QUOTE(toph @ Sep 28 2010, 09:55 AM)
Wait, why is Pete likable? Because he's obsessed with his job and moving up? I don't hate Pete or anything, but all he cares about is himself. You know that he's just going to hold this over Don's head to further his own career. I kind of agree with him being respectable, in the sense that he works very hard and is good at what he does. He seems to be one of the only characters with his shit together.
As you said, he's the only one on the show with his shit together. He of course cheated on his wife but I believe those days are over.
Maybe likeable was a wrong word but Don DESERVES for Pete to hold this over his head. He just cost him a 4 million dollar account. An account that could have helped greatly in lightening the blow that Lucky Strike will be.
This is the second time this season, and I noticed and reviewers point out, that Weiner has actually had us side with Pete.
Think about it, two years ago if you were told you would agree with pete during an outburst from Roger, or actually think he is doing the right thing over Don, you'd laugh and think it was ludicrous. Pete is no longer the sniveling little jerk he once was.
He might be kind of a jerk, but if I wanted to have a successful business and you gave me the choice between Don, Roger and Pete, I'd choose Pete every time. Nothing he's ever done has ever jeopardized the business.
Let's look at it, Don's past would basically make him unhireable and destroy the business. if it came out they'd lose every account. SCDP is in this predicament because of Roger. Bert didn't even want to sell Sterling Cooper in the first place, Roger convinced him and he regretted it ever since. The sale lead to them almost being sold again, but then they started a company that solely relied on his one account and he lost it.
For once Pete is 100% correct and he doesn't even know about Roger yet. Don and roger are holding him down and hurting all the innocent people around them.
and I agree, Harry is either going to save SCDP in the end, or he's going to jump ship and just add another piece to the pile.