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  • imamazed 19 Sep 2013 09:42:39 5,524 posts
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    Final season to be in two halves (2014 and 2015)

    Not sure about this. Don't think it needed it artistically, of course there may be scheduling reasons. Reminds me of the double episodes of the last two seasons - superflous imo.
  • Blotto 18 Apr 2014 13:51:56 2,730 posts
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    Anyone caught the first episode of the new series yet?

    It's still as fantasitc as ever, just gutted that there's only 7 episodes this series.
  • Triangulate 18 Apr 2014 14:35:37 87 posts
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    It's one of my all time favorite shows. I'm curious to see where it will go this season.

    Don is once again playing with fire by disguising the truth and its bound to come and bite him on the ass at some point.

    Is there only 7? I figured it would be 7 in the first half, and 7 in the second.
  • Blotto 18 Apr 2014 15:43:11 2,730 posts
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    Triangulate wrote:
    It's one of my all time favorite shows. I'm curious to see where it will go this season.

    Don is once again playing with fire by disguising the truth and its bound to come and bite him on the ass at some point.

    Is there only 7? I figured it would be 7 in the first half, and 7 in the second.
    Yeah sorry, I mean only 7 in Season 7: Part 1 which to me is essentially just a season since we have to wait another year for the other half.
  • Bananazniper 18 Apr 2014 19:47:27 587 posts
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    It waned a bit for me last season, but the first episode was great, straight back into the groove. I hate the way AMC has started splitting the final season over 2 years, they did the same with Breaking Bad. I could understand if it was 20 episodes or more like The Sopranos' final season, but it's not.
  • Dougs 18 Apr 2014 21:29:56 66,765 posts
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    Fucking ace. Up there in my top 5 shows I would have said. Enjoyed the first episode, Don making the decision mistakes all over again. To a point anyway.
  • Blotto 18 Apr 2014 21:43:48 2,730 posts
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    I thought the first episode really gave up precious little to go on RE: Don's conclusion.

    I do think though that (Episode 1: Possible spoiler) Roger is not going to make it out of this alive, it seems like he's living life harder than ever and not changing at all. He's becoming more and more obsolete and I don't think there's a place for him in this new world
  • askew 18 Apr 2014 22:05:24 12,060 posts
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    The new fella's a bit of a prick, eh? Poor Peggy.
  • Blotto 23 Apr 2014 00:37:31 2,730 posts
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    Another great episode this week, Lou is still a colossal prick.

    The "I love you dad" scene took me by surprise a little bit, always thought that Sally would be Don's redemption as it were but didn't expect their relationship to move forward that fast. Also sort of feels weird that his son isn't really a major character, he also doesn't seem to be aging at all. He can't be that much younger than Sally surely?
  • monkman76 23 Apr 2014 08:32:17 4,009 posts
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    Just watched episode 1 of the new season and I didn't recognise half the characters - can barely remember what happened in season 6.

    And what's this talk of Don disguising the truth and making bad decisions? Work-wise or wife-wise?
  • monkman76 23 Apr 2014 08:58:38 4,009 posts
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    OK I googled it!

    But that brought up a new question - what/when was the reveal that Don had written that pitch that Freddy gave at the start of the episode? That completely passed me by.
  • Bananazniper 30 Apr 2014 00:37:28 587 posts
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    Awesome episode and the ending was sublime, or as Don said "okay". This has really got its mojo back after a couple of stagnant seasons.
  • Triangulate 30 Apr 2014 07:13:04 87 posts
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    It'll be interesting to see how long Don can suffer being Lou's underling. Because Lou is callous and shoots stuff down in a real prickish manner, something Don won't take kindly to at all.

    Also Don's marriage is clearly over, he's not going to move out there and despite his half hearted attempts to say otherwise the fact he lived a YEAR seperate to her, mooching around the house and doing pitches that he could have done anywhere he's not fooling anyone. But obviously it was over before it started anyway. This is Don after all. Like he said on the airplane "I really thought I could do it this time". Nope.

    Lou is clearly going to go, it's just a matter of when, not if.
  • Dougs 2 May 2014 13:12:04 66,765 posts
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    Outstanding episode imo. Totally gripping. Love this show, the characters are so well developed.

