I loved the awkwardness of it all. This episode was much better than the previous two. But I guess when I was watching it the move Roger made felt like the most uncomfortable sabotage ever recorded on that show. Maybe it was a genuine move, but I think there is still some bad blood between them. I can't believe Don agreed to their terms either. He's either thinkig he can earn their trust with some monumental pitch, or he's going to get fired trying. Being under someone else's thumb seems out of the question.
I agree about the awkwardness. But I do think Roger kind of stood up for Don in the meeting the partners had while Don was waiting downstairs, feeling awkward. Also loved how Lou kept pacing around in the background being f*in p.o.ed...
I don't think Roger was sabotaging Don. I think he really does miss him and wants him back, but being the flake that he is he totally forgot about their meeting. I think he didn't talk to the other partners first because he feels entitled to do whatever he wants. It will be interesting to see Don start back at work with all this tension around him.
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No, I don't think Roger is trying to ruin Don, but in the moment when that meeting/Don getting evil stares from the likes of Peggy seemed to stretch on forever it felt like Roger was oblivious to this happening to Don or just didn't care. But he did stick up for him, although his logic was based on the financial hit that company would take of they bought him out, not about what a good guy Don has been. Oh and fuck Lou. I hope Don obliterates that guy.
Matt Weiner was on Fresh Air yesterday, and he made a good point that is applicable to this discussion. He said that the early arc of this season has Don attempting -- albeit in Don's typical way -- of making amends, trying to improve himself, trying to be more honest, etc. etc. And he said that Don is probably expecting that everyone will respond with "good for you, Don!", when in reality he has burned innumerable bridges and hurt so many people that the reaction is far more muted and skeptical.
I think that is so incredibly honest to what life is actually like, as opposed to life on TV show, where people find immediate forgiveness and/or redemption.
Hooray for two-part final season money grabs.
The best episode of mm since they all got injected in the butt with amphetamines.
I did think the hippie clan could have been more developed, though.
In an episode full of amazing one liners I think Betty took the cake with "I'm not stupid, I speak Italian!"
Can we please get a Sally Draper spin off series AMC?
The look on Don's face while Megan and Amy were kissing was priceless.
The look on Don's face through pretty much the whole episode was priceless.
Poor Crazy Ginsberg.
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The nipple was very unexpected.
I also thought it was weird that Don and Megan were acting somewhat back to normal. They were pretty much broken up in the previous episode.
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Megan desperately using a threesome to repair their broken marriage seemed like things were back to normal to you?
I agree with Squeaks. Not so much the threesome, but the phone call when he says he's coming home and she smiles and says she misses him. She more or less broke up with him in the episode prior so that was a weird and not real logical scene.
Megan's gotta be on some meds. She's acting super bipolar. I'm thinking some sort of speed for the day and valium at night. Wasn't that a popular cocktail back in the 60's. Mother's little helper or whatever.
Say what you want about January Jones, but she is born to play that role - and has some of the best one-liners on TV. And, yes, I would tune in every week for a Sally spinoff, especially if she fought with her mother at least once an episode.
The scene between Don and Peggy in the office. That last shot in the burger joint.
Yes. Future wife?
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