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 […]