3
      Sweden: August 3rd, 2008 on TV3
      Germany: August 25th, 2008 on ProSieben
      The Netherlands: December 21st, 2008 on Net 5
      Norway: February 14th, 2009 on TV3
      Poland: March 13th, 2009 on TVP1
      Turkey: July 22nd, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Australia: November 3rd, 2009 on Channel 9
      Finland: July 30th, 2010 on Sub

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

    • Featured Music:
      "Here Comes the Pain" by Paul Trudeau
      "Looking Back" by Anger Management
      "Calling You" by Blue October
      "La Rompe de la Discoteca" by Baby Q
      "Las Mananitas" by Martyn Laight
      "Del Mareno" by Julio Caesar Sanchez
      "Dame Esa Cosa" (Give Me That Thing) by Rene Brizuela
      "Subterfuge" by Adam Hamilton