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post #406 of 702
I'll defer to your experience, lefty, but for this industry-ignorant and too-young-to-know-the-era viewer, it worked.

It wouldn't be the first time I was accused of lacking subtlety! biggrin.gif
post #407 of 702

Dude, thanks for calling me old.

 

If it worked for you, great. I've had problems from the first episode with character action and motivation, so it's always been an uphill battle for me. Great moments (Kodak pitch) were too few and far between.

 

lefty

post #408 of 702
Heh. You know I wasn't suggesting you were an adult in the '60s!
post #409 of 702
Predictions for the last two episodes of the season? Is Peggy gone for good? Will Lane's embezzlement be discovered? Will everyone find out that Joan spread 'em to land Jaguar?
post #410 of 702
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post

Predictions for the last two episodes of the season? Is Peggy gone for good? Will Lane's embezzlement be discovered? Will everyone find out that Joan spread 'em to land Jaguar?

My guess is they offer Peggy a partnership but she still leaves.

Lane will get away with it, until next season.
post #411 of 702
I got a feeling someone like Pete is going to find out the credit line was extended and that Lane took a portion. Just because the feud is there already between the two.
post #412 of 702

I hope they let the Peggy at CGC storyline flourish for a while, eventually she would come back but I want to see her away from Draper for a while.

post #413 of 702
post #414 of 702
Wow...I am not sure how to feel about this episode. The tone and pacing felt really off...
I can't come up with a more detailed critique..
post #415 of 702
I see a trend here: Weiner takes a character, develops it, then creates a thread of extreme interest, then...WHACK!
post #416 of 702
Will Don tell everyone what happened with the embezzling or will he just let sleeping dogs lie?
post #417 of 702
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Will Don tell everyone what happened with the embezzling or will he just let sleeping dogs lie?

I imagine Cooper will ask some questions in private, but I'll be shocked if Don says a word about it to anyone else.

Has there ever been a more awkward character than Sally's "friend"?
post #418 of 702
very cool episode.

remember that don's brother also hung himself because he forsake him
post #419 of 702
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

very cool episode.
remember that don's brother also hung himself because he forsake him

Do not click on this if you did not watch the episode Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I didn't think of this. The symbolism is well done. Also remember some of the literature at the time focused on suicide and hopelessness in the face of rampant commercialism, economics taking on more value than human life and we can see the corporate machine becoming more rampant (Dow chemical, the corporations being more demanding with fees). It is not completely out of tune with the literature and such of the time to have a character commit suicide. However, it did seem somewhat "quick" for lack of a more eloquent term. I feel like this season has one flaw, the early episodes were too slow in terms of overall plot development and we focused so much on Don's marriage and other domestic affairs that it feels like this storyline of the office politics and such seems compressed and disjointed (we have had nearly 3 episodes in a row of stunning, wild, character turns and upheaval). I could have done with less of Don and Megan dragging each other to the floor and more focus on other aspects of the story.

Just my 2 cents.



Sad though, I liked Lane. I felt he was interesting character who had more opportunity to grow. He had some good set pieces. I wonder if any budget/political considerations were involved in the decision to kill his character off or if this was planned for some time?
post #420 of 702
Lane's shitty ass Jaguar not starting was crackup[1].gif
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