April 30th, 2012
01:38 PM ET
[The following post contains spoilers for the April 29 episode of AMC’s "Mad Men."]
Good news everyone! Those “adult content” advisories that ran throughout Sunday night’s episode? Completely justified!
But before we get to what scarred Sally for life, let’s talk about what else happened last night.
Glen returned – all grown up and 50 percent less creepy – and it was sort of sweet to see that he and Sally had maintained their friendship over the years.
April 23rd, 2012
11:36 AM ET
[The following post contains spoilers for the April 22 episode of AMC’s "Mad Men."]
So that was weird, huh? Turn on, tune in and drop out, indeed.
Peggy, who was left rattled after a fight with Abe and a misplaced good luck totem, established the air of unease that settled over Sunday's episode.
Her encore presentation to the Heinz delegation fell flat, and when the company’s rep expressed his displeasure, she laid into him in a manner that was reminiscent of Don's confrontation with Jantzen several seasons back.
April 16th, 2012
01:01 PM ET
[The following post contains spoilers for the April 15 episode of AMC’s "Mad Men."]
Sunday's show opened with a screening of the old drivers ed chestnut, “Blood Runs Red on the Highway,” and it could not have been more fitting for Pete, who had a rough go of it in this episode.
On his quest to obtain a driver’s license, he attempted to woo Jenny, a high school student (ew) in his class. The flirting was coming along creepily until a chiseled meat tower nicknamed "Handsome" (a play on “Hanson,” get it?) swooped in and usurped Pete as Jenny's crush of choice.
Elsewhere, Peggy ran into Ken during her lunch break and he was cryptic about his reason for being at the diner. He later confided that he’d met with a literary agent about turning his collection of sci-fi short stories – written under the nom de plume Ben Hargrove – into a book.
April 9th, 2012
12:48 PM ET
[The following post contains spoilers for the April 8 episode of AMC’s "Mad Men."]
Divorce! Murder! Sleeping pills!
With its share of “Did that just happen?” moments, Sunday’s episode of "Mad Men" was more daytime soap than primetime drama.
We opened with an awkward elevator encounter between Megan, an ailing Don and Andrea, one of his past conquests. This wasn't the first time Megan had met one of Don’s former flings, and she expressed her concerns about his adulterous past. He assured her that he was committed to their marriage, and went about his mission to germ up the office.
April 2nd, 2012
09:31 AM ET
Editor's Note: The following post contains spoilers for the April 1 episode of AMC's "Mad Men."
Much of the debate in the weeks and months leading up to season 5 of "Mad Men" was how January Jones’ pregnancy would be written into the show, if at all.
On Sunday night, we got our answer. Betty is…fat.
Internet rejoicing aside, a more genteel (read: 1960s) way of putting it would be to say that she’s simply let herself go after becoming too comfortable with Henry and life in their house on the hill.
March 26th, 2012
11:30 AM ET
Editor's Note: The following post contains spoilers for the March 25 episode of AMC's "Mad Men."
The fifth season of AMC's "Mad Men" is officially underway, and spoiler alert: it was a total downer.
But that's not to say that it wasn't also completely terrific. Some of us might have even staged an impromptu conga line through our living rooms in celebration.
As with many season premieres, we were put through the old "Hey! Remember this storyline?" rigmarole, and since the gang at SCDP has been MIA for so long, we were in definite need of an FYI.
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