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Brilliant write up of a brilliant episode... my first thoughts were that it was one of the most sophisticatedly written episodes yet. Can't wait for more.
Thank you! I absolutely agree about the writing. It was sublime. Sunday can't come fast enough.
Move over James Wolcott, there's an incisive, more serious critic of Mad Men online...excellent review as usual...change is what the 60's were all about, especially in urban areas. Nobody escaped the dynamism; Mad Men's writers and producers cannily portray personal upheavals in light of unprecendented societal change. This is NOT dramatic license; it really happened. Adult men and women who survived the Depression, WWII, Korea and followed the rules, now had the rug pulled out from them. Events shook loose everthing they believed in and counted on. It was a bad time to turn 40.