RIP to Santoni. I definitely associate him most with Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, which is one of the many shows on YT that I need to make time to watch more of one of these days.
I did a lot of off-and-on watching of RHODA this past weekend on the Decades network, and it reminded me of how much I love Billy Goldenberg's theme song for the show. I went to look up some of his other work and learned that he passed away last week. Definitely one of the GREAT film/TV composers.
My favorite of his TV themes is probably Harry O. I've been in love with the variation of the theme that opens the first act of this particular episode for years.
It helps that Stuart and Leslie had such excellent chemistry, plus Alan & Monica had relatively long periods where they weren't having affairs/at each other's throats (snarking, on the other hand ...), but yeah, watching their early scenes, you wouldn't automatically assume this is a couple that'd make it to their fifth anniversary, let alone their 20th. I guess it was circa 1982, when the Susan/Alan/Monica/Rick/Lesley entanglements were mostly over, that A&M began their slow transition to tentpole couple.
Notice the line about Alan "practically" having to rape Monica. Clearly the show was trying to keep any leading character with futures away from being considered out-and-out rapists.
And finally, it's appropriate we're talking about A&M, since it's approximately 40 years since A.J.'s paternity was set straight.
Y'all apparently, Monique was always going to be the target for this upcoming season. Looks like Gizelle was going spread the lie that Chase was the trainer's baby instead of Chris'. Candiace spilled some tea...