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Moonlight

Moonlight

Sophia Myles is playing Beth Turner
(Series regular: Yes)
When darkness falls, a hero will rise

Any private eye knows alot about other people’s secrets. L.A. private eye Mick St.John has a secret of his own. He’s a vampire, dwelling in a covert netherworld complicated by friendship with an undead finance honcho (Jason Dohring), memories of the alluring ex-wife (Shannyn Sossamon) who turned him into a vampire and a relationship with a human Sophia Myles) he feels drawn to protect – and maybe to love. But no matter how tempting, Mick knows a vampire-human romance is eternally dangerous.

Main Details

Created by: Trevor Munson & Ron Koslow
Based Upon: Angel of Vengeance created by Trevor Munson
Genre: paranormal romance, action, supernatural, drama
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Runtime: 42 minutes per episode
Premiered on TV UK: February 19, 2008 on Living / US: September 28, 2007 on CBS
DVD Release UK: November 17, 2008 / US: January 20, 2009


Main Cast

Sophia Myles as Beth Turner
Alex O’Loughlin as Mick St.John
Jason Dohring as Josef Kostan
Shannyn Sossamon as Coraline Duvall

Recurring cast

Jordan Belfi as Josh Lindsey
Brian J. White as Lieutenant Carl Davis
Tami Roman as Maureen Williams
Jacob Vargas as Guillermo Gasol
Kevin Weisman as Steve Balfour
David Blue as Logan Griffen
Eric Winter as Benjamin Talbot

Links




Episodes featuring Sophia Myles


1.08 | 12:04 AM (Aired on November 16, 2007)
Directed by Dennis Smith
Written by Jill Blotevogel
Additional Episode Cast

Gideon Emery as Donovan Shepherd
Sarah Foret as Audrey
Mark Totty as Jerry Drake
Mark D. Espinoza as Father Garza
Paul Keeley as D.A. Quinlan
Mark Tomesek as Warden Cooley
Quincy Newton as Levi
Lorena Segura York as Bronwyn
Aisha Kabia as Miriam
Christopher Guyton as Phillips


Synopsis

Beth gets close to Audrey, a young woman who is the sole survivor of a brutal attack on her family when she was just 10 years old. They meet and bond at the killer’s execution and, because of her own childhood experience of being kidnapped, Beth feels very protective. The killer’s cult followers vow to avenge their leader’s dying wish that those responsible for his execution also be put to death. When Audrey claims the killer called her after his execution, Beth asks Mick to investigate this possibility and to protect her. Mick learns that the executed killer was turned into a vampire right before his execution, which allowed him to survive the “fatal” injection and gives him the opportunity to fulfill his goal of killing everyone who put him in prison. One of those people is, of course, Audrey, and she and Beth hole up in Mick’s apartment, which has a beefed-up security system. While Mick is out, Beth snoops around and realizes that Mick was the mysterious man who saved her from her kidnapper when she was a child. She doesn’t yet realize that Coraline was the kidnapper. The killer vamp breaks into the apartment and goes after Audrey, but Beth gets in the way. Just as the vamp is about to dispatch her, Mick returns and decapitates him, saving Beth once again.

1.05 | Arrested Development (Aired on October 26, 2007)
Directed by Michael Fields
Written by Chip Johannessen
Additional Episode Cast

Nate Mooney as Rider England
Wes Robinson as Mineo
Casey LaBow as Cherish
Janelle Giumarra as Marissa


Synopsis

Mick has been successfully avoiding Beth ever since he was forced to take her blood to revive him in the desert. Fate steps in, however: their paths cross when Mick takes a case to find a young woman, and Beth has a story about a possible serial killer who has relocated to Los Angeles. Despite the initial awkwardness, the two agree to work together when they realize that the serial killer’s next targeting is the young woman Mick is searching for. The killer turns out to be a teenage vampire: though he’s 200 years old, he’s trapped forever as a teenager and has channeled his perpetual adolescent rage into killing prostitutes. Beth and Mick are able to save the young woman just before the vamp dispatches her, but the vamp escapes. Feeling compassion for the vamp, but still determined to stop him, Mick gives chase. Once they meet in an amusement park and launch into a fangs-out battle, the teenage vampire proves to be incredibly strong and almost gets the better of Mick. Just as Mick is about to succumb, fate intervenes again, and the killer is decapitated by a passing roller coaster car. Later, when Beth encounters Mick as he tries to slip away unnoticed, they kiss.

