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.
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 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!
Previously: Joan becomes a partner in the worst way possible, Lane has money problems and forges a check, Don is told his letter poisoned numerous companies against him, Megan and Sally are friendly with each other in front of Betty, and the firm got Jaguar which left a sour taste in Don’s mouth. (Editorial Note: Trigger Warning for discussion of suicide.) Read More Recap: Mad Men, Episode 5.12, “Commissions and Fees”
Previouslies: Jane and Roger are leaving each other thanks to LSD-induced honesty about their relationship, Betty and Don had a serious conversation about Don’s previous wife in a previous season, Roger bribed Peggy to work up a whole campaign over a weekend, Betty’s gaining weight, and Pete screwed his buddy’s totally crazy wife. Read More Recap: Mad Men, 5.09, “Dark Shadows”
Previously on Mad Men: The Heinz account suffered because the executive hated all Peggy’s pitches, Peggy pulled the nuclear option on Abe in a minor tiff, Sally’s friends with bathroom-intruding Glen, and Don wrote an awesome letter on why he hates tobacco even though he’s still smoking. Onward! Read More Recap: Mad Men, Episode 5.07, “At the Codfish Ball”