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Moonlight Episode: "12:04 AM"

Season 1, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: Mick tries to protect a woman from a murderous cult after its leader is executed and his followers vow to kill those responsible for his death.
Original Air Date: Nov 16, 2007
Guest Cast Gideon Emery: Donovan Shepard Mark Tomesek: Warden Cooley Lorena York: Bronwyn Sarah Foret: Audrey Mark D. Espinoza: Father Garza Paul Keeley: Quinlan Mark Totty: Jerry Drake Tami Roman: Maureen Brian White: Lt. Carl Davis
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Season 1, Episode 8
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Length: 44:58
Aired: 11/16/2007
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"12:04 AM" Season 1, Episode 8

Hi everyone, Jeannine again! This is my last Friday subbing for Kara here, but I will be back in the Comments section on a regular basis, because you all are just too fun, and I'm way too addicted to the show to not come back and chat with you. Deep breath. OK, we've got a lot to talk about! The way in which the writers set up Shepherd's character in the opening scene was so great. As the scene evolved, Kurt Cobain entered my brain, and then, sure enough, Mick describes him later as having "the grunge appeal of Kurt Cobain and the press savvy of Donald Trump." It's as if the writers crawled into my head and subliminally dropped Kurt's image into it. I realize now how they did it. Did you notice that the song selection for that scene sounded a little bit Nirvana-ish? And then, we see "groupies" flooding the gates outside, and, of course, the long, grungy blond hair. Music. Style. Surroundings. Very smart. Now, once we got a good close-up of Shepherd, he reminded me more of Iggy Pop with Kurt Cobain's hair... kinda... well... not kinda... very creepy! When Shepherd sliced the Hollywood producer's throat open and used a glass to drain the blood, it reminded me so much of Near Dark. (Talk about a brutal vampire flick... one of my favorites, too!) Also, when Shepherd smashed into the producer's house, he looked so much like one of The Lost Boys' vamps, don't you think? But the best by far was the blatant 300 (love that film!) movie reference. Not just that the film was called "Spartan" [or "Sparta?"] but the reference to the film being the "highest-grossing March nonsequel release." Well... to date, that's exactly what 300 remains! Fun stuff for geeky "genre film" fans like me. So then, later on, as the big fight between Mick and Shepherd went down in the producer's house, how hilarious was it when the sword snapped like a little plastic prop? After hearing Mick say in an earlier scene, "This feels real!" I'm telling you, it's a good thing I wasn't drinking a beverage at that moment, because it would have wound up all over my coffee table! Speaking of which... Another LOL moment for me was that awesome line, and even better, Alex's perfect delivery of that line: "Sometimes, I really hate living in Hollywood." R.O.F.L. I also cracked up when the producer said to Shepherd, "Your movie is gonna rock!" That was so not what I was expecting him to say, and I just loved being surprised by that! Wow, guys-n-girls, this was the night! The night that Beth and Mick finally... well... connected over their true connection. I love that what sparked it was Beth's connection to the witness she was protecting. I really enjoyed how that smaller episodic plot point became a catalyst for the looming huge plot point we've been waiting to see unfold. Again, smart writing. I'm so relieved that after finding her file in Mick's office, Beth didn't get all freaked out and whiny about it. I'm so relieved that she talked to Mick calmly and openly, just wanting to understand rather than judge. And you know... it made me realize why I like Beth as our leading lady... she's very open and not judgmental... she doesn't whine, she's not a helpless, fragile flower... she's strong, independent, smart, patient, open-minded and laid-back. I like that, because usually the "strong female reporter" leading roles (at least, the badly written ones) are typically pushy and vocal and high maintenance. Ah! That's it! Beth is not a high-maintenance woman. I love that. No games, no drama, just... Beth. Totally opposite Coraline... should be very interesting to see how she handles the Mick and Coraline connection down the road. I actually got teary-eyed in the end, when she talked to Mick about how she's felt safe her whole life, and how she's finally met her "angel." Wow. It's the epitome of romantic... love it. And then, the way she helped shield him from the sun before she kissed him? Sigh. Such a great scene. Yet, Mick still believes it can never work. Double sigh. Why not, Mick? Why not?! show less
Hi everyone, Jeannine again! This is my last Friday subbing for Kara here, but I will be back in the Comments section on a regular basis, because you all are just too fun, and I'm way too addicted to the show to not come back and chat with you.Deep breath. OK, we've got a lot to talk about!The way in which the writers set up Shepherd's character in the opening scene was so great. As the scene evolved, Kurt Cobain entered my brain, and then, sure enough, Mick describes him later as having "the grunge appeal of Kurt Cobain and the press savvy of Donald Trump." It's as if the writers crawled into my head and subliminally dropped Kurt's image into it.I realize now how they did it. Did you notice that the song selection for that scene sounded a little bit Nirvana-ish? And then, we see "groupies" flooding the gates outside, and, of course, the long, grungy blond hair. Music. Style. Surroundings. Very smart.Now, once we got a good close-up of Shepherd, he reminded me more of Iggy Pop with ... read more

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