    Edit agree with your spoilers there too!

    Edited by Dougs at 13:13:00 02-05-2014
  • mikew1985 2 May 2014 13:14:49 12,613 posts
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    Yea, best episode of the show in some time, great ending to it too.

    Will be really interesting to see how the whole thing plays out now.
  • askew 2 May 2014 13:16:29 12,060 posts
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    Definitely: even the children are becoming worthy characters now.

    Episode 3 spoiler:

    I was thrown by Don's acceptance of the offer. Is he proving himself - and to others - that he's a reformed man? It doesn't look as though Lou is going to take it very well...
  • monkman76 2 May 2014 13:16:31 4,009 posts
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    Yeah, you could cut the tension with a knife towards the end there!
  • mikew1985 2 May 2014 13:18:34 12,613 posts
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    Yea, it was more the manner of acceptance that was intriguing.

    It was sort of badass really.
  • Dougs 2 May 2014 13:21:38 66,765 posts
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    Yep, You don't get rid of me that easily, bring it on fuckers
  • askew 2 May 2014 13:42:15 12,060 posts
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    Crazy how one of Don's favourite tropes (that's for you jablonski ;)) - using personal experiences to sell the ideas - backfired so badly. At the time I wasn't really grasping how it was being received.
  • Dougs 2 May 2014 13:50:59 66,765 posts
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    Yeah, I quite liked the pitch to Hershey's! How many episodes in this half?
  • monkman76 2 May 2014 13:51:26 4,009 posts
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    Seven.
  • Dougs 2 May 2014 13:52:16 66,765 posts
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    :( Halfway already nearly.
  • frightlever 2 May 2014 14:00:00 30 posts
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    askew wrote:
    Definitely: even the children are becoming worthy characters now.

    Episode 3 spoiler:

    I was thrown by Don's acceptance of the offer. Is he proving himself - and to others - that he's a reformed man? It doesn't look as though Lou is going to take it very well...
    I seem to be swimming against the tide here but...

    I literally shouted at the telly when he said okay. I wanted him to tell them to go fuck themselves and turn on his heel and take a new job. Accepting their terms just confirms how broken he's become. Broken like a horse, not a toy. Cynically, having him at a rival company would probably have cost a lot more, production-wise.

    Edited by frightlever at 14:01:17 02-05-2014
  • monkman76 2 May 2014 14:06:55 4,009 posts
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    More or less agree. Those are some pretty tough rules he's got to follow.
  • Dougs 2 May 2014 14:12:23 66,765 posts
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    And there's not a chance he will - he'll just become too important in terms of new business that they will ignore most of them. Or it'll crash and burn, either way should be fun!
  • monkman76 2 May 2014 14:16:15 4,009 posts
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    I don't know, I think there's a definite sense that his powers are waning, or at least that his self-belief has taken a big knock. With the ladies and in his job. Since Megan's basically told him to sling it, this is the first time in 7 series that he's ladyless isn't it!
  • Dougs 2 May 2014 14:46:29 66,765 posts
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    Maybe. I also just remembered Peggy's rather cutting words too. Bitch!
  • monkman76 2 May 2014 14:49:04 4,009 posts
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    Yeah, we were trying to remember why she might be so pissed off with him. Is it because she blames Don for getting Ted sent to California? Whereas actually Don did that to be kind to Ted.

    edit - spoiler not quote!

    Edited by monkman76 at 14:49:29 02-05-2014
  • askew 2 May 2014 15:19:14 12,060 posts
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    frightlever wrote:
    askew wrote:
    Definitely: even the children are becoming worthy characters now.

    Episode 3 spoiler:

    I was thrown by Don's acceptance of the offer. Is he proving himself - and to others - that he's a reformed man? It doesn't look as though Lou is going to take it very well...
    I seem to be swimming against the tide here but...

    I literally shouted at the telly when he said okay. I wanted him to tell them to go fuck themselves and turn on his heel and take a new job. Accepting their terms just confirms how broken he's become. Broken like a horse, not a toy. Cynically, having him at a rival company would probably have cost a lot more, production-wise.
    Yes, same! I thought he'd say "Screw it" and head over to California full-time - particularly after the heart to heart with Sally about Megan earlier.
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