Mad T LOunge

Posted on June 23, 2013

Messrs. Crane, Rizzo, Ginsberg and Cosgrove request the presence of your company for tonight’s Mad Men finale. Dress for knife-throwing and panty checks.

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This is IT, you guys! The Season Six finale!

It all comes to a head tonight as Rizzo and Ginsberg SNAP after seeing Peggy in flagrante on the conference room table with Ted (and a bowl of oranges) and go on a killing spree all over Manhattan, culminating on the Draper penthouse balcony where they will throw Sally, Betty, Megan and Sylvia  one by one off the balcony, all in full view of a Don who is crippled and unable to act because prostitution. Not to worry, CIA Agents Bob Benson and Roman Polanski swing in to save a weeping Don from death, only to have Bert Cooper arrive on the scene at the last second to let them know they’ve all been dead all along.

Also: Sharon Tate’s nipple makes a special guest appearance.

Or something.

    • bxbourgie

      YAY! The TLounge is open! I went to the store today to get tequila for my margaritas just for tonight’s finale. So so sad this is the last episode of the season. However, I watched the first episode of Orphan Black and that should keep me busy for a while. Thanks for the recommend.

      • Wellworn

        I want to watch Orphan Black too, but am late to the game. Where are you finding it in sequence from the first episode?

        • Frank_821

          if you have time warner cable you can see all the episodes on entertainment on demand

          • Wellworn

            I have stupid Charter and I don’t see it anywhere in the on demand choices. Another reason Charter sucks.

            • MilaXX

              It’s also available on Amazon Instant video and iTunes

        • bxbourgie

          I have FIOS and it’s on demand.

        • Peeve

          BBCAmerica

        • CozyCat

          Orphan Black is worth the effort (stick it out thru the first couple of episodes if they are a little BBC cryptic).

          Not only is the story great, but the lead actress turns in one of the best performances on TV (if you’ve seen it, you know what I mean….)

      • Frank_821

        problem with Orphan Black is it will be almost impossible to resist binge viewing. With only 10 episodes, it will be over before you know it.

      • Ruthie O

        Oh GOD Orphan Black is amazeballs. I just finished the season today. It’s all I can think about. And yes, let’s just give all the Emmys to Tatiana Maslany, okay? Okay.

        • Frank_821

          Those scenes with Alison are like moments from the first season of Desparate Housewives. Too zany, too funny, too tragic and too good to miss

          • AnneElliot

            I love Alison and Felix together. Hil-arious!

      • MilaXX

        Another goody is a 3 episode series BBCA aired called In the Flesh. I thought it was a one off, but just found out it’s been renewed for a 6 ep. second season. So far it has to be the most unusual; zombie film I’ve ever seen, but I liked it.

        • bxbourgie

          I’ll check it out, thanks!

      • mousetomato

        What station is Orphan Black on?

        • veriance

          BBC America

    • Wellworn

      Hate that preview, it’s just a rehash of the season. Makes me miss those cryptic non-preview previews even more.

      • VeryClaire

        Yes but interesting that the last line is “maybe it’s time to get out of the business”

        • Wellworn

          That scene, and all of them, are from earlier in the season.

          • VeryClaire

            I realize that but it’s interesting that they chose to end it with that line. I assume Don will be out of the business by the end of the series, for one reason or another.

      • bellesprit

        At this point in my affair with Mad Men, I actually get a kick out of how the previews toy with us.

        • bxbourgie

          I actually have come to appreciate them. Don sighs. Megan looks to her left and says, “Hello?”. Betty says “She’s 25!”. Peggy smiles. Ted wears a turtleneck and says, “Go!”. Joan looks down and walks away.

    • http://www.what-the-frock.com Dana WhatTheFrock

      You two must be so excited that it’s almost over. Like how accountants feel after tax season.

      • Cheryl

        Project Runway will be back in a few weeks! It will be a long two weeks without lounges and recaps.

    • decormaven

      Woo hoo! The final stretch! I’m tempted to Sharpie in an eyepatch for Ken on our invitation, but I don’t think my computer screen would like that. Let’s make a bet on how many lawnmower-worthy moments will be in the finale. My money is on two.

    • teensmom99

      Because prostitution indeed!

    • Cheryl

      Let’s get this party started! Here’s the 1966 me – my high school yearbook photo. (Why they airbrushed every bit of character on my 17-year-old unwrinkled face escapes me.)

      • decormaven

        Aww, is that a Peter Pan collared blouse in your senior portrait?

        • Cheryl

          Yes, it is. It was pretty popular at the time.

          • decormaven

            Absolutely! Then you have enjoyed the costuming for this show. I’ve loved seeing items from long ago. Can’t wait to see what Janie Bryant has in store for us tonight.

            • Cheryl

              I went to a family party today and saw my aunt, who was only a few years older than me at the time of my 1969 wedding. I had brought my wedding album to the party, and there she was wearing a very Megan short metallic dress.

      • Sweetbetty

        My yearbook picture, if I could find it, is from 1966 too, so here’s to you, classmate!

      • EveEve

        Nice flip! Orange juice cans?

        • Sweetbetty

          I think only we older BKs will understand that question .

          • EveEve

            And that’s a good thing for our daughters’ sakes.

        • Cheryl

          No, just regular, medium-sized rollers. But it definitely looks like a helmet, doesn’t it?

          • Munchkn

            My sister had that hairdo back in the 60s. I never could abide any kind of rollers in my hair. I could not believe that she would sleep in those brush rollers.

            I wanted straight hair, but the only way I could have gotten it would have been to have ironed it with the iron and my hair just wasn’t long enough.

          • Call me Bee

            My sister had that exact hairdo as well–she graduated in 1965. I graduated in 1971–we all had long straight hair by then. Mine was naturally so–others used juice cans or irons.

          • Alice Teeple

            My hair flips up naturally. I call myself “Family Circus Mom” when it does that!

    • Sweetpea176

      Went by so fast!

    • unpious

      “Don who is crippled and unable to act because prostitution.” Netflix should use that as its season summary when it starts streaming this season. Just that sentence fragment, nothing else. Well, maybe throw in the bit about Sharon Tate’s nipple, too.

      • bxbourgie

        Ha ha! That sure is this entire season in a nutshell.

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        We’re tempted to write tomorrow’s recap that way.

        “Don acts like a shit toward Peggy because prostitution. Don is distant toward Megan because prostitution. Pete loses Chevy because prostitution. Joan lands Avon because prostitution. Harry is made partner because prostitution.”

        • unpious

          Now I’m trying to think of a plot line that doesn’t trace back to or involve prostitution….Pretty much coming empty. Anything Don touches is tainted. Joan and her partnership, Bob Benson and the Queen Elizabeth…Yeah. I think y’all should go for it. Seems legit.

        • Pennymac

          Oh God, you guys are priceless!

          I’m trying to not get my hopes up for too much resolution; I almost prefer your SPOILER version because of the numbers of lawnmowers it would receive!

        • bellesprit

          TLo, have I told you lately that I love you? So much! Your invitation to the lounge tonight is a perfect way to start the evening. And, tomorrow, we will all be panting kittens eagerly awaiting your recap, which is sure to delight us because prostitution.

        • disqus_bjCcEMHIKs

          I feel like Sister Mary Venard would mark you down for, well, punctuation. As I read it in my head, there needs to be a little pause before “prostitution.” Maybe better a colon, but a comma would do.

          In honor of the occasion, I have also adopted an avatar from circa my time with SMV. Very early MadMen, about 1961 or 1962.

          –gpm

        • decormaven

          But Harry’s partnership was because of traveler’s checks. And prostitution.

        • formerlyAnon

          XXOO

        • bingo

          I have to admit–I gasped when I saw Ted in the green and blue when Peggy flaunted in front of him. Based on the T&L crew I just knew…countdown to bedroom boogie for Peggy and Ted in 3…2…1…

        • Ally08

          Well, the earlier seasons’ flashbacks were: (i) the later years – war; (ii) the early years: farm; and lately, (iii) the tween years at the cathouse. I look forward to the last season’s flashbacks, wherein a teenage Dick W. joins a circus or something and sustains elephant trauma: “because a pachyderm sat on me.”

    • Susan Velazquez

      Is Black Swan on AMC right now? Not that it’s a bad movie or anything, but I always thought AMC played classics from the 50s and 60s or something.

      • decormaven

        Ha ha! AMC has veered far away from that premise. The “classics” include a little of everything now.

        • bxbourgie

          I think they started calling them the “new” classics.

        • CozyCat

          They’re great during the month before the oscars, when they do all sorts of winners and nominees (“tonight! nominees for best cinematography!”)

          But: most of those movies are worth the effort.

          • Munchkn

            Are you talking about AMC and not TCM? The whole month of February until March 3, TCM shows nothing but Oscar winning or nominated films. Even the shorts and cartoons they show meet that criteria. AMC may show some Academy Award movies, but not to the extent that TCM does.

            Munchkn -TCM fanatic

      • MilaXX

        Yes it’s on and I’m watching for the first time. All I can say is I’m glad I didn’t pay to see this in the theater.

      • Munchkn

        You’re thinking of Turner Classic Movies -TCM. They show mostly movies from the 1970s and earlier though they will show more recent films too. They’ve recently shown Gandhi, Tootsie and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, for example. One thing I like about TCM is that they always show silent films on Sundays at midnight followed a foreign film. They show silents and foreign films at other times, too, of course.

        Btw, George Clooney’s dad Nick used to be host on AMC years ago.

        • disqus_bjCcEMHIKs

          TCM also shows movies uncut, unbowdlerized, and without commercial breaks. I used to laugh, ruefully, when AMC started interrupting their movies with commercials touting how they were the movie lovers channel. Yeah, no.

          I remember the Nick Clooney days, when AMC was worth watching for classic movies.

          –gpm

          • Munchkn

            I think TCM showed a short a few months ago where Robert Osborne apologized for some racist content in the short or cartoon and told viewers where in the short the scene was so they could avoid that part. I think the cartoon had some historical importance which is why it was shown.

            • disqus_bjCcEMHIKs

              We’re really getting off-topic here but, good, I guess, to point that out, but isn’t it a bit sad/ridiculous to feel a need to “avoid” seeing it? Should seeing it make someone feel demeaned by something that was, as a matter of historical reality, possibly a mainstream attitude at the time, but is now hopefully just laughable? Isn’t it better to understand what were, in fact, mainstream attitudes, so you can better appreciate things in historical context?

              –gpm

          • Call me Bee

            And now they have a huge amount of commercial interruptions. Usually 3 mins of ads for every 7-10 minutes of movie. Ugh.

            • disqus_bjCcEMHIKs

              I assume you’re talking about AMC and not TCM!

              –gpm

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Sad that “Mad Men” is coming to the penultimate (in seasons) conclusion, but actually not unhappy with the prospect of earlier Sunday evenings consorting with the Land o’ Nod.

      After last week, I certainly have no predictions or solid expectations for what will transpire tonight, but I’ll be watching avidly. Oh, and Pegs, you know that pen-dipping in the company ink is never a good idea. Step back from Howdy Doody Chaough.

      Cheryl, good on ya for posting your high school graduation pic. I should do mine, but even though my prep school was so small (how small was it?), it was so small that every graduate had his or her own page, meaning a big ol’ photo, I don’t have that scanned, and my scanner here’s on a permanent fritz. Just imagine fresh-faced, white poor-boy ribbed top and pearls. The bangs didn’t fluff properly, but the braces were gone.

      • AnneElliot

        Howdy Doody Chaough — I almost spit out my wine. Now I can’t unsee it.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          It came to me in a burst of inspiration as I was doing the post, and now I can’t un-see it either. Those of us of a certain age…. !

          • unpious

            Now I won’t be happy tonight unless Ted whispers seductively into Peggy’s ear, “It’s Howdy Doody time.”

            • Alice Teeple

              That’s hot.

      • EveEve

        oh my…did we go to the same boarding school? Full page in the yearbook with a schmaltzy poem or pithy quote from our favorite 6th form philospher perhaps? or a song lyric that had such heavy secret meaning to those of us in the know. and lots of acronyms for things that happened that none of remember any longer. Black scoop neck Danskin leotard top, hoop earrings, Levi cords and Frye boots, sitting up against a big old oak tree on campus.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Mine was a co-educational day school, and Frye boots were far into the future. Papagallos were fave female footwear, though I never had ‘em – penny loafers instead pour moi. Our full page had the list of all the clubs and awards, and then “Dot-Dots.” These were reminiscences, inside jokes, and very competitive and cliquish. Oh yes, prep school in the 1960s – the petri dish for rebellion in college in a big way.

      • Cheryl

        I wore my pearls today! I knew I was going to see my aunt for the first time in years, so I wore the pearls she gave me when I was 12. I was disappointed that my escort/boyfriend showed up in jeans, until my brother showed up in cut-off jean shorts, and the 80-year-old birthday boy wore shorts, too. I wore my pearls, earrings, diamond ring, plus my mom’s high school ring; my favorite summer dress and sparkly sandals. I dressed for a garden party while they dressed for a hoedown.

        • decormaven

          You go, Cheryl! Somebody’s got to hold the standard high.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          I completely echo decormaven’s sentiments. You showed respect to a venerable relative by displaying with love a long-cherished gift from her and for the occasion overall. Good for you, and I’m sure your aunt appreciated your thoughtfulness.

        • CozyCat

          I had a neighbor who was graduating from nursing school. Her parents told her to tell them what she wanted as a graduation gift. She was thinking of a HD TV…

          I told her “NO!” Think jewelry, ESPECIALLY pearls. They could buy her a decent string of pearls for the same price. And she could wear them with EVERYTHING! And all those times when she wore them, she would think of her parents, and her wonderful day when she graduated and the whole family was there and happy for her.

          And then she could pass those pearls to HER daughter.

          Pearls are the BEST! (I have the string of pearls that my grandfather brought back for his mother from his posting in Japan after WWII….)

