Mad Men "The Flood" Review: Think of the Children!

Mad Men S06E05: "The Flood"

It's April of 1968 in Mad Men's America and the year is starting to take a turn for the apocalyptic—in the form of, say, a massive, world-shaking flood of awfulness?—with the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis. In just a few months, the public will also see the loss of Bobby Kennedy, continuous race riots, and a disastrous Democratic National Convention. Yet in the face of it all, life went on. It does that. Even 45 years after this particular tragedy, as we face our own we-interrupt-this-broadcast moments, we go to the movies, we (try to) buy apartments, we attend frivolous awards ceremonies, and we disagree with friends and co-workers because like Don said: What else are you supposed to do?

Both Megan and Peggy found themselves up for awards for work they did at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Megan ended up winning the honor, but by the time that announcement was made, no one actually cared anymore—and frankly, Megan probably didn't care at any point in the evening—because far more pressing news had already come to pass. The resulting turmoil surrounding MLK Jr.'s assassination led to a few moments of introspection, but mostly a lot of awkward. I mean, how about that Joan hug?

It was certainly a testament to how far race relations had come since the first half of the '60s that even though the predominantly white characters on Mad Men mostly fumbled their way through painfully stiff condolences and self-congratulatory overcompensation, in many cases, they were still socially conscious enough to realize that this was not something they could brush off as if it didn't affect them. Pete, in particular, seemed the most shaken of the SCDP higher-ups and more than anyone, he considered the most human aspect of King's death: A woman and her four children had lost their husband and father on this "shameful day." Why can't you just let me hate Pete Campbell uninterrupted, Mad Men? Why must he be not-a-douchebag at least once a season? 

Pete's outburst when Harry lamented that all of his programming was being preempted by news coverage, despite its slightly self-absorbed origin stemming from Pete's rejection when he called Trudy and asked to come home during the crisis, was still among the more sincere reactions from the men and women of (and formerly of) Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Joan's obligatory hug when Dawn finally made it into the office was painful to watch, and Peggy and Don's insistence that their black secretaries go home seemed more about making themselves feel better than actual concern for their employees' well-being. To be fair, Peggy's secretary seemed like she would have rather been elsewhere, but Dawn was firm in her wish to stay at work as long as she was needed. 

Contrast Dawn with Pete's AWOL secretary and Harry's illusive Scarlett, both of whom were nowhere to be found in the office, and who were assumed to be watching news coverage somewhere, and you see yet another example of privileged white individuals using the tragedy for their own gain. We never got confirmation of where they were. Who's to say they were even watching the news? 

Elsewhere, Peggy's realtor conspired to get her into a swanky East Side apartment on the cheap by low-balling the sellers in light of racial tensions in nearby neighborhoods, and Abe jumped on the opportunity to cover the riots in the city for the New York Times. Henry Francis, disgruntled with Mayor Lindsay's corruption, accepted an offer to run for the state senate, and Betty fantasized about being in the spotlight again as an up-and-coming politician's wife. Anyone betting she'll be blonde again next week? 

The most sincere responses, the only ones that didn't seem tainted by ulterior motives and overwhelming self-consciousness, were those from the youngest—both mentally and physically—members of the community (because let's be real here, deep down inside, Pete Campbell is a child). Ginsberg and his blind date, Beverly, cut things short when news of the assassination broke. His father, who went back to napping on the sofa and appeared to care the least about King regardless of the news, berated Ginsberg for not pursuing Beverly more earnestly because animals boarded Noah's ark two-by-two and all that, and who does Ginsberg think he's going to face the flood with? 

Megan declared herself sick of her father's "Marxist bullshit" when the old man applauded the "escalation of decay" in the wake of MLK Jr.'s death. Oh, Mr. Calvet, you crazy. Megan took Gene and Sally to a candlelight vigil and both she and Sally were angry when Don not only refused to go, but on top of that refusal, allowed Bobby to stay behind as well. They saw Planet of the Apes twice and Bobby reached out with what was probably the simplest and most eloquent response to everything, which was weird, because it was Bobby, "Everybody likes to go to the movies when they're sad." 


