The Gold Violin

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  • 7.5

    the old days...

    By marlajulia, Nov 07, 2013

    Wow, that garbage disposal after the picknick left me shocked....

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  • 4.8

    They get a new account.

    By thefanof, Sep 13, 2011

    This episode looked as if it may have been different, maybe s little more adventurous and a little more action-packed. We had sneaking around and a flashback of "Don" working as a carsalesman. All the pieces were in place for an interesting episode, yet something went wrong.

    Ken was given too much screentime, Pete was non-existent, and the insufferable Jimmy Barrett was brought back yet again. The show creates the mystique and aura of the 1960's, but the originality just ceases to exist. The plots are as predictable as they are overused and the character development is as slow as a glacier (they take 1000 years to freeze, for those that do not know).moreless

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  • 9.0

    Brilliant episode, One of the best

    By smileyoreilly, Nov 01, 2010

    One of the most enjoyable episodes to date. (warning lots of spoilers) The episode begins with the "new car" and flashbacks to Don as a car salesman, the aspect of his past and that he is not really Don Draper. The aspect of Trash is a main trend as the family leave rubbish after there picnic and later Don is told in a line "your trash" at the end of the episode. There is allot of standoffs in the episode as jane is still causing causing stirr in the office as being daring and showing the "new era" of women. she is as strong it seems as joan, but can resist the temptation of the men in the office. Don is truly now loosing his cool, in the previous episodes his lies with the new relationship are starting to show, now he can't have salt due to high blood pressure lie and he cracked up in the previous ep, betty now for sure after what Jimmy told her he could see his wife cheating with Don it will be interesting how this plays out!

    The Sal being in touch with his feminine side is clear as his character is explored in this episode as he seems to awe over ken!

    All in al great episode, i don't understand thefanof's review, Ken has previously had no screentime and surly it makes a change to having Pete on all the time.. and i don't mind jimmy, he isn't a deep character but he is plain speaking and tells it as it is!moreless

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  • 8.8

    Sal longs for Ken. Don's wife is starting to final have real doubts. The Boss is going after younger women again. The geeky guy is getting to know the crazy other boss.

    By hastings66, Aug 11, 2010

    I liked this episode. The littering scene was great. Sal ignoring his girl was classic. Sal saying, "he doesn't care," when she tried to talk was perfect. The Don and Jimmy scene works perfect after last week when Don left Jimmy's wife and a few weeks back freaking out while shaving. They could have continued Peggy's and Pete's stories a little more. Overall a lot of the same, but in a good way. This is one of the few shows I watch. I love the atmosphere and style more than the story even. Don is my new favorite character. I am hoping "Sons of Anarchy" delivers because with no "Sporanos" and Lost in recess "Mad Men" and MLB is all I have to watch.moreless

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