Remember a couple weeks ago, when dbarber, Adam and Dave noted that this season has been weirdly thematic?
I had hoped last week we were moving away from that trend, but this episode was pretty ridiculous. To sum up, it’s about how people often want back the things they used to have, and then they get jealous of the people who have those things now.
The most preposterous example of this was Don, who misses being a copywriter and deliberately undermines Michael in order to get his own idea produced. Why would Don do this? And over a dumb soft drink account. He’s someone who has always respected good work — his resort to subterfuge seemed so out of character. (And why isn’t Peggy more competitive about Michael? Is she really so consumed with Mohawk? The whole thing seemed odd to me.)
I found the episode’s theme operating on another level as well, as Bobby v. 4 had me wishing we could have Bobby v. 3 back. I’m so sorry I ever complained about you, Pixie Bobby, wherever you may be.