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Lighthousekeeping Mon 08-Apr-13 17:31:12

So excited. We're we starting to see cracks in the marriage last season? I hope we see more of Betty this time.

Beveridge Tue 02-Jul-13 22:38:08

Seemed to me that Don let Ted go to California instead of him for Peggy's sake - I think Don could see what a disaster it could be for her professionally and personally if they became embroiled in a full-blown affair. Of course, it also allows him to make the break from Megan - arguably forwarding her career by having made her give up that terrible soap and maybe meet someone else too...

Not that his initial attempt to go in the first place wasn't shamelessly swiped from Stan - loved the comment about the sandwich on his desk! But that's what I like about MM, the characters are realistic because they're not one-dimensionally 'good' or 'bad'.

Lighthousekeeping Tue 02-Jul-13 17:57:20

What a brilliant episode. He will be back with a vengeance I reckon next season.

SorrelForbes Thu 27-Jun-13 17:21:43

NY was fantastic. What an amazing city. We did all the tourist things and our hotel was on w57th st, just off Madison so we walked up and down that avenue rather a lot. I squealed when I saw a huge poster of Don Draper on the side of a bus!

Poor Pete. He'll be back (I hope)!

IdaBlankenship Thu 27-Jun-13 16:59:30

Sorrel - how was New York?
Pete really has hit rock bottom - he's lost his wife, his parents, his child, his apartment and the Chevy account. I can't imagine he'll fit in well in California, he is too uptight and prissy.

SorrelForbes Thu 27-Jun-13 16:32:31

Oh blimey, I've just watched the last two episodes and am now feeling a little drained. Is it wrong that I just want to give Pete a cuddle?

Poor Peggy. He sleeps with her and then leaves.sad

How much has she changed since Season 1 though. Loved her trouser suit at the end.

Oh and I hate Bob Benson. He is too smooth.

IdaBlankenship Thu 27-Jun-13 09:48:57

Duck is now a headhunter - him escorting the other guy in (don't remember him, but there is clearly some history with Don there?), was showing Don that SCDP (SCCC? SCP?) are recruiting and that his position is not secure.

Pete has always been great, Vincent Kartheizer has always managed to make him sympathetic even when he is being a total shit.

I reckon Peggy is set for world domination! I disagree re: Ted's motives though. I think Ted is trying to see himself as noble and starcrossed etc, but in reality he is just a cheater who got scared of the prospect of losing his family. Otherwise he would never have slept with Peggy and promised her that he would leave his wife, he would have just requested the move to LA and gone before they were involved.

HighBrows Thu 27-Jun-13 09:41:43

Yes I'm not quite sure how I started to have sympathy for Pete!!!

The other thing I've noticed is Don Draper is turning into Robert DeNiro! How did that happen?

One last question, what is 'Duck' up to? Is he going to fuck Pete over?

SorrelForbes Thu 27-Jun-13 09:34:58

I really need to stop reading this thread as I'm going to watch eps 12 & 13 this pm!

I knew it was only a matter of time before you all saw the light and joined me in some Pete love wink.

HighBrows Thu 27-Jun-13 09:31:04

IdaBlankenship the shots of Peggy in Don's office was brilliant. I reckon for Peggy a great career and a good life (taking a lover when suits) will be enough for Peggy this is the ideal life. I hope the writers don't stitch her up by marrying her next season.

HighBrows Thu 27-Jun-13 09:25:19

Hello everyone! (I think this is my first post here - I finally caught up).

Right that was an amazing season finale. Spoilers

Lurleene I think you might be right, it seems Dick is burying Don.

The scenes with Pete were very funny, despite all that is wrong with Pete you still feel sympathy for him - Vincent Kartheiser is a brilliant actor.

I felt a little bit sorry for Peggy but I think Ted has saved them both from an awful lot of heartbreak down the road, Peggy will see this in the fullness of time.

Joan has to get back with Roger. They are perfect together and she would be a great partner to keep Roger in check.

Bob Benson creeps me out. But how funny was it when he stitched up Pete with the car. Poor Pete!

I got very moist around the ends when Don called Betty Birdy on the phone. I also feel so sad for Megan, she was never going to be enough for Don.

As for Don he is a despicable human. He has no redeeming features, my sister reckons that his love for his kids is his redeeming feature but I disagree. He is awful.

He fucked over Peggy and Ted, he took Stan's idea and made it his own.

He is jealous of Peggy, do you all think he is in love with her? Or is he jealous of her successes?

I can't wait until season 7. I think in the meantime I'm going to re-watch from the start blush

IdaBlankenship Thu 27-Jun-13 09:14:14

Is is the end for Megan and Don? That was a shitty thing he did and can't see bi-coastal living working for them.
I liked the shot of Peggy in Don's seat of power. I think she may just swear off men altogether after that fuckwittery by Ted.
I wanted Trudie to ask Pete to stay for Thanksgiving. He has lost everybody in his life now and his career is rock bottom.

I loved it but was a bit shock at some points.

I'm totally rooting for Pete. How did that happen?

IdaBlankenship Thu 27-Jun-13 07:14:51

Phew... emotional rollercoaster. Pete was so funny - I loved the look between him and his brother when they were discussing the cost of the PI.
Go Bob Benson - you rock!
Oh and Don, his Hershey non-pitch made me cry. Also the look Sally gave him at the end, where she realised some things about her father.
Why do they always end on a great episode - it makes the waiting so much harder.

Lurleene Thu 27-Jun-13 00:00:26

I think Dick is burying Don.

What just happened?

IdaBlankenship Wed 26-Jun-13 08:17:48

You do Stan and Sally. G'wan.

Aww. I would love that for Ginsberg.

IdaBlankenship Tue 25-Jun-13 21:45:05

Following a nervous breakdown causing his hasty ejection from Sterling Cooper Cutler and Chaough, Ginsberg starts making documentaries charting the experiences of post war Jewish emigres to America. His refusal to sell-out to Hollywood wins him respect as a serious auteur. He marries a primary school teacher and they live with his father and their large brood of children.

IdaBlankenship Tue 25-Jun-13 21:39:51

Henry's bid for the senate is cut short following a scandal involving a chaise longue and a "large Negress prostitute" (copyright: Pete Campbell)

Ida this is brilliant smile

Do Stan and Ginsberg please.

IdaBlankenship Tue 25-Jun-13 20:56:18

Megan leaves Don after realising he is a drunken shagger (which prompts him to head for California), then meets and becomes the muse of a bad boy European film director. She appears in all 3 of his highly acclaimed experimental French language films which have very little dialogue, but quite a lot of shots of her breasts. When he finally leaves her for a 17 year old Parisien model, she heads back to America to try and further her career. After featuring in 70's video nasty 'I Spit On Your Quebecois Grave', she fades into obscurity.

Ida- I'm not sure which I prefer for Betty.

What about the Draper children? And how far will Henry go in politics?

Will Megan make it to Hollywood?

IdaBlankenship Tue 25-Jun-13 16:33:47

PeteCampbellsRecedingHairline Or alternatively, Betty finds fame after penning a controversial parenting manual entitled “Mothering The Francis Way”; containing the chapters “Don’t Fret About Middle Child Syndrome – Just Ignore Them!”, “Bonding With Teenagers Using Cigarettes”, “Physical Affection – Don’t Do It” and the final chapter “If In Doubt, Blame Your Ex-Husband And His New Slut-Wife For All Your Children’s Shortcomings”

IdaBlankenship Tue 25-Jun-13 15:49:52

What ep are you up to - and more crucially are you a lover of Don, Pete or Roger (or perhaps Harry, Kinsey or Ken?)

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