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      04-10-2012 11:15 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by mk2eurogirl View Post
      what did people think about last night's episode??

      Don's dream? the fascination of the killing/rapes? Joan's husband rather be at war then stay at home with her?
      It was awesome. I thought the whole thing was extremely well done.

      I'm trying to understand why Joan's husband wanted to go back to Vietnam, but I guess it seems like he just craves the power and attention he gets in the service and it's something he doesn't really get at home. I also question if he has his doubts about the baby being his. The whole rape/murder thing was a pretty crazy theme for an episode too.

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      04-10-2012 12:16 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      I'm trying to understand why Joan's husband wanted to go back to Vietnam, but I guess it seems like he just craves the power and attention he gets in the service and it's something he doesn't really get at home.
      I'm going completely off my foggy memory here, but didn't he lose his position as a surgeon before he went to Vietnam?

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      04-10-2012 12:29 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by DSG-TDI View Post
      What about the shot of Sally sleeping underneath her grandmother on the sofa right after Don kicked the woman underneath the bed in his fever nightmare?
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      04-10-2012 12:49 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Sortafast View Post
      I'm going completely off my foggy memory here, but didn't he lose his position as a surgeon before he went to Vietnam?
      No, I think the story was that he didn't get selected for any reputable surgery programs as he/parents/everyone had hoped and expected - but the army said "hey, this guy can hold a knife, he's a surgeon!"

      The thing about sally under the couch-bed, and don kicking the imaginary dead woman under there - I think that was just a connection to the Speck murders in chicago, '66 ( was last season 64 or 5? did they skip a year or am I just dainbread?). The only survivor hid under a bed, plus - don's still got some secrets.

      Speaking of don's secrets - did anyone notice how casually NewWife discussed Dick Whitman in one of the first two episodes?

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      04-10-2012 08:30 PM #30
      Yeah, Megan was very casual about dropping "Dick Whitman" over the phone.

      Also, I found this on grantland and was thoroughly amused.


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      04-11-2012 04:50 AM #31
      ^^that scene had me laughing. "do you want me to take your watch, too?"

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      04-11-2012 03:45 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Sortafast View Post
      I'm going completely off my foggy memory here, but didn't he lose his position as a surgeon before he went to Vietnam?
      He's pretty much been a professional failure and his wife, whom everyone else thinks is awesome, hits him over the head with vases and throws cutlery and plates at him and yells at him. You also sort of have to imagine that Joan pretty much pwns him in the sack.

      I guess he found something he's good at, and he's passive aggressively trying to re-assert his male dominance by going back to Vietnam, where he's found something to be a part of.
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      04-16-2012 11:46 AM #33
      at yesterday's episode. The fight between Lane and Pete was classic, Pete had that beatdown coming for a looooong time. Don not doing anything at the brothel shows just how much his character has changed; Season 1 Don would've tore that place up!

      Anyone else creeped out with Pete trying to go after that girl in the driving class?
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      04-16-2012 12:10 PM #34
      I wanted to see Pete explain the bruises to Trudy.
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      04-16-2012 12:27 PM #35
      When the whore house madam thought Don was a homo and offered the services at an apartment down the street... lol

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      04-16-2012 12:42 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by SurferbobGolf View Post
      I wanted to see Pete explain the bruises to Trudy.
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      04-16-2012 02:14 PM #37
      Great episode, as usual. It kinda seems that SCDP is going to crash pretty hard on the business side. Roger is borderline useless, Don is happy and doesn't really care anymore, what does Lane do again? (he's good with the books but doesn't bring in clients) and Pete is actually good at what he does but otherwise completely insufferable.
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      04-16-2012 02:29 PM #39
      Pete got ****ted on pretty hard this episode. I think what I like so much about him is how much of a douche he is.

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      04-17-2012 08:19 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by DSG-TDI View Post
      at yesterday's episode. The fight between Lane and Pete was classic, Pete had that beatdown coming for a looooong time. Don not doing anything at the brothel shows just how much his character has changed; Season 1 Don would've tore that place up!

      Anyone else creeped out with Pete trying to go after that girl in the driving class?
      Yeah, he's a sleezeball.

