Season 1 Episode 10

Sleeping Beauty

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Dec 14, 2007 on CBS
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Mick and Beth take Coraline to the hospital to treat her wound. Someone attempts to kill Josef by blowing up his apartment. Mick investigates Josef and why someone would want to kill him, realizing that the killer must know that Josef was a vampire. Beth works with Mick to discover the truth, which leads them to New York and a surprising revelation about Josef.moreless

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    I love this show and this ep. but this has been reallllly bothering me! What song is playing at 15:15 thru 15:29 ????
  • This was pretty much my favorite episode!

    I was really happy to see an episode focusing on my favorite character in the series, Josef. And finally seeing more of his non-playboy side was refreshing and made me love him even more.

    When there was the possibility that Josef was dead and gone in the begining, I was on the edge of my couch the whole time, begging for it not to be true. Luckily, that was the case, and Josef got to live another day. :)

    Hearing about Josef's past was great, and learing that he had really loved someone (Sarah), made me love him more than I already did (as I said above).

    Overall, I loved this episode a lot!moreless
  • A hitman targets Josef for assignation and Mick and Beth travel to NY to track him down.

    A Josef centered episode where Mick learns that there may be more to Josef's Peter Pan like behaviour than he ever imagined. The episode opens with Josef and a few vamp friends playing poker in his office when they are attacked by a hitman weilding firebombs one of the only sure ways to kill a vampire. During the course of the investigation of Josef's supposed "death" by firebomb Mick and Beth discover that an elderly man in NY has discovered Josef's secret and put out a hit on Josef becuase he is convinced that Josef was responsible for his daughter's disappearance 50 years before. Instead Josef reveals that he actually fell in love with the human girl Sara and tried to turn her, the attempt failed and Sara fell into an unaging coma and he has been taking care of her for 50 years!

    This episode was extremely interesting because it revealed the character of Josef to be much more than the millionaire playboy than first introduced and leaves alot of storylines open for this character.moreless
  • This has to be one of the best episodes of the series so far.

    In this episode we not only get a look at Josef's past and further development (although only a taste) with Coraline and how she became human, but a glimpse into what might become... love between a vampire and a mortal... We see that Josef's true love was a mortal woman who he tried to turn with devastating consequences, and we gain insight into a parallel love that exists between Mick and Beth as Beth reads from Sarah's diary.

    This episode portrays that age-old saying... love conquers all... if it is only given a chance. You can start to realize that the time spent with the ones you love, no matter how long or how short, is really what life is all about.moreless
  • What a difference a week makes.

    My show is back on track!!! While this episode allowed for a character's departure from his norm, this time it was done in such a way as to strengthen the character as a whole. Josef & Sara's story explained a lot about why Josef is so hesitant for Mick to get close to Beth. We got to see the heart and soul of a 400 year-old who usually hides behind a persona of sarcasm, conceit and indifference. Jason Dohring was amazing as always. He played out the emotions of this story very well. I was also moved by the way Mick & Beth handled Josef's death. You could just feel the emptiness that Mick felt. The story with Coraline was fascinating. Was the cure temporary? Or did her illness somehow reverse it? If the cure is temp., this will open a whole new dilemma for Mick. Do you take mortality (and all that comes with it) knowing you will have to sacrifice it all again? PS. I know that the Sara thing is scary...but Beth, NEVER turn down carefree, fun-loving Mick. One night in New York wouldn't have hurt and he deserves a chance to just be happy sometimes.moreless
Nick E. Tarabay

Nick E. Tarabay

Ralf Martan

Guest Star

Ian Abercrombie

Ian Abercrombie

John Whitley

Guest Star

Alice Greczyn

Alice Greczyn


Guest Star

Jordan Belfi

Jordan Belfi

Josh Lindsey

Recurring Role

Tami Roman

Tami Roman

Maureen 'Mo' Williams

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Josef likes AB- blood.

    • In the 1950's, Josef went by the name Charles Fitzgerald and lived in New York. He still owns a home that is located at 301 Waverly Place.

    • Towards the end of this episode, after Josef has drank the blood that had healed his stake wound, Beth hands Josef Sarah's diary. If you look at his chest where the shirt is open, you can see the stake wound is there again. It shouldn't be because the wound healed instantly as Josef buttoned his shirt.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Josef: All I'm saying is forever is a long time.

    • Mick: You don't care about yourself, can you at least care about not getting me killed?
      Josef: Listen, I wasn't Look, I get lonely, you know that.
      Mick: Yeah, I'm beginning to see why.

