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Moonlight Episode: "The Mortal Cure"

Season 1, Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: Mick discovers Coraline's secret to becoming fully human again, but he also learns that it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Beth receives some heartbreaking news and deals with it alone, since she is angry with Mick.
Original Air Date: Jan 18, 2008
Guest Cast Bitsie Tulloch: Celeste Marques Johnson: Minister Jeremy Forte: Scientist Meredith Monroe: Cynthia Jason Butler Harner: Lane David Blue: Logan Charley Rossman: Security Guard Christopher Stapleton: Officer
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Season 1, Episode 12
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Length: 43:45
Aired: 1/18/2008
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“The Mortal Cure” Season 1, Episode 12

What we know: " As vampires age their scent becomes more potent with decay. " There are some vamps even Josef won't mess with. " Coraline is a vamp again. " The Reign of Terror was really a vamp genocide and the guillotine was the weapon of choice since only decapitation and burning could kill vamps. " There is something called "the compound" which masks the traits of vampirism temporarily. When Lance, a vampire since Medieval times, shows up at Mick's place and asks for help finding Coraline I never imagined Lance would turn out to be her brother. I also never imagined Coraline would be of royal blood and a direct descent of King Louis XVI. I always love it when shows try to incorporate real world history into their timelines so I enjoyed this new element. And not only is Coraline of royal blood, but she brought Mick into that bloodline without the permission or consent of her brothers. Oh, and now we know why Coraline didn't die when Mick set her on fire all those years ago. She, like her brother, can regenerate - they don't have to worry about fire. They probably still worry about having their heads separated from their bodies. Speaking of detached heads, Beth is still reeling and in her own private little world. A world where she's still mad at Mick. But the journalist in her can't rest, even when she's hurting. A mysterious entry in Josh's planner leads Beth to what appears to be a date with a woman named Celeste. Now, was I the only one who knew that Josh could not possibly be stepping out on Beth? God rest him, but he was a predictable and loyal guy. I can't really imagine him having any earth-shattering secrets. And did Beth even have any right to be upset? She kissed Mick behind Josh's back (I consider that cheating) and at best her feelings towards him were ambivalent at times. Even though she told him she loved him the day he died I think she said it as more of a reflex than an actual proclamation of her feelings. I was pleased when she finally went to see Mick though. Before I get to the very, very interesting end of the episode I want to take a step back and examine this "cure" and that all starts with Coraline. Mick bribes the security guard at the hospital for a closer look of the tape on the night Coraline disappeared. Mick discovers Cynthia Davis, one of Coraline's oldest friends, is the one who helped her escape. Mick enlists the help of Logan to track Cynthia down and we learn she's been taking trips to France regularly to import an agricultural product and she's got a degree in biochemistry. Mick goes to the warehouse where Cynthia's agricultural product is being delivered and discovers it's a lab where they've been performing experiments. Coraline has been testing on rogue vampires and it's been killing them; she's been looking for a way to make "the compound" a permanent solution to her vampire problem. Coraline gives Mick the cure and asks him to run away with her. She needs to get out of town and away from Lance. But as they're leaving Lance and his henchman track them down. Mick thinks it's a double cross and that Coraline's given him the cure to kill him but she ultimately sacrifices herself for him. Lance paralyzes her and takes her away. We're not sure where they're going but it's clear that Coraline's in a lot of trouble and she's scared. Mick, feeling the pain of getting his ass kicked and sleeping on the couch, goes to Josh's funeral looking like a hot mess. Beth guesses that he's human and although she's wearing Josh's ring we can still see how much she's drawn to Mick, maybe even more so now. In a way I think this episode was a good season "finale." It opens up a whole new world for these two to explore whenever we get to see new episodes. There are so many questions to answer. How long will this "cure" last? Will Mick try to make a move on Beth while he's human? Will they explore their feelings? His day-to-day life will also change. Will Mick have to take on different kinds of cases now that he can't rely on his vamp senses? Will there be any sort of backlash from his vamp friends? Will his body start aging and how will he deal with feeling pain? Mick will probably do everything in his power to make the cure permanent. How fast do you think he'll use his blood to isolate the compound and manufacture more of the cure? Do you think Coraline and her kin are out of the picture for good? Let me know your thoughts. What do you want to see the next new episode tackle? And please feel free to pose your own questions for the group. Until we get a fresh episode check out our Online Video Guide for more on Moonlight. show less
What we know:• As vampires age their scent becomes more potent with decay.• There are some vamps even Josef won’t mess with.• Coraline is a vamp again.• The Reign of Terror was really a vamp genocide and the guillotine was the weapon of choice since only decapitation and burning could kill vamps.• There is something called “the compound” which masks the traits of vampirism temporarily.When Lance, a vampire since Medieval times, shows up at Mick’s place and asks for help finding Coraline I never imagined Lance would turn out to be her brother. I also never imagined Coraline would be of royal blood and a direct descent of King Louis XVI. I always love it when shows try to incorporate real world history into their timelines so I enjoyed this new element. And not only is Coraline of royal blood, but she brought Mick into that bloodline without the permission or consent of her brothers. Oh, and now we know why Coraline didn’t die when Mic... read more

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