We got home from Magic Mountain way earlier than closing time as there was some good good television to watch on Sunday night. Â Game of Thrones didn’t disappoint while also setting off quite a few people in the viewing audience as the ending scene was horrific….because it depicted the brutal and awful wedding night consummation of Sansa with Ramsay. Â We all know Ramsay is a terrible bastard in all meanings of the word but he’s also depraved, and we were hoping Sansa wasn’t going to become a victim yet again. Â Here we are though, left with the awful image of Theon/Reek having to witness what we can only hear. Â Will Sansa emerge from this a victim, or is this a necessary evil she willingly suffered in order to continue the hopeful revenge story of the Starks against all their betrayers? Â Who knows? We’re firmly in non-book territory with this plot point as what happened in Book 5 was with a fake-Arya character and was far more horrific than what happened this episode. Â I’m going to hold out hope that Sansa isn’t made into a victim yet again and also inserts Littlefinger as her ultimate target for retaliation. Â But of course, only when the time is right. Â That motherfucker deserves a whole lot of payback.
But yeah, the best part of the TV night was the series finale ofÂ Mad Men. Â It was a wonderful hour+ of television and a very fitting end to the series. Â Lots of happy-ish moments found within, including a Peggy-Stan relationship long in the making, Joan taking the reins of her life and not waiting on some man to make it okay, Roger finding happiness with a lady who matches him perfectly, the Campbells OWNING their new station in life as they head to their waiting Learjet….those things were awesome. Â Don Draper’s existential crisis though? Â That was amazing to behold. Â Devastating, but amazing. Â And then to see him pull through at the very end and it implied he came up with the most famous Coke ad of all time? Â LOVED IT. Â That smirk at the end was just perfect Â – he’s made it finally through this cycle of pain, and he’s ready for the next cycle to begin. Â I hope, as much as one can hope things for fictional characters, that he is there for his children as that was still the saddest and most tragic part of the hour. Â But I think even if he still remains at the level of engagement he had before with them, Sally will pull it off. Â Man, what a ride this show was. Â Just an amazing series, and one that’ll be sorely missed now. Â I’m just glad it went out on a high note and stuck the landing….coughLOSTcough….
In other things? Â Work is certainly picking up! Â I’m nervous, excited, and all around ready for this to get going! Â I just hate the stress I cause myself when I’m in this phase. Â Let’s do this!