Monday, 23 August 2010

Mad Men Season 04 - Episode 05

What an amazing Episode.

There was so much going on, I don‘t even  know where to start.

First off, I LOVED that they showed some work related stuff again. SCDP trying to land Honda was too good to be true. Such a joy to watch the old Don, the way he schemed and manipulated the Japanese and his competitor until he landed the account.

And that after Roger‘s disastrous behavior! That client was lost by all means and yet Draper did it again. Achieved the impossible and brought them back in!

Fantastic!

And the second story line, Don‘s home front, was just as good. Finally we get to see that someone out there is worrying about Sally. That it‘s Henry, is perfect. I see a lot of conflict lying ahead of his and Betty‘s marriage here. He‘s not only taking Don‘s side, he‘s also pointing out to Betty that she‘s too harsh on her daughter.

It‘s also interesting to see Don admitting that he has difficulties in how to deal with his kids. He says he doesn‘t know what to do with them, and I think for a man in the sixties, it‘s completely normal. He misses them, but it‘s hard for him to really „relate“ to them.

The scene in the psychiatrist‘s office is a very strong one too. She sees right through Betty and I wonder if she‘ll be able to help the mother as well as the daughter. And I wonder if she‘s really over Don, or if she‘s using the kids to punish him.

Very interesting things to explore here.

Great Ep. It really rushed by and I had a blast watching it.

This is really one of the best written shows on television.

Can‘t wait for next week.

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