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post #451 of 702
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I got to say I sort of saw the Jaguar not starting coming. Even then I couldn't stop laughing.

"Jaguar: It Won't Kill You"
post #452 of 702
Having a daughter who is just a year or so younger than Sally makes some of these scenes...well, not uncomfortable or sad or anything. Wistful, I guess. The brief scene where she checked herself out in the mirror when Glenn knocked at the door was very poignant to me.
post #453 of 702
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Personally I think the season is ending quite nicely. I remember people were complaining in this thread around episode 3 or 4 that the season was going nowhere. But the past couple of episodes are really digging into the characters. It's unfortunate Jared Harris is gone ("just when he got his foot in" [as a regular] as Sterling would say), but I still can't quite grasp how much he pilfered. He only owed $8,000. He wrote himself a cheque for $50,000. The $42,000 went to his wife's Jaguar? I remember when I was younger that my father's friend would buy two Jaguars; same model. He knew one would always be in the shop.

Joan should probably be wary if the partnership is in the hole, she'll have to contribute but I'm sure born-again Draper will be charitable.

I'm sure Peggy will have to make an appearance next epsiode but I always find Chow-guh-guh intolerable.

Sally gets another storyline - mostly I was hoping she doesn't get deflowered by you know who.
post #454 of 702
Lane wrote himself a check for either $7,500 or $8,000. He'd extended the firm's credit line by $50,000, most of which was never touched.
post #455 of 702
Also, Don went by the dealership and test drove the same model that Lane's wife bought him. Don wrote the salesman a check for the full cost of the car (which was right around $8k) without blinking, just so he could take it for a test drive. Then he offers to cover Lane's embezzling.
post #456 of 702
Lane only wrote himself a check for $7500 or so like teacher said. His wife was oblivious to everything going on, obviously. So she just took his inclusion into the 4A thing as a reason to celebrate so she wrote a check for the car assuming Lane wouldn't care. I also couldn't tell if Lane paid back his "loan" already or what. He seemed insistent that it wasn't a big deal and like all the money was back and accounted for.

I remember that moment of panic for Lane when they were considering offering Joan $50k to sleep with the Jag guy, but they offered her a 5% stake instead.

and yeah the E type was $5500 and Don wrote a check for $6000 and said if we don't come back, consider it paid for.
post #457 of 702
I don't quite understand why Lane's wife thought they could cover the full cost of the car with a check. That's like 40k in modern money.
post #458 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.

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

In 1996 my supervisor at work shot himself in the head over what everyone later surmised was going to be his probable dismissal because of a past indescretion coming to light. Nothing earth shattering, just something that due to the nature of our work would require termination.

Eight days ago another co-worker did the same thing due to a similar situation. Throughout my career there have been quite a few other co-workers I have known who have done the same thing because of reasons I, and most people, would consider incomprehensible. Most of these suicides were out of the blue due to the particular circumstances they found themselves in, not due to deep depression or illness. I find this unfathomable, but lots of people kill themselves for reasons that in the grand scheme of things are foolish.
post #459 of 702
Ugh, lane was a favorite of mine after he kicked Pete's ass. I think Don is stuck between Megan, a woman that gives him much shit, and Peggy, a woman that takes too much shit from him. Now that Peggy is gone I suspect something major will happen between him and Megan.
post #460 of 702
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In 1996 my supervisor at work shot himself in the head over what everyone later surmised was going to be his probable dismissal because of a past indescretion coming to light. Nothing earth shattering, just something that due to the nature of our work would require termination.
Eight days ago another co-worker did the same thing due to a similar situation. Throughout my career there have been quite a few other co-workers I have known who have done the same thing because of reasons I, and most people, would consider incomprehensible. Most of these suicides were out of the blue due to the particular circumstances they found themselves in, not due to deep depression or illness. I find this unfathomable, but lots of people kill themselves for reasons that in the grand scheme of things are foolish.

Jeez man what type of work do you do where people committing suicide is something that happens on a regular basis?
post #461 of 702
Great interview with Jared Harris (Lane Pryce) about the episode...


(Spoiler alert: If you haven't watched Sunday's episode of Mad Men, read no further.)

Sunday night's episode of AMC's "Mad Men" packed a heavy load of sadness and regret, with the graphic suicide of Lane Pryce (Jared Harris), the British financial officer for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

For Harris, whose character decides to hang himself in his ad-agency office, the moment was a bittersweet one. But he says he's happy his character gets to leave the show "with a bang instead of a whimper."

The suicide takes place after Pryce fails to asphyxiate himself with the exhaust from a Jaguar, which refuses to start (a running gag the past few episodes), and after Don Draper (Jon Hamm) fires Pryce upon discovering he's embezzling from the agency.

"He (Pryce) was vindictive. He was angry. It was a passive aggressive act," says Harris. "His choice of doing it there was an f-you to the office, the people who work there, particularly to Don." The passive side of that, he says, was in the suicide letter -- a boiler-plate note that explained nothing.

"He was trying to dig a hole for the people there, particularly Don, and make them feel bad about what he'd done. It was a cowardly thing to do. He did it to try and hurt them the way that he feels they've hurt him."

Harris says it took two hours in the makeup chair to give his face the ghastly gray color of death, and then he was sneaked onto the sound stage with an umbrella hiding his face so none of the actors could see him. He was then strapped into a safety harness and hanged from the ceiling.

When the other actors were brought in to discover his body and cut him down, it was the first time they had seen him "dead" -- so their shocked and chaotic onscreen reaction, Harris says, was in part based on this initial look.

And, says Harris, there was no time for gallows humor on set.

"There's so little time to shoot," Harris says. "I just wanted to break into that Monty Python song, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, while hanging there and start dancing, but it would have put them off because they were trying to act their reaction in a genuine way. I didn't want to be disrespectful to how they felt. My job was a lot easier than their job -- I just had to hang limply from the door and stick my tongue out."

Harris says he loved playing Pryce, and cited two of his favorite moments: One was the fist fight Pryce had with Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) earlier this season, and the other was the failed suicide in the Jaguar. "I laughed when they told me the Jaguar was not going to start. I fell off my chair."

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/ent/celeb/articles/2012/06/04/20120604jared-harris-talks-about-his-shocking-mad-men-exit.html#ixzz1wtBgChs1
post #462 of 702
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Originally Posted by gort View Post

Jeez man what type of work do you do where people committing suicide is something that happens on a regular basis?

Not on a regular basis.facepalm.gif Over the course of 26 years, although it is a profession with a higher than normal incidence.
post #463 of 702
Cool interview.
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Lane was one of my favorites, too. When he first arrived at Sterling Cooper and put up a suit of armor in his office for decoration, I remember thinking, 'he's gonna be a great character.'

post #465 of 702
I knew a guy who attemtped suicide in the office at the end of the sales quarter, he hadn't made his quota, and he had been lieing to his supervisor and his wife about how he was coming along. it happens
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