We don't see her wearing one, that I'm aware of. (Important fact: technically she never says 'Yes.')
True, he asked her in the third out of the four episodes, and he had only met her again rather recently, so maybe he never had time to buy one. On the other hand, when they're in the car in "I Am Curious," he mentions that "it's been 36 hours since I asked you what I asked you," so he had a little space of time to find a shop. L.A. is a pretty big city...
Or, maybe this technical detail was a symbol, from the writers, of Sam's haste in proposing and the fact that he might not have thought this through; he, too, was acting in the heat of the moment.
It could even be that Sam's proposal was a panicked reaction to the sudden intrusion of Dave into the picture, an attempt to head him off at the pass. Sam might have thought that doing something like this would make him look like more of a stable, future-minded guy, and therefore hope to increase his chances.
Didn't work. Thank goodness!...
Last Edit: Jan 22, 2006 23:49:39 GMT -5 by queensgirl
I agree that it has always seemed Sam rushed the proposal quite a bit. If we believe Maddie's explanation to David the morning of Sam and Dave, Sam is an old friend that happened to be in town and just called her, leaving a message on her answering machine....so when she got in that night (after going out to the nightclub) she called him, they got together to talk and go over old times. I think that an old friend showing up like that whom she hasn't seen in years isn't showing up planning on proposing marriage. Sam seems like the type like Maddie to carefully weigh issues and come to a reasoned response. Here it seems real spur of the moment that he proposes....after sitting around all night while Maddie was out on a case with "his rival", she walks in the door and he decides to pop the question. It does seem like he does it to assert his ownership of her as she accuses him of later in I am Curious.
Yes, Sam's proposal was hardly the bells-and-whistles Romantic Moment you would expect from such a "Perfect" guy...which leads me to think that his concerns over/jealousy of David had him on the run, and he reacted...spontaneously? (Well, not totally spontaneously...he had several hours, and the roasting of a leg of lamb, to think about it.)
One other significant thing: he never tells Maddie he loves her...and frankly, I don't think his actions indicate that really, either. My personal opinion (and I am heartily in the "Sam the Sham" camp) is that Sam loves the version of Maddie that he knew years ago--he sees her again, and thinks they can jump right back into the relationship they had before, with no acknowledgement of how both of them may have changed in the meantime.
Grrrr...OK, must calm down. This is why I had to write "Blonde on Blonde"--I couldn't resist the chance to show Sam the door!!
"I don't want you losing any more sleep over me." "Believe me, if and when I ever find myself 'over' you, the last thing I'll be thinking about is sleeping."