The late '60s get a bad rap due to all the turmoil that characterized the latter half of the decade, and rightfully so when you contrast the worldview that characterized the first half of Mad Men's sixth season with that which will characterize the second half. However, as Mad Men has regularly illustrated, life goes on after tragedy. For all the awful that happened in the final years of that decade, there was some good as well: the moon landing, Woodstock, and the birth of the modern LGBT rights movement after Stonewall. Many of the older faces on Mad Men appear to be indulging in the cynicism of the time or ignoring the happenings around them altogether except with regard to their bottom line—Harry. The children and the youth of Mad Men are the ones who are able to navigate the precarious social waters without making complete asses of themselves (well, except Pete, but that's just Pete) and it's important to see that, even as we descend into the part of the decade where everything seems to fall apart, ultimately, all is not lost. Eventually, the flood waters will recede.

It's a little bit strange to think of a heavy episode like "The Flood" as being ultimately hopeful. We have the luxury of knowing that even though the world appears to be taking a turn for the worst in the spring of 1968, and that things will certainly get very dark for awhile, we ultimately survived. Despite the instances of inequality that still exist decades later, for the most part, the majority of Mad Men's characters—or at least the ones who aren't affluent, middle-to-old-aged white dudes—will leave the '60s behind with far better opportunities than they had when we initially met them.


What did you think of "The Flood"?



NOTES


– The best part of Insurance Guy's incredibly poor-taste ad pitch was Stan's face. 

– "You don't have Marx. You have a bottle." Lol, oh, Megan. 

– Don's monologue about faking love for his children until they did something that made the fake feeling become real was lovely, but also sad. I've always thought that, all things considered, Don wasn't the worst possible parent ever, especially when the alternative was Betty. and we've seen many positive interactions between Don and his children in the past, especially between him and Sally. To think that it was all a show, or at least forced, is kind of heartbreaking. 

– Speaking of heartbreaking (and here after I complimented Don for not completely sucking as a father in the past) those poor Draper kids were on nobody's radar for pretty much the entire episode. Betty didn't feel like dealing with them. Don actually forgot about them, and then both Betty and Don used the events surrounding Dr. King's assassination to justify pawning them off on the other. Classy. 

– Don and Sylvia are getting really obvious. Kind of hoping they get caught soon because I'm sorta over their shenanigans.

– Are Peggy and Abe a healthy couple or not? This is a point of contention in my house. I'm always impressed when they manage to work through their issues using their words, the way grown-ups are supposed to do. I like that Abe manages to support Peggy even though she kind of stands for everything he's against and that he doesn't get all weird and threatened by the fact that she's the breadwinner in their home. My other half is less enthusiastic about the pair and has taken the stance that Abe is a deadbeat and knows just what to say to Peggy to keep that gravy train rolling. What do you think?

– Do you think we should've gotten more perspective from Dawn?

– Did Peggy's realtor intentionally sabotage the sale because she disapproves of  Peggy and Abe's relationship?

– Why is Joan so awkward this season? The boob-hug with Dawn was the worst example so far, but she's been off all season, in my opinion. 

– So far, Trudy's holding steady. I'm impressed. Do you think she'll manage to keep Pete away all season?

– Remember when Harry used to be kind of a bumbling doofus? I miss that Harry. 

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One time I would like to watch the 30 second preview of next week's episode and be like "Wow I can't wait to watch Mad Men next week" instead of my usual response of "Holy random clips Batman".
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I never got the impression Abe is a deadbeat. I feel they're a healthy couple using their words. I don't like them togheter in the long run - she needs someone flashy. But I like them right now.

Trudy will cave. Of course she will. And we do need some more Alison Brie on the screen.

