Pete sees Howard on the train
This could be redundant, of course, and cliched, but it offers the chance of real complexity. What might have happened between Howard and Pete that would elevate this material for you?
See Lee Garner, Jr. again (Roger sends him a Christmas gift every year until he dies)
This one sounds perversely sentimental. Here’s my question for you Basketcases: Why would Matthew Weiner imagine Roger doing this? What is Roger feeling that would legitimize this Christmas gift?
Peggy’s baby (Catherine could die and bring it back up on her deathbed); We don’t need to see the baby, but the emotional content of it could be revisited via Catherine
(Credits list her as Katherine, by the way.) Again, Basketcases, is there anything left here? Didn’t her incredible conversation with Stan complete this? Is an angrier, more judgmental conversation something we wanted to see?
Julie McNiven was often hilarious in the role. Remember The Inheritance, when she got drunk and threw her arms around Harry at his “baby shower”? What would you have liked to see? Where’s Hildy in 1970? What would it be like if she ran into Harry all these years later?