Notice how in this episode several people discover attractions based on circumstances forced on them by pregnancy and upcoming births.... David who badly wants to be a father...encountering Terry to be a surrogate Maddie for him....and becoming somewhat attracted to her...but still wanting Maddie. Then there is Terry who had no intention of wanting a father for her baby, but then meeting David and becoming attracted to his paternal instincts. And there is Maddie who realizes she needs to go back and face David to see what kind of father he might be. Once she gets a hint that he WANTS to be the father, she packs her bags and leaves Chicago for home.
Also Maddie's mom and dad reignite their parental natures by wanting to take care of Maddie and the baby and keep her there.
David who badly wants to be a father...encountering Terry to be a surrogate Maddie for him....and becoming somewhat attracted to her...but still wanting Maddie.
When I watch this, I actually don`t think D was attracted to T at all. I feel that the scenes where she seemed drawn to him were awkward for David. But he couldn`t be rude to her, he was depending on her and her pregnancy. Need to watch this..again..now, to see if I still feel that way.
I must admit that I love the scenes with David and Terri. He really shows his soft, loving, and paternal side, and it sorta gives us hope that when (and if) Maddie comesto her senses, he will be a fantastic father, whoever the 'real' father of Maddie's baby is.
There is a real warmth and affection between these two. I think he feels a bit of a thing for Terri, but I'm sure that he sees her as a friend more than anything. I do think that she feels a lot of Dave and is attracted to him as well. Well, you can't blame her can you!
I did wonder once we get to Season 5, why we don't hear Dave mention Terri again, which seems a shame. I guess Season 5 is when the sense of continuity and characterisation sorta changes a bit and eventually dies completely... That's why I love the Virtual Moonlighting stories which bring Terri and Walter back into Dave and Maddie's lives..
"You can lead a horse to water, but that doesn't make it a duck"
I kind of wonder about the whole David/Terri thing. I haven't seen season 5 but I gather from what others have written that Terri doesn't make even a guest appearance. I remember watching these episodes when they first aired and feeling a certain 'electricity' between Bruce and Brooke. I wonder if others (i.e. the producers etc) noticed this too and decided that having Terri continue in even a guest star role would detract from the main focus and even cause people to question the whole David/Maddie thing. I mean, if he has chemistry with another woman and she's low maintenance (as opposed to Maddie who is clearly from episode 1 HIGH maintenance) what would have stopped them becoming a plausible couple? This is as opposed to Annie who sounds like a really HM type of woman! Anyway, would be interested to hear if anyone else felt that David and Terri had believable chemistry.
I don't think they had chemistry, spark. I think Terri was comfortable for David and that he cared about her as a friend. In the little encounter at the end of Fetal Attraction, David tells her that it is so easy with her, but he also says it's not hot and it's not cold. When he says "not hot", I know he is relating to the temptestuous relationship with Maddie, but it also seems to give some insight into the lack of passion. And then he says something like "and so nothing. Yeah I do feel something back", but I think the feelings are more related to the experience they are sharing, not like the love he feels for Maddie. Terri is like the fake white stuff used to describe Walter. Both David and Maddie need the real milk.
Oh, I dunno about Terri and David not having any spark. Perhaps not the same temp range as the platinum tipped one shared between David and Maddie, but I think Terri could get his motor running just fine.
Post by maddieaddisonjr on Dec 12, 2007 1:23:35 GMT -5
I could see David and Terri as a couple if he and Maddie never met and never would meet. Like he said, with Terri it was all easy, everything clicked and he admitted that he felt something for her too. That doesn't bother me because I like them together as friends. While David has Agnes and Bert, he could use a friend who isn't, shall we say, so colorful. Anyway, as long as there's a chance with Maddie, there's little to worry about with Terri. Plus, she's just nice and I like her.
Post by honeyblondenoggin on Feb 29, 2008 14:31:58 GMT -5
I just watched this episode lately and I can't believe I am going to say this.... but I think this is when David fell out of love with Maddie. I am not saying that he fell in love with Terri. But, and this is based on how everything between D&M unfolded in S5 (not how they SHOULD have unfolded, but how they DID). I mean, M&D definitely had some sparks left between them, as evidenced in "Maddie Hayes Got Married." But, after that, the end of S4 and going into S5, even before they lost the baby, it seemed like D&M were together more for the baby. And everything else in S5 was forced, trying to recreate S2 ML, and it all just fell flat.
In "And the Flesh Was Made Word" David says to Maddie that he must still care, but he doesn't have to like it. Sounds to me like someone who has been a relationship for a long time, there are still a lot of feelings there, but a lot of water has also passed under the bridge, maybe too much.
But, back to this episode, in the scene at the end with David and Terri, the monologue from David about how it's not too hot and not too cold, he also seems to have just about had it with the lack of reciprocation on Maddie's part. And that HE (not Maddie) gave so much of himself to this thing that he was turned inside out. Sometimes, no matter how much you love someone, at some point, you're just not "in-love" anymore. So, that's why when I saw this episode recently, it made me sad because, knowing how the story ends, that it was like watching David fall out of love with Maddie.
And it pi$$ed me off that he ate cheeseburgers with Terri!!!
OK, I have been watching WAY too much of depressing S4 and S5. I need to get me a S2 fix...a little limbo, maybe a little David hanging off of Maddie's door, or a little pie-in-the-face action!!!
Post by honeyblondenoggin on Feb 29, 2008 21:04:47 GMT -5
It's so funny, I go on these ML-runs where I watch a lot (and post a lot) and then my darn life gets in the way and I don't watch or post much!!! Guess where I am right now???
I've been stuck watching S4 & 5 because my husband (who also watched back in the day) will only sit through a viewing if he hasn't seen it a million times (hey, that's no fun!). So of course I really don't watch a lot of S4 & 5, so that's what we were left with.
But he's got a work-thing tonight, so I am off to watch the pilot all by myself, or maybe pull an all-nighter and get through the whole disc 1 of season 1! And pull myself out of this late-season ML funk, and try to watch from the beginning and forget how the story ends. Or maybe a little VM is in order as well!