I miss Harry! Yes! I loved him in the start. He was a big favourite of mine. But now. He's just annoying.
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best parts of the ep were Pete going off on Harry, the awkward Joan hug and how smitten Peggy got after Abe mentioned kids. ha.

it did seem like the realtor intentionally sabotaged Peggy.
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I think by the episodes' end it contradicted itself in the the way MLK Jr.'s shooting supposedly affected the white nation/cast in the main. It's unlikely, as history has demonstrated, that that many whites of the time, regardless of social standing, particularly cared about Dr. King in any real current/future sense with regard to black citizens. What rang more true was how Pete, for example, paralleled the death more with his sense of loss as a family man. It was, however, laughable when 'the event' was suggested as being used to swing favour in deals or, at fault for causing financial ills was rejected as crass! This is a cut throat firm in a cut throat business irrespective of time, class or race. However, the point was further made with Peggy cooing over her relationship woes with Abe and complaining at his journalism. Get real, love!
Too many shows get all self-righteous in trying to air race aware/sensitive issues in some guilt laden manner. America, we're at fault. Really? D'oh! Mad Men fell into this trap and did so at the expense of failing to air the few black characters it had to gain a real sense of perspective. What was portrayed was the constant asking of Dawn, as a surely, 'crippled' black whether she needed the day, which felt patronising and failed to actually eek out what Dr. King and his demise meant to black people - over and above the presented white confused outrage. The staff are clueless and more concerned with being sued for offending black staff one week, then devastated the next by the shooting. What was aired, was either blacks as emotionally crippled/stunted, disenfranchised or as riotous in the background - Freuds' set of three in reverse order respectively, if you will! And, 'the background' being the key here.
The overall lack of clarity in the show and true awareness of the times also by it's characters, to the detriment of black people, was summed up with Abe and Peggy at the end. In that they are somewhat portrayed as being the hip, and with it, younger couple of the times. And yet when they fail to acquire the new home, Abe suggests to Peggy that they move further out of central New York into areas in which housing is being 'done up' (by whites) fairly cheaply (or gentrified to use that ghastly modern term!) and escape the property ladder and/or hubbub. An idea which, glaringly appeals to Peggy on all levels. This reality for blacks and/or the poor, meant them being further uprooted and ghettoized into slum zones with ever increasing crime rates and rapidly declining social and living conditions. What it meant for whites though, was "Welcome to Suburbia" - or tv and movie franchise heaven!
It's both sad and ironic when an often intelligent and well written show leaves one thinking that the most socially aware character in it is the dippy actress portraying the actress. That can't be right. Right?
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I dont seem to be enjoying MM as much as I did with the first four seasons. And I dont want to feel that way since I only discovered the show just before christmas. I rushed through six seasons so I could be caught up with the rest of you. Gosh I loved watching a few episodes with my hubby after we put our monsters to bed at night.

My favourite scene from this episode was Stan trying his darn hardest to keep a straight face when the insurance guy was trying to pitch. Im so over Don and Syliva's affair. Hurry up and get caught so Megan can throw a big tantrum and slap Syliva. I really can see Megan doing that.
Kudos to Pete for his whole speech and going off at Harry. You get a gold star there my boy, even though I think you are a total twit.
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I'm not sure why you would immediately ignore everything bad about Pete because of one moment on the show. These characters are supposed to be complicated and grey like in real life. Not simple and black and white. That's what makes the show interesting. In reality Pete isn't really much worse than Don; he just doesn't have the charm to pull it off. Many of these characters are deplorable and villainish. But no bad guy is bad all of the time.
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I forgot in all my hatred of Pete, that his character is often more liberal than his conservative co-workers, so his outburst at Harry caught off me guard. But it also fit perfectly in line with a growing need to lash out in frustration after causing his marriage to fall apart. With no one to go home to and comfort, Pete had to deal with the tragic MLK news on his own. That leads me to believe that he'll search for his own Megan - a clean start - instead of embracing his bachelor pad lifestyle for the time being.

