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?
This week on Mad Men we get another look at how the SCDP extended family deals with national tragedy when it affects their own lives.
Last week on this Mad Men recap, I referred to the character Sylvia as Linda for the entire piece because Linda is the name of the actress who plays her and I got confused somehow. Oops. I’m very sorry for that and will totally get it right this week!
This week: Trudy continues the take-down of Pete started by Lane last season. Unlike Lane, I’m pretty sure this action on the part of Trudy is not akin to the way a dying star will burn brighter before going dark forever.
Welcome to Mad Men Season 6 and 1968 in the world of the show! As I did last season, rather than try to recap each and every scene, I’m going to focus more on general arcs and themes within the show and the characters that I found worth discussing. I’ll read all the comments so […]
Previously on “Mad Men”: Like, the bleakest two weeks of television I can remember seeing. SCDP is down one partner, but up another, and Peggy has decided that she has to go her own way which is not part of the depressing bit, and Pete previously had an affair with his train buddy’s wife. Also, […]
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: […]
Back when Lane beat up Pete, he prefaced said ass-beating by calling Pete a slimey little pimp. Tonight, we get to watch Pete live up to that name in the most abhorrent fashion imaginable.