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I really liked the final scene,both as a visualization of Draper's appreciation of Bert Cooper's enigmatic and whimsical style, belatedly just taking a second to simply like the guy; and a great tribute to the career of Robert Morse. I also liked the way Weiner fucked with us, making us think for a second that Bert had faked the whole thing to engineer a reconciliation.
Wasn't there also a couple of episodes where Joan worked as a fill-in for Harry in the TV department and was extremely competent, but then Harry came back and dumped her w/o even thinking about it?
I think if you read through this thread, there are a lot of posts along the lines of "Why doesn't Don just bang the chick from Scream and take the job with the dude from JAG?" It seemed worthwhile to highlight the line that is supposed to explain everything about what has been motivating Don this season. And, yes, it has been obvious for a long time that Don has a lot of self-hatred and insecurities, but, no, I don't think I would have been able to capture that as the sort...
One of the best parts of this show is when they dramatize the creative process. Peggy starts out proving that she has mastered the art of being Lou Avery, but when she is confronted with the possibility that being "adequate" may not be good enough in 1970 for a chick, she decides needs to figure out how to be Don Draper. Don teaches her the secret is to figure out how the product could fill the hole in your own fucked up life. Don reveals his deep fear that he has done...
I admit, I thought they had painted themselves into a corner with Don, where if he got back into action it would inevitably be sad. That just goes to show how little imagination I have! Don got the best fun of 1969 like he got the best fun of 1960. Loving Draper vs. Cutler. Don looked bold at then end, but Cutler going after Commander cigarettes was like breaking into Don's back row with his queen. Ginsberg got a network sitcom and got written off as clunky as any TV...
They're going to find Deron Williams in a barrel someplace.
The whole reason for SC&P to exist is they sold Chevy on Don & Ted's creative ability. Chevy will wake up and say WTF and put Don back in the driver's seat.
David Simon bloated out the last season of The Wire with a self-righteous, axe-grinding plot line about the newspaper business. If Matt Weiner wants to go out on a note of revenge against all the mediocrities and pencil-pushers and bean counters he feels he has had to overcome to do good creative work, I hope he could be a little bit more subtle.Even though Marigolds erotic journey wasn't as much fun as I hoped, I continue to think that if the show got back its balance of...
Don is edifying but depressing. Roger's Misty Mountain Hop is inevitably pathetic.
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