Season 1 Episode 7

The Ringer

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 09, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Mick becomes obsessed with a woman he meets at the scene of a fire. This woman, named Morgan, looks exactly like Coraline. Things get more complicated when Mick begins looking into the theft of Morgan's cameras and discovers eerie similarities between this fire and the fire that killed Coraline.moreless

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  • Holy Moly! Mick's wife isn't dead!

    How did Coraline survive the staking and fire? We don't know. She is back and being a poser trying to pass herself off as a photographer. Mick is positive that this woman is his wife but he can't smell her. She is human. How did she become human? He attacks her, looking for a tattoo he knows she has. It's not there. Until the end of the movie when she washes off the make up and you can see that tattoo. Check it: we all know it's his wife and he doesn't! Where is this strange story going from here?moreless
  • Micks dead ex wife shows up

    great jelousy between beth and chole but i think beths way better * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * * *

    i really hate the chole story line but what can i do all tv shows go though good and bad story lines

    but it was kinda good when she picked up on the chemistry between mick and beth

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    great show all in allmoreless
  • Mick becomes obsessed with a woman he meets at a crime scene, a woman with an striking resemblance to his dead ex-wife Coraline.

    This wasn't a great episode. Prior to this episode Moonlight has been a great and extremely enjoyable series. Last weeks episode was particularly excellent, but this following episode was not really up there with the standard last weeks episode set. I mean that is not to say that the episode was completely terrible, it just wasn't my favourite. For one: due to Mick's new found obsession with "Morgan" the episode lacked the quality Mick/Beth time that I so sincerely love. The case of the week wasn't as interesting as they have been in past episodes. So that was a little disappointing because it did not live up to the standard of excellence to which I've become accustomed. Thank goodness for Josef. If it wasn't for him then this episode would have very much have disappointed me. He really bought some light comedy to the episode, which might just have been a little bit redeeming for the episode as a whole.moreless
  • Mick meets a woman who is the dead ringer to his dead ex-wife Corraline at the scene of a fire. After the woman's, Morgan, camera's are stolen, Mick teams up with her to recover them with a secret agenda to expose her as Corraline.moreless

    A terriffic episode! We get to delve deeper into Mick's past and learn more about His and Corraline's relationship. The plot shows a darker side to Mick as he is ever so determined to expose Corraline, maybe a little to determined after he attacks her in his vampire form. We also learn how old Josef is, which gives us more of an idea of the life that he has lived and maybe why he is content with his vampirism.This episode i feel has put a strain on Mick and Beth's relationship through Mick's facination with 'Morgan'. The plot is sound and offers Mick reason to believe that Morgan is Corraline, but snatches it away, but still reveals Morgan to be Corraline to the viewers which should make an interesting next episode. Overall it contains vital information if you want to continue watching this show.moreless
  • The ex is back in town!

    Things seem to be working nicely for Beth and Mick. That is until a fire destroys an old hotel that holds special meaning to Mick. Then he spots her, a dead ringer for his ex wife, the one he thought he killed. He spends the entire hour trying to convince himself that it's her - and everyone else - while in a complete state of shock. This woman looks identical to his wife.

    Coraline - or Morgan in this case - worked out better in flashbacks in the past. I was not too happy to see his ex wife come aboard the show in present day. I hold my breath with a sinking feeling now. It wasn't my favorite story line.moreless
Brian Maillard

Brian Maillard

Bandmate #1

Guest Star

Roddy Jessup

Roddy Jessup

Bandmate #2

Guest Star

Rhomeyn Johnson

Rhomeyn Johnson

Fire Inspector

Guest Star

Tami Roman

Tami Roman

Maureen 'Mo' Williams

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Beth: It must be really frustrating, having the power to help people but not being able to do anything.
      Mick: If only you knew.

    • Mick: (voiceover) One thing you learn when you live forever is not to get too set in anything… Cause it is all going to change. Just when it seems like everything is going your way and maybe you've been patting yourself on the back… That's when it happens.

    • Josef: Coraline drove you crazy the whole time that you knew her and now she's dead and she's still driving you crazy. You need to let her go.

    • Josef: Mick, look at me… Coraline did not come back from the undead to exact revenge on you.
      Mick: You know how dangerous she was.
      Josef: Yeah… I've known her for a century more than you. And she's capable of anything but not even she could pull off a resurrection.

    • Beth: Hey, I'm sorry to stop by without calling, but since you are a night person. I thought you might be up.
      Mick: Well, you know me too well.

    • Mick: (Voiceover) The longer you live, the more surprises you get. You'd think you would come to expect the unexpected, but you don't.

    • Josef: (To Mick) One of these days you are going to have to stop hating what you are.

    • (Mick jumps on the roof of a house)
      Mick: Come on!
      Josef: Why don't you just let me in the door?
      Mick: Shhhh!
      Josef: Can't we hire someone to do this?

    • Josef: So, where are we again? City of Palmdale?
      Mick: Next time I'll try to find a Beverly Hills thief!

    • Josef: And...did Beth recognize this Coraline?
      Mick: No!
      Josef: Well, if it really was the woman who kidnapped her as a child, I think that Beth would have a few opinions about it.
      Mick: Beth doesn't remember me from back then, and I'm the one who rescued her! What do you remember from when you were four?
      Josef: It was 1603, Mick, it's reasonable it would be a little hazy!

    • Mick: I saw Coraline last night.
      Josef: Coraline? You mean Coraline... Coraline.
      Mick: Yeah, that Coraline!
      Josef: Was she dead?
      Mick: No!
      Josef: Then it can't be Coraline, you killed her, remember?
      Mick: Yeah...I'm aware of that!

    • (About Coraline)
      Mick: Yeah, I wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers.

    • Mick: (voice over) There is a good reason I never expected to see Coraline again. I killed her.

    • (Mick looks after Beth and suddenly recognizes a girl who resembles Coraline)
      Mick: (voice over) At the oddest time you might find yourself feeling lucky like maybe you found somebody. And bam, that's exactly when the ex-wife shows up.

    • Josef: Step back, get some perspective.
      Mick: Maybe you could help?
      Josef: I don't do perspective.
      Mick: You can help me look through our thief's house. I could use another set of eyes.....and teeth.

    • Beth: I'm just not used to being grilled about the girl that you're after.
      Mick: I'm not after her.
      Beth: I wouldn't have picked her as your type.
      Mick: This isn't about types.
      Beth: Even if it is, it's fine. It's your business.
      Mick: You're jealous!

    • Beth: Do you guys know each other?
      Coraline: No.
      Mick: No, we just met.
      Beth: So you don't know each other.
      Coraline: No.
      Mick: I thought we did, but I guess we don't. I'm Mick. (shakes hands with Coraline)
      Coraline: Morgan. Now we know each other.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: May 17th, 2008 on TV3
      Sweden: July 6th, 2008 on TV3
      Germany: July 28th, 2008 on ProSieben
      The Netherlands: November 23rd, 2008 on Net 5
      Norway: January 17th, 2009 on TV3
      Poland: February 13th, 2009 on TVP1
      Turkey: July 15th, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Finland: July 2nd, 2010 on Sub

    • Music:
      "The Collapse" by Kill Hannah
      "The Mating Game" by Bitter:Sweet
      "Ain't that Just Like a Woman" by Louis Jordan
      "Star Eyes" by Kay Kyser
      "Kingdom" by Dave Gahan


    • Mick: Mick St John, California Fidelity.

      Mick is using the same fictional insurance company as that of P.I. Kinsey Millhone, the main character of the Alphabet Series of books from author Sue Grafton.