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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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flippet
Apr. 4th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
As soon as they get what they want, they discover its not what it was cracked up to be.

That was so much of this ep.

Poor Betty. She's so cold, but she really is just this broken little girl inside. She wanted the money, and the glamour - and she got it (just look at that house, and the events she was supposed to continually be going to) - but all her coldness has only been reflected right back on to her. Even Henry runs hot and cold - I agree with Tom that he was being genuine when he said he didn't see the extra weight, and still desires her - but I felt distance from him towards her actual fears and needs.

So when she gets a shock, although she does look for Henry first (which is at least how it should be) - when she needs that warmth, she homes in on Don. Who absolutely has it for her - he had no idea why she was calling, yet still answered with 'Bets'.

Henry knows that Don and Betty have something indefinable, that they'll always have, beyond the kids, and beyond the fact that they can't be/stay married, and that's naturally quite threatening, because Henry will never have that, and will never have the history they have.