Mad Men Season 6 (Begins April 7, 2013)

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  1. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    I'm thinking that the FIL thought Pete was at the whore house to sleep with Bob, who was accompanying him, and therefore pulled Vick's and called Pete disgusting. If the FIL thought Pete was just there to get his dick wet then I don't think it would have been a big deal, like Ken put it.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Interesting thought; you could well be correct there.
     
  3. grundletaint

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    The father knows that Pete is seen as an asshole by everyone, especially his wife, so he didn't give a fuck. He wants Pete gone and knew his daughter would assume Pete to be trying to lie his way out of something else. Had Pete told her first he may have had a case but it looked like he was trying to cover his own ass. The dad played the cards perfectly and Pete is fucked on both ends now.
     
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    WHy would they go to a whore house to have sex with each other? That would eliminate the need for said whore house. Those rooms are surely reserved for the whores to do their whoring.
     
  5. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    To get away from spouses? Just throwing out the idea because it seems to me that the FIL's overreaction was a bit much considering he was in said whorehouse, a rather compromising position. For him to spill the beans on Pete it would have had to be such a great offense to overshadow his own. It was just a thought.

    edit* Also, Bob Benson and his shit eating grin cracks me up. When he had the two coffees while the partners were in the conference room...I died. He's becoming an even greater caricature of the brown nosing Pete Campbell of Season 1.
     
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    I'm not sold the FIL thinks Peter was having a gay liaison but think it's an interesting interpretation. I'm still baffled the FIL would go nuclear like that and tend to think he's doing it as he wants to be forced into outing himself.
     
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    He went nuclear because he busted Pete, who he already hates, cheating on his daughter in a damn whorehouse. He has nothing to lose here. He told Pete to "do the right thing" and Pete went and fucked that up. Snitching on the dad not only makes him look like a little bitch but it also makes him out himself for being there too. I think the dad's reaction was a result of his pent up hatred for Pete and the fact that Pete was making threatening phone calls all day. I don't think the gay angle or the dad wanting to be outed are the motivation for it.

    It just goes to prove that Pete is a moron and should have just sucked it up and moved on rather than his usual approach of sniveling and looking even worse.
     
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    BINGO!
     
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    You don't have a daughter.
    FIL refers to Trudy as his "little girl" and that is spot on. The shit in your own life can drag you down and you deal with it and roll on but a father will swim through burning shit to protect his daughter from anything that will hurt her. So in FIL's mind, fuck Pete, the little scumbag will never touch his daughter again. Having to deal with telling your wife you were tagging a 200 pound negress is nothing compared to protecting your kids.
    Hell, after 30 plus years of marriage they might even have a tacit "arrangement."
     
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    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    VERY good points.
     
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    otc Senior member

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    And is he even aware of their current separation?

    I would guess not from Trudy's actions.
     
  12. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    I don't think he was either as it seemed Trudy's goal was to keep up appearances to the entire world which I assume would include her parents.

    Did anyone else catch that Roger was using the shoe shine kit from his deceased shoe shine before he ran off to the airport? While small, I think that is somewhat significant in the development of his character.
     
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    I understand what you are saying but I do not believe you are considering the whole picture. Let's use your thesis of "a father will swim through burning shit to protect his daughter." So how do you protect Trudy in this case? Personally, I would smack Peter and tell him to stop as my first set of actions. At the very least I would have a conversation with him albeit a heated one. If the goal was to actually protect my daughter I would not as my first actions:

    a) Sever business ties with my SIL
    b) Necessarily tell my daughter, as this is 100% bound to hurt her, without first seeing if I could personally get the SIL to stop
    c) Expose my daughter to knowing her father is a whoremonger with a kink
    d) Pile on the shame of the mother to the daughter when it becomes known daddy is a whoremonger

    Can you explain how any of those points follows your thesis? IMO, none do and all would seem to be purpose built to cause her harm...or to force the issue as I'm wondering.

    Really, if the goal is protection of Trudy, this guy should win a prize in bad strategy.
     
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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This was my favorite episode all season. Roger was smooth, Pete a total scum, Joan was dead-on saying Don acts like the world revolves around him.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    What I've seen no one mention was the irony of Peter going off on Don for losing Jag and then losing possibly their biggest account through his own actions...while Don goes and wins Chevy while creating a merger. So Don fires a slime ball customer while Peter gets caught being a slime ball and gets fired by a customer. Peter tries to orchestrate an IPO and fails while Don apparently succeeds in a merger over a late night drink.

    Found this and it made me laugh:

     

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