Mad Men Thread: Munich, Roosters, and Tet


The Collaborators take place with the Tet offensive and the Pueblo crisis as the backdrop. They were dark days for the US and A and the crisis with North Korea fits our own dark times as well. That was an acutal crisis featuring Kim Jong-unfunny’s grandfather Kim IL Sung as opposed to a repeat of the same old “North Korea has nukes, the sky is falling” crisis we’ve lived through before. Kim shoulda let Rodman write him some new material instead of just copying the Worm’s bad hairdo…

The whole episode is about crossing lines and bringing betrayal uncomfortably close to home. The Don and Sylvia affair will inevitably blow up and cause a shitstorm on both the 16th and 17th floors. I’m going to put on my Carnak hat and predict that Dr. Rosen will find Don in the saddle, our hero will have a heart attack and the good doctor will save him. At least that’s what I’d like to see. If it’s good enough for Little Carmine, it’s good enough for Don Fucking Draper.

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5 thoughts on “Mad Men Thread: Munich, Roosters, and Tet

  1. Not to nitpick, but in The Way You Look Tonight, maybe change Trudy to Megan (I won’t tell anyone).
    But that said, I thought Trudy outdid Ken for the line of the night: if you so much as open your fly to urinate, I’ll destroy you.
    And she will.

  2. My prediction this season: Don is now treating Megan the way he treated Betty (secrets, cheating), and now we’ll see Megan and Betty become two aspects of the same woman.
    It’s already happening: Betty’s gone brunette, hung out with the hippie-runaways and started to wear Megan-ish colors.
    Meanwhile, in the last episode, we saw Megan — the “liberated” woman — dealing with a maid, doing laundry and wearing a quilted robe like Betty’s.
    It’s subtle. But Don is going to learn that we all tend to repeat our mistakes on similar people, even if we don’t see it at the time.

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