I noticed that this episode felt especially 80s with the Pet Shop Boys music. Although Moonlighting is an 80s series, the opening music makes it feel like a throwback to an earlier era. And there's also a lot of MoTown music playing throughout the series, so again, throwback cues. Even the look of Maddie Hayes and, to an extent David Maddison, have that old Hollywood vibe to them.
But in this episode we get 80s synth-pop and it's great! Toby is very 80s in her style and fashion.
So David did all this just to prove himself to Maddie, yet it backfired on him, because due to his fame, he hardly got a chance to see Maddie, and on top of that, she felt so useless that she wanted to let go of him so he could be great on his own.
I thought it was a little surreal to have all those people breaking down doors to see David, and him having an entourage in his office. I was waiting for it to be a dream sequence but no, it was all real.
It was a fun little episode but despite it being appropriate for the tone of the show, it didn't feel right when organized crime and contract killings are treated so cavalier.
For example, it never occurred to David that having his name all in the papers and on TV cracking all these mob crimes was going to draw the mobs attention? Okay, maybe he thought he's a private detective, he's like a cop in a way, so he's untouchable in that way.
But when he gets exposed to the mob guy, the sleep talker, the escort Toby just volunteers to her client that she's the one snitching to the detective? She's the one that got all those guys locked up? That would be like signing your own death warrant.