Looks like I've already voted 10! And I agree I can even take Walter being in this episode, suppose that can be because he's leaving
David never takes anything for granted when it comes to persuing a relationship with his lady boss, he knows her only too well. "Don't get your hopes up, she probably married the limo driver on her way back from the hospital."
Maddie gets to chase David for once, and really has to work for it. Trying to convince him that reading poetry is romantic.. "Your hair wrapped around my throat??" And it doesn't bother her that David shows up very late for their business-breakfast-get-together, where this converstion takes place (kills me every time LOL):
Maddie: Most of the time John writes about her, but once a week he writes to you. David: Wait a minute, are you saying this guy want ME to be his valentine? Maddie: Not YOU, you, David! David: I'm crushed.
Later on, David almost get killed three times, and then he gets to see the light. Finally, the relationship's going somewhere (if you stop watching here and ignore that they made a 5th season)
Oh, I almost forgot to mention the great speech David has in this episode! He really makes Maddie realize what she's done (when she left, got married, got divorced). Something I as a viewer would have liked to tell her as well.
I think this episode is pretty good which is why I give it an 8. Have to agree Jkalen about David's speech - very powerful.
I also like the musical ending. I love the fact that you can blatantly see Cybill wearing running shoes. Also love Bert's reluctance to sing when he says 'Didn't you see the ratings for my show last week?' and David says 'We don't care about ratings!' LOL
BTW were the 'writers' waving placards in the background and dancing real writers from ML? Some of them look familiar.
Last Edit: Jul 30, 2006 4:17:02 GMT -5 by funkycat
I love this episode. I gives you so much hope at the end of the episode. I love how Maddie ahas to chase David in a way too. You know he is scared to jump back into a relationship with maddie. His speech is great to her about him having some type of commitment to her and the baby. Of course we have a kiss too. Could have been a better series finale than LE. There was happiness at least.
Post by haddie mayes on Jun 28, 2006 16:19:11 GMT -5
This episode was a bit like dangling the carrott in so many ways because it gave us the viewer so much hope, so much to look forward to in season 5 ( i remember when season 4 had just finished airing and being so excited about how the baby was going to be wrote into season 5 and also being miserable at the same time having to wait untill the next season came around in the fall.) Anyway i don`t think it was fair of the Glenn and the other writers to lead us on like that , i mean making us think that everything was going to be ok for Maddie, David and their baby. I love all the above mention scenes too but i also love the end scene when David and Maddie are arranging to go to Lamaze classes Classic line : David :" You and me -730 to midnight!... . I guess we can get the other in practice some other time!" Maddie "Yeah, we can work that out!" But putting the obvious reference to sex aside i think this scene is so sweet and tender. There is so much meaning to this , it`s Davids way of saying to Maddie -this is it , i am commited to you and this baby and i don`t care if the baby isn`t mine as long as i still have you . It`s a real big let down that we didn`t get to see them actually doing the Lamaze class. Right now after all that i`ll give you my vote. (8)
This episode was a bit like dangling the carrott in so many ways because it gave us the viewer so much hope, so much to look forward to in season 5 ( i remember when season 4 had just finished airing and being so excited about how the baby was going to be wrote into season 5 and also being miserable at the same time having to wait untill the next season came around in the fall.) Anyway i don`t think it was fair of the Glenn and the other writers to lead us on like that , i mean making us think that everything was going to be ok for Maddie, David and their baby.
Amen Sister! This one was so hopeful with just that wonderful little tease at the end. How CRUEL to intentionally build our hopes only to sucker punch us in the first episode of S5!
S5 Spoiler alert: I bawled when I found out Maddie was pregnant all those years ago because I figured that was the beginning of the end. However, after finishing this episode I remember thinking that maybe a baby would be okay. Maybe everything would be okay... in spite of Chicago and Walter and all of it... GGC didn't just kill off Baby Hayes, for me at least, he killed my hope that he built in this episode and for that, I will never forgive him. (Sorry, been waitin' 18 years to say that!)
I'm jumping on the bandwagon here folks and also giving the episode an 8. A high 8.
First, we have a case, something that was woefully missing in most of the later year 3 and year 4 episodes. As with most of the cases, this one was used as a scene setter to incorporate David and Maddie's own situations and project them onto someone else. I thought it was VERY well written.
Second, I loved the way Walter was dumped. I thought his comment to the TV audience was super. I remember when this first ran on ABC and I felt the same way as the rest of the Blue Moon staff, although I didn't actually jump up for joy.
Third, I liked the way that David kept his contact with Terri. Nothing has changed between them even with the return of Blondie. Reinforces David's character.
I agree with most of you that I would have been MUCH happier if the series had ended with this episode than what I remember from Season Five. (I have not seen any of those episodes since their original 88-89 airing, so things may change when I get that year's DVD's).
One thing that I got a chuckle out of was the way David had his hightop sneakers flopping around. I did that in high school in the mid 70's!
It looks like I never commented on this episode, but it is high up on my list as well. There are so many great things here, all of which have already been mentioned - the wobblies jumping for joy, David's speech about commitment, Maddie chasing David (for a change) and the hope that all will be well. Sigh. I have to say one final thing - it's another one of those little things that I couldn't help but notice ("ss-ed" people are like that) - Bruce wearing his wedding ring in the breakfast scene. As he sits down at the table and opens up his napkin to put it on his lap, you can plainly see his ring. Of course it is gone in the next shot. I just imagine him noticing that he forgot to take it off and then slipping it into his pocket. That's all. Just an observation.
Post by honeyblondenoggin on Oct 26, 2007 13:10:10 GMT -5
I, too, haven't commented on this episode yet, but all the good comments have been taken! Seriously, I was all mushy watching this episode, because for the first time in a long time, it seemed like everything was going to be OK with our heroes. No such luck
And lin, you have really, really good eyes. It took a few times before I caught that on the DVD. Thank goodness for slo-mo!
Umm I really liked this episode, I gave it a 10, it was really funny, a bit silly & cheesy in some parts but it wasn't that bad, I LOVED how it was Maddie's turn to chase David, about time! I love the way things ended, & in the end, Season 4 wasn't that bad! some episodes were a little boring, but it was a still a pretty cool season, especially the last episodes .. I'm looking forward to see season 5 & how awful it was, you people are scaring me lol
Post by bluemoonshampoo on Mar 18, 2011 21:22:37 GMT -5
I have to confess I didn't like how it was Maddie's turn to chase David- I'd waited a whole season and couldn't see how they couldn't just sort it out! He'd chased her for god knows how long and she'd hid for god knows how long- it was time to put the viewers out of their misery! I remember tearing my hair out that now it was him playing hard to get! I know she'd turned his guts inside out and used them for a mop but this swapping of emotions was almost schizophrenic - I know lots of people like this one and thought Maddie needed to pay but there just wasn't enough of the love. Clean slates asunder- we wanted M and D back where they belonged. There I've said my piece xxx