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I think Megan is good for Don, he's the one with issues. She never told him what to do, he's the one telling her what to do, what to eat, what to like, how to work. Ridiculous. I hope it doesn't mean the end of a marriage, but actual growth for him.
Roger and the LSD was entertaining, and it made sense to see how the show was flowing out of order once he had the trip by the middle of the show. It was great! Why are people dreaming he'll get back with Joan? He basically dissed her cold last season, already knowing her situation. He doesn't want a marriage, he wants to be young again. He can't handle Joan and her baby and all that it entails. He's proven that time and again.
Peggy is not happy in her job it seems...or in herself. It was cool to see her stretching her boundaries, wow Peggy! She's been pent up, clearly...
Great show overall!
Well crafted but honestly, all the story lines left me feeling depressed and in need of a shower.
I thought this episode came across (pardon the pun) like a 1960s European movie. Last Year at Marienbad springs to mind. (Hence the bad "video effects" in the car, geddit?). Which is probably why it went over the heads of its American audience who are still looking for a linear soap opera with mid century furniture and big hair.
Dan, I have to assume the Russian music meant the bottle Roger tripped out on was vodka not gin. Thank you Dr. Leary for helping us with our trip through the 60s.
This is definitely the most interestingly structured episode of television I've ever seen. Maybe I should watch more television. When Ginsburg started talking about being a Martian, my laughter dissolved into a stunned silence. It'll be interesting to see how they follow up next week...perhaps this marks a turning point in Season 5?
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I believe that Peggy and Ginsburg may get into a relationship now, and Joan & Roger & baby Kevin may be together, and Megan will be terminated at work by Don. Don can't deal with a working wife, anyone's career other than his own is not of any interest to him. Megan won't be able to get another job writing ads, and will be unhappy at home (just like Betty).
It seemed to me that the writer of this episode was crafting it like a Larry David episode of "Seinfeld" or "Curb Your Enthusiasm". It was very cohesive, with the opening line to Peggy wishing her an awful day, and ending with Roger saying it was a wonderful day. Peggy did have an awful day, and Roger finally ended his unhappy marriage to Jane, which was a very happy day for him.
Don had a combination of awful day and good day, as did Megan. It does seem as if Don & Megan have to have that conflict in their marriage to enjoy it, as they really have nothing in common. She still doesn't know him well enough not to ask about his mother, she just doesn't understand him and never will. Don just seems to need someone, anyone almost, to keep him from being alone with his personal demons.
I think this was a very well written episode and left us with some info on these characters that will certainly by re-visited in future episodes. I'm thinking that Peggy might get into a relations
interesting..although I'm not a big fan of Megan..she's just too shrill..brings out the beast in Don..loved the LSD episode ..and always find Peggy a person after my own heart..
This episode was good, loved Roger on LSD, was bored with Don and Megan (as always) - I'm seriously missing Betty and Peggy didn't interest me that much either. I am kind of missing a red thread in all of the episodes of the new season, it all looks a bit random with no bigger picture in mind. I hope that will change...
This episode could have also been titled "The Honeymoon is Over." I actually was starting to think Don and Megan were going to make it and that Don could become a better man. How naive of me. The only thing in question is will Matt Weiner wait until the season finale to spilt them up. Anyone who has been a MM fan since the beginning knows that Weiner is not a big believer in anyone having a happy relationship on his show. We're only about three episodes in to this season and already Joann and her husband have ended their marriage (surprised it lasted this long) and Roger and his wife are heading for a divorce as well. Now it looks like Don's and Megan's marriage is on life support. Oh, and then there's Peggy and her boyfriend. Peggy giving a complete stranger a hand job in a movie theater (has my vote for most disgusting moment ever in this show)seems to cast doubt on her commitment to serious relationship. I so wanted her boyfriend or someone from work to walk into the theater and see
I thought this week's episode was great. I am so glad Roger broke up with his wife maybe now he and Joan can get together. I was hoping Megan wouldn't come back. She is all wrong for Don. How dare she tell him what to do? He is like a desparate puppy dog for her. Hopefully Bert's comments will snap him out of it. He is acting so pathetic since he has been with her. I hope they break up and he and Betty get back together. They deserve each other. Good and bad. As far as Peggy you go girl. Speaking up at work to a client, going to the movie and sexing, ordering your boyfriend over. Little Peggy is growing up. I am proud of her and all without Don's help.
Having taken many LSD trips myself in the sixties, when LSD was pure and trips were incredibly powerful and lasted 24 hours, I found Roger's trip pretty lame. The hallmark of an LSD trip is visual hallucinations where reality twists and turns. That's where they got all those psychedelic posters from -- LSD trips. His experience didn't resemble a real LSD trip at all, it was so tame and lacking in visuals.
Bert Cooper was "on the money" in more ways than one. Love that.
Urgh. At first i really didn't like Megan, but more and more I'm disliking Don. I would have been so pissed off if i was Peggy- Megan is nepotism at it's worst. But at least Megan doesn't like it. and Don was acting like he was actually he owner or something- with the sherbert, and he left her on the side of the road?! What did he expect, that she would just wait around for him? His violence was just ridiculous. I would leave him right there. It's becoming clear that the women aren't the problem; it's Don. Burt is so right- he should at least pretend he's the head of creative, and not leave Peggy to do everything.
Don and Megan, gruesome twosome, yet again ruined another episode. I am not sure how much more I can stomach his desperation and her whinefest nagging. It's becoming predictable and absurd, especially that manufactured fight they had and him kicking down the door. I don't buy for one minute he loves her, I'm not sure what it is, but its definitely not love.
So will Joan and Roger finally get married, is he going to publicly claim her son and become the family he always wanted. It will be interesting to see how Joan reacts to his divorce.
I don't know why, but for some reason I didn't think Cooper was simply referring to Peggy, when he told Don he was allowing a little girl to run his department. Don's inability to focus is because of his marriage to Megan, so could it be possible that Cooper was referencing Megan also? I think Don will fire Megan before he fires Peggy. At least I hope so, but the last scene with Peggy walking alone and the other three trotting in a straight lin
That was not gin, it was vodka, and that's why the song "it" performed was a Russian army song.
I didn't like this episode and I feel like this show is going nowhere now and repeating some familiar plots. Just to keep things going, it feels like they are just writing junk into the plot that doesn't really make sense even for how the characters have behaved over the years. I'm all for character developments but I feel like this is so unbelievable to the show. Maybe I just need a new show and the anticipation for this season just let me down hard. Wake me up when something happens, I guess.
I do have one thing to say, Season 5 was also the season that I stopped watching The Sopranos... It could be coincidental.
All the jumping around had me feeling like I was tripping. I can't wait to see a Roger on LSD gif. That was great. I hope he and Joan get together now. I happen to be a big fan a Megan. If Don had that fight with Betty I don't think it would have turned out the same. She challenges but also calms him in a way no one else has. Interesting episode.
Brilliant episode. They get better and better each week. The thing I think I love most about this show is that they never phone it in with the writing like some shows tend to do after years of success. Roger Sterling on LSD, resulting in a peaceful yet still sad agreement on divorce? I mean they could have gone many directions with this, and they chose something, yet again, original and completely unexpected. Tonight's episode once again reinforced Mad Men as one of the best shows I've ever had the pleasure of watching, .
Although not everyone will take to the unusual style of this week's episode, it's hard to deny that the creators are not afraid to change things up and try new things, which in and of itself is admirable, and something I personally appreciate. The scene with Peggy and the new guy, where he tells her he is from Mars, was so endearing and, once again, unexpected that I was just hanging on every word. For such a simple scene to have that effect, due in no small
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