I loved Don & Bobby time, which was a surprise. Bobby's frustration over the poor wallpaper job clearly hints at a potential future in advertising. I wonder if Don's realization that he actually cares about his son will finally cause a change in him... I don't expect it to, but I think it would be more believable than Sylvia finally being the woman who makes him walk the straight and narrow.
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I didn't see anything resembling "sincerity" in the least from Pete this week. When he called Trudy and asked if she wanted him to be there, it wasn't selfless on his part; he just didn't want to be alone in the city with everything that was going on. Thus, when he told her "I don't want you worry..." it came off extremely narcissistic, as in "I don't want you to worry (about me)." She responded accordingly and hung up with him. The following day, his argument with Harry was an echo and extension of his conversation with Trudy (who called that day's actions "shameful" first) and reflected upon his own shameful behavior, causing him to be separated from his own wife and child. Harry might have come off as tactless, but he wasn't wrong in worrying about the clients or the bottom line - someone has to worry about those things - and he was the only one who seemed to be doing anything resembling work.

I got something completely different than you from Ginsberg's father. Upon hearing the news of MLK's death from his son, he pulled the sheet up over his face, so as to not let his son see him expressing raw emotion. Men just didn't let their sons see them cry in that day and age. Ginsberg's mustache is awful, btw.....

I have no idea what was up with Bobby peeling wallpaper, except for it being a catalyst for Don to take him to the movies instead of allowing him to watch TV (Betty's punishment), which then allowed Bobby to say something deep and moving to the usher, which in turn allowed Don to feel an emotion that he'd apparently been faking through all of his time as a father to three kids. Speaking of that drunken diatribe about his kids to Megan - I guess that was supposed to be a redeeming and defining moment for Don this season, but it just didn't pull it off for me. He's been so unlikeable this season, his admittance to faking it for his children made him look that much worse. In seasons past, he at least had win after win at work, now he's circling the drain more than ever.

As for Abe - I don't like him at all. I don't like him in general (an anti-establishment ideologue - almost a reverse "elitist") or as someone for Peggy (soul-sucking deadbeat too caught up in his own agenda to be the supportive person that Peggy needs). Peggy DESERVES to be on the Upper East Side, she NEEDS to be on the Upper East Side. Abe doesn't ground her, he drags her down. Hopefully she'll realize it and move on (or have an affair with Ted that causes her to move on - whatever gets ya there!).

I'm wondering about Dr. Rosen and his wife, Sylvia. What happened to them in D.C.? Did they make it out okay?

No Bob Benson this week. Would have been interesting to see how the eternally positive bootlicker handled this crisis....
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Unless Bobby obsessing about the unmatched wallpaper is another manifestation of Betty's neuroses being visited on the kids. At least, that's why I thought he kept tearing it. A good hanger tries to match the pattern.
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You hooked me with your first sentence and then I had no choice but to read all of it even though I didn't want to... aaand agree with it. Well everything except Don being unlikeable. I am wondering why they haven't had that scenes with doing actual ad work this season, those are always enjoyable.

Bob Benson was back at FBI headquarters for an emergency meeting because of the events...
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Thanks! And don't get me wrong, I like Don. It's just that they are painting him with a darker brush this season. Getting wasted and puking in the middle of the wake for Roger's mother; the ongoing affair; being a hypocritical and judgmental ass about Megan's love scene on her TV show; not wanting to have anything to do with his kids, etc. In the past, he would at least have moments of brilliance and triumph for us to admire, this season he's being out-pitched by Peggy and losing clients (Heinz Beans). Not a single winning moment for him (or us) to relish in.

