Night Court

Season 9 Episode 21

Opportunity Knock Knocks (2)

Aired Unknown May 13, 1992 on NBC

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  • Harry decides to stay in Night Court along with Roz. Christine goes to Congress and Dan quits his positon to go with her and persue her. Mac quits law school to become a filmmaker. And Bull is abducted by short aliens who need a tall guy.

    As I said in my review of Part One of this episode, this would have been a fine Season Finale and indeed it was planned as such. What a shame that the planned 10th Season never happened.

    Honestly, this episode seems to have been thrown together from ideas for the Series Finale that had been planned for the end of the 8th Season with the intent of closing the show out as quickly as possible. Let\\\'s discuss the \\\"ending\\\" for each character in detail.

    Harry - the only one that was done right. Harry deciding, ultimately, to say with the job that allows him the best chance to help people is true to the character.

    Christine - after all the comedy about her campaign being poorly managed through the season (which was all done to greater effect during Dan\\\'s two failed campaigns), Christine\\\'s victory here is a bit of a shock and very anti-climatic.

    Mac - literally, has his story summed up in one talk with Harry after being in the background the whole episode. And I may be mistaken, but I think Mac graduated from Law School at the top of his class sometime during Season 8... so how can he quit here? Roz - even worse off than Mac, Roz is a virtual non-entity and any ending for her is delayed until the last season when Harry asks if she is going anywhere after Dan, Christine and Mac announce their leaving.

    Dan - the sudden about-face here, more true to the Dan of the end of the 8th season, is really forced. Dan\\\'s nightmare ranks among the worst moments of the show\\\'s history

    Bull - the worst of the lot. Bull is abducted by short elderly aliens for the rather silly reason of them needing a tall man to reach their high shelves. Begging the question of why their shelves were constricted so high in the first place. The real shame is that there is no mention of Bull\\\'s wife Wanda, who was part of the few 9th Season episodes that was actually great.