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Recap: Mad Men, Episode 5.13, “The Phantom”

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, […]

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Recap: Mad Men, Episode 5.12, “Commissions and Fees”

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: […]

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Recap: Mad Men, Episode 5.11, “The Other Woman”

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.

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Recap: “Mad Men” Episode 5.06, “Far Away Places”

This week on Mad Men: The show does half my work for me by splitting into three distinct story lines encompassing the same span of time. The title is “Far Away Places” and Peggy, Roger, and Don all have experiences that take them deep into unfamiliar and unsettling territory. Exciting!

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Recap: Mad Men, Episode 5.05, “Signal 30”

Tonight’s episode title, “Signal 30,” refers to the graphic car crash video that opens the episode. Pete’s in driving school watching it and this episode is all about the car crash that is Pete, and a little bit about the fender bender that is Lane. We also learn that Ken Cosgrove is far more mentally […]

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Ladyghosts of TV Past: Mad Men: “The Wheel” – End of the Season, Turn, Turn, Turn

Previously on Mad Men: An entire season went by! But in the episode before this, Harry and Hildy made some poor decisions at a party, Peggy made good decisions and everyone hated her for it, and Don laid the smackdown on Pete’s ambitions and nefarious plots.

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LadyGhosts of TV Past: Mad Men: “Nixon vs. Kennedy,” and Pete vs. Don

Previously on Mad Men: Peggy got a raise and a little satisfaction if you know what I mean. Betty was repressed. Don made partner. Pete was mean to Hildy. Mona told Bert to go to hell, and Roger might meet him there.

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Mad Men: “Indian Summer” of (Hesitant, Repressed) Self Love

Previously on Mad Men: Roger behaved poorly and had a heart attack, Joan hated men but to the great disappointment of her roommate not enough to give them up in favor of women, Don had an existential crisis and went running to Rachel, who, against what we know to be her better judgment, was totally […]

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Mad Men: “The Hobo Code” for This Guy’s a Jerk

Last time on Mad Men: We were more than half-finished with the season! Joan went on a trip and left Roger feeling whiny, so he drank all of Don’s booze and fondled his wife, so Don made him puke oysters in front of some political bigwigs. Peggy continued to work two jobs with no extra […]

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Mad Men: “Red in the Face” and White and Lumpy on the Floor

Last time on Mad Men: Don got schooled in not being a jerk and bad performance art. Joan got a bird and a cage. Peggy got a new job, but no raise and no respect. We got a gorgeous montage at the end.

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Mad Men: Ladies’ Room – A Bad Place to Cry, A Good Place to Overshare and Tip Poorly

Last time on Mad Men: We met Don Draper, his new secretary, assorted sassy women, and Christina Hendricks’s breasts! Sal was (secretly!) gay! Don was (sort of secretly!) married!