It's interesting that Don got such a harsh reaction for taking his son to the movies. It's probably one of the character's few redeeming moments, and he got a 'you're a horrible person' speech.
Dorian Thompson wrote:
I hate to say it, but I didn't buy all the(white) characters being that upset about Dr. King's death. Some of them, yes.
I said this exact thing to a friend at work yesterday. She was aghast. Hard to believe Roger wouldn't have had something snarkey to say. But I do understand that Weiner was showing us the perspective of the people who loved MLK or at least thought he was doing something important. It would not have suited the narrative to focus on Roger being "Roger" here.
I agree that the reactions seemed a bit odd. Though, I did enjoy the back and forth between Pete and Harry.