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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    For some reason I like that everyone likes Trudy. She's becoming an actual character

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Hah, I love how awesomely Lane calls out Pete, despite his total inability to actually fight.

    Great episode all around, only thing I didn't care for was some of the overly cute transitions in the first half

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  • HeisenbergHeisenberg Registered User regular
    Awesome, awesome episode. Best so far of this season. Lane is the best.

  • Mad King GeorgeMad King George Registered User regular
    Pete is just a guy to be pitied. Once again the only thing he could brag on was something his relatives had done in the past and it constantly weighs on him.

    And then that declaration to Don at the end: Pete is doomed because he will always be Pete.

  • LucidLucid Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Pete so desperately wants to self actualize, but he can't actually form a confident personality of his own to do so. The only thing that`s worked out for him is his natural weaseliness, which has found him success as an exec(though without privilege this may not have been the case). He wants it all though, whether it was writing stories earlier in the series(which the publisher placed in their child demo), being seductive like Don, or generally more masculine. He can`t escape his spoiled boyhood persona. Kind of telling when the line he accepted from the prostitute was 'you`re the king'(something like that).

    Of course, it doesn't help that he still looks like he has baby fat.

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  • Mad King GeorgeMad King George Registered User regular
    Lucid wrote: »
    ...The only thing that`s worked out for him is his natural weaseliness, which has found him success as an exec(though without privilege this may not have been the case)...

    That's exactly the case. When Don tried to fire him in season 1 Cooper gave him the speech about them using Pete for the connections his name has given them.

  • BehemothBehemoth Registered User regular
    Holy shit this episode was amazing. So many great scenes. The World's Most Awkward Dinner Party, Don having a casual chat with the madame, the fight in the office. I am loving this juxtaposition of Don as a person who's been there and done that and Pete who takes everything so deadly seriously. It almost feels like Don is just a side character at this point, and Pete is the new protagonist of the series.

    And that gun came up again. I just know something is going to happen with that gun.

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  • Brian KrakowBrian Krakow Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    Behemoth wrote: »
    Holy shit this episode was amazing. So many great scenes. The World's Most Awkward Dinner Party, Don having a casual chat with the madame, the fight in the office. I am loving this juxtaposition of Don as a person who's been there and done that and Pete who takes everything so deadly seriously. It almost feels like Don is just a side character at this point, and Pete is the new protagonist of the series.

    And that gun came up again. I just know something is going to happen with that gun.

    I'm almost wondering if it's a fakeout, because the hinting about that gun seemed so obvious this episode.

    Oh, also a nice little aside from Roger about the growing war in Vietnam

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  • StraygatsbyStraygatsby Registered User regular
    That fight was one of the most satisfying I've ever seen on television. Everything, including Don pulling the blinds with a half smile, was just perfect.

  • BehemothBehemoth Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    That fight was one of the most satisfying I've ever seen on television. Everything, including Don pulling the blinds with a half smile, was just perfect.

    I could watch this all day

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  • izzybizzyb Registered User
    Someone needs to cut that together with the GoT Joffrey slap gif.

  • SixSix Registered User regular
    Seems like everyone said it before me, but what a great episode.

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  • StraygatsbyStraygatsby Registered User regular
    Kana wrote: »
    Great episode all around, only thing I didn't care for was some of the overly cute transitions in the first half

    Slattery directed this one, so it's not surprising we saw some experiments. The cuts really didn't work at all. Fortunately, he only did it 2 or 3 times. Sometimes you gotta give your leads some camera control time, assuming you haven't already bathed them in producerships.

  • Captain TragedyCaptain Tragedy Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    I'm assuming if Matt Weiner had a problem with the overly cutesy transitions, he would have edited them out in the final cut. He doesn't seem like the type of showrunner that just lets stuff he doesn't like go, given how insanely involved over every aspect of the show he appears to be in commentaries, interviews, etc.

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  • TarantioTarantio Registered User regular
    Kana wrote: »
    Behemoth wrote: »
    Holy shit this episode was amazing. So many great scenes. The World's Most Awkward Dinner Party, Don having a casual chat with the madame, the fight in the office. I am loving this juxtaposition of Don as a person who's been there and done that and Pete who takes everything so deadly seriously. It almost feels like Don is just a side character at this point, and Pete is the new protagonist of the series.

    And that gun came up again. I just know something is going to happen with that gun.

    I'm almost wondering if it's a fakeout, because the hinting about that gun seemed so obvious this episode.

    Oh, also a nice little aside from Roger about the growing war in Vietnam

    It's almost too obvious now that they're bringing it up again. It's so literally Checkhov's Gun, I wouldn't be surprised if they literally hung a lampshade on it.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    It's not that I have anything against cute transitions per se, it's just really distracting in Mad Men, which is such an observational show.

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  • Smaug6Smaug6 Registered User regular
    I could have sworn that Pete yelled "Dick!" instead of "Don" in the kitchen, when the water faucet broke. As in Pete slipped up and called Don by his real name. Did anyone else hear this? Am I crazy? Is it not worth discussing?

