"It’s not called a wheel, it’s called a carousel. It lets us travel the way a child travels."
When we see Peggy, it’s clear she’s absorbed an awful lot from Don; other than context and Elisabeth Moss’s usual great performance, there’s virtually no resemblance between this Peggy and Don’s mousey secretary from season 1.
Something very suspicious about how Don reacts to him. Maybe he's just intimidated by how BALD AND SEXY HE IS.
I feel like there's a weird sexual vibe between Don and the Dr. Although I'm sure that's not where it's going.
I'm positive Megan is cheating on Don, possibly with the sexiest Jewish doctor ever.
The only problem with Don working on the Reagan campaign is that he was so fundamentally apathetic about the Nixon campaign in season 1. Also, there was that time in season 3 or 4 (I think?) that he bumped up against a security clearance if he wanted to work with the aerospace industry. I don't think you can have a secret like Dick Whitman and work on a political campaign like that.
Dr. Rosen is the same doctor that rescued the doorman, no? So maybe Don, sensing his own mortality, would find it useful to have a heart surgeon as a bud.
Oh god, anyone watching this in Wisconsin? That Dean commercial was all sorts of wrong.
Watching in Wisconsin. That was... unreal.
But that doesn't mean PFC Dinkins won't show up with Don's lighter one day, remembering facts that are true about Dick but not Don
Betty leaving the violin was so Betty and yet not Betty. It was great.
Overnight question: Don has a closet full of just-obsolescent Leicas that he's comfortable giving away, but Megan gets a Kodak Instamatic 100?
peppermind: Also, was I the only one that gasped when Pete was making hotel arrangements for his battered mistress and says "I'll run you over"? Is that a phrase that Americans would actually use to offer someone a ride in that era, because it seemed quite threatening to me.
Also, was I the only one that gasped when Pete was making hotel arrangements for his battered mistress and says "I'll run you over"? Is that a phrase that Americans would actually use to offer someone a ride in that era, because it seemed quite threatening to me.
Adorable, slightly slimy Bob Benson is going to be a bit of a problem, isn’t he? In his earlier scene with Don, we noted how his youthful, college-grad career man clothes stood in sharp contrast to Don’s mid-Century mature blackness. Bob is a Don stand-in, even though he’s accounts. He resembles him to the point that he could pass for a younger brother and he’s got the same kind of 3-syllable alliterative name. Plus, Don got his first job at SC by essentially berating Roger on an elevator.
Sara C.: If you're referring to the office, that's most likely the secretaries' job, or they kick it down the totem pole to steno girls, the receptionist, or someone else even lower on the food chain.
If you're referring to the office, that's most likely the secretaries' job, or they kick it down the totem pole to steno girls, the receptionist, or someone else even lower on the food chain.
GQ: Harry Crane has this really elaborate landscape painting that seems at odds with the rest of the office décor.
Didul: That was something that Matt and the writers came up with: they wanted him to seem pretentious. They thought that French provincial, which was kind of up-and-coming, would be a great way to go, where he possibly invested some of his own money so his office was a little different from everyone else's.
Ted: Have no fear. They're going to fire off a cannon when the atrocities begin. Hello all, you remember my wife, Nan.
Nan: Good luck everyone! Good luck!
Ted: I told you, Nan, Peggy's the only one competing.
Nan: [Under her breath] Well, I didn't know what else to say...
The "I Own More Pajamas Than Regular People Own Clothes" nightgown
The "But Glen Had Already Seen My Other Outfit" outfit
The "I'm Probably Still High From Last Night" beachwear
But more than that, I think Don offers money because he doesn't really believe he has anything else to offer. His father beat him, his stepmother berated and resented him. Don says (to Bobby, I think) that Uncle Mac "was nice to me," but Adam mentions that Uncle Mac always called Dick "soft." I fear that "nice to me" just means Mac didn't strike Don, didn't berate him as "a whore-child," didn't constantly resent and rebuke him for existing.
Don thinks he's worthless, and the show has told us that from the start. In the very first episode, Don tells Midge that he's going to fail, that they're going to figure out that he can't do it and then he's "over." Don thinks that he's a failure who's miraculously staving off revealing his true nature, over and over. It's part of the reason he doesn't have any friends: not just that he needs to protect his secrets, but that he thinks all relationships (except with his children) are transactional: if he doesn't have something of tangible value to give, why would anyone bother?
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