Moonlighting

Season 3 Episode 12

Sam & Dave (2)

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Feb 10, 1987 on ABC
9.5
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Sam & Dave (2)
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Dave and Maddie quarrel over Sam as they keep watch on a man for his mistress, who's convinced he's two-timing her-with his wife.

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  • Grrrrrr! Why did they have to make him be such a nice guy?! Maddie's insane not to notice! MORE pain for David! What's new?:(

    9.5
    David gets to really know "Luke Skywalker" I mean Sam, Maddie's old friend from college. Astronaut Sam is everything David isn't and when he's invited to dine with Sam and Maddie David finds this out and more about the rival for his affections. As the dinner goes on David gets more and more drunk and in this case more and more hurt about all the info he receives about Sam while Maddie sits there between the both of them mostly silent which is ANOTHER unusual thing about her now! What did the writers do with Maddie? Did they lock her up in a studio closet somewhere and replace her with this look alike double?! I have a feeling Maddie isn't going to be Maddie for a while more and now I'm wondering if we'll ever see the original Maddie ever again?! Sam turns out to be a good guy and takes David home but not before they get the crap beat out of them by some big guy at a gas station. AGAIN! Why all the David bashing?! Figuratively and literally this time! Ugh! How much pain does this guy have to go through?!!! Later Maddie once again beds down with Sam after he returns home to her from taking David home. Just dig the knife in a little deeper writers!!! All that time while they were dancing I was waiting for Sam to say "He's in love with you Maddie," but I guess the writers wanted us to get that without actually saying it with Maddie's reactions or something. We still have to SEE these two getting it on! We already knew they were. Us David and Maddie fans really don't want to see it. You think David wants to see that?! Well, neither to WE! Ugh! Onto the next one which is probably the one where the Moonlighting curse originated!moreless
  • A fabulous, kind of heartbreaking episode.

    10
    I love this episode and think it's one of the best of the series, even though it made me constantly feel the urge to cover my eyes and plug my ears as our hero David makes a total a** of himself. David, having realized he's in love with Maddie, follows her to her romantic dinner with rival Sam, and Sam--the crafty ex-- invites him to join them. Dave gets wasted and shows his worst side, while Sam shows himself to be the consummate nice guy. There is constant tension between Sam and Dave, as both knows the other one is his rival for Maddie's affections. David, I think feeling somewhat defeated, gets so drunk that Sam has to take him home, even heaving him into bed and taking off his shoes, which goes way beyond the call of duty, I think. Before Sam leaves, David tells him he's a good guy, but before he's totally out of earshot, David mutters "Rat bastard," which I thought was the perfect sentiment. (Yes, you're a good guy, but I hate you for it!)



    At this point, I think both David and Sam believe that Sam holds all the cards--after all he's a nice, good-looking, gentlemanly ASTRONAUT, while David is, um, David--but at the end of the episode, the viewer can tell that this is not the case. The final scene shows Maddie lying awake in bed with a sleeping Sam, staring off and obviously thinking about David. Since I haven't watched this series since it was originally on tv, I can't remember exactly what happens next, but after this episode, I was left wondering, how nice is this Sam guy really? Is he just being a cunning schemer, letting David dig his own proverbial grave? Is he a calculating person doing everything he can to get what he wants (Maddie), or is he a genuinely nice person?



    I can't wait to watch the next episode!moreless
  • Among the most tense and rattling of the personal dramas in the series. David is suspicious of the new man in Maddie’s life and follows the couple out on the town. Disaster ensues.moreless

    10
    Features a brilliant clash of wills between the earnest but increasingly desperate David, and astronaut Sam Crawford, newly returned to town but with a previous relationship history with Maddie.



    David, having ‘already met’ his rival in very unpleasant circumstances, is at first inclined to give up and slide into a crushing depression. Yet after hearing a shaggy-dog story about the night before from Maddie, his jealousy is piqued again, and he invites himself to her and Sam’s dinner.



    David wants so badly to tell Maddie the vital conclusion he discovered the other night. Sam, who may understand more than he directly lets on, is not to be dismissed so easily.



