Simon & Simon

Season 8 Episode 13

Simon Says 'Goodbye'

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Aired Unknown Mar 02, 1989 on CBS
6.8
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Simon Says 'Goodbye'
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Abby's friend hires Rick and A.J. to find an old flame, while the Simon's continue to be unlucky in love. Sadly (but with class), the series ends.

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  • Rick and AJ are hired by a reluctant bride-to-be to find her high-school boyfriend for old times sake. Complications arise as their client is a Modern Art Museum publicist and her former flame is an art dealer who runs a bit of forgery/murder on the side.moreless

    6.5
    It's Art for Forgery's Sake in this episode. The boys get hired by another crazy client to resolve unfinished business. This time it's an art publicist looking to relive past wild times with an old boyfriend. Her current boyfriend is a bit too staid and predictible for her. But she comes to appreciate those qualites when she finds out Terry/Carol is a rat, a swindler, and a murderer.



    The case itself isn't much to write home about. The Simons get to engage in not one, but two knock-down fights that trash both an art gallery and their office. Modern Art pretensions and 80's Yuppie consummerism get a mild skewering. The most fun of the ep is Cecilia giving her boys a gentle poke in the ribs over their lack of permenant romantic attachments and the way they fall over themselves to prove her wrong.



    A kind of disappointing end to a fun, fascinating, popular, long-running series. Well, there's always the tv movies. And hopefully Universal has it in queue for a DVD box set.

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Brian Patrick Clarke

Brian Patrick Clarke

Terry Adamson/Carol Holridge

Guest Star

Gerard Prendergast

Gerard Prendergast

Dolf

Guest Star

Stephanie Blake

Stephanie Blake

Belinda

Guest Star

William Bryant

William Bryant

Stanley Morfogen

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Elyse wears the often-seen gold ram's head brooch in the lunch scene with AJ and Rick.

    • This episode has the last appearance of Ernie Boyar, who (along with Al Sanchez) is Rick Simon's long-time undercover alias. Ernie tries to buy a painting from gallery owner/fraud Carol Holdridge.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • A.J.: Rick, she called you-quite accurately I might add-an overgrown adolescent with no romance in his soul.
      Rick: What do I need a romantic soul for? The Power Wagon's got bench seats.

    • Rick: That's a good way to go broke, betting on the lifespan of a marriage.
      AJ: Yeah. Not like a brother. Unfortunately that lasts forever.
      Rick: You know, AJ, there's something that Mom made me promise that I would never tell you: you're adopted.

    • Rick: I checked out every biker club and weird cult hangout in town. No one's ever heard of a Terry Adamson. Did get invited to a human sacrifice, though. You wanna go?
      AJ: Why not? At least we can tell Mom we made it to the altar.

    • Cecilia: Ah well, boys, don't worry. You'll both find a wonderful girl who'll make you very happy.
      Rick: That sounds great, Mom. I'll take Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

    • Abby: My mother had a saying, 'Beware of geeks bearing gifts.'

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Thank you, Inspector Clouseau. -- AJ sarcastically alludes to Rick being like Inspector Jacques Clouseau, the bumbling French police detective of the Pink Panther films.

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