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Mad Men 6/10/12 "The Phantom" Season Finale SPOILERS

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Peter000, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Jun 11, 2012 #41 of 139
    mwhip

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    Oh and was the storyline with Pete and the married lady that she has affairs then the husband sends her for shock therapy?
     
  2. Jun 11, 2012 #42 of 139
    TAsunder

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    Seems like that with a bit of depression added in.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2012 #43 of 139
    mwhip

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    Ahhh the time before prozac...lithium and shock treatment.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2012 #44 of 139
    tivoboyjr

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    This cracked me up. From the partner meeting (I'm paraphrasing):

    Pete: I have to go. I give Don my proxy.

    Don: We can do that?
     
  5. Jun 11, 2012 #45 of 139
    avery

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    I'd be more inclined to say her tendency towards depression is what drives her to the affairs. She certainly isn't very well-balanced in general and she sure makes early-Betty look good by comparison!!

    Pete seems to follow the same pattern... his description of his *friend's* situation mirrors hers, save the need to be medicated and hospitalized. I may be in the minority but thought that entire exchange between the two of them was really interesting.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2012 #46 of 139
    sonnik

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    It did have that "could have been a series finale vibe". The Office seems to do this on most season finales. I think that showrunners these days (who are passionate about their shows) would rather leave the show with some closure should something go wrong in the off season.

    I think the "cliffhanger" is often viewed these days as a cheapened effort to get folks back next season, driven by the studio or network.

    The camera work on Don as he was walking away from the filming set at the end was probably the most symbolic for me. It *almost* had a break the 4th wall feel, but seemed to signify that Don was walking away from a fantasy that he'd have the perfect life with Megan.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2012 #47 of 139
    stellie93

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    I was fully expecting them to pan to her after Pete left and realize that she remembered him all along.

    I think Lane's biggest problem was his wife. What a witch. Did it even occur to her that the stupid car gift was the last straw? Surely it will when she realizes they have no money, if someone hasn't explained it to her yet.

    Loved the scene with Peggy and Don.....and the old man butt. :D
     
  8. Jun 11, 2012 #48 of 139
    Cainebj

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    wow. that is an amazing observation.!

    I thought it was a good episode but as a season finale?

    Not so much.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2012 #49 of 139
    DreadPirateRob

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    Mad Men season finales are always a little anti-climactic. The real action always happens in the penultimate episode, and Weiner then uses the finale to set up the next season's storylines.
     
  10. Jun 11, 2012 #50 of 139
    tiams

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    What I took away from the last scene was that the real Don was back and he was absolutely going to cheat on Megan. Don cannot be happy; he has to mess things up; he only likes the beginning of things. His brother haunting him reminded him of all that.
    The very fact that he went to the bar alone is evidence of his intentions.
     
  11. Jun 11, 2012 #51 of 139
    dianebrat

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    And I completely disagree, if they wanted you to know he was cheating on Megan then show him post-sex smoking a cigarette, that cut is there for a VERY specific reason, so that we can each take what we want from that scene and will wait until the season opener to know what it really meant.

    I'd say we're ALL correct until Matthew Weiner writes and films the next scene.
     
  12. Jun 11, 2012 #52 of 139
    DevdogAZ

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    Exactly like they do on HBO shows, where he learned his craft.
     
  13. Jun 11, 2012 #53 of 139
    MScottC

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    In some ways like the final scene of THE SOPRANOS... Left each and every viewer to make what they can of it. The only difference is, perhaps we'll have an answer in 9 months or so.
     
  14. Jun 12, 2012 #54 of 139
    cheesesteak

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  15. Jun 12, 2012 #55 of 139
    betts4

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    Yes. Yes. And Yes.
     
  16. Jun 12, 2012 #56 of 139
    tiams

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    I think it was the husbands affairs that were the cause. He had affairs which deeply depressed the wife so he then sent her for shock treatments and she agreed to them because she wanted to forget. Her depression was caused by the terrible way her husband treated her (his affairs, keeping an apartment). Then to top off his despicable nature, while she was in the hospital, he wanted to go out carousing with Pete.
     
  17. Jun 12, 2012 #57 of 139
    kaszeta

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    I think Howard was sending her because of her affairs: The reason he started a fight with Pete at the end of the episode is that he realized Pete was the person she was having the affair with.
     
  18. Jun 12, 2012 #58 of 139
    SeanC

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    I hate the fact I feel ambivalent about Pete getting punched out twice. If not for the fact that he was upset about the other guys wife getting electro-shock therapy then I would have been thrilled he got punched by 2 different guys in a 5 minute span.
     
  19. Jun 12, 2012 #59 of 139
    tiams

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    She seemed to know that the insurance policy paid off way more than $50,000 (I think it was $175,000) and the company was keeping the rest (as they had the legal if not moral right to do).
     
  20. Jun 12, 2012 #60 of 139
    betts4

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    What about Pete's wife now agreeing to him having an apartment in the city instead of a pool? What fun the d-bag can have now!
     

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