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  • Uncle_JohnUncle_John Registered User
    Smaug6 wrote: »
    I could have sworn that Pete yelled "Dick!" instead of "Don" in the kitchen, when the water faucet broke. As in Pete slipped up and called Don by his real name. Did anyone else hear this? Am I crazy? Is it not worth discussing?

    Yeah, I thought I heard that too.

  • RhalloTonnyRhalloTonny Of the BrownlandsRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    It makes sense that you'd remember the last name of a mass-murderer if you had the same.

    Really, a quite enjoyable episode. Pete episodes usually are good ones, and this continued that trend. I love that Trudy demolished Don over the phone while multitasking with the baby.

    Lane and Pete were oddly effective at trash talking.

    And as already said, Joan is a classy, classy lady.

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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    pete knows who don is?

    I just raced through the whole show in 2 or 3 weeks but I missed or forgot that, or I'm misunderstanding what you're saying.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    Variable wrote: »
    pete knows who don is?

    I just raced through the whole show in 2 or 3 weeks but I missed or forgot that, or I'm misunderstanding what you're saying.

    All the way back from season 1

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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    holy fuuuuuuuuuuck

    thank you. I'll admit if there's any season I didn't feel like I focused enough on it was that one. by the time I started 2 I was watching properly instead of like a child, distracted by other shit on my computer, but goddamn it I didn't think I missed anything that important. hopefully I caught everything else. or maybe I'll just rewatch that first season :D

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  • LoveIsUnityLoveIsUnity Registered User regular
    Yeah, Pete finds the box of pictures that Dick's brother sends him. Right? Now I'm questioning myself...

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  • JoolanderJoolander It's like Christmas But with more ... ME!Registered User regular
    ok so, I'm like in the middle of season 4 right now, and I gotta say

    I love Ms. Blankenship

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  • Mad King GeorgeMad King George Registered User regular
    Yeah, Pete finds the box of pictures that Dick's brother sends him. Right? Now I'm questioning myself...

    Yep.

  • Mad King GeorgeMad King George Registered User regular
    Joolander wrote: »
    ok so, I'm like in the middle of season 4 right now, and I gotta say

    I love Ms. Blankenship

    She's an
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  • JoolanderJoolander It's like Christmas But with more ... ME!Registered User regular
    Joolander wrote: »
    ok so, I'm like in the middle of season 4 right now, and I gotta say

    I love Ms. Blankenship

    She's an
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    I'm not sure what that means (yet, I suppose)

    but she is just the worst secretary, and it is wonderful

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  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    Ok, I wasn't the only one who heard him say Dick instead of Don. That was interesting. There all drunk and it kind of came up as relevant. Maybe he felt closer to Don finally?

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    Oh yeah, and we forgot to mention that god awful sport coat

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  • HeisenbergHeisenberg Registered User regular
    Lane and Joan getting together would be so wonderful.

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    The first rule of the partner's meeting is that you DO NOT TALK ABOUT THE PARTNER'S MEETING.

  • Smaug6Smaug6 Registered User regular
    I rewatched the episode last night and he definately says Dick. But no one addresses it and no critical reviews have brought it up. I wonder if its a sign that he is getting more cavalier about his "secret" identity.

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  • Mad King GeorgeMad King George Registered User regular
    I didn't even realize that Ken's wife is Nickelodeon's Alex Mack.

  • Uncle_JohnUncle_John Registered User
    edited April 2012
    Smaug6 wrote: »
    I rewatched the episode last night and he definately says Dick. But no one addresses it and no critical reviews have brought it up. I wonder if its a sign that he is getting more cavalier about his "secret" identity.

    Judging by how casual Don spoke to Megan about it in the first (or second) episode of this season, that is definitely happening. Don has gone from panic attacks to not even noticing someone calling him Dick.

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  • EtiowsaEtiowsa TorontoRegistered User regular
    I didn't even realize that Ken's wife is Nickelodeon's Alex Mack.

    Holy crap, you just blew my friggin mind. I loved that show.

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  • THEPAIN73THEPAIN73 Santabreaker PresentslayerRegistered User regular
    Etiowsa wrote: »
    I didn't even realize that Ken's wife is Nickelodeon's Alex Mack.

    Holy crap, you just blew my friggin mind. I loved that show.

    Holy shit.

    I THOUGHT I KNEW HER!

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  • y2jake215y2jake215 The No Flex ZoneRegistered User regular
    I didn't even realize that Ken's wife is Nickelodeon's Alex Mack.

    Clarissa's dad was somebody - I think Trudy's dad. Pete's Clearasil contact

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    maybe i'm streaming terrible dj right now if i am its here
  • Mad King GeorgeMad King George Registered User regular
    y2jake215 wrote: »
    I didn't even realize that Ken's wife is Nickelodeon's Alex Mack.

    Clarissa's dad was somebody - I think Trudy's dad. Pete's Clearasil contact

    They've had two Twin Peakers as well: The woman Don
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    and Ken's father-in-law was Ray Wise.

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