He's been punishing himself since the series started, imo. Work is the only part of his life where he is competent. He's a hot mess otherwise....The whole Don/Hooker slapping incident left me squirming. He's punishing himself for sure...
Mark my words - troubled Sally will be a teen in the late 60s [if the show lasts that long], run away/ meet the 'wrong guy' and move to the Lower East Side where she'll 'drop out', drop acid, grow out her hair, hate on her 'square' parents, especially Betty, and talk about the 'pigs'
Sally is in so few scenes, but I find I pay attention to her when she is on. It will be cool to see how this develops over the years.
Conan O'Brien is a fan. From his twitter " ConanOBrien
Looking forward to watching Mad Men tonight. Christina Hendricks is the second sexiest redhead in Hollywood. Congrats, Ron Howard! "
Did anyone notice that Don's nurse neighbor was Reid from Grey's Anatomy (one of the 'Mercy Westers')? I thought, "No! First Alex, and now Don...stay away!"
I think Betty wanted out of the marriage, but the lack of security financially is the main reason she's with the new guy. She didn't want to have baby Gene, she wanted an abortion because she knew she would be trapped, that's why I think she took Don back.
"You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.
- Dr. Seuss"
Cool episode, so many little things adding up.
Glenn... what a creepy kid - didn't Betty give him a lock of her hair in season 1?
Sally - this is going to be interesting.
Peggy - she is going to be so unhappy with this guy. So sad.
yes - the mercy west doctor
Joan - awesome as always.
Roger - continues to amuse
Amusing - trying to figure out which of (or both?) the consultant or neighbor Don would sleep with, then it is with his long time secretary.
Don Draper is such a tool, but Jon Hamm is so dreamy to look at.
I just love all the layers this show has, so entertaining.
I loved the Christmas Party.
Isn't the 'Lucky Strike' rep the same guy who hit on Salvatore last season, which ended up in Sal getting the axe?
The conversation on the couch re Medicare being a 'slippery slide to Socialism'. Some things never change
I loved seeing a Christmas episode in the height of summer! I pretty much loved all of the party scenes, especially Joan at the head of the conga line. Jane looked stunning as well.
Poor Alison, her "bonus" could not have been given at a more inopportune time. And for a creative director, Don's Christmas card is severely lacking in creativity!
Did anyone else notice the little look exchanged between Pete and Peggy when Peggy introduced her boyfriend? Hmm...
But I hope Peggy finds a guy that is better for her.
Poor Sally. But seeing the shrink could be good. Betty, of course, makes it about Betty.
Joan - always awesome.
I love how Mad Men allows signs o' the times to creep into the narrative -
At the beginning of the show, they were talking about the NYTimes Article re the March on Selma and it generated some comments, but probably in line with what was thought and said among the privileged class in corporate boardrooms in 1965.
I also like how they brought Betty and new hubby back into the story. There is something hot about him . What is his job? I thought he was an aide to Gov. Rockefeller?
Sally stole the show. The sleep over scene Poor, troubled girl with parents not wanting to really deal with her. The housekeeper took her to the therapist
Roger stuck in the past. Some things never change.
re the Japanese executives commenting on Joan's build
I loved last week's episode the best out of this season so far. Loved seeing Pete/Trudie again and of course Allison's dramatic exit from SCDP. I liked seeing Peggy meet new friends and hanging out, she seems to really fit in with the downtown crowd.
That "no response" from a call to California really threw me. In Mad Men time, Easter is probably coming up so I would love to see Don out in California again with the kids. There hasn't been much interaction between him and kids lately, and we know the kids need the attention.
Something else I've noticed. Don, in his own way, is as bad a parent as Betty. He loves his children but he doesn't know how to relate to them. He gives them material things but he doesn't give them the attention they crave. I thought it was particularly telling that he went out on a date during his limited visitation. Score one for Henry for pointing this out. He's turning out to be a reasonable and sympathetic stepfather.
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Just watched Sunday's episode. Loved the flashback to when Don and Roger met and the parallel with the Roger's nephew. Young eager Don, entertaining and we have seen it before, but part of it does not fit his darkness.
Loved Don grabbing Joan's hand at the award ceremony.
Don is really on a downward spiral.
Very little Betty - good, but no Sally
Cosgrove coming back! Pete trying to be assertive, hee hee
Peggy - such an odd situation