    • snarkykitten

      The cue Harry is holding looked like a crutch, so for a sec I thought something horrible had happened to him. Oh, my disappointment. I’m kidding, but I don’t like how Harry went from Harry Crane Married to Harry Crane Pays Hookers with Traveler’s Checks with no explanation. At least Don has because prostitution.

    • MilaXX

      I was already laughing at Ginsberg’s tie in the picture and your crazy scenario just threw me into giggle. I just want to finally say goodbye to Sylvia and maybe see Dawn again. Bonus points if Joan does indeed get the Avon account.

      • VeryClaire

        Yes, Joan closure!

    • AutumnInNY

      I’m hoping someone asks someone for a divorce…I’m talking to you Megan. Lets please leave Don to his own devices for season seven.

      • VeryClaire

        I feel like Megan finding out about Don’s affairs tonight is inevitable. She’s the last woman left in his life who doesn’t know what he really is.

        • AutumnInNY

          Truly. Don on his own is much more interesting than Don and Megan. I think her story line has well run it’s course…and I hope we get to see some Don/Sally interaction. What Sally must be going thru! Being a girl her age is difficult enough, but to witness that scene w/her Dad and Sylvia…eek.

          • UsedtobeEP

            I bet we don’t see Sally at all tonight. I think they wrapped her up last week—boarding school hellion in the making.

            • decormaven

              My money is more focus on Joan’s story, interwoven on what’s going to go down at SC&P. And prostitution.

            • AutumnInNY

              They owe it to Joan. She’s gotten the short shrift most of the season. Great character/great actress. Avon calling.

        • verve

          Which is funny, because she sort of started out their marriage (from our perspective) as well in tune to who Don really is, vis-a-vis knowing about his past (to some extent– very, very few people know about Dick Whitman in Don’s inner circle) and his prolific number of girlfriends and being able to deftly handle it all…

        • UsedtobeEP

          But she should, since she knew he was dating the psychologist while sleeping with her at the same time.

      • MartyBellerMask

        I’d like to see Jennifer Crane leave Harry.

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      Wow. Maybe a little spoiler alert next time guys? Kidding, kidding (I realize I have to say that because, well, you know).
      The finale. So soon. weeping, weeping…..All I can say is there had better be some Avon resolution dammit!!

    • SuzyQuzey

      Excellent!

    • OrigamiRose

      Oh dear, you guys are the best :)

    • Judy_J

      Looking forward to and dreading the season finale. Thank goodness “Copper” begins a new season tonight.

    • ailujailuj

      so… I’m fairly new to TLo… what do we do after tonight’s finale until S7 E1 is upon us? What will sustain us? What will satiate this nasty, biting, involuntary and unforgiving addiction? Do the shittily frocked celebs suffer the worst of our boredom-induced agitation? Do the kittens start eating each other?

      Oh lord because prostitution.

      • Wellworn

        We clean our long neglected houses, and get a decent night’s sleep. We talk to the people in our lives face to face. At least for a couple of weeks, until PR season 539 airs.

      • decormaven

        We rewatch old episodes on Netflix/ITunes, and try to let this season sink into our consciousness. I will say, these last two seasons have been a bit dark for my tastes. I love it when the episodes focus on the process of advertising. I don’t see what more can be gleaned from Don’s backstory.

      • Melissa Brogan

        We look at fashion & celebs in fashion until PR, assuming TLo are still planning to blog PR.

      • UsedtobeEP

        You are funny. Yeah, it’s a little eerie not to have these conversations. But hey, we have two more recaps this week, and if you like Project Runway (or even if you don’t, because a lot of people don’t anymore, but I still think it’s fine) you can wait for those lounges. And, T & Lo did a wonderful, wonderful series of Mad Style of the older Mad Men seasons that is SO worth reading. They highlighted all of the major and most of the minor characters’ style evolution. Look those up while you pine for Season 7. Welcome, BTW.

    • Ma. Gabriella Dutari

      Sick of Don, I don’t even care if Megan leaves him tonight. I want some closure to emotional affair between Peggy and Ted AND a callback from Avon, pleaseee

    • http://viridianpostcard.blogspot.com/ viridian61

      Here and ready to go, after the kidlets are in bed.

      • UsedtobeEP

        Mine have reached the age of “Go to bed.” “OK, Mom. Goodnight!” Ahhhh…

    • MartyBellerMask

      All I know is something better happen with Ginsberg and Joan (not “Ginsberg AND Joan”), because they have gotten screwed this season. If you think about it, most of their storylines have seemed to only exist to advance Bob Benson’s storyline. Which is shitty.

      • EveEve

        So true, I was hoping for much more character development for both Ginzo and Joanie. They both got short-changed…for another empty affaire d’Don.

        • bxbourgie

          I know! More Ginsberg, less Don! I find him fascinating and would love to know more about him and his father. What he does when he’s not at work AND what happened with that teacher he went on the date with. She thought he was cute. Maybe she’s able to overlook his frumpy clothes and the need to say everything he thinks. Oh, and his schizophrenic episodes.

          • Cheryl

            Yes, I’m not really interested in his father (although they have a fascinating backstory). The date with the teacher was so sweet, and showed so much promise, but I guess there’s not enough time to explore Ginsberg in too much depth in 64 minutes (minus commercials).

          • UsedtobeEP

            Yep, here we are again, beating on that dead horse again. They made such an interesting character and have barely touched on him this season. And he’s easy to look at.

    • Not applicable

      What are you guys smokin’ tonight??

    • EveEve

      So, will it be “ding, dong – the witch is dead!” (pick a witch, any witch)… or “ding, dong – Avon calling!”?

    • DeniseSchipani

      changed my avatar to my mom in 1968. Because prostitution. Or something.

    • Hellene Jakinovich

      I love you guys!

    • Cheryl

      Is there any chance the camera will focus solely on Bob Benson’s face for the full 64 minutes?

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      I would be so happy if Sylvia falls from the balcony

      • Cheryl

        So it’s Sylvia who’s been “the falling man” in the opening credits all this time? That would be a great twist.

    • Nicola Anna Molly Page

      I’m so jealous – I need to wait until tomorrow to *completely legally* stream it. We get it on Wednesdays in the UK but I wait long enough! A few hours behind is too much!

      Oh, and guys and dolls? Set your peepers outside for a spell, the moon is glorious tonight. Like the sun in the night sky.

      Enjoy! And cheers! Mines a Sailor Jerry & pineapple!

      • Cheryl

        We went out to look for the Supermoon about 45 minutes ago, but it’s too cloudy here in NY, and we couldn’t see a thing.

        • Nicola Anna Molly Page

          Such a shame! My love and I waited about half an hour for a break in the clouds, it was gorgeous when it finally broke through. Hope you manage to see it later!

        • NDC_IPCentral

          You’re in the neighb, Cheryl? [due north of GCT here....] It did get cloudy this evening, but my apartment windows aren’t oriented so I can see the moon; I’d have to go outside and wander out to the street….. and it’s too darn hot!

          • Cheryl

            On a long island east of Manhattan.

            • NDC_IPCentral

              And I’m WEST of you, Chester. *waving east*

        • CozyCat

          It will still be big for a few days (I did a long distance drive a few days ago, and a big almost-full moon accompanied me all the way….)

      • decormaven

        I’m sort of in your predicament. Don’t have AMC, so I purchase episodes from ITunes. It isn’t released for download til about 3 a.m. Monday morning. I’ll be watching first thing in the a.m.

        • Nicola Anna Molly Page

          I’ll probably be watching at the same time across the pond then! Excited!

    • Pennymac

      Sort of off topic, (but we are talking about balcony falls), anybody want to start a pool on Nick Walenda?

      • Judy_J

        I remember when Grandpa Walenda fell trying to cross between two skyscrapers in Puerto Rico. 1979, I think. It was on the evening news. Horrifying.

        • Pennymac

          I’m watching now and regretting that I was glib. My heart is in my throat.

        • Cheryl

          It’s kind of a bittersweet subject, since it takes me back to that summer morning that Philipe Petit startled New Yorkers by walking the tightrope between the Twin Towers. (This was before both buildings were officially open.) It was such a fun, joyous act, and now just makes me feel so wistful.

          • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

            i remember that; saw the movie — man on wire — no cell phones no tweets then

      • MisScarlett

        I am in the Tlounge because I can’t handle watching it anymore.

        • Pennymac

          Freaking out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Not applicable

      Someone has died every season… Except this one.

      • decormaven

        Roger’s mom died this season. Remember, Bob sent a deli tray.

        • Not applicable

          Shoot! You’re right!! Ttly forgot about her…

      • Guest

        Frank Gleason, too! And Roger’s poor shoeshine guy.

      • Sweetbetty

        Frank Gleason did.

    • Cheryl

      So what are the odds that Don will “hit bottom” tonight with his alcoholism — or will that come in the final season? My only disappointment going into this finale is that next year is so far off, and the first 6 episodes of any season are usually terrible. So I’m already looking forward to Season 7, episode 7. I’ll call it “Don’s Rise from the Ashes.”

    • theotherTLO

      Heh, anyone looked at the synopsis for tonight’s episode on TV Guide. All it says is, “Don has a problem.” You don’t say. Might that problem have begun with prostitution?

    • Not applicable

      Season 1 Adam, suicide (hanging)
      Season 2 Pete’s father, airplane crash
      Season 3 Grandpa Gene, stroke
      Season 4 Mrs. Blankenship, (old age?), Anna, cancer
      Season 5 Lane Pryce, suicide (hanging)

      So, not always main characters, but do you think there will be a death on the last episode??

      • Not applicable

        Was just corrected.. Rogers’s mother… Thank you decor maven!

        • verve

          And Roger’s shoeshine guy! :)

          • Not applicable

            Oh shoot, and also the CGC guy… Who had cancer… Lots of minors dying off this season i guess…

      • MisScarlett

        Wow, interesting when you see it all put together like that! Looking forward to seeing what we can add tomorrow :)

      • snarkykitten

        I’m thinking it’ll be Ginsberg because of his slow descent into madness. Also I like him (as I did Lane, Mrs. Blankenship, even Grandpa Gene when he lived with the Drapers), so yeah.

        • Not applicable

          I’m thinking Greg… (No tears from me!)

        • Not applicable

          Pete’s mother!!

          • decormaven

            You’re getting a Hershey bar! Good call.

    • EveEve

      Spoiler alert

      There’s an interiew on TV Guide’s website with Kartheiser where he says that Pete is “going to start a new life out in Detroit.” He also said that the finale is going to be a shocker – moreso than past finales.

      • decormaven

        Aww, dang. I’ll be cracking one eye open at 3 a.m. to see if the episode has downloaded from ITunes then. I’m excited for Vincent K. to get a chance to play Pete in a new locale. I haven’t particularly enjoyed how things have played out for Pete in this season. it’s gotten more interesting, though, with the Bob B. twist.

        • Cheryl

          Don’t forget there’s a Code of Silencio for all the actors. They never give anything away, especially not a huge story point like Pete moving to another city and starting a new life. James Wolk was finally able to give an interview about Bob Benson’s big reveal this week, and he said there were still many things he couldn’t talk about. Also, never trust Pete Campbell.

      • Wellworn

        Thanks for the warning. I will make sure to wear my ultra absorbent Depends tonight. ;)

      • Wellworn

        And I am still hoping for Bob+Pete. Especially now that Bob is playing hard to get. Pete loves hard to get.

    • PastryGoddess

      Am out taking pics of the Supermoon. I’ll be a bit late to the party. Can I order a Sapphire and tonic ahead of time?

    • Call me Bee

      I have some catching up to do. I just finished Season…One. Good thing I’m retired….

      • MisScarlett

        See you in about a week. Pizza and Chinese takeout are your friend :) (I did the same thing)

    • Susan Velazquez

      IT’S COMING UP. IT’S COMING UP

    • Alice Teeple

      I’m excited for the finale tonight because prostitution!

      • StephanieLovesTLo

        Hilar!

    • decormaven

      Leaving you now before you begin the episode. I’ll rejoin in the a.m. Bonne nuit, mes animaux!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      I have a cold Fat Weasel ale – appropriate, hmm? Then again, who’d be the best to wear that moniker?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      It’s starting! It’s starting!

    • Crystal

      IT’S STARTING!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      Omg!!!Alison Brie is in tonight’s ep!!

      • Susan Velazquez

        I think you are mistaken. That was Roger’s daughter.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

          She’s in the credits tonight.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Yup – reminded in the opening teasers. Ted Chaough – Howdy Doody.

    • Susan Velazquez

      So if these previews are any useful clues, I predict this episode will deal with: Sally, Joan and Roger, the company and Sunkist and that business Margaret wanted Roger to get involved in

      • Cheryl

        And Stan!

    • Crystal

      STAN LOOKS SO DAMN SNAZZY!!!

      • Susan Velazquez

        Oooh and he’s dressed up too. Mad Style will have something to say about this.

    • Not applicable

      Love the groovy logo SC&P…

      • Not applicable

        Looks like the Price is Right

        • CommentsByKatie

          Yes! That’s what I said to my husband!

    • Cherielabombe

      LA office mentioned straightaway! Hmmm.

    • AutumnInNY

      Oh Stan, no…don’t you go.

    • Not applicable

      Did Stan quit smoking pot?

    • MilaXX

      So here’s the start of the the LA offices

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      Snazzy fucking logo.

      • alula_auburn

        They’ve even got mugs!

      • Ally08

        Really? I was horrified.

        As soon as I realized it was their actual logo, I thought, Oh man, this agency is going in the crapper.

        It’s like the font & color equivalent of those cheesy 70s suits Jon Hamm said he never wanted to wear on the show.

        • asympt

          No, it’s right on point for the time.

    • MilaXX

      Spoiled!

      • Not applicable

        That bitch

        • Susan Velazquez

          I really don’t get her deal.

    • Peeve

      Roger’s daughter is sure a piece of work…

    • Pennymac

      I need a coffee cup!

      • MilaXX

        I think E! in LA was giving them away or something,

    • Susan Velazquez

      Ooh burn from Maragret. That made me lol “What do I have to do be on the list of girls you give money to?”

      • Ally08

        Roger’s “because prostitution”!

