Moonlight The Mortal Cure S01E12 (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. Before the break, the big intrigue was that his vampiric ex-wife came back human. Since Mick longs to be human, he needs to find out if there is a cure for vampirism. Coraline disappeared before Mick could investigate it fully. He managed to get some of her blood though.

It was announced on December 4th that Moonlight would return for a second season next year. That is good news. The last two episodes of Moonlight have finally aired. I enjoyed both of them. The season finale gives a surprising explanation of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution. I thought that this was very interesting. Coraline is out of the picture for now, but it would be nice to see what happens to her in Europe. There hasn’t been much revealed about vampiric society and these tidbits make it really tantalizing to see the interpretation.

I equate Mick with a vampire looking for Golconda., a state of enlightenment from the fictional World of Darkness.

I really enjoyed this season and I am glad that Moonlight will be back next season with either a half season of a complete one.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Beth comes in to the police station. Beth sees Mick, but she avoids him. She can’t reconcile with the fact that Mick didn’t turn Josh. Mick comes home and smells an old vampire in his lair. Two vampires are waiting for him. They are looking for Coraline. The guy in charge says that she took something from him. They jump off the ledge. They are quite strong. They say that they will be seeing him. Obviously they are very old vampires.

Mick drops by to see Josef. He tells him that two medieval vampires came by to see him looking for Coraline. He says that one of his eyes was dead black. Josef says that his name is Lance. Lance never leaves Europe.

Mick decides to look for Coraline. He starts by looking at the security footage from the hospital where she disappeared as Morgan Vincent. She finds Cynthia Davis, who loved Coraline. She was at Mick’s wedding. She also hates LA. Mick sicks Logan on Cynthia.

Beth receives a visit from someone from the DA’s office with Josh’s effects. She also gets $40K from the life insurance policy. Beth finds the name Celeste in Josh’s day planner. She calls the number and a girl answers. I can’t tell if it’s Coraline.

Cynthia has been working in biochemistry. She’s been importing biomedical research into the country. Beth calls the Metro hotel. Josh has booked a room for two.

Mick finds Cynthia. He pays her a visit. She’s sleeping in a tub filled with ice. Cynthia says that she left for Europe. Mick thinks that she is lying. She’s not saying much. Coraline is still in LA. Cynthia wouldn’t be in LA without Coraline. Logan has found the location where Cynthia has her supplies stored. He sees a Coraline. She’s talking about using up part of a compound that they used for a cure. Coraline is a vampire once again. Mick sees her fangs. She must have stolen the compound from Lance. Lance arrives at the research facility. He confronts Coraline. Lance kills the other vampire. Mick jumps down to save her. He pushes Lance into fire. Lance’s hand burns, but heals immediately. He takes out Mick and runs after Coraline who took the compound with her. Lance mentions something about another reign of terror. Mick calls in the cleaners. They know the location of the warehouse. It’s a hotspot: a hotspot for newly turned vamps turning up dead. Mick gives Josef a call.

Beth confronts Celeste. Celeste was resetting his grandmother’s diamond. He was planning on proposing to Beth. Beth thought that Josh was having an affair. Celeste gives her the diamond engagement ring.

Mick talks with Josef about Lance. He doesn’t get far. He comes home and finds Beth waiting for him. Coraline comes by to see Mick. Beth leaves. She tells him that Lance is from a noble bloodline. The cure is temporary formed from an extract of plants. It’s from a cure developed from a noble bloodline from the 18th century. She says that King Louis XVI and others were vampires. The people discovered vampires. The Reign of Terror was a mass purge of vampires. This was why the French used the guillotine. The compound temporary masks the characteristics of vampirism and allowed vampires to pass as humans. Coraline took the compound from Lance a year ago. Coraline hasn’t been able to make the cure permanent. Mick wants to try it out. Coraline helps him out. Maybe this wasn’t the time to try it out, with Lance hunting Coraline and all. Lance calls Coraline his sister. She is part of this bloodline.

There is a fight. Mick was about to die. Coraline saves Mick and agrees to come with Lance. Lance stakes her and takes her away. Mick explains that when a vampire is staked, it’s paralyzed. Coraline is guilty of a lot of crimes in Lance’s eyes, chiefly turning Mick without approval of their sire and stealing the compound. Mick is part of the bloodline as well. Before being staked, she pleads with Lance not to take her back to see her sire. He knows what will happen to her. Lance says that she has to answer for her crimes and face the punishment.

Mick takes a blood sample and has some food. He sleeps on his couch. The next morning, he is still human. He goes to Josh’s funeral. He says that being human feels amazing.

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2 thoughts on “Moonlight The Mortal Cure S01E12 (CBS)”

  1. I love this show, Mick as a vampire is so good, but I would like to see him as a Human and find love, but I would like him to be the protector of other vampires as he knows what they have had to go through as he did live that life

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