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mad men: 'the fog'

A third of the season is over already. I can't believe that! But I'm going to focus on all the episodes left in this season.

Season 3, Episode 5: The Fog
Betty and Don deal with Sally. Pete pursues a new angle in business. Betty has a strange dream.

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Sep. 15th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
Is this the first time we've seen Betty's mother? I can't seem to remember...But to see her there, holding a bloody rag of Medgar Evers, that was pretty startling, wasn't it? I can't help but think that her words, "This is what happens to people who speak up..." will really come into play with Betty for the rest of this season. How much speaking up will Betty do? How much speaking up hasn't she done?

My favorite Roger line of the night was in regards to the "flogging:" "It's never as much fun as you think it's going to be!" Just how much fun does he have playing that role? Heaps, I can only imagine.

And the teacher! Calling with her dress half-buttoned, a bra strap showing, and a drink in her hand...I wonder if Don could hear the ice in the glass over the phone? And it was him choosing not to share the caller with Betty that I think was the most telling part of that whole situation.

The whole Pete and Peggy meeting with Duck was *so* painful. (Duck, who now has DUCKS on his wall!) But what I think got under Pete's skin the most--not only the idea of sharing, but the idea of sharing with Peggy. Peggy being treated as his *equal.* That must have been really galling.

I wonder how many other people cheered the minute that Don walked out of the paperclip meeting. Because I know I've sat in meetings like that. I loved, loved, loved his whole rationale: "We have to pay our creative people to be unproductive until they're not!" That's SO PERFECT, because that's EXACTLY how it works. They are so lucky to have Don, they have no idea. Also, I thought it was pretty big of him not to say, "Well, if you had take the Madison Square Garden account, we wouldn't need to be worrying about this...." Some Don is better than no Don, indeed.

/posting dump

(PS-Tommy, look even I have a Pete icon--sort of.)
Sep. 27th, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
"We have to pay our creative people to be unproductive until they're not!" That's SO PERFECT, because that's EXACTLY how it works.

That is such a direct dig at the Academy, it's beautiful. They're firing back at the writers for the strike by doing some bizarre things with the awards--like allowing everyone *but* the writers to win awards for 'best show'. Because everyone knows that writers don't actually *do* anything. They just sit around twirling pencils while the people who do casting, and the people who make budgets do all the work. :-P Read the last couple of entries at tightropegirl for more info.