Moonlight S01E06 (CBS)

It’s been a while since there has been a successful vampire show. Angel was just a continuation of Buffy. Blade is an action show. Moonlight is somewhere in between. It’s gritty and romantic, which isn’t appalling. Unlike Angel and Forever Knight, Mick St-John isn’t that old of a vampire, so the flashbacks all take place in the 1950s to 1970s.

I was happy to learn a week ago that CBS ordered another 4 episodes of Moonlight. It’s not as good as a full season, it’s still better than nothing. I have slowly warmed to the show. I love how Alex O’Loughlin portrays St-John. He is a vampire who fully remembers what it meant to be human. He is torn between both worlds, he never wanted to become a vampire in the first place. He is mysterious, yet not unbearably so. He is strong, yet torn by his emotions.

The only part about this episode that I found a bit disappointing was how easy St-John killed an older vampire. In my mind, as well as a lot of others, old vampires are supposed to be extremely powerful. The show hasn’t hinted directly at any supernatural powers, except enhanced senses and the like, but it wouldn’t be crazy to assume that older vampires have other powers. It’s too bad that they chose to make the fight so quick and her death so forgettable. It could have been the mother of all fights. In a sense, I feel it takes a bit away from the hero archetype that St-John yearns to fill.

Anyways, I fully recommend this show. I really enjoy it and watch it promptly. I recommend it to fans of supernatural shows. The supernatural element is very light, so the show is easily accessible to more than one type of viewer.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Beth is covering a fashion shoot. She isn’t happy about it. She is bored. A model falls dead and Beth gets it on tape. The victim’s friend tells Beth that she went out by herself the night before at Club Valis. The model ODed on a new drug. It’s a new drug that’s on the street.

Josef wakes Mick up. Josef wants Mick to find Lola, an old vampire who recently vanished. Mick finds out that she bought a metric ton of silver. She stole a million bucks from Josef. She siphoned it out of his accounts.

Beth goes into Club Valis. She needs to get into the VIP room, but can’t. The owner won’t let her in. The owner is Lola, the vamp that Mick is looking for.

Mick investigates the silver shipment and finds some strange experiments with silver. He brings the body to the vamp coroners. Someone soaked him in silver, drained the blood and then set him on fire. Whoever did this wanted the vampire’s blood. Since there is a new drug on the street and it comes from Lola’s club, it means that Lola is selling this silver induced vampire blood as a drug.

Beth asks to see Renee’s body. She finds out that she had a microchip implanted underneath her skin in her left hand. That is how she got into the VIP room. The morgue attendant tells her that Renee had a lot of silver in her blood, much more than she would get from medicinal purposes. She meets Mick and tells him about her case. He smells something is wrong when she mentions silver in her blood. He helps her implant the microchip in her hand. He tells her that he will meet her in front of the club.

Beth arrives all nicely dressed up. Mick is wearing the same thing that he was wearing before. Beth gets into the VIP area, but the club guy knows something is up when her scan number is Renee’s. He tells the bouncer not to let anyone else up to the VIP room. The club guy tells the woman in charge. She says that she will take care of it. Mick arrives just in time. He talks with Lola. Lola denigrates and tempts Beth. The cops arrive and take Mick into custody.

Josef tells Mick that he gave the money to Lola. He says that they can’t let the cops find Lola. She won’t hide what she is. If the cops find her they find the vampires.

Beth tastes the drug. It gives her a strange high. She goes to meet Mick at his place. She wants him to turn her, but he just gives her a cold shower.

The cops don’t have anything. The drug doesn’t have anything illegal in it. Josh proceeds to question the doorman. He wants a deal. Josh says that he will have to wear a wire.

Lola has to move her operation somewhere else, because of her male stud. She kills him.

The next day Beth finds herself sleeping on Mick’s couch. He tells her what happened. She feels a bit embarrassed. She goes to apologize to Josh. She overhears that there is a raid going on at Lola’s warehouse. As she phones Mick to tells him what she heard, the doorman walks by and gives her a smile.

Mick goes to the warehouse and tries to stop the operation. She is producing the drug in larger quantities. Lola is a lot stronger than Mick is, but he is a lot smarter. He uses his senses and the silver baths to kill Lola.

Josef tells Mick that Lola was at least 500 years old.

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