I think every show creator is entiteled to do his or her show the way he or she wants and I find it ridiculous for others to say "Hey, where a the coloured or gay people" just to have "diversity". I really liked Bunheads and to be honest I didn't even really realize that there were only white people. Isn't it racism too to be offended that only white people star in a show? And why shouldn't Shonda's daughter feel good about the show? Isn't Shonda herself being racist with that comment, should it even make such a big difference. Sherman-Palladino told how she had to do the casting and I believe she just picked the girls who did the best job, I don't see what's wrong with that or why anyone should be criticized bc she ist doing her show like she wants to and Shonda herself is entitled to do her shows like she believes is right as well.
I think Megan's a user. She seduced Don into marrying her with stories about how she wanted to do what he does for a living.
Oh come on, Don is a big boy and he certainly doesn't need anyone to "seduce him to marry her". He was lonely, pitied himself and couldn't believe that he had actually screwed up his marriage with Betty, so that she wasn't willing to put up with him again. You do remember last season I hope? Don was a mess and in a downward spiral. He was so used to someone taking care of him, and having a nice little wifey who waited with dinner at home for him (after he rumbled the sheets with someone else) that he just didn't know how to deal with this new situation. And then there was Megan and the kids loved her and he needed someone and there she was. I won't deny that she had her own little agenda going and certainly did his status and money play into her decision of marrying him - but as I see it they used each other for different reasons.
well, "I have no idea" wasn't all I had to say, so again
I find their way they are going with Joan extremely weird. It's like she is a whole other person. Someone without confidence or self-respect and I still can't fathom that she did sleep with that guy to get the account. That was so un-Joan-like...
This finale just like the whole season just didn't bring it for me.
Don's stories were the worst and the least interesting ones. Everything involved either Megan or him being a douche to most of his co-workers (except Joan). I'm confused if I should feel sorry for him or for other people in his life since everything he is involved in fells apart.
The only stories I really enjoyed were Peggy's bold move to move on, Roger' s trip, Joan leaving her asshole husband, and Betty and Sally bonding when you least expect it.
I hated Lane's suicide since it was all too fast (he could have had so many options and he wasn't alone, he had friends and family), every single Megan story and Don loosing interest in his work.
Yep, you basically summed up my thoughts.
My question is what's up with Joan? Her comment about giving Lane what he wanted was bizarre. Now she's referring to herself as a whore? Where are they going with this Joan = prostitute story line?
I have no idea. It's so weird. It's like Joan is a whole other person
Bc she's telling Don that she has to do things too and he can't just assume that she is free. I find that selfish on Don's part bc he did exactly what Megan said - he is used to always have a woman who is putting him, his needs and wished before her own. Megan is different. Why aren't you saying that Don is selfish bc he didn't offer to drive Sally to school (then no one would have had to stay at home). He comes and goes at he pleases anyway, so what's the big deal? Yes, he did have a meeting but so did Megan. To say that she puts everything second to it is ridiculous. Almost everyone on this show puts work before everything else - how do you think did last weeks sl work?
Don doesn't have the standing to 'fire' another partner.
Don didn't fire him per se. He gave him an out with his head held high. He gave him the chance to resign instead of telling the other partners about what he did which would have led to a public humiliation for Lane and eventually still in firing him. So no one else had to know and he could just find another job without his embezzlement known - bc then no one would have wanted him anymore.
I have to say, I'm starting to slightly dislike Megan, she's so obsessed with becoming an actress, everything else has to come second because of it.
She's been acting more and more selfish lately.
There's more to life than just a career.
As much as I'm not a fan of Megan, are we watching the same show? This is Mad Men. Everyone on SDCP is "obsessed" with their jobs. What is wrong with Megan pursuing her dream too? How does it make her selfish? Bc she's telling Don that she has to do things too and he can't just assume that she is free. I find that selfish on Don's part bc he did exactly what Megan said - he is used to always have a woman who is putting him, his needs and wished before her own. Megan is different. Why aren't you saying that Don is selfish bc he didn't offer to drive Sally to school (then no one would have had to stay at home). He comes and goes at he pleases anyway, so what's the big deal? Yes, he did have a meeting but so did Megan. To say that she puts everything second to it is ridiculous. Almost everyone on this show puts work before everything else - how do you think did last weeks sl work?
Yeay Betty! :)
I love Don, but I do think he could have handled the discovery of the check differently.
I disagree. I think Don handled the situation perfectly. He could have done much "worse". He even said he would pay for it and no one else had to know. That was very noble of him. He didn't want Lane to lose face or for him to be done completely when his embezzlement would have come out. But he couldn't keep him in the firm bc he couldn't trust him again and that I could understand. Yes, ofc he helped building the firm in the first place but that doesn't give him the right to steal. He was putting the entire company in danger with what he did. It wasn't Don's fault that Lane killed himself. That was his decision (and a selfish one at that - leaving behind his wife and son). Ofc it will affect Don strongly next episode and next season but Don was the good one here.
clearly it cut my previous post again
I begin to think that putting Joan through the pimping-out last episode was the excuse to bring her in as partner (and with that give her a bigger role with more screentime?). I think they could have done that differently instead of letting her and almost every other character act totally out of themselves but well, probably they have some bigger picture in mind that we can't see yet ;)
At first you could see Betty could hardly put her arms around Sally...Is she that afraid to show her daughter affection? She has to be the worst TV Mom out there
Really, that's what you're going with? She was clearly surprised that Sally finally needed her again as her mum without acting like the spoiled brat she is and not pretending to be an adult. I guess it had been a while since Sally had put her arms around Betty or shown any affection whatsoever so I guess why she was surprised and therefore hesitant at first. When she comforted her while Sally was lying in bed one could clearly see how much she loves Sally and is thankful for that brief moment when she got her little girl back.
@Betty Draper, where are you? I want to talk with you about MM! ;)
I didn't think that anyone would die bc I didn't really see it have an impact like it would have on a show like Grey's Anatomy or any other show that is mostly focused on the relationships between characters but in the course of the episode I did expect Lane to kill himself. Tbh I never liked his character so I am not really sad about it but I see why they did it: Bc Don was the one who found out about his embezzlement and fired him. So he's going to be the one feeling responsible for his suicide. I guess it's either going to be another downward spiral with him going back to his usual ways (cheating) and his relationship with Megan is going to be not like it was before. I also think that the Business-Don we've all known from previous seasons is coming back again.
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