Welcome back to the second-to-last week of Mad Men Season 6 recaps! We already miss you, and damn if things aren't getting really interesting, too. This week, Annalee and Kelsey are both unable to report from their television sets, so I'm flying solo on a recap of this especially meaty episode. Read on for thoughts on ulterior motives, boarding-school drama, and the question of whether this show needs another Don Draper now that the first one seems to spend a lot of his time in the fetal position, listening to the Monkees.
Welcome back to another week of Mad Men, wherein your faithful recappers recount the good, the bad, and the inevitable—speaking of which, it's too bad Kickstarter wasn't around in 1968, because Sally Draper's Therapy Fund would have been a slam-dunk project. Elsewhere, "The Favor" gives us a chance to talk about wounds, crushes, and who's got the better juice.
Welcome back! This week, Mad Men went to California, and you know what that means: Drugs were taken, hippies were lampooned, and Roger got a well-deserved punch in the family sterling. Meanwhile, back at the office, a new power duo was secretly born, and Jim Cutler decided it was high time we embraced Bob—that means you, Internet conspiracy theorists! Wish Annalee a happy birthday and join us for a recap of "A Tale of Two Cities."
Welcome back to another exciting week of Mad Men's season six. Your faithful recappers are still recovering from whatever was in those vitamin shots last week, so this episode offered something of a nice woodland respite from much of the office drama. Join us as we discuss "The Better Half"—but, in case you need reminding, don't make any sudden moves with that homemade bayonet.
Welcome back to another week in the wonderful world of Mad Men. One of the strangest episodes on record, "The Crash" was all about altered states, false identities, and hidden talents (we see you tap dancing, Ken Cosgrove!). Load up a "vitamin shot" and join us, won't you?
This picture is worth a thousand words about how nuts this episode was.
Welcome to another recap of Mad Men. This week, it's all about newness, and weirdness, and drunkenness, and margarine. Peggy returns to the hallowed halls of the former Sterling Cooper Draper Campbell, Ted Chaough reveals himself to be both an amusingly bacon-focused drunk and an ace small-plane pilot, and Bob Benson finally makes himself useful. In other news, that poor Kennedy boy gets shot. Join us, won't you?
Welcome back to our weekly recap of Mad Men. This one had everything we love about the show—gripping office drama, hilarious fantasy sequences, righteously angry women, and Pete Campbell incurring bodily harm. Kelsey couldn't join us this week thanks to a wedding in Arizona, but we've got plenty to say regardless. So grab a drink—sorry, Bert, we don't have any spirits of elderflower—and settle in.
A lot has been said about Mad Men's Betty Draper, from her cold demeanor to her role as a lonely housewife, but love her or hate her, she is a complex character functioning within a system that leaves her dissatisfied.
In the early seasons of Mad Men, Betty has pretty much only one outlet to help her to cope with her unfulfilling life: horseback riding. What do horses give her that being a wife and mother cannot?
Sorry for the late recap, folks — some of us needed a little longer to process all the condiment-laced drama of this episode. And others of us had tickets to a Prince show and had to wait until Monday to take this episode in. But we all had thoughts. Read on for our musings on loyalty, competition, secrets—and, of course, ketchup.