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Mad Men (S7E14) -- Series Finale -- "Person to Person" -- 5/17/15

Old 05-17-15, 10:38 PM
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Re: Mad Men (S7E14) -- Series Finale -- "Person to Person" -- 5/17/15

I didn't think the had anything to do with the Coke ad and after reading the comments here I still don't think so.
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Re: Mad Men (S7E14) -- Series Finale -- "Person to Person" -- 5/17/15

Originally Posted by rocketsauce View Post
Ok, that's what I thought too. His comment had me confused.
Yeah. Joan's new company is Holloway-Harris. Her maiden and married names.
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Were the DB Cooper theories actually being taken seriously? I figured they were just some far out idea that the Internet made a running joke about.
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Originally Posted by Astrofan View Post
I didn't think the had anything to do with the Coke ad and after reading the comments here I still don't think so.
So the Coke ad was just tacked on for no reason?
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Originally Posted by Numanoid View Post
Yeah. Joan's new company is Holloway-Harris. Her maiden and married names.
Doh. I forget I sometimes need a source guide when I watch this show. Like the detailed 'you missed this' recaps the next day.
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Originally Posted by Astrofan View Post
I didn't think the had anything to do with the Coke ad and after reading the comments here I still don't think so.
It really doesn't matter one way or the other. Regardless of how we think the ending goes down the Coke ad is synonymous with finding happiness, which is what Don did at the end. Was probably the best ad/song to close the series, and Don's journey, out.

Roger went out with some GREAT lines tonight. We will never know what happened with Stephanie. I liked that they didn't make us sit through Betty Draper's death and/or funeral.
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Fuck man, it's over. Final shot with Don was great though, and the commercial.
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Re: Mad Men (S7E14) -- Series Finale -- "Person to Person" -- 5/17/15

Originally Posted by Astrofan View Post
I didn't think the had anything to do with the Coke ad and after reading the comments here I still don't think so.
That's insane. He used all of the people in the therapy session in the ad.

Anyone notice the bells at the end? Thoughts?
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Re: Mad Men (S7E14) -- Series Finale -- "Person to Person" -- 5/17/15

I work for Learjet. Anyway someone can get a screen cap of that scene with Peter, his wife and the jet? I've got it on my DVR but no good way to cap it.
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Re: Mad Men (S7E14) -- Series Finale -- "Person to Person" -- 5/17/15

well now I want a coke.
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Betty smoking at the end because why not. I wonder if Sally left school for awhile to take care of the family?
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Re: Mad Men (S7E14) -- Series Finale -- "Person to Person" -- 5/17/15

Originally Posted by Astrofan View Post
I didn't think the had anything to do with the Coke ad and after reading the comments here I still don't think so.
I'm surprised people are even confused. I thought it was fairly obvious that it's his doing.
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Loved that Supergirl and the good Black Canary teamed up in therapy.
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Re: Mad Men (S7E14) -- Series Finale -- "Person to Person" -- 5/17/15

Anyone else pick up on the bag that Don kept carrying around -- "Penneys"? Not so subtle remark on his self-worth during those scenes?
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Loved that Supergirl and the good Black Canary teamed up in therapy.
yeah that was a surprise to see her. Supergirl that is.
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Re: Mad Men (S7E14) -- Series Finale -- "Person to Person" -- 5/17/15

Don did the ad. The receptionist at the retreat had red ribbons in her hair, just like a girl in the Coke ad.
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^ Someone soon will post a video or imgur album of the similarities between the retreat people and the Coke ad, I'm sure of it.
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Re: Mad Men (S7E14) -- Series Finale -- "Person to Person" -- 5/17/15

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Were the DB Cooper theories actually being taken seriously? I figured they were just some far out idea that the Internet made a running joke about.
When he wound up in LA, then when he was 'heading north', I was starting to think, maybe....maaaaaybe.
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Re: Mad Men (S7E14) -- Series Finale -- "Person to Person" -- 5/17/15

Gee I turn around to see a bit of the finale and did Draper just go full Dexter?
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In an odd coincidence, the Coke ad also was featured in tonight's episode of Happyish on Showtime (another ad agency show). Very weird timing.
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So, the Coke ad absolutely had to be Don's doing. Doesn't make much sense to include it otherwise, especially since I can't recall a single time they've ever actually shown a commercial on the show (but my memory is faulty, maybe when he won that award?).

As to happiness, I think Don just needed to know that in life, happiness/love isn't some universal thing that each of us are entitled to. Hearing it from Leonard that happiness/love was essentially a foreign concept to he too was a cathartic event, since Don has gone his whole life searching for both the quick fixes (carnal desires, booze) and the more traditional (marriage, family) paths to fulfillment. Seems it just dawned on him (almost wrote Donned there to be punny) that the "big idea" and being a big swinging dick are the things that made him feel most alive. He's not some normie who can be satiated through pedestrian means.

And the bells were just the "guru" guys, used for effect.

But then, I've never been much for analysis, so take this with a grain of salt. Or a beer or three.
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Someone should edit the last few minutes and put in the American Tourister ad with the gorilla.
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I loved that Peggy and Stan were an old, married couple long before they became a romantic couple.

I also loved the portable TV set with bad reception. Aaah, that brought back some memories.
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Re: Mad Men (S7E14) -- Series Finale -- "Person to Person" -- 5/17/15

Overall I disliked the episode. I guess I wanted something more and this episode did not deliver on it at all.

A great show I enjoyed for years but with an ending that I hated.
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Re: Mad Men (S7E14) -- Series Finale -- "Person to Person" -- 5/17/15

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As to happiness, I think Don just needed to know that in life, happiness/love isn't some universal thing that each of us are entitled to. Hearing it from Leonard that happiness/love was essentially a foreign concept to he too was a cathartic event, since Don has gone his whole life searching for both the quick fixes (carnal desires, booze) and the more traditional (marriage, family) paths to fulfillment. Seems it just dawned on him (almost wrote Donned there to be punny) that the "big idea" and being a big swinging dick are the things that made him feel most alive. He's not some normie who can be satiated through pedestrian means.
This makes sense to me. He tried his whole life to find happiness in the things that typically make other people happy but was never at peace with himself because he was living a lie. I dunno I'm going to have to go back and watch the entire series at some point to get everything that happens over the past couple of seasons. I feel like overall the way the series ended wasn't terrible but I sort of wanted something more solid to give closure to Don's story. I sort of agree with someone earlier in that in a lot of ways the episode just felt like another season finale and it could come back again.

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