Alex O’Loughlin’s Guide to Moonlight – Episode 8

 Moonlight Episode 8

– 12:04 AM –

Written by: Jill Blotevogel

Directed by: Dennis Smith

(16 Nov 2007)

Beth helps a kidnap victim escape from the clutches of a cult, the leader of which has been turned into a vampire. During the course of this case, Beth starts to relive her own kidnapping as a child and comes to discover that it was Mick who had rescued her back then.


“As strange as this sounds,” says O’Loughlin, “I think this episode needed a couple of more beats of violence. When you’re dealing with this extremely powerful creature and this guy is good at this, you think it’s going to be a big show down. But when it goes bang, bang, bang, it’s not a big showdown, it’s a medium-sized showdown. Which pulls the drama out of it a little bit. I’m a boy, I like to see things blow up, I like long fights. It wasn’t bad, but I felt that Mick and him, when they have their confrontation, it was a little lame.”

The Faces of Mick:


Side notes:

  • I do not know if it was just the make-up used for this episode  or the type of scenes, but Alex (and his hair) really started to look tired in this episode. I was wondering if the long hours were starting to take its toll on him at the time?




Filed under articles, Mick wants to kiss you gently with his fangs., Moonlight

4 responses to “Alex O’Loughlin’s Guide to Moonlight – Episode 8

  1. Reblogged this on alixia94's Blog and commented:
    Je ne peux résister à Mick, il me vampirise


  2. ebbie1

    Yes you are right, he did look tired, and that beautiful wavy hair looked lank and a bit straggly, not Alex’ usual look at all. Mind you he did once say he worked 19 hour days. I don’t work at all and I don’t look that good ♥


  3. Maybe it was just the lighting? Shame they didnt let Alex have more creative control, there might have been some more hardcore kick ass scenes 😀


  4. Serai

    I actually find violence kind of boring after a certain point, but I agree with Alex here. The guy just tosses him over a balcony? That was lame. And although the shock of that blade ending the whole thing was pretty neat, it did feel kind of pat and not well thought out. Gave me the impression the writers were more interested in the puzzle of the vampire/death penalty thing, and finding themselves up against a wall they wrote themselves into, just pulled a fast one and sold out the story cheaply. Too bad, too, because it was pretty fun up til then. All that YAYA RAAWR and then okay! no more monster! let’s have a snack. Uh…no. Just no.


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