Post by on Jan 7, 2006 15:36:38 GMT -5
I definately agree that Maddie wanted to apologize for saying saying he smelled bad. That she just wanted to hug him again, tell her she was sorry and say goodbye to him 'properly'. But I think when she grabbed him, that 'itch' could be denied no longer.
I always thought her remark was more along the lines of 'gallows humor,' where in a very stressful situation you will just blurt out ridiculous things because your mind really doesn't want to deal with the frightening reality around you. They were both obviously feeling 'amped up' at the moment because David thought he had killed somebody and his own life was in danger; Maddie must have been shocked in her own right and all at a loss what to do. People say and do crazy things at times like that.
So she tried to say something funny to ease the tension. And it didn't play well, sounded rude, because that is usually Dave's style of humor, not hers. For once Maddie is kidding around! (Maybe that's why she said it that way--she was trying to lighten things up by being like him; maybe she thought he'd think that was funny.) But because her mind, and his as well, is occupied with something else, fear of a threat to one's safety as well as fear of never seeing each other again, the joke comes out messed up and doesn't make sense; comes off mean, as opposed to silly, how it was probably meant.
With the kiss, their true feelings showed in that instant because there was nothing left to lose.