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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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marymary
Apr. 9th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
Did anyone catch Roger's line that suggested jumping off a building??? Maybe someone mentioned it and I skimmed too fast. About Pete -- he said something about falling and then something like "I'm hanging onto the ledge and the kid is stepping on my fingers." You know how everyone's always speculating about the opening credits being some kind of foreshadow of Don committing suicide? I was thinkig, OMG it's Roger. I don't really believe that, but that's the thought I had in the moment.

Like you guys, I enjoyed the convo between Don and the girl. "No, we're worried about you." It reminded me of Season 1 where Don was hanging out with the hipster girlfriend and her friends. Someone of the younger generation mocks Don for being old and out of touch, and he turns it right back on them. Often, when Don is the smartest guy in the room, I find him harsh or disappointing. But for some reason when he wins the conversations with youngsters I just LOVE it. Not that he put her in her place like he did with the guy in Season 1, but he had the perfect answer. That's exactly right -- he's not envious, he just knows more than she does and she's the one that doesn't get it.
gatsbyfan
Apr. 9th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
You know how everyone's always speculating about the opening credits being some kind of foreshadow of Don committing suicide? I was thinkig, OMG it's Roger. I don't really believe that, but that's the thought I had in the moment.
I caught it and didn't really focus on it until later when several of the critics started speculating that Roger was the one that was going to jump out the window. The more I think about it the more I think everyone might be on to something... He's got an unhappy marriage. And his work-life is a shambles. Before he always had one thing going for him. Now, not so much.

Makes me wonder if we are going to see a Roger crisis moment.
marymary
Apr. 9th, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
I managed to stay totally unspoiled until I watched this ep last night! So I hadn't seen any reviews and didn't know they were saying that. But it was so clear, I'm not surprised the critics were talking about it.

It would be interesting to see happy-go-lucky Roger in crisis as opposed to Don. And it almost makes more sense. Like, Don has already navigated the dark places. If Roger lost everything, he wouldn't have a plan.