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Starring Bruce Willis & Cybill Shepherd
Season 5 (ABC) (1988-89)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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################# Moonlighting ###############
############## season 5 1988-89 ##############
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ABC Tuesdays 9-10pm (13 episodes)

5.1 [--] Moonlighting: WOMB WITH A VIEW
Prod. no. ? / 06-Dec-1988 ABC Tue
Written by Glenn Gordon Caron & Charles H. Eglee
Directed by Jay Daniel
Guest Cast:
Joseph Maher
Sagan Lewis
Synopsis:
It's nearing that time when Maddie is about to release her little bundle of joy into the world; the baby shower is arranged,
all systems are go. But somewhere in a warm, soft place a familiar-looking fledgling is getting a sneak preview of what lies
'out there' - the good, the bad, the au pairs.... An angel from above visits Baby Hayes as he waits to be born and gives him
the low down on his parents and their relationship.

5.2 [--] Moonlighting: BETWEEN A YUK AND A HARD PLACE
Prod. no. ? / 13-Dec-1988 ABC Tue
Written by Kerry Ehrin
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Guest Cast:
Cristina Raines-Crowe
Nicholas Cascone
Rod McCary
Synopsis:
The mood is blue as Maddie tries to come to terms with her situation, and Addison's absence doesn't help. But others
have problems for our distracted detectives to solve, such as the whirlwind romance that turned into a ghost story ...
A woman is convinced that her husband is still in love with someone from his past.

5.3 [--] Moonlighting: THE COLOR OF MADDIE
Prod. no. 88003 / 20-Dec-1988 ABC Tue
Written by Barbara Hall
Directed by Artie Mandelberg
Guest Cast:
Karen Landry
Graham Beckel
Alan Macrae
Drew Pillsbury
Synopsis:
Lesson 1 in how to confuse an Addison: be ever so sweet after he's missed a meeting, give him a bonus cheque, tell him you
accept him for what he is and say 'David, we're pals!'. Maddie may be bewildering, but no more so than the wife whose husband
took a 10-year break after a five-day marriage....

5.4 [--] Moonlighting: PLASTIC, FANTASTIC LOVER
Prod. no. 88007 / 10-Jan-1989 ABC Tue
Written by Jerry Stahl
Directed by Allan Arkush
Guest Cast:
Andrew Robinson ........ Leslie Hunziger
Nicholas Pryor ........ Dr. Simon Brill
Michelle Johnson ....... Michelle Hunziger
Jennifer Tilly ......... Nurse Saundra
Synopsis:
Must we change our looks to appeal to our partner? Mr Hunzinger obviously thought so, but the plastic surgeon caused his disfiguration
and he became a recluse. Maddie and David - with their own talent for getting under skins - are hired to get evidence of malpractice
so that Hunzinger can exact his pound of flesh ...

5.5 [--] Moonlighting: SHIRTS AND SKINS
Prod. no. ? / 17-Jan-1989 ABC Tue
Written by Roger Director
Directed by Artie Mandelberg
Guest Cast:
Joan Pringle
Jayne Atkinson
Lora Staley
Synopsis:
A case of sexual blackmail finds Maddie working for the woman who took the law in her hands, while David backs the boss
who took the bullet in his foot. Blue Moon is a battle zone as chromosomes clash; men are pitted against women; it's war!

5.6 [--] Moonlighting: TAKE MY WIFE, FOR EXAMPLE
Prod. no. ? / 07-Feb-1989 ABC Tue
Written by James Kramer
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Guest Cast:
Colleen Dewhurst ...... Betty Russell
Lawrence Pressman ..... Nathan Kraft
Jane Hallaren ......... Lydia Budroe Kraft
Synopsis:
Messy divorces were attorney Betty Russell's battleground, but now she wants to save a marriage. The duelling detectives
are hired to find out about this thing called love in a case which raises the following questions: Is Maddie mean?
Does the size of your car matter? Can David ever kiss again with confidence?

5.7 [--] Moonlighting: I SEE ENGLAND, I SEE FRANCE, I SEE MADDIE'S NETHERWORLD
Prod. no. 88008 / 14-Feb-1989 ABC Tue
Written by Chris Ruppenthal
Directed by Paul Krasny
Guest Cast:
Michael Flynn ..... Harry Stoffer
Phil Simms
Jon Korkes
Kipper Kids
Synopsis:
All Harry ever wanted from Blue Moon was a bodyguard; he never expected it to be his final resting place. Maddie and David
discover that 'esprit de corpse' when they attempt to repel an invasion of bodysnatchers as everyone gets wild about Harry ...

