I found it curious that no one has mentioned in discussions of this episode the below the surface, bubbling emotion and the attraction that David feels for Maddie.
Some of the bubbles surface during the office scene when Maddie asks him for the favor of taking her to Chicago for a wedding and he shows too much "delightment". He would obviously do anything for her. Then again when he is packing his tux, shoes, etc. and talking to Maddie about giving back their fee he thinks they rightfully earned. What he is really angry about is not getting to take Maddie to Chicago so he could act as her "undelighted" date (HA)
It seems that the basic premise of their relationship is to make sure they are not caught by the other being too delighted about each other!
Other than the garage kiss----that they both denied-- I think this could be the first time that David really shows his feelings for Maddie and she appears to be without a clue, a clue, a clue!!
.....or maybe I am the one without a clue.....I have only watched this episode a few times as I am a "repossessed" fan of the show!! Love my DVD's!!
Post by haddie mayes on Jan 9, 2008 13:05:04 GMT -5
Good point, I `ve often wondered how she managed to pluck up the courage to even ask David to take to a function as personel as a family wedding . Surely Maddie must have realised that people might assume that their were a couple, not to mention what Maddies parents would have been thinking . Yes David and Maddie were working together but barein mind at this point in time she was his boss still ( he was working for her) and Maddie was the kind of person that kept business and pleasure separate- well at least untill the end of season three-!!!! ;D. Another reason that makes me wonder why she asked David was the fact of how immature she thought David was and she was always telling him how much he could embarrass her at any given moment.So again why take him to a place where all her friends and family are going to be ,surely that would have been a recipe for disaster. . Now my guess is that the writers were playing for laughs ( which btw worked very well) but to approach your point about Maddie not really seeing the degree of Davids delightment , it could have been that she was so wrapped up with her own emotions coupled with her nervousness at even asking David in the first place that she just didnt notice. Also because this whole wedding do had become a busniess arrangement maybe David felt more at ease as he could also have said it was the money he was looking forward too ( ofcourse we all knew and i think deep down Maddie did too that money was the furthest thing from his mind when thinking about spending a whole weekend with Maddie . Basically though i think it was a case of both of them being soo wrapped up in their own feelings that they never really saw each others.
Great topic beesnbears! I was watching this one again the other night and almost felt sorry for David here. It seems he thought she was actually asking him on a date. He said something like "I don't believe it." Of course Maddie was talking at the same time and didn't even seem to notice his reaction. Then when it turned out she just wanted to rent a man, he had to make her pay for that lol. ;D Good point Laura about David easily embarrasing her. Why then would she ask him? It did make for a hilarious scene and great banter. Always loved David's responses to Maddie's insults. "Don't go much lower or they'll take us off the air" ;D or something like that anyway.
Years later, here is my two cents. Maddie asks David to go to the wedding because she has no one else to ask! I think we can all agree that David is the only person in Maddie's life. In her head, of course she worries that he will embarrass her and/or that she is blurring the line between her business and personal lives, sure. But, at the same time, after "the garage", I think we can safely say that in her heart, she has feelings for David. I think that she tells herself that this is a business arrangement, but she asks him anyway because she's attracted to him and can't help herself. She's curious about what a weekend with him would be like. Also, this may be a "test" for David. I think she wants to take him to the wedding (under the guise of a business arrangement) to see what her friends and family will think of him, to test the waters as to what people will think of her if she is "dating" him. She wants to "try him on for size" in the public eye with the excuse that it is strictly platonic.
Hi Maud. I like that theory! Pretend it's all business, then she is not putting herself out there too much. They could never let the other know how much they cared could they. And as we learn later with Sam, Maddie is a bit too concerned about with appearances. At least that's what David thought "You deserve another poster" I think was his words.
Post by maddieaddisonjr on Jul 14, 2017 22:37:21 GMT -5
Honestly, I think our girl simply created conflict where there wasn't any because she already feels a scary attraction for the "Add-Man." How else do you explain the breathtaking silliness of getting mad at David's happiness to take her somewhere? Come on now. I mean, Maddie's alright with me for the most part, but I've never seen a character throw so many roadblocks between herself and potential romantic bliss. Oy!