Originally Posted by Bradford
I thought it was Megan at the end of the bar and they were just playing the game of not knowing each other.I was actually trying to figure out the significance of the James Bond song as he walked to the bar.
If it wasn't Megan, I think the scene was just telling us that Don is back on his game and everything is once again going his way, including random women finding him attractive.
That's pretty deeply layered - Don was in bed reading a Bond novel a couple of episodes ago. "You Only Live Twice" - he's lived as Dick Whitman and as Don Draper. And he had one life with Betty, so maybe he's only getting one more life with Megan, i.e., one more chance to make it work, find happiness, etc.. While it was on we saw shots of most of the partners, and the lyrics go on to say, "one life for yourself, and one for your dreams". They all need the agency (or what it can provide) to live their dreams. The agency itself is a reincarnation. And is apparently about to evolve again. And, YOLT is a nice, moody, period-accurate song.
Or, Weiner has a hard on for Nancy Sinatra.
For the record, I thought the blonde was Megan's friend.
So what, another 18 months to kill now? When does Boardwalk Empire start up again?