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episode 11: the chinese wall

How is it possible that we are already talking about Episode 11? I am not ready for this show to disappear for the season in a couple of weeks.

Episode 11: The Chinese Wall

Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce employees resort to scuttlebutt after an agency-wide meeting is called.


Oct. 4th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
Great episode. Oh, where to begin?

"Lee Garner Jr. never took you seriously because you never took yourself seriously." Bert's known Roger since he was the heir apparent, so Bert knows whereof he speaks.

Roger acts like he's earned what he has instead of having inherited it. He's writing a book because Ogilvy wrote one, as if an autobiography was the latest status symbol of the giants of the ad game. There, at the end of this episode, he knows Bert's right; he's got a trophy wife too blissfully unaware to know something's actually seriously wrong in Roger's life, and too naive to know that she should expect far more than "To my loving wife" as a book inscription. Plus, he's got a former lover who's no longer interested in being his woman on the side; Joan nailed it when she said he's his "port in a storm," and not in a way that makes her feel good.

There's a reason Bert didn't tell Don to knock it off when he said Pete would'nt have let Lucky Strike get away: Don's right.