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.
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: 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.
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.
Previously on “Mad Men”: Megan nailed a big pitch for Heinz and seemed remarkably subdued about her success, Pete declared that he had nothing, and (not shown, but worth mentioning) Megan’s father gave her a pretty rough time for giving up on her acting dreams.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Previously on Mad Men: Don had an extended flashback, told off some hipsters, and brought an account home with Peggy’s ideas. Peggy went there on an office couch with Pete and ripped her blouse. She was also awesome and adorable on the dance floor. Sal almost went there with a lipstick executive, but he couldn’t […]
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.
Last time on Mad Men: Peggy had a one-nighter with a soon-to-be-married man and all she got was this stupid stolen postcard and a Kanye shrug; Joan went there, saw that, did him, and all she got was a dog-eared copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and a great big chip on her shoulder; Betty made […]
Previously on Mad Men: Betty killed a bird bath, Midge killed a television, Peggy killed Paul’s hopes and dreams of having a shag on his office couch, off-screen Pete killed any romantic notions I’ve ever held about Niagara Falls. Sal was never there; don’t tell anyone you saw him.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are gathered here today to witness the union of two of my greatest loves: Netflix Instant and Mad Men. While we’re all waiting impatiently for the new season to air next year, I’ll be here on Mondays recapping all the clever word play, the sexual repression, the forays into psychotherapy and […]