REWATCHING: THE SON ALSO RISES Feb 3, 2009 21:32:44 GMT -5
Post by lin212 on Feb 3, 2009 21:32:44 GMT -5
1. What, if any, is the importance of showing an empty Blue Moon office and Agnes entering before everyone else on the first day back from vacation?
It seems to me like a metaphor for the return of the show to the airwaves after the summer hiatus. On the one hand, I can see the empty Blue Moon office as the stand-in for the viewers’ empty living rooms (or at least dormant tv sets). The office is quiet and vacant and just waiting for the Blue Moon people to come in and give it life again, just as we viewers waited all summer for them to come back into our lives. On the other hand, I can see Agnes coming in and readying the place up, so eager for the fun to start as a stand-in for all the folks who worked on the Moonlighting production. It’s like Agnes’s excitement is just a representation of how excited all the folks behind Moonlighting were to get back to work and bring us a great show.
2. What do you think of Maddie’s little smile when she awakens? Contrast this look with the look she has when she enters the office after the wobblies.
When I see her little smile, I immediately think of the contrast between it and the one at the beginning of Gunfight at the So-So Corral. In that earlier episode, she’s just beaming, so eager to start work at her new enterprise. She’s kind of over-the-top in her excitement and earnestness and naivety concerning her hopes and expectations about what this new life will bring her. In this episode, though, her smile is much more subtle and is less about what she hopes is waiting for her at the office, and more about what she knows is waiting there for her. She’s not so naïve anymore. She knows all about the good and the bad of running Blue Moon and dealing with the employees and working with David in particular. After two years, she accepts and embraces it all , and is happy to be getting back to it. Of course, by now David has become an integral part of her life and I think a huge part of her smile is knowing she’ll soon see David. Again, though, her smile is small and kind of crooked because, as eager as she is to see him, she knows the headaches and challenges he’ll bring. Of course, that’s part of why she’s so eager for him to be back in her daily life.
Two great points, callmeditzy. Ooooh, I love this place!