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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. 18th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
Still loving Joan. I especially loved her calm and commanding conversation in the hallway while the fired guy broke lots of stuff in his office.
When she said "Despite your title, you are not a secretary," my first thought was "God, that's hot." :-) She was in total control of that moment.

Then, when she and Peggy were waiting for an elevator and Peggy started complaining about Lola, her secretary: "I'm not at work yet." Heh.

Speaking of Peggy, I love the way they showed us her further evolution in pretty much one small moment: Lola's blathering about Hooker's British accident, and how he could read her the phone book. Peggy responds as if she's channeling Don: "When he gets to 'S,' I need Howard Sullivan at Lever Brothers." Ha!
Aug. 25th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
"I'm not at work yet."

This says to me that, as much as Joan controls the office with her calm presence, to her it's just a job. She excels at it, but it's not her life; she doesn't take it home with her, ever, and she doesn't get back in to it until she's actually back in the office "at work."

To Peggy, on the other hand, it's a career.

Aug. 25th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
Exactly, Elinor. Standing there on the ground floor, Joan is still off shift.