    • Mick: (To Beth) Josef had enemies. But this, who could hate him this much?

    • Maureen: (To Beth) Tracking says women 18 to 34 find you a little harsh.

    • Josef: (about Sarah) And for months, I thought I was keeping my secret from her, but then I discovered that she knew. She knew... And she didn't care. That was the happiest day of my life.
      Beth: So you were in love with her.
      Josef: I wasn't looking for it, believe me. The longer we were together, the more I began to think that the whole reason I became a vampire was... You know, so I could live long enough to meet her.

    • Beth: So Josef never mentioned any of this? Never told you about Sarah?
      Mick: No. I knew he lived here in New York before he moved to Los Angeles. Vamps tend to move around. We can't stay in one spot for too long.
      Beth: You have. You stayed in L.A.
      Mick: I like the weather.

    • Beth: Where're you going?
      Mick: New York. I have to stop Josef before he does something stupid.
      Beth: I'm going with you.
      Mick: Why?
      Beth: Stop you from doing something stupid.

    • Mick: Josef's sense of justice is pretty much an eye for an eye.

    • Mick: (to Josef) You've already died once this week, isn't that enough?

    • Mick: I'm gonna see if your hacker buddy Rider England can get me into their files.
      Josef: He can't
      Mick: Oh, he can't hack the military?
      Josef: Oh, he can. He did. That's why he's on a sabbatical in South America right now.

    • Mick: You have to tell me how.
      Coraline: How I survived the fire that you thought killed me?
      Mick: How you became human.
      Coraline: It always comes back to this. You're so desperate to be mortal again. To experience death for yourself. Why? It's Beth, isn't it? You think you love her.
      Mick: This is not about Beth, okay?
      Coraline: I came back for you. I became human for you. Doesn't that mean anything?
      Mick: How, Coraline?
      Coraline: For you.
      Mick: You have to tell me how.

    • Beth: You really think there is some kind of a cure?
      Mick: Coraline was a vampire for years. Now she's as human as you are. Something changed her back. And if she dies, I'll never know what that was.

    • Mick: (To Beth about Josef) I'm not even sure I know how to mourn him.
      (Beth hugs Mick)
      Mick: I need a drink.
      Beth: Me too.

    • Josef: Well, are you just gonna stand there all day or you gonna help me find out who killed me.

    • Mick: This is just really hard for me. All of it. Coraline's in the hospital. Josef's dead.
      Beth: I know he meant a lot to you.
      Mick: I've outlived so many of my human friends you think I'd be used to losing people by now.
      Beth: Yeah, but losing Josef is different.
      Mick: He survived four hundred years. Four hundred years. He saw so much. So much history. He was history.

    • Coraline: You look like someone just died.
      Mick: Someone did. It's Josef.
      Coraline: Oh God. I remember introducing you two. You thought he was a pompous jerk. And he thought you weren't cut out to be a vampire.

    • Mick: All these years Josef. You were ranting about how it can never work between us and humans.
      Josef: Well, what happened to Sarah is proof that I'm right.
      Mick: Josef Kostan in love? That proves that anything is possible.
      Josef: Love can show you part of yourself that you never knew existed.
      Mick: Or part that you thought you lost forever.

    • Josef: What are you using back there, barbecue tongs?
      Mick: Would you hold still, I'm trying to get the second bullet. You know for a four hundred year old vampire you sure have a low threshold for pain.
      Josef: Giving is different than receiving.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: June 7th, 2008 on TV3
      Sweden: July 27th, 2008 on TV3
      Germany: August 18th, 2008 on ProSieben
      The Netherlands: December 14th, 2008 on Net 5
      Norway: February 7th, 2009 on TV3
      Poland: March 6th, 2009 on TVP1
      Turkey: July 21st, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Australia: October 27th, 2009 on Channel 9
      Finland: July 23rd, 2010 on Sub

    • Featured Music:
      "Hot Wax" by Mandrew (during the opening scenes - the poker game at Josef's place)
      "XYZ" by Stereoliza (when Josef had his "freshie" friends at Mick's apartment)
      "13th Floor" by Mere Mortals (when Beth and Mick ask Sam to locate the assassin)
      "Aurora" by Lapush (at the end when Beth gives Josef the diary and leaves the apartment)


    • Episode Title: Sleeping Beauty

      The title of this episode is a reference to Disney's 1959 Sleeping Beauty which is based upon the Charles Perrault version of "Sleeping Beauty".