I am hooked! I think Maude is GREAT! So much joy de vive!! I think we will find out that Grandmama has always had alittle wanderlust in her but was too much of a "gentle lady" and concerned about her station in life (because of the way she was raised) that she couldn't just go out and DO the way Maude did. I agree that Emily was a bit tricky in her handling of Grandmama but lets be honest Grandmama isn't the easiest person to get along with and I think Emily wanted some time with her husband at the holidays. I am looking forward to Grandmama awakening of self.