Since I wasn't aware of the actor leaving because he has a pilot that is picked up I never saw Ginsberg's fate coming. It didn't feel out of place but it shocked me nevertheless. The episode as a whole was difficult to watch because everything was so dark. Poor Bobby who is incredibly unhappy, the Francis marriage falling apart, same could be said about the Draper marriage and a homeless pregnant Stephanie who is kicked out by Megan before Don could talk with her and help her.
This weeks episode made me feel a lot better. And that is because of Don and Peggy. Both can be impossible and unlikable but they still make the series for me. I hope we're not heading to a Don/Peggy romance because I love their working relationship and Don is too much Peggy's mentor even now. But just like the Suitcase I love this episode and the honest sweet moments between these two. The ending with these two and Pete eating something in the fastfood restaurant made me happy because in the end these three are the core of the show. And while I don't know where Weiner wants to leave these characters when the show ends I'm pretty sure that these three will be somehwere in an office together. Talking about Pete... it was a classic Pete episode. There was over the top happiness, there was ackwardness and there was a tantrum. Damn Pete how dare you to judge Trudy for having a date while you parade your new girlfriend around. On the other side... it's Pete; you can't expect something else.
I love how Harry is a partner now. He always seems so useless and clueless but he is making it. And Roger is obviously the one that is going to play the big games this season, finally after all these years where he did barely anything. Oh and I enjoy the way they show us how the marriage between Don and Megan fails. Because of the obvious jumps in time between the episodes you can see several fights and bad moments in their marriage. I wasn't happy with how they introduced the troubles in the Francis marriage last episode because it felt like it came out of the blue. There was always this idea that Betty found her man; somebody who has enough patience and love to make the marriage work. And now out of nowhere we hear that they fight a lot. Don and Megan are obviously growing apart but still hold on to the marriage. It's facinating to see how two people know it's not working but still clinge to the marriage anyway.
And Bob Benson goes away? yes! I don't know but I'm with Pete... Bob Benson is bad news. And I'm extremely glad that Joan didn't say yes to him. Also is Ted going to do anything? Because he is the most useless character this season. A season that is almost on hiatus. I like the season and I hope it doesn't lose it's momentum due this stupid plan by AMC. I wonder what is going to happen next week thouh since this week's episode could've worked as a final episode of season 7 part I as well.