10 Best Episodes of Moonlighting

After being duped and going bankrupt, model Maddie is convinced by David to become a partner in a detective agency. Together they solve various cases, while getting comfortable with each other.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 06, 2023.

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Moonlighting - S2E15

#15 - Witness for the Execution (Season 2 - Episode 15)

A sick old man asks Dave and Maddie to be the "expert" witnesses at his murder.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 16 votes.

Moonlighting - S2E14

#14 - Every Daughter's Father is a Virgin (Season 2 - Episode 14)


Maddie worries about her parents' strange behavior, so Dave tails her father to see if he's having an affair.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 16 votes.

Moonlighting - S2E9

#13 - Atlas Belched (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Dave busies himself finding an important phone index for a hapless young executive while Maddie mulls over an offer to sell the agency to a competitor.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 18 votes.

Moonlighting - S3E6

#12 - Big Man on Mulberry Street (Season 3 - Episode 6)


Maddie becomes consumed with curiosity when David announces he must fly back to New York to attend the funeral of his former wife's brother.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 19 votes.

Moonlighting - S2E7

#11 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 20 votes.

Moonlighting - S5E10

#10 - When Girls Collide (1) (Season 5 - Episode 10)


David goes beyond the call of duty to help entertain Maddie's cousin Annie, and Maddie realizes that David may be over his obsession with her.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 10 votes.

Moonlighting - S3E4

#9 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 16 votes.

Moonlighting - S4E5

#8 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 10 votes.

Moonlighting - S3E14

#7 - I am Curious...Maddie (4) (Season 3 - Episode 14)

Sam confronts Dave about Maddie, and tells him he's not good enough for her.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 18 votes.

Moonlighting - S3E13

#6 - Maddie's Turn to Cry (3) (Season 3 - Episode 13)


Maddie feels more and more confused about Sam and Dave after an all-night stakeout with Dave ends in an early morning proposal from Sam.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 15 votes.

Moonlighting - S2E13

#5 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 15 votes.

Moonlighting - S4E2

#4 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 13 votes.

Moonlighting - S3E10

#3 - Poltergeist III -- Dipesto Nothing (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Ms. Dipesto tries to solve a haunted house case refused by Dave and Maddie to show Bert Viola that she's just as good a detective as he is.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 10 votes.

Moonlighting - S2E10

#2 - 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."

The episode was rated 8.41 from 17 votes.

Moonlighting - S3E7

#1 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.45 from 20 votes.

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