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post #436 of 702
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He is a lousy actor on the order of Sofia Coppola who should not be on the show.
At least when David Chase put his daughter on the Sopranos, he gave her almost no screen time or plot relevance. She was there briefly in Season One and then again in a cameo in one scene in season seven. She was a better actor than this kid.


Agreed.

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

The car driving scene was awesome. Don vicariously experiencing something innocent and new through the kid after "causing" Lane's suicide. Don was the one that got the most out of the driving transaction.


Agreed, though I would have chosen a different song. Not sure which one, but probably something a little more upbeat.
post #437 of 702
After sleeping on the whole Glenn thing, I don't think he's been too bad this season. If anything, Sally has been more creepy than he has this season. The fact that she seem prepared to have sex was just so uncomfortable, then he have the audience relief of pressing to go to the museum in his innocence, then driving the car at the end.

I think Glenn's actor really is that creepy IRL. Weiner comes off as a very strange person in interviews for me, and with that as a single father, I don't think the kid has much chance. I think Glenn is good for the show; now and when he was introduced. When he was a little kid and the only person who could really understand Betty, that was something very risky plot wise, but it worked out so well, and I think he was an asset to this episode in particular.
post #438 of 702
I got to say I sort of saw the Jaguar not starting coming. Even then I couldn't stop laughing.

episode delivered.
post #439 of 702
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

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Was his first thought to get him down because he still had some affection for Lane, or simply because that's what he thinks is an appropriate response to death, like when Bobby wore the dead soldier's hat and Don made him take it off?...

My take was that he felt guilty about it and was trying on some level to fix it.

I knew Lane was going to check out as soon as I saw the Jag. Poor bastard.
post #440 of 702
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Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post

My take was that he felt guilty about it and was trying on some level to fix it.

I think that's a big part of it. I also thought Don's witnessing death before (many times) may have contributed to it.
post #441 of 702
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Originally Posted by Teacher View Post

I think that's a big part of it. I also thought Don's witnessing death before (many times) may have contributed to it.

That's what I was wondering. Regardless of who Lane was and what he might have meant to Don, Don had to have already had thought of death a lot since he was a vet. His conclusion of "We can't leave him like that!" was instant. After he went into the office with Pete and Roger, it was clear that he and Roger were much more composed than Pete was, presumably because they were vets.

That said, Roger always has this air of indifference to him. He made jokes about the vet amputee reporter before, and in the lawnmower scene, made a joke about Iwo Jima. He still treated death with more composure than Pete did.
post #442 of 702
Fuck man, Lane was a great character. I didnt want to see him go.
post #443 of 702
I really think that Jaguar tweet should have just read "2012 models start every time and don't smell as bad"
post #444 of 702
Yeah I am sad to see Lane go. He was also killed off on Fringe this past season too. Wonder where he'll end up.
post #445 of 702
I wonder if they will change the name of the agency now.
post #446 of 702
Doubt it. They'll keep it as a memorial.
post #447 of 702
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post
 Thanks for the memories, Lane. I'll always remember you as the man who showed that grimy little pimp Campbell what's up:
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I will always remember him for this legendary line.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31cCUWDyyrQ

post #448 of 702
Don is hungry for big corp.
I hope the old Hilton will come back and give him his account..
post #449 of 702
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Originally Posted by Citan1145 View Post

As a psychologist I know this all too well. I have heard many anecdotes about patients who suddenly commit suicide even when being monitered for it. However, I think Lane commiting suicide was a bit of a shock to me in that he didn't seem clinically depressed. Dissapointed, definitely. Narcissistically wounded, of course. But completely hopeless? I recognize he greatly disliked living in the UK, but, he was a good financial officer who could have gotten another job rather easily (especially considering Don was going to cover the whole thing up), especially considering the admiration he recieved from the 4A's man. Obviously, this was a rash, in the moment decision fueled by his shame and guilt. I guess that is why it is called tragedy.
This is what I will remmeber Lane for. He was not what I would call a man of honor, but definitely had the courage to stand up to Pete.

His identity was bound up in his career, and he couldn't face his family and friends after having failed.
post #450 of 702
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

His identity was bound up in his career, and he couldn't face his family and friends after having failed.

May be true but I just don't buy the authenticity I guess. :Shrug:
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