Although I agree with most of what you've said I have to disagree with the part about Joan setting women back. Yes, being the sexy secretary may have helped her to move up within her ranks but people have had to do a lot of things to make progress is society. Joan could have probably stepped into the position that Peggy has if she just had a little more confidence. She's a product of the 40s & 50s! She was told to work until she got married (which she tried) then found out that it was a lie. She worked at a department store (what my mom did while my dad finished college) and wasn't happy. I think and hope that Joan, eventually, realizes how smart and talented she actually is. This show isn't just about Don Draper. We already know the history of men controlling things. The interesting part, about this show, is what women have done to change things in their world. If Joan's character was a dimwit and didn't deserve to be in her position then I would say that the situation wasn't right. I feel that she did what she had to do (unfortunately) to get ahead at a job that she's good at. If her husband dies, in Vietnam she, at least, has a way to support herself. Many women, even today, aren't capable of doing that. It is sad that Joan isn't more in Peggy's corner. Isn't that funny that she, after having to do the things that she did to get ahead, doesn't support Peggy at all! She also doesn't know how to "play" Peggy. Joan only knows how to deal with men. Peggy is so good at taking all of the things that the other characters say to her and integrate it into her life.Originally Posted by norealityhere;4060045;
About Betty, I think that she sees the change that's happening with Don. He doesn't look so bad now. Her new husband may be a nice guy but he's a bore. I don't think that Don and Betty will get back together but I think that there may be a hot and heavy sex scene in the future! They ended to abruptly for it all to be over!