She was humiliated. She was covering. She was also afraid of losing him. She was also trying to be the person she thought he wanted her to be.
What does the director tell the young actress about what’s the character is witnessing?
The way it was cut, she didn’t necessarily actually witness anything. However, the chance an actress in Hollywood beyond the age of 11 doesn’t know what that is, is extremely slim.
Joan, for all of her actions, wants the white picket fence. I think, as Peggy’s friend, she would not have encouraged the moving-in. Society wasn’t moving that quickly for a wanna be to risk all by shacking up.
I disagree about what Joan wants. By supporting Peggy, she was trying to comfort and support her, and, considering how her marriage turned out, probably thinks marriage would be a risky proposition in any case. I don’t see that Peggy risks anything by moving in, in terms of career. I agree with her Mom, though. Chances are, when he decides to get married, he’ll find a girl his own parents will accept.
Rodger’s ex is now transformed into a cougar.
I don’t know what this means. She is dating younger men? I didn’t see that.
Meghan realizes she can’t get the credit in her husband’s company and will more on.
I think it’s the opposite. She doesn’t want the credit he is trying to give her or the role as partner-in-advertising he is so excited about. All that credit just ties her more tightly to a job she actually didn’t want. She was working as a secretary while she was trying to make it as an actress. Then she fell for Don and… gave that up? Her father brings up a crisis for her in facing her own ambivalence. Right now, she isn’t anything. She’s not a full-time wife and mother, at work she wasn’t a respected team member, at work to Don she is still an exciting dalliance more than a colleague, now she can be both! But what does she want?