Mad Men episode 7.03, Field Trip starts with Don sitting in a theater watching 1969′s Model Shop. On the screen at that moment, the movie’s protagonist (played by Gary Lockwood) is behind the wheel of his car tailing his love interest and the object of his desires. Both are driving convertibles, but Lockwood’s is a much older looking vehicle. Assuming the choice of that clip was no accident, Don is being compared to the Lockwood character. Thus, establishing this episode’s theme of obsolescence (read: discardable) linked with unfulfillable yearnings to correct the past.
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