Bob very well might! Or he was still trying to find some toilet paper for Pete.... :)
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This show is beginning to slip. I I felt like I was watching people with a 2013 perspective of the world reacting to 1968 events. There were very few characters in this episode with apathetic (or delighted) reactions to the news of MLK death, and unfortunately, I have to believe that even in the progressive advertising community, at least one or two individuals had to be pleased by the news. It's as if the show's writers wanted to play it safe on this one, and while I can understand why they would want to do that, it made this episode feel less authentic, a problem I've been observing this entire season.
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the thing that always worries me about shows is that the longer they go on, the longer they have to crap on everything they built up. don;s speech about faking his love for his kids broke my heart because don always seemed like a dare-i-say good father, not just because anyone looks like a better parent in comparison to betty, but the "ask me anything" with bobby the first year, the way he tried to help sally get over her fear of baby gene, his flat-out refusal to hit his kids and recoiling when betty did so right in front of him, hearing don say he faked his love for his kids was truly heartbreaking.
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ALL OF THIS. Yes. I always thought that one of Don's best redeeming qualities was how he was actually a decent father a lot of the time. I guess he should still get some credit for being decent even if he was faking it? But that's just so sad. :(
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"I like that Abe manages to support Peggy even though she kind of stands for everything he's against and that he doesn't get all weird and threatened by the fact that she's the breadwinner in their home. My other half is less enthusiastic about the pair and has taken the stance that Abe is a deadbeat and knows just what to say to Peggy to keep that gravy train rolling. "

I think its both. Personally I don't like Abe. I had always cheered for Peggy and Ken and thus I find it unfortunate that he got married. I do like Ted though he is married too. So this leaves Stan who I always had fun with and I was super happy to see them still be friend after her move and I really hope that Heinz didn't screw up their friendship.

Anyway back on topic. I think Abe supports Peggy in the way that it supports his idealism and how thinks he is this great all-equal rights guy. So I think he more likes the idea of Peggy over Peggy herself. And yes he is currently living off of her which supports his artistic lifestyle. However, as we've seen in this episode he is truly uncomfortable with the idea that she is the breadwinner and thus why he didn't speak up about the apartment. Furthermore, he doesn't want to live in her success and rather live in a crappier neighborhood to better feel about himself. I think his diversity reason for wanting to live there is crap and he is saying that to justify himself and make himself look better.
So therefore he keeps pulling the two of them more and more back to his way and his wants rather than letting Peggy enjoy her achievements and what she wants.
I think this idea is further supported by his lack of desire in wanting to marry Peggy. He is repeating the benefits without having to give up any of himself or reach any compromise. Their relationship is always more about him rather than how Peggy might feel about. Oh, you saw that here in another place in this episode too. Peggy was the only one up for an award in her company, it's her first individual award and yet Abe was quick to dismiss it to chase his story in Harlem. (Peggy points out the fact, while he is typing it up later, that he isn't emotional about the piece , he is just high off of the story.)
Peggy doesn't seem happy with him, and is just settling under society pressure for a guy it seems and even then she doesn't even get any fulfillment or a house she wants or a ring.