    What follows is a stunning conversation between the two men, with Maddie as the frightened third wheel. None of them can leave, or start an out-and-out fight, as either would be unconscionably rude; yet each of them can tell things have gone horribly wrong. So they’re all trapped. The discussion is filled with what they pretend are jokes, but the words are wrapped in vicious anger and bitter sadness. David drinks himself into oblivion and Sam is certainly not inclined to make him stop. He is, ‘without firing a shot,’ able to get David to make an utter fool out of himself in front of Maddie.



    You wouldn’t think the night could get worse for Mr. Addison. It can, and it does.



    He is dropped off at home by Crawford, who not only tows David to his room like so much garbage to the curb, but gets to go back to Maddie as the winner of the day, and as her lover.



    David loses the battle.



    Has he lost the war?

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Allyce Beasley

Allyce Beasley

Agnes DiPesto

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis

David Addison Jr.

Cybill Shepherd

Cybill Shepherd

Madeline "Maddie" Hayes

Curtis Armstrong

Curtis Armstrong

Herbert Quentin Viola (seasons 4 - 5, recurring previously)

Bill Washington

Bill Washington

Unknown

Guest Star

Julia Jennings

Julia Jennings

Unknown

Guest Star

Caitlin Clarke

Caitlin Clarke

Elaine Johnson

Guest Star

Curtis Armstrong

Curtis Armstrong

Herbert Viola

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • There is an "Easter egg" (a visual in-joke) about 18 minutes into the episode. During the scene when Maddie walks into her office and explains to David her plans for the day, she is carrying an extra dress in a garment cover. That's the outfit she's going to wear on a date with her boyfriend Sam later that night. Look at the dress cover just after Maddie places it on a stand. Across the front of it is the name Turturice--as in Robert Turturice, who was the costume designer for the show.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • (At the restaurant; David approaches the table where Sam and Maddie are having dinner)

      Maddie: David!

      David: Evening. Sorry to interrupt your dinner. (To Sam) Hi.

      (Sam, surprised, moves back in his seat.)

      Sam: Hi.

      Maddie: David?

      David: Forgive me, I'm, uh, sorry... sorry to interrupt your dinner. It's just that there's, uh, kind of an emergency.

      Maddie: Emergency? What kind of emergency?

      David: Well--

      Maddie: Oh, I'm sorry! Sam, this is David, uh, David Addison, my associate. David, this is Sam Crawford.

      David: Yeah. We've, uh--

      (They shake hands; Sam glares at David as if to warn him)

      Sam: Nice to meet you.

      (David returns the knowing look)

      David: Nice to meet you too.

      Sam: Uh, listen-- why don't I excuse myself, let you two discuss whatever exactly--ah, that's okay...

      Maddie: Oh, no! That's not necessary!

      (Sam rises to walk off, waving to David)

      Sam: Have a seat. (Turns to Maddie) Be back in a few minutes. (Leaves)

      (David walks around the bench. Smiles at Maddie. She moves over to let him sit.)

      David: Well.

      Maddie: Well!

      David: So, that's your old friend Sam.

      Maddie: Yeah, that's my old friend Sam!

      David: Yeah, I had an old friend Sam once. Kind of looked like him. Nice enough guy, didn't really deserve jail. I guess that raincoat just sort of fell open.

      Maddie: What's the emergency, David?

      (Some violinists come to the table. David glares at them.)

      David: You guys know any Black Sabbath? (They leave.)

      Maddie: There is no emergency, is there, David.

      David: Yes, well, yes there is. There is an emergency.

      Maddie: All right?

      (Pause. Takes a big drink, preparing for what he has to say.)

      David: Well! I, uh... I kind of realized something last night.

      Maddie: What?

      David: Well, I made a decision. (Smiles) A big decision. (Looks away. Laughs.) Oh God, Maddie.

      Maddie: What, David?

      David: Look, what I'm trying to say is--

      Sam (walking back to table): Hi. Back too soon?

      Maddie: No, no.

      David: No, uh-uh. (Gets up.) As a matter of fact, the meeting's over. Everything's straightened out.

      (The men stare each other down.)

      Maddie: Sam, sit.

      (A long silence)

      Maddie: Well, thank you for updating me on the situation, David.

      David: ...Right.

      (Pause. Sam gestures to the table.)

      Sam: Maybe you want to join us for a glass of wine?

      David: Huh?

      Sam: Wine, you know, this stuff. (Sits down) I'm really not much of a drinker. (Picks up bottle, poises over glass) Maybe you'd like to give us a hand putting this away? (Looks to Maddie) Uh, that is, if the emergency's taken care of.

