It's the end! But not really! But it could have been! With a death, a moon landing, a winnning Burger Chef pitch, and a whole lot of closure, "Waterloo" gave us a lot to both satisfy and whet our narrative appetite for the final season's second half, which begins in 2015. Join us as we puzzle out the meanings, moods, and unexpected musical numbers of Mad Men's mid-season finale.
Welcome back to Don and Peggy Are The Absolute BestMad Men. It was an episode where plenty of stuff happened—Pete joined the Mile-High Club, Don headed closer to a divorce, a closeted GM exec was outed in a horrifying if historically accurate manner, and a perfectly good cake was destroyed by Pete's petulance. But "The Strategy" will likely go down in Mad Men history as one of the show's best episodes for its quieter revelations, which cut to the heart of the characters' humanity in ways that exemplify why we keep watching. Read on for our take on the episode.
With a wallop of a finale in which jobs were lost, marriages new and old were departed, men of God were socked in the nose, and Hershey's execs were befuddled, the penultimate season of Mad Men came to a close. And we hung on every word. Join us for a final trip through the halls of SC&P, won't you?
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.