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jaguar ignition gag was awesome.

s.clover, Monday, 4 June 2012 03:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

last ep is called 'the phantom' fyi

johnny crunch, Monday, 4 June 2012 03:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

jaguar ignition gag was awesome.

Thought that too.

Also, Creepy Glen is the best.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 4 June 2012 03:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

he wasn't terribly creepy tho just kinda meh imo!

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 4 June 2012 03:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

nice to see a nice moment btwn Betty and Sally there

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 4 June 2012 03:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Creepy or not, I like him getting screentime.

Don's kind of in a pickle now. He's trying to do one of those "Don regroups and recharges the business and his own sense of purpose" things, but all this shit is getting his way. I wonder if he'll fail at it this time.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 4 June 2012 03:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

Great episode from the Jaquemattons. They wrote the Lucky Strike letter episode last season, they have their own private part of the plot now.

Also the ironic failure of a suicide attempt was classic. Hanging in the office was well played. Just devastating and unvarnished for everyone.

"Holy crap," I mutter, as he gently taps my area (silby), Monday, 4 June 2012 04:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

the actual sight of the body hanging there was hands-over-my-eyes shocking to me. we've been talking all season about someone killing themselves and the whole episode was so clearly leading up to it, but even with all that to potentially soften the blow it was horrible.

the bibles fake lol don't trust a book (reddening), Monday, 4 June 2012 05:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah ^^ that

"Holy crap," I mutter, as he gently taps my area (silby), Monday, 4 June 2012 06:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

good insight from sepinwall:

(*) On the plus side for poor Rebecca Pryce and her son: didn't Pete learn that the company insurance policy indemnifies for suicide after three years? SCDP's been in existence for more than three years now, after all.

modest mouskouri (get bent), Monday, 4 June 2012 06:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

would his resignation letter complicate that?

Fellini.Kuti, Monday, 4 June 2012 06:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

he didn't turn it in. he died as a part of SCDP.

modest mouskouri (get bent), Monday, 4 June 2012 06:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

but it was addressed "to the partners" and clearly drafted before his death. Was this a spiteful, I'd rather die than resign to you fucks kind of statement? I don't think so

Fellini.Kuti, Monday, 4 June 2012 06:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm really gutted because I love Jared Harris.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Monday, 4 June 2012 06:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Even the way he totally fucked the dog with that last Joan interaction was just heartbreaking.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Monday, 4 June 2012 06:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

an undelivered resignation letter wouldn't mean much, legally speaking. if no concrete steps had been taken (paperwork filed, etc) to separate lane from the firm, then he died in their employ.

spextor vs bextor (contenderizer), Monday, 4 June 2012 06:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

xp yeah

spextor vs bextor (contenderizer), Monday, 4 June 2012 06:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

interesting timing: today (june 3) is the anniversary of valerie solanas's attempt on andy warhol's life. jared harris played andy in i shot andy warhol.

modest mouskouri (get bent), Monday, 4 June 2012 07:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

an undelivered resignation letter wouldn't mean much, legally speaking. if no concrete steps had been taken (paperwork filed, etc) to separate lane from the firm, then he died in their employ.

that's what i'm thinking. finding a resignation letter is not the same as having received one.

modest mouskouri (get bent), Monday, 4 June 2012 07:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

though if don comes clean about having fired him...

spextor vs bextor (contenderizer), Monday, 4 June 2012 07:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

He won't. I wonder if the insurance stuff was what Lane was going over when Rebecca was trying to get him to go out and drive?

BTW, what was the credits song? I thought it was "A Child's Claim To Fame" by Buffalo Springfield at first (similar guitar lines) but obviously it wasn't.

On a lighter note, Don wants to see A Fistful of Dollars!

