Wow. You guys are amazing. I haven't had a chance to read through too many comments yet but I want to thank you for treating Jeannine so well. I'm so happy she was able to blog on the show while I was on vacation.
The opening scene packs a big punch. I'm surprised and a little disappointed in Mick, considering the state of his undress. And clearly Beth is upset too. Upset enough to stab Morgan/Coraline through the heart with stake. Normally all that would do is paralyze her
But let's start at the beginning with some facts about Coraline:
" Coraline was turned in 18th century France
" Coraline was a courtesan
Beth kind of grills Mick about his ex while they are staking Morgan's apartment out. In a way I'm pretty glad Mick's seeing Beth's jealousy. I feel like it puts them on somewhat even ground in terms of their strange relationship. Even though Beth still seems to be with Josh (he's been out of town for the last few weeks? lame), I think she's getting more and more possessive of Mick. Even tough he keeps telling her it won't work Beth's trying to find a way. After this week she might want put those plans on hold.
Mick takes a case while Beth decides she has to know once and for all if Morgan is really Coraline. In order to keep Morgan close so Beth can do her digging, Mick offers Morgan a job on his case. He entices her with 10K for a few days works. They just need to get photographic and audio evidence of Mr. Haggans young wife, Tina, having an affair. Mick and Morgan have to stay very close to Tina and her mystery man. Mick thinks he's been made but Morgan manages to get a money shot of the couple kissing. He's having trouble hearing anything on the mic he's got on them so he uses his overdeveloped sense of hearing to pick up on their fear for their lives should Haggans catch them.
During the course of Beth's investigation into Morgan's past she discovers that courtesans in the 1700s were branded with a fleur de lis, "a permanent scarlet letter." Beth, schooled by a college boyfriend in the art of picking locks, gets into Morgan's place and barely has time to hide before Mick and Morgan show up. Mick smells her there and gets Morgan out of the apartment quickly. Beth stays and stumbles upon a picture of Mick from 1952. Armed with the photo, Beth decides to see Josef. He's the one who tells her how volatile Mick and Coraline's relationship was back in the day. They were not very good for each other, apparently. It was very intense and Mick left Coraline repeatedly, but he always came back.
And Morgan seems to have the same pull on Mick that Coraline did, which makes sense considering they're the same person. They have to get a little close in the elevator in Haggans' building when they spot Tina's mystery guy in the elevator. Then Tina gets in. Morgan wants to follow them but Mick knows where they're going. They get set up to get the photographic and audio proof they need and during the deed Mick and Morgan kiss. They also find out Tina's lover is Haggans' son.
Mick sets a meet with Haggans but just to talk. He makes sure all the evidence of the affair is safe in his office. When he's stood up he returns home to find his office in shambles. He thinks Haggans Sr. is behind it but when he goes to see Haggans Jr. he learns the truth and gets shot for his trouble. Morgan finds him and they chase Haggans down. Just as he and Tina are about to kill Haggans Sr. Mick shows up and saves the day. He literally uses his vamp skills to save Morgan.
Back at his place Mick finally has proof that Morgan is Coraline. He sees the brand/tattoo on her shoulder and things start to get hot and heavy between them when Beth interrupts. Having found evidence that Morgan/Coraline is the woman who kidnapped her as a child Beth's ready for a little payback. And if that room in the basement didn't stoke her need for revenge enough she finds evidence that Coraline's been watching her and Mick for months. She stabs Coraline through the heart with the remnants of a rocking chair from her childhood prison thinking it will only paralyze her. The problem is that Coraline is now human. Mick sees his chance for reversing his affliction slipping away.
Sorry for so much straight-on recapping but I wanted to get that all out there so we could discuss. What did you think? Considering how stoic and sometimes distant Mick tends to come off it was very interesting to see him so conflicted. Well, more conflicted I guess. He's been fighting his feelings for Beth all this time and now he's also fighting his feelings for Morgan/Coraline. I think we're learning a lot about Mick here as well. We know he despises Coraline for turning him but we also know their feelings for each other are so intense that nothing but death can keep them apart, and they've now overcome that. No matter what Coraline does to him or for him, Mick just can't seem to stay away from her.
Beth can now stop blocking out the memories of her abduction because she's found the woman responsible. Her payback wasn't as sweet as she'd hoped though. I was upset when Mick shoved Beth out of the way after she stabbed Coraline. Coraline deserves to be punished for what she did and there's no way Beth could have known she wasn't a vampire anymore. If Coraline dies, which is probably unlikely for now, Beth and Mick's relationship will be even further complicated. He's so close to a cure for his condition and if Beth prevents Mick from getting that cure I don't think it'll be good for them.
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Wow. You guys are amazing. I havent had a chance to read through too many comments yet but I want to thank you for treating Jeannine so well. Im so happy she was able to blog on the show while I was on vacation.The opening scene packs a big punch. Im surprised and a little disappointed in Mick, considering the state of his undress. And clearly Beth is upset too. Upset enough to stab Morgan/Coraline through the heart with stake. Normally all that would do is paralyze her
But lets start at the beginning with some facts about Coraline:• Coraline was turned in 18th century France• Coraline was a courtesanBeth kind of grills Mick about his ex while they are staking Morgans apartment out. In a way Im pretty glad Micks seeing Beths jealousy. I feel like it puts them on somewhat even ground in terms of their strange relationship. Even though Beth still seems to be with Josh (hes been out of town for the last few weeks? lam...