In spite of what David does with that woman this episode isn't horrible probably more for the whole Maddie finding out part that she is pregnant and the party her parents throw for her and her leaving the message at the end on Agnes machine. damn David for not being home. He really acts out badly when he is hurt. Maybe a 6.
Post by haddie mayes on Jul 16, 2006 12:25:58 GMT -5
I agree with you rose35 i always fast forward to the part where Maddie has just found out she`s pregnant , quote "it`s amazing what you can talk your self out of, i kept telling myself maybe it was fatigue or the travel" ( i may not have got the line right word for word but you get the idea).
And then the oh! so nearly phone call to tell David about the baby, every time i watch it i say to myself `please be in this time David` yeah i know i`m a little crazy So instead Maddie phones Agnes to spread the good news- probably knowing that David would find that way , so saving her from having to explain to David how their birth control had failed
So purely on the merits of the above mentioned scenes i will give this episode a 6.
I just watched this again the other night, my first time since the original air date. It seemed kind of uneven, but at least some things were decided, ie the pregnancy. The Bert/McGillicuddy thing seemed to be a bit of filler material, but I can see where it was needed to set up the later Dave/Bert trip to the old meat market.
I did like the photography in this episode though, especially the Dave and Bert scenes. Very crisp.
Post by robertanderson on Nov 27, 2006 20:13:33 GMT -5
I gave this episode four stars, because it didn't have a case. Any episode that doesn't at least have a case will loose at least two stars. Therefore, it could have achieved a six, but no more. The main reason it rises above the three level is because I enjoyed David and Bert going out on the town and picking up babes. I like all the bar scenes in Moonlighting.
I have to wonder though was Bert really going to crash head first into MacGillicudy in the parking garage? If so, I am surprised David didn't fire him. I know this was before the hightened sensitivity to workplace violence, but come on, a homicidal maniac on the payroll and nobody is concerned? Maybe I misunderstood the scene? Anyway, I think Bert is hilarious.
I guess the short answer to your question is - look at the source. David surely is the one person who can understand frustration over a woman. Case in point - the trashed office in IACM and the smashed BMW. Violence? As David says in Father Knows Last, he is the chief cuckoo in this nest. Bert's behavior wouldn't have concerned him in the least.
Post by robertanderson on Nov 28, 2006 20:47:16 GMT -5
<As David says in Father Knows Last, he is the chief cuckoo in this nest. Bert's behavior wouldn't have concerned him in the least.>
I think he was at least somewhat concerned. He took the car from Bert. He took Bert out for a night out drinking and looking for women to take his mind off the situation. Yes, they were both in similar situations, but David never contemplates violence against another person. Also, Agnes and McGillacuddy would certainly have told the other people in the office about it. I still feel that an incident like this would probably have had to have been portrayed differently if the show had been from say, the 1990s, when workplace violence was in all the headlines. Just some observations, not a criticism.
I voted 6. If you take away what will happen later it's not all bad. I think my favorite part is at the Hayes party, that man who calls Maddie "Haddie Mayes" and tells her heused to put gum in her hair in the 8th grade. It's like something I would be proud of too. ;D And I too of course always hope David would be in when Maddie calls him. Still nice to see that he is the first person she wants to share the news with(apart from that lawn doctor guy). It feels like she would have left a message on his machine if the thing he says before the tone had been a little more normal and a little less 'David'. Ah, if only they knew...
5. I take solace in the fact that she calls David first. Otherwise, the show is starting to size up the distance across that shark tank with the revelation of Maddie's pregnancy. There will be no easy out from their emotionally overcharged relationship problems now. No way for them to kiss and banter and agree to table their problems or put them off and build up a new reservoir of sexual frustration. Now they must proceed full steam ahead down the aisle. So will they go down that aisle unhappily? (Depressing) Or happily? (Short term bliss but next stop boring) Who knew they'd go for option C - Maddie walks down the wrong aisle! (Infuriating)
Post by maddieaddisonjr on Dec 11, 2007 23:40:07 GMT -5
David with another woman? Any episode containing such a tragedy couldn’t possibly get more than a *6* from me and it could only go that high if there were some other parts good enough that to rate it less might not be fair.
What was that song playing in the bar that David was singing along to? It and he were quite ‘exy together. Hee-hee!
If I’m correct in this episode David goes to Maddie’s house on the pretense of checking her mail and he hears the whir of her machine as she’s obviously checking her messages. Well there was one from David himself where he’s saying something about he’ll cook; he’ll pick up some steaks from Trader Joe’s and some wine and he tells her to ‘pick a spot on the rug, baby’ or something like that. He definitely calls her ‘baby’ and I think it sounds so cute. Points for that message alone! And I thought Trader Joe's was brand new because it's only been in my city for little bitty while. I'd never heard of it before and David Addison shopped in one in Cali 20 years ago.
I liked the party on Maddie’s end and her parents.
I gave it an 8 & now I regret it lol, I guess now I'm rating the show based on the awful episodes instead of the great ones .. This wasn't very painful, I liked that David finally stopped feeling sorry for himself, I liked the pregnancy plot although I know it's only gonna make things worse .. & I dislike Burt more and more each episode .. So I'd give it a 5 if I had to rate it as a 3rd season Moonlighting episode, but it wasn't that bad compared to other episodes of season 4