I rewatched this one today. What I can say - I absolutely love this episode. The coversation about Maddie's attitude about children is very funny and sweet. And the baby is very cute. An absolute 10 from me.
Last Edit: Dec 19, 2010 12:22:54 GMT -5 by Deleted
Great to read all of the above comments. I rated it 10. We don't get any romance in this episode but it is full of quick dialogue and funny scenes lines. My favorite (which i dont think is mentioned above) is the second conversation they have about Maddie wanting to phone the police when they go to Agnes apartment to look for her. I have watched this soooooo many times and love the way she picks up the phone and he puts it down - also her non reaction to the very funny speech he gives explaining their situation. I love it so much as you can see it is my signature It makes me really laugh out loud.
A rather ingenious concept (having David and Maddie trapped in a Christmas parable) is thankfully done without as heavy a hand as you might expect . This episode does however get to be a bit too cute for it's own good.
The scene in the car where David tells Maddie that she would make a wonderful mother and that if he could he would have her baby for her is a lovely scene that I think a lot of men who love a woman unconditionally can relate to. When a man (foolishly) says he would have the baby for you and you respond with "you're just saying that because you know it will never happen" you have to understand a couple of things. We KNOW this obviously but that isn't the point, the point is our helplessness in the face of impending father hood and the fact that there is only so much we can do to tap into what the mother is going through. We feel worthless. We just haven't figured out a less irritating way of expressing that sentiment yet... Or at least that's what I think... What do I know I don't have children ;D The other side to that scene that I think some of us lovelorn guys can understand is loving a woman to the point where you actually think about the prospect of spending your life with her and possibly having children. You say this in passing as not to frighten her but at the same time you're trying to impart a sense of loving admiration. You WANT her to know that you think she is special and would be a great person that some lucky slob out there SOMEWHERE would be lucky to create a family with. This is the scene where David truly declares his love for Maddie. That he would do anything for her and spend the rest of his life with her.