Originally Posted by TRINI
Why? He doesn't really add that much ever since he lost his Japanese office.
Cooper always keeps Sterling in check most recently when Sterling lashed out at Campbell for North American Aviation. It's Cooper who asked him to apologize. Cooper also got Sterling and Draper to reconcile. I doubt Sterling would have went to the new firm without Cooper's prodding.
If the firm doesn't have Sterling, though, then Cooper's role is a bit redundant with Pryce in now.
Originally Posted by TRINI
Dude - her company is cutting ties with SCDP. Hence, they're pulling her out of there.
The thing is I thought that Bill character (the one with the rolled up dress shirt) was part of the loan from the research company or maybe they just showed up around the same time at the office.
Originally Posted by Baron
Don paid Pete's share out of appreciation for everything he's done - he's the only account guy that's hard charging and he's watched Don's ass on several occassions. He owed him one at that point.
Bert is walking out but I doubt he can dissolve his portion of the partnership so easily. He's probably just "retiring," but his money is already paid and he still owns his piece of the firm.
Campbell and Draper have mutual appreciation for their talents now. Just as Campbell balked at Draper going on the lam to hide from the army, I'm sure Draper would have balked having to rely on Sterling and Cosgrove to be the only account men in his firm. There is absolutely no way Campbell will go to Chaough now.
It was disappointing to hear Cooper say that Draper was never suitable to be partner. I'm guessing this is not about his talents but his tendency for unilateralism and not being a team player. But from what I remember, Cooper never wanted to make Draper partner until he was forced to by Lee Garner Sr. when Sterling had the second heart attack.
And how is Pryce a junior partner but he gets his name on the door?
Originally Posted by Steve Smith
The biggest problem with it was what Bert pointed out, it was all about Don and left the other partners looking impotent.
But then when has Draper given credit to anyone? (Clio, all the other campaigns that his staff did for him).
I thought the episode was too busy again. Too many plot lines put in. The Midge scene was more like a deus ex machina to lead to the anti-tobacco stance. But then what else could they do - start the firm up again in the season finale, wait for an even more crass deus ex machina like Conrad Hilton or another "golden pork chop" showing up.
Crane was at his most formal season to date when they were in the lobby waiting for Philip Morris. He even had a hat in hand. Did he ever even wear a hat?
Campbell had some of the most sarcastic lines - about Draper saving the company, now let's get rid of half of it. The part about public service - that's what we need. It must be blowing ice cold out there if we can't get a meeting with a tobacco company. And when he said he was out trying to get business and told Sterling, "You should try it".
Of course then Sterling had to actually learn the names of the people he has to fire.