Post by maddieaddisonjr on Jun 19, 2008 21:40:24 GMT -5
I know he was jealous but I mean after he'd given her the money and became for a brief moment the 'hero' in Maddie's eyes and saved her home (Isn't that what he wanted?), he became very upset. It was more than jealousy. He cussed out Agnes, of all people, and almost wrecked the bathroom. Are we to believe that David is very much in love with Madolyn by the first episode of season 2? Even so, I still don't understand why he went ballistic after giving her the money. Any thoughts?
Post by beesnbears on Jun 20, 2008 18:04:54 GMT -5
MAJR., here is my take on the scene or situation:
He was angry because he felt MAddie was falling for his brother before he had a chance or an appropriate time (if there is such a thing for them! ) to tell Maddie how he feels about her. Therefore, giving her the money made her happy, which is all he ever wanted to do anyway, right? And kept her from thinking about selling the agency again.
I think we are led to believe that David knows how he feels about her already, but will not take the first step to say so. Hence, why MAddie is so let down after the garage kiss when they attempt to talk about it. She wants him to make the first move....... and the tug of war continues to this day!!!
I just don't understand how Maddie feels about him .. I mean in it's a wonderful job for example, she thinks it's horrible that she would end up marrying David, & then when she went back to real life, the first thing she did was kiss him! I don't get women!!!
Post by beesnbears on Jun 20, 2008 21:23:14 GMT -5
I was thinking about this some more and thought about the rivalry that David and Richie had between them. They probably competed with girls growing up!!! And the fact that he borrowed money from his brother and then sat back and watched him make the moves on Maddie..........he knew he loved her!
Nazel....you can't live with us sometimes, but you can't live without us!! Don't lose heart in Maddie, she loves David but, can't always seem to get around her honeyblonde noggin' on the issue!!
Which is why we keep watching over and over and over.......
Post by maddieaddisonjr on Jun 28, 2008 19:14:17 GMT -5
Perhaps he's upset because even though he got the money for her, he still can't have her. Maybe he feels she doesn't and could never think he was good enough for her because he's not like the men with money and "class" whom she's obviously attracted to.
Post by beesnbears on Jun 29, 2008 10:04:42 GMT -5
I think you are absolutely right!! This definitely plays into the reason David would not or could not tell Maddie how he felt about her for such a long time. Reminds me of the Big Bang fight where Maddie says he believes "culture is dark beer" and David says she "is not a real person, but a poster"...........ouch!
And remember, he had a failed marriage and a failed relationship where both women left him or betrayed him. Not so good for a guys confidence, I guess!!
Post by bluemooner on Jun 30, 2008 12:02:50 GMT -5
Nazel, it's always been my thinking that in It's a Wonderful Job, Maddie realizes/admits to herself that she does "care a great deal" for David. The comment she makes to Albert about being upset over thinking she ends up w/ David, is just Maddie being Maddie. It's hard for me to explain, but that's her role in the whole David and Maddie "tango." Fighting w/ david and acting like it would be horrible to be with him, when in fact, that's exactly what she wants. She loves him more than anyone else and it scares her. By the end of It's a Wonderful Job, she's more scared over losing him than the idea of being with him. So, at the end of the episode, she has to express her happiness with a nice little kiss for good 'ol dave. Ya know, it's these sweet epsiodes that make some of the later ones so sad. It would have been interesting to see those two in a relationship with no drama, ie: no Chicago. Although, that's the way it worked out and I still love ML. And even w/ those episodes, there certainly were some great great moments between them, even in season 5. So, I guess i wouldn't have the show any other way.
Lol, still not getting it! I dunno about love, but from what I heard, when you feel it, you just know it's right don't you? You don't care about what you think it should be, or if it suits your plans, you're just happy you found it .. I never thought Maddie really loved David, I think she did have feelings for him since they spent a lot of time together, but not the way he loved her .. I don't know if Maddie can love, she uses her head a lot more than her heart
& the award for the gayest post of the year goes to me lmao!
Post by maddieaddisonjr on Jul 25, 2008 0:42:50 GMT -5
I see what you're saying, nazel. Maybe if we had seen Maddie going for it with David before "And the Flesh was Made Word;" and as bluemooner said if we didn't have that whole season with Maddie in Chicago, I think we would have gotten some episodes of an angst-free relationship.
Personally, I think she did love him but the problem - which she admitted to in "Maddie Hayes Got Married" - was with her, in her own psyche. You can love someone and be too afraid to commit to him or her too - for whatever reason.
However, after "It's a Wonderful Job" and "I Am Curious...Maddie" it still makes no sense for the character to retreat to what I call pre-Pilot mode, when Maddie didn't even know David. Seriously, after all that back and forth, hinting and innuendo of not just sexual attraction but love too - after Big Man on Mulberry Street alone, Maddie should have been ready to follow her heart and see where it led. If it turned out badly, she'd just have to pick up the pieces and move on, just like she did when her accountant took all her money and left her bankrupt. But what if she and David were absolutely wonderful as a couple? She didn't take the chance to find out. And then they both dropped the ball in season five. Bad moves all around.