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Mad Men: The Phantom

And just like that Season 5 comes to a close. :(

These seasons of Mad Men go by way too quickly.

Season 5, Episode 13: The Phantom
Opportunity is in the air for everyone and Pete meets a stranger on the train.

In addition to discussing this episode, let's talk final thoughts for the season and where Mr. Weiner might possibly go next.

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tomfoolery815
Jun. 21st, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
What did you guys think of Joan concluding she should have slept with Lane to prevent his suicide? It was weird -- when he was alive, she seemed to know Lane and be very in tune with him. I don't disagree he had a crush on her, but don't you think she was overstating her importance in his life?
She was overstating her importance to him, but I think this is her version of blaming herself. I'm guessing that when someone surprisingly commits suicide, the people close to them experience a survivors' guilt that takes the form of "I should have done X."

I suspect that Joan's recent business transaction with the pig from Jaguar is a factor, too: That she may be thinking "I had sex with that awful man to secure my financial future; I would've spent the night with Lane if I thought that would keep him alive."

Sorry, I don't get the big bonus of Hamm's ass vs. Slattery's ass. They both seem to be in great shape. What am I missing?
Good question, Mary. I'm presuming it's a matter of whether someone looks at Slattery and thinks "Silver Fox."