Season 1 Episode 2

Pilot (2)

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Mar 03, 1985 on ABC

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  • The two new partners-in-detecting,Maddie & David,narrowly escape the creepy Mr.Simon,who's after the show's MacGuffin-the watch everyone seems to want.The watch is the key to a hidden cache of diamonds,and the duo race to find them before the bad guys do.

    And so the story continues. Maddie & David, still at odds with each other concerning the fate of the Detective Agency, team up to find out what it is about the watch that everyone wants. As it happens, it leads to a hidden stash of diamonds, but everyone who's interested in the watch seems to end up dead.As would become commonplace with Moonlighting, the plot is only part of the reason we're watching. The main reason is the two chalk-and-cheese characters sparring like a couple of prize-fighters. And they're absolutely expert at it. No other TV couple has come close to the dynamic these two characters had, with the possible exception of "The X-Files"' Mulder and Scully. One-liner after one-liner is fired with absolute precision at the audience and it's pure joy to listen to. Even now, over 20 years after it first aired, it's still light years ahead of stodgy, oh-so-serious fare such as "Law & Order". A fantastic start to a terrific, milestone slice of television, and the most original show of it's kind. You'll be back for more.