A Night to Remember

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  • 9.0

    Betty finally faces the truth, even if she still lacks solid proof.

    By kbiresearch2, Nov 01, 2010

    Loved this episode, especially Betty's isolated day at home. As much of an annoyance as Jimmy can be, his supporting role has been key this season. This show continues to blow me away, I'm always so sorry when the credits roll at the end. Don leaves viewers wondering how much longer he can keep up his act. We want to know more about Joan and her fiance; will she actually marry? Or has she just made the commitment because she is running out of time? Every scene with Roger is entertaining, what a great character. On a down note, I found the plotline with Peggy, Father Gill, and the C"Y"O dance quite boring; I am losing interest in the Peggy storyline.moreless

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  • 7.3

    A good Season 2 episode of Mad Men?

    By thefanof, Nov 01, 2010

    Suprisingly this episode broke the norm and temporarily lifted Mad Men out of its sophomore slump. The episode was well-written and set up some interesting possibilities for future installments. The storyline with Harry Crane as the television head is actually bringing some excitement to his character. I could do without the Peggy side storyline but for some reason both fans and writers alike enjoy her.

    January Jones did a decent job in her first really big episode, although she's no Vincent Kartheiser. Unfortunately Pete Campbell continues to be treated as a minor character and not receive the screen time he deserves.

    The episode featured some fine comedy to lighten the mood and allow the viewer to not take the show too seriously. At the same time the emotions were running high and it was easy to get sucked into this broadcast. With Season 2 already half over the clock was ticking on Mad Men to deliver if they wanted to rack up the same number of Emmy nominations as last year. This episode was a step in the right direction.moreless

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  • 8.5

    One of the gems of the second season; one of the three major storylines is absolutely perfect, and the other two have at least some merit.

    By AleroRatking, Aug 12, 2010

    The relationship between Donald and Betty Draper has hit the breaking point, in some of the strongest scenes of this powerful show. It's easy now to see that while the first season was about Donald Draper as a person, the second is more about his wife and family. Its interesting to see the changes Betty goes through, from almost pleading to be loved (or at least not hated) to refusing him to return to the house. This is another episode carried by January Jones, who has shown that the she may be the best actor on this show, and can carry the most serious of scenes.

    While Donald and Betty Draper stole the show, the two other storylines brought the show back to its minor flaws. Peggy's relationship with the church and its pastor is interesting, but it has yet to bring any new development to her character. It's clear that she has turned her back on God, and can't personally tell if she wants to turn back to God yet. However, nothing really comes from it besides a few awkward Peggy scenes as she struggles with her decisions. I have also shown my dislike of Crane as a character, and one again giving him a major storyline is worrisome. However, Joan completely saves this part of the show, as she almost shows a human side of her, as she actually enjoys doing the script work, and yet is thrown aside because she is female. Like Peggy, Joan doesn't seem to want to be forced into these female stereotypes any longer, and that should make an interesting storyline coming up.

    All in all, this is a classic episode and a thrilling build up to the final episodes of the second season. How Betty and Donald Draper handle these problems should be what defines the second season of Mad Men.moreless

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