Fans quickly took to social media after Wendie Malick’s appearance on “Night Court,” with many very excited about the star’s part. Twitter user @cellytron tweeted that Malick and show star John Larroquette were arguably the most charming and attractive people in the history of NBC. Another user, @Odudas1, claimed to be “hate-watching” the new “Night Court” series, but was excited to see Malick’s appearance as a fan of her role on “The Owl House.”
Meanwhile, @TVAddict617 praised her acting on the show, saying, “Wendie Malick was kinda great being criminally insane with a 30 yr old revenge plan.” Even the show’s writers had a hard time containing their excitement at having the long-time character actor on the show. Series writer Shawn Parikh tweeted about his excitement right before the episode aired, saying, “I don’t even have to tell you how in awe I was.”
Malick ends up failing to complete her revenge plot against Dan as he is now a sad, older widower who hasn’t been on a date in decades and finds himself unable to go through with sleeping with the eager Julianne. Afterward, Malick confesses her plan to Dan and leaves without getting a chance to get back at the prosecutor who sent her to jail. Given that her plans were never completed, there’s still a possibility of Julianne coming back at some point in the show, giving the fans even more to cheer about.