For some reason I don't completely mind A---- and David's relationship, on it's own. It's boring, but A**** has a likable personality and she's cute.
If I had never watched the prior Moonlighting episodes prior to this, this would feel like a traditional soap opera, with two good looking people (D & A) getting together, moving in, buying furniture and flowers, etc. I probably would think it's an okay drama, with well dressed 80s people in swanky apartments and restaurants.
But knowing what Moonlighting is really about, this feels so off. Maddie is so moral, not wanting to take many, many cases because of her moral convictions, but all of sudden she doesn't care that A---- is cheating on her husband with David!? And David, who's religious, believes in God, and himself is shown to be a moral guy, despite having one night stands in his past...suddenly carries on with a married woman?
I'm not necessarily angry that David and Maddie didn't get back together. It's the way it was done that seems so out of character and contradictory to the show.
One thing I did like was the tone of beginning of the show. I like when Moonlighting does the serious crime stuff, even though it risks feeling like a generic crime thriller show. For some reason the serious stuff makes it feel more "real", especially as the show moves into the tale end of the decade. But...that's not Moonlighting. The show is supposed to be a balance of that stuff, not lean in one way or the other.
Ok I can say I did not hate this one as much this time around, I thought the scene a the beginning in the garage was very suspenseful and well done. The hug David gives her is nice and sincere and I like his concern for her in this episode. I like Maddie in this episode much better than WGC. She does still have a few bad comments about David but over all I really like her here. The interaction between her and the bodyguard was kind of nice. I like that when Annie says she feels like she's in the middle David does not correcf her. The scene where he goes to Maddies is sad. I hate that Maddie suggests he take Annie on a trip. His reaction is telling. I think he's really hurt and I can't help but think he might have thought this thing with Annie would have Maddie admitting her feelings and now realizes that has backfired. I think the end scene held some promise. Maddies response to David calling them"partners" was telling on her part. The looks and the kiss and Maddies face as he walks away makes me think it could still turn around. Of course only one episode left and we know how that goes