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episode 8: the summer man

Last week's episode was easily in the top 5 of all Mad Men episodes. Words cannot express just how much I enjoyed that episode.

So the big question is how will Weiner follow up last week's epic episode? 

(And how long until Weiner finds a way to fire the person who accidentally posted the clips to episode 8 on the AMC website instead of episode 7.)

Episode 8: The Summer Man

Joan and Peggy deal with high-jinx in the office.


Sep. 13th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
I thought the use of voice-over was interesting, because we so much of what we understand to be Don's motivation has be inferred entirely by the action of the scene. Hearing his internal monologue--it kinda shocked me for moment. Who knew that Don was actually that self-aware?

In some ways I can see Joan's point, but I also think Peggy made the right move. Don would have fired him; why would Peggy act any differently? Being feared as a humorless bitch might not be that bad of a deal for Peggy; there are other potholes for being seen as "one of the guys" for her, too.

What I find interesting is the stepping-up of overtly misogynistic and hostile-workplace-environment behavior. As we move into the mid-sixties, and the role of women is slowly changing, it's as if the men who might most be threatened by this (men like Joey, in particular) seem like they need to lash out more and more overtly.

Also, Joey's mother issues? Go take it somewhere else; we're all filled up here. :P