Maddie has to make a choice before these two men kill each other. Sam takes a trip to David's barely there apartment to basically tell him he sucks and Maddie is just too high maintenance for a slob like him. David is basically tell me something I didn't already know. Sam says she needs someone who's better like maybe someone by the name of Sam! Oh, and not to mention he's asks Maddie to marry him! Ugh. Awww. Poor David...AGAIN!
When David finally gets the nerve AGAIN to tell her how he feels he has to chase them down in the parking garage. Is it me or did Sam think about running David down right there? I'm starting to not like this fellow! Maddie's had enough and leaves the two to settle their differences alone. Finally, David gives Sam the long need punch to the jaw which doesn't seem to affect our perfect man at all! Then Sam whams David so hard he runs into the wall and hits into something knocking it down. Maddie comes back in time to see a bloody David nursing his shoulder and staggering away singing a song. If ever there was a time to not be happy to hear David singing a song it's this one. Such a sad, pathetic scene for David with Maddie looking on. What else is new? More pain for David! How much of that shoulder nursing was real I wonder though. I think Bruce had sustained a collar bone injury by then in real life and Cybill was pregnant. So these moments were a pretty dramatic time for the characters and the actors on the series. Amazing how they were able to even pull of this episode! Glad they did though. Anyway, Maddie's and Sam's dinner date is ruined by the garage adventure and Maddie decides she wants to be left alone for awhile. Since Sam has no place to go Maddie lets him stay at her house and she goes to David's office at work to see the marvelous artistic direction David has made there during all this emotional upheaval. She meets Agnes there. A girls' night out for drinks leads Maddie to the conclusion that she wants to break it off with Sam! Yay!!! She arrives home to a supposedly sleeping Sam and makes her confession that she loves him but she loves David too. No to the proposal but one more fling! Ugh! Darn you writers! Surprise, surprise! Not Sam in bed but David! Another cat and dog fight plays out and then Be My Baby plays as major sparkage which means lovemaking begins! This my sweeties is the legendary Moonlighting Curse! Most of the time this is what gets the blame for the ratings downfall on tv shows. Getting your two leads into bed ruins your show! At least that's what future writers of other male and female leads shows began to believe. So some shows like The X-Files drag out the tension FOREVER until no one really cares anymore! So tell me this. Which is the better way to go? Sooner or later? I think it really comes down to the stories people! Just write a good enough story and people will stick around. Hey, Moonlighting was having quite a few problems by this time so just the two teads doing the deed should have not been the blame. Just a factor maybe in a circus of problems? Does that make sense?! lol! I will continue to watch because these characters' lives were not over after sex even if the ratings may have been! Great episode either way!