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post #316 of 702
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Originally Posted by moffy View Post

I like how Henry told Betty he "Bet on the wrong horse, jumped ship for nothing" when talking about Lindsay vs. Rockefeller. Essentially, she did the same thing.
Except Lindsay was elected mayor of NYC that year. Granted, he didn't beat Rockefeeler for governor, but not bad.
post #317 of 702
Lindsay was elected in '65, the show right now is in '66. He never ran for governer. Henry is implying that Lindsay contemplated running for President in '68 but I don't think that is true. Certainly Rockefeller was considered the front runner in '68 though he ran a really half-assed campaign and basically asked to be annointed, whcih he wasn't.
post #318 of 702
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

I'm not quite getting the fish thing. All the pieces are there, but I'm not sure how to connect them. Roger in the elevator talking about how fishing is Man Vs man, determined by the poundage of the fish. Betty concerned about her weight Vs. Megans. Betty looking at the whale with 3 harpoons in it. Henry saying he cant stand fish 5 nights a week.

Sally doesn't like fish either, it was a minor detail in the prior episode.
post #319 of 702
I think all the foreshadowing is pretty obvious. Clearly, this season is leading up to a finale where the SCDP crew goes fishing upstate and Pete brings his rifle along. (Because he totally would.) Sally, who stowed away in the back of the car, finds it and sets off on a killing spree accompanied by Duck Phillips' dog. It's basically like the movie Badlands except not at all.
post #320 of 702
Holy shit, Kinsey!
post #321 of 702
Lane's money problems are apparent but did anyone catch exactly who that cheque was to? I'm not sure who he is defrauding there.

What did folks think about the Don/Joan interlude? While it landed Don in hot water at home I think they were both platonically having a fling with each other. They both are trying to walk away from their old selves, and more or less behave, so they used each other for a bit of an escape and ego boost in their little tryst.

The Krishna thread, even the office sex...meh.
post #322 of 702
"now sit down, you're going to eat dinner with me"
post #323 of 702
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Lane's money problems are apparent but did anyone catch exactly who that cheque was to? I'm not sure who he is defrauding there.

It must have been made to himself, his "Christmas bonus." That's what I assumed, anyway.
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What did folks think about the Don/Joan interlude? While it landed Don in hot water at home I think they were both platonically having a fling with each other. They both are trying to walk away from their old selves, and more or less behave, so they used each other for a bit of an escape and ego boost in their little tryst.

I'll tell you what I thought: "Oh no, not again." I got tired of the show a couple of seasons ago when it had become little more than a soap opera, with everyone sleeping with everyone else, and I don't want to see it go there again.
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The Krishna thread, even the office sex...meh.

I was quite surprised. Not at the office sex (that went into the "oh no" category as well until I saw how it ended up), but at Paul. It fills me with hope that they may still bring Sal back. I'm not holding my breath, but....
post #324 of 702
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

"now sit down, you're going to eat dinner with me"

 

I liked the reel of Don drunkenly knocking over the lamp with his coat and (a few feet away) Megan seething at the dinner table, waiting to explode on him.

 

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Lane's money problems are apparent but did anyone catch exactly who that cheque was to? I'm not sure who he is defrauding there.
What did folks think about the Don/Joan interlude? While it landed Don in hot water at home I think they were both platonically having a fling with each other. They both are trying to walk away from their old selves, and more or less behave, so they used each other for a bit of an escape and ego boost in their little tryst.
The Krishna thread, even the office sex...meh.

 

The cheque was to Lane Pryce. He put the money in his own account and later wired/sent it to his lawyer buddy. 

 

The Don/Joan scene was of course platonic, not unlike the earlier scene with him and Peggy (last season?). I didn't think anything was going to happen between them, if it did it would've happened many moons ago. Don was just buying Joan drinks to cheer her up, although I suspect Megan's accusations were relevant (that he's been unmotivated and lax at work, leaving at lunch to drink away the day, etc.).

 

Megan seems to really despise it when Don's drunk.

post #325 of 702
Bringing Sal back would be awesome; he was a great character.

You're probably right on the bonus/cheque issue. Good thinking.

I got a chuckle that Roger was inadvertently Don's flower delivery guy.
post #326 of 702
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I think Megan's frustrated with her husband's alcohol intake because she was there when he was at his worst.

Kinsey. I never would have guessed he would come back, but then again I'm not surprised he went off the deep end either. This side plot reminds me a lot of Midge appearing all of a sudden in season four as a foil to what happens when you take the road less travelled.

Two truths are at least known - Sterling did know that was his son. And we know why Draper never made a pass at Joan. Apparently Burt Peterson and Freddy thought she was a lesbian, which maybe they picked up on with her ex-roommate.

It looks like the show is setting up for a Jaguar finale. Will it be more like Hilton or will Sterling get a last hurrah or will it be a Draper revival to win Jaguar?

On a side note, how did Crane get a secretary like that? And why haven't there been more scenes of men flirting with her?
post #327 of 702
Who the hell was Burt Peterson, I don't remember that character at all.
post #328 of 702
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Who the hell was Burt Peterson, I don't remember that character at all.

He was only in one episode, the episode he was fired in. He was an account manager that Layne fired almost immediately. He got drunk, yelled, and smashed things on his exit.
post #329 of 702
When Kinsey turned around my fiancee and me both said "Oh my god!" in unison. That Hari Krishna thing was so ridiculous, and perfectly within his character.

I loved the scene where Don was watching the monologue of the actor talking about watching ads and vomiting.

Are we to assume Lain didn't do anything with his forged check with Don's name on it? I thought it was strange he chose Don to rip off. Don showed him compassion with their boys night out last season. I thought he should have forged Pete's name since he hates Pete, or Roger's name since he has a lot of money and might not be very attentive to it.
post #330 of 702
Let's see where Jaguar is going. My favorite commercial was for Jaguar:
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