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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 5, 2012 #61 of 194
    mwhip

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    Anyone know how partnerships like that work? Will Lane's wife get percentage for a while or maybe even longer? Does the percentage change or is there a buy out?
     
  2. Jun 5, 2012 #62 of 194
    kaszeta

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    It's rather common, at least these days, for the company to carry life insurance sufficient to buy out a partner's stake in case they die, just to avoid situations like this.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2012 #63 of 194
    Satchel

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    All Lane had to do was ask Don or the other partners..."Hey guys, I'm getting screwed in England with taxes and I need help. You guys all cashed out when we started this business and I did not."

    His argument to Don after the fact would have made a decent request for help.

    I'm betting they'd have at least loaned him the money.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2012 #64 of 194
    Robin

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    They would have, no doubt. He was to proud to ask.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2012 #65 of 194
    Marco

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    And yet Don's creative skills are much more irreplaceable, and his presence is bound up with the firm's brand. It very much served the other partners' interests to keep Don. Not so for Lane.
     
  6. Jun 5, 2012 #66 of 194
    Marco

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    Fixed that for ya.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2012 #67 of 194
    Bryanmc

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    Of course they would have, Don's covering the check himself just to protect Lane from embarrassment. Or at least that was his plan, who knows if Don will let the others know the reason for Lane's departure (from the firm and the world).
     
  8. Jun 5, 2012 #68 of 194
    NJ_HB

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    Point taken.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2012 #69 of 194
    Robin

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    I'm surprised Cooper hasn't put two and two together.
     
  10. Jun 5, 2012 #70 of 194
    tiams

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    Ken was disgusted that Pete even told Joan what the Jag guy had requested. Glad he insisted Pete be left out of any Dow deal!
     
  11. Jun 5, 2012 #71 of 194
    rifleman69

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    Pretty sure he figured it out after finding Lane dead, it's also why he just went to Don only to confront him about the check instead of taking it to someone else and asking their thoughts about it.
     
  12. Jun 5, 2012 #72 of 194
    Mr. Soze

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    Yes, quite.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2012 #73 of 194
    Marco

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    I think Ken hated Pete plenty even before that.

    Oh, and I'd almost forgotten about Roger, and "When a man hates another man very very much ...". He was more than happy to cut Pete out of Dow.
     
  14. Jun 5, 2012 #74 of 194
    cheesesteak

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    Yes, that's what I meant.
     
  15. Jun 5, 2012 #75 of 194
    jakerock

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    I think he went to Don first because Don's signature was on the check. He was asking Don what was going on, referencing the check that he had supposedly signed.
     
  16. Jun 5, 2012 #76 of 194
    dianebrat

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    I also think a point to be made was that Don could easily take ownership of the check the way Bert accused him of doing (when in reality he hadn't) and just had Cooper snark at him for being "good cop" and not clearing it with the other partners.

    Bert had already accused Don of doing this, so that could have been the end and Don gets the slap on the wrist from Bert.

    I do think Bert will put 2 and 2 together with the check and Lane, but I'm not sure they'll take it anywhere. They have been very good about having Bert appear the doddering old fool, but actually being very on the ball.
     
  17. Jun 5, 2012 #77 of 194
    mm2margaret

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    Who doesn't hate Pete??
     
  18. Jun 5, 2012 #78 of 194
    Zevida

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    I have a discussion topic!

    If Don stays faithful in the final episode of the season, that will mark the first season that Don has not strayed from his primary relationship.

    Seasons 1-3: Cheated on Betty with everyone.
    Season 4: Established a relationship with the researcher lady, cheated on her with two secretaries.
    Season 5: Married to Megan, so far faithful.

    Does it ring true that Don would stay faithful to Megan? What's changed about his character? Does their marriage satisfy him?

    I do not think he is satisfied with their marriage - he was embarassed by the birthday dance, disappointed that she left SCDP, annoyed that she puts her acting "career" on equal level with his career, and shows no respect or consideration for her as a partner. So why have they written him as the faithful husband when it is so against his character to be so? What's different about Megan or this season?
     
  19. Jun 5, 2012 #79 of 194
    Zevida

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    I don't hate Pete!

    I mean, I do, but I don't. He's a terrible person. But he's fascinating to watch. I love him on this show. I would not want to know him in real life!
     
  20. Jun 5, 2012 #80 of 194
    betts4

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    What I think is different about Megan, and Don to some degree, is that they are not communicating to each other. They get upset when the other springs 'surprises'. Megan and her trip to Boston. I mean, why wasn't that mentioned before? "hey honey, you know some shows will rehearse in boston or chicago or ontario until they come back to New York.". Or even "hey honey, how would you feel about me going to boston? It would just be a few weeks and I can come home and visit or you can come up there." And other stuff. Don not calling her about him being late. Well, did he used to call Betty? or just come home late? And maybe he liked having her in the office because then he didn't need to call her so much. She was there and saw how bad a day or how busy a day he was having.
     

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