BY LIZ & LJ
On Wednesday we watched the Mad Men season finale on the phone together and talked for three hours about how we're going to be exactly like Don Draper at the retreat from now on. Here's a partial transcript of RetreatDonCon.
LJ: You really called it on Don Draper not falling off a building.
LIZ: Well, I had a feeling.
LJ: Yeah - some gut feeling that the people who make the show aren't complete loser-idiots.
LJ: Don's basically the hottest he's ever looked here. I like how he's really '50s.
LIZ: I like how there's finally some Doors on Mad Men.
LJ: Yeah, I don't really care about The Doors, but I thought it was a cool "We're in the '70s now" move.
LJ: Stan's jacket here is in the running for Outfit of the Week. I wish I could understand the exact 2015 equivalent of what it would mean to wear that. Would he be hip-hop, kind of? I don't even understand how people dress anymore.
LIZ: I don't care about this woman in bed with Don.
LJ: Yeah, we've sat through seven seasons of this. I need a little more than Don Draper having promiscuous sex with a hot blonde woman. I guess I'm happy that there's no Diana in this episode. It makes a bit more sense now that he was really just fixating on her unhealthily because he felt lost and he was putting it all on her. That checks out.
LIZ: Joan is the cutest person on coke ever in the world. I like how she's impressed by the efficiency of it. "Oh, it's so fast!"
LJ: "Just like Harry Crane's computer! Just like a great secretary!" I also like that cocaine weaseled its way into Mad Men, like The Doors.
LIZ: Her boyfriend is so gross. That's such a gross positioning of his body.
LJ: He makes chillness so disgusting.
LJ: Peggy looks so cute this entire episode. She's so frumpy the entire series and then she finally just busts it out.
LIZ: I love all the cats on Bert's painting. And this is really cute too, her and Pete.
LJ: Harry Crane looks the best he's ever looked. He looks bad-ass.
LIZ: He eats that nice cookie. He's winning.
LIZ: I'm glad we got to see Pete again, I thought he was gone for good.
LJ: Yeah, I needed that. They just let us see them all again.
LIZ: They really indulged us. After I watched it I was like, "Oh, Matthew Weiner's so nice! He was so nice to us."
LJ: He really gets what lame losers we all are. We need it so bad.