They can see the cliff. It is directly ahead of them. They have taken turns daring each other to take the plunge. They have each hinted at their willingness to go over the cliff without even hesitating.
But of course they are hesitating. This is a game of feints and bluffs. The stakes are so high that neither side dares to make a move that will later be regretted.
The looming fiscal cliff? That’s nothing! Sam and Frankie are staring at the emotional cliff that is at the beginning of a relationship.
He grabbed her hand and they jumped.