Season 1 Episode 5

Mooning and Crooning

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 21, 2009 on ABC
Mooning and Crooning
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Episode Summary

A celestial phenomenon over Eastwick pushes the townsfolk into a crazed frenzy for one night. Kat lets go of her inhibitions on top of a piano as Roxie and Mia find themselves in a shameful situation with Chad and Josh. Meanwhile, Joanna's editor pressures her to print a newspaper story that gets her into trouble.moreless

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  • Mooning and Crooning

    Mooning and Crooning was a perfect episode of Eastwick and I really enjoyed watching this episode as the Moon had it's 93rd return to it's closest apogee to the Earth and caused some strange urges in the townspeople. The story was well written and it was interesting how events unfolded. I loved when Kat was singing, she became The Woman in Red and set the house on fire with her performance! I love the subtle yet blatant phrases of Darryl and how he handles a situation caused by Joanna. I look forward to watching the next episode to see what will happen!!!!!!!!!

  • The town goes crazy on the moons closest apogee. Joanna needs a story so she runs the Van Horne story. Kat gets dolled up and sings at one of the restaurants right before it burns down. Roxie gets arrested and psychic at the same time.moreless

    I think that this show may be trying to follow the original story too closely. Right now as we are going thru the chaotic phase the bits and pieces of the story are all over the place. To bring the characters eventually up to speed requires you to tear them down. Unfortunately things got really strange this week starting with the dinner where the Pastor's wife made the scene. Typical preacher or politician's spouse, let's skip the facts as they only get in the way of the truth. That was a little weird and uncomfortable. Van Horne of course is manipulating all this as we will I suppose find out eventually, but the women all have free will and so they are doing a lot of this on their own. He is building them up to tear them down. Kat gets the high from performing only to get the low from betraying Joanna. Joanna gets the high of writing a cutting edge story only to hit the low of being just a hack journalist and getting fired. Roxie is all over the place with her daughter and her boyfriend. I'm not sure what the highs and lows have been with her for sure, but there have been a lot of them! We know Van Horne has been responsible in part for some of these things, but we also know that each women is getting more focused in their powers. Roxie as a Psychic, Kat can control the Elements, and Joanna can control mens minds.

    From the coming attractions it looks like this is going to be a wild ride. It should be fun if we get to see it! This episode was a little all over the place for me. We'll see where it goes next week. Thanks for reading...moreless
Steve Hytner

Steve Hytner

Clyde Hardin

Guest Star

Jazz Raycole

Jazz Raycole


Guest Star

Samantha Droke

Samantha Droke


Guest Star

Matt Dallas

Matt Dallas


Recurring Role

Darren Criss

Darren Criss

Josh Burton

Recurring Role

Torsten Voges

Torsten Voges


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Darryl: (to an old lady from another restaurant table) Would you like some of my duck in your mouth?

    • Darryl: This is what I'm talking about. Sharing our feelings, food fights, tickle fights. I just love celebrating with you ladies!
      Roxie: Tickle fights?
      Darryl: Drink some more wine.

    • (after Kat stands up for Joanna)
      Will: You're a good friend.
      Kat: And you're acting like a moron! Smarten up and be nice to Joanna.

    • Elise Dunn: The day I take etiquette lessons from you is the day we're all roasting in hell, Roxie Torcoletti! Running around with a boy young enough to date your daughter?

    • Roxie: Excuse me, young lady?!
      Mia: You are not allowed to 'young lady' me. For fifteen years, you've been trying to be my pal. You can't just turn around and be my mom.
      Roxie: I will 'young lady' you all I want, young lady! And believe me, I am your mom. I have the stretch marks to prove it.

    • Chad: (to Roxie) Hey, I thought we could go to your place for slunch, which is my new word for sex plus lunch.

    • Darryl: Oh, that breaks my heart. I hate seeing pretty people eat alone.
      Kat: I'm alone on purpose, Darryl. It's on my bucket list.
      Darryl: Bucket list. Isn't that for those about to die?
      Kat: This bucket list is for those about to rock!

    • Darryl: This is not a bucket list. This is a suck-it list. Look, whatever happened to 'go to a nude beach' or 'leap out of an airplane' or 'make love to a wealthy industrialist.'
      Kat: You mean you?
      Darryl: Or any wealthy industrialist.

    • Joanna: Penny, we're in a crisis. I've got my back against the wall. There's only one thing to do.
      Penny: What's that?
      Joanna: We need to party.

    • (Josh has lipstick on his face as he introduces himself to Roxie inside a jail cell)
      Josh: I wish we were meeting under better circumstances. I've been trying to get Chad to have you over for dinner.
      Roxie: (to Chad) Younger brother?
      Josh: And a friend of Mia's.
      Roxie: Yeah, I can see her friendship smeared all over your face.

    • (the morning after Penny and Joanna kissed)
      Penny: Hey, Joanna! About last night...
      Joanna: We must have lost our minds.
      Penny: Right? I mean, maybe we were rufied. I think I was. Did you rufie me?
      Joanna: What?
      Penny: It doesn't matter. For the record, I like guys. In fact, there's one guy that I'm like really kind of into and he has a penis!

    • Mia: I like Josh... a lot. I mean, he's cute and sweet and he's really nice to me. You know, he cracks me up all the time and he laughs at my jokes too. But after everything I said in front of him last night, I don't think he's ever gonna want to talk to me again.
      Roxie: I don't think it's hopeless.
      Mia: Really?
      Roxie: I know my Burton boys. They're prideful, but they're pussycats. We'll figure something out. Hand me your cellphone.
      Mia: Why?
      Roxie: Because we're going to compose a beautiful sincere apology text.
      Mia: You think it'll going to work?
      Roxie: It's a start. We get you two patched up and maybe we could double date.
      Mia: Ugh. Barf.
      Roxie: I kid.

    • Darryl: That's one of the really... perplexing things about life, isn't it? Any true pleasure comes with a price. We drink too much, we wake up hung over. We eat too much, we pack on the pounds. You enjoy one moment of lust, and you live a lifetime of guilt. Yeah, what feels good comes with a cost. At the end of the day, it's just a matter of figuring out how much you are willing to pay.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Airdates:
      United Kingdom: December 8, 2009 on Hallmark Channel
      Czech Republic: September 10, 2012 on TV Nova

    • Featured Music:
      • "House of Friends" by Tom Sanchez
      • "Spooky" by Jaime Ray Newman (originally by Mike Sharpe)
      • "Tainted Love" by The Captain's Package
      • "Good Love" by Kram
      • "Interno" by Slowtrain Soul


    • With Kat's red hair in the peek-a-boo style, that exact style of red dress (sweetheart neckline, floor-length, high side slit) and her desire to sing on stage, Kat is reminiscent of the animated character Jessica Rabbit from the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).

    • Chad suggests to Roxie that he act as her Professor X or Yoda, both of whom are masters/mentors who help extraordinary individuals harness their special powers in the X-Men graphic novels and movies and the Star Wars film series, respectively. In addition, the actress who plays Roxie, Rebecca Romijn, starred in the X-Men movies as the blue-skinned villain, Mystique.

    • Kat: I've always wanted to be a sexy lounge singer like Michelle Pfeiffer.

      Michelle Pfeiffer played the role of Susie Diamond, a lounge singer hired by brothers Frank and Jack Baker in the 1989 film The Fabulous Baker Boys. Incidentally, her character Sukie Ridgemont in the 1987 film The Witches of Eastwick is the counterpart of the character Kat Gardener in the TV series adaptation.