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by Jen Creer, posted May 3rd 2008 12:51PM
click050308(S01E14) "Then you know how I'm going to handle this." Josef to Beth about Dean Foster

Things are really starting to heat up in important ways. I know that a lot of fans thought last week's episode was phenomenal, especially because of the scene between Josef and Mick, but this episode was even better. There are two reasons for this: First, that the plot really worked, moved quickly, created suspense, and second that the plot actually had ramifications for Mick's future (and Beth's, and their possible future together). That's called synergy, and I like it.

Let's also talk about what was better this week: Jason Dohring wasn't stiff at all. He was both funny and dangerous, just exactly what he needs to be. Eric Winter was also better, pensive, and not such a prick. But everybody looks stupid with those bluetooth earpieces. Why can't all actors wear the wired earpiece like Jason Bourne? I am just not even going to comment on Beth's wig apart from saying that I suppose I am just going to have to live with it. I am going to be Switzerland about the wig.

Car chase! The budget for this show has definitely increased. Yay, car chase at the beginning of the show! I loved having Mick mutter under his breath, "You cannot die. You can't die." Very nice sense of humor. Mick seems to be coming to terms nicely with his return to vampirism. Maybe because he chose it this time? And for a greater purpose? He may have felt that he indirectly endangered Beth when she was a child, because if he hadn't been a vampire Coraline wouldn't have kidnapped her. But now, being a vampire was the only way to save her.

Forgive me, but I like a little plot with my vampire porn, so I appreciated the investigation this episode actually required. Having Mick investigate Tierney's murder, smelling her stateroom to figure out what happened (too bad he can't actually tell who was there by their scents lingering, too) and question witnesses was great. Of course, questioning people depends on their honesty, as we discovered with Jason the film producer lying to Beth. But, of course they figured it out with further probing.

Too bad we aren't going to get to see more of Beth's new Buzzwire boss. His Philip Seymour Hoffman imitation may have rankled some people, but I found it sort of hilarious. He was a breath of fresh air and I would have liked to see that element continue. How can Beth afford to live in Hollywood and just quit her job, by the way? I mean, I understand her devotion to Mick and her intentions, but what is she going to do now?

Mick and Beth need to figure out other ways to date besides going out to dinner and having Mick watch Beth eat. They could go for hikes; go miniature golfing; go to the beach again; perhaps later in the day; go clubbing; go see some shows, or maybe just rent a video. I find it hard to believe that they haven't slept together yet, but I'm willing to overlook it in the name of Television Building Sexual Tension. Mick the vampire has never slept with a human? Really?

It was excellent to see Mick vamp out at the paparazzi just to have them vamp out in return. Loved how Mick scolded them for it, too. I was amazed at the scene in which they tore Dean Foster apart like wild animals. That was really exploring a side of vampirism that the show hasn't shown us yet: How feral, how dangerous they can really be. There are a lot of different ways they could have handled Dean Foster, but they chose one of the most elemental. It was excellent-- we need to see more of this kind of scene on this show. Not only because it's really cool, but also because it reminds us that Mick really isn't a human anymore, so his relationship with Beth is seriously complicated. His mission in life is to protect her, and he could be really dangerous to her.

Of course, now we have the real complications that may keep Beth and Mick apart: Talbot has the photographs of Mick getting up and walking away from the car accident. So, he is going to try to figure out why. Also, Beth and Josef did the unspeakable by having Foster killed to protect Mick. Mick wouldn't approve of that at all. He is going to find out: Will he forgive them for it? Will he forgive Beth? I mean, it's sort of in Josef's history to behave that way, but not Beth. The fact that she would have a man killed to protect Mick: Wow. Wow. That is sinister in ways that the show has not yet fully explored. I hope they investigate it in the future and don't make it just simple and easy for her to have done.

So, we have the dual complications of Beth's secret and Talbot's investigation, which could ultimately result in Mick having to disappear.

Here's hoping for a second season.

