Originally Posted by King Francis
Yeah, I think they were being intentionally in-your-face about it. They drew a moral equivalency between Don's hookup and Salvatore's but made Don's clinical and questioning where Salvatore's was heated and passionate. To be honest, both were somewhat disturbing.
Good take. I thought it was hilarious that a fire (flames!) stopped the fun.
The Don/Sal story was a good one. They are sitting on the plane, and Don gives Sal his disapproval of a sexually suggestive ad of the guy holding a big bottle of liquor walking next to a woman. The hotel room incident plays out. On the plane ride home, Sal is fidgeting in his seat. Don turns to Sal and asks him to be completely honest with him. Don then pitches a suggestive ad for London Fog with the punch line "limit your exposure." A funny line for the ad, but also a warning shot to Sal. That scene also shows how ruthless Don is as an Ad Man. His client wants more sales, and nothing sells like sex. He'll cast aside any moral misgivings for the job.
I like the British takeover of SC so far. Could be a good story line. I'm waiting for the Brits to sport some 60s era Savile Row looks.
Some good, deft writing tonight, but I'm still waiting to see if the sum is greater than the parts this season.