Monday, November 9, 2009
Mad Men Finale Wrap Up
Loved the show last night!!!
Who else thought it was hysterical that there was a calligraphed F in front of the word "Art Department" on the door of the art department. HAHAHHAHHAHA...I know I have the maturity of an eight year old. Sorry I just had to get that out of the way.
Now on to the seriousness that is Mad Men.
Matt Weiner said in his interview, I went to last week, that they usually follow the most logical outcome. I think last night was definitely that. I'm pretty sure every Mad Men forum out there had a pretty vocal majority saying Sterling and Cooper would buy back the agency with Don and Lane and hire back Joan and Sal. OK, that isn't exactly what happened, but more or less. Though I'm worried about Sal, with them holding on to the Lucky Strike account.
I didn't think we'd see Betty and Don break up last night. I really thought she'd be too proper to get a divorce. Still she isn't divorced yet. I can't believe she is just laying her life in Henry Francis' hands. She barely knows this guy. It's kind of sad Betty isn't becoming more assertive/independent. The way she looked at Henry when he told her he didn't want her to take any money from Don in the divorce, and he would take care of her. It was like she was thinking "oh goody, finally my prince in shining armor"
Still, I think Don and Betty might get back together based on the face she made when Don called to say he wouldn't fight her on the divorce. It was almost disappointment. Maybe she hoped he would fight for her, and finally show her he loved her. Or maybe it was just resignation that, he is what he is, and he is never going to show how he really feels about anything. Betty sure didn't look happy in the plane on the way to Reno. Hmmmm.. we'll have to wait till August.
I loved the final scene between Don and Peggy. Maybe those two will end up together. He so identifies with her. The whole speech about something awful happening and not being who you thought you were was fantastic! They both know so well what that is like.
It looks as though next season will be about them building the new company, and redefining all their relationships. Loved Peggy telling Sterling she wouldn't get his coffee, and Joan telling him her writing was perfectly clear when he said he couldn't read it. Don almost looked happy looking at his new little Sterling, Cooper, Draper, and Pryce family.
Oh my god, I could go on and on but I don't want this to get ridiculously long.
Is it August yet???