On the season finale of Mad Men, Don remembers how to be a person about four months too late and in the worst possible setting. And Peggy might be learning how to be Don, except better, because she’s not carrying around a giant piece of baggage named Dick Whitman.
Because I’m house-sitting this week I didn’t have the show on DVR and my Amazon download isn’t working for me. So I’m mostly working from memory here, just a heads up.
Hey guys, things happened in this episode! Also, the themes are getting a little more obvious. Or maybe I’m just getting better at paying attention.
This week on Mad Men there’s a lot of business-related power struggles and Don continues to be weird and self-destructive.
This week on Mad Men: they could have just called this episode “How Betty Got Her Groove Back,” because whatever the internet conspiracy theorists (slightly NSFW) have to say about it, this was totally Betty’s episode.
This week on Mad Men we learn that even uppers cannot put Don Draper in a better mood or make him a likable person. Also, Betty’s skinny again, but we don’t get to see how that happened. Keeping with the theme of the episode, uppers? Anyway, here we go!
This week on Mad Men: everyone is horrible to each other and more important historical figures die. Party! Some weeks I feel the ultimate goal of the show is to get all the viewers drinking as heavily as Don Draper. This was one of those weeks.
This week Don gets an epic dressing down for failing to take others into consideration when he makes big decisions. He absorbs all of this, and promptly makes a big decision without taking anyone else into consideration. Who says TV characters are static?