1.06 | B.C. (Aired on November 2, 2007)
Directed by Paul Holahan
Written by Erin Maher & Kathryn Reindl
Additional Episode Cast

Holly Valance as Lola
Patrick Fischler as Alan
Anil Raman as Terrance
Josh Kelly as Calvin


Synopsis

After their first kiss, Mick and Beth have gone back to avoiding one another, but that’s about to change. Josef asks Mick to find Lola, a vampire with whom he’s had an on-again, off-again relationship for 100 years; meanwhile, Beth is doing a story on a model who died of a drug overdose during a photo shoot. Both investigations lead to the morgue, where Beth and Mick meet again. It’s awkward at first, but they soon realize that their cases are related: they end up working together as Josef’s “booty call” turns out to be the drug dealer, who has been killing other vampires to drain their blood and selling it to humans as a drug. The vamp blood makes a human feel a bit like a vampire, powerful and sexy, but it can easily lead to fatal overdose. Curious, Beth tries the drug and, under its influence, tries to seduce Mick. Mick is very tempted, but he knows she isn’t herself; it takes all his strength to resist her. Later, when Beth learns that Josh and the police are about to raid the warehouse where Lola’s crew cooks up the drug, she tips Mick off. He manages to beat Josh to the punch, blowing up Lola and her operation before the cops nab her and discover that she’s a vampire.

1.14 | Click (Aired on May 2, 2008)
Directed by Scott Lautanen
Written by Erin Maher & Kathryn Reindl
Additional Episode Cast

Eddie McClintock as Jason Abbott
Greg Pitts as Grant Lewis
Peyton List as Tierney Taylor
Alex Sol as Dean Foster
William Christian as Ryan Gold
Sean Wing as Scott Walsh
Lil’ Zane as Clint
Martin Spanjers as Marshall


Synopsis

Mick St. John enters the heightened world of celebrity when he’s hired by a young and famous actress, Tierney Tate. Tierney is being hounded by paparazzi who somehow seem to have access to her schedule. When she’s murdered, Mick makes it his mission to find her killer. Meanwhile, Beth has a new boss at Buzzwire, who cares more about scooping other nets, than the facts. Because of her friendship with Mick, who is reported to be Tierney’s new boyfriend, she gets assigned the case of covering Tierney and her new movie’s apparent curse. The two work together interviewing suspects, and, as they learn more about Tierney’s complex life, they discover the killer’s identity. After a mutual moment of mistaken jealousy (Mick is with Tierney, Beth with ADA Talbott), Mick and Beth also discuss the prospect of dating each other.

1.03 | Dr. Feelgood (Aired on October 12, 2007)
Directed by Scott Lautanen
Written by Gabrielle Stanton & Harry Werksman
Additional Episode Cast

Brad Greenquist as Gerald Stovsky
Chris Payne Gilbert as Dr. Jeff Pollack
Molly Culver as The Cleaner


Synopsis

Now that she knows he’s a vampire, things are tense between Mick and Beth. Beth works hard to wrap her mind around this new information about her friend. The two team up to find a killer who turns out to be a newly turned vampire, a newbie who hasn’t been taught how to understand or to handle his urges and is in a killing rage. As they race to find the newbie, they also encounter his sire, the vampire who turned him and didn’t stick around to train him. Finally, Mick reveals to Beth how one becomes a vampire and tells her the sad story of how he was turned by his new bride, now ex-wife, Coraline.