Hopefully she gets fed up enough to leave soon or Ted makes his move and shows her greener pastures. Ted is currently the character that treats her with the most respect.
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I totally agree with you. And I to really hope she leaves him. Even the reason they ended up living together wasn't that great. In that episode she expected him to propose to her but instead settled for living together, which I think she did mainly to get back at her mother. Also her mothers warning really seems to be coming true.. I guess Peggy should have just bought a cat :/
Also idk if she would run off with Ted. Would she really want to get involved with another married man? (but maybe im just saying that b/c im rooting for her to be with Stan)
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I dont want her to run off with Ted because I am gunning more for Stan too
Ever since she put Stan in his place, his view of her changed to not only respect and equality but has with it that tone of adorationthat i really like watching.
I want for Ted to get her to wake up and value herself more. Afterall Stan is currently licking his wounds from her betrayal and thus Ted could be more like rebound material.
And I feel that Ted might be needed first since he in a different position of authority who sought her out (and paid her more than her asking price) and thus she sees him differently and is more bound to believe him than her former subordinate.
And ever since she put Stan in his place, his view of her changed to not only respect and equality but has with it that tone of adoration.
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sorry for that repeat line. I had moved it and forgotten about it.
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Totally agree, I think I would rather see Ted as a rebound rather than Stan, so in that aspect i wouldnt mind her getting together with him. I guess Stan would be better in the long run tho. Idk although Ted has been nice to her there is something about him that makes him look kind of sleazy (but that might just be b/c hes married)
Also stan wasnt her subordinate, hes like an art director so he never worked for her (like Ginsberg or Megan). He just never felt like working and thats why she was always getting upset.
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I remember him being kind of creepy really early on in the show. luckily his character turned out to be way nicer as the show progressed
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Really? I remember him like a little lamb. Yes, he said locker room like remarks , but he was shining white in morality wholesome compared to the rest.
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I guess she was in charge of him, what ever its a weird little technicality.
I will say married Ken isnt sleazy but single Ken kind of was
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Ah, But wasn't she usually in charge of him? Well either way she still had seniority at the company.

And just about everyone is sleazy over at Mad Ave except for Ken.
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To play devil's advocate... Peggy could see Abe as someone who grounds her... in the past she's been eager to do follow the traditional Madison Avenue path because her co-workers have been there as an example. But those decisions also led her astray at times, most notably as a result of her mistake with Pete.

So when Abe told her that he wasn't interested in an apartment in a nicer area of town, it almost seemed like a look of relief passed over Peggy's face. She had essentially been given permission to try something different instead of following of the Don Draper playbook. But I may be completely wrong and Abe may be just a self-interested mooch. We'll see!
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I disagree. I just rewatched it and I agree with myself still. However, I caught that he only wanted to move there cause a photographer that was chasing him lived there. Thus more so making it more of his world rather than hers.
Anyway, she looks as if she has a forced smile through most of it. (That one part in the begining where her smile looks more genuine- I think its more so that he spoke of their future together with children.) That she is selling the idea to herself cause he must know better since he is soo libral and whatnot. I think he has way too much sway over her and he is molding her to be put into what he wants and she is losing different parts of herself in return.

Furthermore, back to the photographer, Abe wants to move to a place where he is admired and noticed, not looked down on or unnoticed as the people part of Peggy's world do to him (such as Ted taking his seat next to Peggy at the awards). He is often quick to run away when that happens giving some sort of excuse each time.
Truthfully, Abe does not practice what he preaches. He is worse, cause he says that he does and guilts others into thinking so but he just wants the opposite. He wants to confine Peggy to a place where she would be the one frowned upon (being the capitalist working woman, making much more money than her neighbors), where his way is more supported and so that she is less influenced by her coworkers.
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I thought she was just happy because he was showing an interest.
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Yeah, exactly. But clearly he wasnt interested at all with what she wanted or liked until he was able to spin it how he wanted it.
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I agree I think she felt special b/c out of all the girls in the office he chose her (why she slept with him in the pilot), the 2nd time was more like a spur of the moment passionate thing . If you rewatch the 1st season you do see that she did have strong feelings for him so it wasn't really a "mistake".
Out of all the guys shes been with I would say Duck was more of a mistake.
Oh wait didn't she also have a one night stand with some random guy in S3? Like where she really tired to act like her coworkers and picked up some random guy at a.. bar? I think? Maybe it was a burger place? cant quite remember.
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And by "her mistake with Pete" I'm not placing the blame fully on Peggy, because I actually forget the circumstances to remember if it was at all consensual or not.
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It was consensual. It was certainly Pete's mistake, too, as he took the initiative to show up at her apt. But she happily invited him in.
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Yeah it was consentual , but I felt she did because she succumbed to peer pressure and wanting to fit in.
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First off: Stan's face has been the best thing of every scene he's in, just look at the pic of Roger and Don!

