...but only as far as the elevator, in which Glen wonders why everything you think is going to make you happy "just turns to crap." Don thinks Glen is too young to be talking that way and Matt Weiner's son seems too young to be able to sell this line, but Glen asserts that it's true, so Don slides down the wall to Glen's height and asks him what he would do if he could do anything. As The Lovin' Spoonful's "Butchie's Tune" kicks up, Glen considers that question for a moment...
...and then we cut to the two of them driving... with Don in the passenger's seat, surrendering responsibility for making any decisions at least for an hour or two. Again, a small bit of visceral comfort to end an absolutely brutal episode. The only other season that battered me quite as much was the third, but while that ended with some bright spots, I'm not feeling this one is going to relent at all. But whatever happens, I'll see you next week.
John Ramos is a writer and film producer living in Los Angeles. His current film, "The Trouble With Bliss," starring Michael C. Hall, Lucy Liu, Brie Larson and Peter Fonda, can be seen on iTunes and other digital platforms and cable VOD everywhere. (Facebook and Twitter here.) You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/couchbaron, or check out his blog, "Pull Up A Chair," which he'd just love for you to stop by.
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