My Babysitter’s a Vampire “Blue Moon” Recap
Ethan suspects that David, Whitechapel High’s resident jock, is a werewolf. Sarah desperately tries to remain “normal,” with discouraging results.
A hairy jock named David Stachowski informs Ethan and Benny that they’re his new best friends, after releasing them from a headlock. Ethan is thoroughly confused but Benny’s quick to agree, excited about their social stock rising. Of course, Ethan wants to figure out what’s going on (and he’s already on the werewolf trail) but Sarah has no interest in “stalking back-shavers” and goes to her soccer tryout instead (where she injures most of the team due to her vampire strength). At David’s football practice, Benny uses a werewolf reveal spell on David (and on Ethan, when he misses the first time), which doesn’t prove Ethan’s theory right. However, when David accidentally tackles Ethan, he has a vision showing a werewolf grabbing a potion.
The next day, Benny mentions that the potion from Ethan’s vision is a reversal cure, which Sarah wants to get to before David does (turns out David befriended Ethan because of his second sight). She finds it (rather easily, in fact) but before she can drink it, she hears howling. Vampires and werewolves are mortal enemies (except in the case of Dusk-obsessed Erica and David), so she runs toward the sound instead of drinking the potion. Of course, this leads her to Ethan’s house, where she finds a werewolf trying to attack Benny, so she jumps in and gives the wolf the cure. Turns out Ethan was the werewolf (Benny had used the wrong spell and made him become one) and David is just a normal dog.
This was a fun episode. I loved Benny and Ethan’s exchange about David in the beginning (“That was awesome!” “Which part? The love tap or the part where I could taste his deodorant?”) and I thought it was entertaining to see sweet little Ethan acting like a jerk toward Sarah after he unknowingly became a werewolf. Rory’s desperation to hang out with the guys was funny in a sad way because it’s true; there doesn’t seem to be much room for him in the Ethan and Benny club (though this time, his exclusion was for his own safety).
It took me a while to recognize him underneath the added hair but I was incredibly excited to see Jake Epstein (David), even though he’s obviously too old to be playing a high schooler. I loved his little doggy mannerisms and he’s still got that charm, which was perfect for the character. I enjoyed his reactions to (an overly sultry) Erica and her Dusk obsession, as well as the not-so-subtle jabs at the Twilight fandom. I only have two nitpicks: David befriended Ethan because he wanted to find the reversal cure but by the end of the episode, he didn’t seem to mind not getting it. Did he not want it anymore because he learned he’s just a dog? And I wish we had seen more of Sarah’s tryout fiascos rather than just the aftermath. Perhaps a little montage, à la Ethan’s training in Friday Night Frights, would have been nice.