Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pain of Glass (Mad Men 404)

One thing that struck me about "The Rejected" is how the focus group motif is used in a number of different places. Of course, the actual Pond's focus group moderated by Dr. Faye Miller is the centerpiece of the episode. At this event, Allison, one of the participants, has an emotional melt-down in the aftermath of her sexual encounter with a now distant Don. Don nervously watches Allison's reactions as the group dynamic plays out. And while Allison can't really see Don, she is quite aware of him through the glass partition which divides the watchers from the watched.

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