    • MisScarlett

      Liquor in a mug now… Don is beyond tumblers.

    • Crystal

      Oh Kenny. You poor thing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      Fruit flyyyyyyy

    • bxbourgie

      Awww. Roger’s jealous!

      • Susan Velazquez

        Not that he has anything to be jealous of lol

    • Susan Velazquez

      Megan looks fab as always. But unusually dark.

      • Young Fry Of Treachery

        They’re both working the gray & black. Perhaps their marriage has reached equilibrium.

    • Crystal

      OOOH SHIT

      • Susan Velazquez

        What is Sally getting a subpoena for?

        • Crystal

          Burglar!

        • MilaXX

          the robbery. she has to testify

      • Crystal

        I don’t know!!! I’m confused!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      Oh shit. Roger’s about to swing his dick around.

      • Susan Velazquez

        Maybe Bob should touch his knee

        • nosniveling

          or cup his balls hahaha

    • MilaXX

      So the new agency will have satellite spots all over?

    • Crystal

      OH SHIT ROGER. SHIT.

    • MilaXX

      Now Rogers the jealous one.

    • Pennymac

      Oh, Roger, Roger, Roger.

    • Susan Velazquez

      Oh so he is onto him?

    • Cherielabombe

      Wow Sally sounds exactly like Betty.

      • Susan Velazquez

        oh my god their phone conversations….getting a betty/don vibe from them. love her

      • bxbourgie

        Why don’t you just tell them what I saw. SNAP!!!

      • Not applicable

        Could they make a teenager give a statement?

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Primary witness. Bobby is even younger. Sally’d be more reliable.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      SICK BURN

    • Susan Velazquez

      SHIT SALLY

    • MilaXX

      ooh burn! Sally is gonna hold that grudge.

    • nosniveling

      daughters telling their dads off, how many more times will this happen!

      • alula_auburn

        Maybe Trudie will give her dad a toddler telling off.

    • Cherielabombe

      That song playing in the background in the bar was the first song played in the opening scene of pilot.

      • Not applicable

        Ooh… Good catch

      • bxbourgie

        Oh wow! You’re good! I was just gonna point out that the TV was on Betwitched. Wasn’t the guy an ad man?

        • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

          which featured families whose wage earning men worked in advertising …

          • http://SkyDancingBlog.com/ Minkoff Minx

            Which stars Elizabeth Montgomery who had a very bad relationship with her father Robert Montgomery. Robert was a staunch republican who work for many GOP campaigns and was instrumental in creating the “look” of GOP candidates for the television cameras…even though he did not fully appreciate the effect television had on actors. He even wrote a book about it.

            Elizabeth was a democrat, and very vocal about it. This caused a lot of problems and then there is the thing about her going into acting but taking the tv route her father despised…you could even say she was one of the actresses that was a TV star. They really had some big father/daughter issues….

            • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

              omg, sally

        • Cherielabombe

          Thanks. Music geek. I’m here to help. ;)
          There may be accidents on MM but there surely are no accidents in music selection on MM. It must be significant.

      • decormaven

        Band of Gold. What a callback to the first episode!

    • Susan Velazquez

      will don find jesus?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      …Jehovah’s Witness in a bar?

      • Pennymac

        Because prostitution.

      • Munchkn

        Naw, just a annoying fundamentalist.

    • Crystal

      ANOTHER FLASHBACK????????

      • Susan Velazquez

        Because prostituion y’all

    • alula_auburn

      oh god, more flashbacks. whyyyyyy?

      • Cheryl

        Because prostitutes.

        • Crystal

          YASSSSS

          • Luneowl

            I need to remember that line, “I’d tell you to go to hell but I never want to see you again.”

    • Not applicable

      I know it’s Sunday, but spare us the church, ok?

    • Susan Velazquez

      damn Young Dick got a little hotter

      • EveEve

        in what universe?

      • EricaVee

        I thought he at least looked like a more plausible young Don Draper in that scene…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      I knew it! Bar fight!

    • MilaXX

      We should have a drinking game. Take a shot every time Don has issues because of PROSTITUTION!

      • Crystal

        THE FACT THAT THIS SAYS TAKE A SHIT HAS ME DYING OF LAUGHTER

        • MilaXX

          OMG!!! Let me fix that.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Oh, don’t. Please! This is the best constipation remedy.

          • Crystal

            Please don’t. I’m so happy.

      • Peeve

        Please tell me you meant this!

        • MilaXX

          sorry, just my bad typing.

      • MisScarlett

        Bitter Kitten quote of the night.

    • alula_auburn

      Don, out punching ministers. . .

    • Young Fry Of Treachery

      “I’d tell you to go to hell, but I never want to see you again”. My new favorite kissoff

    • Susan Velazquez

      DON IS IN JAIL ODJLFMLGFM Myabe this is rock bottom

      • MisScarlett

        Jail or death… I am mad at him for never (ever ever EVER) learning from his mistakes, but would be sad if death was the rock bottom.

    • Crystal

      AWKWARD.

      • bxbourgie

        Like the most awkward level of awkwardness ever.

        • Crystal

          yeah, almost as awkward as when Pete’s mom brought up ‘their’ baby.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      WHATTTTTT!

    • Not applicable

      Pete’s mother!

      • Susan Velazquez

        She fell off the ship!

    • AutumnInNY

      No. more. flashbacks. from. whorehouse. ever again. please.
      And “sounds like a plan” to the best of my knowledge not in the vernacular back then.

    • MilaXX

      How sad is it that Pete lost his dad to a plane crash and now his mother falls overboard.

      • Young Fry Of Treachery

        I bet Trudy’s going to get hit by a train

      • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

        pete, stay away from trains

      • CozyCat

        Pete is an orphan!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      Did Manolo push her off the boat????

      • MissKimP

        “Manolo doesn’t like women.”

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

          She did say last week that she needed her passport because she and Manolo were going on a voyage.

      • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

        is manolo the beneficiary in the will? everything left to him?

        • Peeve

          I don’t think she has much anymore. Although she was dripping in jewels a couple of weeks ago.

          • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

            even if it’s pennies, left to the conman duo, not to pete …

      • Damien W

        She found herself a perfect pair of Manolos and jumped.

      • Selkiechick

        Why? Prostitution.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Oh Pete, a little remorse is in order. Maybe a lot.

    • shoofly

      Pete’s secy’s dress! I’m more excited by it than anything else that’s happened (ok, except for Stan).

    • alula_auburn

      I’m picturing Pete’s mom and Maneulo (name? Bob’s “friend”) doing an anachronistic Titanic move. because how do you fall off a ship??

    • annaplurabelle

      Your father died in a plane crash, and your mother is lost at sea!

      • decormaven

        That’s just a little implausible. Oh well, rolling along with the story….

    • bxbourgie

      Need to inform you. Mother lost at sea. Vessel Searched. Passenger presumed overboard. Deepest condolences. SS Sunset Princess. Universal Cruise Lines.

    • Crystal

      DON IN JAIL. PETE’S MOM. I AM FEELING SOO CAPSY.

    • Cheryl

      From TLo’s Twitter: “That sounds fishy!”

    • Damien W

      That was a witty idea, handled rather cheaply. Should everything on Mad Men happen this way? Offscreen via telegram and telephone?

      But it is kinda funny. Dad lost in a plane crash, mother lost on a cruise ship. Air, sea…I guess Pete’s gonna buy it on land.

    • sekushinonyanko

      This is the part where Bob Benson is pistol whipped by a squirrel rifle.

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      I’m here! I’m here! … missed the T Lounge last week and started late but stahpp with the draper flash backs PLEASE … Enough already sheesh.

      • Cheryl

        Howdy (Doody)!

        • Mani @ Iz and Oz

          Hello there! I’m glad I get to watch the finale with fellow T&L-oers :-)

      • Crystal

        We missed you!

        • Mani @ Iz and Oz

          Missed you too (and everyone else) love <3

    • AutumnInNY

      “I’m going on a voyage”she said last week ….ah, rest in peace Pete’s Mom. great character.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      Clara looks like a brown haired Shirley Jones. I kind of need David Cassidy to walk in and be groovy.

    • Not applicable

      Don had better quit drinking before he gets kicked in the head by a horse

    • Damien W

      Oh Jesus…Don found Jesus.

      • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

        sylvia’s cross = foreshadowing? don’t like.

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      WUT.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      Christ Don. Everything is always in extremes. Swinging like a pendulum. It’s never one woman, it’s ten women. It’s never one drink it’s 80 drinks.

      • alula_auburn

        And if his daughter’s going to give him the cold shoulder, he’ll double down and out and put the whole country between them.

    • Not applicable

      Oh… He’s running away! Go figure!

      • Not applicable

        Oh… And steals Stan’s idea… Oh Don…

    • Susan Velazquez

      uh-oh. don in california?

    • MisScarlett

      “I realized…. I don’t want to be here anymore.” Hello, I’m Don. I ALWAYS RUN AWAY.

    • PastryGoddess

      Hey ya’ll that was the fastest 30 miles I’ve ever driven. Sapphire and tonic, hold the tonic please

      • Cheryl

        Don punched a preacher in a bar and landed in jail. Pete’s mom is lost at sea. This is weird.

        • PastryGoddess

          Oh my, I’m going to start from the top and fast forward through the commercials.

    • Crystal

      OF COURSE YOU WANT TO MOVE.

    • Pennymac

      And AA calls that the geographic cure!

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      Stop running from your problemz and face them like a man you douche!!

      • Crystal

        he is so fucking ridiculous.

    • MilaXX

      Did not see Don moving to LA

      • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

        run away! run away!

      • bxbourgie

        I had a feeling this was coming. I thought the agency would open up a branch there, but I didn’t think Don would be the one to do it. Don is EPIC at running away from his problems. EPIC.

      • Selkiechick

        California has always been good to Don, wife number one, his little vacation back in season 1 or 2…

        • MilaXX

          but this year when he went out it wasn’t. He nearly drowned to death.

          • Selkiechick

            I feel a little like, with Roger as his wingman, and Harry along too, part of the reason that Don did so badly in CA was because he brought too much New York with home. He couldn’t change and adapt (the way he does) and not fitting, as well as everything else that he was carrying around was what did him in.
            Would he be able to change, and shake off New York and all the things he wants to leave there, with Megan in tow? I’d like to think so, especially given that Megan is reinventing herself too. I think it might have been good for them.

            • MilaXX

              If Don were there are part of the agency I’m not sure if he could shake NY off either. It would be more than just wining and ding one account, it’s representing the agency. As for him and Megan, I don’t think moving to LA was going to change things for them. In fact I think it would have made things worse. Especially if Megan became really successful out there. LA only worked for Don when he could completely let his guard down with Anna or could escape into the fantasy of a perfect life like when he proposed to Megan.

    • Damien W

      BIG EVENTS happening! Big announcements from Don! Must be the season finale. SIgh.

    • Damien W

      Thanks Stan for the poetry.

    • shoofly

      stealing from Stan. You bastard!

    • alula_auburn

      Yeah, you’re not as cute and charming as you were the first time you did a reinvention, Don. Or should I say DICK?

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Don’s looking like Dick – in the kitchen in the incarceration aftermath.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      Don’s always happiest in LA. It figures.

      • Susan Velazquez

        but can he STAY happy?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

          Who knows. Some people thrive in a more laid back environment. And Don has always wanted to captain his own ship – but doesn’t have the balls to stand on his own feet and do it like a man. This is the root of his problem. He feels constantly emasculated.

        • formerlyAnon

          NO.

      • Mani @ Iz and Oz

        Cause he’s always high as a kite out there.

      • UsedtobeEP

        Except last time when he drowned in a pool, almost.

    • MisScarlett

      At least he wants to take Megan with him… Was a little worried he was going o say he wanted to be solo.

      • Susan Velazquez

        same here!

      • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

        where she will be killed at sharon tate’s house? oh noes?

        • MisScarlett

          Ohhhh, good point, fellow BK.

      • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

        but what about her job and career?

        • sekushinonyanko

          Even more opportunities for an actress in LA.

          • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

            true, but she’s doing well where she is …

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      SHE’S FELL FOR IT?!!?

    • Crystal

      Aw, how cute. Thanks STAN.

    • Judy_J

      Don stole Stan’s line!

    • bxbourgie

      “I think we can spare you.” Ted is like yes. PLEASE. Leave. You suck at life.

    • Crystal

      Of course you’re excited, Cutler. Of course.

    • Crystal

      YEA STAN. YEA YEA YEA. I LOVE YOU.

    • Damien W

      Stan’s got the righteous munchies!

    • alula_auburn

      Oh, Stan. Thanks for telling Don you don’t want to work for him, because he sucks.

    • Crystal

      hahahahahaha pete’s mom and manolo.

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      Stan speaking the truth A+

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      I TOLD YOU!!!!

    • MilaXX

      Oh no! Manolo was on the grift!

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      Oh man … shit is REALLY hitting the fan this episode

    • lockmm

      “NOT GREAT BOB!” is the funnest thing ever.

    • MilaXX

      Mama jumped ship, she didn’t fall overboard after all.

    • Susan Velazquez

      NOT GREAT, BOB. kd;kf;gk

    • MisScarlett

      I’m worried Stan isn’t gonna make it to the end of the show alive for some reason. Just call me a Bensonesque conspiracy theorist.

    • alula_auburn

      oh, DAMN Pete.

    • shoofly

      lots of bright blue tonight

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      I’m definitely gonna need to re-watch this episode lol … mind boggled at the moment.

    • bxbourgie

      I want that blue coat this lady in the elevator is wearing. Please and thank you.

    • Damien W

      Hmm…so many ways this could play out…

    • Crystal

      HOT DAMN. HOT DAMN PEGGY. HOT DIZAMM. STONE COLD FOX.

    • Susan Velazquez

      oooh la la peggy

    • shoofly

      DAAAMN

    • Damien W

      PEGGY JEAN! WHAT ARE YOU WEARING!!???

      • Mani @ Iz and Oz

        I love it!!

      • EveEve

        It is altered from one she has worn before

    • MilaXX

      Whoa! Peggy! Hot da-yum!

