Mad Men - Series Finale

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  1. May 18, 2015 #21 of 104
    jsmeeker

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    As the commercial rolled, I really thought that they might cut to Don and his team in a pitch meeting, showing the commercial to the Coke executives.

    And then they didn't



    I guess doing that would have been far too obvious.




    oh.. and yeah, nice comment about the thread title. Lots of that in this show.
     
  2. May 18, 2015 #22 of 104
    astrohip

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    Just watched it again. And I watched the ending a few more times. There's no doubt that Don is smiling as he fades out because he just had this crazy idea...

    And they set it up rather obviously, all the people sitting with Don, all peaceful & happy, chimes sounding. And then it breaks to a bunch of kids, all happy & peaceful, singing in perfect harmony.

    Great ending. Took us to a good place.



    And can we dispense with all the snide comic book/spoiler talk. It has no place in this thread, and is just childish.
     
  3. May 18, 2015 #23 of 104
    getreal

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    Proof that marijuana is just a gateway drug leading the hippies to Coke! :cool:

    I hope that Pete & Trudy's Lear jet doesn't crash! :eek:

    All in all, except for Birdie and her family, happy endings for all.

    I L'd-OL at the comment that the twits in the twitterverse thought the Coke ad was product placement. :rolleyes: Those young whippersnappers have no shame in displaying their ignorance. :D

    I was glad to see no E-meters* at the hippie retreat.

    *(Scientology was taking off at that time as well as meditation.)
     
  4. May 18, 2015 #24 of 104
    getreal

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    Your avatar is childish. ;) Or is that what you were getting us to notice? :up:

    (PS Congrats on the adorable little new person.)
     
  5. May 18, 2015 #25 of 104
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    So the assumption is the we're supposed to believe Don/Dick had this epiphany and had some hand in the commercial when in reality it came about in a much different way. In the end all I could really think is this was an attempt at least partially endorsed by Coke itself to reimagine history. I guess it is somewhat appropriate though that the show ended with a commercial.
     
  6. May 18, 2015 #26 of 104
    astrohip

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    Thanks! First grandkid!

    I almost said "it's as childish as my avatar" but thought that would be too blatant product placement. And these millennials would never get the joke.


    No suppose about it. Don is at peace with himself. He finally has resolved the demons. And the commercial is a direct flow from his new inner peace.

    Coke had nothing to do with this, they're not trying to re-imagine history. They're probably tickled ****less they got a plug like this.

    As far as the reality of commercials in this show, do you think Don came up with the Kodak Carousel? Every real commercial we ever saw in this show came about in reality a different way, since this was a fictional show.:confused:
     
  7. May 18, 2015 #27 of 104
    Zevida

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    A pretty standard episode of Mad Men, not great but not bad.

    I'm glad Peggy found a happy ending, but I liked her and Stan better as best friends.

    Joan starting her own business was great.

    Don definitely went back to NY to work for McCann and did the Coke ad. It was great, we're supposed to think he's finding peace with meditation and turning into a hippie and really he's just getting his best idea ever. Awesome. I guess he did find some peace too - he is missed, and he knows where he belongs.

    P.S. I found the warnings in the OP hilarious.
     
  8. May 18, 2015 #28 of 104
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    Who was Joan's partner? They said a name when her secretary answered the phone, but it didn't ring a bell to me.
     
  9. May 18, 2015 #29 of 104
    jamesl

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    a little space between the title and the spoilers is always good

    "a waste of space"
    oh my - he's going to break the internet if he keeps that up

    childish ?

     
  10. May 18, 2015 #30 of 104
    getbak

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    The name was Holloway-Harris.

    Holloway was Joan's name before she married Greg Harris. So, it seems that Joan wasn't just blowing smoke when she said that Peggy was the only partner she wanted.
     
  11. May 18, 2015 #31 of 104
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  12. May 18, 2015 #32 of 104
    Cainebj

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    I was pretty satisfied with this as an ending.
    Glad I was wrong that some of the characters wouldn't be featured in the final episode.

    And to those of you who said the first tag is childish?
    Go check out the Grey's Anatomy season thread. :eek:
     
  13. May 18, 2015 #33 of 104
    vman41

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  14. May 18, 2015 #34 of 104
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    My thought was that guy in the therapy session/circle thing whom Don ended up hugging summarized very succinctly how Don really felt about everything. Don didn't know how he was feeling and nobody around him ever related to him, until that guy hit the nail on the head.

    That enabled Don to pull it back together and go back to McCann to really bring his A game.

    I didn't think the original thread title was childish. Has everyone lost appreciation for good sarcasm when they see it? ;)
     
  15. May 18, 2015 #35 of 104
    Cainebj

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    Yes I agree and I thought it was interesting to have a stranger (to us) be the voice of Don, because it would have been ridiculously out of character for Don to have said any of those things.

    Did Don used to call Betty "Birdie"?
    I had to put the CC on to figure out what he was saying to her on the phone.
     
  16. May 18, 2015 #36 of 104
    Squeak

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    Yes. That has been his nickname for her for as long as the show has been running.
     
  17. May 18, 2015 #37 of 104
    jsmeeker

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    Comment on episode in Season 1

    are we to think the name for the Kodak Carousel slide projector came about the way we saw it in "The Wheel"?
     
  18. May 18, 2015 #38 of 104
    Bierboy

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    I was half expecting Don's face to be CGI'd into the Coke commercial...or maybe even the entire major cast members....
     
  19. May 18, 2015 #39 of 104
    Fahtrim

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    Megan got a check for a million dollars and then that scene with her sister was a major resolution, just was done a few episodes ago.
     
  20. May 18, 2015 #40 of 104
    MikeMar

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    Reading now, but yeah that was a great line (foreshadowing) from the episode when the Vet said basically "We need you to fix coke"
     
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