Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
That's what I mean.
There's no way it would have been a failure, because it's all about Don Draper. So that little exercise was unwarranted. They could have referenced the Ad Age article by following it up with the WSJ. That was way too extrapolated, IMO.
There's a weird vibe going on with the new husband and I'm glad they pushed that a little further. But the daughter rebelling was typical (as was the boy ignoring it all).
We've seen Don cover Peggy's ass all too many times, IMO.
They need to move forward, not try to inundate new viewers to the past.
Entourage pulls this shit each year and it's usually at least two episodes in (if not more) before it's watchable.
Just my take, but without this episode the change in professional persona's that Draper made during that episode would have been pretty odd without it.
He has always been the shadowy brilliant guy that comes out of the shadows to drop his pitch. Now he has become the driving force of the firm and hence the change to the WSJ interview as well as his telling the bikini conservative guys to get the **** out.