REWATCHING: PORTRAIT OF MADDIE Jul 27, 2010 6:30:17 GMT -5
Post by Hazel on Jul 27, 2010 6:30:17 GMT -5
No, you need to focus on the Maddie in the foreground of the painting, not the reflection. It's tricky because your eyes want to go to Maddie's face instead of her back.
Three more things about this ep:
1. I get why Maddie wanted to buy that portrait, and it's more than just vanity IMO. If you put yourself in Maddie's shoes, it would be pretty traumatic to know that someone committed suicide surrounded by images of you. I know I'd be freaked out beyond comprehension, especially after viewing the scene, blood spattered pictures of herself and all. I think she was maybe trying to understand that tragedy by holding onto the painting, and probably also felt some misplaced guilt about her "role" in the whole thing. Yeah, she romanticizes it, but I think that's part of her trying to rationalize the irrational in a way she can get her mind around and exorcise some demons in the process.
2. What the hell happened between the "poor slobs" exchange and Maddie's entrance into her office? She comes in a house afire, and there seems to be no reason for it.
3. David is completely swoonable in this ep. From "fiscal" to "slobs" to that moment when Maddie realizes her portrait isn't the be-all, end-all and he just watches her reaction, concerned, knowing she'd be hurt... wow. BW gets to so many places in David's heart, and brings you right along with him. <3