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Mad Men - "Commissions and Fees" - 06/03/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Marco, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Jun 4, 2012 #41 of 194
    redrouteone

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    I wonder what the "offical" story will be on Lane's death. Seeing as how they are concerned with image, I am going to go with heart attack.
     
  2. Jun 4, 2012 #42 of 194
    cmontyburns

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    Well, the actor is his son, so no.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2012 #43 of 194
    Bryanmc

    Bryanmc I'm normal.

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    I bet we don't see Peggy again until well into the next season.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2012 #44 of 194
    MScottC

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    As the Beatles sang...
    "Let me tell you how it will be
    There's one for you, nineteen for me
    'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman"

    That reflects a tax rate of 95%... not sure it was quite that high, but it was close to that.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2012 #45 of 194
    mwhip

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    Well that explains a little more. I feel Glen is the type of Kid Weiner was at that age. Good with adults, private school and so on.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2012 #46 of 194
    Mikeyis4dcats

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    I have read that the Crown assessed taxes up to 83%, plus 15% unearned income plus capital gains. And Lane would likely have been subject to IRS taxes as well I think.


    And some asked....yes, the Crown WOULD have put him in prison over unpaid taxes.
     
  7. Jun 4, 2012 #47 of 194
    Zevida

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    Ooohhhh. I get it now. No wonder they keep bringing back the creepiest character on the show. Nepotism! And really, he's probably not creepy but just a terrible actor.
     
  8. Jun 5, 2012 #48 of 194
    lpamelaa

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    Can anyone post a reminder of the history between Ken Cosgrove and his father-in-law at Dow? I know there's some tension, but can't recall the details.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2012 #49 of 194
    Zevida

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    I don't think there is an tension between them. The issue is that Ken does not want to risk his relationship by mixing business with personal life. I think his father-in-law feels the same way. Unlike Pete, who begged his wife to get his FIL's business, then dumped his FIL like a hot potato when it was convenient for him. Ken just doesn't want to risk the relationship with his wife and her father, so he will not help SCDP go after Dow.
     
  10. Jun 5, 2012 #50 of 194
    JETarpon

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    Did the IRS give credit for foreign taxes paid in 1964?

    Answering my own question, apparently yes. Second page, Part V, line 4a.

    http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--1964.pdf

    So, unless he would have owed more to the IRS absent the foreign tax credit than he owed to the UK, he wouldn't have to pay the IRS anything.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2012 #51 of 194
    cheesesteak

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    Immediately? He couldn't hire a lawyer and drag it out a couple of months? Plus, he's in New York. Was the Crown going to send James Bond after him?
     
  12. Jun 5, 2012 #52 of 194
    Robin

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    The trouble was over the embezzlement, not the taxes.

    (Glenn)

    I think Don welcomed the escape of the drive.

    Lane had kept her 100% in the dark about their money troubles. Don wrote a check for a Jag without blinking. As far as Mrs.Price knew financially thru were on equal footing with the drapers.

    To be fair, Don had a couple of REALLY bad days this episode!

    It should have been titled "Don Draper and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"

    He should probably move to Australia.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2012 #53 of 194
    NJ_HB

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    Here is another case of Don being self centered and a hipocrite, he's not even who he claims to be and he was in a similar position when Pete found out he was Dick and yet Don was given a break by Cooper.
    He tells Lane he can no longer trust him and even though Lane begs for forgiveness and points out all the things he did for the company and how things are going to suck for him, Don still kills him off.
    When Don's younger bother shows up (threatening Don's fake world) and wants to be a part of his life Don treated him like garbage to the point where the kid just kills himself.
    Don was also responsible for 'killing' off his marriage (although many of you will disagree) and for 'killing' Peggy's career at SCDP.

    Don could have saved all of the above if he so desired but chose not to.

    [ducking for cover]
     
  14. Jun 5, 2012 #54 of 194
    MikeMar

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    Depends on the policy (and at the time in the 60's at least)

    My personal life insurance, after 2 years, suicide pays out fully to my wife.
     
  15. Jun 5, 2012 #55 of 194
    Marco

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    Remember that Bert Cooper already knows about the check. This is not something that is just going to go away.

    On top of that, your firm's CFO is forging checks and embezzling? That's not something you can just ignore. What if word gets out to the employees, or to clients, or to the competition ffs?

    Don could have called the cops then and there. He let Lane off easy.
     
  16. Jun 5, 2012 #56 of 194
    TiVo'Brien

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    As far as the items from this season go, you're exactly right - the theme for this season was "every man for himself."
     
  17. Jun 5, 2012 #57 of 194
    NJ_HB

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    I agree with you and what you say applies equally to Don as well, how would the firms clients/staff react if they found out that Don assumed another's indentity? Lane's explanation actually makes more sense than Don's.
     
  18. Jun 5, 2012 #58 of 194
    Bryanmc

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    The trouble with SCDP was the embezzlement, but the taxes are what lead to that.
    Sally could have taken a cab to school on Monday instead of being left alone.
     
  19. Jun 5, 2012 #59 of 194
    betts4

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    I thought cheesesteak meant - why didn't they send Sally back in a cab on monday morning, instead of her being off of school and alone all day.

    But yes, with Glen, I think Don did welcome the escape of the drive.
     
  20. Jun 5, 2012 #60 of 194
    Robin

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    *slaps head*

    Sorry. :eek:
     

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