Originally Posted by scowl
I'm still bugged by the inconsistency of the characters this season. Last episode Don and Megan acted like spoiled children which led to a violent argument. Now they're the power couple reading each other minds, acting like they're perfect for each other as if it had Don had never left her in a HoJo's parking lot. The whole argument last episode was pointless.
Pete got pummeled and humiliated by his coworkers but now his face is fine and he's back doing his job as if it had never happened, so the incident was pointless.
The show is having dramatic individual episodes but it's just resetting characters for the next episode. The only characters that are developing are Megan who is now suddenly a genius copywriter and Sally who is being traumatized every time she's in an episode. It's like the show has ended Peggy's story as being the focus of the new generation of advertising talent and it's now retelling the same story with Megan. It's like watching the first season again except Peggy's story was more interesting.
Roger is now interested in doing his job thanks to LSD so I guess that's character development but let's see how long that lasts!
I don't see it that way. Seems to me, each show is more "themed" (is that possible?) than it used to be. Everyone is experiencing the same thing, but in their own way. Last weeks episode had everyone in some kind of crisis they were dealing with. This week, everyone was disappointed in some way. The ending scene, on what should have been a glorious night for all, have you ever seen a more unhappy group of people sitting at the table? They were disappointed in different ways, but in the end, they all were disappointed/sad/revolted. Perceptions had been smashed, no matter what they were. Things didn't work out.
We know that the first part of the season are pretty much stand alone stories where the last part of the season all points start to tie together. We may be at the point where things are starting to setup to for the finale story arc. But with Weiner, you never know where he is going. That is one of the beautiful things about this show.