Spoiler Alert: Mad Men, S7E6 – “The Strategy”
First of all, Bob. Love that guy. I am still totally puzzled by Joan’s friendship with him but I loved that she immediately saw through his proposal.
Everyone in “The Strategy” is working on their own strategy. Bob’s playing 3 different roles himself. He wants Joan as his beard and for whatever reason she likes him.
Pete’s strategy to use Don on Burger Chef makes everyone uncomfortable but Pete — possibly for the first time — doesn’t seem to be fazed in the least by what others think.
Everyone on Burger Chef wants to stick to their strategy. But Lou is such a perfect philistine. Whatever he likes Peggy should choose the position 180 degrees opposite.
Don practices a strategy of mending fences, both with Megan and Peggy. One works out. One doesn’t.
I loved that Peggy’s paranoia finally caught up with her this week. Don makes a harmless suggestion and Peggy thinks he’s trying to psych her out. Watching them work together without Don being all shouty was excellent. As Victoria Marsden summarized:
While dancing with Peggy to “My Way” (of course), Don finally realises that he gets to choose his own family. He’d never really been alone if he’d bother to not be a complete narcissistic dick all the time.
We have one more episode in this part of the season. AMC has given us the helpful summary: “Don is troubled by a letter.” Ms Marsden believes it will be divorce papers. I think it’s going to be a dissolution of his partnership with SCDPCGC.