Moonlighting 4×03 — “Take a Left at the Altar”: I’m finally into Season 4 of Moonlighting. It has been fairly slow going because I have a bunch of other stuff to watch and because Season 4 wasn’t exactly filled with stellar episodes. But at the same time, I haven’t actually seen a lot of these eps, so I do want to see how the show winds down. Thus far, it ain’t pretty.
I think the real decline in quality eps can be traced back to 4×03. This is when Maddie and David are separated just for the sake of being separated, with no real justification given. Yes, Cybill was pregnant and needed to scale back her hours, but the writers really dropped the ball in explaining why Maddie was hiding out in Chicago. She needed to think things over? Come on!
The only truly notable things about this episode (for me) were the guest stars. There were two fairly famous ones, and I recognized both of them not by their faces, but by their voices. The first was Terry O’Quinn, who I knew only as John Locke from Lost. I don’t recall ever seeing/noticing him in anything else, so I just recognize him as an older, completely bald man. Since he was pretty young in this Moonlighting ep and had a full head of hair, I didn’t register who he was until he spoke.
The second guest star that I recognized was Amanda Plummer. Again, it wasn’t her face that did it, but her voice. As soon as she spoke, I heard not this character from Moonlighting, but Honey Bunny from Pulp Fiction.
Other than the two guest stars, this ep was completely forgettable. God, I forgot how totally annoying Bert Viola is. No wonder I quit watching the show when he and Agnes DiPesto more or less took over!