Moonlight Fleur De Lis S01E09 (CBS)

It’s been a while since there has been a vampire show on TV. Angel was just a continuation of Buffy. Blade was 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.

Alex O’Loughlin plays Mick St-John, a vampire private detective. He is a vampire who fully remembers what it meant to be human and longs to be human.

In this episode, Mick discovers that Coraline is still alive and well. Coraline has found a way to be alive again, and not a vampire. This is astounding news to Mick. However Beth has other plans for Coraline. When she discovers that Morgan is Coraline, she has her own ideas on what to do with her.

I liked this episode. I’m still curious on how Coraline became human again. this will probably be revealed in the next episode, if Coraline survives. This episode is called Fleur de Lis, but the right spelling in French is Fleur de Lys.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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The episode opens up with a scene of Beth knocking on Mick’s door. She says that she found proof that Morgan is Coraline. Mick says he knows. Beth sees Morgan walk down the stairs in one of Mick’s shirts. Beth stakes Coraline.

24 hours earlier, Beth is stalking Morgan. She is persuaded that Morgan is Coraline.

Mick gets a new case. He has to surveil Mr. Haggins’ wife. Her name is Tina. He is the CEO of a Fortune 500 company and wants the full details about his wife.

Mick thinks of Morgan for this case. Mick sees Morgan eat fries and drink wine. He tells her that his ex-wife was killed. He gets $25K to start the job. He’ll get another $25K after handing over the footage.

Beth discovers that Coraline was branded with a fleur de lys because she was a courtesan.

They see Tina meeting up with someone and start following her. They get a photo of Tina kissing a man. Mick uses his enhanced senses to hear that Tina thinks that Haggins will kill her.

Beth breaks into Morgan’s place and finds some medication named Naproxen.

Haggins doesn’t want to see Mick, and Mick refuses to hand over the surveillance. They see Tina and her friend make a date at the Biltmore.

Mick and Morgan stop at her loft. Mick smells Beth. She says hi. She remains hidden.

Mick gets a call from Beth while they are surveilling Tina. Beth thinks that Mick and Morgan are getting ready to have sex. Beth finds a photo of Mick from 1952. They find out that Tina is having an affair with Haggins’ step son. Morgan and Mick kiss.

They stop at BuzzWire and Beth gives Mick the cold shoulder. Morgan keeps making sexual innuendoes.

Mick gets a call from Mr. Haggins’ assistant. Mick sets up a meet with Haggins in order to find out more about him.

Beth pays a visit to Josef. She tells him her suspicions about Morgan being Coraline. She thinks that Coraline became human again. Josef tells her the background information on Coraline and Mick. Josef tells her that if Coraline is back, she is back for Mick. Beth goes to see Coraline’s party house in Hollywood. She finds surveillance on Mick and Beth.

Mick’s place was ransacked. Haggins never showed for the meeting. He used it as a distraction to go through Mick’s place. He goes to see Haggins’ son.

Morgan finds out that Haggins’ son and Tina plan on killing Haggins Sr. She gets this from the cleaned up audio from their initial surveillance.

Mick sees Owen Haggins and Tina shoots him in the head. They plan on killing Haggins that night. Morgan finds him in the bushes.

Beth finds Coraline’s children’s room. Beth remembers what happened to her. She fashions a stake out of a small chair and goes to see Morgan.

Mick finds Haggins already gone from his office. He jumps down all of the stairs in one leap. He knocks out Owen. Tina tries to drive over Morgan, but Mick saves her. They call the cops and the bad guys get arrested. Morgan looks freaked out.

Morgan and Mick go and clean up at his place. He spies on her in the shower and they kiss. He sees the fleur de lys tattoo on her back. She admits being Coraline and leaving him lots of clues. She said that he seemed to like the human girls. She doesn’t have time to tell him about this however, because Beth is at the door.

Beth stakes Coraline. Coraline looks like she is dying.

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