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Mad Men 6/23/2013 "In Care Of"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Satchel, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Jun 24, 2013 #1 of 102
    Satchel

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    Wow...ok.

    So Don is out.

    Ted headed to LA

    Bob Benson sets up Pete to fail at GM.

    Manolo marries Pete's mom and pushes her off a ship.

    Sally gets her friends drunk and gets kicked out of school.

    Megan leaves Don.

    Don comes clean about his childhood to Hershey, the partners and his kids.

    Peggy gets screwed and then gets screwed.

    And did I miss a scene where Pete resigned? He said he was going to California. What did I miss? He wasn't at the mandatory Thanksgiving partner's meeting where Don was voted out. Isn't Pete a partner?

    Makes for an interesting last season.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2013 #2 of 102
    betts4

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    Yep. Wow and wow.

    That is a great summary.

    Peggy got screwed, then screwed but still ended up in Don's office.

    I really liked the very end - Don showing his kids where he grew up.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2013 #3 of 102
    Zevida

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    Before the episode I was trying to guess what would happen and one of my guesses was Ted would break Peggy's heart. I was right!

    I thought it was really funny that after the investigator said that no expense would be spared that Pete and his brother asked for a ballpark!

    Don really spiraled out of control this season. Next season could go either with an attempted redemption or all-out disaster. Mad Men isn't much for redemption...

    Sally was only suspended, not kicked out.

    I loved Peggy enjoying the view from Don's chair at the end. Both Don and Ted subverted her in different ways. It will be interesting to see how she does without them. Side note - the outfit she wore when Ted said he was leaving is very similar to the one she wore when she interviewed with him.

    I expect Pete is going to CA with Ted for the LA office.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2013 #4 of 102
    Mr. Soze

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    Wow, there's a lot of red meat in this one. I saw this as all about fathers ultimately realizing how important their kids really are. Roger with Kevin, (not caring about Bob knowing Roger was the father of Joan's child), and with his daughter and seeming loser husband "bleeding him dry"; Ted dumping Peggy and escaping to CA for his kids; Pete and his daughter, probably the most sympathy I have ever felt for Pete was in that scene; and finally Don taking the kids and showing them the house he grew up in. Sally almost looked at him with some respect.

    Excellent season finale, probably the best of the season. :up:
     
  5. Jun 24, 2013 #5 of 102
    Mr. Soze

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    Going down?
     
  6. Jun 24, 2013 #6 of 102
    TiVo'Brien

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    I'm pretty sure Pete was at the meeting before the meeting where it was decided Pete would be the one going to California and Don would be getting the Freddy Rumsen treatment.

    I wonder if next season starts with everyone calling Don by his real name from then on?
     
  7. Jun 24, 2013 #7 of 102
    dianebrat

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    I loved it.. milk out the nose-worthy
     
  8. Jun 24, 2013 #8 of 102
    betts4

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    Bob with the apron on, carving the turkey.

    :up:
     
  9. Jun 24, 2013 #9 of 102
    cheesesteak

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    The best part was the end where Sally looks at Don with a "Now I see why you're so bleeped up" look.

    My guess is that Don starts his own small agency next year. Hopefully, Megan goes away and stays away.

    I was tired of Ted's and Peggy's dance. Glad that's over.

    Who was the second guy at the elevator?
     
  10. Jun 24, 2013 #10 of 102
    TiVo'Brien

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    Don's replacement?
     
  11. Jun 24, 2013 #11 of 102
    TiVo'Brien

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    And I wonder if Dick Whitman's AWOL status will be resolved next season?
     
  12. Jun 24, 2013 #12 of 102
    betts4

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    I was thinking more like Peggy's replacement.
     
  13. Jun 24, 2013 #13 of 102
    cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    Don said they'd met before but I don't remember the guy.
     
  14. Jun 24, 2013 #14 of 102
    crowfan

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    I didn't go back to check, but I thought the guy getting off the elevator was the religious AA guy that spoke to Don in the bar.

    And I loved two visuals in this episode: when Peggy is sitting in Don's chair and turns toward the window, it was very shadowy in the foreground and looked a lot like the opening credits profile of Don; and in the scene with Pete and Trudy where they were standing opposite sides of the room, his side dark and her side light.
     
  15. Jun 24, 2013 #15 of 102
    cheesesteak

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    That's what I originally thought, too but that just seemed too implausible.

    Mad Men's very well written, true to life characters help make up for the slow moving plot developments. The characters act like real people do. However, I can't for one second believe that a real world person would have a real world meltdown in an extremely important client meeting like Don did at the Hershey meeting.
     
  16. Jun 24, 2013 #16 of 102
    Cainebj

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    I didn't buy that either.

    Don being kicked out was contrived.
    They spent 5 years telling us what a genius he is and then they give him the boot?
    Not buying it.
     
  17. Jun 24, 2013 #17 of 102
    betts4

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    I feel like this whole season has been showing us that he isn't such the genius he used to be.
     
  18. Jun 24, 2013 #18 of 102
    betts4

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    That being said, I also didn't buy the meltdown/confessional or the get drunk, hit a preacher and wind up in jail scenario either.

    Interesting bit with him then NOT drinking, getting the shakes and Ted seeing it and telling him to take a shot before the meeting.
     
  19. Jun 24, 2013 #19 of 102
    crowfan

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    Ah, that's right - that guy was a preacher. Probably not the guy from the elevator then. :D No idea who he was.
     
  20. Jun 24, 2013 #20 of 102
    kaszeta

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    "Lou". We last saw him at the airport when Don and Roger were going to Detroit, and he came over to taunt them about losing Vick's ("Who's got a cough drop? Not these guys!")
     

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