      • Not applicable

        Her cat likes her slutty….

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      Hahahah I do that too … BOW TO PEGGY, THE PRINCESS <3

    • alula_auburn

      dayum, Peggy!

      • Mani @ Iz and Oz

        She looks gorgeous :-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      WHAT THE HELL IS PEGGY WEARING?????

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Not much, but what it is is strategic.

    • MisScarlett

      Yessssss! Peg you do the single ladies proud.

    • Damien W

      TLo’s gonna need a separate Mad Fashion for that moment.

    • Cherielabombe

      Well Peggy HAS learned a little but from Joan.

    • Judy_J

      OMG! PEGGY!

    • Cheryl

      Pete is going to kill Bob.

    • Damien W

      Oh man…bye-bye Pete. Or bye-bye Bob if you don’t get out of the way.

      • Susan Velazquez

        oh shit i just remembered pete can’t drive

    • Peeve

      Uh, oh. Don’t do it Pete!

    • nosniveling

      I heat the lawnmower warming up!

    • DeniseSchipani

      LAWNMOWER MOMENT COMING…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      She finally took Joan’s advice to start dressing like a woman. And what is up with Cutler knowing every perfume??

      • Mani @ Iz and Oz

        And him paying her a compliment, bring out THAT Cutler we all know so well ;-)

        • bxbourgie

          If that wasn’t a play straight out of Joan’s playbook I don’t know WHAT is.

      • sekushinonyanko

        She’s been dressing like a woman. Tonight she’s dressing like a woman on the prowl.

        • bxbourgie

          Vixen by night. GGGRRRRR!!!

          • decormaven

            Ha ha! I first thought he said “Nixon by night.”

      • decormaven

        Maybe Cutler should work the Avon account!

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      LOL Pete … faillll.

    • MisScarlett

      You suck at EVERYTHING, Pete!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Oh, Bob, you devil you……

    • Crystal

      OH SHIT PETE. YOU DUMBASS.

      • Susan Velazquez

        at least no one died

        • Crystal

          And he doesn’t have an eye patch.

        • UsedtobeEP

          It’s early yet…

    • Not applicable

      Wow… Pete, you walked right into that… Or backed into it, I guess

    • Damien W

      OK not quite the lawnmower moment we’d hoped. But maybe foresahdowing??

      Chevy has a real body count when it comes to SC&P.

    • Crystal

      I’m stressed. So much potential for shenanigans.

    • MisScarlett

      I mean this with all sincerity: I’m going to miss Christina’s “And you ordered it” Johnny Walker commercials.

      • Susan Velazquez

        i love that commercial

      • AutumnInNY

        On some episodes this season she had more airtime and lines in that spot than she did on the show.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      Sylvia “It’s easy to give up something when you’re ashamed.” I guess Don’s ashamed of drinking now.

      • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

        if don is ashamed of don there is hope for redemption

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

          I think the ending was the answer to that.

          • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

            good one

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      Still so excited over sexy!Peggy … get it girl <3

    • Susan Velazquez

      do you think linda cardellini will get an emmy nod?

      • Cheryl

        No, we gotta save all the Emmys for James Wolk.

        • Mani @ Iz and Oz

          Seriously … Bob needs some love and appreciation.

      • Damien W

        The Emmys always ignore the actors on this show. It’s a sad, sorry shame.

      • http://SkyDancingBlog.com/ Minkoff Minx

        I thought she was nominated for one as a guest in a Dramatic series.

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      AHSDFISFHJSLDKJSFLDKFJLSD

    • DeniseSchipani

      So, we’re supposed to think that the flashback to the preacher after he’s punched out a preacher when he’s piss drunk means he finally believes he’s worthy of redemption?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      He took the bait you threw out, girl.

    • Crystal

      SHIT!!!

    • MilaXX

      They are doing it or will be in a few minutes.

      • Cherielabombe

        They’re doing it.

      • Crystal

        *gold star*

      • Susan Velazquez

        Yepp

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      SHIT JUST GOT REAL!

      • Susan Velazquez

        THEY GON KISS

    • Crystal

      OH GOD.

    • Damien W

      It seems that Harry Hamlin brought a bunch of LA Law storylines with him. This seems a little rote.

      • AutumnInNY

        Beware of malfunctioning elevators and egomaniacal partners.

    • Not applicable

      Oh boy…. Peggy…. Make him take his ring off for Chrissakes

    • Susan Velazquez

      Sally and her boarding school shenannigans

      • Cherielabombe

        “I should have known you’d known where to find the booze AND the boys.”

        • Damien W

          YES! FIrst place my mind went as well!

        • bxbourgie

          Favorite movie EVER!

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      MY INTERNET CUT OUT RIGHT AT THE JUICY TED AND PEGGY PART EXPLETIVE EXPLETIVE EXPLETIVE ….

      I’m still reeling. Bring it down a depressing notch, Betty & Don.

    • DeniseSchipani

      “the good is not beating the bad.” Oh, Betty.

      • Not applicable

        :(

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Theme of Mad Men, eh?

    • Cheryl

      Betty looks like January Jones.

    • bxbourgie

      I’m leaving my wife??????? How many times have a heard that? He ain’t going nowhere, not with them two kids. But fuck it. Let’s have sex!!!!!!!! Ted Ted Ted!!! Take off that turtleneck and get in my BED!

      • Mani @ Iz and Oz

        It came true tonight *dreamy sigh*

      • EveEve

        Peggy certainly learned that lesson, didn’t she?! Unlikely any man will be able to say that to her again and get her to believe it. Two romantic dumps in one season for our Pegs. Move forward Peggy…move forward.

    • MilaXX

      Another woman in a pink nighty. mmmmm

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      I really feel for Betty right now. :(

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      Hoooolding my breath ….

    • Zapple

      Well I guess Peggy’s plan worked like a charm.

    • Damien W

      Take her to Paris, Ted. She wants to go to Paris.

      • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

        so torn. i was hoping they would both be better.

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      Am I the only person who loves Ted & Peggy even though it’s so forbidden fruit?

      • nosniveling

        maybe, I sure don’t

        • Mani @ Iz and Oz

          hahaha well looks I’m not truly alone

      • MisScarlett

        No, me to!! If loving them is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

      • bxbourgie

        The only thing that would make it better is if I was Peggy! Ted really pumps my nads. And I’m a girl.

        • Mani @ Iz and Oz

          lolll Amen girl. Ted is so freaking sexy to me for some insane reason. Ted >>>>> Don times infinity, for example.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      Oh no. Another runner. Ted is like the light side of Don Draper. This whole season has been a study in contrasts with those two.

    • Judy_J

      I love how Peggy’s lipstick is smeared.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        A really good touch.

      • Pennymac

        I noticed it too!

    • Susan Velazquez

      TBH I think Peggy would make a terrible step-mom

    • Damien W

      “I don’t want a scandal. I can wait.” Peggy is calling the shots with this boy.

      • Mani @ Iz and Oz

        I L-O-V-E it. Assertive Peggy rocks.

        • Eric Stott

          Yeah, but this is SO SO SO WRONG

          • Mani @ Iz and Oz

            I know haha! But that’s Mad Men at it’s best <3

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      Their chemistry is pretty electric :-)

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      Is she gonna smell that Chanel No5 …

    • sekushinonyanko

      Well with Peggy doing what she’s doing with her life, I bet people that are busy talking about Joan’s life choices have a hell of a distraction now.

      • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

        kind of rooting for joan and roger to make it legit

        • sekushinonyanko

          Same here.

          • Eric Stott

            Maybe, but Roger is still likely to cheat on her – and probably with his ex wife.

          • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

            it could make them both happy… and the baby …

    • Crystal

      GROSSSSSS GET OUT OF HER BED.

      • Cheryl

        Did he take a shower?

        • bxbourgie

          He did. He ain’t Don.

          • Eric Stott

            He didn’t want the wife to smell Chanel No. 5

        • Pennymac

          I hope so. I expected her to sit up and say “CHANNEL #5″

          • Mani @ Iz and Oz

            HAHA Me too.

      • Susan Velazquez

        he’s havign second thoughts…

        • bxbourgie

          He ain’t going NOWHERE. I’m calling it right now.

          • Susan Velazquez

            mhmmm. agreed/

          • decormaven

            Hershey bar for you!

    • shoofly

      JOAN!

    • MilaXX

      So Bob bumped Pete out of the way.

      • sekushinonyanko

        I think Pete is this close to bumping his ass back. There’s a lot of nothing to lose coming together in his life.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        A lot of “All About Eve” interwoven into Mad Men.

      • Eric Stott

        Who would ever think you could pity Pete Campbell. He really got knifed in the back tonight.

    • Damien W

      Welcome to the Abyss, Pete. TIme for Bob to sweep in and be there for you.

      (I just realized…I really don’t want to see that, lol)

      • bxbourgie

        I do. Bring it on!

    • shoofly

      more electric blue

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      Don’t do it Joan!!!

    • nosniveling

      Joan’s looking quite pneumatic

      • MissKimP

        Animal print. Bow and sash down the back. Where have I seen something like this before??

        • decormaven

          Think you’re remembering that brown dress with the animal print scarf Joan wore when she accepted the deal on sleeping with the Jaguar guy from Pete in S5 “The Other Woman.”

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Oh, how can it end with all of these plot lines getting spun??????

    • MisScarlett

      Did you see TLo’s tweet!?? “Not surprised Bob knows how to work a stick.”

      • Crystal

        AHAHAHA YES

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      I am VERY sad Mad Men will be ending next season, but maybe it’s for the best to quit while they’re truly ahead. This show has covered so much ground, almost every storyline imaginable, but I’m so reluctant to let it go.

      • Eric Stott

        They’ll be hitting the 1970′s – it’s a good way to end it.

    • Judy_J

      So Joan is going to have Roger over forvThanksgiving?

      • DeniseSchipani

        If she does, it’ll be the right time for him. I think he’s on his way right on down to humble, considering everything that’s happened to him (his mom, his beotchy daughter)

    • PastryGoddess

      I’m almost caught up, this is a 2 repeat episode tonight

    • MilaXX

      Ted’s gonna guilt trip and send himself to LA instead of Don so he can get away from Peggy.

      • Crystal

        You’re the mad men whisperer.

        • Mani @ Iz and Oz

          lmao seriously.

    • Damien W

      Ted, you jackass. You’re outrunning Don.

      • Mary Nease

        Exactly what I said.

    • Susan Velazquez

      of course. now ted runs away too. i was actually worried ted was going to ask don for tips on how to get divorced

    • Crystal

      TED. YOU’RE A DICK.

      • Mani @ Iz and Oz

        I am FUMING at him right now. He would, of COURSE he would.

        • Crystal

          I don’t knock him for loving his family, but then DON’T SLEEP WITH PEGGY IN THE FIRST PLACE. BE A DAMN MAN. GROW THE HELL UP. OWN YOUR SHIT. DON’T SKULK OFF TO CALIFORNIA.

      • decormaven

        I called it a couple of episodes ago. He is Ashley Wilkes personified.

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      TED … YOU … DICK.

      (for doing the “moral” thing, ironically)

      • MisScarlett

        Yeah, kinda love him for it.

      • CozyCat

        Classic (as Peggy’s mom would say): once he’s got the milk, he’s not interested in the cow….

        • Mani @ Iz and Oz

          Now that it’s sinking in, I think this is on spot. He finally got what he wanted, got it out of his “system” and is now “taking a true turn for the better.” Asshole.

          • Alice Teeple

            I have a feeling that he will be back.

            • Mani @ Iz and Oz

              Eeep, the twisted part of me wants you to be right. Ted may be shitty, but I was surprisingly interested in his storyline this season.

            • Alice Teeple

              Well, if he’s working with Pete, we’ll see him. Remember, everyone thought we’d never see Peggy again at the end of Season 5, and she had a whole existence. They’re likely going to show us where things go with the satellite branch of SC&P. Basically, I just want Kevin Rahm to have a job.

        • sekushinonyanko

          Peggy’s mom would have her hiding under the bed with her hands over her ears if she heard half of what Peggy was up to this season. Shacking up in the ghetto, shagging her boss, running around the office in a minidress and pushup bra, believing a married man with kids is going to leave them for her to begin with…boy. Delete scene: Peggy tells her mama what’s up and she tells her how many Hail Marys this fresh hell is gonna cost and helps her throw out the renters.

    • Cheryl

      Shut up. I want to go to California.

      • Crystal

        Let’s all go.

        • Ally08

          I don’t know, I hate this show in California. It’s like watching Alvy Singer go out west. This crew belongs in New York.

    • Damien W

      I think Ted and Sylvia should go to California and be miserable together. They’ll love it! It’s what they do!

    • lockmm

      “I didn’t make my decision lightly” yet you did Don

    • alula_auburn

      Oh, you’re both assholes. No, Don, you didn’t make the decision lightly; you spent a night in jail first.

    • Damien W

      LOL, Don and Ted are even competing for who’s the biggest heel now.

    • Cherielabombe

      Well, Don did tell Peggy Ted wasn’t a good person either.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      Damn it, there is only one runner in this show and it is Don Whitman Draper! Who does Ted think he is?

    • MisScarlett

      Don, “It will go away.” Ah, how applicable to what he tries to do with EVERY F UP HE EVER MAKES.

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      No Ted. You’re STAYING. Now go sit in the corner.

    • annaplurabelle

      Peggy and Stan should go to LA with Don.

      • Cherielabombe

        No, Peggy and Stan should go to California and start the agency! Oh what a wonderful show that would be!

      • Cheryl

        No, Megan and Sally. Or just any two random people.

      • bxbourgie

        How about Peggy and Stan without Don. Or Ted. I’m hating them both right now.

      • CozyCat

        Peggy, Stan and Ken should honor the pact and desert this sinking ship.

        • Eric Stott

          Stan is going to be grinning when Draper’s gone

        • formerlyAnon

          ^^This. My chosen ending.

    • Eric Stott

      Don, you LIAR!

      • Eric Stott

        OMG- he’s being somewhat honest now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      “This never happened. You will be amazed at how much this never happened.”

