End scene Feb 7, 2009 15:36:17 GMT -5
Post by gorky on Feb 7, 2009 15:36:17 GMT -5
But, after Sham shows up at his apt. to tell him to back off, I think his silence with him shows his desire for her to be happy and to make her own choice.
I never thought of David's zipped-lip thing as a way of allowing Maddie to make her own choice--I attributed it more to, like you say, his insecurity--but I think you're absolutely right, bees. David never wanted to goad Maddie into anything--into admitting her feelings, into choosing him, and, ultimately, into sleeping with him. I think his, "I'm not gonna force myself on you; I don't want to force myself on you" in IAC...M sums his attitude up nicely.
That is until he has had time to brood over it and waits for Maddie the next morning in her office.How could she not have told him about Sam's proposal?? He was ready to talk then, I think. Until Maddie acted like the kiss never happened. Very puzzling, no? The ol' Ms. Hayes Supremes imititation again! He was definiitely hurt and just plain dumbfounded.
I don't think Maddie's really acting like the kiss didn't happen--I just think she's implicitly questioning it's meaning. Just like "chasing her down the hall", kissing her was an action that--though indicitive of desire, want, love--doesn't tell her anything concrete. We were discussing it earlier, how Maddie needed to hear those three words; I think her behavior in the scene where she's discussing the proposal with David stays pretty true to that sentiment. And, really, I agree with her complaint that she "tells David everything, but he tells her nothing"--she poured her heart out to him in "Maddie's Turn to Cry". Their mutual "I 'hate' you"s, and that kiss--though very telling to us as an audience, and apparently to David--weren't enough for Maddie, because I think she'd come to understand that acting loving towards a person--*cough*Sham*cough*--isn't a sure sign of genuine affection. I agree with you that David is hurt and dumbfounded, but I really don't think Maddie's making such an unreasonable demand when she asks David how this all makes him feel. (Not saying that you think that, either, bees--I know you love Maddie as much as I do!