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mad men: "out of town"

My show is back!

When last we left the good people of Sterling Cooper a lot of things happened. I'm not going to attempt to summarize. I don't have that kind of time. 

Season 3, Episode 1: Out of Town
Salvatore and Don take a business trip out of town. Pete Campbell and Ken Cosgrove worry about the changes at Sterling-Cooper and how the changes will impact them.

The times are a changing.... so grab your martini and come discuss the changes -both personal and professional - in the lives of Don, Betty, Joan, Peggy, Pete and the rest of the gang.


Aug. 17th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
t tells us a bit why Don is being exceptionally (for him) sweet and attentive to Betty: He associates childbirth with death.

It also comes back to the line with the flight attendant:
"It's my birthday."
"I'll need to see your driver's license."
"That won't help."
It won't help for many, many reason, won't it? ;-) (Another great little throw-away line...) It's not until that exchange, I think, that Don decides to have sex with her. I noticed that he was a lot less aggressive and assertive than we've seen him with other potential conquests before.

There's a lot in this episode about the sex/death cycle in general. Very mythic and biblical of them, I thought...