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post #286 of 291
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Originally Posted by Jodum5 View Post
Pete Campbell is my favorite character. The way he tossed that hen and poured himself a glass of scotch after arguing with his wife was perfect for his character.

Sorry to res, but I was just rewatching this scene again from season 2 this morning and was talking out it over dinner. They made you hate Pete so much in the first season, but I cant help but to like him after the second. The turkey out the window was such a repressed way of lashing out, and after he shouted "Hells bells Trudy, that is final!"


I've always loved Trudy too. She's very cute in a ditsy way. I'm also in love with Pete's apartment. It's my favorite interior in the whole show, and that's saying a lot.
post #287 of 291
I think Pete is a bit of a weak link due Vincent Karthiser's acting. I'm always aware of his performance and it's distracting. Also, I imagine that he's have more finesse than he does. I know he's supposed to be a conniving weanie, but why make him so obvious and transparent? If he were more subtle and cunning he'd be way more fascinating.
post #288 of 291
^^ Actually I thought that was the point. If Pete was more subtle and conniving he'd be good at it. His obviousness and petulance are what makes the character work. He wants to be Don Draper, but he's terrible at it.
post #289 of 291
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Originally Posted by RyJ Maduro View Post
This photo is depressing.

You just shattered my world.
post #290 of 291
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
That chick Don was boning in Palm Springs needs to become a full time cast member.

I didn't really get any of that part. Who were all those people and why were they important? I know something about them pushed him to see the original Mrs. Draper, but what?
post #291 of 291
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Originally Posted by Baron View Post
I think Pete is a bit of a weak link due Vincent Karthiser's acting. I'm always aware of his performance and it's distracting. Also, I imagine that he's have more finesse than he does. I know he's supposed to be a conniving weanie, but why make him so obvious and transparent? If he were more subtle and cunning he'd be way more fascinating.

I think that might be WASPish aloofness, which could be misconstrued as weak acting. I'm with Jodum and Reggs; great character.

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I didn't really get any of that part. Who were all those people and why were they important? I know something about them pushed him to see the original Mrs. Draper, but what?

To my mind, it seemed to draw a sharp, clear line of hyper-louche decadence between his conflicted life in New York and his comparatively innocent, simple time with the real Mrs. Draper. Like a black line dividing gray and white.
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