I had to vote 10 as I love this episode from the very beginning to the very end. Love David hungover with the cute earring, heart boxers, David breaking in to Maddie's house and subsequent dramatic scenes and of course THE KISS! And I agree bluemooner I love "David A. PLease come home. All is well. We LOVE you and miss you"...or something along those lines! ;D
I guess you didn't like it that much, huh? too slow?
Oh, I also like when Maddie goes to the police station. Right when the Lt. says, if all this pans out, you can tell your friend to come in from the cold. I love what Maddie does here. She says, I'd like to, Lt. Then she closes her eyes and relives the kiss in her head.
As I said somewhere else on this board I enjoy reading other people's posts even if they do challenge my thinking! On the one hand I do agree with you re: David's unprofessional behaviour early on in the episode and that in a normal workplace it would be unacceptable. Key word here is normal. Secondly I do agree with you sometimes the writers seem to contrive to give one of them an almost untenable argument just so that both sides of an issue are represented. In saying that, I do like this episode, not least because I like Roberts Blossom who plays the old man. I suppose I'm more ready to suspend disbelief when I'm watching ML. Of course, David's behaviour is off the scale acceptability-wise but is it any more outrageous, unbelievable or unreal than some other scenarios in the series? What about the second half of Symphony in Knocked Flat where to my reckoning they break into a secure part of a sports arena, assault 2 people and then have David impersonate a professional athlete and no security personnel intercept them!!! I love ML and I enjoyed this episode (Symphony) very much, all I'm saying is that while I find the characters genuinely well drawn and believable the show has , IMHO a lot of latitude in what is acceptable for these characters behaviour wise. It's the nature of the beast.
I think the interesting thing in David always breaking rules (Maddie´s and others) is the fact that Maddie always (sort of) forgave him. In almost every episode he did something stupid, but it has to be that way to prove that they always find their way back. She even admits that she loves him in this episode!
This is not one of my favourite episodes, but I love the kiss and the ad... Hardly ever watch the "epilogue".
While reading a few Cybill Shepherd interviews on another site, I was surprised to see that she thought the first real dramatic moments for her and Bruce was in Big Man on Mulberry Street. And, according to one of Bruce's DVD commentaries, he also believes that.
Perhaps I'm just not understanding Hollywood's definition of dramatic, because I always thought (and still do) that their first dramatic moments were in Every Daughter's Father is a Virgin and this episode, Witness for the Execution. The scene in which David tells Maddie he killed Lawrence Everett is so intensely emotional that I am still awed by their performances whenever I watch it.
Also, there is that wonderful garage scene...
Witness for the Execution may just be my all-time favorite Moonlighting episode. So, of course I gave it a 10.
This episode follows the blooper from "Every daughters father is a virgin", where they wondered when they should kiss. Hmmm
As usual, David's behaviour is unprofessional and even worse than a teenager's. Maddie is cutting him a lot of slack on this episode, which indicates that she cares deeply for him - just remember her reaction to his "bar-stool marriage" thing ;D
We get to deal with euthanasia, which was far and well above the usual "things" that people dealt in the 80's. Again, a show well ahead of it's time. Both Maddie and David make solid arguments, so none could tell who is right and who's not.
The events that led to Mr. Everett's death make up a good plot also. The viewers could not figure out who killed this man - they sure know it wasn't David - and we get the only clue of the truth when Maddie investigates this case (the slippers).
Of course, the scene at Maddie's house and David's reactions prepares us for the garage scene and their first real kiss, although this was a "product" of the emotional jeopardy they were into and not love. It seems that David kissed Maddie, but she kinda got into it too ;D
Apart from some unintentionally funny moments like the shaving cream (dis)appearance, this was a dramatic episode that strengthen up their relationship and made them realise what each one meant to the other.
Post by beesnbears on Mar 19, 2008 21:58:13 GMT -5
This one has become one of my top 5 favorites. They were only in the 2nd season and Cybill has already given a terrific performance in EDFIAV and in this one Bruce gives one of his finest dramatic moments. This episode leaves no doubt how the two feel about each other and the epilogue just makes you want to scream at the TV!! Now the game is on.............