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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 6, 2012 #101 of 194
    Bierboy

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    Yeah, I backtracked and found it was an article on the USA iPhone app, but it was on their front page as well as the entertainment (or "Life" section as they call it). VERY irritating. The headline said "For 'Mad Men' and Harris, a shocking exit" and the first sentence, visible again on their home page, BEFORE it mentioned spoilers, said "The actor says he's happy his character gets to leave the show 'with a bang instead of....'"
     
  2. Jun 6, 2012 #102 of 194
    Bierboy

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    It may not be their best excuse, but it's true -- this season's Mad Men ratings have sucked...
     
  3. Jun 6, 2012 #103 of 194
    WhiskeyTango

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    I had seen that something bad happened but didn't know what going into the episode. I kept hoping it would be Betty taking a header into a tree on the ski slopes. Based on the lack of screen time she's had this season, maybe the writers are as tired of her as I am.
     
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    Robin

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    Reading USA Today would be problem numero uno. ;)
     
  6. Jun 6, 2012 #106 of 194
    WhiskeyTango

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    They've had their highest ratings this year.
     
  7. Jun 6, 2012 #107 of 194
    Mr. Soze

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    Betty is a childish spiteful *****, but I actually like having her around. Sally is turning into a Betty Mini-me, which should also provide nice future tensions, but it was touching that when Sally had her first visitor, she ran home to her mother, with a nice hug that seemed to surprise Betty.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2012 #108 of 194
    Mr. Soze

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    I think Peggy was just really pissed at the time, (IIRC Don had just thrown the money at her) and that the pact will indeed come up again.
     
  9. Jun 6, 2012 #109 of 194
    betts4

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    Spoilers don't scare me. I usually forget what they were and most of the time they don't go into the detail of the acting and events leading up to or after the spoiler.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2012 #110 of 194
    TAsunder

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    Also, isn't the Walking Dead pretty highly rated? I assume other shows as well. Certainly AMC has to have higher ratings than most the 300+ channels that weren't bumped arbitrarily to a higher channel #.
     
  11. Jun 6, 2012 #111 of 194
    Robin

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    I agree we haven't heard the end of the pact. They've brought it up too many times this season for it to just fizzle.
     
  12. Jun 6, 2012 #112 of 194
    WhiskeyTango

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    The Walking Dead gets higher ratings than most network shows.
     
  13. Jun 6, 2012 #113 of 194
    Zevida

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    The pact was that if one leaves, they both leave. Peggy left without a glance back or a consideration to Ken. And Ken is angling for his future at the company, promising not to get in the way of Dow and getting a guarantee he'll be on the account.

    The pact is over! It might get briefly mentioned if we have a Peggy/Ken scene and he gives her a dig, but there's no more pact.
     
  14. Jun 6, 2012 #114 of 194
    Mr. Soze

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    The usual, Randolph? (It helps if you have seen "Trading Places" ;))
     
  15. Jun 6, 2012 #115 of 194
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    I avoid spoilers like the plague, but was anyone really surprised Lane committed suicide? It has been telegraphed all season and I was completely expecting it either this episode or next.
     
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    Bierboy

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    Negative from what I read last week....they said it's the lowest they've been since S3, at least for "Christmas Waltz"...
    Wiki info...
     
  17. Jun 6, 2012 #117 of 194
    Marco

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    How Pete gets his name on the door:

    The check is out there. The partners will all come to know that Lane paid himself $7500 without permission. It's totally in character for Pete to want to chase down the widow Pryce and get that money back!

    The other partners, starting with Don, will accede to Pete's demand to be a name partner in exchange for Pete giving up his demand to go after Mrs. Pryce for the $7500.
     
  18. Jun 6, 2012 #118 of 194
    TAsunder

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    I see the opposite based on TV by the numbers. The numbers seem as good or better than prior seasons. This season marks the first time they hit 1.0 for adults 18-49 and they did it for many episodes in a row. The ratings have fallen a bit over the past few weeks but still are in the same range as the ~10 episodes I checked from last season.
     
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    WhiskeyTango

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    It was down for 2 weeks (0.6 which is also hit twice in the 4th season) but bounced back up to a 0.8 this past week which equaled the finale from last year. Overall the numbers have been higher.
     
  20. Jun 6, 2012 #120 of 194
    tivoboyjr

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    Or, Pete will convince Joan to have sexual relations with Mrs. Pryce to get the money back. He becomes a named partner, Joan gets another 5% of the firm, and Mrs. Pryce gets to "roam those hillsides." It's win-win-win.
     

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