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Moonlight Episode: "The Ringer"

Season 1, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: Mick investigates an arson that destroys a legendary Hollywood hotel. The probe is made more mysterious when Mick realizes the fire eerily replicates the circumstances under which his former wife, Coraline, died. In addition, a woman Mick is working with bears a striking resemblance to Coraline.
Original Air Date: Nov 9, 2007
Guest Cast Stephen Jackson: Hank Rhomeyn Johnson: Fire Inspector Tami Roman: Maureen
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Season 1, Episode 7
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Length: 01:59:43
Aired: 11/9/2007
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"The Ringer" Season 1, Episode 7

And Your Substitute Blogger Is... Hey Moonlighters! I'm Jeannine, and I'm subbing for Kara this week and next. I volunteered to help out at the last minute late Friday afternoon, so I apologize for not getting this posted immediately after the show last night. I will definitely do better next Friday, because I know to plan for it. My Moonlight Backstory I've been watching Moonlight since Episode 1 and cheering the show on big time. I'm the Ghost Whisperer blogger here at TVGuide.com, and I just loooove watching those shows back-to-back. I know there have been a few vocal skeptics and critics along the way as the show has been cutting its teeth, and all I can say to those people is: Never underestimate the fan base of the vampire... or the appeal of Alex O'Loughlin. I've really enjoyed watching Moonlight find its groove and become an addicting supernatural drama that's also found a way to plant its tongue firmly in cheek without being cheesy. It's got that perfect balance of dry humor, dark romance, juicy mysteries and film-noir elements, and in my opinion it's proven all of the naysayers wrong. It's a great show of "guilty pleasure" caliber, and it's actually gotten less and less predictable as the season has progressed... tonight's episode, "The Ringer" is a perfect example of that. So let's talk "The Ringer." On with the Show... And what a ringer she was! Did "Morgan" have you fooled? She did me. I bet she's wicked at poker. But see, this show has become really excellent at misdirection, and that's one of the things I've grown to love about it. One of my favorite moments was last week when we thought that Beth and Mick were about to "seal the deal," and they wound up in the shower because Mick's a perfect gentleman who cared more about getting Beth sober than getting into her pants. That's good writing and even better character development, and tonight really was more about character development than anything... in a strange way, we got to know Mick's truly dark side, and that's... Coraline. What Makes Mick Tick I loved the irony to Mick's journey with Coraline. Back in the day, Mick looked and acted like the quintessential gentleman - slicked-back hair, Hawaiian shirt and all - but underneath, Coraline pushed some pretty primal buttons in him, and the rest is history. Burned up inside, indeed. It's definitely understandable that Coraline made him so crazy back then. Her look, the red dress, her song requests ("The Devil's Music") and the way she toyed with his mind? With or without fangs, that woman was a classic vamp. Fast-forward to the here-and-now, and she's done a complete reversal that's turned out to be equally effective. The plain-Jane, innocent "play the victim" act was exactly the thing she knew would push Mick's buttons in the present... totally opposite of what pushed him when they first crossed paths. Did You See It? Personally, I never in a million years thought we'd see that tattoo in the end... or that "look" in her eye... whenever "Morgan" enters the picture in future episodes, it'll be interesting to be on the outside looking in, watching her craft her web like a pro and knowing that she is exactly what Mick smelled after all. Bizarre Love Triangle? I actually felt sorry for Beth this episode. She went from Mick's light to the one in the shadows so quickly, and it felt like Mick just dropped her completely as his obsession for Cora-Morgan consumed him. Do you think that this may cause Beth to consider making her feelings truly known to Mick, or do you think that the tap dance will go on? Do you think that Morgan will be more present as the show moves forward, or will she appear only in flashbacks for a while, then appear as Morgan once in a blue Moonlight? Hard to tell... Blood Brothers I loved Josef this episode... I've decided that the writers need to bring him on board more often, because he and Mick definitely help balance each other out, and I like Alex O' and Jason Dohring's chemistry as actors. Josef's comment to Mick was spot-on: He needs to stop hating what he is... it's as crucial to species survival as blood itself, methinks. And Now for Something Completely Different I giggle every time Josef gets that predatory look when he meets a beautiful woman. Powerful Symbols I thought that the fleur-de-lis symbol was perfect for Coraline's tattoo, because nothing says vampire more, to me, than a good fleur-de-lis. It reminds me of my beloved trips to New Orleans in which the vampire and all of its mythos is alive and well. Your Thoughts? Let's see... I can't really think of anything else that struck me this episode. Overall, I thought it was one of the strongest episodes yet. It gave us a lot of insight to Mick's history (finally), and also some interesting character development all around. Do you think he'll ever ask Beth if she remembers? It may be best for them to tap-dance around that one for a while, too... at least, best for us and our addiction to Moonlight. show less
And Your Substitute Blogger Is...Hey Moonlighters! I'm Jeannine, and I'm subbing for Kara this week and next. I volunteered to help out at the last minute late Friday afternoon, so I apologize for not getting this posted immediately after the show last night. I will definitely do better next Friday, because I know to plan for it. My Moonlight BackstoryI've been watching Moonlight since Episode 1 and cheering the show on big time. I'm the Ghost Whisperer blogger here at TVGuide.com, and I just loooove watching those shows back-to-back.I know there have been a few vocal skeptics and critics along the way as the show has been cutting its teeth, and all I can say to those people is: Never underestimate the fan base of the vampire... or the appeal of Alex O'Loughlin. I've really enjoyed watching Moonlight find its groove and become an addicting supernatural drama that's also found a way to plant its tongue firmly in cheek without being cheesy. It's got that perfect balance of dry humor, ... read more

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