Mad Men Season 5

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  1. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Except Lindsay was elected mayor of NYC that year. Granted, he didn't beat Rockefeeler for governor, but not bad.
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Lindsay was elected in '65, the show right now is in '66. He never ran for governer. Henry is implying that Lindsay contemplated running for President in '68 but I don't think that is true. Certainly Rockefeller was considered the front runner in '68 though he ran a really half-assed campaign and basically asked to be annointed, whcih he wasn't.
     


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    Lel Senior member

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    Sally doesn't like fish either, it was a minor detail in the prior episode.
     


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    Jekyll Senior member

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    I think all the foreshadowing is pretty obvious. Clearly, this season is leading up to a finale where the SCDP crew goes fishing upstate and Pete brings his rifle along. (Because he totally would.) Sally, who stowed away in the back of the car, finds it and sets off on a killing spree accompanied by Duck Phillips' dog. It's basically like the movie Badlands except not at all.
     
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    Holy shit, Kinsey!
     


  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Lane's money problems are apparent but did anyone catch exactly who that cheque was to? I'm not sure who he is defrauding there.

    What did folks think about the Don/Joan interlude? While it landed Don in hot water at home I think they were both platonically having a fling with each other. They both are trying to walk away from their old selves, and more or less behave, so they used each other for a bit of an escape and ego boost in their little tryst.

    The Krishna thread, even the office sex...meh.
     


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    "now sit down, you're going to eat dinner with me"
     


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    It must have been made to himself, his "Christmas bonus." That's what I assumed, anyway.

    I'll tell you what I thought: "Oh no, not again." I got tired of the show a couple of seasons ago when it had become little more than a soap opera, with everyone sleeping with everyone else, and I don't want to see it go there again.

    I was quite surprised. Not at the office sex (that went into the "oh no" category as well until I saw how it ended up), but at Paul. It fills me with hope that they may still bring Sal back. I'm not holding my breath, but....
     


  9. violethour1951

    violethour1951 Senior member

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    I liked the reel of Don drunkenly knocking over the lamp with his coat and (a few feet away) Megan seething at the dinner table, waiting to explode on him.

    The cheque was to Lane Pryce. He put the money in his own account and later wired/sent it to his lawyer buddy.

    The Don/Joan scene was of course platonic, not unlike the earlier scene with him and Peggy (last season?). I didn't think anything was going to happen between them, if it did it would've happened many moons ago. Don was just buying Joan drinks to cheer her up, although I suspect Megan's accusations were relevant (that he's been unmotivated and lax at work, leaving at lunch to drink away the day, etc.).

    Megan seems to really despise it when Don's drunk.
     


  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Bringing Sal back would be awesome; he was a great character.

    You're probably right on the bonus/cheque issue. Good thinking.

    I got a chuckle that Roger was inadvertently Don's flower delivery guy.
     


  11. fwiffo

    fwiffo Senior member

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    I think Megan's frustrated with her husband's alcohol intake because she was there when he was at his worst.

    Kinsey. I never would have guessed he would come back, but then again I'm not surprised he went off the deep end either. This side plot reminds me a lot of Midge appearing all of a sudden in season four as a foil to what happens when you take the road less travelled.

    Two truths are at least known - Sterling did know that was his son. And we know why Draper never made a pass at Joan. Apparently Burt Peterson and Freddy thought she was a lesbian, which maybe they picked up on with her ex-roommate.

    It looks like the show is setting up for a Jaguar finale. Will it be more like Hilton or will Sterling get a last hurrah or will it be a Draper revival to win Jaguar?

    On a side note, how did Crane get a secretary like that? And why haven't there been more scenes of men flirting with her?
     


  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Who the hell was Burt Peterson, I don't remember that character at all.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    He was only in one episode, the episode he was fired in. He was an account manager that Layne fired almost immediately. He got drunk, yelled, and smashed things on his exit.
     


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    When Kinsey turned around my fiancee and me both said "Oh my god!" in unison. That Hari Krishna thing was so ridiculous, and perfectly within his character.

    I loved the scene where Don was watching the monologue of the actor talking about watching ads and vomiting.

    Are we to assume Lain didn't do anything with his forged check with Don's name on it? I thought it was strange he chose Don to rip off. Don showed him compassion with their boys night out last season. I thought he should have forged Pete's name since he hates Pete, or Roger's name since he has a lot of money and might not be very attentive to it.
     


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    Let's see where Jaguar is going. My favorite commercial was for Jaguar:

     


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