Amph [MAD MEN] Guy walks into an advertising agency...

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  1. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Good episode tonight, not quite up to last week, but the scene with Don and Bobby at Planet of the Apes was cool, and Don talking about his kids to Megan was great.

    I thought the DC couple might be killed in the riots, but I guess not.
  2. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    I thought this episode was great. I loved Stan's reaction to that ridiculous pitch. The moment with Don and Bobby clicked with me, since it reminded me of my own dad taking me to the movies. And that little moment with Peggy and Abe was great.

    It's funny, one of my friends could relate to the confrontation between Pete and Harry, since she had a similar confrontation with her boss recently in regards to the Boston bombing.
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  3. Havac Former Moderator

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    I always love the "moment in history" episodes. They always come out incredibly atmospheric. We got Ginsberg, we got Roger's LSD buddy -- I loved Roger having no reaction to his weirdness -- we got adorable Peggyness, we got Pete acting out (at Harry of course), we got Trudy, we got Betty being awful, we got Bobby being an actual character, all solid stuff. Don's moment with Bobby was great, and when he actually opened up to Megan it was killer stuff. This season has really found its groove.
  4. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Oh yeah, and Ginsberg seemed to channel George Costanza a bit, mostly in that diner scene. Seinfeld played with the Jewish parents tropes a lot, so it was funny seeing that in play here.

    Also, I loled so hard when Joan awkwardly hugged Dawn. Hands down the most ridiculous thing she's ever done, more so than the thing with the model airplane. [face_laugh]
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  5. Emperor_Billy_Bob Chosen One

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    Holy shizzle, Don's speech at the end was heartbreaking.
  6. tom Chosen One

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    yeah, such a powerful scene. this whole season has been amazing so far.
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  8. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    This episode was spectacular. I feel like in recent episodes of Mad Men, there's no huge, oh crap Carousel type moments, however most episodes on their own are absolutely amazing. In my mind, that's a good tradeoff.
  9. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Dope episode. William Mapother is still the creepiest actor out there.

    And yeah, I love pretty much every episode with a historic event in it. Love seeing all the characters reactions to that stuff.
  10. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I'm really glad that they're in 1968. There's a lot of potential for event-driven drama that year.

    I completely agree with A_J on Mapother. He's great at being creepy.
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  11. themetresgained Jedi Grand Master

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    Joan's awkward White Guilt hug was the greatest.
  12. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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  14. Havac Former Moderator

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    HOLY ****! That's why I love this show.
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  15. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Yeah, didn't see that coming. And heh, I figured there was something going on between Ted and Peggy.
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    I figured that something was up after seeing more of CGC after the Heinz debacle. One of hallmarks of good writing is that you don't add story elements if you don't plan on using them later on and this was no exception. I loved seeing the shouting match in the SCDP common area and Pete falling down on the stairs was just perfect. Of course, the bit of him seeing Trudie's dad in the brothel was an interesting parallel to Don and Chaough meeting up in Detroit. It will be very interesting to see how this all pans out. Also of note was Joan's reaction to the firing of Jaguar which was perfect. For a moment or two I was wondering/hoping she'd go over and smack Don for the firing. I also enjoyed seeing the entire office scurry out of the way after watching all hell break loose in the common area.

    This episode was firing on all cylinders and I can't wait until next Sunday. The clip of Peggy coming back to the SCDP office looks to have 'awkward' written all over it.
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  17. Havac Former Moderator

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    Yeah, Peggy seems less than enthusiastic to be back working in Don's shadow again. I'll be interested in seeing how Don approaches it from his end.

    Man, this merger is going to kick ass. New partners, Don having to deal with another big rival in creative, the company figuring out its place in the market . . . I love how this show isn't afraid to constantly shake up the status quo. I love the way they did it, too -- they had you thinking this episode was about SCDP going public, and how Don would take the news . . . nope, it's about Don getting sick of being a small fry in the market, and engineering a merger with his most-hated rival.

    Awesome episode for Pete, as well. From him falling on the stairs to his total inability to figure out what the confrontation with his father-in-law was all about, he's being his usual dumbass, emotionally immature, self-righteous self. I loved his scenes with Trudy, and him awkwardly hitting on Joan. Christina Hendricks killed in her scenes. Don blowing up Jaguar was awesome, as was his failure to understand how Joan would see it. We got quality Ken! Cosgrove! Accounts! scenes, too. Roger was amazing this week. He's hungry again, and his new angle with that airline woman both showed his smarts and his hilarity. Loved having Roger and Don going out to make it rain again.
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  18. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    i feel like somehow pete is going to find a way to blow everything.
  20. Havac Former Moderator

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    Yeah, I can see Pete feeling like Don stole his thunder by putting off going public, and resenting the fact that more partners means he's farther down the totem pole. I foresee pissy Pete in the future.
  21. George Roper Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm disappointed that Pete didn't try to get Vicks back by pimping out Joan to his father-in-law.
  22. George Roper Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh and 'She is the apple that goes in the pig's mouth' has to be one of my favourite lines from the show ever.
  23. Diggy Force Ghost

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    You seem to have it covered. Except one thing. Pete, in bed, talking to his wife. The man has the pit hair of a wookie.

    And are "next time, on Mad Men" scenes not considered spoilers? If they aren't, that's fine. I'd just like to know as I avoid them.
  24. tom Chosen One

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    they're always intentionally incredibly vague so it's hard to say they contain any spoilers. but i suppose it couldn't hurt to tag any mention of them anyway.
  25. Diggy Force Ghost

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    Yeah. They are basically pure speculation. I'd just like to know so I can make the decision to avoid the thread or not.