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post #706 of 760
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Maybe he feels more comfortable being Dick in California with Anna...but thats only because she knows the secret. The only reason he is there in the first place is because of his assumed identity. If there was no Don, there would be no trips to California.
To be fair to Don, if you are working through the papers on an IPO without the knowledge of one (two? did roger know) of your 3 living named partners...that's kind of a dick move. Hard to get mad if he does something that screws it up if he doesn't even know it is happening.

No, it's pretty easy. While it's true Don did not know it was in the works it was a typical Don-decides-for-us-all-off-the-cuff move that tanked it. It was just a typical day in the life of Don Draper.
post #707 of 760
Next season, Don goes to San Francisco after taking an offer from BBDO to start up their office there. He hires Paul Williams to sing the cover of a Carpenters song for a bank commercial.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=TVGmdwHTP1I&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DTVGmdwHTP1I
post #708 of 760
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i dont blame them for firing don, i just think the lack of sympathy from joan and roger, and even maybe ted, was a little much. and the way it was done, was a little much to me. but understandable.

Sympathy? I'm not sure any of those characters are capable of such a thing.
post #709 of 760
Re-watching the episode last night, I noted a few shots at the beginning of the firm's new SC&P logo. The writer's probably consciously removed Draper from the name knowing that Don would eventually be pushed out.
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Re-watching the episode last night, I noted a few shots at the beginning of the firm's new SC&P logo. The writer's probably consciously removed Draper from the name knowing that Don would eventually be pushed out.

 

No, that was the name they decided on after arguing about it for a few minutes in a previous episode, as their own clients didn't even know what to call them.

 

It stands for Sterling Cooper & Partners, not Sterling Cooper & Price (Don removed). 

 

Also, from interviews with Weiner himself, it's pretty clear that he was trying to make the point that although Don was at his all time peak level creatively, he definitely created absolute havoc for the company on the business side.

 

"I don't want people to think Don is off his game. The clients are a little behind. That's the way they should see it. What they should really think about is that he ruined a public offering, he fired their most important client, he impulsively forced them into a partnership merger and then went to war against their partner. That's why he has the leave of absence."

 

http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/mad-men-creator-matthew-weiner-on-dons-confession-bob-bensons-origin-and-more-from-season-6

post #711 of 760
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Did anyone catch Peggy was wearing pants for the first time in the scene where she was taking over Don's office? I think we know who's wearing that pants in NYC now.

Yes. The last few minutes were all about women now taking charge and their new role in the world. Peggy was the more literal and obvious example.

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Bert was out of the game most season and stepped in last minute? Where did he get the political support besides the votes?

HIs name is still on the building... And his being able to keep the company together has always been his forte.

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Getting fired is never good, but even if Don got himself together he could never be happy working at a big agency - at least not one with so many partners. The consensus building and light stepping required to do business with so many partners just doesn't jibe with Don's lone-wolf gunslinger nature.

There was some foreshadowing this season with don saying all the big agencies want his brain blah blah and he's admitted he wants to to work with (maybe not for) the biggest companies.

So two thoughts... one, Bobby's reaction seeing the black kid on the stoop of Dick's old house made him even more confused if they "are Negroes."

What was the deal with Ted not being there for the all-partner meeting? I know I'm missing something but not sure what.
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What was the deal with Ted not being there for the all-partner meeting? I know I'm missing something but not sure what.

 

I also thought about this after I watched it for the second time.  My only thought was that since he was moving to Cali, they didn't include him.  Pete also wasn't there and he was heading to Cali as well (although I'm still confused on whether he is going there for personal reasons or with the company - will probably just have to wait and see on that one).

post #713 of 760
I don't think Ted even needed to be there since the majority voted for this decision.
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i MEANT more along the lines was that his was of repaying Don? Was he just too chicken-shit to face him?
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i MEANT more along the lines was that his was of repaying Don? Was he just too chicken-shit to face him?

 

I doubt it, Don had just given up his spot in Cali for him, which he seems to definitely appreciate.  But I guess it's always a possibility.

post #716 of 760
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Sympathy? I'm not sure any of those characters are capable of such a thing.

i dont think that is the case. all the characters have good sides, and do show sympathy at times, especially if they have been in similar shit storms before.
post #717 of 760
Ted would have voted to keep Don, but they know that they still had a majority without Ted/Pete/Don's vote.

As to the SC&P thing, we know what it means--the key was that Don's name is not part of it. Also, the logo looked like it was branching into the 70s (ad agencies should have logos that are ahead of the time).
post #718 of 760
good point on the SC&P not having dons name, and that would mean, if your theory is correct, they were looking to push him out well before his drunk tank + hersheys episodes.


i like the new logo a lot.
post #719 of 760
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

good point on the SC&P not having dons name, and that would mean, if your theory is correct, they were looking to push him out well before his drunk tank + hersheys episodes.


i like the new logo a lot.

Nah, the logo has nothing to do with looking to push him out, its just symbolism from the shows creators.
post #720 of 760
What I said is that the writers had planned to write Don out of the company. I didn't say that the partners renamed the firm specifically because they were going to get rid of him.
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