Bullet Points – Mad Men 05:08

Photo Credit: AMC

Man. Women!

Like Don, the women done wore us, and our poor boy, out this episode. The ladies were the ones calling the shots tonight and there was some craziness going around.


  • It’s interesting to see where they’re going to go with the Megan story this season. But first…
  • I totally called it last week when I said that Megan originally came to New York to be a performer.
  • Anyway, back to analyzing Megan: everyone at SCDP says what they want (and a lot of them say that they’re content with what they want) but their jealousy of Megan is that she knows what she wants and is willing to do what it takes to get it; even if it means screwing over her husband and her colleague to do it.
  • The Cool Whip pitch was one of the most cringe-inducing scenes ever. And props to Peggy for calling out Don on his issue that she couldn’t do it like his wife. Over the seasons, Don and Peggy have had a working marriage in a way (to the point where he sees her as the second coming of Anna Draper) but now it seems the marriage is souring, just like a bad pile of Cool Whip.
  • Meanwhile, Pete is having some poor woman drag him around and he’s liking it. It’s clear Beth is very much in the mold of Sylvia Plath-esque depression but is open to playing Pete like a chump.
  • And how perfect was it that the episode ended with one of the most daring songs on the Beatles’s most groundbreaking album. “Tomorrow Never Knows” is not only perfect in the lyrical sense for the series, but the song itself is a harbinger of what’s coming on the horizon culturally (thanks to the Fab Four’s own experiments in eastern mysticism). It’s interesting that this season, more real world events are intruding into the lives of the SCDP gang.

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