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Mad Men | "The Other Woman" | Season 5 Ep 11 | 5-27-12 | Potential *Spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mm2margaret, May 28, 2012.

  1. kaszeta

    kaszeta Ceci n'est pas une conserve TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2004
    Grantham, NH
    Walking out isn't classic Don. Don's normal approach to this would be "If you don't like what's being said, change the conversation".

    Here it was more of an emotional response, I think.
  2. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey
    She was propositioned by Pete. Her telling him 'you can't afford it' was her way of blowing him off. I don't think she actually expected an offer. So Don going to her and telling her what happened would likely just have embarrassed her more knowing that they actually seriously considered whoring her out. Joan didn't seem too happy when Lane came into her office to discuss the fact that they (the partners) had discussed it.
  3. DougF

    DougF Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2003
    North Dakota
    I probably didn't word that the best, but I don't think he was afraid of being talked into it. I think he just wasn't going to discuss it anymore.

    His walking out was basically stating "Not going to happen. End of discussion." Staying and talking was going to continue a discussion that, in his mind, was over. He made his statement and left. I think as far as he was concerened, that was the end of it.
  4. minimeh

    minimeh Vanity Phrase Here

    Jun 20, 2011
    Yeah I get that. Looks like most everybody agrees. The thing is, Don is nothing but an equal partner to the others, not superior in any way within the charter of the business and certainly not possessing overriding veto power. So how could he realistically think that was the end of it? Doesn't add up.

    So I'm walking out of this discussion and that's the end of it. :D

    (See, doesn't really work. But then again, I'm not Don Draper. :) )
  5. Jun 1, 2012 #125 of 137

    wouldworker _

    Sep 7, 2004
    MA, USA
    I know you got a lot of crap for this post, but I think you were close to the mark. The partners made it clear that they think Joan is a whore. If they didn't think she was a whore they wouldn't have asked her to do it. I think Joan figured, "They already think I'm a whore whether I do it or not. I might as well get something out of this."
  6. Jun 1, 2012 #126 of 137

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

    Nov 8, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    For 5x my salary? I'd do it.

    Has to net 5x after taxes though, they better gross it up. :D
  7. Jun 1, 2012 #127 of 137

    Robin Nasty Woman

    Dec 6, 2001
    Because he doesn't see it that way.

    He's used to putting his got down and getting what he wants.

    I wonder if this episode was a reality check, between Joan, Peggy, and Megan?
  8. Jun 1, 2012 #128 of 137

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I don't think it would have occurred to Don in a million years that the other partners would continue to discuss it and reach a deal with Joan behind his back. As far as he was concerned, he ended any talk of it when he left the room.
  9. Jun 1, 2012 #129 of 137

    Robin Nasty Woman

    Dec 6, 2001
    Exactly. It doesn't matter that technically they're equal partners, that's not how Don sees it.
  10. Jun 1, 2012 #130 of 137

    chrispitude New Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Not only that, but to have her willing to do this (from what Pete told him) after rejecting him? I don't think he'd have have a desire to go digging in that direction any more.
  11. Jun 1, 2012 #131 of 137

    gamndbndr New Member

    Jul 3, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    I'm thinking that Lane's deed will be undone by a check bouncing for insufficient funds. Back in the 60's you'd only find an unauthorized check when you got the statement and reconciled, or all of a sudden your checks start bouncing due to NSF.

    And in advertising you don't want your media buys going NSF, much less the subcontractors working on your account.

    Should prove an interesting development if it happens to SCDP.
  12. Jun 1, 2012 #132 of 137

    ConstableClyde New Member

    May 1, 2012
    I loved this episode!
  13. Jun 1, 2012 #133 of 137

    Mikeyis4dcats Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2003
    Don is generally the rainmaker. Equal partner or not, they will usually follow his lead.
  14. Jun 1, 2012 #134 of 137

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    ever since LA LAW I think that every time there is an elevator on TV that we can't see the inside of...

    WOW - that went completely over my head! :eek:
    I knew I saved this episode for a reason...
  15. Jun 1, 2012 #135 of 137

    vman41 Omega Consumer

    Jun 18, 2002
    I think Joan will be the one to discover Lane's improprieties and then it will be interesting to see whether she blows the whistle or helps him cover it up.
  16. Jun 2, 2012 #136 of 137

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    oh my, I hadn't thought about that, but it makes perfect sense from both logical and dramatic standpoints.
  17. Squeak

    Squeak An Inert Gas

    May 12, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio
    I apologize in advance -- my wife and I are just catching up with this season, and watched this episode tonight.

    But as I read through this and say your comment above, and then your signature below it of :

    I had to laugh! That is exactly how Joey Tribbiani lost his job on General Hospital -- by Dr. Drake Ramore(sp) falling down an empty elevator shaft! :D

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