The Best Episodes of Moonlighting
Last Updated: Apr 5, 2019
When former fashion model Maddie Hayes goes broke and finds that one of her few remaining assets is ownership of the Blue Moon Detective Agency, she is tempted to liquidate it until she meets the quirky employees and gets involved in their even quirkier cases.
#1 - In God We Strongly Suspect
Season 2 - Episode 13
Dave and Maddie agree to "corpse-sit" for an escape artist's widow, who believes her dead husband's threats to come back and get even with her.
#2 - Come Back Little Shiksa
Season 4 - Episode 2
With Maddie in Chicago, Dave feels very sympatico with a client who offers $10,000 if they can locate the woman he spent one memorable night with.
#3 - Atomic Shakespeare
Season 3 - Episode 7
A boy hoping to watch Moonlighting but forced to study Shakespeare instead daydreams about the cast performing their own version of The Taming of the Shrew complete with Petruchio Dave and Kate Maddie.
#5 - Cool Hand Dave (1)
Season 4 - Episode 5
Ms. Dipesto lets Maddie's secret slip, so Dave frantically tries to fly to Chicago, but he gets waylaid and makes an unexpected side trip to prison under another man's name.
#6 - Los Dos DiPestos
Season 4 - Episode 8
Ms. Dipesto's mother returns from a visit to Mexico carrying more than she realizes and becomes the target for several different parties.
#7 - Twas the Episode Before Christmas
Season 2 - Episode 10
Ms. Dipesto finds a baby left in her apartment by a woman named Mary fleeing from the hit men who killed her husband, and Dave and Maddie quarrel over using the agency phones as a "Santa hot line."
#8 - And the Flesh Was Made Word
Season 4 - Episode 14
Dave and Maddie try to recover their working relationship while dealing with the romantic writings of a man obsessed by one woman.
#11 - To Heiress Human
Season 3 - Episode 15
Maddie tries to ignore the previous night as she and David tackle a new case: a woman wants evidence that her fiance loves her and not her father's money.
#12 - Blonde on Blonde (1)
Season 3 - Episode 11
Maddie's strange mood has David worried so he spends the evening following her, but ends up involved in a murder.
#13 - Yours, Very Deadly
Season 3 - Episode 4
Dave and Maddie are hired by a married woman to find the man she has been sharing a torrid romantic correspondence with and make sure he understands the arrangement is over.
#14 - Sleep Talkin' Guy
Season 2 - Episode 16
Dave uses information passed on to him from a prostitute with an important client who talks in his sleep to solve several big cases.
#15 - Eek! A Spouse!
Season 4 - Episode 11
Dave is skeptical about the existence of Walter Bishop and bugs Maddie about it as they work on case for a woman who wants to buy off her husband's mistress.
#16 - Lunar Eclipse
Season 5 - Episode 13
Dave breaks it off with Annie when her husband comes to California, everyone attends the wedding of Burt and Agnes, and the agency closes its doors for a final time as everyone tries to figure out why it all had to end.
#17 - Funeral for a Door Nail
Season 2 - Episode 17
A depressed man hires a hit man to kill him after his wife dies, then desperately seeks Dave and Maddie's help to call him off when he sees his supposedly dead wife alive.
#18 - Tale in Two Cities
Season 4 - Episode 4
Maddie's parents throw a party for her in Chicago while Dave and Bert party it up in LA.
#19 - Those Lips, Those Lies
Season 5 - Episode 8
Maddie is sympathetic while David is skeptical when his brother shows up asking for help tracking down his fiancee's former partner, who has absconded with all their company assets.
#20 - In 'N Outlaws
Season 5 - Episode 11
Burt pouts and frantically tries to solve the crime when Agnes is forced to miss his family reunion because she won't vote to convict a man of murdering his partner / lover.
#21 - Eine Kleine Nacht Murder (2)
Season 5 - Episode 12
Dave helps Maddie entertain her cousin Annie, who's visiting California to get a perspective on her marriage.
#23 - It's a Wonderful Job
Season 3 - Episode 8
A depressed Maddie gets a chance to see what her life and the rest of Blue Moon staff would be like if she had sold the agency as she originally intended.
#25 - Somewhere Under the Rainbow
Season 2 - Episode 7
Dave and Maddie argue over whether to help a young woman who claims to be a leprechaun find the pot of gold she insists her father has hidden for her in Los Angeles.