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Mad Men: Tea Leaves

And just like that we are at episode 3. 

Season 5, Episode 3: Tea Leaves
As Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce tries to build upon its current business, Peggy is given new responsibility. Don and Harry indulge a client. 

So what did you think? 

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gatsbyfan
Apr. 4th, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
Heinz couple supposed to be Mr. and Mrs. Heinz? If so, then they have a teenaged son
I don't know. I'll have to go back and rewatch. I didn't think they were for the same reason. I though the Heinz family only had one son. And after googling it looked like H. J. (Henry) Heinz II retired as CEO in 1966. For a show that prides itself on being authentic that seems like a big mistake.

I *loved* the casual dig at Romney.
I loved that too. And you do have to wonder if it were a dig. Reminded me of the cover of Newsweek that they just put out mentioning Romney running only it was George.

Was it just very clever use of padding on January, or did they actually get her to gain weight?
She was very pregnant when they started filming. I seem to recall reading something saying you wouldn't see much of her in these episodes because of that. (Not that I'm complaining about less of her.) But they did some make up work with her too which at times made her look odd.

Also, was this the first episode that Mr. Hamm as directed? Or am I just forgetting another earlier ep?
Nope, that was his first. The Silver Fox directed a couple before but that was his first.
tomfoolery815
Apr. 4th, 2012 04:51 am (UTC)
I *loved* the casual dig at Romney.
I loved that too. And you do have to wonder if it were a dig. Reminded me of the cover of Newsweek that they just put out mentioning Romney running only it was George.

I seem to recall reading that Romney was pretty much a second-tier player in the GOP of the '60s and early '70s: In the mix, but not held in the same regard as Nixon or Goldwater, who were the only men nominated for president by the Republicans from '60 to '72. So it could have been merely an historically accurate representation of Mayor Lindsay's feelings about the Michigan governor.

It's worth noting that this was the first episode they filmed for Season 5, so as to accommodate JJ's pregnancy, meaning that it was filmed last summer. Although I see that one of Mitt's kids chose to be offended (tm Mary) about what Weiner said about his grandfather.
tomfoolery815
Apr. 4th, 2012 04:59 am (UTC)
But they did some make up work with her too which at times made her look odd.
Seeing JJ in the makeup and padding reminds me of Peggy's unexplained weight gain during Season 1. I remember us speculating about it until it was explained in the season finale.