Speaking of whom, here's Pete in his office. Actually, this episode is about the most likeable Pete has been, not to mention the fact that Vincent Kartheiser is brilliant as always. He may have succeeded at simultaneously being my least favorite character and my number-one actor on the show, which is quite an accomplishment. Duck enters and offers some empty words about when his own father died, and implies that he's kind of hurt that he had to hear about the news secondhand. He'd be really bummed if he knew that Pete went running in to Don as soon as he found out. And I would love to be the one to tell him. Shut up, Duck. Pete simply says there's not a lot to say, and then, after recalling that Duck's dad was in the business, says he didn't know a whole lot about his own father besides the fact that he did not like advertising. That's not entirely true, Pete. We also know he didn't like you. Duck guesses that he was proud of Pete, and offers that some people just have trouble saying it. Pete: "Yes. That was a problem for him." Hee. Duck unctuously slathers on some compliments before trying to get Pete on board by using the tragedy of his dad to hook the American Airlines people. Pete, interestingly, says he thinks he's uncomfortable and he doesn't think he should do that, and his choice of words and tone of voice suggest to me that again, he doesn't know what to do, really, so he's making it up as he goes and doing what he thinks he should do, not what he wants to do. He adds that he hasn't even cried yet, and Duck takes this as his cue to leave. What a dweeb.
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: A | 2131 USERS: B-
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