Had time to watch the seduction scene again. I think I was a bit too critical of JP's handling of it. The pacing wasn't all that rushed, though I'm used to Mad Men lines having very slow deliveries at times, compared to other TV or even other American movies.
One thing that was probably bothering me about the scene, that I just realized: Why was Don sitting on the chair next to the couch, when he got the campaign briefs from Ken's accounts? Granted, his desk blotter was staked out by the Clio Megan had glued back together, but the marks were a bit convenient.
Also, I just realized that the line just before Megan kisses Don, "Why do you care what I think?" is almost word for word what Don asks Peggy in the Lets Go Someplace Darker Bar in the Suitcase ep.
"Men don't exactly, stop in the streets."
"Do you want that?"
"That's not what you were supposed to say."
"What do you care what I think?"
Of course, both Don and Peggy know that she cares a great deal what he thinks. It must have been intentional on the writer's part that Megan echoed this line with Don, perhaps to reinforce the bond that had developed almost subconsciously between them since the episode with Don's daughter running away to/from him.
Edited by Tom Bomb, Dec 27, 2010 @ 12:56 AM.