Unstoppable Force/Immovable Object Oct 10, 2008 16:15:34 GMT -5
Post by jpen on Oct 10, 2008 16:15:34 GMT -5
On the other hand I still wonder though why David didn't say something in that scene when Maddie was aggressively asking him how he felt about her. It was the single perfect opportunity to put all the cards on the table. He was immovable and silent and I wonder what was going through his mind.
Maddiejr, I know you wrote this awhile ago, but I was just thinking about this scene, and also thinking about David's reaction. I loved adyjdy and queensgirl's analyses of David's silence and I understand the reasons behind it. However, it is one of those great ML scenes that makes me want to either dance around or throw things at my TV. It is absolutely brilliant, visceral in its intensity--the look on Maddie's face when she says, "How do you feel about me, David? Am I supposed to think, because you chased me down the hall, that you don't want me to marry Sam?" After all the banter, all the innuendo, all the charged glances, Maddie is trying to get the cards on the table.
And David? He says nothing, but you can read the emotion on his face (Bruce is SO SO good in this scene!!). Here's my vision of his internal monologue:
Maddie:...Speak now, or forever hold your peace.
David: I love you. I LOVE YOU, OK?! I've loved you since I saw you hanging off a clock, and I'll love you til they put me under the ground--and probably wherever I go after that. Do I want you to marry Flash Boredom? Heck, no. For starters, I don't think he'll make you happy. He wants to put you in a little box labeled "wife." He loves a girl he knew a long time ago, a girl he saw on a lot of magazine covers--but I love who you are right now, Maddie Hayes. And I'm gonna keep on loving you, no matter how many spacemen show up, and no matter how many doors you slam in my face. Got it?
Sometimes when I watch this ep, I want to reach into the TV and shake him silly for not saying anything. I'm sure Maddie feels the same...later, in the bedroom, she accuses him: "You didn't say anything. You haven't said anything, through this whole thing." But his power is in his silence, and when he says, "You know and I know it," it's true. She does know. But she wants to hear the words anyway--I can't blame her for that!
Anyway, would love to hear your thoughts!