Moonlight What’s Left Behind S01E15 (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 May 13 that Moonlight was officially canceled. The last episode before the break 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. In this episode, Mick and Beth get closer together while he explores his new humanity. However it’s short lived since a vampire threatens her safety and Mick has to make the ultimate sacrifice once again, this time willingly to save the girl he loves.

This episode was interesting. Mick is thinking about family. It’s possible that he fathered a child in the 50s. This child might have fathered another child. He doesn’t know how to feel about this revelation. He actually enjoyed thinking about this.

Mick tries to save a boy he thinks is his grandson from a predator. At least, it’s a human predator. Beth starts working as an investigator for the DA. She’s all about warrants and stuff, but Mick is still going forward as if nothing has changed.

It’s too bad that this show got canceled. I liked it. One more episode left before the end of the series.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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A boy closes the door to his closet. He hears something. Something takes him.

Beth meets with Talbot. He tells her about the little boy who was abducted last night. Beth covered two similar reports that happened last year. He wants her to overlook the case to see if she notices anything.

Mick and Josef are hanging out. Mick sees the report about the missing kid. He meets Beth at the crime scene. He reveals that he grew up in this neighborhood. It was the house that drew him back. His buddy Ray and his wife Lila lived there. Mick and Ray were heading off to the war. He had an affair with Lila.

Ray and Lila had a boy named Robert. He’s the father of the boy who went missing. Talbot intervenes when Mick is about to be kicked off the scene. Mick wants to take a look in the boy’s room. The detective tells him to come back in a few hours. In a few hours, the scent will be gone. Mick thinks that a vampire is involved.

Mick isn’t surprised that Ray and Lila didn’t mention him to Robert. Ray saved his life a few times. He saved Ray’s life.

Some vamps prefer child’s blood. Mick meets with Leo, a vamp who likes kid’s blood. Leo only drinks from runaways. Mick warns him off.

Robert was born only seven months after Ray got home. At the house, Beth sees a photo of Mick with Robert’s dad. She goes to see Mick. He tells her that they could be his family. Ray got wounded in the war in 1944. They were ambushed. Another shell hit. Mick woke up a week later in a field hospital. He got discharged 8 months later. Mick went to see Lila. A week later, the war was over. Mick and Lila started a relationship. When he left Lila, he didn’t know she was preggers. He left when Ray returned. He had been in a coma for months.

Mick and Beth return to the boy’s room. Mick says that it was a human crime. They take a look in the attic. Mick finds some drilled holes. He finds a door. Mick also finds a cold chute. It’s a way out of the house. Someone is watching them.

They call Talbot. The other victim’s houses were also turn of the century Victorian houses. Maybe the killer worked in all of them. Robert gives the detective the files on the renovation.

Mick takes a DNA sample from Robert. He wants to compare it to his own. His sample is going to be more complicated, since his DNA was changed fundamentally when he became a vampire.

Ben wants Beth to be an investigator for the DA’s office.

Mick goes to see Robert. He wants to know more about the renovators. Robert thinks of someone who might be involved. Ken Vertelino. Mick phones Ken. Ken has been watching Mick and Beth. He’s going after Beth. Mick saves her.

Mick goes after Vertelino. He needs to save Jacob. Beth wants to wait for the warrant. Mick finds Ken. He shoots Mick a few times, then he kills himself. The cops are at the wrong address. They haven’t looked for the basement. Mick finds Jacob behind some walls. He’s OK.

Mick finds out that Robert isn’t his son.

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