From the start the McCanns appeared to be more concerned with damage limitation to themselves than with moving heaven and earth to limit the damage they had caused by leaving their children vulnerable and to do anything and everything humanly possible to get Maddie back alive.
At one point there was a promising sighting of Maddie which should have had Kate beside herself with hope, expectation and longing as she was driven to investigate, but no. Her attitude was one of annoyance and instead of being eternally grateful to those who were trying to reunite her with her missing daughter she just came across as a bad passenger who didn't really want to be there.
"Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." Peter Ustinov