At the end of Moonlight episode 1.12 Mick used Coraline’s temporary vampirism “cure” and was transformed into a human again.
In episode 1.13, Fated to Pretend, we pick up with Mick St. John describing his adventure in mortality…how it feels to eat and to sleep in a bed. Having not tasted food in many decades, he has a voracious appetite and we see him munching away on hotdogs and doughnuts with abandon.
He and Beth meet up at the beach and she tells Mick that mortality suits him and that he seems to have found happiness. He insists that the old Mick has returned as he used to be very happy before he was turned into a vampire. They discuss all that happened with Josh and Beth puts it behind her. She tells Mick she would not have married Josh, and when he asks why she says that she has feelings for someone else…deep feelings…and that HE must decide what to do about it. Of course we all know she is telling Mick she has feelings for him and he needs to step up and address that.
Joseph also tells Mick he must face his feelings for Beth and Mick admits that he is in love with her. Joseph correctly assumes that vampirism was not a barrier between them..Mick is afraid of getting hurt.
Mick’s carefree dance with mortality is interrupted by another case to solve. Beth’s boss gets murdered and she and Mick must figure out which case it was that she was working on, that got her killed. There are 3 major leads and they pursue them all with some interesting turns and twists. We also meet Josh’s replacement in the DAs office. Another straight laced but very cute guy. Beth immediately takes a liking to him.
They end up finding the killer only to be find he is a vampire. He turns on Mick, Beth, and the new DA and attacks them. Then he abducts the latter two, assuming that Mick is dead. Mick visit his coroner friend to get patched up after the scuffle and to find out where he can find this vampire. He then goes home to fetch some gear when Joseph confronts him and tells him that if he goes up against a vampire in his mortal state he will die. Joseph attacks Mick to make the point and helpless against Joseph, Mick admits defeat. He cannot save Beth from the clutches of another vampire unless he too is a vampire.
Mick reluctantly asks Joseph to turn him into a vampire again. A single tear streams down his face as he loses mortality once again. He is not willing to let Beth die when he can save her.
Mick and Joseph go on a rescue mission and save Beth and the DA, leaving the new DA scratching his head over what happened of course. Later on Beth and Mick are hanging out at his apartment for a “date” they had planned while he was still mortal. Feeling that he is withdrawing from her once again she decides to leave. He grabs her and they share one heck of a kiss. Mick asks Beth to give him time and she tells him not to take to long…he has forever on his side but she doesn’t.