1.13 | Fated to Pretend (Aired on April 25, 2008)
Directed by David Barrett
Written by Gabrielle Stanton & Harry Werksman
Additional Episode Cast

Christopher Cousins as Kent Morrow
Ksenia Solo as Bonnie Morrow
Edoardo Ballerini as Pierce Anders
Victoria Pratt as Dee Dee Dwight
Bonnie Root as Ellen


Synopsis

Mick is enjoying his life as a human: he can eat, go to the beach, sleep in a bed. He’s also working to repair his relationship with Beth, and date her. When Beth’s boss at Buzzwire is killed, Mick works with Beth to help find the killer, unfortunately, a new ADA thinks their involvement is a hindrance, not a help. After some clever research, they figure out who the killer is, but before they can act, Beth and the new ADA are kidnapped. The killer is a vampire and Mick realizes that he won’t be able to save Beth, unless he has Josef turn him back into a vampire.

1.04 | Fever (Aired on October 19, 2007)
Directed by Fred Toye
Written by Jill Blotevogel
Additional Episode Cast

Vanessa Lengies as Leni Hayes
Navid Negahban as Amir Fayed
James C. Victor as Kempner
Derk Cheetwood as Kevin
Phil Hayes as Officer Richard Colden
David J. Lee as Officer Ken Nagawa
Erika Ringor as Officer Novak
Haley Pullos as Mara
Martez Covington as Omar


Synopsis

Beth’s boyfriend Josh is prosecuting powerful arms dealer Amir Fayed for murder, but because of a leak in his department, Josh’s star witness, Leni Hayes, is in serious danger. When Fayed’s hit man raids the safe house where Leni has been hiding, she flees to the desert, and Josh enlists Mick to locate and protect her. Mick finds Leni in the desert just before the hit man arrives, but to evade the killer, the pair must flee into the desert, where they get stranded. The blazing desert sun takes its toll on Mick, who grows progressively weaker. They hole up in an abandoned motel, and Mick persuades Leni to call Beth. Realizing that Mick has had prolonged exposure to sunlight and is near death, Beth rushes to his side and, overcoming her fear, allows him to feed off her just long enough to restore his life force. Leni returns to testify, and Fayed is convicted.

1.09 | Fleur De Lis (Aired on November 23, 2007)
Directed by James Whitmore, Jr.
Written by Gabrielle Stanton & Harry Werksman
Additional Episode Cast

Richard Cox as Richard Haggans
Victor Webster as Owen Haggans
Kathleen Munroe as Tina Haggans
Marc Anthony Samuel as Tucker
Chase Kim as Detective Kim
Amayla Early as Young Beth
Bryn Early as Young Beth


Synopsis

Mick takes a case investigating whether the new young wife of wealthy businessman Richard Haggans is cheating on him. As kind of an apology, he offers Morgan the job of being his surveillance photographer, a job that comes with a hefty fee. As Mick and Morgan work together, Beth takes it upon herself to research Morgan’s back-story. Now that she knows Mick’s ex-wife, Coraline, was her kidnapper, Beth wants to know everything about her, including whether Coraline has found a cure and become human, returning to Mick’s life as Morgan. Mick and Morgan discover that Haggans’ wife is having an affair with his son and that the pair are plotting to kill him. They manage to save Haggans just before his wife and son kill him. Meanwhile, Beth finds incontrovertible proof that Morgan is Coraline and is planning something. She races to Mick’s apartment to tell him, only to find Morgan/Coraline coming out of his shower. Thinking Morgan and Mick have gotten together and that Morgan is a vampire, Beth stakes her, but Morgan starts bleeding to death.

1.11 | Love Lasts Forever (Aired on January 11, 2008)
Directed by Paul Holahan
Written by Josh Pate
Additional Episode Cast

Emilio Rivera as Chemma Tejada
Margaret Easley as Dr. Alison Lin
Manuel Urrego as Jorge Perez
Shelbie Bruce as Nicole
Luis Moncada as Huerta


Synopsis

After Beth’s life is threatened, Josh decides to back down from prosecuting a drug lord. But when Beth insists he proceed, Josh goes forward with his case and the drug lord makes an attempt on Beth’s life. Fortunately, Beth is with Mick as they research the blood Mick took from Coraline, and she isn’t harmed. In a fury, the gang leader goes after Josh, kidnapping him. Mick and Beth pursue them, but Josh is critically wounded during the rescue attempt. Mick and Beth rush Josh to the hospital, but it’s clear he’s not going to make it. Beth begs Mick to turn Josh into a vampire in order to save him. When Mick refuses, Beth is furious and despondent over his decision.