      But his "date" at the "party"...hubba hubba

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      04-17-2012 08:23 AM #41
      Best episode in a while! So so good!
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      04-17-2012 01:24 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Sortafast View Post
      I'm going completely off my foggy memory here, but didn't he lose his position as a surgeon before he went to Vietnam?


      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado2dr View Post
      No, I think the story was that he didn't get selected for any reputable surgery programs as he/parents/everyone had hoped and expected - but the army said "hey, this guy can hold a knife, he's a surgeon!"

      The thing about sally under the couch-bed, and don kicking the imaginary dead woman under there - I think that was just a connection to the Speck murders in chicago, '66 ( was last season 64 or 5? did they skip a year or am I just dainbread?). The only survivor hid under a bed, plus - don's still got some secrets.

      Speaking of don's secrets - did anyone notice how casually NewWife discussed Dick Whitman in one of the first two episodes?

      Not to bore you with the history of Surgical residency, but it was different back in the 60's. Medicine was hierarchical in that they may have taken 5 interns, 3 got promoted to junior residents, 2 to senior residents and only 1 was chief. All 5 were qualified, but only one made it, always. Greg didn't make chief. So he went military. He wasn't worthless or fired. Now days, everybody who is competent makes it. Back then, not so much. As a corollary, if you meet any surgeons that started practicing in the 50-80's, you know they're BAMFs.

      That being said, the show is picking up. I like Don's complacency, it's an interesting angle. Although until Sunday's suare' into the whorehouse, there hadn't been enough infidelity for me. I think it's picking up.
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      04-17-2012 01:31 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Internal Combustion View Post
      Not to bore you with the history of Surgical residency, but it was different back in the 60's. Medicine was hierarchical in that they may have taken 5 interns, 3 got promoted to junior residents, 2 to senior residents and only 1 was chief. All 5 were qualified, but only one made it, always. Greg didn't make chief. So he went military. He wasn't worthless or fired. Now days, everybody who is competent makes it. Back then, not so much. As a corollary, if you meet any surgeons that started practicing in the 50-80's, you know they're BAMFs.

      That being said, the show is picking up. I like Don's complacency, it's an interesting angle. Although until Sunday's suare' into the whorehouse, there hadn't been enough infidelity for me. I think it's picking up.
      Ah, I didn't take it that way. I thought he was finishing his medschool/internship with ol' red supporting him, and didn't get bumped up at all - but the army would take it.

      My wife was VERY surprised that don didn't get himself a piece.

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      04-17-2012 02:51 PM #44
      I think we're seeing a Don that is legitimately happy because he stepped out of the suburban hellhole that he wanted no part of. I think he also sees Pete making the mistakes he made and he realizes how foolish that was and he's trying to give some advice to Pete but Pete is too arrogant to understand it.

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      04-18-2012 09:21 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by romano258 View Post
      Roger is borderline useless, ...
      Roger Sterling gets all the best lines.

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      04-22-2012 06:01 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      Roger Sterling gets all the best lines.
      It looks like Imo Gima in here:


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      04-23-2012 01:49 PM #47
      Roger on acid was pretty much as awesome as it sounds, yet surprisingly poignant. Inevitable Don Draper marital problems are inevitable. Poor Peggy is starting to loose it. Another great episode.

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      04-23-2012 02:11 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by romano258 View Post
      Roger on acid was pretty much as awesome as it sounds, yet surprisingly poignant. Inevitable Don Draper marital problems are inevitable. Poor Peggy is starting to loose it. Another great episode.
      The Don Draper character is terribly boring. He is handsome, craps money and has girl problems? I wonder what dark and troubled chapter from his mysterious past will be disclosed. Oh, that's right -- no one cares. The only decent things in his scenes are the women.

      Sterling on acid was a nice change, as was his simple joy at his wife's notice that their marriage was over. Liked his response to his wife's accusation that he doesn't like her. "But I used to."

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      04-24-2012 10:05 AM #49
      Orchestra in a bottle.
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      04-24-2012 10:52 AM #50
      The cigarette was awesome.

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