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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Zevida, May 5, 2013.
He told her not to - after she'd already done it. He was too late.
Part of me was almost wondering if he accidentally slipped on the stairs during filming and they just left it in. That looked like it had to hurt his tailbone a little. IIRC didn't they cut to another angle or actor right after that?
Yes. I was trying to say that but just not this well.
That doesn't change the fact that she did it, and in her eyes, it was a monumental sacrifice on her part for the good of the company. So then when Don just throws that client away as if they were meaningless, he's essentially saying that her sacrifice was meaningless. And as Zevida said, Don didn't express his feelings to her about it until after the deed was done.
Moving on: This episode ended on May 17, 1968. Each episode this season has been roughly a month after the previous one. So if RFK is shot on June 6, 1968, do we expect that to be in the next episode? That would be two episodes dealing with prominent political assassinations in three weeks. I wonder if the impact of RFK's death will be minimized (related to the MLK episode).
Also, I got the sense that when Pete told Trudy about Trudy's dad, she didn't believe him. She simply thought Pete was lying to protect himself. So the whole "mutually-assured destruction" thing doesn't work if the info that one of the parties has is useless because the person who isn't supposed to find out about it wouldn't believe it anyway. Besides, Pete had to realize that his FIL would have a much bigger issue with his precious daughter's hubby stepping out than he would with someone finding out about his own infidelity.
Don didn't know that the deed was already done.
Well she did get a partnership out of the deal, so I wouldn't say it was meaningless.
You're correct, but I don't know what that has to do with what we're talking about here. Are you saying it's OK that Don places no value on Joan's sacrifice for the firm simply because he didn't agree with it and told her not to do it?
Good luck getting Joan to agree that just because she got the partnership it's OK to fire the client.
Meh, it was a pretty good little car aside from that whole "aluminum engine block" thing.
I was wondering that too. It didn't stop me from rewinding a half dozen times and laughing at it again. The shot before and after the fall was of Don looking up at Pete, followed by Roger's(?) secretary trying to suppress a laugh.
Very interesting history of the Vega here, as linked by Sepinwall in his recap.
According to this, while the aluminum block did have its problems, it wasn't the fact that the engine block was aluminum that was the problem. That wasn't all that unique, and is very common today. It was all the other cost-saving measures GM tried to take AROUND the engine block that caused the bulk of the problems.
When was the last time we got a glimpse of Peggy's kid?
Don' you mean Joan's because I thought Peggy gave hers away!
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I mean Peggy's
Last I recall seeing him, he was with her mother and/or sister.
No, that was the sister's kid, not Peggy's. Peggy's kid was taken by the state of NY.
I don't think that was the case.
I didn't think so either. I thought her sister was raising the baby too. It is kind of weird that it's never been discussed again. I can't even remember who knew about the pregnancy. Pete did, but was Don also aware? For some reason I'm thinking he did, but may not have known that it was Pete's.
Ya the kid was being raised by the sister, I am pretty confident of that.
Well... the wiki says she gave it up (implying adoption and not to her sister).
Don knew about the baby. He went to the hospital and talked her into coming back to work. (IIRC)
I don't whether he knew it was Pete's.
Glad I am not the only one that saw it and remembered that way.