Do you think Beth was right to have had Dean Foster killed?
Yes299 (85.9%)
No49 (14.1%)

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June 07 2008 at 3:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ok first off Beth's Wig? Did I miss something? Are we picking on her Farrah Faucett Hair?
As for the episode it is true that Beth is beginning to become dark, but she feels she is doing it for the right reasons. She is doing it to protect someone she loves. She desperately wants to be Mick's protector, because he was hers for so long.
Loved Josef this episode. I could just eat him up. Ofcourse its probably because he is always looking at people like they are a hot fudge sundae he can't eat. It's delicious. That's a hard look to master without coming off as creepy.
Mick's move this week to be more outgoing is dangerous and he will quickly see the ramifications. I would like it if we did move with a Vampire as the had to leave a place that was getting too hot. However in todays age of internet it actually will be harder for him to relocate. He posted a facebook page! Is he crazy!
Plus with next weeks episode I want to know if Mick really does have a kid and who it is. Awesome!

May 05 2008 at 10:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I thought this episode was great but I did have one problem. Joseph told Beth that as long as she worked for Buzzwire, Mick would be at risk of being outed. While this is true, Mick placed himself at risk this episode by agreeing to work for a star who is chased by the paparazzi.

May 05 2008 at 10:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This guy has posted his personal ad to a celebrities dating site called Wealthy Kiss.c o m for several months. I just visited his profile page yesterday. It seems he has logged in recently. OMG, is he looking for a new relationship?

May 05 2008 at 1:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I found this episode less interesting than most. My opinion improved, though, after I watched it a few more times. Mick's whole existence is about *not* abusing his vampirism; Beth abused it in a big way by using her vampire connections to kill the blackmailer. And why? So he wouldn't have to leave L.A. Yes, Beth killed someone to save Mick, but that was a direct threat to his life. I thought she stepped directly over an unambiguous moral line. But that was great when they were toasting vampires at the same time that vampires were chewing up the enemy. Beautiful, innocent Beth is already a vampire without ever having been turned.

May 05 2008 at 12:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It seems I remember Josh having Beth as his beneficiary - maybe that's how she can afford to quit her job.

I love the way they're developing Josef. He is really growing on me.

I hope, hope, hope CBS keeps Moonlight. It is absolutely my favorite show. Second would be Burn Notice - can't wait for the summer!

May 04 2008 at 8:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeff N.

Does Moonlight have much of a chance of being renewed? I saw in the previews for next week that says only two more episodes of Mick, only two more episodes of Beth.
I know they have only 2 new ones left for this season but it seemed like they were saying only two more episodes forever and that is it.

May 04 2008 at 12:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

OK, is it just me or has everyone forgot that Beth has already killed to protect Mick? She shot a guy in the neck to keep him from turning Mick into a crispy critter. Why is it such a big surprise that she would make arrangements with Joseph to do the same thing?

May 03 2008 at 9:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to bostonbaby's comment

I wasn't surprised that Beth did what she did. However, it's a totally different scenario from when she shot the guy in the second episode, that was because she was saving his life, what she did this time was to kill somone to protect his SECRET. The only thing that would have happend if she hadn't would be that Mick had to move away, so it was very much for her own self she did it. I love that she did it thought.

May 04 2008 at 7:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Shooting that guy in the neck was the 'right' thing to do. No-one would ever be prosecuted for killing someone in those circumstances. Putting a hit out on someone because you were being blackmailed is murder.

May 05 2008 at 6:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I loved this episode too, thought the plot was really great and interesting all the way. Especially liked the scene when Beth told Josef that Dean had to be killed. I do think Talbot is going to find out the truth soon, like in the season finale, but I think he will start working with mick and will eventually be a friend of some kind. I've read somewhere that in the middle of season two we were gonna love Talbot, so that's why I'm thinking he has to find out this season. I'd like to see more of other vampires, especielly the cool scene with the younger vampires, they were kinda funny. After watching the scenes from next weeks episode all I can say is OMG, it looks to be amazing!

May 03 2008 at 1:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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