Mad Men: The Runaways   Rewatch 
March 8, 2015 8:29 AM - Season 7, Episode 5 - Subscribe

Don has a visitor from his past. Stan embarrasses a superior. Peggy helps Ginsberg with a problem. Harry finds that he has a new ally at the agency.
posted by tracicle (7 comments total)
Peggy helps Ginsberg with a problem = understatement of the year.
posted by mochapickle at 9:01 AM on March 8, 2015 [2 favorites]

He just needed to get something off his chest.
posted by tracicle at 2:13 AM on March 9, 2015 [3 favorites]

Yeah. Ginsberg's breakdown was more comical to me than sad. If that was the writers' intention, I'm a little surprised they treated his psychotic break in that manner.

Ginsberg's belief that the computer was turning him gay reminded me of Dr. Strangelove's General Jack D. Ripper who believed communists (Soviets) were using the fluoride in the water supply to deprive Americans of their "precious bodily fluids."
posted by cwest at 4:15 AM on March 9, 2015

With Ginsberg, I wonder if he was supposed to be a gay who did everything he could to suppress the feelings he had.
posted by drezdn at 4:37 AM on March 9, 2015

That could be the case. It crossed my mind when the episode first aired. But I don't think the show will ever tell us and we, the viewers, don't have enough info about Ginsberg to make that sort of determination. So it's just conjecture on the viewers' part.
posted by cwest at 5:31 AM on March 9, 2015 [1 favorite]

Don's pitch to Philip Morris is short and sweet: Head, or sword.

Megan shuffling Stephanie off (though good to see Caity Lotz again). Guess that threesome didn't get Megan what she wanted. Maybe she should be less threatened by things that aren't actually threats (Stephanie) and be more threatened by Don's increasing interest in being a part of SC&P
posted by the man of twists and turns at 8:53 PM on March 26, 2015 [2 favorites]

"Scout" is a damn monkey and no one else is. The rest of the froods in the comic are humans.

More monolith and Planet of the Apes "Damn you dirty ape" or commentary on all the black men in the military?
posted by tilde at 6:25 AM on March 30, 2015 [1 favorite]

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