Hare Kinsey (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 4 June 2012 09:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'm really not a stickler for anachronisms, but megan's vocal fry really stands out. and she seems out-of-breath a lot for an actress -- someone who would be studying breath control.

modest mouskouri (get bent), Monday, 4 June 2012 10:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

It was the Lovin' Spoonful.

dan selzer, Monday, 4 June 2012 12:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't think Glen is creepy anymore. Just awkward. I like him.

dan selzer, Monday, 4 June 2012 12:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm really gutted because I love Jared Harris.

Me too. I will miss him.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Monday, 4 June 2012 12:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

Between this and Fringe it's not been a good couple of months for the guy.

pandemic, Monday, 4 June 2012 12:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

OH FUCK.

Merdeyeux, Monday, 4 June 2012 13:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

bye Lane :(. (if he's been operating at a loss for three years, I wonder an insurance payout could be troubling for the company finances? Unlikely that they're connected, I guess.)

I didn't think Glen was creepy, he's just a normal boy of 14 or whatever. His interactions with Sally were nice in a slightly awkward adolescent way.

Merdeyeux, Monday, 4 June 2012 13:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

I wonder an insurance payout could be troubling for the company finances?

Actually, not to get too morbid, Price's death may be better for the company's finances. In addition to any individual or group policies that would pay benefits to his spouse, SCDP likely would have had key man coverage on Price that would have paid the company in the event of his death.

righteousmaelstrom, Monday, 4 June 2012 14:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

can anyone tell me what Pete meant when he said the note was a "boilerplate"? (did i even hear that right?)

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 June 2012 15:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

Roger said it, I think. And that means it was probably something like "Effective today, I resign my position at SCDP."

Johnny Fever, Monday, 4 June 2012 15:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah just like 'standard form' or w/e

johnny crunch, Monday, 4 June 2012 15:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

just a standard "I hereby resign my position at SCDP" letter, ie a boilerplate resignation letter not really a suicide note. xposts

dmr, Monday, 4 June 2012 15:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

speaking of creepy, way to include a shot of sally's underwear, mad men.

dmr, Monday, 4 June 2012 15:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

are you guys seriously discussing the finer points of Lane's insurance policy after this episode

dmr, Monday, 4 June 2012 15:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

yes. better that than Sally's underwear.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 June 2012 15:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

^

Johnny Fever, Monday, 4 June 2012 15:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

Although, one of my friend's has decided to start a band named "Sally Draper's Period".

Johnny Fever, Monday, 4 June 2012 15:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

*friends

Johnny Fever, Monday, 4 June 2012 15:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol @ all this insurance talk. Lane's family will get nothing - THEY MOVED THE BODY

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 4 June 2012 15:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

(my wife did employee practices insurance for 10+ years, suicide isn't covered if the body's been messed with)

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 4 June 2012 15:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

anyway great episode, love whenever Ray Wise is around, plus the whole jaguar gag (which, while heavily telegraphed, was quite still quite funny)

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 4 June 2012 15:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

i assumed the car wouldn't start and then he'd have a change of heart.... :s

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 June 2012 15:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

when Don forced him to resign I thought we were going to get the typical Mad Men quiet deflation of the storyline, Lane quietly disappearing back to Britain, never heard from again. Incorrect.

Amidst... everything I had forgotten about Kenny's admirable sass in his meeting with Roger. And his hatred of Pete. I think it had been implied before, but had he ever been explicit about it?

Merdeyeux, Monday, 4 June 2012 15:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think he's really pissed about the Joan thing tbh.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Monday, 4 June 2012 15:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

More like "horrified beyond reckoning" I'd think

"Holy crap," I mutter, as he gently taps my area (silby), Monday, 4 June 2012 15:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

loved his jab about that.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 June 2012 16:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

that was a great scene. whatever that line was, "I'd rather not be a partner, I know what that means now."

dmr, Monday, 4 June 2012 16:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

(my wife did employee practices insurance for 10+ years, suicide isn't covered if the body's been messed with)

Exactly how common is it for people to just let loved ones' bodies hang there?

Björk lied (Eric H.), Monday, 4 June 2012 16:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

*digs out actuarial table*

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 4 June 2012 16:13 (1 year ago) Permalink


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