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Old May 27 2013, 01:21 PM   #174
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Re: Mad Men season 6 (spoilers)

Is Bert Cooper dead? When they ran off the list of agency names, someone said "two of them are dead"...
That was a joke about how useless a couple of the senior partners are, Bert and (I think) Harry Hamlin.

I think Bob is exactly what he appears to be: a young guy who will work his way up the corporate ladder very quickly by making friends with the partners...
This. So much of the show is about the shift to youth that occurred in the 60s. Bob is another manifestation of that. When the show started, Don was the top dog middle aged guy, Pete was the up and comer and Roger and Bert were the elder statesmen.

Pete is now the middle aged guy and Bob is nipping at his heels. Don is aging into the elder statesman role but can't accept it.
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