Moonlight tells the story of Mick St. John, a 90-year old vampire living in modern-day Los Angeles and working as a private investigator. In “No Such Thing as Vampires,” we learn Mick isn’t a typical vampire. By his own definition, he has “rules and boundaries” which other vampires do not share. He states he does not hurt women, children or any innocent person, instead using his vampire abilities to “deal with” predatory individuals that hurt others.
When a college co-ed is murdered, showing puncture wounds to her neck, Mick takes up the case. At the crime scene, he meets Beth Turner, an investigative journalist for an online tabloid. Seeing Beth brings old and painful memories to Mick’s mind. Beth is smart, snarky and ambitious, enjoying the thrill of researching her news stories.
Mick consults with his long-time friend and fellow vampire, Josef Konstantin, who is upset this murder may lead to public exposure of the secretive vampire community. Josef is incredibly wealthy, living in an opulent mansion and maintaining a harem of “freshies,” young women on which he feeds (but does not kill). Mick no longer feeds on live humans, opting instead to drink donated pints or inject vials of blood obtained from his friend Guillermo, a vampire who works at the morgue.
While investigating the case, Mick and Beth’s paths continue to cross. They start working together and share information. Beth’s investigation results in increased public discussion of the “possibility” of vampires living among the human population – Josef’s worst fear made real. Josef reveals himself to be somewhat cavalier and ruthless – he does not share Mick’s sensibility towards the preservation of innocent human life.
Beth continues to work on the case, seemingly drawn to Mick. She repeatedly states his face seems familiar to her, as if they had known each other prior to meeting the previous night, but she can’t place when or where. Mick deflects her questions and concerns, attempting to set her mind at ease.
As Mick & Beth close in on the killer, they find themselves in extreme danger. They make a narrow escape, and Mick’s recollections of a case he worked over twenty years ago come back full force, overwhelming him with emotion.
So…. what do you all think? Since this is our first post for “Moonlight Mondays” I’d love to hear any suggestions that you have — and I can’t wait to hear all your thoughts on “No Such Thing as Vampires.” Please remember our only rule: please refrain from discussing the plot points of future episodes so as not to “spoil” first time viewers! Thanks & Happy Moonlight Monday everybody!