Post by beesnbears on Jan 13, 2008 20:24:19 GMT -5
MAJr------always love your posts!!
Here is my take....for what it is worth.....nothing! LOL
David deep down does not believe that the man that struck and killed his wife had a right to do so. It is the whole Maddie and spontaneous thing that he is after. He sees the wall of china around her and in some way is trying to get her to let it down occasionally. He loves to get under her skin and arguing so intensely makes him feels as though he is getting through to her.
As far as David continuing with the case against her wishes, it is possible that he saw it as a case with a paying customer, and a paying customer means Blue Moon stays afloat and his day to day bantering with Maddie can continue until at least the next dry spell. I do think that David is always smarter than what he lets on and that once he investigates the case further he sees that the whole thing was thought out a bit more than being spontaneous.
Given that, I do agree that he should have met her half way on the whole issue and they should have come to an understanding.......or did they? LOL Sometimes it is not always easy to tell with those two!
The slap scene in the office, the scene where Maddie shows up at the Bower's and and the dark office scene at the end was, imo, some of Cybill's and Bruce's best work on the show.
And the good thing is there is more good work to come!
When Moonlighting gets into full-blown mystery thriller mode it usually works the best when there is a strong point-of-view to keep it afloat and create a credible basis for David and Maddie's inevitable friction. This is one of the better examples of just that. First thing I want to say about this episode is that of all of the mystery prologues that have opened the show this is by far and away the most compelling and well made. This opening sequence is so creepy, tightly directed and engaging that it actually makes me WANT to get to the part where D/M get mixed up in the plot unlike the usual tolerating of the detective show set-up just so we can see what cool spin the writers are going to put on it.
Speaking of the writers this episode was credited to my personal favourite Moonlighting writer Kerry Ehrin, her first solo credit after parting ways with her partner Ali Marie Matheson who together wrote some terrific episodes in season two. Ehrin then continued on without Matheson all the way to the end of the series writing such gems as 'Blonde on Blonde" and "Father Knows Last."
D/M's episode long debate on the justification of violence sparking from spontaneous acts of passion is meticulously crafted and beautifully paid off. TWICE. When David calls out Maddie (or should I say plays her like a fiddle) causing her to see red and physically assault him it's an explosive moment that lies there leaving us dumbstruck. It's the kind of potent climax to a D/M argument that only comes around so often, since it is SO shocking that it truly is a moment to savour. Then we get the "two sides to the same act of spontaneous act of passion" ending that also brings their vicious heated sides to a sweltering, passionate (but teasing in the extreme) conclusion. A stimulating, thrilling episode.
Last Edit: Jun 27, 2012 19:05:33 GMT -5 by dedaved