    • Zapple

      10 cents! omg

      • Eric Stott

        Even now the standard Hershey is one of the cheaper bars. There’s more sugar than cocoa in them

    • DeniseSchipani

      Don should finally help Pegs and take her to CA. Oh, and yeah. His dad tousled his hair, like, ever.

    • alula_auburn

      Haha, even faking it Don is messed up. “The currency of affection?”

      • sekushinonyanko

        Well somehow you have to get your mother/girlfriend to make you soup/teach you to tapdance/have sex with you. Chocolate is less condescending than pennies.

    • lockmm

      Oh Meghan, you got yourself written off your show for no reason.

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      My eyeballs are so glued to this T&L board I’m missing the episode lol … gah will we have to wait til 12 again?! CANCEL THE KILLING! Please.

    • Damien W

      Yeah Don, Dad tousled your hair at the drugstore in between drnking binges before the horse kicked him to death.

    • MilaXX

      Now Don’t guilt tripping over Ted’s kids.

    • MisScarlett

      OHEMGEE. He has the shakes.

      • http://angrynerdgirl.net/ Jessi03

        Ted told him to take a drink! Didn’t want him to have the DTs in the meeting!

    • Crystal

      I just said “wut” out loud.

      • shoofly

        I just screamed.

    • Not applicable

      WTF!!!!!???

    • Damien W

      Aaaaaand, cue Don’s meltdown.

    • Susan Velazquez

      Don…wtf…not the time to come out as Dick

      • decormaven

        Ha ha!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      So we’re being treated to verbal flashbacks now??? End the torture.

    • Crystal

      Don just turned “cause prostitution” INTO A DAMN PITCH. WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK, DICK? WHAT???

      • Mary Nease

        SERIOUSLY WAT

      • Mani @ Iz and Oz

        Awkward x 10000000

      • NDC_IPCentral

        You nailed it!

    • MilaXX

      wow, this may be the closest Don has ever come to telling the truth.

    • alula_auburn

      Don is getting ready for an Encounter Group (is that 1970? I’m an eighties kid).

      • CozyCat

        Yeah. In a few years he could sell his life story (and his “journey” in and out of corporate america) for big bucks.

        Poor Megan:: she really believed in him and then he’s like “Fooled ya!”

    • MisScarlett

      Holy. crap. He testimony. For reelz, you guys. Jon Hamm for the Oscar… Emmy… Whatever. Give that man an award.

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      Is it working or is it just freaking them out ….

      • Susan Velazquez

        little bit of both

    • Zapple

      Whore houses and Hershey’s go together like Tequila and sunrise.

    • Mary Nease

      He’s going to make those men cry, dammit.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      BECAUSE PROSTITUTION…YUM HERSHEYS!

      • Not applicable

        To be fair, willy wonka had a messed up childhood…

    • alula_auburn

      “the only sweet thing in my life” OMG creepy double entendre town.

    • Zapple

      Well, chocolate is a lot like sex

      • EveEve

        Happily nibbling away, and suddenly bite down on a nut?

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      I still don’t like you Don. Even when you’re serving up your whorehouse past realness.

      • Eric Stott

        He did manage to make the whole meeting about him.

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TED YOU SIT YOUR MOTHER F’ING ASS DOWN.

    • Crystal

      CAN THEY JUST BOTH GO TO FUCKING CALIFORNIA. I AM SO SICK OF THEIR CHILDISH BULLSHIT.

      • sekushinonyanko

        I feel ya, girl.

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      Oh my God, did Ted just write himself off the show? No. No. NOOOO

      • bxbourgie

        OMg I’m gonna die. Ted can’t leave, He can’t!!!

        • Mani @ Iz and Oz

          Oh I meant that reply for you! I

      • Mani @ Iz and Oz

        I will rage so unbelievably hard if this happens.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      what the actual fuck is happening???

      • Susan Velazquez

        THIS WAS THE LAWNMOWER MOMENT

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

          GOLD STAR. Fuck it. PLATINUM STAR FOR YOU!

      • Damien W

        I’ll say this for Matrt Weiner — he’ll keep us guessing for the next 10 months!

    • MilaXX

      Megan should have a major hissy when she finds out they are staying and she gave notice already.

      • nosniveling

        possibly matching Peggy’s hissy…

      • Cheryl

        I thought she got written off?

        • lockmm

          She’s being written off because her and Don were going to LA.

        • MilaXX

          She gave notice so the show wrote her character off.

      • Mani @ Iz and Oz

        I never liked Megan but I feel for her this season. She just keeps getting the shit end of the stick because Don’s being (or continues to be) such a huge douchewad.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Along with the other Maddict BKs: Oh My God, OH, MY GOD.

    • DeniseSchipani

      Best scene on MM so far ever. Roger’s question? Dawn’s face?

    • Peeve

      Boy, that sure felt like an ending…

    • Zapple

      Was this just Dons way to get Megan off her show?

      • DeniseSchipani

        I think Ted wanting to save his family got to Don. Megan will figure it out, with or without Don, but Don needs to save his family.

        • DeniseSchipani

          and by his family I mean not just Bobby and Gene and Sally, but Pegs and even Stan (maybe Ginsburg?). he needs to get the magic back.

      • sekushinonyanko

        Like all of Don’s choices, it’s probably a little bit of all of the above. Like mainly so he could be Dick with imaginary Anna, but it helped that Megan’s career would be off track.

      • cartaborsa

        Whether he realized it, I think it was his way of getting out of the marriage.

    • Edwina3

      Calling Dawn “sweetheart” slayed me.

      • Damien W

        Me too. it’s like he promoted her in a very special way,

    • sekushinonyanko

      This shit is bananas. Ted is so insane. Like so much more full of bullshit than I could have predicted. I mean saying he’ll leave and not doing it, that’s what all men that cheat on their wives ever do. But saying he’ll leave and then running away with his wife. Wait…what???

      • Susan Velazquez

        o, if I understand correctly Ted will divorce his wife but to avoid any awkwardness, he is taking off for California with Peggy. At least, I hope I’m right.

        • Mani @ Iz and Oz

          I am crossing my fingers into pretzels that this will happen. But I don’t think it’s likely :-( Ted’s track record is too sporadic.

        • sekushinonyanko

          When Don asked if he was doing it for Peggy he said to save his family he needs to put many miles between him and Peggy, and he said he has kids. So I took it to be running away from Peggy.

        • MilaXX

          He told Don he needed to get away from Peggy.

    • UsedtobeEP

      And there, finally, is the payoff from the repetition of Don and his demons this season.

    • Judy_J

      That was amazing. If Jon Hamm does not get an Emmy this year, there is no justice.

      • Cheryl

        Or at least a Hershey bar.

      • Qitkat

        This x1000. That entire Hershey scene showed his astonishing range.

    • shmrck14

      Did he do it for Ted or Peggy?

      • Eric Stott

        I think the evangelist in the bar had a delayed reaction.

      • makeityourself

        Good question. I hadn’t thought about it that way. I assumed he did it for himself.

      • sekushinonyanko

        I think he did it for Sally.

        • harlowish

          I agree. Betty saying Sally’s problems were caused by a broken home got to him and he didn’t want to put Ted’s kids in the same situation.

          • decormaven

            Good call!

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      Don’s “revelation” isn’t fooling me for a second. I will find it VERY hard to believe if they make him have a true “turnaround” next season.

      • Eric Stott

        Self Pity doesn’t always lead to redemption. All he did was dump, and it looks as if he’s walking away from the resulting mess

    • MisScarlett

      I love that Don called Dawn “sweetheart,” and did it with sincerity and respect. Dawn is one character I wish we knew more about, although within the context of the era it makes sense why we don’t.

      • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

        invisible but dawn is when the light starts

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Yes, it was affection and no condescension.

      • Edwina3

        And genuine affection.

    • Sally

      It’s been awhile since I felt any sympathy for Don. But that was powerful.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      For someone whose personal philosophy is “move forward” he wears that prostitution crap around his neck like an albatross. Correction – like a medal. The medal he stole from the real Don Draper.

    • Not applicable

      Dayum… That’s cold Campbell’s….

      • Eric Stott

        She’d have done the same

      • alula_auburn

        Well, but she probably wouldn’t have paid to fetch unlovable Petey’s sharkbait body either.

      • sekushinonyanko

        Their philandering father didn’t leave their cold mother enough money to find, much less bury her ass.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      LOLS. “She loved the sea.”

      • Eric Stott

        Sort of what she deserves

      • Damien W

        I know! Ultimate rationalization.

        • Eric Stott

          “She’s with Father”

    • Damien W

      Here we go…

    • Susan Velazquez

      Poor Pete.

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      I hate you right now Ted.

      • CozyCat

        Poseur!

    • Susan Velazquez

      Uh-oh. He’s breaking up with her.

    • Susan Velazquez

      NO! That’s the dress she wore when he hired her

      • bxbourgie

        It sure is. Poor Peggy.

        • EveEve

          Poor Peggy? She knew exactly what she was doing: “Don’t you f’ with me by parading your wife and kids past me in the office.”

    • bxbourgie

      Didn’t I call it??? He ain’t going nowhere.

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      Cut his dick off, Peggy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      Girl. Why are you so naive at this point? You know he wasn’t going to leave those kids.

    • Mary Nease

      So if her first Ted dress going to be her last Ted dress?

    • Crystal

      SLAP HIM.

    • alula_auburn

      oh, ew, my least favorite break up technique, the faux-noble unilateral. Ass.

      • EveEve

        what’s your favorite break up technique? not that it’s any of my business or anything…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      Ted can go fuck himself. Jerk.

    • Damien W

      So all we get to keep from the merger next year is Jim Cutler. I guess Harry Hamlin’s a happy puppy.

      • makeityourself

        What is that? Chanel No. 5?

    • JasmineAM

      Don calling Dawn sweetheart was so nice.

      • Ally08

        Ugh, I found it awful and patronizing. Stan pointed out that earlier, Don didn’t even realize that he was essentially getting Dawn fired by moving to California.

    • annaplurabelle

      Someday you’ll be dead, and I’ll come to your funeral in a red dress!

      • Damien W

        Maybe Ted will leave nothing but her bones out there.

      • decormaven

        I ain’t no freakin’ monument to justice!

    • Susan Velazquez

      In a way, Ted is the anti-Don–he doesn’t leave his marriage for the possibility of something else making him happy.

    • MilaXX

      Megan this is your out girl! Take it!

    • Crystal

      MEGAN SAID FUCK. IN ENGLISH.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      DIVORCE. FINALLY.

    • Mary Nease

      Woah, a bleeped F-bomb!

    • Damien W

      “Ooooooh! Now I gotta get the Blu-ray to hear Megan say “FUCK”!

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      So that was the “death” – the death of their marriage. Underwhelming but FINALLY.

      • Susan Velazquez

        Woman in black, after all

      • sekushinonyanko

        That definitely could have been a more impressive scene. Like at least a scene with a suitcase or a dapper agent.

    • Crystal

      GO GIRL. GET OUT OF THERE. YEA GIRL.

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      Aww guest appearance by Trudy <3

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      YES! Go Megan!

      • Not applicable

        Ugh. She’s a brat too. She never would have a break wo Dons help… And paycheck

        • sekushinonyanko

          It admittedly does look a little crazy suspicious when your husband that has been trying to get you to quit your job says you’re moving across the country, lets you put in notice, then is like “something came up. We’re not moving.”

        • AutumnInNY

          That’s true. You didn’t see her wait tables like her other friends who didn’t have a rich older husband to fund her career. So spoiled and clueless. Let her go, she’ll find another benefactor in Ca. in no time.

    • bxbourgie

      TRUDY!!!!! I have so missed Trudy! I want to hug her.

    • Crystal

      ALLISON BRIE.

    • MilaXX

      Somebody posted on twitter that soon Mad Men will need a map like the GoT map of Wisteros

    • Damien W

      Damn…when did Trudy get so smart? I hope we still see her next year once in a while.

    • alula_auburn

      aw, Pete and Tammy (sniff). Trudy is still awesome.

      • Eric Stott

        Trudy has matured. She might end up as the mother Pete never had.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      …………….. OH SHIT.

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      Are they ……… are they doing what I think they are.

      • Susan Velazquez

        OH SHIT. OH SHIT

    • MilaXX

      They gonna fire him?

    • bxbourgie

      OMG. Are they firing him?

      • Susan Velazquez

        i think so….uh-oh

        • Eric Stott

          as good as…he might get a paycheck but he won’t count for anything

          • Damien W

            He and Bert can wander the halls and play gin rummy.

            • Eric Stott

              I don’t think Bert wants to see him again. Don was completely inappropriate, it was no time for a confessional (let alone THAT one) and he lost them a potential client. Lately Draper has been snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

            • editrixie

              And drink spirits of elderflower.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      They tried to make me go to rehab but I said no, no, no.

      • marishka1

        An Amy Whitehouse song was what made me start watching this show when it first began (“You know I’m no good”). Appropriate if one is the closing theme, too :-D

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      “OVERSEE PEGGY FROM LA” … TWISTING THE KNIFE ARE YOU HMMM

    • alula_auburn

      Like Don has run anything for months. Ewww, Ted “overseeing” Peggy from LA.

    • Crystal

      PEGGYYYYYYY!!!!

      DON’S OUT PEGGY’S IN???

      HELLZ YEA.

      • Mani @ Iz and Oz

        WAIT WUT DID I MISS … SHE IS?! YESSSSS

        • Crystal

          Don’s suspended, Peggy gets the big office, Ted supervises (?) from California. I HOPE DAWN IS PEGGY’S SECRETARY.

    • Susan Velazquez

      man the office is so different with the lights off

    • bxbourgie

      All I know is that seeing Joan there as a partner has made my entire life.

      • joything

        Her glance down … ouch.

    • alula_auburn

      DUCK?

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      Those pathetic squeaky shoes again …

    • Damien W

      oooohhhhhhh SNAP.

    • nosniveling

      going down? yes indeed

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      EL-OH-EL

    • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

      gonna be a long time til next season

    • alula_auburn

      OMG it’s a Bob Benson thanksgiving!

