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Old April 10 2012, 07:17 PM   #31
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Re: Mad Men, Season 5. General Discussion Thread (spoilers welcome)

This week's was surreal and I loved it. I wonder if the dream spells trouble for Don and Megan or if it represented Draper putting his philandering ways to rest.
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Old April 10 2012, 07:37 PM   #32
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The child is Roger's. Greg had been gone too long. I think Roger is probably in the dark. She probably told him that she went to "visit Greg" after the "abortion" or something similar and he believed it because he wanted to believe it.
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Old April 11 2012, 04:25 AM   #33
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I take back everything I said about Pete crossing a line over Roger in "Tea Leaves". Roger is pathetic and he's going to end up broke by giving away all this money to bribe people.

I'm glad Greg dying wasn't the solution. Getting kicked out is the best end to Greg's character we could've had. Back during the third season, I was surprised Joan was actually going through with marrying him, '60s or not.

The Draper dream sequence was insane. I'm surprised he didn't look under the bed to make absolute sure he was dreaming!

Pauline is a bit of a hypocrite. She'll discuss rape with Sally but won't let her read the paper? Though maybe she changed her mind once Sally read about the nurses and the cat was out of the bag.
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Old April 11 2012, 04:46 AM   #34
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So--Signal 30 airs this coming Sunday. Traffic fatality code. Bets are on about who the potential traffic fatality may be. It's directed by John Slattery. No details are being leaked. All Slattery would say was that Vincent Kartheiser has some terrific material in the episode and that it was great being able to work with and direct him in the episode since he's a real fan of Vincent's work. Also, apparently VK needed a stunt double for the episode. Interesting.

Of course, there's no guarantee any of the characters are going to bite the dust. It could be some random passerby in an accident witnessed by one the characters that deeply affects him/her. Somebody might merely be seriously injured in a car accident. One theory is that after the party at Pete and Trudy's place, a drunken Roger might hit Pete with his car and the stunt double was needed to take a dive over the hood. Given the animosity between Roger/Pete, that might be interesting. Or it could be something completely different. Slattery seemed really excited to have been able to direct this episode. It piqued my interest. Other potential victims mentioned in online speculation are Lane's wife, Dolores, Trudy Campbell or Tammy Campbell. Pete doesn't drive, so I'm assuming he isn't going to hit someone with a car...or maybe he's learned to drive and he does.
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Old April 11 2012, 06:03 AM   #35
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When AMC was negotiating during the long hiatus, the word was that they wanted to save some money by eliminating a cast member of two. That may or may not happen though, as Weiner seemed to get his way on just about everything.
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Old April 11 2012, 06:13 AM   #36
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I'd sooner believe Miss Blankenship's previously unknown, never-before-heard-of twin sister will appear in "Signal 30" than a primary or secondary character being killed off.
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Old April 11 2012, 06:26 AM   #37
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Lane's wife has just been signed to star in another series. A lot of people think it will be her for that reason, and that it would clear the way for Joan to finally have an unmarried boss take a fancy to her. She and Lane did have the "comfortable" vibe with one another that longer lasting couples seem to have. I wouldn't be shocked if Dolores Price didn't last the episode. Pete accidentally hit her with a car, maybe? Or Signal 30 could just be a clever misdirect from Weiner as an episode title. It wouldn't be the first time.

Alison Brie already has a recurring role on "Community" so Embeth Davidtz being cast elsewhere may mean nothing at all.
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Old April 11 2012, 06:44 PM   #38
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I take back everything I said about Pete crossing a line over Roger in "Tea Leaves". Roger is pathetic and he's going to end up broke by giving away all this money to bribe people.
I'm wondering; has Roger ever brought in an account on his own besides Lucky Strike? And, hell, he didn't even bring that one in! He inherited it from his father, didn't he?

Also, if they are going to kill off a character next week, I hope it isn't Trudy. I really like her. She has the kindest heart of any of those characters. Well, usually...
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Old April 11 2012, 11:14 PM   #39
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I guess she's going to tell him that the baby isn't his and not collect child support? I realize he's a cretin, but collecting child support under false pretenses is still very, very wrong.
Joan is certainly no saint, is she. She committed adultery, initially lied to her husband and allowed him to believe he was the father of her child, and then allowed him to go to back to a war in which he could die believing he was the father of the child to which his wife gave birth. If this is her idea of repaying him for the rape, I'de say that, at the least, they're now even.

The Sopranos used to have some rather unique dream sequences too. I like that this one didn't make it easy for us by showing Don snapping up to a sitting position in a cold sweat.

I think Don really wants to be faithful to Megan, something I didn't think was true with Betty. And as others have pointed out, I also think his strangling the ho' in his dream was symbolic of his desire to kill that part of him he feels he cannot control. But why can't he control it? Draper is certainly a mass of contradictions.
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Old April 12 2012, 04:02 AM   #40
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Re: Mad Men, Season 5. General Discussion Thread (spoilers welcome)

I also think his strangling the ho' in his dream was symbolic of his desire to kill that part of him he feels he cannot control. But why can't he control it?
Because his mother literally was a 'ho. The dude has some seriously deep seated mother issues.
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Old April 13 2012, 04:00 AM   #41
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Good ep but I felt like Weiner was being a little too derivative of the dream stuff he did on "the Sopranos."

I liked how Ginsberg was the one to take offense at the staff snickering over the rape/murder photos. It helped set him up as more than just an annoying nebbish.

Roger and drunk Peggy was a thing of joy, their banter harkening back to "His Girl Friday." I'd love to see more of them working together.

The "Mystery Date" commercial and the grandmother trying to gossip about sordid news in front of the kid, then pretending she was talking about something else both cracked me up. That was childhood in the 60s-70s. Of course, then it took a darker tone.

I'm not sure how Joan plans to split from her husband. NYS circa 1966 was not a place to get a no fault divorce. Unless she plans to move to Nevada for six weeks ala Betty.

The purse shot took me til the end of the ep to figure out. Ouch. Even 'enlightened ' people, eh?

Finally, I hate to sound obtuse but were all of Don's encounters in the apartment dreams or just the latter?
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Old April 13 2012, 04:15 AM   #42
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Megan did say she got home right away.
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Old April 13 2012, 04:19 AM   #43
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Yes, but was that home right away with enough time for her to stop by and have him send her down the service elevator?
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Old April 13 2012, 05:21 AM   #44
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Just the excuse I was looking for to re-watch the episode.

Wait, no, I mean, "I’ll have to reexamine the evidence." Yeah, that's it!
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Old April 13 2012, 09:16 PM   #45
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This show is SO much better without Betty. I hope January Jones stays pregnant for the entire run of the series. Sally is filling her role in the story now anyway, the immature blonde whose problems Don can't escape. In Sally's case, the immaturity is justified and therefore not so grating, and anyway I think she's already more mature than her mother.

Michael sure brings a different dynamic to this show. It's because he's the first major character who isn't living a life of quiet desperation. His home life could make him desperate, but it's clearly just not his personality type. He's a real breath of fresh air for this show. All the neurotics are stultifying.

It was kind of uncomfortable watching Don having a cold since I'm just getting over a bad cold myself. How selfish of him to go to the office anyway and risk infecting everyone. Stay home, you clod!

I doubt that Roger thinks the kid is Greg's. He must realize that the most likely explanation is that she didn't have an abortion after all. He just isn't going to make any waves if Joan isn't. He's probably relieved that she's being so "sensible" (so far, anyway - what happens when Greg's paychecks aren't rolling in?)
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