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    Quote Originally Posted by nalgene View Post
    I enjoyed this episode. I like how the show is refreshed with new sets and characters. Random thoughts:

    - It'll take some time to get use to Peggy's new co-worker. He seemed a little bit anachronistic, too modern in appearance. Maybe it's the hair.
    I definitely thought that, too He looked like a time traveler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostonfan View Post
    I love that Roger wants to have a drink at the restaurant and Pete tells him there's no time for it. Roger is actually having to work, poor thing. He's still my favorite. Clearly the shine is off his marriage to Jane...
    Roger was an idiot to marry Jane. IMO, Joan is the only woman who could make him happy but whether or not she would have him now is another story.

    ...The whole Don/Hooker slapping incident left me squirming. He's punishing himself for sure...
    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.

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    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'

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    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.

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    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! "

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    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!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostonfan View Post
    That leaves Betty to continue to be unfullfilled woman that seems to have it all to the outside world. So I doubt we're going to see her transform any time soon. The sad truth is that many women that were married and had families in the 60's (my mother included) didn't allow themselved to be empowered by the feminist movement, clung with all their might to the traditional wife/mother role, and never explored themselves beyond that. That's not to say that women in that role even knew or were actually unsatisfied. Many WERE happy in those roles. And many didn't realize that they were unfulfilled until much later in life.
    That's funny because if you look at season 2, the interactions between Betty and her father are so telling. Her parents expected more of Betty than being "housewife". If I recall, her father says Betty's mom was an engineer. AN ENGINEER, he tells Betty this is not the life he and her mother wanted her to have.

    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.
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    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.

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    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

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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nalgene View Post
    Did anyone else notice the little look exchanged between Pete and Peggy when Peggy introduced her boyfriend? Hmm...
    Yes! I am mixed about that. I like Pete and Peggy together. But I love Trudy and she is good for Pete. Funny, how I findthe character of Pete annoying, I find him watchable and wonder what will be next. Trudy has so few scenes, but is a hoot.
    But I hope Peggy finds a guy that is better for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olympic View Post
    Isn't the 'Lucky Strike' rep the same guy who hit on Salvatore last season, which ended up in Sal getting the axe?
    Yup, same creep!

    Quote Originally Posted by smurfy View Post
    Yes! I am mixed about that. I like Pete and Peggy together. But I love Trudy and she is good for Pete. Funny, how I findthe character of Pete annoying, I find him watchable and wonder what will be next. Trudy has so few scenes, but is a hoot.
    But I hope Peggy finds a guy that is better for her.
    I agree, I find Pete to be intriguing and even likeable at times. He certainly has been on his best behaviour this season...so far. I don't think Trudy will forgive Pete if she ever found out about Peggy; she's forgiven him once for his past transgression. I do wonder if Peggy's baby will ever come up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nalgene View Post
    Yup, same creep!

    I agree, I find Pete to be intriguing and even likeable at times. He certainly has been on his best behaviour this season...so far. I don't think Trudy will forgive Pete if she ever found out about Peggy; she's forgiven him once for his past transgression. I do wonder if Peggy's baby will ever come up again.
    With Mad Men - you never know. Nothing is a wasted event. But things happen so unlike on other shows, it is so unpredictable. In a way it came up in this episode - Peggy got away with lying about her sexual experience with boyfriend, and Pete's look at the party. It will never go away, but will keep us aware. How one look is pulling on a past event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Love this show. So awesome. Peggy on the Honda. Love how Don figured out how to deal with the Japanese. Roger was interesting. Battle with him and Pete - good development.
    Poor Sally. But seeing the shrink could be good. Betty, of course, makes it about Betty.
    Joan - always awesome.

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    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olympic View Post
    ...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 :
    Am I the only one who thought, "uh-oh" when Betty told the therapist that Sally began acting out after her grandfather died and that the two were very close. I wonder if we're going to learn that Betty's father molested Sally?

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Civic View Post
    Am I the only one who thought, "uh-oh" when Betty told the therapist that Sally began acting out after her grandfather died and that the two were very close. I wonder if we're going to learn that Betty's father molested Sally?
    To me, it sounded like Betty was talking about herself. Everytime she said "Sally feels", I thought "Betty feels".

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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

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