Moonlighting 4×08 — “Los Dos Dipestos”: This episode was another brutal entry in the Season 4 canon. Once again, the main characters were largely absent from the action, and once again, viewers were reminded that Agnes and Bert, thought fine supporting characters, simply cannot carry the entire show on their shoulders. David was in bookend scenes at the beginning and end, but Maddie didn’t appear at all. What a huge letdown in a season full of letdowns.
– The one good thing about this episode was that it actually featured a case. Ok, so there wasn’t a heck of a lot of investigating, and most of the time Agnes and her mother were completely unaware that anything untoward was even happening, but still… at that point any semblance of a mystery was welcome.
– I thought it was kind of funny how Mrs. Dipesto kept calling Bert Mr. Violin instead of Mr. Viola. I mean, it sounds kind of dumb writing it out here, but the timing and delivery by the actress made it funny.
– I wish Mrs. Dipesto had kept those emeralds for herself. Sure, the reward might have been substantial, but there’s no way it would have been more than the jewels were worth. Moonlighting always did go for the pat, predictable endings, though.
Man, I hope these episodes get better soon. There has been a definite dry spell this season!