martelo said:Somehow his example of the refrigerator felt like it had a parallel with the carousel pitch, but I'm hazy on the exact details of the pitch, but it had a similar emotion to it.
Somehow his example of the refrigerator felt like it had a parallel with the carousel pitch, but I'm hazy on the exact details of the pitch, but it had a similar emotion to it.
BRONCOTRUCK11 said:Are we to believe that at the very end Don went back to MCCaN wrote the Coke ad and took care of his kids?
Are we to believe that at the very end Don went back to MCCaN wrote the Coke ad and took care of his kids?
I had no idea what to expect for this finale. Like a lot of other people, I thought everyone else’s stories were done and we’d maybe only see Don, so I was pleasantly surprised that we ended on positive notes for nearly everyone.
I've been the same age as Peggy's been throughout the series, and had a lot of the same struggles she's had (with work, in particular), so I'll always have a special place in my heart for her. So more than anything else, I'm just really relieved that she got a happy ending. She and Don are my OTP, but I was hardcore rooting for Steggy. I started crying the second I realized what was happening, and I did not stop. Like, it was like watching fan fiction come to life, lol.
I do wish we'd gotten to see Don with his kids one more time, but... ah well. His three person-to-person phone calls being to Sally, Betty, and Peggy was so appropriate. The one with Betty nearly ended me. The way he just says, “Birdie…” And then they both cry in silence. Jesus. It’s a tragic ending for Betty, of course, and what she says to him is brutal, but I can’t think of a better last scene for the two of them.
And I think it’s obvious that the Coke commercial was "Don’s" idea. It was almost like he came up with it at that moment we see him smile. And my favorite thing about that is knowing that he listened to Peggy and went home. Maybe he’s taking care of his kids, maybe he isn’t, but I can imagine that he went back to New York with that ability to be happy, finally. With that reassurance that whatever he’s doing is okay.
I don't know how to express how much I appreciate Matt Weiner for this series. Mad Men was my first foray into elite television, and it's blown my mind from episode one to episode 92. What a master class in storytelling. Seems that one of the Great American Novels actually turns out to be a television show.