Bryan Batt, Mad Men
[SPOILER WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the most recent episode of Mad Men.]
"My jaw dropped; my heart sunk," Bryan Batt tells TVGuide.com of his reaction to reading a climactic scene from Sunday's episode of Mad Men between Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Salvatore Romano. "It's so heartbreaking."
When one of Sterling Cooper's most lucrative clients propositions Sal, Sal turns him down, which leads the client, the heir to the Lucky Strike cigarette fortune, to insist upon Sal's dismissal. It's particularly unsettling that Don does the firing, since it was he who witnessed Sal's near-romp in Baltimore and warned him only to "limit [his] exposure." Batt said Sal's real shock is the realization that he no longer has an ally in Don.
Mad Men's Bryan Batt on his jaw-dropping scene
"I do feel Sal felt very betrayed because there are many different options that could have come into play to save his job, but none of that was exercised," Batt says. "Don didn't do anything; he basically washed his hands and did not believe Sal when he told him the honest truth. It's the ultimate case of sexual harassment meets homophobia. Sal is completely innocent. He played by the rules, he did what he's supposed to do, and he gets punished for it. It's quite sad."
The million-dollar question, of course, is whether we've seen the last of Sal. Batt is expectedly tight-lipped, but he thinks viewers shouldn't lose all faith...
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America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
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