Originally Posted by McKid A
I think the Don we saw at the end might actually be different than who he was in previous seasons. The attitude we saw in the opening interview (refusing to talk about himself) and throughout the rest of the episode (reluctant to really take responsibility for the firm) was really par for the course, albeit he was more out of sorts that usual.
We've never seen him make much of an effort to sell himself - he preferred being an enigma, and his previous life/job allowed that. Now he sees (at the new company at least) he's going to have to take the situation by the balls if he wants to steer the company into the future and towards clients they need/want. Will we see this more in-your-face Don the rest of the way?
It seems like a healthy mix, but Don is a bit conniving, so the end might just be a result of that. I found it interesting that he was intrigued by a young woman who was essentially Betty (even looked the same), so thats a sign that he's going to repeat the same mistakes...but we shall see. Great start.