Mad Men | "A Day's Work" | 2014-04-20

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  1. Squeak

    Squeak Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Huh? :confused:

    They have been SC&P (and not SCDP) for a bit since the merger. Nothing new there for her to react to.
     
  2. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    Fair point. But he seemed so cool when Don revealed that he was really Dick Whitman. Figured that maybe he was a bit liberal.
     
  3. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I don't know that it's fair to characterize someone with racist viewpoints as conservative/liberal. For someone that grew up in a segregated America, it likely was simply a way of life rather than a political ideology, and something that's not so easy to let go of just because the laws changed.

    And Cooper may well be realizing that no matter how right it is to treat everyone equally, there are still those who hold racist beliefs, and the majority of their potential clients are old, white men, and putting a black woman in the lobby, where she can be seen from the elevators, has the potential to hurt SC&P's bottom line.
     
  4. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    Can someone explain to me the point of Don's meeting with the two guys from the other Ad firm? Was he just trying to feel out the other guys to see if there was an "out" from his contract with SC&P? Is he trying to recruit them for a future new firm?
     
  5. mwhip

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    I think between having Fred present his ideas and having Dawn keep him up to speed on what is going on at the office he will do anything to stay in contact with the industry. So meeting with this guy was just to see what word on the street was.

    Really nice how Don lied to everyone for years and it hurt his relationships but once he starts being honest with Sally their relationship becomes better and starts to grow a little. Same with Don and Betty last year when they had an honest conversation things were good.
     
  6. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

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    Additionally, and as much as anything, I think it's Don trying to sell himself on the fiction that he's still Don Draper. He's still got a secretary, he's still making pitches, he's still taking meetings.
     
  7. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

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    Loved every bit with Sally this week. That diner scene was quietly one of the more edge-of-your-seat bits of drama the show has done. You really got the sense that if Don didn't tell Sally the truth that she was going to write him off forever: despite what he's obviously told her previously, is he going to really change? And of course she is the one female on the show he'd be destroyed to really lose. Great scenes with the two of them.
     
  8. Bob Coxner

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    That was also a business decision.
     
  9. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    It was a callback to when someone (sterling?) mixed them up last episode, wasn't it?
     
  10. Steveknj

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    I kept waiting for "Don't Stop Believing" to start playing and the screen fade to black :)
     
  11. sharkster

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    Nice catch by the wife. I noticed it and thought maybe I just heard it wrong - or something.

    "Lou's a dick" - times a thousand.
     
  12. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I think Don was as stunned as I was when Sally said she loved him.

    Miniskirts really need to make a comeback.
     
  13. mwhip

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    The kind the realtor was wearing? I totally agree.
     
  14. Robin

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    That's what I thought. So now who's on Peggy?

    Dawn got a promotion to head of personnel.
    She was being a dick this episode, but she recognized it and hated herself for it.
    Can't decide if Don was serious about dining and ditching. It's not about the money, it's the thrill of getting away with it. Stellar parenting if he would have gone through with it.
     
  15. JoeyJoJo

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    I took it as him kidding around with her. A step towards a better relationship when there's been so much distance between them.
     
  16. Marco

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    :) She's beautiful. What the hell is she doing with Pete? :eek:
     
  17. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    He was kidding. And it was a step towards getting to know his teenage daughter.
     
  18. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze Back by popular demand

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    Could Don at least smile when Sally said she loved him?
     
  19. Robin

    Robin Impolite arrogant woman

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    I think he was too stunned.
     

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