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That week went way too fast. Here we are another Sunday night and a new episode of Mad Men.

Episode 2: Christmas Comes But Once a Year
A last minute visitor threatens to spoil the agency's Christmas party.

Something tells me this is going to be an interesting Christmas party. (How retro... we're actually calling it a Christmas party.)

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tomfoolery815
Aug. 2nd, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
So what do we think of Peggy's boyfriend? I'm not crazy about the relationship, especially because she feels she has to lie to him about her sexual history. He seems very transitional to me.
I don't know that I'd blame him for Peggy's newfound virginity. That seems like Peggy reacting to society, or to whatever environment he's coming from.

She's had illicit sex with Pete and some kind of relationship with Duck that was apparently just sex (meeting in hotel rooms, no apparent dinner-and-a-movie). Claiming to be a virgin could be another tabula rasa thing for her, or a Draper-esque "I am whoever I say I am."

That eyes-wide look on Peggy's face after they've had sex, the look he can't see? She's upset about something. What do you guys think? Sadness that she's lied about her sexual past to someone she now has feelings for? Regret that she "gave her virginity" to a guy she doesn't really love because she doesn't want to be alone on New Year's Eve? All or none of the above?

I laughed out loud at Freddy's admonishment that she not lead him on, that to do so is physically painful to a guy. Right. :-)
amycurl
Aug. 6th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
I love how she never confirmed or denied his assumption about her virginity....for some reason, I think that's important that it wasn't that she was the one saying she was a virgin; he was, and she just didn't correct him.

Also--she's had a child, and the guy thinks she's still a virgin? How much experience has *he* had?

I saw the look on her face, too, and I think it reflects her deep ambivilance about the relationship. She sleeps with him rather than take Freddy's "old fashioned" advice...yeah, she still isn't making the best choices when it comes to men.
tomfoolery815
Aug. 6th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
Excellent point, A. We never see Peggy claiming virginity. It could entirely be a presumption by him that she allowed to stand.

Also--she's had a child, and the guy thinks she's still a virgin? How much experience has *he* had?
Heh. Speaking of reacting to society ... he's probably posing, too, playing the role of the man with experience. It's been known to happen. ;-)