Hosted by Orson Welles, who died just five days before it aired, this stylized, mostly black-and-white episode of Moonlighting blended the series’ trademark banter and sexual tension with an unusual homage to film noir.
In “The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice,” a visit to a once-hot nightspot prompts Maddie and David to dream their own versions of an old, unsolved murder. In Maddie’s mind, her songbird character falls for David’s horn-blowing charmer, who schemes to kill her husband; his version paints him as the innocent, framed by a conniving woman.
In both dreams they make love, something that would remain merely fantasy for the characters for another two years.
Original Airdate: October 15, 1985