1.01 | No Such Thing as Vampires (Aired on September 28, 2007)
Directed by Rod Holcomb
Written by Ron Koslow & Trevor Munson
Additional Episode Cast

Brian J. White as Lt. Carl Davis
Jacob Vargas as Guillermo
Kevin Weisman as Steve Blafour
Tami Roman as Maureen “Mo” Williams
Rudolf Martin as Christian Ellis
Dean O’Gorman as Daniel
Shoshana Bush as Chloe


Synopsis

At the crime scene of a murdered college student, Mick St. John meets internet reporter Beth Turner. Though two puncture wounds to the neck make it appear that the young coed was killed by vampires, Mick knows that this wasn’t the case, because he detects no smell of vampire on her. Together, Mick and Beth find the girl’s professor, a self-proclaimed vampire who uses his knowledge of vampire lore to seduce college coeds. A second killing brings them no closer to an answer. Beth goes undercover to see what else she can find out about the enigmatic professor, and finds herself in danger. Fortunately, Mick comes to her rescue, using his vampire strength to overcome the true villain. As the story unfolds, we discover that Mick has met Beth before: he saved her when she was a child. Beth has no idea, but he has been keeping an eye on her, and now that she’s in the public eye as a reporter, he is increasingly concerned for her safety.

1.02 | Out of the Past (Aired on October 5, 2007)
Directed by Fred Toye
Written by David Greenwalt
Additional Episode Cast

Jordan Belfi as Josh Lindsey
Tami Roman as Marreen Williams
David Fabrizio as Lee Jay Spaulding


Synopsis

Convicted killer Lee Jay Spalding is released from prison after serving 25 years for murdering his girlfriend. Mick is furious, not only because he knows Spalding isn’t the reformed man he pretends to be, but also because Mick feels responsible: he was supposed to protect the woman Spalding killed, and he didn’t take the responsibility seriously enough. Spalding also knows Mick is a vampire and will undoubtedly be out to get him. Further complicating Spalding’s release is that Beth’s good friend Julia has written a book portraying him as a great man and implicating Mick. Mick’s worst fears come true and he, along with Beth, must rescue Julia. In the end, Beth learns that Mick is a vampire.

1.10 | Sleeping Beauty (Aired on December 14, 2007)
Directed by John Kretchmer
Written by Ron Koslow & Trevor Munson
Additional Episode Cast

Ian Abercrombie as Richard Whitley


Synopsis

Having been staked by Beth, Coraline/Morgan is unconscious in the hospital, barely alive. Mick and Beth are keeping quiet about how the patient sustained the highly unusual chest wound. Later, when Morgan is alone with the doctor, she wakens for a few moments and, when the doctor’s back is turned, bares her fangs. She is still a vampire, but her blood indicates that she’s human. Across town, a stranger breaks into Josef’s office and sets off a firebomb, but Josef manages to escape unharmed. Mick and Beth work together to find out who is trying to kill Josef. They learn that the hit man was hired by a wealthy, dying old man seeking revenge because Josef killed his daughter in 1955. Although Josef has been closemouthed about his relationship with the woman, he finally tells his tale. Josef fell in love with a human and tried to turn her so they could be together forever, but it didn’t go right: instead of turning, she ended up in a coma. Josef has been keeping her alive and cared for, but lost in a coma, in a well-appointed New York apartment all these years. This is why Josef believes Mick and Beth can never work. Back at the hospital, the doctor sees Coraline’s heart monitor flatline, but when she runs to check her patient, she’s greeted by an empty bed, an empty room.

1.16 | Sonata (Aired on May 16, 2008)
Directed by Fred Toye
Written by Ethan Erwin
Additional Episode Cast

Heather Stephens as Emma Monaghan
Abigail Spencer as Simone Walker
Claudia Black as The Cleaner
Jonathan LaPaglia as Jackson Monaghan


Synopsis

Beth meets with Emma Monaghan, a vampire who had sired the man she fell in love with so they could be together forever. Beth is surprised when she learns that Emma and her husband Jackson are still together after 150 years. Emma kills Dominic, a basketball player with ties to Josef and several other vampires. She is imprisoned, but she threatens to name every vampire in Los Angeles unless Mick breaks her out. Mick and the other vampires team up and help her escape, but are forced to kill her and Jackson due to treason, as she had threatened to expose her fellow vampires. Talbot receives a list of names of all the vampires in the area, including Mick, from an unknown source. Beth tells Mick that she cannot continue to date Mick because of their vampire-human situation, but Mick says that he loves her and they kiss.

