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mad men: "love among the ruins"

It's so nice to come to the end of the weekend and look forward to something on tv. I love this show.  This week's episode for those of us that don't have the iTunes season pass and didn't get the release last Monday:

Episode 2: Love Among the Ruins
Betty gets a visit from her father. Sterling Cooper grapples with a very specific client request. Roger makes arrangements for a wedding. Peggy becomes personally affected by a campaign.

Roger planning a wedding? The writers love us. Grab your martini and join in the discussion.


Aug. 25th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Oh thank god, it's not just me!
Goodman says this is an "episode best seen again when roughly half the season is over."

Great catch on the Maypole-fertility connection, Flipcy!

I got the impression that she wanted her father not because she *actually* wanted to do the work of caring for him--and I think that's why she didn't ask--but because she's got a *mine, mine, all mine* problem.
Absolutely. Betty might not have a child's naivete anymore, but her behavior is still very much that of a child. She's got a bit of Pete Campbell in her, now that I think about it.

In contrast, William's wife genuinely cares for her father-in-law; she feels their connection being severed as the announcement of William's "decision" sets in.