Mad Men: The Quality of Mercy   Rewatch 
February 15, 2015 7:13 AM - Season 6, Episode 12 - Subscribe

The partners disagree on a new campaign. Don takes a day off.
posted by tracicle (6 comments total)
 
Don seems to get disappointed whenever he finds out someone else is cheating on their wife. It created a wedge between him and Roger, hurt his relationship with Pete (even more than it usually is broken) and now turns him against Ted.

Love that Bob has a Michigan map on the wall.
posted by drezdn at 8:49 AM on February 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


I haven't seen from this one onward, so this was a pleasant surprise. Glenn looks a good amount older, but that is typical for that age.
Don seems seriously unhappy. I recently listened to Dan Carlin's episode on 1968, and he specifically calls out Nixon's "silent majority" as the law-and-order contingent. And this episode has those themes too: Don and Pete acting to defend the status quo, even in a futile and self destructive manner.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 7:08 PM on February 15, 2015


It was a nice cut from one of the Miss Porter's girls saying to Sally, "You like trouble, don't you?" to Don in the conference room with Ted, Peggy, and the gentlemen from St. Joseph's. Sally gave a small smile of mischief during the ruckus and Don clearly enjoyed embarrassing Ted and Peggy.

Roger: "Lee Garner, Jr. made me hold his balls."

Every time I see Ken get shot, and I can't be the only one, "Oh my God, they killed Kenny!"
posted by cwest at 12:16 PM on February 18, 2015 [3 favorites]


So...I'm a little thick here, so pardon the question. When Duck uncovers that Bob Benson had been a "manservant" to a senior VP at his previous job, accompanying him on a QE voyage, are we to take that to mean he was a straight-up gigolo/escort? (Or whatever the corporate version of that is?) I'm trying to parse that with Pete's later confrontation of Bob, commenting on his studied servile habits.
posted by ChrisTN at 2:20 PM on March 22, 2015 [1 favorite]


When Duck uncovers that Bob Benson had been a "manservant" to a senior VP at his previous job, accompanying him on a QE voyage, are we to take that to mean he was a straight-up gigolo/escort? (Or whatever the corporate version of that is?)

It's kind of left to the viewer to interpret exactly what Bob's employment as "manservant" entailed, IMHO. I would hazard a guess that Pete very well thought that Bob had been providing sexual services to the senior VP in addition to, or in place of, his duties as manservant.
posted by cwest at 3:09 PM on March 22, 2015 [1 favorite]


ahem (from the live watch thread
posted by dry white toast at 11:07 PM on March 31, 2015 [1 favorite]


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