Moonlight Episode 16
– Sonata –
Written by: Ethan Erwin
Directed by: Fred Toye
(16 May 2007)
In the series finale, an exploration of the vampire culture and vampire justice is explored when a female vampire threatens to expose every vampire in Los Angeles. Towards the end, Beth wants to call the relationship off with Mick, but he declares his love for her and the two of them kiss passionately as they embrace the future.
“It felt like we did some pretty cool stuff in this one,” says O’Loughlin. “It was great seeing the different vampires together and have us out on this mission. Some very nice performances in it.”
The standout moment for him, naturally, is the climax when Beth says they can’t be together – largely because of the codes governing the vampires — but he nonetheless comes back into her apartment and the two begin to kiss.
“He’s trying to keep the boundary there and the reality is that he can’t allow, despite what his heart says, this human girl to dictate the moral code of something that’s been around for thousands and thousands of years. So he will always have boundaries there; he is a vampire. But then there’s the thing that he’ll always love her, too. That’s always been the great quandary of that character. Then he leaves and what followed just came out of the moment. I was walking away from the apartment and I stopped outside the door and stood against the wall for a moment before going back inside. I wanted to continue that thread in the series, that feeling, that there is a wall between them that will always be there no matter what. But in that moment he decides he’s still gonna have a go at it. The love is too strong, he’s not going to walk away and he’s still going to try and make it work.”
The Faces of Mick:
The one thing we are always sure of when it comes to Moonlight ….. we know it ends, when it ends and how it ends. There is some real sadness in it, but also some good in knowing that, and that there was at least a declaration of love and the intend to make the seemingly impossible work. Because of love and of living in the moment, they will hold on to one another ………. forever
Thank you for taking this tour with us while we posted Alex’s thoughts about each Moonlight episode and with us trying to capture the beauty that was Mick …….
Thank you Paula for finding these gems and letting me do my part, in helping to capture some special moments of Mick again. It was great fun….! 🙂