9. oh, so that “flash forward” was in fact not to the climax of the episode. I retract my disappointment expressed as number 2. this show continues to be more clever than other things on TV.
10. wtf is Peggy wearing.
11. based on that girl’s line about cool musicians living together in “the Village” “right off St. Mark’s place” I got a feeling that whoever writes this show either doesn’t know much about New York (seems highly unlikely) or has a preference for including the well-known over the most historically accurate. was St. Mark’s even cool in, like, the early 70s? (side thought: what year is the show in, exactly, now? I don’t think there have been any obvious tells this episode.) I looked it up on wikipedia and there is no ready answer there but apparently the Rolling Stones filmed a video on the stoop of a St. Mark’s building in 1981, so St. Mark’s had to be mainstream cool by 1981. I guess that jibes with it being up-and-coming/hip/young/exciting/new in the early 70s.
by the way, that stretch of St. Mark’s before you get to 1st Ave has to be my least favorite part of Manhattan right after the whole Times Square area and the blocks around Rockefeller Center where it’s impossible to walk anywhere because half of the sidewalk is occupied by street vendors selling hideous art and the other half is occupied by people walking glacially because they’re actually looking at it. it’s seedy as fuck over there, on that stretch of St. Mark’s.
did you know: on google street view you can walk right the fuck into this restaurant on St. Mark’s? huh?? you can catch a frame of SportsCenter back by the kitchen. wild. pretty soon Google Earth is going to turn the entire populated world into a really boring Myst clone.