>> a whole year to wait?
Should be 7 (or 8? 9?) less weeks than that...
>> I get Megan has been hot and cold with Don, but lately seems desperate to hold on. I dislike that she's the one who ended it. It would have made sense earlier, but not in the midst of that phonecall. Did I miss something?
Picking up more of her things on her last trip in 6 was telling... it was just what she was saying about the job and 'fighting so hard'... I don't think it was on her mind to do it right then... just happened. Don has seemed resigned for awhile that it WOULD happen, but seemed pretty determined to not be the one that calls it...
>> I get that Don cost the agency oodles of money, but Roger said it all. Don is sought after by other agencies. So why is Cutler so anti-Don? Manage him, don't eliminate him.
Well, for story purposes, Jim's 'the bad guy', but from his POV... no, I liked his 'unimpressed' speech. Since joining forces, he's never seen Don be 'Don'. I can see why he'd think they'd be better off without him.
>> I still think Don's first family could have fallen into the sea and I wouldn't miss them.
I appreciate the check-ins. Often less interesting, sure, but they don't eat up THAT much time. The focus IS Sally - not Betty - and Sally is still rightfully a huge part of Don's story.
>> I predict this becomes a mistake they need to undo in the end.
I don't think so. With seven hours left, I think this was our third (fourth if you count the Brits buying them) big agency shake-up, and they're not gonna go there again. Of course, with the family Burger Chef ending last week, it did FEEL like they might do a Don/Pete/Peggy new firm, but... nope, this instead.
>> The very weird ending makes me think Don is not yet out of the clear. (Obvs. since there's seven episodes remaining) He seems to be back on track, and seems to have reclaimed his soul/work balance, but that bit of looney tunes with Bert suggests he's lost his marbles.
Just Bert and Don saying goodbye to each other. Nothing ominous or 'big' there, except maybe the message that the best things in life are free (coming right after a big business/money coup).
>> So how does it all end? With closure?
Some, I'm sure.
>> In medias res?
More of that.
There's still worry for Roger's daughter (and Ginsberg?), but I don't think there will be another major death, like Bert's here...
>> Optimistically? For some or all?
For Don and Peggy, yeah... think so.
Five more months to go in the 60s. But do we get to peek ahead? Will we get a glimpse of the 80s? Or... the present day?
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