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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 #81 of 194

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    What about the pact Ken had with Peggy?
  2. Jun 5, 2012 #82 of 194

    Marco Loyal Little

    Sep 19, 2000
    Capital of...
    I don't think we've heard the last of that.
  3. Jun 5, 2012 #83 of 194

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 5, 2002
    Cupertino, CA
    It's hard to say what the writers will do but Megan is the most emotionally healthy relationship he has had that I can see. She gets right to the meat of all their conflicts immediately and I believe he is learning from it. As far I can see she is not manipulating him or playing games.

    The Boston thing was not an immediate thing that was known when she changed careers. She was initially auditioning and that meant it could be all sorts of jobs and situations. Had it been an existing play there might not be a Boston. However at a certain point she auditioned for a new play and they told her it would be tech'd in Boston and she told Don pretty quickly about it.
    Yes its true she did not say Hey Don I want to change careers and do Broadway and you its possible one of the jobs someday might have to go out of NYC to flush out the job.

    I think Don is learning emotionally and I think he appreciates Megan keeping it real versus Betty who still likes to play games. Megan catches on to that pretty quickly and highlights it.
  4. Jun 5, 2012 #84 of 194

    tiams New Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    I think the difference between Megan and Betty is that Megan knows the real Don. Betty knew the facade. Don was playing a role with Betty, therefore he was unhappy, therefore he cheated on her with women he could be himself with.
  5. Jun 5, 2012 #85 of 194

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    I agree, they've been good about keeping that in the fore front this year, we will see that revisited IMO. Ken has also been awesome this year, loved his actions in this episode.
  6. Jun 5, 2012 #86 of 194

    Wheens Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    SF Bay Area
    What pact? I suffer from early stage CRS, so I probably have forgotten.
  7. Jun 5, 2012 #87 of 194

    Bryanmc I'm normal.

    Sep 5, 2000
    If one leaves they take the other with him/her.
  8. Jun 5, 2012 #88 of 194

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

    Nov 8, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    Peggy made it pretty clear she felt the pact was childish and stupid and then she left without him. I think the pact went up in flames is no more.
  9. Jun 5, 2012 #89 of 194

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

    Mar 29, 2003
    Just a point I'd like to make...I like how Megan never badmouths Betty-like when Sally calls her a fake, she says "You know that's not true...":eek:

    Betty, on the other hand-badmouths Megan every chance she gets....;)

    Anyway-I totally agree that it was so sweet to see Betty and Sally have a real moment...Betty even called Sally "beautiful" which - gosh, how long has it been since that happened? :eek:
  10. Jun 5, 2012 #90 of 194

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    I think most partnership shares are willable so Lane's wife would receive it as part of his estate.

    Usually their is a buy out clause as kaszeta said so most likely she would be bought out by the company - or at least the company would have first rights to buy it back.
  11. Jun 5, 2012 #91 of 194

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001
    Oh, Lane.... :(

    So sad. I liked the character. One of the more decent people at SCDP. (Ken and his hair is the most decent guy, I think)
  12. Jun 5, 2012 #92 of 194

    tivoboyjr Unregistered User

    Apr 28, 2003
    That's the way I understand it, too. The company would have the right to buy back the shares and the spouse would get cash assuming that's what happened.

    Speaking of partnership stuff, in the prior episode, I couldn't get past the partners so willingly giving Joan 5%. I know part of the issue was that they didn't want to raise the cash, but giving her 5% dilutes their shares. The Jaguar account didn't seem worth doing that for, especially when Don was so sure he could get the business anyway. But on the other hand, it made for a more entertaining show.

    But of course now they will likely get Lane's shares back, assuming they can come up with the cash to buy them. Or, if Joan decides to keep up what she did last week, she can pick up a some more shares.
  13. Jun 5, 2012 #93 of 194

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies

    This whole ep was ruined for me by one of the news apps Monday that headlined "Lane goes out with a bang...." then, first paragraph saying "Don't read any further if you haven't seen the episode yet..." Really?! REALLY?!?!?

    Talk about jerks....
  14. Jun 6, 2012 #94 of 194

    cmontyburns Excellent.

    Nov 14, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Yes, it was very difficult to avoid spoilers about this one. I get the episodes on iTunes and they are not available until after midnight usually, so I never get to watch until Monday night. Most of the stories about the show on Monday were headlined something like "...last night's shocking Mad Men" or "...heartbreaking Mad Men", so it was obvious something big had happened. And those stories were typically accompanied by another one summarizing the conference call Jared Harris did with the press ("Jared Harris on Last Night's Shocking Mad Men"), so it was not hard to guess what happened. There was no way to avoid having it spoiled without staying off the internet entirely for 24 hours.
  15. Jun 6, 2012 #95 of 194

    Robin Nasty Woman

    Dec 6, 2001
    I watched it a day late, at least, and saw no spoilers.
  16. Jun 6, 2012 #96 of 194

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

    Nov 22, 2008
    Boring Ohio
    I dunno. I watched it last night and it was a surprise to me. I'm on the internet all day long. I just haven't read any entertainment news. I was too busy the last couple of days.

    That being said, my first thought was "how ironic that Don is dismissing Lane for forging his signature when Don's entire persona is a forgery". And having said that, I felt really really bad for him when it was obvious by his facial expression that he realized he had pushed Lane to this. Obviously it's not his fault, he couldn't have known but the guilt all over his face, especially after the resignation letter, made me feel for him. After his brother committing suicide, this might just push Don over the edge and we go back to the old Don next season. I wouldn't be shocked if the season finale ended with him cheating on Megan.
  17. Jun 6, 2012 #97 of 194

    MikeMar Go Pats

    Jan 7, 2005
    Same here, it's easy, just don't read the Slate articles on it :)

    I almost never get spoiled on shows, doesn't seem that hard. Only time it happens is in person, almost never online
  18. Jun 6, 2012 #98 of 194

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    Spoilers don't bother me. I guess I'm abnormal.
  19. Jun 6, 2012 #99 of 194

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

    Sep 4, 2004
    Same here. I came across two headlines that gave away that Lane died.
  20. Jun 6, 2012 #100 of 194

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    Really great episode. Maybe I'm in the minority but I have found this to be a stellar season and one full of a lot of fun/interesting social commentary. Was I the only one surprised that it was Cooper, of all people, who actually noticed the check? Will Joan be able to take care of the books? I can't remember whose job that was before Lane came into the picture...

    Count me in the minority who was actually glad for those dish network nags. If not for those I would have had no idea that Dish randomly reassigned the channel and thus I needed to set up a new season pass on this random new channel. I would certainly have missed Mad Men next week without that nag. I also am curious how Dish can think their line about AMC having low ratings, thus explaining the move of channel and cut-off of the network entirely, is their best excuse.

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