Better late than never
Good episode, rarely can you ever get it wrong with Mad Men, but a lot happened in this episode, now...TO FACE THE T3CII RUNDOWN !
I was hoping I would be Betty Free in 2012
(that doesn't rhyme!
), but no such luck. I wonder why they didn't write her weight gain as her being pregnant? Seems like the safer route, and would have provided some material.
Damn, now I have to know you hate Betty
But I can agree that they've tried to keep January Jones tied to the show by any means necessary, even when she really can't do much on her own, apart from offering some good drama with Sally, and we didn't got that in this episode.
As for the weight gain explanation, this is a long long bet, but given where the "In the previous episode" scenes have focused with Betty, it gives me the impression the writers might be trying to pair up Betty and Don again, hence why we had to see the jealousy angle on both Henry and Megan in this episode.
Now what does this all have to do with the weight gain not having anything to do with pregnancy ? Well, how many couples in the 60's do you know of that got back even after one had a baby after the separation ?
Not really much else to say, other than his growing feud with Roger. How pissed was Roger at the end?
Enough so that they can get into a fisticuff by the last episodes, HELL YEAH
Speaking of Roger, I know I was a bit harsh on him last episode. One thing that's kind of funny is his casual racism (I mean, not the racism itself. Racism is nasty and unpleasant, kids). But since he's usually so charming and witty, it's sometimes a bit jarring hearing it come from him. Speaking of jarring....
Dude, Don got a secretary called Dawn, racism or lack thereof, I would take potshots at that ALL THE TIME.
Harry continues to be a putz. The guy has no self awareness. Although his eating a bag of burgers provided the episode's biggest laugh.
I sometimes wonder what the hell does Harry do to remain on the payroll
? I guess NOBODY has any idea how to run the television department, which makes me think this might be subtext on the importance of TV in that era.
Did the scene involving Don talking to the young girl at the Stone's concert make anyone else uncomfortable? I guess I'm just used to him bedding anything that walks. Harry is totally going to go down that road, though.
It was even creepier for me because that girl looks MUCH younger than she is, she's 21 in real life, but she always plays 13 or 14 year olds.
New character alert! We get Michael Ginsberg. How do we feel about him? Personally I thought he was a bit too over the top. I know that was the point, but most of the characters on this show are a bit more grounded than that. His characterization was a bit broad.
Bold prediction of the night: I predict Ginsberg and Peggy are gonna hook up by season's end. Bet on it!
I liked him a little, he's a good counter-balance to Peggy, and as you say, those two are going to fuck their brains out by the end of the season, I'm betting on it.
We also get some stuff involving Megan, but she's kind of boring, so who cares. Okay, I'll say this, they're totally over doing it with the whole her being French thing. She's from Montreal. Montreal is split pretty evenly among the French and non French. Although, maybe it was different in the 60's. Still, I get it. She can speak French, you don't have to shove it down our throats.
I agree, I was tolerant on Megan for the first episode, but her character really went a little too far for this episode, I'm going to assume they really want to pump some more audience into the show with her looks and.......language ? It's not like she has a sexy accent either.
And where the hell is Mal