What's really so cruel about this ending was that it was a true ending. Maddie and David had lost their spark and therefore the show had to go. The truth is always bitterer than a lie. But the truth was to the real world. That was not the truth the audience wanted for their goodbye. The show broke the Fourth Wall at a moment when they needed it firmly in place the most. As its parting bow, the show hoisted itself on its own clever petard. The audience that had stuck it out with David and Maddie, that had been equally in denial with David and Maddie about the "truth" that it was all over, were no longer in on the joke of Moonlighting, they became the last joke Moonlighting would ever tell. Terrible, terrible case of the people behind the curtain being too clever for their own good.
Very well put.
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I just knew it was going to be bad when the first thing we see is David happy in bed with Annie. I felt physically uncomfortable b/c of how wrong that was. How could they have such a scene in D/M’s finale? How was this awful mistake going to be resolved so that David and Maddie could ride into the Sunset Strip together as they should? Why not a two-hour finale pulling out all the stops and going back to the writing that made the show great and letting our couple go out deservedly like a supernova? That should have been the title - instead of the shadows of a "Lunar Eclipse", we should a have gotten a bright "Supernova."
At the very miniscule least the executioners could have had a moment of mercy with D/M sharing a thorough promising kiss in the last shot. Breaking the fourth wall at the end they way they did was time wasted that could have been spent on that kiss and the declaration of undying love we never got.
The only ML episode that makes me feel really irritated and one that I rarely watch. They could have done so much more - David breaking up with Annie, Bert and Agnes getting married, then the third thing should have been Dave and Maddie walking off together. I don't care if they had done it in a rush, or written it badly, the only important thing should have been getting those two together in the end. Right up until the last 5 minutes, they could still have done it, but they just go out with a whimper and ruin it.
Totally agree. Ugh have to go watch the pilot now.
ok just one more comment to make and I'll quit torturing myself Wish they would have gotten rid of Annie the episode before. If they had left out the Agnes and Burt episode this could have happend(like Agnes and Burt but did not need a whole episode of them). Maddie could have stayed at David's instead of a hotel. That would have provided a great opportunity to get these two back together. Oh well any of you great fan fiction writers up for that?