    • Mary Nease

      BOB
      APRON BOB

    • Crystal

      THANKSGIVING. JOAN AND HER MOM AND HER BABY DADDY AND HER CUTE GAY. AAAAAH YESSSS.

      • editrixie

        That made me so weirdly happy!

      • EveEve

        I did love seeing Bob in an apron, carving Joan’s hefty Thanksgiving turkey. with that big shit-eating grin on his face. He may be a conniving manipulator, but that was an hilarious scene, especially after Roger’s explosive condemnation of Bob’s insinuation into Joan’s personal life. If Roger only knew, oh the quotable quips that would spew of his mouth!!! .

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      God. I hate Duck.

      • Mani @ Iz and Oz

        If he’s coming back I will throw a brick at my TV.

        • joything

          I think he’s bringing in the New Don for the Partners to meet. Headhunter work.

          • cartaborsa

            Was the new Don the minister Don punched at the bar?

        • AutumnInNY

          Ugh. He’s such a smug SOB. Not to mention his cruel and heartless treatment of animals.

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      I have to wait another year for this? I can’t stand it. I already CAN’T STAND it.

    • Susan Velazquez

      fucking Bob Benson

    • Mary Nease

      *chants* steggy steggy STEGGY STEGGY

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      Peggy’s got the big office now. Holla.

      • Mani @ Iz and Oz

        Gettin’ shit done.

      • joything

        AND PANTS!

        • makeityourself

          Lived the plaid polyester pantsuit. Perfect.

      • not_Bridget

        Or will it go to the guy that Duck was showing in?

        • decormaven

          Much as it stinks, probably this. We’re still stuck in the 60s. He’ll be the male “face” as Creative Director, but Peggy will be doing the heavy lifting. It was not an enlightened time.

    • Susan Velazquez

      STAN/PEGGY fk;dkd;gkdf

    • EveEve

      Spoon River. Oh my.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        “Moon River,” on the night of the SuperMoon.

        • EveEve

          oops. too much tequila >hic< Moon River it is.

    • Cheryl

      Peggy for the win!

      • NDC_IPCentral

        You betcha. She’s had to learn some hard lessons about men, and I think this one’s going to stick.

        • sekushinonyanko

          She should have learned that lesson with Duck. Or watching Megan “succeed” at what she attempted with Don. Peggy should full on know better, she was acting out.

        • Mani @ Iz and Oz

          I think this was definitely Peggy’s final push, as unsavory as it had to be. Time for her to move on.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Mani andsekushinoyanko, as someone who, in decades past when the juices were juicier, made this sort of mistake more than once as well, I have great empathy for Peggy, trying to be the exec and also the desirable woman – makes for poor decisions grounded in a shaky self-esteem. Meaning: choose the unavailable guy because you know. subconsciously, it can’t go anywhere, but you’re exercising the femme fatale wiles. It takes several rejections and tosses to the curb, but the penny finally drops.

          I hope it’s dropped for our Peggy.

          • Qitkat

            Hi NDC! Skipped the lounge tonight, but came to peruse a “few” comments, 838 and counting…

            One of the things I’ve loved most about this show, and the bitter kittens, has been the opportunity to occasionally unburden ourselves of some of our more trying memories. I couldn’t say it nearly as eloquently, but you’ve touched a nerve with me here, as I reflect, hopefully, not too often, on some of my own egregious mistakes in traversing the dating world of yore, and yes, also, more than once, hell, more than twice, choosing the unavailable guy.

            I hope this time it sticks for Peggy too. I hope1969 will be her banner year, in life, and advertising.

    • Susan Velazquez

      awwwww Don is finally going to tell his kids something.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      What ghdj;lsdkjj;osjd;coijs;iosdj;coikjsd

    • EveEve

      Both Sides Now. okay then.

    • Damien W

      Wow…nice CGI. Interesting moment.

    • alula_auburn

      oh, man, that look between Sally and Don. . .wow.

    • Mary Nease

      Trying to reconnect with the kids. Good move, Don.

      • MilaXX

        He’s got nothing left.

        • Mary Nease

          Exactly. And I feel like there’s some parallel to be made between him and Roger’s reconnection with Kevin.

          • MilaXX

            yep, Kevin is Roger’s do over. especially since his daughter just wrote him off because he wouldn’t give them anymore money.

            • sekushinonyanko

              That definitely illustrates the problem with showing your kids your love with your money and not your time or attention. You come one dollar shorter than what they want and they just don’t have a use for you because you’ve never demonstrated you’re good for anything else.

      • Damien W

        They’re all he has for the next few months. Plus it’s Thanksgivingng and he just got his ass kicked.

      • sekushinonyanko

        At least him staying in NY will keep him from being a total runaway dad. And if Sally keeps it up at this rate, he’ll be back to seeing her every weekend after her ass is back in public school.

      • FloridaLlamaLover

        I’m not sure how showing your kids the dumpy old house you grew up in (especially since they don’t know “the rest of the story,” nor should they) helps you reconnect with them, especially Sally. My Dad took us to see all the old houses he lived in as a kid (or the empty lots or gas stations where they used to be), but then again, I already knew he grew up dirt poor. DId the kids assume Don grew up in privileged comfort like Betty? I don’t remember, tbh. What Sally saw her Dad doing is a world-crusher. My closest brush with that feeling was the time my Dad handed me a hotel room key instead of our house key, looked embarrassed, and then said, “Don’t tell Mom.” We never spoke of it again, ever, in his whole life.

    • shoofly

      Pre-EPA smokestacks in the background.

    • MilaXX

      That look! Kiernan is quite the little actress.

    • Not applicable

      Holy shit… That was a total surprise!

      • Eric Stott

        Don’t tell me…one of the old Wh*res is still living there

    • bxbourgie

      I has a sad. A promo for The Killing instead of “Next time on Mad Men”. I miss it already.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Great episode.

      I wish there were more seasons ahead beyond 7…….

      Everyone was at the top of his and her games. What a show!

    • Mary Nease

      And I just looked at the “synopsis” for this episode. “Don has difficulties.” THAT’S IT. Weiner, you little shit.

    • Mani @ Iz and Oz

      I have to ask you guys for honest opinions – Is this truly the end of Peggy and Ted? Are we never seeing Ted again period?

      I was foaming at the mouth over what happened, but I just want her to whip his ass in some sort of redemption or him to suffer or something … I loved them so much and a tiny part of me still does, but if that was the “closure” it’s still so incomplete for me :-( *sigh*

      • Damien W

        I think that’s it for Ted except for some phone scenes and a mention every other week. This season showed that the office can’t run with Don, Ted, and Peggy all competing for one crown. Ted’s been knocked out in the semi-finals. Next year we get to see Don & Peggy go five sets for the trophy.

        • Mani @ Iz and Oz

          *sigh* you’re right, I think this will probably happen, which is a pretty big disappointment :/ Even though Cutler will still be around, but he’s more of a secondary character anyway.

          It’s Peggy’s time to shine now, though. I’m rooting for her.

        • bxbourgie

          Hate to admit it because I loved seeing Ted on my TV (even though he totally shat all over Peggy in this last episode), but you’re probably right.

          • http://www.GiftedCollector.com/ The Gifted Collector

            I sure hope Peggy isn’t pregnant.

        • MilaXX

          and Peggy’s gonna get a jump on him while he’s “on leave”.

        • http://www.tumblr.com/tumblelog/lastbutnotleast janinedm

          I don’t think Don’s going back.

          • decormaven

            Don may try something totally different. My bet is a stint at Hazelden, then he’ll return to NYC, if only to pack up the apartment and find a place in upstate NY to be closer to the kids. Who knows? He might open a car shop and write poetry on the side. I think he’s going to finally tap into who HE is. Maybe he’ll be a consultant- that way he can advise Peggy without countering her in the office. He will truly mentor her. Or not! What a kicker of a closing episode.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      Sorry. I had a moment of brain explosion. Don took his kids to the whorehouse.

    • Judy_J

      I am devastated.

    • Crystal

      Know what, Peggy? Ted’s a douche, and now he’s leaving and you get the big office and you can have ALL the sex with Stan and you still have your cat. And you and Joan should be fiends. And Dawn, be friend with her too. Also, could you adopt Sally? I’m worried about her.

      Fuck Ted.

      (that was an expletive, no more actual fucking of Ted please)

      • Wellworn

        I ditto and heart everything you said.

      • Mani @ Iz and Oz

        I loved Ted & Peggy but that is quickly becoming so past tense. My brain wanted to explode with anger after their confrontation and I’m glad she bore her teeth at him a little.

        • Crystal

          Come aboard the Steggy train! We have weed!

          • Mani @ Iz and Oz

            Hahaha I’m dipping my toes in slowly! But maybe I’ll warm up to it :)

          • matildarf

            Stan and Peggy, finally!

          • Mary Nease

            Who wants to bet that we have a moment first episode next season with Stan and Peggy going at it?

            • Damien W

              I dunno…that office does things to a person. Peggy’s going to get all dark and mysterious, and maybe pay a gigolo to come over to her place and slap her in bed.

              Manolo returns?

            • joything

              Nicholas Constantine, for hire.

            • Crystal

              Stan this season is a testament to the fact that an appropriately groomed beard will make any man seem friendlier and more personable to me. I used to find him funny and mildly creepy, and now, I LOVE HIM AND IF PEGGY DOESN’T BONE HIM I WILL DAMNIT.

            • joything

              I noticed that, too! Nice trim, dude!

        • sekushinonyanko

          I can’t even believe the gall. At least Don never bothered pretending that he was about to up and leave his wife for a side piece. Or throw a full on fit about one of them going on a damn date.

          • Mani @ Iz and Oz

            I hope she haunts his dreams every night and the distance does nothing for him. Ted is shit in my book after tonight.

          • lockmm

            Rachel Menken beggs to differ.

            • sekushinonyanko

              I think he was definitely going to actually do that. It was Rachel that shut that down, not him.

            • lockmm

              I agree but that’s not would you said. You said ” At least Don never bothered pretending that he was about to up and leave his wife for a side piece.” And he totally was going to leave his wife for Rachel. As you confirmed in your second statement, contradicting your first.

            • sekushinonyanko

              If he was going to do it, then he’s not pretending. Plus he technically said that because he was running from the law, not in an effort to trick Rachel. Since what was behind it was him about to be caught being a deserter and the only thing that stopped him was government account being dropped and Rachel being like GROSS, that doesn’t put that statement in the category of pretend.

            • lockmm

              So Don wasn’t pretending to be leaving his wife for Rachel because he actually would of but then you say he wasn’t really leaving for Rachel, he was technically running from the law but this somehow isn’t in the pretend category even though you say his main reason for leaving wasn’t Rachel, it was the law? How exactly wasn’t that whole situation not a big pretend for Don? His whole life is one giant pretend, in order to make his life into the perfect advertisement.

              Just admit you misspoke. It happens.

            • sekushinonyanko

              Well when you put it that way…

            • lockmm

              Additionally, it could also be said that Ted wasn’t pretending either. Dude had to up root his family to get away from Peggy. When he told Peggy he wanted to leave his wife, he was serious. If he wasn’t, then there wouldn’t have been a need to move the whole family away. He would of just blown Peggy off.

            • EricaVee

              In the AMC “Behind the Scenes” video, the actor says that Ted completely meant what he said in the moment, but started doubting and pulling back the second he left Peggy’s apartment.

            • asympt

              A male friend once warned me, stay away from the Nice Guys. He was talking about Teds. Oh, they always mean it….

          • asympt

            Well, he did throw a TV out the window because it was a present from another guy.

      • Laylalola

        It looks like she has awesome new digs too.

      • editrixie

        I wish so much for some of these things, but Matt Weiner is incapable of seeing female characters in those ways. I sometimes really hate the way male showrunners do this to us — give us great female characters but then bog them down in the same old male privilege shit.

        • EveEve

          This episode was co-written by Carly Wray. But I agree with you that for the woman it’s more about the romances and/or role as wife, lover, mother or daughter, with whatever they do for a living outside the home (if anything) secondary to those things. With the male characters, it seems the opposite.

        • Mary Stone

          Not only that, but every male character who is buttressed by the prevailing white male privilege, is a complete, utter, spineless douchenozzle loser. All of them.. Note that I say “buttressed by the prevailing white male privilege” and extend that to hetero privilege. Bob is a steely competitor. The scene in which he literally puts his life in the hands of a clumsy, inept poseur who could quite literally run him down is proof. In his heart he knew that Pete the congenital fuck-up would out himself as a fool, but he literally had to risk life and limb to get Pete to do that. Pete could have just as easily put the car in 3rd, popped the clutch, stomped the gas and twisted the wheel in utter ass-freezing panic. But Bob still stood there, completely unflappable. Watch your sorry ass Pete, Bob’s gunning for it.

      • http://angrynerdgirl.net/ Jessi03

        Yes! All of this!

      • EveEve

        The episode ends with Ted getting the green light to oversee Peggy from LA. That has me thinking she didn’t get promoted at all. Showing her going through Don’s files in his office may be a big ol’ red herring. Especially since it looked as though Duck, now a head hunter, is shown arriving at the office with a new guy/suit.

        • formerlyAnon

          This would disappoint me so thoroughly that it has the ring of truth.

    • matildarf

      Kiernan is so great, her last look made the finale.

    • sekushinonyanko

      Mad Style needs a whole section dedicated to Peggy’s breasts this episode.

      • Crystal

        Hell. yes.

      • Damien W

        Mad Breasts!

      • CozyCat

        And her legs (and perfume…)

      • EveEve

        The distaff side of a man growing a pair?!

    • housefulofboys

      Clouds. I burst into tears when that song started and Sally looked at her dad with new eyes. Stunning.

      • Not applicable

        MW brought that tradition over from the Sopranos… The final song ties up the episode.

      • sekushinonyanko

        I admit I almost did, but then seeing the black kid made me wonder if Bobby was going to go “so we ARE negros. Is that my cousin?”

