“Status quo, ante bellum.” – Arlene
Don is finally not the only one kissing other women in this marriage. Megan’s (bisexual? closet lesbian?) co-star Arlene, who we last saw trying to get both Don and Megan into bed with her and her husband decides it time to try to just get Megan into bed, husbands need not apply. The scene between them as Megan cluelessly gives off all the wrong signals and suddenly finds herself in a very embarrassing situation was almost as funny as the sight of her as her “twin” in a blonde wig on their terrible soap opera.
But when it comes to funny, nothing beats Peggy stabbing Abe with a harpoon.
And they just get weirder as they go on…
“Life will eventually end and someone else will get the bill.”
Mad Men has returned, and I am happy to report that we are at dateline December, 1967. Yes, this means we skipped over the “Summer of Love” but considering that the show is set in New York, not San Fran, and the Summer of Love was more about the legend of what happened rather than the actual experience itself, I think that’s for the best.
No instead we went to Hawaii for Xmas–or at least Don and Megan (or shall we call her Corinne, like everyone else seems to?) did. Not for fun, but to learn more about the Royal Hawaiian Hotel so Don can mangle the pitch later on.
I thought the fact that everyone around them mistook Megan for her character was telling. Don looks at her now like he has no idea who she is anymore. Perhaps now to him she might as well be Corinne.
I’m not asking what Megan’s wearing. I’m asking who did her hair into Bride of Frankenstein.
Tons more, after the jump.
They don’t tell us much about the upcoming season (these stylized images they release never do), but I love them anyway. (And we can check out Megan’s hairstyle!)
We’ve reached the end of this long delayed Mad Men season. We’ve lost Peggy, killed Lane and learned more about Megan than half the audience wanted to know. I count myself lucky to be in the latter half of that group. But before we get down and pull out this recap like a bad tooth, let us take a minute and enjoy one last look at Lane, shall we?
We’ll miss you Lane. Even if Don had no right to fill you with ambition. And yes, we know that $50gs Don gave your wife was for our benefit, not hers.
On to what Megan wore this week, along with a revelation of why she matters as a character.
You see Megan? Is who Sally is going to grow up to be.
“What’s happiness? It’s a moment before you need more happiness.” -Don
I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised that the death they’ve foreshadowed all season wasn’t Pete’s. After all, good men die, and Pete’s not good. Lane on the other hand….
Well, with his financial troubles coming out of left field two weeks ago, I guess it wasn’t such a shock that he was the one to do himself in. I had real trouble accepting that it was within Lane’s character to embezzle in the first place, but once that premise is accepted, the only honorable way out is suicide.
“Am I the only one who can work and drink at the same time?”
There wasn’t much Peggy in the episode, but she gets line of the night for this one.
Don’t you just love Thanksgiving with the first blended families? “I’ll have my lawyer call your lawyer and tell you what time dinner is.” This of course, heralds the return of the no longer “Fat Betty” but what I would now call the “pleasingly plump Betty.” She’s doing good things for her self, having joined that newfangled program “Weight Watchers” and slowly working her way down half-pound by half-pound.
Tragically, what sets her off on an other binge (spraying whipped cream right into her mouth!) is the sight of how great Megan and Don have it in the city.
Speaking of which, what did we see Megan wear this week?
“One day your little girl will spread her legs and fly away.”
This week was all about three girls–one who has flown, one is about to fly, and one who is only just discovering her wings. Megan may have left the nest, but she’s still craving the approval of disapproving parents, no matter how far she’s gone. Peggy is about to fly, only to have her mother come by and do her damnest to reclip her wings. As for Sally, who is, for the first time, getting to try on the adult world on for size–even if Don tells her the make up and gogo boots need to wait a few years.
Good lord, Megan’s parents are a hell of a surprise. They say when you meet someone’s parents, they suddenly start making so much more sense. But here, Megan’s parents seemed to me to be what Megan is rebelling against. Is Don her rebellion? If Don is Megan’s rebellion, what will Sally Draper’s be? Continue reading