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By the way, I could swear Don's son is the same kid from Desperate Housewives. I'm not sure though, I'm gonna have to check.

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I hate her teeth.

Yeah, I was going to go with something more deep about how fantastic the episode was and all the symbolism like Joan ending the episode going up and down the elevator, reaching the ceiling, but going nowhere. It was great, but I just can't stop thinking about how ugly Jane's teeth are. They're HIDEOUS. Don should put some money together and give Jane a dental plan for HER birthday. That would be fantastic repayment for the party.

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I thought this episode was good, but not great. Unlike the article's author, I did not enjoy Don & Megan. I didnt believe they came in late and he was ready to leave. I hope Megan cracks up and leaves Don. Additionally, I personally love Joan & enjoyed the Joan and Lane scenes. I thought Roger should have acknowledged his son. My biggest complaint with the show, though I continue to be a fan, is the lack of meaning Black actors. I am hopeful there will he a new hire that with a meaningful role. i think Peggy deserves better stuff. Also, I don't care for Don & Roger not really working. Also, I missed Betty.

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I loved the episode! Times are changing and the people/circumstance/etc are also. I like Don & Megan's and I don't think that she's manipulating him...I think she's young, fun, intuitive and spontaneous....exactly what Don Whitman/Draper needs. When was the last time that we actually saw Don having a good time? Can't remember? I'll answer....NEVER. After the party when Megan got Don to turn over and talk, she told him that she loved him...Don Whitman. That freaked Mr. Draper out a bit and he reverted to his old self for a while. I think that she will be very good for Don. Very good indeed. Whether the employees at SCDP wanted to admit it or not, they had a good time at the party....the men want to be Don Drpaer and the women want their men to be like him. Once Megan got a handle on the craziness of the people at work and put Peggy in her place, she went home and opened up the road to reconciliation...on the carpet.

I see the agency hiring their first African American secretary in the near future and opening up a whole new can of mixed nuts. I like that the show is trying it' best to stay in tune with the times.

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I really enjoyed this episode. I really liked watching Roger and Pete go back and forth. I have never cared for Pete because he seems more concerned about himself and material things than with the company as a whole. Roger's lines always make me laugh, even if I don't care for how he lives his life, I love the philosophical way he speaks. I cracked up when he introduced himself in French after Megan's song and how he continued the next day at the office. Even though Don is changing a little I like how he still keeps some of his old self. I agree with him about surprise parties. I hope this season will be just as good as the last four. Everyone is going through changes just like the time period.

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I'm holding out with my faith in the writers: I'm assuming Meagan is highly manipulative and is playing Don ... not so much in a shrewd, calculating way, but more like she's a little unstable way. She's seems ripe for messy nervous breakdown of some sort, which I think would be really interesting to watch. Because Betty will start looking better to Don, and I think the absolutely most interesting thing the writers could do is have Don and Betty have an affair. :)

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Much more interested in watching the soap opera play out against the larger background of 1966. Will someone's child be going to Woodstock? There's a train coming down the track, and if you listen closely, you can hear the whistle blowing. But few of them know what it means. Interesting that Pete isn't allowing smoking in his little office. Possibly interesting to watch how self-interest may force the characters into actions they don't want to take (hiring a black secretary perhaps?) and then how those actions may begin to change one or two of them.

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I hope that this was an aberration. The episode lacked the intensity we have come to associate with Mad Men. The whole Megan thing is so not Don Draper.

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The year and a half hiatus, combined with that boring premier, was just a buzz kill. There's no compelling reason to keep this show at the top of the DVR list any more.

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Having worked in advertising in the early 60s, I can attest to the absolute stunning reproduction of the office secretarial pool and the partners' offices. Seeing Roger sitting at a Saarinen table gave my mid-century modern furniture passion a jolt. As for the depiction of the times, please note that women of that era were not as openly sexually aggressive as they have been shown on this series. Plus, and here's the real truth--the undergarments of the era, girdle, bras, garter belts, hose, were things to be reckoned with in those days. Megan's underwear tease was a bit of a stretch, but it did the trick for her. Nevertheless, this series portrays that era as accurately as one could hope. I wish that women would go back to more feminine clothes and seeing men in suits and ties is a big turn on these days when guys show up at elegant restaurants and the theatre dressed in jeans and golf shirts.




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