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episode 10: hands and knees

It's Sunday so that means it's tome for another episode of Mad Men.

Episode 10: Hands and Knees
An unannounced visitor at the Francis home rattles Betty.

(I'm hoping this episode is better than I anticipate. Expectations are low since Betty annoys me.)


Sep. 29th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
And Price's lifetime of physical abuse from his father explains a lot, doesn't it?
That was so sad, Lane and Mr. Pryce. Especially after seeing how sweet Lane was with his girlfriend. His chocolate bunny.

There was something that felt very forced, though, about Lane's interactions with (yow, did we ever get her name?). While I'm sure he thinks she's nice, and vice versa, I think it was a specific selection designed to shock, to prove how 'cool' and 'progressive' and 'independent' Lane is. That he can make his own choices, which are not the choices others, especially his father, would make or approve of. (And yet, he still wanted that approval.)

Poor Lane. I was actually shocked at his father whacking him to the ground - I gasped out loud. So unexpected. And how old is he? For a full-grown man with an important job, across an ocean from his home, to still essentially 'take' that kind of treatment. Astonishing.

And yeah - now so much Lane does makes sense. He's been utterly stunted.