My love is as a fever, longing still
For that which longer nurseth the disease,
Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill,
The uncertain sickly appetite to please.
My reason, the physician to my love,
Angry that his prescriptions are not kept,
Hath left me, and I desperate now approve
Desire is death, which physic did except.
Past cure I am, now reason is past care,
And frantic-mad with evermore unrest;
My thoughts and my discourse as madmen’s are,
At random from the truth vainly express’d;
For I have sworn thee fair and thought thee bright,
Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.
When one of Josh’s key witnesses in a high-profile murder trial goes missing, he enlists Mick’s to help track her down, with Beth as their trusted go-between.
Mick soon finds the witness, a young woman named Leni, on the run in Victorville, a desert town outside L.A.
Pursued by the assassins hunting Leni, Mick finds himself stranded out in the desert, the exposure to that much sunlight being a potentially fatal situation for a vampire (and by extension, his unassuming and vulnerable human companion).
Fortunately, Mick and Leni are able to find shelter in a motel and Leni is able to contact Beth, who rushes to meet them. Once Mick is recovered, he and Beth return Leni to Los Angeles where she can testify in court.
Meanwhile, Josh has determined the source of the department leak that had endangered Leni’s life. Although all has ended well, Mick realizes that his being near Beth puts her in danger, and resolves in the future to keep his distance, for her safety.
So — what an episode! I’m under the impression that “Fever” is one of everyone’s favorites, so correct me if I’m wrong. It takes the “Beth is learning about vampires” plotline and ramps it up real fast, which I appreciate, and it does so in such a dramatic & compelling way. The mystery and action/adventure of the episode is really all just an elaborate set up to get Beth & Mick in that bathroom together!
Also, this episode is super pretty & emotional so I got a little carried away with the screen caps… but here, as always, are some of my favorite moments.
I would forget her; but a fever she
Reigns in my blood and will remember’d be.
Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act IV, scene III
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