      David (sighing): Sure!

      Sam: Sure. (Pours drink)

      Maddie (heavily): Great.

    • (David walks into Maddie's office)

      David: So! What's the occasion?

      Maddie: What do you mean?

      David: I mean, you've been gone for three hours, and you come back looking like an ad for Wally's Wig World.

      Maddie: I had my hair done.

      David: Thank God, I thought your head was shrinking.

      Maddie: Are you through?

      (David goes to a coat stand and pulls up the cover on a garment bag. Inside is the black evening dress into which Maddie will change for her date. David whistles.)

      Maddie: Guess not.

      David: Nice! (Picks up dress.)

      Maddie: David...

      David: A little something for knocking around the bordello?

      Maddie: A store was having a sale. I just needed a-- dinner dress.

      David: Did you need to get one that was cut down to South America?

    • (In Maddie's office)

      David: Okay, maybe there is something wrong. Maybe there is something bothering me. You skipped out of here last night, ranting about getting reckless with a total stranger. Then you show up here, at 11:00. Maybe I was worried about you. I guess it didn't occur to me that I could be worried about you? That just maybe, I'd assume the worst?

      Maddie: I'm sorry. (Pause) I just stopped and got some groceries last night. Got home early. When I got there, there was a message from an old friend. We got together, stayed up a little late. I'm sorry. I wasn't thinking.

      David (heavily): An old friend.

      Maddie: Yeah! I've known Sam since I was six. (crosses to desk) Promised him some lunch, and I've got a couple of things I want to do. Get back here about 2:30, and get started on this case? (camera over to David as he mulls over her words; Maddie walks to door)

      David: Yeah, right.

      Maddie: Bye! (Leaves, closes door.)

      (Long pause as David sulks)

      David: Sam!...

    • (Dave and Bert have set up a camera in a hotel room across from the case subject's hotel. Bert is at the camera, near the window, while Dave stretches out on the bed.)

      Bert: Okay. Here goes. (Speaks into recorder) Blue Moon Investigations. Field notes of the surveillance on the Johnson case. Investigating agents, D. Addison and H. Viola. Time: 7:35 p.m. Surveilling the Wilshire Arms Hotel. Subjects observed engaged in-- ah-- (Turns to David) I don't quite know how to describe this.

      David: What do you see?

      Bert: Lots of lips. Lots of tongues.

      David: Mutual oral explorations confined to areas about the face.

      Bert: Wow. (Back to taking pictures and reading notes) Mutual oral explorations confined to areas about the face… Subject A, McLafferty. Caucasian, male. Subject B, unknown female of blonde origin. (Faces David) How old would you estimate she is, Mr. Addison?

      David: About Maddie's age. Thirty-five.

      Bert: Subject B, approximately thirty-five… So, the boss lady's chowing down at Chez Brey, uh? I hear that place is very expensive.

      David (sits up, alarmed): What did you say?

      Bert: Chez Brey. Agnes made the reservation this afternoon. (Looks back at scene in window, takes pictures) Hi-ho silver! Subject A has just removed Subject B's—uh, uh, what do you call that thing?

      David: Black evening dress cut down to South America.

      (View cuts back and forth between Bert by the window, and a very distraught David on the bed)

      Bert: Subject A has just placed his oral cavity in close proximity to Subject B's upper torso and left clavicle region. Whoa! Smack dab on the mambos! Subject A is carrying Subject B to bed. Mayday! Mayday! Subjects are prone! Subjects are prone! Oh, I hope that's his wife. Have you ever seen two people make love like that before, Mr. Addison? This is, ah, religious! I have never seen two people make love like this before. Have you, Mr. Addison? …Mr. Addison? (Turns to see David has just left the room) Mr. Addison?

    • David: When was the last time I sent you on a stakeout so that I could go out and get--

      Maddie: What and do what?

      David: Nothing!

    • David: I'll get you back--

      Sam: I know you will.

    • David: (to Maddie) And when did you change your mind about total strangers?

    • Maddie (to David): If you don't want to go alone, take someone with you. Take Mr. Viola!
      Bert (eavesdropping from the next room): Yeah!

    • David: Hey, Luke?
      Sam: Yeah?
      David: You're all right.
      Sam (pause): Heh.
      David: ... Rat bastard.

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