5.8 [--] Moonlighting: THOSE LIPS, THOSE LIES
Prod. no. 88009 / 02-Apr-1989 ABC Tue
Written by James Kramer & Chris Ruppenthal
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Guest Cast:
Rita Wilson
Debra Sandlund
Synopsis:
Addison's in love! No, not David, but brother Richard and for once in his life it sounds serious. David demurs - especially
when the lady in question proves to have a less than savoury past.... 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.

5.9 [--] Moonlighting: PERFETC
Prod. no. ? / 09-Apr-1989 ABC Tue
Teleplay by James Kramer & Chris Ruppenthal / Story by Jeff Reno & Ron Osborn
Directed by Gerald Perry Finnerman
Guest Cast:
Tim Thomerson ........ Brock Ash
Lee Bryant ........... Dr. Van Breegle
Bill Erwin ........... Duncan Kennedy
David Ruprecht ....... Police Artist
Jack Blessing ........ MacGillicudy (recurring)
Synopsis:
'There is no such thing as the perfect crime.' Brock Ash, a man who is not long for this world, begs to differ and asks
Maddie and David to collect evidence of the criminal caper which has baffled police for 25 years and for which he now
wants posterity to remember him ...

5.10 [--] Moonlighting: WHEN GIRLS COLLIDE
Prod. no. 88010 / 16-Apr-1989 ABC Tue
Teleplay by Leo Tecate (aka Merril Markoe) / Story by Leo Tecate (aka Merril Markoe) & Charles H.Elgee
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Guest Cast:
Virginia Madsen ..... Lorraine Anne Charnock
Ron Vernan .......... Seymour Sapperman
Beverly Sanders ..... Adelaide Sapperman
Jay Goldenberg ...... Waiter (as Jay Goldenberg)
Demi Moore .......... Woman in Elevator (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Has Maddie finally washed David out of her hair? The arrival in town of her cousin, Annie, heralds a new Miss Hayes,
but when Addison starts kissing cousin the old accusations begin to fly.

5.11 [--] Moonlighting: IN 'N OUTLAWS
Prod. no. ? / 23-Apr-1989 ABC Tue
Written by Mark Abraham
Directed by Christopher T. Welch
Guest Cast:
Val Avery ........... Mr. Viola
Eddie Mekka ......... Guido Viola
Ford Rainey ......... Judge
Patti Deutsch ....... Secretary
John Capodice ....... Sal Viola
Terry Beaver ....... John Gibson
Victor Bevine ....... D.A.
Charles Lanyer ...... Gibson's Lawyer
Susan French ........ Grandma Viola
Synopsis:
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.

5.12 [--] Moonlighting: EINE KLEINE NACHT MURDER
Prod. no. 88011 / 30-Apr-1989 ABC Tue
Written by Barbara Hall
Directed by Jay Daniel
Guest Cast:
Virginia Madsen ..... Lorraine Anne Charnock
Joseph Hacker ....... Det. Sgt. Donnigan
Ray Wise ............ Murderer
Barbara Tarbuck ..... Maddie's Classmate
Richard Camphuis .... Detective
Paul Mendoza ........ Detective
Jack Blessing ....... MacGillicudy (recurring)
Synopsis:
Maddie feels caught between David and cousin Annie, Annie feels caught between Maddie and David ...

5.13 [--] Moonlighting: LUNAR ECLIPSE [Final Episode]
Prod. no. 88012 / 14-May-1989 ABC Tue
Written by Ron Clark
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Guest Cast:
Virginia Madsen ...... Lorraine Anne Charnock
James Stephens ....... Mark Charnock
Joe Grifasi .......... Kapatkin
Mark L. Taylor ...... Walter Whitebread
George D. Wallace .... Father
Walter Bishop (aka Dennis Dugan) ... Cy
Jack Blessing ........ MacGillicudy (recurring)
Timothy Leary ........ Wynn Deaupayne
Fred E. Baker ........ Sargeant
Synopsis 1:
David and Maddie's friend continue their affair but David decides it is getting too serious and fakes a romance with one of the girls from the
office to get rid of Maddie's friend. Agnes and Burt get engaged. In the meantime, Maddie and David solve a case only to find out that there are
10 minutes left in the show's lifespan as it has been cancelled. They try to get married but run out of time. It ends with some clips of the show.
Synopsis 2:
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.
Synopsis 3:
Is this some weird unfunny dream sequence or can this really be the last ever episode of Moonlighting? Will all those loose
ends be tied in time? Bert and Agnes think so, but David and Maddie are prepared to take drastic measures to save the show.

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