1.12 | The Mortal Cure (Aired on January 18, 2008)
Directed by Eric Laneuville
Written by Chip Johannessen
Additional Episode Cast

Meredith Monroe as Cynthia
Jill Latiano as The Cleaner
Bitsie Tulloch as Celeste
Lonnie Hughes as Clarence Brown
Jason Butler Harner as Lance


Synopsis

In the aftermath of Josh’s death, Beth is still angry with Mick for not turning Josh. Things become even more complicated when Beth learns that Josh had been planning to propose to her. Reluctantly, she turns to Mick, only to find him preoccupied with Coraline and the cure. Mick discovers Coraline has been working with a scientist on a compound he believes could be the cure. But Mick’s search is thwarted by Lance, an ancient vampire who is hell bent on destroying Mick, Coraline and the cure. Briefly, Mick gets a taste of being human again, but he’s unable to share his experience with Beth since she refuses to see him.

1.07 | The Ringer (Aired on November 9, 2007)
Directed by Chris Fisher
Written by Josh Pate
Additional Episode Cast

Rhomeyn Johnson as Fire Inspector
Stephen Jackson as Hank


Synopsis

Beth asks Mick to help her photographer friend Morgan track down her expensive cameras, which were recently stolen from her apartment. Mick is completely thrown, because Morgan is a dead ringer for his ex-wife and sire, Coraline, whom Mick killed years ago. But Mick’s vampiric sense of smell tells him that Morgan is human, so she can’t be Coraline. The case gets even more twisted when Morgan has photographs she took during a fire of a man killing a woman, a scene that replicates the way in which Mick killed Coraline. As he investigates the case of the missing cameras and the murder, Mick is also trying to figure out whether Morgan is really Coraline and how she might have “cured” herself from being a vampire. Beth is reluctant to admit it, even to herself, but she gets a little jealous over Mick’s obvious fascination with the alluring Morgan. Mick tries to expose Morgan as Coraline, but finally comes to believe, reluctantly, that Morgan is a doppleganger, not the real thing. The deciding factor: Coraline had a fleur de lis tattooed on her shoulder, but Morgan’s shoulder is unmarked. Later, alone in her loft, Morgan takes a shower and carefully scrubs away the heavy makeup that has been covering her shoulder tattoo: it’s a fleur de lis. Though he doesn’t yet know it, Mick was right all along: Morgan is really Coraline.

1.15 | What's Left Behind (Aired on May 9, 2008)
Directed by Chris Fisher
Written by Jill Blotevogel
Additional Episode Cast

Bonnie Burroughs as Julie Fordham
Mercedes Connor as Lilah Fordham
Todd Giebenhain as Leo
Justice Leak as Ray Fordham
Anthony Molinari as Ralph
Erika Ringor as Det. Theresa Novak
Anthony Starke as Ken Verdolino
Robin Thomas as Robert Fordham


Synopsis

When a child is kidnapped, Mick gets involved because the boy is the grandson of one of Mick’s lovers in WWII – when he was human – and could possibly be his grandson. ADA Talbot asks the newly unemployed Beth to work with him because she covered two similar crimes when she worked for Buzzwire and they believe the three kidnappings are connected. We learn more about Mick’s life as a human during WWII and some friends he left behind. Beth ends up joining the DA’s office as a civilian investigator.


Sophia's Role

Sophia Myles plays Beth Turner, an internet reporter and Mick’s love interest. Beth has some memories of being rescued from a kidnapper when she was four years old, but does not initially realize that it was Mick that rescued her.


Trivia


Awards
• the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama, 2008
• the Saturn Award for Best Television Series Release on DVD, 2009 (awarded by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films)


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