Is it just me, or do the Agnes (and later Agnes and Bert) episodes so much better than I remember the first time around? I watched this one the other day for the first time since it originally aired, and I really enjoyed it! I guess with the build up at the time between Maddie and David, the Agnes episodes felt like some kind of interruption... But this is a great story!
"You can lead a horse to water, but that doesn't make it a duck"
I know what you mean Mul - maybe they are better now because with DVDs you know you don't have to wait for the next D&M installment, so Agnes/Bert episodes are more fun? One possible theory anyway....also they are genuinely good fun, I loved this one in particular.
I liked it. A decent 'pinch hit' type of episode. Agnes gets the thrill of stepping into the shoes of her bosses; she basks in the sudden surfeit of attention from two dangerous men; and David even talks like she's "one of the guys" when her trip out for the evening turns into a trip out for, ah, later in the week. Some good lines: "Don't worry, I don't think it was your knife," and "I'm someone who answers the phones!"
It's a look into the way even Agnes isn't always what she seems, that there's a pretty standard person underneath the perky, help-everybody-else exterior. Every so often, even she doesn't like who and what she is, wishes she could have fun and adventure, and wants to be somebody different.
my thoughts exactly, I thought it was a really cute episode. Agnes is probably my second favorite character in the series just because I love her personality so much. It was a really good Agnes episode, David and Maddie were barely in it at all and Agnes was able to carry the episode pretty much without them. Good for her!
My small gripe with the series is how they always talk about how the show isn't real. Like in this episode, Maddie dragged David away and David said
David: Why, we have nothing to do? Maddie: Yes we do, we have to discuss about what happens in next week's episode
or something like that. It's not a big deal but it just makes the series seem less real when they do stuff like that.
The first D/M free episode is one of the best. A well-written and at times genuinely suspenseful plot by Debra Frank & Carl Sautter coupled with a fantastic Bernard Herrmann-esque score by Alf Clausen make you almost forget how much you miss David and Maddie. At least until Maddie reminds us at the end how they need to make sure the writers give them bigger parts next week. The lack of Bruce and Cybill also didn't lead the crew to skimp on the production value, the chase sequence in the laundry room is terrific! One thing missing from this episode though: memorable dialogue! Something that we can only really count on when D/M are involved and without them we really only have the mystery to hang onto. A trap that rarely works in Moonlighting's favour. This one comes awfully close though.
Last Edit: Jun 26, 2012 14:52:51 GMT -5 by dedaved