On the one year anniversary of Beth & Josh’s dating relationship, Beth is assigned a story of an call girl murdered under mysterious circumstances. Similarly, Mick takes a case from two parents searching for their missing daughter, who works as an escort-for-hire.
Although he has attempted to avoid Beth since their incident in the Victorville Motel bathroom, Mick runs into Beth at the doctor’s office (where Beth was getting her bite wound examined) and at the morgue (each investigating their own mystery).
Mick realizes the criminal they are searching for is a vampire and Beth recommends working together since the cases are obviously linked. With the technical assistance of Josef and one of his associates, a hacker named Ryder, they track down the vampire’s apartment where clues lead them to a restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier.
Mick and Beth save the missing girl just in time, but the vampire escapes in the crowd on the pier. However, after dark, he and Mick meet in a vicious battle atop the roller-coaster track…
…Finally, the rescued girl is reunited with her happy parents, and afterwards, Mick and Beth share a tender moment.
So – this episode! Very sentimental for me, because during my first watch, I just couldn’t get over how pretty Sophia Myles is, and tweeting about it got her to tweet me back! So while this ep probably isn’t one of the very best Moonlight has to offer, it’ll always be special to me for that reason.
Many important things to discuss here — why Mick didn’t consider how his brushing Beth off after she saved him would make her feel, the whole Beth/Josh dynamic, Mick thinking of Coraline as the one person he truly loved, and the propriety of Beth kissing a
man vampire who’s not her boyfriend twice. Plus the whole, you know, is fate a real thing? conversation. Not to mention the horror being stuck as an awkward 16 year old forever. Some interesting and very deep stuff.
So finally – in yet another format – the JK Nine! Some moments of this episode that I really loved! I look forward to our discussion of “Arrested Development” everyone! And remember, there’s always money in the banana stand!