Mad Men countdown

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  1. Push The Button

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    Want to see the 60's turn into the 70's before your very eyes? Watch The Brady Bunch from beginning to end. BB was on the air from 1969 to 1974, and the changes in clothing styles and hairstyles, especially with Mike and the boys, is quite dramatic. Alice is the exception, of course, she looks and dresses exactly the same in every episode.
     
  2. Green Shirt

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    ^ Easy to explain Alice, she appeared in only one episode. She was stock footage the rest of the time. ;)
     
  3. Lord Garth

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    "OHHH MY GOD!!!!!!" :eek::eek::eek:

    That's what I literally just said at the screen. "Can't believe you had the balls" he said. Yeah, here's someone who's going to get a poor performance review.

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    Okay. I just said "OH MY GOD!!!!" again. Glenn... I feel bad for him though.
     
  4. Snaploud

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    It's interesting how a male character, in a show that takes place in 1970, is getting so much criticism (from other characters) for getting ahead based upon his good looks and sexual charm.
     
  5. Warped9

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    Hmm... Betty coulda been a cougar. All these years later and Glen still has a fixation for her.
     
  6. Karzak

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    Oh look, just like last week, the episode ends with Don even more isolated and alone. And this time, with no place to live, literally stuck outside the doors of the penthouse that is being sold.

    Also: I'm rooting for Joan and Captain Pike, but I didn't remember her being married twice before. I remember Greg the skeezy rapist-army doctor, but who was her other husband?
     
  7. sidious618

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    When Sally cries, I cry.
     
  8. Green Shirt

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    Remember the lock of hair bit? I think the fixation ran both ways. :devil:
     
  9. Warped9

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    Yeah, it was the way she turned him down. She said, "I'm married," but it sounded like something of a half-hearted protest. It's not like she really pushed him off. Makes you wonder what might have happened if Glenn had pressed just a bit more.

    Betty could have been a Mrs. Robinson.
     
  10. gblews

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    Definitely -- the way she was staring at him when he came to see Sally, or I should say, the way they were staring at each other. When Betty asked him how old he was, that, I assume, was to let us know that the (future) little scene in the kitchen at least couldn't be thought of as a prelude to statutory rape.

    My sister has been saying for a couple of seasons that she thinks Joan will end up back with Roger.

    Only 3 more episodes, right? Not much time to finish wrapping things up completely.
     
  11. Jonas Grumby

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    I see Don is becoming with each episode more and more aware of a profound emptiness in his life. Is he really going to go out that window in the last episode, as some think the opening graphics have been telegraphing from the start?

    Personally, I don't think so. I think we've got a surprise (quite probably more than one) in store. I think the guys making this show have shown too much imagination over the years to fall back on such a trite, obvious, and practically "standard" ending. And I'll be deeply disappointed in them if I'm wrong. ;)
     
  12. UssGlenn

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    there was a brief reference earlier in Season 6 Episode 4 between her and her Mary Kay selling friend to a brief marrage to a "Scotty" that was "the worst 6 months of my life".
     
  13. Warped9

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    Amusing how Peggy gets so miffed with Don over his questions. I think she entirely missed his point and that he wasn't trying to be dismissive of her feelings. Of course we know that Don was fishing for ideas in regard to the speech Roger asked him to write, but Peggy likely didn't know about that.

    But it says something about Peggy that so much of herself is focused upon her work that she couldn't think of any goals beyond that. Then again she thought Don was asking only about work.

    The question Roger asks Don has him reflecting on whether he aspires to anything beyond work.
     
  14. the G-man

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    On the other hand this entire episode was about how Don- the man who sees dead people from the past- cannot see his future. And they made it a point to frame the shots in his office so that you saw Lane Pryce's Mets banner hanging on the wall. That's the first time this season they've shot the scenes in his office that way and they did it multiple times.
     
  15. Push The Button

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    Joan's son is four years old in 1970, just like I was. Freaked me out a little, for some reason, when I realized this, and just how long ago 1970 actually was.

    Only three episodes to go, but I'm still hoping we see Sal Romano again before it all ends.

    Did I hear correctly that Don's apartment sold for $85k? You New Yorkers out there, what would that apartment fetch in 2015 dollars?
     
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  16. gblews

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    Don, perhaps, can't see his future with Sterling and Partners, at least not beyond Art Director. We don't know if he is having trouble seeing his future, period.

    When Don saw "resurrected" Burt, I think the message wasn't that "Don sees dead people, what does that mean", it was in the song. The song was telling Don that there is more to life than owning stuff. This scene was another signal that Don was growing as a person.

    This season, I think we've seen evidence that Don took the message to heart. Although he bickered with Megan earlier about her needing more money, when they met face to face and he got the full brunt of her pain (whether justified or not), rather than try to argue her out of those feelings, he accepted them at face value and gave her what he thought he owed her. He didn't miss is furniture, and now he has sold his luxury penthouse. I'm really anxious to see the place he moves into.

    I think you may be reading too much into some of the little things. It is really hard to see them bringing Don so far from where the character started to where he is now, and in the last 3 episodes something happens that causes Don to want to kill himself.
     
  17. the G-man

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    Bert isn't the only dead person Don has seen. He has seen several, the most recent being Rachel.

    It's open for debate how far Don has come.

    Don could die without killing himself.
     
  18. Snaploud

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    I'm not from New York, but I can give you an estimate from some quick online searching. Inflation alone would turn $85k into $514,210.57 in 2015 dollars, but it would probably take you anywhere between $1.2 million and $2 million to get a one bedroom 1100 to 1400 sq. ft. apartment with a balcony on the upper east side. Don lives in a penthouse, so I would expect the number to be closer to the $2 million mark.
     
  19. gblews

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    My point has been that I don't he will commit suicide. I also don't think the character we will see the character die unless there is a flash forward. But regardless, I still think you're reading too much into some things, or perhaps misinterpreting.

    But one thing I have been thinking about is that Don's journey of self enlightenment and maturity has brought the character a very long way (I know we may disagree about how far), and sometimes when characters have appeared to reach their goals, we see them step off a curb and get hit by a bus, figuratively speaking.

    Even though I do not see something as clich├ęd as this occurring, the writers can do whatever they deem to be right for the character, meaning; I could be wrong.

    Good lord!
     
  20. sidious618

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    I don't think Don will kill himself. I also don't think the opening credits show a man killing himself, either. They show the office melting away and Don falling because of that.