Season 1 Episode 2

Out of the Past

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 05, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Mick faces an unpleasant part of his past when he learns a convicted murderer with some confidential information is being released from prison. It seems that the killer is threatening to reveal Mick's undead identity.

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Jose Acevedo

Jose Acevedo

Joseph's Assistant

Guest Star

Kevin T. McCarthy

Kevin T. McCarthy

Reporter #2

Guest Star

Hal Williams

Hal Williams

Detective Bobby Desmond

Guest Star

Jordan Belfi

Jordan Belfi

Josh Lindsey

Recurring Role

Tami Roman

Tami Roman

Maureen 'Mo' Williams

Recurring Role

Brian J. White

Brian J. White

Lieutenant Carl Davis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Mick is "wanted" after Lee Jay shoots himself, he rings Beth's doorbell several times. This is the only episode anyone rings her doorbell -- everyone knocks in later episodes. Also, there is no apartment number on Beth's door or the door across the hall until the 5th episode.

    • Goof
      When Mick is shot with the silver buckshot he is first shot in the shoulder however when he falls you can clearly see gunshot wounds on his back. They disappear in the next scene when he is struggling to get back to his feet.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • (Mick drinks blood.)
      Beth: I keep dreaming about you. Tell me why.
      Mick: Please don't look at me.
      Beth: (seeing Mick's vampiric state) Oh my God. What are you?
      Mick: I'm a vampire.

    • Beth: What did he mean, "I know what you are"? Mick, what did he mean?
      Mick: I don't know.
      Beth: I don't believe you.
      Mick: How about we get Julia first?
      Beth: How about you finally answer a question without evading or disappearing?
      Mick: Hour's almost up.
      Beth: Like that.
      Mick: We all have secrets, Beth, and that's not evading.

    • Beth: Why did you run? Why didn't you stay there and tell the police what happened?
      Mick: (thinking) Because I'm a vampire. Because I'm a vampire. Because I'm ... there's no good way to say it. (finally out loud) I guess I panicked.

    • Josef: You absolutely gotta waste this guy.
      Mick: It's not that simple.
      Josef: Yeah it is ... and what if he decides to go all Van Helsing and come after you?

    • Josef: Look, humans don't properly know how to deal with their bad guys. What else is new? You want to take matters into your own hands. Come on I got a few hours to kill.

    • Mick: (voice over; about Beth) Holding her in my arms it almost seems like it could work between us, but monsters don't get happily ever after.

    • Josh: (To Beth about Mick) You know since you met that guy, screwed up is starting to seem normal.

    • Mick: Lee Jay knows what I am.
      Josef: Wow, you really did mess up.

    • Mick: (to Beth after she saved him by shooting Lee Jay) I thought I told you to stay in the car.

    • Lee Jay: I gotta admit that part of me wonders what it would be like ... to live forever ... powerful.
      Mick: The last thing this world needs is an eternal you.

    • Lee Jay: (while shooting at Mick) Silver buckshot. I had to special order it. Now correct me if I'm wrong but, uh, silver's like poison to you. The only thing more deadly to a vampire is (picks up a flamethrower) ... fire.

    • Beth: You tried to warn me Julia was in danger.
      Mick: Yeah, well, none of us want to believe that there's monsters like Lee Jay right around us.
      Beth: You did.

    • Mick: (voiceover) I know I said my image couldn't be captured but that was back in the days of silver emulsion and film. Digital has changed all that.

    • Josef: A prison is not the vampire's friend.
      Mick: No. No.
      Josef: But look at the positive side. You know, in 25 years, you could probably get a book deal.

    • Mick: You might have all these people fooled but I know what you are.
      Lee Jay: Oh, what am I?
      Mick: You're not gonna get away with it this time.
      Lee Jay: Oh, I know, I know. They say they've gotten tough on crime. They always say that.
      Mick: No. I meant, you're not gonna be hurting any more women. I won't let you.
      Lee Jay: You know, it's funny because I know what you are ... vampire.
      You've probably killed more people than I, haven't you?

    • Josef: Oh, is it your friend … the blond? I'd like to meet her someday. (Mick looks frightened at him) What? I'm just saying.

    • Mick: Never underestimate the stupidity of what humans will do.
      Josef: Hey, cut 'em some slack. I believe you used to be one before you became a vampire.

    • Beth: Do you have any idea how hard it is to come up with a gift that says "Thanks for saving me from a psycho serial killer"?

    • Beth: Why does the girl always have to wait in the car?

    • Mick: (voiceover) When you live forever, it's disappointing how little humans change. Technology, though, it always gets better. If I hadn't become a vampire, I would have missed out on the Internet, TiVo, World of Warcraft, and GPS.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Near the end, when the police arrive at the warehouse, shots from the unaired Pilot episode can be seen.

    • Although Shannyn Sossamon (Coraline) is credited and appears in previously-aired sequences as part of Beth's dream, she does not otherwise appear in this episode.

    • International Air Dates:
      Australia: December 19th, 2007 on Channel 10/10HD
      UK: February 26th, 2008, on Living TV
      Denmark: April 12th, 2008 on TV3
      Sweden: June 1st, 2008 on TV3
      Germany: June 23rd, 2008 on ProSieben
      The Netherlands: October 19th, 2008 on Net 5
      Norway: December 13th, 2008 on TV3
      Poland: January 9th, 2009 on TVP1
      Turkey: July 7th, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Finland: May 28th, 2010 on Sub

    • David Greenwalt, who wrote this episode, co-created the TV series Angel, which was also about a vampire private investigator.

    • Featured Music:
      "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran (during the party with Josef and Mick)
      "Forever And Ever Amen" by 8mm (at the end of the episode)


    • TiVo:
      TiVo is a brand name for a digital video recorder (DVR). Releasing their first recorder in 1999, their product has popularized the DVR market which has been overtaking the VCR for recording purposes.

    • Josef: What if he decides to go all Van Helsing and come after you?

      Van Helsing is a fictional character created by Bram Stoker in Dracula. He is a doctor but he's more famous as a vampire hunter.
      This character appears in several movies about Dracula.
      Also, Van Helsing was a 2004 movie that starred Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale.

    • World of Warcraft:

      WoW is an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game) - an online fantasy game where players create their own characters and undertake quests and missions to gain experience points and increase their character's level. The online element allows players from all over the world to interact with and team up with each other, and millions of people play this game each day. WoW was created by Blizzard Entertainment.