I searched for a Mad Men thread here but was confounded not to find one. Surely some fellow Gamers with Jobs must make time for this excellent show. And after the Season 4 finale I want to talk and I hope you do too.
I was a little upset when Don kissed Meghan on that balcony. Faye has been so great and it made for a profound moment to demonstrate Don has changed. Not that I would have been able to resist, Meghan is very attractive. But as the inevitable always does, it happened. And then we were left with a pretty sweet morning bed chat and The Milkshake scene, as it will be referred to henceforth.
I feel my childhood may have played into my reaction here but when that milkshake spilled and Don got angry I tensed up. I was preparing for the ensuing screaming but instead heard a soothing voice say "Don't be upset, it's just a milkshake." And immediately, just like the characters in the scene, I was relieved.
Dick + Anna '64
Sally's questioning about this graffiti prompted a sort of admission by Don of who he really is. His return to Anna's house deeply affected him. And it may be, from here on out, we are watching Dick Whitman.
After Dick's contemplation in his room he returns to the pool grinning ear to ear and has more fun with his children in 5 seconds then, we've witnessed, Don have in years. Although the marriage proposal to Meghan was shocking and abrupt, it now feels like it was the right thing to do. Sally knocking over that milkshake may have earned her the mother she has always deserved. How I would love watching Dick develop a great relationship with his children next season, Sally especially.
Peggy is awesome. She killed it during her pitch to that pantyhose company. As usual, her accomplishment was overshadowed by Don. Her face when she learned of the engagement said an awful lot. And the little closed-door Don and Peggy moment was priceless.
The obvious thing would be to kill off Greg and have Roger assume his rightful role as father to Joan's baby. That would be the obvious thing. Which, if this finale proves anything, will not happen.
Betty has been so insufferable lately and her treatment of Carla was reprehensible (even though Glen is really creepy). But I still felt a little sorry for her. I think the positioning of the whiskey bottle in her closing scene with Don was poignant. And it hits close to home.
Anyways, thanks to anyone that took the time to read my thoughts. Just had to get them out of my head. I hope some of you will share yours as well.