I like the part with the beepers. Very funny. But this episode is kinda slow from what i remember. I haven't watched it in a while. I feel so bad still for David as he sits and waits to hear from Maddie. I guess a 5.
I did watch this one again last night on the dvd set. I again will say love all the interaction of David/Bert. Bruce/Curtis had a great chemistry with one another i thought. Maybe i'll give it a 6 instead of 5.
This is a good episode! It hurts to see David waiting around, he really isn't able to focus on anything else, like the case at hand, but Bert is there to 'support' him. The case is entertaining and the chase as well.
What Maddie is up to, I can never understand. She hasn't yet found out about the baby, but is she really spending her time thinking about her relationship with David? I don't feel that she is. Just that she's preparing herself to soon begin to think about it. Doesn't make sense, I know. When Maddie's father says that he's worried because there's something kicking inside Maddie, he's right. I vote 7.
I watched the episode last night, and just like the others this was the first time for me in probably 15 years. You know, I actually liked the show. I think the pacing was better than the other episodes so far in Season 4 and at least to this point you had equal empathy for Dave AND Maddie.
I have to admit that I'm paying more attention to the Dave/Bert chemistry as well. When the shows first aired I kind of glossed over those interactions as just filler until Maddie got back on the scene, but now in hindsight I see them as much more than that. Good buddy material developing.
I love the comment where Bert complains about the BMW still being in the shop. Heck, even CHRISTINE couldn't resurrect herself that quickly!
This episode is better than the first two of this season. The beepers scene is funny (but also kinda pathetic in how they really overplay the Dave as martyr card). The underlying case is solid and Dave and Bert are funny. But what really stands out for me is the Maddie scene with her father. Robert Webber is just incredible in how he plays his frustrated concern for her and Cybill really sells me as the utterly lost little girl in his arms. At this point her visit to Chicago is just a week or so old, so I don't think they have pushed Maddie to a point of unreasonableness yet.
I liked the letter. It really does make you wish that she would have written back. They could have used letters as a way to keep Maddie in touch with David without Cybill having to be on camera. Shoot they could have sent a sound guy to her house to let her loop scenes from her bed if need be. Letters would have also been consistent with Maddie's need to keep David at arm's length but would have also given her an outlet for her point of view. Maddie was like a black box of emotions during this season. No real way to see her struggle and empathize with her as viewers. All we saw was crap coming out of the black box.
Post by maddieaddisonjr on Dec 10, 2007 0:02:00 GMT -5
I forgot what rating I originally gave but after watching again I’d say 7.
It’s interesting to revisit season 4 and you know what? It’s not that bad so far. It’s definitely a different show with the angsty soap opera dominating but I don’t mind it so much yet. It’s kind of romantic actually.
I’m appreciating now more than before the father/daughter interactions between Maddie and Mr. Hayes. It just shows that she’s really ‘going through it’ that she can’t even talk to her Dad. I know I’d feel comfortable giving him an abbreviated version of events for advice, for comfort. Mr. Hayes is a little feisty but he’s cool. And as David finds out way down the line, when he listens he’s fair.
davnee, while I can sympathize with David more, it just doesn’t seem like Maddie has treated him too unfairly at this point. The way she left isn’t ideal but David should be patient if he loves her. I think people should temper acting on, or in this case drowning in, their feelings with practical consideration. David should realize that eventually Maddie must come back. She has a business and a home. Even if by some chance she wanted to sell the Blue Moon, leave him behind and move back to Chicago for good, he’ll get his ‘day in court’ with her; he’ll get to confront her.
I too think the writers should have gone somewhere with the letter writing. It would have been a great vehicle to learn more about what Maddie is thinking – although I think it’s fairly clear. She’s at a fork in the road – a big one. To David or not to David is the question. And whichever she decides, how will it affect her working at the Blue Moon? Keep or sell? Her future will be greatly affected no matter what she chooses. Remember, the whole turn of events since she had the moody blues one day in BOB has happened so quickly that, to Maddie, she just hasn't had time to think. Also, although we don’t know it yet, she’s pregnant and the hormones might have a large part in her feeling completely confused about what she wants and what she should do.
Anyway if the writers had made David and Maddie pen pals she would feel safe enough to reveal more of her deepest feelings to him. And then maybe David wouldn’t have recklessly indulged (acting on pure irrational feeling again!) in Tale in Two Cities.
I also like the chemistry between Bert and David. It made for a different show but again this time around – so far – I’m kinda enjoying this new show as if I'm watching it for the first time.
If my introduction to Moonlighting had been season 4 without having seen the first three, I think I'd be intrigued enough to continue watching (for attractive Bruce alone!) and I'd want to catch up on past events.
Argh, I think this was my least favourite one, It wasn't funny nor dramtic, Maddie scenes were boring, Bert is annoying as hell, he's exactly the kind of people I avoid .. & I think the writers really messed up David's character .. I was going to give it a 4 or a 5 but then the very last line made me feel better about it .. I'm miserable, I want you to come home .. It was a really good letter .. So I gave it a 6 ..
Ok I'm watching these episodes thinking Cybill is in more of these than I remember. Why oh why couldn't they have had more phone conversations, or stand in doubles, anything besides what we got?? The whole barage in the garage scene was filmed with none of them actually ever in the scenes at the same time. Also it doesn't seem they are really trying to hide Cybills pregnancy in the shots anymore. Oh well I gave this one a 5, now wishing I'd went with 4 lol. I like David on pins and needles waiting for a call from Maddie, so sad though, I thought the case was kind of interesting, did not like the chase scene though. I know they were prob trying to throw in some fun to balance all the angst going on but it didn't work for me, Love love the letter at the end. Guess its worth the extra star for that alone. Wish she had called or written back though, given poor old Dave something here.