Mad Men: Dark Shadows   Rewatch 
December 24, 2014 8:31 AM - Season 5, Episode 9 - Subscribe

Sally faces a challenge. Roger seeks new business.
posted by Sweetie Darling (7 comments total)
So many burns in this episode. Burt looking at his watch when Roger says he's divorcing Jane "What, already?". And Don's one-two punch to Ginsberg. "I don't think about you at all" and "It's a good thing you work for me." Ow.
posted by Aznable at 8:58 AM on December 24, 2014

Burt looking at his watch when Roger says he's divorcing Jane "What, already?"

It's a response to Roger's earlier remark about Pete crowing in the elevator: "Sterling Campbell Draper Pryce." It's also the best one-liner in the series.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 1:14 PM on December 24, 2014

IIRC, it really seems like they drop the competition between Don and Ginsberg after this season. I kind of wish they would have kept it.
posted by drezdn at 9:14 PM on December 25, 2014 [1 favorite]

Everyone's dark shadow showed up, resentment and jealousy abounded throughout.

I've never enjoyed stuffing, and I like stuffing, as much as Betty enjoyed that one bite.
posted by cwest at 4:11 AM on December 26, 2014 [2 favorites]

The competition between Don and Ginsberg only lasts this episode, right? Don doesn't really do copywriting anymore. He just did it this once to prove to himself that he could.

I love the Betty vs. Megan stuff here. Sally flips from channeling Betty when she's bitching at Megan to channeling Megan when she's sweetly taking the air out of Betty's scheme. No wonder Betty goes to town on her two bites of stuffing.
posted by donajo at 9:19 PM on January 9, 2015 [1 favorite]

Oooh, I just got some subtle foreshadowing. Peggy sees Ginsberg in the office on the weekend and asks if he's there to steal something. Next episode, Lane comes into the office late at night to forge a check.
posted by donajo at 9:48 PM on January 9, 2015 [1 favorite]

The "I don't think about you at all" burn is so evergreen that I think it's necessary to remember that Don picked his own Devil pitch over Ginsberg's clearly superior pitch out of obvious professional insecurity. The longer this goes along, the closer we get to Don being Shelly "The Machine" Levene.
posted by Navelgazer at 8:37 PM on February 19, 2020

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