12. I agree with Harry—Roger’s daughter is pretty babely now. ah fuck, she’s married. that’s right. why am I disappointed about this.
13. wardrobe/hair is having a blast with these late 60s/early 70s makeovers. Harry got the worst of it. Campbell’s sideburns make him look like a fratboy. Peggy is being made up to look hot now, and kinda crushing it actually. I want to have almost every piece of furniture in the firm’s offices (pass on Roger’s stuff, with the exception of that low Florence Knoll—
at least I think that’s what it is [edit: it’s not, but similar]—awesome buffet in the corner), but especially those orange chairs in front of Don’s desk.
14. I really appreciate Roger’s gratuitous come-ons. I think it may actually be somewhat realistic for him to get away with this behavior, because he has white hair. I mined my memory for something deeper to write about Roger’s character here but came away only with the conclusion that it doesn’t have much depth. 5 seasons in I don’t know that he has had a moment of vulnerability or shown signs of what makes him tick. I feel like he should have been more crushed about one of his breakups.
15. so Betty is out alone until well after dark, comes back with a ripped coat, and the explanation “I was running some errands” satisfies Francis?
16. wikipedia has revealed to me that I would have enjoyed this episode immensely more if I were not such an illiterate:
Allusions to Dante’s Inferno are abundant throughout the episode. The structure of the episode is built around Don’s sinful progression through the nine circles of hell:
- Don is on the beach. - Limbo
- Don has sex with Megan. - Lust
- Don feasts and smokes drugs. - Gluttony
- Don wants to cut the maid’s paycheck (hoard) and gives a free camera (squander). - Greed
- Don angrily criticizes his copywriters’ work (wrath) and gets drunk at the funeral (sullen). - Anger
- Don asks Jonesy about his after-death experience. - Heresy
- Don tries to advertise suicide. - Violence
- Don presents his perfect marriage to his neighbors. - Fraud
- Don is in bed with Sylvia. - Treachery