Now I feel kinda bad, after reading that "Classy" regarding the children.
Because I have to admit I totally forgot Don had not two but three kids with Betty until I saw them all in the car and I was thinking "Why are there 3 kids?".
I really don't know what it is about Don, that he can win my sympathy so easily.
First he climbs the douche mountain when he admitted that he only cared for his children because it was expected, then he gets pushed off of it by Bobby, when he said he's afraid for Henry.

Apropos kids: mentioning kids to Peggy... ya blew it, Frank!
(Seriously, I love that Zappa thing Abe has going. No, seriously.)
I think they are a healthy couple, because every couple faces a few issues, that you stay together facing them is the important thing.
I guess Abe isn't against Peggy being all the things he's against, because her being the breadwinner actually allows him to be a deadbeat. If he had to work to live off of it he couldn't write about what wanted, but would have to write about whatever topic his boss gave him. Or find other work.
And yes, I think the realtor sabotaged Peggy on purpose.
Also: Peggy and Ted, anyone?

I really don't like Sylvia and the Doc, so I was kind of glad they left early in the episode, though unfortunately they will come back at one point. (Unless the Doc knew about the affair and moved ... "Don, we're going to DC.")

That Joan hug was so awkward because it was such a contrast to Peggy's hug, which was given out of compassion instead of obligation.
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I could see Peggy and Ted happening given how Ted was mostly ignoring his wife during the awards ceremony.

But the Harry Hamlin cameo really stood out - he was sort of leering at both Peggy, who called him Roger Sterling with bad breath, and Megan. I could see him making a move on Peggy (or hell, Megan as soon as she figures out Don's arrangement with Sylvia) as I can't imagine they'd bother to introduce the character without something else in mind.
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What began 5 years ago as an original drama about advertising and the people who work in it has become a soap opera with the standard liberal political bias.
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I'm not sure this was an episode that displayed liberal bias... not only did they have characters react in very different ways to the civil rights movement, but they also kept the focus on the characters we've long been familiar with instead of diving further into minor characters where a more biased take would have been easy to tack on out of convenience.
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maybe I read too fast, but no mention of Beard Face laughing at the insurance man? That was hilarious. Yeah, Beard Face, can't remember his name.
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It's Beard Fa-Say!
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Stan! He was in the notes section:

"The best part of Insurance Guy's incredibly poor-taste ad pitch was Stan's face. "
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It was a pretty good episode tho i think it ended to soon. Like he went onto his balcony and the music started playing and i was like "what its over already?"
Loved Ginsberg on his date and Joan's really akward hug (i burst out laughing when i saw that), would have liked to have seen Dawn's side of things a bit more.
Did anyone else wish that Peggy just dumped Abe when she was with him in her appartment? When she got up (to go talk to him about his feelings) I kind of wished to myself that she would leave the appartment and see someone else like Pete/Stan or even her new boss (who was really giving her the eye during that awards thing).
As for Trudy she almost slipped this episode, so idk if she can keep Pete away all season, sure she almost slipped b/c of what was going on around them but I still think that deep down she still loves him and in time might take him back. Besides I think he realised the big mistake hes made will will prob fight to get her back.
I think the best line came from Ginsberg's dad about the arc and how during times of crisis people pair up.
Also is it just me or did they replace the origional bobby with a younger kid (like hes remained what like 6 years old for the past 6 seasons?) Also felt bad for Don hearing his son care more about his stepdad then him
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uh, this is the 3rd or 4th bobby. the last bobby became henry on ouat.
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oh whoops I guess I never noticed since hes hardly on screen but ur right this is like the 3rd Bobby
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also Harry's been getting a little mean lately
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The meanest. He's starting to turn a corner into Pete Campbell's style of whiny entitlement.
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But at least with Pete you get background info to help us understand why he acts the way he does, not so much with Harry
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