Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mad Men Episode 12 Season 4

Mad Men Episode 12 Season 4 is ironically titled Blowing Smoke. I say Ironically, because Don blows smoke by writing a full page ad in the New York Times saying he hated representing tobacco for Lucky Strike and SCDP will never represent tobacco again. He changed the conversation, and it worked. It was really Peggy's idea, but of course Don didn't say thank you.
I am loving Sally's therapist. Not only is she great with Sally but she is excellent at soft shoeing Betty into mental health. Hopefully, she'll make some headway. Not that you can tell from this episode.
I loved the little scenes between Glen and Sally. I know many viewers think he's creepy, but I don't get that. He really cares for Sally. The two of them in a vacant lot, reminded me of my childhood doing the same. It also points out how these two kids are searching for something where there is only a derelict house. Pretty straight forward.
Poor Midge! I was surprised to see her, but even more surprised to see she's a heroine addict who is looking for old lovers to bankroll her. I had hoped when she told Don to walk home through the park, he had just given her all his money, that he would bump into Sal. But it was just a tease.
Finally, I love the on going saga of Don and Pete. Boy meets boy, boy hates boy, boy tries to ruin boy, boy hates boy less, boy needs boy, boy respects boy, boy spots boy $50,000. Then possibly boy finds out boy got girl knocked up and boy hates boy again, but that's probably next season.

Great lines from this show:
Bert-"get my shoes"
Ken-"I'm getting married. It's going to be Barefoot in the Park" If you haven't seen Barefoot in the Park, starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, get it now! That's an order.

Here's the trailer

Next week is the season finale. I can't wait to see it, but I also don't want to because that will mean it's over till next year :(

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