Mad Men "The Milk and Honey Route" S7E13 5/10/15

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  1. May 13, 2015 #61 of 122
    DeDondeEs

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    That's what I am thinking. Well that at least part of the episode will be set in several decades in the future.
     
  2. May 13, 2015 #62 of 122
    Jim_TV

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    I think there's a negligible chance of that happening. That would be a huge risk and be unlikely to go well. What are they going to do get an older actor to play an old Don Draper or put special effects makeup on John Hamm and all the other characters playing themselves decades into the future?
     
  3. May 13, 2015 #63 of 122
    Robin

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    I got the impression she thought he was guilty, too.
    Exactly.

    As a parent I would do absolutely anything to keep my kids from losing a parent, even if it made things much harder for me. That's what Henry was trying to tap into.

    I would have liked it if they'd picked up the cancer storyline earlier. It would be interesting to see 70s treatment as opposed to what we're used to seeing today.

    Rocking and crying in a corner?
     
  4. May 13, 2015 #64 of 122
    Steveknj

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    I'd like to see an "Animal House" kind of ending which tells us what happened to all the characters after the last episode, but I kind of doubt it will happen.

    And I'd love to see them spin off Peggy 10 years later.
     
  5. May 13, 2015 #65 of 122
    sharkster

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    I'd love to see a 'Six Feet Under' style ending. :)
     
  6. May 13, 2015 #66 of 122
    TiVo'Brien

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  7. May 13, 2015 #67 of 122
    zalusky

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    Well one possible ending clue is
    the little round table conversations between the main players during the commercial breaks. John Hamm is looking disheveled with a beard. They tend to do all this stuff right after the very last taping while its fresh in their minds and they are available. John looks very much the hobo or at least somebody who is in deep depression or living in a hut. In other words he doesn't look like Don Draper anymore.
     
  8. May 13, 2015 #68 of 122
    Zevida

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    I thought this episode was very good, with a few nitpicks. But generally I thought Don on his road trip, Pete getting a fresh start, and Betty accepting the end with dignity were all pretty good. I don't expect we'll see Pete or Betty again, that seemed like the close of their stories. But will we see Sally again? I'm not sure about that. I'd like to see Sally and Don have another scene together. I also enjoyed having Duck again and found his subterfuge to get Pete to a job interview funny, and also found him a bit sad - still a drunk and still incredulous that Pete was the golden boy.

    I'm fine with Trudy going back to Pete. They've been setting that up for the last few episodes. And she never threw him out because he cheated - she threw him out because he embarrassed her in the neighborhood. If they move and start fresh, she leaves that behind.

    Nitpicks - the scene at the VA went on too long, and accusing Don of stealing the money was a bit out of left field after they'd been so nice and twisted his arm to stay. It feels kind of mean to kill off Betty, considering she's been unliked as a character.
     
  9. May 13, 2015 #69 of 122
    TAsunder

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    Might be coincidence because he had that look in another show that might have been filmed around the same time.
     
  10. May 13, 2015 #70 of 122
    jr461

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    Agree with much of what has been said and I enjoyed the episode for the most part.

    In terms of getting in touch with Don about Betty, it would be impossible. When you were on the road you off the grid back then. No one knew he was at that motel.

    He told Sally he would call next week. I expect he will hear about it then and perhaps curtail his apparent track towards becoming Dick Whitman (or whatever he's doing). I think he cares for his kids somewhere deep down and won't desert them. I also think he's going to take the news about Betty pretty hard. The last episode showed that he still cared for her.

    The Peter/Trudy thing, as mentioned, was set up in the previous weeks so makes sense to me. She never stopped loving him, he has seemingly become more mature and she complained about not having friends where she was.

    I did think the VFW scene was way too long just to set up the donation theft.

    Will be interesting to see how it ends. Perhaps all the major characters will have one last scene at Betty's funeral, a literal and metaphoric goodbye.
     
  11. May 13, 2015 #71 of 122
    TAsunder

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    I don't think the "only" purpose of the VFW scene was to set up the theft.
     
  12. May 13, 2015 #72 of 122
    jr461

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    I agree - it did continue to tie Don and Dick's lives together, but still carried on too long.
     
  13. May 13, 2015 #73 of 122
    DevdogAZ

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    The show finished filming over a year ago. I suspect those "The Cast of Mad Men" discussions were filmed much more recently. Jon Hamm seemed to grow a beard nearly every season during their hiatus.
     
  14. May 13, 2015 #74 of 122
    BrettStah

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    Plus, the actor who plays Pete looked very different hair wise... Modern styled beard, and Pete's receding hairline is gone.
     
  15. May 13, 2015 #75 of 122
    zalusky

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    Good points all!
     
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    Robin

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    It's not that they should have gotten in touch, it's that they didn't try. Only Sally knows he's traveling and AFAWK she hasn't told anyone.
     
  18. May 13, 2015 #78 of 122
    rifleman69

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    Liked the episode, wife hated it...I think it may have worked better in the middle of the series rather than at the end to give more backstory for the characters (Betty's cancer excluded of course), but we'll see how it all wraps up very very soon!
     
  19. May 13, 2015 #79 of 122
    DevdogAZ

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    Don's been on the road for many weeks. Based on his call to Sally, it sounds like he's been checking in regularly with her as well as with Bobby and Gene. It's also been a couple months since he sold his apartment and Betty and Henry surely know about that as well. So I suspect that Betty and Henry know he's on the road and know that it would do no good to try and reach him by calling McCann or his former landline number.

    Although maybe he's still employing that answering service and he checks in with them on a regular basis. Although I doubt it, since all that would be is a bunch of angry messages from Jim Hobart.
     
  20. May 13, 2015 #80 of 122
    Robin

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    My mistake, I didn't realize he'd been gone so long. Thanks!
     

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