        • PastryGoddess

          Like x eleventymilion

        • EricaVee

          That kid was eating a Popsicle>>Peggy’s saintly Catholic mother Popsicle ad pitch>>Don’s mom issues.

        • decormaven

          FTW! You get ALL the Hershey bars!

    • Crystal

      ANNNND DON TAKES HIS KIDS ON A FIELD TRIP TO A WHOREHOUSE.

      I’M DYING.

      • OrigamiRose

        Who among us hasn’t wished that our parents took us on such a field trip? :)

        Edited: Not me. I’m with Pete, I don’t want to think of my dad brushing his teeth, let alone… you know. GROSS.

    • JasmineAM

      Don got Freddy Rumsen’d. Holy FUCK.

      • Logo Girl

        And Peggy keeps ending up in the office of the Rumsen’d individual… in some way.

        • Eric Stott

          Difference is, they liked Freddy – aside from the drinking issues he was a nice agreeable guy. He’d probably have come back once he dried out except he hated Don.

    • Sally

      The look between Sally and Don. Peggy in his office. Even Joan and Roger, superb. One of the best episodes.

    • sekushinonyanko

      It just feels SOOO GOOOD to see Don finally get some slices of what’s coming to his ass. And for Megan to be like fuck this noise I’M going to LA, don’t know about your ass.

    • EveEve

      No Ginsberg. A disappointment …hope we see him back next season.

      • Mani @ Iz and Oz

        I almost forgot about my beloved Gins! Huge disappointment. He’s definitely going to be back – can’t end without seeing what happens to his never-ending awkward love life.

        • Cheryl

          In the SC & P in my mind, Ginsberg has been working on Joan’s Avon account.

          • Mani @ Iz and Oz

            Haha what perfect chaos that would be.

    • Cheryl

      Is it 2014 yet? I’ll be on Medicare next time there’s a new episode.

    • Edwina3

      Redemption is on the table for Don. Thank you, Matt Weiner.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

      The opening credits have been the entire show in microcosm. We have been watching the 9 year free fall and where will Don end up? Right back where he belongs – in the big chair at the end – alone.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

        9 years, 9 circles of hell. Dante for the win. It’s time for Don to enter Purgatory and earn redemption.

      • CommentsByKatie

        This episode was so satisfying for me. I almost felt like it could be a *series* finale. That’s how monumental and that moment of Don taking his children to the whorehouse was, for me at least. I know they are contracted for one more season and I am damn excited about it. How could it possibly get bigger or go up from here? MAD MEN I LOVE YOU

      • decormaven

        I was almost wondering MW would close with Peggy on the couch, pulling the Draper pose. But that would be too obvious. If that guy Duck brought in from Dancer is going to be the new Don, how’s that going to impact Peggy? I guess it’s too much to expect them to promote her to CD.

    • OrigamiRose

      Worst workplace intervention ever, and I say this as a woman in advertising who walked into a meeting JUST like that. But maybe if Don could rock stilettos, the whole, “I’m channeling my childhood demons!” act might have worked.

    • Sally

      How can we possibly wait till 2014!

    • pamasutra

      Pitch meeting: “4 out of 5 prostitutes prefer Hershey’s”

      • Damien W

        Have Hershey Kisses been invented yet? We could be witnessing the ground floor of something here…

        • MilaXX

          I have to check wiki, but I think kisses were invented in the 70′s. BTW Hershey, PA is a nice place to visit. The streetlamps are shaped like Hershey’s kisses and the entire town smells like chocolate.

          • Eric Stott

            They were first manufactured in 1907 but mass production took off in the 1950′s.

        • Donna Tabor

          They’ve been around since 1907.

    • sekushinonyanko

      Don needs to know that advertising is not actually therapy, even though Dr. Faye might have confused him on that point. Letting the office know you’re a whoreson bastard might be effective for some things, but selling chocolate is not one of those things.

    • joything

      This went by so fast I could be mistaken, but it sounded like Pete is going to LA with Don! Anyone else catch that?

      • nosniveling

        Don’s not going.

      • sekushinonyanko

        Pete’s going with Ted. Ted begged Don to go so that he could stop having uncontrollable urges with Peggy and be a husband and father.

        • Cheryl

          They’ll need an artist, too. Maybe Stan?

          • joything

            I hope so. But of course that will spoil STEGGY.

        • joything

          Right, I just realized my mistake.

      • Nola

        I’ve got a queasy feeling that Pete’s telling Trudy that he’s going to CA when really he’s planning to off himself. That scene looked a lot like getting his affairs settled and saying goodbye. I really don’t want to spend the next nine months worrying about the fate of Pete Campbell, but to me that’s the most unsettled storyline.

        • sekushinonyanko

          Oh dear…

        • editrixie

          No. They don’t do things that way on this show. I think this will be the best thing for Pete in a lot of ways. Plus now he’ll really have to learn to drive.

    • sekushinonyanko

      I am not aboard the Bob Benson express after he told Manolo in tripped out Spanish to do something to Pete’s mom and now Pete’s mom is dead. Don’t care how cute he is in an apron.

      • Mary Stone

        sekushinonyanko, I think Bob’s a sociopath, and possibly a full-on psycho. We’ll see…

    • Mary Nease

      DID JOAN WIN AVON OR NOT??? Fuck you, Weiner, THAT’S ALL I WANTED TO KNOW THIS EPISODE.

      • OrigamiRose

        I know. WTF, that’s pretty much all I have wanted to know.

      • MilaXX

        I’m wondering if we are to assume she did since we didn’t hear/see her get into trouble over it.

      • http://angrynerdgirl.net/ Jessi03

        But that storyline had nothing to do with Don Draper and his prostitution issues! Obviously, Weiner thinks we don’t care.

      • Ally08

        Since she didn’t grow up in a whorehouse with a Little Rascals hairdo, I guess he figures we don’t care.

        We’re all caught up with Glen, though. Priorities.

      • asympt

        Weiner says in an online interview tonight that he assumed we’d all get that yes, Joan got Avon. (I guess because there would have been obvious repercussions if she hadn’t, but that’s quite an assumption.) So, she did.

        • formerlyAnon

          Dammit, I wanted to see her take a (figurative) victory lap, explicitly over winning the account. She’s earned that, at least.

    • OrigamiRose

      I have to say, they did capture the horror of having your colleagues confront you over your boozing. The head of my agency, who was a mix of Roger and Don, finally told everyone to leave the room, and he put his hand on my cheek and said, “It’s cute now, but it’s not going to be cute in ten years. I want you to be cute in ten years.”

      • decormaven

        Ohh, that was a tough one, but I am glad he made the call. Hope things have evened out for you now.

    • Anita Karenin

      Is Peggy’s pantsuit a little callback to Sally’s school picture on Don’s desk?

      • sekushinonyanko

        It is kind of fun that it put her in a turtleneck.

        • joything

          Yep. Enough cleavage, time to get to work.

      • makeityourself

        I think Peggy’s pantsuit was a strong statement. “I’m wearing the pants now, and I’m doing it in Don’s office.” Congratulations on outlasting Duck, Don and Ted, Miss Pegs. It’s your turn, and you deserve it.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60708357 Tamani Green

          She’s come a long way, baby.

        • Anita Karenin

          She and photo-Sally are so matchy, though! (And possibly Megan’s collar similar to Sally’s?) Don getting served by all the ladies.

    • MilaXX

      It feels like this entire season was about doppelgangers and the finale was about do over/starting anew.

    • UsedtobeEP

      OK, I am probably the last one to pick up on this, but I guess Bob recommending Manolo was like Throw Momma from the Train (Strangers on a Train, if you prefer the Christie version). I guess now we know why Bob contradicted himself, and what “nursed him back to health” really meant. I wonder if Bob thought he was doing Pete a favor, or if he only gave Manolo the green light (en Español) when Pete threatened him. I think Bob may be scarier than we thought. And Pete…oh, Pete, be careful.

      • Damien W

        Yep. Matt’s gonna wait till next year to turn Bob into The Joker, so it’ll seem like a new idea again. BUT WE WILL NOT FORGET, MATT. WE WERE ON YOUR TRAIL!

        Or something. Buit I’m serious about this, lol.

      • sekushinonyanko

        I think Pete demonstrated enough consistent worry about his mother’s welfare to indicate he did not want his mother offed.

        • UsedtobeEP

          I agree. It’s Bob’s intentions I question.

    • Damien W

      OK, dumb logistical question: where was the whorehouse located? How long a car trip was that for Don & the kids?

      • lockmm

        PA I thought. Which is why I found it weird that they were like five seconds away when the kids were finally like “um, where are we going?”

        • UsedtobeEP

          Yes, in PA, like Hershey’s. Both contributing to the local PA economy.

        • mgarbowski

          Kids routinely pay no attention to where you go and how you get there on drives. That was totally realistic for one of the kids to notice only when the car slowed down in an unfamiliar neighborhood.

          • lockmm

            Kids often don’t pay attention but Bobby and Sally are old enough to notice they were on a three hour drive. PA isn’t right down the road after all. At that age, kids were certainly be asking are we there yet.

            • Kit_W

              Miss Porters is in PA. Don told Betty over the phone he would bring the kids to pick up Sally on Thanksgiving break.

      • ThePirateBee

        I was under the impression that we was taking the kids to Hershey, PA — that’s why Bobby was asking about the origins of the name. We know that Don grew up in Pennsylvania, so I’m guessing that it was on the way.

        • Damien W

          That’s why liveblogging while watching is always a mixed blessing for me — I miss things until I watchi t again. Thanks all.

    • Hoffa_w_HerHead

      Did anyone notice an episode of Bewitched playing at the bar? 2 Darrens= Dick Whitman/Don Draper

      • Damien W

        To go even further down the rabbit hole — was the episode in B&W because the TV was black & white, or did they get their years mixed up? Bewitched had already been in color for a while at that point.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          May simply have been a B&W TV in the bar. Remember, 45 years ago bars weren’t the media entertainment venues they are now.

          • not_Bridget

            In the really old days, bars were some of the first places to have TV’s. Mostly to catch various games.

            By 1968, most people have TV’s at home–even the color models. So a dive like the one where Don decked that creepy minister would still have an old B&W model.

        • ThePirateBee

          We had a black and white television in our kitchen until 1990.

        • editrixie

          I always hear Elizabeth Montgomery saying, “In colah!”

    • EveEve

      Was that promo shot with guys decked out in tuxedos ever a red herring OR WHAT?!?! Good one MW! Now, more Ginzo please!

    • Judy_J

      The partners letting Don go was eerily similar to when they did the same thing to Freddy Rumsen for his drinking. And remember, Peggy got Freddy’s office, and now she has Don’s.

      • sekushinonyanko

        If you wait patiently you will see the body of your enemies float downstream, indeed. Well edited to say technically your mentors that you will eventually overtake mostly by not being as drunk.

      • Nola

        What was Duck doing there at the end, anyway?

        • Cheryl

          He’s a headhunter. He brought in a new guy to take Don’s place.

          • not_Bridget

            And that guy may well get Don’s office, instead of Peggy. The old guard will be rather conservative…

      • Mani @ Iz and Oz

        Very good observation – Pegs is moving up. STAND YOUR GROUND this time girl. Don’t go muckin’ around like a little girl anymore.

    • avabee

      “Because prostitution” – you guys nailed it again tonight! Bravo.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Oh, how I would like to see the (ersatz) Ad Age reportage on the upheavals at SC&P in November and December ’68 and into the new year 1969….. Back in the old days (and ’68//69 was well before I was reading Ad Age I think there was more gossip. But, I could be completely mis-remembering, and I don’t know for sure whether Ad Age even existed 45 years ago.

    • pamasutra

      I’m happy for Peggy! Sitting in Don’s chair in her final scene in her pantsuit- finally literally and figuratively wearing the pants in her life. No homewrecking baggage, no messy married man nonsense. And she’s free of Don!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      What precipitated Don’s hand tremor? That seemed to trigger his startling confession. It sure wasn’t delirium tremens, since he had a belt before the meeting.

      Betty had hand tremors, too, back in Season 2, was it? They never really were diagnosed, were they?

      • sekushinonyanko

        I think Don was having alcohol withdrawal drama. I guess that drink before the meeting didn’t kick in quickly enough. I think Betty’s tremors were a direct result of being married to Don Draper.

      • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

        He had a belt because it was the DTs, or at least early stages. Ted basically ordered him to.

    • Cheryl

      I’m no fan of Megan/Jessica, but in the scene where Don says, “We were happy in California, we’ll be happy there” and she bursts into tears was perfection. She has had those tears suppressed all this year; she so wanted to believe they could be happy again. (Earth to Megan, no, you won’t, but it’s through no fault of yours.) Very sad for her, but she’s liberated, and I have no doubt she’ll be a successful young starlet in LA. BEFORE THE MANSON FAMILY GETS YOU.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        I was just thinking: Megan, you’re going out there where those serial murderers will be having their gore-fests. All that Sharon Tate theorizing may have some faint resonance.

        • Cheryl

          Even without that, I’d be concerned that 1, she’s not a blonde, and the California starlet look is blonde, and 2, she’s nearly 30, so a little too old to be a starlet. But I wish her good luck, she sure paid her dues as a wife this year, and I’m glad she never found out that Don slept with Sylvia, her “friend.”

          • sekushinonyanko

            And, as she said when they were first in California, Hollywood was having none of Megan’s teeth.

      • sekushinonyanko

        You just made me laugh out loud when I hit the end of your comment. Thank you.

      • decormaven

        But it’s her destiny! At least if you read the kazillion Internet posts!

    • ThePirateBee

      Peggy’s now the highest ranking member of the creative team in the home office at a New York ad agency. Go Peggy!

      • Crystal

        Hell yea. My girl.

        • Diva in 4 Inch Heels

          Peggy also didn’t have to “mess up” like Don or Ted. Even though, she believed in Ted’s love for her and he she knew that Don would eventually throw her under the bus. I hope that Peggy throws herself into her career, during these months

      • pattie capet

        wearing the pants…

      • not_Bridget

        But who is that dweeb that Duck was showing in, just as Don was leaving? I bet he’ll have Don’s job–in charge of Peggy & the rest. How well will he do? How will Peggy, Stan & Ginsburg respond?

