Post by honeyblondenoggin on Jun 27, 2007 8:45:50 GMT -5
I can't believe I never noticed this before!
At the beginning of "The Man Who Cried Wife," Dave gets ol' MacGillicuddy to announce that he got married the over the weekend. Met the girl on Friday, married her on Saturday night, came to work Monday morning. Maddie seems SO horrified at that spontaneous act, with a fake smile plastered on her face, gritting out "How convenient," then slipping away into her office to get away from the hoopla.
Um, excuse me, but did SHE do the same exact thing a season later? I mean, Maddie "conveniently" gets married the same way, almost to the detail. I always knew that Maddie marrying Walter was out of character, but this episode a season before REALLY illustrates just how out of character. So either the writers were idiots, making Maddie do something she NEVER would do, or Maddie is so freaked out at everything that has happened to her (Sam, David, the baby, where the relationship was going) that she just snapped and lost her senses.
Yes, honey, I especially like her line in the next scene in the office when she tells David that MacGillicuddy's marriage is not "romantic, it's ridiculous". The weird part is that GGC insisted on the Walter story line and he more than anyone else should have understood how out of character that was. After all, she sprang from his head.
Post by honeyblondenoggin on Jun 30, 2007 19:55:32 GMT -5
Frontier, I love that diary, I ran across that a while ago. It really does get the view into Maddie's head. It is written in Maddie's voice, I really "bought" that it was Maddie (kudos to the writer).
However, whoever wrote it says that David has blue eyes, though Maddie should know quite well that they are green Free pass on that, as I said before, other than a couple of glitches, it is a great glimpse into Maddie's potential inner thoughts.
Yeah honeyblonde, the "blue eyes" glitch is known, guess it had to do with the fact that on some episodes BW wore blue-eyed contacts on some of his closeups, that's why Maddie got "confused"
I didn't knew about this diary and frankly it changed a lot on how I portrayed Maddie in 4th season. A pity that the ML writers did not used some kind of a storytelling device as I write here in order to give to the viewer's Maddie's perspective early on 4th season. That would help keep the viewers "in balance" with the characters.
Post by bluemoonshampoo on Jan 30, 2011 9:56:40 GMT -5
Yeah and Cybill Shepherd really fought against it happening to the point of Glenn leaving...it was totally out of character though wasn't it? If only they'd listened to our girl's protests! :-) Ar well :-)
Post by ilovewilliscirca88 on Jan 5, 2013 11:28:04 GMT -5
I was just thinking the same thing while watching this episode - how could Maddie's character change so drastically from one season to the other. In season 3 she is happy, grounded, sure of herself and falling for David.
She would never 'spontaneously' get married nor be interested in someone like Walter Bishop -- but we're supposed to believe that one year later all that has gone out the window and she's turned into this ranting B%^&* who's so un-happy she elopes with some wimp and hates David to the point that she takes pleasure in hurting him? Wow, they must have really hated Cybill on that set - and obviously took it out on her character.