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I miss Betty, this is a strange thing for me to say because I've always hated her. I know January Jones was away having a baby during the filming but we need more of her later on. Mad Men just doesn't seem like Mad Men without her. It's like when Joan's away from SCDP, it's not the same!
It will also be interesting to see how Betty's handling the changing times. She's pretty set in her ways.
I'm so glad we got that one episode with her but we need more. I never thought I'd be saying that.
to be a father and now, he's avoiding it. As Don pointed out, he's got everything but still isn't happy. Great acting moment when he's in the whorehouse and the girl is trying to please him, what dark humor! I love it.
As for Don, the biggest problem isn't that he's happy or that he's not cheating, it's the fact that he seems flawless now. You can't go from being mostly vice, to being pure. You can't go back that far. If you want to cut out the women, throw in the smoking. Give us something that reminds us of Don, not the washed over character whose completely transformed. Give him a work project! Something Don-like!
I loved this episode, just like I loved Mystery Date. I was worried that this season was going to be a disappointment, frankly I was let down by the premier. But these last two episodes have been excellent. The fight was great but I enjoyed Lane's despair more, he's clearly new to the Ad business and despite being obnoxious, Pete has a point. Lane is not an accounts man, he shouldn't try. You know what they say about mixing friends with business.
On that note, Megan is irritating me too. I loved when she was at the Campbells and blathering away about how she got into advertising when Pete just gives her this look. He's knows that she didn't work for a damn thing.
I have the same reaction to Pete as most viewers. He's like a big child, he can't handle the life he's clawed his way into. The saddest moment for me was when he looks at his daughter and says, "I take no responsibility for her". Its meant as a joke but clearly there's more underneath that. He didn't really want to be
I agree with Tommy; if anyone cheats, it'll be Megan. She knows her own mind, and she won't take crap from Don. I think she is a great character.
I agree with you..Megan is too boring..but the guy playing Pete is terrific..good episode but Don is shrinking into the shadows..he is the show and he can't be a violet..not good for the series..
I'd been disappointed with the story line this season - until last night. Wow - who hasn't wanted to punch out Pete, just like that? And seeing Lane as a man with some real emotion and pride was a good thing, although I don't especially care for him, every successful firm has to have one of those. I'm bored with Don - I don't like the superficial, silly Megan and think Don has made a huge mistake marrying her. More than that, his willingness to settle for such a stupid partner is out of sync with his sophistication and business savvy. He's being shown as a weak fool who isn't even blazing in the office as he once did. The producers need to understand that Don is the show - without his unique personality (now watered down) and his sex appeal, it's just another nostalgia show.
Nice, Mad Men. Honestly, who didn't want to see Pete get punched in the face?
I really think that Don was a more interesting character with Betty than with Megan. There is something ordinary about her that I feel just makes Don ordinary (and dull....very dull).
It's a shame they've already shut down the Pete/Peggy storyline. While Peggy surely deserves someone better than Pete, I always enjoyed their interactions. They had a kind of dark chemistry.
This was a disturbing episode, it gave me an intense unsettling pause. I don't like Pete, but no one deserves to hit rock bottom in such a flaming manner.
I've never really liked Don, I've always been team Betty, and tonight I realized why! Don is a charlatan, he always blames everyone else for his failure, Betty didn't make him cheat, unhappiness didn't make him cheat, it was his lack of self-confidence. Its apparent he is becoming who he thinks Megan wants him to be, not the man he chooses to be. If he was truly repentant of his former self, he wouldn't be a smug self-righteous jackass,but sympathetic to Pete's plight. I think its also interesting the dynamics of his marriage, he's becoming Betty and Megan is him. That sports coat Megan made him wear was hideous!
I'm still not convinced that Don isn't going to cheat on Megan. When we saw flashbacks of him visiting Anna before he married Betty, he was so happy and really seemed committed to Betty. Obviously things changed! We're essentially only 5 episodes into the season, so we're not even at the halfway point yet...someone is going to cheat soon.
It makes me sad that none of them really seem content with their lives...and now I'd have to throw Ken Cosgrove into that club, too. Brilliant voiceover at the end, but I'm wondering if we're just seeing the slow decline of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
great episode. my fav of the season so far.
& I predict Megan is the one that ends up cheating
Man, Don is friggin whipped!!! I understand he wants to do it right this time & not cheat (yet). Megan is bossy tho. Stop drinking, wear the coat I got u, no smoking. Crazy!!
In this episode I think we see the emasculation of Pete Campbell - his inability to fix the faucet- his inability to best Lane - his inability to score with the high school girl - all contributing to his despair and misery. In the elevator one sees half his face all battered and the other smooth and parallels to a Jekyll & Hyde personality - perhaps he is identifying with the gunman in the news.
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