      • Anita Karenin

        Then what’s Duck’s client coming in for? Will Pegs be supervising him?

    • sekushinonyanko

      I’m going to guess that the office has probably been noticing Pete Campbell be such a hot mess that they decided they could kinda see why Joan might want to leave him at home for a meeting, so they stopped being mad at her.

    • kipper

      Don Draper HAD Hershey’s… all tied up in a nice brown bow, Dick Whitman lost it… It is exactly what he has always known, the smallest step out of line, off the stage, out of his character and the world comes crashing down. That is his issue – living his life FULLY in a self made ” closet “… I’m sure a lot of us can relate to that sort of pressure….

      • kipper

        My head is sort of exploding – Bewitched on in the bar – What would have happened to Mad Man Darrin Stephens IF his secret got out……..

      • MisScarlett

        Well-put!

      • HelenNPN

        I dunno…that sounds like every day at work to me.

    • Anita Karenin

      Did they not teach stick in driver’s ed in those days?

      • disqus_bjCcEMHIKs

        No.

      • CommentsByKatie

        Or these days? I never learned to drive stick and my test was 10 years ago.

      • SRQkitten

        Wasn’t Pete a NYC boy? I’ve known a couple of folks who grew up in NYC who never learned to drive because, y’know in that city it just isn’t essential with the other choices (mass transit, beaucoup cabs) available.

        • not_Bridget

          We saw him take Drivers Ed at a suburban high school, just after he moved out to the ‘burbs…

          • SRQkitten

            You’re right, had totally forgotten about that. Probably because the thought of him hitting on that HS girl was a bit creepy. Thanks for the reminder for this memory-challenged kitten!

    • kipper

      Round Two

    • Frank_821

      First of all a hilariously macabre ending to the whole thing with Pete’s mom. I cracked a big smile that they both knew it wasn’t worth the expense to bring Manolo to justice. Can’t say I blame them

      Okay I have been on the fence whether I liked Bob or not. Now I think he’s as big a shit/asshole as any of them. Maybe even bigger. What he did to Pete was cruel and unnecessary. Pete was too worked up about his mother to think about payback at the moment. But there will come a time where he will have Bob at his mercy and he won’t shown any. Even if Dot’s death was an accident that Manolo is a conman and obviously married her to get some easy money.

      Pete had every right to be pissed at Bob. He brought the spanish fly into their lives and he pushed Manolo back into Dot’s life as a political manuever. Now the woman is dead because of it.

      Ted behaved like a weasel and a coward. hope Peggy learns from it

      The scene with Betty was heartbreaking. Thinking it’s all her fault Sally is turning into a bad girl. And Don letting her

      The final moment with Sally indicates their relationship might not turned into the total disaster. But then again I don’t care if Don redeems himself.

      At least everyone has been calling him out for the mess he’s become

      Margaret is a spoiled, self-centered, entitled brat. More importantly she’s a total hypocrite when it comes to Roger. She’ll probably mess her son far more than any damage Roger’s done to her

      Points for Trudy showing wisdom and compassion

      Points for Stan in his mod faboo suit

      Matt Weiner did some eerie lighting in the Draper home

      • Ma. Gabriella Dutari

        I can’t stand Margaret. I’m not surprised she doesn’t get money from Roger, her manipulation if so meek…she’s a grown woman doing tantrums.

        • EveEve

          Caroline told Joan that his daughter and son in law were bleeding Roger dry, and Joan responded that Roger enjoyed it. He is probably the reason she is so spoiled in the first place.

      • not_Bridget

        Maybe Pete will have better things to do that “get back” at Bob. He has a new job out in California. And, just maybe, he has a chance with Trudy. We now know her relations with her parents aren’t perfect–her Dad did visit that whorehouse. Might she be willing to leave them behind to join Pete out West? Might be a new, slightly less weaselly Pete, be more attractive.

        He & his brother surely had few tears for their “beloved” Mom. Time to divide up the furniture–I bet she had some good stuff. Perhaps there was time for a discreet memorial. Nothing vulgar & showy–that’s not very blue blood…

        Alas, Pete never learned how to handle a stick. Bob did!

      • Angelfood

        I am worried for Joan. What’s Bob up to? Is he getting close to her to scam her too?

        Thought Trudy looked beautiful this episode.

    • inchoate

      The song from the first scene of the series premier was playing when Don was in the bar with the Christian evangelical.

      Amazing, heartbreaking episode. I so wanted Peggy to be happy. Damn you so much, Ted. And as much as Don asked for it, seeing him forced to take a “leave” was so painful.

      And then Don took his kids to the old whorehouse (a sudden radical honesty? Why here and now? It’s stunning and sad.) and they played Judy Collins doing “Both Sides Now” and I might have teared up a little.

    • Damien W

      I miss so many tiny moments trying to post comments while watching the show live…

      Caroline’s little scene with Joan…she is simply comedy gold. I’m glad she got one more choice bit this season.

      • decormaven

        Co-signed on Caroline’s bit scene. She always makes the most of her screen time.

    • makeityourself

      Don’s Hershey presentation was just as heartstring-tugging as his Kodak Carousel pitch, and then he kinda blew it. That part about the prostitutes was a little raw for the clients. But I guess when they’re conducting a 30-agency RFP, you need to stand out somehow.

      “Birdy.” That twinged a little.

      It was Alcoholic Duck who told Pete that in the end the only thing that matters is his relationship with his family. Don seems to have finally reached the same conclusion, but I’m not sure about Pete. It was so sad seeing him kissing his daughter goodbye as Trudy looked on from the doorway. I know Pete’s been a Master shit to her, but I felt bad for his tremendous loss.

      I’m so glad Peggy’s not going to be “that girl.” She’s too good for Ted. Loved her baby doll dress and lace tights, and her pantsuit

      • SorayaS

        I read someone else describe Don’s Hershey’s pitch as the “bizarro Carousel pitch” which I thought was perfect.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        To me, what blew it is not the whorehouse stuff, but the whole, “If it were up to me, you would never advertise.” Everything before that could have been theatre.

        Peggy’s only not going to be “that girl” because Ted can’t deal. She was totally ready and willing to be that girl.

    • MilaXX

      Alan Sepiwall over at Hitfix gave TLo another shout out in his finale recap.

      I eagerly await Tom & Lorenzo’s style analysis of Peggy’s new wardrobe choices. Even after she ditches the mini-dress and fishnets that no doubt melted the internet the moment they first appeared, she’s dressing much less conservatively in her later scenes, whether baring more cleavage when Ted comes to tell her about California, and then wearing pants (for the first time ever at work) when she’s going through the files in Don’s office.

    • imakeart

      And just where do we buy those rad SC&P mugs??

      • mommyca

        did anybody check the AMC store yet? I’m going to!

    • lockmm

      I love when Bert turns on his “don’t fuck with me” side.

      At least Don is a partner…he’s got that going for him.

      • sisterb67

        God help me, I love me some pissed off Bert Cooper. I think they all sometimes forget just how seriously Bert takes the business and the success of the agency, “We can’t give you that.” Dude is cold as ice when he needs to be.

        • bellesprit

          The great Bobby Morse. Such a fine actor.

    • Ma. Gabriella Dutari

      Hell and damnation. I love Peggy and Ted but they can’t be together (and Ted knows it). I can almost feel their frustration, man I love this show! It scared me a little bit to see Peggy’s machinations and that face she made when she told Ted she could wait! But I’m glad she’s not the other woman.
      Her scene and Megan’s are a reflection of their situation: they don’t have much saying on those relationships.

    • Ma. Gabriella Dutari

      If Pete is going to California, we will still see some of his storyline there, I’m guessing!? Maybe some traces of Harry and Ted? I’ve fallen in love with Kevin Rahm.

    • Jenifer Swift

      This picture looks more 1860s than 1960s.

      • Qitkat

        Especially with the tie Ginz is wearing. Awesome period room, those guys look deadly serious, like they are taking names and kicking butts. I’m trying to imagine the name of the show they are on, something like Nefarious.

        • Jenifer Swift

          Stan looks like President Harrison.

          • Jenifer Swift

            Not Harrison, who am I thinking. Van Buren?

            • Eric Stott

              Grant?

            • Jenifer Swift

              Yes, Grant of course.

    • Ma. Gabriella Dutari

      Just realized that when Ted is telling Peggy that he’ll go to California she is wearing the same dress that she wore to the secret interview at a cafetería before starting at CGC

      • judybrowni

        yup, i caught that, too

    • Sally3000

      Okay, so Don has admitted he is powerless, he is choosing not to run away for once, and he is bursting to tell his story. Hopefully soon he’ll figure out he needs a 12-step program and/or some therapy instead of going diarrhea on the Hershey’s guys.

      Love Roger and Joan. Go, Megan and Peggy! Worried about Pete.

      • KTBSN

        He wants to run away to California though, the old geographical cure.

        • ShaoLinKitten

          Well, after you shit the bed, sometimes it’s just easier to get a new bed, ya know?

    • eb1966

      Who will be Don’s AA sponsor- Duck or Freddy? Somehow, I’m rooting for Duck- it would a great dynamic for those two actors next season,

    • eb1966

      Joan is wearing her “punishing Dawn” outfit from “To Have and To Hold” during the Don firing scene. And she looks just as tough.

    • AutumnInNY

      “I want a return date”…”we can’t give you that”, delivered by Bert. Yikes. The party’s over (for now) Don.

      • FloridaLlamaLover

        Love me some Bert Cooper! Don’t mess with the OG!

    • Virginie

      I loved this episode, from the realness of Ted and Peggy’s split, to the midnight conversation between Don and Betty, to Don’s double pitch for Hershey’s (made me cry), to his ‘firing’, to that last glorious moment with his kids — Sally’s look — it felt like the beginning of redemption. All my dissatisfaction with Don evaporated in the first five minutes.

    • Frank_821

      With everything going on in the this episode, I have to say what that minister said before Don punched him was pretty offensive

    • Laura Osborne

      The biggest “oh wow they went THERE” moment for me was the last time we saw Peggy, in her office, in the pants outfit. She was dressed in spot-on-classic Mary Tyler Moore style. Mary — the smart, single, career girl. Emphasis on single.

      • decormaven

        “Single pair, singular comfort. It’s got the word ‘single’ in it.” God, Peggy called her own fate.

    • Jaialaibean

      I have to say, I called it with Manolo. He really DID want her money; he just didn’t know she didn’t have any. I’ll be sorry not to see Dorothy around the office anymore.

      Peggy has finally become the new Don. Good for her. I hope we’ll be seeing more of Ted, though. He certainly put over some weasel moves on her, but I still really like the character.

      The interactions between L.A. and New York are going to be delightfully messy. How do they think they’ll work together over a long distance when they couldn’t even coordinate their activities in the same office? Good luck, SC&P! You’ll need it.

      And hey, get a load of that mod orange logo.

      • EveEve

        I don’t think Peggy is the new Don. Ted is going to be overseeing her from LA. If she had been promoted, she wouldn’t require his supervision. Showing her in Don’s office going through his files may be typical MM finale red herring.

        • Jaialaibean

          She isn’t quite in his position now, but she will be. She’s out from
          under the feet of the two men she idolized (after all, how much
          supervision is Ted really going to exercise if he had to move across the
          continent to avoid her?), and she’ll be able to grow.

    • http://frederickvegetarian.wordpress.com sixgables

      I don’t get folks loving Ted and hating Bob. Ted is a weak, spineless weasel. Bob is pure awesome. His move on Pete in Detroit was far more satisfying than a simple punch in the nose.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        I agree. Ted is no white knight. He’s just a confused man who I knew would hurt Peggy. Kinda disappointed in Peggy too. She shoulda known better. Bob, on the other hand, is just doing his thing. Anyone who can put Pete’s dick in the dirt like that is a friend of mine.

    • FloridaLlamaLover

      My biggest wish is for TLo (or an advanced BK) to explain why taking his children to see the dilapidated whorehouse he grew up in would lead Sally to forgive him for being caught between Sylvia’s legs. I don’t get it, and I don’t understand the comments regarding the look that Sally gave him as being insightful or the spark of reconnection between father and daughter. Did the kids assume that Don was raised in privileged comfort like their Mom? This is a question, not throwing down the gauntlet. I’d really like to hear your theories/opinions. Sincerely, Mrs. Forgets-the-Details

      • makeityourself

        I don’t think it was anything more than a look of surprised confusion on Sally’s part, and a “what?,” which Don knew would be coming. It had probably never occurred to her that her father had grown up poor. Don was just looking at Sally to gauge her reaction, and was thinking, “This big White House is just the tip of the iceberg, honey.”

        • FloridaLlamaLover

          That’s how I read Sally’s look — “Why are we here?” and confusion, but not a significant look of import. More like “Dad…what the heck?” but some other comments have seemed to find deeper meaning. I sometimes need a 2×4 across the head to get a point!

      • Logo Girl

        I thought it was that her father wasn’t lying to her.

    • Anne

      Watched it this morning at 4:30 AM!

      I think of all the things I could have imagined to happen in the finale of this season, the LAST thing I expected was for Don to pour all of his alcohol down the sink, do the unselfish thing for Ted, and take his “messed up” kids to see the house where he grew up.

      Also, do we think they’re not going to pursue Pete’s mother’s disappearance? Did Manolo actually marry her and push her overboard, or is that just what they think happened?!

      • FloridaLlamaLover

        I think Bud and Pete are just gonna leave it be — Pete’s in a financial pinch, supporting two households, and the boys didn’t inherit a dime from good old Dad. Not sure about Bud’s financial house, but possibly he and his Mrs. Campbell are not rolling in the dough. Dealing with international legalities may be impossible for them. I could see Dorothy having maybe one too many cocktails at dinner, added to her confusion, and fall overboard. I HOPE Manolo didn’t push her on purpose!

      • http://lauriekalmanson.blogspot.com/ laurie kalmanson

        i’m betting she was pushed and the joke is on the gigolo; there’s nothing